Tremor Video beats guidance across all three metrics
First quarter revenue increased 20% from prior year
NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2017) – Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE:TRMR), a provider of software for video ad effectiveness, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 that exceeded expectations across all metrics, including Total Spend, revenue and Adjusted EBITDA.
First Quarter 2017 Highlights:
• Revenue of $41.4 million, up 20% year-over-year
• Total Spend(1) of $60.9 million, up 19% year-over-year
• Gross profit of $19.4 million, up 19% year-over-year
• Adjusted EBITDA(2) of ($2.4) million compared to ($4.2) million in Q1 2016
• Raising full year 2017 financial guidance
(1)We define Total Spend as the aggregate gross spend transacted through our platforms. Total Spend is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see the discussion in the section called “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the reconciliations included at the end of thispress release.
(2)Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see the discussion in the section called “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the reconciliations included at the end of this press release.
“We had a very strong quarter, and I am incredibly proud of our team’s ability to execute on our strategy, delivering results that exceeded guidance across all metrics,” commented Interim Chief Executive Officer Paul Caine. “We saw continued momentum in our SSP, significantly expanding the depth and quality of our publisher relationships. Our success this quarter and our positive outlook for the remainder of the year enables us to increase our full year guidance.”
Based on information available as of May 9, 2017, the Company expects the following:
Q1 2017 Financial Results Webcast: Tremor Video will host a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss its first quarter financial results. A live webcast of the event will be available on the Tremor Video Investor Relations website at http://investor.tremorvideo.com. A live domestic dial-in is available at (877) 407-9039 or internationally at (201) 689-8470. Until May 16, 2017, a domestic replay will be available at (844) 512-2921 or internationally at (412) 317-6671, using passcode 13659536, and via webcast on the Tremor Video Investor Relations website.
About Tremor Video: Tremor Video (NYSE: TRMR) provides software for video advertising effectiveness. Our buyer and seller platforms enable seamless transactions in a premium video marketplace by offering control and transparency to clients. We employ patented all-screen technology to make every advertising moment more relevant for consumers, and deliver maximum results for buyers and sellers.
“Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to Tremor Video’s future financial results, growth potential, or future profitability, including 2017 second quarter and full year financial guidance and statements with respect to future revenue mix or the development or adoption of the company’s solutions. Important factors that could cause actual results or the timing of events to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by any forward-looking statements include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with: the company’s continuing development of its business model; unfavorable conditions in the global economy or reductions in digital advertising spend; the company’s ability to effectively innovate and adapt to rapidly changing technology and client needs; increased competition as well as innovations by new and existing competitors; expansion of the online video advertising market; the company’s ability to attract new advertisers and increase spend from existing advertisers; the company’s ability to attract advertising spend from TV media buyers; risks of entering new markets in which we have limited or no experience and difficulty adapting our solutions for new markets; adoption of brand-centric metrics, advanced ad formats and performance-based pricing models by advertisers; the company’s ability to effectively deliver video ad campaigns with demo guarantees; the rate of decline of the company’s non-programmatic media network; adoption of the company’s programmatic solutions by advertisers and publishers; adoption of the company’s All-Screen product and other higher-function buying products by advertisers; the company’s ability to acquire an adequate supply of premium video advertising inventory from publishers on terms that are favorable to it; the company’s ability to detect fraudulent or malicious activity and ensure a high level of brand safety for its clients; identifying, attracting and retaining qualified personnel, including a successor CEO; defects, errors or interruptions in the company’s solutions; the company’s ability to collect and use data to deliver video ads; the impact of tools that block the display of video ads; the effect of regulatory developments and industry standards regarding internet privacy and other matters; maintaining, protecting and enhancing the company’s intellectual property; costs associated with defending intellectual property infringement, securities litigation and other claims; future opportunities and plans, including the uncertainty of expected future financial performance and results; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time-to-time under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in Tremor Video’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2017 and future filings and reports by the company, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs and are not guarantees of future performance or events. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Furthermore, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and, except as required by law, Tremor Video disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures: To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), Tremor Video reports Total Spend and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures. We define Total Spend as the aggregate gross spend transacted through our platforms. Total Spend does not represent revenue earned by us. Within Total Spend, we closely monitor the percentage contributions among the following operational metrics: programmatic; non-programmatic higher function; and non-programmatic media. Programmatic includes all spend attributable to the Tremor Video SSP, Tremor Video DSP and agency trading desks. We define non-programmatic higher-function as non-programmatic spend running through our buyer platform that utilizes our higher-function products, including our All-Screen optimization solution, our advanced data targeting solutions, and our proprietary outcome-based pricing models. We define non-programmatic media as non-programmatic spend running through our buyer platform that is purchased without any of our higher-function products. We track these operational metrics in order to better understand how our clients are transacting on our platforms, which informs decisions as to the allocation of resources and capital. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss plus (minus): interest expense and other income (expense), net, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, non-cash stock-based long-term incentive compensation, executive severance and retention costs, acquisition related costs, litigation costs associated with class action securities litigation, mark-to-market expense, impairment charges, and other adjustments. We use these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these measures provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results and guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure in the table following the financial statements attached to this press release. With respect to our expectations under “Guidance” above, reconciliation of Total Spend and Adjusted EBITDA guidance to the closest corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability, complexity and low visibility with respect to the costs and charges excluded from these non-GAAP measures, in particular, the measures and effects of stock-based compensation expense specific to equity compensation awards that are directly impacted by unpredictable fluctuations in our stock price. We expect the variability of these costs and charges to have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future GAAP financial results.
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