Mobile ad platform Millennial Media reports 47% increase in revenue in Q1 earnings report
Company announces its CFO, Michael Avon, who lhe Company’s first round of financing in 2006, will step down in Q2
BALTIMORE, Maryland – May 7, 2014 — Millennial Media, Inc., the leading independent mobile advertising platform company, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Financial Results and Business Highlights for the First Quarter of 2014
Revenue: For the first quarter of 2014, revenue increased to $72.6 million from $49.4 million on a GAAP basis, a year over year increase of 46.9%. Revenue increased from $64.6 million on a pro forma combined basis, a year over year increase of 12.4%. Pro forma combined revenue is calculated as the sum of Millennial Media and Jumptap revenue for the entire first quarter of last year.
Gross Margin: Gross margin was 41.2% for the first quarter of 2014 on a GAAP basis and 41.2% for the first quarter of 2013 on a pro forma combined basis. For the first quarter of 2013, gross margin was 41.6% on a GAAP basis.
Net Income (Loss): For the first quarter of 2014, net loss was $(12.9) million, compared to net loss of $(3.8) million for the first quarter of 2013.
Adjusted EBITDA: For the first quarter of 2014, Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure (see definition below), was $(4.7) million, compared to pro forma combined Adjusted EBITDA of $(4.8) million for the first quarter of 2013.
Net Income (Loss) per Share: For the first quarter of 2014, basic and diluted net loss per common share was $(0.12), compared to basic and diluted net loss per common share of $(0.05) for the first quarter of 2013.
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share: For the first quarter of 2014, non-GAAP net loss per common share was $(0.04), compared to non-GAAP net loss per common share of $(0.01) for the first quarter of 2013.
Other Business Metrics: As of March 31, 2014, Millennial Media reached over 650 million monthly unique users globally, including approximately 170 million monthly unique users in the United States alone. As of March 31, 2014, approximately 60,000 apps and mobile sites were enabled by mobile app developers to operate on Millennial Media’s platform, and Millennial Media had more than 650 million proprietary, anonymous active user profiles used for delivering the most relevant ads to consumers.
Based on information available as of today, Millennial Media expects total revenue for the second quarter of 2014 to be in the range of $70 million to $75 million and Adjusted EBITDA to be a loss between $(5) million and $(6) million.
“Now into my first full quarter, I am pleased with my decision to join Millennial Media and drive this Company to the next level,” said Michael Barrett, President and CEO, Millennial Media. “While I would have liked to have seen stronger performance in the quarter, we have developed an aggressive strategy and I have high confidence that we can execute and capitalize on the growth and promise of mobile.”
EVP and CFO Michael Avon Steps Down
In addition, the Company today announced that Michael Avon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down from his position at the end of the second quarter of 2014 to pursue other career interests. Mr. Avon began his relationship with Millennial Media as a venture investor at Columbia Capital, where he led the Company’s first round of financing in 2006. As the Company began to grow, he joined as EVP & CFO in the fall of 2009 and remained in that role for the last four and a half years. He will continue to serve Millennial Media in an advisory role for a transitional period after he steps down as CFO.
The Company has begun a search for a permanent replacement to fill this role.
“I want to thank Michael for his many contributions to Millennial Media over the nearly eight years he has been involved with the Company,” said Barrett. “Michael has been a key contributor to Millennial Media’s success. He was instrumental in the Company’s initial public offering in 2012, and led numerous important strategic projects and acquisitions during his tenure. On behalf of Millennial Media, I wish him all the best for the future.”
“I’ve very much appreciated the opportunity to serve in my roles at Millennial Media during such an exciting time in our Company’s history, in addition to the mobile industry as a whole, and I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said Mr. Avon. “After nearly eight successful years with the Company, first as an investor, and then as CFO, I’ve decided now is the time to move back to my entrepreneurial roots. I look forward to watching Millennial Media continue to grow, and have confidence the Company will thrive under the leadership of our new President & CEO and the strong and capable management team in place.”