Limelight Networks(R) Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2014

  • GAAP Revenue of $41.2 million and $0.08 loss per basic share
  • Non-GAAP loss of $0.04 per basic share
  • $112.4 million, or $1.15 per basic share, of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

TEMPE, Ariz.--()--Limelight Networks, Inc. ("Limelight") (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today reported revenue of $41.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to $45.8 million for the first quarter of 2013.

Limelight closed the sale of our WCM business in the fourth quarter of 2013. Revenue from WCM was $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Netflix was approximately 12 percent of total revenues in the current quarter compared to 13 percent a year ago.

On a GAAP basis, the Company reported a loss from continuing operations of $7.6 million or $0.08 per basic share for the first quarter of 2014, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $8.1 million, or $0.08 per basic share in the same period of 2013.

On a non-GAAP basis, net loss was $4.4 million, or $0.04 per basic share for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $4.0 million or $0.04 per basic share in the first quarter of 2013.

EBITDA for the quarter was negative $2.3 million. After adjusting for share based compensation and litigation expense, the Company reported adjusted EBITDA of $0.6 million. The Company ended the quarter with 472 employees.

“With these results, 2014 is off to a good start. We still have hard work ahead to replace revenue lost from the planned migration of our largest customer,” said Bob Lento, Chief Executive Officer. “Importantly, customer satisfaction is improving, employee churn is declining and industry trends remain healthy. We are encouraged with early results of focusing everything we do on the needs of our customers, while building stronger financials through margin and expense discipline evident in our results.”

Financial Tables

LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)
   
March 31, December 31,
  2014     2013  
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 79,214 $ 85,956
Marketable securities 33,158 32,506
Accounts receivable, net 23,248 21,430
Income taxes receivable 252 371
Deferred income taxes 74 93
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   9,273     8,192  
Total current assets 145,219 148,548
Property and equipment, net 31,765 32,905
Marketable securities, less current portion 45 46
Deferred income taxes, less current portion 1,323 1,307
Goodwill 76,998 77,035
Other intangible assets, net 2,009 2,354
Other assets   5,492     6,103  
Total assets $ 262,851   $ 268,298  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 10,128 $ 5,473
Deferred revenue 3,207 3,523
Capital lease obligation 360 466
Income taxes payable 548 799
Other current liabilities   11,878     15,022  
Total current liabilities 26,121 25,283
Capital lease obligation, less current portion 304 358
Deferred income taxes 276 321
Deferred revenue, less current portion 985 1,500
Other long-term liabilities   3,331     3,505  
Total liabilities 31,017 30,967
Commitments and contingencies - -
Stockholders' equity:
Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 7,500 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding - -

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013; 98,414 and 97,677 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

98 98
Additional paid-in capital 460,731 458,748
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,503 ) (1,663 )
Accumulated deficit   (227,492 )   (219,852 )
Total stockholders' equity   231,834     237,331  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 262,851   $ 268,298  
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
         
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, December 31, Percent March 31, Percent
  2014     2013   Change   2013   Change
 
Revenues $ 41,170   $ 42,200   -2% $ 45,813   -10%
Cost of revenue:
Cost of services * + 21,351 22,061 -3% 22,356 -4%
Depreciation - network   4,337     4,864   -11%   6,680   -35%
Total cost of revenue +   25,688     26,925   -5%   29,036   -12%
Gross profit + 15,482 15,275 1% 16,777 -8%
Gross profit percentage 37.6 % 36.2 % 36.6 %
Operating expenses:
General and administrative * + 7,982 7,882 1% 7,769 3%
Sales and marketing * 9,725 9,929 -2% 10,484 -7%
Research & development * 4,368 5,189 -16% 5,741 -24%
Depreciation and amortization   1,066     1,479   -28%   1,450   -26%
Total operating expenses +   23,141     24,479   -5%   25,444   -9%
 
Operating loss (7,659 ) (9,204 ) -17% (8,667 ) -12%
 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (12 ) (12 ) 0% (27 ) -56%
Interest income 70 82 -15% 70 0%
Other, net   17     4,489   -100%   568   -97%
Total other income   75     4,559   -98%   611   -88%
 
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (7,584 ) (4,645 ) 63% (8,056 ) -6%
Income tax provision   56     59   -5%   80   -30%
 
Loss from continuing operations (7,640 ) (4,704 ) 62% (8,136 ) -6%
 
Discontinued operations:
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes   -     (411 ) -100%   -   0%
 
Net loss $ (7,640 ) $ (5,115 ) 49% $ (8,136 ) -6%
 
Net loss per weighted average share:
Basic
Continuing operations $ (0.08 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.08 )
Discontinued operations $ -   $ (0.00 ) $ -  
Total $ (0.08 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.08 )
 
Diluted
Continuing operations $ (0.08 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.08 )
Discontinued operations $ -   $ (0.00 ) $ -  
Total $ (0.08 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.08 )
 
Shares used in per weighted average share calculations:
Basic 97,946 97,380 96,818
Diluted 97,946 97,380 96,818
 
 
* Includes share-based compensation (see supplemental table for figures)
 
+ Includes reclassifications to match current year presentation
(See summary of reclassifications for detail)
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, December 31, March 31,
  2014   2013   2013  
Supplemental financial data (in thousands):
 
Share-based compensation:
 
Cost of revenues $ 424 $ 356 $ 505
General and administrative 1,468 1,154 1,621
Sales and marketing 391 348 663
Research and development   296     687   561  
 
Total share-based compensation $ 2,579   $ 2,545 $ 3,350  
 
Depreciation and amortization:
 
Network-related depreciation $ 4,337 $ 4,864 $ 6,680
Other depreciation and amortization 729 797 718
Amortization of intangible assets   337     682   732  
 
Total depreciation and amortization $ 5,403   $ 6,343 $ 8,130  
 
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities: $ (6,091 ) $ 6,237 $ (7,758 )
 
 
End of period statistics:
 
Approximate number of active customers 1,208 1,295 1,406
 
Number of employees 472 482 499
 

The statement of operations was revised to reclassify certain amounts to cost of revenues that were previously reported in general and administrative expenses. The following table summarizes the reclassification by line item within the statement of operations:

LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
SUMMARY OF RECLASSIFICATIONS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013
Summary of reclassifications (in thousands):
 
Cost of services
As previously reported 22,052
Reclassification 304  
After Reclassification 22,356  
 
Total cost of revenue
As previously reported 28,732
Reclassification 304  
After reclassifications 29,036  
 
Gross profit
As previously reported 17,081
Reclassifications (304 )
After reclassifications 16,777  
 
General and administrative
As previously reported 8,073
Reclassifications (304 )
After reclassifications 7,769  
 
Total operating expenses
As previously reported 25,748
Reclassifications (304 )
After reclassifications 25,444  
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, December 31, March 31,
  2014     2013     2013  
 
Operating activities
Net loss $ (7,640 ) $ (5,115 ) $ (8,136 )
Loss from discontinued operations   -     (411 )   -  
Net loss from continuing operations (7,640 ) (4,704 ) (8,136 )
 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,403 6,343 8,130
Share-based compensation 2,579 2,545 3,350
Deferred income taxes (23 ) (119 ) (171 )
Foreign currency remeasurement (gain) loss (12 ) (27 ) (861 )
Loss on sale of property and equipment - 417 -
Accounts receivable charges 160 206 326
Amortization of premium on marketable securities 173 176 96
Gain on sale of the Web Content Management business - (3,836 ) -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (1,979 ) 2,404 (1,260 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1,073 ) (707 ) 1,085
Income taxes receivable (21 ) (27 ) 141
Other assets 617 (390 ) 106
Accounts payable 3,808 (3,293 ) (96 )
Deferred revenue (831 ) (252 ) 1,698
Other current liabilities (2,972 ) 822 (1,947 )
Income taxes payable (106 ) (149 ) 307
Other long term liabilities   (173 )   (350 )   (116 )
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (2,090 )   (941 )   2,652  
 
Investing activities
Purchase of marketable securities (5,197 ) (9,236 ) (38,039 )
Maturities of marketable securities 4,380 9,580 22,895
Purchases of property and equipment (3,065 ) (5,890 ) (2,603 )
Proceeds from sale of cost basis investment - 1,237 -
Proceeds from sale of the Web Content Management business   -     12,341     -  
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (3,882 )   8,032     (17,747 )
 
Financing activities
Payments on capital lease obligations (160 ) (177 ) (429 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 117 9 -
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan - 225 -
Cash paid for purchase of common stock - - (5,512 )
Payment of employee tax withholdings related to restricted stock   (864 )   (64 )   (1,358 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (907 )   (7 )   (7,299 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   137     (350 )   (358 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (6,742 ) 6,734 (22,752 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   85,956     79,222     108,915  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 79,214   $ 85,956   $ 86,163  
 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To evaluate our business, we consider and use Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of operating performance. These measures include the same adjustments that management takes into account when it reviews and assesses operating performance on a period-to-period basis. We consider Non-GAAP net income (loss) to be an important indicator of overall business performance because it allows us to illustrate the impact of the effects of share-based compensation, litigation expenses, amortization of intangibles, acquisition related expenses, gain (loss) on sale of cost basis investment and WCM business and discontinued operations. We define EBITDA as GAAP net income (loss) before interest income, interest expense, gain (loss) on sale of WCM business, other income and expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and discontinued operations. We believe that EBITDA provides a useful metric to investors to compare us with other companies within our industry and across industries. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for share-based compensation, litigation expenses and acquisition related expenses. We use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance. We also believe use of Adjusted EBITDA facilitates investors' use of operating performance comparisons from period to period as well as across companies.

The terms Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not defined under United States generally accepted accounting principles, or United States GAAP, and are not measures of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with United States GAAP. Our Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (loss) or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with United States GAAP. Some of these limitations include, but are not limited to:

  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • they do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • they do not reflect the cash requirements necessary for litigation costs;
  • they do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt that we may incur;
  • they do not reflect income taxes or the cash requirements for any tax payments;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will be replaced sometime in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • while share-based compensation is a component of operating expense, the impact on our financial statements compared to other companies can vary significantly due to such factors as the assumed life of the options and the assumed volatility of our common stock; and
  • other companies may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental support for management's analysis of business performance. Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated as follows for the periods presented in thousands:

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciling the non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable GAAP measures.

LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, December 31, March 31,
  2014     2013     2013  
 
U.S. GAAP net loss $ (7,640 ) $ (5,115 ) $ (8,136 )
 
Share-based compensation 2,579 2,545 3,350
Litigation defense expenses 273 151 42
Amortization of intangible assets 337 682 732
Loss (gain) on sale of the Web Content Management business 62 (3,836 ) -
Acquisition related expenses - 63 (24 )
Loss from discontinued operations   -     411     -  
 
Non-GAAP net loss $ (4,389 ) $ (5,099 ) $ (4,036 )
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Loss to EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, December 31, March 31,
  2014     2013     2013  
 
U.S. GAAP net loss $ (7,640 ) $ (5,115 ) $ (8,136 )
 
Depreciation and amortization 5,403 6,343 8,130
Interest expense 12 12 27
Loss (gain) on sale of the Web Content Management business 62 (3,836 ) -
Interest and other income (149 ) (735 ) (638 )
Income tax provision 56 59 80
Loss from discontinued operations   -     411     -  
 
EBITDA (2,256 ) (2,861 ) (537 )
 
Share-based compensation 2,579 2,545 3,350
Litigation defense expenses 273 151 42
Acquisition related expenses   -     63     (24 )
 
Adjusted EBITDA (loss) $ 596   $ (102 ) $ 2,831  

Conference Call

At approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) today, management will host a quarterly conference call for investors. Investors can access this call toll-free at 877-388-8480 within the United States or +1 678-809-1592 outside of the U.S. The conference call will also be audiocast live from http://www.limelight.com and a replay will be available following the call from the Company's website.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning, among other things, the outlook for the Company's revenues, net loss and stock-based compensation expenses, customer growth, market growth, pricing pressures, expansion into additional market segments, product and services improvements, the integration of acquired businesses and litigation and acquisition related expenses. Forward-looking statements represent the current judgment and expectations of Limelight Networks and are not guarantees and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the final review of the results and amendments and preparation of quarterly or annual financial statements, including consultation with our outside auditors. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

About Limelight

Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage digital audiences by enabling them to manage and deliver digital content on any device, anywhere in the world. The Company's award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, and be sure to follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/llnw.

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Limelight Networks, Inc.
Sajid Malhotra, 602-850-5778
ir@llnw.com
or
famaPR on behalf Limelight Networks
Amy Peterson, 617-986-5020
limelight@famapr.com