LiveWorld Reports First Quarter Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--LiveWorld, Inc. (OTC Markets:LVWD), today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016. Total revenues were approximately $2.2 million for the first quarter, as compared to the approximately $2.6 million in total revenues reported for the same period in 2015.

The Company reported a net loss for the quarter of approximately $236,000, or 10% of total revenues. This compares to net loss of approximately $844,000 or 32% of total revenues reported for the first quarter of 2015.

The Company finished the first quarter with approximately $3.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to the approximately $3.5 million at the end of 2015.

“Quarter over quarter we reduced our total expenses by approximately $1 million, which resulted in the narrowing of our losses,” said David Houston, Chief Financial Officer of LiveWorld. “In April we announced our next generation Conversation Management Platform which will for the first time in years be available as a standalone SaaS license as well as bundled with our services solutions. We anticipate the SaaS platform will be a major focus of our product development, sales, and marketing moving forward.

Detailed financial information may be downloaded at (LiveWorld’s Investor Relations page) or at

About LiveWorld

LiveWorld is a services and software company that enables brands to enhance the customer experience in social media. Our solutions empower the largest brands in the world, allowing them to develop deeper relationships with their customers in the areas of marketing, customer service, and insights. LiveWorld clients foster social media environments that are natural continuations of the experiences customers have with brands—and with each other—in the real world.

LiveWorld uses the power of content and conversation to help companies achieve business goals, measureable through marketing and operational KPIs. Our services include strategy, campaign management, content moderation, customer engagement, customer service, and social analytics. Our software has been designed to empower human beings to be more effective and allow companies to efficiently address the demands of social at global scale. LiveWorld clients include the #1 brands in consumer packaged goods, retail, pharmaceutical, financial, and travel services. LiveWorld is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in New York City and Austin. Learn more at and @LiveWorld.

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(In thousands, except share data)
March 31, December 31,
2016 2015
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalent $ 3,071 $ 3,538
Accounts receivable, net 719 427
Prepaid expenses   168   106
Total current assets 3,958 4,071
Property and equipment, net 53 38
Other assets   18   17
Total assets $ 4,029 $ 4,126
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 211 $ 89
Accrued employee expenses 423 474
Other accrued liabilities 55 23
Deferred revenue   397   472
Total current liabilities   1,086   1,058
Total liabilities 1,086 1,058
Stockholders' equity
Common stock: $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized 33,388,545 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 respectively. 34 34
Additional paid-in capital 142,310 142,200
Accumulated deficit   (139,401)   (139,166)
Total stockholders' equity   2,943   3,068
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 4,029 $ 4,126
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016 2015
Total revenues $ 2,243 $ 2,635
Cost of revenues   926   1,346
Gross Margin 1,317 1,289
Operating Expense
Product development 554 868
Sales and marketing 395 522
General and administrative   603   740

Total operating expense

  1,552   2,130
Loss from operations   (235)   (841)
Loss before tax (235) (841)
Provision for income taxes   1   3
Net loss   (236)   (844)
Basic loss per share $ (0.01) $ (0.03)
Shares used in computing basic loss per share 33,388,545 33,388,545
Diluted net loss per share $ (0.01) $ (0.03)
Shares used in computing diluted loss per share 33,388,545 33,388,545
Departmental allocation of stock-based compensation:
Cost of revenues $ 20 $ 19
Product development 27 21
Sales and marketing 9 16
General and administrative   55   49
Total stock-based compensation $ 111 $ 105
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016     2015
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (236) $ (844)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation of long-lived assets 9 31
Stock-based compensation 111 105
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (292) (7)
Other assets (63) 33
Accounts payable 122 261
Accrued liabilities (19) 2
Deferred revenue   (75)   (1,197)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (443)   (1,616)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment   (24)   (2)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (24)   (2)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   ------   -----
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities ------ -----
Change in cash and cash equivalent (467) (1,618)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   3,538   4,386
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 3,071 $ 2,768
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing and investing activities:
Income taxes paid $ 1 $ 2


IR Contact:
David Houston, 408-615-8496
PR Contact:
Jason Kapler, 917-722-8281


IR Contact:
David Houston, 408-615-8496
PR Contact:
Jason Kapler, 917-722-8281