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Limelight Networks(R) Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2015

Company Release - 11/3/2015 4:01 PM ET
  • Revenue of $42.0 million and GAAP $0.08, Non-GAAP $0.04 net loss per basic share
  • $70 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities
  • 2015 revenue guidance remains unchanged at between $170 and $174 million
  • Entered into $25 million revolving credit facility

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) (Limelight), a global leader in digital content delivery, today reported revenue of $42.0 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to $39.0 million in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of eight percent.

During the third quarter of 2014, revenue from Netflix was $1.2 million. Revenue was also negatively impacted in the third quarter of 2015 by changes in foreign currency of approximately $1.0 million, compared to the third quarter of 2014. Adjusting for the impact of these items, revenue increased by 14 percent period over period.

GAAP gross margins were 37.8% in the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of 360 basis points from 41.4% in the third quarter of 2014. Gross margins in the third quarter of 2014 were positively impacted by high margin Netflix revenue and a $1.1 million nonrecurring credit received from a co-location provider.

On a GAAP basis, Limelight reported a loss from continuing operations of $7.8 million, or $0.08 per basic share, for the third quarter of 2015, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $5.1 million, or $0.05 per basic share, in the third quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP net loss was $4.3 million, or $0.04 per basic share, for the third quarter of 2015 compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.02 per basic share, in the third quarter of 2014.

EBITDA from continuing operations was negative $3.0 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to negative $1.2 million for the third quarter of 2014. Adjusted EBITDA was $0.3 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2014.

Limelight ended the third quarter with 556 employees, down from 563 employees at the end of the second quarter of 2015, and up from 509 employees in the year ago period. In October, Limelight reduced its workforce by 44 employees, or approximately 8% of its global workforce.

Based on current conditions, for the full-year 2015, Limelight’s revenue guidance remains unchanged at between $170 and $174 million. Non-GAAP net loss is now expected to be between $0.10 and $0.14 per share, compared to previous guidance of a net loss of between $0.10 and $0.16 per share. Capital expenditures remain unchanged for the full-year 2015 at between $22 and $26 million.

Limelight expects 2016 revenue will be between $180 and $195 million and Non-GAAP net income (loss) will be between $(0.05) and $0.05.

Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Officer Robert Lento said, “We are pleased to report the highest period over period revenue growth since 2011. Our Net Promoter Score is up very strongly, and our network resilience, performance and throughput is up and we continue to deliver record levels of traffic volume. While we are disappointed that the Federal Circuit ruling on August 13 in our long-standing patent dispute isn’t aligned with prior rulings in our favor, our plan is to continue to vigorously defend our position with the courts. In light of that ruling, we have taken steps that we believe will allow us to have adequate access to cash, through our balance sheet and our recently signed credit facility, to address the range of reasonably possible outcomes. Coupled with our operational efficiency efforts already underway, we believe, we will be cash flow neutral to slightly positive in 2016.”

He added, “We see ourselves playing an increasingly important role in the secure and global delivery of large and rich Content. The industry is experiencing healthy secular trends. What we do is important to our customers and to the competitive landscape. We will direct our efforts to strengthen our product portfolio, our customer relationships, our patent portfolio, and our financial performance. We are determined to profitably grow the company.”

Financial Tables

LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)
       
 
September 30, December 31,
2015 2014
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 35,452 $ 57,767
Marketable securities 34,123 35,317
Accounts receivable, net 27,151 22,622
Income taxes receivable 185 237
Deferred income taxes 72 78
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   9,156     9,625  
Total current assets 106,139 125,646
Property and equipment, net 40,077 32,636
Marketable securities, less current portion 40 40
Deferred income taxes, less current portion 1,260 1,364
Goodwill 76,096 76,133
Other intangible assets, net 470 1,071
Other assets   3,857     4,451  
Total assets $ 227,939   $ 241,341  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 10,358 $ 7,065
Deferred revenue 3,636 3,509
Capital lease obligations - 223
Income taxes payable 121 248
Other current liabilities   12,972     14,383  
Total current liabilities 27,087 25,428
Capital lease obligations, less current portion - 135
Deferred income taxes 133 170
Deferred revenue, less current portion 27 405
Other long-term liabilities   2,354     3,040  
Total liabilities 29,601 29,178
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 September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014;
100,892 and 98,409 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

101 98
Additional paid-in capital 473,399 464,294
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (10,912 ) (7,786 )
Accumulated deficit   (264,250 )   (244,443 )
Total stockholders' equity   198,338     212,163  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 227,939   $ 241,341  
 
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
                   
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 
September 30, June 30, Percent September 30, Percent September 30, September 30, Percent
2015 2015 Change 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
 
Revenues $ 42,049   $ 43,795   -4 % $ 39,020   8 % $ 128,173   $ 121,533   5 %
Cost of revenue:
Cost of services (1) 21,502 21,271 1 % 18,672 15 % 64,430 61,563 5 %
Depreciation - network   4,636     4,376   6 %   4,207   10 %   13,164     12,688   4 %
Total cost of revenue   26,138     25,647   2 %   22,879   14 %   77,594     74,251   5 %
Gross profit 15,911 18,148 -12 % 16,141 -1 % 50,579 47,282 7 %
Gross profit percentage 37.8 % 41.4 % 41.4 % 39.5 % 38.9 %
Operating expenses:
General and administrative (1) 6,586 6,081 8 % 7,295 -10 % 19,518 21,966 -11 %
Sales and marketing (1) 9,489 10,002 -5 % 8,731 9 % 29,767 28,356 5 %
Research & development (1) 7,429 7,646 -3 % 5,514 35 % 21,338 14,951 43 %
Depreciation and amortization   648     635   2 %   825   -21 %   1,924     2,868   -33 %
Total operating expenses   24,152     24,364   -1 %   22,365   8 %   72,547     68,141   6 %
 
Operating loss (8,241 ) (6,216 ) 33 % (6,224 ) 32 % (21,968 ) (20,859 ) 5 %
 
Other income (expense):
Interest expense - - NA (7 ) -100 % (4 ) (26 ) -85 %
Interest income 82 75 9 % 66 24 % 231 203 14 %
Other, net   473     (131 ) -461 %   1,192   -60 %   2,155     1,014   113 %
Total other income (expense)   555     (56 ) -1091 %   1,251   -56 %   2,382     1,191   100 %
 
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (7,686 ) (6,272 ) 23 % (4,973 ) 55 % (19,586 ) (19,668 ) 0 %
Income tax expense   76     90   -16 %   98   -22 %   221     181   22 %
 
Loss from continuing operations (7,762 ) (6,362 ) 22 % (5,071 ) 53 % (19,807 ) (19,849 ) 0 %
 
Discontinued operations:
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes   -     -   NA   (4 ) -100 %   -     265   -100 %
 
Net loss $ (7,762 ) $ (6,362 ) 22 % $ (5,075 ) 53 % $ (19,807 ) $ (19,584 ) 1 %
 
Net loss per share:
Basic and diluted
Continuing operations $ (0.08 ) $ (0.06 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.20 ) $ (0.20 )
Discontinued operations   -     -     (0.00 )   -     0.00  
Total $ (0.08 ) $ (0.06 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.20 ) $ (0.20 )
 
Weighted average shares used in per share calculation:
Basic and diluted 100,552 99,841 98,458 99,676 98,274
 
 
(1) Includes share-based compensation (see supplemental table for figures)
 
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
             
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
 
 
Share-based compensation:
 
Cost of services $ 400 $ 571 $ 464 $ 1,484 $ 1,466
General and administrative 1,513 1,476 1,174 4,395 3,539
Sales and marketing 643 608 567 1,940 1,693
Research and development   568     625     382     1,654     1,102  
 
Total share-based compensation $ 3,124   $ 3,280   $ 2,587   $ 9,473   $ 7,800  
 
Depreciation and amortization:
 
Network-related depreciation $ 4,636 $ 4,376 $ 4,207 $ 13,164 $ 12,688
Other depreciation and amortization 445 434 566 1,322 1,934
Amortization of intangible assets   203     201     259     602     934  
 
Total depreciation and amortization $ 5,284   $ 5,011   $ 5,032   $ 15,088   $ 15,556  
 
 
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities: $ (5,342 ) $ (6,027 ) $ (6,200 ) $ (23,509 ) $ (17,212 )
 
 
End of period statistics:
 
Approximate number of active customers 981 1,035 1,134 981 1,134
 
Number of employees 556 563 509 556 509
 
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
                 
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Operating activities
Net loss $ (7,762 ) $ (6,362 ) $ (5,075 ) $ (19,807 ) $ (19,584 )
Income from discontinued operations   -     -     (4 )   -     265  
Net loss from continuing operations (7,762 ) (6,362 ) (5,071 ) (19,807 ) (19,849 )
 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations:
Depreciation and amortization 5,284 5,011 5,032 15,088 15,556
Share-based compensation 3,124 3,280 2,587 9,473 7,800
Foreign currency remeasurement (gain) loss (488 ) 96 (1,207 ) (2,083 ) (1,067 )
Deferred income taxes 94 (62 ) 17 (21 ) (185 )
Accounts receivable charges 268 224 (29 ) 738 483
Amortization of premium on marketable securities 46 48 88 152 374
Non cash tax benefit associated with income from discontinued operations - - - - (59 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 4,025 (4,312 ) 1,652 (5,267 ) (1,496 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 498 (1,352 ) (1,617 ) 296 (1,045 )
Income taxes receivable 24 13 (53 ) 35 55
Other assets 578 217 63 1,587 991
Accounts payable and other current liabilities (1,156 ) 3,389 622 510 1,099
Deferred revenue (568 ) 520 (86 ) (251 ) (893 )
Income taxes payable (78 ) 52 (95 ) (78 ) (214 )
Other long term liabilities   (225 )   (175 )   (310 )   (669 )   (545 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations   3,664     587     1,593     (297 )   1,005  
 
Investing activities
Purchases of marketable securities (4,899 ) (1,965 ) (2,986 ) (16,820 ) (17,669 )
Maturities of marketable securities 5,160 1,920 2,685 16,920 15,550
Purchases of property and equipment (8,693 ) (5,395 ) (5,075 ) (20,754 ) (13,984 )
Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations   -     -     -     -     414  
Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations   (8,432 )   (5,440 )   (5,376 )   (20,654 )   (15,689 )
 
Financing activities
Payments on capital lease obligations - - (89 ) (358 ) (412 )
Payment of employee tax withholdings related to restricted stock vesting (335 ) (837 ) (284 ) (2,279 ) (1,455 )
Cash paid for purchase of common stock - - (1,296 ) (957 ) (2,500 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and employee stock plan   212     544     233     2,731     967  
Net cash used in financing activities of continuing operations   (123 )   (293 )   (1,436 )   (863 )   (3,400 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (159 )   140     (1,153 )   (501 )   (840 )
Discontinued operations
Cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations   -     -     (4 )   -     (4 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (5,050 ) (5,006 ) (6,376 ) (22,315 ) (18,928 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   40,502     45,508     73,404     57,767     85,956  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 35,452   $ 40,502   $ 67,028   $ 35,452   $ 67,028  
 
 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To evaluate our business, we consider and use non-generally accepted accounting principles (Non-GAAP) net loss, EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental measures 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 loss to be an important indicator of overall business performance. We define Non-GAAP net loss to be U.S. GAAP net loss adjusted to exclude share-based compensation, litigation defense expenses, amortization of intangible assets, discontinued operations and the gain (loss) on sale of our web content management (WCM) business. We believe that EBITDA from continuing operations provides a useful metric to investors to compare us with other companies within our industry and across industries. We define EBITDA from continuing operations as U.S. GAAP net loss adjusted to exclude interest and other (income) expense, interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, discontinued operations and gain (loss) on sale of WCM. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA from continuing operations adjusted to exclude share-based compensation and litigation defense 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 loss, EBITDA from continuing operations 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 loss, EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, Non-GAAP net loss, EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for net 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 from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • these measures do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • these measures do not reflect the cash requirements necessary for litigation costs;
  • these measures do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt that we may incur;
  • these measures 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 from continuing operations 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 from continuing operations 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), EBITDA from continuing operations, and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental support for management's analysis of business performance. Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA from continuing operations 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 Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K, Limelight is presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciling the non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable GAAP measures. Per share amounts may not foot due to rounding.

LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
                       
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 
September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
Amount Per Share Amount Per Share Amount Per Share Amount Per Share Amount Per Share
 
U.S. GAAP net loss $ (7,762 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (6,362 ) $ (0.06 ) $ (5,075 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (19,807 ) $ (0.20 ) $ (19,584 ) $ (0.20 )
 
Share-based compensation 3,124 0.03 3,280 0.03 2,587 0.03 9,473 0.10 7,800 0.08
Litigation defense expenses 140 0.00 (1,174 ) (0.01 ) 10 0.00 (1,015 ) (0.01 ) 819 0.01
Amortization of intangible assets 203 0.00 201 0.00 259 0.00 602 0.01 934 0.01
Loss on sale of the Web Content Management business - - - - - - - - 62 0.00
Loss (income) from discontinued operations   -     -     -     -     4     -     -     -     (265 )   (0.00 )
 
Non-GAAP net loss $ (4,295 ) $ (0.04 ) $ (4,055 ) $ (0.04 ) $ (2,215 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (10,747 ) $ (0.11 ) $ (10,234 ) $ (0.10 )
 
 
Weighted average shares used in per share calculation 100,552 99,841 98,458 99,676 98,274
 
 
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Loss to EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
               
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 
September 30, June 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
2015 2015 2014 2015 2014
 
U.S. GAAP net loss $ (7,762 ) $ (6,362 ) $ (5,075 ) $ (19,807 ) $ (19,584 )
 
Depreciation and amortization 5,284 5,011 5,032 15,088 15,556
Interest expense - - 7 4 26
Loss on sale of the Web Content Management business - - - - 62
Interest and other (income) expense (555 ) 56 (1,258 ) (2,386 ) (1,279 )
Income tax expense 76 90 98 221 181
Loss (income) from discontinued operations   -     -     4     -     (265 )
 
EBITDA from continuing operations $ (2,957 ) $ (1,205 ) $ (1,192 ) $ (6,880 ) $ (5,303 )
 
Share-based compensation 3,124 3,280 2,587 9,473 7,800
Litigation defense expenses   140     (1,174 )   10     (1,015 )   819  
 
Adjusted EBITDA $ 307   $ 901   $ 1,405   $ 1,578   $ 3,316  

Conference Call

At approximately 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. PST) 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 audio cast live from http://www.limelight.com and a replay will be available following the call from the Limelight website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, among others, statements regarding our strategic focus; our expectations regarding revenues for the fourth quarter and full year 2015 and full year 2016; non-GAAP net loss and capital expenditures for the full-year 2015; our non-GAAP net income (loss) for the full-year 2016, the growth of our business; the performance of our services; our expectations regarding the Akamai litigation, and our relationship with our customers. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize. The potential risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted include, among other things, reduction of demand for our services from new or existing customers, unforeseen changes in our hiring patterns, and experiencing expenses that exceed our expectations. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is contained in our SEC filings, including our most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, particularly under the heading “Risk Factors.” Copies of these filings are available online on our investor relations website at investors.limelightnetworks.com and on the SEC website at www.SEC.gov. All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of November 3, 2015, and we undertake no duty to update this information in light of new information or future events, unless required by law.

About Limelight

Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, 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, follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.

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