PROVO, Utah, July 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.
"Greater than anticipated subscriber additions drove impressive performance in the quarter and boosted our revenue and EBITDA expectations for the full year," said Tim Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry.com. "It's particularly noteworthy that retention rates and customer behavior trends are remaining consistent despite the rapid subscriber growth in the first half of 2010. As we move forward, we will continue our focus on building awareness of the family history category, improving the customer experience and adding important content collections to Ancestry.com."
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Second Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights
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The Company's financial and operating expectations for the third quarter and full year 2010 are as follows:
Third Quarter 2010
Full Year 2010
Conference Call & Webcast
Ancestry.com will host a conference call with analysts and investors today at 3:00 p.m. MT (5:00 p.m. ET). An accompanying slide presentation and a live webcast of the conference call will be available at the investor relations section of the Ancestry.com Web site, http://ir.ancestry.com/. Participants can also access the conference call by dialing 888-668-1643 (within the United States), or 913-312-6688 (international callers) approximately ten minutes prior to the start time.
A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the call has ended and will be available through Friday, August 6, 2010. To access the replay, dial 888-203-1112 (within the United States), or 719-457-0820 (international callers) and enter the replay passcode 7549001. The webcast replay will also be available for 12 months on the investor relations section of the Ancestry.com Web site, http://ir.ancestry.com/, under Events and Presentations.
Use of Non-GAAP Measures
Management believes that adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are useful measures of operating performance because they exclude items that we do not consider indicative of our core performance. In the case of adjusted EBITDA, we adjust net income for such things as interest, taxes, stock-based compensation and certain non-cash and non-recurring items. Free cash flow subtracts from adjusted EBITDA the capitalization of content database costs, capital expenditures and cash paid for income taxes and interest expense. However, these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, net income and net cash provided by operating activities, or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation to the GAAP equivalents of these non-GAAP measures is contained in tabular form on the attached unaudited financial statements.
Our management uses adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow as measures of operating performance; for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; to allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of our business; to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies; to provide consistency and comparability with past financial performance; to facilitate a comparison of our results with those of other companies; and in communications with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. We also use adjusted EBITDA and have used free cash flow as factors when determining management's incentive compensation.
Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM) is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than one million paying subscribers. More than 5 billion records have been added to the site in the past 13 years. Ancestry users have created more than 18 million family trees containing over 1.8 billion profiles. Ancestry.com has local Web sites directed at nine countries, including its flagship Web site at www.ancestry.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "appears," "may," "designed," "expect," "intend," "focus," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "should," "continue" or "work" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements include statements describing our subscriber base, our activities to enhance subscribers' experience, our business outlook and our opportunities and prospects for growth. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond our control and that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements.
Factors that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements, and our ability to execute on our business strategy include an inability to continue to add subscribers through our marketing programs or integrations or inability to add subscribers at a cost that would support or increase margins, increase in churn, inability to provide additional products or services to allow for increases in per subscriber revenues, inability to acquire attractive additional content and other "Risk Factors" described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
1 Monthly churn is a measure representing the number of subscribers that cancel in the quarter divided by the sum of beginning subscribers and subscriber additions during the quarter. To arrive at monthly churn, the results are divided by three.
2 Subscriber acquisition cost is external marketing and advertising expense, divided by gross subscriber additions in the quarter.
3 Average monthly revenue per subscriber is total subscription revenues earned in the quarter from subscriptions to the Ancestry.com Web sites divided by the average number of subscribers in the quarter, divided by three. The average number of subscribers for the quarter is calculated by taking the average of the beginning and ending number of subscribers for the quarter.
4 Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) plus net interest (income) expense; income tax expense; non-cash charges including depreciation, amortization, impairment of intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense; and other (income) expense.
5 Free cash flow subtracts from adjusted EBITDA capitalization of content database costs, capital expenditures and cash paid for income taxes and interest expense.
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 103,417||$ 66,941|
|Accounts receivable, net||4,925||5,860|
|Income tax receivable||473||2,017|
|Deferred income taxes||9,176||8,797|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,510||5,380|
|Total current assets||154,387||124,507|
|Property and equipment, net||17,454||19,430|
|Content database costs, net||51,130||49,650|
|Intangible assets, net||34,126||41,484|
|Total assets||$ 544,445||$ 523,348|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 9,339||$ 6,877|
|Current portion of long-term debt||10,395||28,416|
|Total current liabilities||131,435||125,617|
|Long-term debt, less current portion||65,835||71,609|
|Deferred income taxes||27,859||30,117|
|Other long-term liabilities||1,115||1,115|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||283,290||272,513|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||7||(41)|
|Total stockholders' equity||318,201||294,890|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 544,445||$ 523,348|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|3 Months Ended||6 Months Ended|
|June 30, 2010||June 30, 2009||June 30, 2010||June 30, 2009|
|Subscription revenues||$ 70,544||$ 50,719||$ 130,104||$ 99,903|
|Product and other revenues||3,916||3,854||8,777||7,903|
|Costs of revenues:|
|Cost of subscription revenues||11,228||9,966||22,729||19,722|
|Cost of product and other revenues||1,280||1,310||2,774||2,824|
|Total cost of revenues||12,508||11,276||25,503||22,546|
|Technology and development||9,992||8,692||19,919||17,548|
|Marketing and advertising||24,490||15,065||46,936||29,986|
|General and administrative||8,032||6,777||15,774||14,340|
|Amortization of acquired intangible assets||3,679||4,055||7,358||8,113|
|Total operating expenses||46,193||34,589||89,987||69,987|
|Income from operations||15,759||8,708||23,391||15,273|
|Other income (expense), net||(12)||2||(3)||10|
|Income before income taxes||14,330||7,762||20,818||12,625|
|Income tax expense||(5,807)||(3,082)||(8,333)||(4,442)|
|Net income||$ 8,523||$ 4,680||$ 12,485||$ 8,183|
|Net income per common share|
|Basic||$ 0.20||$ 0.12||$ 0.29||$ 0.21|
|Diluted||$ 0.18||$ 0.12||$ 0.26||$ 0.21|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow to net income:|
|Net Income||$ 8,523||$ 4,680||$ 12,485||$ 8,183|
|Interest expense, net||1,417||948||2,570||2,658|
|Income tax expense||5,807||3,082||8,333||4,442|
|Other income (expense), net||12||(2)||3||(10)|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ 25,270||$ 18,443||$ 42,283||$ 34,947|
|Capitalization of content database costs||(2,349)||(1,886)||(5,141)||(3,672)|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(2,221)||(3,546)||(3,628)||(6,151)|
|Cash paid for interest||(476)||(1,388)||(1,477)||(5,416)|
|Cash paid for income taxes||(5,778)||(4,919)||(6,181)||(4,956)|
|Free cash flow||$ 14,446||$ 6,704||$ 25,856||$ 14,752|
|June 30, 2010||March 31, 2010||December 31, 2009||September 30, 2009||June 30, 2009||March 31, 2009|
|Subscriber acquisition cost||$ 74.04||$ 69.57||$ 85.21||$ 70.55||$ 73.27||$ 62.23|
|Average monthly revenue per subscriber||$ 18.02||$ 16.70||$ 16.67||$ 16.48||$ 16.42||$ 16.46|
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