Web.com Group, Inc.
Feb 6, 2014

Web.com Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

"Web.com's fourth quarter results were a solid finish to an outstanding year that was highlighted by double-digit revenue growth and profitability that was above the high end of our guidance range," said David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com. "2013 was a milestone year for Web.com as we validated that our strategy can drive double-digit revenue growth by providing our broad suite of value-added services to our large customer base, while continuing to add net new subscribers and maintaining best-in-class retention rates."

Brown added, "At the same time, we are continuing to generate significant operating cash flow, which we are using to steadily deleverage our balance sheet. We are encouraged by the trends we see across our business and believe we are well-positioned to meet our longer-term targets of delivering low-teens revenue growth and even faster growth in earnings."

Summary of Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

Summary of Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call today, February 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. ET, to discuss Web.com's fourth quarter financial results and current business outlook. There will be an accompanying slide presentation which will be available on the Investor Relations page of Web.com's website (http://ir.web.com), along with a live webcast and replay of the call. To access the call, dial 877-407-3982 (domestic) or 201-493-6780 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available until February 13, 2014 at 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international). The replay conference ID is 13574599.

About Web.com

Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information, please visit www.web.com; follow the company on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com.

Note to Editors: Web.com is a registered trademark of Web.com Group, Inc.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the measures in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of the SEC Regulation G. Web.com believes presenting non-GAAP measures is useful to investors, because it describes the operating performance of the company, excluding some recurring charges that are included in the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Web.com's management uses these non-GAAP measures as important indicators of the Company's past performance and in planning and forecasting performance in future periods. The non-GAAP financial information Web.com presents may not be comparable to similarly-titled financial measures used by other companies, and investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or in substitution for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP. You are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures included elsewhere in this press release.

Relative to each of the non-GAAP measures Web.com presents, management further sets forth its rationale as follows:

In respect of the foregoing, Web.com provides the following supplemental information to provide additional context for the use and consideration of the non-GAAP financial measures used elsewhere in this press release:

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" including, without limitation, statements regarding expected acceleration in revenue growth, trends, expected subscriber growth, and operating cash flow and use of it to deleverage Web.com's balance sheet, that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this presentation that are not historical facts. These statements are sometimes identified by words such as "believe," "will," "expect," "opportunities," or words of similar meaning. As a result of the ultimate outcome of such risks and uncertainties, Web.com's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on Web.com's current beliefs or expectations, and there are a number of important factors that could cause the actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks related to the successful offering of the products and services of Web.com; and other risks that may impact Web.com's business. Other risk factors are set forth under the caption, "Risk Factors," in Web.com's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on a website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. Web.com expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

 
 
 
Web.com Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Loss
(in thousands, except for per share data)
         
 Three months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
 2013201220132012
         
Revenue $ 131,125 $ 111,433 $ 492,315 $ 407,646
Cost of Revenue 43,536 41,728 171,747 160,330
         
Gross profit 87,589 69,705 320,568 247,316
         
Operating expenses:        
Sales and marketing 35,772 31,035 140,618 117,811
Research and development 7,664 8,209 32,468 34,258
General and administrative 16,936 11,368 55,740 49,807
Restructuring expense (benefit) 1,689 (55) 1,657 2,469
Depreciation and amortization 19,165 19,753 79,844 78,981
Total operating expenses 81,226 70,310 310,327 283,326
Income (loss) from operations 6,363 (605) 10,241 (36,010)
         
Interest expense, net (7,945) (14,003) (34,300) (66,124)
Gain on sale of equity method investment 385 5,156
Loss from debt extinguishment (41,977) (20,663) (41,977)
Net loss before income taxes (1,582) (56,585) (44,337) (138,955)
Income tax (expense) benefit (1,846) 4,707 (21,327) 16,738
Net loss $ (3,428) $ (51,878) $ (65,664) $ (122,217)
         
Other comprehensive loss:        
Unrealized gain on investments, net of tax 2 15 5
Total comprehensive loss $ (3,426) $ (51,878) $ (65,649) $ (122,212)
         
Basic earnings per share:        
Net loss per common share $ (0.07) $ (1.10) $ (1.34) $ (2.61)
Diluted earnings per share:        
Net loss per common share $ (0.07) $ (1.10) $ (1.34) $ (2.61)
         

 

 
 
Web.com Group, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share data)
     
 December 31, 2013December 31, 2012
     
Assets    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,806 $ 15,181
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,545 and $1,098, respectively 17,062 16,247
Prepaid expenses 7,348 6,697
Deferred expenses 62,073 59,255
Deferred taxes 35,318 17,892
Other current assets 2,837 5,116
Total current assets 138,444 120,388
     
Property and equipment, net 42,090 40,079
Deferred expenses 57,235 63,147
Goodwill 627,845 627,845
Intangible assets, net 401,921 469,703
Other assets 10,224 6,817
Total assets $ 1,277,759 $ 1,327,979
     
Liabilities and stockholders' equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 10,351 $ 6,385
Accrued expenses 14,449 12,802
Accrued compensation and benefits 13,423 15,413
Accrued restructuring costs 1,139 1,477
Deferred revenue 208,856 190,618
Current portion of debt 6,586 4,681
Other liabilities 2,512 2,556
Total current liabilities 257,316 233,932
     
Deferred revenue 186,539 175,816
Long-term debt 556,506 688,140
Deferred tax liabilities 102,421 64,126
Other long-term liabilities 4,932 4,352
Total liabilities 1,107,714 1,166,366
Stockholders' equity:    
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share: 150,000,000 shares authorized, 51,193,230 and 49,175,642 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 51 49
Additional paid-in capital 528,101 454,022
Accumulated other comprehensive income 20 5
Accumulated deficit (358,127) (292,463)
Total stockholders' equity 170,045 161,613
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,277,759 $ 1,327,979

 

 
 
Web.com Group, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results
(in thousands, except for per share data)
(unaudited)
         
 Three months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
 2013201220132012
Reconciliation of GAAP revenue to non-GAAP revenue        
GAAP revenue $ 131,125 $ 111,433 $ 492,315 $ 407,646
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 8,328 14,719 41,407 83,732
Non-GAAP revenue $ 139,453 $ 126,152 $ 533,722 $ 491,378
         
Reconciliation of GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net income        
GAAP net loss $ (3,428) $ (51,878) $ (65,664) $ (122,217)
Amortization of intangibles 16,117 17,397 67,833 70,350
Loss on sale of assets 1 135 403
Stock based compensation 4,177 3,077 18,502 11,927
Income tax expense (benefit) 1,846 (4,707) 21,327 (16,738)
Restructuring expense (benefit) 1,689 (55) 1,657 2,469
Corporate development 660
Amortization of debt discounts and fees 2,785 1,648 5,431 11,017
Cash income tax benefit (expense) 37 (11) (320) (1,044)
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 8,328 14,719 41,407 83,732
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 333 495 1,561 2,376
Loss on debt extinguishment 41,977 20,663 41,977
Gain on sale of equity method investment (385) (5,156)
Non-GAAP net income $ 31,884 $ 22,663 $ 112,147 $ 79,756
         
Reconciliation of GAAP basic net loss per share to non-GAAP basic net income per share        
Basic GAAP net loss $ (0.07) $ (1.10) $ (1.34) $ (2.61)
Amortization of intangibles 0.32 0.36 1.39 1.50
Loss on sale of assets 0.01
Stock based compensation 0.08 0.07 0.38 0.25
Income tax expense (benefit) 0.04 (0.10) 0.44 (0.36)
Restructuring expense (benefit) 0.03 0.03 0.05
Corporate development 0.01
Amortization of debt discounts and fees 0.06 0.04 0.11 0.23
Cash income tax benefit (expense) (0.01) (0.02)
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 0.17 0.31 0.84 1.79
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.05
Loss on debt extinguishment 0.89 0.42 0.90
Gain on sale of equity method investment (0.10)
Basic Non-GAAP net income per share  $ 0.64 $ 0.48 $ 2.29 $ 1.70
         
         
Reconciliation of GAAP diluted net loss per share to non-GAAP diluted net income per share    
Diluted shares:        
Basic weighted average common shares 49,770 47,068 48,947 46,892
Diluted stock options 3,305 1,968 2,993 2,186
Diluted restricted stock 826 964 803 1,117
Total diluted weighted average common shares 53,901 50,000 52,743 50,195
         
Diluted GAAP net loss per share $ (0.07) $ (1.10) $ (1.34) $ (2.61)
Diluted equity 0.01 0.06 0.10 0.17
Amortization of intangibles 0.30 0.34 1.30 1.40
Loss on sale of assets 0.01
Stock based compensation 0.08 0.06 0.35 0.24
Income tax expense (benefit) 0.03 (0.09) 0.40 (0.33)
Restructuring expense (benefit) 0.03 0.03 0.05
Corporate development 0.01
Amortization of debt discounts and fees 0.05 0.03 0.10 0.22
Cash income tax benefit (expense) (0.01) (0.02)
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 0.15 0.29 0.79 1.67
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.05
Loss on debt extinguishment 0.85 0.39 0.84
Gain on sale of equity method investment (0.01) (0.11)
Diluted Non-GAAP net income per share $ 0.59 $ 0.45 $ 2.13 $ 1.59
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to non-GAAP operating income        
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 6,363 $ (605) $ 10,241 $ (36,010)
Amortization of intangibles 16,117 17,397 67,833 70,350
Loss on sale of assets 1 135 403
Stock based compensation 4,177 3,077 18,502 11,927
Restructuring expense (benefit) 1,689 (55) 1,657 2,469
Corporate development 660
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 8,328 14,719 41,407 83,732
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 333 495 1,561 2,376
Non-GAAP operating income $ 37,007 $ 35,029 $ 141,336 $ 135,907
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating margin to non-GAAP operating margin        
GAAP operating margin 5% (1)% 2% (9)%
Amortization of intangibles 12 14 13 14
Loss on sale of assets
Stock based compensation 3 2 3 1
Restructuring expense (benefit) 1 1
Corporate development
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 6 13 8 21
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense
Non-GAAP operating margin 27% 28% 26% 28%
         
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA    
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 6,363 $ (605) $ 10,241 $ (36,010)
Depreciation and amortization 19,165 19,753 79,844 78,981
Loss on sale of assets 1 135 403
Stock based compensation 4,177 3,077 18,502 11,927
Restructuring expense (benefit) 1,689 (55) 1,657 2,469
Corporate development 660
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 8,328 14,719 41,407 83,732
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 333 495 1,561 2,376
Adjusted EBITDA $ 40,055 $ 37,385 $ 153,347 $ 144,538
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating margin to adjusted EBITDA margin        
GAAP operating margin 5% (1)% 2% (9)%
Depreciation and amortization 14 16 16 15
Loss on sale of assets
Stock based compensation 3 2 3 2
Restructuring expense (benefit) 1 1
Corporate development
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 6 13 8 20
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense
Adjusted EBITDA margin 29% 30% 29% 29%
         
Revenue        
Subscription $ 128,692 $ 109,236 $ 482,166 $ 396,687
Professional services and other 2,433 2,197 10,149 10,959
Total $ 131,125 $ 111,433 $ 492,315 $ 407,646
         
Stock based compensation        
Cost of revenue $ 440 $ 346 $ 1,839 $ 1,312
Sales and marketing 985 805 4,399 2,872
Research and development 670 476 2,811 1,963
General and administrative 2,082 1,450 9,453 5,780
Total $ 4,177 $ 3,077 $ 18,502 $ 11,927

 

 
 
Web.com Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands, except for per share amounts)
(unaudited)
     
 Three months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
 2013201220132012
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net loss $ (3,428) $ (51,878) $ (65,664) $ (122,217)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Gain on sale of equity method investment (385) (5,156)
Loss from debt extinguishment 39,331 13,424 39,331
Depreciation and amortization 19,165 19,753 79,844 78,981
Stock based compensation 4,177 3,077 18,502 11,927
Deferred income taxes 1,807 (4,745) 20,869 (17,829)
Amortization of debt issuance costs and other 2,783 1,650 5,567 11,420
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable, net 1,321 2,801 (815) (1,906)
Prepaid expenses and other assets 803 3,136 (5,313) (3,020)
Deferred expenses 1,312 492 3,094 3,004
Accounts payable 2,376 (4,821) 4,521 295
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (1,297) (487) 2,183 (4,105)
Accrued compensation and benefits 4,165 2,755 (1,990) (577)
Accrued restructuring costs and other reserves 895 (1,163) (338) (4,176)
Deferred revenue 1,484 16,718 28,961 91,993
Net cash provided by operating activities 35,563 26,619 102,460 77,965
         
Cash flows from investing activities        
Proceeds from sale of equity method investment 385 7,197
Capital expenditures (3,127) (3,308) (14,713) (22,298)
Other (76) (50) (76)
Net cash used in investing activities (3,127) (3,384) (14,378) (15,177)
         
Cash flows from financing activities        
Stock issuance costs (13) (10) (43) (21)
Common stock repurchased (356) (1,186) (6,342) (4,683)
Payments of long-term debt (33,000) (659,074) (1,015,076) (701,574)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 4,306 1,244 14,164 5,822
Proceeds from long-term debt issued 643,205 920,631 643,205
Debt issuance costs 73 (3,720) (2,791) (3,720)
Net cash used in financing activities (28,990) (19,541) (89,457) (60,971)
         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 3,446 3,694 (1,375) 1,817
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 10,360 11,487 15,181 13,364
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 13,806 $ 15,181 $ 13,806 $ 15,181
         
Supplemental cash flow information        
Interest paid $ 4,632 $ 14,302 $ 35,047 $ 57,293
Income tax paid $ 125 $ 55 $ 499 $ 252
CONTACT: Investors:

         Jenny Kobin

         904-680-6909

         jkobin@web.com

         

         Media:

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         904-251-6297

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