Web.com Group, Inc.
Feb 12, 2015

Web.com Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2015 (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, 2014.

"Web.com delivered fourth quarter financial results that included revenue that exceeded expectations and EPS that was at the high-end of our guidance range. During the quarter we generated approximately $34 million of free cash flow, which we deployed to continue de-levering our balance sheet and repurchase $10.8 million of shares," said David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com.

Brown added, "We made good progress in the quarter addressing the issues that have been impacting our business and believe we are on track to begin generating improved sequential revenue growth. We believe Web.com's differentiated product solutions and singular focus on the small business market provide customers the solutions they need to drive greater sales and engagement from their current and prospective customers. We will continue to optimize our investments to ensure we are well positioned to take advantage of this market opportunity while delivering improved operational and financial performance over time."

Summary of Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

Summary of Full Year 2014 Financial Results

Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call today, February 12, 2015, 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 19, 2015 at 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international). The replay conference ID is 13599363.

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 our ability to begin generating improved sequential revenue growth and Web.com's differentiated product solutions and singular focus on the small business market providing customers the solutions they need to drive greater sales and engagement from their current and prospective customers, 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," "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 Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, 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,
 2014201320142013
         
Revenue $134,511 $131,125 $543,937 $492,315
Cost of Revenue: 48,667 43,536 191,778 171,747
         
Gross profit 85,844 87,589 352,159 320,568
         
Operating expenses:        
Sales and marketing 37,139 35,772 148,836 140,618
Technology and development 7,632 7,664 29,683 32,468
General and administrative 14,963 16,936 58,992 55,740
Restructuring charges 166 1,689 166 1,657
Asset impairment 2,040 2,040
Depreciation and amortization 15,398 19,165 74,779 79,844
Total operating expenses 77,338 81,226 314,496 310,327
Income from operations 8,506 6,363 37,663 10,241
         
Interest expense, net (5,355) (7,945) (26,739) (34,300)
Gain on sale of equity method investment 385
Loss from debt extinguishment (1,838) (20,663)
Net income (loss) before income taxes 3,151 (1,582) 9,086 (44,337)
Income tax expense (11,885) (1,846) (21,544) (21,327)
Net loss $(8,734) $(3,428) $(12,458) $(65,664)
         
Other comprehensive loss:        
Foreign currency translation adjustments (640) (1,395)
Unrealized (loss) gain on investments, net of tax (10) 2 (18) 15
Total comprehensive loss $(9,384) $(3,426) $(13,871) $(65,649)
         
Basic loss per share:        
Net loss per common share $(0.17) $(0.07) $(0.24) $(1.34)
Diluted loss per share:        
Net loss per common share $(0.17) $(0.07) $(0.24) $(1.34)

 

Web.com Group, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share count)
     
 December 31, 2014December 31, 2013
     
Assets    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $22,485 $13,806
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $2,310 and $1,545, respectively 16,932 17,062
Prepaid expenses 10,550 7,348
Deferred expenses 62,818 62,073
Deferred taxes 23,750 35,318
Other current assets 5,012 2,837
Total current assets 141,547 138,444
     
Property and equipment, net 44,000 42,090
Deferred expenses 50,901 57,235
Goodwill 639,564 627,845
Intangible assets, net 357,819 401,921
Other assets 4,575 10,224
Total assets $1,238,406 $1,277,759
     
Liabilities and stockholders' equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $9,940 $10,351
Accrued expenses 14,937 14,449
Accrued compensation and benefits 5,997 13,423
Accrued restructuring costs 1,139
Deferred revenue 217,394 208,856
Current portion of debt 6,197 6,586
Other liabilities 5,069 2,512
Total current liabilities 259,534 257,316
     
Deferred revenue 185,338 186,539
Long-term debt 501,085 556,506
Deferred tax liabilities 111,503 102,421
Other long-term liabilities 6,856 4,932
Total liabilities 1,064,316 1,107,714
Stockholders' equity:    
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share: 150,000,000 shares authorized, 52,108,719 and 51,193,230 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 52 51
Additional paid-in capital 552,991 528,101
Treasury stock at cost, 395,395 shares as of December 31, 2014, and 0 shares as of December 31, 2013 (6,975)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (1,393) 20
Accumulated deficit (370,585) (358,127)
Total stockholders' equity 174,090 170,045
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,238,406 $1,277,759
 
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,
 2014201320142013
Reconciliation of GAAP revenue to non-GAAP revenue        
GAAP revenue $134,511 $131,125 $543,937 $492,315
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 5,855 8,328 26,163 41,407
Non-GAAP revenue $140,366 $139,453 $570,100 $533,722
         
Reconciliation of GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net income        
GAAP net loss $(8,734) $(3,428) $(12,458) $(65,664)
Amortization of intangibles 11,563 16,117 60,719 67,833
Loss on sale of assets 135
Asset impairment 2,040 2,040
Stock based compensation 5,040 4,177 19,567 18,502
Income tax expense 11,885 1,846 21,544 21,327
Restructuring charges 166 1,689 166 1,657
Corporate development 499
Amortization of debt discounts and fees 2,746 2,785 10,932 5,431
Cash income tax (expense) benefit (499) 37 (1,243) (320)
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 5,855 8,328 26,163 41,407
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 215 333 1,027 1,561
Loss on debt extinguishment 1,838 20,663
Gain on sale of equity method investment (385)
Non-GAAP net income $30,277 $31,884 $130,794 $112,147
         
Reconciliation of GAAP basic net loss per share to non-GAAP basic net income per share        
Basic GAAP net loss $(0.17) $(0.07) $(0.24) $(1.34)
Amortization of intangibles 0.24 0.32 1.20 1.39
Loss on sale of assets
Asset impairment 0.04 0.04
Stock based compensation 0.10 0.08 0.38 0.38
Income tax expense 0.23 0.04 0.42 0.44
Restructuring charges 0.03 0.03
Corporate development 0.01
Amortization of debt discounts and fees 0.05 0.06 0.21 0.11
Cash income tax (expense) benefit (0.01) (0.02) (0.01)
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 0.11 0.17 0.51 0.84
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 0.01 0.02 0.03
Loss on debt extinguishment 0.04 0.42
Gain on sale of equity method investment
Basic Non-GAAP net income per share $0.59 $0.64 $2.57 $2.29
         
Reconciliation of GAAP diluted net loss per share to non-GAAP diluted net income per shareThree months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
Diluted shares:2014201320142013
Basic weighted average common shares 51,295 49,770 50,920 48,947
Diluted stock options 1,623 3,305 2,727 2,993
Diluted restricted stock 342 826 554 803
Total diluted weighted average common shares 53,260 53,901 54,201 52,743
         
Diluted GAAP net loss per share $(0.17) $(0.07) $(0.24) $(1.34)
Diluted equity 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.10
Amortization of intangibles 0.23 0.30 1.12 1.30
Loss on sale of assets
Asset impairment 0.04 0.04
Stock based compensation 0.09 0.08 0.36 0.35
Income tax expense 0.22 0.03 0.40 0.40
Restructuring charges 0.03 0.03
Corporate development 0.01
Amortization of debt discounts and fees 0.05 0.05 0.20 0.10
Cash income tax (expense) benefit (0.01) (0.02) (0.01)
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 0.11 0.15 0.48 0.79
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 0.01 0.02 0.03
Loss on debt extinguishment 0.03 0.39
Gain on sale of equity method investment (0.01)
Diluted Non-GAAP net income per share $0.57 $0.59 $2.41 $2.13
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating income to non-GAAP operating income        
GAAP operating income $8,506 $6,363 $37,663 $10,241
Amortization of intangibles 11,563 16,117 60,719 67,833
Loss on sale of assets 135
Asset impairment 2,040 2,040
Stock based compensation 5,040 4,177 19,567 18,502
Restructuring charges 166 1,689 166 1,657
Corporate development 499
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 5,855 8,328 26,163 41,407
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 215 333 1,027 1,561
Non-GAAP operating income $33,385 $37,007 $147,844 $141,336
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating margin to non-GAAP operating margin        
GAAP operating margin 6% 5% 7% 2%
Amortization of intangibles 9 12 11 13
Loss on sale of assets
Asset impairment 1
Stock based compensation 4 3 3 3
Restructuring charges 1
Corporate development
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 4 6 5 8
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense
Non-GAAP operating margin 24% 27% 26% 26%
         
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating income to adjusted EBITDAThree months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
 2014201320142013
GAAP operating income $8,506 $6,363 $37,663 $10,241
Depreciation and amortization 15,398 19,165 74,779 79,844
Loss on sale of assets 135
Asset impairment 2,040 2,040
Stock based compensation 5,040 4,177 19,567 18,502
Restructuring charges 166 1,689 166 1,657
Corporate development 499
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 5,855 8,328 26,163 41,407
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense 215 333 1,027 1,561
Adjusted EBITDA $37,220 $40,055 $161,904 $153,347
         
Reconciliation of GAAP operating margin to adjusted EBITDA margin        
GAAP operating margin 6% 5% 7% 2%
Depreciation and amortization 12 14 13 16
Loss on sale of assets
Asset impairment 1
Stock based compensation 4 3 3 3
Restructuring charges 1
Corporate development
Fair value adjustment to deferred revenue 4 6 5 8
Fair value adjustment to deferred expense
Adjusted EBITDA margin 27% 29% 28% 29%
         
Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow        
Net cash provided by operating activities $36,352 $35,563 $117,206 $102,460
Capital expenditures (2,382) (3,127) (15,166) (14,713)
Free cash flow $33,970 $32,436 $102,040 $87,747
         
Revenue        
Subscription $132,001 $128,692 $534,955 $482,166
Professional services and other 2,510 2,433 8,982 10,149
Total $134,511 $131,125 $543,937 $492,315
         
Stock based compensation        
Cost of revenue $500 $440 $2,045 $1,839
Sales and marketing 1,168 985 4,816 4,399
Research and development 765 670 3,125 2,811
General and administrative 2,607 2,082 9,581 9,453
Total $5,040 $4,177 $19,567 $18,502

 

Web.com Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
     
 Three months ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended
December 31,
 2014201320142013
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net loss $(8,734) $(3,428) $(12,458) $(65,664)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Gain on sale of equity method investment (385)
Loss from debt extinguishment 1,249 13,424
Depreciation and amortization 15,398 19,165 74,779 79,844
Stock based compensation 5,040 4,177 19,567 18,502
Deferred income taxes 11,260 1,807 20,120 20,869
Amortization of debt issuance costs and other 2,757 2,783 10,932 5,567
Asset impairment 2,040 2,040
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable, net 3,635 1,321 821 (815)
Prepaid expenses and other assets 125 803 (2,404) (5,313)
Deferred expenses 7,469 1,312 5,610 3,094
Accounts payable 1,356 2,376 (2,739) 4,521
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,607 (1,297) 1,667 2,183
Accrued compensation and benefits (2,977) 4,165 (7,788) (1,990)
Accrued restructuring costs 895 (1,139) (338)
Deferred revenue (2,624) 1,484 6,949 28,961
Net cash provided by operating activities 36,352 35,563 117,206 102,460
         
Cash flows from investing activities        
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired 42 (19,246)
Proceeds from sale of equity method investment 385
Capital expenditures (2,382) (3,127) (15,166) (14,713)
Other (50)
Net cash used in investing activities (2,340) (3,127) (34,412) (14,378)
         
Cash flows from financing activities        
Stock issuance costs (23) (13) (98) (43)
Common stock repurchased (1,137) (356) (6,327) (6,342)
Payments of long-term debt (16,250) (33,000) (367,328) (1,015,076)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 789 4,306 9,899 14,164
Proceeds from long-term debt issued 192,020 910,631
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facility 112,208 10,000
Debt issuance costs (8) 73 (3,680) (2,791)
Purchases under stock repurchase plan (10,785) (10,785)
Net cash used in financing activities (27,414) (28,990) (74,091) (89,457)
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (13) (24)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 6,585 3,446 8,679 (1,375)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 15,900 10,360 13,806 15,181
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $22,485 $13,806 $22,485 $13,806
         
Supplemental cash flow information        
Interest paid $2,017 $4,632 $17,303 $35,047
Income tax paid $314 $125 $1,134 $499
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