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Limelight Networks(R) Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results


TEMPE, Ariz., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) ("Limelight"), a global leader in Digital Presence Management, today announced first quarter 2013 financial results.

"Today Limelight reported revenue for the first quarter of 2013 of $45.8 million and adjusted EBITDA of $2.8 million. In my first full quarter at Limelight, I placed a strong emphasis on driving focus and a high level of execution across our business in order to deliver superior service to our customers and build shareholder value," said Bob Lento, Chief Executive Officer. "We began to implement changes to improve our sales organization's productivity and increase the effectiveness of our sales and marketing investments, and we put in place processes within R&D to accelerate product time to market and increase the quality of each solution. I am encouraged by our progress during the quarter."

Recent Business Highlights

Limelight continues to enhance its position as a leader in the Digital Presence Management marketplace.

  • First quarter 2013 value added services were 35% of total revenue, up from 32% in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Limelight was named a Strong Performer by Forrester in the Forrester Wave: Online Video Platform report.
  • We launched our thought leadership book, Digital Presence for Dummies, which was published by Wiley and is the industry's first guide to digital presence. Demand for the book is strong, and within just a few weeks of hitting the digital airwaves, the book was named a 2013 Killer Content Award winner by the DemandGen Report.
  • During the first quarter of 2013, Limelight announced George Vonderhaar as Chief Sales Officer and Jonathan Smith as Managing Director and Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Financial highlights for Limelight's 2013 first quarter included:

  • Revenue from continuing operations of $45.8 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.8 million.
  • Cash flows from operations of $2.7 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss, before share-based compensation, litigation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, and discontinued operations of $4.0 million, or $0.04 cents per basic share.
  • GAAP loss from continuing operations of $8.1 million, or $0.08 cents per basic share.
  • Capital expenditures of $2.6 million.
  • The Company ended the quarter with no bank debt and approximately $120 million in cash and cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities.

Stock Buyback Program

During the first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately $5.5 million of common stock under the $10 million repurchase plan that the Board of Directors authorized on October 29, 2012. The Board of Directors previously authorized the repurchase of a total of $50 million in common stock under three separate repurchase plans, the first of which was authorized in September 2011. With the first quarter repurchases, the third stock repurchase program is now complete.

Financial Tables

(In thousands, except per share data)
 March 31,December 31,
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 86,163  $ 108,915
Marketable securities  34,041  19,040
Accounts receivable, net  27,537  26,602
Income taxes receivable  318  471
Deferred income tax  71  38
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  11,108  12,308
Total current assets  159,238  167,374
Property and equipment, net  35,339  41,251
Marketable securities, less current portion  11  18
Deferred income tax, less current portion  2,849  2,838
Goodwill  80,458  80,278
Other intangible assets, net  5,713  6,387
Other assets  6,600  6,735
Total assets  $ 290,208  $ 304,881
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 6,108  $ 6,730
Deferred revenue  7,107  6,892
Capital lease obligation  1,032  1,301
Income taxes payable  798  519
Other current liabilities  10,722  14,866
Total current liabilities  25,767  30,308
Capital lease obligation, less current portion  664  824
Deferred income tax  423  461
Deferred revenue, less current portion  2,281  797
Other long-term liabilities  5,144  5,261
Total liabilities  34,279  37,651
Commitments and contingencies  --  --
Stockholders' equity:    
Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 7,500 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding  --  --
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012;    
96,105 and 98,038 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 96 98
Additional paid-in capital  450,625  452,258
Contingent consideration  33  33
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (2,239)  (709)
Accumulated deficit  (192,586)  (184,450)
Total stockholders' equity  255,929  267,230
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 290,208  $ 304,881
(In thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,
Revenues  $ 45,813  $ 46,471  $ 44,316
Cost of revenue:      
Cost of services  22,052  21,529  20,501
Depreciation - network  6,680  7,009  6,829
Total cost of revenue  28,732  28,538  27,330
Gross profit  17,081  17,933  16,986
Operating expenses:      
General and administrative *  8,073  10,873  8,320
Sales and marketing *  10,484  10,613  11,632
Research & development *  5,741  5,075  5,166
Depreciation and amortization  1,450  1,514  1,398
Total operating expenses  25,748  28,075  26,516
Operating loss  (8,667)  (10,142)  (9,530)
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense  (27)  (41)  (50)
Interest income  70  79  106
Other, net  568  (20)  (86)
Total other income (expense)  611  18  (30)
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes  (8,056)  (10,124)  (9,560)
Income tax expense (benefit)  80  167  137
Loss from continuing operations  (8,136)  (10,291)  (9,697)
Discontinued operations:      
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes  --  (1,943)  (309)
Net loss  $ (8,136)  $ (12,234)  $ (10,006)
Net loss per share:      
Continuing operations  $ (0.08)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.09)
Discontinued operations  $         --  $ (0.02)  $ (0.01)
Total  $ (0.08)  $ (0.12)  $ (0.10)
Continuing operations  $ (0.08)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.09)
Discontinued operations $         --  $ (0.02)  $ (0.01)
Total  $ (0.08)  $ (0.12)  $ (0.10)
Shares used in per share calculations:      
Basic  96,818  98,765  104,226
Diluted  96,818  98,765  104,226
* Includes share-based compensation (see supplemental table for figures)
(In thousands)
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,
Supplemental financial data (in thousands):      
Share-based compensation:      
Cost of revenues  $ 505  $ 522  $ 506
General and administrative  1,621  1,873  1,777
Sales and marketing  663  601  837
Research and development  561  644  831
Total share-based compensation  $ 3,350  $ 3,640  $ 3,951
Depreciation and amortization:      
Network-related depreciation  $ 6,680  $ 7,009  $ 6,829
Other depreciation and amortization  718  787  703
Amortization of intangible assets  732  727  695
Total depreciation and amortization  $ 8,130  $ 8,523  $ 8,227
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities:  $ (7,758)  $ (2,012)  $ (3,563)
End of period statistics:      
Approximate number of active customers  1,406  1,451  1,562
Number of employees  499  511  504
(In thousands)
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net loss  $ (8,136)  $ (12,234)  $ (10,006)
Loss from discontinued operations  --  (1,943)  (309)
Net loss from continuing operations  (8,136)  (10,291)  (9,697)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  8,130  8,523  8,227
Share-based compensation  3,350  3,640  3,951
Deferred income taxes  (171)  261  (112)
Foreign currency remeasurement gain  (861)  (276)  (97)
Loss on sale of property and equipment  --  70  --
Accounts receivable charges  326  905  426
Accretion of marketable securities  96  107  99
Non cash tax benefit associated with sale of discontinued operations  --  --  --
Non cash increase in cost basis investment  --  --  (374)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable  (1,260)  901  280
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  1,085  (76)  (361)
Income taxes receivable  141  (47)  (35)
Other assets  106  (72)  (2,130)
Accounts payable  (96)  265  (625)
Deferred revenue  1,698  (544)  774
Other current liabilities  (1,947)  1,040  (1,246)
Income taxes payable  307  (55)  (500)
Other long term liabilities  (116)  (119)  (508)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  2,652  4,232  (1,928)
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of marketable securities  (38,039)  --  (15,469)
Maturities of marketable securities  22,895  8,340  7,303
Purchases of property and equipment  (2,603)  (916)  (5,680)
Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations  --  224  5,839
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities  (17,747)  7,648  (8,007)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Payments on capital lease obligations  (429)  (427)  (436)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options  --  34  118
Cash paid for purchase of common stock  (5,512)  (4,578)  (1,161)
Payment of employee tax withholdings related to restricted stock  (1,358)  (81)  (259)
Net cash used in financing activities  (7,299)  (5,052)  (1,738)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (358)  (232)  57
Cash flows from discontinued operations:      
Cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations  --  (149)  --
Net cash used in discontinued operations  --  (149)  --
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents  (22,752)  6,447  (11,616)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  108,915  102,468  120,349
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $ 86,163  $ 108,915  $ 108,733

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To evaluate our business, we consider and use Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure 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 income (loss) to be an important indicator of overall business performance because it allows us to illustrate the impact of the effects of share-based compensation, litigation expenses, amortization of intangibles, acquisition related expenses, and discontinued operations. We define EBITDA as GAAP net income (loss) before interest income, interest expense, other income and expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and discontinued operations. We believe that EBITDA provides a useful metric to investors to compare us with other companies within our industry and across industries. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for operational expenses that we do not consider reflective of our ongoing operations. 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. In addition, it should be noted that our performance-based executive officer bonus structure is tied closely to our performance as measured in part by certain non-GAAP financial measures.

The terms Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA 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 income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (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 and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • they do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • they do not reflect the cash requirements necessary for litigation costs;
  • they do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt that we may incur;
  • they 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 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 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) and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental support for management's analysis of business performance. Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA 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 Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciling the non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable GAAP measures.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss
(In thousands)
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,
GAAP net loss  $ (8,136)  $ (12,234)  $ (10,006)
Share-based compensation  3,350  3,640  3,951
Litigation defense expenses  42  361  49
Acquisition related expenses  (24)  (17)  (488)
Amortization of intangible assets  732  727  695
Loss from discontinued operations  --  1,943  309
Non-GAAP net loss  $ (4,036)  $ (5,580)  $ (5,490)
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands)
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,December 31,March 31,
GAAP net loss  $ (8,136)  $ (12,234)  $ (10,006)
Depreciation and amortization  8,130  8,523  8,227
Interest expense  27  41  50
Interest and other (income) expense  (638)  (59)  (20)
Income tax expense (benefit)   80  167  137
Loss from discontinued operations  --  1,943  309
EBITDA  (537)  (1,619)  (1,303)
Share-based compensation  3,350  3,640  3,951
Litigation defense expenses  42  361  49
Acquisition related expenses  (24)  (17)  (488)
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 2,831  $ 2,365  $ 2,209

Conference Call

At approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) 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 audiocast live from and a replay will be available following the call from the Company's website.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning, among other things, the outlook for the Company's revenues, net loss and stock-based compensation expenses, customer growth, market growth, pricing pressures, expansion into additional market segments, product and services improvements, the integration of acquired businesses and litigation and acquisition related expenses. Forward-looking statements represent the current judgment and expectations of Limelight Networks and are not guarantees and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the final review of the results and amendments and preparation of quarterly or annual financial statements, including consultation with our outside auditors. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

About Limelight Networks, Inc.

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital Presence Management. Limelight's Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight's scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: web content management; website personalization; content targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage – combined with social media integration and powerful analytics. Limelight's team of digital presence experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their customer relationships – all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow us on Twitter at

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