Stamps.com Announces Third Quarter 2007 Results
Q3 Total Revenue of $20.3 million
Q3 GAAP Net Income of $2.4 million
Non-GAAP Q3 Diluted Earnings Per Share Excluding Stock-Based Compensation Expense of $0.16
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stamps.com(R) Inc. (Nasdaq: STMP) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007.
For the third quarter: -- Total revenue was $20.3 million, an increase of 7% versus the third quarter of 2006. -- PC Postage(R) subscriber related revenue, including service revenue, store revenue and insurance revenue, was $16.8 million, up 9% versus subscriber related revenue in the third quarter of 2006. -- The number of PC Postage paid customers was approximately 345 thousand, up 19 thousand versus the second quarter 2007 number of 326 thousand, and up 34 thousand versus the third quarter 2006 number of 311 thousand. -- Total gross margin was 71.8% versus 73.1% in the third quarter of 2006. -- PC Postage business gross margin was 80.7% versus 80.9% in the third quarter of 2006, and PhotoStamps gross margin was 29.7% versus 33.8% in the same quarter last year. -- Total spending on PC Postage customer acquisition was $6.4 million, up 29% from the same quarter last year, as Stamps.com continued to invest in its PC Postage sales and marketing at a higher level than last year. -- Approximately 225 thousand sheets of PhotoStamps were shipped in the quarter, resulting in $3.5 million third quarter PhotoStamps revenue, an increase of 12% versus the third quarter of 2006. -- GAAP net income was $2.4 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, including approximately $0.85 million of stock-based compensation expense related to the Company's adoption of FASB Statement 123R that began in the first quarter of 2006. -- Excluding the FASB Statement 123R expense, non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share was $0.16.
"As planned, we continued to make a large investment during the third quarter in marketing of our PC Postage service, with customer acquisition spending up 29% versus the same quarter last year," said Ken McBride, Stamps.com president and CEO. "We've started to realize the benefits of the increased spending this year with the number of paying customers increasing 19 thousand versus the second quarter of this year, and increasing 34 thousand versus the same quarter last year. We believe the results to date of our increased PC Postage marketing activity are positive, and we plan to continue to make an investment in that business to enhance our long-term growth. On the PhotoStamps business, we scaled back our sales and marketing efforts during the seasonally slower third quarter, and as part of our focus on improving profitability in the PhotoStamps business."
Third Quarter 2007 Detailed Results
Stamps.com reported 2007 third quarter GAAP net income of $2.45 million, including approximately $0.85 million, or approximately $0.04 per fully diluted share, of stock-based compensation expense related to the Company's adoption of FASB Statement 123R that began during the first quarter of 2006. On a per share basis, total 2007 third quarter GAAP net income was $0.12 based on fully diluted shares outstanding of 20.6 million. The $0.85 million stock-based compensation expense was allocated among cost of sales, sales and marketing, research and development, and general and administrative categories, based on individual employee or Board of Directors costs and positions, as shown in the following table.
All amounts in millions Non-GAAP FASB GAAP of dollars except per Amounts 123R Amounts share or margin data: Excluding Related as 123R Costs Reported Cost of Sales $5.64 $0.08 $5.72 Research & Development $1.91 $0.19 $2.10 Sales & Marketing $7.75 $0.17 $7.92 General & Administrative $2.71 $0.41 $3.11 Total Expenses $18.00 $0.85 $18.85 Total gross margin 72.2% (0.4%) 71.8% Net Income $3.29 ($0.85) $2.45 On a diluted per share basis $0.16 ($0.04) $0.12 Shares used in per share calculation 20,575 20,575 20,575
Excluding the FASB Statement 123R expense, 2007 third quarter non-GAAP net income was $3.29 million. On a per share basis, 2007 third quarter non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share was $0.16 based on fully diluted shares outstanding of 20.6 million. This compares to 2006 third quarter non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share excluding 123R expenses of $0.21.
During the third quarter, approximately 225 thousand PhotoStamps sheets were shipped to customers. Since the beginning of the third market test in May 2005, approximately 2.3 million sheets, or more than 45 million individual PhotoStamps, have been shipped to customers. Total third quarter PhotoStamps revenue was $3.5 million, an increase of 12% versus revenue of $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2006. Estimated total sales and marketing expenses directly related to PhotoStamps exceeded PhotoStamps gross profits for the third quarter.
Net Operating Loss Shareholder Notice
Under Internal Revenue Code Section 382 rules, a change in ownership can occur whenever there is a shift in ownership by more than 50 percentage points by one or more five-percent shareholders within a three-year period. When a change of ownership is triggered, the Company's net operating losses (NOL) asset may be impaired. We estimate that as of September 30, 2007 the Company was at approximately 35% compared with the 50% level that would trigger impairment of our NOL asset.
As part of our ongoing program to preserve future use of our NOL asset, Stamps.com requests that any shareholder contemplating owning 900 thousand shares or greater contact the Company first.
Owing to the large value of the NOL asset and the risk of possible impairment through a change of ownership under Internal Revenue Code Section 382 rules, the Company is currently considering additional measures to protect its NOL asset.
Following the third quarter outcome for the business, Stamps.com currently expects total fiscal 2007 revenue to be $85 to $90 million. The Company expects fiscal 2007 GAAP net income per share to be $0.47 to $0.52, including approximately $2.7 million of stock-based compensation expense related to the Company's adoption of FASB Statement 123R that began in fiscal 2006. Excluding the FASB Statement 123R expenses, non-GAAP fiscal 2007 net income per fully diluted share is expected to be $0.60 to $0.65.
During the third quarter of 2007 the Company repurchased approximately 1.2 million shares for a total cost of $14.0 million, completing the full $20 million that was authorized under its February 2007 repurchase program. Over the past five quarters the Company has repurchased a combined total of 4.1 million shares for a total cost of $60 million.
The Company is currently studying additional measures to protect its net operating loss asset and plans to complete that study before considering any additional share repurchase programs.
Company Customer Metrics
A complete set of the quarterly customer metrics for the past two fiscal years and through the current quarter is available currently at http://investor.stamps.com (under a tab on the left side called Company Metrics, Current Metrics).
Quarterly Conference Call
The Stamps.com financial results conference call will be webcast today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and may be accessed at http://investor.stamps.com. The Company plans to discuss its business outlook during the conference call. Following the conclusion of the webcast, a replay of the call will be available at the same website.
About Stamps.com and PhotoStamps
Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com (http://www.stamps.com) enables small businesses, enterprises, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. The Company targets its services to small businesses and home offices, and currently has partnerships with companies including Microsoft, CompUSA, EarthLink, HP, NCR, Office Depot, Vendio and the U.S. Postal Service.
PhotoStamps (http://www.photostamps.com) is a patented Stamps.com product that couples the technology of PC Postage with the simplicity of a web-based image upload and order process. Since launching PhotoStamps for the third market test in May 2005, more than 45 million individual PhotoStamps have been shipped to customers. PhotoStamps is currently available under authorization of the U.S. Postal Service for its fourth phase market test with an authorization through May 16, 2008.
To supplement the Company's condensed financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, Stamps.com uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, and non-GAAP gross margin. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and the Company's prospects for the future and provide further information about the impact of the adoption of the new accounting standard FAS 123R. The Company believes the non-GAAP measures that exclude stock-based compensation enhance the comparability of results against prior periods. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the financial tables included on page 2 of this press release.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release includes forward-looking statements about our anticipated results and our PhotoStamps spend that involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors, including the Company's ability to complete and ship its products, maintain desirable economics for its products and obtain or maintain regulatory approval, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made from time to time by STAMPS.COM, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. STAMPS.COM undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Stamps.com, the Stamps.com logo and PhotoStamps are trademarks or registered trademarks of Stamps.com Inc. All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.
Stamps.com Investor Contact: Press Contact: Investor Relations Dena Cook (310) 482-5830 (310) 600-7160 http://investor.stamps.com email@example.com STAMPS.COM INC. STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data: unaudited) Three Months ended Nine Months ended September 30, September 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenues: Subscription $14,115 $13,057 $41,282 $40,142 Product 2,296 1,925 7,111 6,297 Insurance 339 326 1,068 1,050 PhotoStamps 3,534 3,148 11,345 10,756 Other -- 453 907 1,366 Total revenues 20,284 18,909 61,713 59,611 Cost of revenues: Subscription 2,369 2,332 7,123 7,273 Product 760 553 2,398 1,995 Insurance 105 99 331 325 PhotoStamps 2,485 2,085 7,626 6,884 Other -- 26 52 78 Total cost of revenues 5,719 5,095 17,530 16,555 Gross profit 14,565 13,814 44,183 43,056 Operating expenses: Sales and marketing 7,917 5,971 23,674 19,241 Research and development 2,100 2,239 6,322 6,737 General and administrative 3,114 2,626 9,079 8,997 Total operating expenses 13,131 10,836 39,075 34,975 Income from operations 1,434 2,978 5,108 8,081 Other income, net: Interest income 1,062 1,339 3,449 3,817 Total other income, net 1,062 1,339 3,449 3,817 Pre-tax income 2,496 4,317 8,557 11,898 Provision for income taxes 50 54 257 119 Net income $2,446 $4,263 $8,300 $11,779 Net income per share: Basic $0.12 $0.18 $0.39 $0.50 Diluted $0.12 $0.18 $0.39 $0.48 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 20,243 23,458 21,156 23,443 Diluted 20,575 24,091 21,548 24,346 CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2007 2006 ASSETS Cash and investments $83,996 $106,074 Trade accounts receivable 2,448 2,365 Other accounts receivable 2,877 671 Other current assets 2,779 2,095 Property and equipment, net 4,203 5,084 Intangible assets, net 1,142 1,956 Other assets 3,822 3,305 Total assets $101,267 $121,550 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $9,455 $10,459 Deferred revenue 2,735 $556 Total liabilities 12,190 11,015 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 47 47 Additional paid-in capital 621,912 618,664 Treasury Stock (63,737) (30,429) Accumulated deficit (468,921) (477,221) Unrealized loss on investments (224) (526) Total stockholders' equity 89,077 110,535 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $101,267 $121,550
SOURCE Stamps.com, Inc.
Released October 25, 2007