– Return to Operating Profitability during the second quarter of 2016 –
Ra’anana, Israel / River Edge, NJ, USA – August 11, 2016 – Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (MTS or the Company) (Nasdaq Capital Market: MTSL), a global provider of software solutions for online video advertising and telecommunications management, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2016.
MTS’s revenues for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $3.4 million, compared with $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2015 and $3.3 million in the first quarter of 2016. On a GAAP basis, the Company recorded a net loss for the second quarter of $(22,000), or $(0.00) per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $(248,000), or $(0.03) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015, and a net loss of ($224,000) or ($0.03) per diluted share in the first quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis (as described and reconciled below), the Company posted net income for the second quarter of $262,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared with net income of $409,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015.
Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016 were $6.7 million compared with $6.6 million for the comparable period in 2015. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $(246,000) or ($0.03) per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $(475,000) or ($0.08) per diluted share in the comparable period in 2015. On a non-GAAP basis (as described and reconciled below), net income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $294,000 or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with net income of $278,000, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2015.
Commenting on the results, Orey Gilliam, Chief Executive of MTS, said, “We saw an improvement in our financial results as we continue to invest in our technology to enhance our position in our markets.”
“As in previous quarters, we invested in advertising technology in the second quarter and moved forward with our plan to establish Vexigo as a leader in the Video Advertising space. We are pleased to report increased video advertising activity and growing business around Vexigo’s Visualizr, its mobile content aggregation and monetization solution. Our current focus is to build out Vexigo’s products and technology.
“The telecommunications side of our business continues to exhibit good performance, and we have added several new TEM and cloud customers with long-term contracts. We are currently working on enhancing our product lines and are exploring additional technology expense management opportunities with our partners and customers to address their evolving needs.” concluded Gilliam.
As previously announced, during the first quarter, Vexigo’s former shareholders (who are now shareholders of MTS), agreed to extend the schedule of outstanding payments due them in order to improve the Company’s working capital. On May 16, 2016, the Company’s shareholders approved a $700,000 equity investment in the Company by the former Vexigo shareholders, two additional members of the Company’s Board and the Company’s then acting CEO. Soon after the investment was completed, the Company repaid $500,000 of the sum due to the former Vexigo Shareholders.
In accordance with standard industry accounting policies, the Company accounts for a portion of the Video Advertising revenues and cost of revenues derived from third-party arrangements on a net basis. If these revenues had been presented on a gross basis, Video Advertising revenues and cost of revenues would have increased by approximately $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2016 and $4.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, while gross profit would have remained unchanged. If such revenues and cost of revenues were presented on a gross basis this would increase both Video Advertising revenues and cost of revenues by $305 thousand for the six-month period ended June 30, 2015 after the acquisition of Vexigo on April 1, 2015, with no change to gross profit.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This release includes revenues, cost of revenues, net income and basic and diluted earnings per share calculated on a non-GAAP basis. The non-GAAP revenues and cost of revenues measures include revenues and cost of revenues associated with third-party arrangements and the other non-GAAP measures exclude the following items:
- M&A expenses related to the Vexigo acquisition
- Amortization of intangible assets, net of tax effects
- Stock-based compensation expenses
MTS’s management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends that relate to the Company’s operating results and cash generation capabilities. These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. To achieve an accurate overall picture of the Company’s results of operations, MTS advises the reader to consider the non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with their corresponding GAAP measures.
Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (MTS) provides video advertising solutions for online and mobile platforms and Telecommunications Management solutions and services.
MTS’s subsidiary, Vexigo (www.vexigo.com), develops highly sophisticated video advertising solutions for online and mobile platforms, and uses them to offer advertising optimization services to advertisers and website owners.
MTS’s telecommunications business provides innovative products and services for enterprises in the areas of telecom expense management (TEM), enterprise mobility management (EMM), mobile virtual network operators/enablers (MVNO/MVNE) and IOT/M2M enablement for mobile service providers.
Headquartered in Israel, MTS markets its solutions through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Israel, the U.S and Hong Kong, as well as through distribution channels. For more information, please visit the MTS web site: www.mtsint.com.
Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks in product development plans and schedules, rapid technological change, changes and delays in product approval and introduction, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, market acceptance, the lengthy sales cycle, proprietary rights of the Company and its competitors, risk of operations in Israel, government regulations, dependence on third parties to manufacture products, general economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.