LITTLE ROCK, AR--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2016) - Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INUV), an advertising technology and digital publishing company, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

"After a soft second quarter, advertiser demand recovered, putting us back on track to quarterly sequential growth, which in the third quarter was 12%," stated Rich Howe, Chairman and CEO of Inuvo. "On an Adjusted EBITDA basis, we delivered $420 thousand, or $0.02 per share, up 49% over the second quarter. We expect revenue in the last quarter of the year to continue to improve sequentially."

Financial Highlights - First Nine Months and Third Quarter 2016

  • 2016 first nine months' revenue was up 5% year-over-year to $51.9 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2016 was $2.0 million.
  • 2016 third quarter revenue was up 12% sequentially to $17.5 million, down from $19.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2016 was up 49% sequentially to $420 thousand, or $0.02 per share.
  • GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2016 was $263 thousand or $0.01 net loss per share.
  • Cash balance at September 30, 2016 was $3.6 million.
  • There was no bank debt at September 30, 2016.
  • Balance Sheet strengthens with current ratio improving from .88 at December 31, 2015 to .97 at September 30, 2016.
  • Inuvo renewed the $10 million bank revolving credit agreement for an additional two years.

"Our long term goal, set out in 2014 to reach a $100 million annual run rate, or $25 million per quarter, during 2017 is very much on track," said Rich Howe.

The Inuvo business is managed along two segments, the Partner Network and the Owned and Operated Network. The Partner Network facilitates transactions between advertisers and our partners' websites and applications. The Owned and Operated Network designs, builds and markets mobile-ready consumer websites and applications mainly under the ALOT brand. Both segments utilize the company's ad delivery software as a service (SaaS) technologies. 

Financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2016
Net revenues for the third quarter of 2016, were $17.5 million, recovering from a soft second quarter of 2016 where revenues were $15.6 million and compared to $19.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015. Both business segments improved sequentially in the third quarter of 2016. Revenue in our Partner Network was $6.2 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $4.7 million in the three months that ended June 30, 2016, a 30% increase. Revenue in the Owned and Operated Network was $11.3 million in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $10.9 million in the three months that ended June 30, 2016, a 4% increase.

Partner Network revenue in the third quarter of 2015 was $7.2 million. The lower Partner Network revenue in the third quarter this year compared to the same quarter last year is due in part to lower advertiser demand which persisted into the early part of the third quarter of 2016. 

Owned and Operated Network revenue in the third quarter of 2015 was $12.0 million. The lower revenue in the Owned & Operated Network in the third quarter this year compared to the same quarter last year is due in part to a decrease in marketing expenditures and in part due to the demand weakness described earlier. Operating expenses increased by approximately $58 thousand in the third quarter of 2016 over the same quarter last year.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, GAAP net loss was $263 thousand or $0.01 net loss per share compared to $651 thousand net income, or $0.03 net income per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. This year's net loss included a one-time net income from discontinued operations of $171,844 or $0.01 net income per share. Adjusted EBITDA in the period was $420 thousand or $0.02 per share.

Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2016
At September 30, 2016, cash and cash equivalents totaled $3.6 million and there was no bank debt. The current ratio improved from .88 at December 31, 2015 to .97 at September 30, 2016.

Conference Call Information
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 4:15 p.m. ET
Domestic Dial-in number: 1-888-510-1785
International Dial-in number: 1-719-457-2647
Live webcast: 

In addition, the call will be webcast on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at where it will also be archived for 45 days. A telephone replay will be available through November 9, 2016. To access the replay, please dial 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international). At the system prompt, enter the code 2666972 followed by the # sign. You will then be prompted for your name, company and phone number. Playback will then automatically begin.

About Inuvo, Inc.
Inuvo®, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INUV) is an advertising technology and digital publishing business that serves hundreds of millions of income generating ads monthly across a network of websites and apps serving desktop, tablet and mobile devices. To learn more about Inuvo, please visit or download our app for Apple iPhone or for Android.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words or expressions such as "anticipate," "plan," "will," "intend," "believe" or "expect'" or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements made with respect to expectations with respect to our lack of profitable operating history, changes in our business, potential need for additional capital, fluctuations in demand; changes to economic growth in the U.S. economy; and government policies and regulations, including, but not limited to those affecting the Internet, all as set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and our most recent Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of Inuvo and are difficult to predict. Inuvo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

  September 30,   December 31,
  2016   2015
Current assets          
  Cash $ 3,638,111   $ 4,257,204
  Accounts receivable, net   6,315,256     7,001,337
  Unbilled revenue   10,999     16,154
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   383,752     345,752
Total current assets   10,348,118     11,620,447
Property and equipment, net   1,751,924     1,805,561
Other assets          
  Goodwill   5,760,808     5,760,808
  Intangible assets, net   8,574,936     9,320,951
  Other assets   29,229     224,759
Total other assets   14,364,973     15,306,518
Total assets $ 26,465,015   $ 28,732,526
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity          
Current liabilities          
  Accounts payable   7,873,231     10,080,315
  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   2,804,056     3,169,445
Total current liabilities   10,677,287     13,249,760
Long-term liabilities          
  Deferred tax liability   3,799,600     3,799,600
  Other long-term liabilities   330,008     722,722
Total long-term liabilities   4,129,608     4,522,322
Total stockholders' equity   11,658,120     10,960,444
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 26,465,015   $ 28,732,526
  (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,     September 30,     September 30,  
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
Net revenue $ 17,485,087     $ 19,254,052     $ 51,864,448     $ 49,402,809  
Cost of revenue   5,136,242       5,876,429       13,392,598       19,038,392  
Gross profit   12,348,845       13,377,623       38,471,850       30,364,417  
Operating expenses                              
  Marketing costs   9,921,395       10,153,987       30,395,472       21,659,395  
  Compensation   1,650,474       1,540,730       4,973,192       4,073,240  
  Selling, general and administrative   1,229,177       1,047,808       3,759,225       3,214,113  
Total operating expenses   12,801,046       12,742,525       39,127,889       28,946,748  
Operating (loss) income   (452,201 )     635,098       (656,039 )     1,417,669  
Interest expense, net   (25,729 )     (23,101 )     (71,784 )     (111,674 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes   (477,930 )     611,997       (727,823 )     1,305,995  
Income tax benefit   43,013       7,332       91,999       379,085  
Net (loss) income from continuing operations   (434,917 )     619,329       (635,824 )     1,685,080  
Net income from discontinued operations   171,844       32,065       172,197       37,632  
Net (loss) income   (263,073 )     651,394       (463,627 )     1,722,712  
Earnings (loss) per share, basic and diluted                              
  From continuing operations $ (0.02 )   $ 0.03     $ (0.03 )   $ 0.07  
  From discontinued operations   0.01       -       0.01       -  
Net (loss) income $ (0.01 )   $ 0.03     $ (0.02 )   $ 0.07  
Weighted average shares outstanding                              
  Basic   24,694,566       24,271,895       24,571,271       24,209,667  
  Diluted   24,694,566       24,788,469       24,571,271       24,549,072  
By Segment (Unaudited):                              
Net revenue                              
  Partner Network $ 6,165,769     $ 7,241,441     $ 16,187,174     $ 24,098,859  
  Owned and Operated Network   11,319,318       12,012,611       35,677,274       25,303,950  
    Total $ 17,485,087     $ 19,254,052     $ 51,864,448     $ 49,402,809  
Gross profit                              
  Partner Network $ 1,050,256     $ 1,381,134     $ 2,870,589     $ 5,111,050  
  Owned and Operated Network   11,298,589       11,996,489       35,601,261       25,253,367  
    Total $ 12,348,845     $ 13,377,623     $ 38,471,850     $ 30,364,417  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), our earnings release contains the non-GAAP financial measure "Adjusted EBITDA."

Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance defined in accordance with GAAP. However, management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating the Company's performance because Adjusted EBITDA is a commonly used financial analysis tool for measuring and comparing companies in the Company's industry in areas of operating performance.

Management believes that the disclosure of Adjusted EBITDA offers an additional view of the Company's operations that, when coupled with the GAAP results and the reconciliation to GAAP net income, provides a more complete understanding of the Company's results of operations and the factors and trends affecting the Company's business.

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,     September 30,   September 30,     September 30,
  2016     2015   2016     2015
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes $ (477,930 )   $ 611,997     (727,823 )   $ 1,305,995
Interest expense, net   25,729       23,101     71,784       111,674
Depreciation   325,236       229,350     958,704       615,778
Amortization   231,060       234,294     699,648       690,951
Stock-based compensation   315,596       251,144     1,002,044       385,818
Adjusted EBITDA $ 419,691     $ 1,349,886   $ 2,004,357     $ 3,110,216

Reconciliation of (Loss) Income from Continuing Operations before Taxes to Adjusted EBITDA:

We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our performance. We defined Adjusted EBITDA as (loss) income from continuing operations before taxes plus (i) interest expense, net, (ii) depreciation, (iii) amortization, and (iv) stock-based compensation. These further adjustments are itemized above. You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same or similar to some of the adjustments in the presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

Contact Information:

Inuvo, Inc.
Wally Ruiz
Chief Financial Officer

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