CommerceHub announces 3Q total revenue up 14% year-over-year

ALBANY, N.Y., 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — CommerceHub (NASDAQ:CHUBA) (NASDAQ:CHUBK), a leading distributed commerce network for retailers and brands, today (Nov. 07, 2016) announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

“We are pleased with the strong third quarter results we announced today, including continued revenue growth and profitability,” said Frank Poore, CommerceHub’s Founder, President and CEO. “Our existing customers continued their adoption of CommerceHub’s platform, and we expanded the size of our network with the addition of Dick’s Sporting Goods and a large number of their suppliers. In addition, our brand initiative, powered by the combined CommerceHub and Mercent platforms, continues to gain traction with the signing this quarter of an iconic multinational footwear brand, which joined our growing list of brand customers. These new customers demonstrate how retailers and brands are choosing CommerceHub to enable a significant portion of their online sales growth, which we believe positions us well to benefit from the long-term secular shift to the e-commerce channel.”

“Total revenue in the third quarter was up 14% year-over-year, or 18% when excluding revenue from customers acquired through the Mercent acquisition,” said Mark Greenquist, CommerceHub’s CFO. “We were also pleased with the strength of usage revenue from our core CommerceHub for Retailers offering, which grew 19% in the quarter.”

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2016 was $22.5 million, a 14% year-over-year increase from $19.7 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Gross margin was 74% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to 68% in the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted gross margin was 75% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to 73% in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Net income was $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million, or a net loss of $0.01 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Adjusted net income was $1.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $4.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $5.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $8.2 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Operating cash flow was $12.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Free cash flow was $12.0 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $4.0 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Cash at quarter end was $17.6 million and total borrowings outstanding under our credit facility were $41.0 million.

An explanation of these non-GAAP financial measures is included below under the heading “Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”  A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the closest comparable GAAP financial measures has also been provided in the financial tables included at the end of this press release.

Other Recent Highlights

  • Total customer count at September 30, 2016 was 9,930, up from 9,316 at September 30, 2015.
  • We expanded our CommerceHub for Retailers network with the launch of Dick’s Sporting Goods as an active retailer on the network.
  • Our new CommerceHub for Brands offering continued to gain traction with the signing of several brands, most notably a major multinational footwear manufacturer, who will use CommerceHub to sell through major online retailers and direct-to-consumer channels.

Conference Call Details
The Company will offer a live conference call, and a live, listen-only Webcast of the call via the CommerceHub Investor Relations Website at 4:30 p.m., E.T., today, Monday, November 7, 2016.  See http://ir.commercehub.com/events.cfm, where supporting materials, including a presentation and supplemental financial and operational data, have been posted.

Live Call: U.S./Canada Toll-Free Participants Dial-in Number: (888) 291-9442 International Toll Participants Dial-in Number: (615) 247-0152 Conference ID/Passcode: 97899222

Webcast (live and replay): http://ir.commercehub.com/events.cfm

About CommerceHub:
CommerceHub is a distributed commerce network connecting supply, demand and delivery that helps retailers and brands increase sales by expanding product assortments, promoting products on the channels that perform, and enabling rapid, on-time customer delivery. With its robust platform and proven scalability, CommerceHub helped approximately 9,500 customers achieve an estimated $11.6 billion in Gross Merchandise Value in 2015.

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Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), we provide non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain expenses and income. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures are subject to inherent limitations and exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in our financial statements. We define “adjusted gross profit” as gross profit plus share-based compensation and acquisition-related intangible amortization. We define “adjusted gross margin” as adjusted gross profit divided by revenue. We define “adjusted operating expenses” as total operating expenses less share-based compensation and acquisition-related intangible amortization. We define “adjusted EBITDA” as net income or loss plus interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation of property and equipment and amortization of capitalized software costs and intangible assets and share-based compensation, less interest income and income tax benefit.  We define “adjusted net income” as net income or loss plus share-based compensation, acquisition-related intangible amortization and the tax effect of these adjustments. We define “adjusted earnings per diluted share” as earnings per diluted share plus the diluted per share effects of share-based compensation, acquisition-related intangible amortization and the tax effect of these adjustments.  We define “free cash flow” as net cash provided by, or used in, operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and additions to capitalized software. Our management considers adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted operating expense, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow in reviewing our financial performance because we feel they are relevant measures of the overall efficiency of our business model. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and are not a substitute for GAAP results.

Certain adjustments used in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures are based on estimates and assumptions of management and do not purport to reflect actual historical results. In addition, you should be aware when evaluating these non-GAAP financial measures that in the future we may incur expenses similar to those excluded when calculating these measures. Our computation of these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures computed by other companies, because all companies do not calculate such non-GAAP financial measures in the same fashion. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the closest comparable GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial tables included at the end of this press release.

CommerceHub Investor Relations Contact:
Erik Morton
1-206-971-7712
investor@commercehub.com

Source: CommerceHub/globenewswire