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ACTIVE Network Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

  • Record Second Quarter Revenue of $132.4 Million
  • Strong Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 Million
  • Company Issues Improved Full Year 2013 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – August 1, 2013 – ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV), the leader in cloud-based activity and participant management™ solutions, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.   The Company also announced today that it has formed a Strategic Transactions Committee to consider and evaluate strategic alternatives. 

Q2 2013 Financial Highlights:
(All comparisons are made to the second quarter of 2012)

  • Total net revenue up 9% to $132.4 million.
  • Technology revenue increased 10% and constituted 90%, or $119.5 million, of total net revenue.
  • Net registration revenue increased 10% to $92.3 million; registrations grew 6% and revenue per registration up 4%.
  • Marketing services revenue constituted 10%, or $12.9 million, of total net revenue.
  • Net loss was $4.5 million, compared to net loss of $2.3 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $22.2 million. Excluding charges related to management changes, Adjusted EBITDA was $23.7 million, up 18%.

“I am pleased with our strong second quarter results - with revenues at the top end of our outlook range and Adjusted EBITDA exceeding the high end of our guidance,” said Jon Belmonte, Interim CEO of ACTIVE Network.  “During the quarter, we commenced on a number of prioritization efforts designed to strengthen our financial performance and extend our market leadership position.”

 
“We believe our focus on operational efficiency will result in significant progress towards our future Adjusted EBITDA margin target of 23-27%,” said Scott Mendel, CFO of ACTIVE Network.  “Our prioritization efforts drove strong margin accretion in the second quarter which we believe will continue, while helping position us for sustainable long-term growth.”

Q2 2013 Key Business Highlights

  • Marquee customer highlights included wins from Symantec™, SAS™ Institute, City of Mesa, AZ, YMCA™ of East Bay, CA, District of Cook County, IL, YMCA™ of Greater Kansas City, City of Carlsbad, CA Parks & Recreation, World Wrestling Camps™, Ann Arbor, MI Art Center and Rock–N-Glow™ 5Ks.
  • ACTIVE’s Conference™ solution powered a record number of large, complex technology events during the quarter including Cisco Live 2013, Adobe Max 2013, and Symantec Vision 2013, among others.
  • ACTIVE Network powered 200,000 games over 81-days during the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) 2013 Women's Championships held April 12 through June 30 in Reno, Nevada.
  • ACTIVE Network announced a strategic partnership with RaceHQ™ to support software solutions that help race directors build and deliver great events.

Financial Outlook
Third Quarter 2013 - For the third quarter of 2013, ACTIVE Network expects total revenue to be in the range of $113 million to $116 million. Registrations are expected to grow approximately 2% to 4% and revenue per registration is expected to grow approximately 1% to 4% compared to the same period in the prior year.  The Company expects Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $15 million to $17 million, and a net loss of $9 million to $4 million.     
Full Year 2013 - Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $451 million to $456 million and Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $51 million to $54 million.  Excluding charges in the second quarter of 2013 related to management changes, Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $52.5 million to $55.5 million, an improvement from the Company’s previously issued Adjusted EBITDA outlook.  The Company expects a net loss of $41 million to $35 million.

Formation of a Strategic Transactions Committee
Separately, the Company noted it has received expressions of interest from outside parties ranging from an investment in ACTIVE Network to an acquisition of the Company.  As a result, ACTIVE Network announced today its Board of Directors has a committee in place to evaluate strategic alternatives. 
“The Strategic Transactions Committee and the entire Board of Directors intend to evaluate all options carefully in order to maximize shareholder value, including the continued execution of its stand-alone plan,” said Jon Belmonte, Interim CEO of ACTIVE Network.  “The management team remains focused on execution of its operating plan.”
The Company noted there can be no assurances as to whether any strategic alternative involving a third party will be recommended by the Board or undertaken or, if so, upon what terms and conditions. The Company does not intend to disclose developments with respect to the progress of its evaluation of strategic alternatives until such time as the Board has determined a course of action or otherwise deems disclosure appropriate.  The Board has retained Citi as financial advisor to assist in this process.

Conference Call Information

The conference call dial-in number is (877) 703-6106 for domestic participants and (857) 244-7305 for international participants. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available and can be accessed within the investor relations section of the ACTIVE Network corporate website at: http://investors.activenetwork.com/.

A replay of the call will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Pacific Time) on August 1, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (8:59 p.m. Pacific Time) on August 8, 2013. To listen to the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 outside of the United States and use the passcode 72332144. The replay will also be available via webcast at:
http://investors.activenetwork.com/.

About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV) is on a mission to make the world a more active place. With deep expertise in activity and participant management™, our ACTIVE Works® cloud technology helps organizations transform and grow their businesses. We do this through technology solutions that power the world’s activities, as well as online destinations such as ACTIVE.com® that connect people with the things they love to do. Serving ~55,000 global business customers and driving ~90 million transactions annually, we help organizations get participants, manage their events and build communities. ACTIVE Network is headquartered in San Diego, California and has over 30 offices worldwide. Learn more at ACTIVEnetwork.com or ACTIVE.com and engage with us on Twitter @ACTIVEnetwork@ACTIVE and on Facebook.

Note With Respect to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to using GAAP financial results, the Company's management measures and reports non-GAAP financial measures including Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share. The most directly comparable GAAP financial results for these non-GAAP financial measures are Net income (loss), Net income (loss) and Net income (loss) per share, respectively. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the Company's performance and operations. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures for business planning, to evaluate acquisition opportunities and as a measurement to create incentives and to compensate the Company's management team. In addition, management believes the exclusion or inclusion of certain amounts in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures can provide a useful measure to investors for period-to-period comparisons. These non-GAAP financial measures, however, should be used in addition to, and in conjunction with, the Company's financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company strongly encourages investors to review its financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare the Company's results with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. Please see Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results below for a reconciliation of our GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.

Forward-Looking Statements
The Active Network, Inc. cautions you that the statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Any such statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to generate revenue and control expenses in order to achieve and maintain profitability, the Company's ability to maintain an adequate rate of growth and improve its operations, including growing its registrations and revenue from registrations, and the Company's ability to successfully manage its acquisitions and investments in businesses, applications and technologies, the effects of the Company’s recent management change, and the Company’s ability to successfully consider and evaluate its strategic alternatives, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the reports it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, the Company's actual results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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Media Contact:

Kristin Carroll, ACTIVE Network
PR@ACTIVEnetwork.com
1- 858- 964-3834 

Investor Contact:

Brinlea Johnson, The Blueshirt Group
Brinlea@blueshirtrgroup.com
1-212-331-8424
              
Allise Furlani, The Blueshirt Group 
allise@blueshirtgroup.com
212-331-8433

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