Paul Demery , Chief Technology Editor
• Total Revenue Increases 66% to $11.2 Million
• Subscription Revenue Increases 65% to $9.5 Million
• Cash Flow from Operations Increases Significantly to $2.2 Million
for the Fourth Quarter
• Subscribers Rise 2,500 to 51,000
JACKSONVILLE, FL – February 7, 2006 – Website Pros, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSPI), a leading provider of Web services and online marketing for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced results of operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2005.
Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2005
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2005 was $11.2 million, an increase of 66% on a year-over-year basis. Revenue growth was driven by an increase in subscribers, an increase in the average subscription revenue per customer, and contribution from the acquisitions of Leads.com and substantially all of the assets of E.B.O.Z. in April 2005. Subscription revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2005, was $9.5 million, an increase of 65% on a year-over-year basis.
David Brown, President and CEO of Website Pros, stated “We closed out 2005 on a very positive note, delivering fourth quarter results that were better than we expected. Thousands of subscribers continue to sign up for our ASP-based Web site design service, and our Leads.com product line is growing in contribution and adding to our overall growth.” Brown continued, “Our leadership position continues to grow as Website Pros is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the SMB market by providing hosted solutions that are low cost, quick to deploy, easy to maintain and functionally robust.”
For the fourth quarter of 2005, the Company reported net income, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), of $643 thousand, an increase from $483 thousand in the year ago period. Fully diluted GAAP earnings per share were $0.03 for the fourth quarter of 2005, compared to $0.03 in the year ago period. Fully diluted GAAP earnings per share are based on weighted average fully diluted shares of 14.6 million and 5.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2005 and 2004, respectively.
Non-GAAP Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2005
Website Pros reported non-GAAP net income of $1.35 million for the fourth quarter of 2005, as compared to $532 thousand in the year ago period. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.08 for the fourth quarter of 2005, an increase of $0.03 per share compared to the fourth quarter of 2004.
All per share numbers for non-GAAP net income per share are expressed on a weighted average diluted share basis. Preferred dividends are excluded from non-GAAP net income per share, as all outstanding shares of preferred stock were converted into shares of common stock and all related accrued dividends were eliminated in connection with the Company’s initial public offering, which was completed on November 7, 2005. A reconciliation of GAAP to pro forma results has been provided in the financial statement tables included in the press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
Kevin Carney, CFO of Website Pros, commented, “Our expanding non-GAAP operating margin and growing cash flow are evidence of the scalability inherent in our business model. During the fourth quarter, our non-GAAP operating margin reached a record level of 9%, up from 5% in the year ago period, and represented our 8th consecutive quarter of non-GAAP profitability.”
Other Quarterly Highlights
The Company also had the following other financial and operating highlights for the quarter:
• The Company added 2,500 net subscribers to its eWorks!XL and Visibility Online services, increasing total subscribers to over 51,000 at the end of the quarter.
• Revenues from Leads.com grew 16% sequentially and its contribution increased to 20% of overall subscription revenue.
• Monthly customer turnover was 5.9% as compared to 6.0% in the prior year period.
• NetObjects Fusion® Version 9 was successfully introduced to the market place.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Some of the measures in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of the SEC Regulation G. Website Pros believes presenting non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders is useful to investors, because it describes the operating performance of the Company and helps investors gauge the Company’s ability to generate cash flow, excluding some recurring and non-recurring non-cash charges that are included in the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Company management uses these non-GAAP measures as important indicators of the Company’s past performance and to plan and forecast performance in future periods. The non-GAAP financial information Website Pros presents may not be comparable to similarly-titled financial measures used by other companies, and investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or in substitution for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP.
Conference Call Information
Management will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s results and other matters related to the Company’s business on February 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. To participate in the call, investors should dial 800-819-9193 (domestic) or 913-981-4911 (international) ten minutes prior to the scheduled call. A replay of the event will be available through February 14, 2006 at 888-203-1112. The replay passcode is 3183140. A webcast of this conference call will also be available for a year on the “Investor Relations” page of the Company’s Web site, www.websitepros.com.
For more information, including this press release and Website Pros’ Current Report on Form 8-K, any non-GAAP financial measures that may be discussed on the conference call as well as the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of the difference between the GAAP and any non-GAAP financial measures discussed on the conference call (other than non-GAAP financial measures discussed and reconciled in this news release), and any other material financial and other statistical information contained in the conference call , please visit the Investor Relations section of Website Pros’ Website at www.websitepros.com.
About Website Pros
Website Pros, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSPI) is a leading provider of comprehensive Web services and products that enable small and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an effective Internet presence. We offer our customers a full range of Web services on an affordable subscription basis that include website design and publishing, Internet marketing and advertising, search engine optimization, search engine submission and lead generation. The breadth and flexibility of our products allow us to meet the Web services needs of a business anywhere along their lifecycle, ranging from businesses just establishing their websites to businesses requiring more sophisticated functionality or selling online.
Through a unique combination of proprietary Web publishing and management software, automated workflow processes and specialized workforce development and management techniques, we achieve production efficiencies that enable us to offer sophisticated Web services affordably and effectively to our customers. Our technology automates many aspects of creating, maintaining, enhancing and marketing websites for our over 51,000 business customers. For more information, contact Website Pros. Voice: 904-680-6600. Fax: 904-880-0350. Address: 12735 Gran Bay Parkway West, #200, Jacksonville, FL 32258. Website: www.websitepros.com.
This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and there are a number of important factors that could cause the actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including without limitation, our ability to maintain our existing, and develop new, strategic relationships, the number of our net subscriber additions, our monthly turnover and those risks set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in Website Pro`s Registration Statement on Form S-1 and the form of the prospectus contained therein, as amended, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available on a Website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov. Website Pros does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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