IAS Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Total revenue increased 33% to $89.2 million; programmatic revenue increased 53%
Net income of $1.2 million, or $0.01 per share; adjusted EBITDA increased to $24.8 million at a 28% margin
Announces CFO transition plan
NEW YORK, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
"We generated strong performance in the first quarter driven primarily by adoption of our programmatic solutions," said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO of IAS. "Our technology has never been more relevant to marketers and publishers across channels and markets. We remain focused on delivering profitable growth with a 33% increase in revenue and a 28% adjusted EBITDA margin in the period. As our positive outlook for 2022 indicates, we expect favorable demand trends for our solutions to continue throughout the year."
First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights
Recent Business Highlights
IAS also announced today that Joe Pergola, CFO of IAS, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Pergola will remain with IAS in his current capacity through the filing of the Company's Form 10-Q for the second quarter to ensure an orderly transition. IAS has commenced a search for a new CFO.
"Joe has been a key member of the leadership team, and he has played an integral role in IAS's success since joining in 2019," said Ms. Utzschneider. "He has brought strong financial leadership to our organizational transformation, IPO, and first year as a public company. We thank Joe for his many contributions and for the positive impact he has made at IAS."
Mr. Pergola commented, "I've appreciated the opportunity to partner with the leadership team and to work with an incredible group of talented individuals at IAS. I'm proud of the finance organization we've built which will serve as a solid foundation for future growth. Following a smooth transition of my responsibilities, I look forward to the next stage of my professional career."
IAS is introducing the following financial guidance for the second quarter of 2022 and raising the midpoint of its full-year 2022 guidance for revenue and adjusted EBITDA based on its strong first quarter performance:
Quarter Ending June 30, 2022:
Year Ending December 31, 2022:
* See "Supplemental Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information" section herein for an explanation of these measures.
Supplemental Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information
We use supplemental measures of our performance, which are derived from our consolidated financial information, but which are not presented in our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is the primary financial performance measure used by management to evaluate our business and monitor ongoing results of operations. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income/loss before depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, interest expense, income taxes, acquisition, restructuring and integration costs, IPO readiness costs and other one-time, non-recurring costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents the adjusted EBITDA for the applicable period divided by the revenue for that period presented in accordance with GAAP.
For the periods included herein, we also present operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation for comparability since there were no stock-based compensation expense for the periods prior to the Company's initial public offering.
We use non-GAAP financial measures to supplement financial information presented on a GAAP basis. We believe that excluding certain items from our GAAP results allows management to better understand our consolidated financial performance from period to period and better project our future consolidated financial performance as forecasts are developed at a level of detail different from that used to prepare GAAP-based financial measures. Moreover, we believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide our shareholders with useful information to help them evaluate our operating results by facilitating an enhanced understanding of our operating performance and enabling them to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Although we believe these measures are useful to investors and analysts for the same reasons they are useful to management, as discussed below, these measures are not a substitute for, or superior to, U.S. GAAP financial measures or disclosures. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.
IAS is unable to provide a reconciliation for forward-looking guidance of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss), the most closely comparable GAAP measure, because certain material reconciling items, such as depreciation and amortization, interest expense, income tax expense (benefit) and acquisition, restructuring and integration expenses, cannot be estimated due to factors outside of IAS's control and could have a material impact on the reported results. However, IAS estimates stock-based compensation expense for the second quarter of 2022 in the range of $10.0 million to $11.0 million and for the full year 2022 in the range of $42.0 million to $45.0 million. A reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort.
Reconciliations of historical Adjusted EBITDA to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net income/loss, and operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation to operating expenses, are presented below. We encourage you to review the reconciliations in conjunction with the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures for each of the periods presented. In future fiscal periods, we may exclude such items and may incur income and expenses similar to these excluded items.
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We derive many of our forward-looking statements from our operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions. While we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, we caution that it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and it is impossible for us to anticipate all factors that could affect our actual results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward- looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
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