Marchex Announces First Quarter 2022 Results
Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), the award-winning AI-powered conversation intelligence company that helps businesses turn strategic insights into the actions that drive their most valued sales outcomes, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
Q1 2022 Financial Highlights
Strategic Priorities and Growth Initiatives
"In the first quarter of 2022 and through today, Marchex is continuing to be recognized for our product innovation and meeting the needs of businesses as they seek to leverage the growing capabilities of conversational intelligence," said Russell Horowitz, Executive Chairman and Co-CEO. "Through focusing on solving mission critical challenges for businesses, Marchex is developing industry leading products and continuing to expand our footprint with industry leading brands and integration partners as they look to leverage conversational intelligence to create better buying experiences and grow their businesses. Throughout the course of 2022, we expect to launch new sales engagement products supported by our award-winning Conversation DNA™ technology, along with new channel partnerships, and that these current initiatives will continue to enhance the magnitude of our opportunity and resulting growth profile.
The following forward-looking statements reflect Marchex's expectations as of May 12, 2022.
"While we have seen some modest lift in conversation volumes from the pandemic influenced period of January and February of this year, conversation volumes have been fluctuating modestly at the start of the second quarter from the year ago period. This leads us to believe that there are still some lingering effects from the current pandemic relative to the strong volumes of the second quarter of 2021 when the economy first reopened," said Mike Arends, Co-CEO. "We are continuing to see some customer impacts from supply chain disruptions, inflationary pressures, and other macro events. Despite this, we anticipate that sales traction will lead to sequential growth in the second quarter of 2022 over the first quarter. In addition, we believe we should be at or near break-even on an Adjusted EBITDA basis for the second quarter.
"As we move through the rest of 2022, we expect to continue launching new products and expanding on channel partner relationships, such as our cloud based Marchex Anywhere initiative, and we continue to believe we could see growth expand. In addition, if we see an unwinding of the pandemic and macro impacts on volumes at some point during the year, we believe that should convert into a tailwind in many of our verticals and enable us to achieve accelerating growth and potentially increasing double digit growth rates. We are also continuing to make progress with some of our largest customers, as well as onboarding new potentially significant relationships that can have a long-term impact on Marchex's growth profile. We expect to have more to share on these developments in the coming months," said Arends.
Management will hold a conference call, starting at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 12, 2022 to discuss its first quarter ended March 31, 2022 financial results and other company updates. Access to the live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the Investors section of Marchex's website at www.marchex.com. An archived version of the webcast will also be available at the same location two hours after completion of the call.
Marchex's award-winning conversation intelligence platform, featuring AI-powered sales engagement and marketing solutions, helps businesses turn strategic insights into the actions that drive their most valued sales outcomes. Our multichannel voice and text capabilities enable sales and marketing teams to deliver the buying experiences that today's customers expect. Marchex is the trusted conversation intelligence partner for market-leading companies in critical industries, including many of the world's most innovative and successful brands.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, other financial guidance, acquisitions, dispositions, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions, or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make. There are a number of important factors that could cause Marchex's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements including but not limited to product demand, order cancellations and delays, competition and general economic conditions. These factors are described in greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent periodic report and registration statement filed with the SEC. All of the information provided in this release is as of May 12, 2022 and Marchex undertakes no duty to update the information provided herein.
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Non-GAAP Financial Information:
To supplement Marchex's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP and to provide clarity internally and externally, Marchex uses certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance and liquidity, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted OIBA, and Adjusted non-GAAP income (loss) per share.
Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) before (1) interest, (2) income taxes, (3) amortization of intangible assets from acquisitions, (4) depreciation and amortization, (5) stock-based compensation expense, (6) acquisition and disposition-related costs, and (7) foreign government assistance subsidies. Marchex believes that Adjusted EBITDA is an alternative measure used by our management to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, and that provides meaningful supplemental information regarding performance and evaluating performance and liquidity to measure its ability to fund operations and its financing obligations.
Adjusted OIBA represents Adjusted EBITDA adjusted for depreciation and amortization. This measure, among other things, is another metric by which Marchex evaluates the performance of its business. Adjusted OIBA is the basis on which Marchex's internal budgets are based and by which Marchex's management is currently evaluated. Marchex believes these measures are useful to investors because they represent Marchex's consolidated operating results, taking into account depreciation and other intangible amortization, which Marchex believes is an ongoing cost of doing business, but excluding the effects of certain other expenses as detailed above. Financial analysts and investors may use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted OIBA to help with comparative financial evaluation to make informed investment decisions.
Adjusted non-GAAP income (loss) per share represents Adjusted non-GAAP income (loss) divided by GAAP diluted shares outstanding. Adjusted non-GAAP income (loss) generally captures those items on the statement of operations that have been, or ultimately will be, settled in cash exclusive of certain items that are not indicative of Marchex's recurring core operating results and represents net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders plus the net of tax effects of: (1) stock-based compensation expense, (2) acquisition and disposition related costs, (3) amortization of intangible assets from acquisitions, (4) interest income and other, net, and (5) foreign government assistance subsidies. Financial analysts and investors may use Adjusted non-GAAP income (loss) per share to analyze Marchex's financial performance since these groups have historically used EPS related measures, along with other measures, to estimate the value of a company, to make informed investment decisions, and to evaluate a company's operating performance compared to that of other companies in its industry.
Marchex's management believes that investors should have access to, and Marchex is obligated to provide, the same set of tools that management uses in analyzing the company's results. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. Marchex's non-GAAP financial measures may be defined differently from time to time and may be defined differently than similar titled terms used by other companies, and accordingly, care should be exercised in understanding how Marchex defines its non-GAAP financial measures in this release. Marchex endeavors to compensate for the limitations of the non-GAAP measures presented by providing the comparable GAAP measure with equal or greater prominence, GAAP financial statements, and detailed descriptions of the reconciling items and adjustments, including quantifying such items, to derive the non-GAAP measure.