InnerWorkings Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results and 2014 Guidance

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Feb 18, 2014
InnerWorkings Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results and 2014 Guidance

Announces record revenue and adjusted operating cash flow in the fourth quarter and full year; forecasts 8 to 12 percent revenue growth in 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), a leading global marketing supply chain company, today reported preliminary results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Quarterly Highlights:

  • Record revenue of $245.6 million, an increase of 22% compared to $201.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Organic revenue growth totaled $28 million, representing 14% growth over the prior year period. Please refer to the revenue growth table below for more information.
  • Record non-GAAP adjusted operating cash flow generated from operations of $27.2 million, an increase of 24% compared to $22.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $6.2 million, compared to $6.3 million in the year-earlier period. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of ($.02), compared to ($.01) in the fourth quarter of 2012. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information.

Fiscal Year Highlights:

  • Record revenue of $893.4 million, an increase of 13% compared to $789.6 million in 2012. Organic revenue growth was $72 million, representing 9% growth over the prior year. Please refer to the revenue growth table below for more information.
  • Record non-GAAP adjusted operating cash flow generated from operations of $39.0 million, an increase of 88% compared to $20.8 million in 2012. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $25.8 million, compared to $37.4 million in 2012, due primarily to the spending reduction by a large retail customer announced in April 2013, as well as the underperformance of the Inside Sales business. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $.07, compared to $0.24 in 2012. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information.

"Despite a number of unexpected challenges in 2013, our team was able to drive double-digit top-line growth," said Eric D. Belcher, Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings. "With our focus on our growing core enterprise business, we expect to generate stronger bottom line results and shareholder value in 2014 and beyond."

8-K Filing Relating to Financial Restatements:

In connection with the previously disclosed potential disputes between the Company and the former owner of Productions Graphics, the Company initiated a review of the former owner's conduct relating to certain transactions impacting earn-out payments under the acquisition agreement. Based on the results of the review, the Company concluded that the former owner of Productions Graphics artificially inflated results to meet earn-out targets and induce the Company to make earn-out payments relating to the Productions Graphics acquisition. As a result, the Company filed an 8-K today summarizing estimated adjustments to be made to its prior financial statements, which the Company intends to restate in its upcoming 10-K filing. The estimated aggregate net impact on a GAAP basis of these changes across all affected periods is a net decrease in pre-tax net income of $1.6 million. The net impact on a GAAP basis includes a decrease in pre-tax net income of $0.4 million in 2011; an increase in pre-tax net income of $17.7 million in 2012; and a decrease in pre-tax net income of $18.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. All financial results included in this release reflect the estimated adjustments included in the 8-K, which are subject to change based on further analysis and review. Please see the 8-K filing for additional information.

Additional Financial and Operational Highlights:

Additional 2013 financial and recent operational highlights include the following:

  • 77% of the Company's revenue was generated from enterprise sales, with the remaining 23% derived from middle market sales, compared to a 76% / 24% mix in 2012.
  • The Company significantly broadened its relationship with Unilever by signing an agreement to expand services across all branded marketing efforts, including print and point-of-sale experiences.

"We have proactively addressed the areas that impacted our 2013 results," said Joseph M. Busky, Chief Financial Officer. "Our enterprise business remains firmly intact, as evidenced by the strong revenue growth in the fourth quarter. We look forward to continued growth and increased profitability in 2014."

 
Revenue Growth - Comparing 2013 to 2012
    Q4 $(MM)     Q4 %     FY'13 (MM)     FY'13 %
Change Change Change Change
Organic New Enterprise Growth $20 10% $77 10%
Organic Middle Market Growth ($4) (2%) ($2) 0%
Same Customer Spend $12 6% ($3) 0%
Loss of Spend from Large Customer 1 ($10) (5%) ($34) (4%)
Acquisitive Growth $26 13% $66 8%
Total Revenue Growth $44 22% $104 13%
Total Organic Revenue Growth 2     $28     14%     $72     9%

1 Includes loss of spending from large retail customer previously announced in April 2013.

2 Excludes Acquisitive Growth & Loss of Spend from Large Customer.

Outlook

The Company anticipates 2014 annual revenue of $965 million to $1 billion, which reflects 8 to 12 percent growth. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which exclude contingent liability impacts, are expected to be $0.23 to $0.27 in 2014, compared to $.07 in 2013.

Conference Call

A conference call will be broadcast live on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time). The live webcast discussion, which will include a Q&A session, will be hosted by Eric D. Belcher, Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph M. Busky, Chief Financial Officer.

To access the conference call by telephone, interested parties may dial (877) 771-7024. Interested parties are also invited to listen to the live webcast by visiting the "Events & Presentations" section of InnerWorkings' website at investor.inwk.com/events.cfm.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the following financial measures defined as "non-GAAP financial measures" by the Securities and Exchange Commission: Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Cash Flow and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. We believe that Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non GAAP Adjusted Operating Cash Flow and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share provide useful information to investors because they provide information about the estimated financial performance of the Company's ongoing business. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Cash Flow and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and evaluation of overall operating performance. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Cash Flow and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share may be different from similar measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures, see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted Operating Cash Flow and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share" included in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements relating to future results. These statements are forward- looking statements under the federal securities laws. We can give no assurance that any future results discussed in these statements will be achieved. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this release. For a discussion of important factors that could affect our actual results, please refer to our SEC filings, including the "Risk Factors" section of our most recently filed Form 10-K.

About InnerWorkings

InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) is a leading global marketing supply chain company servicing corporate clients across a wide range of industries. With proprietary technology, an extensive supplier network and deep domain expertise, the Company procures, manages and delivers printed materials and promotional products as part of a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution. InnerWorkings is based in Chicago, IL, employs approximately 1,500 individuals, and maintains 67 global offices in 30 countries. Among the many industries InnerWorkings services are: retail, financial services, hospitality, non-profits, healthcare, food & beverage, broadcasting & cable, education, transportation and utilities. For more information, visit: www.inwk.com.

Consolidated Statements of Income
           
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Revenue $ 201,852,083 $ 245,599,528 $ 789,565,872 $ 893,421,067
Cost of goods sold   158,683,629     191,150,497     611,992,663     691,684,285  
Gross profit 43,168,454 54,449,031 177,573,209 201,736,782
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative expenses 39,842,949 49,969,019 145,775,957 183,695,203
Depreciation and amortization 2,713,120 4,669,365 10,790,452 13,663,859
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (28,486,250 ) (838,547 ) (27,688,774 ) (31,506,109 )
Preference claim settlement charge 1,099,386 - 1,099,386 -
VAT settlement charge 1,485,088 - 1,485,088 -
Goodwill impairment charge - - - 37,908,000
Restructuring and asset write down charges   -     -     -     4,321,862  
Income (loss) from operations   26,514,161     649,194     46,111,100     (6,346,033 )
Total other expense   (159,936 )   (1,095,006 )   (1,081,138 )   (3,235,749 )
Income (loss) before income taxes   26,354,225     (445,812 )   45,029,962     (9,581,782 )
Income tax expense   17,652     (435,814 )   6,398,310     (304,592 )
Net income (loss) $ 26,336,573   $ (9,998 ) $ 38,631,652   $ (9,277,190 )
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.53 $ (0.00 ) $ 0.79 $ (0.18 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.51 $ (0.00 ) $ 0.75 $ (0.18 )
 
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic 50,012,513 51,264,934 48,811,218 50,875,131
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted 51,612,009 52,125,182 51,240,076 52,186,994
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
       
December 31,
2012 2013
 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,218,899 $ 18,755,841
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 142,059,473 174,878,823
Unbilled revenue 30,798,230 25,798,546
Inventories 18,362,282 26,123,000
Prepaid expenses 15,947,013 12,334,943
Other current assets 22,600,945 25,351,884
Total long-term assets   268,706,648   332,938,721
Total assets $ 515,693,490 $ 616,181,758
 
Accounts payable-trade $ 122,087,470 $ 166,799,798
Other current liabilities 32,834,796 49,648,225
Revolving credit facility 65,000,000 69,000,000
Other long-term liabilities 53,112,550 86,129,585
Total stockholders' equity   242,658,674   244,604,150
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 515,693,490 $ 616,181,758
 
Cash Flow Data
       
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2012 2013
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 9,411,735 $ 37,520,747
Net cash used in investing activities (14,706,533 ) (31,526,947 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   9,583,488     (4,647,458 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (289,176 )   190,600  
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 3,999,514 1,536,942
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   13,219,385     17,218,899  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 17,218,899   $ 18,755,841  
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Operating Cash Flows and Adjusted Diluted EPS
           
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2012 2013 2012 2013
 
Operating income (loss) $ 26,514,161 $ 649,194 $ 46,111,100 $ (6,346,033 )
Depreciation and amortization 2,713,120 4,669,365 10,790,452 13,663,859
Stock-based compensation expense 3,021,797 1,696,843 6,192,870 4,733,031
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (28,486,250 ) (838,547 ) (27,688,774 ) (31,506,109 )
Preference claim settlement charge 1,099,386 - 1,099,386 -
VAT settlement charge 1,485,088 - 1,485,088 -
Payments to former owner of Productions Graphics, net of cash recovered - - (598,345 ) 2,068,799
Goodwill impairment charge - - - 37,908,000
Restructuring and asset write down charges - - - 4,321,862
Legal fees in connection with patent infringement defense   -     -     -     961,295  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 6,347,302   $ 6,176,855   $ 37,391,777   $ 25,804,704  
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2012 2013 2012 2013
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 23,636,924 $ 28,056,897 $ 9,411,735 $ 37,520,747
Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock awards * (1,685,306 ) (850,502 ) 6,666,884 (2,618,779 )
Cash paid for settlement of preference claim - - - 900,000
Prepayment (refund) of VAT assessment in United Kingdom** - - 3,604,866 (2,166,664 )
Cash payment to former owner of Productions Graphics   -     -     1,124,705     5,395,019  
Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities $ 21,951,618   $ 27,206,395   $ 20,808,190   $ 39,030,323  
 
* Represents a U.S. tax deduction in an amount equal to the excess of the market price of the stock on the date of exercise over exercise price.
** Represents a payment made to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customers for VAT assessments in the U.K. and the refund of the prepayment less the final assessment.
 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Net income (loss) $ 26,336,573 $ (9,998 ) $ 38,631,652 $ (9,277,190 )
Change in fair value of contingent consideration, net of tax (28,468,621 ) (786,419 ) (27,718,771 ) (29,833,060 )
Preference claim settlement charge, net of tax 668,449 - 668,449 -
VAT settlement charge, net of tax 1,121,241 - 1,121,241 -
Payments to former owner of Productions Graphics, net of cash recovered, net of tax - - (448,759 ) 1,551,599
Goodwill impairment charge - - - 37,908,000
Restructuring and asset write down charges, net of tax - - - 2,614,726
Legal fees in connection with patent infringement defense, net of tax   -     -     -     625,033  
Adjusted net income (loss) $ (342,358 ) $ (796,417 ) $ 12,253,812 $ 3,589,108
 
Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted 51,612,009 52,125,182 51,240,076 52,186,994
       
Adjusted Diluted EPS $ (0.01 ) $ (0.02 ) $ 0.24   $ 0.07  
 

InnerWorkings, Inc.
Brad Moore, 312-277-1510
bmoore@inwk.com

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