Remark Holdings
Apr 5, 2017

CORRECTING and REPLACING Remark Media Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

LAS VEGAS, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a global digital media technology company, today issued an update to its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 as reported in its March 30, 2017 release.  In the bulleted presentations comparing financial results for the three months ended and the year ended December 31, 2016 to the same periods of 2015, total cost and expense for the three months ended and the year ended December 31, 2016 should be $24.7 million (previously reported as $23.5 million) and $81.9 million (previously reported as $80.8 million), respectively, and operating loss for the three months ended and the year ended December 31, 2016 should be $9.7 million (previously reported as $8.6 million) and $22.6 million (previously reported as $21.4 million), respectively.

On the Consolidated Statements of Operations presented at the end of the release, the line item Depreciation and amortization should read Depreciation, amortization and impairments, and the amounts for the three months ended and the year ended December 31, 2016 should be $4,057 and $11,458, respectively (previously reported as $2,898 and $10,299, respectively).

In all cases, the bullets and tables have been updated to reflect the revised totals.  The conference call discussed in the release was held on March 30, 2017.  The updated release reads:

Remark Media Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

Increased fourth quarter 2016 revenue by 27% over fourth quarter of 2015

Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a global digital media technology company, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016.

"Our fourth quarter performance provides a strong close to a very successful year for us," said Kai-Shing Tao, Remark Media's Chairman and CEO.  "We achieved several developmental and commercialization milestones related to our KanKan Data Intelligence Platform, including our expansion of KanKan from a social media network into a business-to-business solution and the introduction of new products. We are partnering with companies such as Alibaba Cloud and TenCent to deploy enterprise and precision marketing solutions that leverage our unprecedented data set.  In fact, our KanKan Open Artificial Intelligence Platform recently received the "best break-through technology" award from Alibaba.  Out of 400 companies invited to participate, KanKan was ranked the number one start-up affiliated with the Alibaba eco-system. In addition, we are introducing proprietary products - such as KanKan Social Credit Service - that utilize the KanKan Data Intelligence Platform to address unmet needs in the China marketplace.

"Our Vegas.com business is also performing well, highlighting the operational improvements we have made since the acquisition in 2015. In fact, in 18 months' time, we have successfully turned around a business with no growth into a business with projected double-digit EBITDA growth on an annual basis. We continue to enhance the technologies and website features that reinforce Vegas.com's position as the official website for Las Vegas entertainment.  In fact, of the top 20 show ticket sales days in Vegas.com history, 18 have occurred since Christmas Day of 2016, and all 20 have occurred since we acquired Vegas.com in September 2015.

"In addition, our acquisition of FansTang during the third quarter of 2016 provided us with a comprehensive digital media content platform and a prominent portfolio of partnerships with leading brands around the world.  We believe we have established a formidable set of synergistic assets, each of which presents significant monetization opportunities in the months and years ahead.  We are excited about our ability to accelerate our growth in 2017."

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended December 31st:  2016 Compared to 2015
The company's fourth quarter 2016 results reflect the acquisition of FansTang, which occurred in September 2016, whereas the prior year financials do not.

  • Net revenue was $15.0 million, compared to $11.8 million.
  • Total cost and expense was $24.7 million, compared to $19.0 million.
  • Operating loss was $9.7 million, compared to $7.2 million.
  • Net loss was $8.6 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to $14.1 million, or $0.72 per diluted share.
  • At December 31, 2016, the cash and cash equivalents balance was $6.9 million, and total restricted cash was $11.7 million, bringing the total combined cash position to $18.5 million.

Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31st:  2016 Compared to 2015
The financial results for the full year 2016 period reflect the operating results of Vegas.com, which was acquired in September 2015.

  • Net revenue was $59.3 million, compared to $14.2 million.
  • Total cost and expense was $81.9 million, compared to $36.8 million.
  • Operating loss was $22.6 million, compared to $22.6 million.
  • Net loss was $31.7 million, or $1.54 per diluted share, and included a loss on extinguishment of debt of $9.2 million. This compared to $31.4 million, or $2.06 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Conference Call Information
Remark Media's management team will hold a conference call today, March 30, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2016 earnings results, review recent activity and answer questions.  To access the call in the U.S. please dial 1-877-440-5787 and for international calls dial 1-719-325-2145 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference.  The conference ID is 9327076. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for one year at www.remarkmedia.com.  In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call.  To listen to the replay, U.S. callers may dial 1-844-512-2921, and international callers may dial 1-412-317-6671.  Enter access code 9327076.

About Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) owns, operates and acquires innovative digital media properties across multiple verticals that deliver culturally relevant, dynamic content that attracts and engages users on a global scale.  The company leverages its unique digital media assets to target the Millennial demographic, which provides it with access to fast-growing, lucrative markets.  The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou, China.  For more information, please visit the company's website at www.remarkmedia.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information relating to future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, competitive environment and regulation.  Words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, identify forward-looking statements.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those discussed in Part I, Item 1A.  Risk Factors in Remark Media's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Remark Media's other filings with the SEC.  Any forward-looking statements reflect Remark Media's current views with respect to future events, are based on assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties.  Given such uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which represent Remark Media's estimates and assumptions only as of the date hereof.  Except as required by law, Remark Media undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements after the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Contact:
Douglas Osrow
Remark Media, Inc.
dosrow@remarkmedia.com
702-701-9514 ext. 3025

Investor Relations Contact:
Becky Herrick/ Kirsten Chapman
LHA Investor Relations
remarkmedia@lhai.com
415-433-3777

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REMARK MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2016



December 31,


2016


2015

Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

6,893



$

5,422


Restricted cash

9,405



9,416


Trade accounts receivable, net

1,372



746


Prepaid expense and other current assets

3,323



2,637


Notes receivable, current

181



172


Total current assets

21,174



18,393


Restricted cash

2,250



2,250


Notes receivable

190



371


Property and equipment, net

15,531



17,338


Investment in unconsolidated affiliate

1,030



1,030


Intangibles, net

37,406



34,867


Goodwill

26,763



20,337


Other long-term assets

1,355




Total assets

$

105,699



$

94,586






Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Accounts payable

$

16,546



$

14,422


Accrued expense and other current liabilities

14,967



11,827


Deferred merchant booking

6,991



6,997


Deferred revenue

4,072



3,262


Current maturities of long-term debt

100



100


Capital lease obligations

179



205


Total current liabilities

42,855



36,813


Long-term debt, less current portion and net of unamortized discount and debt issuance
cost

37,825



23,616


Warrant liability

25,030



19,195


Other liabilities

2,589



2,904


Total liabilities

108,299



82,528






Commitments and contingencies








Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued




Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares and 50,000,000 shares authorized; 22,232,004 and 19,659,362 shares issued and outstanding; each at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively

22



20


Additional paid-in-capital

190,507



173,477


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(16)



(5)


Accumulated deficit

(193,113)



(161,434)


Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

(2,600)



12,058


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

105,699



$

94,586


 

 

REMARK MEDIA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Periods Ended December 31, 2016



Quarter ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Revenue, net

14,957


11,789


59,328


14,229









Cost and expense








Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and
amortization)

3,318


2,280


11,155


2,536

Sales and marketing

4,192


4,186


19,541


5,031

Technology and development

892


954


2,796


1,187

General and administrative

12,209


8,953


36,460


24,317

Depreciation, amortization and impairments

4,057


2,372


11,458


3,281

Other operating expense

9


265


515


454

Total cost and expense

24,677


19,010


81,925


36,806









Operating loss

(9,720)


(7,221)


(22,597)


(22,577)

Other income (expense) and gain (loss)








Debt conversion expense




(1,469)

Interest expense

(1,036)


(1,219)


(4,685)


(1,927)

Other income (loss), net


29


29


(50)

Loss on extinguishment of debt



(9,157)


Change in fair value of warrant liability

3,099


(5,673)


5,790


(5,432)

Other gain (loss)

(209)


2


(313)


8

Total other income (expense), net

1,854


(6,861)


(8,336)


(8,870)









Loss before income taxes

(7,866)


(14,082)


(30,933)


(31,447)

Provision for income taxes

(746)



(746)


Net loss

(8,612)


(14,082)


(31,679)


(31,447)









Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and
diluted

21,796


19,448


20,529


15,278

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

(0.40)


(0.72)


(1.54)


(2.06)

 

 

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