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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 2, 2018

The Meet Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware
 
001-33105
 
86-0879433
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)




100 Union Square Drive
New Hope, Pennsylvania
 
 
18938
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 862-1162

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On May 2, 2018, The Meet Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing, among other things, its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.

Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.
 
As discussed in Item 2.02 above, the Company issued a press release, dated May 2, 2018, announcing, among other things, its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the text of which is incorporated by reference into this “Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.” In addition, as discussed in the press release dated May 2, 2018, the Company is making presentation materials available on its website.
 
The information in Item 2.02 and Item 7.01 of this Current Report is being furnished and shall not be considered “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into future filings by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the Exchange Act, unless the Company expressly sets forth in such future filing that such information is to be considered “filed” or incorporated by reference therein. This information shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of such information that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.

Item 9.01
 
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
 
 
 
(d) Exhibits
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
 
 
The Meet Group, Inc. press release, dated
May 2, 2018.





SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
THE MEET GROUP, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 2, 2018
By: /s/ Geoff Cook
 
 
Name: Geoff Cook
Title: Chief Executive Officer


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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EARNINGS RELEASE)

Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

The Meet Group Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

NEW HOPE, Pa., May 2, 2018 – The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a public market leader in the mobile meeting space, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights
Total revenue of $37.6 million, up 88% year over year
Mobile revenue of $30.7 million, up 63% year over year
GAAP net loss of $4.2 million, or a net loss of $0.06 per share compared to GAAP net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share in the prior year quarter
Adjusted EBITDA of $5.2 million, up 9% year over year
Non-GAAP net income of $4.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $4.3 million or $0.07 per diluted share in the prior year quarter

(See the important discussion about the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures, and reconciliation to the most direct comparable GAAP financial measure, below.)

“We are off to a strong start to the year, with growth from live video monetization accelerating at an even faster pace than we had anticipated,” said Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group. “Video revenue grew approximately 120% from December 2017 to March 2018, which we attribute to momentum on our MeetMe app, the launch of livestreaming monetization on Skout, and our focus on strengthening our livestreaming community and the quality of our livestreams. Our annualized video revenue run rate now exceeds $29 million based on April’s results, up 53% from February’s run rate.

“Key video metrics are improving, and we are setting new highs on a regular basis,” continued Cook. “We have been particularly pleased to see average revenue per paying video user grow to $76 for the month of March on MeetMe Live. Average revenue per daily active user for MeetMe Live, or vARPDAU, in the United States increased to 44 cents in March and is now nearing levels achieved by leading livestreaming companies in Asia. Total vARPDAU, which includes Skout and MeetMe, was 18 cents in March. Importantly, the percentage of MeetMe users engaged in video exceeded 25% for the first time in April.

“We are continuing to video-enable more of our large, global community and build our social entertainment platform. Having recently rolled-out our shared livestreaming platform on Tagged, we are pleased to announce that we have launched enhanced video monetization on that app, ahead of schedule. We expect to begin launching live video on Lovoo later this month, starting with Austria. We expect our rollout of live video to more of our users, combined with our deep product pipeline, to contribute to continued growth in video revenue.”

First Quarter Financial Results

For the first quarter of 2018, the Company reported revenue of $37.6 million, an increase of 88% from $20.1 million in the prior year quarter. GAAP net loss was $4.2 million, or a net loss $0.06 per share, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2018 was $5.2 million compared to $4.8 million in the prior year quarter.

The Company ended the quarter with $28.0 million million in cash and cash equivalents. Cash flow from operating activities was $7.4 million.








Company Outlook

The Company is providing the following outlook for the second quarter of 2018 and is increasing its outlook for the full year 2018.

Second quarter 2018:
Revenue in the range of $38.0 million to $39.0 million
Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $5.3 million to $5.6 million

Full year 2018:
Revenue in the range of $152.0 million to $155.0 million
Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $21.5 million to $23.5 million






THE MEET GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)

 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
ASSETS
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
27,969,456

 
$
24,158,444

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $519,306 and $527,958 at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively
20,365,174

 
26,443,675

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
3,417,675

 
3,245,174

Total current assets
51,752,305

 
53,847,293

Restricted cash
500,000

 
894,551

Goodwill
152,185,979

 
150,694,135

Property and equipment, net
4,149,034

 
4,524,118

Intangible assets, net
46,094,182

 
48,719,428

Deferred taxes
16,007,054

 
15,521,214

Other assets
1,863,590

 
1,144,032

Total assets
$
272,552,144

 
$
275,344,771

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERSEQUITY
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
4,666,271

 
$
6,277,846

Accrued liabilities
21,868,691

 
19,866,438

Current portion of long-term debt
15,000,000

 
15,000,000

Current portion of capital lease obligations
227,678

 
254,399

Deferred revenue
5,225,506

 
4,433,450

Total current liabilities
46,988,146

 
45,832,133

Long-term capital lease obligations, less current portion, net
157,365

 
192,137

Long-term debt
36,973,633

 
40,637,106

Long-term derivative liability
4,512,878

 
2,995,657

Other liabilities
114,051

 
147,178

Total liabilities
88,746,073

 
89,804,211

STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; authorized - 5,000,000 shares; 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017

 

Common stock, $.001 par value; authorized - 100,000,000 shares; 72,106,997 and 71,915,018 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively
72,104

 
71,918

Additional paid-in capital
410,105,207

 
408,029,068

Accumulated deficit
(225,632,074
)
 
(221,435,888
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(739,166
)
 
(1,124,538
)
Total stockholders equity
183,806,071

 
185,540,560

Total liabilities and stockholders equity
$
272,552,144

 
$
275,344,771






THE MEET GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues
$
37,637,793

 
$
20,058,797

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
Sales and marketing
7,047,993

 
5,105,508

Product development and content
22,101,537

 
8,457,494

General and administrative
5,469,178

 
2,862,427

Depreciation and amortization
3,629,603

 
1,684,839

Acquisition and restructuring
3,349,951

 
1,500,429

Total operating costs and expenses
41,598,262

 
19,610,697

(Loss) income from operations
(3,960,469
)
 
448,100

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest income
7,208

 
2,570

Interest expense
(607,686
)
 
(2,332
)
Gain (loss) on foreign currency transactions
103,043

 
(2,200
)
Other
(6,944
)
 

Total other expense
(504,379
)
 
(1,962
)
(Loss) income before income tax benefit (expense)
(4,464,848
)
 
446,138

Income tax benefit (expense)
252,187

 
(292
)
Net (loss) income
$
(4,212,661
)
 
$
445,846

 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net (loss) income per common stockholder:
 
 
 
Basic net (loss) income per common stockholder
$
(0.06
)
 
$
0.01

Diluted net (loss) income per common stockholder
$
(0.06
)
 
$
0.01

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
71,981,487

 
61,093,810

Diluted
71,981,487

 
66,204,620






THE MEET GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net (loss) income
$
(4,212,661
)
 
$
445,846

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
3,629,603

 
1,684,839

Stock based compensation expense
2,168,925

 
1,134,158

Deferred taxes
(539,231
)
 
(17,465
)
(Gain) loss on foreign currency transactions
(103,043
)
 
2,200

Bad debt expense (recovery)
213,598

 
(27,000
)
Amortization of loan origination costs
86,527

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
5,988,039

 
7,942,814

Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets
(793,908
)
 
97,899

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
273,716

 
(2,577,771
)
Deferred revenue
723,907

 
2,359

Net cash provided by operating activities
7,435,472

 
8,687,879

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchase of property and equipment
(172,642
)
 
(150,510
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(172,642
)
 
(150,510
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 
764,547

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 
43,000,424

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

 
443,750

Payments of capital leases
(73,317
)
 
(69,817
)
Payments for restricted stock awards withheld for taxes
(92,600
)
 

Payments on long-term debt
(3,750,000
)
 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(3,915,917
)
 
44,138,904

Change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash prior to effects of foreign currency exchange rate
3,346,913

 
52,676,273

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate (translation)
69,548

 
(2,200
)
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
3,416,461

 
52,674,073

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period
25,052,995

 
22,246,015

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period
$
28,469,456

 
$
74,920,088

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest
$
516,940

 
$
2,332






THE MEET GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
(UNAUDITED)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Net (loss) income
$
(4,212,661
)
 
$
445,846

 
 
 
 
Interest expense
607,686

 
2,332

Income tax (benefit) expense
(252,187
)
 
292

Depreciation and amortization
3,629,603

 
1,684,839

Stock-based compensation expense
2,168,925

 
1,134,158

Acquisition and restructuring
3,349,951

 
1,500,429

(Gain) loss on foreign currency transactions
(103,043
)
 
2,200

Adjusted EBITDA
$
5,188,274

 
$
4,770,096

 
 
 
 
GAAP basic net (loss) income per common stockholder
$
(0.06
)
 
$
0.01

GAAP diluted net (loss) income per common stockholder
$
(0.06
)
 
$
0.01

Basic adjusted EBITDA per common stockholder
$
0.07

 
$
0.08

Diluted adjusted EBITDA per common stockholder
$
0.07

 
$
0.07

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
71,981,487

 
61,093,810

Diluted
75,849,484

 
66,204,620






THE MEET GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(UNAUDITED)


 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
GAAP Net (loss) income
$
(4,212,661
)
 
$
445,846

 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense
2,168,925

 
1,134,158

Amortization of intangibles
3,056,609

 
1,226,155

Income tax (benefit) expense
(252,187
)
 
292

Acquisition and restructuring
3,349,951

 
1,500,429

Non-GAAP net income
$
4,110,637

 
$
4,306,880

 
 
 
 
GAAP basic net (loss) income per common stockholder
$
(0.06
)
 
$
0.01

GAAP diluted net (loss) income per common stockholder
$
(0.06
)
 
$
0.01

Basic Non-GAAP net income per common stockholder
$
0.06

 
$
0.07

Diluted Non-GAAP net income per common stockholder
$
0.05

 
$
0.07

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
71,981,487

 
61,093,810

Diluted
75,849,484

 
66,204,620








Webcast and Conference Call Details

Management will host a webcast and conference call to discuss first quarter 2018 financial results today, May 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. To access the call dial 866-572-9351 (US and Canada) or 703-736-7482 (International) and when prompted provide the participant passcode 5377109 to the operator. An audio replay will be available at 855-859-2056 domestically or 404-537-3406 internationally, using passcode 5377109 through May 9, 2018. In addition, a webcast of the conference call will be available live on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.themeetgroup.com and a replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days.

About The Meet Group

The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. We leverage a powerful live-streaming video platform, empowering our global community to forge meaningful connections. Our primary apps, MeetMe©, LOVOO©, Skout©, and Tagged©, keep millions of mobile daily active users entertained and engaged and originate untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. Our apps, available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages, use innovative products and sophisticated data science to let our users stream live video, send gifts, chat, and share photos. The Meet Group has a diversified revenue mix consisting of in-app purchases, subscription, and advertising, and we have offices in New Hope, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including whether second quarter 2018 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA will be in the projected range, whether video growth will continue as expected, whether average revenue per paying video user and average revenue per daily active user will continue to grow as expected, whether user engagement in video will continue to increase, whether and when we will launch live video on our Lovoo app and whether the rollout of video to more of our users combined with our deep product pipeline will contribute to continued growth in video revenue. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the SEC on March 16, 2018. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.




Regulation G – Non-GAAP Measures

The Company defines mobile traffic and engagement metrics (including MAU, DAU, chats per day, and new users per day) to include mobile app traffic for all properties and mobile web traffic for MeetMe, Skout and Lovoo.
 
The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Net Income, which are not calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), in evaluating its financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to period comparison. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company presents these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes them to be an important supplemental measure of performance that is commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We refer you to the reconciliations below.
 
The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings (or loss) from operations before interest expense, benefit or provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, warrant obligations, non-recurring acquisition, restructuring or other expenses, gain or loss on cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment, gain on sale of asset, bad debt expense outside the normal range, and goodwill and long-lived asset impairment charges. The Company excludes stock-based compensation because it is non-cash in nature. The Company defines Non-GAAP Net Income as earnings (or loss) before benefit or provision for income taxes, amortization of intangibles, goodwill and long-lived asset impairment charges, non-recurring acquisition and restructuring costs, bad debt expense outside the normal range and non-cash stock based compensation.
 
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities, as a measure of liquidity or any other financial measure. They may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company nor is it intended to be predictive of potential future results. Investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.
 


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Investor Contact:
Leslie Arena
larena@themeetgroup.com
267 714 6418
 
Media Contact:
Brandyn Bissinger
bbissinger@themeetgroup.com
267 446 7010



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