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Inuvo Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE American:INUV), a leading provider of artificial intelligence for advertising that serves partners, brands and agencies across various industries, is reporting its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

“The second quarter followed its seasonal pattern, starting off weak and ending strong,” commented Rich Howe, Chairman and CEO of Inuvo. “Despite the slow start, we increased revenue, expanded margins and more than doubled adjusted EBITDA. After increasing revenue 11% in the first half of the year, we now enter the strongest quarters of the year for Inuvo and look forward to continued growth and improved performance. Our previously issued 2018 guidance of double digit revenue growth over 2017 with higher adjusted EBITDA remains on track.” 

Second Quarter 2018 Summary vs. Same Year-Ago Quarter (where applicable):

  • Revenue increased 4% to $19 million and 11% to $39.5 million for the second quarter and first half, respectively.
  • Gross margin increased 490 basis points to 63.2%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 102% to $0.3 million.
  • Net loss improved to $0.8 million or $(0.03) per share compared to a net loss of $1.4 million or $(0.05) per share.
  • Net proceeds of $2.1 million from the issuance of Inuvo common stock; proceeds used for working capital.
  • Cash balance at June 30, 2018 was $4.1 million with $4.0 million of debt.
  • Eight new advertiser clients signed during the quarter.

Conference Call Information:
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (3:30 p.m. Central time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-800-289-0438
International dial-in number: 1-323-794-2423
Conference ID: 1122350

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at 1-949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the Inuvo website.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 22, 2018.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 1122350

About Inuvo, Inc.  
Inuvo®, Inc. (NYSE American:INUV) is a market leader in intelligent advertising, aligning brands with appropriate content and consumer intent. The artificial intelligence within our patented IntentKey™ leverages contextually-based machine learning that mirrors the manner in which the human brain can instantly associate ideas, emotions, places, people and objects. Inuvo harnesses this power by delivering high performing campaigns reaching audiences that would typically be missed. To learn more about Inuvo, please visit www.inuvo.com or download our app for Apple iPhone or for Android.

Forward-looking Statements 
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words or expressions such as "anticipate," "plan," "will," "intend," "believe" or "expect" or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements made with respect to expectations with respect to our lack of profitable operating history, changes in our business, potential need for additional capital, fluctuations in demand; changes to economic growth in the U.S. economy; and government policies and regulations, including, but not limited to those affecting the Internet, all as set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 as filed with the SEC on February 8, 2018, and our subsequent filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of Inuvo and are difficult to predict. Inuvo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    June 30,   December 31,
      2018     2017
Current assets        
Cash   $4,117,388   $4,084,686
Accounts receivable, net     7,587,429     10,759,250
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     380,075     400,191
Total current assets     12,084,892     15,244,127
Property and equipment, net     2,359,696     2,306,279
Other assets        
Goodwill     9,853,342     9,853,342
Intangible assets, net     10,116,933     10,808,018
Other assets     35,170     36,070
Total other assets     20,005,445     20,697,430
Total assets   $34,450,033   $38,247,836
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable   $10,262,768   $13,614,053
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     2,973,153     2,887,816
Revolving credit line     4,000,000     4,900,000
Total current liabilities     17,235,921     21,401,869
Long-term liabilities        
Deferred tax liability     2,331,900     2,331,900
Other long-term liabilities     306,163     426,725
Total long-term liabilities     2,638,063     2,758,625
Total stockholders' equity     14,576,049     14,087,342
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $34,450,033   $38,247,836

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
      2018       2017       2018       2017  
Net revenue   $19,004,851     $18,271,181     $39,508,836     $35,487,043  
Cost of revenue     6,991,304       7,620,743       15,769,898       15,512,466  
Gross profit     12,013,547       10,650,438       23,738,938       19,974,577  
Operating expenses                
Marketing costs (traffic acquisition  costs or TAC)     8,446,163       7,493,273       16,740,457       13,960,584  
Compensation     2,323,654       2,301,696       4,943,169       4,689,407  
Selling, general and administrative     1,982,851       2,165,180       4,109,213       4,283,298  
Total operating expenses     12,752,668       11,960,149       25,792,839       22,933,289  
Operating loss     (739,121)       (1,309,711)       (2,053,901)       (2,958,712)  
Interest expense, net     (94,556)       (72,660)       (195,445)       (115,604)  
Loss from continuing operations before taxes     (833,677)       (1,382,371)       (2,249,346)       (3,074,316)  
Income tax benefit     980       -       8,625       -  
Net loss from continuing operations     (832,697)       (1,382,371)        (2,240,721)        (3,074,316)  
Net loss from discontinued operations     -       -       -       (1,109)  
Net loss     (832,697)       (1,382,371)       (2,240,721)        (3,075,425)  
Earnings per share, basic and diluted                
From continuing operations   ($0.03)     ($0.05)     ($0.08)     ($0.11)  
From discontinued operations     -       -       -       -  
Net loss   ($0.03)     ($0.05)     ($0.08)     ($0.11)  
Weighted average shares outstanding                
Basic     30,614,207       28,486,809       29,634,023       27,764,613  
Diluted     30,614,207       28,486,809       29,634,023       27,764,613  

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
      2018       2017       2018       2017  
Loss from continuing operations before taxes   ($833,677)     ($1,382,371)     ($2,249,346)     ($3,074,316)  
Interest expense, net     94,556       72,660       195,445       115,604  
Depreciation     447,790       343,075       885,975       671,129  
Amortization     337,626       398,617       691,085       763,738  
EBITDA     46,295       (568,019)       (476,841)       (1,523,845)  
Stock-based compensation     289,950       293,825       667,797       586,159  
Non-recurring expense associated with acquiring NetSeer     -       441,041       -       996,467  
Adjusted EBITDA   $336,245     $166,847     $190,956     $58,781  

Reconciliation of Loss from Continuing Operations before Taxes to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our performance. We defined EBITDA as net loss from continuing operations before taxes plus (i) interest expense, net, (ii) depreciation, and (iii) amortization. We further define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus (iv) stock-based compensation and (v) certain identified expenses that are not expected to recur or be representative of future ongoing operation of the business. These adjustments are itemized above. You are encouraged to evaluate these adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same or similar to some of the adjustments in the presentation. Our presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

Company Contact:
Inuvo, Inc.
Wally Ruiz
Chief Financial Officer

Investor Relations Contact:
Matt Glover or Sean Mansouri, CFA

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