FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eDiets.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIET), a leading provider of convenient at-home diet, fitness and healthy lifestyle solutions, today announced results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2008.
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2008 were $4.0 million, compared to $6.9 million in the prior year period. Net loss was $(8.4) million, or $(0.33) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to $(4.2) million, or $(0.17) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2007. Results for the fourth quarter of 2008 include a non-cash, impairment charge of $5.2 million related to the goodwill of the Company's business-to-consumer segment, while results for the fourth quarter of 2007 include a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $2.3 million related to the Company's European segment. The non-cash impairment charge does not affect the Company's cash balances, liquidity or operating cash flows.
Adjusted EBITDA*, defined as net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, severance charges, bad debt expense and impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, for the quarter ended December 31, 2008 was $(1.2) million compared to $(0.4) million in the prior year period.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2008, the Company recorded revenues of $23.9 million, compared to $29.7 million for the same period last year. Net loss was $(19.8) million, or $(0.79) per share in fiscal 2008, compared to $(9.4) million, or $(0.38) per share, in fiscal 2007. Results for 2008 include a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $5.2 million, while results for 2007 include a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $2.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended December 31, 2008 totaled $(7.5) million, compared to $(2.3) million in the comparable year period.
Fourth Quarter and Recent Operating Highlights:
"While we continue to make progress on the principal elements of our transformation strategy, pressures from the broader economy prevented many of the improvements from being realized in our financial performance," said Kevin McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer of eDiets.com. "During the fourth quarter, we focused on driving operational efficiencies and controlling expenses across our core digital, meal delivery and B2B businesses. We are very encouraged by the initial results of our margin initiatives, which resulted in margin expansion from zero to 24% since the third quarter. Going forward, we plan to focus more aggressively on promotional activity and innovative marketing in order to stimulate meal delivery sales and help consumers overcome price concerns while maintaining our margin improvements. While much work remains, we believe that we are on-track to positioning eDiets.com to return to positive cash flow."
The company will host a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and year end 2008 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Participants may access the call by dialing 800.510.9834 (domestic) or 617.614.3669 (international), passcode 40569062. In addition, the call will be webcast via the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at http://www.eDiets.com, where it will also be archived. A telephone replay will be available through Tuesday, March 31, 2009. To access the replay, please dial 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international), passcode 64476403.
eDiets.com, Inc. is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs. eDiets currently features its award-winning, fresh-prepared diet meal delivery service as one of the more than 20 popular diet plans sold directly to members on its flagship site, www.eDiets.com . The company also provides a broad range of customized wellness and weight management solutions for Fortune 500 clients. eDiets.com's unique infrastructure offers businesses, as well as individuals, an end-to-end solution strategically tailored to meet its customers' specific goals of achieving a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please call 310-954-1105 or visit www.eDiets.com.
* Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In its earnings releases, conference calls, slide presentations or webcasts, the Company may use or discuss adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by SEC Regulation G. Management regularly reviews adjusted EBITDA as an analytical indicator of the Company's financial performance and believes that it is useful to investors in evaluating operating performance. In addition, the Company uses adjusted EBITDA as a measure of performance for its business segments and for incentive compensation purposes. The Company does not intend for adjusted EBITDA to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Net loss $(8,396) $(4,212) $(19,848) $(9,408) Interest income, net (10) (108) 2 (256) Interest expense on secured notes 626 382 2,008 508 Amortization of secured notes 402 187 1,238 249 Income tax provision (12) (28) 6 171 Depreciation 624 260 1,751 1,020 Amortization of intangibles 176 305 882 1,213 Impairment of goodwill & intangibles 5,191 2,296 5,191 2,296 Stock-based compensation (76) 537 969 1,705 Loss on disposition of fixed assets 5 - 5 176 Bad debt expense 140 (41) 222 (31) Severance charges 83 14 122 88 Adjusted EBITDA $(1,247) $(406) $(7,452) $(2,270)
Safe Harbor Statement
Statements which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those which may be expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, that we will not be able to obtain sufficient and/or acceptable outside financing (when and if required);, changes in general economic and business conditions; changes in product acceptance by consumers; a decline in the effectiveness of sales and marketing efforts; loss of market share and pressure on prices resulting from competition; significant investments in our technology platform, marketing plans, and product development to remain competitive with other online providers of healthy living and weight loss plans, many of which may be found to offer superior and more varied features than our plans and may also be offered for free; volatility in the advertising markets; any delay, disruption, or suspension of our supply of prepared meals from our vendor; changes in consumer preferences and discretionary spending; product liability and other risks from the sale of ingested products; regulatory actions affecting our marketing activities; and the outcome of litigation pending against us. For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties associated with eDiets.com's business, reference is made to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are current only as of the date on which such statements are made. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward- looking statements.
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eDiets.com, Inc. Summary of Consolidated Financial Information (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Revenues: Digital plans $1,531 $3,858 $9,345 $19,482 Meal delivery 1,165 1,567 9,405 3,994 Other 1,271 1,475 5,185 6,253 Total revenues 3,967 6,900 23,935 29,729 Cost and expenses: Cost of revenue Digital plans 772 665 2,610 3,112 Meal delivery 828 1,432 9,358 3,665 Other 140 39 457 445 Total cost of revenue 1,740 2,136 12,425 7,222 Technology and development 1,241 949 4,297 3,723 Sales, marketing and support 1,979 3,242 11,664 17,029 General and administrative 1,030 1,751 6,070 6,984 Amortization of intangibles 176 305 882 1,213 Impairment of goodwill and intangibles 5,191 2,296 5,191 2,296 Total cost and expenses 11,357 10,679 40,529 38,467 Loss from operations (7,390) (3,779) (16,594) (8,738) Interest income 14 115 109 282 Interest expense (1,032) (574) (3,357) (781) Income tax provision 12 26 (6) (171) Net loss $(8,396) $(4,212) $(19,848) $(9,408) Loss per common share: Basic and diluted $(0.33) $(0.17) $(0.79) $(0.38) Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding: Basic and diluted 25,154 24,942 25,115 24,811
Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW DATA: Net cash provided by (used in): Operations $(1,879) $(1,927) $(8,202) $(4,774) Investing 337 (1,150) (1,148) (4,062) Financing 2,475 95 4,652 10,009 December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 BALANCE SHEET DATA: Cash and cash equivalents $2,523 $7,132 Total assets 15,671 27,691 Deferred Revenue 3,336 3,664 Long-term debt (excluding capital leases) 11,808 6,247 Stockholders' equity (2,781) 12,862
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