Marin Software Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 4, 2021 at 3:15 PM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRIN), a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

"With the holiday season fast approaching, the improvements we've made this quarter to the MarinOne ecommerce module will help ensure our advertisers get the most from their marketing investments across retail media, search and social," said Chris Lien, CEO of Marin Software.

Third Quarter 2021 Product Highlights:

  • Added new Insights, including Amazon Keyword Expansion, Amazon Negative Keyword Expansion, Top Performing Amazon Ads, Amazon Keyword Match Type Expansion, Low Volume Bid Strategies, and Bid Changes Preview.
  • Integrated SEO data from Google Search Console to improve revenue and ROAS by focusing investment on those targets that can benefit the most.
  • Expanded the eCommerce module to include Instacart, Google Shopping, Microsoft Shopping, and Criteo Retail, enabling a comprehensive view across publishers including Amazon.
  • Added reporting support for Amazon Sponsored Display Audience targets.
  • Introduced support for keyword recommendations on new Amazon groups, allowing advertisers with no existing keywords to get started quickly.
  • Introduced ad extension reporting across Google Sitelinks, Call Extensions, Callout Extensions, and Mobile App Extensions.  An "All Extensions toggle" allows users to switch conveniently between just those extensions with traffic, or the complete list.
  • Introduced client-level forecasting charts into the Dashboard to streamline decisions.
  • Added optimization support for Google Dynamic Search Ads, to increase revenue and/or ROAS.
  • Introduced the ability to apply Bid Overrides via the multi-edit workflow.
  • Added the ability to roll up data by publishers and campaigns, allowing users to compare performance across publishers (i.e. Google vs. Microsoft vs. Facebook).
  • Introduced Client Tags in MarinOne, which allows users who run multi-client reports with Client Tags to do their reporting in MarinOne.
  • Added additional options to the 'More' menu in MarinOne Engine, including History, Settings history, and Settings link.
  • Introduced an Activity Log for MarinOne Social for users to see the status of their work more easily.
  • Added the Sync button to MarinOne Social, allowing users to bring down changes from Facebook more easily.
  • Enhanced the Help experience, serving guided tours, support center results, certification, What's New content, and access to the support team from a comprehensive, in-app menu.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Updates:

  • Net revenues totaled $6.2 million, a year-over-year decrease of 9% when compared to $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2020.
  • GAAP loss from operations was ($3.3) million, resulting in a GAAP operating margin of (53%), as compared to a GAAP loss from operations of ($4.3) million and a GAAP operating margin of (63%) for the third quarter of 2020.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations was ($3.0) million, resulting in a non-GAAP operating margin of (48%), as compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of ($2.8) million and a non-GAAP operating margin of (42%) for the third quarter of 2020.
  • Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures have been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below, under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $50.2 million in the aggregate at September 30, 2021.
  • Raised net proceeds of $38.8 million from issuances and sales of common stock under the Company's "at-the-market" securities offering facility, at a weighted average sales price of $9.27 per share.
  • Filed a new $100.0 million shelf registration statement with the SEC, which includes a $50.0 million "at-the-market" securities offering facility, pursuant to which we may be able to issue and sell additional shares of our common stock.
  • Entered into a new three-year revenue share agreement with Google.

Financial Outlook:

Marin is providing guidance for its fourth quarter of 2021 as follows:

Forward-Looking Guidance

In millions











Range of Estimate





From



To



Three Months Ending December 31, 2021








Revenues, net


$

5.6



$

6.1



Non-GAAP loss from operations



(4.5)




(4.0)



The Q4 revenue guidance includes estimated Q4 revenues under the new Google revenue share agreement, under which the Company expects to earn quarterly revenue commencing October 1, 2021 that will be approximately $0.5 million less than the average quarterly revenue recognized under the expiring agreement with Google during the first three quarters of 2021. Non-GAAP loss from operations includes the impact of a non-recurring charge of approximately $0.7 million related to incentive-based compensation for achievements expected to occur in the fourth quarter and excludes the effects of stock-based compensation, amortization of internally developed software and intangible assets, impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets, capitalization of internally developed software, CARES Act employee retention credits and non-recurring costs associated with restructurings and divestitures.
Additionally, the Company does not reconcile its forward-looking non-GAAP loss from operations, due to variability between revenues and non-cash items such as stock-based compensation. The GAAP loss from operations includes stock-based compensation expense, which is affected by hiring and retention needs, as well as the future price of Marin's stock. As a result, a reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures cannot be made without unreasonable effort.

Quarterly Results Conference Call

Marin Software will host a conference call today at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time) to review the Company's financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, and its outlook for the future. To access the call, please dial (877) 705-6003 in the United States or (201) 493-6725 internationally with reference to conference ID 13723659. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=146754 . Following the completion of the call through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 11, 2021, a recorded replay will be available on the Company's website at http://investor.marinsoftware.com/ and a telephone replay will be available by dialing (844) 512-2921 in the United States or (412) 317-6671 internationally with the recording access code 13723659.

About Marin Software

Marin Software Incorporated's (NASDAQ: MRIN) mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world's largest publishers. Marin Software provides enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies to integrate, align, and amplify their digital advertising spend across the web and mobile devices. Marin Software offers a unified SaaS advertising management platform for search, social, and eCommerce advertising. The Company helps digital marketers convert precise audiences, improve financial performance, and make better decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide, Marin Software's technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe. For more information about Marin Software, please visit www.marinsoftware.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Marin uses certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release. Marin uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating its ongoing operational performance. Marin believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. Non-GAAP financial measures that Marin uses may differ from measures that other companies may use.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP expenses, measures and net loss per share. Marin defines non-GAAP sales and marketing, non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP general and administrative, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating loss and non-GAAP net loss as the respective GAAP balances, adjusted for stock-based compensation, amortization of internally developed software and intangible assets, impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets, non-cash expenses related to debt agreements, capitalization of internally developed software, CARES Act employee retention credit and non-recurring costs associated with restructurings and divestitures. Non-GAAP net loss per share is calculated as non-GAAP net loss divided by the weighted average shares outstanding.

Adjusted EBITDA. Marin defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, depreciation, amortization of internally developed software and intangible assets, capitalization of internally developed software, impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets, benefit from or provision for income taxes, CARES Act employee retention credit, other income, net and non-recurring costs associated with restructurings and divestitures. These amounts are often excluded by other companies to help investors understand the operational performance of their business. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measurement of its operating performance because it assists in comparing the operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain non-cash and non-operating items. Adjusted EBITDA reflects an additional way of viewing aspects of the operations that Marin believes, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding Marin's business, impact of investments in product and technology on future operating results, progress on product development efforts, product capabilities, advertiser and customer behavior, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and future financial results, including its outlook for the fourth quarter of 2021. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to any lingering effects of the global outbreak of COVID-19 on demand for our products and services; the amount of digital advertising spend managed by our customers using our products; the extent of customer acceptance and adoption of our MarinOne platform; the productivity of our personnel and other aspects of our business; our ability to maintain or grow sales to new and existing customers; any adverse changes in our relationships with and access to publishers and advertising agencies and strategic business partners, including any adverse changes in our revenue sharing agreement with Google; our ability to raise additional capital; our ability to manage expenses; the success of any increased investments that we may make in our engineering and sales and marketing teams; our ability to retain and attract qualified management, technical and sales and marketing personnel; any default under or required repayment of our indebtedness or any delays or reductions in forgiveness of such indebtedness, including our loan under the Paycheck Protection Program; delays in the release of updates to our product platform or new features or delays in customer deployment of any such updates or features; competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, entry of new competitors and new applications; quarterly fluctuations in our operating results due to a number of factors; inability to adequately forecast our future revenues, expenses, Adjusted EBITDA, cash flows or other financial metrics; delays, reductions or slower growth in the amount spent on online and mobile advertising and the development of the market for cloud-based software; progress in our efforts to update our software platform; level of usage and advertising spend managed on our platform; our ability to maintain or expand sales of our solutions in channels other than search advertising; any slow-down in the search advertising market generally; any shift in customer digital advertising budgets from search to segments in which we are not as deeply penetrated; the development of the market for digital advertising; acceptance and continued usage of our platform and services by customers and our ability to provide high-quality technical support to our customers; material defects in our platform including those resulting from any updates we introduce to our platform, service interruptions at our single third-party data center or breaches in our security measures; our ability to develop enhancements to our platform; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to manage risks associated with international operations; the impact of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly an increase in the value of the dollar; near term changes in sales of our software services or spend under management may not be immediately reflected in our results due to our subscription business model; and adverse changes in general economic or market conditions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent report on Form 10-K, recent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which we may file from time to time, and all of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any of these risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release reflect Marin's expectations as of November 4, 2021. Marin assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Marin Software Incorporated




Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets




(On a GAAP basis)














September 30,



December 31,


(Unaudited; in thousands, except par value)


2021



2020


Assets:







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

49,727



$

14,280


Restricted cash



431




540


Accounts receivable, net



4,613




5,063


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



2,827




3,039


Total current assets



57,598




22,922


Property and equipment, net



4,012




5,477


Right-of-use assets, operating leases



2,740




7,737


Other non-current assets



684




873


Total assets


$

65,034



$

37,009


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:







Current liabilities:







Accounts payable


$

791



$

928


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



5,823




6,552


Note payable, current



2,226




1,854


Operating lease liabilities



3,222




6,800


Total current liabilities



12,062




16,134


Note payable, net of current



1,094




1,466


Operating lease liabilities, non-current



-




1,814


Other long-term liabilities



1,154




1,780


Total liabilities



14,310




21,194


Stockholders' equity:







Common stock, $0.001 par value



15




10


Additional paid-in capital



350,822




308,065


Accumulated deficit



(299,006)




(291,163)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,107)




(1,097)


Total stockholders' equity



50,724




15,815


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

65,034



$

37,009









Marin Software Incorporated










Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations






(On a GAAP basis)
























Three Months Ended
September 30,



Nine Months Ended
September 30,


(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)


2021



2020



2021



2020


Revenues, net


$

6,155



$

6,796



$

18,557



$

22,731


Cost of revenues



3,175




4,323




9,591




14,253


Gross profit



2,980




2,473




8,966




8,478


Operating expenses:













Sales and marketing



1,266




1,491




3,780




5,683


Research and development



2,677




3,106




7,743




9,881


General and administrative



2,312




2,131




6,176




6,123


Total operating expenses



6,255




6,728




17,699




21,687


Loss from operations



(3,275)




(4,255)




(8,733)




(13,209)


Other income, net



298




111




846




1,117


Loss before income taxes



(2,977)




(4,144)




(7,887)




(12,092)


Income tax provision (benefit)



153




(72)




(44)




(568)


Net loss


$

(3,130)



$

(4,072)



$

(7,843)



$

(11,524)


Net loss per common share, basic and diluted


$

(0.22)



$

(0.58)



$

(0.66)



$

(1.67)


Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted



14,500




7,017




11,956




6,916















Marin Software Incorporated







Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows







(On a GAAP basis)
















Nine Months Ended September 30,


(Unaudited; in thousands)


2021



2020


Operating activities:







Net loss


$

(7,843)



$

(11,524)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities







Depreciation



670




1,661


Amortization of internally developed software



1,806




2,330


Amortization of intangible assets






95


Amortization of deferred costs to obtain and fulfill contracts



364




700


Interest expense



6




14


Loss on disposals of property and equipment and right-of-use assets



30




19


Unrealized foreign currency losses



43




(29)


Stock-based compensation related to equity awards



1,273




1,208


Provision for bad debts



(102)




(204)


Net change in operating leases



(396)




(294)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities







Accounts receivable



551




3,723


Prepaid expenses and other assets



(173)




289


Accounts payable



(137)




(482)


Accrued expenses and other liabilities



(1,351)




(1,994)


Net cash used in operating activities



(5,259)




(4,488)


Investing activities:







Purchases of property and equipment



(6)




(14)


Capitalization of internally developed software



(971)




(1,442)


Net cash used in investing activities



(977)




(1,456)


Financing activities:







Proceeds from issuance of common shares through at-the-market offering, net of offering costs



41,888




179


Proceeds from note payable






3,320


Payment of principal on finance lease liabilities



(15)




(545)


Employee taxes paid for withheld shares upon equity award settlement



(280)




(220)


Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan, net



29




19


Net cash provided by financing activities



41,622




2,753


Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash



(48)




36


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash



35,338




(3,155)


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash:







Beginning of period



14,820




12,105


End of period


$

50,158



$

8,950









Marin Software Incorporated




























Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Expenses


























































Three Months Ended




Year Ended




Three Months Ended





March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



December 31,




December 31,




March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



(Unaudited; in thousands)


2020



2020



2020



2020




2020




2021



2021



2021



Sales and Marketing (GAAP)


$

2,312



$

1,880



$

1,491



$

1,275




$

6,958




$

1,246



$

1,268



$

1,266



Less Stock-based compensation



(110)




(149)




(24)




(70)





(353)





(66)




(70)




(122)



Less Restructuring related expenses



(50)







(214)




(40)





(304)





2




-




-



Plus CARES Act employee retention credit




















42




42




60



Sales and Marketing (Non-GAAP)


$

2,152



$

1,731



$

1,253



$

1,165




$

6,301




$

1,224



$

1,240



$

1,204



Research and Development (GAAP)


$

3,437



$

3,338



$

3,106



$

2,934




$

12,815




$

2,399



$

2,667



$

2,677



Less Stock-based compensation



(167)




(217)




(123)




(100)





(607)





(98)




(133)




(159)



Less Amortization of intangible assets



(48)














(48)













Less Restructuring related expenses









(185)




(30)





(215)





(2)









Plus CARES Act employee retention credit




















252




238




245



Plus Capitalization of internally developed software



540




418




484




427





1,869





434




238




362



Research and Development (Non-GAAP)


$

3,762



$

3,539



$

3,282



$

3,231




$

13,814




$

2,985



$

3,010



$

3,125



General and Administrative (GAAP)


$

1,981



$

2,011



$

2,131



$

2,436




$

8,559




$

1,869



$

1,995



$

2,312



Less Stock-based compensation



(75)




(72)




(67)




(69)





(283)





(63)




(130)




(248)



Less Restructuring related expenses









(123)




(5)





(128)





(2)









Plus CARES Act employee retention credit




















70




66




67



General and Administrative (Non-GAAP)


$

1,906



$

1,939



$

1,941



$

2,362




$

8,148




$

1,874



$

1,931



$

2,131































Marin Software Incorporated




























Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures


























































Three Months Ended




Year Ended




Three Months Ended





March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



December 31,




December 31,




March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



(Unaudited; in thousands)


2020



2020



2020



2020




2020




2021



2021



2021



Gross Profit (GAAP)


$

3,315



$

2,690



$

2,473



$

3,559




$

12,037




$

3,067



$

2,919



$

2,980



Plus Stock-based compensation



94




129




(19)




47





251





35




46




103



Plus Amortization of internally developed
software



864




818




648




654





2,984





624




596




586



Plus Amortization of intangible assets



47














47













Plus Restructuring related expenses



(7)







529




7





529





1









Less CARES Act employee retention credit




















(175)




(179)




(174)



Gross Profit (Non-GAAP)


$

4,313



$

3,637



$

3,631



$

4,267




$

15,848




$

3,552



$

3,382



$

3,495



Operating Loss (GAAP)


$

(4,415)



$

(4,539)



$

(4,255)



$

(3,086)




$

(16,295)




$

(2,447)



$

(3,011)



$

(3,275)



Plus Stock-based compensation



446




567




195




286





1,494





262




379




632



Plus Amortization of internally developed
software



864




818




648




654





2,984





624




596




586



Plus Amortization of intangible assets



95














95













Plus Restructuring related expenses



43







1,051




82





1,176





3









Less CARES Act employee retention credit




















(539)




(525)




(546)



Less Capitalization of internally developed
software



(540)




(418)




(484)




(427)





(1,869)





(434)




(238)




(362)



Operating Loss (Non-GAAP)


$

(3,507)



$

(3,572)



$

(2,845)



$

(2,491)




$

(12,415)




$

(2,531)



$

(2,799)



$

(2,965)



Net Loss (GAAP)


$

(3,971)



$

(3,481)



$

(4,072)



$

(2,527)




$

(14,051)




$

(2,212)



$

(2,501)



$

(3,130)



Plus Stock-based compensation



446




567




195




286





1,494





262




379




632



Plus Amortization of internally developed
software



864




818




648




654





2,984





624




596




586



Plus Amortization of intangible assets



95














95













Plus Restructuring related expenses



43







1,051




82





1,176





3









Less CARES Act employee retention credit




















(539)




(525)




(546)



Less Capitalization of internally developed
software



(540)




(418)




(484)




(427)





(1,869)





(434)




(238)




(362)



Net Loss (Non-GAAP)


$

(3,063)



$

(2,514)



$

(2,662)



$

(1,932)




$

(10,171)




$

(2,296)



$

(2,289)



$

(2,820)































Marin Software Incorporated




























Calculation of Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share


























































Three Months Ended




Year Ended




Three Months Ended





March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



December 31,




December 31,




March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



(Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)


2020



2020



2020



2020




2020




2021



2021



2021



Net Loss (Non-GAAP)


$

(3,063)



$

(2,514)



$

(2,662)



$

(1,932)




$

(10,171)




$

(2,296)



$

(2,289)



$

(2,820)



Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and
diluted



6,819




6,912




7,017




8,616





7,344





10,300




11,034




14,500



Non-GAAP net loss per common share, basic and
diluted


$

(0.45)



$

(0.36)



$

(0.38)



$

(0.22)




$

(1.38)




$

(0.22)



$

(0.21)



$

(0.19)































Marin Software Incorporated




























Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA


























































Three Months Ended




Year Ended




Three Months Ended





March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



December 31,




December 31,




March 31,



June 30,



September 30,



(Unaudited; in thousands)


2020



2020



2020



2020




2020




2021



2021



2021



Net Loss


$

(3,971)



$

(3,481)



$

(4,072)



$

(2,527)




$

(14,051)




$

(2,212)



$

(2,501)



$

(3,130)



Depreciation



893




402




366




263





1,924





240




223




207



Amortization of internally developed software



864




818




648




654





2,984





624




596




586



Amortization of intangible assets



95














95













Provision for (benefit from) income taxes



25




(521)




(72)




(143)





(711)





92




(289)




153



Stock-based compensation



446




567




195




286





1,494





262




379




632



CARES Act employee retention credit




















(539)




(525)




(546)



Capitalization of internally developed software



(540)




(418)




(484)




(427)





(1,869)





(434)




(238)




(362)



Restructuring related expenses



43







1,051




82





1,176





3




-




-



Other income, net



(469)




(537)




(111)




(416)





(1,533)





(327)




(221)




(298)



Adjusted EBITDA


$

(2,614)



$

(3,170)



$

(2,479)



$

(2,228)




$

(10,491)




$

(2,291)



$

(2,576)



$

(2,758)































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