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AudioEye Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results


TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AudioEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEYE), a leading developer of digital accessibility solutions that provide barrier-free website access for individuals with disabilities, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

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Third Quarter and Recent Operational Highlights

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Full Year 2019 Financial Outlook
The Company is reiterating its full year bookings guidance of $22M to $24M and revenue guidance of $10M and $11M.

Management Commentary
AudioEye Executive Chairman Carr Bettis said, "In the third quarter we built on our success from the first half of the year and generated improved results in a number of our key operating areas. More specifically, we recorded $2.8M in revenues in Q3, an 86% increase over the prior year and also a record for the fifteenth consecutive quarter. Our strong topline led to our MRR increasing nearly 30% sequentially to almost $1 million at quarter-end, also helping to provide incrementally improved visibility into our financial projections as we look to scale our business over the long-term. Additionally, quarterly bookings came in strong at $5.7M and bookings in excess of excess of revenue and deferred revenue increased again to $15.5M . Operationally, we effectively doubled our customer count during the quarter, a feat which validates our ability to support large-scale rollouts, both technically and financially, and also justifies our decision to continue allocating resources to provide the necessary infrastructure in support of not only indirect vertical CMS providers but the AudioEye Digital Marketplace.

"After the quarter end, we also announced the launch of AudioEye Digital Marketplace, our new machine learning powered-platform designed to enable companies of all sizes to accelerate accessibility both easily and affordably. With this transformative new offering, AudioEye now provides its managed service solutions designed specifically to accelerate the path to compliance for website publishers relying on some of the world's largest and most ubiquitous CMS platforms such as Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Squarespace and WordPress. Our expectation is that this channel will translate into impactful growth, in addition to our existing business, beginning in the new year. In the near term, we are increasingly confident in the performance and prospects for our business and are reiterating both our revenue and bookings guidance for 2019."

Conference Call
AudioEye management will hold a conference call today, November 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results.

AudioEye management will host the call, followed by a question and answer period.

U.S. dial-in number: (877) 407-9208
International number: (201) 493-6784

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 Gateway Investor Relations at (949) 574-3860.

The conference call will also be webcast live and available for replay, which will be accessible via the investor relations section of the company's website. The audio recording will remain available via the investor relations section of the company's website for 90 days.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through November 20, 2019.

Toll-free replay number: (844) 512-2921
International replay number: (412) 317-6671
Replay ID: 13695766

About AudioEye, Inc.
AudioEye is an industry-leading software solution delivering immediate ADA and WCAG accessibility compliance at scale. Through patented technology, subject matter expertise and proprietary processes, AudioEye is eradicating all barriers to digital accessibility, helping creators get accessible and supporting them with ongoing advisory and automated upkeep.

Trusted by the FCC, ADP, Samsung, Uber and more, AudioEye helps everyone identify and resolve issues of accessibility and enhance user experiences, automating digital accessibility for the widest audiences. AudioEye stands out among its competitors because it delivers machine learning/AI-driven accessibility without fundamental changes to site architecture.

Join our movement at www.audioeye.com.

To learn more about AudioEye, please view the About AudioEye video.

Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about AudioEye's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, prospects, financial condition, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "believe", "anticipate", "should", "intend", "plan", "will", "expects", "estimates", "projects", "positioned", "strategy", "outlook" and similar words. You should read the statements that contain these types of words carefully. Such forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, statements regarding full-year bookings and revenue guidance, scaling AudioEye's business over the long term and an expectation of impactful growth beginning in 2020. These statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including the variability of AudioEye's revenue and financial performance; risks associated with product development and technological changes; the acceptance of AudioEye's products in the marketplace by existing and potential future customers; competition; and general economic conditions. These and other risks are described more fully in AudioEye's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including AudioEye's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 27, 2019. There may be events in the future that AudioEye is not able to predict accurately or over which AudioEye has no control. Forward-looking statements reflect management's view as of the date of this press release, and AudioEye urges you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. AudioEye does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or uncertainties after the date hereof.

About Key Operating Metrics
To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), we consider certain operating measures that are not GAAP measures, including monthly recurring revenue, bookings and contracts. AudioEye reviews a number of operating metrics such as these to evaluate its business, measure performance, identify trends, formulate business plans, and make strategic decisions.

We believe these metrics and measures are useful to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our business and to facilitate comparisons of our performance to that of other similar companies. In this press release, we are reporting results and/or affirming our previously announced guidance on bookings, revenue and monthly recurring revenue.

AudioEye's bookings represents the contracted amount of money the customer commits to spend with the Company over an agreed amount of time, generally ranging from 12 months up to 60 months.

AudioEye's contracts in excess of revenue and deferred revenue is the remaining bookings that have not yet been recognized as revenue or billed to the customer. This measure represents the contractually agreed amount of money that is remaining to be billed and paid under contracts and that will be recognized in subsequent periods.

AudioEye's monthly recurring revenue is the Company's annualized spend of a customer divided by 12.

Corporate Contact:
AudioEye, Inc.
Dr. Carr Bettis, Executive Chairman
cbettis@audioeye.com

Investor Contact:
Matt Glover or Tom Colton
AEYE@gatewayir.com
(949) 574-3860

-Financial Tables to Follow-

AUDIOEYE, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)







Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,


2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues

$      2,776,436

$      1,494,313

$      7,197,736

$      3,878,552






Cost of revenue

1,121,307

672,589

3,171,715

1,882,698






Gross profit

1,655,129

821,724

4,026,021

1,995,854






Operating expenses:





Selling and marketing

1,424,210

625,789

3,389,912

1,813,345

Research and development

139,570

48,860

501,400

147,889

General and administrative

2,249,302

1,445,539

6,452,315

3,592,004

Total operating expenses

3,813,082

2,120,188

10,343,627

5,553,238






Operating loss

(2,157,953)

(1,298,464)

(6,317,606)

(3,557,384)






Other income (expense):





Unrealized (loss) gain on marketable securities

456

(1,680)

252

(30)

Interest (expense) income, net

(37,746)

(32,892)

(39,323)

(32,760)

Total other (loss) income 

(37,290)

(34,572)

(39,071)

(32,790)






Net loss

(2,195,243)

(1,333,036)

(6,356,677)

(3,590,174)






Dividends on Series A Convertible preferred stock

(13,233)

(13,233)

(39,267)

(40,507)






Net loss available to common stockholders

$    (2,208,476)

$    (1,346,269)

$    (6,395,944)

$    (3,630,681)






Net loss per common share-basic and diluted

$             (0.27)

$             (0.19)

$             (0.81)

$             (0.54)






Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic and diluted

8,279,207

7,084,716

7,847,905

6,676,968

 

AUDIOEYE, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)


September 30,

December 31,


2019

2018

ASSETS



Current assets:



Cash

$      3,463,899

$     5,741,549

Accounts receivable, net

1,362,400

172,384

Marketable securities, held in related party

762

510

Deferred costs, short term

197,961

176,006

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

366,370

49,901

Total current assets

5,391,392

6,140,350




Property and equipment, net

167,805

108,007




Right of use assets

877,067

-




Deferred costs, long term

156,786

93,790

Intangible assets, net

1,711,650

2,061,404

Goodwill

700,528

700,528




Total assets

$      9,005,228

$     9,104,079




LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities:



Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$         670,129

$          93,544

Related party payables

4,541

14,467

Finance lease liabilities

51,735

30,172

Operating lease liabilities

204,411

-

Deferred rent

-

4,472

Deferred revenue

4,119,567

2,626,712

Total current liabilities

5,050,383

2,769,367




Long term liabilities:



Finance lease liabilities

61,886

51,150

Operating lease liabilities

709,268

-

Deferred rent

-

6,585

Deferred revenue

192,121

402,075




Total liabilities

6,013,658

3,229,177




Stockholders' equity:



Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized



Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value, 200,000 shares designated, 105,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

1

1

Common stock, $0.00001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 8,876,555 and 7,579,995 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

89

76

Additional paid-in capital

51,491,258

48,017,926

Accumulated deficit

(48,499,778)

(42,143,101)

Total stockholders' equity

2,991,570

5,874,902




Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$      9,005,228

$     9,104,079

 

SOURCE AudioEye, Inc.


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