Pandora Reports Second Quarter Total Consolidated Revenue of $384.8 Million

03:12 08/16/2018

Recently, Pandora P  announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. For the second quarter of 2018, total consolidated revenue was $384.8 million, an approximate 12% year-over-year increase compared to the year-ago quarter, excluding Australia, New Zealand and Ticketfly. This included $271.1 million in advertising revenue and $113.7 million in subscription revenue. We discontinued our service in Australia and New Zealand on July 31, 2017, and Ticketfly was sold to Eventbrite on September 1, 2017. GAAP Net Loss and Adjusted EBITDA: For the second quarter of 2018, GAAP net loss was $92.0 million or $0.38 per share. This compared to a net loss of $275.1 million or $1.20 per share in the same quarter last year. Net loss included an unforecasted non-cash charge of $14.6 million related to the convertible debt exchange, a $7.2 million tax benefit for the release of a valuation allowance associated with the Adswizz acquisition and additional expense relating to restructuring and the AdsWizz transaction fees, all of which impacted net income by approximately $10.5 million, or $0.04 per share. "We made continued progress against our strategy with total revenue growing 12%, subscription revenue up 67% and ad hour trends improving for the third straight quarter," said Pandora CEO Roger Lynch. "New partnerships with top brands like Snap and AT&T, as well as enhancements to our ad tech and programmatic offerings, position us to further accelerate growth and ownership of the expanding digital audio marketplace.” Pandora P  non-GAAP net loss was $38.9 million, or $0.15 per share. This compared to $50.1 million net loss or $0.21 in the year ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $34.6 million, compared to a loss of $54.3 million in the same quarter last year. The Company ended with $420.8 million in cash and investments, compared to $544.4 million at the end of the prior quarter. This included $66.9 million use of cash for the AdsWizz acquisition, net of cash acquired. Pandora closed the acquisition of Adswizz on May 25, 2018. Final consideration was $146.6 million, comprised of $73.7 million in cash and 9.6 million shares. Additionally, Pandora P  announced the general availability of audio programmatic, Pandora's first product integration with AdsWizz, which will allow Pandora to access additional demand, optimize pricing and increase efficiency of the company's ad operations. Pandora launched its Premium Family Plan that provides all the benefits of ad-free, on-demand music with Premium, for up to six people under one billing account. Total listener hours were 5.09 billion for the second quarter of 2018, compared to 5.22 billion for the same period of the prior year, and active users were 71.4 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018. Pandora (NYSE:P) P  is the world's most powerful music discovery platform—a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. The Company is driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, or anywhere fans want to experience it. Their team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

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