Kubient, Inc. (NasdaqCM: KBNT, KBNTW) (“Kubient” or the “Company”), a cloud-based software platform for digital advertising, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Operational Highlights
- Renewed media buying partnership with one of the Company’s largest direct advertising clients, due to the strong results Kubient was able to help provide.
- Launched the KAI Dashboard, a reporting and optimization platform that helps media publishers and platforms better understand and manage inventory health.
- Announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice of Allowance for the Company’s proprietary ad fraud identification and prevention technology, Kubient Artificial Intelligence (KAI).
“The implementation of the previous quarter’s cost cutting measures have helped us conserve capital and direct our attention towards further unveiling the true potential of our KAI offering,” said Kubient Founder, Chairman, CEO, CSO, and President, Paul Roberts. “With the launch of the KAI Dashboard, we’re progressively offering new ways for existing and future customers to utilize the power of our artificial intelligence tools to not only avoid the pitfalls of ad-fraud, but to also increase the efficiency of their digital advertising ecosystem. As a result, the quality and quantity of our partnerships and customers have grown to more comprehensive arrangements that better take advantage of our Audience Cloud platform.
“Along with KAI, another positive growth area has been the success of our Kubient Managed Services team. There is a massive opportunity to attract middle market advertisers that cannot get the attention of the largest AdTech platforms and offer them tools and team members to ensure campaign success has proven its value. This strategy combined with our Audience Marketplace has allowed clients to not only extend budgets, but net new campaign launches in the process. We will continue our investments into KAI’s growing portfolio of capabilities as we look and field interest for inorganic growth opportunities. With a robust core technology, strong balance sheet, and a seasoned executive team, we seek to provide lasting value to our customers and shareholders alike.”
Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Net revenues for the quarter ended September 30th, 2022 decreased to approximately $482,000 compared to approximately $677,000 in the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease of net revenues associated with a major customer as compared to the 2021 period, partially offset by revenues generated in the 2022 period related to customer contracts acquired in connection with the Company’s acquisition of MediaCrossing in November 2021.
Technology expenses decreased to approximately $525,000 from approximately $777,000 in the same period last year. The year-over-year decrease is primarily due to a decrease in headcount costs, hosting fees, software-technology subscription expense, amortization and consulting expenses.
General and administrative expenses decreased to approximately $1.1 million compared to approximately $1.5 million in the same period last year. The decrease was primarily due to decreases in non-cash stock-based compensation, professional services and consulting expense.
GAAP net loss was approximately $1.7 million, or $(0.12) loss per share, compared to a net loss of approximately $2.3 million, or $(0.16) loss per share, in the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA loss decreased to approximately $1.5 million, or $(0.11) per basic and diluted share, compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of approximately $1.9 million, or $(0.13) per basic and diluted share, in the same period last year.
As of September 30, 2022, the Company had a cash balance of approximately $16.9 million.
Kubient will hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results.
Kubient management will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
U.S. dial-in: 1-877-545-0320
International dial-in: 1-973-528-0002
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The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the Investor Relations section of Kubient’s website.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through November 24, 2022.