Rocket Fuel Inc.
Rocket Fuel Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 02/21/2017 16:25:00)



 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
February 14, 2017

Rocket Fuel Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
001-36071
 
30-0472319
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

2000 Seaport Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(650) 595-1300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 





Item 1.01      Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 14, 2017, Rocket Fuel Inc. (the “Company”) entered into the Sixth Amendment (the “Sixth Amendment”) to its Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement with certain lenders party thereto and Comerica Bank, as administrative agent, as amended from time to time. The Sixth Amendment provided for, among other things, (i) extending the revolving credit maturity date by one year to December 31, 2018, (ii) amending the definition of EBITDA to permit the addback of restructuring charges incurred during the first two quarters of fiscal year 2017, (iii) amending the minimum EBITDA financial covenant, (iv) increasing the minimum liquidity ratio financial covenant, (v) decreasing the limit for debt under capital leases in the debt covenant, (vi) reducing the amount of permitted capital expenditures per fiscal year and eliminating the ability to carry forward unutilized amounts to the next fiscal year, and (vi) amending the interest rates.

The foregoing description of the Sixth Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete copy of the Sixth Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated under this Item 1.01 by reference.


Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On February 21, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. The press release includes a discussion of certain non-GAAP financial measures as well as a reconciliation of such non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP financial measures.

A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated under this Item 2.02 by reference.

The information set forth under this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
 
Description
10.1
 
Sixth Amendment, dated as of February 14, 2017, to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement, dated as of December 31, 2014, as amended by that certain First Amendment thereto, dated as of March 13, 2015, as further amended by that certain Second Amendment thereto, dated as of March 10, 2016, as further amended by that certain Third Amendment thereto, dated as of June 21, 2016, as further amended by that certain Fourth Amendment thereto, dated as of September 15, 2016, and further amended by that certain Fifth Amendment thereto, dated as of December 29, 2016, by and among the Company, the lenders party thereto and Comerica Bank, as administrative agent for the lenders.
99.1
 
Press release announcing financial results dated February 21, 2017.






SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
ROCKET FUEL INC.
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Stephen Snyder
 
 
 
Stephen Snyder
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
Date: February 21, 2017





EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
 
Description
10.1
 
Sixth Amendment, dated as of February 14, 2017, to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement, dated as of December 31, 2014, as amended by that certain First Amendment thereto, dated as of March 13, 2015, as further amended by that certain Second Amendment thereto, dated as of March 10, 2016, as further amended by that certain Third Amendment thereto, dated as of June 21, 2016, as further amended by that certain Fourth Amendment thereto, dated as of September 15, 2016, and further amended by that certain Fifth Amendment thereto, dated as of December 29, 2016, by and among the Company, the lenders party thereto and Comerica Bank, as administrative agent for the lenders.
99.1
 
Press release announcing financial results dated February 21, 2017.



Exhibit 10.1

SIXTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED
REVOLVING CREDIT AND TERM LOAN AGREEMENT
THIS SIXTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AND TERM LOAN AGREEMENT (“ Amendment ”) is made as of the 14th day of February, 2017, by and among Rocket Fuel Inc. (“ Borrower ”), the Lenders (as defined below) party hereto and Comerica Bank, as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, “ Agent ”).
RECITALS
A.    Borrower has entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement dated as of December 31, 2014, with Agent, the financial institutions from time to time signatory thereto (collectively, the “ Lenders ” and each, individually, a “ Lender ”) and Silicon Valley Bank, as Syndication Agent, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement and Second Amendment to Security Agreement, dated as of March 13, 2015, by that certain Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement, dated as of March 10, 2016, by that certain Third Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement, dated as of June 21, 2016, by that certain Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2016, and as further amended by that certain Fifth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement, dated as of December 29, 2016 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “ Credit Agreement ”), under which the Lenders extended (or committed to extend) credit to Borrower, as set forth therein.
B.    Borrower has requested that Agent and Lenders amend the Credit Agreement.
C.    Agent and Lenders are willing to do so, but only on the terms and conditions set forth in this Amendment.
NOW THEREFORE , in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Borrower, Agent and Lenders agree as follows:
1.
The following definitions in Section 1.1 of the Credit Agreement are hereby amended and restated in their entirety as follows:
“EBITDA” shall mean with respect to any fiscal period an amount equal to the sum of (a) Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such fiscal period, plus (b) in each case to the extent deducted in the calculation of the Borrower’s Consolidated Net Income and without duplication, (i) depreciation and amortization for such period, plus (ii) income tax expense for such period, plus (iii) Consolidated Total Interest Expense paid or accrued during such period, plus (iv) non-cash expenses, losses or charges, including, without limitation, non-cash expenses, losses or charges associated with granting stock options or other convertible securities, including warrants, or related to employee benefit plans, plus (v) costs, fees and expenses in connection with Permitted Acquisitions to the



extent not exceeding $500,000 in the aggregate for any single such acquisition, plus (vi) any other expenses, losses or charges otherwise agreed to by the Agent and the Majority Lenders, plus (vii) non-recurring restructuring expenses incurred in Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2017, in connection with severance expenses incurred during the fiscal quarters ending March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2017 in an aggregate amount not to exceed $2,500,000, and minus , to the extent added in computing Consolidated Net Income, and without duplication, all extraordinary and non-recurring revenue and gains (including income tax benefits) for such period, all as determined in accordance with GAAP; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, “EBITDA” shall be determined on a pro forma basis for the period during which a Permitted Acquisition shall have occurred, giving effect to such Permitted Acquisition as if it occurred on the first day of the relevant period.”
“Revolving Credit Maturity Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of (i) December 31, 2018, and (ii) the date on which the Revolving Credit Aggregate Commitment shall terminate in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
2.
Section 7.9(a) of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:
“(a)     Minimum EBITDA . Borrower shall maintain EBITDA (for the consecutive twelve month period then ending) as of the last day of each fiscal quarter of not less than the amount set forth below opposite the applicable fiscal quarter ending date:
Fiscal Quarter Ending Date
Amount
December 31, 2016
$10,000,000
March 31, 2017
$10,000,000
June 30, 2017
$12,500,000
September 30, 2017
$13,000,000
December 31, 2017 and each fiscal quarter ending thereafter
$15,000,000

3.
Section 7.9(b) of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“(b)     Minimum Liquidity Ratio . Borrower shall maintain at all times, a Liquidity Ratio of not less than 1.00 to 1.00, and commencing on January 31, 2017 and thereafter, a Liquidity Ratio of not less than 1.10 to 1.00, tested as of the last day of each calendar month.”

4.
Section 8.1(c) of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:


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“(c)    any Debt of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries incurred to finance the acquisition of fixed or capital assets, whether pursuant to a loan or a Capitalized Lease provided that both at the time of and immediately after giving effect to the incurrence thereof (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and (ii) the aggregate amount of all such Debt at any one time outstanding (including, without limitation, any Debt of the type described in this clause (c) which is set forth on Schedule 8.1 hereof) shall not exceed $25,000,000, and any renewals or refinancings of such Debt;”
5.
Section 8.9 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:
“8.9     Limitation on Capital Expenditures .
Make or commit to make (by way of the acquisition of securities of a Person or otherwise) any expenditure in respect of the purchase or other acquisition of fixed or capital assets (excluding any such asset acquired in connection with normal replacement and maintenance programs properly charged to current operations) except for (a) Reinvestments of Net Proceeds from Asset Sales or Insurance Proceeds to the extent permitted under Section 4.8 hereof, (b) Capital Expenditures to the extent reimbursed by a landlord during the same period or financed by third party financing (for avoidance of doubt, excluding Advances made hereunder) permitted under the terms of this Agreement, and (c) Capital Expenditures the amount of which (excluding Capital Expenditures permitted under clause (b) of this Section 8.9) (x) in the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2016 shall not exceed $15,000,000, and (y) in the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2017 and any Fiscal Year thereafter shall not exceed $7,500,000.”

6.
Schedule 1.1 to the Credit Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with Schedule 1.1 attached to this Amendment as Attachment 1 .

7.
Existing Exhibit J (Form of Covenant Compliance Report) to the Credit Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with new Exhibit J attached to this Amendment as Attachment 2 .

8.
This Amendment shall be effective (according to the terms hereof) on the date (the “ Sixth Amendment Effective Date ”) that Agent shall have received (i) executed facsimile or email counterparts of this Amendment, in each case duly executed and delivered by Agent, Lenders, Borrower, and Guarantors, with originals following promptly thereafter, and (ii) an amendment fee in the amount of 0.15% of the Revolving Credit Aggregate Commitment, to be shared pro rata among the Revolving Credit Lenders, based on their Revolving Credit Percentages.

9.
Borrower and Guarantors hereby represent and warrant that, after giving effect to the amendments to the Credit Agreement contained herein, (a) the execution and delivery of this Amendment and the performance by Borrower and Guarantors of their obligations under the Credit Agreement, in each case as amended hereby, are within their corporate or limited liability powers, have been duly authorized, are not

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in contravention of law applicable to such party or the terms of their articles of incorporation or bylaws or articles of organization or operating agreement, and do not require the consent or approval of any governmental body, agency or authority, and this Amendment and the Credit Agreement (as amended herein) will constitute the valid and binding obligations of such party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as enforcement thereof may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance, ERISA or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity (whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law), (b) the representations and warranties set forth in Article 6 of the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representation or warranty to the extent that it is already qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) on and as of the Amendment Effective Date (except to the extent such representations specifically relate to an earlier date), and (c) on and as of the Amendment Effective Date, after giving effect to this Amendment, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

10.
Except as specifically set forth herein, this Amendment shall not be deemed to amend or alter in any respect the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement (including without limitation all conditions and requirements for Advances and any financial covenants), any of the Notes issued thereunder (except pursuant to the terms of this Amendment), or any of the other Loan Documents. Nor shall this Amendment constitute a waiver or release by Agent or Lenders of any right, remedy, Default or Event of Default under or a consent to any transaction not meeting the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement, any of the Notes issued thereunder, or any of the other Loan Documents. Furthermore, this Amendment shall not affect in any manner whatsoever any rights or remedies of the Lenders or Agent with respect to any other non-compliance by Borrower or any Guarantor with the Credit Agreement, or the other Loan Documents, whether in the nature of a Default or Event of Default, and whether now in existence or subsequently arising, and shall not apply to any other transaction.

11.
Borrower and Guarantors hereby reaffirm, confirm, ratify and agree to be bound by their covenants, agreements and obligations under the Credit Agreement and (as amended hereby) and any other Loan Documents previously executed and delivered by them, or executed and delivered in accordance with this Amendment. Each reference in the Loan Documents to “the Credit Agreement” shall be deemed to refer to the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment.

12.
Borrower and Guarantors hereby acknowledge and agree that this Amendment and the amendments and consents contained herein do not constitute any course of dealing or other basis for altering any obligation of Borrower, Guarantors or any other Credit Party or any rights, privilege or remedy of Lenders under the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.

13.
Unless otherwise defined to the contrary herein, all capitalized terms used in this Amendment shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement.

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14.
This Amendment may be executed in counterparts in accordance with Section 13.8 of the Credit Agreement.
15.
This Amendment shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of California (without giving effect to conflict of laws principles).
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF , Agent, Lenders, Borrower, and Guarantors have each caused this Amendment to be executed by their respective duly authorized officers or agents, as applicable, all as of the date first set forth above.

COMERICA BANK , as Agent and a Lender


By:     /s/ Dennis Rapoport            
Name: Dennis Rapoport
Title: SVP

Signature Page to Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement




SILICON VALLEY BANK , as a Lender


By:     /s/ Trefor Bacon            
Name: Trefor Bacon
Title: Vice President

Signature Page to Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement




CITY NATIONAL BANK , as a Lender


By:     /s/ Alan Jepsen                
Name: Alan Jepsen
Title: SVP

Signature Page to Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement





ROCKET FUEL INC. , as Borrower


By:     /s/ Stephen Snyder                
Name: Stephen Snyder
Title: Chief Financial Officer



Signature Page to Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement




X PLUS TWO SOLUTIONS, LLC, as a Guarantor


By:     /s/ Henrik Gerdes                
Name: Henrik Gerdes
Title: Chief Financial Officer


X PLUS ONE SOLUTIONS, INC. , as a Guarantor


By:     /s/ Henrik Gerdes                
Name: Henrik Gerdes
Title: Chief Financial Officer



Signature Page to Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement



Attachment 1
Schedule 1.1
Applicable Margin Grid

Revolving Credit
(basis points per annum)

Basis for Pricing
Level I
Level II
Level III
Pricing Liquidity*
> $100,000,000
<$100,000,000 and >   $50,000,000
<$50,000,000
Revolving Credit Eurodollar-based Rate Margin
300.0
325.0
350.0
Revolving Credit Base Rate Margin
200.0
225.0
250.0
Revolving Credit Facility Fee
37.5
37.5
37.5
Letter of Credit Fees (exclusive of facing fees)
300.0
325.0
350.0


    

* Definitions as set forth in the Credit Agreement.







Attachment 2

EXHIBIT J

FORM OF COVENANT COMPLIANCE REPORT

Please send all Required Reporting to:
Comerica Bank
411 W. Lafayette Ave., MC 3289
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Attention: Corporate Finance
Fax: (313) 222-9434
FROM:
ROCKET FUEL INC.
The undersigned authorized Officer of ROCKET FUEL INC. (“ Borrower ”), hereby certifies that in accordance with the terms and conditions of that certain Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement made as of the 31st day of December, 2014 (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “ Credit Agreement ”), by and among the financial institutions from time to time signatory thereto (each, individually, a “ Lender ,” and any and all such financial institutions collectively, the “ Lenders ”), Comerica Bank, as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, “ Agent ”), and Borrower, (i) Borrower is in complete compliance for the period ending                      with [Section 7.9(b) and Section 7.9(c)(ii)] 1 [all required covenants] 2 , except as noted below and (ii) all representations and warranties of Borrower stated in the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects as of the date hereof (except those representations and warranties that address matters only as of a specified date, the accuracy of which shall be determined as of that specified date in all respects). Attached herewith are the required documents supporting the above certification. [The Officer further certifies that the attached financial statements are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) consistently applied from one period to the next except (i) as explained in an accompanying letter or footnotes and (ii) with respect to unaudited financial statements, for the absence of footnotes and subject to year-end adjustments.] 3  

Please indicate compliance status by circling Yes/No under “Complies” or “Applicable” column.
REPORTING COVENANTS 4
REQUIRED
COMPLIES
Audited Annual F/S
Annually, within 90 days
YES
NO
Company Prepared Monthly F/S
Monthly, within 30 days
YES
NO
Covenant Compliance Certificate (Liquidity Ratio and minimum Cash)
Monthly, within 30 days
YES
NO
Annual Covenant Compliance Certificate
Annually, within 90 days
YES
NO
Quarterly Covenant Compliance Certificate
Quarterly, for first three fiscal quarters, within 30 days
YES
NO
Borrowing Base Cert., A/R & A/P Agings
Monthly, within 30 days
YES
NO
Annual projections
60 days after FYE
YES
NO
Audit
Semi-annual
YES
NO
10-Q
Quarterly, within 45 days of fiscal quarter end
YES
NO
10-K
Annually, within 90 days of FYE
YES
NO
Pricing Liquidity
Amount: $                                                     
YES
NO
 
 
 
 
Applicable level on the pricing matrix on Schedule 1.1 5
Level ____
 
 
______________________________________________________  
1 Include in monthly Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(ii).
2 Include in quarterly and annual Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(iii).
3 Include in quarterly and annual Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(iii).
4 Include in quarterly and annual Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(iii).
5 Include in quarterly and annual Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(iii).





REPORTING COVENANTS 1
DESCRIPTION
APPLICABLE
Legal action which could reasonably be expected to have MAE
Notify promptly upon notice
YES
NO
Mergers & Acquisitions > $5,000,000
10 – 90 days prior to date of acquisition closing
YES
NO
Cross default with other agreements
Notify promptly upon notice
YES
NO
> $1,000,000
 
YES
NO
Judgment > $1,000,000
Notify promptly upon notice
YES
NO

FINANCIAL COVENANTS
REQUIRED
ACTUAL
COMPLIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minimum EBITDA (tested quarterly)

*
$______________
YES
NO
Minimum Liquidity Ratio (tested monthly)
**

_______:________
YES
NO
 
 
 
 
 
Minimum Cash on deposit with Agent or Lenders (tested as of the 15 th  day of each month and the last day of each month)
$
30,000,000

$______________
(as of 15 th  day of month)

$______________
(as of last day of month)
YES
NO
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER COVENANTS 2
REQUIRED
ACTUAL
COMPLIES
Permitted payments in lieu of fractional shares in connection with conversion or exercise of convertible securities
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Permitted payments in lieu of fractional shares in connection with stock dividends and splits
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Permitted Investments for loans to employees, officers and directors
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Permitted Investments by Borrower or a Guarantor to subsidiaries that are not Borrower or a Guarantor
< $3,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Permitted Investments for joint ventures
< $250,000
$______________
YES
NO
Permitted Investments in connection with Guarantee Obligations
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Other Investments
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Capital Expenditures
***
$______________
YES
NO
Asset Sales, other than those permitted by any clause of Section 8.4 of the Credit Agreement other than clause (g)
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Amount of obligations secured by other liens pursuant to Section 8.2(i)
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Balance of corporate credit cards
< $3,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Other letters of credit
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
________________________
1 Include in quarterly and annual Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(iii).
2 Include in quarterly and annual Covenant Compliance Reports delivered pursuant to Section 7.2(a)(iii).





Debt of Person that becomes a Subsidiary of Borrower after Effective Date (or assumed by Borrower or a Subsidiary in connection with Permitted Acquisition)
< $1,000,000

$______________
YES

NO
Permitted Debt to finance acquisition of fixed/ capital assets
< $25,000,000
$______________
YES
NO
Dominion of Funds – Cash on deposit with Agent or Lenders (tested as of the last day of each month)
$30,000,001 – $39,999,999
$______________
YES
NO
Additional Unsecured Debt
< $1,000,000
$______________
YES
NO


*
Fiscal Quarter Ending Date
Amount
December 31, 2016
$10,000,000
March 31, 2017
$10,000,000
June 30, 2017
$12,500,000
September 30, 2017
$13,000,000
December 31, 2017 and each fiscal quarter ending thereafter
$15,000,000

**
Month Ending Date
Liquidity Ratio
December 31, 2016
1.00:1.00
January 31, 2017 and each month ending thereafter
1.10:1.00

***
Fiscal Year Ending Date
Amount
December 31, 2016
$15,000,000
December 31, 2017 and each Fiscal Year thereafter
$7,500,000

Please Enter Below Comments Regarding Violations:






The Officer further acknowledges that at any time Borrower is not in compliance with all the terms set forth in the Credit Agreement, including, without limitation, the financial covenants, no credit extensions will be made.
Very truly yours,
                    
Authorized Signer
                    
Name:
                    
Title:






Rocket Fuel Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016

Company Generates $21 Million in Operating Cash Flow
and $4.6 Million in Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow in the Full Year

REDWOOD CITY, California - February 21, 2017 - Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading Programmatic Marketing Platform provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 .
"2016 was a transformational year for Rocket Fuel.  We sharpened our strategy to become the industry-leading predictive marketing platform, and reorganized the company to support our continued transformation into a SaaS company, selling both technology and services. We are excited to report that in the fourth quarter, we grew our revenue from platform solutions by 97% year over year," commented Randy Wootton, Chief Executive Officer.

“Our fourth quarter and 2016 results demonstrate our continued ability to execute against our strategic priorities and deliver predictable financial results. As evidence, our non-GAAP net revenue came in at the high end of our guidance range, our Adjusted EBITDA was well above our guidance range and we delivered on our commitment to be free cash flow positive in Q4 and for the full year. We believe that we have taken the right steps to strengthen the company and stay on the leading edge of innovation in ad tech,” concluded Wootton.

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2016
GAAP Revenue : $124.8 million compared to $125.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Revenue derived from North America was $101.8 million , flat with the fourth quarter last year. Revenue from outside North America was $23.0 million , down 1% from last year. Platform Solutions revenue grew 97% year over year, increasing to 22% of revenue versus 11% last year. Media Services was 78% of revenue versus 89% last year.

Non-GAAP Net Revenue : $61.2 million , compared to $74.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.
GAAP Net Loss : $(17.5) million , or $(0.38) per share, compared to a net loss of $(12.7) million , or $(0.29) per share for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA : $6.5 million , compared to $8.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
GAAP Net Cash provided by Operating Activities $10.1 million , compared to  $2.1 million  in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow $7.3 million , compared to  $1.8 million  in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Top Customers: Revenue from top 50 customers was 59% of total revenue, compared to 46% in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. Revenue from top 250 customers was 87% of total revenue, compared to 79% in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Employee Headcount : 851 as of December 31, 2016 , down from  954  as of December 31, 2015 .
Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2016
GAAP Revenue : $456.3 million compared to $461.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015 .





Non-GAAP Net Revenue : $252.1 million compared to $272.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2015 .
GAAP Net Loss : $(65.7) million , or $(1.47) per share, inclusive of an aggregate $8.1 million in restructuring and impairment charges, compared to a net loss of $(210.5) million , or $(4.95) per share, for the year ended December 31, 2015 , which included the impairment charges of goodwill.
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA : $14.7 million , compared to $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2015 .
GAAP Net Cash provided by Operating Activities $20.8 million , compared to  $4.5 million  for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow $4.6 million , compared to cash outflows of $(19.5) million  for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Cash and Cash Equivalents : $84.0 million as of December 31, 2016 , compared to $78.6 million last year.
Financial Outlook for the First Quarter of 2017

For the first quarter of 2017, the Company expects a typical seasonality, and anticipates:

- Non-GAAP Net Revenue in the range of $47 million to $52 million,
- Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA in the range of negative $7 million to negative $2 million .
The Company does not reconcile its forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures, net revenue and adjusted EBITDA, to the corresponding GAAP measures due to the high variability and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections in respect to the interplay between revenue and the corresponding margins. Our Media Services and Platform Solutions have different media margins and the pace of the transition of some of our business from Media Services to Platform Solutions, the pace of adoption, or activation of existing Platform Solutions customers, and the corresponding future margins cannot be reasonably predicted. The GAAP measure net income includes stock-based compensation expense that is impacted by future hiring and retention needs, and the future share price of Rocket Fuel’s stock. Similarly, restructuring charges, which we exclude from our non-GAAP measure adjusted EBITDA, are impacted by future decisions and by actions involving our facilities that are difficult to predict. The actual amounts of these excluded items will have a significant impact on the Company’s GAAP net income. Accordingly, reconciliations of these two forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures are not available without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Rocket Fuel fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should dial 1-888-428-9507, or outside the U.S. 719-325-2108, at least ten minutes prior to the call. Rocket Fuel will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the “Investors” section of its website at www.rocketfuel.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Measures
We provide information relating to non-GAAP net revenue, non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss), non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP free cash flow, which are financial measures that have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). These non-GAAP financial measures have been included in this press release, or discussed on our teleconference and webcast, because they are measures used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating





performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget, and to develop short- and long-term operational plans.

We define non-GAAP net revenue as GAAP revenue less media costs. Media costs consist of costs for advertising impressions we purchase from advertising exchanges or other third parties. A limitation of non-GAAP net revenue is that it is a measure designed for internal purposes that may be unique to Rocket Fuel and may not enhance the comparability of Rocket Fuel’s results to other companies in the same industry that have similar business arrangements but present the impact of media costs differently. Our management compensates for this limitation by also considering the comparable GAAP financial measures of revenue, media costs and other costs of revenue.
We define non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA as GAAP net income (loss) before interest expense, other income (expense), net, income tax provision (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense (including amortization of capitalized software development expenses), stock-based compensation expense and related payroll taxes, acquisition and restructuring related expenses, and impairment charges. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA has a number of limitations, including the following: although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements; non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is often considered an approximation of operating cash flow, but in our case excludes software development costs capitalized in a current period and excludes those costs as they are amortized over future periods; non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation; non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA does not reflect acquisition and restructuring related expenses, the expenses capitalized for internal-use software, tax and interest expenses that may represent payments reducing the cash available to us; and other companies, including those in our industry, may calculate non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, our management considers non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including cash flow metrics, net income (loss) and our other GAAP results.
We define non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) as GAAP net income (loss) excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, impairment charges, acquisition and restructuring related expenses and the estimated tax impact of the foregoing items. A limitation of non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) is that it is a measure that may be unique to Rocket Fuel and may not enhance the comparability of Rocket Fuel’s results to other companies in the same industry that define adjusted net income (loss) differently. This measure may also exclude expenses that may have a material impact on Rocket Fuel’s reported financial results. Our management compensates for these limitations by also considering the comparable GAAP financial measure of net income (loss).
We define non-GAAP operating expenses as GAAP total costs and expenses less media costs, depreciation and amortization expense (including amortization of capitalized software development costs), impairment charges, stock-based compensation expense and related payroll taxes, and acquisition and restructuring related expense. Non-GAAP operating expenses has a number of limitations, including the following: although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future and this measure does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements; non-GAAP operating expenses is often considered an approximation of operating cash flow, but in our case excludes software development costs capitalized in a current period and excludes those costs as they are amortized over future periods; non-GAAP operating expenses does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; non-GAAP operating expenses does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation; non-GAAP operating expenses does not reflect acquisition and restructuring related expenses, the expenses capitalized for internal-use software, tax and interest expenses that may represent payments reducing the cash available to us; and other companies, including those in our industry, may calculate non-GAAP operating expenses differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, our management considers non-GAAP operating expenses alongside other financial performance measures, including total expenses, cash from operating activities and our other GAAP results.





In addition, we provide information about our non-GAAP free cash flow. We define non-GAAP free cash flow as the net cash provided by (or used in) operating activities less the cash used for purchases of property, equipment and software and for capitalized internal-use software development costs. A limitation of free cash flow is that it may be unique to Rocket Fuel and may not enhance the comparability of Rocket Fuel’s results to other companies in the same industry that define free cash flow differently from us. This measure also does not represent the residual cash flow available to us for discretionary expenditures or investments because we have mandatory capital leases and debt service requirements that may have a material impact on Rocket Fuel’s liquidity. Our management compensates for these limitations by also considering the comparable GAAP financial measure of net cash provided by (or used in) operating activities.
For a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP financial measures, see “Reconciliation from GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Net Revenue,” “Reconciliation from GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA,” “Reconciliation from GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income (Loss)”, “Reconciliation from GAAP Total Cost and Expenses to Non-GAAP Operating Expenses" and “Reconciliation from GAAP Net Cash Provided by (or Used in) Operating Activities to Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow" included in this press release.
These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, or as superior to, the corresponding financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.


Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the webcast of the same date contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future financial performance, including but not limited to expected progress against achieving our strategic imperatives; the value of our Moment Scoring technology; expectations regarding our platform solutions business and our media services business; expected changes in our revenue mix and shifts in margins; our sales and marketing execution and focus on high value accounts; our ability to improve and activate relationships with agencies and agency holding companies; our customer and supplier relationships; our operating expenses and cost structure; and expectations for first quarter non-GAAP net revenue and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, and financial goals for fiscal year 2017. Words such as "expect," "believe," "intend," "plan," "goal," "focus," "anticipate," and other similar words are also intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by such statements, including, without limitation: our limited operating history, particularly as a relatively new public company; fluctuations in our operating results, including but not limited to fluctuations due to seasonality; changes in customers; our history of losses; our access to capital on acceptable terms; our ability to achieve the expected benefits of our restructuring and operating efficiency plans; risks due to employee attrition and integration of new leadership and employees; risks associated with margin shifts in our business; our ability to adequately address competition; our ability to serve the needs of agencies and agency holding companies; and risks to our ability to make the right investment decisions with regard to new products, technology, infrastructure, sales strategies and strategic imperatives in our key markets, including international.

Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward-looking statements are under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 14, 2016 and in subsequent SEC filings. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the related webcast, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update the forward-looking statements contained herein or therein to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which the statements were made.

 





About Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel is a predictive marketing software company that uses artificial intelligence to empower agencies and marketers to anticipate people's need for products and services.




Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Rocket Fuel has more than 20 offices worldwide and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "FUEL." Rocket Fuel, the Rocket Fuel logo, Moment Scoring, Advertising That Learns and Marketing That Learns are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rocket Fuel Inc. in the United States and other countries.


Investor Relations:
(650) 481-6082
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Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
Assets
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
84,024

 
$
78,560

Accounts receivable, net
125,755

 
124,998

Prepaid expenses
2,598

 
3,803

Other current assets
3,049

 
2,081

Total current assets
215,426

 
209,442

Property, equipment and software, net
49,561

 
82,781

Restricted cash
1,749

 
2,141

Intangible assets, net
34,874

 
50,919

Deferred tax assets, net
574

 
718

Other assets
517

 
1,053

Total assets
$
302,701

 
$
347,054

 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
83,001

 
$
71,292

Accrued and other current liabilities
33,486

 
40,734

Deferred revenue
2,856

 
2,116

Current portion of capital leases
8,325

 
8,602

Current portion of debt
71,190

 
45,720

Total current liabilities
198,858

 
168,464

Debt - Less current portion

 
17,617

Capital leases - Less current portion
6,721

 
11,855

Deferred rent - Less current portion
9,121

 
14,042

Other liabilities
850

 
1,176

Total liabilities
215,550

 
213,154

 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity:
 
 
 
Common stock
46

 
44

Additional paid-in capital
473,056

 
453,338

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(925
)
 
(151
)
Accumulated deficit
(385,026
)
 
(319,331
)
Total stockholders' equity
87,151

 
133,900

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
$
302,701

 
$
347,054






Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except loss per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Revenue
$
124,830

 
$
125,401

 
$
456,263

 
$
461,637

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media costs
63,595

 
50,700

 
204,168

 
189,089

Other cost of revenue (1)
21,848

 
19,980

 
85,120

 
79,867

Research and development (1)
7,364

 
10,786

 
35,354

 
44,922

Sales and marketing (1)
28,985

 
39,831

 
131,099

 
166,140

General and administrative (1)
11,119

 
13,691

 
50,117

 
58,354

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 
117,521

Restructuring
6,555

 
922

 
8,122

 
7,393

Total costs and expenses
139,466

 
135,910

 
513,980

 
663,286

Operating loss
(14,636
)
 
(10,509
)
 
(57,717
)
 
(201,649
)
Interest expense
1,115

 
1,090

 
4,466

 
4,563

Other (income) expense, net
1,304

 
803

 
2,387

 
3,112

Loss before income taxes
(17,055
)
 
(12,402
)
 
(64,570
)
 
(209,324
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
438

 
279

 
1,125

 
1,221

Net loss
$
(17,493
)
 
$
(12,681
)
 
$
(65,695
)
 
$
(210,545
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
$
(0.38
)
 
$
(0.29
)
 
$
(1.47
)
 
$
(4.95
)
Basic and diluted weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
45,808

 
43,150

 
44,579

 
42,551


(1)
Includes unaudited stock-based compensation expense as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Other cost of revenue
$
432

 
$
408

 
$
1,978

 
$
1,975

Research and development
726

 
1,937

 
3,523

 
7,706

Sales and marketing
1,069

 
2,260

 
4,926

 
9,894

General and administrative
958

 
1,180

 
4,762

 
6,399

 
$
3,185

 
$
5,785

 
$
15,189

 
$
25,974







Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Net loss
$
(17,493
)
 
$
(12,681
)
 
$
(65,695
)
 
$
(210,545
)
      Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 
117,521

         Depreciation and amortization
11,428

 
12,684

 
49,119

 
50,762

         Impairment of long-lived assets
2,970

 
3,929

 
4,195

 
6,633

         Accelerated amortization of leasehold improvements
7,889

 

 
14,948

 

         Stock-based compensation
3,185

 
5,785

 
15,189

 
25,974

Deferred taxes
116

 
(379
)
 
157

 
(379
)
         Other non-cash adjustments, net
1,687

 
384

 
4,404

 
1,499

         Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(13,037
)
 
(14,858
)
 
(3,108
)
 
9,275

Prepaid expenses and other assets
1,030

 
(764
)
 
(70
)
 
9,128

Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities
20,214

 
11,374

 
14,616

 
(3,746
)
Deferred rent
(7,227
)
 
(3,868
)
 
(13,722
)
 
(3,184
)
Deferred revenue
(700
)
 
465

 
740

 
1,523

Net cash provided by operating activities
10,062

 
2,071

 
20,773

 
4,461

Investing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Purchases of property, equipment and software
(387
)
 
(715
)
 
(5,419
)
 
(11,512
)
   Business acquisition, net

 

 

 
(367
)
   Capitalized internal-use software development costs
(2,348
)
 
(3,195
)
 
(10,768
)
 
(12,402
)
   Other investing activities
32

 
53

 
456

 
689

Net cash used in investing activities
(2,703
)
 
(3,857
)
 
(15,731
)
 
(23,592
)
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Proceeds from exercise of common stock options
5

 
16

 
239

 
940

   Proceeds from ATM Offering, net of issuance costs
(96
)
 

 
1,536

 

   Proceeds from issuance of common stock from employee stock purchase plan
792

 
1,130

 
1,812

 
3,579

   Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units
(246
)
 
(458
)
 
(1,266
)
 
(1,432
)
   Repayment of capital lease obligations
(2,368
)
 
(1,902
)
 
(8,777
)
 
(6,239
)
Proceeds from debt facilities, net of debt issuance costs

 

 
31,350

 
(242
)
Repayment of debt facilities

 
(1,500
)
 
(24,000
)
 
(6,000
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(1,913
)
 
(2,714
)
 
894

 
(9,394
)
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents
(85
)
 
(23
)
 
(472
)
 
29

Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents
5,361

 
(4,523
)
 
5,464

 
(28,496
)
Cash and Cash Equivalents—Beginning of period
78,663

 
83,083

 
78,560

 
107,056

Cash and Cash Equivalents—End of period
$
84,024

 
$
78,560

 
$
84,024

 
$
78,560









Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Non-GAAP net revenue
$
61,235

 
$
74,701

 
$
252,095

 
$
272,548

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA
$
6,532

 
$
8,899

 
$
14,713

 
$
89

Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss)
$
(3,988
)
 
$
(1,847
)
 
$
(26,339
)
 
$
(41,079
)
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share
$
(0.09
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.59
)
 
$
(0.97
)
Non-GAAP operating expenses
$
54,703

 
$
65,802

 
$
237,382

 
$
272,459

Non-GAAP free cash flow
$
7,327

 
$
(1,839
)
 
$
4,586

 
$
(19,453
)

Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP REVENUE TO NON-GAAP NET REVENUE
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Revenue
$
124,830

 
$
125,401

 
$
456,263

 
$
461,637

Less: Media costs
63,595

 
50,700

 
204,168

 
189,089

Non-GAAP net revenue
$
61,235

 
$
74,701

 
$
252,095

 
$
272,548







Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Net loss
$
(17,493
)
 
$
(12,681
)
 
$
(65,695
)
 
$
(210,545
)
Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
1,115

 
1,090

 
4,466

 
4,563

Income tax provision (benefit)
438

 
279

 
1,125

 
1,221

Amortization of intangibles
3,765

 
4,127

 
16,045

 
18,380

Amortization of capitalized software
2,947

 
2,152

 
10,871

 
7,623

Depreciation
4,716

 
6,405

 
22,203

 
24,759

Stock-based compensation expense
3,185

 
5,785

 
15,189

 
25,974

Other (income) expense, net
1,304

 
803

 
2,387

 
3,112

Restructuring expense
6,555

 
922

 
8,122

 
7,393

Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation

 
17

 

 
88

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 
117,521

Total adjustments
24,025

 
21,580

 
80,408

 
210,634

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA
$
6,532

 
$
8,899

 
$
14,713

 
$
89



Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Net loss
$
(17,493
)
 
$
(12,681
)
 
$
(65,695
)
 
$
(210,545
)
Stock-based compensation expense
3,185

 
5,785

 
15,189

 
25,974

Amortization of intangible assets
3,765

 
4,127

 
16,045

 
18,380

Restructuring expense
6,555

 
922

 
8,122

 
7,393

Tax impact of the above items

 

 

 
198

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 
117,521

Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss)
$
(3,988
)
 
$
(1,847
)
 
$
(26,339
)
 
$
(41,079
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
$
(0.38
)
 
$
(0.29
)
 
$
(1.47
)
 
$
(4.95
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share
$
(0.09
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.59
)
 
$
(0.97
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares used in computing non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share
45,808

 
43,150

 
44,579

 
42,551







Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Total costs and expenses
$
139,466

 
$
135,910

 
$
513,980

 
$
663,286

Less media costs
63,595

 
50,700

 
204,168

 
189,089

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of intangibles
3,765

 
4,127

 
16,045

 
18,380

Amortization of capitalized software
2,947

 
2,152

 
10,871

 
7,623

Depreciation
4,716

 
6,405

 
22,203

 
24,759

Stock-based compensation expense
3,185

 
5,785

 
15,189

 
25,974

Restructuring expense
6,555

 
922

 
8,122

 
7,393

Payroll tax expense related to stock based compensation

 
17

 

 
88

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 
117,521

Total adjustments
21,168

 
19,408

 
72,430

 
201,738

Non-GAAP operating expenses
$
54,703

 
$
65,802

 
$
237,382

 
$
272,459


Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO NON-GAAP FREE CASH FLOW
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Cash provided by operating activities
10,062

 
2,071

 
20,773

 
4,461

Less: Purchases of property, equipment and software
(387
)
 
(715
)
 
(5,419
)
 
(11,512
)
Less: Capitalized internal-use software development costs
(2,348
)
 
(3,195
)
 
(10,768
)
 
(12,402
)
Non-GAAP free cash flow
$
7,327

 
$
(1,839
)
 
$
4,586

 
$
(19,453
)