Rocket Fuel Inc.
Rocket Fuel Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/09/2017 16:29:08)


 

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)
May 9, 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., Suite 400
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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Emerging growth company   x
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Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On May 9, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The attached 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 (the “Securities Act”), 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
99.1
 
Press release announcing financial results dated May 9, 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: May 9, 2017






EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press release announcing financial results dated May 9, 2017.






Exhibit 99.1
Rocket Fuel Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2017

GAAP Revenue of $95.2 Million and Non-GAAP Spend of $99.1 Million in the First Quarter of 2017

Strong Growth in Platform Solutions Year over Year


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 9, 2017 - Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading programmatic marketing platform provider, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 .

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2017

GAAP Revenue: $95.2 million , 9% below last year's first quarter total of $104.7 million .
Revenue derived from North America was $74.8 million , down 12% from last year's first quarter. Revenue from outside North America was $20.4 million , up 3% from last year.
Platform Solutions revenue grew significantly year-on-year, representing 29% of total revenue in the first quarter versus 16% in last year’s first quarter. Media Services revenue represented 71% and 84% of total revenue in the first quarter 2017 and the first quarter 2016, respectively.

Non-GAAP Spend: $99.1 million , down 7% compared to $106.3 million non-GAAP spend in the first quarter of 2016 .
Non-GAAP spend derived from North America was $76.8 million , down 10% from last year's first quarter. Non-GAAP spend from outside North America was $22.3 million , up 5% from last year.

Platform Solutions revenue grew significantly year-on-year, representing 32% of non-GAAP spend in the first quarter versus 17% in last year’s first quarter. Media Services revenue was 68% and 83% of non-GAAP spend in the first quarter 2017 and the first quarter 2016, respectively.

Non-GAAP Net Revenue: $47.4 million , down 24% compared to $62.2 million non-GAAP Net Revenue in the first quarter of 2016 .
GAAP Net Loss: $(22.5) million , or $(0.49) per diluted share compared to a net loss of $(20.8) million , or $(0.48) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016 .
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: $(2.6) million , substantially unchanged from the first quarter of 2016 .
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Loss: $(12.1) million , or $(0.26) per diluted share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $(12.0) million , or $(0.28) per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016 .
GAAP Net Cash Used in Operating Activities: $(14.8) million , compared to $(2.8) million in the first quarter of 2016 .
Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow: $(18.6) million , compared to $(7.5) million in the first quarter of 2016 .
Cash and Cash Equivalents: $62.8 million as of March 31, 2017 , compared to $84.0 million as of December 31, 2016 .






Employee Headcount: 751 as of March 31, 2017 , down from 917 in the first quarter of 2016 .

“Rocket Fuel’s first quarter was highlighted by 70% year over year spend growth in Platform Solutions. Our Platform business represented a record 32% of the quarter’s total spend, evidence of the progress we are making transitioning Rocket Fuel towards a platform-oriented software model. While we expect our Media Services business to continue to contract in the near term, we are encouraged by the growth in both adoption, and spend, from our platform services business,” commented Randy Wootton, Chief Executive Officer.

“We believe total spend is a valuable new metric for investors as we transform to selling both technology and services versus selling solely a managed service,” added Stephen Snyder, Chief Financial Officer, “Our sharp focus on expenses and operational efficiency enabled us to deliver first quarter adjusted EBITDA results that were at the high end of our guidance range and flat with last year, despite a 7% decline in spend year over year. We believe we are making the right long-term decisions that will position Rocket Fuel for profitable growth over time”.

Financial Outlook for the Second Quarter of 2017

For the second quarter of 2017 , the Company expects:
- Non-GAAP net revenue between $42.0 million and $48.0 million .
- Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA between negative $4.0 million and positive $2.0 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, Webcast and Related Information
The Rocket Fuel first quarter 2017 teleconference and webcast is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM Pacific time on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 . To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should dial 1-888-503-8175, or outside the U.S. 719-325-2393, at least ten minutes prior to the call. Rocket Fuel will post supplemental slides with the Company's latest financial results on http://investor.rocketfuel.com under Events & Presentations concurrently with this earnings press release. Rocket Fuel will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the “Investors” section of its website at http://investor.rocketfuel.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

We provide information relating to non-GAAP spend, 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 spend as GAAP revenue plus platform media costs for a portion of our sales arrangements (customers with revenue recognized on a net basis per GAAP). Media costs consist of costs for advertising impressions we purchase from advertising exchanges or other third parties. A limitation of non-GAAP spend is that it is a measure designed for internal purposes to assess market share and scale, and to plan for optimal levels of support for our clients that may be unique to Rocket Fuel. This 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 net revenue as GAAP revenue less media costs. 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 Spend,” “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 (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 expectations regarding total spend as a new metric; expected progress against achieving our strategic priorities; expectations regarding our platform solutions business and our media services business; expected changes in our customer and revenue mix and shifts in margins; our sales and marketing execution; industry trends; trends and growth in our business; technology; our customer, supplier and channel partner relationships; our operating expenses and cost structure; guidance for second 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 16, 2017 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
ir@rocketfuel.com





Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Assets
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
62,756

 
$
84,024

Accounts receivable, net
113,847

 
125,755

Prepaid expenses
3,455

 
2,598

Other current assets
6,420

 
3,049

Total current assets
186,478

 
215,426

Property, equipment and software, net
46,127

 
49,561

Restricted cash
1,760

 
1,749

Intangible assets, net
31,110

 
34,874

Deferred tax assets, net
716

 
574

Other assets
552

 
517

Total Assets
$
266,743

 
$
302,701

 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
65,219

 
$
83,001

Accrued and other current liabilities
33,322

 
33,486

Deferred revenue
3,539

 
2,856

Current portion of capital leases
9,379

 
8,325

Current portion of debt
70,915

 
71,190

Total current liabilities
182,374

 
198,858

Capital leases - Less current portion
5,679

 
6,721

Deferred rent - Less current portion
9,321

 
9,121

Other liabilities
1,429

 
850

Total liabilities
198,803

 
215,550

 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity:
 
 
 
Common stock
46

 
46

Additional paid-in capital
476,235

 
473,056

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(846
)
 
(925
)
Accumulated deficit
(407,495
)
 
(385,026
)
Total stockholders' equity
67,940

 
87,151

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
$
266,743

 
$
302,701






Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except loss per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Revenue
$
95,172

 
$
104,745

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
Media costs
47,756

 
42,559

Other cost of revenue (1)
21,505

 
20,085

Research and development (1)
7,270

 
10,639

Sales and marketing (1)
25,898

 
36,840

General and administrative (1)
10,701

 
14,321

Restructuring
3,768

 
(199
)
Total costs and expenses
116,898

 
124,245

Operating loss
(21,726
)
 
(19,500
)
Interest expense
1,137

 
1,237

Other (income) expense, net
(552
)
 
(194
)
Loss before income taxes
$
(22,311
)
 
$
(20,543
)
Income tax provision
158

 
230

Net loss
$
(22,469
)
 
$
(20,773
)
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.48
)
Basic and diluted weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
46,261

 
43,601


(1)
Includes unaudited stock-based compensation expense as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Other cost of revenue
$
395

 
$
530

Research and development
542

 
1,365

Sales and marketing
789

 
1,489

General and administrative
1,122

 
1,426

 
$
2,848

 
$
4,810







Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
   Net loss
$
(22,469
)
 
$
(20,773
)
      Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
         Depreciation and amortization
12,544

 
12,264

         Impairment of long-lived assets
2,281

 

         Accelerated amortization of leasehold improvements

 
3,533

         Stock-based compensation expense
2,848

 
4,810

Deferred taxes
(126
)
 

         Other non-cash adjustments, net
249

 
1,350

         Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
11,416

 
14,103

Prepaid expenses and other assets
(4,180
)
 
(1,796
)
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities
(18,164
)
 
(12,697
)
Deferred rent
126

 
(3,074
)
Deferred revenue
682

 
(474
)
Net cash used in operating activities
(14,793
)
 
(2,754
)
 
 
 
 
Investing Activities:
 
 
 
   Purchases of property, equipment and software
(1,264
)
 
(1,787
)
   Capitalized internal-use software development costs
(2,505
)
 
(2,924
)
Other investing activities
116

 
332

Net cash used in investing activities
(3,653
)
 
(4,379
)
 
 
 
 
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
   Proceeds from employee stock plans, net
107

 
28

Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units
(155
)
 
(241
)
   Repayment of capital lease obligations
(2,440
)
 
(2,092
)
Proceeds from debt facilities, net of issuance costs
(356
)
 
22,350

Repayment of debt facilities

 
(24,000
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(2,844
)
 
(3,955
)
 
 
 
 
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents
22

 
(80
)
Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents
(21,268
)
 
(11,168
)
Cash and Cash Equivalents—Beginning of period
84,024

 
78,560

Cash and Cash Equivalents—End of period
$
62,756

 
$
67,392






Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Non-GAAP spend
$
99,067

 
$
106,268

Non-GAAP net revenue
$
47,416

 
$
62,186

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA
$
(2,567
)
 
$
(2,625
)
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss)
$
(12,089
)
 
$
(12,035
)
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share
$
(0.26
)
 
$
(0.28
)
Non-GAAP operating expenses
$
49,983

 
$
64,811

Non-GAAP free cash flow
$
(18,562
)
 
$
(7,465
)



Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP REVENUE TO NON-GAAP SPEND
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Revenue
$
95,172

 
$
104,745

Add: Media costs reduced by net basis accounting
3,895

 
1,523

Non-GAAP spend
$
99,067

 
$
106,268




Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP REVENUE TO NON-GAAP NET REVENUE
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Revenue
$
95,172

 
$
104,745

Less: Media costs
47,756

 
42,559

Non-GAAP net revenue
$
47,416

 
$
62,186








Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Net loss
$
(22,469
)
 
$
(20,773
)
Adjustments:
 
 
 
Interest expense
1,137

 
1,237

Income tax provision (benefit)
158

 
230

Amortization of intangibles
3,764

 
4,127

Amortization of capitalized software
3,005

 
2,290

Depreciation
5,774

 
5,847

Stock-based compensation expense
2,848

 
4,810

Other (income) expense, net
(552
)
 
(194
)
Restructuring expense
3,768

 
(199
)
Total adjustments
19,902

 
18,148

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA
$
(2,567
)

$
(2,625
)



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
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Net loss
$
(22,469
)
 
$
(20,773
)
Stock-based compensation expense
2,848

 
4,810

Amortization of intangible assets
3,764

 
4,127

Restructuring expense
3,768

 
(199
)
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss)
$
(12,089
)

$
(12,035
)
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.48
)
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share
$
(0.26
)
 
$
(0.28
)
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares used in computing non-GAAP adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share
46,261

 
43,601







Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM GAAP TOTAL COSTS AND EXPENSES TO NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Total costs and expenses
$
116,898

 
$
124,245

Less media costs
47,756

 
42,559

Adjustments:
 
 
 
Amortization of intangibles
3,764

 
4,127

Amortization of capitalized software
3,005

 
2,290

Depreciation
5,774

 
5,847

Stock-based compensation expense
2,848

 
4,810

Restructuring expense
3,768

 
(199
)
Total adjustments
19,159

 
16,875

Non-GAAP operating expenses
$
49,983

 
$
64,811


Rocket Fuel Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION FROM CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO NON-GAAP FREE CASH FLOW
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Net cash used in operating activities
(14,793
)
 
(2,754
)
Less: Purchases of property, equipment and software
(1,264
)
 
(1,787
)
Less: Capitalized internal-use software development costs
(2,505
)
 
(2,924
)
Non-GAAP free cash flow
$
(18,562
)
 
$
(7,465
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(3,653
)
 
(4,379
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(2,844
)
 
(3,955
)