STAMPS.COM REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 1999 FINANCIAL RESULTS
SANTA MONICA, CA–July 21, 1999–Stamps.com, the innovator of Postage ServerTM technology for the delivery of postage over the Internet, today reported an operating loss of $6.1 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 1999. This loss is consistent with Stamps.com’s continuing progress towards its expected national launch later this year.
Net loss applicable to common shareholders was $5.7 million, or $0.66 per share, based on the weighted average number of 8.7 million common shares outstanding. Assuming the conversion of preferred stock at the respective dates of issuance, net loss would have been $0.19 per share, based on the weighted average number of 30.1 million common shares outstanding. Excluding the non-cash deferred compensation charge of $1.1 million, net loss would have been $4.6 million, or $0.53 per common share. The pro forma net loss per share is $0.15 excluding the non-cash deferred compensation charge.
“Stamps.com ended the second quarter with a number of strengths,” said John Payne, president and chief executive officer of Stamps.com. “We have a portfolio of strategic relationships with leading partners that includes AOL, Office Depot, Quicken.com and MySoftware Company. We are aggressively building an infrastructure for a world class brand and legendary customer service, and look forward to launching our service nationally later this year.”
July 19, 1999 — Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), the world’s largest seller of office products, announced it has selected Stamps.com as its preferred provider for the delivery of postage over the Internet. Under the partnership agreement, OfficeDepot.com will offer the Stamps.com Internet Postage service from its web site, offering Office Depot customers the ability to purchase and print postage directly over the Internet.
July 12, 1999 — Stamps.com announced the appointment of Carolyn Ticknor, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company’s (NYSE: HWP) LaserJet Imaging Systems to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company also welcomed former American Express (NYSE: AXP) executive Christopher Hylen to its management team.
July 1, 1999 — MySoftware Company (Nasdaq: MYSW) announced a strategic partnership with Stamps.com. Under the partnership agreement, MySoftware will integrate the Stamps.com Internet Postage service with its family of direct marketing software products, offering MySoftware’s small business customers the ability to purchase and print postage directly over the Internet.
June 9, 1999 — Intuit’s (Nasdaq: INTU) Quicken.com and Stamps.com entered into an exclusive marketing and sponsorship agreement that makes Stamps.com the exclusive Internet Postage Partner on Quicken.com and Quicken.com Small Business.
Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) is a leading provider of highly secure transaction-oriented Internet services for small business, consumer and corporate users. Stamps.com partners include America Online, Inc. (AOL), Avery Dennison, Office Depot, Intuit’s Quicken.com, Intel Corporation, MySoftware, Peachtree Software, Westvaco, and other leading Internet, office supply and technology companies.
Stamps.com is located at 3420 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 1040, Santa Monica, CA 90405, tel (310) 581-7200, fax (310) 581-7500, [email protected] and at sdcmainprod.wpengine.com.
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s prospectus related to its initial public offering that was filed with the SEC on June 25, 1999.
Stamps.com, Inc. (A Development Stage Company) Statements of Operations (Unaudited) Three Months Three Months Ended Ended June 30, 1999 June 30, 1998 Revenues $ - $ - Costs and expenses: Research and development 1,518,839 172,437 General and administrative 4,550,446 331,912 Total costs and expenses 6,069,285 504,349 Loss from operations (6,069,285) (504,349) Other income (expense): Interest expense (48,698) (465) Interest income 399,060 950 Net loss $ (5,718,923) $(503,864) Basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.66) $ (0.10) Pro forma basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.19) $ (0.05) Weighted average shares outstanding used in basic and diluted per-share calculation 8,692,000 4,898,000 Weighted average shares outstanding used in pro forma basic and diluted per-share calculation 30,054,000 10,541,000 Selected Balance Sheet Items as of June 30, 1999 (Unaudited) Cash & Equivalents $ 71,661,995 Current Assets 73,032,856 Total Assets $ 76,125,578 Current Liabilities $ 4,242,148 Total Liabilities 4,408,114 Stockholder's Equity 71,717,464 Total Liabilities & Equity $ 76,125,578