JUPITERMEDIA CORPORATION REPORTS RESULTS FOR ITS FIRST QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2003
(New York, NY - May 6, 2003) -- Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003. Revenues for the first quarter of 2003 were $8.2 million compared to revenues of $8.7 million for the same period last year. Net loss for the first quarter was $1.3 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.04 per share, for the same period last year.
"First quarter revenue was stymied by the impact of the impending Iraq war in February and March combined with the continuing choppy tech marketing climate. In addition, barter revenue decreased $1.0 million from the same quarter in the prior year largely due to the early termination of our agreement with Penton Media, Inc. Nonetheless, we have continued to control our operating costs in a difficult economic climate this quarter," stated Jupitermedia's Chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "Our upcoming 802.11 Planet trade show, scheduled for June 25-27 in Boston, is one of the few technology events that is exhibiting significant growth twice per annum in the United States and around the world in Australia, Germany and Japan. The inaugural Computer Digital Expo (cdXpo), which we are running as a vertically focused Enterprise IT alternative to Comdex in Las Vegas during the same November time period, is gaining traction within the IT industry and has strong financial prospects. Our strong balance sheet, with $25.2 million in cash, $20.3 million in working capital and no debt, leaves us well positioned to continue to capitalize on acquisition opportunities and maximize shareholder value," added Meckler.
Jupitermedia Corporation 1st Quarter 2003 Financial Results Conference Call Alert
Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO, Christopher S. Cardell, President and COO, and Christopher J. Baudouin, Chief Financial Officer of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) announced the schedule for its conference call reviewing 2003 first quarter results for Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 11:00 am EST (results will be released on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 after market close).
The conference call number is (877) 807-9258 for domestic participants and (706) 634-2391 for international participants; pass code "Jupitermedia First Quarter." Please call five minutes in advance to ensure that you are connected prior to the presentation. Instant replay will be available until Wednesday, May 21, 2003. Replay call numbers are (800) 642-1687 for domestic participants and (706) 645-9291 for international participants: pass code: 9558555.
New Content Areas and Services
Jupitermedia continued to expand and strengthen its world-class proprietary content offerings and research services with the addition of the following:
Conferences and Trade Shows
Jupiter Events, a division of Jupitermedia, produces paid conferences and trade shows on IT and business-specific topics worldwide that are aligned with the content on our Web sites and our research offerings. Jupiter Events held six paid conferences and trade shows in the first quarter, each focusing on a different issue pertaining to information technology and the Internet industry. Events included: Instant Messaging Planet Spring 2003 Conference & Expo, Jupiter Content Management Conference & Expo 2003, Search Engine Strategies Spring 2003 Conference & Expo, 802.11 Planet Japan 2003 Conference & Expo, Jupiter Online Media Conference & Expo 2003 and Search Engine Strategies Australia 2003 Conference & Expo.
In February, Jupitermedia announced the launch of Computer Digital Expo Fall 2003, America's 21st Century Enterprise IT Conference & Expo, scheduled for November 17-21 in Las Vegas. The event will consist of four days of exhibits and five days of seminars at the new 1.8 million square foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center and hotel campus. Computer Digital Expo (cdXpo) is the next generation technology event with a vertical Enterprise IT focus.
In February, Jupitermedia also announced that it purchased a 49.9% interest in the trade show ISPCON from The Golden Group I, Inc. of Golden, Colorado. ISPCON, now in its 10th year, is the largest conference and expo serving the Service Provider industry, which includes both wired and wireless Internet Service Providers, Web hosts, competitive carriers and communications firms. The Golden Group I, Inc. will continue to manage the operations of ISPCON. Jupitermedia will provide marketing, sales and other event support. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In May, Jupitermedia announced that it has been engaged by Intel, IBM and Cisco to organize and manage an Asia-Pacific multi-country seven city series called the "Intel-IBM-Cisco Mobility Forums" during the months of May and June 2003. Representatives from Intel, IBM and Cisco will offer insights on various aspects of 802.11 mobility equipment and solutions at seminars moderated by Jupiter Research analysts and Jupitermedia editors.
Jupiter Events has announced the launch of the following conferences and trade shows for the remainder of 2003:
Venture Fund Investments
Jupitermedia is the portfolio manager of internet.com Venture Fund I LLC (April '99), internet.com Venture Fund II LLC (November '99) and internet.com Venture Partners III LLC (June '00), which have invested in over 40 Internet properties to date. internet.com Venture Funds I and II and internet.com Venture Partners III were formed to invest in early-stage online content providers serving targeted business-to-business markets that follow the strategy of, but are not competitive with, Jupitermedia. Jupitermedia is an investor in all three funds. In October 2002, internet.com Venture Partners III was amended to reduce its committed capital from $75 million to $22.5 million. Jupitermedia no longer has any outstanding capital commitments related to these venture funds.
Stock Repurchase Program
In October 2001, Jupitermedia announced that its Board of Directors had authorized the expenditure of up to $1.0 million to repurchase the Company's outstanding common stock. Any purchases under Jupitermedia's stock repurchase program may be made, from time-to-time, in the open market, through block trades or otherwise, at the discretion of Company management. Depending on market conditions and other factors, these purchases may be commenced or suspended at any time or from time-to-time without prior notice. There were no repurchases during the first quarter of 2003.
The following tables summarize the results of the segments of Jupitermedia for the three months ended March 31, 2002 and 2003. Online Media consists of the internet.com and EarthWeb.com Network. Research represents the Jupiter Research division. Events represent the Jupiter Events division. Other includes corporate overhead, depreciation, amortization and venture fund related activities. The following amounts are presented in thousands.
Jupitermedia's financial guidance is prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Historical results below have been adjusted to conform to this presentation. The following forward looking-statements reflect Jupitermedia's expectations as of May 6, 2003. Due to potential changes in general economic conditions, the recently announced launch of Computer Digital Expo and the various other risk factors discussed below and in Jupitermedia's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, actual results may differ materially. Jupitermedia intends to continue its practice of not updating forward-looking statements until its next quarterly results announcement, other than in publicly available statements.
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