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2012 Press

WebMediaBrands Inc. Reports Financial Results
For Its Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

(New York, NY - October 24, 2012) - WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Highlights for the third quarter of 2012 include:

  • Revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $2.9 million and revenues from research and advertising increased 13% and 12%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.
  • Net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $1.2 million. Non-GAAP loss, excluding interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expense, or EBITDA, was $773,000 during the third quarter of 2012, and included severance-related costs and a loss on the sale of certain assets totaling $352,000. We track the EBITDA metric and present it here because we believe it helps in the analysis of the performance of our core operations. Non-cash stock-based compensation expense was $121,000 during the third quarter of 2012.
"The third quarter results were anticipated and were discussed in both our first and second quarterly conference calls," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands, Inc. "Our third quarter results are typically impacted by the fewer number of trade shows we hold and by the type of education courses we offer. We have continued to invest in our product offerings, specifically with our research business. In addition, we have identified cost efficiencies in certain areas of the business and we have entered into a new lease for our New York City location, which will reduce our annual lease expense by more than $250,000," added Meckler.

WebMediaBrands Inc. Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call Alert

WebMediaBrands Inc. invites you to participate in its conference call reviewing 2012 third quarter results on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm ET.

The conference call number is 888-452-4023 for domestic participants and 719-325-2329 for international participants; confirmation code "6944647." Please call five minutes in advance to ensure that you are connected prior to the presentation. The conference call replay will be available until Monday, October 29, 2012. Replay call numbers are 888-203-1112 for domestic participants and 719-457-0820 for international participants; confirmation code "6944647."

Click here to view the 2012 3rd Quarter earnings statements

About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) ( is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii), a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii), a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data, and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos ( and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties address a variety of subjects including, for example: general economic conditions; the competitive environment in which WebMediaBrands competes; and the unpredictability of WebMediaBrands's future revenues, expenses, cash flows and stock prices. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties, refer to WebMediaBrands's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date of this press release, and WebMediaBrands assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements after the date hereof, except as required by law.

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