Commenting on performance, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Puckett continued, “Our strategy is unchanged. We continue to work to improve our financial results by focusing on expense reduction, customer satisfaction and client retention while attracting new clients with revamped marketing, sales and innovative capabilities.”
Third Quarter Results
Third quarter 2017 revenues were
Net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017 was
Chief Financial Officer,
The following table presents financial highlights of the company's operations for the third quarter of 2017 and 2016, respectively. More detailed financial results are attached.
RESULTS FROM OPERATIONS
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)||Three Months Ended September 30,|
|Revenues from continuing operations||$ 94,424||$97,425||(3.1)|
|Operating Income (loss)
from continuing operations
|Net loss from continuing operations||(2,480)||(4,285)||42.1|
|Loss per share||(0.04)||(0.07)||42.9|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding||62,012||61,543||0.1|
* Improvements shown as positive.
The company will host a conference call to discuss the earnings release today at
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|Harte Hanks, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)|
|Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended
|In thousands, except per share data||2017||2016||2017||2016|
|Production and distribution||26,726||27,275||80,125||84,581|
|Advertising, selling, general and administrative||9,145||11,586||30,431||35,162|
|Depreciation, software and intangible asset amortization||2,556||3,166||8,166||9,403|
|Total operating expenses||93,474||101,511||291,222||313,626|
|Operating income (loss)||950||(4,086||)||(7,182||)||(19,321||)|
|Other expenses (income)|
|Interest expense, net||1,285||704||3,543||2,399|
|Total other expenses||3,048||1,300||8,630||3,343|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes||(2,098||)||(5,386||)||(15,812||)||(22,664||)|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||382||(1,101||)||(3,293||)||(5,778||)|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations||(2,480||)||(4,285||)||(12,519||)||(16,886||)|
|Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes||-||1,244||-||3,980|
|Net income (loss)||$||(2,480||)||$||(3,041||)||$||(12,519||)||$||(12,906||)|
|Basic earnings (loss) per common share|
|Basic loss per common share||$||(0.04||)||$||(0.05||)||$||(0.20||)||$||(0.21||)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding||62,012||61,543||61,866||61,445|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per common share|
|Diluted loss per common share||$||(0.04||)||$||(0.05||)||$||(0.20||)||$||(0.21||)|
|Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares outstanding||62,012||61,543||61,866||61,445|
|Balance Sheet Data (Unaudited)||September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||11,403||$||46,005|
|Harte Hanks, Inc.|
|Revenue Mix (Unaudited)|
|Vertical Markets - Percent of Revenue|
|Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended
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Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
In this press release and our related earnings conference call, the company may use certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance in order to provide investors with a better understanding of operating results and underlying trends to assess the company’s performance and liquidity. The company evaluates its operating performance based on several measures, including non-GAAP financial measures. The company believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures are useful supplemental financial measures of operating performance for investors because they facilitate investors’ ability to evaluate the operational strength of the company’s business. Any supplemental financial measures referred to are not calculated in accordance with GAAP and they should not be considered substitutes for net income as an indicator of operating performance.
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