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April 29, 2014

comScore, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Strong Revenue Growth and Key Partnerships Reflect Continued Business Momentum

RESTON, VA - April 29, 2014 - comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced financial results for the first quarter 2014. 

First Quarter 2014
comScore achieved record quarterly revenue of $76.9 million; GAAP loss before income taxes of $0.7 million; and GAAP net loss of $0.8 million, or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share.

First quarter 2014 metrics compared to pro forma* results for the first quarter 2013 were as follows:

  • First quarter revenue of $76.9 million, up 14% from a year ago.
  • First quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $15.4 million, up 22% from a year ago.
  • First quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin was 20% of revenue, up from 19% from a year ago.

* comScore divested its Non-Health Copy Testing and Configuration Manager products in March 2013. All amounts, including implied prior year Pro Forma amounts, reflect adjustments to exclude the Non-Health Copy Testing and Configuration Manager products for the purposes of consistent presentation and are based on management’s estimates of the revenue and results of operations of such products. See Reconciliation of Revenue and Income before Income Taxes to Non-GAAP Revenue, non-GAAP Income and Adjusted EBITDA set forth in the attachment to this press release.

Serge Matta, comScore’s chief executive officer, said, “I am proud of the strong growth we drove in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. Our strategic priorities continue to gain momentum, as demonstrated by our recently announced long-term partnership with Yahoo to provide TV comparable metrics on digital, video and mobile analytics to their global advertiser base. Our product teams are hard at work, with the Google vCE development and integration, and the syndication of our Total Video measurement solution, all expected to be on-time before the end of the year.  We remain focused on driving the business forward with sharp execution and a strong value proposition for our clients, partners and shareholders in 2014 and beyond."

To access the full press release, please click here:
First Quarter 2014 Earnings Report.pdf

About comScore
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
comScore reports all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). comScore believes, however, that evaluating its ongoing operating results will be enhanced if it also discloses certain non-GAAP information because it is useful to understand comScore's performance, as it excludes non-cash and other charges that many investors believe may obscure comScore's on-going operating results.

For example, comScore uses non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of intangible assets, impairment of marketable securities, costs from acquisitions, restructurings and other non-recurring items, the non-cash deferred tax provision and litigation and related settlement costs. comScore reports non-GAAP EPS (diluted), which uses non-GAAP net income in lieu of GAAP net income in calculating earnings per share. Non-GAAP pro forma revenue excludes the estimated effects of revenue generated from non-health copy testing and configuration manager products. Adjusted pro forma EBITDA also excludes the estimated effects of operations related to Non-Health Copy Testing and Configuration Manager products.

The company believes that excluding certain costs from non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP EPS, and adjusted EBITDA provides a meaningful indication to investors of the expected on-going operating performance of the company. Specifically as it relates to acquisitions and restructurings, the exclusion of these costs reflects the expected benefits realized or to be realized upon the integration of acquired entities into comScore, and the realized benefits of the restructurings.

Whenever comScore uses such historical non-GAAP financial measures, it provides a reconciliation of historical non-GAAP financial measures to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure included in the financial tables accompanying this release. Although the company provides a reconciliation of historical non-GAAP financial measures, due to the high variability and difficulty in predicting certain items that affect net income, such as tax rates and stock price, comScore is unable to provide a complete reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts. However, a reconciliation of forward-looking adjusted EBITDA to GAAP income (loss) before income taxes is set forth in the attachment to this press release.

These non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting, differ from GAAP measures with the same captions and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar captions that are used by other companies. The use of certain non-GAAP financial measures requires management to make estimates and assumptions regarding amounts of assets and liabilities and the amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting periods. comScore bases its estimates on historical experience and assumptions that it believes are reasonable. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cautionary Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, without limitation, comScore's expectations as to adoption of new products and services by customers; expectations regarding continued growth of its customer base; expectations as to the company's strategy, market position, growth in revenue and margin expansion, impact and financial benefits of certain products, expectations as to the benefits of comScore’s partnerships, with Google and Yahoo; expectations and forecasts of future financial performance, including related growth rates and components thereof; and assumptions related to growth for the second quarter and full year of 2014 and beyond. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: comScore's ability to generate strong revenue and margin growth in future periods; comScore's ability to sell new or additional products and attract new customers; comScore's ability to sell additional subscription-based products to customers; comScore’s dependence on key partnership arrangements, comScore's ability to sell additional products and services to existing customers; and the volatility of quarterly results and expectations.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to comScore's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013  and other filings we make from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which are available on the SEC's Web site (http://www.sec.gov).

Stockholders of comScore are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. comScore does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after the date of this press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact:
Kenneth Tarpey
Chief Financial Officer
comScore, Inc.
(703) 438-2305
ktarpey@comscore.com



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