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SNAP Interactive Reports Financial Highlights For The Quarter Ended September 30, 2012
Nov 28, 2012 (04:11 PM EST)
-- SNAP Interactive Ranked the 36th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™
-- SNAP Re-Launches AreYouInterested.com as a Social Discovery Site
-- Deferred revenue of $3.3 Million, Up 17% Year-Over-Year
-- Overall liquidity level remains strong at $6.5 million
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SNAP Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP" or the "Company") (OTCBB: STVIE), a leading social application developer, today announced financial highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
"Our focus during the third quarter centered around scaling, testing and optimizing the redesigned AreYouInterested.com product, which we launched in August 2012. As we transitioned to the redesigned product, we again focused on limiting cash burn and ended the quarter at $6.5 million in cash and cash equivalents and investments, down $0.6 million from June 30, 2012" added Jon D. Pedersen, Sr., SNAP's Chief Financial Officer.
"The third quarter marked the beginning of a new phase for SNAP as we successfully re-launched AreYouInterested.com as a social discovery product," said SNAP's President and Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Lerner. "I believe we achieved our goal of completely rebuilding and re-launching the product while conserving cash and maintaining a strong balance sheet position during the transition. Toward the end of the quarter we moved into the testing and rapid optimization phase of the re-launch and that process has continued in earnest during the fourth quarter of 2012. We have made meaningful progress with these optimizations and I look forward to communicating some of these exciting developments to investors over the coming weeks and months."
SNAP's Chief Financial Officer Jon D. Pedersen, Sr. added, "Consistent with our approach during the second quarter, we significantly reduced our rate of spend on traffic acquisition during the third quarter as we were primarily focused on the launch, testing and optimization of the redesigned AreYouInterested.com product. In turn, this resulted in decreased revenue, bookings, and a decrease in our number of active subscribers as compared to the second quarter of 2012. We expect to increase our advertising and marketing expenditures from current levels towards the end of the fourth quarter 2012 and into the first quarter of 2013 as we begin to build a brand around the redesigned product."
About SNAP Interactive, Inc.
SNAP Interactive, Inc. develops, owns and operates social discovery applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP's flagship brand, AreYouInterested.com®, is one of the largest social discovery applications on the internet, based on monthly active users ("MAUs") of the AreYouInterested.com application on the Facebook Platform, and it offers a completely integrated Facebook, iPhone, Android and Web application. For more information, please visit http://www.snap-interactive.com, its blog at http://blog.snap-interactive.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/SnapInteractiveInc and on Twitter at @SNAPInteractive.
The contents of these websites are not part of this press release, and you should not consider the contents of these websites in making an investment decision with respect to our common stock.
Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Are You Interested?® is a registered trademark of SNAP Interactive, Inc.
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