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News Article | May 11, 2017
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CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. “We have made very good progress on a number of fronts during this quarter. We managed to significantly advance the exit of all businesses which are not aligned to our core business of providing identity and privacy protection products and services to discerning consumers in the U.S. and Canada,” said Johan Roets, Chief Executive Officer. “We also refinanced our term loan with PEAK6 Investments, L.P., on more favorable terms than our prior term loan. Additionally, PEAK6 purchased a warrant to purchase 1,500,000 shares of our common stock, immediately exercisable at $5 per share, over 5 years. We have had important wins in our partner sales strategy (business-to-business-to-consumer) and have contracted with a very substantial U.S.-based global company to distribute our products and services to their subscriber base, starting in the third quarter of 2017. “Additionally,” continued Mr. Roets, “we are in final contract negotiations with two important distribution partners in Canada, with whom we expect to launch marketing to their consumer bases as early as the beginning of the third quarter of 2017. We have a healthy business development pipeline with a substantial number of partner and other distribution prospects. Our new Identity Guard® with Watson™ product is expected to be launched at the end of the summer and will be the first identity theft monitoring product that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help our subscribers and their families comprehensively protect themselves against the misuse of their personal information. Our partnership with IBM is growing and they are very excited about our application of their IBM Watson technology to fight identity theft. We aim to have our revenue from new subscribers exceed that of our run-off base by the end of 2017 – another key milestone for us to demonstrate our renewed success.” Consolidated revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $40.4 million, compared to $45.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Loss before income taxes for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $(4.8) million, compared to $(4.3) million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA (loss) before share related compensation and non-cash impairment charges (“Adjusted EBITDA”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $(1.6) million, compared to $(1.0) million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Diluted loss per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $(0.20), compared to $(0.19) for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s strategic focus is on identity and privacy protection services for consumers. In December, the Company began a process to monetize the intellectual property of its Pet Health Monitoring business (“Voyce”) through a strategic partnership or other transaction rather than pursuing revenue through commercial operations. Effective January 31, 2017, the Company sold its Bail Bonds Industry Solutions business (“Captira”) and on March 31, 2017, the Company signed a definitive agreement to sell its Habits at Work insurance consulting business (“Habits at Work”). Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 included approximately $1.4 million of costs consisting primarily of severance associated with the sale of Habits at Work business and headcount adjustments in the Core Business, and the $598 thousand loss before income taxes ($669 thousand Adjusted EBITDA loss) associated with the wind-down of the Voyce business. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had a cash balance of $5.2 million, and an outstanding principal balance of $13.4 million under its term loan with Crystal Financial SPV LLC (“Prior Credit Agreement”). As previously announced, on April 20, 2017, the Company refinanced its senior secured indebtedness under the Prior Credit Agreement with a new $20 million term loan facility (which was fully funded at closing) with PEAK6 Investments, L.P. (“New Credit Agreement”). The New Credit Agreement provided the Company with approximately $6.1 million of net cash proceeds to use to accelerate both subscriber acquisition and product development, and also extends the maturity date, reduces and defers mandatory quarterly principal payments, and carries a lower interest rate compared to the Prior Credit Agreement. In connection with the new credit agreement, PEAK6 purchased, for $1.5 million in cash, a warrant to purchase 1.5 million shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $5.00 per share. The warrant is immediately exercisable and has a five-year term. The Company used the proceeds from the sale of the warrant to repurchase 419,498 shares of the Company’s common stock from PEAK6 Capital Management, LLC, at a price of $3.60 per share. The repurchase was made pursuant to the Company’s previously announced share repurchase program; however, the Company is prohibited from repurchasing additional shares of common stock under the new credit agreement. For additional information, Please see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources” in our most recent Form 10-Q. The Company previously announced that it will hold a conference call to provide a first quarter 2017 business update on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You may access the live webcast on the Investor's page at Intersections Inc.’s website www.intersections.com. You can also access the call by dialing the toll free numbers below. If you wish to participate in the Q&A session, you must dial in. The replay of the webcast will be available on this website for four business days after the live call. The dial-in for the replay is either 888.843.7419 or 630.652.3042 with the replay access code of 7355035#. Intersections' Consolidated Financial Statements, "Other Data" and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and related notes can be found in the accompanying tables and footnotes to this release and in the "GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures" link under the "Investor & Media" page on our website at www.intersections.com. Statements in this release relating to future plans, results, performance, expectations, achievements and the like are considered “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,'' “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “should,” “can have,” “likely” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events. Those forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those statements, including the success of our strategic objectives, our ability to generate revenue from our partner sales strategy and business development pipeline with our distribution partners; the impact of shutting down our Pet Health Monitoring segment; the timing and success of new product launches and other growth initiatives, including our new Identity Guard® with Watson™ product; the continuing impact of the regulatory environment on our business; the continued dependence on a small number of financial institutions for a majority of our revenue and to service our U.S. financial institution customer base; our ability to execute our strategy and previously announced transformation plan; our incurring additional restructuring charges; our incurring additional impairment costs or charges on goodwill and/or assets; our ability to control costs; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and produce sufficient cash flow to fund our business, growth strategy and debt service obligations; and our needs for additional capital to grow our business, including our ability to maintain compliance with the covenants under our term loan or seek additional sources of debt and/or equity financing. Factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ include but are not limited to the risks disclosed under “Forward-Looking Statements,” “Item 1. Business—Government Regulation” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in its recent other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements unless required by applicable law. Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) provides innovative, information based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better informed life decisions. Under its Identity Guard® brand and other brands, the Company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the Company was founded in 1996. To learn more, visit www.intersections.com. The table below includes financial information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, (“GAAP”), as well as other financial measures referred to as non-GAAP financial measures. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA before share related compensation and non-cash impairment charges (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is presented in a manner consistent with the way management evaluates operating results and which management believes is useful to investors and others. Share related compensation includes non-cash share based compensation. An explanation regarding the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company to GAAP measures is provided below. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net income (loss) and the other information prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Management strongly encourages shareholders to review our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA represents consolidated loss before income taxes plus: share related compensation; non-cash impairment of goodwill, intangibles and other assets; (gain) loss on disposal of fixed assets; adjustment for surplus and obsolete inventories; depreciation and amortization; and interest (income) expense. We believe that the consolidated Adjusted EBITDA calculation provides useful information to investors because they are indicators of our operating performance, and we use these measures in communications with our board of directors, creditors, investors and others concerning our financial performance. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is commonly used as a basis for investors and analysts to evaluate and compare the periodic and future operating performance and value of companies within our industry. Our Board of Directors and management use consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the operating performance of the Company. In addition, consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, as defined in our Prior Credit Agreement with Crystal financial LLC and our New Credit Agreement with PEAK6 Investments, L.P., is used to measure covenant compliance. We provide this information to show the impact of share related compensation on our operating results, as it is excluded from our internal operating and budgeting plans and measurements of financial performance; however, we do consider the dilutive impact to our shareholders when awarding share related compensation and consider both the Black-Scholes value and GAAP value (to the extent applicable) in connection therewith, and value such awards accordingly. We do not consider share related compensation charges when we evaluate the performance of our individual business groups or formulate our short and long-term operating plans. Due to its nature, individual managers generally are unable to project the impact of share related compensation and accordingly we do not hold them accountable for the impact of equity award grants. When we consider making share related compensation grants, we primarily take into account the need to attract and retain high quality employees, overall shareholder dilution and the Black-Scholes values of the equity grant to the recipient, rather than the potential accounting charges associated with such grants. For comparability purposes, we believe it is useful to provide a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes share related compensation in order to better understand the long-term performance of our core business and to compare our results to the results of our peer companies because of varying available valuation methodologies and the variety of award types that companies can use under GAAP. Furthermore, the value of share related compensation is determined using a complex formula that incorporates factors, such as market volatility, that are beyond our control. Accordingly, we believe that the presentation of consolidated Adjusted EBITDA when read in conjunction with our reported GAAP results can provide useful supplemental information to our management, to investors and to our lenders regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA has limitations due to the fact it does not include all compensation related expenses. For example, if we only paid cash based compensation as opposed to a portion in share related compensation, the cash compensation expense included in our general and administrative expenses would be higher. We compensate for this limitation by providing information required by GAAP about outstanding share based awards in the footnotes to our financial statements in our SEC filings. We believe equity based compensation is an important element of our compensation program and all forms of share related awards are valued and included as appropriate in our operating results. The following table reconciles Core Business, Voyce and consolidated income (loss) before income taxes to consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, as defined, for the previous five quarters through March 31, 2017. In managing our business, we analyze our performance quarterly on a consolidated income (loss) before income tax basis. In the second quarter of 2016, we ceased adding other expense (income) to consolidated loss before income taxes as part of our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, to be consistent with the definition of Adjusted EBITDA in our Prior Credit Agreement. Prior periods have been recast to reflect the new presentation. For additional information, Please see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources” in our most recent Form 10-Q.


You may access the live webcast on the Investor's page at Intersections Inc. web site www.intersections.com. You can also access the call by dialing the toll free numbers below. If you wish to participate in the Q&A session, you must dial in. To pre-register for the conference: Statements in this release relating to future plans, results, performance, expectations, achievements and the like are considered "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project,'' "plan," "intend," "believe," "may," "should," "can have," "likely" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events. Those forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those statements, including the impact of shutting down our Pet Health Monitoring segment; the timing and success of new product launches and other growth initiatives; the continuing impact of the regulatory environment on our business; the continued dependence on a small number of financial institutions for a majority of our revenue and to service our U.S. financial institution customer base; our ability to execute our strategy and previously announced transformation plan; our incurring additional restructuring charges; our incurring additional impairment costs or charges on goodwill and/or assets; our ability to control costs; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and produce sufficient cash flow to fund our business, growth strategy and debt service obligations; and our needs for additional capital to grow our business, including our ability to maintain compliance with the covenants under our term loan or seek additional sources of debt and/or equity financing. Factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ include but are not limited to the risks disclosed under "Forward-Looking Statements," "Item 1. Business—Government Regulation" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in its recent other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements unless required by applicable law. Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) provides innovative, information based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better informed life decisions.  Under its IDENTITY GUARD® brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the company was founded in 1996. To learn more, visit www.intersections.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/intersections-inc-announces-first-quarter-2017-conference-call-on-may-15-2017-at-430-pm-eastern-time-300453230.html


Patent
Intersections | Date: 2013-10-28

A system and method for providing card verification values for card-not-present transactions is described. In one example, a users computing device stores single-use CVVs to be provided from a secure wallet. The secure wallet may be software running on the users computing device. Alternatively, it may be an external device connectable to the users computing device, which accesses the external device to obtain the single-use CVV.


Patent
Intersections | Date: 2015-03-13

A system and method for providing card verification values for card-not-present transactions is described. In one example, a users computing device stores single-use CVVs to be provided from a secure wallet. The secure wallet may be software running on the users computing device. Alternatively, it may be an external device connectable to the users computing device, which accesses the external device to obtain the single-use CVV.


Patent
Intersections | Date: 2013-12-02

A system for secure information storage and delivery includes a vault repository that includes a secure vault associated with a user, wherein the secure vault is associated with a service level including at least one of a data type or a data size limit associated with the secure vault, the secure vault being adapted to receive and at least one data entry and securely store the at least one data entry if the at least one of a size or a type of the at least one data entry is consistent with the service level. A mobile vault server coupled to the vault repository creates a mobile vault on a mobile device based on the secure vault and is capable of authenticating the mobile device based on user authentication information. The mobile vault server includes a mobile device handler that communicates with the mobile device. A synchronization utility determines whether the at least one data entry on the secure vault is transferable to or storable on the mobile vault based on at least one of the size or the type of the at least one data entry and transfers the at least one data entry from the secure vault to a corresponding data entry on the mobile vault if the at least one data entry on the secure vault is determined to be transferable to or storable on the mobile vault.


Patent
Intersections | Date: 2012-01-13

A system for secure information storage and delivery includes a vault repository that includes a secure vault associated with a user, wherein the secure vault is configured to receive at least one data entry. A mobile vault server coupled to the vault repository creates a mobile vault on a mobile device based on the secure vault and is capable of authenticating the mobile device based on user authentication information. The mobile vault server includes a mobile device handler that communicates with the mobile device. A synchronization utility determines whether the at least one data entry on the secure vault is transferable to or storable on the mobile vault. and transfers the data entry from the secure vault to a corresponding data entry on the mobile vault if the at least one data entry on the secure vault is determined to be transferable to or storable on the mobile vault.


Patent
Intersections | Date: 2013-10-28

A system and method for providing card verification values for card-not-present transactions is described. In one example, a users computing device stores single-use CVVs to be provided from a secure wallet. The secure wallet may be software running on the users computing device. Alternatively, it may be an external device connectable to the users computing device, which accesses the external device to obtain the single-use CVV.


A system and method displaying relevant health and wellness information to the veterinarian is described. The health and wellness information may come from a wearable device providing vital sign information as well as information from the veterinarians records. The health and wellness information may further include derived information based on the vital signs information, physiological signs information, as well as information from third parties.


Patent
Intersections | Date: 2015-04-29

A system for secure information storage and delivery includes a vault repository that includes a secure vault associated with a user, wherein the secure vault is associated with a service level including at least one of a data type or a data size limit associated with the secure vault, the secure vault being adapted to receive and at least one data entry and securely store the at least one data entry if the at least one of a size or a type of the at least one data entry is consistent with the service level. A mobile vault server coupled to the vault repository creates a mobile vault on a mobile device based on the secure vault and is capable of authenticating the mobile device based on user authentication information. The mobile vault server includes a mobile device handler that communicates with the mobile device. A synchronization utility determines whether the at least one data entry on the secure vault is transferable to or storable on the mobile vault based on at least one of the size or the type of the at least one data entry and transfers the at least one data entry from the secure vault to a corresponding data entry on the mobile vault if the at least one data entry on the secure vault is determined to be transferable to or storable on the mobile vault.


News Article | February 21, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX), a leading provider of identity risk management and privacy protection services for consumers, today announced that it sold the membership interest of its wholly-owned subsidiary Captira Analytical, LLC effecti...

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