Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 7, 2019, Veritone, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, as well as its outlook for net revenues for the third quarter of 2019. The press release issued by the Company in connection with the announcement is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.
This information shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as may be set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In the press release attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1, the Company has supplemented its financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures and the reasons for their inclusion, as well as the limitations on the usefulness of such information to an investor, are described below.
The Company has provided a non-GAAP measure of “Adjusted EBITDAS,” which represents earnings before interest expense, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expenses, adjusted to exclude certain acquisition, integration and financing-related costs, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018. In addition, the Company has provided non-GAAP measures of “Non-GAAP net loss” and Non-GAAP net loss per share,” which represent the Company’s net loss and net loss per share, adjusted to exclude interest, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expenses, as well as certain acquisition, integration and financing-related costs, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018. Tables detailing the items excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciling them to the Company’s net loss and net loss per share calculated in accordance with GAAP are included following the financial statements that are a part of the press release. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss) or any other financial measures so calculated and presented, nor as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Other companies (including the Company’s competitors) may define Adjusted EBITDAS, Non-GAAP net loss or Non-GAAP net loss per share differently.
In addition, the Company has provided additional supplemental non-GAAP measures of gross profit, operating expenses, loss from operations, other income, net, and loss before income taxes, excluding the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDAS as noted above that are applicable to such measures, and reconciling such non-GAAP measures to the applicable GAAP measures.
The Company has provided these non-GAAP measures in addition to its GAAP results because management believes that they are important supplemental measures of performance that are commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in its industry. Management also uses this information internally for forecasting and budgeting. This non-GAAP financial information may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company or predictive of potential future results. Investors should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results reported in accordance with GAAP.