Perion network beats earnings estimates, 34% YoY revenue growth in 4th quarter.

Revenue of $158M (+33.6% Y/Y) beats by $13.04M.

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Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI), a global advertising technology company that delivers a holistic solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising – ad search, social media, and display / video / CTV advertising – today announced record financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year period ended December 31, 2021.

Doron Gerstel, Perion’s CEO, commented, “Record fourth quarter and full year outstanding financial performance are a direct result of Perion’s diversification strategy and our ability to connect all our assets into a single intelligent hub, demonstrating Perion’s sustainable and predictable business model.”

“Financial results for 2021, included stellar growth of 300% in total video and CTV revenue (or 123% on a proforma basis), with the fast-growing subset of CTV up 205%.” Gerstel added “Simultaneously, our expanded relationship with Microsoft Bing drove a 19% increase in search advertising revenue and significant incremental EBITDA.”

Gerstel concluded “Our unique acquisition strategy behaved exactly as we intended – creating synergistic growth and widening our competitive moat. With $322 million net cash in our balance sheet we intend to continue that model, adding to our already-strong position in a fast-growing environment.”

Fourth Quarter 2021 Highlights

Display Advertising revenue growth of 46% (or 23% on a proforma basis), driven by accelerated adoption of Perion’s video and CTV solutions, leading to an increase in average revenue per client of 29%;
Video and CTV grew by 311% year-over-year, or 87% on a proforma basis, representing 46% of Display Advertising revenue;

Search Advertising revenue growth of 16%, primarily driven by an increased number of commercial searches, as well as a higher percentage of transactional searches;

EBITDA margin from revenue excluding TAC grew to 45% compared to 35% during the fourth quarter of 2020, as a result of our investment in automation and offshoring our operations;

Net cash provided by operating activities of $28.8 million;
Net cash of $321.6 million.


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