Gaia Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gaia, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA), a conscious media and community company, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Highlights vs. Same Year-Ago Quarter

  • 23% increase in revenues to $16.2 million.
  • Generated $1.9 million in Adjusted EBITDA, an improvement of $3.5 million.
  • Generated $1.9 million in cash flow from operations, an improvement of $4.4 million.

“The results for the second quarter represent 18 months of disciplined execution to drive operating efficiencies across the business while balancing growth initiatives and spend discipline,” said Paul Tarell, Gaia’s CFO. “We have continued to benefit from higher member growth due to the success of our exclusive content, smart marketing spend and improved retention, which has allowed Gaia to transition to positive earnings and free cash flows starting in July.”

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenues in the second quarter increased 23% to $16.2 million from $13.2 million in the year-ago quarter. This was primarily due to growth in paying members and an increase in average revenue per member. Paying members increased to 663,400 as of June 30, 2020 with net member additions for the quarter of 58,300.

Gross profit in the second quarter increased 24% to $14.1 million compared to $11.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin increased to 87.1% versus 86.4% in the year-ago quarter.

Total operating expenses in the second quarter increased 4% to $16.3 million from $15.7 million in the year-ago quarter, primarily due to $0.7 million in non-recurring share-based expense in the second quarter of 2020 for earn out consideration related to the strong performance of the acquisition Gaia completed in June 2019. Excluding this one-time charge, operating expenses improved to $15.6 million or 96% of revenues from $15.7 million or 119% of revenues in the year ago quarter. Customer acquisition costs as a percentage of revenue were 52% for the second quarter, an improvement from 57% in the year-ago quarter.

Net loss in the second quarter improved significantly to $2.5 million, or $(0.13) per share, compared to a net loss of $4.5 million, or $(0.25) per share, in the year-ago quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA also improved to $1.9 million compared to $(1.6) million in the year-ago quarter.

Gaia generated cash from operations of $3.9 million in the first half of 2020 compared to cash used of $5.2 million in the comparable year-ago period, an improvement of $9.1 million.

Gaia’s cash conversion cycle has continued to improve, with overall cash used during the quarter of $1.6 million compared to a use of $8.9 million in the year ago quarter (excluding incremental proceeds from Gaia’s real estate refinancing).

As of June 30, 2020, Gaia had $8.5 million in cash. Gaia intends to generate positive net income and free cash flow in the third quarter.

Conference Call
The company will hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its second quarter 2020 results.

Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (2:30 p.m. Mountain time)
Toll-free dial-in number: (800) 239-9838
International dial-in number: (323) 794-2551
Conference ID: 3953218

Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at (949) 574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 17, 2020.

Toll-free replay number: (844) 512-2921
International replay number: (412) 317-6671
Replay ID: 3953218

About Gaia

Gaia is a global video streaming service and community that provides curated conscious media in four primary channels—Seeking Truth, Transformation, Alternative Healing and Yoga—to its subscribers in 185 countries with approximately 8,000 titles. Over 85% of its library is exclusive to Gaia, and approximately 80% of the views are generated by content produced or owned by Gaia. For more information about Gaia, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “believe,” “will,” or comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy. While Gaia believes its assumptions and expectations underlying forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will not be materially different. Risks and uncertainties that could cause materially different results include, among others, operating losses, general economic conditions, competition, changing consumer preferences, acquisitions, new initiatives we undertake, costs of acquiring new subscribers, subscriber retention rates, and other risks and uncertainties included in Gaia’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gaia assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.


Paul Tarell
Gaia, Inc.
(303) 222-3330

Cody Slach
Gateway Investor Relations
(949) 574-3860

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

  For the Three Months Ended June 30,  For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
(in thousands, except per share data) 2020  2019  2020  2019 
  (unaudited)  (unaudited) 
Revenues, net $16,153  $13,164  $30,664  $25,631 
Cost of revenues  2,083   1,785   3,984   3,385 
Gross profit  14,070   11,379   26,680   22,246 
Selling and operating  14,417   14,173   28,875   29,895 
Corporate, general and administration  1,873   1,493   3,290   3,086 
Total operating expenses  16,290   15,666   32,165   32,981 
Loss from operations  (2,220)  (4,287)  (5,485)  (10,735)
Interest and other income (expense), net  (305)  (196)  (551)  (159)
Loss before income taxes  (2,525)  (4,483)  (6,036)  (10,894)
Income tax expense     42   69   42 
Loss from continuing operations  (2,525)  (4,525)  (6,105)  (10,936)
Loss from discontinued operations     57      (258)
Net loss $(2,525) $(4,468) $(6,105) $(11,194)
Loss per share-basic and diluted:                
Continuing operations $(0.13) $(0.25) $(0.33) $(0.61)
Discontinued operations        -   (0.01)
Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.13) $(0.25) $(0.33) $(0.62)
Weighted-average shares outstanding:                
Basic and diluted  18,837   17,944   18,660   17,917 
Adjusted EBITDA $1,896  $(1,574) $2,065  $(5,523)

* See definition and reconciliation on following page.

Summary of Cash Flows

  For the Three Months Ended June 30,  For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
(in thousands) 2020  2019  2020  2019 
  (unaudited)  (unaudited) 
Net cash provided by (used in):                
Operating activities - continuing operations $1,858  $(2,557) $3,864  $(5,317)
Operating activities - discontinued operations     57      76 
Operating activities  1,858   (2,500)  3,864   (5,241)
Investing activities  (3,480)  (6,414)  (7,081)  (11,338)
Financing activities  61   4,092   181   4,092 
Net change in cash $(1,561) $(4,822) $(3,036) $(12,487)

Reconciliation of Loss from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

  For the Three Months Ended June 30,  For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
(in thousands) 2020  2019  2020  2019 
  (unaudited)  (unaudited) 
Net loss $(2,525) $(4,468) $(6,105) $(11,194)
Interest expense, net  305   196   551   159 
Provision for income taxes     42   69   42 
Depreciation and amortization expense  3,053   2,141   6,022   4,361 
EBITDA  833   (2,089)  537   (6,632)
Share-based compensation expense  1,063   515   1,528   1,109 
Adjusted EBITDA $1,896  $(1,574) $2,065  $(5,523)

EBITDA represents net loss before interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA further adjusted to remove share-based compensation expense. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent net income, as that term is defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) as an indicator of our operating performance.

Additionally, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be measures of free cash flow available for management or discretionary use as such measures do not consider certain cash requirements such as capital expenditures, tax payments and debt service requirements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as presented herein are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

  June 30,  December 31, 
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 2020  2019 
Current assets:        
Cash $8,458  $11,494 
Accounts receivable  2,617   2,310 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  1,767   2,443 
Total current assets  12,842   16,247 
Building and land, net  22,351   22,681 
Media library, software and equipment, net  38,580   36,921 
Goodwill  17,289   17,289 
Investments and other assets  13,117   13,034 
Total assets $104,179  $106,172 
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities $8,099  $10,594 
Deferred revenue  12,320   8,025 
Total current liabilities  20,419   18,619 
Long-term debt  16,751   18,433 
Deferred taxes  276   206 
Total liabilities  37,446   37,258 
Total equity  66,733   68,914 
Total liabilities and equity $104,179  $106,172 


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