From the Wires
Perion Updates Agreement with Google
By: Business Wire
Jan. 31, 2013 12:13 PM
Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI) announced today that it amended the term of its existing Google agreement to coincide with the expiration of the current SweetPacks Google agreement on May 31, 2013.
“After discussions with Google, we jointly decided to extend the term of our existing deal through the end of May,” said Josef Mandelbaum, CEO of Perion. “Given our recent acquisition of SweetPacks, it made the most sense to negotiate both agreements concurrently.”
“We continue to remain confident in our guidance for 2013, announced on January 8th, of at least $110 million in revenue, $26 million in EBITDA, $20 million in non-GAAP net income and approximately the same for operating cash flow,” concluded Mr. Mandelbaum. "This will result in non-GAAP EPS of at least $1.61, based on an average of 12.4 million shares outstanding."
About Perion Network Ltd.
Perion Network, Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI) is a global consumer internet company that develops applications to make the online experience of its users simple, safe and enjoyable. Perion’s three main consumer brands are: IncrediMail, Smilebox and SweetIM. IncrediMail is a unified messaging application enabling consumers to manage multiple email accounts and Facebook messages in one place with an easy-to-use interface and extensive personalization features, and is available in over 100 countries in 8 languages; Smilebox is a leading photo sharing and social expression product and service that quickly turn life's moments into digital keepsakes for sharing and connecting with friends and family, in a fun and personal way. SweetIM is an instant messaging and Facebook application that enables consumers to personalize their everyday communications with free, fun and easy to use content. Perion products have had over 300 million downloads to date with more than 50 million monthly unique visitors across all of its brands. Most of Perion’s applications are monetized through a freemium model. Free versions of our applications are monetized primarily through our toolbar which generates search revenue and display advertising revenue, generated through impressions. A more advanced feature rich version of many of our products is available with a premium upgrade. Perion also offers and develops a range of products for mobile phones and tablets to answer its users' increasing mobile demands. For more information on Perion please visit www.perion.com.
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Source: Perion Network Ltd.
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