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  • flankenking flankenking Feb 8, 2013 8:24 AM Flag

    Adjusted net income of 5 million for 2013 and an idiotic low market-cap of 36 million is an P/E of 7

    “As a result of our focus on improving bottom-line results, we expect to swing to Adjusted Net Income in the first quarter of 2013 followed by a return to positive cash flow from operations in the second quarter, and steady cash flow growth through the remainder of the year. We expect at least $5 million in Adjusted Net Income for 2013,” added Ken Cragun, Local Corporation chief financial officer."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • The growth of reveneus from 2006 - 2013 is a CAGR of about 31%.

    • •Grow margins in O&O business (largest revenue stream)
      »Margin optimization via new SEM tools
      »Gradually ramping in the UK

      •Grow revenues in Network (most profitable revenue stream)
      »Expand number of sites via business development team (more traffic)
      »New products planned… product directory, „Launch by Local‟ SMB private label, publisher dashboard
      »Leverage platform to produce new local/commercial content to grow traffic/site

      •Reduce costs
      »Channel sales vs. direct sales – projected 2013 cost savings of $4.6MM, beginning January 2013

      •Developing opportunities
      »Local display network – leveraging our existing Network
      »Microsites (insurance, HVAC, alarm systems and more) – leveraging out platform
      »Improved monetization via lead generation – monetization improvements
      »Mobile – leveraging our platform

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • • Multi-year traffic growth

      • Organic traffic is low cost/high margin – at record levels

      • Mobile traffic at record levels – still figuring out monetization, but we think we have key IP

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • IP & Technology

        •Proprietary platform and know-how
        »Real time business, product and services data integration
        »Large scale local/commercial content production and syndication
        »Very large scale CPC ad-serving and distribution
        »Web indexing and local search relevance
        »Very large scale SEO, SEM campaign expertise
        »Local display ad production and syndication
        »Web hosting and local/commercial domain name acquisition
        •11 patents issued, 9 pending
        »Key patents
        –Local web indexing (for indexing local web sites across the web)
        –Pay per call for local and commercial searches via a mobile device (multiple patents)
        •The billion dollar industry question: How do we monetize mobile?
        –Dynamic cascading menu search (for product search on tablets and smart phones)
        –Bulk domain registration and content management (for very large scale SEO)

    • And we have lower than 0.4-times-revenues on the base of the last guidance and the share-price of today.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • What management says means very little to investors ... evidently their bank not longer buys the story either.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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