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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             .

Commission File Number 001-12917

 

 

REIS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   13-3926898

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

530 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY   10036
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(212) 921-1122
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   x
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

The number of the Registrant’s shares of common stock outstanding was 10,702,277 as of August 1, 2012.

 

 

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

     Page
Number
 
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:   
Item 1.  

Financial Statements

  
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2012 (unaudited) and December 31, 2011

     3   
 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) For the Three and Six Months Ended June  30, 2012 and 2011

     4   
 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (unaudited) For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

     5   
 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

     6   
 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

     7   
Item 2.  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     21   
Item 3.  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     33   
Item 4T.  

Controls and Procedures

     33   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION:   
Item 1.  

Legal Proceedings

     33   
Item 1A.  

Risk Factors

     35   
Item 2.  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     35   
Item 3.  

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     35   
Item 4.  

Reserved

     35   
Item 5.  

Other Information

     35   
Item 6.  

Exhibits

     35   
 

Signatures

     36   

 

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Part I. Financial Information

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

REIS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

     June 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
     (Unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 19,671,513      $ 22,152,802   

Restricted cash and investments

     215,800        215,405   

Accounts receivable, net

     4,767,351        8,597,464   

Prepaid and other assets

     371,061        625,451   

Assets attributable to discontinued operations

     —          3,000,000   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     25,025,725        34,591,122   

Furniture, fixtures and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,708,788 and $1,556,022, respectively

     794,361        863,309   

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $21,924,593 and $19,437,856, respectively

     16,576,847        17,155,195   

Deferred tax asset, net

     3,867,420        3,685,420   

Goodwill

     54,824,648        54,824,648   

Other assets

     35,500        98,412   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 101,124,501      $ 111,218,106   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of Bank Loan

   $ —        $ 5,690,940   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     2,359,900        3,352,445   

Liability for option cancellations

     266,569        240,515   

Deferred revenue

     14,482,836        15,706,851   

Liabilities attributable to discontinued operations

     17,473,461        8,048,568   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     34,582,766        33,039,319   

Other long-term liabilities

     632,056        668,456   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     35,214,822        33,707,775   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, $0.02 par value per share, 101,000,000 shares authorized, 10,702,277 and 10,570,891 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

     214,045        211,417   

Additional paid in capital

     101,089,697        100,677,336   

Retained earnings (deficit)

     (35,394,063     (23,378,422
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     65,909,679        77,510,331   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 101,124,501      $ 111,218,106   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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REIS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
    For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Subscription revenue

   $ 7,522,085      $ 6,836,510      $ 14,820,457      $ 13,453,878   

Cost of sales of subscription revenue

     1,685,496        1,522,854        3,531,210        3,073,238   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     5,836,589        5,313,656        11,289,247        10,380,640   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

        

Sales and marketing

     1,821,604        1,680,080        3,550,923        3,332,494   

Product development

     566,405        507,061        1,079,999        988,158   

General and administrative expenses

     2,976,316        2,976,688        5,928,584        5,752,493   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     5,364,325        5,163,829        10,559,506        10,073,145   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expenses):

        

Interest and other income

     16,207        22,101        32,272        42,325   

Interest expense

     (74,439     (71,299     (127,602     (149,662
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income (expenses)

     (58,232     (49,198     (95,330     (107,337
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes and discontinued operations

     414,032        100,629        634,411        200,158   

Income tax expense (benefit)

     (84,000     —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     498,032        100,629        634,411        200,158   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense of $79,000, $—, $—, and $—, respectively

     1,695,203        1,341,980        (12,650,052     1,252,250   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 2,193,235      $ 1,442,609      $ (12,015,641   $ 1,452,408   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Per share amounts – basic:

        

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.05      $ 0.01      $ 0.06      $ 0.02   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.21      $ 0.14      $ (1.13   $ 0.14   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Per share amounts – diluted:

        

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.05      $ 0.01      $ 0.06      $ 0.02   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.20      $ 0.13      $ (1.10   $ 0.13   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

        

Basic

     10,686,469        10,587,923        10,655,022        10,558,694   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     10,950,417        10,914,276        10,963,826        10,826,251   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012

(Unaudited)

 

                  Retained     Total  
     Common Shares      Paid in     Earnings     Stockholders’  
     Shares      Amount      Capital     (Deficit)     Equity  

Balance, January 1, 2012

     10,570,891       $ 211,417       $ 100,677,336      $ (23,378,422   $ 77,510,331   

Shares issued for vested employees restricted stock units

     131,386         2,628         (2,628     —          —     

Stock based compensation, net

     —           —           414,989        —          414,989   

Net (loss)

     —           —           —          (12,015,641     (12,015,641
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, June 30, 2012

     10,702,277       $ 214,045       $ 101,089,697      $ (35,394,063   $ 65,909,679   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

     For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2012     2011  

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

    

Net (loss) income

   $ (12,015,641   $ 1,452,408   

Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Deferred tax provision

     —          —     

Depreciation

     172,404        167,932   

Amortization of intangible assets

     2,486,737        2,316,682   

Stock based compensation charges

     1,166,366        1,015,063   

Changes in assets and liabilities:

    

Restricted cash and investments

     (395     790,543   

Accounts receivable, net

     3,830,113        5,027,673   

Prepaid and other assets

     3,135,302        547,997   

Real estate assets

     —          1,297,245   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     8,395,948        (1,647,686

Liability for option cancellations

     26,054        205,598   

Deferred revenue

     (1,224,015     (3,167,815
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     5,972,873        8,005,640   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

    

Web site and database development costs

     (1,908,389     (1,664,730

Furniture, fixtures and equipment additions

     (103,456     (187,625
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) investing activities

     (2,011,845     (1,852,355
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Repayment of Bank Loan

     (5,690,940     (2,765,525

Repayments on capitalized equipment leases

     —          (15,870

Payments for restricted stock units

     (751,377     (250,939
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) financing activities

     (6,442,317     (3,032,334
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (2,481,289     3,120,951   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     22,152,802        20,163,787   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 19,671,513      $ 23,284,738   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

    

Cash paid during the period for interest

   $ 43,069      $ 96,935   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for income taxes, net of refunds

   $ 57,967      $ 22,283   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Shares issued for vested employee restricted stock units

   $ 2,628      $ 2,634   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Disposal of fully amortized intangible assets

     $ 185,896   
    

 

 

 

Disposal of fully depreciated furniture, fixtures and equipment

   $ 19,638      $ 45,988   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Release of accrued remediation liability obligation upon sale of real estate

     $ 1,000,000   
    

 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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REIS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1. Organization and Business

Reis, Inc. is a Maryland corporation. The primary business of Reis, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“Reis” or the “Company”) is providing commercial real estate market information and analytical tools for its subscribers, through its Reis Services subsidiary. For disclosure and financial reporting purposes, this business is referred to as the Reis Services segment.

Reis Services

Reis Services, including its predecessors, was founded in 1980. Reis maintains a proprietary database containing detailed information on commercial properties in metropolitan markets and neighborhoods throughout the U.S. The database contains information on apartment, office, retail, warehouse/distribution and flex/research & development properties, and is used by real estate investors, lenders and other professionals to make informed buying, selling and financing decisions. In addition, Reis data is used by debt and equity investors to assess, quantify and manage the risks of default and loss associated with individual mortgages, properties, portfolios and real estate backed securities. Reis currently provides its information services to many of the nation’s leading lending institutions, equity investors, brokers and appraisers.

Reis, through its flagship institutional product, Reis SE, and through its small business product, ReisReports, provides online access to a proprietary database of commercial real estate information and analytical tools designed to facilitate debt and equity transactions as well as ongoing evaluations. Depending on the product, users have access to trend and forecast analysis at metropolitan and neighborhood levels throughout the U.S. and/or detailed building-specific information such as rents, vacancy rates, lease terms, property sales, new construction listings and property valuation estimates. Reis’s products are designed to meet the demand for timely and accurate information to support the decision-making of property owners, developers, builders, banks and non-bank lenders, and equity investors. These real estate professionals require access to timely information on both the performance and pricing of assets, including detailed data on market transactions, supply, absorption, rents and sale prices. This information is critical to all aspects of valuing assets and financing their acquisition, development and construction.

Reis’s revenue model is based primarily on annual subscriptions that are paid in accordance with contractual billing terms. Reis recognizes revenue from its contracts on a ratable basis; for example, one-twelfth of the value of a one-year contract is recognized monthly.

Discontinued Operations – Residential Development Activities

Reis was originally formed on January 8, 1997 as Wellsford Real Properties, Inc. (“Wellsford”). Wellsford acquired the Reis Services business by merger in May 2007 (the “Merger”). Wellsford’s primary operating activities immediately prior to the Merger, and conducted through its subsidiaries, were the development, construction and sale of its three residential projects and its approximate 23% ownership interest in the Reis Services business. The Company completed the sale of the remaining units at its Colorado project in September 2009, sold its Claverack, New York project in bulk in February 2010 and sold its remaining project in East Lyme, Connecticut in bulk in April 2011.

See Note 3 for additional information regarding the Company’s segments.

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority-owned and controlled subsidiaries. Investments in entities where the Company does not have a controlling interest are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. These investments were initially recorded at cost and were subsequently adjusted for the Company’s proportionate share of the investment’s income (loss) and additional contributions or distributions. All inter-company accounts and transactions among the Company and its subsidiaries have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

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REIS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited) (continued)

 

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

 

Discontinued Operations

The Company has determined, as a result of the April 2011 sale of property in East Lyme, Connecticut, that the Residential Development Activities segment, including certain general and administrative costs that supported that segment’s operations, should be presented as a discontinued operation. As a result of this determination and the fact that the historic operations and cash flows can be clearly distinguished, the operating results of the Residential Development Activities segment and related general and administrative costs are aggregated for separate presentation apart from continuing operating results of the Company in the consolidated financial statements for all periods presented.

Quarterly Reporting

The accompanying consolidated financial statements and notes of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s balance sheets, statements of operations, statement of changes in stockholders’ equity and statements of cash flows have been included and are of a normal and recurring nature. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on March 8, 2012. The consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 and consolidated statements of changes in cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 are not necessarily indicative of full year results.

Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

From time to time, the Company has been, is or may in the future be a defendant in various legal actions arising in the normal course of business. The Company records a provision for a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. The outcome of any litigation is uncertain; it is possible that a judgment in any legal actions to which the Company is a party, or which are proposed or threatened, will have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial statements. See Note 11.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited) (continued)

 

3. Segment Information

The Company is organized into two separately managed segments: the Reis Services segment and the discontinued Residential Development Activities segment. The following tables present condensed balance sheet and operating data for these segments:

 

                                                                                                           
(amounts in thousands)                          

Condensed Balance Sheet Data

June 30, 2012

   Reis
Services
     Discontinued
Operations (A)
    Other (B)     Consolidated  

Assets

         

Current assets:

         

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 18,622       $ —        $ 1,049      $ 19,671   

Restricted cash and investments

     216         —          —          216   

Receivables, prepaid and other assets

     4,948         —          191        5,139   

Assets attributable to discontinued operations

     —           —          —          —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     23,786         —          1,240        25,026   

Furniture, fixtures and equipment, net

     757         —          38        795   

Intangible assets, net

     16,577         —          —          16,577   

Deferred tax asset, net

     —           —          3,867        3,867   

Goodwill

     57,203         —          (2,378     54,825   

Other assets

     35         —          —          35   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 98,358       $ —        $ 2,767      $ 101,125   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

         

Current liabilities:

         

Current portion of Bank Loan and other debt

   $ —         $ —        $ —        $ —     

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     1,533         —          1,094        2,627   

Deferred revenue

     14,483         —          —          14,483   

Liabilities attributable to discontinued operations

     —           17,461        12        17,473   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     16,016         17,461        1,106        34,583   

Other long-term liabilities

     632         —          —          632   

Deferred tax liability, net

     14,378         —          (14,378     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     31,026         17,461        (13,272     35,215   

Total stockholders’ equity

     67,332         (17,461     16,039        65,910   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 98,358       $ —        $ 2,767      $ 101,125   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           

Condensed Balance Sheet Data

December 31, 2011

   Reis
Services
     Discontinued
Operations (A)
    Other (B)     Consolidated  

Assets

         

Current assets:

         

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 18,505       $ —        $ 3,648      $ 22,153   

Restricted cash and investments

     215         —          —          215   

Receivables, prepaid and other assets

     8,795         —          428        9,223   

Assets attributable to discontinued operations

     —           3,000        —          3,000   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     27,515         3,000        4,076        34,591   

Furniture, fixtures and equipment, net

     821         —          42        863   

Intangible assets, net

     17,155         —          —          17,155   

Deferred tax asset, net

     —           —          3,685        3,685   

Goodwill

     57,203         —          (2,378     54,825   

Other assets

     99         —          —          99   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 102,793       $ 3,000      $ 5,425      $ 111,218   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

         

Current liabilities:

         

Current portion of Bank Loan and other debt

   $ 5,691       $ —        $ —        $ 5,691   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     2,257         —          1,336        3,593   

Deferred revenue

     15,707         —          —          15,707   

Liabilities attributable to discontinued operations

     —           8,032        17        8,049   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     23,655         8,032        1,353        33,040   

Other long-term liabilities

     668         —          —          668   

Deferred tax liability, net

     13,151         —          (13,151     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     37,474         8,032        (11,798     33,708   

Total stockholders’ equity

     65,319         (5,032     17,223        77,510   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 102,793       $ 3,000      $ 5,425      $ 111,218   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(A) Includes the assets and liabilities of the Company’s discontinued Residential Development Activities segment, to the extent that such assets and liabilities existed at the date presented.
(B) Includes cash, other assets and liabilities not specifically attributable to or allocable to a specific operating segment.

 

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Segment Information (continued)

 

 

                                                                                                           
(amounts in thousands)                          

Condensed Operating Data for the

Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

   Reis
Services
    Discontinued
Operations (A)
     Other (B)     Consolidated  

Subscription revenue

   $ 7,522      $ —         $ —        $ 7,522   

Cost of sales of subscription revenue

     1,685        —           —          1,685   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     5,837        —           —          5,837   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

         

Sales and marketing

     1,822        —           —          1,822   

Product development

     566        —           —          566   

General and administrative expenses

     1,679        —           1,298        2,977   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     4,067        —           1,298        5,365   

Other income (expenses):

         

Interest and other income

     16        —           —          16   

Interest expense

     (74     —           —          (74
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income (expenses)

     (58     —           —          (58
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 1,712      $ —         $ (1,298   $ 414   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, before income taxes

   $ —        $ 1,774       $ —        $ 1,774   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           

Condensed Operating Data for the

Three Months Ended June 30, 2011

   Reis
Services
    Discontinued
Operations (A)
     Other (B)     Consolidated  

Subscription revenue

   $ 6,837      $ —         $ —        $ 6,837   

Cost of sales of subscription revenue

     1,523        —           —          1,523   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     5,314        —           —          5,314   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

         

Sales and marketing

     1,681        —           —          1,681   

Product development

     507        —           —          507   

General and administrative expenses

     1,627        —           1,350        2,977   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     3,815        —           1,350        5,165   

Other income (expenses):

         

Interest and other income

     21        —           2        23   

Interest expense

     (72     —           —          (72
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income (expenses)

     (51     —           2        (49
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 1,448      $ —         $ (1,348   $ 100   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, before income taxes

   $ —        $ 1,342       $ —        $ 1,342   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(A) Includes the results of the Company’s discontinued Residential Development Activities segment, to the extent that such operations existed during the period presented.
(B) Includes interest and other income, depreciation expense and general and administrative expenses that have not been allocated to the operating segments.

 

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Segment Information (continued)

 

                                                                                                       
(amounts in thousands)                         

Condensed Operating Data for the

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

   Reis
Services
    Discontinued
Operations (A)
    Other (B)     Consolidated  

Subscription revenue

   $ 14,820      $ —        $ —        $ 14,820   

Cost of sales of subscription revenue

     3,531        —          —          3,531   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     11,289        —          —          11,289   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

        

Sales and marketing

     3,551        —          —          3,551   

Product development

     1,080        —          —          1,080   

General and administrative expenses

     3,322        —          2,607        5,929   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     7,953        —          2,607        10,560   

Other income (expenses):

        

Interest and other income

     31        —          1        32   

Interest expense

     (127     —          —          (127
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income (expenses)

     (96     —          1        (95
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 3,240      $ —        $ (2,606   $ 634   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss) from discontinued operations, before income taxes

   $ —        $ (12,650   $ —        $ (12,650
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

Condensed Operating Data for the

Six Months Ended June 30, 2011

   Reis
Services
    Discontinued
Operations (A)
    Other (B)     Consolidated  

Subscription revenue

   $ 13,454      $ —        $ —        $ 13,454   

Cost of sales of subscription revenue

     3,073        —          —          3,073   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     10,381        —          —          10,381   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

        

Sales and marketing

     3,333        —          —          3,333   

Product development

     988        —          —          988   

General and administrative expenses

     3,176        —          2,576        5,752   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     7,497        —          2,576        10,073   

Other income (expenses):

        

Interest and other income

     39        —          3        42   

Interest expense

     (150     —          —          (150
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other income (expenses)

     (111     —          3        (108
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 2,773      $ —        $ (2,573   $ 200   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations, before income taxes

   $ —        $ 1,252      $ —        $ 1,252   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(A) Includes the results of the Company’s discontinued Residential Development Activities segment, to the extent that such operations existed during the period presented.
(B) Includes interest and other income, depreciation expense and general and administrative expenses that have not been allocated to the operating segments.

 

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Reis Services

See Note 1 for a description of Reis Services’s business and products at June 30, 2012.

No individual customer accounted for more than 4.5% and 4.8% of Reis Services’s revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The balance of outstanding accounts receivable of Reis Services at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 follows:

 

                                             
(amounts in thousands)    June 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 

Accounts receivable

   $ 4,832      $ 8,629   

Allowance for doubtful accounts

     (65     (32
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

   $ 4,767      $ 8,597   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Seven subscribers accounted for an aggregate of approximately 41.2% of Reis Services’s accounts receivable at June 30, 2012, including five subscribers in excess of 4.0% with the largest representing 13.5%. Through July 30, 2012, the Company received payments of approximately $2,529,000 or 52.3% against the June 30, 2012 accounts receivable balance.

At June 30, 2012, no subscribers accounted for more than 4.6% of deferred revenue.

Discontinued Operations – Residential Development Activities

Income (loss) from discontinued operations is comprised of the following:

 

(amounts in thousands)                         
     For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
    For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Revenue from sales of real estate

   $ —        $ 1,800      $ —        $ 1,800   

Cost of sales of real estate

     —          (558     —          (558

Litigation charge

     1,956        —          (12,260     —     

Other income (expense), net

     (182     100        (390     10   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income tax

     1,774        1,342        (12,650     1,252   

Income tax expense on discontinued operations

     79        —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense

   $ 1,695      $ 1,342      $ (12,650   $ 1,252   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gold Peak

In September 2009, the Company sold the final unit at Gold Peak, the final phase of Palomino Park, a five phase multifamily residential development in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Gold Peak was a 259 unit condominium project on the remaining 29 acre land parcel at Palomino Park. On March 13, 2012, in connection with litigation regarding construction defects at the Gold Peak project, a jury rendered its verdict, whereby Reis, one of its subsidiaries (Gold Peak at Palomino Park LLC, the developer of the project (“GP LLC”)), two former senior officers of Reis (Jeffrey H. Lynford, who was also previously a director of the Company, and David M. Strong) and the construction manager/general contractor for the project (Tri-Star Construction West, LLC (“Tri-Star”)) were found jointly and severally liable for an aggregate of $18,200,000, plus other costs of approximately $756,000. The Company recorded a charge of $14,216,000 during the first quarter of 2012. On June 20, 2012, Reis reached a settlement with the plaintiff, the Gold Peak homeowners association, providing for a total payment by Reis of $17,000,000. Of this amount, $5,000,000 is payable by August 3, 2012 and the remaining $12,000,000 is payable by October 15, 2012. As a result of the settlement, in the second quarter of 2012 the Company reversed $1,956,000 of the previously recorded charge, resulting in the net litigation charge for the six months ended June 30, 2012 of $12,260,000. For additional information pertaining to the Gold Peak litigation, see Note 11.

 

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Completed Real Estate Projects

In April 2011, the Company sold The Orchards, a single family home development in East Lyme, Connecticut (“East Lyme”), in a bulk transaction for a gross sales price of $1,800,000 for the 119 lots in inventory, plus the release of approximately $792,000 of project-related deposits and escrows held as restricted cash. Net cash received at closing, after selling expenses and closing adjustments, and including the cash received upon release of the deposits and escrows, aggregated approximately $2,600,000. Certain of the lots at East Lyme required remediation of pesticides which were used on the property when it was an apple orchard. Remediation was required prior to the development of those lots. The remediation plan, the cost of which was estimated by management to be approximately $1,000,000, had been approved by the health inspector for the municipality and the town planner. As a result of the sale, the Company was indemnified from any financial obligation related to the environmental remediation.

In February 2011, the Company received cash of approximately $455,000 in satisfaction of a mortgage note and accrued interest thereon from the sale of property in Claverack, New York in February 2010.

 

4. Restricted Cash and Investments

Restricted cash and investments represents a security deposit for the 530 Fifth Avenue corporate office space. The Company provided the lessor a bank-issued letter of credit, which is fully collateralized by a certificate of deposit issued by that bank. The balance of the restricted cash was approximately $216,000 and $215,000 at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

 

5. Intangible Assets

The amount of identified intangible assets, including the respective amounts of accumulated amortization, are as follows:

 

(amounts in thousands)    June 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 

Database

   $ 14,162      $ 13,223   

Accumulated amortization

     (11,009     (9,784
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Database, net

     3,153        3,439   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Customer relationships

     14,100        14,100   

Accumulated amortization

     (4,954     (4,462
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Customer relationships, net

     9,146        9,638   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Web site

     7,439        6,470   

Accumulated amortization

     (4,401     (3,784
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Web site, net

     3,038        2,686   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Acquired below market lease

     2,800        2,800   

Accumulated amortization

     (1,560     (1,408
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Acquired below market lease, net

     1,240        1,392   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intangibles, net

   $ 16,577      $ 17,155   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The Company capitalized approximately $491,000 and $464,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $939,000 and $915,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, to the database intangible asset. The Company capitalized approximately $479,000 and $406,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $969,000 and $750,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, to the web site intangible asset.

Amortization expense for intangible assets aggregated approximately $1,214,000 and $2,486,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, of which approximately $570,000 and $1,225,000 related to the database, which is charged to cost of sales, approximately $246,000 and $492,000 related to customer relationships, which is charged to sales and marketing expense, approximately $322,000and $617,000 related to web site development, which is charged to product development expense, and approximately $75,000 and $152,000 related to the value ascribed to the below market terms of the office lease, which is charged

 

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to general and administrative expense, all in the Reis Services segment. Amortization expense for intangible assets aggregated approximately $1,165,000 and $2,317,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, of which approximately $592,000 and $1,177,000 related to the database, approximately $248,000 and $497,000 related to customer relationships, approximately $249,000 and $491,000 related to web site development, and approximately $75,000 and $151,000 related to the value ascribed to the below market terms of the office lease.

 

6. Debt

At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company’s debt consisted of the following:

 

(amounts in thousands)                  
     Stated Interest Rate at
June 30, 2012
  June 30,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Reis Services Bank Loan

   LIBOR + 1.50%   $ —         $ 5,691   
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

In connection with the Merger agreement, Private Reis entered into a credit agreement, dated October 11, 2006, with the Bank of Montreal, Chicago Branch, as administrative agent, and BMO Capital Markets, as lead arranger, which provided for a term loan of up to an aggregate of $20,000,000 and revolving loans up to an aggregate of $7,000,000. Loan proceeds were used to finance $25,000,000 of the cash portion of the Merger consideration. Reis Services was required to make principal payments on the term loan on a quarterly basis in increasing amounts pursuant to the payment schedule provided in the credit agreement. The final scheduled maturity date of all amounts borrowed pursuant to the credit agreement was September 30, 2012. During the second quarter of 2012, the Company repaid the remaining outstanding balance and this obligation was cancelled. The Company had no outstanding debt at June 30, 2012.

 

7. Income Taxes

The components of the income tax expense (benefit) are as follows:

 

                                                                   
     For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
     For the Six Months  Ended
June 30,
 
     2012     2011      2012      2011  

Deferred Federal tax (benefit)

   $ (4,000   $ —         $ —         $ —     

Deferred state and local tax expense (benefit)

     (1,000     —           —           —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Consolidated income tax expense (benefit), including taxes attributable to discontinued operations (A)

     (5,000     —           —           —     

Less income tax expense attributable to discontinued operations

     79,000        —           —           —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) (B)

   $ (84,000   $ —         $ —         $ —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

  

 

(A) Includes income taxes attributable to income from discontinued operations.
(B) Reflects the tax expense from continuing operations as reported on the consolidated statements of income for the periods presented.

 

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Income Taxes (continued)

 

Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. The net deferred tax asset was approximately $4,008,000 at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 of which $141,000 and $323,000 is reflected as a net current asset, respectively, and $3,867,000 and $3,685,000 is reflected as a net non-current asset in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, respectively. The significant portion of the deferred tax items primarily relates to: (1) NOL carryforwards; (2) Federal AMT credit carryforwards; (3) stock based compensation; and (4) liability reserves, all as they relate to deferred tax assets; and (5) the deferred tax liability resulting from the intangible assets recorded at the time of the Merger.

The Company has aggregate Federal, state and local NOL carryfowards aggregating approximately $56,014,000 at December 31, 2011. These NOLs include NOLs generated subsequent to the Merger, losses from Private Reis prior to the Merger, losses obtained from the Company’s 1998 merger with Value Property Trust (“VLP”) and the Company’s operating losses prior to the Merger. Approximately $27,259,000 of these Federal NOLs are subject to an annual limitation, whereas the remaining balance of approximately $28,755,000 is not subject to such a limitation. There is an annual limitation on the use of NOLs after an ownership change, pursuant to Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result of the Merger, the Company experienced such an ownership change which resulted in a new annual limitation of $2,779,000. However, because of the accumulation of annual limitations, it is expected that the use of NOLs will not be limited by expiration. In addition to the NOLs existing at December 31, 2011, a substantial NOL will be realized during the year ended December 31, 2012 as a result of the Gold Peak litigation settlement discussed in Note 11.

A valuation allowance is required to reduce deferred tax assets if, based on the weight of the evidence, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Accordingly, management has determined that a valuation allowance of approximately $21,633,000 and $17,092,000 at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, was necessary. The allowance relates primarily to NOL carryforwards, AMT credits and liability reserves. The increase in the valuation allowance in 2012 is attributable to providing a full allowance for a substantial portion of the Gold Peak litigation charge recorded during 2012. The Company will continue to evaluate the amount of valuation allowance on deferred tax assets during 2012 and subsequent years based on such factors as historic profitability levels and forecasts of future taxable income.

 

8. Stockholders’ Equity

Between December 2008 and June 2010, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) authorized the repurchase of up to an aggregate amount of $4,000,000 of the Company’s common stock, which authorizations were fully utilized by December 2010. In August 2011, the Board authorized an additional $1,000,000 to make stock repurchases (of which approximately $551,000 remained available as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011). The stock repurchases are permitted from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. Depending on market conditions, financial developments and other factors, additional amounts may be authorized by the Board whereby future purchases could be commenced or suspended at any time, or from time to time, without prior notice. The Company may make purchases pursuant to a trading plan under Securities Exchange Act Rule 10b5-1, permitting open market purchases of common stock during blackout periods consistent with the Company’s “Policies for Transactions in Reis Stock and Insider Trading and Tipping.”

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company did not repurchase any shares of common stock.

 

9. Stock Plans and Other Incentives

The Company has adopted certain incentive plans for the purpose of attracting and retaining the Company’s directors, officers and employees by having the ability to issue options, restricted stock units (“RSUs”), or stock awards. Awards granted under the Company’s incentive plans expire ten years from the date of grant and vest over periods ranging generally from three to five years for employees.

Option Awards

The following table presents option activity and other plan data for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

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     For the Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012      2011  
     Options      Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
     Options      Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
 

Outstanding at beginning of period

     663,172       $ 8.82         680,896       $ 8.73   

Cancelled through cash settlement

     —         $ —           —         $ —     

Forfeited/cancelled/expired

     —         $ —           —         $ —     
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

Outstanding at end of period

     663,172       $ 8.82         680,896       $ 8.73   
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

Options exercisable at end of period

     424,172       $ 9.29         364,896       $ 8.98   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Options exercisable which can be settled in cash

     53,172       $ 4.60         70,896       $ 4.81   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Certain outstanding options allow the option holder to receive from the Company, in cancellation of the holder’s option, a cash payment with respect to each cancelled option equal to the amount, if any, by which the fair market value of the share of stock underlying the option exceeds the exercise price of such option. The Company accounts for these options as liability awards. This liability is adjusted at the end of each reporting period to reflect (1) the net cash payments to option holders made during each period, (2) the impact of the exercise and expiration of options and (3) changes in the market price of the Company’s common stock. Changes in the settlement value of option awards treated under the liability method are reflected as income or expense in the statements of income.

At June 30, 2012, the liability for option cancellations was approximately $267,000 based upon the difference in the closing stock price of the Company at June 30, 2012 of $9.61 per share and the individual exercise prices of the outstanding 53,172 “in-the-money” options that were accounted for as a liability award at that date. At December 31, 2011, the liability for option cancellations was approximately $241,000 based upon the difference in the closing stock price of the Company at December 31, 2011 of $9.12 per share and the individual exercise prices of the outstanding 53,172 “in-the-money” options that were accounted for as a liability award at that date. The Company recorded compensation expense of approximately $37,000 and $145,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $26,000 and $206,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, in general and administrative expenses in the statements of operations related to the respective changes in the amount of the liability for option cancellations.

RSU Awards

The following table presents the changes in RSUs outstanding for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2012     2011  

Outstanding at beginning of period

     590,662        523,479   

Granted

     159,083        235,779   

Common stock delivered (A)(B)

     (214,551     (174,495

Forfeited

     —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Outstanding at end of period

     535,194        584,763   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Intrinsic value at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively (C)

   $ 5,413,000      $ 5,807,000   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(A) Includes 9,016 and 83,165 shares which were used to settle minimum employee withholding tax obligations for two and 16 employees of approximately $87,000 and $838,000 in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. A net 15,984 and 131,386 shares of common stock were delivered in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively.
(B) Includes 9,054 and 42,812 shares which were used to settle minimum employee withholding tax obligations for two and 14 employees of approximately $90,000 and $341,000 in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively. A net of 15,945 and 131,683 shares of common stock were delivered in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.
(C) For purposes of this calculation, the Company’s closing stock prices were $9.61 and $9.93 per share on June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited) (continued)

 

Stock Plans and Other Incentives (continued)

 

In February 2012, an aggregate of 143,783 RSUs were granted to employees, which RSUs vest one-third a year over three years and had a weighted average grant date fair value of $10.05 per RSU (which was determined based on the closing stock price of the Company’s common stock on the applicable date of grant). In March 2011, an aggregate of 214,135 RSUs were granted to employees, which RSUs vest one-third a year over three years and had a weighted average grant date fair value of $7.41 per RSU (which was determined based on the closing stock price of the Company’s common stock on the applicable date of grant). The awards granted to employees in the first quarter of 2012 and 2011 are treated as equity awards and the grant date fair value is charged to compensation expense at the corporate level on a straight-line basis over the vesting periods.

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, an aggregate of 15,300 RSUs were granted to non-employee directors (with an average grant date fair value of $9.01 per RSU) related to the equity component of their compensation. During the six months ended June 30, 2011, an aggregate of 21,644 RSUs were granted to non-employee directors (with a grant date fair value of $7.44 per RSU) related to the equity component of their compensation. In each case, the grant date fair value was determined as of the last trading day of the quarter for which the RSUs were being received as compensation. The RSUs are immediately vested, but the underlying shares of common stock are not deliverable to non-employee directors until six months after termination of their service as a director.

Option and RSU Expense Information

The Company recorded non-cash compensation expense of approximately $609,000 and $530,000, including approximately $61,000 and $77,000 related to non-employee director equity compensation, for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, related to all stock options and RSUs accounted for as equity awards, as a component of general and administrative expenses in the statements of operations. For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded non-cash compensation expense of approximately $1,166,000 and $1,015,000, respectively, including approximately $130,000 and $157,000, respectively, related to non-employee director equity compensation.

 

10. Earnings Per Common Share

Basic earnings per common share is computed based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per common share is based upon the increased number of common shares that would be outstanding assuming the exercise of dilutive common share options and the consideration of restricted stock awards. The following table details the computation of earnings per common share, basic and diluted:

 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited) (continued)

 

Earnings Per Common Share (continued)

 

     For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
     For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2012      2011      2012     2011  

Numerator for basic per share calculation:

          

Income from continuing operations for basic calculation

   $ 498,032       $ 100,629       $ 634,411      $ 200,158   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense

     1,695,203         1,341,980         (12,650,052     1,252,250   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) for basic calculation

   $ 2,193,235       $ 1,442,609       $ (12,015,641   $ 1,452,408   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Numerator for diluted per share calculation

          

Income from continuing operations

   $ 498,032       $ 100,629       $ 634,411      $ 200,158   

Adjustments to income from continuing operations for the income statement impact of dilutive securities

     —           —           —          —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations for dilution calculation

     498,032         100,629         634,411        200,158   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense

     1,695,203         1,341,980         (12,650,052     1,252,250   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) for dilution calculation

   $ 2,193,235       $ 1,442,609       $ (12,015,641   $ 1,452,408   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Denominator:

          

Weighted average common shares – basic

     10,686,469         10,587,923         10,655,022        10,558,694   

Effect of dilutive securities:

          

RSUs

     255,493         319,522         297,181        267,557   

Stock options

     8,455         6,831         11,623        —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares – diluted

     10,950,417         10,914,276         10,963,826        10,826,251   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Per common share amounts – basic:

          

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.05       $ 0.01       $ 0.06      $ 0.02   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

     0.16         0.13         (1.19     0.12   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.21       $ 0.14       $ (1.13   $ 0.14   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Per common share amounts – diluted:

          

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.05       $ 0.01       $ 0.06      $ 0.02   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

     0.15         0.12         (1.16     0.11   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.20       $ 0.13       $ (1.10   $ 0.13   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Potentially dilutive securities include all stock based awards. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, certain equity awards, in addition to the option awards accounted for under the liability method, were antidilutive.

 

11. Commitments and Contingencies

Litigation

From time to time, the Company has been, is or may in the future be a defendant in various legal actions arising in the normal course of business. The Company records a provision for a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated.

Reis has purchased insurance with respect to construction defect and completed operations at its past real estate projects. Reis has, from time to time, been exposed to various claims associated with the development, construction and sale of condominium units, single family homes or lots. Claims related to dissatisfaction by homeowners and homeowners associations with the construction of condominiums, homes and amenities by us and/or our developer partners in any condominium or subdivision development, or other matters, may result in litigation costs, remediation costs, warranty expenses or settlement costs which could be material to the Company’s reportable discontinued operating income (loss), or its consolidated financial position or cash flows. It would not have any effect on the Company’s income from continuing operations.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited) (continued)

 

Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

 

Reis, Inc. and two of its subsidiaries (GP LLC and Wellsford Park Highlands Corp. (“WPHC”)) were the subject of a suit brought by the homeowners association at the Company’s former 259-unit Gold Peak condominium project outside of Denver, Colorado. This suit was filed in District Court in Douglas County, Colorado on October 19, 2010, seeking monetary damages (not quantified at the time) relating to design and construction defects at the Gold Peak project. Tri-Star, the construction manager/general contractor for the project (not affiliated with Reis) and two former senior officers of Reis, Inc. (Jeffrey H. Lynford, who was also previously a director of the Company, and David M. Strong) were also named as defendants in the suit. In October 2011, experts for the plaintiff delivered a report alleging a cost to repair of approximately $19,000,000. Trial commenced on February 21, 2012 and a jury rendered its verdict on March 13, 2012. The jury found Reis, GP LLC, the former officers and Tri-Star jointly and severally liable for an aggregate of $18,200,000, plus other costs of approximately $756,000.

In connection with the development of Gold Peak, the Company purchased a commercial general liability “WRAP” insurance policy from ACE Westchester (“ACE”) that covers the Company (including its subsidiaries) and its former officers, Tri-Star and Tri-Star’s subcontractors. The Company, upon advice of counsel and based on a reading of the policy, has taken the position that a total of $9,000,000 (and possibly $12,000,000) of coverage is available for this claim. ACE has taken the position that only $3,000,000 of coverage (including defense costs) was provided. The Company has filed suit against ACE, alleging failure to cover this claim, bad faith and other related causes of action. In particular, the Gold Peak litigation could have been settled for $12,000,000 or less prior to the trial. The Company takes the position that ACE is liable for all additional damages stemming from this failure to engage and settle. Additionally, the Company has added claims against multiple additional insurance companies under policies maintained by the Company, including Reis’s directors’ and officers’ insurance policy, Reis’s former insurance broker and others. The Company has also brought separate claims against the architect at Gold Peak and a third party inspector engaged at Gold Peak, relating to those parties’ actions on the project and is considering other recovery actions.

As of December 31, 2011, based on the best available information at that time, the Company recorded a charge of approximately $4,460,000 in discontinued operations, representing the low end of the Company’s expected range of net exposure. This amount reflected an aggregate minimum liability of approximately $7,740,000, less the then minimum expected insurance recovery of $3,000,000 and other previously reserved amounts. At March 31, 2012, as a result of the verdict, the Company recorded an additional charge of $14,216,000 in discontinued operations in the first quarter of 2012, to bring the Company’s liability up to the $18,200,000 judgment, plus other costs of approximately $756,000. As of March 31, 2012, the Company, in accordance with the applicable accounting literature, could no longer conclude that $3,000,000 of insurance was probable of being recovered. These charges were reflected in discontinued operations and negatively impacted net income (loss), but did not impact income from continuing operations.

During April 2012, the Company, other defendants and the plaintiff homeowners association filed various post-trial motions which could have resulted in increases or decreases in the final judgment, a new trial or no change from the jury verdict. Following the court’s ruling on these post-trial motions, the Company could have filed an appeal of the judgment. In order to appeal the judgment, the Company would have been required to post cash or a bond with the court and would have needed to obtain additional financing. If appealed, a final resolution would likely have been deferred into 2013. In June 2012, the court denied all of the defendants’ post-trial motions.

On June 20, 2012, Reis reached a settlement with the plaintiff, providing for a total payment by Reis of $17,000,000. Of this amount, $5,000,000 is payable by August 3, 2012 and the remaining $12,000,000 is payable by October 15, 2012. In reaching the decision to settle, Reis’s management and board of directors considered, among other things: (1) the amount of the settlement versus the potential for an ultimately greater judgment after appeal, including additional costs and post-judgment interest; (2) the benefits of the clarity of settling the case at this time versus continuing uncertainty; and (3) the continuing strong cash flow generation of Reis Service’s core business. As a result of the settlement, in the second quarter of 2012 the Company reversed $1,956,000 of the previously recorded charge, resulting in the net litigation charge for the six months ended June 30, 2012 of $12,260,000.

Reis continues to consider its options with respect to contribution or other actions against potentially responsible third parties and/or co-defendants in the lawsuit, and will pursue all reasonable efforts to mitigate the effects of this settlement.

The Company may decide to obtain additional financing for working capital purposes; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain financing, on terms favorable to the Company, or at all.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited) (continued)

 

Commitments and Contingencies (continued)

 

The Company is not a party to any other litigation that could reasonably be foreseen to be material to the Company.

 

12. Fair Value of Financial Instruments

At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company’s financial instruments included receivables, payables, accrued expenses, other liabilities and, at December 31, 2011, debt. The fair values of these financial instruments, excluding the Bank Loan, were not materially different from their recorded values at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011. All of the Company’s debt at December 31, 2011 was floating rate based. Regarding the Bank Loan, the fair value of this debt was estimated to be approximately $5,628,000 at December 31, 2011, which was lower than the recorded amount of $5,691,000 at that date. The estimated fair value reflected the effect of higher interest rate spreads on debt being issued under current market conditions, as compared to the conditions that existed when the Bank Loan was obtained. The Bank Loan was repaid in full by June 30, 2012. See Note 6 for more information about the Company’s debt.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

Organization and Business

Reis, Inc. is a Maryland corporation. The primary business of Reis, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, which we refer to as Reis or the Company, is providing commercial real estate market information and analytical tools for its subscribers, through its Reis Services subsidiary. For disclosure and financial reporting purposes, this business is referred to as the Reis Services segment.

Reis Services

Reis Services, including its predecessors, was founded in 1980. Reis maintains a proprietary database containing detailed information on commercial properties in metropolitan markets and neighborhoods throughout the U.S. The database contains information on apartment, office, retail, warehouse/distribution and flex/research & development properties, and is used by real estate investors, lenders and other professionals to make informed buying, selling and financing decisions. In addition, Reis data is used by debt and equity investors to assess, quantify and manage the risks of default and loss associated with individual mortgages, properties, portfolios and real estate backed securities. Reis currently provides its information services to many of the nation’s leading lending institutions, equity investors, brokers and appraisers.

Reis, through its flagship institutional product, Reis SE, and through its small business product, ReisReports, provides online access to a proprietary database of commercial real estate information and analytical tools designed to facilitate debt and equity transactions as well as ongoing evaluations. Depending on the product, users have access to trend and forecast analysis at metropolitan and neighborhood levels throughout the U.S. and/or detailed building-specific information such as rents, vacancy rates, lease terms, property sales, new construction listings and property valuation estimates. Reis’s products are designed to meet the demand for timely and accurate information to support the decision-making of property owners, developers, builders, banks and non-bank lenders, and equity investors. These real estate professionals require access to timely information on both the performance and pricing of assets, including detailed data on market transactions, supply, absorption, rents and sale prices. This information is critical to all aspects of valuing assets and financing their acquisition, development and construction.

Reis’s revenue model is based primarily on annual subscriptions that are paid in accordance with contractual billing terms. Reis recognizes revenue from its contracts on a ratable basis; for example, one-twelfth of the value of a one-year contract is recognized monthly.

Operations

As commercial real estate markets have grown in size and complexity, Reis, over the last 32 years, has invested in the areas critical to supporting the information needs of real estate professionals in both the asset market and the space leasing market. In particular, Reis has:

 

   

developed expertise in data collection across multiple markets and property types;

 

   

invested in the analytical expertise to develop decision support systems around property valuation, credit analytics, transaction support and risk management;

 

   

created product development expertise to collect market feedback and translate it into new products and reports; and

 

   

invested in a robust technology infrastructure to disseminate these tools to the wide variety of market participants.

These investments have established Reis as a leading provider of commercial real estate information and analytical tools to the investment community. Reis continues to develop and introduce new products, expand and add new markets and data, and find new ways to deliver existing information to meet and anticipate client demand, as more fully described below under “— Products and Services.” The depth and breadth of Reis’s data and expertise are critical in allowing Reis to grow its business.

 

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Proprietary Databases

Reis’s commercial real estate databases contain information on competitive, income-producing properties in the U.S. apartment, retail, office, warehouse/distribution and flex/research & development sectors. On an ongoing basis, Reis surveys and receives data downloads from building owners, leasing agents and managers which include key building performance statistics including, among others: occupancy rates; rents; rent discounts and other concessions; tenant improvement allowances; lease terms; and operating expenses. In addition, Reis processes multiple data sources on commercial real estate, including: public filings databases; tax assessor records; deed transfers; planning boards; and numerous local, regional and national publications and commercial real estate web sites. Reis screens and assembles large volumes of data into integrated supply and demand trends on a monthly basis at the neighborhood (submarket) and metropolitan market levels. All collected data are subjected to a rigorous quality assurance and validation process developed over many years. At the property level, surveyors compare the data collected in the current period with data previously collected on that property and similar properties. If any unusual changes in rents and vacancies are identified, follow-up procedures are performed for verification or clarification of the results. All aggregate market data at the submarket and market levels are also subjected to comprehensive quality controls. The following table lists the number of metropolitan markets for each of the five types of commercial real estate covered by Reis at June 30, 2012:

 

Number of metropolitan markets:

  

Apartment

     200   

Retail

     190   

Office

     132   

Warehouse/distribution

     47   

Flex/research & development

     47   

Including its programmatic expansion by geography and property type, most recently of retail shopping centers, warehouse/distribution and flex/research & development coverage, Reis monitors over 6,300 market areas and segments at June 30, 2012.

Reis entered into an exclusive market data agreement with the Self Storage Association in June 2011 and will introduce coverage of the U.S. self storage market in 2012. This will be the sixth major property type for which Reis will provide market data and analytics.

In addition to the core property database, Reis develops and maintains a new construction database that identifies and monitors projects that are being added to our covered markets. Detailed tracking of the supply side of the commercial real estate market is critical to projecting performance changes at the market and submarket levels. This database is updated weekly and reports relevant criteria such as project size, property type and location for projects that are planned, proposed or under construction.

Reis also maintains a sales comparables database containing transactions in 203 metropolitan markets. The database captures key information on each transaction, such as buyer, seller, purchase price, capitalization rate and financing details, where available, for transactions valued at greater than $250,000 in the covered markets of our five property types, as well as for hotel transactions.

Products and Services

Reis SE, and the next generation of our flagship product, Reis SE 2.0, available through the www.reis.com web site, serves as a delivery platform for the thousands of reports containing Reis’s primary research data and forecasts, as well as a number of analytical tools. Access to Reis SE is by secure password only and can be customized to accommodate the needs of subscribers. For example, the product can be tailored to provide access to all or only selected markets, property types and report combinations. The Reis SE interface has been refined over the past several years to accommodate real estate professionals who need to perform market-based trend analysis, property specific research, comparable property analysis, and valuation and credit analysis estimates at the single property and portfolio levels.

On a monthly and quarterly basis, Reis updates thousands of neighborhood and city level reports that cover historical trends and current conditions. In all of the primary markets, five year forecasts are updated quarterly on all key real estate market indicators. Monthly and quarterly updates are supported by property, neighborhood and city data collected during the prior periods.

Reports are retrievable by street address, property type (apartment, office, retail, warehouse/distribution and flex/research & development) or market/submarket and are available as full color, presentation quality documents or in spreadsheet formats. These reports are used by Reis’s subscribers to assist in due diligence and to support commercial real estate transactions, including loan

 

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originations, underwriting, acquisitions, risk assessment (such as loan loss reserves and impairment analyses), portfolio monitoring and management, asset management, appraisal and market analysis.

Reis also has a product tailored to the needs of smaller enterprises and individuals, professional investors, brokers and appraisers, which we refer to as ReisReports, available at www.ReisReports.com. ReisReports utilizes the same proprietary database of information that supports our Reis SE subscribers. Depending on the package chosen by the ReisReports subscriber, a set number of market reports is available on a monthly basis at an affordable price point.

Reis continues to develop new products and applications. In the second quarter 2012, we launched the next generation of our flagship product, Reis SE 2.0. This major upgrade provides users with more tools and features to better service their needs. Other current initiatives include the further expansion of both our geographic market coverage and property types including adding self storage as our sixth major property type and adding additional office markets to our coverage universe. We are also actively seeking to expand our revenue streams through licensing of portions of our data to major business information vendors. We have, to date, entered into data redistribution relationships with SNL Financial, FactSet, Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, and we continue to speak to additional potential partners.

Cost of Service

Reis’s data is made available in five primary ways: (1) annual and multi-year subscriptions to Reis SE; (2) capped Reis SE subscriptions allowing subscribers to download a limited retail value of reports; (3) online single report credit card purchases; (4) custom data requests; and (5) subscriptions to ReisReports, charged to a credit card. Annual subscription fees for Reis SE range from $1,000 to over $1,000,000 depending upon the subscriber’s line of business, and the combination of markets, property types and reports subscribed to, for which the subscriber is typically allowed to download an unlimited number of reports over a twelve month period. Capped subscriptions generally range from $1,000 to $25,000 and allow clients to download a fixed retail value of reports over a twelve month period. Sales of individual reports typically range from $150 to $695 per report and are available to anyone who visits Reis’s retail web site or contacts Reis via telephone, fax or email. However, certain reports are only available by a subscription or capped subscription account. Custom data deliverables range in price from $1,000 for a specific data element to hundreds of thousands of dollars for custom portfolio valuation and credit analysis. Renewals are negotiated in advance of the expiration of an existing contract. Important factors in determining contract renewal rates include a subscriber’s historical and projected report consumption. The monthly retail price for ReisReports is currently $75 or $125 depending on the package chosen by the subscriber, or if desired, annual pricing options are also available.

Other Reis Services Information

For additional information on the Reis Services business, refer to the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 8, 2012.

Discontinued Operations – Residential Development Activities

Reis was originally formed on January 8, 1997 as Wellsford Real Properties, Inc., which we refer to as Wellsford. Wellsford acquired the Reis Services business by merger in May 2007, which we refer to as the Merger. Wellsford’s primary operating activities immediately prior to the Merger, and conducted through its subsidiaries, were the development, construction and sale of its three residential projects and its approximate 23% ownership interest in the Reis Services business. The Company completed the sale of the remaining units at its Colorado project in September 2009, sold its Claverack, New York project in bulk in February 2010 and sold its remaining project in East Lyme, Connecticut in bulk in April 2011.

The Company has determined, as a result of the April 2011 sale of property in East Lyme, Connecticut, that the Residential Development Activities segment, including certain general and administrative costs that supported that segment’s operations, should be presented as a discontinued operation. As a result of this determination and the fact that the historic operations and cash flows can be clearly distinguished, the operating results of the Residential Development Activities segment and related general and administrative costs are aggregated for separate presentation apart from continuing operating results of the Company in the consolidated financial statements for all periods presented.

On March 13, 2012, in connection with litigation regarding construction defects at the Gold Peak project in Colorado, a jury rendered its verdict, whereby Reis, one of its subsidiaries (Gold Peak at Palomino Park LLC, the developer of the project, which we refer to as GP LLC), two former senior officers of Reis (Jeffrey H. Lynford, who was also previously a director of the Company, and David M.

 

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Strong) and the construction manager/general contractor for the project (Tri-Star Construction West, LLC (“Tri-Star”)) were found jointly and severally liable for an aggregate of $18,200,000, plus other costs of approximately $756,000. The Company recorded a charge of $14,216,000 during the first quarter of 2012. On June 20, 2012, Reis reached a settlement with the plaintiff, the Gold Peak homeowners association, providing for a total payment by Reis of $17,000,000. Of this amount, $5,000,000 is payable by August 3, 2012 and the remaining $12,000,000 is payable by October 15, 2012. As a result of the settlement, in the second quarter of 2012 the Company reversed $1,956,000 of the previously recorded charge, resulting in the net litigation charge for the six months ended June 30, 2012 of $12,260,000. For additional information pertaining to the Gold Peak litigation, see Note 11 included in the unaudited financial statements in Item 1 of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

Additional Segment Financial Information

See Note 3 of the consolidated financial statements included in this filing for additional information regarding all of the Company’s segments.

Selected Significant Accounting Policies

For a description of our selected significant accounting policies and estimates, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Critical Business Metrics of the Reis Services Business

Management considers certain metrics in evaluating the performance of the Reis Services business. These metrics are revenue, EBITDA (which is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and EBITDA margin. Following is a presentation of these historical metrics for the Reis Services business (for a reconciliation of income (loss) from continuing operations to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for both the Reis Services segment and on a consolidated basis for each of the periods presented here see below).

 

(amounts in thousands, excluding percentages)               
     For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
           Percentage  
     2012     2011     Increase      Increase  

Revenue

   $   7,522      $   6,837      $         685         10.0

EBITDA

   $ 3,070      $ 2,748      $ 322         11.7

EBITDA margin

     40.8     40.2     

 

     For the Six Months  Ended
June 30,
           Percentage  
     2012     2011     Increase      Increase  

Revenue

   $ 14,820      $ 13,454      $       1,366         10.2

EBITDA

   $ 5,991      $ 5,367      $ 624         11.6

EBITDA margin

     40.4     39.9     

 

     For the Three Months Ended               
     June 30,
2012
    March 31,
2012
    Increase      Percentage
Increase
 

Revenue

   $   7,522      $   7,298      $         224         3.1

EBITDA

   $ 3,070      $ 2,921      $ 149         5.1

EBITDA margin

     40.8     40.0     

Reis Services’s revenue increased by approximately $685,000, or 10.0%, from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012 and $1,366,000, or 10.2%, in the six months ended June 30, 2012 over the comparable 2011 six month period. The revenue increase over the corresponding prior quarterly period is the ninth consecutively quarterly increase in revenue over the prior year’s quarter. In addition, revenue increased by approximately $224,000 or 3.1%, from the first quarter of 2012 to the second quarter of 2012. In general, these revenue increases reflect: (1) positive improvements in overall renewal rates as the trailing twelve month renewal rate rose to 93% at June 30, 2012 as compared to 92% for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2011 (for institutional subscribers, the renewal rates remained constant at 95% at June 30, 2012 and 2011); (2) incremental new business as the first half of 2012 produced the highest level of new contract signings in the Company’s history; (3) revenue growth from ReisReports; (4) revenue

 

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growth from our data redistribution initiatives; and (5) the cumulative impact of the increased volume of contract signings in 2011 and into 2012.

Reis’s revenue model is based primarily on annual subscriptions that are paid in accordance with contractual billing terms. Reis recognizes revenue from its contracts on a ratable basis; for example, one-twelfth of the value of a one-year contract is recognized monthly. Therefore, increases in the dollar value of new contracts are spread evenly over the life of a contract, thereby moderating an immediate impact on revenue. Historically, the largest percentage of our contracts are executed in the fourth quarter of each year. As a result, in times of favorable pricing, larger consecutive quarter revenue growth occurs in the fourth and first quarters.

Our contract pricing model is based on actual and projected report consumption; we believe it is generally not as susceptible to economic downturns and personnel reductions at our subscribers as a model based upon individual user licenses. We typically impose contractual restrictions limiting our immediate exposure (during existing contract terms) to revenue reductions due to mergers and consolidations. However, we have been, and we may in the future be impacted by consolidation among our subscribers and potential subscribers, or in the event that subscribers enter bankruptcy or otherwise go out of business.

Two additional metrics management utilizes in understanding the business and future performance are deferred revenue and Aggregate Revenue Under Contract. Analyzing these amounts can provide additional insight into Reis Services’s financial performance. Deferred revenue, which is a GAAP basis accounting concept and is reported by the Company on the consolidated balance sheet, represents revenue from annual or longer term contracts for which we have billed and/or received payments from our subscribers related to services we will be providing over the remaining contract period. It does not include future revenue under non-cancellable contracts for which we do not yet have the contractual right to bill; this aggregate number we refer to as Aggregate Revenue Under Contract. Deferred revenue will be recognized as revenue ratably over the remaining life of a contract. The following table reconciles deferred revenue to Aggregate Revenue Under Contract at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. A comparison of these balances at June 30 of each year is more meaningful than a comparison to the December 31, 2011 balances, as a greater percentage of renewals occur in the fourth quarter of each year and would distort the comparison.

 

     June 30,      Increase      Percentage
Increase
 
   2012      2011        

Deferred revenue (GAAP basis)

   $ 14,483,000       $ 12,278,000       $ 2,205,000         18.0

Amounts under non-cancellable contracts for which the Company does not yet have the contractual right to bill at the period end (A)

     13,147,000         12,398,000         749,000         6.0
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Aggregate Revenue Under Contract

   $ 27,630,000       $ 24,676,000       $ 2,954,000         12.0
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(A) Amounts are billable subsequent to June 30 of each year and represent (i) non-cancellable contracts for subscribers with multi-year subscriptions where the future years are not yet billable, or (ii) subscribers with non-cancellable annual subscriptions with interim billing terms.

Included in Aggregate Revenue Under Contract at June 30, 2012 was approximately $19,864,000 related to amounts under contract for the forward twelve month period through June 30, 2013. The remainder reflects amounts under contract beyond June 30, 2013. The forward twelve month Aggregate Revenue Under Contract amount at June 30, 2012 is approximately 69.6% of revenue on a trailing twelve month basis at June 30, 2012 of approximately $28,546,000. For comparison purposes, at June 30, 2011, the forward twelve month Aggregate Revenue Under Contract amount of $18,319,000 was approximately 71.5% of revenue on a trailing twelve month basis at June 30, 2011. Management believes that this is a strong indicator of revenue visibility and the power of our business model.

Both deferred revenue and Aggregate Revenue Under Contract are influenced by: (1) the timing and dollar value of contracts signed and billed; (2) the quantity and timing of contracts that are multiyear; and (3) the impact of recording revenue ratably over the life of a contract, which moderates the effect of price increases after the first year.

EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2012 was $3,070,000, an increase of $322,000, or 11.7%, over the second quarter 2011 amount and increased $624,000, or 11.6%, in the six months ended June 30, 2012 over the comparable 2011 six month period. On a consecutive quarter basis, EBITDA increased $149,000 or 5.1% in the second quarter 2012 over the first quarter 2012. These increases were primarily derived by the corresponding increases in revenue, as described above, and improving EBITDA margins in excess of 40%.

 

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Reconciliations of Income from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock based compensation. Although EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, senior management uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to measure operational and management performance. Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are appropriate metrics that may be used by investors as supplemental financial measures to be considered in addition to the reported GAAP basis financial information to assist investors in evaluating and understanding (1) the performance of the Reis Services segment, the primary business of the Company and (2) the Company’s continuing consolidated results, from year to year or period to period, as applicable. Further, these measures provide the reader with the ability to understand our operational performance while isolating non-cash charges, such as depreciation and amortization expenses, as well as other non-operating items, such as interest income, interest expense and income taxes and, in the case of Adjusted EBITDA, isolates non-cash charges for stock based compensation. Management also believes that disclosing EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA will provide better comparability to other companies in the information services sector. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are presented both for the Reis Services business and on a consolidated basis. We believe that these metrics, for Reis Services, provide the reader with valuable information for evaluating the financial performance of the core Reis Services business, excluding public company costs, and to make assessments about the intrinsic value of that stand-alone business to a potential acquirer. Management primarily monitors and measures its performance, and is compensated, based on the results of the Reis Services business. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, on a consolidated basis, allow the reader to make assessments about the current trading value of the Company’s common stock, including expenses related to operating as a public company. However, investors should not consider these measures in isolation or as substitutes for net income, income from continuing operations, operating income, or any other measure for determining operating performance that is calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. Reconciliations of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable GAAP financial measure, income from continuing operations, follow for each identified period on a segment basis (including the Reis Services segment), as well as on a consolidated basis:

 

(amounts in thousands)             

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and

Adjusted EBITDA for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

   By Segment        
   Reis Services     Other (A)     Consolidated  

Income from continuing operations

       $ 498   

Income tax (benefit)

         (84
      

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 1,712      $ (1,298     414   

Add back:

      

Depreciation and amortization expense

     1,300        3        1,303   

Interest expense (income), net

     58        —          58   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     3,070        (1,295     1,775   

Add back:

      

Stock based compensation expense, net

     —          646        646   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 3,070      $ (649   $ 2,421   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin – Reis Services and consolidated (B)

     40.8       32.2
  

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and

Adjusted EBITDA for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

   By Segment        
   Reis Services     Other (A)     Consolidated  

Income from continuing operations

       $ 634   

Income tax expense

         —     
      

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 3,240      $ (2,606     634   

Add back:

      

Depreciation and amortization expense

     2,655        4        2,659   

Interest expense (income), net

     96        (1     95   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     5,991        (2,603     3,388   

Add back:

      

Stock based compensation expense, net

     —          1,192        1,192   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 5,991      $ (1,411   $ 4,580   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin – Reis Services and consolidated (B)

     40.4       30.9
  

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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(amounts in thousands)             

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and

Adjusted EBITDA for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2011

   By Segment        
   Reis Services     Other (A)     Consolidated  

Income from continuing operations

       $ 100   

Income tax expense

         —     
      

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 1,448      $ (1,348     100   

Add back:

      

Depreciation and amortization expense

     1,249        —          1,249   

Interest expense (income), net

     51        (2     49   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     2,748        (1,350     1,398   

Add back:

      

Stock based compensation expense, net

     —          675        675   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 2,748      $ (675   $ 2,073   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin – Reis Services and consolidated (B)

     40.2       30.3
  

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and

Adjusted EBITDA for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2011

   By Segment        
   Reis Services     Other (A)     Consolidated  

Income from continuing operations

       $ 200   

Income tax expense

         —     
      

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 2,773      $ (2,573     200   

Add back:

      

Depreciation and amortization expense

     2,483        1        2,484   

Interest expense (income), net

     111        (3     108   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     5,367        (2,575     2,792   

Add back:

      

Stock based compensation expense, net

     —          1,221        1,221   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 5,367      $ (1,354   $ 4,013   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin – Reis Services and consolidated (B)

     39.9       29.8
  

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations to EBITDA and

Adjusted EBITDA for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

   By Segment        
   Reis Services     Other (A)     Consolidated  

Income from continuing operations

       $ 136   

Income tax expense

         84   
      

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations

   $ 1,528      $ (1,308     220   

Add back:

      

Depreciation and amortization expense

     1,355        1        1,356   

Interest expense (income), net

     38        (1     37   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     2,921        (1,308     1,613   

Add back:

      

Stock based compensation expense, net

     —          546        546   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 2,921      $ (762   $ 2,159   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin – Reis Services and consolidated (B)

     40.0       29.6
  

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

(A) Includes interest and other income, depreciation expense and general and administrative expenses (including public company related costs) that are not associated with the Reis Services segment. Since the reconciliations start with income from continuing operations, the effects of the discontinued operations (Residential Development Activities) are excluded from these reconciliations for all periods presented.
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Results of Operations

Comparison of the Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

Subscription revenues and related cost of sales were approximately $7,522,000 and $1,685,000, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2012, resulting in a gross profit for the Reis Services segment of approximately $5,837,000. Amortization expense included in cost of sales (for the database intangible asset) was approximately $570,000 during this period. Subscription revenues and related cost of sales were approximately $6,837,000 and $1,523,000, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2011, resulting in a gross profit for the Reis Services segment of approximately $5,314,000. Amortization expense included in cost of sales was approximately $592,000 during this period. See “— Critical Business Metrics of the Reis Services Business” for a discussion of the variances and trends in revenue and EBITDA of the Reis Services segment. The increase in cost of sales of $162,000 is primarily a result of employment related costs from hiring during 2011 and 2012, coupled with wage and benefit increases over the 2011 period, offset by a net decrease in amortization expense of $22,000 from the Merger related purchase price allocations for the database intangible asset becoming fully amortized in the 2012 second quarter.

Sales and marketing expenses were approximately $1,822,000 and $1,681,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and solely represent costs of the Reis Services segment. Amortization expense included in sales and marketing expenses (for the customer relationships intangible asset) was approximately $246,000 and $248,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase in sales and marketing expenses between the two periods of approximately $141,000 generally reflects increased commissions and employment related costs from hiring during 2011 and 2012, coupled with wage and benefit increases over the 2011 period.

Product development expenses were approximately $566,000 and $507,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and solely represent costs of the Reis Services segment. Amortization expense included in product development expenses (for the web site intangible asset) was approximately $322,000 and $249,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Product development costs increased $59,000, primarily due to a net increase in amortization expense for web site costs capitalized and amortization expense commencing in the period for significant product introductions and improvements in 2011 and 2012.

General and administrative expenses of approximately $2,977,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 include current period expenses of approximately $2,167,000, depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $164,000 for lease value and furniture, fixtures and equipment, and approximately $646,000 of net non-cash compensation expense. The net non-cash compensation expense is comprised of compensation expense resulting from equity awards for employees and directors of approximately $609,000 and by an approximate $37,000 increase in the liability for option cancellations due to an increase in the market price of the Company’s common stock from $8.91 per share at March 31, 2012 to $9.61 per share at June 30, 2012. General and administrative expenses of approximately $2,977,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 include current period expenses of approximately $2,142,000, depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $160,000 for lease value and furniture, fixtures and equipment, and approximately $675,000 of net non-cash compensation expense. The net non-cash compensation expense is comprised of compensation expense resulting from equity awards for employees and directors of approximately $530,000 and by an approximate $145,000 increase in the liability for option cancellations due to an increase in the market price of the Company’s common stock from $7.89 per share at March 31, 2011 to $9.93 per share at June 30, 2011. Excluding the non-cash expenses, the increase in general and administrative expenses of $25,000 is primarily a result of increased professional fees, compensation increases and higher benefit costs over the 2011 period.

Interest expense of $74,000 and $72,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, is comprised of interest and cost amortization on the Reis Services debt, which we refer to as the Bank Loan. In the second quarter of 2012, the Bank Loan was repaid and this obligation was cancelled.

The income tax benefit of $84,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2012 reflects the reversal of the deferred Federal tax expense and deferred state and local tax expense recorded in the first quarter of 2012. No provision was recorded by the Company in the 2011 period as a result of the corresponding reduction in the Company’s allowance for deferred tax assets.

The income from discontinued operations of $1,695,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 primarily is comprised of the $1,956,000 reduction in the liability related to the June 2012 settlement of the Gold Peak litigation for $17,000,000, offset by other professional fees and expenses of $182,000 and is after an income tax expense of $79,000 in the 2012 second quarter. Income from

 

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discontinued operations of $1,342,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 primarily includes the sale of the East Lyme project in a bulk transaction in April 2011 for a gain of $1,242,000 and net other income of $100,000.

Comparison of the Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

Subscription revenues and related cost of sales were approximately $14,820,000 and $3,531,000, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2012, resulting in a gross profit for the Reis Services segment of approximately $11,289,000. Amortization expense included in cost of sales (for the database intangible asset) was approximately $1,225,000 during this period. Subscription revenues and related cost of sales were approximately $13,454,000 and $3,073,000, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2011, resulting in a gross profit for the Reis Services segment of approximately $10,381,000. Amortization expense included in cost of sales was approximately $1,177,000 during this period. See “— Critical Business Metrics of the Reis Services Business” for a discussion of the variances and trends in revenue and EBITDA of the Reis Services segment. The increase in cost of sales of $458,000 is primarily a result of employment related costs from hiring during 2011 and 2012, coupled with wage and benefit increases over the 2011 period and a net increase in amortization expense of $48,000 for additions to the database intangible asset.

Sales and marketing expenses were approximately $3,551,000 and $3,333,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and solely represent costs of the Reis Services segment. Amortization expense included in sales and marketing expenses (for the customer relationships intangible asset) was approximately $492,000 and $497,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase in sales and marketing expenses between the two periods of approximately $218,000 generally reflects increased commissions and employment related costs from hiring during 2011 and 2012, coupled with wage and benefit increases over the 2011 period.

Product development expenses were approximately $1,080,000 and $988,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and solely represent costs of the Reis Services segment. Amortization expense included in product development expenses (for the web site intangible asset) was approximately $617,000 and $491,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Product development costs increased $92,000, primarily due to an increase in amortization expense for web site costs capitalized and amortization expense commencing in the period for significant product introductions and improvements in 2011 and 2012.

General and administrative expenses of approximately $5,929,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 include current period expenses of approximately $4,413,000, depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $324,000 for lease value and furniture, fixtures and equipment, and approximately $1,192,000 of net non-cash compensation expense. The net non-cash compensation expense is comprised of compensation expense resulting from equity awards for employees and directors of approximately $1,166,000 and by an approximate $26,000 increase in the liability for option cancellations due to an increase in the market price of the Company’s common stock from $9.12 per share at December 31, 2011 to $9.61 per share at June 30, 2012. General and administrative expenses of approximately $5,752,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011 include current period expenses of approximately $4,212,000, depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $319,000 for lease value and furniture, fixtures and equipment, and approximately $1,221,000 of net non-cash compensation expense. The net non-cash compensation expense is comprised of compensation expense resulting from equity awards for employees and directors of approximately $1,015,000 and by an approximate $206,000 increase in the liability for option cancellations due to an increase in the market price of the Company’s common stock from $7.03 per share at December 31, 2010 to $9.93 per share at June 30, 2011. Excluding the non-cash expenses, the increase in general and administrative expenses of $201,000 is primarily a result of increased rent related costs for additional office space, increased professional fees, compensation increases and higher benefit costs over the 2011 period.

Interest expense of $127,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 is comprised of interest and cost amortization on the Bank Loan. Interest expense of $150,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011 includes interest and cost amortization on the Bank Loan of $149,000 and interest from other debt of $1,000. In the second quarter of 2012, the Bank Loan was repaid and this obligation was cancelled.

No provision was recorded by the Company in the 2012 or 2011 periods as a result of the corresponding reduction in the Company’s allowance for deferred tax assets.

The loss from discontinued operations of $12,650,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 primarily is comprised of a net charge of $12,260,000 related to the June 2012 settlement of the Gold Peak litigation for $17,000,000, plus other professional fees and

 

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expenses of $390,000. Income from discontinued operations of $1,252,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011 primarily includes the sale of the East Lyme project in a bulk transaction in April 2011 for a gain of $1,242,000 and net other income of $10,000.

Income Taxes

Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. The net deferred tax asset was approximately $4,008,000 at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 of which $141,000 and $323,000 is reflected as a net current asset, respectively, and $3,867,000 and $3,685,000 is reflected as a net non-current asset in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, respectively. The significant portion of the deferred tax items primarily relates to: (1) NOL carryforwards; (2) Federal AMT credit carryforwards; (3) stock based compensation; and (4) liability reserves, all as they relate to deferred tax assets; and (5) the deferred tax liability resulting from the intangible assets recorded at the time of the Merger.

The Company has aggregate Federal, state and local NOL carryfowards aggregating approximately $56,014,000 at December 31, 2011. These NOLs include NOLs generated subsequent to the Merger, losses from Private Reis prior to the Merger, losses obtained from the Company’s 1998 merger with Value Property Trust (“VLP”) and the Company’s operating losses prior to the Merger. Approximately $27,259,000 of these Federal NOLs are subject to an annual limitation, whereas the remaining balance of approximately $28,755,000 is not subject to such a limitation. There is an annual limitation on the use of NOLs after an ownership change, pursuant to Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result of the Merger, the Company experienced such an ownership change which resulted in a new annual limitation of $2,779,000. However, because of the accumulation of annual limitations, it is expected that the use of NOLs will not be limited by expiration. In addition to the NOLs existing at December 31, 2011, a substantial NOL will be realized during the year ended December 31, 2012 as a result of the Gold Peak litigation settlement.

A valuation allowance is required to reduce deferred tax assets if, based on the weight of the evidence, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Accordingly, management has determined that a valuation allowance of approximately $21,633,000 and $17,092,000 at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, was necessary. The allowance relates primarily to NOL carryforwards, AMT credits and liability reserves. The increase in the valuation allowance in 2012 is attributable to providing a full allowance for a substantial portion of the Gold Peak litigation charge recorded during 2012. The Company will continue to evaluate the amount of valuation allowance on deferred tax assets during 2012 and subsequent years based on such factors as historic profitability levels and forecasts of future taxable income.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash and cash equivalents aggregated approximately $19,671,000 at June 30, 2012. During the second quarter of 2012, the Company repaid the remaining outstanding balance on the Bank Loan and this obligation was cancelled. The Company had no outstanding debt at June 30, 2012.

The Company’s significant short-term liquidity requirement is the payment of the $17,000,000 settlement of the Gold Peak litigation, of which $5,000,000 is payable by August 3, 2012 and the remaining $12,000,000 is payable by October 15, 2012. Although the Company believes that it will be able to make the required payments without impairing Reis’s ability to operate or expand its business as planned, the Company is evaluating its options with respect to cash, the significant cash generation ability of the core Reis Services business and potential borrowings for working capital flexibility. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain financing for working capital purposes, on terms favorable to the Company, or at all. The Company is seeking recovery under all available insurance policies, including the ACE policy, and is pursuing appropriate additional actions against other potentially responsible parties; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will recover any amounts in the short or long term. For additional information on the Gold Peak litigation, see Note 11 included in the unaudited financial statements in Item 1 of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

At June 30, 2012, the Company’s other short-term liquidity requirements include: current operating and capitalizable costs; near-term product development and enhancement of the web site and databases; operating leases; insurance deductibles and legal costs related to discontinued operations; other costs, including public company expenses not included in the Reis Services segment; the potential settlement of certain outstanding stock options in cash (the liability for which was approximately $267,000 at June 30, 2012 based upon the closing stock price of the Company at June 30, 2012 of $9.61 per share); and the payment of employee taxes on vested options, for which the employee used shares to settle his/her minimum withholding tax obligations with the Company. The Company expects to meet these short-term liquidity requirements generally through the use of available cash and cash generated from subscription revenue of Reis Services and possibly with borrowings for working capital needs. There could be additional cash inflows

 

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from insurance recoveries, or from other potentially responsible parties, both related to the Gold Peak litigation; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will recover any amounts in the short or long term. The Company expects that in the short term, it will be able to utilize its NOLs and that taxes to be paid will be for alternative state and local taxes, and possibly AMT, but not for Federal income taxes.

The Company’s long-term liquidity requirements include: future operating and capitalizable costs; long-term product development and enhancements of the web sites and databases; operating leases and other capital expenditures; other costs, including public company expenses not included in the Reis Services segment; and repurchases of additional shares of Reis common stock. The Company expects to meet these long-term liquidity requirements generally through the use of available cash and cash generated from subscription revenue of Reis Services and possibly with borrowings. There could be additional cash inflows from insurance recoveries, or from other potentially responsible parties, both related to the Gold Peak litigation; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will recover any amounts in the short or long term. The Company has NOLs that it expects to be able to use beyond the next few years against future Federal, state and local taxable income, if any. Tax payments during the next few years are expected to be for alternative state and local taxes and AMT, but not for Federal income taxes.

Changes in Cash Flows

Comparison of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

Cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 are summarized as follows:

 

     For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2012     2011  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 5,972,873      $ 8,005,640   

Net cash (used in) investing activities

     (2,011,845     (1,852,355

Net cash (used in) financing activities

     (6,442,317     (3,032,334
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

   $ (2,481,289   $ 3,120,951   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows provided by operating activities decreased $2,033,000 from $8,006,000 provided in the 2011 period to $5,973,000 provided in the 2012 period. This decrease was primarily the result of (1) cash from the sale of the East Lyme property in April 2011 and the subsequent escrow releases, (2) the February 2011 collection of approximately $455,000 in satisfaction of a mortgage note and accrued interest thereon from the sale of property in Claverack, New York in February 2010, and (3) increased professional fees in the 2012 period, offset by (4) increased cash flow from the Reis Services segment of $955,000 from $6,865,000 provided in the 2011 period to $7,820,000 provided in the 2012 period due to revenue growth and the timing of accounts receivable collections.

Cash flows used in investing activities increased $160,000 from $1,852,000 used in the 2011 period to $2,012,000 used in the 2012 period. This change resulted from an increase of cash used in the 2012 period as compared to the 2011 period for web site and database development costs for continuing product development and enhancement initiatives.

Cash flows used in financing activities increased $3,410,000 from $3,032,000 used in the 2011 period to $6,442,000 used in the 2012 period. During the 2012 period, $5,691,000 was repaid on the Bank Loan whereas $2,766,000 was repaid in the 2011 period. Other debt repayments in the 2011 period were $16,000, with no such payments in the 2012 period. Payments for restricted stock unit settlements were approximately $751,000 and $251,000 in the 2012 and 2011 periods, respectively.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may relate to the Company’s or management’s outlook or expectations for earnings, revenues, expenses, asset quality, or other future financial or business performance, strategies, prospects or expectations, or the impact of legal, regulatory or supervisory matters on our business, operations or performance. Specifically, forward-looking statements may include:

 

   

statements relating to future services and product development of the Reis Services segment;

 

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statements relating to future business prospects, potential acquisitions, uses of cash, revenue, expenses, income (loss), cash flows, valuation of assets and liabilities and other business metrics of the Company and its businesses, including EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Aggregate Revenue Under Contract; and

 

   

statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or similar expressions relating to future periods.

Forward-looking statements reflect management’s judgment based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. With respect to these forward-looking statements, management has made certain assumptions. Future performance cannot be assured. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include:

 

   

revenues may be lower than expected;

 

   

inability to retain and increase the Company’s subscriber base;

 

   

inability to execute properly on new products and services, or failure of subscribers to accept these products and services;

 

   

competition;

 

   

inability to attract and retain sales and senior management personnel;

 

   

difficulties in protecting the security, confidentiality, integrity and reliability of the Company’s data;

 

   

changes in accounting policies or practices;

 

   

legal and regulatory issues;

 

   

the results of pending, threatening or future litigation (including difficulty or inability to finance any adverse judgments, bonding or settlement); and

 

   

the risk factors listed under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 8, 2012.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any events or circumstances after the date of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

The Company’s primary market risk exposure has been to changes in interest rates. This risk may be generally managed by limiting the Company’s financing exposures, to the extent possible, by purchasing interest rate caps when deemed appropriate.

By June 30, 2012, the Company repaid the remaining $5,691,000 outstanding balance on the Bank Loan and had no exposure to interest rates. Management is assessing the need, if any, for potential borrowings for working capital flexibility, which could expose the Company to interest rate risk in the future.

Reis holds cash and cash equivalents at various regional and national banking institutions. Management monitors the institutions that hold our cash and cash equivalents. Management’s emphasis is primarily on safety of principal. Management, in its discretion, has diversified Reis’s cash and cash equivalents among banking institutions to potentially minimize exposure to any one of these entities. To date, we have experienced no loss or lack of access to our invested cash or cash equivalents; however, we can provide no assurances that access to invested cash and cash equivalents will not be impacted by adverse conditions in the financial markets.

Cash balances held at banking institutions with which we do business may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance limits. The cash balances in these bank accounts could be impacted if the underlying banks fail or could be subject to other adverse conditions in the financial markets.

 

Item 4T. Controls and Procedures.

As of June 30, 2012, the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2012 were designed at a reasonable assurance level and were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC rules and forms, and to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

There has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the quarter covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

Part II. Other Information

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

Reis, Inc. and two of its subsidiaries (GP LLC and Wellsford Park Highlands Corp. (“WPHC”)) were the subject of a suit brought by the homeowners association at the Company’s former 259-unit Gold Peak condominium project outside of Denver, Colorado. This suit was filed in District Court in Douglas County, Colorado on October 19, 2010, seeking monetary damages (not quantified at the time) relating to design and construction defects at the Gold Peak project. Tri-Star, the construction manager/general contractor for the project (not affiliated with Reis) and two former senior officers of Reis, Inc. (Jeffrey H. Lynford, who was also previously a director of the Company, and David M. Strong) were also named as defendants in the suit. In October 2011, experts for the plaintiff delivered a report alleging a cost to repair of approximately $19,000,000. Trial commenced on February 21, 2012 and a jury rendered its verdict on March 13, 2012. The jury found Reis, GP LLC, the former officers and Tri-Star jointly and severally liable for an aggregate of $18,200,000, plus other costs of approximately $756,000.

In connection with the development of Gold Peak, the Company purchased a commercial general liability “WRAP” insurance policy from ACE Westchester (“ACE”) that covers the Company (including its subsidiaries) and its former officers, Tri-Star and Tri-Star’s subcontractors. The Company, upon advice of counsel and based on a reading of the policy, has taken the position that a total of $9,000,000 (and possibly $12,000,000) of coverage is available for this claim. ACE has taken the position that only $3,000,000 of coverage (including defense costs) was provided. The Company has filed suit against ACE, alleging failure to cover this claim, bad faith and other related causes of action. In particular, the Gold Peak litigation could have been settled for $12,000,000 or less prior to the trial. The Company takes the position that ACE is liable for all additional damages stemming from this failure to engage and settle. Additionally, the Company has added claims against multiple additional insurance companies under policies maintained by the Company, including Reis’s directors’ and officers’ insurance policy, Reis’s former insurance broker and others. The Company has

 

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also brought separate claims against the architect at Gold Peak and a third party inspector engaged at Gold Peak, relating to those parties’ actions on the project and is considering other recovery actions.

As of December 31, 2011, based on the best available information at that time, the Company recorded a charge of approximately $4,460,000 in discontinued operations, representing the low end of the Company’s expected range of net exposure. This amount reflected an aggregate minimum liability of approximately $7,740,000, less the then minimum expected insurance recovery of $3,000,000 and other previously reserved amounts. At March 31, 2012, as a result of the verdict, the Company recorded an additional charge of $14,216,000 in discontinued operations in the first quarter of 2012, to bring the Company’s liability up to the $18,200,000 judgment, plus other costs of approximately $756,000. As of March 31, 2012, the Company, in accordance with the applicable accounting literature, could no longer conclude that $3,000,000 of insurance was probable of being recovered. These charges were reflected in discontinued operations and negatively impacted net income (loss), but did not impact income from continuing operations.

During April 2012, the Company, other defendants and the plaintiff homeowners association filed various post-trial motions which could have resulted in increases or decreases in the final judgment, a new trial or no change from the jury verdict. Following the court’s ruling on these post-trial motions, the Company could have filed an appeal of the judgment. In order to appeal the judgment, the Company would have been required to post cash or a bond with the court and would have needed to obtain additional financing. If appealed, a final resolution would likely have been deferred into 2013. In June 2012, the court denied all of the defendants’ post-trial motions.

On June 20, 2012, Reis reached a settlement with the plaintiff, providing for a total payment by Reis of $17,000,000. Of this amount, $5,000,000 is payable by August 3, 2012 and the remaining $12,000,000 is payable by October 15, 2012. In reaching the decision to settle, Reis’s management and board of directors considered, among other things: (1) the amount of the settlement versus the potential for an ultimately greater judgment after appeal, including additional costs and post-judgment interest; (2) the benefits of the clarity of settling the case at this time versus continuing uncertainty; and (3) the continuing strong cash flow generation of Reis Service’s core business. As a result of the settlement, in the second quarter of 2012 the Company reversed $1,956,000 of the previously recorded charge, resulting in the net litigation charge for the six months ended June 30, 2012 of $12,260,000.

Reis continues to consider its options with respect to contribution or other actions against potentially responsible third parties and/or co-defendants in the lawsuit, and will pursue all reasonable efforts to mitigate the effects of this settlement.

The Company may decide to obtain additional financing for working capital purposes; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain financing, on terms favorable to the Company, or at all.

The Company is not a party to any other litigation that could reasonably be foreseen to be material to the Company.

 

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Item 1A. Risk Factors.

A wide range of risks may affect our business and financial results, now and in the future; however, we consider the risks described under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which was filed with the SEC on March 8, 2012, to be the most significant. There may be other currently unknown or unpredictable economic, business, competitive, governmental or other factors that could have material adverse effects on our business or future results. See “Part I. Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” for additional information.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company did not repurchase any shares of common stock.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

 

Item 4. Reserved.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

Exhibits filed with this Form 10-Q:

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description

  10.1    Abbreviated Enforceable Mutual Settlement Agreement Dated June 20, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed on June 26, 2012).
  31.1    Chief Executive Officer Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  31.2    Chief Financial Officer Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  32.1    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Certifications pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101    Interactive Data Files, formatted in extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).*

 

* Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the Interactive Data Files included as Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

REIS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Mark P. Cantaluppi

  Mark P. Cantaluppi
  Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Dated: August 2, 2012

 

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