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Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2001 Results

July 18, 2001 at 4:11 PM EDT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jul 18, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

-   Second quarter revenue of $43.1 million, up over 137% from
        same period last year

    -   EBITDA loss continues to narrow to $26.5 million from $36.5
        million in previous quarter

    -   Capital expenditures continue to decline to $18.2 million from
        $24.5 million in previous quarter

    -   Network reaches new milestone, growing to over 11,600 servers
        inside more than 820 networks in 62 countries
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Revenue for the quarter was $43.1 million, compared to revenue of $40.2 million for the previous quarter, and represents a 137.8% increase compared to revenue of $18.1 million for the second quarter of 2000.

"Akamai recorded another quarter of solid growth and progress toward reaching our goal of being EBITDA positive by the second quarter of next year," said George Conrades, chairman and CEO of Akamai. "As we continue to build revenue and manage our costs, Akamai is demonstrating that our recurring revenue and low capital expenditure business model works and supports our fully-funded business plan."

Second quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and other one-time and non-cash charges (EBITDA) was a loss of $26.5 million, lower than the first quarter 2001 EBITDA loss of $36.5 million.

Normalized net loss for second quarter 2001, before amortization and other one-time and non-cash charges, totaled $46.8 million, or $0.46 per share, compared to First Call's consensus summary net loss of $0.50 per share. First quarter 2001 normalized net loss was $52.5 million, or $0.53 per share.

Net loss, in accordance with GAAP, for second quarter 2001 was $92.6 million, or $0.91 per share. This includes a restructuring charge of $26.2 million related to a workforce reduction and excess real estate, equity-related compensation of $11.0 million, and other non-cash charges of $8.6 million.

    Second Quarter 2001 In Review:
Financials. "We delivered the numbers in a challenging macro environment. Revenue and gross profit are up, and operating expenses and capital expenditures have continued to drop as a percentage of revenue," said Timothy Weller, CFO of Akamai. "Our fully-funded business plan is now a strategic weapon in the marketplace, as enterprise customers seek long-term partnerships with us. Our DSO of 52 days testifies to the quality of that customer base."

At June 30, 2001, the Company had $267.1 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term marketable securities as compared to $313.1 million at March 31, 2001. Capital expenditures, principally made in connection with network deployment, facilities and information systems, for the quarter were $18.2 million, down from $24.5 million in the previous quarter. At June 30, 2001, the Company had 115.1 million shares of common stock outstanding. At June 30, 2001, common stock outstanding and unexercised stock options and warrants totaled 125.5 million shares.

Customers. At the end of the second quarter of 2001, Akamai's customer base under recurring contract totaled 1,333. Customer highlights included strong sales of Akamai's EdgeSuite(SM) service to such businesses as Novartis, a world leader in healthcare,, a consumer goods retailer, and Victoria's Secret, a leading clothing retailer, to name a few. Akamai ended the quarter with over 50 EdgeSuite customers under long-term contracts, and many more undergoing technical trials, compared to 17 EdgeSuite customers at the end of the previous quarter.

"Our customers are realizing that Akamai's EdgeSuite service not only reduces the costs associated with running a mission-critical Website, but it also offers a uniform architecture on which enterprises can produce Web-based applications that perform with improved reliability, lower overall costs, and higher revenues," Conrades said. Akamai's EdgeSuite service is an integrated set of functionalities designed to reduce Internet infrastructure costs and complexities by extending the performance, scalability, and reliability benefits of content delivery across an entire Web site.

Akamai added several new EdgeSuite resellers including EDS, IBM, Inflow and XO Communications. Other resellers of Akamai's services announced during the quarter include Depicta, Digital Wave, and ReleaseNow, as well as streaming provider ON24. Akamai's indirect channels contributed 22% of second quarter revenue.

Network. Akamai achieved an important milestone in the quarter by surpassing the 10,000-server mark, extending the company's distributed network to include 11,689 servers, up from 9,743 in the first quarter. Akamai's servers are now deployed within more than 820 networks in 62 countries, including Internet backbone providers, ISPs, cable and DSL providers, and other telecommunications facilities.

Technology. Akamai extended its global platform with several key technology milestones in the second quarter, including the development and delivery of Edge Side Includes (ESI), an open specification for dynamic assembly of Web pages at the edge of the Internet. As part of the first technology relationship based on ESI, Akamai announced interoperability between the Oracle9i Application Server and Akamai's EdgeSuite service to enable companies to develop and deploy dynamic Web sites and applications. ESI, co-authored by Akamai, also received widespread industry recognition by leaders in the application server, content infrastructure, content management system, and content delivery network (CDN) space. With ESI, companies can reduce the complexity and infrastructure requirements of developing, deploying and maintaining highly scalable and reliable Web sites and Web-based applications.

Akamai's EdgeScape(SM) service, enabling content customization through geo-location and bandwidth characterization, gained significant traction during the quarter, including adoption by Yahoo! to enhance the Web portal's customized ad targeting capabilities.

Akamai introduced SiteWise, a new service that provides real-time Web reporting and analysis for business decision makers, including marketing executives, Internet business managers, Web developers, and IT professionals, to maximize the effectiveness of their Web campaigns and measure the results of their e-business efforts.

    Quarterly Conference Call
Akamai will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2001 results today at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. A live Webcast of Akamai's conference call can be accessed at In addition, a replay of the call will be available for 48 hours following the conference call and can be accessed through the Akamai Website or by calling 800-274-4379 (or 1+706-634-7028 for international calls) and using conference ID No. 12495.

    About Akamai
Akamai is the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services. These services enable companies to reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and operating a uniform Web infrastructure while ensuring unmatched performance, reliability, scalability and manageability. Akamai's services give businesses a distinct competitive advantage and provide an unparalleled Internet experience for their customers. Akamai's intelligent edge platform for content, streaming media, and application delivery comprises more than 11,600 servers within over 820 networks in 62 countries. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Akamai provides services to companies worldwide. For information on Delivering a Better Internet(SM), visit

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, any material, unexpected increases in Akamai's use of funds, the dependence on Akamai's Internet content delivery service and technology products, lack of market acceptance of new services, a failure by us to successfully enter into any license, technology development or other technology partnership agreement within the time periods expected by us or at all, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

Copyright (c) 2001 Akamai Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Akamai, EdgeSuite, FreeFlow, Delivering a Better Internet, EdgeAdvantage, and the blue multi-wave logo are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Akamai Technologies. All other company and product names referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

                       Akamai Technologies, Inc.
                 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                            (in thousands)

                                                June 30,  December 31,
                                                  2001        2000
                                              ----------  -----------
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and
 short-term marketable securities             $  267,103   $  309,652
Accounts receivable, net                          25,226       22,670
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         18,495       23,022
                                              ----------   ----------
  Total current assets                           310,824      355,344
Property and equipment, net                      150,824      143,041
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net         30,811    2,186,157
Marketable securities                               --         77,282
Other assets                                      27,136       28,953
                                              ----------   ----------
  Total assets                                $  519,595   $2,790,777
                                              ==========   ==========

                   Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses         $   71,116   $   79,481
Other current liabilities                         14,895        5,467
                                              ----------   ----------
  Total current liabilities                       86,011       84,948
Long-term liabilities                            316,543      301,430
                                              ----------   ----------
  Total liabilities                              402,554      386,378
Stockholders' equity                             117,041    2,404,399
                                              ----------   ----------
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $  519,595   $2,790,777
                                              ==========   ==========

                       Akamai Technologies, Inc.
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                 (in thousands, except per share data)

                    For the     For the   For the   For the    For the
                    three       three     three     three      three
                    months      months    months    months     months
                    ended       ended     ended     ended      ended
                    June 30,    March 31, Dec. 31,  Sept. 30,  June 30,
                    2001        2001      2000      2000       2000
                  -------- ----------- --------- ---------  ---------
Revenue           $ 43,141 $    40,209 $  37,244 $  27,156  $  18,144
Cost of service
 depreciation)      13,622      16,160    16,264    12,056      8,631
                  -------- ----------- --------- ---------  ---------
Gross profit        29,519      24,049    20,980    15,100      9,513
    Gross margin %   68.4%       59.8%     56.3%     55.6%      52.4%

Operating Expenses:
   and development  16,737      18,632    17,408    18,352     12,931
   general and
   administrative   39,279      41,885    48,679    41,118     35,589
  Amortization of
   CNN advertising   2,013         391     2,628     3,745        784
  Amortization of
   goodwill and
   other intangible
   assets            5,392     238,938   239,329   238,700    190,452
  Depreciation      18,340      16,452    14,006    11,211      7,305
  Equity related
   compensation     11,038       4,514     4,884     9,653      9,421
   charge           26,194        --        --        --         --
  Impairment of
   goodwill           --     1,912,840      --        --         --
                  -------- ----------- --------- ---------  ---------
     expenses      118,993   2,233,652   326,934   322,779    256,482
                  -------- ----------- --------- ---------  ---------

Operating loss     (89,474) (2,209,603) (305,954) (307,679)  (246,969)

Interest income
 (expense), net     (1,637)        581     2,932     3,624      3,803
Equity in
 losses of
 affiliates           (153)     (1,847)      --       --         --
Loss on
 investments        (1,000)    (11,747)      --       --         --
                  -------- ----------- --------- ---------  ---------
Loss before
 provision for
 income taxes      (92,264) (2,222,616) (303,022) (304,055)  (243,166)
Provision for
 income taxes          344         164        55        20         70
                  -------- ----------- --------- ---------  ---------
Net loss          $(92,608)$(2,222,780)$(303,077)$(304,075) $(243,236)
                  ======== =========== ========= =========  =========
Basic and
 diluted net
 loss per share   $  (0.91)$    (22.50)$   (3.16)$   (3.27) $   (2.78)
Weighted average
 common shares
 outstanding       101,629      98,780    95,970    93,099     87,374

 Financial Data
 (dollars and
 shares in

 net loss(1)      $(46,818)$   (52,503)$ (56,236)$  (51,977)$ (42,579)
Normalized basic
 and diluted
 net loss
 per share        $  (0.46)$     (0.53)$   (0.59)$    (0.56)$   (0.49)

EBITDA(2)         $(26,497)$   (36,468)$ (45,107)$  (44,370)$ (39,007)

 depreciation     $ 10,276 $     9,312 $   7,773 $    6,126 $   4,016
Other depreciation$  8,064 $     7,140 $   6,233 $    5,085 $   3,289

 expenditures     $ 18,245 $    24,494 $  35,201 $   40,457 $  33,537

End of period statistics:
    Number of
     under recurring
     contract        1,333       1,473     1,337      1,115       895
    Number of
     employees       1,129       1,299     1,299      1,229     1,063
    Number of
     servers        11,689       9,743     8,004      6,060     4,250
    Common stock
     outstanding   115,071     109,215   108,203    107,298   105,873
    Common stock
     outstanding and
     and warrants  125,470     127,372   125,413    125,292   123,187

(1) Normalized net loss (net loss before amortization and other
    one-time and non-cash charges) is calculated as EBITDA less net
    interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation.

(2) EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation,
    amortization and other one-time and non-cash charges) is
    calculated as gross profit less engineering and development
    expenses and sales, general and administrative expenses.
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