Online ad network DoubleClick Inc.
reported first-quarter revenues of $13 million a 144% increase over
revenues of $5.32 million in the same period a year earlier.
The net loss for the first quarter of 1998 was $4.43 million or $0.31 per
share on a pro forma basis, compared to a net loss of $1.24 million or
$0.11 per share on a pro forma basis for the first quarter of 1997.
DoubleClick also said that the traffic across all of its services increased
90% to an average of 60 million ads served per day during the month of March,
compared to an average of 32 million ads served in December 1997. The number
of advertisers worldwide increased 56% to more than 1,400 in the first
quarter of 1998 from approximately 900 in the fourth quarter of 1997.
The company said the number of Web publishers serviced increased to
approximately 220, with 1,750 unique sites in the first quarter of 1998 from
approximately 125 Web publishers with 650 unique sites in the fourth quarter
DoubleClick completed its initial public offering during the quarter and as a
result the company had total cash and short term investments of $64.4 million
as of March 31, 1998.
“We are extremely pleased with our financial performance during our first
quarter as a public company,” said Kevin O’Connor, chairman and chief
executive officer of DoubleClick, in a statement. “We are experiencing solid
growth in each of our core divisions.” He did not address profitability
“We will continue to focus on developing new product opportunities, such as
DoubleClick Direct, and expanding the company’s distribution channels in
international markets,” he said. “Through these initiatives we will
leverage DoubleClick’s DART technology and service to provide advertisers
with more effective and targeted campaigns.”