Paltalk Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Reports Profitable and Cash Flow Positive Quarter

JERICHO, NY - (NewMediaWire) - August 6, 2020 - Paltalk, Inc., formerly known as PeerStream, Inc. (“Paltalk,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) (OTCQB: PALT), a leading communications software innovator that powers multimedia social applications, today announced financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.


During the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company executed key components of its business objectives, which resulted in the following: 

  • achieved net income of $0.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 by growing subscription revenue compared to the same period last year and by executing on our streamlined operating plan, which eliminated costs associated with our secure communications business headcount;
  • active subscribers increased by approximately 2.0% compared to the second quarter of 2019 and increased approximately 1.7% as compared to the previous three months ended March 31, 2020; 
  • subscription revenue increased by 5.3% compared to the same period last year and increased by 21.1% compared to the previous quarter;
  • decreased our operating expenses through a streamlined plan of operations by $1.6 million, or 36.0%, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2019; 
  • in connection with the commercial launch of YouNow Inc.’s (“YouNow”) Props tokens on our Camfrog application, the Company received 7.0 million Props tokens in May 2020 (3.0 million of which were received upon signing the agreement and 4.0 million of which were received upon launching YouNow’s Props platform on Camfrog) and recognized a corresponding $112 thousand of technology services revenue; and
  • in July 2020 we completed the sale of our secure communications business for an aggregate purchase price of $250 thousand, which provides for future revenue share potential of up to an additional $0.5 million, allowing the Company to participate in the upside of that business without losing focus on its core application business.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

  • achieved positive net cash flow of approximately $1.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an improvement of $2.9 million when compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019, and positive cash flow from operations of $0.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an improvement of $3.8 million compared to the six months ended June 30, 2019;
  • cash and cash equivalents totaled $4.4 million at June 30, 2020; and
  • obtained a $0.5 million Payroll Protection Program loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. 

“I am pleased to report that we executed as we planned in the second quarter. By focusing primarily on our core business and operating under our new corporate name, Paltalk, Inc., we generated net income and positive cash flow. We accomplished this by increasing our active subscribers both year-over-year from the second quarter of last year and sequentially from the first quarter of 2020. This led to a 5% increase in subscription revenue during the second quarter, marking the first time in 11 quarters that we have achieved subscription revenue growth.  We believe this growth reflects the safe and entertaining form of communication that our live video chat apps provide in these uncertain times, as well as the investments and enhancements we have been making over the last several months. By growing our subscription revenue and disposing of non-core assets and their associated costs, we have returned to the basic economics upon which the business was founded.

“We achieved both positive net income and net cash flow for the second quarter despite the termination of the ProximaX technology services contract that was signed in the second quarter of 2019, due in large part to a 36% year-over-year reduction in operating expenses that resulted from ongoing expense control and streamlining of our business. Looking ahead, we believe we have ample financial resources to implement our growth strategies. This includes the funds we received from the sale of our secure communications assets, which closed subsequent to the quarter end. With our strategic focus firmly on our core video apps, we believe that Paltalk, Inc. is well positioned for future growth,” commented Jason Katz, Chairman and CEO of Paltalk, Inc.

Financial Overview (in thousands, except for percentages and active subscriber counts)

Current quarter compared to same quarter last year:

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
GAAP Results (unaudited)2020 2019 Change
Subscription revenue$3,211 $3,050 5.3%
Advertising revenue$58  $111 (47.7)%
Technology service revenue$112 $1,712 (93.5)%
Total revenues$3,381 $4,873 (30.6)%
Income from operations from continuing operations$531 $423 25.5%
Net income$532 $443 20.1%
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities$406 $(587) 169.2%
Financial Metrics (unaudited)     
Active subscribers (at period end)108,200 106,100 2.0%
Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) $594 $1,020 (41.8)%

Current year-to-date compared to same period last year:

          Six Months Ended
               June 30,
GAAP Results (unaudited)2020 2019 Change
Subscription revenue$5,861 $6,054 (3.2)%
Advertising revenue$114 $231 (50.6)%
Technology service revenue$127 $3,461  (96.3)%
Total revenues$6,102 $9,746 (37.4)%
Income from operations from continuing operations$167 $318 (47.5)%
Net income$93 $1,090 (91.5)%
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities$423 $(3,374) 112.5%
Financial Metrics (unaudited)     
Active subscribers (at period end)108,200 106,100 2.0%
Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) $472 $1,520 (68.9)%


Paltalk is a communications software innovator that powers multimedia social applications. Our product portfolio includes Paltalk and Camfrog, which together host one of the world’s largest collections of video-based communities. Our other products include Tinychat and Vumber. The Company has an over 20-year history of technology innovation and holds 18 patents. For more information, please visit:

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This press release contains "forward-looking statements." Such statements may be preceded by the words "intends," "may," "will," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "predicts," "estimates," "aims," "believes," "hopes," "potential," or similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak on our results of operations and our business; our ability to effectively market and generate revenue from our applications; risks and uncertainties related to our increasing focus on the use of new and novel technologies, such as blockchain and Props tokens, to enhance our applications, and our ability to timely complete development of applications using new technologies; our ability to effectively integrate Props tokens into our existing applications; our ability to effectively secure new software development and licensing customers; legal and regulatory requirements related to the use of blockchain, including us holding and distributing cryptocurrencies and accepting cryptocurrencies as a method of payment for our services; the use of the internet and privacy and protection of user data; risks related to our holdings of digital tokens, including risks related to the volatility of the trading price of digital tokens and our ability to convert digital tokens into fiat currency; and our ability to manage our partnerships and strategic alliances. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC's website at

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement was made, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.


Stephanie Prince
PCG Advisory




  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended  
  June 30,  June 30,  
  2020  2019  2020  2019  
Reconciliation of Net income to Adjusted EBITDA:             
Net income $531,541  $443,384  $93,157  $1,089,999  
Interest expense (income), net  1,210   (24,837)  (10,977)  (54,794) 
Other expense (income), net  (4,589)  -   79,880   -  
Net loss from discontinued operations  -   -   -   104,880  
Gain on sale of dating applications  -   -   -   (826,770) 
Income tax benefit from discontinued operations  -   (158,990)  -   -  
Income tax expense from continuing operations  2,500   163,490   5,000   4,500  
Gain on office lease termination  (141,001)  -   (141,001)  -  
Depreciation and amortization expense  146,949   152,903   299,893   305,600  
Stock-based compensation expense  57,183   443,661   146,389   896,186  
Adjusted EBITDA $593,793  $1,019,611  $472,341  $1,519,601  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Metrics

The Company has provided in this release certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA, and other key metrics, including active subscribers and subscription bookings, to supplement the consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted to exclude net loss from discontinued operations, interest expense (income), net, other expense (income), net, gain on sale of dating applications, income tax expense from continuing operations, income tax benefit from discontinued operations, gain on office lease termination, depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation expense. Active subscribers means users of the Company’s consumer applications that have prepaid a fee, redeemed credits or received an upgrade from another user as a gift for current unlocked application features such as enhanced voice and video access, elevated status in the community or unrestricted communication on our applications and whose subscription period has not yet expired. The Company calculates subscription bookings as subscription revenue recognized during the period plus the change in deferred subscription revenue recognized during the period.

Management uses these financial metrics internally in analyzing the Company’s financial results to assess operational performance and to determine the Company’s future capital requirements. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these financial metrics in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. The Company believes these financial metrics are useful to investors and others to understand and evaluate the Company’s operating results and it allows for a more meaningful comparison between the Company’s performance and that of competitors. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider this performance measure in isolation from or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditures for assets underlying depreciation and amortization expense that may need to be replaced or for new capital expenditures;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our working capital requirements;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of stock-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not consider the gain from the office lease cancellation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the gain on the sale of our dating applications or our loss or income tax expense from discontinued operations; and
  • Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, you should consider these financial metrics along with other financial performance measures, including total revenues, subscription revenue, deferred revenue, net income (loss), cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, net cash used in operating activities and our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP.


  June 30,  December 31,
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents $4,378,865  $3,427,058
Accounts receivable, net of allowances and reserves of $23,832 as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019  12,786   130,686
Digital tokens receivable  112,000   -
Prepaid expense and other current assets  181,858   167,441
Total current assets  4,685,509   3,725,185
Operating lease right-of-use assets  96,222   685,042
Property and equipment, net  448,333   620,059
Goodwill  6,326,250   6,326,250
Intangible assets, net  499,724   627,891
Digital tokens  93,036   148,229
Other assets  13,937   86,876
Total assets $12,163,011  $12,219,532
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable $922,884  $1,007,851
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  251,245   434,739
Operating lease liabilities, current portion  61,276   178,479
Term debt, current portion  253,250   -
Deferred subscription revenue  1,969,563   1,829,493
Total current liabilities  3,458,218   3,450,562
Term debt, non-current portion  253,250   -
Operating lease liabilities, non-current portion  34,946   583,075
Total liabilities  3,746,414   4,033,637
Commitments and Contingencies       
Stockholders’ equity:       
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized; and 6,878,904 shares issued and 6,868,954 and 6,877,004 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively  6,879   6,879
Treasury stock, 9,950 and 1,900 shares, at par as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively  (10,859)  (2,015
Additional paid-in capital  21,427,771   21,281,382
Accumulated deficit  (13,007,194)  (13,100,351
Total stockholders’ equity  8,416,597   8,185,895
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $12,163,011  $12,219,532


  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
June 30,June 30,
  2020  2019  2020  2019 
Subscription revenue $3,210,619  $3,049,900  $5,860,742  $6,054,255 
Advertising revenue  57,856   110,869   113,523   231,359 
Technology service revenue  112,000   1,712,105   126,952   3,460,435 
Total revenues  3,380,475   4,872,874   6,101,217   9,746,049 
Costs and expenses:                
Cost of revenue  685,430   892,470   1,308,154   1,844,689 
Sales and marketing expense  221,416   230,996   413,086   608,147 
Product development expense  1,255,884   1,711,974   2,506,580   3,483,539 
General and administrative expense  687,083   1,614,387   1,706,337   3,491,859 
Total costs and expenses  2,849,813   4,449,827   5,934,157   9,428,234 
Income from continuing operations  530,662   423,047   167,060   317,815 
Other income (expense), net  4,589   -   (79,880)  - 
Interest income (expense), net  (1,210)  24,837   10,977   54,794 
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes  534,041   447,884   98,157   372,609 
Income tax expense  (2,500)  (163,490)  (5,000)  (4,500)
Net income from continuing operations  531,541   284,394   93,157   368,109 
Discontinued Operations:                
Gain on sale from discontinued operations  -   -   -   826,770 
Loss from discontinued operations  -   -   -   (104,880)
Income tax benefit on discontinued operations  -   158,990   -   - 
Net income from discontinued operations  -   158,990   -   721,890 
Net income $531,541  $443,384  $93,157  $1,089,999 
Basic net income per share of common stock:                
Continuing operations $0.08  $0.04  $0.01  $0.05 
Discontinued operations  -   0.02   -   0.11 
Basic net income per share of common stock $0.08  $0.06  $0.01  $0.16 
Diluted net income per share of common stock:                
Continuing operations $0.08  $0.04  $0.01  $0.05 
Discontinued operations  -   0.02   -   0.11 
Diluted net income per share of common stock $0.08  $0.06  $0.01  $0.16 
Weighted average number of shares of common stock used in calculating net income per share of common stock:                
Basic  6,869,027   6,874,679   6,871,299   6,875,195 
Diluted  6,869,027   6,886,900   6,871,299   6,875,195 


  Six Months Ended 
June 30,
  2020  2019 
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income $93,157  $1,089,999 
Less: Income from discontinued operations  -   721,890 
Income from continuing operations $93,157  $368,109 
Adjustments to reconcile net income from continuing operations to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities of continuing operations:        
Depreciation of property and equipment  171,726   177,435 
Amortization of intangible assets  128,167   128,165 
Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets  76,828   - 
Gain on lease termination  (141,001)  - 
Realized loss from the sale of digital tokens  23,838   - 
Write-off of note receivable   56,042   - 
Stock-based compensation  146,389   896,186 
Common stock issued for consulting services  -   34,500 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Credit card holdback receivable  -   64,638 
Accounts receivable  117,900   191,204 
Digital tokens receivable  (112,000)  - 
Operating lease liability  (80,419)  - 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  (14,417)  (143,482)
Other assets  16,897   (34,459)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities  (200,382)  (1,689,591)
Deferred subscription revenue  140,070   8,796 
Deferred technology service revenue  -   (3,379,435)
Other liabilities  -   43,910 
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities  422,795   (3,334,024)
Net cash used in discontinued operating activities  -   (39,967)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  422,795   (3,373,991)
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Payment for property and equipment, including website development, net  -   (195,497)
Proceeds from the sale of digital tokens  31,356   56,100 
Net cash used in continuing investing activities  -   (139,397)
Net cash provided by discontinued investing activities  -   1,600,000 
Net cash provided by investing activities  31,356   1,460,603 
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Borrowings of term debt  506,500     
Purchase of treasury stock  (8,844)  - 
Net cash provided by financing activities  497,656   - 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  951,807   (1,913,388)
Balance of cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  3,427,058   6,555,376 
Balance of cash and cash equivalents at end of period $4,378,865  $4,641,988