UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2010

or

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TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from ________ to ______

Commission file number: 001-32442
 

INUVO, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada
 
87-0450450
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

15550 Lightwave Drive, Third Floor, Clearwater, FL
 
33760
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(727) 324-0211
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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 for 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 þ No o
 
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 (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes ¨ 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.

Large accelerated filer
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Accelerated filer
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Non-accelerated filer
(Do not check if smaller reporting company)
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Smaller reporting company
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) Yes o No þ
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Title of Class
 
No. of Shares Outstanding at November 2, 2010
Common Stock
 
85,499,891
 


 
 

 
 
INUVO, INC.
FORM 10-Q
Quarter Ended September 30, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

     
Page No.
 
PART I. - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
   
Item 1.
Financial Statements
    1  
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2010 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2009
    1  
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (Unaudited)
    2  
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (Unaudited)
    3  
 
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (“Unaudited”)
    4  
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
    13  
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
    20  
Item 4T
Controls and Procedures.
    20  
   
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
   
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings.
    21  
Item 1A.
Risk Factors.
    21  
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
    21  
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
    21  
Item 4.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
    21  
Item 5.
Other Information.
    21  
Item 6.
Exhibits.
    21  

 
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements were based on various factors and were derived utilizing numerous assumptions and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to:

 
our history of losses,
 
risks frequently encountered by Internet marketing and advertising companies,
 
our ability to expand our relationships with other Internet media content, advertising and product providers,
 
the terms of our loan agreement with Wachovia Bank, N.A.,
 
our dependence upon a significant portion of our revenues from a single customer,
 
our ability to effectively compete,
 
the impact of increasing government regulations and consumer protection laws on our business model,
 
our need to keep pace with changes in technology,
 
the possible interruption of our services and our reliance on third-party providers,
 
the risks related to credit card fraud,
 
liabilities associated with information we retrieve from our websites,
 
the impact of natural disasters on our ability to operate,
 
any failure on our part to adequately protect personal information,
 
possible security breaches and computer viruses,
 
our reliance on our executive officers and key personnel,
 
the impact of “spam,” and
 
the impact of our quarterly operating results on our stock price.

Most of these factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond our control. You should consider the areas of risk described in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made herein. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and readers should carefully review this report in its entirety, including the risks described in Item 1A. - Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except for our ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the Federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, and you should not rely on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business.
 
OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

Unless specifically set forth to the contrary. When used in this report, the terms the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and similar terms refers to Inuvo, Inc., a Nevada corporation, and its subsidiaries.

The information which appears on our web site at www.inuvo.com is not part of this report.
 
 
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PART 1 - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.       FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.
INUVO, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009

   
September 30,
2010
   
December 31,
2009
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Assets
           
Current assets:
           
Cash
  $ 1,644,263     $ 4,843,128  
Restricted cash
    170,658       638,285  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $884,298 and $1,344,648, respectively
    5,700,667       4,671,510  
Unbilled revenue
    47,848       55,117  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    460,404       380,435  
Current assets of discontinued operations
    555,047       2,421,758  
     Total current assets
    8,578,887       13,010,233  
Property and equipment, net
    3,202,915       4,881,168  
Other assets:
               
Goodwill
    3,351,405       3,351,405  
Intangible assets
    2,790,529       3,805,707  
Other assets
    92,005       1,657  
Other assets of discontinued operations
    -       775,000  
     Total other assets
    6,233,939       7,933,769  
Total assets
  $ 18,015,741     $ 25,825,170  
                 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
               
Current liabilities:
               
Term and credit notes payable – current portion
  $ 4,955,660     $ 2,324,000  
Accounts payable
    5,646,441       4,431,285  
Deferred revenue
    48,419       112,773  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    1,749,922       1,743,934  
Current liabilities of discontinued operations
    544,184       2,531,601  
     Total current liabilities
    12,944,626       11,143,593  
                 
Long-term liabilities:
               
    Term and credit notes payable – long-term
    -       5,786,806  
    Other long-term liabilities
    378,900       456,340  
    Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations
    213,516       214,829  
     Long-term liabilities
    592,416       6,457,975  
                 
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Preferred stock, $.001 par value:
               
Authorized shares — 5,000,000 — none issued or outstanding
    -       -  
Common stock, $.001 par value:
               
Authorized shares, 200,000,000, issued shares 91,016,847 and
89,959,283, respectively
               
Outstanding shares — 85,499,891 and 84,442,327, respectively
    91,083       89,959  
Additional paid in capital
    111,473,458       110,895,166  
Accumulated deficit
    (104,989,736 )     (100,665,417 )
Treasury stock – 5,516,956 shares
    (2,096,106 )     (2,096,106 )
     Total stockholders’ equity
    4,478,699       8,223,602  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 18,015,741     $ 25,825,170  

The accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.
 
 
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INUVO, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
   
Three Months Ended September 30,
   
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
Net revenue
  $ 14,270,285     $ 9,317,368     $ 34,974,369     $ 30,176,970  
Cost of revenue:
                               
   Affiliate payments
    7,861,565       5,146,762       19,572,820       17,036,009  
   Data acquisition
    564,724       593,431       1,739,497       1,927,391  
   Merchant processing fees and product costs
    27,845       7,768       86,520       124,713  
    Cost of revenue
    8,454,134       5,747,961       21,398,837       19,088,113  
Gross profit
    5,816,151       3,569,407       13,575,532       11,088,857  
Operating expenses:
                               
   Search costs
    1,705,124       113,716       3,059,407       330,284  
   Compensation and telemarketing
    2,525,672       2,882,104       7,808,735       8,052,410  
   Selling, general and administrative
    1,785,609       1,898,327       5,707,928       6,234,764  
    Total operating expenses
    6,016,405       4,894,147       16,576,070       14,617,458  
Operating loss
    (200,254 )     (1,324,740 )     (3,000,538     (3,528,601
Other income(expense):
                               
   Interest income
    1,693       670       2,331       4,600  
   Interest expense
    (134,950 )     (182,296 )     (446,354 )     (546,957 )
   Other income (expense)
    13,134       (2,213 )     13,134       (96,267 )
   Other expenses, net
    (120,123 )     (183,839 )     (430,889 )     (638,624 )
Loss from continuing operations before taxes
    (320,377 )     (1,508,579 )     (3,431,427 )     (4,167,225 )
Income tax expense
    (1,760 )     -       (2,642 )     -  
Net loss from continuing operations
    (322,137 )     (1,508,579 )     (3,434,069 )     (4,167,225 )
Net (loss) income from discontinued operations
    (1,910,302 )     (519,798 )     (890,252 )     584,247  
Net loss
  $ (2,232,439 )   $ (2,028,377 )   $ (4,324,321 )   $ (3,582,978 )
Per common share data:
                               
Basic and diluted:
                               
Net loss from continuing operations
  $ (0.00 )   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.06 )
Net (loss) income from discontinued operations
    (0.02 )     (0.01 )     (0.01 )     0.01  
       Net loss   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.05 )   $ (0.05 )
Weighted average shares (basic and diluted)     85,217,805       65,655,515       84,753,772       65,559,952  
 
The accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.
 
 
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INUVO, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
           
Net loss
  $ (4,324,321 )   $ (3,582,978 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    3,782,870       4,280,572  
Provision for doubtful accounts
    427,000       263,253  
Stock based compensation
    579,416       310,579  
Loss (gain) on sale of discontinued operations
    1,482,757       (288,814 )
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Restricted cash
    467,627       329,118  
Accounts receivable
    (1,456,157 )     3,519,357  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    (22,576 )     (417,634 )
Accounts payable
    1,215,156       (508,351 )
Deferred revenue
    (64,354 )     366,942  
Other accrued expenses and current liabilities
    45,279       316,984  
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations
    2,132,697       4,589,028  
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations
    (246,687 )     (402,392 )
Net cash provided by operating activities
    1,886,010       4,186,636  
                 
Investing activities:
               
Purchases of equipment and software
    (674,671 )     (1,142,201 )
Purchase of names database
    (1,377,151 )     (1,581,823 )
Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations
    247,147       749,985  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (1,804,675 )     (1,974,039 )
                 
Financing activities:
               
Principal payments made on term note payable and other long-term liabilities
    (2,240,200 )      (2,125,608 )
Advances from credit note payable
    25,142,000       26,540,054  
Payments on credit note payable
    (26,182,000 )     (26,889,000 )
Proceeds from the sale of common stock
    -       610,451  
Net cash used in financing activities
    (3,280,200 )     (1,864,103 )
(Decrease) increase in cash
    (3,198,865 )     348,494  
Cash, beginning of period
    4,843,128       360,315  
Cash, end of period
  $ 1,644,263     $ 708,809  
                 
Supplemental information:
               
Interest paid
  $ 428,987     $ 545,433  
                 
Non-cash investing activities:
               
Equipment under capital leases
  $ 19,236     $ 126,368  
 Furniture and Fixtures sold under notes receivable
  $ 140,472     $ -  
MSA Assets sold under notes receivable
  $ 766,636     $ -  

The accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.
 
 
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INUVO, INC.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
Note 1 – Organization and Business and Accounting Policies

Inuvo™, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is an Internet marketing business with two segments:

         
Exchange, and
         
Direct.

The Exchange segment provides the technology, analytics and data services necessary to facilitate business-to-consumer advertising transactions. These solutions help advertisers acquire customers with payment for services to Inuvo occurring either on a pay-per-click, pay-per-lead or pay-per-sale basis. The Exchange has tens of thousands of advertisers and thousands of publisher partners.
 
The Direct segment utilizes various online marketing techniques to acquire leads. Interest in a variety of product offers for the lead is determined through a combination of inbound/outbound calls by a telemarketing representative, email marketing initiatives, postal offers and search traffic driven to our Company owned  and operated websites.
 
The cornerstone of our value proposition for advertisers is our ability to generate high converting leads at an attractive return on investment (“ROI”).  Concurrently, to allow for scale within our advertising exchange, we must also attract high traffic web publishers where competition for advertising space is driven primarily by the amount paid for each offer presented. We believe that greater transparency and alignment between advertisers and publishers, combined with sophisticated analytic technologies that predict fraud and target offers more effectively, will differentiate service providers in this marketplace.
 
We believe we have been on the forefront of these technologies for the past five years. From our click fraud technology, which has successfully proven its ability to eliminate bad traffic, to our introduction of transaction flagging within the Inuvo Platform to the targeting of advertisements based on behavioral information.  We have and will continue to operate our business based on the principle of quality.
 
In October 2009, we brought to market the Inuvo Platform. Within this solution, advertisers create and manage advertising campaigns, web publishers better monetize their available advertising inventory and strategic partners and web developers will soon have the ability to customize their implementation through an application-programming interface (“API”). We see our Company well positioned to capitalize on market trends that play to our technological strengths.
 
A very important by-product of our business is the information produced both on the advertiser side, where we see what kind of products convert, and on the publisher side, where we see what kind of websites attract viewers. This business intelligence allows for improved detection of fraudulent transactions and higher response rates.
 
The significant accounting policies of the Company are described in Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). For interim reporting purposes, the Company follows the same accounting policies and considers each interim period as an integral part of an annual period. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation related to discontinued operations and segment classification.

Discontinued Operations
 
During the second quarter of 2008, the Company made a decision to divest its MarketSmart Advertising, Inc. (“MSA”) operations and, effective August 31, 2010, the Company sold MSA.  Additionally during the second quarter of 2008, the Company ceased operations of its Web Diversity Ltd. (“Web Diversity”) subsidiary. In 2008, the Company also made a decision to divest its Cherish, Inc. (“Cherish”) and Vintacom Florida Inc (“Vintacom”) operations.  On February 17, 2009, the Company concluded the sale of Cherish.  In the second half of 2009, the Company ceased operations of Vintacom.  In July 2010, the Board of Directors approved the plan to sell our Real Estate School Online (“RESO”) business unit.

In March 2010, we determined that as a result of market pressure from credit-card processors, we accelerated our decision to exit the negative-option marketing programs which became part of our Direct segment following the iLead Media, Inc. (“iLead”) acquisition in 2006.
 
 
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Basis of Presentation

The unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries.  All inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2010 and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) have been omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as of and for the year ended December 31, 2009, and filed with the SEC. The interim unaudited consolidated financial information contained herein is not certified or audited; it reflects all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring accruals) which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of the operating results for the periods presented, stated on a basis consistent with that of the audited consolidated financial statements. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year.
 
Reclassification

For comparability, the 2009 unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect reclassifications where appropriate to conform to the interim consolidated financial statement presentation used in 2010.  Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation related to the discontinued operations of iLead and RESO.

Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of the unaudited consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the unaudited consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of net revenue and expenses in the reporting period. The Company regularly evaluates estimates and assumptions related to allowances for doubtful accounts, goodwill and purchased intangible asset valuations, derivatives, deferred income tax asset valuation allowances, stock compensation, and the value of stock options and warrants. The Company bases its estimates and assumptions on current facts, historical experience and on various other factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. The actual results experienced by the Company may differ materially and adversely from management’s estimates. To the extent there are material differences between the estimates and the actual results, future results of operations will be affected.

Credit Risk, Customer and Vendor Evaluation

Accounts receivable are typically unsecured and are derived from sales to customers. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers and maintains allowances for estimated credit losses. The Company applies judgment as to its ability to collect outstanding receivables based primarily on management’s evaluation of the customer’s financial condition and past collection history and records a specific allowance. In addition, the Company records an allowance based on the length of time the receivables are past due.

At September 30, 2010, the Company had one individual customer with accounts receivable balances greater than 10% of the gross accounts receivable from continuing operations. This customer owed approximately $4.0 million or 60.1% of gross accounts receivable from continuing operations at September 30, 2010 and approximately $2.5 million or 41.3% at December 31, 2009. This same customer contributed approximately $11.9 million and $27.7 million or 83.6% and 79.2%, respectively, of total net revenue from continuing operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and approximately $6.1 million and $19.5 million or 65.0% and 64.7%, respectively, of total net revenue from continuing operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Interest Rate Swap Agreement

The Company adopted ASC 825, Financial Instruments (“ASC 825”) on January 1, 2008. ASC 825 permits companies to make an election to carry certain eligible financial assets and liabilities at fair value, even if fair value measurement has not historically been required for such assets and liabilities under GAAP. Upon adoption of ASC 825, the Company made no elections to record assets and liabilities at fair market value. The Company accounts for its interest rate swap agreements in accordance with ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging. This standard requires the Company to recognize all derivatives on the balance sheet at fair value. Our interest rate swap agreement qualifies as a cash flow hedge. Therefore, the effective portion of the fair value change is recorded through other comprehensive income, a component of stockholders’ equity while any ineffectiveness is recorded in the statement of operations.  In March 2009, the Company cancelled its only derivative and incurred a related expense of approximately $94,000 included in Other Expenses on the September 30, 2009 interim unaudited consolidated statements of operations for the nine months then ended.

Liquidity

The Company has experienced losses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010.  Its liquidity has been negatively affected by the corporate restructurings underway since 2008.  The Company’s principal sources of liquidity are cash from operations, cash on hand and its credit facility with Wachovia Bank, N.A. which is coming due in March 2011 as described in Note 6.  The Company intends to refinance the obligation before the maturity date, but cannot be assured that additional financing will be available on favorable terms or at all.
 
 
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Note 2 - Property and Equipment
 
The net carrying value of property and equipment at September 30, 2010 (unaudited) and December 31, 2009 was:
 
   
September 30,
2010
   
December 31,
2009
 
Furniture and fixtures
  $ 427,121     $ 639,107  
Equipment
    3,203,174       3,161,665  
Software
    5,529,593       4,862,195  
Leasehold improvements
    321,873       321,873  
Assets not yet in service
    -       25,912  
     Subtotal
    9,481,761       9,010,752  
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
    6,278,846       4,973,777  
Net property and equipment from continuing operations
  $ 3,202,915     $ 4,036,975  
Net property and equipment from discontinued operations
  $ -     $ 844,193  
     Total
  $ 3,202,915     $ 4,881,168  
 
Note 3 – Goodwill and Intangible Assets
 
The following is a schedule of the Company’s intangible assets from its continuing operations as of September 30, 2010 (unaudited):

 
 
Term
 
Carrying Value
   
Accumulated
Amortization
   
Net Carrying
Value
 
Names database (1)
1-2 Years
  $ 12,645,609     $ (11,094,037 )   $ 1,551,572  
Website development
5 Years
    4,210,000       (3,900,229 )     309,771  
Customer lists
5 Years
    3,895,000       (3,847,814 )     47,186  
Vendor relations
3 Years
    82,000       (82,000 )     -  
Software
3 Years
    95,000       (95,000 )     -  
Reference materials
3-5 Years
    571,000       (571,000 )     -  
Tradenames
 
    882,000       -       882,000  
Total intangible assets
    $ 22,380,609     $ (19,590,080 )   $ 2,790,529  
Goodwill
    $ 3,351,405     $ -     $ 3,351,405  

(1)  Amortization of Names Database included in data acquisition amortization for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 was approximately $489,000 and $1,486,000, respectively.  Amortization of Names Database included in data acquisition amortization for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was approximately $466,000 and $1,357,000, respectively.  The Company does not amortize the carrying value of its Tradenames.
 
 The Company’s amortization expense over the next five years as of September 30, 2010 is as follows:
 
2010
  $ 688,999  
2011
    1,066,239  
2012
    153,291  
2013
    -  
2014
    -  
     Total
  $ 1,908,529  

 
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Note 4 –Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities
 
The accrued expenses and other current liabilities consist of the following as of September 30, 2010 (unaudited) and December 31, 2009:

   
September 30,
2010
   
December 31,
2009
 
Accrued expenses
  $ 1,328,093     $ 977,793  
Accrued affiliate payments
    -       202,153  
Accrued judgment     -       310,450  
Accrued payroll and bonus liabilities
    267,772       76,601  
Capital leases – current portion
    154,057       176,937  
     Total
  $ 1,749,922     $ 1,743,934  

Note 5 – Other Long Term Liabilities
 
Other long term liabilities consisted of the following as of September 30, 2010 (unaudited) and December 31, 2009:
 
   
September 30,
2010
   
December 31,
2009
 
Deferred rent
  $ 284,688     $ 265,473  
Capital leases – less current portion
    94,212       190,867  
     Total
  $ 378,900     $ 456,340  
 
Note 6 – Term and Credit Notes Payable

On December 24, 2009, the Company entered into the Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreements with Wachovia Bank, N.A.(“Wachovia”) pursuant to which the Company restructured its obligations with Wachovia to reallocate the amounts owed to the bank between the term note and the credit note and to extend the due date of the remaining portion of the obligations. Under the terms of the Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreements ("Amended Loan Agreement"), which have superseded all prior loan agreements with Wachovia, the Company issued Wachovia the Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Promissory Note in the principal amount of $5.3 million (the “Credit Note”) and the Second Amended and Restated Term Promissory Note in the principal amount of approximately $4.1 million (the “Term Note”).  Both the Credit Note and Term Note bear interest at the rate of LIBOR plus 7%, with a floor of 7%, (7.26% and 7.23% at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively) and are due on March 31, 2011.  Prior to the restructure, the Company owed Wachovia approximately $6.4 million under the previous credit note, with a maximum borrowing of $8,000,000. As described below, the maximum borrowing was reduced by $2.7 million and reallocated to the balance of the Term Note. The Company is permitted to have aggregate principal advances outstanding under this Credit Note of the lesser of (i) $5.3 million or (ii) 80% of eligible accounts receivable less reserves plus an “over-advance” of $2.1 million through May 31, 2010, after which the “over advance” is reduced to $700,000   at January 1, 2011, and remains at that level through maturity of the Credit Note.  Prior to the restructure, the Company owed Wachovia approximately $1.4 million under the previous term note. As part of the restructure, this amount was increased by $2.7 million.  The Company’s obligations under the loan agreement and the notes continue to be secured by a first priority lien, in favor of Wachovia, on all of the Company assets, including the stock of each of the operating subsidiaries, and are subject to certain financial covenants.

The Company further agreed to reduce the amounts owed Wachovia by approximately $100,000 at closing, $400,000 on or before December 31, 2009 and $500,000 split between March 31, 2010 and July 31, 2010. In addition, 25% of all net proceeds from equity sales made by the Company after July 31, 2010 and 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of any collateral or subsidiary will be used to further reduce our obligations to Wachovia. Under the terms of the loan agreement, the Company used funds from the exercise of warrants as previously disclosed and from the sale of our stock for these reductions, The amounts due under the notes can be accelerated if an event of default occurs as described in the notes, and our outstanding letter of credit of $475,000 must be terminated or replaced by the maturity date of the notes.  The availability under the Credit Note is reduced by the outstanding balance of any letters of credit.
 
Per the Amended Loan Agreement, the Company is required to calculate its borrowing base monthly based on eligible accounts receivable. The Company’s outstanding balance on the Credit Note as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 was approximately $3.6 million and $4.6 million, respectively.  In addition, the Company has approximately $475,000 under a letter of credit with our landlord as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.  The Credit Note availability is calculated as principal less the outstanding balance less the outstanding letters of credit. As of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the Company’s availability under its Credit Note was approximately $1,120,000 and $200,000, respectively.  As of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the Company’s outstanding balance on the Term Loan was approximately $1.4 million and $3.5 million, respectively.
 
 
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On March 29, 2010, the Company entered into a First Amendment to the Amended  Loan Agreement and the Credit Note with Wachovia Bank, which modified certain terms including i) accelerating a scheduled principal payment of $250,000 due on July 31, 2010  to March 29, 2010, ii) reducing the $5.3 million Credit Note to $5.0 million over the term of the agreement, iii) reducing the over-advance provided in the Credit Note from $2.1 million to $700,000 over the term of the agreement ($1.3 million at September 30, 2010) and iv) changing to the covenants as reflected below.

On September 29, 2010, the Company entered into a Second Amendment to the Amended Loan Agreement with Wachovia to add back any loss or closing expenses or deduct any gain, related to the sale of various discontinued operations, in the calculation of the financial covenants as defined below.

Interest Rates; Repayment Terms. Interest on the unpaid principal balance of the Credit Note and Term Note accrues at LIBOR Market Index Rate plus 7% provided further that the interest rate shall in no event be less than 7%. The Credit Note matures on March 31, 2011. Amounts due under the Term Note are payable in monthly payments of $152,000 with any remaining principal due on March 31, 2011. The principal amount of the Term Note will be reduced by the net cash proceeds to the Company upon the sale of MSA and RESO.

Covenants. As detailed further in the First Amendment to the Amended Agreement, so long as there remain any amounts outstanding under the Credit Note, the Company is required to maintain: (1) a “Funded Debt to EBITDA Ratio” (i) as of December 31, 2009 of not more than 4.25 to 1.00; (ii) as of March 31, 2010 of not more than 3.5 to 1.00; (iii) as of June 30, 2010 of not more than 4.0 to 1.00; (iv) as of September 30, 2010 of not more than 2.25 to 1.00; and (v) as of December 31, 2010 of not more than 1.75 to 1.00. This covenant is calculated quarterly, on a rolling four quarter basis; and (2) a “Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” (i) as of December 31, 2009 of not less than 0.50 to 1.00; (ii) as of March 31, 2010 of not less than 0.40 to 1.00; (iii) as of June 30, 2010 of not less than 0.45 to 1.00; (iv) as of September 30, 2010 of not less than 1.00 to 1.00; and (v) as of December 31, 2010 of not less than 1.50 to 1.00. This covenant is calculated quarterly, on a rolling four quarter basis.  In addition, the Company may not, without the approval of Wachovia: (a) make capital expenditures (excluding acquired names and capitalized software) during any calendar year exceeding $500,000; (b) incur any additional indebtedness; or (c) declare or pay dividends.  The Amended Loan Agreement further prohibits the Company from acquiring or investing in, directly or indirectly, or purchasing, redeeming, retiring or otherwise acquiring, directly or indirectly, any stock, securities, or evidence of indebtedness.   The Company was in compliance with all covenants at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.
 
Note 7 - Stock-Based Compensation Plans

The stock option program is a long-term retention program that is intended to attract, retain and provide incentives for talented employees, officers and directors, and to align stockholder and employee interests. We consider our option programs critical to our operation and productivity. Currently, the Company grants options and restricted stock units ("RSUs") from the 2005 Long-Term Incentive Plan ("2005 LTIP") and the 2010 Equity Compensation Plan (“2010 ECP”), approved by the shareholders on June 18, 2010. Option and restricted stock unit vesting periods are generally zero to three years.

As of September 30, 2010, the Company had reserved 7,000,000 shares of common stock for issuance under the 2010 ECP of which 3,809,487 shares were available for grant.

The following table summarizes all stock based compensation grants (unaudited):

   
Stock Options
   
Severance
   
RSU's
   
Available Shares
   
Total
 
2010 ECP
    3,190,513       -       -       3,809,487       7,000,000  
2005 LTIP
    8,238,622       400,000       596,666       764,712       10,000,000  
Other options - Non - LTIP
    415,344       -       -       -       415,344  
   Total
    11,844,479       400,000       596,666       4,574,199       17,415,344  

The fair value of restricted stock units is determined using market value of the common stock on the date of the grant.  The fair value of stock options is determined using the Black-Scholes valuation model.  The use of this valuation model involves assumptions that are judgmental and highly sensitive in the determination of compensation expense and include the expected life of the option, stock price volatility, risk-free interest rate, dividend yield, exercise price, and forfeiture rate. Under ASC 718, “Accounting for Stock Options and Other Stock Based Compensation,” forfeitures are estimated at the time of valuation and reduce expense ratably over the vesting period.  The forfeiture rate, which is estimated at a weighted average of 25.0 percent of unvested options outstanding, is adjusted periodically based on the extent to which actual forfeitures differ, or are expected to differ, from the previous estimate. 
 
 
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As of September 30, 2010, the Company granted options to purchase 937,500 shares of common stock under the 2005 LTIP with an average exercise price of $0.21 per share.  The Company also granted options to purchase 3,190,513 shares of common stock under the newly adopted 2010 ECP with an exercise price of $0.25 per share.   

The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense for all equity incentive plans of approximately $347,000 and approximately $216,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense for all equity incentive plans of approximately $120, 000 and approximately $97,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

At September 30, 2010, the aggregate intrinsic value of all outstanding options was approximately $595,000 with a weighted average remaining contractual term of 4.3 years, of which approximately 3.7 million of the outstanding options are currently exercisable with an aggregate intrinsic value of approximately $127,000, a weighted average exercise price of $0.88 and a weighted average remaining contractual term of 3.3 years.  No options were exercised during either period.  The total compensation cost at September 30, 2010 related to non-vested awards not yet recognized was approximately $0.9 million with an average expense recognition period of 2.1 years.

The following table summarizes information about stock option activity during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 respectively.
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
Options
   
Weighted Average Exercise Price
   
Options
   
Weighted Average Exercise Price
 
Outstanding, beginning of period (December 31)
    9,879,630     $ 0.57       6,730,405     $ 0.89  
Granted
    4,128,013     $ 0.24       2,846,000     $ 0.25  
Forfeited or expired
    (2,163,164 )   $ 0.73       (1,047,899 )   $ 0.97  
Exercised
    -       0.00       -       0.00  
Outstanding, end of period
    11,844,479     $ 0.49       8,528,506     $ 0.61  
Exercisable, end of period
    3,699,084     $ 0.88       1,308,180     $ 1.68  
 
The weighted average grant date fair value of options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $0.24.
 
No option or warrant exercises occurred under any share-based payment arrangements for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 or 2009.
 
In accordance with ASC 718, the fair values of options granted prior to adoption and determined for purposes of disclosure under ASC 718 have not been changed. The fair value of options granted was estimated assuming the following weighted averages:  

   
2010
   
2009
 
  Expected life in years
    5.0       5.0  
  Volatility
    164.7 %     110.8 %
  Risk free interest rate
    1.8 %     2.3 %
  Dividend yield
    0.0 %     0.0 %

Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock over a one year period just prior to the day of issuance of the options.  The expected life of the options is based on the vesting schedule of the option in relation to the overall term of the option.  The risk free interest rate is based on the market yield of the US Treasury Bill with a 5 year term.  The Company does not anticipate paying any dividends so the dividend yield utilized in the model is zero.

Warrants Outstanding
 
As of September 30, 2010, the Company had outstanding warrants for the potential issuance of 6,452,840 shares of common stock. Exercise price ranges from $0.30 to $3.50 as of September 30, 2010. These warrants were primarily issued in connection with private placements and debt issuances.

 In August 2009, the Company issued 400,000 warrants to an investor relations firm as partial compensation for services. The 400,000 warrants are divided into four tranches of 100,000 warrants per tranche with exercises prices of $0.30, $0.50, $1.00 and $1.50. The warrants exercise over a 24 month period on a pro-rata basis and have a term of five years. All of these warrants are exercisable for five years.
 
 
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As a result of the granting of the investor relations warrants, the Company triggered the anti-dilution protection for warrants issued to investors in 2006 as part of their purchase and conversion of Series A Preferred Stock (“Investor Warrants”). As a result of the floor on each warrant the following represents the warrants that were outstanding, the stated exercise price and the adjusted exercise price. The Company issued 5,200,000 warrants with an exercise price of $2.50 per share, which was reduced to the floor of $2.00 per share. The Company issued 2,000,007 warrants with an exercise price of $3.05 per share, which was reduced to the floor of $2.50 per share. The Company issued 1,000,006 warrants with an exercise price of $4.00 per share, which was reduced to the floor of $3.50 per share.  Additionally, during the third quarter of 2009 the Company temporarily, from September 21, 2009 to September 29, 2009 (“Reduction Period”), re-priced the Investor Warrants. The Company provided a modification to the warrant agreements that i) reduced the exercise price from all the warrants ranging from $2.00 - $3.50 per share to $0.27 per share, the market price during the Reduction Period and ii) removed the cashless exercise feature. During the Reduction Period, 2,260,931 warrants were exercised for approximately $600,000.

Common Stock

In the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, we issued an aggregate of 545,098 and 1,124,231 shares of our common stock valued at approximately $122,500 and $232,500, respectively, to our executive officers and certain of our senior management in lieu of cash compensation.  The value of the shares equaled the fair market value of our common stock on the date of issuance.  The recipients were accredited or otherwise sophisticated individuals who had such knowledge and experience in business matters that they were capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in our securities.  The recipients had access to business and financial information concerning our Company.  The securities were issued in reliance on an exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.

Note 8 – Income Taxes
 
The Company is currently open to audit under the statute of limitations by the Internal Revenue Service for the years ending December 31, 2007 through 2009. The Company’s 2004 income tax return was reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service.  No material items were discovered and the review was finalized in 2006.  The Company and its subsidiaries state income tax returns are open to audit under the statute of limitations for the years ending December 31, 2007 through 2009.   
 
The Company examined the evidence related to a recent history of tax losses, the economic conditions in which the Company operates, recent organizational changes, near term projections as well as the recent changes in the financing agreement with Wachovia and concluded that it is unable to support the conclusion that it is more likely than not that any of its deferred income tax assets will be realized.  As a result, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance for the net deferred tax asset.
 
Our policy is to recognize interest and penalties expense, if any, related to uncertain tax positions as a component of income tax expense.  Since the ultimate resolution of uncertain tax positions depends on many factors and assumptions, we are not able to estimate the range of potential changes in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits or the timing of such changes.
 
Note 9 – Discontinued Operations
 
The table below summarizes unaudited financial results for the assets classified as held for sale which is primarily comprised of our MSA, iLead and RESO business units:
 
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
30-Sep
   
30-Sep
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
Revenue
  $ 967,184     $ 6,902,758     $ 7,692,034     $ 18,237,925  
Income (loss) from   discontinued operations before  loss on sale
    (427,545 )     (519,798 )     592,505       584,247  
Loss on sale of discontinued operations
    (1,482,757 )     -       (1,482,757 )     -  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
  $ (1,910,302 )   $ (519,798 )   $ (890,252 )   $ 584,247  
 
 
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During the second quarter of 2008, the Company made a decision to divest its MSA operations and ceased operations of its Web Diversity subsidiary which in total comprised its Advertising Segment. The Company also made a decision to divest its Cherish and Vintacom operations.  On February 17, 2009, the Company concluded the sale of Cherish.  In the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company ceased operations of Vintacom.

On March 1, 2010, the Company, as a result of market pressure from credit-card processors, accelerated its decision to exit the negative-option marketing programs which was part of the Company’s Direct Segment with the acquisition of iLead in 2006. As a result in this change to the iLead business, the Company deemed all remaining intangible assets associated with this business as of December 31, 2009 to be impaired.

On June 3, 2010, we entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Omega Direct Marketing, LLC (“Omega”) to sell all of the gross assets of our Exact Supplements, LLC. business (“Exact”).  The purchase price is 50% of all monthly revenues for the immediate 12 months after the date of the Agreement, less specific costs as defined in the Agreement for revenue from the sold customer base.  We shall recognize gains from the sale of Exact only upon receipt of monies per the Agreement.  During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, we did not recognize any gain or loss from this sale.  Additionally, as all assets of Exact were written off as of December 31, 2009 and, therefore, no gain or loss was recognized on the sale of Exact.  All proceeds, if any, from the sale will be used to reduce the outstanding balance of the Term Note with Wachovia.

In July 2010, the Board of Directors approved the plan to sell our RESO business unit.

On September 24, 2010 we sold the assets of MSA and its related companies Rightstuff, Inc. and Checkup Marketing, Inc., all North Carolina corporations which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Inuvo, Inc. The purchase price of the assets was $766,636, of which $247,147 was paid at closing and the balance is payable in three equal installments of $173,163 each during the 90 days following the closing.   Under the terms of the agreement, the purchaser also assumed certain liabilities related to the purchased assets.  To ensure orderly transition of the business, we agreed to provide the purchaser with hosting services at no cost for 90 days following the closing.  The agreement contains customary indemnification, non-disclosure and non-solicitation provisions. All the proceeds received from the sale of MSA were used to reduce the term note with Wachovia.  Additionally, we will report a non-cash charge in discontinued operations of approximately $1.5 million for the loss on the sale for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010.

Note 10 - Net Loss Per Common Share

During the periods presented, we had securities that could potentially dilute basic earnings per share in the future, but were excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share, as their effect would have been anti-dilutive.  Because we report a net loss for all periods presented, shares associated with stock options and warrants are not included because they are anti-dilutive.  Basic and diluted net loss per share is the same for the periods presented.  Per share data is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding.

Note 11 - Impact of New Accounting Standards Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
In January 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance amending the existing fair value measurements and disclosure guidance. The amendment requires new disclosures regarding the transfers in and out of level 1 and 2 fair value measurements and activity in level 3 fair value measurements. The amendment also clarifies existing disclosures regarding the level of disaggregated information as well as more disclosure around valuation techniques and inputs into fair value measurements. The guidance is effective for interim and annual reporting periods commencing after December 15, 2009, with a portion effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2010. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.
  
Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB, the AICPA, and the SEC did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company’s present or future financial statements.

 Note 12 - Segment Analysis
 
The Company is an Internet marketing services business separated into two reporting segments: Exchange and Direct. The Exchange Segment includes both the technologies and networks required to facilitate business to business transactions. The Direct Segment includes both the products and websites required to market to consumers online, a lead generation business and data collection and distribution.
 
Listed below is a presentation of the unaudited revenue, gross profit and earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and stock based compensation for all reportable industry segments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. We currently only track certain assets at the segment level and therefore assets by segment are not presented below. The Corporate category in the “Earnings (Loss) before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, and Stock Based Compensation” table consists of corporate expenses not allocated to any segment.
 
 
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Net Revenue by Industry Segment

   
Three Months Ended September 30
   
Nine Months Ended September 30
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
Segment:
 
Amount
   
Percent
   
Amount
   
Percent
   
Amount
   
Percent
   
Amount
   
Percent
 
Exchange
  $ 12,594,687       88.3 %   $ 6,739,052       72.3 %   $ 29,555,964       84.5 %   $ 21,478,535       71.2 %
Direct
    1,675,598       11.7 %     2,578,316       27.7 %     5,418,405       15.5 %     8,698,435       28.8 %
Total
  $ 14,270,285       100.0 %   $ 9,317,368       100.0 %   $ 34,974,369       100.0 %   $ 30,176,970       100.0 %

Gross Profit by Industry Segment

   
Three Months Ended
September 30
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
Segment:
 
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
Exchange
  $ 4,707,247     $ 1,835,388     $ 9,926,033     $ 5,311,708  
Direct
    1,108,904       1,734,019       3,649,499       5,777,149  
Total
  $ 5,816,151     $ 3,569,407     $ 13,575,532     $ 11,088,857  

Earnings (Loss) before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization, and Stock Based Compensation by Industry Segment

   
Three Months Ended
September 30
   
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
Segment:
 
2010
   
2009
   
2010
   
2009
 
Exchange
  $ 1,832,225     $ 596,942     $ 3,150,552     $ 1,700,183  
Direct
    425,136       642,202       1,590,824       2,928,716  
Corporate
    (1,019,485 )     (1,187,467 )     (3,367,244 )     (4,138,686 )
Total
  $ 1,237,876     $ 51,677     $ 1,374,132     $ 490,213  

Note 13 – Subsequent Events

We have evaluated all events that occurred after the balance sheet date but before our consolidated financial statements were available to determine if they must be reported.  Our management determined that there were no reportable subsequent events to be disclosed.
 
 
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ITEM 2.      MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

Certain statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and elsewhere in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical, including statements regarding management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, representations, plans or predictions of the future and are typically identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate” “intend,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “should,” and “could.”  These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, our lack of profitable operating history, changes in our business, potential need for additional capital and the other additional risks and uncertainties that are set forth in the “Risk Factors” section, the “Legal Proceedings” section, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition” section and other sections of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as well as in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The risk factors described in our Form 10-K are not the only risks we face.  Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we deem immaterial also may materially adversely effect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.   The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments, except as required by law. The following discussion should also be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.  

Overview

We are an Internet marketing business with two segments:

      
Exchange, and
      
Direct.

The Exchange segment provides the technology, analytics and data services necessary to facilitate business-to-consumer advertising transactions. These solutions help advertisers acquire customers with payment for services to Inuvo occurring either on a pay-per-click, pay-per-lead or pay-per-sale basis. The Exchange has tens of thousands of advertisers and thousands of publisher partners.
 
The Direct segment utilizes various online marketing techniques to acquire leads. Interest in a variety of product offers for the lead is determined through a combination of inbound/outbound calls by a telemarketing representative, email marketing initiatives, postal offers and search traffic driven to our Company owned  and operated websites.
 
The cornerstone of our value proposition for advertisers is our ability to generate high converting leads at an attractive return on investment (ROI). Concurrently, to allow for scale within our advertising exchange, we must also attract high traffic web publishers where competition for advertising space is driven primarily by the amount paid for each offer presented. We believe that greater transparency and alignment between advertisers and publishers, combined with sophisticated analytic technologies that predict fraud and target offers more effectively, will differentiate service providers in this marketplace.
 
We believe we have been on the forefront of these technologies for the past five years. From our click fraud detection technology, which has successfully proven its ability to eliminate bad traffic, to our introduction of transaction flagging within the Inuvo Platform to the targeting of advertisements based on behavioral information.  We have and will continue to operate our business based on the principle of quality.
 
In October 2009, we brought to market the Inuvo Platform. Within this solution, advertisers create and manage advertising campaigns, web publishers better monetize their available advertising inventory and we and strategic partners can develop new applications via application-programming interfaces (APIs). We see our Company well positioned to capitalize on market trends that play to our technological strengths.
 
A very important by-product of our business is the information produced both on the advertiser side, where we see what kind of products convert, and on the publisher side, where we see what kind of websites attract viewers. This business intelligence allows for improved detection of fraudulent transactions and higher response rates.
 
In 2010, we continued the transformation of the company that began in early 2009.  During the second quarter of 2010, we made a decision to divest our Market Smart Advertising, Inc. (“MSA”) operations and, effective August 31, 2010, we concluded the sale of MSA.  Additionally, in March 2010, we determined, due to a combination of market and strategic reasons, to exit the company owned and operated negative-option marketing programs, which was part of our Direct segment following the acquisition of iLead Media, Inc. (“iLead”) in 2006.  This business had historically represented as much as 20% of our historical revenue from continuing operations.  No revenue in the third quarter came from this former operation.
 
During 2010, we will continue to balance our desire to capture greater market share through investments in technology, sales and marketing with the capital limitations of our operations and debt/equity financing.
 
 
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Results of Operations
 
While we continue the significant transformation that began in 2009 and which has included the elimination of positions, the sale of businesses with low correlation to our core mission and the reorganization of our operations along two business segments, our continuing operations enjoyed an approximate 53% revenue growth for the third quarter of 2010 over the same quarter of the prior year.
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2010 as Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2009
 
Net Revenue

Total net revenue from our Exchange and Direct segments for three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 were as follows (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Revenue
   
2009
   
% of
Revenue
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Exchange segment
  $ 12,595       88.3 %   $ 6,739       72.3 %   $ 5,856       86.9 %
Direct segment
    1,675       11.7 %     2,578       27.7 %     (903 )     (35.0 )%
     Total net revenue
  $ 14,270       100.0 %   $ 9,317       100.0 %   $ 4,953       53.2 %
 
Net revenue from our Exchange segment increased 87% over the same quarter last year primarily due to the number of transactions driven through our owned and operated properties and our affiliates.  The Company serves hundreds of thousands of individual advertisers within the business.  Access to those advertisers comes principally through our relationship with a top three search engine.  For the three months ended September 30, 2010, 94.6% of our net revenue in our Exchange segment was attributable to this relationship as compared to 89.8% for the same period in 2009.

The decline in net revenue from our Direct segment of approximately $903,000  in the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the same period of 2009 was primarily due to a decrease in Primary Ads platform revenue of approximately $499,000  as a result of our decision to retire the Primary Ads service and migrate customers to our Exchange segment platform. Net revenue from our BabytoBee business was approximately $1.6 million in three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to approximately $2.0 million for the comparable period in 2009. The decrease of 18.9% was due to a decline in lead volumes and lower revenue generated from telesales.  The conversion, in August 2010, to a new Florida-based outsourced facility caused a “ramp up” period that temporarily had a negative effect on lead revenues.  As we diversify and expand our lead sources, we believe we can increase our lead volume and revenue.

Cost of Revenue and Gross Profit

Cost of revenue, which includes affiliate payments, data acquisition, merchant processing fees and product costs, were as follows ( unaudited):

   
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
% of Revenue
   
2009
% of Revenue
   
 
% Change
 
                   
Affiliate payments
    55.1 %     55.2 %     (0.1 )%
Data acquisition
    4.0 %     6.4 %     (2.4 )%
Merchant processing fees and product costs
    0.1 %     0.1 %     (0.0 )%
     Total cost of revenue as a percentage of net revenue
    59.2 %     61.7 %     (2.5 )%

The lower affiliate payments in the third quarter of 2010 as a percentage of revenue compared to the same period in 2009 is due to a higher percentage of search transactions with owned and operated websites.  We anticipate that these costs will continue to increase in dollar amounts as revenue from the Inuvo platform and our search network increases but to decrease as a percentage of revenue as we focus on managing the revenue generated from our owned and operated websites.

The decrease in data acquisition in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 is due primarily to email distribution costs tied to our Direct segment as revenue from our BabytoBee website has decreased over this same period.

 
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Consistent with the changes in our net revenues and cost of revenues described above, our gross margin increased to 40.7% during the three months ended September 30, 2010 from 38.3% in the same period in 2009.  This increase in margin is due to the increasing percentage of revenue derived from owned and operated websites.  Overall, gross profit increased approximately $2.2 million during the three months ended September 30, 2010 from the comparable period in 2009.

The following table provides information on gross profit by operating segment for each of the periods presented (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Gross Profit
   
2009
   
% of
Gross Profit
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Exchange segment
  $ 4,707       80.9 %   $ 1,835       51.4 %   $ 2,872       156.5 %
Direct segment
    1,109       19.1 %     1,734       48.6 %     (625 )     (36.0 )%
     Total gross profit
  $ 5,816       100.0 %   $ 3,569       100.0 %   $ 2,247       63.0 %

Gross profit in our Exchange segment increased in the third quarter of 2010 from the comparable period in 2009 as the result of our increased search spending in 2010 compared to 2009.  For the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, gross margin of our Exchange segment was approximately 37.4% and 27.2%, respectively, of Exchange segment net revenue.

The decrease in gross profit in our Direct segment during the three months ended September 30, 2010 from the comparable period in 2009 is primarily attributed to a reduction in revenue and lead volumes noted above.  Gross margin in our Direct segment for the third quarters of 2010 and 2009 were approximately 66.2% and 67.2%, respectively.  The decrease in margin in the Direct segment is due to the relatively fixed nature of our direct costs in this segment which was impacted by the lower revenue noted above.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses, which consist of search costs, compensation and telemarketing, and selling, general and administrative expenses were as follows (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Revenue
   
2009
   
% of
Revenue
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Search costs
  $ 1,705       11.9 %   $ 114       1.2 %   $ 1,591       1,395.6 %
Compensation and telemarketing
    2,526       17.7 %     2,882       30.9 %     (356 )     (12.4 )%
Selling, general and administrative
    1,785       12.6 %     1,898       20.4 %     (113 )     (6.0 )%
     Total other operating expenses
  $ 6,016       42.2 %   $ 4,894       52.5 %   $ 1,122       22.9 %

In addition to incurring operating expenses specifically attributable for each of our segments, we also incur expenses associated with our corporate operations, which include compensation, professional fees, facility cost, connectivity, insurance, travel and entertainment.  Operating expenses by segment, as well as with our corporate operations, were as follows (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Revenue
   
2009
   
% of
Revenue
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Exchange segment
  $ 2,875       20.1 %   $ 1,659       17.8 %   $ 1,216       73.3 %
Direct segment
    1,172       8.3 %     1,881       20.2 %     (709 )     (37.7 )%
Corporate
    1,969       13.8 %     1,354       14.5 %     615       45.4 %
     Total
  $ 6,016       42.2 %   $ 4,894       52.5 %   $ 1,122       22.9 %

The increase of operating expenses in our Exchange segment was primarily attributed to an increase in search spend expenses of $1.6 million that was partially offset by reductions in depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $172,000 .  This increase in search spend is a result of our strategic initiative to promote our owned and operated web sites.

The decline in operating expenses in our Direct segment was primarily attributed to a reduction in depreciation of approximately  $318,000  and to a decrease in payroll and telemarketing expenses of approximately $345,000 .

The increase in corporate expenses is due to an increase in bad debt expense of approximately $129,000, an increase in depreciation and amortization of approximately $690,000 million, an increase in payroll and related expenses of approximately $149,000 partially offset by decreases in other operating expenses of approximately 353,000  as management reduced expenditures.
 
 
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Other Income (Expense)

Interest expense which is related to our borrowings from Wachovia Bank, N.A. decreased by approximately $48,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009 due primarily to the reduction in principal balances on the borrowings.

Net (Loss) Income From Discontinued Operations

The loss from discontinued operations in the three months ended September 30, 2010 was approximately $1.9 million compared to approximately $520,000  during the same period in 2009 and is primarily attributed to the loss on the sale of MSA of approximately $1.5 million in the 2010 period with no comparable loss in 2009 and the reduction of income from   the iLead business which was discontinued on March 1, 2010.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 as Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009
 
Net Revenue

Total net revenue from our Exchange and Direct segments for nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 were as follows (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Revenue
   
2009
   
% of
Revenue
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Exchange segment
  $ 29,556       84.5 %   $ 21,479       71.2 %   $ 8,077       37.6 %
Direct segment
    5,418       15.5 %     8,698       28.8 %     (3,280 )     (37.7 )%
     Total net revenue
  $ 34,974       100.0 %   $ 30,177       100.0 %   $ 4,797       15.9 %

Net revenue from our Exchange segment increased 38% over the same period last year primarily due to the number of transactions driven through our owned and operated properties and our affiliates. The Company serves hundreds of thousands of individual advertisers within the business.  Access to those advertisers comes principally through our relationship with a top three search engine.  The search network is concentrated on a limited number of customers.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, 93.7% of our net revenue in our Exchange segment was attributable to this relationship as compared to 90.9% for the same period in 2009.  A loss of, or reduction of revenue from, this partner could have a significant negative impact on the revenue of this segment and the Company.

The decline in net revenue from our Direct segment of approximately $3.3 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the same period of 2009 was primarily due to a decrease in Primary Ads platform revenue of approximately $2.2 million as a result of our decision to retire the Primary Ads service and migrate certain customers to the Inuvo platform in our Exchange segment.  Net revenue from our BabytoBee business was approximately $5.3 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to approximately $6.4 million for the comparable period in 2009, a decrease of 16.5% was due to a decline in lead volumes and lower revenue generated from telesales. The conversion, in August 2010, to a new Florida-based outsourced facility caused a “ramp up” period that temporarily had a negative effect on lead revenues. As we diversify and expand our lead sources, we believe we can increase our lead volume and revenue in this business.

Cost of Revenue and Gross Profit

To better present our results of operations in a way that allows for better transparency and understanding, in 2009 we expanded the operating expense category of our consolidated results of operations to include the components of cost of revenue and other operating expenses.  Cost of revenue, which includes affiliate payments, data acquisition, merchant processing fees and product costs, were as follows:

   
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
% of Revenue
   
2009
% of Revenue
   
%
Change
 
Affiliate payments
    56.0 %     56.5 %     (0.5 )%
Data acquisition
    5.0 %     6.4 %     (1.4 )%
Merchant processing fees and product costs
    0.2 %     0.4 %     (0.2 )%
     Total cost of revenue as a percentage of net revenue
    61.2 %     63.3 %     (2.1 )%

 
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The lower affiliate payments in the first nine months of 2010 as a percentage of revenue compared to the same period in 2009 is due to a higher percentage of search transactions with owned and operated websites.  We anticipate that these costs will continue to increase as revenue from the Inuvo platform and our search network increases but at a lower percentage of revenues as we focus on managing the revenues generated from owned and operated websites.

The decrease in data acquisition in the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 is due primarily to email distribution costs tied to our Direct segment as revenue from our BabytoBee website has decreased over this same period.

Consistent with the changes in our net revenues and cost of revenues described above, our gross margin increased to 38.9% in the first nine months of 2010 from 36.7% in the same period in 2009.  As a result, gross profit increased approximately $2.5 million in the first nine months of 2010 from the comparable period in 2009.  The following table provides information on gross profit by operating segment for each of the periods presented (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Gross Profit
   
2009
   
% of
Gross Profit
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Exchange segment
  $ 9,926       73.1 %   $ 5,312       47.9 %   $ 4,614       86.9 %
Direct segment
    3,650       26.9 %     5,777       52.1 %     (2,127 )     (36.8 )%
     Total gross profit
  $ 13,576       100.0 %   $ 11,089       100.0 %   $ 2,487       22.4 %

Gross profit in our Exchange segment increased in the first nine months of 2010 from the comparable period in 2009 as the result of our increased search spending in 2010 compared to 2009.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, gross profit of our Exchange segment was approximately 33.6% and 24.7%, respectively, of Exchange segment net revenue.
 
The decrease in gross profit in our Direct segment in first nine months of 2010 from the comparable period in 2009 is primarily attributed to a reduction in revenue as noted above.  Gross profit in our Direct segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 were 67.4% and 66.4%, respectively, of Direct segment net revenue.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses, which consist of search costs, compensation and telemarketing and selling, general and administrative expenses were as follows (in thousands and unaudited):
 
   
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Revenue
   
2009
   
% of
Revenue
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Search costs
  $ 3,059       8.7 %   $ 330       1.1 %   $ 2,729       827.1 %
Compensation and telemarketing
    7,809       22.3 %     8,052       26.7 %     (243 )     (3.0 )%
Selling, general and administrative
    5,708       16.4 %     6,235       20.7 %     (527 )     (8.5 )%
     Total other operating expenses
  $ 16,576       47.4 %   $ 14,617       48.5 %   $ 1,959       13.4 %

In addition to incurring operating expenses specifically attributable for each of our segments, we also incur expenses associated with our corporate operations, which include compensation, professional fees, facility cost, connectivity, insurance, travel and entertainment.  Operating expenses by segment, as well as operating expense associated with our corporate operations, were as follows (in thousands and unaudited):

   
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
   
2010
   
% of
Revenue
   
2009
   
% of
Revenue
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Exchange segment
  $ 7,190       20.6 %   $ 4,945       16.4 %   $ 2,245       45.4. %
Direct segment
    3,987       11.4 %     5,156       17.1 %     (1,169 )     (22.7 )%
Corporate
    5,399       15.4 %     4,516       14.9 %     883       19.6 %
     Total
  $ 16,576       47.4 %   $ 14,617       48.4 %   $ 1,959       13.4 %
 
 
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The increase of operating expenses in our Exchange segment was primarily attributed to an increase in search spend expenses of $2.7 million that was partially offset by reductions in depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $0.8 million. This increase in search spend is a result of our strategic initiative to promote our owned and operated web sites.

The decline in operating expenses in our Direct segment is due to primarily to decreases in payroll and telemarketing costs of $587,000 , a reduction of bad debt expense of approximately $161,000  and a reduction of depreciation and amortization of  approximately $508,000 .

We will continue to manage and reduce operating expenses including through a reduction in headcount, professional fees and other SG&A expenses, which will be partially offset by increases in Exchange segment search costs.

The increase in Corporate expenses in the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 is due to an increase in bad debt expense of approximately $263,000  and an increase in depreciation and amortization of $1.2 million partially offset by reductions in payroll and related expenses of approximately $621,000 .

Other Income (Expense)

Interest expense which is related to our borrowings from Wachovia Bank, N.A. decreased by approximately $101,000 during the first nine months of 2010 as compared to 2009 due primarily to the reduction in principal balances on the borrowings.

Additionally, the Company recorded other expense of approximately $94,000 in 2009 which related to the cancellation of the interest rate swap with no comparable item in 2010.

Net (Loss) Income From Discontinued Operations

The decline in income from discontinued operations in the first nine months of 2010 is primarily attributed to the one-time loss on the sale of MSA of $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared to a one-time gain on the sale of the dating business of approximately $288,000 in the first quarter of 2009.   Additionally, the iLead business was discontinued on March 1, 2010 contributing less income in 2010 compared to 2009.
 
 
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Liquidity and Capital Resources

Liquidity is the ability of a company to generate adequate amounts of cash to meet the company’s needs for cash. Our principal sources of liquidity are cash from operations, cash on hand and the credit facility with Wachovia Bank, N.A.  In addition, during the third and fourth quarters of 2009, we raised approximately $4.8 million in additional working capital through the exercise of warrants and sale of our securities.  We do not have any commitments for capital expenditures which come due within the next 12 months.  Due to the maturity in March 2011 of the Wachovia term and credit notes under the credit facility, we do not believe, that our existing cash, bank credit note and cash generated from operations will be sufficient to satisfy our anticipated cash needs, through the next 12 months.  However, the Company intends to refinance the balance of the obligation to Wachovia before the maturity date.  While we do not have any firm commitments, we reasonably believe as a result of our improved financial condition and having reduced the amount due to Wachovia that we will be able to refinance the obligations upon terms and conditions which are acceptable to us.  Our liquidity has been negatively affected by the corporate restructuring underway since 2008 including the discontinuance of the iLead business in March 2010 which generated approximately $2.7 million in revenue in 2009.  As a result in the first quarter of 2010, we implemented a cost reduction plan to offset this lost business which generally included a reduction in employees and related expenses.  Additionally, during the first nine months of 2010, our executive officers and certain of our senior management have accepted shares of our common stock, valued at fair market value, in lieu of cash compensation totaling $232,500 in an effort to conserve our cash resources.  We may seek to raise additional capital through public or private equity financings in order to fund our operations, take advantage of favorable business opportunities, develop and upgrade our technology infrastructure, develop new product and service offerings, take advantage of favorable conditions in capital markets, sell certain of our operations or respond to competitive pressures in an effort to maintain our market position.  We cannot be assured that additional financing will be available on favorable terms to us, or at all.  If we issue additional equity, our existing stockholders may experience substantial dilution.

 Net cash provided by operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 totaled $1.9 million and resulted primarily from an increase in accounts payable of $1.2 million, offset by an increase in accounts receivable of $1.5 million, , and the loss from operations of $4.3 million.   Net cash provided by operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 totaled $4.2 million and resulted primarily from an increase in accounts receivable of $3.5 million, a decrease in accounts payable of $508,000 , and the loss from operations of $3.6 million.
Net cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 totaled $1.8 million and resulted from $1.4 million spent on Names database and approximately $675,000 for purchases of equipment and software.  Additionally, we received approximately $247,000 from the sale of MSA.  Net cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 totaled $2.0 million and resulted from $1.6 million spent on Names database and  $1.1 million used for purchases of equipment and software both of which were partially offset by a gain on the sale of discontinued operations of approximately $750,000.

Net cash used in financing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $3.3 million and resulted primarily from the net repayments under our bank term note and credit facility.   Net cash used in financing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $1.9 million and resulted primarily from the net payments under our bank term note and credit facility.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of the date of this report, we do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors. The term "off-balance sheet arrangement" generally means any transaction, agreement or other contractual arrangement to which an entity unconsolidated with us is a party, under which we have any obligation arising under a guarantee contract, derivative instrument or variable interest or a retained or contingent interest in assets transferred to such entity or similar arrangement that serves as credit, liquidity or market risk support for such assets.
 
 
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ITEM 3.       QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

Not applicable to a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 4T.    CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures for us.  Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and procedures designed to reasonably assure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as this report, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods prescribed by SEC rules and regulations, and to reasonably assure that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Our management does not expect that our disclosure controls or our internal controls will prevent all errors and fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. In addition, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake.  Additionally, controls can be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people or by management override of the controls. The design of any systems of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions. Over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. Because of these inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.

As required by Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as of September 30, 2010, the end of the period covered by this report, our management concluded its evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. As of the evaluation date, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, concluded that we maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are effective in providing reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods prescribed by SEC rules and regulations, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with our evaluation that occurred during our last fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.        LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

Johannesburg v Inuvo, Inc., successor in interest to Real Estate School Online, Inc., Case No. 07-L-253, Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Illinois Peoria County.  On July 13, 2007, Perry Johannesburg, former employee, filed a breach of employment contract action.  Judgment was entered against us in this matter on December 8, 2009 in the amount of approximately $300,000 as to Count I and $500,000 as to Count II of the complaint.   Upon motion by us, the court vacated the judgment as to Count II on February 19, 2010.  During the second quarter of 2010, we settled the both counts with Mr. Johannesburg for approximately $340,000.

ITEM 1A.     RISK FACTORS.

Not applicable to a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 2.        UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

In the three months ended September 30, 2010, we issued an aggregate of 545,098 shares of our common stock valued at approximately $122,000 to our executive officers and certain of our senior management in lieu of cash compensation.  The value of the shares equaled the fair market value of our common stock on the date of issuance.  The recipients were accredited or otherwise sophisticated individuals who had such knowledge and experience in business matters that they were capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in our securities.  The recipients had access to business and financial information concerning our company.  The securities were issued in reliance on an exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.

ITEM 3.        DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

None.

ITEM 4.        SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

None.

ITEM 5.        OTHER INFORMATION.
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On September 29, 2010, the Company entered into a Second Amendment to the Amended Loan Agreement with Wachovia to add back any loss or closing expenses or deduct any gain, related to the sale of various discontinued operations, in the calculation of the financial covenants.
 
ITEM 6.        EXHIBITS.
 
10.51  Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement dated September 29, 2010
31.1   Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) certificate of Chief Executive Officer
31.2  Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) certificate of Chief Financial Officer
32.1  Section 1350certification of Chief Executive Officer
32.2  Section 1350certification of Chief Financial Officer
                             
 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
  INUVO, INC.  
       
Date: November 3, 2010
By:
/s/ Richard K. Howe  
   
Richard K. Howe,
Chief Executive Officer, principal executive officer
 
       
 
Date: November 3, 2010 
By:
 /s/ Wallace D. Ruiz  
   
Wallace D. Ruiz,
Chief Financial Officer, principal financial and accounting officer
 



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