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Organization and Business

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Organization and Business
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Business
Organization and Business
 
Company Overview
 
We develop technology that connects advertisers with consumers through interactions with Inuvo ad-units on websites and apps across devices. The Inuvo MarketPlace provides the means to interact with tens of thousands of advertisers (Demand) and tens of thousands of online publishers (Supply). We interact with Demand/Supply constituents directly and indirectly. We serve ads within content, video and images. We target ads to consumers using our proprietary ConceptGraph machine learning technology that includes a database of 800 million machine profiles. We earn revenue when consumers view and click on our ads. We touch 90% of all US households weekly. Our business scales as we add Demand and Supply relationships with many barriers to entry including the ability to process hundreds of thousands of transactions per second.

Our intellectual property is protected by eleven issued and eight pending patents. We count among our many contractual relationships, three clients who collectively manage over 50% of all US digital advertising budgets. Included within our Supply portfolio is a collection of owned websites such as alot.com and earnspendlive.com, where we create content in health, finance, travel, careers, auto, education and living categories. These sites provide the means to test ad-tech, while also delivering high quality consumers to advertisers through interaction with proprietary content in the form of images, videos, slideshows and the written word.

In February 2017, we entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NetSeer, Inc. ("NetSeer") which allowed us to advance our technology strategy while increasing both the number of advertisers and publishers within the Inuvo MarketPlace. We exchanged 3,529,000 shares of Inuvo common stock and assumed approximately $6.8 million of specified liabilities in this business combination (See Note 13).

We are focused on growth and expect to generate a positive cash flow for the long term. We expect to continue to make strategic investments principally in these areas: marketing technology that helps drive traffic to our owned websites; ad-units that perform better for publishers; demand technology that optimizes advertiser choices; supply technology that optimizes publisher yield; and audience targeting technology that improves the alignment of advertising with consumer and yield.
 
Through December 31, 2016, we reported our business as two segments. Both business segments recognize revenue identically. Virtually all the revenue generated within digital publishing comes from our advertising technology. Operationally, these websites are no different from any other website we serve ads to and in this regard, have always been managed internally as an additional source of supply for our ad serving technology. As a result, starting in the first quarter of 2017, we began reporting as a single segment. We believe this will in fact bring more clarity to shareholders.

Liquidity

On March 27, 2017, we amended our Business Financing Agreement with Western Alliance Bank ("Western Alliance Bank"), the parent company of Bridge Bank, N.A., our original lender (see Note 5). The amendment, while providing continued access to the revolving line of credit up to $10 million through September 2018, included the collateral acquired in the NetSeer asset acquisition and modified certain financial covenants. On July 31, 2017, we entered into the Ninth Business Financing Modification Agreement with Western Alliance Bank. The amendment changed certain financial ratios, definitions, the advance rate, the finance charge and the non-formula availability. As of June 30, 2017, the balance of the revolving line of credit was $5.0 million and had approximately $1.7 million of available credit. Though the revolving line of credit and cash generated by operations is expected to provide sufficient cash for operations over the next twelve months, we may still elect to sell stock to the public or to selected investors, or borrow under the current or any replacement line of credit or other debt instruments in order to fund the development of our technologies, make acquisitions, pursue new business opportunities or grow existing businesses.

Customer concentration

We generate the majority of our revenue from two Demand side customers, Yahoo! and Google. At June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, these two customers combined accounted for 62.0% and 98.6%, respectively, of our gross accounts receivable balance. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, these two customers combined accounted for 80.0% and 84.0% of net revenue, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, these two customers combined accounted for 98.6% and 98.0% of net revenue, respectively. The reduction in the Yahoo! and Google concentration is the result of additional sources of Demand, primarily due to the NetSeer acquisition.

Though declining as a percentage of overall revenue, we still source the majority of our Demand through relationships with Yahoo! and Google where we have access to advertiser budgets indirectly. While this strategy creates a concentration risk, we believe that it also provides upside opportunities including; access to hundreds of thousands of advertisers across geographies; the ability to scale our business across verticals; an avoidance of the sales costs associated with a large direct to advertisers’ sales force; access to innovation; overall media budget market insights; attractive payment terms; and low risk on receivables.