VERI Veritone

Filed: 4 May 21, 4:12pm












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 4, 2021


Veritone, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




1515 Arapahoe St., Tower 3, Suite 400

Denver, Colorado



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (888) 507-1737


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share




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Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On May 4, 2021, Veritone, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021, as well as its outlook for certain financial measures for the second quarter and full year of 2021.  The press release issued by the Company in connection with the announcement is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.


This information shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as may be set forth by specific reference in such a filing.    



Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures


In the press release attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1, the Company has supplemented its financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with non-GAAP financial measures.  These non-GAAP financial measures and the reasons for their inclusion, as well as the limitations on the usefulness of such information to an investor, are described below.


The Company has provided a non-GAAP measure of “gross profit,” which is the Company’s revenue less its cost of revenue, and non-GAAP measures of “Non-GAAP net loss” and “Non-GAAP net loss per share,” which represent the Company’s net loss and net loss per share, adjusted to exclude interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation expense, amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, a reserve for state sales taxes, charges related to a facility sublease and severance costs, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.   The Company has also provided guidance regarding its expected Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter and full year of 2021.  


Tables detailing the items excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciling such non-GAAP results and guidance with the Company’s GAAP results and guidance are included following the financial statements that are a part of the press release. The tables also include a breakdown of GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net income (loss) and these excluded items between the Company’s core operations and corporate. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss) or any other financial measures so calculated and presented, nor as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Other companies (including the Company’s competitors) may define Non-GAAP net loss or Non-GAAP net loss per share differently.


In addition, following the financial statements attached to the press release, the Company has provided supplemental non-GAAP measures of gross profit, operating expenses, loss from operations, other (expense) income, net, and loss before income taxes, excluding the items excluded from Non-GAAP net loss as noted above that are applicable to such measures, and reconciling such non-GAAP measures to the applicable GAAP measures.


The Company has provided these non-GAAP measures in addition to its GAAP results because management believes that they are important supplemental measures of performance that are commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in its industry. Management also uses this information internally for forecasting and budgeting. This non-GAAP financial information may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company or predictive of potential future results. Investors should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results reported in accordance with GAAP.







Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



Press Release dated May 4, 2021 (furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and not deemed filed).


Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 4, 2021

Veritone, Inc.






/s/ Michael L. Zemetra



Michael L. Zemetra



Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer



and Treasurer