|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2014
|Customer Concentration [Abstract]|
12. Customer Concentration
The Company's revenues were historically highly dependent on two customers: LinkedIn and the Apollo Group. The Company anticipates that the end of its reseller relationship with LinkedIn and the Apollo Group will materially and adversely affect the Company's business, operating results and financial condition. As discussed below, our agreement with LinkedIn terminated on March 29, 2014 and our agreement with the Apollo Group terminated on October 9, 2014.
The following table shows significant concentrations in our revenues and accounts receivable for the periods indicated.
On November 12, 2012, we entered into a diversity recruitment partnership agreement with LinkedIn, which became effective on January 1, 2013 and terminated on March 29, 2014. Pursuant to our agreement, LinkedIn could resell diversity-based job postings to its customers, as well as recruitment advertising on our websites. Our agreement with LinkedIn provided that LinkedIn make fixed quarterly payments to us in the amount of $500,000 per quarter. The fixed quarterly payments were payable regardless of sales volumes or any other performance metric. Under the LinkedIn agreement, we also could have earned commissions for sales of our services by LinkedIn in excess of certain thresholds. As a result of the termination of the agreement, LinkedIn is no longer a reseller of our products or services and we no longer receive the fixed quarterly payments of $500,000 or have the potential to earn additional commission revenue from LinkedIn. Also, as part of the termination agreement, we no longer have post termination restrictions on our ability to sell any employers our diversity recruitment services. Additionally, as part of our termination with LinkedIn, we will provide ongoing job postings and reporting for those employers to whom LinkedIn sold our diversity recruitment services. We are not restricted from entering into a direct recruitment relationship with those companies that are using our products and services via the LinkedIn reseller agreement. We did not earn a commission from LinkedIn during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013. Our revenue derived from the LinkedIn contract during the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $0 and $500,000, respectively, and $494,444 and $1,500,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
On September 30, 2013, the Company enhanced its diversity recruitment offerings by acquiring Personnel Strategies, Inc. (PSI), a company that had been operating diversity focused job fairs throughout the United States for over 20 years. PSI is now being operated as the events division of the Company, creating networking events that assist corporations in their compliance initiatives, while providing diverse professionals with face-to-face time with corporate recruiters. Revenue from the events business was $236,295 and $0 for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $481,426 and $0 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
On June 30, 2014, the Company entered into Licensing Agreements with AudioEye, Inc. which gives the Company certain rights to market, sell, distribute and incorporate into its services the proprietary software product known as Audio Internet within the United States to its current and future customers. Audio Internet is a technology that utilizes patented architecture to deliver a fully accessible audio equivalent of a visual website or mobile website in a compliant format that can be navigated, utilized, interacted with and transacted from without the use of a monitor or mouse.
The first licensing agreement (First Agreement) allows the Company to sell the products to customers in the private sector, corporate and enterprise online jobs posting and e-recruiting markets. The First Agreement specifically excludes sales to SAP AG and Monster Worldwide, Inc. The First Agreement gives the Company exclusive rights to sell within the United States for the first twelve months and on a non-exclusive basis thereafter. The Company paid AudioEye, Inc. a license fee of $225,000 for the license and agreed to pay a royalty fee of 12% of revenue generated from the sales and/or licensing of the Audio Internet product. The $225,000 license fee has been recorded as prepaid license fee in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2014 and is being amortized over the twelve month term of the First Agreement.
The second licensing agreement (Second Agreement) allows the Company to sell the products to customers that are Federal, State or local governmental entities (excluding SAP AG and Monster Worldwide, Inc.) within the United States on an exclusive basis for the first twelve months and a non-exclusive basis thereafter. The Company paid AudioEye, Inc. a license fee of $225,000 for the license and agreed to pay a royalty fee of 12% of revenue generated from the sales and/or licensing of the Audio Internet product. The $225,000 license fee has been recorded as prepaid license fee in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2014 and is being amortized over the twelve month term of the Second Agreement.
In addition the Company entered into a two year Sales Representation Agreement with AudioEye, Inc. which designates the Company as the exclusive agent of the product within the markets for twelve months and a non-exclusive agent thereafter. AudioEye, Inc. paid the Company a non-refundable service fee of $450,000 for marketing and sales services and agreed to pay a commission of 25% of gross service and support fees billed to the end users by AudioEye, Inc. The $450,000 payment from AudioEye, Inc. has been recorded as customer deposits in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2014 and is being amortized over the twelve month term of the Sales Representation Agreement.
On September 9, 2014, the Company received written notice from Apollo Group of Apollo Group's voluntary termination without cause of the Apollo Agreement., effective October 9, 2014.
The Apollo Agreement provided that Apollo Group pay a fixed monthly fee of $116,667 for the following services provided by the Company to Apollo Group: (1) access to the hosted service for University of Phoenix students and alumni; (2) reports on a daily, weekly or as otherwise requested basis by Apollo Group; and (3) supporting services, including technical support for the hosted service, or as requested by Apollo Group. The services that the Company provided to Apollo Group were unique to that relationship and are not core to the Company's membership success mission. The Company will not incur or pay any early termination penalties in connection with the termination of the Apollo Agreement. During the entire term of the Apollo Agreement, the Company was never notified of a default or a violation of its service level agreements. The Company recognized revenue under this agreement in the amount of $350,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 and $1,050,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013.
The entire disclosure for any concentrations existing at the date of the financial statements that make an entity vulnerable to a reasonably possible, near-term, severe impact. This disclosure informs financial statement users about the general nature of the risk associated with the concentration, and may indicate the percentage of concentration risk as of the balance sheet date.
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