comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) Q4 2015 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Feb 17, 2016 • 08:30 am ET


comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) Q4 2015 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript


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Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the comScore Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results Call.

[Operator Instructions]

I would like to introduce your host for today's conference, Mr. Mel Wesley, Chief Financial Officer. Sir, please begin.

Mel Wesley

Thank you. Good morning, and welcome to comScore's earnings call for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year of 2015. I'm Mel Wesley, comScore's Chief Financial Officer, and with me today is our Chief Executive Officer, Serge Matta; Executive Vice Chairman and President of comScore, Bill Livek; and David Chemerow, our Chief Revenue Officer.

Before we begin, please allow me to read the following disclaimer regarding our use of forward-looking information and non-GAAP financial measures. During the course of today's call, as well as during any question-and-answer period that may follow, representatives of the Company may make forward-looking statements within the meaning of Securities laws, regarding future events or performance of the Company that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, that is outlined in the press release that proceeded in this presentation and identified on a written disclaimers of the slides included with this presentation.

Such statements are only predictions based on management's current expectations. Actual events or results could differ materially from those predictions, due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those identified in the documents comScore files from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Those documents specifically include, but are not limited to, comScore's Form 8-K filed earlier today relating to this call, and comScore's Form 10-K for the period ending December 31st, 2014, along with subsequently filed Form 10-Qs and Form S4 related to the Rentrak acquisition.

We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included in these presentations, which speak only as of today. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information after today's call or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

In addition, we may also reference certain non-GAAP financial measures in the course of our presentation. You will find in our press release and our Investor Relations website a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures discussed during today's call to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The link to our Investor Relations website is and our results are posted under press releases. We have a presentation posted on our IR website under Events & Presentations that corresponds to our comments today, and will be helpful as you follow along.

With that, I will now turn the call over to Serge.

Serge Matta

Thank you, Mel, and good morning, everyone. We ended 2015 with record results and strong momentum to carry us into what we hope will be a historic 2016 for comScore. Less than three weeks ago, we completed our merger with Rentrak, creating a new cross-platform Measurement Company, built on a precise innovation lead understanding of audience and consumer behavior at massive scale. We're extremely excited and bullish about the new comScore, and on today's call, we will spend a significant