IZEA Worldwide Inc. said its normalized net income for the first quarter amounted to a loss of 31 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of a loss of 44 cents per share.
The per-share loss narrowed 66.4% year over year from 91 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was a loss of $1.6 million, compared with a loss of $2.6 million in the year-earlier period.
The normalized profit margin rose to negative 29.7% from negative 63.4% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue increased 32.2% on an annual basis to $5.5 million from $4.1 million, and total operating expenses climbed 38.5% from the prior-year period to $8.0 million from $5.8 million.
Reported net income totaled a loss of $2.6 million, or a loss of 49 cents per share, compared to a loss of $4.3 million, or a loss of $1.48 per share, in the year-earlier period.