Why Shares of MeetMe Inc. Jumped Today

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What: Shares of social network MeetMe Inc. jumped on Tuesday following the company's announcement that it was acquiring Skout. At 2:45 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 11.5%.

So what: The deal for Skout values the company at $54.6 million, comprised of $28.5 million in cash and 5.37 million shares of MeetMe stock. Skout generated $23.8 million of revenue in 2015, with 3.5 million mobile monthly active users as of May. Following the close of the deal, MeetMe will boast 8.5 million mobile monthly active users, a 69% increase.

MeetMe expects the acquisition to significantly increase its scale. Revenue for 2016, assuming a closing date of October 1, will be between $70.5 million and $73.5 million. The deal for Skout is expected to be accretive to earnings during the first year following the close.

Now what: MeetMe CEO Geoff Cook expects big things from the combination:

2015 was MeetMe's first profitable year, and the acquisition of Skout could make 2016 even better.

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