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To: Tom Caruthers who wrote (101)5/13/2006 9:55:05 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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I'm in agreement with your timing. A final resolution on the litigation would be a big plus, and another 12 to 18 months would give management a chance to create more value.

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To: Tom Caruthers who wrote (101)6/6/2006 9:27:58 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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KNOY signs an agreement to acquire WeddingChannel.com. I can't wait to see the WC's financial statements. I would expect KNOT to take a hit today, though I have been known to be wrong.

The Knot and WeddingChannel.com Enter into a Definitive Merger Agreement

Monday June 5, 4:05 pm ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2006--The Knot (Nasdaq: KNOT - News; www.theknot.com), a leading national lifestage media and services company offering the premier wedding resource, and WeddingChannel.com, Inc., a privately-held leader in wedding planning and gift buying services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, The Knot will pay approximately $57.9 million in cash and issue 1,150,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for all of the capital stock and stock options of WeddingChannel. The Knot intends to finance the cash portion of the purchase price through a follow-on offering of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement The Knot expects to file in the next month. If The Knot elects not to complete the follow-on offering, The Knot will pay $28.0 million in cash and issue 3,200,000 shares of its common stock in exchange for all of the capital stock and stock options of WeddingChannel. An adjustment will be made to the cash portion of the purchase price if WeddingChannel's working capital is above or below $10 million at closing.

"We look forward to leveraging the complementary strengths of our two businesses to better serve the needs of our audience and, by doing so, we will become a more effective marketing resource for our advertisers," said David Liu, Chairman and CEO of The Knot. "Together, our unique businesses will enhance our offerings for the wedding market and further cement the relationships we establish with our members."

"Our two companies have taken different paths to satisfy different segments of the bridal market including engaged couples, their gift buying guests and advertisers," said Adam Berger, Chief Executive Officer of WeddingChannel. "By joining forces, we are better positioned to offer the best products and services to the broadest audience and create more lifestage opportunities."

The merger has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Stockholders representing approximately 30% of the outstanding capital stock of WeddingChannel have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the merger. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including stockholder and regulatory approvals, and is currently expected to close in the third quarter of 2006. The merger agreement also contains certain termination rights in favor of each of The Knot and WeddingChannel.

This release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to purchase common stock of The Knot.

About The Knot, Inc.

The Knot, Inc. (Nasdaq: KNOT - News) is a leading national lifestage media and services company. The company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's premier wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. Its award-winning website, TheKnot.com, is the most-trafficked online wedding destination. The Company also publishes a diverse collection of print publications including national and regional editions of "THE KNOT Weddings" magazine and authors books on wedding and newlywed-related topics. The Company also produces a TV series on The Oxygen Network, a Video On Demand (VOD) service for Comcast Cable and has content distribution partnerships with MSN and Comcast. The Knot, Inc. has launched several brands targeted before and beyond the wedding day, including newlywed site TheNest.com, event planning site PartySpot, teen-oriented PromSpot.com and online personals sites, GreatBoyfriends.com and GreatGirlfriends.com. The Knot, Inc. is based in New York.

About WeddingChannel.com, Inc.

WeddingChannel offers comprehensive wedding-planning content, interactive tools and one place for couples to manage gift registries from the nation's largest retailers, pre-reserve hotel rooms from numerous properties worldwide and enable guests to find and purchase these gifts and hotel rooms. WeddingChannel's patented registry system searches registries from retailers and resort groups including Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Tiffany & Co., Crate and Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, The Home Depot, JCPenney, Starwood Hotels, Sandals Resorts and others. WeddingChannel also operates the leading bridal fashion trade show, WeddingChannel's Couture Show. WeddingChannel.com, Inc. is based in Los Angeles.

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From: Tom Caruthers6/6/2006 10:15:59 PM
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$19 a share. Nice. Fortunately, it looks like you are wrong. LOL. I'm sure you don't mind!

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To: Tom Caruthers who wrote (104)9/16/2006 8:22:36 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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Another positive piece from Business Week's Gene Marcial:

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006

INSIDE WALL STREET

The Knot And WeddingChannel: Just Married

Weddings are a $72 billion-a-year business, and The Knot (KNOT ) (KNOT) is a major player. Already, its Web site is the biggest destination for bridal shopping and gift registry services, with 4 million monthly unique visitors. In August The Knot widened its online presence by acquiring WeddingChannel.com, the leading online bridal registry. The Knot also publishes several magazines devoted to weddings. Its stock has run up this year from 11 to 20. The Knot was featured in this column on Apr. 11, 2005, when it was at 7.20. Jeetil Patel of Deutsche Bank (DB ) rates The Knot a "buy" because it offers investors exposure to the rise in online ads, which last year captured 10% of the $1.5 billion spent on wedding ads. He figures the purchase will add $29 million to sales and $14 million to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in 2007. On a pro forma basis, Patel sees earnings of 44 cents a share on sales of $71 million in 2006 and 77 cents on $108 million in 2007. Richard Fetyko of Merriman Curhan Ford, who also rates The Knot a "buy," has raised his 2007 forecast from 70 cents a share to 78 cents.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, neither the sources cited in Inside Wall Street nor their firms hold positions in the stocks under discussion. Similarly, they have no investment banking or other financial relationships with them.

By Gene G. Marcial

businessweek.com

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (105)10/23/2006 2:28:13 AM
From: Tom Caruthers
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Hi Glenn,

Don't know if you are still holding or not. Motley Fool is predicting Google will buy out KNOT. Cramer is predicting Yahoo is going to do it. Certainly are seeing some nice premiums in the internet space with YouTube and rumors of a Facebook sale > $1B. Certainly the KNOT has a monopoly on a lucrative portion of the market.

At all-time highs and a crazy PE, the chart suggests that this is a time to sell. But given the speculation and so much attention being paid to these dot.coms and the fact consolidation is happening rapidly, I can't bring myself to do it.

What are you thinking?

Tom

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To: Tom Caruthers who wrote (106)10/27/2006 11:33:41 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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Tom,

I have lightened up on my shares a bit but I am still holding an overweighted position. The PE is certainly crazy but KNOT does occupy a distinct niche. I am probably going to hold it until it gets bought out. I think that an offer from Yahoo is more likely than one from Google.

Just you and me here.

I wish that KNOT had a site in India.

Regards,

Glenn

businessweek.com

NOVEMBER 6, 2006

NEWS & INSIGHTS

Here Come The Bride Sites

U.S. Net heavies are wedding India's fast-growing matchmaking dot-coms


There's Yahoo! (YHOO ) Finance, Yahoo! Autos, and Yahoo! Jobs. So why not Yahoo! Weddings? In India, the Internet giant is playing online cupid to people looking for arranged marriages. In September, Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO ) and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Canaan Partners jointly paid $8.5 million for what industry insiders say is roughly 10% of BharatMatrimony.com, a nine-year-old marriage Web site that also has 50 offices across India to serve those without Net access. "BharatMatrimony will help us get a larger share of the Internet market" in India, says Yahoo India Managing Director George Zacharias.

One satisfied customer is Pradeep Nair. The 32-year-old packaging material exporter from Mumbai tried finding a bride the traditional way: by hiring a matchmaker. "There was something or the other missing" with each of the 50 or so candidates, he says. Either her horoscope didn't match his own -- a key consideration for conservative Hindus -- or she fell short of his ideal: a tall, attractive working woman. Frustrated, Nair paid $27 to sign up with BharatMatrimony. Three months later, he wed Vrinda, 28, an accountant working for Indian carrier Jet Airways. Nair plans to register his sister on the site next. "It's easy to access, and it throws up good choices," he says.

EASY TO SAY "NO"

Yahoo isn't the only foreign player getting hitched to an Indian marriage site. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT ) a year ago hooked up with Shaadi.com, though it didn't invest any money in the site. "Shaadi helps attract huge numbers of users," says MSN India country manager Jaspreet Bindra. Silicon Valley venture capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has plowed some $4.6 million into Info Edge, which runs matrimonial site Jeevansathi.com. Google Inc. (GOOG ) also is said to be prospecting for a partner, though the company declines to comment.

There are plenty of potential mates for overseas Net companies. India has scores of sites dedicated to brokering marriages, while Net dating services are less popular. Some 7.5 million people use the marriage sites, up from 4 million in 2004, the Internet & Mobile Association of India estimates. Since registration is free, and users only pay when they want to contact a potential partner, the sites are likely to take in just $21 million or so this year. But there's plenty of room to grow. Indians lay out nearly $500 million a year for offline marriage services such as matchmaking, the biggest category of print classifieds. "Today the emphasis is on compatibility and being a professional, something the Internet lets you test, as opposed to the traditional contacts," says Anupam Mittal, Shaadi.com's founder.

The popularity of the sites reflects the changing face of India. Traditionally, Indian marriages have been brokered by family, friends, or professional matchmakers, a laborious process that involves matching candidates on the basis of religion, caste, community, and horoscopes. Busy professionals such as Charoo Kher prefer the speed of the Net. A customer-relations manager at India's commodity exchange, Kher, 31, had no time for dating so she registered on Shaadi.com. She and her Punjabi family reviewed 100 or so profiles -- with details such as hobbies, favorite foods, and salary -- and settled on Gurmeet Walia, a 35-year-old caterer. "The ease of finding many profiles online under one roof seemed practical," Kher says. The couple wed eight months ago.

Online matchmaking offers another advantage: In India there's a stigma attached to turning down a marriage proposal. The Internet allows users to disengage easily if they don't, well, click.

By Nandini Lakshman

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From: Glenn Petersen11/13/2006 9:44:09 AM
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The Knot Reports Third Quarter and Nine Month 2006 Financial Results

Monday November 13, 7:30 am ET

Net Income Increases to $3.3 Million on a 41% Revenue Gain

Reminder: Conference Call Today at 2:30 Dial-In 800-638-7172 (ID#8734121)

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Knot, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT - News, www.theknot.com - News), a leading lifestage media company targeting couples planning their weddings and future lives together, today reported financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2006.

WeddingChannel Acquisition

As previously announced, on September 8, 2006, The Knot completed its acquisition of WeddingChannel.com, Inc. The results of operations for WeddingChannel are included in the results of operations for The Knot since that date.

Third Quarter 2006 Results

For the third quarter of 2006, The Knot reported net revenues of $18.5 million, up 41% from net revenues of $13.1 million in the third quarter of 2005. The current period includes revenue contributed from the WeddingChannel operation of approximately $1.5 million. Each of the Knot's revenue streams contributed to the remaining gain of $3.9 million which represented growth of 30% over the prior year. National and local online advertising revenues led the increase, up 35% over the prior year. Merchandising revenue continued to rebound and was ahead by 25% while publishing and other revenue rose by 24%.

"As the clear market leader in the bridal category, we are moving quickly to maximize our platforms for our advertisers who want to directly reach the largest audience of brides and grooms," said Knot CEO David Liu. "We are pleased with the progress we are making in the integration of the WeddingChannel operations. We initially focused on the consolidation of the warehouse and fulfillment functions for the wedding supplies business at our facility in Redding, California. This was completed in September."

The Knot reported net income for the third quarter of 2006 of $3.3 million, or $0.12 per basic and $0.11 per diluted share, up sharply from net income of $722,000 or $0.03 per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2005. Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2006 include approximately $295,000 of amortization of acquired intangibles recorded in connection with the acquisition of WeddingChannel. Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2005 included approximately $1.5 million in professional fees related to the Company's prior litigation with WeddingChannel.

"During the quarter, we made a further investment to extend our reach in the newlywed space with the launch of the premier issue of The NEST magazine, which we have started publishing on a controlled circulation basis," Mr. Liu said. "The response so far has been enthusiastic, and the November holiday issue has new advertisers on board. Our brand strategy calls for cross platform product extensions, and we are following the same plan that has built a loyal audience for The Knot. The purchasing power of our audience from engagement to first time parents is beginning to attract a wide range of advertisers who want to influence our audience early in the buying cycle," Mr. Liu concluded.

Effective January 1, 2006, The Knot began recording expense associated with employee stock options including rights associated with its Employee Stock Purchase Plan, in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123®. The adoption of this standard resulted in a reduction in net income of $111,000 and $383,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, respectively, or $0.02 and $0.01 per basic and diluted share. There was no impact on basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2006. Total stock-based compensation, including expenses associated with restricted common shares, was $388,000 and $1.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense was $24,000 for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2006, The Knot reported net revenues of $51.0 million and net income of $8.8 million, or $0.36 per basic and $0.33 per diluted share, compared to net revenues of $38.6 million and net income of $2.5 million or $0.11 per basic and $0.10 per diluted share in 2005. Professional fees related to the Company's prior litigation with WeddingChannel.com, Inc. were approximately $3.7 million for the nine months in 2005.

Recent Highlights

On September 8, 2006, The Knot completed its acquisition of WeddingChannel.com, Inc. The Knot issued approximately 1.15 million shares of its common stock and paid approximately $61.7 million in cash, which includes an estimated working capital adjustment of $3.8 million, in exchange for all of the capital stock and stock options of WeddingChannel. The Knot funded the cash portion of the purchase price with cash on hand and the net proceeds of its Follow-On Offering of common stock completed on August 15, 2006.

The Company also added three new members to its Board of Directors in September. The new directors are: Eileen Naughton, Regional Sales Director of Google, Ira Carlin, Chairman-International of MAGNA Global Worldwide, and Peter Sachse, Chairman and CEO of Macys.com. These new additions to the Board bring a unique blend of collective experience and leadership in growing media brands, expanding global operations, managing media and marketing initiatives and steering companies through important transitions.

The Nest brand celebrated the launch of the first book directed to its growing newlywed audience, The Nest Newlywed Handbook: An Owner's Manual to Modern Married Life. The first in a series of four with Clarkson Potter, The Nest Newlywed Handbook debuted on October 11th with a six-city media tour featuring editor in chief, Carley Roney. The tour was an overwhelming success producing broadcast publicity in each market with appearances on Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5 Morning News D.C. and PBS "To the Contrary" among others.

NOVEMBER 13 CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

The Knot will host a conference call with investors at 2:30 p.m. ET today to discuss its third quarter financial results. Participants should dial in at 800-638-7172 ((ID#8734121) at least 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. Participants can also access the live broadcast over the Internet on the Investor Relations section of The Knot Web site, accessible at www.theknot.com/investor-relations.

To access the Web cast, participants should visit The Knot Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call in order to download or install any necessary audio software.

REPLAY INFORMATION

A replay of the webcast will also be archived on The Knot website approximately two hours after the conference call ends for a period of two weeks and will also be available at 800-642-1687 reference # 8734121

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The Knot Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

September 30, December 31,
2006 2005
(Unaudited) (Audited)
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Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 70,652 $ 17,685
Short-term investments 7,000 11,550
Accounts receivable, net 8,901 4,805
Inventories 1,913 1,622
Deferred production and marketing costs 541 419
Other current assets 1,571 881
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Total current assets 90,578 36,962

Property and equipment, net 10,018 2,987

Intangible assets, net 45,522 205
Goodwill 38,786 8,905
Deferred tax assets 11,860 --
Other assets 506 326
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Total assets $ 197,270 $ 49,385
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Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 11,162 $ 5,574
Deferred revenue 11,449 7,816
Current portion of long-term debt 47 47
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Total current liabilities 22,658 13,437
Deferred tax liabilities 18,401 --
Long term debt 106 106
Other liabilities 811 505
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Total liabilities 41,976 14,048

Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 310 230
Additional paid-in-capital 188,372 77,550
Deferred compensation -- (221)
Accumulated deficit (33,388) (42,222)
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Total stockholders' equity 155,294 35,337
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Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 197,270 $ 49,385
============= ============

Note: Certain amounts as of December 31, 2005 have been reclassified
to conform to the current presentation.

The Knot Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, September 30,
---------------------------------------------------
2006 2005 2006 2005
---------------------------------------------------
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Net revenues:
Online sponsorship
and advertising $ 9,380 $ 6,687 $ 25,533 $ 18,516
Registry services 955 63 1,098 210
Merchandise 4,273 3,275 12,166 10,581
Publishing and
other 3,898 3,092 12,190 9,309
------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
Total net revenues 18,506 13,117 50,987 38,616

Cost of revenues 4,200 3,048 11,388 8,835
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Gross profit 14,306 10,069 39,599 29,781

Operating
expenses:
Product and
content
development 2,170 1,743 5,784 5,197
Sales and
marketing 4,657 3,516 13,740 10,674
General and
administrative 4,233 3,917 10,820 10,891
Depreciation and
amortization 975 341 1,800 901
---------------------------------------------------
Total operating
expenses 12,035 9,517 32,144 27,663

Income from
operations 2,271 552 7,455 2,118

Interest and other
income, net 1,082 207 1,745 504
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Income before
income taxes $ 3,353 759 $ 9,200 2,622
Provision for
income taxes 90 37 366 151

Net income $ 3,263 $ 722 $ 8,834 $ 2,471
===================================================

Basic earnings per
share $ 0.12 $ 0.03 $ 0.36 $ 0.11
===================================================
Diluted earnings
per share $ 0.11 $ 0.03 $ 0.33 $ 0.10
===================================================

Weighted average
number of common
shares
outstanding
Basic 27,472,080 22,802,123 24,592,760 22,623,619
===================================================
Diluted 29,766,300 25,085,676 27,059,012 24,701,236
===================================================


Note: Certain amounts for the three and nine months ended September
30, 2005 have been reclassified to conform to the current
presentation.

Contact:
VMW Corporate & Investor Relations
Vicki Weiner/Sylvia Dresner, 212-616-6161
info@vmwcom.com

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Source: The Knot, Inc.

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From: Glenn Petersen2/14/2007 1:36:02 PM
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KNOT got hammered yesterday, falling $3.74 after reporting their year end results. One report I read had them missing their fourth quarter revenue estimate by $100,000. Perhaps the big reason for the decline was the fact that the sales at the Wedding Channel were a bit lighter thane expected.

The Knot Reports Fourth Quarter and 2006 Year End Financial Results

Tuesday February 13, 8:30 am ET

--Gains in All Revenue Streams Drive Revenue Growth of 41% in 2006

Reminder: Conference Call Today at 2:30 ET Dial In 800-638-7172 (ID# 7177635)

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Knot, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT - News, www.theknot.com - News), a leading lifestage media company targeting couples planning their weddings and future lives together, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2006.

2006 Financial Performance

For the year ended December 31, 2006, The Knot's net revenue rose to $72.7 million, an increase of 41% from $51.4 million in 2005. The WeddingChannel business, which was acquired on September 8, 2006, contributed $6.7 million in revenue for the year. Each of The Knot's revenue streams contributed to the remaining gain of 28% with national and local online advertising programs up 32% over the prior year, merchandise revenue up 20% and publishing and other revenue up 29%.

Net income for 2006 was $23.4 million, or $0.90 per basic and $0.82 per diluted share, as compared to $4.0 million, or $0.17 per basic and $0.16 per diluted share in 2005. The results for 2006 include a non-cash income tax benefit of approximately $9.4 million related to the recognition of a deferred tax asset with respect to certain of The Knot's net operating loss carryforwards as well as other income of $1.2 million resulting from the settlement of a legal action, both of which were recorded in the fourth quarter.

Total operating expenses for the year increased to $46.9 million. Operating expenses related to WeddingChannel were approximately $6.5 million of which $1.1 million represented the amortization of acquired intangible assets recorded in connection with the acquisition. Total operating expenses in 2005 were $36.9 million which included approximately $4.8 million in legal fees related to The Knot's prior litigation with WeddingChannel.

"The investment in our e-commerce platform and warehouse facility in 2005 resulted in a rebound in merchandise revenue in 2006 and enabled us to seamlessly consolidate WeddingChannel's merchandise operation into our facility," said David Liu, CEO of The Knot. "Through our acquisition of WeddingChannel in September, we secured our leadership position in the online bridal media space and facilitated a significant expansion into the lucrative registry business. Further, our reach to more than 80% of engaged couples planning a wedding makes us the most efficient and cost effective buy for local and national advertisers."

Fourth Quarter 2006 Results

For the fourth quarter of 2006, The Knot reported net revenues of $21.7 million, a 70% increase from the $12.8 million recorded in the comparable quarter of 2005. The WeddingChannel business contributed approximately $5.2 million in revenues for the fourth quarter. The Knot reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $14.6 million, or $0.48 per basic and $0.45 per diluted share, compared with $1.5 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted share in the comparable quarter of 2005. The results for the fourth quarter of 2006 include the non-cash income tax benefit and the gain from the settlement of a legal action noted previously.

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2006 were $14.8 million. Operating expenses related to WeddingChannel were $5.0 million of which $800,000 represented the amortization of acquired intangible assets recorded in connection with the acquisition. Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2005 were $9.2 million which included approximately $1.1 million in legal fees incurred in connection with The Knot's prior litigation with WeddingChannel.

"Last year, we made significant progress in extending our relationship with our loyal audience beyond the wedding," Mr. Liu continued. "With thenest.com, the NestMagazine, the expansion of our book program in 2006 and yesterday's launch of Lilaguide.com, we are rapidly becoming a vital network from proposal to pregnancy."

THE KNOT'S RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

On November 29th, The Knot announced an extensive marketing and programming partnership with Style Network. The partnership will feature multiple programming components, including specials, stunts and interstitials. The alliance began in early December and will continue with the debut of "My Celebrity Wedding by The Knot" in the first quarter of 2007. The new spin-off special will showcase a wedding inspired by a celebrity ceremony, planned by The Knot's editor in chief, Carley Roney and the wedding style experts at The Knot.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

The Knot will host a conference call with investors at 2:30 p.m., ET on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, to discuss its fourth quarter and year end 2006 financial results. Participants should dial in 800-638-7172 (ID# 7177635) at least 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

Participants can also access the live broadcast over the Internet on the Investor Relations section of The Knot Web site, accessible at www.theknot.com/investor-relations. To access the Web cast, participants should visit The Knot website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call in order to download or install any necessary audio software.

REPLAY INFORMATION

A replay of the Web cast will also be archived on The Knot Web site approximately 2 hours after the conference call ends for a period of two weeks and will also be available at 800-642-1687 reference #7177635.

About The Knot, Inc.

The Knot (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com) is a leading lifestage media and services company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource that reaches over 1 million engaged couples each year through the web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. Its wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com are the most-trafficked online wedding destinations for information and registry gifts. The Company also offers a diverse collection of print publications including national and regional wedding magazines, seven books, a video on demand (VOD) service for Comcast Cable and content distribution partnerships with MSN, Scripps Howard and The McClatchy Company. The Knot owns and operates several brands targeted before and beyond the wedding day, including newlywed resource The Nest (www.thenest.com), party-planning portal PartySpot.com, teen site PromSpot.com, online personals site GreatBoyfriends.com and a localized information resource for parents, "the lilaguide" (lilaguide.com). The Knot is based in New York and has several other offices across the country.

This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of The Knot. These statements are only predictions and reflect the current beliefs and expectations of The Knot. Actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the projections or forward-looking statements. It is routine for internal projections and expectations to change as the quarter progresses, and therefore it should be clearly understood that the internal projections and beliefs upon which The Knot bases its expectations may change prior to the end of the quarter. Although these expectations may change, The Knot will not necessarily inform you if they do. The Knot's policy is to provide its expectations not more than once per quarter, and not to update that information until the next quarter. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein include, without limitation, (i) The Knot's unproven business model and limited operating history, (ii) The Knot's history of losses, (iii) the significant fluctuation to which The Knot's quarterly revenues and operating results are subject, (iv) the seasonality of the wedding industry and (v) other factors detailed in documents The Knot files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

The Knot Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

December December
31, 31,
2006 2005
----------- ---------
(Unaudited) (Audited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $73,633 $17,685
Short-term investments 7,000 11,550
Accounts receivable, net 9,743 4,805
Inventories 1,345 1,622
Deferred production and marketing costs 584 419
Deferred tax assets, current portion 8,369 --
Other current assets 1,500 881
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Total current assets 102,174 36,962

Property and equipment, net 9,376 2,987

Intangible assets, net 34,015 205
Goodwill 33,854 8,905
Deferred tax assets 24,490 --
Other assets 342 326
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Total assets $204,251 $49,385
=========== =========

Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $7,661 $5,574
Deferred revenue 10,498 7,816
Current portion of long-term debt 51 47
----------- ---------
Total current liabilities 18,210 13,437

Deferred tax liabilities 15,014 --
Long term debt 55 106
Other liabilities 548 505
----------- ---------
Total liabilities 33,827 14,048

Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 311 230
Additional paid-in-capital 188,909 77,550
Deferred compensation -- (221)
Accumulated deficit (18,796 ) (42,222)
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Total stockholders' equity 170,424 35,337
----------- ---------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $204,251 $49,385
=========== =========


Note: Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.

The Knot Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three months ended Twelve months ended
December 31, December 31,
----------------------- -----------------------
2006 2005 2006 2005
-----------------------------------------------
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Audited)
Net revenues:
Sponsorship and
advertising $11,044 $7,328 $36,577 $25,844
Registry Services 1,940 74 3,038 285
Merchandise 2,838 1,726 15,004 12,306
Publishing and other 5,870 3,665 18,060 12,973
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Total net revenues 21,692 12,793 72,679 51,408

Cost of revenues 4,129 2,267 15,517 11,101
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Gross profit 17,563 10,526 57,162 40,307

Operating expenses:
Product and content
development 3,229 1,682 9,013 6,879
Sales and marketing 5,141 3,538 18,881 14,212
General and
administrative 4,354 3,600 15,174 14,491
Depreciation and
amortization 2,049 370 3,849 1,271
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total operating
expenses 14,773 9,190 46,917 36,853

Income from operations 2,790 1,336 10,245 3,454

Interest and other
income, net 2,115 259 3,860 763
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Income before income
taxes $4,905 $1,595 $14,105 $4,217
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Provision (benefit)
for income taxes (9,688) 114 (9,321) 265
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

Net income $14,593 $1,481 $23,426 $3,952
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Basic earnings per
share $0.48 $0.06 $0.90 $0.17
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Diluted earnings per
share $0.45 $0.06 $0.82 $0.16
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Weighted average
number of common
shares outstanding
Basic 30,671,906 22,989,034 26,125,038 22,715,724
=========== =========== =========== ===========
Diluted 32,758,619 25,407,705 28,496,405 24,878,652
=========== =========== =========== ===========


Note: Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.

Note: The results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2006 include a non-cash income tax benefit of approximately $9.4 million.

Contact:
VMW Corporate & Investor Relations
Vicki Weiner or Sylvia Dresner, 212-616-6161
info@vmwcom.com

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Source: The Knot, Inc.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (109)2/14/2007 1:39:07 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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The Motley Fool has a good take on the results:

All Knotted Up

By Rick Aristotle Munarriz

February 13, 2007

Looks can be deceiving on a wedding day. Matrimonial planning hub The Knot (Nasdaq: KNOT) posted spectacular fourth-quarter results this morning, on the surface. Revenues shot up 70% to hit $21.7 million. Profitability exploded, soaring to $0.45 per diluted share after a $0.06 per-share showing a year earlier.

Snap that picture. Now let's smear those good looks with some wedding cake in the face.

Like a budding bride, The Knot is still radiant under all of the makeup. However, as stock watchers we have to go beyond skin-deep investing. The top line soared, but a lot of that was due to the company's acquisition of The Wedding Channel back in September. Organic revenue shot up a more modest -- though clearly still respectable -- 29% for the quarter.

The bottom-line explosion also needs to be hacked away at to find the company's inner beauty. One has to back out favorable charges in the form of a $9.4 million accounting adjustment and a $1.2 million legal settlement. As it turns out, The Knot holds up reasonably well there, too. Without the charges, earnings per share would have doubled to $0.12, a penny ahead of Wall Street's expectations.

For all of 2006, The Knot showed healthy spurts across all of its business lines. Its merchandise, online advertising, and publishing units all grew their top lines by at least 20%.

That is a nicer sound than the clang of aluminum cans tied behind a newlywed couple's limo, yet the stock still opened 9% lower today on the news.

Did The Knot blow it? Not really. The stock soared 129% last year, and had tacked on another 15% advance so far this year. Marginally beating analyst profit targets sometimes isn't enough with all of that baked in helium.

However, this morning's dip offers the opportunity to study up on a company that should reap the benefits of its Wedding Channel purchase in the future. Online bridal registries are a logical fit for The Knot. It also now has another high-traffic site that it can use to lure even more wedding services providers.

Generating online leads hasn't been a universal road map to success. The Knot and financial rate provider Bankrate (Nasdaq: RATE) have been big winners over the past two years, yet others like Insweb (Nasdaq: INSW) and Autobytel (Nasdaq: ABTL) -- in insurance and car shopping, respectively -- have struggled.

The keys may be that The Knot is toiling away in a lucrative niche and that it is the leader in wedding planning. So feel free to wipe off the makeup. Oh, and that wedding cake too. The Knot is still a natural beauty. Go ahead. Snap that picture.

The Knot and Bankrate have been recommended to Motley Fool Rule Breakers subscribers. You can learn more about The Knot and the other newsletter market crushers with a free 30-day trial subscription.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz got married years before TheKnot.com was around and he regrets that. He could have had a punctual person working the video camera that day. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.


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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (110)2/21/2007 3:27:11 AM
From: Tom Caruthers
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Glenn,

I sold most of my shares above $28 in mid-Jan. Have been watching the stock falter here. Am looking for a good re-entry point. Stock looks oversold here, but I am looking for it to test its 200-day MA around $22. Hopefully it doesn't get there.

KNOT has been very good to me. I can't argue with a 10-bagger in 3.5 years. I have no complaints. Good luck!

BTW, what other stocks are you looking at these days?

Tom

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