DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DexYP®, a leading small business software provider, announced today financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2018.
- Increased recurring Thryv revenue to over $100 million in 2018
- Grew EBITDA to $587 million in 2018, a $21 million increase over 2017
- Increased EBITDA margin to 32% for the full year, a 7 percentage point increase over 2017
- Generated $320 million of Free Cash Flow, an $83 million improvement over 2017
- Closed an $825 million five-year senior secured term loan facility to finance share buybacks (whether via tender offer or open market repurchase programs), dividends and/or acquisitions
“We closed out the year with strong performance and continued to grow our EBITDA and EBITDA margins and generate tremendous cash,” said DexYP CEO Joe Walsh. “Our flagship product Thryv continues to lead the industry by helping small business owners manage their appointments, communicate with clients, and get paid.”
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Pro Forma Results
|2018||2017||Fav (Unfav)||%||2018||2017||Fav (Unfav)||%|
|(in thousands)||(in thousands)|
Pro Forma Net Revenue
|Total Pro Forma Net Revenue||$||423,579||$||523,364||$||(99,784||)||-19.1||%||$||1,841,378||$||2,308,706||$||(467,328||)||-20.2||%|
|Total Direct Expenses||113,451||190,536||(77,085||)||-40.5||%||482,805||801,703||(318,898||)||-39.8||%|
|Total Direct Margin||48.3||%||34.1||%||45.1||%||35.4||%|
|Adjusted Pro Forma EBITDA||(a||), (c)||$||144,084||$||126,318||$||17,766||14.1||%||$||586,505||$||566,280||$||20,225||3.6||%|
|Adjusted Pro Forma EBITDA Margin %||34.0||%||24.1||%||9.9||%||31.9||%||24.5||%||7.3||%|
|Free Cash Flow||(a||), (d), (e)||$||100,228||$||67,295||$||32,933||48.9||%||$||319,632||$||236,971||$||82,661||34.9||%|
|Total Outstanding Debt||$||546,577||$||812,012||$||265,435||32.7||%|
|(a)||All 2018 figures presented are preliminary, subject to change, and unaudited. Material changes may result from audit procedures.|
|(b)||Pro Forma Net Revenue for 2018 and 2017 is presented on a consolidated pro forma basis to adjust for acquisition and fresh start accounting.|
|(c)||Adjusted Pro Forma EBITDA excludes interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash/non-recurring expenses, including adjustments for acquisition and fresh start accounting and accounting conformity adjustments, integration costs, YP acquisition related expenses, long-term incentive compensation, and pension expense.|
|(d)||Free Cash Flow reflects cash generated from operating activities, less capital expenditures and interest payments.|
|(e)||Net debt excludes YP related financing obligations. The cash portion of these financing obligations, which will be paid out by August 2022, is approximately $2.3 million.|
Earnings Conference Call Information
DexYP will host an investor conference call at 10 a.m. CST on February 28, 2019. Individuals within the United States can access the conference call by dialing (888) 603-6873. International participants should dial (973) 582-2706. The passcode is: 3785579.
Basis of Presentation and Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The financial information accompanying this release provides a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP and adjusted pro forma non-GAAP results. DexYP believes that the use of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors to gain an overall understanding of its current financial performance. Specifically, DexYP believes the non-GAAP results provide useful information to management and investors by excluding certain nonrecurring items that DexYP believes are not indicative of its core operating results. In addition, non-GAAP financial measures are used by management for budgeting and forecasting as well as subsequently measuring DexYP's performance, and DexYP believes that non-GAAP results provide investors with financial measures that most closely align to its internal financial measurement processes.
DexYP® builds and owns Thryv®, the simple, easy-to-use software that helps small business owners with the daily demands of running a business; and allows them to take control and be more successful. Thryv provides modernized business functions allowing them to manage their time, communicate with clients, and get paid. These include building a digital customer list, communicating with customers via email and text, updating business listings across the internet, accepting appointments, sending notifications and reminders, managing ratings and reviews, generating estimates and invoices, processing payments, and issuing invoices and coupons.
DexYP delivers business services to more than 500,000 small businesses across America that enable them to compete and win in today’s economy.
DexYP also provides consumer services through our market-leading search, display and social products—and connects local businesses to the over 30 million monthly visitors of DexKnows.com®, Superpages.com® and yellowpages.com search portals; and local print directories The Real Yellow Pages®. For more information about the company, visit dexyp.com.
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