AMES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Workiva (NYSE:WK), the leading cloud provider of connected data, reporting and compliance solutions, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
"We once again posted strong results for the first quarter of 2019,” said Marty Vanderploeg, Chief Executive Officer of Workiva. "We exceeded quarterly guidance for revenue and operating results, and we are raising our full year 2019 revenue guidance."
"While we are pleased with our progress on operating margin, accelerating growth in subscription revenue remains our number one priority from a financial perspective," said Stuart Miller, Chief Financial Officer of Workiva. "We plan to increase hiring in areas where we see the most opportunities for revenue growth."
"Over the next few quarters, we plan to focus our investments on building more data integrations, expanding in Europe and increasing Wdesk use for integrated risk and global statutory reporting," said Vanderploeg. "As we expand our global footprint, it is essential that Wdesk is tightly integrated with our customers' systems of record and other core enterprise applications."
"Improvement in operating cash flow remains our second highest financial priority," said Miller. "Even with our targeted new investments, we expect operating cash flow to improve significantly in 2019 as compared to 2018."
First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights
- Revenue: Total revenue for the first quarter of 2019 reached $70.0 million, an increase of 16.8% from $59.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. Subscription and support revenue contributed $56.1 million, up 20.8% versus the first quarter of 2018. Professional services revenue was $13.8 million, an increase of 3.0% compared to the same quarter in the prior year.
- Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the first quarter of 2019 was $50.4 million compared with $43.4 million in the same quarter of 2018. GAAP gross margin was 72.1% versus 72.4% in the first quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP gross profit for the first quarter of 2019 was $51.2 million, an increase of 17.1% compared with the prior year's first quarter, and non-GAAP gross margin was 73.2% compared to 73.0% in the first quarter of 2018.
- Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations for the first quarter of 2019 was $7.3 million compared with a loss of $9.5 million in the prior year's first quarter. Non-GAAP income from operations was $0.9 million, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2018.
- Net Loss: GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2019 was $7.5 million compared with a net loss of $9.6 million for the prior year's first quarter. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.17 compared with a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.22 in the first quarter of 2018.
- Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2019 was $0.7 million compared with a net loss of $3.7 million in the prior year's first quarter. Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted share was $0.02 and $0.01, respectively, compared with a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.09 in the first quarter of 2018.
- Balance Sheet: As of March 31, 2019, Workiva had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaling $114.4 million, compared with $98.3 million as of December 31, 2018. Financing obligations totaled $18.1 million as of March 31, 2019.
Key Metrics and Non-financial Highlights
- Customers: Workiva had 3,366 customers as of March 31, 2019, a net increase of 247 customers from March 31, 2018.
- Revenue Retention Rate: As of March 31, 2019, Workiva's revenue retention rate (excluding add-on revenue) was 95.7%, and the revenue retention rate including add-on revenue was 110.7%. Add-on revenue includes changes for existing customers in new solutions, new seats and pricing.
- Large Contracts: As of March 31, 2019, Workiva had 493 customers with an annual contract value (ACV) of more than $100,000, up 47.2% from 335 customers at March 31, 2018. Workiva had 207 customers with an ACV of more than $150,000, up 37.1% from 151 customers in the first quarter of 2018.
- New Offices in Frankfurt and Paris: Workiva opened new offices in Germany and France to attract and support customers in those countries.
As of May 1, 2019, Workiva is providing guidance for its second quarter 2019 and full year 2019 as follows:
Second Quarter 2019 Guidance:
- Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $68.6 million to $69.1 million.
- GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $13.1 million to $13.6 million.
- Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $4.2 million to $4.7 million.
- GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.29 to $0.30.
- Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.10 to $0.11.
- Net loss per basic and diluted share is based on 46.1 million weighted-average shares outstanding.
Full Year 2019 Guidance:
- Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $284.0 million to $286.0 million.
- GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $50.0 million to $52.0 million.
- Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $15.0 million to $17.0 million.
- GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $1.09 to $1.13.
- Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.34 to $0.38.
- Net loss per basic and diluted share is based on 46.3 million weighted-average shares outstanding.
Quarterly Conference Call
Workiva will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET to review the Company’s financial results for the first quarter 2019, in addition to discussing the Company’s outlook for the second quarter and full year 2019. To access this call, dial 833-287-0800 (domestic) or 647-689-4434 (international). The conference ID is 8385167. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible in the "Investor Relations" section of Workiva’s website at www.workiva.com. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through May 8, 2019 at 800-585-8367 (domestic) or 416-621-4642 (international). The replay pass code is 8385167. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available an hour after the completion of the call in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company’s website at www.workiva.com.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The non-GAAP adjustments referenced herein relate to the exclusion of stock-based compensation. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP historical financial measures has been provided in Table I at the end of this press release. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP guidance has been provided in Table II at the end of this press release.
Workiva believes that the use of non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share is helpful to its investors. These measures, which are referred to as non-GAAP financial measures, are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense attributable to cost of revenues from gross profit. Non-GAAP gross margin is the ratio calculated by dividing non-GAAP gross profit by revenues. Non-GAAP loss from operations is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense from loss from operations. Non-GAAP net loss is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, from net loss. Non-GAAP net loss per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net loss by the weighted- average shares outstanding as presented in the calculation of GAAP net loss per share. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company’s non-cash expenses, Workiva believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense allows for more meaningful comparisons between its operating results from period to period. Workiva’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as tools for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating Workiva’s own operating results over different periods of time.
Non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in Workiva’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on Workiva’s reported financial results. Further, stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in Workiva’s business and an important part of the compensation provided to its employees. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Workiva’s business.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three months ended March 31,|
|Subscription and support||$||56,123||$||46,470|
|Cost of revenue|
|Subscription and support (1)||9,809||8,802|
|Professional services (1)||9,727||7,709|
|Total cost of revenue||19,536||16,511|
|Research and development (1)||22,011||20,127|
|Sales and marketing (1)||25,365||21,006|
|General and administrative (1)||10,383||11,768|
|Total operating expenses||57,759||52,901|
|Loss from operations||(7,332)||(9,506)|
|Other income, net||320||343|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(7,452)||(9,613)|
|Provision for income taxes||11||5|
|Net loss per common share:|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.17)||$||(0.22)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted||45,229,279||42,858,756|
(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:
|Three months ended March 31,|
|Cost of revenue|
|Subscription and support||$||357||$||171|
|Research and development||1,900||1,021|
|Sales and marketing||1,964||1,113|
|General and administrative||3,563||3,450|
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|March 31, 2019||December 31, 2018|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||78,736||$||77,584|
|Accounts receivable, net||50,560||65,107|
|Prepaid expenses and other||7,656||4,417|
|Total current assets||183,515||177,231|
|Property and equipment, net||41,049||41,468|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets||17,057||—|
|Deferred commissions, non-current||11,296||10,569|
|Intangible assets, net||1,322||1,266|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||33,416||36,353|
|Current portion of financing obligations||1,253||1,222|
|Total current liabilities||187,794||191,581|
|Deferred revenue, non-current||25,933||25,171|
|Other long-term liabilities||969||6,891|
|Operating lease liabilities, non-current||20,846||—|
|Financing obligations, non-current||16,883||17,208|
|Stockholders’ equity (deficit)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||150||98|
|Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)||3,856||(9,740)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)||$||256,281||$||231,111|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|Three months ended March 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||903||872|
|Stock-based compensation expense||8,193||5,905|
|(Recovery of) provision for doubtful accounts||(187)||44|
|(Accretion) amortization of premiums and discounts on marketable securities, net||(81)||18|
|Deferred income tax||(18)||—|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Operating lease right-of-use asset||668||—|
|Operating lease liability||(655)||—|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||(4,541)||(863)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||5,119||1,783|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(1,743)||(9)|
|Purchase of marketable securities||(22,155)||—|
|Maturities of marketable securities||7,390||500|
|Purchase of intangible assets||(84)||(64)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities||(16,592)||427|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from option exercises||11,055||3,075|
|Taxes paid related to net share settlements of stock-based compensation awards||(390)||(1,342)|
|Proceeds from shares issued in connection with employee stock purchase plan||2,149||1,370|
|Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations||(294)||(298)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||12,520||2,805|
|Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash||105||(92)|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||1,152||4,923|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||77,584||60,333|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||78,736||$||65,256|
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION
(in thousands, except share and per share)
|Three months ended March 31,|
|Gross profit, subscription and support||$||46,314||$||37,668|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||357||171|
|Gross profit, subscription and support, non-GAAP||$||46,671||$||37,839|
|As a percentage of subscription and support revenue, non-GAAP||83.2%||81.4%|
|Gross profit, professional services||$||4,113||$||5,727|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||409||150|
|Gross profit, professional services, non-GAAP||$||4,522||$||5,877|
|As a percentage of professional services revenue, non-GAAP||32.7%||43.7%|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||766||321|
|Gross profit, non-GAAP||$||51,193||$||43,716|
|As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP||73.2%||73.0%|
|Research and development||$||22,011||$||20,127|
|Less: Stock-based compensation||1,900||1,021|
|Research and development, non-GAAP||$||20,111||$||19,106|
|As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP||28.7%||31.9%|
|Sales and marketing||$||25,365||$||21,006|
|Less: Stock-based compensation||1,964||1,113|
|Sales and marketing, non-GAAP||$||23,401||$||19,893|
|As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP||33.4%||33.2%|
|General and administrative||$||10,383||$||11,768|
|Less: Stock-based compensation||3,563||3,450|
|General and administrative, non-GAAP||$||6,820||$||8,318|
|As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP||9.7%||13.9%|
|Loss from operations||$||(7,332)||$||(9,506)|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||8,193||5,905|
|Income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP||$||861||$||(3,601)|
|As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP||1.2%||(6.0)%|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||8,193||5,905|
|Net income (loss), non-GAAP||$||730||$||(3,713)|
|As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP||1.0%||(6.2)%|
|Net loss per basic and diluted share:||$||(0.17)||$||(0.22)|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||0.19||0.13|
|Net income (loss) per basic share, non-GAAP||$||0.02||$||(0.09)|
|Net income (loss) per diluted share, non-GAAP||$||0.01||$||(0.09)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic, non-GAAP||45,229,279||42,858,756|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted, non-GAAP||50,550,143||42,858,756|
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three months ending
|Loss from operations, GAAP range||$||(13,100)||-||$||(13,600)||$||(50,000)||-||$||(52,000)|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||8,900||8,900||35,000||35,000|
|Loss from operations, non-GAAP range||$||(4,200)||-||$||(4,700)||$||(15,000)||-||$||(17,000)|
|Net loss per share, GAAP range||$||(0.29)||-||$||(0.30)||$||(1.09)||-||$||(1.13)|
|Add back: Stock-based compensation||0.19||0.19||0.75||0.75|
|Net loss per share, non-GAAP range||$||(0.10)||-||$||(0.11)||$||(0.34)||-||$||(0.38)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted||46,100,000||46,100,000||46,300,000||46,300,000|