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HubSpot Reports Q2 2018 Results

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HubSpot Reports Q2 2018 Results

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE:HUBS), a leading growth platform, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

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Financial Highlights:

Revenue

  • Total revenue was $122.6 million, up 38% compared to the second quarter of 2017.
  • Subscription revenue was $116.6 million, up 38% compared to the second quarter of 2017.
  • Professional services and other revenue was $6.0 million, up 27% compared to the second quarter of 2017.

Operating Income (Loss)

  • GAAP operating margin was (11.5%) for the quarter, compared to (11.9%) in the second quarter of 2017. 
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 5.3% for the quarter, an improvement of approximately 2.6 percentage points from 2.7% in the second quarter of 2017.
  • GAAP operating loss was ($14.1) million for the quarter, compared to ($10.6) million in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $6.5 million for the quarter, compared to $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP operating income and margin excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and acquisition related expenses.

Net Income (Loss)

  • GAAP net loss was ($18.2) million, or ($0.48) per basic and diluted share for the quarter, compared to ($9.5) million, or ($0.26) per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $7.4 million, or $0.19 per basic and $0.18 per diluted share for the quarter, compared to $2.6 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017.  Non-GAAP net income per share excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, non-cash interest expense for amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs, and the deferred income tax benefit from convertible notes.
  • Second quarter weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding for GAAP net loss per share was 38.4 million, compared to 36.7 million basic and diluted shares in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Second quarter weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding for non-GAAP net income per share was 38.4 million and 41.8 million respectively, compared to 36.7 million and 39.2 million, respectively, in the second quarter of 2017.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • The company's cash, cash equivalents and investments balance was $566.6 million as of June 30, 2018.
  • During the second quarter, the company generated $5.2 million of free cash flow compared to $1.8 million during the second quarter of 2017. 

Additional Recent Business Highlights

  • Grew total customers to 48,091 at June 30, 2018, up 40% from June 30, 2017.
  • Total average subscription revenue per customer was $10,004 during the second quarter of 2018 down 2% compared to the second quarter of 2017.

"Q2 was another strong quarter for HubSpot and I'm really pleased with our results," said Brian Halligan, co-founder and CEO. "We're starting to see the fruits of our investment in R&D and we're excited about the progress we've made towards building out our suite of products. We also added a great new CFO in Kate Bueker.  I've never been more excited about the future of HubSpot." 

Business Outlook
Based on information available as of August 1, 2018, HubSpot is issuing guidance for the third quarter of 2018 and raising guidance for full year 2018 as indicated below.

Third Quarter 2018:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $125.6 million to $126.6 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating income is expected to be in the range of $1.0 million to $2.0 million. This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $19.2 million, amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $500 thousand, and acquisition related expenses of approximately $800 thousand.
  • Non-GAAP net income per common share is expected to be in the range of $0.03 to $0.05.  This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $19.2 million, amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $500 thousand, acquisition related expenses of approximately $800 thousand, and non-cash interest expense for the amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs of approximately $5.1 million.  This assumes approximately 43.1 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Full Year 2018:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $496.8 million  to $498.8 million, up from our previously guided range of  $489 million to $492 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating income is expected to in be in the range of $24.3 million to $26.3 million, up from our previously guided range of $22 million to $25 million. This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $75 million, amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $1.4 million, and acquisition related expenses of approximately $2.7 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income per common share is expected to be in the range of $0.63 to $0.67, up from our previously guided range of $0.59 to $0.65. This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $75 million, amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $1.4 million, acquisition related expenses of approximately $2.7 million, and non-cash interest expense for the amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs of approximately $20.3 million. This assumes approximately 42.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

HubSpot's estimates of stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets,  acquisition-related expenses, and non-cash interest expense for amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs in future periods assume, among other things, the occurrence of no additional acquisitions, investments or restructurings, and no further revisions to stock-based compensation and related expenses.

Conference Call Information
HubSpot will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss the company's second quarter financial results and its business outlook.  To access this call, dial (866) 393-4306 (domestic) or (734) 385-2616 (international). The conference ID is 8395876. Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call will be available in the "Investors" section of HubSpot's website at www.hubspot.com.

Following the conference call, a replay will be available at (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international). The replay pass code is 8395876. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available in the "Investors" section of HubSpot's website at www.hubspot.com.

The company has used, and intends to continue to use, the investor relations portion of its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

About HubSpot
HubSpot is a leading growth platform. Over 48,000 total customers in over 100 countries use HubSpot's award-winning software, services, and support to create an inbound experience that will attract, engage, and delight customers. Learn more at www.hubspot.com

The tables at the end of this press release include a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP operating income (loss), operating margin, subscription margin, expense, expense as a percentage of revenue, net income (loss), and free cash flow for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding management's expectations of future financial and operational performance and operational expenditures, expected growth, and business outlook, including our financial guidance for the third fiscal quarter and full year 2018; statements regarding our plans to build out our product suite; and statements regarding our ability to achieve continued success into the future.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning.  These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made.  Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved.  Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation, our history of losses, our ability to retain existing customers and add new customers, the continued growth of the market for an inbound platform; our ability to differentiate our platform from competing products and technologies; our ability to manage our growth effectively to maintain our high level of service; our ability to maintain and expand relationships with our marketing agency partners; our ability to successfully acquire and integrate companies and assets; our ability to successfully recruit and retain highly-qualified personnel; the price volatility of our common stock, and other risks set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 10, 2018 and our other SEC filings.  We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)






















June 30,



December 31,




2018



2017


Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

98,426



$

87,680


Short-term investments



451,830




416,663


Accounts receivable — net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $931
and $638 at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively



53,496




60,676


Deferred commission expense



15,220




13,343


Restricted cash



5,175




4,757


Prepaid hosting costs



1,568




4,964


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



21,305




14,418


Total current assets



647,020




602,501


Long-term investments



16,375




31,394


Property and equipment, net



49,311




43,294


Capitalized software development costs, net



11,477




8,760


Restricted cash



13,293





Other assets



6,183




4,964


Intangible assets



6,212




6,312


Goodwill



14,950




14,950


Total assets


$

764,821



$

712,175


Liabilities and stockholders' equity









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable


$

5,716



$

4,657


Accrued compensation costs



14,931




16,329


Other accrued expenses



25,692




20,430


Deferred revenue



151,906




136,880


Total current liabilities



198,245




178,296


Deferred rent, net of current portion



24,219




18,868


Deferred revenue, net of current portion



1,891




2,277


Other long-term liabilities



4,418




3,927


Convertible senior notes



308,409




298,447


Total liabilities



537,182




501,815


Stockholders' equity:









Common stock



39




38


Additional paid-in capital



542,543




496,461


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(714)




(57)


Accumulated deficit



(314,229)




(286,082)


Total stockholders' equity



227,639




210,360


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

764,821



$

712,175


 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)



For the Three Months Ended June 30,



For the Six Months Ended June 30,



2018



2017



2018



2017


Revenues:
















Subscription

$

116,566



$

84,363



$

225,168



$

161,866


Professional services and other


6,010




4,730




11,964




9,479


Total revenue


122,576




89,093




237,132




171,345


Cost of revenues:
















Subscription


16,964




12,492




32,199




23,901


Professional services and other


7,887




6,099




15,029




11,762


Total cost of revenues


24,851




18,591




47,228




35,663


Gross profit


97,725




70,502




189,904




135,682


Operating expenses:
















Research and development


28,485




15,889




54,837




29,259


Sales and marketing


65,281




50,708




125,191




97,380


General and administrative


18,011




14,482




35,252




27,620


Total operating expenses


111,777




81,079




215,280




154,259


Loss from operations


(14,052)




(10,577)




(25,376)




(18,577)


Other expense:
















Interest income


2,092




734




3,916




1,037


Interest expense


(5,326)




(2,832)




(10,500)




(2,884)


Other expense


(527)




(97)




(810)




(225)


Total other expense


(3,761)




(2,195)




(7,394)




(2,072)


Loss before income tax (expense) benefit


(17,813)




(12,772)




(32,770)




(20,649)


Income tax (expense) benefit


(412)




3,251




(903)




3,053


Net loss

$

(18,225)



$

(9,521)



$

(33,673)



$

(17,596)


Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.48)



$

(0.26)



$

(0.88)



$

(0.48)


Weighted average common shares used in
computing basic and diluted net loss per share:


38,350




36,654




38,093




36,431


 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended

June 30,



Six Months Ended

June 30,



2018



2017



2018



2017

Operating Activities:


Net loss

$

(18,225)



$

(9,521)



$

(33,673)



$

(17,596)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash and cash
equivalents provided by operating activities
















Depreciation and amortization


5,429




3,648




10,539




6,977


Stock-based compensation


19,675




13,006




35,721




22,309


(Provision) benefit for deferred income taxes


47




(3,517)




47




(3,544)


Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs


5,054




2,683




9,962




2,683


Accretion of bond discount


(1,477)




(132)




(2,641)




(55)


Noncash rent expense


811




1,332




1,605




2,999


Unrealized currency translation


100




(149)




136




(195)


Changes in assets and liabilities
















Accounts receivable


(218)




(3,015)




6,645




1,161


Prepaid expenses and other assets


(6,592)




(8,979)




(4,712)




(7,918)


Deferred commission expense


(5,021)




(1,437)




(10,089)




(1,901)


Accounts payable


588




923




754




(327)


Accrued expenses


3,957




6,047




5,631




6,969


Deferred rent


3,954




3,636




3,906




3,602


Deferred revenue


5,419




4,202




16,392




12,655


Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating
activities


13,501




8,727




40,223




27,819


Investing Activities:
















Purchases of investments


(155,406)




(288,910)




(366,292)




(305,277)


Maturities of investments


92,300




21,200




348,550




37,060


Purchases of property and equipment


(5,071)




(5,237)




(11,310)




(11,072)


Capitalization of software development costs


(3,190)




(1,730)




(5,806)




(3,340)


Purchases of strategic investments


-




(600)




(250)




(600)


Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing
activities


(71,367)




(275,277)




(35,108)




(283,229)


Financing Activities:
















Employee taxes paid related to the net share settlement of
stock-based awards


(1,701)




(944)




(4,045)




(2,097)


Proceeds related to the issuance of common stock under stock
plans


5,499




3,145




11,612




7,485


Repayments of capital lease obligations


(205)




(278)




(417)




(518)


Proceeds of the issuance of convertible notes, net of issuance
costs paid $10,755 in 2017





389,245







389,245


Purchase of note hedge related to convertible notes





(78,920)







(78,920)


Proceeds from the issuance of warrants related to convertible
notes, net of issuance costs of $200 in 2017





58,880







58,880


Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing
activities


3,593




371,128




7,150




374,075


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and
restricted cash


(1,675)




1,418




(998)




1,872


Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash


(55,948)




105,996




11,267




120,537


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period


159,999




74,726




92,784




60,185


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

104,051



$

180,722



$

104,051



$

180,722



 

 

Reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income and operating
margin

(in thousands, except percentages)

Three Months Ended
June 30,



Six Months Ended   
June 30,



2018


2017



2018


2017


GAAP operating loss

$

(14,052)


$

(10,577)



$

(25,376)


$

(18,577)


Stock-based compensation


19,675



13,006




35,721



22,309


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


50






100



16


Acquisition related expenses


802






1,604




Non-GAAP operating income

$

6,475


$

2,429



$

12,049


$

3,748
















GAAP operating margin


(11.5%)



(11.9%)




(10.7%)



(10.8%)


Non-GAAP operating margin


5.3%



2.7%




5.1%



2.2%


 

 

Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
June 30,



Six Months Ended
June 30,



2018


2017



2018


2017


GAAP net loss

$

(18,225)


$

(9,521)



$

(33,673)


$

(17,596)


Stock-based compensation


19,675



13,006




35,721



22,309


Amortization of acquired intangibles


50






100



16


Acquisition related expenses


802






1,604




Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs


5,054



2,683




9,962



2,683


Deferred income tax benefit from convertible notes and business
combination




(3,541)






(3,541)


Non-GAAP net income

$

7,356


$

2,627



$

13,714


$

3,871
















Non-GAAP net income per share:














Basic

$

0.19


$

0.07



$

0.36


$

0.11


Diluted

$

0.18


$

0.07



$

0.34


$

0.10


Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculations














Basic


38,350



36,654




38,093



36,431


Diluted


41,788



39,170




40,892



38,680


 

 


Reconciliation of non-GAAP expense and expense as a percentage of revenue











(in thousands, except percentages)















Three Months Ended June 30,



2018



2017



COS,
Subscription


COS,
Prof.
services
& other


R&D


S&M


G&A



COS,
Subscription


COS,
Prof.
services
& other


R&D


S&M


G&A


GAAP expense

$

16,964


$

7,887


$

28,485


$

65,281


$

18,011



$

12,492


$

6,099


$

15,889


$

50,708


$

14,482


Stock -based compensation


(317)



(846)



(6,111)



(7,937)



(4,464)




(178)



(666)



(3,461)



(5,113)



(3,588)


Amortization of acquired intangibles


(50)





















Acquisition related expenses






(802)

















Non-GAAP expense

$

16,597


$

7,041


$

21,572


$

57,344


$

13,547



$

12,314


$

5,433


$

12,428


$

45,595


$

10,894


































GAAP expense as a percentage of revenue


13.8

%


6.4

%


23.2

%


53.3

%


14.7

%



14.0

%


6.8

%


17.8

%


56.9

%


16.3

%

Non-GAAP expense as a percentage of
revenue


13.5

%


5.7

%


17.6

%


46.8

%


11.1

%



13.8

%


6.1

%


13.9

%


51.2

%


12.2

%


































































































Six Months Ended June 30,



2018



2017



COS,
Subscription


COS,
Prof.
services
& other


R&D


S&M


G&A



COS,
Subscription


COS,
Prof.
services
& other


R&D


S&M


G&A


GAAP expense

$

32,199


$

15,029


$

54,837


$

125,191


$

35,252



$

23,901


$

11,762


$

29,259


$

97,380


$

27,620


Stock -based compensation


(594)



(1,536)



(10,875)



(14,429)



(8,287)




(293)



(1,115)



(5,903)



(8,874)



(6,124)


Amortization of acquired intangibles


(100)












(9)







(7)




Acquisition related expenses






(1,604)

















Non-GAAP expense

$

31,505


$

13,493


$

42,358


$

110,762


$

26,965



$

23,599


$

10,647


$

23,356


$

88,499


$

21,496


































GAAP expense as a percentage of revenue


13.6

%


6.3

%


23.1

%


52.8

%


14.9

%



13.9

%


6.9

%


17.1

%


56.8

%


16.1

%

Non-GAAP expense as a percentage of
revenue


13.3

%


5.7

%


17.9

%


46.7

%


11.4

%



13.8

%


6.2

%


13.6

%


51.6

%


12.5

%

 

 


Reconciliation of non-GAAP subscription margin














(in thousands, except percentages)

















Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,




2018


2017



2018


2017


GAAP subscription margin


$

99,602


$

71,871



$

192,969


$

137,965


Stock -based compensation



317



178




594



293


Amortization of acquired intangible assets



50



-




100



9


Non-GAAP subscription margin


$

99,969


$

72,049



$

193,663


$

138,267

















GAAP subscription margin percentage



85.4

%


85.2

%



85.7

%


85.2

%

Non-GAAP subscription margin percentage



85.8

%


85.4

%



86.0

%


85.4

%































 


Reconciliation of free cash flow













(in thousands)






























Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,



2018


2017



2018


2017

GAAP net cash and cash equivalents provided by
operating activities


$

13,501


$

8,727



$

40,223


$

27,819

Purchases of property and equipment



(5,071)



(5,237)




(11,310)



(11,072)

Capitalization of software development costs



(3,190)



(1,730)




(5,806)



(3,340)

Free cash flow


$

5,240


$

1,760



$

23,107


$

13,407

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report our financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. However, management believes that, in order to properly understand our short-term and long-term financial and operational trends, investors may wish to consider the impact of certain non-cash or non-recurring items when used as a supplement to financial performance measures in accordance with GAAP. These items result from facts and circumstances that vary in frequency and impact on continuing operations. In this release, HubSpot's non-GAAP operating income, operating margin, subscription margin, expense, expense as a percentage of revenue, net income, and free cash flow are not presented in accordance with GAAP and are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations of results of operations.

Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional means of evaluating period-over-period operating performance. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures provide management with additional means to understand and evaluate the operating results and trends in our ongoing business by eliminating certain non-cash expenses and other items that management believes might otherwise make comparisons of our ongoing business with prior periods more difficult, obscure trends in ongoing operations, or reduce management's ability to make useful forecasts. In addition, management understands that some investors and financial analysts find this information helpful in analyzing our financial and operational performance and comparing this performance to our peers and competitors. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, it should be noted that these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We intend to provide these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our future earnings discussions and, therefore, the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures will provide consistency in our financial reporting. Management may, however, utilize other measures to illustrate performance in the future. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included above in this press release.

These non-GAAP measures exclude share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, non-cash interest expense for the amortization of debt discount debt issuance costs, and the deferred income tax benefit from convertible notes. We believe investors may want to exclude the effects of these items in order to compare our financial performance with that of other companies and between time periods:   

 

  1. Stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense accounted for in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. We believe that the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense allows for financial results that are more indicative of our operational performance and provide for a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies because stock-based compensation expense varies from period to period and company to company due to such things as differing valuation methodologies and changes in stock price.
  2. Expense for the amortization of acquired intangible assets is a non-cash item, and we believe that the exclusion of this amortization expense provides for a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies.
  3. Acquisition related expenses, such as transaction costs and retention payments, are expenses that are not necessarily reflective of operational performance during a period. We believe that the exclusion of this these expenses provides for a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies.
  4. In May 2017, the Company issued $400 million of convertible notes due in 2022 with a coupon interest rate of 0.25%. The imputed interest rate of the convertible senior notes was approximately 6.95%. This is a result of the debt discount recorded for the conversion feature that is required to be separately accounted for as equity, and debt issuance costs, which reduce the carrying value of the convertible debt instrument. The debt discount is amortized as interest expense together with the issuance costs of the debt. The expense for the amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs is a non-cash item, and we believe the exclusion of this interest expense provides for a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies.
  5. The deferred income tax benefit from the convertible notes issued in May 2017 is a non-cash item created by the difference in the carrying amount and tax basis of the convertible notes. This taxable temporary difference resulted in the Company recognizing a $9.4 million deferred tax liability which was recorded as an adjustment to additional paid-in capital on the consolidated balance sheet. The creation of the deferred tax liability is recognized as a component of equity and represents a source of future taxable income which supports the realization of a portion of the income tax benefit associated with the current year loss from operations. The deferred income tax benefit from the convertible notes is a non-cash item that is unique to the issuance of the Company's convertible notes, and we believe the exclusion of this deferred tax benefit provides for a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies. The deferred income tax benefit from

 

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