Snap Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

08/10/17

Snap Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

VENICE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights:

  Three Months Ended

June 30,

  Percent   Six Months Ended

June 30,

  Percent
2017   2016Change2017   2016Change
(dollars in thousands)(dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)(NM = Not Meaningful)(NM = Not Meaningful)
Revenue $ 181,671 $ 71,798   153 % $ 331,319 $ 110,596   200 %
Net loss(1) $ (443,093 ) $ (115,894 ) NM $ (2,651,930 ) $ (220,470 ) NM
Adjusted EBITDA(2) $ (193,990 ) $ (105,121 ) 85 % $ (382,233 ) $ (198,355 ) 93 %
 
Other Financial Highlights
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities $ 2,797,596
Cash used in operating activities $ (209,574 ) $ (134,110 ) $ (364,571 ) $ (226,651 )
Free Cash Flow(3) $ (228,939 ) $ (150,531 ) $ (401,929 ) $ (255,524 )
Capital expenditures $ (19,365 ) $ (16,421 ) $ (37,358 ) $ (28,873 )
 

(1)

 

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2017 includes $2.2 billion of stock-based compensation expense, primarily due to the recognition of expense related to RSUs with a performance condition satisfied on the effectiveness of the registration statement for our initial public offering.

(2)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss), excluding interest income; interest expense; other income (expense) net; income tax benefit (expense); depreciation and amortization; and stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expense.

(3)

Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash used in operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment.

Note: For adjustments and additional information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Operational Highlights

  • Daily active users (DAU)(1) – DAUs grew from 143 million in Q2 2016 to 173 million in Q2 2017, an increase of 30.5 million or 21% year-over-year. DAUs increased 7.3 million or 4% quarter-over-quarter, from 166 million in Q1 2017.
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU)(2) – ARPU was $1.05 in Q2 2017, an increase of 109% over Q2 2016 when ARPU was $0.50. ARPU increased 16% over Q1 2017 when ARPU was $0.90.
  • Hosting costs per DAU – Hosting costs per DAU were $0.61 in Q2 2017, as compared to $0.55 in Q2 2016 and $0.60 in Q1 2017.
  • Capital expenditures – Capital expenditures were $19.4 million in Q2 2017, as compared to $16.4 million in Q2 2016 and $18.0 million in Q1 2017.
 

(1)

 

We define a Daily Active User, or DAU, as a registered Snapchat user who opens the Snapchat application at least once during a defined 24-hour period. We measure average Daily Active Users for a particular quarter by calculating the average Daily Active Users for that quarter.

(2)

We define ARPU as quarterly revenue divided by the average Daily Active Users.

 

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Snap Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific / 5:00 p.m. Eastern today. The live audio webcast along with supplemental information will be accessible at investor.snap.com. A recording of the webcast will also be available following the conference call.

Snap Inc. uses the investor.snap.com and snap.com/news websites as means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligation under Regulation FD.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include statements about expected financial metrics, such as revenue, non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, capital expenditures, and stock-based compensation, as well as non-financial metrics, such as DAU and video views. They also include statements about our possible or assumed business strategies, potential growth opportunities, new products, and potential market opportunities.

Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “believes,” “continue,” “could,” “potential,” “remain,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: our limited operating history, our lack of significant revenue to date, our ability to monetize our products, the highly competitive and rapidly changing market for internet and advertising companies, infrastructure costs, our ability to create new and innovative products, our ability to manage any future user growth, and our international expansion strategies. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect our financial results are included in the section titled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the final prospectus for our initial public offering, dated March 1, 2017, which is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will be made available in Snap Inc.’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other filings that we make from time to time with the SEC. In addition, any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons if actual results differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, as described below, to understand and evaluate our core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures, which may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as net income (loss); excluding interest income; interest expense; other income (expense), net; income tax benefit (expense); depreciation and amortization; and stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expense. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses that we exclude in Adjusted EBITDA.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash used in operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment. We believe Free Cash Flow is an important liquidity measure of the cash that is available, after capital expenditures, for operational expenses and investment in our business and is a key financial indicator used by management. Additionally, we believe that Free Cash Flow is an important measure since we use third-party infrastructure partners to host our services and therefore we do not incur significant capital expenditures to support revenue generating activities. Free Cash Flow is useful to investors as a liquidity measure because it measures our ability to generate or use cash. Once our business needs and obligations are met, cash can be used to maintain a strong balance sheet and invest in future growth.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Non-GAAP Net Loss, which is defined as net income (loss); excluding amortization of intangible assets; stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expense; and related income tax adjustments. Non-GAAP Net Loss and weighted average diluted shares are then used to calculate Non-GAAP diluted net loss per share. Similar to Adjusted EBITDA, we believe these measures help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses we exclude in the measure.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by our management for financial and operational decision-making. We are presenting these non-GAAP measures to assist investors in seeing our financial performance through the eyes of management, and because we believe that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in our industry.

For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, please see “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Snap Inc., “Snapchat,” and our other registered and common law trade names, trademarks, and service marks are the property of Snap Inc. or our subsidiaries.

   
SNAP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2017   20162017   2016
Revenue $ 181,671 $ 71,798 $ 331,319 $ 110,596
Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenue 152,148 94,757 315,506 170,530
Research and development 255,735 36,052 1,061,583 64,150
Sales and marketing 90,903 24,587 310,636 39,324
General and administrative   131,903   32,261   1,306,379   56,272
Total costs and expenses   630,689   187,657   2,994,104   330,276
Loss from operations (449,018 ) (115,859 ) (2,662,785 ) (219,680 )
Interest income 6,349 871 8,773 1,230
Interest expense (998 ) (1,693 )
Other income (expense), net   786   (939 )   973   (1,932 )
Loss before income taxes (442,881 ) (115,927 ) (2,654,732 ) (220,382 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   (212 )   33   2,802   (88 )
Net loss $ (443,093 ) $ (115,894 ) $ (2,651,930 ) $ (220,470 )
Net loss per share attributable to Class A, Class B, and Class C common stockholders:
Basic $ (0.36 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (2.43 ) $ (0.28 )
Diluted $ (0.36 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (2.43 ) $ (0.28 )
 
 
SNAP INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

   

June 30,
2017

December 31,
2016

(Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 501,677 $ 150,121
Marketable securities 2,295,919 837,247
Accounts receivable, net of allowance 171,525 162,659
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   77,777   29,958
Total current assets 3,046,898 1,179,985
Property and equipment, net 128,031 100,585
Intangible assets, net 136,005 75,982
Goodwill 502,825 319,137
Other assets   61,715   47,103
Total assets $ 3,875,474 $ 1,722,792
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 17,770 $ 8,419
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   240,539   148,325
Total current liabilities 258,309 156,744
Other liabilities   76,258   47,134
Total liabilities   334,567   203,878
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Convertible voting preferred stock, Series A, A-1, and B, $0.00001 par value. No shares and 146,962 shares authorized, issued, and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Liquidation preference of $95,175 at December 31, 2016. 1
Convertible non-voting preferred stock, Series C, $0.00001 par value. No shares and 16,000 shares authorized, issued, and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Liquidation preference of $54,543 at December 31, 2016.
Convertible non-voting preferred stock, Series D, E, and F, $0.00001 par value. No shares and 83,851 shares authorized, issued, and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. 2
Series FP convertible voting preferred stock, $0.00001 par value. No shares and 260,888 shares authorized at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. No shares and 215,888 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. 2
Class A non-voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 3,000,000 shares authorized, 682,588 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017, and 1,500,000 shares authorized, 504,902 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016. 7 5
Class B voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 700,000 shares authorized, 281,526 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017, and 1,500,000 shares authorized, 31,469 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016. 3
Class C voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 260,888 shares authorized, 215,888 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017, and 260,888 shares authorized and no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016. 2
Additional paid-in capital 7,400,842 2,728,823
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 3,590 (2,057 )
Accumulated deficit   (3,863,537 )   (1,207,862 )
Total stockholders’ equity   3,540,907   1,518,914
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 3,875,474 $ 1,722,792
 
 
SNAP INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands, unaudited)

 
Six Months Ended June 30,
2017   2016
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss $ (2,651,930 ) $ (220,470 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 25,035 11,045
Stock-based compensation 2,237,149 10,280
Deferred income taxes (1,765 ) (204 )
Other (1,672 ) 2,018
Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable, net of allowance (8,209 ) (24,042 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (47,835 ) (8,236 )
Other assets (10,108 ) (1,543 )
Accounts payable 9,317 (240 )
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 82,190 3,369
Other liabilities   3,257   1,372
Net cash used in operating activities   (364,571 )   (226,651 )
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (37,358 ) (28,873 )
Purchases of intangible assets (7,720 ) (562 )
Non-marketable investments (7,530 ) (4,070 )
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (224,176 ) (50,936 )
Issuance of notes receivable from officers/stockholders (15,000 )
Purchases of marketable securities (2,742,370 ) (967,402 )
Sales of marketable securities 237,095 79,075
Maturities of marketable securities 1,047,479 9,500
Change in restricted cash   9,899   (5,068 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,724,681 )   (983,336 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 783
Stock repurchases from employees for tax withholdings (208,407 )
Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock in initial public offering, net of underwriting commissions 2,657,797
Proceeds from issuances of preferred stock, net of issuance costs 1,157,147
Payments of initial public offering issuance costs   (9,365 )  
Net cash provided by financing activities   2,440,808   1,157,147
Change in cash and cash equivalents 351,556 (52,840 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   150,121   640,810
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 501,677 $ 587,970
Supplemental disclosures
Cash paid for income taxes $ 5,490 $ 4
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash activities
Issuance of Class B common stock related to acquisitions $ $ 13,097
Purchase consideration liabilities related to acquisitions $ 11,242 $ 6,000
Construction in progress related to financing lease obligations $ 683 $ 761
Net change in accounts payable and accrued expenses and other current liabilities related to property and equipment additions $ (3,743 ) $ (404 )
 
 
SNAP INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2017   20162017   2016
Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:
Net loss $ (443,093 ) $ (115,894 ) $ (2,651,930 ) $ (220,470 )
Add (deduct):
Interest income (6,349 ) (871 ) (8,773 ) (1,230 )
Interest expense 998 1,693
Other (income) expense, net (786 ) 939 (973 ) 1,932
Income tax (benefit) expense 212 (33 ) (2,802 ) 88
Depreciation and amortization(1) 12,585 5,996 25,035 11,045
Stock-based compensation expense(2) 245,028 4,742 2,237,149 10,280
Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation   (2,585 )     18,368  
Adjusted EBITDA $ (193,990 ) $ (105,121 ) $ (382,233 ) $ (198,355 )
 
 

(1) Total depreciation and amortization expense by function:

 
 
Three Months Ended

June 30,

  Six Months Ended

June 30,

20172016   20172016
Depreciation and amortization expense:
Cost of revenue $ 2,970 $ 99 $ 4,639 $ 169
Research and development 5,983 4,164 11,738 7,776
Sales and marketing 1,589 236 4,189 386
General and administrative   2,043   1,497     4,469   2,714
Total $ 12,585 $ 5,996   $ 25,035 $ 11,045
 
 

(2) Total stock-based compensation and related payroll tax expense by function:

 
 
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2017201620172016
Stock-based compensation and related payroll tax expense:
Cost of revenue $ 2,223 $ 128 $ 22,249 $ 282
Research and development 163,848 2,700 885,977 5,348
Sales and marketing 20,558 553 181,500 1,327
General and administrative   55,814   1,361   1,165,791   3,323
Total $ 242,443 $ 4,742 $ 2,255,517 $ 10,280
 
 
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2017201620172016
Free Cash Flow reconciliation:
Net cash used in operating activities $ (209,574 ) $ (134,110 ) $ (364,571 ) $ (226,651 )
Less:
Purchases of property and equipment   (19,365 )   (16,421 )   (37,358 )   (28,873 )
Free Cash Flow $ (228,939 ) $ (150,531 ) $ (401,929 ) $ (255,524 )
 
 
SNAP INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)

(In thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2017   20162017   2016
Non-GAAP Net Loss reconciliation:
Net loss $ (443,093 ) $ (115,894 ) $ (2,651,930 ) $ (220,470 )
Amortization of intangible assets 5,767 3,730 11,204 6,912
Stock-based compensation expense 245,028 4,742 2,237,149 10,280
Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation (2,585 ) 18,368
Income tax adjustments   (623 )     (2,190 )  
Non-GAAP net loss $ (195,506 )   (107,422 )   (387,399 )   (203,278 )
 
Weighted-average common shares - Diluted 1,223,443 806,379 1,090,751 781,604
 
Non-GAAP Diluted Net Loss Per Share reconciliation:
Diluted net loss per share $ (0.36 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (2.43 ) $ (0.28 )
Non-GAAP adjustment to net loss   0.20   0.01   2.07   0.02
Non-GAAP diluted net loss per share $ (0.16 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.36 ) $ (0.26 )

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