AvePoint Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results

03/09/2023

Full year SaaS revenue of $117.2 million, representing 37% year-over-year growth, 46% adjusted for constant currency
Full year total revenue of $232.3 million, representing 21% year-over-year growth, 29% adjusted for constant currency
Total ARR of $201.7 million, representing 27% year-over-year growth, 32% adjusted for FX impact

JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AvePoint (NASDAQ: AVPT), the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. 

“Our fourth quarter results were a strong close to 2022, highlighted by 32% ARR growth and 26% revenue growth, both adjusted for the impact of FX,” said Dr. Tianyi Jiang (TJ), CEO and Co-Founder of AvePoint. “Despite an uncertain macro environment, our strong topline performance underscores the ongoing need for organizations around the world to optimize and secure the digital workplace.”

“At the same time, we continue to aggressively manage expenses across the business, and we plan to show significant profitability improvements in 2023. We are excited for the many opportunities ahead of us to help companies rapidly reduce costs, improve productivity, and make more informed business decisions, and we look forward to discussing these and other strategic priorities at our first Investor Day on March 22nd.”

Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $63.6 million, up 18% from the fourth quarter of 2021 and up 26% year-over-year on a constant currency basis. Within total revenue, SaaS revenue was $33.0 million, up 36% from the fourth quarter of 2021 and up 46% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.

  • Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit was $45.4 million, compared to $38.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross profit was $46.1 million, compared to $39.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin was 72.4%, compared to 73.5% for the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Operating Income/(Loss): GAAP operating loss was $(8.0) million, compared to $(7.7) million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP operating income was $1.4 million, compared to $1.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Excluding the one-time expenses associated with the reduction in workforce the Company announced in December of 2022, non-GAAP operating income would have been $4.5 million.

Full Year 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $232.3 million, up 21% from the full year 2021 and up 29% year-over-year on a constant currency basis. Within total revenue, SaaS revenue was $117.2 million, up 37% from the full year 2021 and up 46% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.

  • Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit was $167.2 million, compared to $139.2 million for the full year 2021. Non-GAAP gross profit was $169.9 million, compared to $142.7 million for the full year 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin was 73.1%, compared to 74.4% for the full year 2021.

  • Operating Income/(Loss): GAAP operating loss was $(41.1) million, compared to $(53.5) million for the full year 2021. Non-GAAP operating loss was $(2.9) million, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $6.0 million for the full year 2021. Excluding the one-time expenses associated with the reduction in workforce the Company announced in December of 2022, non-GAAP operating income would have been $0.2 million.

  • Cash and short-term investments: $229.8 million as of December 31, 2022.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Key Performance Indicators and Business Highlights

  • ARR as of the end of 2022 was $201.7 million, up 27% year-over-year. Adjusted for FX, ARR grew 32%.

  • Dollar-based net retention rate was 105% and was 108% adjusted for FX.

  • Won a highly competitive bid for a substantial FinTech innovation project for our third-largest customer in Singapore, which will leverage our platform technology to ensure the regulatory framework is in place for a consortium of global financial institutions to detect and prevent money laundering while protecting client privacy.

Financial Outlook

For the first quarter of 2023, the Company expects:

  • Total revenues of $57.5 million to $58.5 million, or 15% year-over-year growth at the midpoint.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $(2.0) million to $(1.0) million.

For the full year 2023, the Company expects:

  • Total ARR of $238.4 million to $244.4 million, or 20% year-over-year growth at the midpoint.
  • Total revenues of $253.8 million to $260.8 million, or 11% year-over-year growth at the midpoint.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $12.0 million to $15.0 million.

Quarterly Conference Call

AvePoint will host a conference call today, March 09, 2023, to review its fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results and to discuss its financial outlook. The call is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm ET. You may access the call and register with a live operator by dialing 1 (844) 826-3035 for US participants and 1 (412) 317-5195 for outside the US. The passcode for the call is 4575329. Investors can also join by webcast by visiting https://ir.avepoint.com/events. The webcast will be available live, and a replay will be available following the completion of the live broadcast for approximately 90 days.

About AvePoint

Collaborate with confidence. AvePoint provides the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration. More than 9 million cloud users rely on our solutions. Our SaaS solutions are also available to managed service providers via more than 100 cloud marketplaces, so they can better support and manage their small and mid-sized business customers. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is a five-time Global Microsoft Partner of the Year and headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.avepoint.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement AvePoint’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (including percentage of revenue figures), non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin. The company has included a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures at the end of this press release. These reconciliations adjust the related GAAP financial measures to exclude stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of intangible assets. AvePoint believes the presentation of its non-GAAP financial measures provides a better representation as to the overall operating performance of the company. The presentation of AvePoint’s non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for its financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and AvePoint’s non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Disclosure Information

AvePoint uses the https://ir.avepoint.com/ website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws including statements regarding the future performance of and market opportunities for AvePoint. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which AvePoint operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting AvePoint’s business and changes in AvePoint’s ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and ability to identify and realize additional opportunities, and the risk of downturns in the market and the technology industry. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of AvePoint’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and its registration statement on Form S-1 and related prospectus and prospectus supplements filed with the SEC. Copies of these and other documents filed by AvePoint from time to time are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and AvePoint does not assume any obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. AvePoint does not give any assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

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AvePoint, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2022     2021     2022     2021  
Revenue:                                
SaaS   $ 33,049     $ 24,325     $ 117,180     $ 85,580  
Term license and support     14,713       13,678       57,214       50,970  
Services     12,052       10,558       41,283       31,919  
Maintenance     3,606       4,862       15,868       21,022  
Perpetual license     188       415       794       2,418  
Total revenue     63,608       53,838       232,339       191,909  
Cost of revenue:                                
SaaS     7,966       5,169       26,617       19,039  
Term license and support     396       236       1,969       950  
Services     9,707       9,198       35,629       30,726  
Maintenance     169       341       908       1,949  
Total cost of revenue     18,238       14,944       65,123       52,664  
Gross profit     45,370       38,894       167,216       139,245  
Operating expenses:                                
Sales and marketing     28,376       27,024       109,805       100,512  
General and administrative     16,645       15,035       64,874       59,221  
Research and development     7,272       4,132       30,519       31,765  
Depreciation and amortization     1,125       375       3,084       1,238  
Total operating expenses     53,418       46,566       208,282       192,736  
Loss from operations     (8,048 )     (7,672 )     (41,066 )     (53,491 )
(Loss) gain on earn-out and warrant liabilities     (2,351 )     7,583       4,497       21,233  
Interest (expense) income, net     (90 )     22       (40 )     102  
Other income (expense), net     3,781       (332 )     2,959       (632 )
Loss before income taxes     (6,708 )     (399 )     (33,650 )     (32,788 )
Income tax expense     4,939       7,090       5,038       457  
Net loss   $ (11,647 )     (7,489 )   $ (38,688 )   $ (33,245 )
Net income attributable to and accretion of redeemable noncontrolling interest     (1,072 )     (561 )     (2,942 )     (1,974 )
Net loss attributable to AvePoint, Inc.   $ (12,719 )     (8,050 )   $ (41,630 )   $ (35,219 )
Deemed dividends on preferred stock                       (32,928 )
Net loss available to common shareholders   $ (12,719 )     (8,050 )   $ (41,630 )   $ (68,147 )
Basic and diluted loss per share   $ (0.07 )     (0.04 )   $ (0.23 )   $ (0.48 )
Basic and diluted shares used in computing loss per share     181,795       182,133       181,957       141,596  
                                 

AvePoint, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except par value)
(Unaudited)

    December 31,     December 31,  
    2022     2021  
Assets                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 227,188     $ 268,217  
Short-term investments     2,620       2,411  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $725 and $838 as of December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively     66,474       55,067  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     10,013       8,461  
Total current assets     306,295       334,156  
Property and equipment, net     5,537       3,922  
Goodwill     18,904        
Intangible assets, net     11,079        
Operating lease right-of-use assets     15,855        
Deferred contract costs     48,553       38,926  
Other assets     9,310       11,734  
Total assets   $ 415,533     $ 388,738  
Liabilities, mezzanine equity, and stockholders’ equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 1,519     $ 1,824  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities     47,784       35,062  
Current portion of deferred revenue     93,405       74,294  
Total current liabilities     142,708       111,180  
Long-term operating lease liabilities     11,348        
Long-term portion of deferred revenue     8,085       8,038  
Earn-out shares liabilities     6,631       10,012  
Other non-current liabilities     3,607       3,943  
Total liabilities     172,379       133,173  
Commitments and contingencies                
Mezzanine equity                
Redeemable noncontrolling interest     14,007       5,210  
Total mezzanine equity     14,007       5,210  
Stockholders’ equity                
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, 185,278 and 181,822 shares issued and outstanding     19       18  
Additional paid-in capital     665,715       625,056  
Treasury stock     (21,666 )     (1,739 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     2,006       2,317  
Accumulated deficit     (416,927 )     (375,297 )
Total stockholders’ equity     229,147       250,355  
Total liabilities, mezzanine equity, and stockholders’ equity   $ 415,533     $ 388,738  
                 

AvePoint, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Year Ended  
    December 31,  
    2022     2021  
Operating activities                
Net loss   $ (38,688 )   $ (33,245 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     3,494       1,238  
Operating lease right-of-use assets expense     5,945        
Foreign currency remeasurement loss     835       1,308  
Stock-based compensation     37,218       59,508  
Deferred income taxes     3,701       (175 )
Other     (607 )     (755 )
Change in value of earn-out and warrant liabilities     (4,402 )     (21,233 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     (14,388 )     (9,012 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (2,108 )     (5,914 )
Deferred contract costs and other assets     (9,596 )     (8,121 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, operating lease liabilities and other liabilities     (2,553 )     10,626  
Deferred revenue     20,375       10,805  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities     (774 )     5,030  
Investing activities                
Maturities of investments     183,554        
Purchases of investments     (180,969 )     (916 )
Net assets acquired from business combinations and asset acquisitions, net of cash acquired     (18,572 )      
Capitalization of internal use software     (1,612 )      
Purchase of property and equipment     (3,853 )     (2,461 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (21,452 )     (3,377 )
Financing activities                
Proceeds from recapitalization of Apex shares, net of transaction fees of $49,990           441,573  
Redemption of redeemable convertible preferred stock           (130,925 )
Redemption of Legacy AvePoint common stock           (106,169 )
Purchase of common stock     (19,927 )     (1,628 )
Payment of net cash settlement for management options           (7,530 )
Proceeds from stock option exercises     2,818       5,566  
Proceeds from sale of common shares of subsidiary           753  
Repayments of finance leases     (39 )     (25 )
Payments of transaction fees by Legacy AvePoint           (2,998 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (17,148 )     198,617  
Effect of exchange rates on cash     (1,655 )     (1,165 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents     (41,029 )     199,105  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     268,217       69,112  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 227,188     $ 268,217  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information                
Income taxes paid   $ 3,320     $ 4,037  
Noncash acquisition   $ 5,635     $  
                 

AvePoint, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2022     2021     2022     2021  
Non-GAAP operating income                                
GAAP operating loss   $ (8,048 )   $ (7,672 )   $ (41,066 )   $ (53,491 )
Stock-based compensation expense     8,931       9,033       37,218       59,508  
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     526             955        
Non-GAAP operating income (loss)   $ 1,409     $ 1,361     $ (2,893 )   $ 6,017  
Non-GAAP operating margin     2.2 %     2.5 %     -1.2 %     3.1 %
                                 
Non-GAAP gross profit                                
GAAP gross profit   $ 45,370     $ 38,894     $ 167,216     $ 139,245  
Stock-based compensation expense     692       687       2,640       3,477  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 46,062     $ 39,581     $ 169,856     $ 142,722  
Non-GAAP gross margin     72.4 %     73.5 %     73.1 %     74.4 %
                                 
Non-GAAP sales and marketing                                
GAAP sales and marketing   $ 28,376     $ 27,024     $ 109,805     $ 100,512  
Stock-based compensation expense     (2,688 )     (2,833 )     (11,393 )     (15,906 )
Non-GAAP sales and marketing   $ 25,688     $ 24,191     $ 98,412     $ 84,606  
Non-GAAP sales and marketing as a % of revenue     40.4 %     44.9 %     42.4 %     44.1 %
                                 
Non-GAAP general and administrative                                
GAAP general and administrative   $ 16,645     $ 15,035     $ 64,874     $ 59,221  
Stock-based compensation expense     (4,573 )     (4,688 )     (19,398 )     (24,063 )
Non-GAAP general and administrative   $ 12,072     $ 10,347     $ 45,476     $ 35,158  
Non-GAAP general and administrative as a % of revenue     19.0 %     19.2 %     19.6 %     18.3 %
                                 
Non-GAAP research and development                                
GAAP research and development   $ 7,272     $ 4,132     $ 30,519     $ 31,765  
Stock-based compensation expense     (978 )     (825 )     (3,787 )     (16,062 )
Non-GAAP research and development   $ 6,294     $ 3,307     $ 26,732     $ 15,703  
Non-GAAP research and development as a % of revenue     9.9 %     6.1 %     11.5 %     8.2 %
                                 

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