HubSpot Reports Q2 2017 Results

August 02, 2017

Strong Revenue Growth, Improved Margins and Positive Free Cash Flow
Full-Year 2017 Guidance Raised

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE: HUBS), a leading inbound marketing and sales software company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

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Financial Highlights:

Revenue

  • Total revenue was $89.1 million, up 37% compared to the second quarter of 2016.
  • Subscription revenue was $84.4 million, up 38% compared to the second quarter of 2016.
  • Professional services and other revenue was $4.7 million, up 17% compared to the second quarter of 2016.

Operating Income (Loss)

  • GAAP operating margin was (11.9%) for the quarter, compared to (17.0%) in the second quarter of 2016. 
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 2.7% for the quarter, an improvement of approximately 7 percentage points from (3.9%) in the second quarter of 2016.
  • GAAP operating loss was ($10.6) million for the quarter, compared to ($11.0) million in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $2.4 million for the quarter, compared to a loss of ($2.5) million in the second quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) excludes stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquired intangibles.

Net Income (Loss)

  • GAAP net loss was ($9.5) million, or ($0.26) per basic and diluted share for the quarter, compared to ($11.1) million, or ($0.32) per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $2.6 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share for the quarter, compared to net loss of ($2.6) million, or ($0.07) per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016.  Non-GAAP net income per share excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, 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 36.7 million, compared to 35.0 million basic and diluted shares in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Second quarter weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding for non-GAAP net income per share was 36.7 million and 39.2 million, respectively, compared to 35.0 million weighted average basic and diluted shares in the second quarter of 2016.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • The Company finalized a $400 million convertible bond offering. The net proceeds from this offering were approximately $389.2 million. The Company used approximately $20 million of the net proceeds to pay the costs associated with a note hedge transaction (after such cost were partially offset by the proceeds by a warrant transaction). The Company intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.
  • The company's cash, cash equivalents and investments balance was $534.3 million as of June 30, 2017.
  • During the second quarter, the company generated $1.8 million of free cash flow compared to $2.9 million during the second quarter of 2016. 

Additional Recent Business Highlights

  • Grew total customers to 34,326 at June 30, 2017, up over 40% from June 30, 2016.
    • Total average subscription revenue per customer was $10,228 during the second quarter of 2017.
  • Grew marketing customers to 26,560 at June 30, 2017, up 30% from June 30, 2016.
    • Increased marketing average subscription revenue per customer during the second quarter of 2017 to $12,773 from $11,978 in the second quarter of 2016.

"Q2 was great quarter for HubSpot and we are pleased with our results," said Brian Halligan, co-founder and CEO. "We continue to see the strong growth from our marketing and sales products, in-particular with our growth stack customers who have adopted both products. We have a significant opportunity to continue increasing the value that we bring to both established and new customers as we work with them to better coordinate their marketing and sales functions to drive growth."

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of August 2, 2017, HubSpot is issuing guidance for the third quarter of 2017 and raising guidance for full year 2017 as indicated below.

Third Quarter 2017:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $92.8 million to $93.8 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss is expected to be between a loss of ($4.5) million to ($3.5) million. This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $10.9 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per common share is expected to be between a loss of ($0.10) to ($0.08).  This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $10.9 million, non-cash interest expense for the amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs of approximately $4.8 million, and the deferred income tax benefit from convertible notes of approximately $3.4 million.  This assumes approximately 37.1 million weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding.

Full Year 2017:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $362.8 million to $364.8 million, up from our previously guided range of $355.5 million to $359.5 million dollars.
  • Non-GAAP operating income is expected to in be in the range of breakeven to $2.0 million, up from our previously guided range of a loss of ($5.0) million to ($3.0) million. This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $44.4 million, and amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $16 thousand.
  • Non-GAAP net income per common share is expected to be in the range of $0.03 to $0.07, up from our previously guided range of a loss of ($0.10) to ($0.04).  This excludes stock-based compensation expense of approximately $44.4 million, amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $16 thousand, non-cash interest expense for the amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs of approximately $12.4 million, and the deferred income tax benefit from convertible notes of approximately $9.4 million. This assumes approximately 39.6 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

HubSpot will host a conference call on Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its second quarter 2017 financial results and business outlook.  To access this call, dial (877) 201-0168 (domestic) or (647) 788-4901 (international).  The conference ID is 53211676. Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call will be available in the "Investor" section of the HubSpot's web site at www.hubspot.com.

Following the conference call, a replay will be available until 11 pm on Aug 9, 2017 at (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (416) 621-4642 (international). The replay pass code is 53211676. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available in the "Investor" section of HubSpot's web site 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 inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 34,000 total customers in over 90 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 generally accepted accounting principles ("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, 2017 and 2016. 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 concerning our financial guidance for the third fiscal quarter of 2017 and full year 2017, our position to execute on our growth strategy in the mid-market, and our ability to expand our leadership position and market opportunity for our inbound platform.  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 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 2, 2017 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,




2017



2016


Assets









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

175,622



$

59,702


Short-term investments



316,798




54,648


Accounts receivable net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $650 and $617
   at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively



38,466




38,984


Deferred commission expense



11,149




9,025


Restricted cash



-




162


Prepaid hosting costs



1,521




5,299


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



20,224




8,433


Total current assets



563,780




176,253


Long-term investments



41,895




35,718


Property and equipment, net



37,618




30,201


Capitalized software development costs, net



7,774




6,523


Restricted cash



5,100




321


Other assets



1,579




966


Goodwill



9,773




9,773


Total assets


$

667,519



$

259,755


Liabilities and stockholders' equity









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable


$

2,865



$

4,350


Accrued compensation costs



12,668




11,415


Other accrued expenses



27,354




15,237


Capital lease obligations



780




796


Deferred rent



157




159


Deferred revenue



109,919




95,426


Total current liabilities



153,743




127,383


Capital lease obligations, net of current portion



319




275


Deferred rent, net of current portion



16,780




10,079


Deferred revenue, net of current portion



1,394




1,171


Asset retirement obligations



872




591


Other long-term liabilities



1,944




1,556


Convertible senior notes



288,764




-


Total liabilities



463,816




141,055


Stockholders' equity:









Common stock



36




36


Additional paid-in capital



467,897




365,444


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(266)




(864)


Accumulated deficit



(263,964)




(245,916)


Total stockholders' equity



203,703




118,700


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

667,519



$

259,755


 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)










For the Three Months Ended June 30,



For the Six Months Ended June 30,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Revenues:

















Subscription


$

84,363



$

60,916



$

161,866



$

115,852


Professional services and other



4,730




4,058




9,479




8,082


Total revenue



89,093




64,974




171,345




123,934


Cost of revenues:

















Subscription



12,492




9,985




23,901




18,895


Professional services and other



6,099




5,210




11,762




10,271


Total cost of revenues



18,591




15,195




35,663




29,166


Gross profit



70,502




49,779




135,682




94,768


Operating expenses:

















Research and development



15,889




11,278




29,259




21,082


Sales and marketing



50,708




39,140




97,380




74,338


General and administrative



14,482




10,391




27,620




20,239


Total operating expenses



81,079




60,809




154,259




115,659


Loss from operations



(10,577)




(11,030)




(18,577)




(20,891)


Other expense:

















Interest income



734




201




1,037




380


Interest expense



(2,832)




(93)




(2,884)




(180)


Other expense



(97)




(202)




(225)




(535)


Total other expense



(2,195)




(94)




(2,072)




(335)


Loss before income tax benefit



(12,772)




(11,124)




(20,649)




(21,226)


Income tax benefit



3,251




60




3,053




8


Net loss


$

(9,521)



$

(11,064)



$

(17,596)



$

(21,218)


Net loss per share, basic and diluted


$

(0.26)



$

(0.32)



$

(0.48)



$

(0.61)


Weighted average common shares used in computing basic

   and diluted net loss per share:



36,654




35,023




36,431




34,858


 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)










Three Months Ended

June 30,



Six Months Ended

June 30,




2017



2016



2017



2016


Operating Activities:

















Net loss


$

(9,521)



$

(11,064)



$

(17,596)



$

(21,218)


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

















Depreciation and amortization



3,648




3,022




6,977




5,223


Stock-based compensation



13,006




8,474




22,309




14,705


Benefit for deferred income taxes



(3,517)




(168)




(3,544)




(165)


Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs



2,683







2,683





(Accretion) amortization of bond discount premium



(132)




190




(55)




411


Noncash rent expense



1,332




837




2,999




1,949


Unrealized currency translation



(149)




188




(195)




(63)


Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition

















Accounts receivable



(3,015)




(732)




1,161




(385)


Prepaid expenses and other assets



(8,979)




(221)




(7,918)




(2,624)


Deferred commission expense



(1,437)




296




(1,901)




(3)


Accounts payable



923




1,106




(327)




302


Accrued expenses



6,047




3,091




6,969




1,937


Deferred rent



3,636




(11)




3,602




(34)


Deferred revenue



4,202




3,634




12,655




11,786


Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities



8,727




8,642




27,819




11,821


Investing Activities:

















Purchases of investments



(288,910)




(12,142)




(305,277)




(21,111)


Maturities of investments



21,200




12,468




37,060




21,343


Purchases of property and equipment



(5,237)




(4,628)




(11,072)




(11,269)


Capitalization of software development costs



(1,730)




(1,078)




(3,340)




(2,512)


Purchases of strategic investments



(600)







(600)





Restricted cash



(158)







(4,589)





Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities



(275,435)




(5,380)




(287,818)




(13,549)


Financing Activities:

















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



(944)




(384)




(2,097)




(1,342)


Proceeds related to the issuance of common stock under stock plans



3,145




3,176




7,485




6,168


Repayments of capital lease obligations



(278)




(177)




(518)




(319)


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



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 paid of $200



58,880







58,880





Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing activities



371,128




2,615




374,075




4,507


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



1,416




(235)




1,844




302


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents



105,836




5,642




115,920




3,081


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



69,786




53,019




59,702




55,580


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

175,622



$

58,661



$

175,622



$

58,661


 

Reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income (loss) and operating margin










Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,




2017


2016



2017


2016


(in thousands, except percentages)






























GAAP operating loss


$

(10,577)


$

(11,030)



$

(18,577)


$

(20,891)


Stock-based compensation



13,006



8,475




22,309



14,705


Amortization of acquired intangible assets





20




16



44


Non-GAAP operating income (loss)


$

2,429


$

(2,535)



$

3,748


$

(6,142)

















GAAP operating margin



(11.9%)



(17.0%)




(10.8%)



(16.9%)


Non-GAAP operating margin



2.7

%


(3.9%)




2.2

%


(5.0%)


 

Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income (loss)


Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,




2017


2016



2017


2016


(in thousands, except per share amounts)






























GAAP net loss


$

(9,521)


$

(11,064)



$

(17,596)


$

(21,218)


Stock-based compensation



13,006



8,475




22,309



14,705


Amortization of acquired intangibles





20




16



44


Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs



2,683






2,683




Deferred income tax benefit from convertible notes



(3,541)






(3,541)




Non-GAAP net income (loss)


$

2,627


$

(2,569)



$

3,871


$

(6,469)

















Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share:














Basic


$

0.07


$

(0.07)



$

0.11


$

(0.19)


Diluted


$

0.07


$

(0.07)



$

0.10


$

(0.19)


Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculations














Basic



36,654



35,023




36,431



34,858


Diluted



39,170



35,023




38,680



34,858


 

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

(in thousands, except percentages)


Three Months Ended June 30,




2017



2016



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

$

12,492


$

6,099


$

15,889


$

50,708


$

14,482



$

9,985


$

5,210


$

11,278


$

39,140


$

10,391


Stock -based compensation


(178)



(666)



(3,461)



(5,113)



(3,588)




(131)



(477)



(2,272)



(3,469)



(2,126)


Amortization of acquired intangibles













(13)







(7)




Non-GAAP expense

$

12,314


$

5,433


$

12,428


$

45,595


$

10,894



$

9,841


$

4,733


$

9,006


$

35,664


$

8,265


































GAAP expense as a percentage of revenue


14.0

%


6.8

%


17.8

%


56.9

%


16.3

%



15.4

%


8.0

%


17.4

%


60.2

%


16.0

%

Non-GAAP expense as a percentage of revenue


13.8

%


6.1

%


13.9

%


51.2

%


12.2

%



15.1

%


7.3

%


13.9

%


54.9

%


12.7

%



































































Six Months Ended June 30,



2017



2016



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

$

23,901


$

11,762


$

29,259


$

97,380


$

27,620



$

18,895


$

10,271


$

21,082


$

74,338


$

20,239


Stock -based compensation


(293)



(1,115)



(5,903)



(8,874)



(6,124)




(224)



(800)



(4,030)



(5,895)



(3,756)


Amortization of acquired intangibles


(9)







(7)






(31)







(13)




Non-GAAP expense

$

23,599


$

10,647


$

23,356


$

88,499


$

21,496


 `

$

18,640


$

9,471


$

17,052


$

68,430


$

16,483


































GAAP expense as a percentage of revenue


13.9

%


6.9

%


17.1

%


56.8

%


16.1

%



15.2

%


8.3

%


17.0

%


60.0

%


16.3

%

Non-GAAP expense as a percentage of revenue


13.8

%


6.2

%


13.6

%


51.6

%


12.5

%



15.0

%


7.6

%


13.8

%


55.2

%


13.3

%

 

Reconciliation of non-GAAP subscription margin

(in thousands, except percentages)


















Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,




2017


2016



2017


2016

















GAAP subscription margin


$

71,871


$

50,931



$

137,965


$

96,957


Stock -based compensation



178



131




293



224


Amortization of acquired intangible assets



-



13




9



31


Non-GAAP subscription margin


$

72,049


$

51,075



$

138,267


$

97,212

















GAAP subscription margin percentage



85.2

%


83.6

%



85.2

%


83.7

%

Non-GAAP subscription margin percentage



85.4

%


83.8

%



85.4

%


83.9

%

 

Reconciliation of free cash flow

(in thousands)


















Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,




2017


2016



2017


2016

















GAAP net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities


$

8,727


$

8,642



$

27,819


$

11,821


Purchases of property and equipment



(5,237)



(4,628)




(11,072)



(11,269)


Capitalization of software development costs



(1,730)



(1,078)




(3,340)



(2,512)


Non-GAAP free cash flow


$

1,760


$

2,936



$

13,407


$

(1,960)


 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this release, HubSpot's non-GAAP operating income (loss), operating margin, subscription margin, expense, expense as a percentage of revenue, net income (loss), 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 presents these non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the company's performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the company's financial and operational performance. 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. 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. 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, non-cash interest expense for the amortization of debt discount and 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:

 



(a)

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.



(b)

 

 

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.

 



(c)

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.



(d)

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. 



 

 

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