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Zuora Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

  • Subscription revenue grew 25% year-over-year; total revenue grew 17% year-over-year
  • Fiscal 2020 total revenue guidance updated to $276.7 million to $278.2 million

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO), the leading cloud-based subscription management platform provider, today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 31, 2019.


We had another solid quarter of financial results, underscored by recognition from a leading industry analyst that we have the best technology offerings and largest presence in our market," said Tien Tzuo, founder and CEO of Zuora. "We strengthened our sales leadership team and saw more customers adopt Zuora solutions to successfully grow their subscription businesses.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results (comparative period adjusted for ASC 606 adoption):

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $71.8 million, an increase of 17% year-over-year. Subscription revenue was $54.0 million, an increase of 25% year-over-year.
  • Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations was $19.0 million, compared to a loss of $17.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

    Non-GAAP loss from operations was $7.3 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $9.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $18.2 million, or 25% of revenue, compared to a net loss of $17.2 million, or 28% of revenue, in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders was $0.16 based on 111.8 million weighted-average shares outstanding, compared to a GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders of $0.16 based on 106.0 million weighted-average shares outstanding in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

    Non-GAAP net loss was $6.5 million, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $9.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders was $0.06 based on 111.8 million weighted-average shares outstanding, compared to a non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders of $0.09 based on 106.0 million weighted-average shares outstanding in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Cash Flow: Net cash provided by operating activities was $3.5 million, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $6.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Free cash flow was negative $5.1 million compared to negative $10.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents and Short-term Investments: Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were $170.4 million as of October 31, 2019.

A description of non-GAAP financial measures is contained in the section titled "Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and a reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is contained in the tables below.

Key Metrics and Business Highlights:

  • Customers with ACV equal to or greater than $100,000 was 586, which represents 16% year-over-year growth.
  • Dollar-based retention rate was 106%.
  • Customer usage of Zuora solutions grew, with $11.2 billion in transaction volume through Zuora’s billing platform during our third quarter, an increase of 29% year-over-year.
  • Robbie Traube joined Zuora as the new Chief Revenue Officer. He previously served as former Vice President, strategic and vertical accounts, North America at Adobe.
  • James Huang joined Zuora as the new Senior Vice President of global strategic alliances. He previously served as Vice President of alliances at WorkForce Software.
  • Zuora was cited as a leader by Forrester in “The Forrester Wave™: SaaS Billing Solutions, Q4 2019” report (Forrester Research, Inc., November 20, 2019, Lily Varon). Among the nine vendors evaluated, Zuora was ranked highest in both current offering and market presence.
  • Notable recent go-lives included Johnson Controls, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Stanley Black and Decker.
  • Highlighted customers from multiple industries and geographies in press announcements including KeepTruckin, Saint Gobain, amaysim, and Diamond Publishing.
  • The biannual Subscription Economy Index was released, finding that over the last 7.5 years sales of companies included in the Index have grown 5x faster annually than the S&P 500 company sales.
  • Zuora concluded its 2019 Subscribed World Tour, holding events in 16 cities, with record attendance and speakers from Zuora customers including Ubisoft, Siemens Healthineers, RICOH, FUJIFILM, and more.

Financial Outlook:

Zuora currently expects the following results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2020:

 

Fourth Quarter

Fiscal 2020

Subscription revenue

$54.0M - $55.0M

$206.0M - $207.0M

Total revenue

$71.0M - $72.5M

$276.7M - $278.2M

Non-GAAP loss from operations

$(11.0M) - $(10.0M)

$(40.8M) - $(39.8M)

Non-GAAP net loss per share¹

$(0.11) - $(0.09)

$(0.37) - $(0.35)

(1)

Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders was computed assuming 113.5 million weighted-average shares outstanding for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and 111.2 million weighted-average shares outstanding for the full year fiscal 2020.

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. Refer to the “Forward-Looking Statements” safe harbor section below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.

Zuora has not reconciled its guidance for non-GAAP loss from operations to GAAP loss from operations or non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders to GAAP net loss per share because stock-based compensation expense cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. Accordingly, a reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort.

Webcast and Conference Call Information:

Zuora will host a conference call for investors on December 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company’s financial results and business highlights. Investors are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call by visiting https://investor.zuora.com. A replay of the webcast will be available for one year. The call can also be accessed live via phone by dialing (866) 393-4306 or, for international callers, (734) 385-2616 with conference ID 1674318. An audio replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 or, for international callers, (404) 537-3406. The passcode for the replay is 1674318. The replay will be available through December 12, 2019.

Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP cost of subscription revenue, non-GAAP cost of professional services revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP subscription gross margin, non-GAAP total gross margin, non-GAAP sales and marketing expense, non-GAAP research and development expense, non-GAAP general and administrative expense, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, and free cash flow. The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. We believe these non-GAAP measures provide investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our operating results. We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry, as they generally eliminate the effects of certain items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

We exclude the following items from one or more of our non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Stock-based compensation expense. We exclude stock-based compensation expense, which is a non-cash expense, from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In particular, stock-based compensation expense is not comparable across companies given it is calculated using a variety of valuation methodologies and subjective assumptions.
  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets. We exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, which is a non-cash expense, from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures. We exclude these amortization expenses because we do not believe these expenses have a direct correlation to the operation of our business.
  • Internal-use software. We exclude non-cash adjustments for capitalization and the subsequent amortization of internal-use software, including any impairment charges, from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures. We capitalize certain costs incurred for the development of computer software for internal use and then amortize those costs over the estimated useful life. Capitalization and amortization of software development costs can vary significantly depending on the timing of products reaching technological feasibility and being made generally available. Moreover, because of the variety of approaches taken and the subjective assumptions made by other companies in this area, we believe that excluding the effects of capitalized software costs allows investors to make more meaningful comparisons between our operating results and those of other companies.

Additionally, Zuora’s management believes that the free cash flow non-GAAP measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations after taking into consideration capital expenditures as these expenditures are considered to be a necessary component of ongoing operations.

Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. The non-GAAP measures we use may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP items excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures.

Operating Metrics

Annual Contract Value (ACV). We define ACV as the subscription revenue we would contractually expect to recognize from a customer over the next twelve months, assuming no increases or reductions in their subscriptions.

Dollar-based Retention Rate. We calculate our dollar-based retention rate as of a period end by starting with the sum of the ACV from all customers as of twelve months prior to such period end, or prior period ACV. We then calculate the sum of the ACV from these same customers as of the current period end, or current period ACV. Current period ACV includes any upsells and also reflects contraction or attrition over the trailing twelve months but excludes revenue from new customers added in the current period. We then divide the current period ACV by the prior period ACV to arrive at our dollar-based retention rate.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, statements regarding our GAAP and non-GAAP guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year 2020 and financial outlook and market positioning. Words such as “believes,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “potential,” “continues,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “expects,” “could,” “would,” “projects,” “plans,” “targets,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations as of the date of this filing and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond our control. Our actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, risks detailed in our Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 16, 2019 as well as other documents that may be filed by us from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: we have a history of net losses and may not achieve or sustain profitability; the shift by companies to subscription business models may develop slower than we expect; we may not able to sustain or manage any future growth effectively; our sales and product initiatives may not be successful or the expected benefits of such initiatives may not be achieved in a timely manner; our security measures may be breached or our products may be perceived as not being secure; our products may fail to gain, or lose, market acceptance; we may be unable to attract new customers and expand sales to existing customers; customers may fail to deploy our solution after entering into a subscription agreement with us; customers may incorrectly or improperly deploy or use of our solution; we may not be able to develop and release new products and services; we may experience interruptions or performance problems, including a service outage, associated with our technology; we face intense competition in our markets and may not be able to compete effectively; weakened global economic conditions may adversely affect our industry; the risk of loss of key employees; challenges related to growing our relationships with strategic partners such as global systems integrators and their effectiveness in selling our products; changes in foreign exchange rates; general political or destabilizing events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. We undertake no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

About Zuora, Inc.

Zuora provides the leading cloud-based subscription management platform that functions as a system of record for subscription businesses across all industries. Powering the Subscription Economy®, the Zuora platform was architected specifically for dynamic, recurring subscription business models and acts as an intelligent subscription management hub that automates and orchestrates the entire subscription order-to-cash process, including billing and revenue recognition. Zuora serves more than 1,000 companies around the world, including Box, Rogers, Schneider Electric, Xplornet and Zendesk. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, Zuora also operates offices around the world in the U.S., EMEA and APAC. To learn more about the Zuora platform, please visit www.zuora.com.

© 2019 Zuora, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Zuora, Subscribed, Subscription Economy, Powering the Subscription Economy, and Subscription Economy Index are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zuora, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

SOURCE: Zuora Financial

ZUORA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended
October 31,

 

Nine Months Ended
October 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

As Adjusted¹

 

 

 

As Adjusted¹

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription

$

54,038

 

$

43,083

 

$

151,996

 

$

119,849

Professional services

17,784

 

18,273

 

53,668

 

51,802

Total revenue

71,822

 

61,356

 

205,664

 

171,651

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription

13,858

 

10,987

 

38,589

 

31,273

Professional services

20,443

 

19,190

 

61,445

 

53,569

Total cost of revenue

34,301

 

30,177

 

100,034

 

84,842

Gross profit

37,521

 

31,179

 

105,630

 

86,809

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

17,903

 

14,282

 

53,662

 

39,667

Sales and marketing

28,027

 

24,849

 

80,818

 

71,008

General and administrative

10,597

 

9,579

 

32,366

 

27,553

Total operating expenses

56,527

 

48,710

 

166,846

 

138,228

Loss from operations

(19,006)

 

(17,531)

 

(61,216)

 

(51,419)

Interest and other income (expense), net

1,190

 

633

 

2,294

 

(1,218)

Loss before income taxes

(17,816)

 

(16,898)

 

(58,922)

 

(52,637)

Income tax provision

(421)

 

(326)

 

(720)

 

(921)

Net loss

(18,237)

 

(17,224)

 

(59,642)

 

(53,558)

Comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(141)

 

(679)

 

(416)

 

(341)

Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities

75

 

(32)

 

121

 

(32)

Comprehensive loss

$

(18,303)

 

$

(17,935)

 

$

(59,937)

 

$

(53,931)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.16)

 

$

(0.16)

 

$

(0.54)

 

$

(0.62)

Weighted-average shares outstanding used in calculating net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

111,835

 

106,049

 

110,436

 

85,820

(1)

The condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the prior periods presented above have been adjusted to reflect the adoption of ASC 606.

ZUORA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

October 31,
2019

 

January 31,
2019

 

 

 

 

As Adjusted¹

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

64,621

 

$

67,940

Short-term investments

105,777

 

107,908

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,622 and $2,522 as of October 31, 2019 and January 31, 2019, respectively

60,073

 

58,258

Restricted cash, current portion

 

400

Deferred commissions, current portion

8,981

 

8,616

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

16,157

 

14,632

Total current assets

255,609

 

257,754

Property and equipment, net

28,392

 

19,625

Restricted cash, net of current portion

 

1,684

Purchased intangibles, net

6,043

 

7,396

Deferred commissions, net of current portion

18,044

 

18,664

Goodwill

17,632

 

17,632

Other assets

5,569

 

3,292

Total assets

$

331,289

 

$

326,047

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

1,719

 

$

1,512

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

17,158

 

14,210

Accrued employee liabilities

27,227

 

22,603

Debt, current portion

4,447

 

2,963

Deferred revenue, current portion

94,010

 

86,784

Total current liabilities

144,561

 

128,072

Debt, net of current portion

7,187

 

10,494

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

209

 

112

Deferred tax liabilities

1,877

 

1,877

Other long-term liabilities

9,712

 

3,678

Total liabilities

163,546

 

144,233

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Class A common stock

8

 

8

Class B common stock

3

 

3

Additional paid-in capital

534,642

 

488,776

Accumulated other comprehensive income

186

 

481

Accumulated deficit

(367,096)

 

(307,454)

Total stockholders’ equity

167,743

 

181,814

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

331,289

 

$

326,047

(1)

The condensed consolidated balance sheet for the prior period presented above has been adjusted to reflect the adoption of ASC 606.

ZUORA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

Nine Months Ended October 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

As Adjusted¹

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(59,642)

 

$

(53,558)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

8,399

 

6,628

Stock-based compensation

31,413

 

17,722

Provision for doubtful accounts

3,229

 

4,518

Amortization of deferred commissions

7,049

 

5,769

Other

(1,268)

 

68

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

(5,044)

 

(6,133)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(3,521)

 

(4,254)

Deferred commissions

(6,794)

 

(8,923)

Accounts payable

(228)

 

26

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

6,861

 

4,211

Accrued employee liabilities

4,624

 

6,815

Deferred revenue

7,323

 

10,519

Net cash used in operating activities

(7,599)

 

(16,592)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

(12,878)

 

(10,621)

Purchases of short-term investments

(155,936)

 

(97,118)

Sales of short-term investments

3,496

 

Maturities of short-term investments

155,800

 

Business combinations, net of cash acquired

 

(247)

Net cash used in investing activities

(9,518)

 

(107,986)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Payments under capital leases

 

(1,336)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options

8,981

 

9,026

Payments of offering costs

 

(4,399)

Proceeds of issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan

5,069

 

Proceeds from initial public offering, net of underwriters’ discounts and commissions

 

164,703

Payments under related party notes receivable

 

(4,344)

Repayments of related party notes receivable

 

5,625

Repurchases of unvested common stock

(70)

 

(10)

Principal payments on long-term debt

(1,850)

 

(834)

Payments related to business combination

 

(12,558)

Net cash provided by financing activities

12,130

 

155,873

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

(416)

 

(341)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

(5,403)

 

30,954

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

70,024

 

53,363

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

64,621

 

$

84,317

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

Lapse of restrictions on common stock related to early exercise of stock options

$

365

 

$

1,751

Property and equipment purchases accrued or in accounts payable

$

3,056

 

$

367

Deferred offering costs payable or accrued but not paid

$

 

$

210

Property and equipment acquired under capital leases

$

 

$

2,392

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash within the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets to the amounts shown in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows above:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

64,621

 

$

77,883

Restricted cash, current

 

4,350

Restricted cash, net of current portion

 

2,084

Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

64,621

 

$

84,317

(1)

The condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the prior period presented above has been adjusted to reflect the adoption of ASC 606.

ZUORA, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended October 31, 2019

 

GAAP

 

Stock-based
Compensation

 

Amortization
of Acquired
Intangibles

 

Internal-use
Software

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of subscription revenue

$

13,858

 

$

(683)

 

$

(423)

 

$

(1,028)

 

$

11,724

Cost of professional services revenue

20,443

 

(1,814)

 

 

 

18,629

Gross profit

37,521

 

2,497

 

423

 

1,028

 

41,469

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

17,903

 

(4,015)

 

 

1,557

 

15,445

Sales and marketing

28,027

 

(3,728)

 

 

 

24,299

General and administrative

10,597

 

(1,598)

 

 

 

8,999

Loss from operations

(19,006)

 

11,838

 

423

 

(529)

 

(7,274)

Net loss

$

(18,237)

 

$

11,838

 

$

423

 

$

(529)

 

$

(6,505)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted(1)

$

(0.16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(0.06)

Gross margin

52%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58%

Subscription gross margin

74%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78%


Contacts

Investor Relations Contact:
Joon Huh
investorrelations@zuora.com
650-419-1377

Media Relations Contact:
Jayne Gonzalez
press@zuora.com
408-348-1087


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