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Pivotree Announces Second Quarter of 2022 Results

08/25/2022

Third consecutive quarter of record revenue increasing 84% year over year including 29% organic growth driven by contributions across commerce, supply chain and data management solutions

TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2022 /CNW/ - Pivotree Inc. (TSXV: PVT) ("Pivotree" or the "Company"), a leader in frictionless commerce solutions, today reported financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2022. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

"Second quarter results exceeded all key markers as a result of the very strong bookings activity we've seen through the past two quarters," said Bill Di Nardo, CEO of Pivotree. "The team has done an incredible job to rapidly integrate the acquisitions we completed late last year and all three business units in commerce, data management and supply chain contributed to our organic growth efforts."

Added Mr. Di Nardo, "While our bookings activity remains robust as large retail and B2B enterprises will continue to prioritize the digital transformation projects that deliver higher levels of automation to make commerce more frictionless, we have shifted to a more profit-oriented posture to ensure we will remain responsive to changes in market dynamics and take advantage of the growth opportunities as they unfold."

Letter to Shareholders

Pivotree also announced today that it has released a letter to shareholders from Bill Di Nardo, CEO. The letter can be accessed from the Company's website at investor.pivotree.com and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.ca.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights
(All figures are in Canadian dollars and all comparisons are relative to the three-month period ended June 30, 2022 unless otherwise stated):

  • Total Revenue of $26.4 million, an increase of 84.2% or 79.5% in constant currency. Adjusted for the estimated revenue from acquisitions, organic growth would be 28.8%. Organic growth shared within is not a standardized financial measure and might not be comparable to measures disclosed by other issuers.
  • Managed Services Revenue of $9.9 million, an increase of 12.0% or 8.5% in constant currency. The quarterly growth was delivered from across each of our three business units with the most significant coming from the Bridge Solutions acquisition and new bookings that expanded our professional services into managed services within our data management business unit. Adjusted for the acquisitions, organic growth would be 5.8% with the new bookings converting to revenues and helping offset Oracle churn.
  • Record Professional Services Revenue of $16.5 million, an increase of 201.4% or 194.6% in constant currency. This segment delivered growth from each of our three business units organically and further boosted by the acquisition of Bridge Solutions and Codifyd. Adjusted for the estimated revenue from acquisitions, organic growth would be 66.0%.
  • Annual Recurring Revenue1,2 as at June 30, 2022 of $42.4 million, an increase of $2.5 million or 6.2%. The increase was related primarily to the recent acquisitions of Bridge, and recent Data Management bookings converting professional service customers to recurring services.
  • Total Bookings1,2 of $14.2 million, an increase of $4.2 million or 42.1%, driven by high customer renewal and expansion activity in supply chain and commerce and continued growth in demand for data management services. The current quarter bookings continued to see the addition of new logos while project expansion is a strong component of our bookings as we extend our relationship with existing customers.  Data management services continue to play a strong part in the overall booking performance.
  • Gross profit of $11.9 million, an increase of 89.8% and representing 45.0% of total revenue.
  • Net loss of $3.7 million compared to a net loss of $2.9 million for the prior year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 loss of $0.1 million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.7 million for the prior year period.
  • Adjusted Free Cash Flow2 of ($0.6) million compared to adjusted free cash flow of ($2.2) million for the prior year period.

1 Please refer to "Key Performance Indicators" section of this press release. 
2 Please refer to "Non-IFRS Measures and Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures" section of this press release.

Second Quarter 2022 Business Highlights

  • In Commerce, expanded with an existing customer by landing the Company's first next-generation managed services support contract under a VTEX environment after implementing the professional services project in 2021
  • Continued momentum in Data Management, securing deals with one the largest American fast food chains, a leading North American trunk and parts manufacturer, a large multi-brand fashion retailer, a category-leading sporting goods retailer, and a food and beverage manufacturer.
  • In Supply Chain, Pivotree was selected by retail, health care, and food industry clients to modernize their OMS infrastructure under a headless platform architecture
  • Earned Great Place to Work Certification® in Canada based on anonymous employee feedback. Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust.
  • Secured key strategic partnership with commercetools to help customers drive headless commerce experiences adhering to MACH Alliance principles and best practices.
  • Announced a new strategic partnership with Spryker, a leading digital commerce platform for B2B, B2C, Enterprise Marketplaces and Unified Commerce, to deliver a high value composable commerce solution and service as part of Pivotree's new Commerce-as-a-Service offering.
  • Launched Pivotree™ WMS, a SaaS-based feature rich WMS platform with robust technical architecture that complements and integrates into Pivotree's supply chain and overall commerce portfolio, including IBM Sterling OMS and Fluent Commerce OMS platforms and services.

Second Quarter 2022 Results

Selected Financial Measures


Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,









2022

2021

Change

Change

2022

2021

Change

Change


$

$

$

%

$

$

$

%

Managed Services

9,944,300

8,878,875

1,065,425

12.0 %

19,772,777

18,344,822

1,427,955

7.8 %

Professional Services

16,490,048

5,470,754

11,019,294

201.4 %

31,158,695

11,009,696

20,148,999

183.0 %

Total Revenue

26,434,348

14,349,630

12,084,719

84.2 %

50,931,472

29,354,518

21,576,955

73.5 %

Key Performance Indicators


Three Months Ending
June 30


YoY Change


Six Months Ending
June 30


YoY Change


2022

2021


Change

% Change


2022

2021


Change

% Change













Total ARR (1)

42,387,812

39,900,952


2,486,860

6.2 %


N/A

N/A


N/A

N/A

YTD ARR Bookings

1,592,297

2,296,155


(703,858)

-30.7 %


3,071,624

4,075,543


(1,003,919)

-24.6 %

YTD Non-Recurring Bookings

12,614,977

7,704,286


4,910,691

63.7 %


30,147,918

16,926,085


13,221,833

78.1 %

YTD Total Bookings

14,207,274

10,000,441


4,206,833

42.1 %


33,219,542

21,001,628


12,217,914

58.2 %













Net Revenue Retention Rate in Constant Currency (1)

92.1 %

77.7 %


14.4 %

N/A


N/A

N/A


N/A

N/A













Note:












(1) Point-in-time metrics for current quarter only







Non-IFRS Metrics


Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021






Adjusted EBITDA

(90,674)

(1,660,565)

115,078

(2,553,276)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

(627,428)

(2,172,911)

(947,051)

(3,685,951)

Conference Call

Management will host a live Zoom Video Webinar on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 8:30 am ET to discuss these second quarter 2022 results. The webinar can be accessed through the following registration link: https://pivotree.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SC-4wzEVSrGQoa66phaMLA. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

Results of Operations

The following table outlines our consolidated statements of loss and comprehensive loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021.


Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021


$

$

$

$

Revenue

26,434,348

14,349,630

50,931,472

29,354,518

Cost of revenue

14,550,161

8,088,648

28,623,008

16,355,731

Gross profit

11,884,187

6,260,982

22,308,464

12,998,786

Operating expenses





General and administrative

4,317,871

1,932,141

7,527,667

3,969,468

Sales and marketing

2,666,775

1,357,404

4,818,200

2,558,640

Research and
development

1,198,885

463,710

2,247,384

883,161

IT and Operations

4,102,622

4,020,561

7,863,309

7,864,274

Loss (gain) on foreign exchange

(287,430)

231,937

(218,639)

417,083

Amortization and
Depreciation

2,293,128

1,086,916

4,979,797

2,193,514

Stock based compensation

284,927

224,857

553,458

566,750

Restructuring and Other

71,418

106,550

185,129

207,478

Interest

87,533

103,598

159,443

162,192


14,735,729

9,527,673

28,115,748

18,822,560

Income before other items

(2,851,542)

(3,266,691)

(5,807,284)

(5,823,774)

Other items (expenses)

0

-

-

0

Interest income

23,860

84,207

44,533

140,563

Operating loss

(2,827,682)

(3,182,485)

(5,762,752)

(5,683,210)

Current taxes

(1,157,180)

35,000

(1,737,506)

63,000

Deferred taxes

311,197

201,938

523,591

201,938

Net income (loss)

(3,673,665)

(2,945,547)

(6,976,666)

(5,418,272)

Other comprehensive income (loss)





Foreign translation adjustment

545,216

(261,100)

(441,691)

(442,804)

Comprehensive income (loss)

(3,128,449)

(3,206,646)

(7,418,357)

(5,861,077)






Income (Loss) per share - basic

(0.14)

(0.12)

(0.27)

(0.22)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic

26,176,317

24,775,363

25,740,078

24,755,303

Cash Flows

The following table presents cash and cash equivalents as at June 30, 2022 and 2021:


Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021


$

$

$

$

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

19,958,709

47,896,676

24,570,286

53,942,263

Net cash provided by (used in):

-

-

-

-

Operating activities

259,579

55,228

(3,898,471)

(5,445,275)

Investing activities

(4,217,029)

(175,099)

(4,408,323)

(446,950)

Financing activities

487,602

(282,581)

225,369

(555,814)

Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents

-

-

-

-

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash

(3,469,848)

(402,452)

(8,081,425)

(6,448,039)

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

16,488,861

47,494,224

16,488,861

47,494,224

Non-IFRS Measures and Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

This press release makes reference to certain non-IFRS measures including key performance indicators used by management and typically used by our competitors in the technology industry. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement those IFRS measures by providing further understanding of our results of operations from management's perspective. Accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of our financial information reported under IFRS. These non-IFRS measures and technology metrics are used to provide investors with supplemental measures of our operating performance and liquidity and thus highlight trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures. We also believe that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS measures, including technology industry metrics, in the evaluation of companies in the technology industry. Management also uses non-IFRS measures and technology industry metrics in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period, the preparation of annual operating budgets and forecasts and to determine components of executive compensation. The non-IFRS measures and technology industry metrics referred to in this press release include, "Recurring and Non-Recurring Revenue", "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Free Cash Flow".

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is used by management as a supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance and provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of operating performance and our ability to generate cash-based earnings, as it provides a relevant picture of operating results by excluding the effects of financing and investing activities which removes the effects of interest, depreciation and amortization expenses as non-cash items that are not reflective of our underlying business performance, and other one-time or non-recurring expenses. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding taxes, interest and finance costs, amortization and depreciation, restructuring and other, and share based compensation. Management believes that these adjustments are appropriate in making Adjusted EBITDA an approximation of cash-based earnings from operations before capital replacement, financing, and income tax charges. Adjusted EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS and is subject to important limitations. The Company's definition of Adjusted EBITDA may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net loss for the periods indicated:


Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021






Net Income (loss)

(3,673,665)

(2,945,547)

(6,976,666)

(5,418,271)

Depreciation & Amortization (1)

2,293,128

1,086,916

4,979,797

2,193,514

Interest (2)

87,533

103,598

159,443

162,192

Taxes

845,983

(236,938)

1,213,915

(264,938)

EBITDA

(447,021)

(1,991,971)

(623,511)

(3,327,504)

Stock-Based Compensation (3)

284,927

224,857

553,458

566,750

Restructuring & Other (4)

71,420

106,550

185,131

207,478

Adjusted EBITDA

(90,674)

(1,660,565)

115,078

(2,553,276)


Notes:

(1)

Depreciation and amortization expense is primarily related to depreciation expense on right-of-use assets ("ROU assets"), intangibles and property and equipment.

(2)

Interest expenses are primarily related to interest and accretion expense on the secured debentures and convertible promissory notes.  Included within is also the interest incurred on lease obligations.

(3)

Stock-Based Compensation represent non-cash expenditures recognized in connection with the issuance of share-based compensation to our employees, advisors, and directors. 

(4)

Restructuring & Other expenses are related to restructuring, merger and acquisitions and extraordinary events that are not considered an expense indicative of continuing operations.

Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow is defined as adjusted EBITDA from operations less payments to property and equipment, deferred development costs and principal lease payments. The following table provides a proxy of cash flow from the business:


Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021






Adjusted EBITDA

(90,674)

(1,660,565)

115,078

(2,553,276)

Cash Financed Capital Expenditure

(175,439)

(94,690)

(315,790)

(352,832)

Payment of Capital Leases

(328,486)

(337,247)

(664,594)

(685,725)

Deferred Development

(32,829)

(80,409)

(81,745)

(94,118)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

(627,428)

(2,172,911)

(947,051)

(3,685,951)

Key Performance Indicators

Due to our service model, we recognize revenue within managed and professional services based on the recurring nature of the work and the actual effort extended. Both managed and professional services carry a recurring component where we recognize revenues based on the contractual committed fees with contract terms being one to three years, providing for a high degree of visibility into near-term revenues.

Management uses a number of metrics, including the ones identified below, to measure the Company's performance and customer trends, which are used to prepare financial plans and shape future strategy. Our key performance indicators may be calculated in a manner different than similar key performance indicators used by other companies.

  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR). We define Annual Recurring Revenue as the annualized equivalent value of the most recent quarter's recurring revenue of all existing managed services and professional services contracts that contain a minimum committed spend with total ARR being inclusive of related overage fees and customer credits as at the date being measured, and excluding any non-recurring set up fees and short-term standalone projects. The revenues captured are related to customer contracts that generally span a one to three-year contract term with most of the managed services being non-cancelable. Almost all of our customer contracts, contributing to ARR, automatically renew unless cancelled by our customers. Our calculation of ARR assumes that customers will renew the contractual commitments on a periodic basis as those commitments come up for renewal. Actual ARR versus new ARR Bookings would be expected to increase with the related overage charges and through the upsell of additional services across our categories. ARR provides us with visibility for consistent and predictable growth to our cash flows. ARR will continue to be a key performance indicator for the Company on a go-forward basis. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures - Recurring and Non-Recurring Revenue" for the recurring revenue in the most recent quarter to support ARR.
  • ARR Bookings. This is defined as the new contractual bookings with existing and new customers for services that include minimum committed levels that automatically renew and generally span a one to three-year contract term. This amount does not include any projects, set up fees or overages charges. The ARR Bookings conversion to revenue, and ARR, will depend on the time it takes to deploy a given purchased service, which is driven by the complexity of the solution. The actual impact on revenue and ARR could vary from actuals once overage charges are captured. The revenue conversion may also be impacted as booking will capture amendments in existing services that convert on demand services to longer term agreements with minimum commitments. It is important to note that while this is an indicator of revenue and future potential revenue, it cannot be reconciled to actual revenue recognized. 
  • Non-Recurring Bookings: This is defined as contractual bookings with existing and new customers primarily for professional services projects but would also include one-time managed service set up fees, and short-term managed services arrangements.  The conversion to non-recurring revenue, will depend on the start date and ramp up with revenue being recognized through the duration of the projects, as the defined scope is delivered.  The bookings amount may differ from actual revenues where the fees are based on a time and material structure.
  • Total Bookings: This is defined as ARR booking plus the contract value of the Non- Recurring Bookings
  • Net Revenue Retention Rate in Constant Currency: We define Net Revenue Retention Rate in constant currency for a period by considering the group of customers on our platform as of twelve months prior and dividing our ARR attributable to such group of customers at the end of the period by the ARR at the beginning of such period. By implication, this ratio excludes any ARR from new customers acquired during the period, but it does include incremental sales added to the cohort base of customers during the period being measured. The benefits of cross selling and expanding our level of integrations and support is realized when we can achieve high Net Revenue Retention Rates.  We reach constant currency for the reported period by applying the average foreign exchange of the comparable period from twelve months prior to translate the reported period results.

Annual Recurring Revenue, Bookings and Net Revenue Retention Rate for the three months ended June 30, 2022 are as follows:


Three Months Ending
June 30


YoY Change


Six Months Ending
June 30


YoY Change


2022

2021


Change

% Change


2022

2021


Change

% Change













Total ARR (1)

42,387,812

39,900,952


2,486,860

6.2 %


N/A

N/A


N/A

N/A

YTD ARR Bookings

1,592,297

2,296,155


(703,858)

-30.7 %


3,071,624

4,075,543


(1,003,919)

-24.6 %

YTD Non-Recurring Bookings

12,614,977

7,704,286


4,910,691

63.7 %


30,147,918

16,926,085


13,221,833

78.1 %

YTD Total Bookings

14,207,274

10,000,441


4,206,833

42.1 %


33,219,542

21,001,628


12,217,914

58.2 %













Net Revenue Retention Rate in Constant Currency (1)

92.1 %

77.7 %


14.4 %

N/A


N/A

N/A


N/A

N/A













Note:












(1) Point-in-time metrics for current quarter only







Forward-looking information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to the Company's future financial outlook and anticipated events or results and may include information regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, growth strategies, addressable markets, budgets, operations, financial results, taxes, dividend policy, plans and objectives. Particularly, information regarding the Company's expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which the Company operates is forward-looking information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "targets", "expects", "budgets", "scheduled", "estimates", "outlook", "forecasts", "projects", "prospects", "strategy", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will" occur. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, intentions, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. The forward-looking information contained herein includes, but is not limited to, proposed expansion of the Company's market position and potential acquisitions.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, estimates and assumptions that, while considered by the Company to be appropriate and reasonable as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of all applicable regulatory requirements, as well as risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business and finances in general.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in forward-looking information. The opinions, estimates or assumptions referred to above and the risk factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of the prospectus of the Company dated October 23, 2020 should be considered carefully.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to the Company or that the Company presently believes is not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. Forward-looking information contained in this press release represents the Company's expectations as of the date of this press release (or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made), and are subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

About Pivotree

Pivotree, a leader in frictionless commerce, designs, builds and manages digital platforms in Commerce, Data Management, and Supply Chain for over 250 major retail and branded manufacturers globally. Pivotree's portfolio of digital solutions, managed and professional services help provide retailers with true end-to-end solutions to manage complex digital commerce platforms, along with ongoing support from strategic planning through platform selection, deployment, and hosting, to data and supply chain management. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices and customers in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, Pivotree is widely recognized as a high-growth company and industry leader. For more information, visit www.pivotree.com.

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