AvidXchange Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

PRESS RELEASE

–Second quarter 2022 revenue growth of 30.3% – or 22.4% organically – driven by continued broad based demand coupled with solid operational execution

–Higher than expected second quarter 2022 revenues, stronger gross margin performance due to on-going payment monetization and cost leverage drive lower-than-expected net loss

–Raising full-year 2022 business outlook for a second consecutive period based on stronger financial results

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 03, 2022 — AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVDX), a leading provider of accounts payable (AP) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

We again delivered solid across-the-board operating and financial results for the second quarter, led by another 20%+ organic revenue growth quarter and lower than expected adjusted EBITDA loss. Our purpose-built value proposition of providing AP and payments automation for middle-market companies has been a boon to our customers during good times and is now proving to be a powerful efficiency lever during uncertain economic times. As companies grow increasingly cautious on adding new headcount or even look to right size their operations, we remain well positioned to advance our buyer customers’ productivity initiatives while helping our supplier customers to optimize their cash flows. We anticipate that this client- and industry-aligned value proposition, with its highly quantifiable benefits, will continue to fuel demand broadly across our large and underpenetrated addressable market. We believe our solid second quarter results and our newly raised guidance for the year further demonstrates the resilience of our value proposition and momentum across our operations,” said Michael Praeger, CEO & Co-Founder of AvidXchange.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue was $76.6 million, an increase of 30.3% year-over-year, compared with $58.8 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • GAAP net loss was $(25.7) million, compared with a GAAP net loss of $(22.0) million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $(13.7) million, compared with a Non-GAAP net loss of $(14.9) million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • GAAP gross profit was $42.9 million, or 56.0% of total revenue, compared with $31.2 million, or 53.0% of total revenue, in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP gross profit was $48.7 million, or 63.7% of total revenue, compared with $35.8 million, or 61.0% of total revenue, in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $(4.7) million compared with $(5.6) million in the second quarter of 2021.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables following the financial statements in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Measures and Other Performance Metrics.”

Second Quarter 2022 Key Business Metrics and Highlights:

  • Total transactions processed in the second quarter of 2022 was 17.3 million, an increase of 13.2% from 15.3 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Total payment volume in the second quarter of 2022 was $16.6 billion, an increase of 36.0% from $12.2 billion in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Transaction yield in the first quarter of 2022 was $4.42, an increase of 15.1% from $3.84 in the second quarter of 2021.

Full Year 2022 Financial Outlook

As of August 3, 2022, AvidXchange anticipates its revised Full Year 2022 revenue and adjusted EBITDA to be in the following ranges (in millions):

Current
FY 2022 Guidance
Previous
FY 2022 Guidance
Revenue $308.0 – $310.0 $303.0 – $307.0
Adjusted EBITDA(1) $(27.0) – $(29.0) $(35.0) – $(39.0)

(1)   A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net loss on a forward-looking basis is not available without unreasonable efforts due to the high variability, complexity and low visibility with respect to the items excluded from this non-GAAP measure.

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

Earnings Teleconference Information

AvidXchange will discuss its second quarter 2022 financial results during a teleconference today, August 3, 2022, at 6:00 PM ET. The call will be broadcast simultaneously via webcast at https://ir.avidxchange.com/. Following the completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on AvidXchange’s website. In addition to the conference call, supplemental information is available on the Investor Relations section of AvidXchange’s website at https://ir.avidxchange.com/.

About AvidXchange™

AvidXchange is a leading provider of accounts payable (“AP”) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers. AvidXchange’s software-as-a-service-based, end-to-end software and payment platform digitizes and automates the AP workflows for more than 8,000 businesses and it has made payments to more than 825,000 supplier customers of its buyers over the past five years. To learn more about how AvidXchange is transforming the way companies pay their bills, visit www.AvidXchange.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  In this context, forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance and often contain words such as: “anticipate,”  “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “seek,” “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “expect,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar words and phrases indicating future results. The information presented in this press release related to our expectations of future performance, including guidance for our revenue and adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2022, statements related to the significance of our strong performance in the second quarter, the sustainability of our momentum across our operations and trend related to organic revenue growth, statements indicating our belief that our value proposition will continue to fuel demand across our addressable markets, and other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact, are forward-looking in nature.  These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management’s current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. We therefore cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements.

Factors which could cause actual results or effects to differ materially from those reflected in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk factors and other cautionary statements described, from time to time, in AvidXchange’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including, without limitation, AvidXchange’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the SEC, which may be obtained on the investor relations section of our website (https://ir.avidxchange.com/) and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.  Any forward-looking statements made by us in this press release are based only on information currently available to us and speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update any of these statements in light of new information, future events or otherwise unless required under the federal securities laws.

Non-GAAP Measures and Other Performance Metrics

To supplement the financial measures presented in our press release and related conference call in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we also present the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Adjusted EBITDA, and Non-GAAP Net Loss.

A “non-GAAP financial measure” refers to a numerical measure of our historical or future financial performance or financial position that is included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in our financial statements. We provide certain non-GAAP measures as additional information relating to our operating results as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a measure of liquidity. There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Further, these measures may differ from the non-GAAP information, even where similarly titled, used by other companies and therefore should not be used to compare our performance to that of other companies.

We have presented Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Adjusted EBITDA, and Non-GAAP Net Loss in this press release. We define Non-GAAP Gross Profit as revenue less cost of revenue excluding the portion of depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation expense allocated to cost of revenues. We define Adjusted EBITDA as our net loss before depreciation and amortization, impairment and write-off of intangible assets, interest income and expense, income tax expense, stock-based compensation expense, transaction and acquisition-related costs expensed, change in fair value of derivative instrument, non-recurring items not indicative of ongoing operations, and charitable contributions of common stock. We define Non-GAAP Net Loss as net loss before amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment and write-off of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, transaction and acquisition-related costs expensed, change in fair value of derivative instrument, non-recurring items not indicative of ongoing operations, provision for income taxes and charitable contributions of common stock.

We believe the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as a supplement to GAAP measures, is useful to investors in that they eliminate items that are either not part of our core operations or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation expense. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating operating performance and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate underlying trends in the business, are important in comparing current results with prior period results, and are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing operating performance.

Investor Contact:

Subhaash Kumar
[email protected]
813.760.2309

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Revenues $ 76,561 $ 58,754 $ 147,764 $ 113,968
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense) 28,979 23,011 56,786 45,551
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 20,448 14,547 37,687 28,058
Research and development 20,107 13,620 40,179 27,553
General and administrative 19,974 15,770 38,662 29,934
Impairment and write-off of intangible assets 574 574
Depreciation and amortization 8,301 7,093 16,019 14,170
Total operating expenses 68,830 51,604 132,547 100,289
Loss from operations (21,248 ) (15,861 ) (41,569 ) (31,872 )
Other income (expense)
Interest income 655 165 875 297
Interest expense (5,075 ) (5,086 ) (10,052 ) (10,111 )
Change in fair value of derivative instrument (1,084 ) (138 )
Charge for amending financing advisory engagement letter – related party (50,000 )
Other expenses (4,420 ) (6,005 ) (9,177 ) (59,952 )
Loss before income taxes (25,668 ) (21,866 ) (50,746 ) (91,824 )
Income tax expense 69 133 138 201
Net loss $ (25,737 ) $ (21,999 ) $ (50,884 ) $ (92,025 )
Accretion of convertible preferred stock (4,802 ) (9,404 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (25,737 ) $ (26,801 ) $ (50,884 ) $ (101,429 )
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.13 ) $ (0.49 ) $ (0.26 ) $ (1.90 )
Weighted average number of common shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted 197,864,993 54,562,145 197,443,615 53,317,276

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of June 30, As of December 31,
2022 2021
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 363,314 $ 562,817
Restricted funds held for customers 1,023,902 1,242,346
Marketable securities 147,750
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,347 and $2,283, respectively 36,021 30,965
Supplier advances receivable, net of allowances of $1,357 and $1,105, respectively 14,496 11,520
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 13,029 10,237
Total current assets 1,598,512 1,857,885
Property and equipment, net 105,998 106,227
Operating lease right-of-use assets 5,564 3,278
Deferred customer origination costs, net 27,486 28,276
Goodwill 165,921 165,921
Intangible assets, net 104,135 100,455
Other noncurrent assets and deposits 4,667 4,261
Total assets $ 2,012,283 $ 2,266,303
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 14,361 $ 17,142
Accrued expenses 56,569 56,082
Payment service obligations 1,023,902 1,242,346
Deferred revenue 10,565 9,530
Current portion of contingent consideration 688
Current maturities of lease obligations under finance leases 597 670
Current maturities of lease obligations under operating leases 1,304 1,048
Current maturities of long-term debt 4,800 4,800
Total current liabilities 1,112,098 1,332,306
Long-term liabilities
Deferred revenue, less current 18,702 20,350
Contingent consideration, less current portion 70 70
Obligations under finance leases, less current maturities 61,710 61,172
Obligations under operating leases, less current maturities 5,370 3,448
Long-term debt 122,879 119,880
Other long-term liabilities 2,863 6,022
Total liabilities 1,323,692 1,543,248
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,600,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 198,077,889 and 196,804,844 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively 198 197
Additional paid-in capital 1,611,828 1,594,780
Accumulated deficit (923,435 ) (871,922 )
Total stockholders’ equity 688,591 723,055
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,012,283 $ 2,266,303

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,
2022 2021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss $ (50,884 ) $ (92,025 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities
Depreciation and amortization expense 16,019 14,170
Amortization of deferred financing costs 679 679
Provision for doubtful accounts 2,318 251
Stock-based compensation 15,049 1,952
Accrued interest 1,184 548
Loss on fixed asset disposal 26
Noncash expense on contract modification – related party 50,000
Impairment and write-off on intangible and right-of-use-assets 574
Amortization of investments held to maturity (494 )
Fair value adjustment to derivative instrument 138
Deferred income taxes 108 108
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable (5,555 ) (1,782 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (2,791 ) (1,400 )
Other noncurrent assets (453 ) (2,489 )
Deferred customer origination costs 791 (1,288 )
Accounts payable (2,041 ) (9,465 )
Deferred revenue (613 ) 664
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (3,975 ) (1,325 )
Operating lease liabilities (107 ) (403 )
Total adjustments 20,145 50,932
Net cash used in operating activities (30,739 ) (41,093 )
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of short-term investments held to maturity (254,026 )
Proceeds from maturity of short-term investments held to maturity 106,770
Purchases of equipment (2,470 ) (344 )
Purchases of real estate (767 )
Purchases of intangible assets (16,100 ) (8,078 )
Supplier advances, net (4,796 ) (1,710 )
Net cash used in investing activities (171,389 ) (10,132 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt 2,367 1,131
Principal payments on finance leases (425 ) (589 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 425 1,163
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan 602
Payment of contingent consideration at acquisition date fair value (344 )
Payment service obligations (218,444 ) 543,201
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (215,819 ) 544,906
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers (417,947 ) 493,681
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers, beginning of year 1,805,163 390,078
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers, end of period $ 1,387,216 $ 883,759
Supplementary information of noncash investing and financing activities
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new finance lease obligations $ 499 $ 174
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease obligations 2,831 316
Common stock issued as contingent consideration 344
Property and equipment purchases in accounts payable and accrued expenses 29 7
Interest paid on notes payable 5,305 5,199
Interest paid on finance leases 2,863 3,685
Options issued in connection with bonus compensation 48

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Reconciliation from Revenue to Non-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Gross Margin:
Total revenues $ 76,561 $ 58,754 $ 147,764 $ 113,968
Expenses:
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense) (28,979 ) (23,011 ) (56,786 ) (45,551 )
Depreciation and amortization expense (4,700 ) (4,579 ) (9,006 ) (9,103 )
GAAP Gross profit $ 42,882 $ 31,164 $ 81,972 $ 59,314
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense 1,161 84 2,120 140
Depreciation and amortization expense 4,700 4,579 9,006 9,103
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 48,743 $ 35,827 $ 93,098 $ 68,557
GAAP Gross margin 56.0 % 53.0 % 55.5 % 52.0 %
Non-GAAP gross margin 63.7 % 61.0 % 63.0 % 60.2 %
Reconciliation from Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss:
Net loss $ (25,737 ) $ (21,999 ) $ (50,884 ) $ (92,025 )
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 3,736 2,752 7,329 5,505
Impairment and write-off of intangible assets 574 574
Provision for income taxes 69 133 138 201
Stock-based compensation expense 8,258 1,105 15,049 1,952
Transaction and acquisition-related costs 73 1,436 277 3,046
Change in fair value of derivative instrument 1,084 138
Non-recurring items not indicative of ongoing operations (65 ) 25 (57 ) 50,050
Total net adjustments 12,071 7,109 22,736 61,466
Non-GAAP net loss $ (13,666 ) $ (14,890 ) $ (28,148 ) $ (30,559 )
Reconciliation from Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:
Net loss $ (25,737 ) $ (21,999 ) $ (50,884 ) $ (92,025 )
Depreciation and amortization 8,301 7,093 16,019 14,170
Impairment and write-off of intangible assets 574 574
Interest income (655 ) (165 ) (875 ) (297 )
Interest expense 5,075 5,086 10,052 10,111
Provision for income taxes 69 133 138 201
Stock-based compensation expense 8,258 1,105 15,049 1,952
Transaction and acquisition-related costs 73 1,436 277 3,046
Change in fair value of derivative instrument 1,084 138
Non-recurring items not indicative of ongoing operations (65 ) 25 (57 ) 50,050
Adjusted EBITDA $ (4,681 ) $ (5,628 ) $ (10,281 ) $ (12,080 )
Reconciliation from Revenue Growth to Organic Revenue Growth:
Revenues $ 76,561 $ 58,754 $ 147,764 $ 113,968
Less: Revenues from acquisitions (1) (4,644 ) (8,148 )
Organic revenues $ 71,917 $ 58,754 $ 139,616 $ 113,968
Revenue growth 30.3 % 29.7 %
Organic revenue growth 22.4 % 22.5 %
(1) Acquisitions include FastPay and PayClearly, which were not in the prior year comparable periods.
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