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Palantir Reports Its Second Consecutive Quarter Of Positive GAAP Net Income; GAAP EPS Of $0.01 In Q1 2023

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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

We were profitable again this quarter... And we now anticipate that we will remain profitable each quarter through the end of the year,” Alexander C. Karp, co-founder and chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies Inc., wrote in a letter to shareholders. “The depth of engagement with and demand for our new Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP) is without precedent.”

Q1 2023 Highlights

  • GAAP net income of $17 million
    • This marks our second consecutive quarter of positive GAAP net income
  • GAAP income from operations of $4 million, representing a margin of 1%, up 1,000 basis points year-over-year
    • This marks our first quarter of positive GAAP operating income
  • GAAP earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.01
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.05
  • Total revenue grew 18% year-over-year to $525 million
    • US revenue grew 23% year-over-year to $337 million
  • Commercial revenue grew 15% year-over-year to $236 million
    • US commercial revenue grew 26% year-over-year to $107 million
  • Government revenue grew 20% year-over-year to $289 million
    • US government revenue grew 22% year-over-year to $230 million
  • Customer count grew 41% year-over-year and 7% quarter-over-quarter
    • US commercial customer count increased 50% year-over-year, from 103 customers in Q1 2022 to 155 customers in Q1 2023
  • Adjusted income from operations of $125 million, representing a margin of 24%
  • Cash from operations of $187 million, representing a 36% margin
  • Adjusted free cash flow of $189 million, representing a 36% margin
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term U.S. treasury securities of $2.9 billion

Q1 2023 Financial Summary

(Amounts in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

First Quarter

Amount

Revenue

$

525,186

Year-over-year growth

18

%

Amount

Margin

Income from Operations

$

4,115

1

%

Adjusted Income from Operations

$

125,114

24

%

Cash from Operations

$

187,376

36

%

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

$

188,897

36

%

Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders

$

16,802

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders

$

107,401

Adjusted EBITDA

$

133,434

25

%

GAAP EPS, Diluted

$

0.01

Adjusted EPS, Diluted

$

0.05

Outlook

For Q2 2023, we expect:

  • Revenue of between $528 - $532 million.
  • Adjusted income from operations of $118 - $122 million.
  • GAAP net income.

For full year 2023, we expect:

  • Revenue of between $2.185 - $2.235 billion.
  • Adjusted income from operations of $506 - $556 million.
  • GAAP net income in each quarter.

CEO Letter

Palantir CEO Alex Karp’s quarterly letter to shareholders is available through Palantir’s website at https://www.palantir.com/q1-2023-letter.

Earnings Webcast

A live public webcast will be held at 3:00 PM MT / 5:00 PM ET today to discuss the results for our first quarter ended March 31, 2023 and financial outlook. The webcast can be accessed by registering online at https://palantir.events/palantir-earnings-q1-2023. A replay of the webcast will be available at https://investors.palantir.com following the event.

An investor presentation, including supplemental financial information and reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, will be available through Palantir’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.palantir.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and statements on our earnings webcast contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding our financial outlook, product development and related timing, distribution, and pricing, expected benefits of and applications for our software platforms, business strategy, and plans (including strategy and plans relating to our Artificial Intelligence Platform (“AIP”), sales and marketing efforts, sales force, partnerships, and customers), investments in our business, market trends and market size, opportunities (including growth opportunities), our expectations regarding our existing and potential investments in, and commercial contracts with, various entities, our expectations regarding macroeconomic events and foreign currency fluctuations, and positioning. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date they were first issued and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Words such as “guidance,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “believe,” “hope,” “target,” “project,” “plan,” “goals,” “estimate,” “potential,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “might,” “could,” “intend,” “shall,” and variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, 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 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 and other filings and reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC, including our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2023. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: our ability to successfully execute our business and growth strategy; the sufficiency of our cash and cash equivalents to meet our liquidity needs; the demand for our platforms, product offerings, and services in general; our ability to increase our number of new customers and revenue generated from customers; our ability to realize some or all of the total contract value of customer contracts as revenue, including any contractual options available to customers or contractual periods that are subject to termination for convenience provisions; our long and unpredictable sales cycle; our ability to successfully execute our channel sales and other strategic initiatives with third parties; our ability to retain and expand our customer base; the fluctuation of our results of operations and our key business measures on a quarterly basis in future periods; the seasonality of our business; the implementation process for our platforms, which may be complex and lengthy; our ability to successfully develop and deploy new technologies to address the needs of our existing or prospective customers; our ability to make our platforms and product offerings easier to install, consume, and use; our ability to maintain and enhance our brand and reputation; our ability to maintain and enhance our culture as our business grows and as we pursue our business and financial goals; news or social media coverage about us, including but not limited to coverage that presents, or relies on, inaccurate, misleading, incomplete, or otherwise damaging information; the impact of recent or future global macroeconomic and geopolitical events, such as the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising inflation and interest rates in the U.S. and in other countries, monetary policy changes, financial services sector instability, and foreign currency fluctuations, on the business and operations of our company or of our existing or prospective customers and partners; and any breach or access to customer or third-party data.

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. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Additional Definitions

For the purpose of this press release and our earnings webcast, total contract value (“TCV”) closed, remaining performance obligations, and total remaining deal value reflect the values of contracts that have been entered into with, or awarded by, our government and commercial customers.

TCV closed includes existing contractual obligations and presumes the exercise of all contract options available to our customers and no termination of contracts; however, the majority of our contracts are subject to termination provisions, including for convenience, and there can be no guarantee that contracts are not terminated or that contract options will be exercised.

Remaining performance obligations represent non-cancelable contracted revenue that has not yet been recognized, which includes deferred revenue and, in certain instances, amounts that will be invoiced. We have elected the practical expedient, as permitted under Accounting Standards Codification 606—Revenue from Contracts with Customers—allowing us to not disclose remaining performance obligations for contracts with original terms of twelve months or less.

Total remaining deal value is the total remaining value of contracts and includes existing contractual obligations and unexercised contract options available to those customers. Total remaining deal value presumes the exercise of all contract options and no termination of contracts; however, the majority of our contracts are subject to termination provisions, including for convenience, and there can be no guarantee that contracts are not terminated or that contract options will be exercised. Total remaining deal value excludes all or some portion of the value of certain commercial contracts as a result of our ongoing assessments of customers’ financial condition, including the consideration of such customers’ ability and intention to pay, and whether such contracts continue to meet the criteria for revenue recognition, among other factors.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables contain the non-GAAP financial measures adjusted income from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation and related employer payroll taxes; adjusted operating margin; adjusted free cash flow; adjusted free cash flow margin; adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (“adjusted EBITDA”); adjusted EBITDA margin; adjusted net income; and adjusted EPS, diluted.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures and other metrics described in this press release help us evaluate our business, identify trends affecting Palantir’s business, formulate business plans and financial projections, and make strategic decisions. We exclude stock-based compensation, which is a non-cash expense, from these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance and provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management team. We exclude employer payroll taxes related to stock-based compensation as it is difficult to predict and outside of Palantir’s control.

Our definitions may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Further, these metrics have certain limitations as they do not include the impact of certain expenses that are reflected in our consolidated statements of operations. For example, adjusted free cash flow does not reflect our future contractual commitments or the total increase or decrease in our cash balances for a given period. Thus, our non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We compensate for these limitations by providing a reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measure. We encourage investors and others to review our business, results of operations, and financial information in their entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

A reconciliation table of the most comparable GAAP financial measure to each non-GAAP financial measure used in this press release is included at the end of this release. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, reconciling items that may be incurred in the future, such as stock-based compensation and related employer payroll taxes, the effect of which may be significant.

Available Information

Palantir uses its Investor Relations website at https://investors.palantir.com as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor Palantir’s Investor Relations website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, and webcasts.

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Palantir Technologies Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Revenue

$

525,186

$

446,357

Cost of revenue (1)

107,645

94,403

Gross profit

417,541

351,954

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing (1)

187,093

160,485

Research and development (1)

90,100

88,601

General and administrative (1)

136,233

142,307

Total operating expenses

413,426

391,393

Income (loss) from operations

4,115

(39,439

)

Interest income

20,853

547

Interest expense

(1,275

)

(594

)

Other income (expense), net

(2,861

)

(59,870

)

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

20,832

(99,356

)

Provision for income taxes

1,681

2,023

Net income (loss)

19,151

(101,379

)

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

2,349

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

16,802

$

(101,379

)

Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic

$

0.01

$

(0.05

)

Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted

$

0.01

$

(0.05

)

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding used in computing net earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic

2,107,780

2,036,307

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding used in computing net earnings (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted

2,217,439

2,036,307

________

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows (in thousands):

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Cost of revenue

$

9,177

$

11,677

Sales and marketing

39,535

49,272

Research and development

19,924

26,905

General and administrative

46,078

61,469

Total stock-based compensation

$

114,714

$

149,323

Palantir Technologies Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

As of March 31,

As of December 31,

2023

2022

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,264,738

$

2,598,540

Marketable securities

1,639,797

35,135

Accounts receivable, net

254,041

258,346

Restricted cash

11,946

16,244

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

85,625

133,312

Total current assets

3,256,147

3,041,577

Property and equipment, net

63,115

69,170

Restricted cash, noncurrent

12,095

12,551

Operating lease right-of-use assets

210,019

200,240

Other assets

141,762

137,701

Total assets

$

3,683,138

$

3,461,239

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,530

$

44,788

Accrued liabilities

174,525

172,715

Deferred revenue

229,551

183,350

Customer deposits

139,741

141,989

Operating lease liabilities

53,066

45,099

Total current liabilities

601,413

587,941

Deferred revenue, noncurrent

54,400

9,965

Customer deposits, noncurrent

4,162

3,936

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

206,422

204,305

Other noncurrent liabilities

13,548

12,655

Total liabilities

879,945

818,802

Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock

2,117

2,099

Additional paid-in capital

8,568,570

8,427,998

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

(4,318

)

(5,333

)

Accumulated deficit

(5,842,636

)

(5,859,438

)

Total stockholders’ equity

2,723,733

2,565,326

Noncontrolling interests

79,460

77,111

Total equity

2,803,193

2,642,437

Total liabilities and equity

$

3,683,138

$

3,461,239

Palantir Technologies Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

19,151

$

(101,379

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

8,320

4,312

Stock-based compensation

114,714

149,323

Noncash operating lease expense

10,836

10,142

Unrealized and realized (gain) loss from marketable securities, net

8,508

62,843

Other operating activities

(11,342

)

(2,754

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(628

)

(65,867

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,973

(4,320

)

Other assets

(4,551

)

2,891

Accounts payable

(39,921

)

(47,404

)

Accrued liabilities

4,271

(5,334

)

Deferred revenue, current and noncurrent

88,673

(16,335

)

Customer deposits, current and noncurrent

(2,112

)

59,822

Operating lease liabilities, current and noncurrent

(10,536

)

(10,388

)

Other noncurrent liabilities

20

(75

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

187,376

35,477

Investing activities

Purchases of property and equipment

(4,755

)

(15,215

)

Purchases of marketable securities

(2,310,367

)

(89,500

)

Proceeds from sales and redemption of marketable securities

709,459

8,247

Proceeds from sales of alternative investments

51,072

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,554,591

)

(96,468

)

Financing activities

Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options

25,924

27,225

Other financing activities

59

16

Net cash provided by financing activities

25,983

27,241

Effect of foreign exchange on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

2,676

(727

)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(1,338,556

)

(34,477

)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash - beginning of period

2,627,335

2,366,914

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash - end of period

$

1,288,779

$

2,332,437

Palantir Technologies Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(unaudited)

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

Adjusted Income from Operations and Adjusted Operating Margin (in thousands, except percentages)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Income (loss) from operations

$

4,115

$

(39,439

)

Add: stock-based compensation

114,714

149,323

Add: employer payroll taxes related to stock-based compensation

6,285

7,506

Adjusted income from operations

$

125,114

$

117,390

Adjusted operating margin

24

%

26

%

Adjusted Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow Margin (in thousands, except percentages)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

187,376

$

35,477

Add: cash paid for employer payroll taxes related to stock-based compensation

6,276

9,524

Less: purchases of property and equipment

(4,755

)

(15,215

)

Adjusted free cash flow

$

188,897

$

29,786

Adjusted free cash flow margin

36

%

7

%

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin (in thousands, except percentages)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

16,802

$

(101,379

)

Add: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

2,349

Less: interest income

(20,853

)

(547

)

Add: interest expense

1,275

594

Add: other (income) expense, net

2,861

59,870

Add: provision for income taxes

1,681

2,023

Add: depreciation and amortization

8,320

4,312

Add: stock-based compensation

114,714

149,323

Add: employer payroll taxes related to stock-based compensation

6,285

7,506

Adjusted EBITDA

$

133,434

$

121,702

Adjusted EBITDA margin

25

%

27

%

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders and Adjusted Earnings Per Share, Diluted (in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2023

2022

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

16,802

$

(101,379

)

Add: stock-based compensation

114,714

149,323

Add: employer payroll taxes related to stock-based compensation

6,285

7,506

Less: income tax effects and adjustments (1)

(30,400

)

(10,737

)

Adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders

$

107,401

$

44,713

Weighted-average shares used in computing GAAP earnings (loss) per share, diluted

2,217,439

2,036,307

Adjusted weighted-average shares used in computing adjusted earnings per share, diluted (2)

2,217,439

2,209,310

Adjusted earnings per share, diluted

$

0.05

$

0.02

________

(1)

Income tax effect is based on long-term estimated annual effective tax rates of 23.0% and 22.2% for the periods ended 2023 and 2022, respectively.

(2)

Includes an additional 173 million dilutive securities for the three months ended March 31, 2022 that are excluded from a GAAP perspective due to the Company’s net loss position.

Contacts

Investor Relations
investors@palantir.com

Media
media@palantir.com

First published on Tue, May 9, 2023

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