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Paymentus Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

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Quarterly revenue increased 24.1% year-over-year
Adjusted EBITDA rose 183.8% year-over-year

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paymentus Holdings, Inc. (“Paymentus”) (NYSE: PAY), a leading provider of cloud-based bill payment technology and solutions, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

"We are pleased to report another quarter of excellent results, with revenue up 24.1%, contribution profit up 22.3% and adjusted EBITDA up 183.8% year-over-year. Paymentus generated robust bookings during the quarter resulting in a solid backlog at quarter end. We believe this provides us good visibility going forward and sets the stage for achieving our anticipated growth in 2023 and into 2024,” said Dushyant Sharma, Founder and CEO.

Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Business Highlights

  • Revenue was $148.9 million, an increase of 24.1% year-over-year driven largely by increased transactions and higher average revenue per transaction.
  • Gross profit was $45.9 million, an increase of 28.0% year-over-year. Adjusted gross profit(1) was $50.0 million, up 29.1% year-over-year.
  • Contribution profit(1) was $59.6 million, a year-over-year increase of 22.3%.
  • Net income was $5.8 million and GAAP earnings per share was $0.05. Non-GAAP net income(1) was $10.2 million and non-GAAP earnings per share(1) was $0.08. Prior year non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share have been recast to align with the updated methodology described in the section "Use and Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $14.2 million for the second quarter of 2023, representing a 23.8% adjusted EBITDA margin(1), an increase of 183.8% year-over-year.
  • The Company processed 109.5 million transactions in the second quarter of 2023, an increase of 22.3% from the second quarter of 2022.

(1) Descriptions of the non-GAAP financial measures adjusted gross profit, contribution profit, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin are provided below under “Use and Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and reconciliations are provided in the tables at the end of this release.

Financial Guidance

Certain statements in this release, including, without limitation, those in this section, are forward-looking statements. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of such statements, refer to “Forward-Looking Statements” below and the “Risk Factors” section of Paymentus’ most recent Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on March 3, 2023.

Third Quarter 2023

Fourth Quarter 2023

Revenue

$150 million to $154 million

$152 million to $158 million

Contribution Profit

$58 million to $60 million

$60 million to $65 million

Adjusted EBITDA

$9 million to $11 million

$9 million to $13 million

Fiscal-Year 2023

Revenue

$599 million to $609 million

Contribution Profit

$231 million to $238 million

Adjusted EBITDA

$41 million to $46 million

Paymentus does not reconcile its forward-looking guidance for non-GAAP measures because certain financial information, the probable significance of which cannot be determined, is not available and cannot be reasonably estimated due to potential variability, complexity and uncertainty as to the items that would be excluded from the GAAP measure in the relevant future period. Refer to “Use of Forward-Looking Non-GAAP Measures” below for additional explanation.

The statements in this section are forward-looking statements. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of such statements, refer to “Forward-Looking Statements” below.

Conference Call Information

In conjunction with this announcement, Paymentus will host a conference call for investors at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) today to discuss second quarter 2023 results and its outlook for the remainder of 2023. The live webcast and replay will be available at the Investor Relations section of Paymentus’ website at ir.paymentus.com or click here. To participate via telephone, dial 1-833-470-1428 (U.S. Toll-Free) or 1-929-526-1599 (International), access code 909367. A replay will be available after 5:00 p.m. PT on the same web site.

About Paymentus

Paymentus is a leading provider of cloud-based bill payment technology and solutions for more than 1,900 billers and financial institutions across North America. Our omni-channel platform provides consumers with easy-to-use, flexible and secure electronic bill payment experiences through their preferred payment channel and type. Paymentus’ proprietary Instant Payment NetworkTM, or IPN, extends our reach by connecting our IPN partners’ platforms and tens of thousands of billers to our integrated billing, payment, and reconciliation capabilities. For more information, please visit www.paymentus.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical or current fact included in this press release are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding bookings and backlog, the continuing competitive market momentum and growth visibility in 2023 and into 2024, our future financial performance and our updated second quarter and full-year 2023 financial guidance. Forward-looking statements include statements containing words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to our ability to effectively manage our growth and expand our operations, including into new channels and industry verticals across different markets; our ability to expand and retain our biller, financial institution, partner and consumer base; our ability to timely implement new bookings and recognize anticipated revenue therefrom, our ability to manage economic challenges, including inflation; the impact of future widespread health issues on our operating results, liquidity and financial condition and on our employees, billers, financial institutions, partners, consumers and other key stakeholders; our ability to remain competitive; our ability to develop new product features and enhance our platform and brand; our future acquisitions and strategic investments; our ability to hire and retain experienced and talented employees; and other risks and uncertainties included under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on March 3, 2023, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, which we expect to file with the SEC shortly after the date of this release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Use of Forward-Looking Non-GAAP Measures

We do not meaningfully reconcile guidance for adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin, because we cannot provide guidance for the more significant reconciling items between net income and adjusted EBITDA without unreasonable effort. This is due to the fact that future period non-GAAP guidance includes adjustments for items not indicative of our core operations, which may include, without limitation, items included in the supplemental financial information for reconciliation of reported GAAP results to non-GAAP results. Such items include acquisition related amortization expense for acquired intangibles, foreign exchange gains and losses, adjustments to our income tax provision and certain other items we believe to be non-indicative of our ongoing operations. Such adjustments may be affected by changes in ongoing assumptions, judgments, as well as nonrecurring, unusual or unanticipated charges, expenses or gains/losses or other items that may not directly correlate to the underlying performance of our business operations. The exact amount of these adjustments is not currently determinable but may be significant. In addition, we do not meaningfully reconcile guidance for contribution profit, because the determination of contribution is subject to variables outside our control, such as an increase in the average payment amount, changes in the payment mix, or the payment channel used by consumers that can influence contribution profit, and cannot be determined without unreasonable effort, if at all.

Use and Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial measures in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP, this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted gross profit, contribution profit, non-GAAP net income (including those amounts as a percentage of revenue), non-GAAP earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, non-GAAP operating expense and free cash flow. We use non-GAAP measures to supplement financial information presented on a GAAP basis. We believe that excluding certain items from our GAAP results allows management and our board of directors to more fully understand our consolidated financial performance from period to period and helps management project our future consolidated financial performance as forecasts are developed at a level of detail different from that used to prepare GAAP-based financial measures.

Adjusted gross profit is defined as gross profit adjusted for certain non-cash items, primarily stock-based compensation and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and capitalized software development costs.

Contribution profit is defined as gross profit plus other cost of revenue. Other cost of revenue equals cost of revenue less interchange and assessment fees paid by us to our payment processors. Interchange and assessment fees paid by us to our payment processors are excluded from contribution profit because we believe inclusion is less directly reflective of our operating performance as we do not control the payment channel used by consumers, which is the primary determinant of the amount of interchange and assessment fees. We use contribution profit to measure the amount available to fund our operations after interchange and assessment fees, which are directly linked to the number of transactions we process and thus our revenue and gross profit.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before other income (expense) (which consists of interest income (expense), net and foreign exchange gain (loss)), depreciation and amortization of acquisition related intangible assets and capitalized software development costs, and income taxes, adjusted to exclude the effects of stock-based compensation expense and certain nonrecurring expenses that management believes are not indicative of ongoing operations.

Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of contribution profit.

Non-GAAP operating expense is defined as total operating expense excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and stock-based compensation. Management believes that the adjustment of acquisition-related intangibles amortization supplements the GAAP information with a measure that can be used to assess the comparability of operating performance. Although we exclude amortization from acquisition-related intangible assets from our non-GAAP expenses, management believes that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets were recorded as part of purchase accounting and contribute to revenue generation. Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. Any future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets.

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS are defined as net income and net income per share, respectively, excluding certain nonrecurring items such as discrete tax items, one-time expenses or other non-cash items, including amortization of acquisition-related intangibles. Beginning with the quarter ended June 30, 2023, we have excluded stock-based compensation from the calculation of our non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS to be consistent with our methodology for non-GAAP operating expenses, which we believe enhances the understanding of our operating performance and enables more meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Our non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 were recast to conform to the updated methodology and are reflected herein for comparison purposes.

We believe non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS enhance the understanding of our operating performance and enables more meaningful period-to-period comparisons.

Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less capital expenditures and capitalized internal-use software development costs.

We believe these non-GAAP measures provide our investors with useful information to help them evaluate our operating results by facilitating an enhanced understanding of our operating performance and enabling them to make more meaningful period-to-period comparisons.

We use these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance and liquidity, 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 and liquidity. There are limitations to the use of the non-GAAP measures presented in this press release. Our non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies; other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate non-GAAP measures differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view our non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures, please see the tables for the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results included at the end of this release.

PAYMENTUS HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Revenue

$

148,939

$

119,969

$

297,267

$

236,673

Cost of revenue

103,077

84,141

211,327

165,991

Gross profit

45,862

35,828

85,940

70,682

Operating expenses

Research and development

10,907

10,185

22,560

20,575

Sales and marketing

21,599

17,851

41,863

34,041

General and administrative

8,730

10,017

17,875

19,662

Total operating expenses

41,236

38,053

82,298

74,278

Income (loss) from operations

4,626

(2,225

)

3,642

(3,596

)

Other income (expense)

Interest income, net

1,658

98

3,098

90

Foreign exchange (loss) gain

(7

)

54

(15

)

80

Income (loss) before income taxes

6,277

(2,073

)

6,725

(3,426

)

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

(438

)

(378

)

(182

)

2,693

Net income (loss)

$

5,839

$

(2,451

)

$

6,543

$

(733

)

Net income (loss) per share

Basic

$

0.05

$

(0.02

)

$

0.05

$

(0.01

)

Diluted

$

0.05

$

(0.02

)

$

0.05

$

(0.01

)

Weighted-average number of shares used to compute net income per share

Basic

123,378,128

121,637,711

123,334,277

121,269,688

Diluted

124,012,107

121,637,711

123,836,815

121,269,688

Comprehensive income

Net income (loss)

5,839

(2,451

)

6,543

(733

)

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax

93

(104

)

86

(149

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

5,932

$

(2,555

)

$

6,629

$

(882

)

PAYMENTUS HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

June 30,

December 31,

2023

2022

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

159,068

$

147,334

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

3,400

2,351

Accounts and other receivables, net of allowance for expected credit losses of $122 and $370, respectively

67,179

67,789

Income tax receivable

2,376

1,493

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

8,998

9,994

Total current assets

241,021

228,961

Property and equipment, net

1,743

1,823

Capitalized internal-use software development costs, net

53,234

46,032

Intangible assets, net

31,274

36,017

Goodwill

131,866

131,851

Operating lease right-of-use assets

10,166

9,561

Deferred tax asset

117

116

Other long-term assets

5,965

7,178

Total assets

$

475,386

$

461,539

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

30,545

$

29,232

Accrued liabilities

15,519

15,809

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

1,677

1,462

Contract liabilities

3,414

4,358

Income tax payable

106

635

Total current liabilities

51,261

51,496

Deferred tax liability

864

680

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

8,991

8,608

Contract liabilities, less current portion

5,626

2,826

Finance leases and other finance obligations, net of current portion

200

750

Total liabilities

66,942

64,360

Stockholders’ equity

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively; none issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 883,950,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively; 20,199,947 and 19,934,331 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

2

2

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 111,050,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively; 103,306,842 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022

10

10

Additional paid-in capital

372,403

367,767

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

64

(22

)

Retained earnings

35,965

29,422

Total stockholders’ equity

408,444

397,179

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

475,386

$

461,539

PAYMENTUS HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income

$

5,839

$

(2,451

)

$

6,543

$

(733

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

Depreciation and amortization

7,303

5,886

14,542

11,360

Deferred income taxes

95

(4,728

)

187

(3,322

)

Stock-based compensation

2,276

1,344

4,435

2,620

Non-cash lease expense

442

365

904

1,120

Amortization of contract asset

745

351

1,441

818

Provision for expected credit losses

5

92

(234

)

187

Change in operating assets and liabilities

Accounts and other receivables

9,198

(1,123

)

865

(9,205

)

Prepaid expenses and other current and long-term assets

(64

)

(749

)

797

(910

)

Accounts payable

(1,947

)

(1,711

)

1,350

3,205

Accrued liabilities

3,640

1,753

891

2,615

Operating lease liabilities

(447

)

(172

)

(916

)

(942

)

Contract liabilities

(204

)

132

1,857

75

Income taxes receivable, net of payable

(400

)

4,855

(1,418

)

204

Net cash provided by operating activities

26,481

3,844

31,244

7,092

Cash flows from investing activities

Other intangible assets acquired

(100

)

(123

)

Purchases of property and equipment

(286

)

(265

)

(353

)

(795

)

Capitalized software development costs

(8,392

)

(7,733

)

(16,611

)

(14,464

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(8,678

)

(8,098

)

(16,964

)

(15,382

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from exercise of stock-based awards

196

289

201

302

Financial institution funds in-transit

22,543

25,882

Payments on other financing obligations

(684

)

(916

)

(1,709

)

(1,831

)

Payments on finance leases

(61

)

(102

)

(135

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(488

)

21,855

(1,610

)

24,218

Effect of exchange rate changes on Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash

130

(107

)

113

(97

)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and Restricted cash

17,445

17,494

12,783

15,831

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash beginning of period

145,023

200,166

149,685

201,829

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash end of period

$

162,468

$

217,660

$

162,468

$

217,660

Reconciliation of Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted Cash:

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

143,637

163,384

147,334

168,386

Restricted cash at beginning of period

1,386

2,351

Restricted funds held for financial institutions at beginning of period

36,782

33,443

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash at beginning of period

$

145,023

$

200,166

$

149,685

$

201,829

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

159,068

158,335

159,068

158,335

Restricted cash at end of period

3,400

3,400

Restricted funds held for financial institutions at end of period

59,325

59,325

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash at end of period

$

162,468

$

217,660

$

162,468

$

217,660

PAYMENTUS HOLDINGS, INC.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)

The following tables set forth our non-GAAP financial measures with reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Adjusted Gross Profit

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2023

2022

2023

2022

(in thousands)

Gross profit

$

45,862

$

35,828

$

85,940

$

70,682

Stock-based compensation

29

74

Amortization of capitalized software development costs

3,241

2,050

5,980

3,732

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

829

829

1,657

1,657

Adjusted gross profit

$

49,961

$

38,707

$

93,651

$

76,071

Contribution Profit

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2023

2022

2023

2022

(in thousands)

Gross Profit

$

45,862

$

35,828

$

85,940

$

70,682

Plus: other cost of revenue

13,728

12,896

27,181

25,427

Contribution Profit

$

59,590

$

48,724

$

113,121

$

96,109


Contacts

At the Company
Sanjay Kalra
Chief Financial Officer
Paymentus Holdings, Inc.
ir@paymentus.com

Investor Relations
David Hanover
paymentus@kcsa.com

Media Relations
Tony Labriola
tony@thinkinsideout.com

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