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Weave Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2023 Financial Results

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  • Fourth quarter total revenue of $45.7 million, up 21.2% year over year.
  • Full year total revenue of $170.5 million, up 19.9% year-over-year.
  • Fourth quarter positive net cash from operating activities of $3.7 million, up from negative net cash from operating activities of $2.8 million last year.
  • Full year positive net cash from operating activities of $10.2 million, up from negative net cash from operating activities of $12.8 million last year.
  • Fourth quarter positive free cash flow of $2.9 million, up from negative free cash flow of $3.8 million last year.
  • Full year positive free cash flow of $6.5 million, up from negative free cash flow of $15.9 million last year.

LEHI, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Weave (NYSE: WEAV), a leading all-in-one customer experience and payments software platform for small and medium-sized healthcare businesses, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2023.

“Weave delivered another strong quarter, capping off a terrific year in which we saw continuous quarterly improvements in revenue growth rate, gross and operating margin, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, and customer acquisition,” said CEO Brett White. “Our growing market opportunity and the economic resilience of our customer base, combined with a platform that delivers both innovation and real customer value, positions us for continued success in 2024.”

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $45.7 million, representing a 21.2% year-over-year increase compared to $37.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • GAAP gross margin was 69.1%, compared to a GAAP gross margin of 66.2% in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin was 69.7%, compared to a non-GAAP gross margin of 66.7% in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • GAAP loss from operations was $8.0 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations was $1.7 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $4.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • GAAP net loss was $7.0 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $9.3 million, or $0.14 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $0.8 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $3.7 million, or $0.06 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $3.7 million, up $6.6 million from net cash used in operating activities of $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Free cash flow was $2.9 million, up $6.7 million from free cash flow of negative $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Full Year 2023 Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue was $170.5 million, representing a 19.9% year-over-year increase compared to $142.1 million in 2022.
  • GAAP loss from operations was $34.4 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $49.7 million in 2022.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations was $11.5 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $31.0 million in 2022.
  • GAAP net loss was $31.0 million, or $0.46 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $49.7 million, or $0.76 per share, in 2022.
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $8.2 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $31.0 million, or $0.48 per share, in 2022.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $10.2 million, up $23.0 million from net cash used in operating activities of $12.8 million in 2022.
  • Free cash flow was $6.5 million, up $22.4 million from free cash flow of negative $15.9 million in 2022.
  • Dollar-Based Net Retention Rate (NRR) was 95% as of December 31, 2023.
  • Dollar-Based Gross Retention Rate (GRR) was 92% as of December 31, 2023.
  • Cash and cash equivalents plus short-term investments was $108.8 million as of December 31, 2023.
  • Added 3,809 net new customer locations in 2023 and had 31,002 customer locations as of December 31, 2023.

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Announced David McNeil as Chief Revenue Officer. David joins Weave with over 25 years of experience in scaling SaaS businesses, leading sales, customer success, revenue operations, and payments teams. He spent six years at HubSpot, where he was instrumental in leading sales teams as the company grew from $90 million to nearly $1 billion in annual recurring revenue. He also served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Tebra, a leading automation platform for independently owned healthcare practices as well as leadership positions at Salesforce and Bank of America.
  • Added ACH Debit and Payment Plans to our platform. With ACH Debit, patients experience enhanced transaction security and healthcare providers benefit from lower transaction costs. Payment Plans enable healthcare businesses to easily set up and manage recurring monthly payment schedules, making care more accessible and affordable through flexible payment options.
  • Named the leading platform in the G2 Grid for Patient Relationship Management. Weave also ranked first in 27 different categories in G2’s Winter 2023 Report, winning 61 different badges including Patient Scheduling Software Leader. Weave was named a Great Place to Work for the fifth consecutive year, and a Top Workplace USA for the second consecutive year. Weave was further recognized by placing on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List for the second year in a row.

Financial First Quarter and Full Year 2024 Outlook

The company expects to achieve the following financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2024, and full year ending December 31, 2024:

First Quarter

Full Year

(in millions)

Total revenue

$45.2 - $46.2

$194.0 - $198.0

Non-GAAP loss from operations

$(2.5) - $(1.5)

$(6.0) - $(2.0)

Weighted average share count

70.5

71.7

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

Non-GAAP loss from operations excludes estimates for, among other things, stock-based compensation expense. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial guidance measure to a corresponding GAAP financial guidance measure is not available on a forward-looking basis because we do not provide guidance on GAAP net loss from operations and are not able to present the various reconciling cash and non-cash items between GAAP loss from operations and non-GAAP loss from operations without unreasonable effort. In particular, stock-based compensation expense is impacted by our future hiring and retention needs, as well as the future fair market value of our common stock, all of which is difficult to predict and is subject to change. The actual amount of these expenses during 2024 will have a significant impact on our future GAAP financial results.

Webcast

The company will host a conference call and webcast for analysts and investors on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (412) 902-1020 or toll free at (877) 502-7186. Please reference the following conference ID: 13743937. The live webcast and a webcast replay of the conference call can be accessed from the investor relations page of Weave’s website at investors.getweave.com.

About Weave

Weave is the all-in-one customer experience and payments software platform for small and medium-sized healthcare practices. From the first phone call to the final invoice and every touchpoint in between, Weave connects the entire patient journey. Weave’s software solutions transform how local healthcare practitioners attract, communicate with and engage patients to grow their practice. In the past year, Weave has been named a G2 leader in Patient Relationship Management, Patient Engagement, Optometry, and Dental Practice Management software. To learn more, visit getweave.com/newsroom/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the accompanying conference call contain forward-looking statements including, among others, current estimates of first quarter and full year 2024 revenue, non-GAAP loss from operations and statements in the quotes of our Chief Executive Officer.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of our assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include risks associated with: our ability to attract new customers, retain existing customers and increase our customers’ use of our platform; our ability to manage our growth; the impact of unfavorable economic conditions and macroeconomic uncertainties on our company; our ability to maintain and enhance our brand and increase market awareness of our company, platform and products; customer adoption of our platform and products; customer acquisition costs and sales and marketing strategies; our ability to achieve profitability in any future period; competition; our ability to enhance our platform and products; interruptions in service; and the risks described in the filings we make from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the risks described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2023, filed with the SEC on November 8, 2023, which should be read in conjunction with our financial results and forward-looking statements and is available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations page of our website at investors.getweave.com/.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Channels for Disclosure of Information

Weave Communications uses the investor relations page on our website, blog posts on our website, press releases, public conference calls, webcasts, our X (Twitter) feed (@getweave), our Facebook page, and our LinkedIn page as the means of complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. We encourage investors, the media, and others to follow the channels listed above, in addition to following Weave Communications’ press releases, SEC filings, and public conference calls and webcasts, and to review the information disclosed through such channels.

Supplemental Financial Information

Dollar-Based Net Revenue Retention (NRR)

For retention rate calculations, we use adjusted monthly revenue (AMR), which is calculated for each location as the sum of (i) the subscription component of revenue for each month and (ii) the average of the trailing-three-month recurring payments revenue. To calculate our NRR, we first identify the cohort of locations (the Base Locations) that were active in a particular month (the Base Month). We then divide AMR for the Base Locations in the same month of the subsequent year (the Comparison Month), by AMR in the Base Month to derive a monthly NRR. We derive our annual NRR as of any date by taking a weighted average of the monthly net retention rates over the trailing twelve months prior to such date.

Dollar-Based Gross Revenue Retention (GRR)

To calculate our GRR, we first identify the cohort of locations (the Base Locations) that were under subscription in a particular month (the Base Month). We then calculate the effect of reductions in revenue from customer location terminations by measuring the amount of AMR in the Base Month for Base Locations still under subscription twelve months subsequent to the Base Month (Remaining AMR). We then divide Remaining AMR for the Base Locations by AMR in the Base Month for the Base Locations to derive a monthly gross retention rate. We calculate GRR as of any date by taking a weighted average of the monthly gross retention rates over the trailing twelve months prior to such date. GRR reflects the effect of customer locations that terminate their subscriptions, but does not reflect changes in revenue due to revenue expansion, revenue contraction, or addition of new customer locations.

Number of Locations

We measure locations as the total number of customer locations under subscription active on the Weave platform as of the end of each month. A single organization or customer with multiple divisions, segments, offices or subsidiaries is counted as multiple locations if they have entered into subscriptions for each location.

As a reminder, we only provide customer location information on an annual basis with annual and fourth quarter results and do not provide this information with financial statements or earnings releases covering interim periods.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this press release, Weave Communications has provided financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). We disclose the following historical non-GAAP financial measures in this press release: non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss margin, non-GAAP net loss per share, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP loss from operations margin, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally to analyze our financial results and evaluate our ongoing operational performance. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in understanding and evaluating ongoing operating results and trends in the same manner as our management and board of directors. Our use of these non-GAAP financial measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under GAAP. Because of these and other limitations, you should consider these non-GAAP financial measures along with other GAAP-based financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, operating income (loss), net income (loss), and our GAAP financial results. We have provided a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures in the tables included in this press release, and investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation.

Non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss margin and non-GAAP net loss per share

We define non-GAAP net loss as GAAP net loss adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, and non-GAAP net loss margin as non-GAAP net loss as a percentage of revenue. Non-GAAP net loss per share is calculated as non-GAAP net loss divided by the diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin

We define non-GAAP gross profit as GAAP gross profit adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, and non-GAAP gross margin as non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of revenue.

Non-GAAP operating expenses

We define non-GAAP operating expenses, in the aggregate or its individual components (i.e., sales and marketing, research and development or general and administrative), as the applicable GAAP operating expenses adjusted to exclude the applicable stock-based compensation expense.

Non-GAAP loss from operations and non-GAAP loss from operations margin

We define non-GAAP loss from operations as GAAP loss from operations less stock-based compensation expense, and non-GAAP loss from operations margin as non-GAAP loss from operations as a percentage of revenue.

Adjusted EBITDA

We define EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, interest income, other income/expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Our depreciation adjustment includes depreciation on operating fixed assets and we do not adjust for amortization of finance lease right-of-use assets on phone hardware provided to our customers. We further adjust EBITDA to exclude stock-based compensation expense, a non-cash item. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitates period-to-period comparisons of operations. Additionally, management uses Adjusted EBITDA to measure our financial and operational performance and prepare our budgets.

Free cash flow

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized internal-use software costs. We believe that free cash flow is a useful indicator of liquidity that provides useful information to management and investors, even if negative, as it provides information about the amount of cash consumed by our combined operating and investing activities. For example, as free cash flow has in the past been negative, we have needed to access cash reserves or other sources of capital for these investments.

The foregoing non-GAAP financial measures have a number of limitations. For example, the non-GAAP financial information presented above may be determined or calculated differently by other companies and may not be directly comparable to that of other companies. In addition, free cash flow does not reflect our future contractual commitments and the total increase or decrease of our cash balance for a given period. Further, Adjusted EBITDA excludes some costs, namely, non-cash stock-based compensation expense. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the non-cash impact of stock-based compensation expense or working capital needs that will continue for the foreseeable future. All of these limitations could reduce the usefulness of these non-GAAP financial measures as analytical tools.

WEAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited, in thousands except share amounts)

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

50,756

$

61,997

Short-term investments

58,088

51,340

Accounts receivable, net

3,511

3,296

Deferred contract costs, net

10,547

9,881

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

6,876

6,374

Total current assets

129,778

132,888

Non-current assets:

Property and equipment, net

9,922

10,773

Operating lease right-of-use assets

41,318

45,110

Finance lease right-of-use assets

10,351

10,589

Deferred contract costs, net, less current portion

8,622

8,146

Other non-current assets

1,021

843

TOTAL ASSETS

$

201,012

$

208,349

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

5,171

$

3,793

Accrued liabilities

18,491

13,636

Deferred revenue

38,850

34,136

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

3,821

3,662

Current portion of finance lease liabilities

6,520

6,992

Current portion of long-term debt

10,000

Total current liabilities

72,853

72,219

Non-current liabilities:

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

43,080

46,914

Finance lease liabilities, less current portion

6,122

5,997

Total liabilities

122,055

125,130

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized, zero shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022

Common stock, $0.00001 par value per share; 500,000,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, 70,116,357 and 65,739,053 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

Additional paid-in capital

341,514

314,884

Accumulated deficit

(262,667

)

(231,636

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

110

(29

)

Total stockholders' equity

78,957

83,219

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

201,012

$

208,349

WEAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Revenue

$

45,692

$

37,685

$

170,468

$

142,117

Cost of revenue

14,111

12,751

54,377

53,276

Gross profit

31,581

24,934

116,091

88,841

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing

18,291

16,118

70,765

65,378

Research and development

9,133

8,185

34,040

30,714

General and administrative

12,150

10,376

45,652

42,453

Total operating expenses

39,574

34,679

150,457

138,545

Loss from operations

(7,993

)

(9,745

)

(34,366

)

(49,704

)

Other income (expense):

Interest income

639

549

2,196

1,155

Interest expense

(438

)

(436

)

(1,923

)

(1,441

)

Other income (expense), net

865

388

3,322

356

Loss before income taxes

(6,927

)

(9,244

)

(30,771

)

(49,634

)

Provision for income taxes

(112

)

(22

)

(260

)

(104

)

Net loss

$

(7,039

)

$

(9,266

)

$

(31,031

)

$

(49,738

)

Net loss per share - basic and diluted

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.14

)

$

(0.46

)

$

(0.76

)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

69,715,329

65,629,940

67,694,978

65,083,198

WEAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited, in thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net loss

$

(7,039

)

$

(9,266

)

$

(31,031

)

$

(49,738

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

Depreciation and amortization

3,032

3,120

12,001

12,964

Amortization of operating right-of-use assets

974

939

3,831

3,681

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

318

271

1,164

729

Amortization of deferred contract costs

3,187

2,884

12,171

11,120

Loss on disposal of assets

4

(6

)

16

4

Stock-based compensation

6,247

5,525

22,823

18,752

Net accretion of discounts on short-term investments

(660

)

(413

)

(2,668

)

(413

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(116

)

86

(1,379

)

(966

)

Deferred contract costs

(3,493

)

(3,082

)

(13,313

)

(12,343

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(1,076

)

(1,799

)

(680

)

(93

)

Accounts payable

334

382

1,323

(330

)

Accrued liabilities

1,666

(2,137

)

4,855

1,786

Operating lease liabilities

(948

)

(846

)

(3,714

)

(2,534

)

Deferred revenue

1,312

1,501

4,822

4,615

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

3,742

(2,841

)

10,221

(12,766

)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Maturities of short-term investments

18,250

62,150

Purchases of short-term investments

(20,464

)

(50,915

)

(66,199

)

(50,915

)

Proceeds from sale of assets

7

16

Purchases of property and equipment

(178

)

(704

)

(1,691

)

(1,895

)

Capitalized internal-use software costs

(629

)

(229

)

(1,999

)

(1,232

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(3,021

)

(51,841

)

(7,739

)

(54,026

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Principal payments on finance leases

(1,864

)

(2,015

)

(7,530

)

(8,709

)

Principal payments on line of credit

(10,000

)

(10,000

)

Proceeds from stock option exercises

1,513

336

12,866

1,315

Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(2,905

)

(10,388

)

Paid offering costs

(671

)

Proceeds from the employee stock purchase plan

1,329

858

Net cash used in financing activities

(13,256

)

(1,679

)

(13,723

)

(7,207

)

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(12,535

)

(56,361

)

(11,241

)

(73,999

)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

63,291

118,358

61,997

135,996

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD

$

50,756

$

61,997

$

50,756

$

61,997

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

Cash paid during the period for interest

$

438

$

436

$

1,923

$

1,441

Cash paid during the period for income taxes

$

112

$

22

$

260

$

104

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Equipment purchases financed with accounts payable

$

52

$

13

$

52

$

13

Finance lease liabilities arising from obtaining finance lease right-of-use assets

$

1,745

$

1,996

$

7,183

$

6,655

Operating lease liabilities arising from obtaining operating lease right-of-use assets

309

$

154

$

309

Unrealized gain on short-term investments

$

66

$

12

$

31

$

12


Contacts

Investor Relations Contact
Mark McReynolds
Head of Investor Relations
ir@getweave.com

Media Contact
Natalie House
Senior Director of Content & Communications
pr@getweave.com

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