Expanded partner channel with strategic alliances with Deloitte U.S. and SAP Concur
SAN FRANCISCO,November 10, 2021 - WalkMe Ltd. (NASDAQ:WKME), a leading provider of digital adoption solutions, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
"We are very pleased with the continued strength and execution across our business globally with our subscription revenue growth accelerating once again," said Dan Adika, CEO and co-Founder of WalkMe. "I'm proud of what we achieved during the quarter, including signing new partnerships with Deloitte U.S. and SAP Concur. These agreements underscore the need for a digital adoption platform by enterprises driving digital transformation in their businesses. Organizations are increasingly turning to WalkMe to gather data, generate insights, and take action on how users are interacting with software and applications across their organization to drive adoption and ROI from their technology investments. We are in the very early stages of a large opportunity and believe that we are well positioned to capitalize on the market for Digital Adoption as we continue to invest for future growth."
Third quarter 2021 Financial Highlights:
Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR): ARR as of September 30, 2021 grew 31% year-over-year to $201.7 million.
Revenue: Total revenue was $50.6 million in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 31% year-over-year. Subscription revenue was $46.1 million, an increase of 37% year-over-year.
RemainingPerformanceObligation(RPO): RPO was $272.2 million as of September 30, 2021, an increase of 49% year-over-year.
GAAPOperatingLoss: GAAP operating loss was $17.8 million in the third quarter 2021, or 35.3% of total revenue, compared to $12.9 million, or 33.4% of total revenue, in the third quarter of 2020.
Non-GAAP OperatingLoss was $10.1 million in the third quarter of 2021, or 20.0% of total revenue, compared to $6.3 million, or 16.3% of total revenue, in the third quarter of 2020.
CashFlow: Net cash used in operations in the third quarter 2021 was $11.3 million, or 22.2% of total revenue, compared to $0.4 million provided by operations or 1.0% of total revenue, in the third quarter of 2020.
FreeCashFlow was negative $12.9 million in the third quarter 2021, or 25.5% of total revenue, compared to negative $0.2 million, or 0.5% of total revenue, in the third quarter of 2020.
Cash, CashEquivalents,and Short-termDeposits were $361.9 million as of September 30, 2021.
"Our strong third quarter results demonstrate what we anticipate to be continued market tailwinds for Digital Adoption and traction that we are gaining with our ongoing strategic initiatives: penetrating deeper into our existing customer base with company-wide DAP deployments and expanding our partnerships with Global System Integrators," said Andrew Casey, CFO of WalkMe. "This momentum is reflected in the strong growth we saw in total RPO, which increased 49% year- over-year, and the growth we saw in the number of enterprise-wide DAP customers, which increased 93% year-over-year. We have also continued to aggressively invest in our sales organization and marketing to capitalize on the large market opportunity for Digital Adoption and fuel our future growth."
Third Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:
Added 9 net new enterprise-wide DAP customers to 112, representing customer count growth of 93% year-over-year. ARR from DAP customers grew 120% year-over-year.
ARR from customers with more than 500 employees grew 36% year-over-year and represented 86% of total ARR.
Customers with over $100K in ARR grew 28% year-over-year to 419.
Expanded relationship with Global System Integrator, Deloitte, which is investing in a dedicated team in the U.S. to provide technology adoption solutions via its newly-created Digital Adoption Services business, developed in conjunction with WalkMe.
Joined the SAP Concur partner program to deliver Concur User Assistant by WalkMe, a new solution extension that leverages WalkMe technology to provide relevant self-service guidance and content within the SAP Concur environment.
Expanded the executive leadership team with the appointment of Wayne McCulloch as Chief Customer Officer. Wayne brings more than 25 years of experience in customer success roles and is expected to help us advocate on behalf of the customer. He will lead all post-sales functions, including Customer Success, Service and Support.
For the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company currently expects:
Total revenue of $51.5 to $52.5 million, representing a growth rate of 32% to 35% year-over-year
Non-GAAP operating loss of $19.0 to $17.0 million
For the full year 2021, the Company is raising its guidance and currently expects:
Total revenue of $191.5 to $192.5 million, representing a growth rate of 29% to 30% year-over-year
Non-GAAP operating loss of $50.3 to $48.3 million
The section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below contains a description of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release and reconciliations between historical GAAP and non-GAAP information are contained in the tables below. The Company is unable to provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss) to Operating Income (Loss), its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort, because items that impact this GAAP financial measure are not within the Company's control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. These items may include, but are not limited to, predicting forward-looking share-based compensation. Such information may have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on the Company's future financial results.
Throughout this press release, we provide a number of key performance indicators used by our management and often used by competitors in our industry. These and other key performance indicators are discussed in more detail in the section entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Metrics" in this press release.
Conference Call Information:
WalkMe will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on November 10, 2021. The press release with the financial results will be accessible from the Company's website prior to the conference call. Interested parties can access the call by dialing US Toll Free: (888) 204-4368, International: (929) 477-0402 using the passcode 2579815.
A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the WalkMe investor relations website at https://ir.walkme.com.
Approximately one hour after completion of the live call and for at least 30 days thereafter, an archived version of the webcast will be available on the Company's investor relations website at https://ir.walkme.com.
Supplemental Financial and Other Information:
Supplemental financial and other information can be accessed through the Company's investor relations website at ir.walkme.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
In addition to our financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, this press release and the accompanying tables contain the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Non-GAAP Gross Margin, Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss), Non-GAAP Operating Margin, Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) attributable to WalkMe Ltd., Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) per share attributable to WalkMe Ltd. and Free Cash Flow, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe that these measures provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and may differ from similarly titled measures presented by other companies. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.
Non-GAAPGross ProfitandNon-GAAPGross Margin. We define Non-GAAP Gross Profit as gross profit excluding share-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangibles. We exclude these items because they occur for reasons that may be unrelated to our core operating performance during the period, and because we believe that such items may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult. We use Non-GAAP Gross Profit with traditional GAAP measures to evaluate our financial performance. Non-GAAP Gross Margin is calculated as a percentage of revenues.
Non-GAAPOperatingIncome(Loss)andNon-GAAPOperatingMargin. We define Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss) as income (loss) from operations excluding share-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangibles. We exclude these items because they occur for reasons that may be unrelated to our core operating performance during the period, and because we believe that such items may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult. We use Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss) with traditional GAAP measures to evaluate our financial performance. Non-GAAP Operating Margin is calculated as a percentage of revenues.
Non-GAAPNetIncome(Loss) attributabletoWalkMeLtd. We define Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) attributable to WalkMe Ltd. as Net Income (Loss) attributable to WalkMe Ltd. excluding share-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangibles. We exclude these items because they occur for reasons that may be unrelated to our core operating performance during the period, and because we believe that such items may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult. We use Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) attributable to WalkMe Ltd. with traditional GAAP measures to evaluate our financial performance. Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) per Share attributable to WalkMe Ltd. is calculated based on ordinary shares outstanding after accounting for the exchange of our outstanding convertible preferred shares into ordinary shares as though such event had occurred at the beginning of the periods.
FreeCashFlow. We define Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less cash used for 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 information to management and investors, even if negative, about the amount of cash used in our business. Our Free Cash Flow may vary from period to period and be impacted as we continue to invest for growth in our business.
For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the reconciliation tables provided below. The accompanying reconciliation tables have more details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.
ARR. We define ARR as the annualized value of customer subscription contracts as of the measurement date, assuming any contract that expires during the next 12 months is renewed on its existing terms (including contracts for which we are negotiating a renewal). Our calculation of ARR is not adjusted for the impact of any known or projected future events (such as customer cancellations, upgrades or downgrades, or price increases or decreases) that may cause any such contract not to be renewed on its existing terms. In addition, the amount of actual revenue that we recognize over any 12-month period is likely to differ from ARR at the beginning of that period, sometimes significantly. This may occur due to new bookings, cancellations, upgrades, downgrades or other changes in pending renewals, as well as the effects of professional services revenue and acquisitions or divestitures. As a result, ARR should be viewed independently of, and not as a substitute for or forecast of, revenue and deferred revenue. Our calculation of ARR may differ from similarly titled metrics presented by other companies.
Enterprise-Wide DAP Customers: We define enterprise-wide DAP Customers as those who have purchased enterprise-wide subscriptions or who have department-wide usage of our Digital Adoption Platform across four or more applications
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements and information, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that relate to our current expectations and views of future events. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "may," "might," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "seek," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "contemplate," "possible" or similar words. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control. In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance. Actual outcomes may differ materially from the information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, without limitation, the following:
Our future financial performance, including our expectations regarding our revenue, cost of revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, cash flow and deferred revenue; our ability to manage our growth effectively, sustain our historical growth rate in the future or achieve or maintain profitability; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including variants, and related vaccination roll out efforts, on our business, financial condition and results of operations; the growth and expansion of the markets for our offerings and our ability to adapt and respond effectively to evolving market conditions; our estimates of, and future expectations regarding, our market opportunity; our ability to keep pace with technological and competitive developments and develop or otherwise introduce new products and solutions and enhancements to our existing offerings; our ability to maintain the interoperability of our offerings across devices, operating systems and third-party applications and to maintain and expand our relationships with third-party technology partners; the effects of increased competition in our target markets and our ability to compete effectively; our ability to attract and retain new customers and to expand within our existing customer base; the success of our sales and marketing operations, including our ability to realize efficiencies and reduce customer acquisition costs; the percentage of our remaining performance obligations that we expect to recognize as revenue; our ability to meet the service-level commitments under our customer agreements and the effects on our business if we are unable to do so; our relationships with, and dependence on, various third-party service providers; our dependence on our management team and other key employees; our ability to maintain and enhance awareness of our brand; our ability to offer high quality customer support; our ability to effectively develop and expand our marketing and sales capabilities; our ability to maintain the sales prices of our offerings and the effects of pricing fluctuations; the sustainability of, and fluctuations in, our gross margin; risks related to our international operations and our ability to expand our international business operations; the effects of currency exchange rate fluctuations on our results of operations; challenges and risks related to our sales to government entities; our ability to consummate acquisitions at our historical rate and at acceptable prices, to enter into other strategic transactions and relationships, and to manage the risks related to these transactions and arrangements; our ability to protect our proprietary technology, or to obtain, maintain, protect and enforce sufficiently broad intellectual property rights therein; our ability to maintain the
security and availability of our platform, products and solutions; our ability to comply with current and future legislation and governmental regulations to which we are subject or may become subject in the future; changes in applicable tax law, the stability of effective tax rates and adverse outcomes resulting from examination of our income or other tax returns; risks related to political, economic and security conditions in Israel; the effects of unfavorable conditions in our industry or the global economy or reductions in information technology spending; factors that may affect the future trading prices of our ordinary shares; and other risk factors set forth in the section titled "Risk Factors" in our Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2021, and other documents filed with or furnished to the SEC. These statements reflect management's current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this press release. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance and events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur. Except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
WalkMe's cloud-based Digital Adoption Platform enables organizations to measure, drive and act to ultimately accelerate their digital transformations and better realize the value of their software investments. Our code-free platform leverages our proprietary technology to provide visibility to an organization's Chief Information Officer and business leaders, while improving user experience, productivity and efficiency for employees and customers. Alongside walkthroughs and third-party integration capabilities, our platform can be customized to fit an organization's needs.
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