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Revenue of $37.4 million increases 28% year-over-year Raises 2014 Revenue and Earnings Guidance
Tysons Corner, VA – November 6, 2014 –Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Reggie Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer of Cvent, said, “We saw strong momentum across our business and a well-executed operational performance which contributed to top and bottom line results that exceeded the high-end of our guidance ranges. Cvent is delivering an attractive combination of growth and profitability while at the same time investing in expanding our sales reach and delivering further technology innovation to fuel the meetings and events industry’s shift toward cloud-based solutions.”
Aggarwal continued, “Investments we are making on the event management side of our business increase our enterprise reach, leverage mobile proliferations and enhance our leading platform. We are also investing in adding value for our hotel and venue customers by not only delivering more leads to them, but also by helping them analyze and prioritize these leads, simplifying the response process, and ultimately enabling them to increase productivity. We believe our acquisition of Decision Street, a development-stage company, will accelerate our efforts in this area. We remain confident that as we expand on our leadership position in the market, we can take our network effects to the next level in the years ahead, creating significant value for customers on both sides of the meetings and events ecosystem, as well as for shareholders.”
Third Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights
Recent Business Highlights
Based on information available as of November 6, 2014, Cvent is issuing guidance for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 as indicated below.
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Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT) is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. Cvent provides hotels with a targeted advertising platform designed to reach event planners looking for suitable venues. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events.
To supplement Cvent’s consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), Cvent provides investors with certain non-GAAP financial measures, including Non-GAAP operating income, Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share.
We believe that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Cvent's financial condition and results of operations. We use these non-GAAP measures for financial, operational and budgetary decision-making purposes, and to compare our performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information regarding past financial performance and future prospects, and permit us to more thoroughly analyze key financial metrics used to make operational decisions. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.
We do not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company's financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. We urge investors to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which are included in this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business. Additionally, we have not reconciled the non-GAAP guidance measures disclosed under “Business Outlook” to their corresponding GAAP measures because we do not provide guidance for the various reconciling items such as stock-based compensation, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, costs related to acquisitions (including earn-outs), and foreign currency remeasurement and transactions gains and losses, as certain items that impact these measures are out of our control or cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, reconciliations to the non-GAAP guidance measures are not available without unreasonable effort.
Cvent excludes the following items from these non-GAAP financial measures:
Interest income. Cvent excludes this income primarily because it is not considered a part of ongoing operating results.
Provision (benefit) for income taxes. Cvent excludes this expense (benefit) from its non-GAAP financial measures primarily because it is largely composed of non-cash expenses (benefits) that Cvent does not consider a meaningful component of our operating results when assessing the performance of our business. The exclusion of this expense (benefit) facilitates the comparison of our business outlooks for future periods with the results from prior periods.
Depreciation and amortization. In accordance with GAAP, operating expenses include amortization of intangible assets such as software development and acquired technology. Cvent excludes these items from its non-GAAP financial measures because Cvent does not consider them part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business, and Cvent believes that doing so facilitates comparisons to its historical operating results and to the results of other companies in our industry, which may have their own unique acquisition histories and varied approaches to capitalization of software development.
Stock-based compensation expense. Cvent’s non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation, which consists of expenses for stock options and other equity based awards. Cvent excludes these expenses from its non-GAAP financial measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that we do not consider part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business. Excluding these amounts improves comparability of the performance of the business across periods, and to the results of other companies in our industry, which have their own unique histories associated with stock-based compensation.
Foreign currency losses (gains). Cvent’s non-GAAP financial measures exclude these losses (gains) primarily because they are non-cash, and are driven primarily by our India operations, which for accounting purposes is not considered a stand-alone entity and are remeasured instead of translated. In accordance with GAAP, the losses (gains) associated with remeasuring our India financial statements, are recognized through our Consolidated Statements of Operations instead of through our Consolidated Balance Sheets, where translation losses (gains) from most foreign subsidiaries would be included. Excluding these amounts improves comparability of the performance of the business across periods and to the results of other companies in our industry, which generally recognize similar losses (gains) through their balance sheets.
Costs related to acquisitions. Cvent's non-GAAP financial measures exclude contingent payments included in compensation expense which relates to the potential cash payment to certain employees of acquired companies whose right to receive such payment is forfeited if they terminate their employment prior to the required service period. As the contingent payments are subject to continued employment, GAAP requires that these payments be accounted for as compensation expense and such expense is subject to revaluation. Cvent excludes this item from its non-GAAP financial measures primarily because it is a component of the acquisitions and it is not considered part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business. The exclusion of these expenses facilitates the comparison of post-acquisition operating results to the results of other companies in our industry, which have their own unique acquisition histories.
Office relocation costs. These costs relate to Cvent’s office headquarters move during the third quarter of 2014. Cvent excludes this item from its non-GAAP financial measures primarily because it is not considered part of ongoing operating results when assessing the performance of our business. The exclusion of these expenses facilitates the comparison of operating results to the results of other companies in our industry.
This press release contains "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 future revenues, expenses, net income (loss), and profitability, and statements regarding our expectations regarding the growth of the meetings and events industry, our market position therein and expectation regarding the rate of adoption of our cloud-based solutions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Words such as "expect," "anticipate," "should," "believe," "hope," "target," "project," "goals," "estimate," "potential," "predict," "may," "will," "might," "could," "intend," 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, our ability to renew existing customers and attract new customers; our ability to manage our growth effectively; our ability to correct any material weaknesses and deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; and the volatility of quarterly results and expectations. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to the risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 21, 2014 and other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. We have no intention and undertake no 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.
September 30, 2014
Three Months EndedSeptember 30,
Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
1Stock-based compensation expense included in the above:
Non-GAAP General and Administrative Expenses
Non-GAAP pro forma diluted weighted average common shares
GAAP pro forma diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (1)
(1) For purposes of the pro forma diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the period ended September 30, 2013, all shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock have been treated as though they have converted to Common Shares on a 1:1 basis as of the beginning of the period because the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock participate in any net earnings on an equal basis with Common Stock shareholders.