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AvidXchange Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2021 Financial Results

CHARLOTTE, Mar 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- --Fourth quarter 2021 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA above previous guidance

--2022 financial outlook highlights solid operating momentum and financial position

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202119617/composite AVDX -0.87% , a leading provider of accounts payable (AP) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

"2021 was an extraordinary year for AvidXchange. We completed our transition to a public company and raised a significant amount of strategic capital while ending the year with solid operating results that outperformed expectations. We believe our across-the-board strong fourth quarter and full year 2021 results and outperformance relative to guidance reflect the differentiated value proposition offered by our B2B mid-market AP automation software and payments platform, a strong competitive moat and solid execution against our key growth initiatives by leveraging the four growth gears of the 'AvidXchange Business Flywheel'. We believe these results coupled with on-going investments set the stage for an upbeat outlook for 2022, highlighting our momentum and leadership position to capture significant greenfield opportunity that exists in the middle market B2B payments segment," said Michael Praeger, CEO & Co-Founder of AvidXchange.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue was $69.3 million, an increase of 31% year-over-year, compared with $52.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • GAAP net loss was $(72.1) million, compared with a GAAP net loss of $(32.6) million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Non-GAAP net loss was $(17.7) million, compared with a Non-GAAP net loss of $(16.2) million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • GAAP gross profit was $35.2 million, or 50.8% of total revenue, compared with $26.5 million, or 50.2% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Non-GAAP gross profit was $43.1 million, or 62.2% of total revenue, compared with $30.8 million, or 58.2% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $(8.2) million compared with $(7.0) million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Full Year 2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue was $248.4 million, an increase of 33.6% year-over-year, compared with $185.9 million in 2020.

  • GAAP net loss was $(199.6) million, compared with a GAAP net loss of $(101.2) million in 2020.

  • Non-GAAP net loss was $(63.5) million, compared with a Non-GAAP net loss of $(67.9) million in 2020.

  • GAAP Gross profit was $128.8 million, or 51.9% of total revenue, compared with $85.4 million, or 45.9% of revenue in 2020.

  • Non-GAAP gross profit was $151.1 million, or 60.8% of total revenue, compared with $102.3 million, or 55% of revenue in 2020.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $(26.2) million compared with $(32.7) million in 2020.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables following the financial statements in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Measures and Other Performance Metrics"

Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2021 Key Business Metrics and Highlights:

  • Total transactions processed in the fourth quarter of 2021 were 16.5 million, an increase of 14.6% from 14.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Total payment volume in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $15.1 billion, an increase of 37.3% from $11.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Transaction yield in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $4.21, an increase of 14.4% from $3.68 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Total transactions processed in 2021 were 62.5 million, an increase of 18.4% from 52.8 million in 2020.

  • Total payment volume in 2021 was $52.1 billion, an increase of 37.5% from $37.9 billion in 2020.

  • Transaction yield in 2021 was $3.98, an increase of 13.1% from $3.52 in 2020.

Full Year 2022 Financial Outlook

As of March 7, 2022, AvidXchange anticipates Full Year 2022 revenue and adjusted EBITDA to be in the following ranges (in millions):

FY 2022 Guidance
Revenue $296.5 - $301.5
Adjusted EBITDA [(] [1)] $(42.0) - $(48.0)

(1) A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net loss on a forward-looking basis is not available without unreasonable efforts due to the high variability, complexity and low visibility with respect to the items excluded from this non-GAAP measure.

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. Refer to the Forward-Looking Statements safe harbor below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.

Full IPO Lock-Up Release
All remaining shares of common stock of AvidXchange subject to the lock-up agreements entered into by a substantial majority of AvidXchange's stockholders and the underwriters of AvidXchange's initial public offering will be fully released from the lock-up at the open of trading on March 10, 2022.

Earnings Teleconference Information

AvidXchange will discuss its fourth quarter financial results during a teleconference today, March 7, 2022, at 5:00 PM ET. The call will be broadcast simultaneously via webcast at https://ir.avidxchange.com/ . Following the completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on AvidXchange's website. In addition to the conference call, supplemental information is available on the Investor Relations section of AvidXchange's website at https://ir.avidxchange.com/ .

About AvidXchange(TM)

AvidXchange is a leading provider of accounts payable ("AP") automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers. AvidXchange's software-as-a-service-based, end-to-end software and payment platform digitizes and automates the AP workflows for more than 8,000 businesses and it has made payments to more than 825,000 supplier customers of its buyers over the past five years. To learn more about how AvidXchange is transforming the way companies pay their bills, visit www.AvidXchange.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In this context, forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance and often contain words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "will" and similar words and phrases indicating future results. The information presented in this press release related to our expectations of future performance, including guidance for our revenue and adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2022, as well as other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact, are forward-looking in nature. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. We therefore cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements.

Factors which could cause actual results or effects to differ materially from those reflected in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk factors and other cautionary statements described, from time to time, in AvidXchange's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including, without limitation, AvidXchange's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the SEC, which may be obtained on the investor relations section of our website ( https://ir.avidxchange.com/ ) and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov . Any forward-looking statements made by us in this press release are based only on information currently available to us and speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update any of these statements in light of new information, future events or otherwise unless required under the federal securities laws.

Non-GAAPMeasures and Other Performance Metrics

To supplement the financial measures presented in our press release and related conference call in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), we also present the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Adjusted EBITDA, and Non-GAAP Net Loss.

A "non-GAAP financial measure" refers to a numerical measure of our historical or future financial performance or financial position that is included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in our financial statements. We provide certain non-GAAP measures as additional information relating to our operating results as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a measure of liquidity. There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Further, these measures may differ from the non-GAAP information, even where similarly titled, used by other companies and therefore should not be used to compare our performance to that of other companies.

We have presented Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Adjusted EBITDA, and Non-GAAP Net Loss in this press release. We define Non-GAAP Gross Profit as revenue less cost of revenue and depreciation and amortization before amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense. We define Adjusted EBITDA as our net loss before depreciation and amortization of property and equipment, amortization of software development costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of intangible assets, interest income and expense, interest expense on building lease financing obligations, income tax expense, stock-based compensation expense, transaction and acquisition-related costs expensed, costs not core to our business, and charitable contributions of common stock. We define Non-GAAP Net Loss as net loss before amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, transaction and acquisition-related costs expensed, costs not core to our business, and charitable contributions of common stock.

In the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2021, we revised our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Net Loss to also exclude effects of charitable contributions of common stock. This revision to the definitions had no impact on our reported Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Net Loss for periods prior to the fourth quarter of 2021.

We believe the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as a supplement to GAAP measures, is useful to investors in that they eliminate items that are either not part of our core operations or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation expense. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating operating performance and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate underlying trends in the business, are important in comparing current results with prior period results, and are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing operating performance.

Investor Contact:

Subhaash Kumar
Skumar1@avidxchange.com
813.760.2309

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Revenues $ 69,265 $ 52,863 $ 248,409 $ 185,928
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense) 28,747 22,117 100,090 83,755
Operating expenses - - - -
Sales and marketing 19,763 12,631 63,939 47,910
Research and development 21,922 12,344 65,147 44,500
General and administrative 50,319 25,582 95,817 56,395
Impairment and write-off of intangible assets 838 - 1,412 924
Depreciation and amortization 8,404 6,781 30,738 27,514
Total operating expenses 101,246 57,338 257,053 177,243
Loss from operations (60,728 ) (26,592 ) (108,734 ) (75,070 )
Other income (expense)
Interest income 329 85 661 1,675
Interest expense (5,123 ) (5,064 ) (20,108 ) (20,080 )
Change in fair value of derivative instrument (11,438 ) (992 ) (26,128 ) (7,537 )
Charge for amending financing advisory engagement letter - related party - - (50,000 ) -
Other expenses (16,232 ) (5,971 ) (95,575 ) (25,942 )
Loss before income taxes (76,960 ) (32,563 ) (204,309 ) (101,012 )
Income tax (benefit) expense (4,863 ) 59 (4,660 ) 234
Net loss $ (72,097 ) $ (32,622 ) $ (199,649 ) $ (101,246 )
Deemed dividend on preferred stock (9,500 ) (43,414 ) (9,500 ) (43,414 )
Accretion of convertible preferred stock (724 ) (5,686 ) (15,141 ) (21,682 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (82,321 ) $ (81,722 ) $ (224,290 ) $ (166,342 )
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.47 ) $ (1.56 ) $ (2.64 ) $ (3.34 )
Weighted average number of common shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted 175,401,322 52,368,235 85,061,417 49,738,252


AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
As of December 31,
2021 2020
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 562,817 $ 252,458
Restricted funds held for customers 1,242,346 137,620
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,283 and $1,769, respectively 30,965 24,757
Supplier advances receivable, net of allowances of $1,105 and $1,099, respectively 11,520 8,855
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 10,237 8,626
Total current assets 1,857,885 432,316
Property and equipment, net 106,227 86,872
Operating lease right-of-use assets 3,278 3,139
Deferred customer origination costs, net 28,276 24,124
Goodwill 165,921 105,696
Intangible assets, net 100,455 72,442
Other noncurrent assets and deposits 4,261 1,922
Total assets $ 2,266,303 $ 726,511
Liabilities, Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 17,142 $ 25,418
Accrued expenses 56,082 40,472
Payment service obligations 1,242,346 137,620
Deferred revenue 9,530 6,309
Current portion of contingent consideration 688 -
Current maturities of lease obligations under finance leases 670 1,092
Current maturities of lease obligations under operating leases 1,048 1,147
Current maturities of long-term debt 4,800 1,000
Total current liabilities 1,332,306 213,058
Long-term liabilities
Deferred revenue, less current 20,350 1,661
Contingent consideration, less current portion 70 -
Obligations under finance leases, less current maturities 61,172 73,139
Obligations under operating leases, less current maturities 3,448 3,750
Long-term debt 119,880 98,446
Other long-term liabilities 6,022 14,939
Total liabilities 1,543,248 404,993
Commitments and contingencies
Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 40,472,166 shares authorized and 30,081,996 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020; liquidation preference of $884,842 as of December 31, 2020 - 832,625
Stockholders' equity (deficit)
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2021, no shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 - -
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,600,000,000 and 240,000,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively; 196,804,844 and 50,054,880 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively 197 50
Additional paid-in capital 1,594,780 161,116
Accumulated deficit (871,922 ) (672,273 )
Total stockholders' equity (deficit) 723,055 (511,107 )
Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit) $ 2,266,303 $ 726,511


AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Year Ended December 31,
2021 2020 2019
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss $ (199,649 ) $ (101,246 ) $ (93,546 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities
Depreciation and amortization expense 30,738 27,514 22,340
Amortization of deferred financing costs 1,357 1,182 1,184
Provision for doubtful accounts 2,147 1,442 901
Stock-based compensation 21,428 1,630 1,379
Fair value adjustment of contingent consideration (122 ) - -
Warrants vested in connection with consulting services - 101 202
Accrued interest 881 913 878
Impairment and write-off on intangible and right-of-use assets 1,412 997 7,891
Loss on fixed asset disposal 36 14 11
Payment of third party fees related to debt modification - - (593 )
Payment of third party fees related to debt modification --related party - - (2,645 )
Value of donated common stock 4,143 - -
Noncash expense on contract modification - related party 50,000 - -
Fair value adjustment to derivative instrument 26,128 7,537 555
Deferred income taxes (4,728 ) 181 60
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable (4,713 ) (5,711 ) (2,328 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1,759 ) (1,245 ) (1,099 )
Other noncurrent assets (2,367 ) 359 (340 )
Deferred customer origination costs (4,152 ) (2,876 ) (4,646 )
Accounts payable (12,377 ) 14,149 3,665
Deferred revenue 21,910 289 235
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,560 11,619 3,725
Operating lease liabilities (540 ) (978 ) -
Deferred rent and tenant improvement allowance - - 380
Total adjustments 130,982 57,117 31,755
Net cash used in operating activities (68,667 ) (44,129 ) (61,791 )
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of equipment (1,395 ) (703 ) (1,905 )
Purchases of real estate (14,050 ) 25 (39 )
Purchases of intangible assets (16,931 ) (11,346 ) (7,349 )
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 5 - -
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired (46,089 ) (19,829 ) (105,834 )
Contingent consideration and deferred obligation payments near acquisition date (1,292 ) - -
Supplier advances, net (4,355 ) (4,707 ) (1,728 )
Net cash used in investing activities (84,107 ) (36,560 ) (116,855 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon initial public offering, net of underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering costs, including exercise of overallotment option 627,981 - -
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt 3,471 4,472 96,081
Repayments of long-term debt - - (70,781 )
Principal payments on land promissory note (1,000 ) (1,000 ) (1,000 )
Principal payments on finance leases (1,139 ) (1,582 ) (1,777 )
Proceeds from issuance of preferred and common stock 2,820 322,288 260,488
Common stock repurchased - (148,763 ) -
Convertible preferred stock redeemed (169,000 ) (46,980 ) (11,184 )
Transaction costs related to issuance of stock - (1,327 ) (1,241 )
Transaction costs related to issuance of stock - related party - (19,227 ) (11,428 )
Debt issuance costs - - (2,106 )
Payment on earn-out agreement - - (500 )
Payment service obligations 1,104,726 85,913 51,707
Net cash provided by financing activities 1,567,859 193,794 308,259
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers 1,415,085 113,105 129,613
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers, beginning of year 390,078 276,973 147,360
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted funds held for customers, end of year $ 1,805,163 $ 390,078 $ 276,973
Supplementary information of noncash investing and financing activities
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new finance lease obligations $ 174 $ 544 $ 1,110
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease obligations 877 163 -
Purchase of real estate in exchange for promissory note 21,500 - -
Common stock issued on conversion of convertible preferred stock and convertible common stock liability 724,649 - -
Common stock issued in business combination 31,000 5,988 9,514
Common stock issued as contingent consideration 500 - -
Initial fair value of contingent consideration and deferred payment obligation at acquisition date 2,672 - -
Property and equipment purchases in accounts payable and accrued expenses 768 - 84
Interest paid on notes payable 10,486 10,798 9,605
Interest paid on finance leases 7,384 7,187 5,631
Options issued in connection with bonus compensation 49 - 128


AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Reconciliation from Revenue to Non-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Gross Margin:
Total revenues $ 69,265 $ 52,863 $ 248,409 $ 185,928
Expenses:
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense) (28,747 ) (22,117 ) (100,090 ) (83,755 )
Depreciation and amortization expense (5,327 ) (4,219 ) (19,498 ) (16,783 )
GAAP Gross profit $ 35,191 $ 26,527 $ 128,821 $ 85,390
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense 2,545 43 2,775 169
Depreciation and amortization expense 5,327 4,219 19,498 16,783
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 43,063 $ 30,789 $ 151,094 $ 102,342
GAAP Gross margin 50.8 % 50.2 % 51.9 % 45.9 %
Non-GAAP gross margin 62.2 % 58.2 % 60.8 % 55.0 %
Reconciliation from Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss:
Net loss $ (72,097 ) $ (32,622 ) $ (199,649 ) $ (101,246 )
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 3,675 2,605 12,856 10,740
Impairment and write-off of intangible assets 838 - 1,412 924
Income tax (benefit) expense (4,863 ) 59 (4,660 ) 234
Stock-based compensation expense 18,319 778 21,428 1,630
Transaction and acquisition-related costs 17,241 1,167 20,949 1,352
Change in fair value of derivative instrument 11,438 992 26,128 7,537
Non-recurring items not indicative of ongoing operations 3,628 10,851 53,852 10,927
Charitable contribution of stock 4,143 - 4,143 -
Total net adjustments 54,419 16,452 136,108 33,344
Non-GAAP net loss $ (17,678 ) $ (16,170 ) $ (63,541 ) $ (67,902 )
Reconciliation from Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:
Net loss $ (72,097 ) $ (32,622 ) $ (199,649 ) $ (101,246 )
Depreciation and amortization 8,404 6,781 30,738 27,514
Impairment and write-off of intangible assets 838 - 1,412 924
Interest income (329 ) (85 ) (661 ) (1,675 )
Interest expense 5,123 5,064 20,108 20,080
Income tax (benefit) expense (4,863 ) 59 (4,660 ) 234
Stock-based compensation expense 18,319 778 21,428 1,630
Transaction and acquisition-related costs 17,241 1,167 20,949 1,352
Change in fair value of derivative instrument 11,438 992 26,128 7,537
Non-recurring items not indicative of ongoing operations 3,628 10,851 53,852 10,927
Charitable contribution of stock 4,143 - 4,143 -
Adjusted EBITDA $ (8,155 ) $ (7,015 ) $ (26,212 ) $ (32,723 )

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