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Nov. 5, 2019, 4:04 p.m. EST

Cornerstone OnDemand Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Human capital management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201253732/composite CSOD -3.48% today announced results [1, 2] for its third quarter ended September 30, 2019. The Company has provided a quarterly shareholder letter on its Investor Relations website at http://investors.cornerstoneondemand.com .

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“During Q3, we continued to make progress towards many of our strategic and operational goals,” said Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone. “As the digital era continues to unfold, workforces need to be reskilled to ensure they remain relevant and productive. We believe we are extremely well positioned to help organizations of all sizes address this skills divide.”

Third Quarter 2019 Results:

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $145.0 million compared to a guided range of $141.0 million to $143.0 million. [] This represents an 8.2% increase compared to the same period of the prior year. Revenue growth on a constant currency basis was 9.6%.

  • Subscription revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $137.4 million compared to a guided range of $135.0 million to $137.0 million.This represents a 15.7% increase compared to the same period of the prior year. Subscription revenue growth on a constant currency basis was 17.2%.

  • Operating income for the third quarter of 2019 was $3.7 million, yielding a margin of 2.6%, compared to $1.6 million and margin of 1.2% in the same period of the prior year.

  • Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2019 was $24.3 million, yielding a margin of 16.7%, compared to $17.8 million and margin of 13.3% in the same period of the prior year.

  • Net loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $(1.2) million, or a $(0.02) diluted net loss per share, compared to $(2.4) million, or $(0.04) diluted net loss per share in the same period of the prior year.

  • Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $20.4 million, or $0.31 diluted net income per share, compared to $14.8 million and $0.23 diluted net income per share in the same period of the prior year.

  • Operating cash flow for the third quarter of 2019 was $24.5 million, yielding a margin of 16.9%, compared to $32.6 million, yielding a margin of 24.3%, in the same period of the prior year.

  • Unlevered free cash flow for the third quarter of 2019 was $21.7 million, yielding a margin of 15.0%, compared to $32.1 million, yielding a margin of 23.9%, in the same period of the prior year.

“Through the third quarter of 2019, Cornerstone has produced a good mix of growth and profitability,” said Brian Swartz, CFO of Cornerstone. “For the balance of the year and for the full-year 2020, we expect continued improvement in operating and unlevered free cash flow margins.”

Recent Highlights:

  • The Company was recognized as a Core Challenger in the October 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Talent Acquisition.

  • The Company attended the 22 [nd] annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition, and showcased its offerings including Cornerstone Learning, Performance, Recruiting, and HR as well as content subscription service, Content Anytime.

  • The Company joined Ultimate Software’s UltiPro Connect Partners program. The partnership gives Cornerstone and Ultimate the ability to integrate their solutions to make it easier for mutual customers to exchange data between the UltiPro HCM solution and Cornerstone Learning.

  • The University of North Carolina System, a multi-campus university, selected the Company’s software to support the development of its employees.

Stock Repurchase Program:

The Company announced that its Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program under which it is authorized to repurchase up to $150 million of its common stock.

The following is a summary of the Company’s stock repurchases as of November 1, 2019:

Period   # of Shares Repurchased   Average Price per Share   Total Expenditures (in thousands)
August 23, 2019 - September 30, 2019   253,714     $ 53.33     $ 13,530  
October 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019   163,047     $ 54.13     $ 8,826  
Total   416,761     $ 53.64     $ 22,356  

At November 1, 2019, $127.6 million remained available under the share repurchase program.

Financial Outlook:

The following outlook is based on information available as of the date of this press release and is subject to change in the future.

For the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2019, the Company provides the following outlook:

  • Revenue between $145 million and $147 million, representing year-over-year growth at the mid-point of 5.6% [3] , or 5.7% [4] on a constant currency basis.

  • Subscription revenue between $141 million and $143 million, representing year-over-year growth at the mid-point of 12.4% [3] , or 12.6% [4] on a constant currency basis.

For the year ending December 31, 2019, the Company provides the following outlook:

  • Revenue between $572 million and $574 million, representing year-over-year growth at the mid-point of 6.5% [5, 7] , or 7.8% [6] on a constant currency basis.

  • Subscription revenue between $542 million and $544 million, representing year-over-year growth at the mid-point of 14.8% [5, 7] , or 16.2% [6] on a constant currency basis.

  • Annual recurring revenue as of December 31, 2019 between $581 million and $590 million, representing year-over-year growth at the mid-point of 14.8%, [5, 7] or 15.3% [5, 7] on a constant currency basis.

  • Non-GAAP operating income between $85.5 million and $87.5 million. Assuming the midpoint of the revenue and non-GAAP operating income ranges, this represents a non-GAAP operating margin of 15.1%.

  • Unlevered free cash flow between $86 million and $92 million. Assuming the midpoint of the revenue and non-GAAP operating income ranges, this represents an unlevered free cash flow margin of 15.5%.

The Company has not reconciled the guidance for non-GAAP operating income or non-GAAP operating income margin to the corresponding GAAP measures because it does not provide guidance for such GAAP measures and would not be able to present the reconciling items between such GAAP and non-GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts. For non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin, the Company excludes stock-based compensation expense, which is impacted by the number of shares issued and the market price, both of which are uncertain. The actual amount of stock-based compensation expense in the year ending December 31, 2019 will have a significant impact on the Company’s GAAP operating margin.

1   Financial measures presented on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating income margin, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted net income per share, unlevered free cash flow and unlevered free cash flow margin are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the discussion in the section titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the reconciliations at the end of this press release.  
2   The Company adopted the new lease accounting standard Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 842 effective January 1, 2019 on a modified retrospective basis. Financial results for reporting periods during 2019 are presented in compliance with the new lease standard. Historical financial results for reporting periods prior to 2019 are presented in conformity with amounts previously disclosed under the prior lease accounting standard. The new lease accounting standard does not result in any change to future operating expenses or cash flows.  
 
  In order to translate the financial outlook for entities reporting in GBP to USD and EUR to USD, the following exchange rates have been applied:
    3   Exchange rate applied to revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 $1.29 USD per GBP  
    4   Exchange rate from the fourth quarter of 2018 applied to calculate revenue growth for the fourth quarter of 2019 on a constant currency basis $1.28 USD per GBP  
    5   Exchange rate applied to revenue and annual recurring revenue for fiscal 2019 $1.29 USD per GBP  
    6   Average exchange rate from fiscal 2018 applied to calculate revenue growth for fiscal 2019 on a constant currency basis $1.33 USD per GBP  
    7   Exchange rate applied to revenue and annual recurring revenue for fiscal 2019 $1.11 USD per EUR  

Quarterly Conference Call

Cornerstone will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2019 results at 5:30 a.m. PT (8:30 a.m. ET) tomorrow morning, November 6, 2019. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with detailed financial information, can be accessed through the Company’s Investor Relations website at http://investors.cornerstoneondemand.com . The live call can be accessed by dialing (877) 445-4619 (U.S.) or (484) 653-6763 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode: 2056965. A replay of the call will also be available at http://investors.cornerstoneondemand.com/investors/news-and-events/events/default.aspx or via telephone until 11:50 p.m. PT (2:50 p.m. ET) on November 13, 2019 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (outside the U.S.), and referencing passcode: 2056965.

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by more than 3,640 global clients of all sizes, spanning over 180 countries and over 50 languages.

Learn more at www.cornerstoneondemand.com .

Note: Cornerstone [®] and Cornerstone OnDemand [®] are registered trademarks of Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release and the quarterly conference call referenced above contain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the expected performance of our business, our future financial and operating performance, including our GAAP and non-GAAP guidance, our strategy, long-term growth and overall future prospects, the demand for our offerings, our competitive position, our expectations regarding certain financial measures, including subscription revenue, capital expenditures and unlevered free cash flow, and general business conditions. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the quarterly conference call are based upon our historical performance and our current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations as of the date of this press release. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and we disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to attract new clients; the extent to which clients renew their subscriptions for our solutions; the timing of when consulting services are delivered to new and existing clients by our services organization and implementation subcontractors; the complexity of deployments and product implementations, which can impact the timing of when revenue is recognized from new and existing clients; our shift to focusing on recurring revenue streams; our ability to compete as the learning and human capital management provider for organizations of all sizes; changes in the proportion of our client base that is comprised of enterprise or mid-sized organizations; our ability to manage our growth, including additional headcount and entry into new geographies; our ability to expand our enterprise and mid-market sales opportunities; our ability to maintain stable and consistent quota attainment rates; continued strong demand for learning and human capital management in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific; the timing and success of efforts to increase operational efficiency and cost containment; the timing and success of solutions offered by our competitors; unpredictable macro-economic conditions; the impact of foreign exchange rates; reductions in information technology spending; the success of our new product and service introductions; a disruption in our hosting network infrastructure; problems caused by security breaches; costs and reputational harm that could result from defects in our solutions; the success of our strategic relationships with third parties; the loss of any of our key employees and our ability to locate qualified replacements; failure to protect our intellectual property; acts of terrorism or other vandalism, war or natural disasters; changes in current tax or accounting rules; legal or political changes in local or foreign jurisdictions that decrease demand for, or restrict our ability to sell or provide, our products; and unanticipated costs or liabilities related to businesses that we acquire. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by our forward-looking statements is included in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 and the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Key Metrics

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company has provided in this press release and the quarterly conference call held on the date hereof certain non-GAAP financial measures and other key metrics. These non-GAAP financial measures and other key metrics include:

  1. non-GAAP cost of revenue, which is defined as cost of revenue less amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation,

  2. annual recurring revenue, which is defined as the annualized recurring value of all active contracts at the end of a reporting period,

  3. unlevered free cash flow, which is defined as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and capitalized software costs plus cash paid for interest,

  4. unlevered free cash flow margin, which is defined as unlevered free cash flow divided by revenue,

  5. non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per share, which exclude, for the periods in which they are presented, stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, accretion of debt discount and amortization of debt issuance costs, restructuring costs, acquisition costs and excludes the impacts of unamortized stock-based compensation expense in applying the treasury method for determining the non-GAAP weighted average number of dilutive shares outstanding,

  6. non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin, which exclude stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets reflected in cost of revenue,

  7. non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating income margin, which exclude stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring costs and acquisition costs,

  8. non-GAAP operating expenses, which exclude stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring costs and acquisition costs, and

  9. non-GAAP sales and marketing expense, non-GAAP research and development expense, and non-GAAP general and administrative expense, each of which excludes stock-based compensation attributable to the corresponding GAAP financial measures.

The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures and other key metrics internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to the corresponding GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company’s ongoing operational performance and trends and in comparing its financial measures with other companies in the same industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures and other key metrics to help investors understand the operational performance of their businesses. In addition, the Company believes that the following non-GAAP adjustments are useful to management and investors for the following reasons:

  • Stock-based compensation. The Company excludes stock-based compensation expense because it is non-cash in nature, and management believes that its exclusion provides additional insight into the Company’s operational performance and also provides a useful comparison of the Company’s operating results to prior periods and its peer companies. Additionally, determining the fair value of certain stock-based awards involves a high degree of judgment and estimation and the expense recorded may bear little resemblance to the actual value realized upon the vesting or future exercise of such awards.

  • Amortization of intangible assets. The Company excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets because the expense is a non-cash item and management believes that its exclusion provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operational performance and allows for a useful comparison of its operating results to prior periods and its peer companies.

  • Accretion of debt discount and amortization of debt issuance costs. For GAAP purposes, the Company is required to recognize the effective interest expense on its senior convertible notes and amortize the issuance costs over the term of the notes. The difference between the effective interest expense and the contractual interest expense and the amortization expense of issuance costs are excluded from management’s assessment of the Company’s operating performance because management believes that these non-cash expenses are not indicative of ongoing operating performance. In addition, the exclusion of these items provides a useful comparison of the Company’s operating results to prior periods and its peer companies.

  • Restructuring. The Company excludes costs related to restructuring because the expense is not indicative of its continuing operations and believes that the exclusion of these costs provides investors with a supplemental view of the Company’s operational performance.

  • Acquisition costs. The Company excludes costs related to acquisitions because the expense is not indicative of its continuing operations and believes that the exclusion of these costs provides investors with a supplemental view of the Company’s operational performance.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies. For prior periods, reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures have been provided in the tables included as part of this press release.

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  September 30, 2019   December 31, 2018 (1)
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 218,738     $ 183,596  
Short-term investments 157,677     204,732  
Accounts receivable, net 100,406     125,300  
Deferred commissions, current 28,642     25,531  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 31,349     34,940  
Total current assets 536,812     574,099  
       
Capitalized software development costs, net 48,887     45,416  
Property and equipment, net 37,650     77,254  
Operating right-of-use assets 76,015      
Deferred commissions, non-current 63,643     55,450  
Long-term investments 44,616     1,250  
Intangible assets, net 10,487     13,867  
Goodwill 47,453     47,453  
Other assets, net 3,116     3,437  
Total Assets $ 868,679     $ 818,226  
       
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 6,859     $ 11,921  
Accrued expenses 63,846     70,065  
Deferred revenue, current 275,543     312,526  
Operating lease liabilities, current 12,530      
Other liabilities 6,919     7,645  
Total current liabilities 365,697     402,157  
       
Convertible notes, net 292,097     288,967  
Operating lease liabilities, non-current 70,269      
Other liabilities, non-current 960     2,484  
Deferred revenue, non-current 8,647     13,275  
Facility financing obligation     46,100  
Total liabilities 737,670     752,983  
       
Stockholders’ Equity:      
Common stock 6     6  
Additional paid-in capital 661,898     585,387  
Accumulated deficit (534,112 )   (520,626 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 3,217     476  
Total stockholders’ equity 131,009     65,243  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 868,679     $ 818,226  
(1) During the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company identified and corrected a misstatement that affected previously issued consolidated balance sheets. The correction impacted the cumulative effect of an accounting change related to the amount of sales commissions deferred as incremental costs of obtaining a contract based on the provisions of the new revenue accounting standard (ASU No. 2014-09). The revision resulted in an increase to deferred commissions of $11.0 million and other liabilities of $1.7 million, and a reduction to accumulated deficit of $9.3 million as of December 31, 2018.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Revenue $ 144,952     $ 134,014     $ 426,929     $ 399,644  
Cost of revenue [1, 2] 37,167     36,171     111,049     109,556  
Gross profit 107,785     97,843     315,880     290,088  
Operating expenses:              
Sales and marketing [1] 57,815     53,215     171,011     172,281  
Research and development [1] 25,695     19,705     77,778     52,014  
General and administrative [1] 20,562     23,128     65,741     67,214  
Restructuring [1]     221         8,946  
Total operating expenses 104,072     96,269     314,530     300,455  
Income (loss) from operations 3,713     1,574     1,350     (10,367 )
Other income (expense):              
Interest income 2,078     1,659     6,254     6,143  
Interest expense (5,399 )   (5,335 )   (16,143 )   (22,826 )
Other, net (1,018 )   177     (2,720 )   (2,029 )
Other income (expense), net (4,339 )   (3,499 )   (12,609 )   (18,712 )
Loss before income tax provision (626 )   (1,925 )   (11,259 )   (29,079 )
Income tax provision (591 )   (522 )   (2,227 )   (1,591 )
Net loss $ (1,217 )   $ (2,447 )   $ (13,486 )   $ (30,670 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.02 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.23 )   $ (0.53 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted 60,652     58,699     59,841     57,994  
1   Includes stock-based compensation as follows:
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Cost of revenue $ 1,748     $ 1,082     $ 4,670     $ 3,105  
Sales and marketing 7,915     5,927     20,771     18,718  
Research and development 4,285     3,212     12,800     7,937  
General and administrative 5,570     5,268     17,473     15,055  
Restructuring     42         6,227  
Total $ 19,518     $ 15,531     $ 55,714     $ 51,042  
2   Cost of revenue includes amortization of intangible assets as follows:
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Cost of revenue $ 1,047     $ 208     $ 3,380     $ 208  
 
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net loss (1,217 )   (2,447 )   (13,486 )   (30,670 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:              
Depreciation and amortization 10,814     9,132     30,848     25,351  
Accretion of debt discount and amortization of debt issuance costs 1,060     996     3,130     7,918  
(Accretion) amortization of purchased investment premium or discount, net (175 )   615     (900 )   428  
Net foreign currency loss (gain) 1,250     1,163     2,504     (522 )
Stock-based compensation expense 19,518     15,531     55,714     51,042  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:              
Accounts receivable 2,026     12,662     23,900     55,757  
Deferred commissions (5,400 )   (4,364 )   (14,130 )   (7,104 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 5,635     7,331     12,589     (9,492 )
Accounts payable (7,646 )   1,597     (6,040 )   (6,258 )
Accrued expenses 4,156     1,387     (5,563 )   21  
Deferred revenue (6,474 )   (10,812 )   (39,048 )   (38,695 )
Other liabilities 931     (174 )   3,437     (2,511 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 24,478     32,617     52,955     45,265  
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Purchases of investments (201,899 )   (125,593 )   (201,981 )   (125,109 )
Maturities of investments 8,266     62,494     206,040     135,183  
Capital expenditures (6,713 )   (2,534 )   (15,987 )   (10,161 )
Capitalized software costs (4,708 )   (6,641 )   (18,835 )   (18,943 )
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired     (18,093 )       (18,093 )
Net cash used in investing activities (205,054 )   (90,367 )   (30,763 )   (37,123 )
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Payment of debt issuance costs             (152 )
Repayment of convertible notes     (253,000 )       (253,000 )
Proceeds from employee stock plans 18,861     13,427     33,072     43,474  
Payment of tax withholdings for employee stock plans         (5,469 )    
Repurchases of common stock (13,530 )   (16,143 )   (13,530 )   (54,751 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 5,331     (255,716 )   14,073     (264,429 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (1,123 )   (907 )   (1,123 )   (731 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (176,368 )   (314,373 )   35,142     (257,018 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 395,106     450,931     183,596     393,576  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 218,738     $ 136,558     $ 218,738     $ 136,558  
Supplemental cash flow information:              
Cash paid for interest $ 8,625     $ 8,625     $ 17,356     $ 13,628  
Cash paid for income taxes 518     699     1,488     1,573  
Proceeds from employee stock plans received in advance of stock issuance 2,755     2,152     2,755     2,152  
Cash paid for operating leases 3,939         9,639      
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations         86,120      
Non-cash investing and financing activities:              
Assets acquired under capital leases and other financing arrangements $     $ 970     $ 1,276     $ 970  
Capitalized assets financed by accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,205     2,796     1,205     2,796  
Capitalized stock-based compensation 1,314     1,297     3,427     3,747  
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Reconciliation of cost of revenue, gross profit and gross margin:              
Revenue $ 144,952     $ 134,014     $ 426,929     $ 399,644  
Cost of revenue 37,167     36,171     111,049     109,556  
Gross profit $ 107,785     $ 97,843     $ 315,880     $ 290,088  
Gross margin 74.4 %   73.0 %   74.0 %   72.6 %
               
Cost of revenue $ 37,167     $ 36,171     $ 111,049     $ 109,556  
Adjustments to cost of revenue:              
Stock-based compensation (1,748 )   (1,082 )   (4,670 )   (3,105 )
Amortization of intangible assets (1,047 )   (208 )   (3,380 )   (208 )
Total adjustments to cost of revenue (2,795 )   (1,290 )   (8,050 )   (3,313 )
Non-GAAP costs of revenue 34,372     34,881     102,999     106,243  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 110,580     $ 99,133     $ 323,930     $ 293,401  
Non-GAAP gross margin 76.3 %   74.0 %   75.9 %   73.4 %
               
Reconciliation of operating income (loss) and operating income margin:              
Income (loss) from operations $ 3,713     $ 1,574     $ 1,350     $ (10,367 )
Operating margin 2.6 %   1.2 %   0.3 %   (2.6 )%
Adjustments to loss from operations:              
Stock-based compensation 19,518     15,489     55,714     44,815  
Amortization of intangible assets 1,047     208     3,380     208  
Restructuring [2]     221         8,946  
Acquisition costs [1]     352         352  
Total adjustments to income from operations 20,565     16,270     59,094     54,321  
Non-GAAP operating income $ 24,278     $ 17,844     $ 60,444     $ 43,954  
Non-GAAP operating income margin 16.7 %   13.3 %   14.2 %   11.0 %
1   Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Workpop Inc.
2   Restructuring costs include $42,000 and $6.2 million of stock-based compensation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Net loss $ (1,217 )   $ (2,447 )   $ (13,486 )   $ (30,670 )
Adjustments to net loss              
Stock-based compensation 19,518     15,489     55,714     44,815  
Amortization of intangible assets 1,047     208     3,380     208  
Acquisition costs [2]     352         352  
Accretion of debt discount and amortization of debt issuance costs [1] 1,060     996     3,130     7,918  
Restructuring [3]     221         8,946  
Total adjustments to net loss 21,625     17,266     62,224     62,239  
Non-GAAP net income $ 20,408     $ 14,819     $ 48,738     $ 31,569  
Non-GAAP basic net income per share $ 0.34     $ 0.25     $ 0.81     $ 0.54  
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.31     $ 0.23     $ 0.74     $ 0.50  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic 60,652     58,699     59,841     57,994  
Non-GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding, diluted 65,961     64,216     65,485     63,421  
1   Debt discount accretion and debt issuance cost amortization has been recorded in connection with our issuance of $253.0 million in convertible notes on June 17, 2013 and $300.0 million in convertible notes on December 8, 2017. These expenses represent non-cash charges that have been recorded in accordance with the authoritative accounting literature for such transactions.
2   Costs related to the Company's acquisition of Workpop Inc.
3   Restructuring costs include $42,000 and $6.2 million of stock-based compensation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,   September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Reconciliation of unlevered free cash flow:              
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 24,478     $ 32,617     $ 52,955     $ 45,265  
Capital expenditures (6,713 )   (2,534 )   (15,987 )   (10,161 )
Capitalized software costs (4,708 )   (6,641 )   (18,835 )   (18,943 )
Cash paid for interest 8,625     8,625     17,356     13,628  
Unlevered free cash flow $ 21,682     $ 32,067     $ 35,489     $ 29,789  
Unlevered free cash flow margin 15.0 %   23.9 %   8.3 %   7.5 %

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. TRENDED OPERATIONAL & FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (unaudited)

The following metrics are intended as a supplement to the financial statements found in this press release and other information furnished or filed with the SEC. In the event of discrepancies between amounts in these tables and the Company’s historical disclosures or financial statements, readers should rely on the Company’s filings with the SEC and financial statements in the Company’s most recent earnings press release.

The Company intends to periodically review and refine the definition, methodology and appropriateness of each of these supplemental metrics. As a result, metrics are subject to removal and/or change, and such changes could be material.

  FY 2018   FY 2019   Full Year
  Q1'18 Q2'18 Q3'18 Q4'18   Q1'19 Q2'19 Q3'19   FY16 FY17 FY18
SELECTED METRICS:                                            
Number of clients [1] 3,280   3,363   3,428   3,535     3,567   3,604   3,645     2,918   3,250   3,535  
% y/y 9.4 % 9.3 % 9.0 % 8.8 %   8.8 % 7.2 % 6.3 %   12.4 % 11.4 % 8.8 %
% q/q 0.9 % 2.5 % 1.9 % 3.1 %   0.9 % 1.0 % 1.1 %   n/a   n/a   n/a  
Number of employees 1,829   1,851   1,892   1,953     2,017   2,034   1,986     1,823   1,891   1,953  
% y/y (1.6 )% (4.2 )% (3.5 )% 3.3 %   10.3 % 9.9 % 5.0 %   10.8 % 3.7 % 3.3 %
% q/q (3.3 )% 1.2 % 2.2 % 3.2 %   3.3 % 0.8 % (2.4 )%   n/a   n/a   n/a  
Annual dollar retention rate n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a     n/a   n/a   n/a     95.1 % 93.5 % 92.8 %
Annual recurring revenue (in thousands) n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a     n/a   n/a   n/a     n/a   439,000   510,000  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (in thousands) (4,580 ) 17,228   32,617   44,987     7,294   21,183   24,478     35,252   67,510   90,253  
Unlevered free cash flow (in thousands) (10,178 ) 7,900   32,067   33,681     4,337   9,470   21,682     16,411   43,680   63,471  
Unlevered free cash flow margin (7.6 )% 6.0 % 23.9 % 24.4 %   3.1 % 6.7 % 15.0 %   3.9 % 9.1 % 11.8 %
FINANCIAL DATA - ASC 606 (in thousands, except percentages):                                            
Revenue 133,113   132,517   134,014   138,247     140,117   141,860   144,952         537,891  
Subscription revenue 113,134   114,771   118,844   126,303     131,256   132,562   137,446         473,052  
% y/y growth           16.0 % 15.5 % 15.7 %        
% y/y growth constant currency           18.2 % 17.3 % 17.2 %        
Subscription revenue % of total revenue 85.0 % 86.6 % 88.7 % 91.4 %   93.7 % 93.4 % 94.8 %       87.9 %
(Loss) income from operations (8,846 ) (3,095 ) 1,574   2,598     1,231   (3,594 ) 3,713         (7,769 )
MARGIN DATA - ASC 606:                                            
Gross margin 72.2 % 72.6 % 73.0 % 74.8 %   76.0 % 71.7 % 74.4 %       73.2 %
Sales and marketing % of revenue 44.5 % 45.1 % 39.7 % 37.9 %   38.9 % 41.4 % 39.9 %       41.8 %
Research and development % of revenue 12.0 % 12.3 % 14.7 % 18.1 %   19.8 % 17.2 % 17.7 %       14.3 %
General and administrative % of revenue 16.5 % 16.7 % 17.3 % 17.0 %   16.4 % 15.7 % 14.2 %       16.9 %
Restructuring % of revenue 5.8 % 0.8 % 0.2 % %   % % %       1.7 %
Operating margin (6.6 )% (2.3 )% 1.2 % 1.9 %   0.9 % (2.5 )% 2.6 %       (1.4 )%
NON-GAAP MARGIN DATA - ASC 606:                                            
Non-GAAP gross margin 72.9 % 73.3 % 74.0 % 76.1 %   77.7 % 73.7 % 76.3 %       74.1 %
Non-GAAP sales and marketing % of revenue 39.8 % 40.2 % 35.3 % 33.7 %   34.6 % 36.6 % 34.4 %       37.2 %
Non-GAAP research and development % of revenue 10.3 % 10.5 % 12.3 % 15.3 %   16.8 % 14.1 % 14.8 %       12.1 %
Non-GAAP general and administrative % of revenue 13.1 % 12.7 % 13.1 % 13.0 %   12.3 % 11.3 % 10.3 %       13.0 %
Non-GAAP operating margin 9.7 % 10.0 % 13.3 % 14.1 %   14.0 % 11.7 % 16.7 %       11.8 %
Non-GAAP research and development plus capitalized software % of revenue 14.8 % 15.2 % 17.3 % 20.1 %   22.1 % 18.8 % 18.0 %       16.8 %
FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES:                                            
GBP to USD average period rate 1.39   1.36   1.30   1.29     1.30   1.29   1.23     1.36   1.29   1.34  
GBP to USD end of period spot rate 1.40   1.32   1.30   1.27     1.30   1.27   1.23     1.23   1.35   1.27  
EUR to USD average period rate 1.23   1.19   1.16   1.14     1.14   1.12   1.11     n/a   1.14   1.18  
EUR to USD end of period spot rate 1.23   1.17   1.16   1.14     1.12   1.14   1.09     n/a   1.20   1.14  
1   Includes contracted clients of our enterprise human capital management platform and excludes clients and users of Cornerstone for Salesforce, PiiQ, Workpop Inc. and Grovo Learning, Inc.

 

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SOURCE: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

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