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Sept. 1, 2021, 4:15 p.m. EDT

C3 AI Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results

First Quarter Revenue of $52.4 million, increased 29% year over year

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- C3.ai, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/222990672/composite AI -0.87% , the Enterprise AI software company, today announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2021.

“We began our fiscal year 2022 with strong results in the first quarter, including year-over-year increases of 29% in revenue and 31% in gross profit,” said CEO Thomas M. Siebel. “We significantly expanded our market-partner ecosystem in Q1, entering into a strategic alliance with Google Cloud to allow the entire Google Cloud global sales and service organization to co-sell and service the entire family of C3 AI applications.”

First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the quarter was $52.4 million, up from $40.5 million one year ago, an increase of 29% year over year.

  • Subscription revenue: Subscription revenue for the quarter was $46.1 million, up from $35.7 million one year ago, an increase of 29% year over year.

  • Gross Profit: Gross profit for the quarter was $39.4 million (a 75% gross margin), compared to $30.0 million of gross profit (a 74% gross margin) one year ago, an increase in gross profit of 31% year over year.

  • Remaining Performance Obligations (“RPO”): RPO was $290.6 million, compared to $275.1 million one year ago, an increase of 6% year over year.

  • Non-GAAP RPO: Non-GAAP RPO was $357.3 million, compared to $279.5 million one year ago, an increase of 28% year over year.

  • C3 AI Customer Count: Total enterprise AI customer count at quarter end was 98, an increase of 85% year over year.

Recent Business Highlights

  • C3 AI entered into a global strategic partnership with Google Cloud. The two companies will tightly integrate C3 AI and Google Cloud technologies and go-to-market initiatives to accelerate enterprise AI adoption. The alliance includes coordinated software development as well as joint marketing, selling, and customer-success programs at global scale. C3 AI and Google Cloud will regularly synchronize software engineering plans and activities to assure that the Google Cloud, Google Cloud Applications, and the C3 AI Suite and enterprise applications are fully optimized and tightly integrated. The companies will engage in significant ongoing market development activities and will coordinate sales and service activities globally to assist small, medium, and large enterprise customers to accelerate the adoption and time-to-value of their enterprise cloud AI applications.

  • C3 AI expanded its enterprise AI footprint in Defense, Chemicals, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Energy Sustainability, and Utilities, with new enterprise production deployments at LyondellBasell, Shell, ENGIE, and Con Edison. C3 AI also initiated new enterprise AI projects with Baker Hughes, Ball Corporation, Cargill, Cummins, ENGIE, FIS, Koch Industries, Missile Defense Agency, Morsco, and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as expanded business with Cargill, LyondellBasell, and Standard Chartered Bank.

  • C3 AI continued to invest in its important partnership with Microsoft, closing deals worth over $200 million to date and significantly expanding the pipeline of opportunities.

  • C3 AI advanced its product leadership position in enterprise AI. In the first quarter, the company released two major upgrades to the C3 AI Suite and has now released 40 enterprise AI software applications into production release for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Public Sector, Energy, Utilities, Defense, and Intelligence.

  • C3 AI garnered further industry recognition in Q1. The company was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industrial IoT Platforms and Applications in Energy 2021 Vendor Assessment, published in June. The IDC MarketScape positioned C3 AI in the Leaders Category for its cohesive platform for data, strong industry expertise, and enterprise AI capabilities.

  • C3 AI grew its enterprise AI production application footprint through both new customer acquisitions and expanded use by existing customers, with 101 discrete applications in production at the end of the first quarter, up from 67 in Q1 in the prior year. C3 AI production applications showed continued industry diversification, growing to 12 industries in Q1 compared to 7 industries in Q1 in the prior year.

  • Operating at massive scale, as of July 31, 2021, the C3 AI Suite and Applications were integrated with 849 unique enterprise and extraprise data sources, process 1.7 billion predictions per day, manage 24.4 trillion data elements, and evaluate 33.8 billion machine learning features daily.

  • C3 AI continued to invest in its university partnerships at UC Berkeley, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Princeton, MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford, and KTH in Sweden with the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (“C3.ai DTI”) to accelerate research into the new science of digital transformation. In Q1, C3.ai DTI announced $4.4 million in additional cash awards to support 21 research projects focused on using AI techniques and digital transformation to advance energy efficiency and lead the way to a lower-carbon, higher-efficiency economy.

Financial Outlook:

Our guidance includes GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.

The following table summarizes our guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 and full-year fiscal 2022:

(in millions) Second Quarter Fiscal 2022   Full Year Fiscal 2022
Total revenue $56.0 - $58.0   $243.0 - $247.0
Non-GAAP loss from operations ($30.0) - ($37.0)   ($107.0) - ($119.0)

A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, expenses that may be incurred in the future. Stock-based compensation expense-related charges, including employer payroll tax-related items on employee stock transactions, are impacted by the timing of employee stock transactions, the future fair market value of our common stock, and our future hiring and retention needs, all of which are difficult to predict and subject to constant change. We have provided a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures in the financial statement tables for our historical non-GAAP results included in this press release. Our fiscal year ends April 30, and numbers are rounded for presentation purposes.

Conference Call Details

What: C3 AI First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results Conference Call
When: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Live Call: (833) 979-2768, Domestic
  (236) 714-2883, International
  Conference ID: 3387525
Webcast: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3192961/445B7304E5E112B8CC2231B7EA1A9398 (live and replay)

Investor Presentation Details

An investor presentation providing additional information and analysis can be found at our investor relations page at ir.c3.ai.

Statement Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report the following non-GAAP financial measures, which have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

  • Non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, and non-GAAP loss from operations. Our non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, and non-GAAP loss from operations exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense-related charges and employer payroll tax expense related to employee stock-based compensation. We believe the presentation of operating results that exclude these non-cash items provides useful supplemental information to investors and facilitates the analysis of our operating results and comparison of operating results across reporting periods.

  • Non-GAAP RPO: Non-GAAP RPO represents our GAAP RPO plus the associated cancellable contracted backlog. We believe the presentation of our RPO inclusive of the cancellable backlog provides useful supplemental information to investors about our aggregate contractual backlog and facilitates the analysis of our operating results and comparison of operating results across reporting periods.

We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures and should be read only in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. We encourage investors to carefully consider our results under GAAP, as well as our supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand our business. Please see the tables included at the end of this release for the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts, including our market leadership position, anticipated benefits from our partnerships and investments, financial outlook, our business strategies, plans, and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2021, although new and unanticipated risks may arise. The future events and trends discussed in this press release may not occur and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements, or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations.

About C3.ai, Inc.

C3.ai, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/222990672/composite AI -0.87% is the leading provider of enterprise AI software for accelerating digital transformation. C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products: C3 AI [®] Suite, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating large-scale AI applications; C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS AI applications; C3 AI CRM, a suite of industry-specific CRM applications designed for AI and machine learning; and C3 AI Ex Machina, a no-code AI solution to apply data science to everyday business problems. The core of the C3 AI offering is an open, model-driven AI architecture that dramatically simplifies data science and application development. Learn more at: www.c3.ai .

C3.AI, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended July 31,
  2021   2020
Revenue      
Subscription [(1)] $ 46,122     $ 35,695  
Professional services [(2)] 6,284     4,788  
Total revenue 52,406     40,483  
Cost of revenue      
Subscription [(3)] 9,213     8,587  
Professional services 3,812     1,912  
Total cost of revenue 13,025     10,499  
Gross profit 39,381     29,984  
Operating expenses      
Sales and marketing [(4)] 36,822     14,358  
Research and development 26,712     13,264  
General and administrative 12,364     5,687  
Total operating expenses 75,898     33,309  
Loss from operations (36,517 )   (3,325 )
Interest income 345     580  
Other (expense) income, net (899 )   3,018  
Net (loss) income before provision for income taxes (37,071 )   273  
Provision for income taxes 388     123  
Net (loss) income $ (37,459 )   $ 150  
Net (loss) income attributable to Class A common shareholders, basic and diluted $ (0.37 )   $ 0.00  
Net (loss) income attributable to Class A-1 common shareholders, basic and diluted $     $ 0.00  
Net (loss) income attributable to Class B common shareholders, basic and diluted $ (0.37 )   $ 0.00  
Weighted-average shares used in computing net (loss) income per share attributable to Class A common stockholders, basic and diluted 98,655     30,624  
Weighted-average shares used in computing net (loss) income per share attributable to Class A-1 common stockholders, basic and diluted     6,667  
Weighted-average shares used in computing net (loss) income per share attributable to Class B common stockholders, basic and diluted 3,500      
(1) Including related party revenue of $10,208 and $6,810 for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(2) Including related party revenue of $2,074 and nil for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(3) Including related party cost of revenue of $117 and nil for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(4) Including related party sales and marketing expense of $61 and nil for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
C3.AI, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except for share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  July 31, 2021   April 30, 2021
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 273,779     $ 115,355  
Short-term investments 825,211     978,020  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $57 and $812 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively [(1)] 55,831     65,460  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets [(2)] 12,564     14,302  
Total current assets 1,167,385     1,173,137  
Property and equipment, net 5,687     6,133  
Goodwill 625     625  
Other assets, non-current [(3)] 17,843     16,582  
Total assets $ 1,191,540     $ 1,196,477  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable [(4)] $ 10,051     $ 12,075  
Accrued compensation and employee benefits 14,757     21,829  
Deferred revenue, current [(5)] 98,217     72,263  
Accrued and other current liabilities [(6)] 17,108     18,318  
Total current liabilities 140,133     124,485  
Deferred revenue, non-current 1,680     2,964  
Other long-term liabilities [(7)] 5,932     7,853  
Total liabilities 147,745     135,302  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity      
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value. 1,000,000,000 shares authorized as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021; 100,367,938 and 98,667,121 shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021 respectively 101     99  
Class B common stock, $0.001 par value; 3,500,000 shares authorized as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021; 3,499,992 shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021 3     3  
Additional paid-in capital 1,430,296     1,410,325  
Accumulated other comprehensive income 187     81  
Accumulated deficit (386,792 )   (349,333 )
Total stockholders’ equity 1,043,795     1,061,175  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,191,540     $ 1,196,477  
(1) Including amounts from a related party of $1,259 and $15,180 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
(2) Including amounts from a related party of $1,662 and $1,662 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
(3) Including amounts from a related party of $6,187 and $6,602 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
(4) Including amounts from a related party of $112 and $56 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
(5) Including amounts from a related party of $24,637 and $7,697 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
(6) Including amounts from a related party of $2,551 and $3,413 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
(7) Including amounts from a related party of $2,448 and $4,895 as of July 31, 2021 and April 30, 2021, respectively.
C3.AI, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended July 31,
  2021   2020
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net (loss) income $ (37,459 )   $ 150  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities      
Depreciation and amortization 1,141     1,028  
Non-cash operating lease cost 857     842  
Stock-based compensation expense 13,912     2,480  
Other (875 )   (100 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities      
Accounts receivable [(1)] 10,383     (29,588 )
Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets [(2)] 2,097     556  
Accounts payable [(3)] (2,067 )   (169 )
Accrued compensation and employee benefits (7,072 )   (5,047 )
Operating lease liabilities (932 )   (886 )
Other liabilities [(4)] (3,633 )   847  
Deferred revenue [(5)] 24,670     46,949  
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,022     17,062  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment (511 )   (654 )
Capitalized software development costs (500 )    
Purchases of investments (95,948 )   (36,970 )
Maturities and sales of investments 248,986     109,759  
Net cash provided by investing activities 152,027     72,135  
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from Payroll Protection Program loan     6,343  
Payment of deferred offering costs (71 )    
Proceeds from exercise of Class A common stock options 5,046     335  
Net cash provided by financing activities 4,975     6,678  
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 158,024     95,875  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 116,255     33,604  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 274,279     $ 129,479  
Cash and cash equivalents $ 273,779     $ 128,979  
Restricted cash included in other assets 500     500  
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 274,279     $ 129,479  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information—cash paid for income taxes $ 235     $ 138  
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 326     $ 243  
Unpaid liabilities related to intangible purchases $ 2,500     $  
Deferred offering costs included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 34     $  
Vesting of early exercised stock options $ 1,059     $ 218  
(1) Including changes in related party balances of $(13,921) and $9 for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(2) Including changes in related party balances of $(415) and nil for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(3) Including changes in related party balances of $56 and nil for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(4) Including changes in related party balances of $(3,309) and nil for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(5) Including changes in related party balances of $16,940 and $21,190 for the three months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
C3.AI, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended July 31,
  2021   2020
Reconciliation of GAAP gross profit to non-GAAP gross profit:      
Gross profit on a GAAP basis $ 39,381     $ 29,984  
Stock-based compensation expense [(1)] 1,423     232  
Employer payroll tax expense related to employee stock-based compensation [(2)] 65      
Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis $ 40,869     $ 30,216  
       
Gross margin on a GAAP basis 75 %   74 %
Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis 78 %   75 %
       
Reconciliation of GAAP loss from operations to non-GAAP loss from operations:      
Loss from operations on a GAAP basis $ (36,517 )   $ (3,325 )
Stock-based compensation expense [(1)] 13,912     2,480  
Employer payroll tax expense related to employee stock-based compensation [(2)] 855      
Loss from operations on a non-GAAP basis $ (21,750 )   $ (845 )
(1) Stock-based compensation expense for gross profits and gross margin includes costs of subscription and cost of professional services as follows. Stock-based compensation expense for loss from operations includes total stock-based compensation expense as follows:
  Three Months Ended July 31,
  2021   2020
Cost of subscription $ 821     $ 184  
Cost of professional services 602     48  
Sales and marketing 6,135     855  
Research and development 2,758     458  
General and administrative 3,596     935  
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 13,912     $ 2,480  
(2) Employer payroll tax expense related to employee stock-based compensation were immaterial and as such were excluded in periods prior to January 31, 2021. Employer payroll tax expense to employee stock-based compensation for gross profits, gross margin and loss from operations includes employer payroll tax expense to employee stock-based compensation as follows:
  Three Months Ended July 31,
  2021   2020
Cost of subscription $     $  
Cost of professional services 65      
Sales and marketing 301      
Research and development 182      
General and administrative 307      
Total employer payroll tax expense $ 855     $  

Reconciliation of remaining performance obligations (“RPO”) to Non-GAAP RPO:

The following table presents a reconciliation of RPO to Non-GAAP RPO:

  As of July 31,
  2021   2020
RPO $ 290,613     $ 275,082  
Cancellable amount of contract value 66,638     4,393  
Non-GAAP RPO $ 357,251     $ 279,475  

 

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SOURCE: C3.ai

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