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March 9, 2022, 4:06 p.m. EST

Marqeta Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results, Highlighting Accelerated Growth Rates

The global modern card issuing platform generated $155 million in fourth quarter net revenue, up 76 percent year-over-year, alongside $33 billion in fourth quarter total processing volume, also a 76 percent increase.The company also generated $517 million in annual revenue, up 78 percent from 2020, with annual total processing volume up 85 percent year-over-year to $111 billion.

OAKLAND, Calif., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Marqeta, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/227203754/composite MQ -1.37% , the global modern card issuing platform, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

Total processing volume (TPV) was $33 billion for the quarter and net revenue was $155 million, both increased 76% from the same quarter of 2020. These Q4 2021 year-over-year growth rates for both TPV and net revenue accelerated compared with Q3. The company saw gross profit of $76 million during the quarter, up 108% year-over-year. GAAP net loss was ($37 million) and Adjusted EBITDA was $1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

For the full 2021 financial year, TPV was 111 billion and net revenue was $517 million. This represented an annual increase of 85% and 78%, respectively, from 2020 results. The company saw gross profit of $232 million during the year, up 97% from the year prior. GAAP net loss of ($164 million) and Adjusted EBITDA loss was ($13 million) for the year ended December 31, 2021.

“Our modern card issuing platform can support cutting edge innovation at massive scale, and our fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results demonstrate that, both in the caliber of new customers we’re attracting to our platform and the growth of our existing customers globally,” said Jason Gardner, Founder and CEO of Marqeta.

Marqeta highlighted several recent business updates that demonstrate its current business momentum:

  • Marqeta crossed a major platform scale milestone in December, with annual TPV crossing $100 billion for 2021, finishing at $111 billion for the year. This represents a 50x increase in TPV since 2017, illustrating the company's ability to provide modern infrastructure that enables fast-growing companies to deliver innovative, high-volume card programs at scale.

  • Marqeta continued to actively grow its modern card issuing platform and the possibilities it can support through expansion into new geographies. It announced new platform certifications in Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines, expanding the global reach of its modern card issuing platform to 39 countries internationally.

  • Marqeta announced a new partnership with Citi Commercial Cards, who will use Marqeta's industry-first tokenization-as-a-service solution across more than 40 markets globally. Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform will integrate with Citi’s existing systems and enable Citi’s global commercial cardholder base to seamlessly provision corporate plastic cards as well as virtual cards into mobile wallets.

  • Marqeta supported the global expansion and continued growth of its customers. Alongside its support for Klarna’s business in North America and Asia Pacific, Marqeta expanded its partnership with Klarna into 13 new European markets. Marqeta also announced that it had powered the launch of the Square Card in Canada, with Marqeta’s global footprint helping to quickly scale a new card program into an international market.

  • Marqeta announced a partnership with Plaid to enable customers to seamlessly and securely authenticate their bank accounts and fund their accounts to power more immediate spending. Through this partnership, Marqeta customer's cardholders will be able to more easily initiate ACH transactions, verify and link accounts and receive real-time account notifications.

Financial and Operating Highlights

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts or as noted) Three Months Ended
December 31,
  %   Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
  %
(unaudited)   2021       2020         2021       2020    
                   
Financial metrics:                      
Net revenue $ 155,414     $ 88,196     76 %   $ 517,175     $ 290,292     78 %
Gross profit $ 75,799     $ 36,446     108 %   $ 231,705     $ 117,907     97 %
Gross profit margin   49 %     41 %   8 pps     45 %     41 %   4 pps
Net loss $ (36,807 )   $ (13,760 )   167 %   $ (163,929 )   $ (47,695 )   244 %
Net loss margin   (24 %)     (16 %)   (8 pps)     (32 %)     (16 %)   (16 pps)
Net loss per share - basic and diluted $ (0.07 )   $ (0.11 )   (36 )%   $ (0.45 )   $ (0.39 )   15 %
Key operating metric and Non-GAAP financial measures 1:                      
Total Processing Volume (TPV) (in millions) $ 33,046     $ 18,748     76 %   $ 111,133     $ 60,075     85 %
Adjusted EBITDA [2] $ 1,162     $ (2,624 )   (144 %)   $ (12,767 )   $ (15,378 )   (17 %)
Adjusted EBITDA margin 2   1 %     (3 %)   4 pps     (2 %)     (5 %)   (3 pps)
[1] TPV represents the total dollar amount of payments processed through our platform, net of returns and chargebacks. We believe that TPV is a key indicator of the market adoption of our platform, growth of our brand, growth of our customers' businesses and scale of our business.
[2 ] See "Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures" for definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin and a reconciliation of the net loss to Adjusted EBITDA

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • TPV increased by 76% year-over-year, from $19 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, to $33 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

  • Net revenue increased by $67 million, or 76% year-over-year, primarily driven by higher TPV from existing large customers and continued growth in total processing volume from both our Digital Banking and Buy-Now-Pay-Later customers.

  • Gross profit increased by 108% year-over-year to $76 million. Gross margin increased from 41% during the quarter ended December 31, 2020, to 49% during the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

  • Net loss increased by $23 million, or 167%, year-over-year to ($37 million), primarily resulting from our increase in compensation, benefits and technology expenses as we continued our investment in our people and platform, partially offset by our increase in gross profit.

  • Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $1 million, an improvement of $4 million year-over-year.

Full Year 2021 Financial Results

  • TPV increased by 85% year-over-year, from $60 billion in 2020, to $111 billion in 2021.

  • Net revenue increased by $227 million, or 78% year-over-year, primarily driven by higher TPV from existing large customers and continued growth in total processing volume from both our Digital Banking and Buy-Now-Pay-Later customers.

  • Gross profit increased by $114 million, or 97% year-over-year. Gross margin increased from 41% during the year ended December 31, 2020, to 45% during the year ended December 31, 2021.

  • Net loss increased by $116 million, or 244%, year-over-year to ($164 million).

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021 was ($13 million), an improvement of $3 million year-over-year.

Financial Guidance

The following summarizes Marqeta's guidance for the first quarter of 2022:

  First Quarter 2022
Net Revenue Growth 48-50%
   
Gross Profit Margin 43-44%
   
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (1) Negative 8-9%
(1) See "Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures" for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA and for information regarding non-availability of a forward reconciliation.

Conference Call

Marqeta will host a live conference call today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time (4:30 p.m. Eastern time). To join the call, please dial-in 10 minutes in advance: toll-free at 1-877-407-4018 or direct at 1-201-689-8471. The conference call will also be available live via webcast online at http://investors.marqeta.com .

The telephone replay dial-in numbers are 1-844-512-2921 and 1-412-317-6671 and will be available until March 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Pacific time (8:00 p.m. Eastern time). The confirmation code for the replay is 13721145.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements expressed or implied in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Marqeta’s guidance for the quarter ending March 31, 2022; statements regarding Marqeta’s business plans, business strategy and the continued success and growth of our customers; expectations regarding Marqeta’s ability to address significant global opportunities; statements regarding Marqeta's partnerships and product capabilities; and statements made by Marqeta’ Founder and CEO. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations contained in these statements due to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the following: the effect of uncertainties related to the global COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. and global economies, our business, results of operations, financial condition, demand for our platform, sales cycles and customer retention; the risk that Marqeta is unable to further attract, retain, diversify, and expand its customer base; the risk that Marqeta is unable to drive increased TPV on its platform; the risk that consumers and customers will not perceive the benefits of Marqeta’s products as Marqeta expects; the risk that Marqeta's technology platform, including hosted solutions, do not operate as intended resulting in system outages; the risk that Marqeta will not be able to achieve the cost structure that Marqeta currently expects; the risk that Marqeta’s solution will not achieve the expected market acceptance; the risk that competition could reduce expected demand for Marqeta’s services; the risk that changes in the regulatory landscape adversely affects the gross interchange or other revenue Marqeta earns or adversely affects the bank and network costs Marqeta incurs; and the risk that Marqeta may be subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuations due to its international business activities. Detailed information about these risks and other factors that could potentially affect Marqeta’s business, financial condition and results of operations are included in the “Risk Factors” disclosed in Marqeta's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, as such risk factors may be updated from time to time in Marqeta’s periodic filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov and Marqeta’s website at http://investors.marqeta.com

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Marqeta as of the date hereof. Marqeta disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law .

Disclosure Information

Investors and others should note that Marqeta announces material financial information to its investors using its investor relations website, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. Marqeta also uses social media to communicate with its customers and the public about Marqeta, its products and services and other matters relating to its business and market. It is possible that the information Marqeta posts on social media could be deemed to be material information. Therefore, Marqeta encourages investors, the media, and others interested in Marqeta to review the information we post on social media channels including the Marqeta Twitter feed (@Marqeta), the Marqeta Instagram page (@lifeatmarqeta), the Marqeta Facebook page, and the Marqeta LinkedIn page. These social media channels may be updated from time to time.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of the tables titled "Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures".

About Marqeta, Inc.

Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform empowers its customers to create customized and innovative payment cards. Marqeta’s modern architecture gives its customers the ability to build more configurable and flexible payment experiences, accelerating time-to-market and democratizing access to card issuing technology. Marqeta’s open APIs provide instant access to highly scalable, cloud-based payment infrastructure that enables customers to launch and manage their own card programs, issue cards and authorize and settle payment transactions. Marqeta is headquartered in Oakland, California and is certified to operate in 39 countries globally.

Marqeta® is a registered trademark of Marqeta, Inc.

 
Marqeta, Inc.
 
  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
Net revenue $ 155,414     $ 88,196     $ 517,175     $ 290,292  
Costs of revenue   79,615       51,750       285,470       172,385  
Gross profit   75,799       36,446       231,705       117,907  
Operating expenses:              
Compensation and benefits   88,995       38,964       318,116       129,802  
Professional services   5,712       1,955       18,443       7,188  
Technology   11,143       4,708       33,637       13,239  
Occupancy   1,097       1,070       4,181       4,337  
Depreciation and amortization   967       890       3,534       3,498  
Marketing and advertising   804       618       2,284       1,670  
Other operating expenses   4,811       1,346       13,516       5,260  
Total operating expenses   113,529       49,551       393,711       164,994  
Loss from operations   (37,730 )     (13,105 )     (162,006 )     (47,087 )
Other income (expense), net   142       (638 )     (2,563 )     (521 )
Loss before income tax expense   (37,588 )     (13,743 )     (164,569 )     (47,608 )
Income tax expense (benefit)   (781 )     17       (640 )     87  
Net loss $ (36,807 )   $ (13,760 )   $ (163,929 )   $ (47,695 )
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.07 )   $ (0.11 )   $ (0.45 )   $ (0.39 )
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted   540,170,079       128,890,222       362,756,466       122,932,556
 
Marqeta, Inc.
 
  December 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,247,581     $ 220,433  
Restricted cash   7,800       7,800  
Marketable securities   452,875       149,903  
Accounts receivable, net   13,187       8,420  
Settlements receivable, net   11,266       12,867  
Network incentives receivable   30,399       20,022  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   35,617       11,461  
Total current assets   1,798,725       430,906  
Property and equipment, net   9,687       9,477  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net   11,296       13,411  
Equity method investment   8,384       0  
Other assets   2,286       3,886  
Total assets $ 1,830,378     $ 457,680  
Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 2,693     $ 2,362  
Revenue share payable   121,179       78,191  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   114,096       60,545  
Total current liabilities   237,968       141,098  
Redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liabilities         2,517  
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion   12,427       15,449  
Other liabilities   6,557       10,452  
Total liabilities   256,952       169,516  
Redeemable convertible preferred stock         501,881  
Stockholders' equity (deficit):      
Preferred stock          
Common stock   54       13  
Additional paid-in capital   1,993,055       39,769  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (2,230 )     25  
Accumulated deficit   (417,453 )     (253,524 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   1,573,426       (213,717 )
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit) $ 1,830,378     $ 457,680  
 
Marqeta, Inc.
 
  Year Ended December 31,
    2021       2020  
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net loss $ (163,929 )   $ (47,695 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization   3,534       3,498  
Share-based compensation expense   142,660       28,211  
Non-cash operating leases expense   2,115       2,029  
Amortization of premium on marketable securities   1,162       543  
Provision for doubtful accounts   173       39  
Other   2,937       1,890  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable   (4,940 )     (4,485 )
Settlements receivable   1,601       (2,961 )
Network incentives receivable   (10,377 )     (9,400 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (8,942 )     (2,481 )
Accounts payable   190       (839 )
Revenue share payable   42,988       48,442  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   48,946       34,997  
Operating lease liabilities   (2,772 )     (1,515 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   55,346       50,273  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment   (2,743 )     (2,375 )
Purchases of marketable securities   (455,266 )     (216,200 )
Sales of marketable securities         71,981  
Maturities of marketable securities   148,888       89,032  
Purchase of equity method investment   (20,000 )      
Net cash used in investing activities   (329,121 )     (57,562 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from initial public offering, net of underwriters' discounts and commissions   1,319,809        
Proceeds from issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock, net of issuance costs         166,942  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options, including early exercised stock options   4,539       3,144  
Proceeds from shares issued in connection with employee stock purchase plan   3,201        
Proceeds from exercise of warrants   60        
Payments for net settlement of restricted stock units   (23,552 )      
Payment of deferred offering costs   (3,134 )     (2,708 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   1,300,923       167,378  
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   1,027,148       160,089  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash- Beginning of period   228,233       68,144  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash - End of period $ 1,255,381     $ 228,233  
 
Marqeta, Inc.
             
    2021   2020   Year over
    Fourth Quarter   Third Quarter   Second Quarter   First Quarter   Fourth Quarter  
Operating performance:                        
Net revenue   $ 155,414     $ 131,512     $ 122,266     $ 107,983     $ 88,196     76 %
Costs of revenue     79,615       72,438       75,291       58,126       51,750     54 %
Gross profit     75,799       59,074       46,975       49,857       36,446     108 %
Gross profit margin     49 %     45 %     38 %     46 %     41 %   8 pps
Operating expenses:                        
Compensation and benefits     88,995       84,462       97,755       46,904       38,964     128 %
Professional services     5,712       4,704       3,831       4,196       1,955     192 %
Technology     11,143       9,299       7,569       5,626       4,708     137 %
Occupancy and equipment     1,097       1,091       907       1,086       1,070     3 %
Depreciation and amortization     967       786       874       907       890     9 %
Marketing and advertising     804       490       495       495       618     30 %
Other operating expenses     4,811       3,880       3,530       1,295       1,346     257 %
Total operating expenses     113,529       104,712       114,961       60,509       49,551     129 %
Loss from operations     (37,730 )     (45,638 )     (67,986 )     (10,652 )     (13,105 )   188 %
Other income (expense), net     142       (57 )     (481 )     (2,167 )     (638 )   (122 )%
Loss before income tax expense     (37,588 )     (45,695 )     (68,467 )     (12,819 )     (13,743 )   174 %
income tax expense (benefit)     (781 )     35       87       19       17     (4694 )%
Net loss   $ (36,807 )   $ (45,730 )   $ (68,554 )   $ (12,838 )   $ (13,760 )   167 %
Loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.29 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.11 )   (36 )%
TPV (in millions)   $ 33,046     $ 27,569     $ 26,520     $ 23,998     $ 18,748     76 %
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 1,162     $ (4,939 )   $ (10,637 )   $ 1,647     $ (2,624 )   (144 )%
Adjusted EBITDA margin     1 %     (4 )%     (9 )%     2 %     (3 )%   4 pps
Financial condition:                        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,247,581     $ 1,260,220     $ 1,579,287     $ 247,630     $ 220,433     466 %
Restricted cash   $ 7,800     $ 7,800     $ 7,800     $ 7,800     $ 7,800     %
Marketable securities   $ 452,875     $ 408,954     $ 105,053     $ 140,145     $ 149,903     202 %
Total assets   $ 1,830,378     $ 1,783,142     $ 1,780,324     $ 481,803     $ 457,680     300 %
Total liabilities   $ 256,952     $ 209,802     $ 194,338     $ 193,497     $ 169,516     52 %
Redeemable preferred stock   $     $     $     $ 501,881     $ 501,881     (100 )%
Stockholders' equity (deficit)   $ 1,573,426     $ 1,573,340     $ 1,585,986     $ (213,575 )   $ (213,717 )   (836 )%
 
pps = percentage points  

Marqeta, Inc. Reconciliation of GAAP to NON-GAAP Measures (in thousands)

Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Marqeta considers Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin as supplemental measures of the company’s performance that are not required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization; share-based compensation expense; payroll tax related to share-based compensation; legal, financial, and tax due diligence costs related to potential acquisitions; income tax expense (benefit); and other expense (income) net, which consists of changes in the fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liabilities (for periods prior to the IPO), realized foreign currency gains and losses, interest income from our marketable securities, and impairment of equity method investments or other financial instruments. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management and our board of directors to evaluate and compare our core operating results, including our operating efficiencies, from period to period. Additionally, we utilize Adjusted EBITDA as an input into our calculation of certain annual employee bonus plans.

Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA divided by net revenue. This measure is used by management and our board of directors to evaluate our operating efficiency.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin should not be considered in isolation, or construed as an alternative to net loss, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as a measure of the company's liquidity. In addition, other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than Marqeta does, which limits its usefulness in comparing Marqeta’s financial results with those of other companies.

The following table shows Marqeta's GAAP results reconciled to non-GAAP results included in this release:

  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
(unaudited)   2021       2020       2021       2020  
GAAP net revenue $ 155,414     $ 88,196     $ 517,175     $ 290,292  
GAAP net loss $ (36,807 )   $ (13,760 )   $ (163,929 )   $ (47,695 )
GAAP net loss margin   (24 )%     (16 )%     (32 )%     (16 )%
               
GAAP net loss $ (36,807 )   $ (13,760 )   $ (163,929 )   $ (47,695 )
Depreciation and amortization expense   967       890       3,534       3,498  
Share-based compensation expense   36,767       9,591       142,660       28,211  
Payroll tax expense related to share-based compensation   403             1,956        
Due diligence costs related to potential acquisitions   755             1,089        
Other expense (income), net   (142 )     638       2,563       521  
Income tax expense (benefit)   (781 )     17       (640 )     87  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,162     $ (2,624 )   $ (12,767 )   $ (15,378 )
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   1 %     (3 )%     (2 )%     (5 )%

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the comparable GAAP measure for the first quarter of 2022 is not available due to the challenges and impracticability with estimating some of the items as such items cannot be reasonably predicted and could be significant. Because of those challenges, reconciliations of such forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures are not available without unreasonable effort.

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SOURCE: Marqeta, Inc.

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