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Pivotree Announces Third Quarter of 2022 Results


Continued momentum with strong revenue growth of 54% year over year and record bookings

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2022 /CNW/ - Pivotree Inc. (TSXV: PVT) ("Pivotree" or the "Company"), a leader in frictionless commerce solutions, today reported financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2022. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

"We continue to see positive momentum in our business and this is reflected in record bookings for the third quarter and solid growth across our key financial measures," said Bill Di Nardo, CEO of Pivotree. "The business units are executing well and we are optimistic that we can maintain our average bookings pace as we exit the year, positioning the Company for balanced top and bottom line improvement in 2023. With healthy underlying demand underpinned by long-term market forces that are driving us towards a frictionless commerce future, we are well positioned to deliver against our growth strategy."

Letter to Shareholders

Pivotree also announced today that it has released a letter to shareholders from Bill Di Nardo, CEO. The letter can be accessed from the Company's website at investor.pivotree.com and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.ca.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

(All figures are in Canadian dollars and all comparisons are relative to the three-month period ended September 30, 2022 unless otherwise stated):

1 Organic growth shared within is not a standardized financial measure and might not be comparable to measures disclosed by other issuers.

2 Please refer to "Key Performance Indicators" section of this press release.

3 Please refer to "Non-IFRS Measures and Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures" section of this press release.

Third Quarter 2022 Business Highlights

Third Quarter 2022 Results
Selected Financial Measures


Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,









2022

2021

Change

Change

2022

2021

Change

Change


$

$

$

%

$

$

$

%

Managed Services

10,270,862

8,975,810

1,295,052

14.4 %

30,043,639

27,320,632

2,723,007

10.0 %

Professional Services

14,328,112

7,032,996

7,295,116

103.7 %

45,486,807

18,042,691

27,444,115

152.1 %

Total Revenue

24,598,974

16,008,806

8,590,168

53.7 %

75,530,446

45,363,3238

30,167,123

66.5 %

Key Performance Indicators


Three Months Ending
September 30,

YoY Change


Nine Months Ending
September 30.

YoY Change


2022

2021

Change

% Change


2022

2021

Change

% Change











Total ARR (1)

44,038,008

41,009,228

3,028,780

7.4 %


N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YTD ARR Bookings

752,833

1,074,798

-321,965

-30.0 %


3,448,627

5,150,341

-1,701,714

-33.0 %

YTD Non-Recurring Bookings

18,454,216

5,698,323

12,755,893

223.9 %


48,591,366

22,624,408

25,966,958

114.8 %

YTD Total Bookings

19,207,049

6,773,121

12,433,928

183.6 %


52,039,993

27,774,749

24,265,244

87.4 %











Net Revenue Retention Rate in Constant Currency (1)

88.4 %

80.6 %

7.8 %

N/A


N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Note:












(1)     Point-in-time metrics for current quarter only








Non-IFRS Metrics


Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30.


2022

2021

2022

2021






Adjusted EBITDA

(425,412)

(992,311)

(310,336)

(3,545,587)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

(1,069,579)

(1,444,485)

(2,016,632)

(5,130,436)


Conference Call

Management will host a live Zoom Video Webinar on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 8:30 am ET to discuss these third quarter 2022 results. The webinar can be accessed through the following registration link: https://pivotree.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4_KAlq_4SdK_s8ZDDctEhw. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

Results of Operations

The following table outlines our consolidated statements of loss and comprehensive loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.


Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021


$

$

$

$

Revenue

24,598,974

16,008,806

75,530,446

45,363,323

Cost of revenue

13,557,811

8,883,246

42,180,819

25,238,978

Gross profit

11,041,163

7,125,559

33,349,627

20,124,346

Operating expenses





General and administrative

4,093,095

2,175,767

11,620,762

6,145,232

Sales and marketing

2,588,978

1,739,279

7,407,178

4,297,919

Research and
development

1,220,113

562,275

3,467,496

1,445,436

IT and Operations

3,897,298

4,030,137

11,760,607

11,894,411

Loss (gain) on foreign exchange

(312,747)

(384,405)

(531,386)

32,680

Amortization and
Depreciation

2,275,105

1,152,529

7,254,902

3,346,042

Stock based compensation

245,374

310,057

798,832

876,807

Restructuring and Other

1,144,505

855,219

1,329,636

1,062,697

Interest

72,910

67,882

232,353

230,074


15,224,631

10,508,739

43,340,380

29,331,298

Income before other items

(4,183,468)

(3,383,180)

(9,990,753)

(9,206,952)

Other items (expenses)

0

-

1

-

Interest income

20,161

5,182

64,694

145,745

Operating loss

(4,163,306)

(3,377,998)

(9,926,059)

(9,061,207)

Current taxes

138,107

(42,083)

(1,599,399)

20,917

Deferred taxes

452,886

116,835

976,477

318,773

Net income (loss)

(3,572,314)

(3,303,246)

(10,548,981)

(8,721,517)

Other comprehensive income (loss)





Foreign translation adjustment

1,052,239

781,795

610,548

338,991

Comprehensive income (loss)

(2,520,074)

(2,521,451)

(9,938,432)

(8,382,526)






Income (Loss) per share - basic

(0.09)

(0.10)

(0.38)

(0.34)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic

26,627,008

24,865,612

26,038,970

24,787,160


Cash Flows

The following table presents cash and cash equivalents as at September 30, 2022 and 2021:


Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021


$

$

$

$

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

16,488,861

47,494,224

24,570,287

53,942,263

Net cash provided by (used in):

-

-

-

-

Operating activities

(1,947,612)

(2,055,620)

(5,846,083)

(7,500,896)

Investing activities

(248,720)

(4,612,098)

(4,657,043)

(5,059,048)

Financing activities

(448,075)

(70,863)

(222,706)

(626,676)

Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents

-

-

-

-

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash

(2,644,407)

(6,738,582)

(10,725,832)

(13,186,620)

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

13,844,453

40,755,642

13,844,455

40,755,643



Non-IFRS Measures and Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

This press release makes reference to certain non-IFRS measures including key performance indicators used by management and typically used by our competitors in the technology industry. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement those IFRS measures by providing further understanding of our results of operations from management's perspective. Accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of our financial information reported under IFRS. These non-IFRS measures and technology metrics are used to provide investors with supplemental measures of our operating performance and liquidity and thus highlight trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures. We also believe that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS measures, including technology industry metrics, in the evaluation of companies in the technology industry. Management also uses non-IFRS measures and technology industry metrics in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period, the preparation of annual operating budgets and forecasts and to determine components of executive compensation. The non-IFRS measures and technology industry metrics referred to in this press release include, "Recurring and Non-Recurring Revenue", "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Free Cash Flow".

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is used by management as a supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance and provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of operating performance and our ability to generate cash-based earnings, as it provides a relevant picture of operating results by excluding the effects of financing and investing activities which removes the effects of interest, depreciation and amortization expenses as non-cash items that are not reflective of our underlying business performance, and other one-time or non-recurring expenses. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding taxes, interest and finance costs, amortization and depreciation, restructuring and other, and share based compensation. Management believes that these adjustments are appropriate in making Adjusted EBITDA an approximation of cash-based earnings from operations before capital replacement, financing, and income tax charges. Adjusted EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS and is subject to important limitations. The Company's definition of Adjusted EBITDA may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net loss for the periods indicated:


Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021






Net Income (loss)

(3,572,312)

(3,303,246)

(10,548,980)

(8,721,518)

Depreciation & Amortization (1)

2,275,105

1,152,529

7,254,902

3,346,043

Interest (2)

72,910

67,882

232,353

230,074

Taxes

(590,993)

(74,752)

622,922

(339,690)

EBITDA

(1,815,290)

(2,157,587)

(2,438,804)

(5,485,091)

Stock-Based Compensation (3)

245,374

310,057

798,832

876,807

Restructuring & Other (4)

1,144,505

855,219

1,329,636

1,062,697

Adjusted EBITDA

(425,412)

(992,311)

(310,336)

(3,545,587)

Notes:

(1)

Depreciation and amortization expense is primarily related to depreciation expense on right-of-use assets ("ROU assets"), intangibles and property and equipment.



(2)

Interest expenses are primarily related to interest and accretion expense on the secured debentures and convertible promissory notes.  Included within is also the interest incurred on lease obligations.



(3)

Stock-Based Compensation represent non-cash expenditures recognized in connection with the issuance of share-based compensation to our employees, advisors, and directors. 



(4)

Restructuring & Other expenses are related to restructuring, merger and acquisitions and extraordinary events that are not considered an expense indicative of continuing operations.

Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow is defined as adjusted EBITDA from operations less payments to property and equipment, deferred development costs and principal lease payments. The following table provides a proxy of cash flow from the business:


Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,


2022

2021

2022

2021






Adjusted EBITDA

(425,412)

(992,311)

(310,336)

(3,545,587)

Cash Financed Capital Expenditure

(213,233)

(81,584)

(529,022)

(434,416)

Payment of Capital Leases

(395,447)

(340,283)

(1,060,041)

(1,026,008)

Deferred Development

(35,488)

(30,306)

(117,232)

(124,424)

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

(1,069,579)

(1,444,485)

(2,016,632)

(5,130,436)


Key Performance Indicators

Due to our service model, we recognize revenue within managed and professional services based on the recurring nature of the work and the actual effort extended. Both managed and professional services carry a recurring component where we recognize revenues based on the contractual committed fees with contract terms being one to three years, providing for a high degree of visibility into near-term revenues.

Management uses a number of metrics, including the ones identified below, to measure the Company's performance and customer trends, which are used to prepare financial plans and shape future strategy. Our key performance indicators may be calculated in a manner different than similar key performance indicators used by other companies.

Annual Recurring Revenue, Bookings and Net Revenue Retention Rate for the three months ended September 30, 2022 are as follows:


Three Months Ending
September 30,

YoY Change


Nine Months Ending
September 30.

YoY Change


2022

2021

Change

% Change


2022

2021

Change

% Change











Total ARR (1)

44,038,008

41,009,228

3,028,780

7.4 %


N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YTD ARR Bookings

752,833

1,074,798

-321,965

-30.0 %


3,448,627

5,150,341

-1,701,714

-33.0 %

YTD Non-Recurring Bookings

18,454,216

5,698,323

12,755,893

223.9 %


48,591,366

22,624,408

25,966,958

114.8 %

YTD Total Bookings

19,207,049

6,773,121

12,433,928

183.6 %


52,039,993

27,774,749

24,265,244

87.4 %











Net Revenue Retention Rate in Constant Currency (1)

88.4 %

80.6 %

7.8 %

N/A


N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Note:












(1)     Point-in-time metrics for current quarter only








Forward-looking information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to the Company's future financial outlook and anticipated events or results and may include information regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, growth strategies, addressable markets, budgets, operations, financial results, taxes, dividend policy, plans and objectives. Particularly, information regarding the Company's expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which the Company operates is forward-looking information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "targets", "expects", "budgets", "scheduled", "estimates", "outlook", "forecasts", "projects", "prospects", "strategy", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", or "will" occur. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, intentions, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. The forward-looking information contained herein includes, but is not limited to, proposed expansion of the Company's market position and potential acquisitions.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, estimates and assumptions that, while considered by the Company to be appropriate and reasonable as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of all applicable regulatory requirements, as well as risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business and finances in general.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in forward-looking information. The opinions, estimates or assumptions referred to above and the risk factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of the prospectus of the Company dated October 23, 2020 should be considered carefully.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to the Company or that the Company presently believes is not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. Forward-looking information contained in this press release represents the Company's expectations as of the date of this press release (or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made), and are subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

About Pivotree

Pivotree, a leader in frictionless commerce, designs, builds and manages digital platforms in Commerce, Data Management, and Supply Chain for over 250 major retail and branded manufacturers globally. Pivotree's portfolio of digital solutions, managed and professional services help provide retailers with true end-to-end solutions to manage complex digital commerce platforms, along with ongoing support from strategic planning through platform selection, deployment, and hosting, to data and supply chain management. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices and customers in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, Pivotree is widely recognized as a high-growth company and industry leader. For more information, visit www.pivotree.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Pivotree Inc.


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