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WM Technology, Inc. Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2024 and Full Year 2023


WM Technology, Inc. ("WM Technology" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: MAPS), a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024 and the full year ending December 31, 2023.

With the filing of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (the "Form 10-K") and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2024 (the "Form 10-Q") the Company will be current in its periodic reporting requirements for purposes of compliance with applicable Nasdaq Stock Market rules.

As previously disclosed, the delay to the filing of the Company's Form 10-K was due to recent personnel changes in the Company's executive finance leadership and corresponding delay in the preparation of the Company's financial statements to be included in the Form 10-K. In connection with the preparation of the Company's Form 10-K, the Company discovered that it had an inadequate policy associated with its revenue recognition related to the cash collection of a certain subset of its customers that had been placed on cash basis in 2023. The Company determined that it improperly recognized revenue related to satisfied performance obligations and should have instead recognized a credit loss recovery related to these cash receipts. As a result, the Company has included restated financial information in its statements of operations as of and for the periods ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2023 in the Company's Form 10-K below. There was no impact to operating income (loss), net income (loss), net income (loss) per share, net cash provided by operating activities, or Adjusted EBITDA for any periods presented.

"I am proud of the progress and results our team was able to deliver to start the year, and more importantly, we are pleased that the net effects of our revenue recognition review were relatively minimal," stated Doug Francis, Executive Chair of WM Technology. "We believe our continued focus on developing strong client relationships and commitment to operational efficiency have positioned the Company to continue to profitably build its base of quality clients in this dynamic industry over time."

"With the filing of our 10-K and 10-Q, we will be current with our SEC and Nasdaq listing requirements and look forward to resuming our quarterly reporting cadence," said Susan Echard, Interim CFO of WM Technology. "Building upon our progress in 2023, we are excited to see the effects of our streamlining efforts with year-over-year improvements to our Adjusted EBITDA and cash balance during the first quarter."

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

Full Year 2023 Financial Highlights

Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures have been provided in the tables included in this release.

For further details, please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 which will be filed on May 24, 2024 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The full 10-K report will be available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://ir.weedmaps.com/.

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1.

Average monthly paying clients are defined as the average of the number of paying clients billed in a month across a particular period (and for which services were provided).

2.

Average monthly net revenue per paying client is defined as the average monthly revenue for any particular period divided by the average monthly paying clients in the same respective period. Average monthly revenue per paying client has been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the restatement of previously reported revenue. See Note 2, "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies," of Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2023 and March 31, 2024, respectively, filed with the SEC.

3.

For further information about how we calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as well as limitations of their use and a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss), see "Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA"

Restatement of Previously Reported 2023 Quarterly Revenue and Credit Losses

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

 

Previously Reported

 

Adjustment

 

As Restated

Net revenues

$

48,007

 

$

(1,591

)

 

$

46,416

General and administrative expenses

$

22,500

 

$

(1,591

)

 

$

20,909

Total costs and expenses

$

52,155

 

$

(1,591

)

 

$

50,564

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2023

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2023

 

Previously Reported

 

Adjustment

 

As Restated

 

Previously Reported

 

Adjustment

 

As Restated

Net revenues

$

50,852

 

$

(2,429

)

 

$

48,423

 

$

98,859

 

$

(4,020

)

 

$

94,839

General and administrative expenses

$

19,208

 

$

(2,429

)

 

$

16,779

 

$

41,708

 

$

(4,020

)

 

$

37,688

Total costs and expenses

$

47,069

 

$

(2,429

)

 

$

44,640

 

$

99,224

 

$

(4,020

)

 

$

95,204

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2023

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023

 

Previously Reported

 

Adjustment

 

As Restated

 

Previously Reported

 

Adjustment

 

As Restated

Net revenues

$

47,725

 

$

(1,038

)

 

$

46,687

 

$

146,584

 

$

(5,058

)

 

$

141,526

General and administrative expenses

$

19,189

 

$

(1,038

)

 

$

18,151

 

$

60,897

 

$

(5,058

)

 

$

55,839

Total costs and expenses

$

53,273

 

$

(1,038

)

 

$

52,235

 

$

152,497

 

$

(5,058

)

 

$

147,439

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of May 24, 2024, WM Technology is issuing guidance for the second quarter of 2024 as follows:

  1. Revenue is estimated to be consistent with the first quarter of 2024.
  2. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA(3) is estimated to be approximately $7 million.

The guidance provided above is only an estimate of what we believe is realizable as of the date of this release. We are not readily able to provide a reconciliation of projected Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA to projected net income (loss) without unreasonable effort. This guidance assumes that no business acquisitions, investments, restructurings, or legal settlements are concluded in the period. Our results are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date, but may be materially affected by many factors, as discussed below in "Forward-Looking Statements." Actual results may vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. We undertake no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these projections, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About WM Technology

Founded in 2008, WM Technology operates Weedmaps, a leading cannabis marketplace for consumers, as well as a broad set of eCommerce and compliance software solutions for cannabis businesses and brands in U.S. state-legal markets. WM Technology holds a strong belief in the power of cannabis and the importance of enabling safe, legal access to consumers worldwide.

Over the past 15 years, the Weedmaps marketplace has become a premier destination for cannabis consumers to discover and browse cannabis-related products, access daily dispensary deals, order ahead for pick-up and delivery by participating retailers (where applicable) and learn about the plant. The Company also offers eCommerce-enablement tools designed to help cannabis retailers and brands reach consumers, create business efficiency, and manage industry-specific compliance needs.

The Company is committed to advocating for full U.S. legalization, industry-wide social equity, and continued education about the plant through key partnerships and cannabis subject matter experts.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, WM Technology supports remote and hybrid work for eligible employees. Visit us at www.weedmaps.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" regarding our future business expectations which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "estimate," "plan," "project," "forecast," "intend," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "seek," "target" or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of financial and performance metrics. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of the Company's management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the completion of the audit and associated adjustments on our preliminary financial results for 2024 presented above, the Company's financial and business performance, including key business metrics and any underlying assumptions thereunder; market opportunity and the Company's ability to acquire new clients and retain existing clients; expectations and timing related to commercial product launches; success of the Company's go-to-market strategy; the Company's ability to scale its business and expand its offerings; the Company's competitive advantages and growth strategies; the Company's future capital requirements and sources and uses of cash; the Company's ability to obtain funding for our future operations; the impact of the material weaknesses in our internal controls and our ability to remediate these material weaknesses in the timing we anticipate, or at all; the outcome of any known and unknown litigation and regulatory proceedings; changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; the effect of macroeconomic conditions, including but not limited to inflation, uncertain credit and global financial markets, recent and potential future disruptions in access to bank deposits or lending commitments due to bank failures and geopolitical events, including the military conflicts between Russia and Ukraine and Israel and Hamas and occurrence of a catastrophic event, including but not limited to severe weather, war, or terrorist attack; future global, regional or local economic and market conditions affecting the cannabis industry; the development, effects and enforcement of and changes to laws and regulations, including with respect to the cannabis industry; the Company's ability to successfully capitalize on new and existing cannabis markets, including its ability to successfully monetize its solutions in those markets; the Company's ability to manage future growth; the Company's ability to effectively anticipate and address changes in the end-user market in the cannabis industry; the Company's ability to develop new products and solutions, bring them to market in a timely manner, and make enhancements to its platform; the Company's ability to maintain and grow its two-sided marketplace, including its ability to acquire and retain paying clients; the effects of competition on the Company's future business; the Company's success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, officers, key employees or directors; cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities; the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business or competitive and those factors discussed in the Company's 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 24, 2024 and subsequent Form 10-Qs or Form 8-Ks filed with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or these assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company does not presently know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Our financial statements, including net income (loss), are prepared in accordance with principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP").

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, we have disclosed EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures that we calculate as net income (loss) before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization expense in the case of EBITDA and further adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation, change in fair value of warrant liability, transaction related bonus, legal settlements and other legal costs, reduction in force, asset impairment charges, change in TRA liability and other non-cash, unusual and/or infrequent costs in the case of Adjusted EBITDA. Below we have provided a reconciliation of net income (loss) (the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because these metrics are a key measure used by our management to evaluate our operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of investment capacity. Accordingly, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management.

Each of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider any of these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are as follows:

Because of these limitations, you should consider EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including net income (loss) and our other GAAP results.

WM TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except for share data)

 

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Assets

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

35,717

 

 

$

34,350

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

7,893

 

 

 

11,158

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

6,651

 

 

 

5,978

 

Total current assets

 

 

50,261

 

 

 

51,486

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

25,766

 

 

 

24,255

 

Goodwill

 

 

68,368

 

 

 

68,368

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

2,369

 

 

 

2,507

 

Right-of-use assets

 

 

14,441

 

 

 

15,629

 

Other assets

 

 

4,644

 

 

 

4,776

 

Total assets

 

$

165,849

 

 

$

167,021

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

16,553

 

 

$

21,182

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

5,786

 

 

 

5,918

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

 

 

5,900

 

 

 

6,493

 

Tax receivable agreement liability, current

 

 

1,756

 

 

 

122

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

29,995

 

 

 

33,715

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

 

 

25,414

 

 

 

26,550

 

Tax receivable agreement liability, non-current

 

 

543

 

 

 

1,634

 

Warrant liability

 

 

1,435

 

 

 

585

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

1,634

 

 

 

1,386

 

Total liabilities

 

 

59,021

 

 

 

63,870

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock - $0.0001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Class A Common Stock - $0.0001 par value; 1,500,000,000 shares authorized; 95,051,735 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and 94,383,053 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023

 

 

9

 

 

 

9

 

Class V Common Stock - $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 55,486,361 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023

 

 

5

 

 

 

5

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

84,056

 

 

 

80,884

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(63,278

)

 

 

(64,518

)

Total WM Technology, Inc. stockholders' equity

 

 

20,792

 

 

 

16,380

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

86,036

 

 

 

86,771

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

106,828

 

 

 

103,151

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

165,849

 

 

$

167,021

 

WM TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except for share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

?

2023

As Restated1

Net revenues

$

44,389

 

?

$

46,416

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)

 

2,302

 

?

 

3,494

 

Sales and marketing

 

9,634

 

?

 

12,060

 

Product development

 

9,229

 

?

 

10,934

 

General and administrative

 

16,526

 

?

 

20,909

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,937

 

?

 

3,167

 

Total costs and expenses

 

40,628

 

?

 

50,564

 

Operating income (loss)

 

3,761

 

?

 

(4,148

)

Other income (expenses), net

 

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(850

)

 

 

725

 

Change in tax receivable agreement liability

 

(543

)

 

 

(100

)

Other income (expense)

 

(400

)

 

 

(446

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

1,968

 

 

 

(3,969

)

Provision for income taxes

 

9

 

?

 

?

 

Net income (loss)

 

1,959

 

?

 

(3,969

)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

719

 

 

 

(1,494

)

Net income (loss) attributable to WM Technology, Inc.

$

1,240

 

 

$

(2,475

)

 

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock:

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) per share

$

0.01

 

 

$

(0.03

)

Diluted income (loss) per share

$

0.01

 

 

$

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock:

 

 

 

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

 

94,704,164

 

 

 

92,323,757

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

96,023,352

 

 

 

92,323,757

 

1. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, net revenues and general and administrative expenses have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the restatement of previously reported revenue and provision for credit losses. See Note 2, "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies," of Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2024 filed with the SEC.

WM TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

As Restated1

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

1,959

 

 

$

(3,969

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,937

 

 

 

3,167

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

850

 

 

 

(725

)

Change in tax receivable agreement liability

 

543

 

 

 

100

 

Amortization of right-of-use lease assets

 

1,188

 

 

 

1,202

 

Stock-based compensation

 

2,819

 

 

 

4,383

 

Provision (benefit) for credit losses

 

(658

)

 

 

360

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

3,923

 

 

 

1,677

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(673

)

 

 

2,447

 

Other assets

 

36

 

 

 

25

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

(3,661

)

 

 

(5,130

)

Deferred revenue

 

(132

)

 

 

109

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

(1,729

)

 

 

(1,489

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

7,402

 

 

 

2,157

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Capitalized software and expenditures

 

(4,540

)

 

 

(3,226

)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(4,540

)

 

 

(3,226

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Repayments of insurance premium financing

 

?

 

 

 

(1,450

)

Distributions

 

(1,589

)

 

 

(250

)

Proceeds from repayment of related party note

 

96

 

 

 

88

 

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards

 

(2

)

 

 

?

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(1,495

)

 

 

(1,612

)

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash

 

1,367

 

 

 

(2,681

)

Cash ? beginning of period

 

34,350

 

 

 

28,583

 

Cash ? end of period

$

35,717

 

 

$

25,902

 

1. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, provision (benefit) for credit losses and change in accounts receivable have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the restatement of previously reported revenue and credit losses. See Note 2, "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies," of Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2024 for further information.

WM TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Net income (loss)

$

1,959

 

 

$

(3,969

)

Provision for income taxes

 

9

 

 

 

?

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

2,937

 

 

 

3,167

 

Interest income

 

(11

)

 

 

?

 

EBITDA

 

4,894

 

 

 

(802

)

Stock-based compensation

 

2,819

 

 

 

4,383

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

850

 

 

 

(725

)

Transaction related bonuses

 

?

 

 

 

2,842

 

Legal settlements and other legal costs

 

493

 

 

 

867

 

Reduction in force

 

?

 

 

 

465

 

Change in tax receivable agreement liability

 

543

 

 

 

100

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

9,599

 

 

$

7,130

 

WM TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

(In thousands)

 

 

Years Ended

December 31,

 

2023

?

2022

Net income (loss)

$

(15,727

)

 

$

(82,651

)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

 

93

 

 

 

179,077

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

12,133

 

 

 

11,498

 

Interest income

 

(33

)

 

 

?

 

EBITDA

 

(3,534

)

 

 

107,924

 

Stock-based compensation

 

13,515

 

 

 

23,493

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(1,505

)

 

 

(25,370

)

Asset impairment charges

 

24,403

 

 

 

4,317

 

Transaction related bonus expense

 

3,089

 

 

 

10,119

 

Transaction costs

 

?

 

 

 

251

 

Legal settlements and other legal costs

 

3,194

 

 

 

3,909

 

Discharge of holdback obligation related to prior acquisition

 

(3,705

)

 

 

?

 

Change in tax receivable agreement liability

 

1,256

 

 

 

(142,352

)

Reduction in force (recovery) expense

 

194

 

 

 

8,076

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

36,907

 

 

$

(9,633

)

 


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