Operating discipline helped Lightspeed deliver Adjusted EBITDA ahead of outlook
Revenue ahead of outlook, grew 38% YoY to $183.7M (41% growth in constant currency1)
Customer Locations processing more than $500,000/year in GTV grew by ~25% YoY
Strong upsell of Lightspeed Payments drove ARPU2 growth of 25%
Gross Payments Volume of $3.7 billion grew 86% YoY
Lightspeed reports in US dollars and in accordance with IFRS.
MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Lightspeed Commerce Inc. ("Lightspeed" or the "Company") (TSX: LSPD) (NYSE: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2022.
"This is a critical moment in time for our customers in retail and hospitality." said JP Chauvet, CEO of Lightspeed. "They are recognizing that technology is the key to evolving their businesses. Lightspeed's omni-channel commerce platform helps SMBs automate mundane tasks, better connect with consumers and act on compelling data insights, which is why we continue to see strong demand for our technology solutions."
In the quarter, Lightspeed delivered revenue ahead of previously established outlook despite headwinds from foreign exchange fluctuations. Strong GTV and ARPU performance were a result of the Company's purposeful pursuit of the right customers whose higher GTV and more complex needs make them an ideal fit for Lightspeed's industry leading solutions. In addition to strong financial performance, the Company also moved to strengthen its senior management team with the hiring of former Google executive Ryan Tabone as Chief Product and Technology Officer and the promotion of JD Saint-Martin to President.
"Lightspeed was able to continue to deliver strong revenue growth of 41% on a constant currency basis in the quarter while delivering Adjusted EBITDA performance that was better than our outlook given our focus on operating discipline across the business." said Asha Bakshani, Chief Financial Officer of Lightspeed. "The Company has been focused on attracting the right profile of customer, and on expanding Lightspeed Payments adoption. These efforts were evident in our strong Gross Payment Volume and ARPU performance, and significantly improved Adjusted EBITDA margins, striking a balance between growth and the pursuit of profitability."
Second Quarter Financial Highlights
(All comparisons are relative to the three-month period ended September 30, 2021 unless otherwise stated):
Total revenue of $183.7 million, an increase of 38%, or 41% in constant currency1
Subscription revenue of $74.5 million, an increase of 25%
Transaction-based revenue of $101.3 million, an increase of 56%
Net loss of ($79.9) million, or ($0.53) per share, as compared to a net loss of ($59.1) million, or ($0.43) per share, representing (43.5)% of revenue versus (44.4)%. After adjusting for certain items such as acquisition-related costs and share-based compensation, Adjusted Loss1 was ($7.5) million, or ($0.05) per share1
Adjusted EBITDA1 loss of ($8.5) million, representing (4.6)% of revenue1 versus previously-established outlook of an Adjusted EBITDA1 loss of ($10.0) million
As at September 30, 2022, Lightspeed had ~$863 million in unrestricted cash and cash equivalents
Non-IFRS measure or ratio. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios" and the reconciliation to the most directly comparable IFRS measure or ratio included in this press release.
Excluding Customer Locations attributable to the Ecwid eCommerce standalone product.
In its third fiscal quarter of 2022, Lightspeed completed the acquisition of Ecwid, Inc. The table below distinguishes certain quarterly financial measures and key performance indicators between Lightspeed's operations without Ecwid and those of the acquired company for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.3
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Additionally, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates acted as a headwind in the quarter. The table below highlights the impact of foreign exchange on revenue and GTV for the three and six months ended September 30, 2022.
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Total revenue of $183.7 million was up 38% year-over-year due primarily to strong organic growth and $7.5 million in revenue from our acquisition of Ecwid. On a constant currency basis1 revenue grew 41%.
Subscription and transaction-based revenue grew 41% year-over-year to $175.8 million. Organic4 growth in subscription and transaction-based revenues was 35% year-over-year.
Subscription revenue increased 25% year-over-year to $74.5 million. Subscription revenue was positively impacted by the acquisition of Ecwid along with a growing Customer Location base and expanding ARPU.
Transaction-based revenue of $101.3 million grew by 56% year-over-year. The strong performance was a result of continued growth in GTV and an increasing portion of that GTV being processed through the Company's payments solutions. GPV3 increased approximately 86% to $3.7 billion from $2.0 billion in the same period last year.
In the quarter, Lightspeed remained focused on attracting the right customer profile, those with higher GTV and more complex needs - customers for which we believe the Company's industry-leading solutions are ideally suited. As a result, monthly ARPU for Customer Locations grew by 25% to approximately $337 compared to approximately $270 in the same quarter last year. Subscription ARPU increased to $136 from $128 a year earlier. Lightspeed's customer base continued to shift towards higher GTV Customer Locations with the number of Customer Locations with GTV of over $500,000/year increasing by approximately 25% year-over-year, and Customer Locations with over $1 million/year in GTV increasing by approximately 30%. Conversely, the number of Customer Locations processing under $200,000/year in GTV shrank on a year-over-year basis. Customer Locations with GTV of over $500,000/year have a substantially lower churn rate and higher lifetime value for Lightspeed compared to lower GTV/year customers. Total Customer Locations increased to approximately 167,000 from approximately 166,000 in the previous quarter. The above Customer Location and ARPU numbers exclude ~153,000 Customer Locations attributable to the Ecwid eCommerce standalone product, which Customer Locations carry a monthly ARPU of approximately $15 per Customer Location.
Selected customer wins include: L'Osteria, with over 130 locations in Germany and expanding throughout Europe, has signed up for Lightspeed Restaurant and Lightspeed Payments; Spa L'Occitane, a five star resort and spa in France, is also adopting Lightspeed Restaurant and Lightspeed Payments; The Consulate in Manhattan's Upper West side, a French casual dining restaurant, chose Lightspeed for its strong analytics functionality; Everytable, with 53 locations serving grab and go delivery meals will be adopting Lightspeed Retail and Payments and Anheuser-Busch InBev has chosen Lightspeed's e-commerce solution for their headless commerce initiatives in South America.
For the quarter, Lightspeed's customers processed GTV of $22.3 billion, up 18% year-over-year (15% on an organic basis). On a constant currency basis GTV grew by 26%. GTV growth outpaced location growth partially due to the Company adding higher GTV locations. Omni-channel retail GTV grew by 21% whereas hospitality GTV grew by 16%. The addition of higher GTV customers within retail helped offset declining consumer spending in certain verticals. Within hospitality, GTV growth was impacted by deteriorating foreign exchange rates in the quarter.
Adjusted EBITDA1 loss in the quarter was $(8.5) million versus $(8.7) million in the same quarter last year. As a percentage of revenue1, Adjusted EBITDA1 loss was (4.6)% versus (6.5)% for the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA loss came in better than Lightspeed's previously-established outlook due to ongoing financial discipline and slightly-better-than-expected revenue.
In the quarter, the Company announced the addition of Ryan Tabone to its executive leadership team in the role of Chief Product and Technology Officer. Mr. Tabone comes to Lightspeed from Google where he was involved in building Google's Chromebook and more recently acted as the Vice President & General Manager of Google Pay and Google Finance. In addition, after the quarter, Lightspeed promoted JD Saint-Martin to the role of President. Mr. Saint-Martin will be directly accountable for the strategic direction and overall performance of all of Lightspeed's verticals.
As of September 30, 2022, $12.6 million of merchant cash advances were outstanding, up 35% from the previous quarter.
Key Performance Indicator. See "Key Performance Indicators"
References herein to "organic" growth exclude the impact of any acquisitions that occurred since the end of the prior comparable period so as to provide a consistent basis of comparison. For greater clarity, where an acquisition occurred part way through the prior comparable period, such acquisition's contributions in the current period are included for purposes of calculating organic growth only to the extent of the same months they were included in the prior comparable period.
A Customer Location's GTV per year is calculated by annualizing the GTV for the months in which the Customer Location is actively processing in the last twelve months.
The following outlook supersedes all prior statements made by the Company and is based on current expectations. Lightspeed's second quarter results were strong with growing subscription and transaction-based revenue. The Company continues to execute in areas it controls but is facing macroeconomic conditions that are negatively impacting the business and certain assumptions underlying its previous outlook for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. Chief among these are greater-than-expected changes in foreign exchange rates that Lightspeed expects will impact the Company by approximately $10-$15 million in revenue for the full year. In addition, the Company believes that the uncertain macroeconomic environment is reason for increased caution through the second half of the year and particularly for the busy holiday season. As a result, Lightspeed has amended its financial outlook and expects revenue and Adjusted EBITDA1 to be in the following ranges and estimates:
The Company now expects annual revenue at constant currency1 of $740 to $750 million, as compared to its previously issued outlook of revenue of $740 to $760 million. After incorporating the impact of new foreign exchange rate assumptions and a more cautious view of the macroeconomic environment, the Company expects revenue to be $730 to $740 million.
For the third quarter, the Company expects revenue at constant currency1 of $189 to $194 million, and $185 to $190 million in revenue after incorporating the impact of new foreign exchange rate assumptions and a more cautious view of the macroeconomic environment.
Despite the updated revenue outlook, the Company expects to achieve Adjusted EBITDA1 loss of approximately ($40) million, or approximately (5)% as a percentage of revenue, within the previous outlook for Adjusted EBITDA1 loss of ($35) to ($40) million. For the third quarter, Adjusted EBITDA1 loss is expected to be approximately ($9) million, or approximately (5)% as a percentage of revenue.
In addition, the Company remains confident in its expectation that it should reach Adjusted EBITDA1 break even7 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2024.
The financial outlook is fully qualified and based on a number of assumptions and subject to a number of risks described under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Financial Outlook Assumptions" of this press release.
Financial outlook, please see the section entitled "Long-Term Financial Outlook" in this press release for the assumptions, risks and uncertainties related to Lightspeed's Adjusted EBITDA break even, and the section entitled "Forward Looking Statements".
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Lightspeed will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's financial results at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, November 3, 2022. To access the telephonic version of the conference call, visit https://conferencingportals.com/event/rPYvDbSx. After registering, instructions will be shared on how to join the call including dial-in information as well as a unique passcode and registrant ID. At the time of the call, registered participants will dial in using the numbers from the confirmation email, and upon entering their unique passcode and ID, will be entered directly into the conference. Alternatively, the webcast will be available live on the Investors section of the Company's website at https://investors.lightspeedhq.com.
Among other things, Lightspeed will discuss quarterly results, financial outlook and trends in its customer base on the conference call and webcast, and related materials will be made available on the Company's website at https://investors.lightspeedhq.com. Investors should carefully review the factors, assumptions and uncertainties included in such related materials.
An audio replay of the call will also be available to investors beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 3, 2022, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 10, 2022, by dialing 800.770.2030 for the U.S. or Canada, or 647.362.9199 for international callers and providing conference ID 74316. In addition, an archived webcast will be available on the Investors section of the Company's website at https://investors.lightspeedhq.com.
Lightspeed's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the three and six months ended September 30, 2022 are available on Lightspeed's website at https://investors.lightspeedhq.com and will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.
Financial Outlook Assumptions
When calculating the Adjusted EBITDA and revenue at constant currency included in our financial outlook for the third quarter and full year ended March 31, 2023, we considered IFRS measures including revenue, direct cost of revenue, and operating expenses. Our financial outlook is based on a number of assumptions, including that the jurisdictions in which Lightspeed has significant operations do not drastically strengthen or re-strengthen strict measures put in place to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 or put in place new or additional measures in response to a resurgence of the virus or the proliferation of a new variant thereof; requests for subscription pauses and churn rates owing to business failures remain in line with planned levels; our ability to grow our Customer Locations in line with our planned levels; revenue streams resulting from partner referrals remaining in line with historical rates (particularly in light of the continued expansion of our payments solutions, which compete with the solutions offered by some of these referral partners); customers adopting our payments solutions having an average GTV at or above that of our planned levels; future uptake of our payments solutions remaining in line with past rates and expectations, including that transaction-based revenue growth will be more than twice the rate of subscription revenue growth year-over-year; gross margins reflecting this trend in revenue mix; our ability to price our payments solutions in line with our expectations and to achieve suitable margins; our ability to achieve success in the continued expansion of our payments solutions; historical seasonal trends return to certain of our key verticals and impact our GTV and transaction-based revenues; continued success in module adoption expansion throughout our customer base; our ability to successfully integrate the companies we have acquired and to derive the benefits we expect from the acquisition thereof including expected synergies resulting from the prioritization of our flagship Lightspeed Retail and Lightspeed Restaurant offerings; market acceptance and adoption of our flagship offerings; our ability to attract and retain key personnel required to achieve our plans; our ability to manage customer churn; our ability to manage customer discount and payment deferral requests; and assumptions as to inflation, changes in interest rates, consumer spending, foreign exchange rates and other macroeconomic conditions. Our financial outlook does not give effect to the potential impact of acquisitions that may be announced or closed after the date hereof. Our financial outlook, including the various underlying assumptions, constitutes forward-looking information and should be read in conjunction with the cautionary statement on forward-looking information below. Many factors may cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties related to: any pandemic such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of any new or continued resurgence of the COVID-19 virus or any variants or mutations in our core geographies and the resulting impact on SMBs, including heightened levels of churn owing to business failures, requests for subscription pauses and delayed purchase decisions; the Russian invasion of Ukraine and reactions thereto; our inability to attract and retain customers; our inability to increase customer sales; our inability to implement our growth strategy; our inability to continue the acceleration of the global rollout and adoption of our payments solutions; our reliance on a small number of cloud service suppliers and suppliers for parts of the technology in our payments solutions; our ability to maintain sufficient levels of hardware inventory; our inability to improve and enhance the functionality, performance, reliability, design, security and scalability of our platform; our ability to prevent and manage information security breaches or other cyber-security threats; our inability to compete against competitors; strategic relations with third parties; our reliance on integration of third-party payment processing solutions; compatibility of our solutions with third-party applications and systems; changes to technologies on which our platform is reliant; our inability to obtain, maintain and protect our intellectual property; risks relating to international operations, sales and use of our platform in various countries; our liquidity and capital resources; litigation and regulatory compliance; changes in tax laws and their application; our ability to expand our sales, marketing and support capability and capacity; maintaining our customer service levels and reputation; macroeconomic factors affecting small and medium-sized businesses, including inflation, changes in interest rates, consumer spending trends; and exchange rate fluctuations. The purpose of the forward-looking information is to provide the reader with a description of management's expectations regarding our financial performance and may not be appropriate for other purposes.
Long-Term Financial Outlook
Our long-term targets reflect the current trend of customer adoption of our payments solutions resulting in an increased proportion of transaction-based revenue relative to higher margin subscription-based revenue. Our long-term targets also reflect a gradual increase in operating leverage, including as a result of increased ARPU and the benefits of increased scale in our primary operating expense lines. Our long-term targets constitute financial outlook and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The purpose of communicating long-term targets is to provide a description of management's expectations regarding our intended operating model, financial performance and growth prospects at a further stage of business maturity. Such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.
A number of assumptions were made by the Company in preparing our long-term targets, including:
Economic conditions in our core geographies and verticals, including consumer confidence, disposable income, consumer spending and employment, remaining at close to current levels.
The COVID-19 pandemic, including any variants, having durably subsided with broad immunity achieved in our core geographies and verticals, including the elimination of social distancing measures and other restrictions generally in such markets.
Customer adoption of our payments solutions in line with past rates and expectations, with new customers having an average GTV at or above planned levels.
Gross margin continuing to decrease as a percentage of revenue as more customers adopt our payments solutions.
Our ability to price our payment processing solutions in line with our expectations.
Our ability to achieve success in the continued expansion of our payments solutions.
Revenue streams resulting from partner referrals remaining in line with historical rates (particularly in light of the continued expansion of our payments solutions, which compete with the solutions offered by some of these referral partners).
Long-term growth in ARPU of 10% or more per year, including growth in subscription ARPU, in line with past rates and expectations, driven by customer adoption of additional solutions and modules and the introduction of new solutions, modules and functionalities, including our flagship Lightspeed Retail and Lightspeed Restaurant offerings.
Our ability to price solutions and modules in line with our expectations.
Our ability to recognize synergies and reinvest those synergies in core areas of the business as we prioritize our flagship Lightspeed Retail and Lightspeed Restaurant offerings.
Growth in Customer Locations in line with our strategy of focusing our attention on higher GTV customers.
Our ability to successfully integrate acquired companies and to derive expected benefits from such acquisitions.
Our ability to attract, develop and retain key personnel.
The ability to effectively develop and expand our labour force, including our sales, marketing, support and product and technology operations, in each case both domestically and internationally.
Our ability to manage customer churn.
Our ability to manage requests for subscription pauses, customer discounts and payment deferral requests.
Assumptions as to foreign exchange rates and interest rates, including inflation.
Our ability to successfully sell our Lightspeed Capital offering to our customers.
Our financial outlook does not give effect to the potential impact of acquisitions that may be announced or closed after the date hereof. Many factors may cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such targets, including risk factors identified in our most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation and under "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Information Form. In particular, our long-term targets are subject to risks and uncertainties related to:
The COVID-19 pandemic, including the risk of any new or continued resurgence in our core geographies and the resulting impact on SMBs, including heightened levels of churn owing to business failures, requests for subscription pauses, payment deferrals and delayed purchase decisions.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and reactions thereto.
Supply chain risk and the impact of shortages in the supply chain on our merchants.
Other macroeconomic factors affecting SMBs, including inflation, changes in interest rates and consumer spending trends.
Our ability to manage the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on our revenues and results of operations.
Our ability to implement our growth strategy and the impact of competition.
The substantial investments and expenditures required in the foreseeable future to expand our business.
Our liquidity and capital resources, including our ability to secure debt or equity financing on satisfactory terms.
Our ability to increase scale and operating leverage.
Our ability to continue the acceleration of the global rollout and adoption of our payments solutions.
Our reliance on a small number of cloud service providers and suppliers for parts of the technology in our payments solutions.
Our ability to improve and enhance the functionality, performance, reliability, design, security and scalability of our platform.
Our ability to prevent and manage information security breaches or other cyber-security threats.
Our ability to compete and satisfactorily price our solutions in a highly fragmented and competitive market.
Strategic relations with third parties, including our reliance on integration of third-party payment processing solutions.
Our ability to maintain sufficient levels of hardware inventory.
Compatibility of our solutions with third-party applications and systems.
Changes to technologies on which our platform is reliant.
Our ability to obtain, maintain and protect our intellectual property.
Risks relating to our international operations, sales and use of our platform in various countries.
Seasonality in our business and in the business of our customers.
Litigation and regulatory compliance.
Our ability to expand our sales capability and maintain our customer service levels and reputation.
Gross profit and operating expenses being measures determined in accordance with IFRS, and the fact that such measures may be affected by unusual, extraordinary, or non-recurring items, or by items which do not otherwise reflect operating performance or which hinder period-to-period comparisons.
Any potential acquisitions or other strategic opportunities, some of which may be material in size or result in significant integration difficulties or expenditures, or otherwise impact our ability to achieve profitability on our intended timeline or at all.
See also the section entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" in this press release.
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale and provide exceptional customer experiences. The cloud solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financing and connection to supplier networks.
Founded in Montreal, Canada, Lightspeed is dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the Company serves retail, hospitality and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios
The information presented herein includes certain non-IFRS financial measures such as "Adjusted EBITDA", "Adjusted Loss", "Adjusted Cash Flows Used in Operating Activities", "Non-IFRS gross profit", "Non-IFRS general and administrative expenses", "Non-IFRS research and development expenses", "Non-IFRS sales and marketing expenses" and "Revenue at constant currency" and certain non-IFRS ratios such as "Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue", "Adjusted Loss per Share - Basic and Diluted", "Non-IFRS gross profit as a percentage of revenue", "Non-IFRS general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue", "Non-IFRS research and development expenses as a percentage of revenue", "Non-IFRS sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of revenue" and "Revenue growth at constant currency". These measures and ratios are not recognized measures and ratios under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures and ratios presented by other companies. Rather, these measures and ratios are provided as additional information to complement those IFRS measures and ratios by providing further understanding of our results of operations from management's perspective. Accordingly, these measures and ratios should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of our financial information reported under IFRS. These non-IFRS measures and ratios are used to provide investors with supplemental measures and ratios of our operating performance and thus may highlight trends in our core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures and ratios. We also believe that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS measures and ratios in the evaluation of issuers. Our management also uses non-IFRS measures and ratios in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period, to prepare operating budgets and forecasts and to determine components of management compensation. During the three months ended September 30, 2022, the Company introduced the new non-IFRS measure "Revenue at constant currency" and the new non-IFRS ratio "Revenue growth at constant currency". This measure and ratio provides insight on comparable revenue growth by removing the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates year-over-year to aid investors to better understand our performance.
"Adjusted EBITDA" is defined as net loss excluding interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, as adjusted for share-based compensation and related payroll taxes, compensation expenses relating to acquisitions completed, foreign exchange gains and losses, transaction-related costs, restructuring and litigation provisions.
"Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue" is calculated by dividing our Adjusted EBITDA by our total revenue.
"Adjusted Loss" is defined as net loss excluding amortization of intangibles, as adjusted for share-based compensation and related payroll taxes, compensation expenses relating to acquisitions completed, transaction-related costs, restructuring, litigation provisions and deferred income tax recovery.
"Adjusted Loss per Share - Basic and Diluted" is defined as Adjusted Loss divided by the weighted average number of common shares (basic and diluted).
"Adjusted Cash Flows Used in Operating Activities" is defined as cash flows used in operating activities as adjusted for the payment of payroll taxes on share-based compensation, the payment of compensation expenses relating to acquisitions completed, the payment of transaction-related costs, the payment of restructuring costs, the payment of amounts related to litigation provisions net of amounts received as insurance and indemnification proceeds and the payment of amounts related to capitalized internal development costs.
"Non-IFRS gross profit" is defined as gross profit as adjusted for share-based compensation and related payroll taxes.
"Non-IFRS gross profit as a percentage of revenue" is calculated by dividing our Non-IFRS gross profit by our total revenue.
"Non-IFRS general and administrative expenses" is defined as general and administrative expenses as adjusted for share-based compensation and related payroll taxes, transaction-related costs and litigation provisions.
"Non-IFRS general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue" is calculated by dividing our Non-IFRS general and administrative expenses by our total revenue.
"Non-IFRS research and development expenses" is defined as research and development expenses as adjusted for share-based compensation and related payroll taxes.
"Non-IFRS research and development expenses as a percentage of revenue" is calculated by dividing our Non-IFRS research and development expenses by our total revenue.
"Non-IFRS sales and marketing expenses" is defined as sales and marketing expenses as adjusted for share-based compensation and related payroll taxes and transaction-related costs.
"Non-IFRS sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of revenue" is calculated by dividing our Non-IFRS sales and marketing expenses by our total revenue.
"Revenue at constant currency" means revenue adjusted for the impact of foreign currency exchange fluctuations. Current revenue in currencies other than US dollars is converted into US dollars using the average monthly exchange rates from the corresponding months in the prior fiscal year rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the current period.
"Revenue growth at constant currency" means the year-over-year change in revenue at constant currency divided by reported revenue in the prior period.
See the financial tables below for a reconciliation of the non-IFRS financial measure and ratios.
Key Performance Indicators
We monitor the following key performance indicators to help us evaluate our business, measure our performance, identify trends affecting our business, formulate business plans and make strategic decisions. These key performance indicators are also used to provide investors with supplemental measures of our operating performance and thus highlight trends in our core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures and ratios. We also believe that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use industry metrics in the evaluation of issuers. Our key performance indicators may be calculated in a manner different than similar key performance indicators used by other companies.
ARPU. "Average Revenue Per User" or "ARPU" represents the total subscription revenue and transaction-based revenue of the Company in the period divided by the number of Customer Locations of the Company in the period. For greater clarity, the number of Customer Locations of the Company in the period is calculated by taking the average number of Customer Locations throughout the period.
Customer Locations. "Customer Location" means a billing merchant location for which the term of services have not ended, or with which we are negotiating a renewal contract, and, in the case of NuORDER, a brand with a direct or indirect paid subscription for which the terms of services have not ended or in respect of which we are negotiating a subscription renewal. A single unique customer can have multiple Customer Locations including physical and eCommerce sites and in the case of NuORDER, multiple subscriptions. We believe that our ability to increase the number of Customer Locations served by our platform, particularly those with a high GTV, is an indicator of our success in terms of market penetration and growth of our business.
Gross Payment Volume. "Gross Payment Volume" or "GPV" means the total dollar value of transactions processed, excluding amounts processed through the NuORDER solution, in the period through our payments solutions in respect of which we act as the principal in the arrangement with the customer, net of refunds, inclusive of shipping and handling, duty and value-added taxes. We believe that growth in our GPV demonstrates the extent to which we have scaled our payments solutions. As the number of Customer Locations using our payments solutions grows, we will generate more GPV and see higher transaction-based revenue. We have excluded amounts processed through the NuORDER solution from our GPV because they represent business-to-business volume rather than business-to-consumer volume and we do not currently have a robust payments solution for business-to-business volume.
Gross Transaction Volume. "Gross Transaction Volume" or "GTV" means the total dollar value of transactions processed through our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform, excluding amounts processed through the NuORDER solution, in the period, net of refunds, inclusive of shipping and handling, duty and value-added taxes. We believe GTV is an indicator of the success of our customers and the strength of our platform. GTV does not represent revenue earned by us. We have excluded amounts processed through the NuORDER solution from our GTV because they represent business-to-business volume rather than business-to-consumer volume and we do not currently have a robust payments solution for business-to-business volume.
Gross Transaction Volume at constant currency. "Gross Transaction Volume at constant currency" or "GTV at constant currency" means GTV adjusted for the impact of foreign currency exchange fluctuations. Current GTV for currencies other than US dollars is converted into US dollars using the average monthly exchange rates from the corresponding months in the prior fiscal year rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the current period.
This news 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 our financial outlook (including revenue, revenue at constant currency, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue), and anticipated events or results and may include information regarding our financial position, business strategy, growth strategies, addressable markets, budgets, operations, financial results, taxes, dividend policy, plans and objectives. Particularly, information regarding: our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate; macroeconomic conditions such as increasing inflationary pressures, interest rates, and global economic uncertainty; events such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine; and expectations regarding industry and consumer spending trends, our growth rates, the achievement of advances in and expansion of our platform, our revenue and the revenue generation potential of our payment-related and other solutions, our gross margins and future profitability, acquisition outcomes and synergies, the impact of legal proceedings, the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on our results of operations, our business plans and strategies and our competitive position in our industry, is forward-looking information.
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Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss
(expressed in thousands of US dollars, except number of shares and per share amounts, unaudited)
Three months ended
Six months ended
Hardware and other
Direct cost of revenues
Hardware and other
Total cost of revenues
General and administrative
Research and development
Sales and marketing
Depreciation of property and equipment
Depreciation of right-of-use assets
Foreign exchange loss
Amortization of intangible assets
Total operating expenses
Net interest income
Loss before income taxes
Income tax expense (recovery)
Total income tax recovery
Other comprehensive loss
Items that may be reclassified to net loss
Foreign currency differences on translation of foreign operations
Change in net unrealized loss on cash flow hedging instruments
Total other comprehensive loss
Total comprehensive loss
Net loss per share – basic and diluted
Weighted average number of Common Shares – basic and diluted
Condensed Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets
Cash and cash equivalents
Trade and other receivables
Other current assets
Total current assets
Lease right-of-use assets, net
Property and equipment, net
Intangible assets, net
Other long-term assets
Deferred tax assets
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
Income taxes payable
Total current liabilities
Accrued payroll taxes on share-based compensation
Deferred tax liabilities
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
Total shareholders' equity
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(expressed in thousands of US dollars, unaudited)
Six months ended September 30,
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities
Items not affecting cash and cash equivalents
Share-based acquisition-related compensation
Amortization of intangible assets
Depreciation of property and equipment and lease right-of-use assets
Deferred income taxes
Share-based compensation expense
Unrealized foreign exchange loss
(Increase)/decrease in operating assets and increase/(decrease) in operating liabilities
Trade and other receivables
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
Income taxes payable
Accrued payroll taxes on share-based compensation
Net interest income
Total operating activities
Cash flows from (used in) investing activities
Additions to property and equipment
Additions to intangible assets
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
Purchase of investments