• Increased Q1 2021 Subscription & Support Revenue by 24.2% over Q1 2020
  • Generated Total Q1 2021 Revenue of $104.2 Million, up 21.5% over Q1 2020
  • Achieved 48% YOY Growth of Customers with Annual Contract Value Over $150K
  • Expands Total Addressable Market with Launch of ESG Solution
  • Raises Full-Year 2021 Revenue Guidance

AMES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK), the company that simplifies complex work, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“We entered 2021 with strong momentum, which continued throughout the first quarter,” said Marty Vanderploeg, Chief Executive Officer. “Secular tailwinds from macro business trends, such as digital transformations, changes in the regulatory landscape, and remote workplaces, continue to generate strong demand for our open, intelligent and intuitive platform.”

“Last week we announced our newest fit-for-purpose solution, ESG,” added Vanderploeg. “ESG reporting is complex, making it a natural fit for our platform and a compelling market for us to enter. As companies address the rapidly evolving ESG disclosure requirements from company stakeholders, we believe ESG will drive global demand for our cloud platform and lead to an expansion of our total addressable market.”

“Our cloud technology transforms the way people manage and report business data with various collaborators, data sources, documents, and spreadsheets. As a result of improved market demand and an expanding addressable market, we are raising our full-year guidance,” said Jill Klindt, Chief Financial Officer.

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the first quarter of 2021 reached $104.2 million, an increase of 21.5% from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2020. Subscription and support revenue contributed $84.9 million, up 24.2% versus the first quarter of 2020. Professional services revenue was $19.3 million, an increase of 10.6% compared to the same quarter in the prior year.
  • Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the first quarter of 2021 was $80.5 million compared with $63.4 million in the same quarter of 2020. GAAP gross margin was 77.3% versus 73.9% in the first quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP gross profit for the first quarter of 2021 was $81.4 million, an increase of 26.7% compared with the prior year’s first quarter, and non-GAAP gross margin was 78.1% compared to 74.9% in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Results from Operations: GAAP loss from operations for the first quarter of 2021 was $4.1 million compared with a loss of $9.1 million in the prior year’s first quarter. Non-GAAP income from operations was $7.5 million, compared with non-GAAP income from operations of $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2020.
  • GAAP Net Loss: GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $7.3 million compared with a net loss of $10.4 million for the prior year’s first quarter. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.15 compared with a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.22 in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income: Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2021 was $6.6 million compared with net income of $1.7 million in the prior year’s first quarter. Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted share was $0.13 and $0.12, respectively, compared with net income per basic and diluted share of $0.04 and $0.03, respectively, in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Liquidity: As of March 31, 2021, Workiva had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaling $540.6 million, compared with $530.0 million as of December 31, 2020. Workiva had $345.0 million aggregate principal amount of 1.125% convertible senior notes due in 2026 and $17.9 million of finance lease obligations outstanding as of March 31, 2021.

Key Metrics and Recent Business Highlights

  • Customers: Workiva had 3,800 customers as of March 31, 2021, a net increase of 293 customers from March 31, 2020.
  • Revenue Retention Rate: As of March 31, 2021, Workiva’s revenue retention rate (excluding add-on revenue) was 95.1%, and the revenue retention rate including add-on revenue was 111.2%. Add-on revenue includes changes in both solutions and pricing for existing customers.
  • Large Contracts: As of March 31, 2021, Workiva had 884 customers with an annual contract value (ACV) of more than $100,000, up 32% from 670 customers at March 31, 2020. Workiva had 457 customers with an ACV of more than $150,000, up 48% from 308 customers in the first quarter of 2020.

Financial Outlook

As of May 4, 2021, Workiva is providing guidance as follows:

Second Quarter 2021 Guidance:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $101.0 million to $102.0 million.
  • GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $12.1 million to $11.1 million.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be in the range of break-even to $1.0 million.
  • GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.30 to $0.28.
  • Non-GAAP net income per basic share is expected to be in the range of $0.00 to $0.02.
  • Net income (loss) per basic share is based on 51.2 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

Full Year 2021 Guidance:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $418.0 million to $420.0 million.
  • GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $53.7 million to $51.7 million.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $5.0 million to $3.0 million.
  • GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $1.31 to $1.27.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.19 to $0.15.
  • Net income (loss) per basic and diluted share is based on 51.4 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

Workiva has factored into its guidance the expected impacts of COVID-19 on its business and results of operations based on currently available information. Significant variation from these assumptions could cause the company to change its guidance, and it undertakes no obligation to update its assumptions, expectations or guidance. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially, as further discussed below under the heading “Safe Harbor Statement”.

Quarterly Conference Call

Workiva will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET to review the Company’s financial results for the first quarter, in addition to discussing the Company’s outlook for the second quarter and full year 2021. To access this call, dial 833-968-1977 (U.S. domestic) or 647-689-6649 (international). The conference ID is 4446607. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible in the “Investor Relations” section of Workiva’s website at www.workiva.com. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through May 11, 2021, at 800-585-8367 (U.S. domestic) or 416-621-4642 (international). The replay pass code is 4446607. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available an hour after the completion of the call in the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at www.workiva.com.

About Workiva

Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK) simplifies complex work for thousands of organizations worldwide. Customers trust Workiva’s open, intelligent and intuitive platform to connect data, documents and teams. The results: more efficiency, greater transparency and less risk. Learn more at workiva.com.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP adjustments referenced herein relate to the exclusion of stock-based compensation and non-cash interest expense. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP historical financial measures has been provided in Table I at the end of this press release. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP guidance has been provided in Table II at the end of this press release.

Workiva believes that the use of non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share is helpful to its investors. These measures, which are referred to as non-GAAP financial measures, are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense attributable to cost of revenues from gross profit. Non-GAAP gross margin is the ratio calculated by dividing non-GAAP gross profit by revenues. Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense from loss from operations. Non-GAAP net income (loss) is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, and non-cash interest expense related to our convertible senior notes from net loss. Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income (loss) by the weighted- average shares outstanding as presented in the calculation of GAAP net loss per share. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company’s non-cash expenses, Workiva believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense allows for more meaningful comparisons between its operating results from period to period. Under GAAP, certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash on conversion are required to be accounted for as separate liability and equity components in a manner that reflects our non-convertible debt borrowing rate. This results in the debt component being treated as though it was issued at a discount, with the debt discount being accreted as additional non-cash interest expense over the term of the notes using the effective interest method. As a result, we believe that excluding this non-cash interest expense attributable to the debt discount in calculating our non-GAAP measures is useful because this interest expense does not represent a cash outflow and is not indicative of our ongoing operational performance. Workiva’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as tools for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating Workiva’s own operating results over different periods of time.

Non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in Workiva’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on Workiva’s reported financial results. Further, stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in Workiva’s business and an important part of the compensation provided to its employees. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Workiva’s business.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future events or the Company’s future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In particular, statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or future performance contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “outlook,” “guidance” or the negative of those terms or other comparable terminology.

Please see the Company’s documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual reports filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and any amendments thereto for a discussion of certain important risk factors that relate to forward-looking statements contained in this report. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These and other important factors may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

WORKIVA INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2021

 

2020

 

(unaudited)

Revenue

 

 

 

Subscription and support

$

84,936

 

 

$

68,361

 

Professional services

19,286

 

 

17,440

 

Total revenue

104,222

 

 

85,801

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

Subscription and support (1)

13,202

 

 

12,153

 

Professional services (1)

10,474

 

 

10,243

 

Total cost of revenue

23,676

 

 

22,396

 

Gross profit

80,546

 

 

63,405

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

Research and development (1)

26,634

 

 

22,994

 

Sales and marketing (1)

41,035

 

 

36,117

 

General and administrative (1)

17,021

 

 

13,369

 

Total operating expenses

84,690

 

 

72,480

 

Loss from operations

(4,144)

 

 

(9,075)

 

Interest income

360

 

 

1,706

 

Interest expense

(3,485)

 

 

(3,478)

 

Other (expense) income, net

(384)

 

 

718

 

Loss before (benefit) provision for income taxes

(7,653)

 

 

(10,129)

 

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(329)

 

 

289

 

Net loss

$

(7,324)

 

 

$

(10,418)

 

Net loss per common share:

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

$

(0.15)

 

 

$

(0.22)

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted

50,244,120

 

 

47,545,703

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2021

 

2020

 

(unaudited)

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

Subscription and support

$

496

 

 

$

431

 

Professional services

367

 

 

425

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

Research and development

2,431

 

 

1,583

 

Sales and marketing

3,549

 

 

2,736

 

General and administrative

4,780

 

 

4,761

 

 

WORKIVA INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

March 31, 2021

 

December 31, 2020

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

331,173

 

 

$

322,831

 

Marketable securities

209,446

 

 

207,207

 

Accounts receivable, net

53,754

 

 

68,922

 

Deferred costs

22,924

 

 

21,923

 

Other receivables

3,314

 

 

3,155

 

Prepaid expenses and other

12,758

 

 

9,047

 

Total current assets

633,369

 

 

633,085

 

Property and equipment, net

28,961

 

 

29,365

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

16,501

 

 

15,844

 

Deferred costs, non-current

23,422

 

 

23,421

 

Intangible assets, net

1,560

 

 

1,583

 

Other assets

4,610

 

 

3,708

 

Total assets

$

708,423

 

 

$

707,006

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

4,716

 

 

$

2,843

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

60,110

 

 

68,256

 

Deferred revenue

212,025

 

 

208,990

 

Finance lease obligations

1,728

 

 

1,705

 

Total current liabilities

278,579

 

 

281,794

 

Convertible senior notes, net

291,756

 

 

289,490

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

32,888

 

 

35,894

 

Other long-term liabilities

1,683

 

 

1,680

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

17,540

 

 

17,209

 

Finance lease obligations, non-current

16,221

 

 

16,662

 

Total liabilities

638,667

 

 

642,729

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Common stock

50

 

 

49

 

Additional paid-in-capital

491,549

 

 

478,698

 

Accumulated deficit

(422,024)

 

 

(414,700)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

181

 

 

230

 

Total stockholders’ equity

69,756

 

 

64,277

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

708,423

 

 

$

707,006

 

WORKIVA INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2021

 

2020

 

(unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(7,324)

 

 

$

(10,418)

 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

1,054

 

 

1,063

 

Stock-based compensation expense

11,623

 

 

9,936

 

(Recovery of) provision for doubtful accounts

(118)

 

 

40

 

Amortization of premiums and discounts on marketable securities, net

625

 

 

101

 

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

2,266

 

 

2,197

 

Deferred income tax

(346)

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

15,265

 

 

14,265

 

Deferred costs

(1,059)

 

 

603

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

944

 

 

1,098

 

Other receivables

(161)

 

 

(253)

 

Prepaid expenses

(3,747)

 

 

(1,955)

 

Other assets

(573)

 

 

(74)

 

Accounts payable

1,908

 

 

(1,382)

 

Deferred revenue

179

 

 

(1,228)

 

Operating lease liability

(1,076)

 

 

(1,145)

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(7,957)

 

 

(8,021)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

11,503

 

 

4,827

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

(849)

 

 

(688)

 

Purchase of marketable securities

(43,655)

 

 

(20,832)

 

Sale of marketable securities

 

 

11,423

 

Maturities of marketable securities

40,586

 

 

12,975

 

Purchase of intangible assets

(71)

 

 

(77)

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(3,989)

 

 

2,801

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from option exercises

4,138

 

 

2,794

 

Taxes paid related to net share settlements of stock-based compensation awards

(7,146)

 

 

(1,379)

 

Proceeds from shares issued in connection with employee stock purchase plan

4,237

 

 

3,660

 

Principal payments on finance lease obligations

(417)

 

 

(398)

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

812

 

 

4,677

 

Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash

16

 

 

(613)

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

8,342

 

 

11,692

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

322,831

 

 

381,742

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

331,173

 

 

$

393,434

 

TABLE I

WORKIVA INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION

(in thousands, except share and per share)

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Gross profit, subscription and support

$

71,734

 

 

$

56,208

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

496

 

 

431

 

Gross profit, subscription and support, non-GAAP

$

72,230

 

 

$

56,639

 

As a percentage of subscription and support revenue, non-GAAP

85.0

%

 

82.9

%

 

 

 

 

Gross profit, professional services

$

8,812

 

 

$

7,197

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

367

 

 

425

 

Gross profit, professional services, non-GAAP

$

9,179

 

 

$

7,622

 

As a percentage of professional services revenue, non-GAAP

47.6

%

 

43.7

%

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

$

80,546

 

 

$

63,405

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

863

 

 

856

 

Gross profit, non-GAAP

$

81,409

 

 

$

64,261

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

78.1

%

 

74.9

%

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue, subscription and support

$

13,202

 

 

$

12,153

 

Less: Stock-based compensation

496

 

 

431

 

Cost of revenue, subscription and support, non-GAAP

$

12,706

 

 

$

11,722

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

12.2

%

 

13.7

%

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue, professional services

$

10,474

 

 

$

10,243

 

Less: Stock-based compensation

367

 

 

425

 

Cost of revenue, professional services, non-GAAP

$

10,107

 

 

$

9,818

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

9.7

%

 

11.4

%

 

 

 

 

Research and development

$

26,634

 

 

$

22,994

 

Less: Stock-based compensation

2,431

 

 

1,583

 

Research and development, non-GAAP

$

24,203

 

 

$

21,411

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

23.2

%

 

25.0

%

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

$

41,035

 

 

$

36,117

 

Less: Stock-based compensation

3,549

 

 

2,736

 

Sales and marketing, non-GAAP

$

37,486

 

 

$

33,381

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

36.0

%

 

38.9

%

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

$

17,021

 

 

$

13,369

 

Less: Stock-based compensation

4,780

 

 

4,761

 

General and administrative, non-GAAP

$

12,241

 

 

$

8,608

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

11.7

%

 

10.0

%

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

$

(4,144)

 

 

$

(9,075)

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

11,623

 

 

9,936

 

Income from operations, non-GAAP

$

7,479

 

 

$

861

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

7.2

%

 

1.0

%

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(7,324)

 

 

$

(10,418)

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

11,623

 

 

9,936

 

Add back: Non-cash interest expense related to convertible senior notes

2,266

 

 

2,197

 

Net income, non-GAAP

$

6,565

 

 

$

1,715

 

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

6.3

%

 

2.0

%

 

 

 

 

Net loss per basic and diluted share:

$

(0.15)

 

 

$

(0.22)

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

0.23

 

 

0.21

 

Add back: Non-cash interest expense related to convertible senior notes

0.05

 

 

0.05

 

Net income per basic share, non-GAAP

$

0.13

 

 

$

0.04

 

Net income per diluted share, non-GAAP

$

0.12

 

 

$

0.03

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic, non-GAAP

50,244,120

 

 

47,545,703

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – diluted, non-GAAP

55,090,270

 

 

51,749,547

 

TABLE II

WORKIVA INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

Three months ending June 30, 2021

 

Year ending December 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations, GAAP range

$

(12,100)

 

$

(11,100)

 

 

$

(53,700)

 

$

(51,700)

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

12,100

 

 

12,100

 

 

48,700

 

 

48,700

 

Income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP range

$

 

$

1,000

 

 

$

(5,000)

 

$

(3,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share, GAAP range

$

(0.30)

 

$

(0.28)

 

 

$

(1.31)

 

$

(1.27)

 

Add back: Stock-based compensation

0.24

 

 

0.24

 

 

0.95

 

 

0.95

 

Add back: Non-cash interest expense related to convertible senior notes

0.04

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.17

 

 

0.17

 

Net income (loss) per share, basic, non-GAAP range

$

(0.02)

 

$

 

 

$

(0.19)

 

$

(0.15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic

51,200,000

 

 

51,200,000

 

 

51,400,000

 

 

51,400,000

 

 

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Adam Terese

Workiva Inc.

investor@workiva.com
(515) 663-4493

Media Contact:
Kevin McCarthy

Workiva Inc.

press@workiva.com
(515) 663-4471

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