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dLocal Limited Reports 2022 First Quarter Financial Results

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DLocal Limited
DLocal Limited

First Quarter 2022
US$2.1 billion Total Payment Volume, up 127% year-over-year
Revenues of US$87.5 million, up 117% year-over-year
190% Net Revenue Retention Rate
38% Adjusted EBITDA Margin

dLocal reports in US dollars and in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DLocal Limited (“dLocal”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) (NASDAQ:DLO), a technology- first payments platform, announced its financial results today for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

“We are pleased to share that we are off to a strong start to the year, delivering record Q1 results, with TPV surpassing US$2 billion and increasing 127% year-over-year. For the fifth consecutive quarter we grew our revenue triple digits, increasing it by 117% year-over-year to US$87 million, and we continue to deliver positive Adjusted EBITDA, increasing it by 84% year-over-year to US$33 million. Our performance this quarter reinforces our strong growth momentum, and we expect to continue delivering growth supported by the performance of our existing and new merchants using our platform.

While Q1 2022 has been marked by a challenging global macro environment due to specific factors such as higher interest rates, higher inflation in some developed markets, challenges in logistics in specific geographies, the Russia - Ukraine conflict, our business has shown resilience and continues to benefit from the diversity of our merchants across industry verticals, geographies, products, and consumer behavior patterns. Our business has no exposure to Russia or Ukraine.

We continue to expand our footprint in emerging markets, launching operations in two new countries, Ivory Coast and Rwanda, bringing the total number of countries in which we make our services available to 37. We continue to make disciplined investments in our infrastructure and people to support our expansion strategy while maintaining an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 38%. Our total number of employees increased to 562 by the end of March 2022, a 54% year-over-year increase,” said Sebastian Kanovich.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Total Payment Volume (“TPV”) reached US$2.1 billion in the quarter, representing 127% year-over-year growth compared to US$926 million in the first quarter of 2021.

  • Revenues in the first quarter of 2022 amounted to US$87.5 million, representing 117% year-over-year growth compared to US$40.3 million in the first quarter of 2021 and 15% growth compared to $76.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Gross profit was US$43.6 million in the first quarter of 2022, representing 87% year-over-year growth compared to US$23.3 million in the first quarter of 2021 and 12% growth compared to US$38.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was US$32.9 million in the first quarter of 2022, representing 84% year-over-year growth compared to US$17.8 million in the first quarter of 2021 and 13% growth compared to US$29.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Adjusted EBITDA Margin was 38% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 38% in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 44% in the first quarter of 2021.

  • Profit for the first quarter of 2022 was US$26.3 million, or US$0.08 per diluted share, compared with profit of US$16.9 million, or US$0.06 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021 and with profit of US$23.5 million, or US$0.08 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • As of March 31, 2022, dLocal had US$410.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, compared with US$336.2 million as of December 31, 2021 and US$127.5 million as of March 31, 2021. The quarter-over-quarter increase of US$73.9 million reflects an increase of US$23.9 million in our funds and an increase of US$49.9 million in funds due to our merchants with respect to the fourth quarter of 2021.

The following table summarizes our key performance metrics:

Three months ended

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2021

(in millions of US$ except for %)

Key Performance Metrics

TPV

2,104

926

TPV growth YoY

127%

139%

Revenue

87.5

40.3

Revenue growth YoY

117%

124%

Adj. EBITDA

32.9

17.8

Adj. EBITDA Margin

38%

44%


First Quarter 2022 Business Highlights

  • dLocal is well diversified across verticals, so its business does not depend on the performance of any single industry vertical. During the first quarter 2022 dLocal saw triple digit year-over-year growth in TPV driven by the performance and continued growth of its merchants across most verticals, particularly in on-demand delivery, travel, commerce, advertising and SaaS (“software as a service”).

  • dLocal is also well diversified across geographies. In the first three months of 2022 dLocal continued to focus on its expansion efforts and added Ivory Coast and Rwanda to its geographic network, bringing the total number of countries in which dLocal makes its services available to 37.

  • Revenue increased across all regions during the quarter, with LatAm growing 116% compared to the first quarter of 2021, accounting for 89% of the total revenue. Asia & Africa revenue, which accounted for the remaining 11%, increased by 127% compared to the first quarter of 2021.

  • During the quarter, dLocal continued delivering strong revenue growth both from existing and from new customers. Revenue from Existing Merchants increased by US$36.3 million in the first quarter of 2022. The net revenue retention rate, or NRR, in the first quarter of 2022 reached 190%. Revenue from New Merchants was US$10.9 million for the first quarter of 2022 compared to US$6.8 million for the first quarter of 2021.

  • During the first three months of 2022, dLocal continued to enhance its product portfolio with improvements in our features for pay-ins and pay-outs while continue to run pilots for new solutions such as issuing-as-a-service.

Special Note Regarding Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

dLocal has only one operating segment. dLocal measures its operating segment’s performance by Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and uses these metrics to make decisions about allocating resources.

Adjusted EBITDA as used by dLocal is defined as the profit from operations before financing and taxation for the year or period, as applicable, before depreciation of property, plant and equipment, amortization of right-of-use assets and intangible assets, and further excluding the changes in fair value of financial assets and derivative instruments carried at fair value through profit or loss, impairment gains/(losses) on financial assets, transaction costs, share-based payment non-cash charges, secondary offering expenses, and inflation adjustment. dLocal defines Adjusted EBITDA Margin as the Adjusted EBITDA divided by consolidated revenues.

Although Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin may be commonly viewed as non-IFRS measures in other contexts, pursuant to IFRS 8, (“Operating Segments”), Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin are treated by dLocal as IFRS measures based on the manner in which dLocal utilizes these measures. Nevertheless, dLocal’s Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin metrics should not be viewed in isolation or as a substitute for net income for the periods presented under IFRS. dLocal also believes that its Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin metrics are useful metrics used by analysts and investors, although these measures are not explicitly defined under IFRS. Additionally, the way dLocal calculates operating segment’s performance measures may be different from the calculations used by other entities, including competitors, and therefore, dLocal’s performance measures may not be comparable to those of other entities.

The table below presents a reconciliation of dLocal’s Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin to net income:

In thousands of U.S. dollars

Three-months ended
March 31

2022

2021

Profit for the period

26,273

16,927

Income tax expense

1,213

1,379

Depreciation and amortization

1,723

515

Secondary offering expenses1

89

705

Transaction costs

0

113

Share-based payment non-cash charges

2,034

565

Other operating (gain)/loss

0

(2,896

)

Other charges, net

1,524

533

Adjusted EBITDA

32,856

17,841

Revenues

87,453

40,256

Adjusted EBITDA

32,856

17,841

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

37.6%

44.3%

____________
1 Secondary offering expenses for Q1 2022 correspond to expenses assumed by dLocal in relation to the secondary offering of its shares occurred in 2021.


Earnings per share:

We calculate basic earnings per share by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders by the weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding during the three-months periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021.

Our diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders of dLocal by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period plus the weighted average number of common shares that would be issued on conversion of all dilutive potential common shares into common shares.

The next table presents the information used as base for such calculation

For the three-month period ended
March 31

2022

2021

Profit attributable to common shareholders (U.S. Dollars)

26,291,715

16,919,575

Weighted average number of common shares

295,044,763

271,140,500

Adjustments for calculation of diluted earnings per share

18,144,357

22,954,000

Weighted average number of common shares for calculating diluted earnings per share

313,189,120

294,094,500

Basic earnings per share

0.09

0.06

Diluted earnings per share

0.08

0.06


This press release does not contain sufficient information to constitute an interim financial report as defined in International Accounting Standards 34, “Interim Financial Reporting” nor a financial statement as defined by International Accounting Standards 1 “Presentation of Financial Statements”. The financial information in this press release has not been audited.

Conference Call and Webcast

dLocal’s management team will host a conference call and audio webcast on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (888) 705-0197/ (409) 981-0764 (Conference ID – 7488285 –) and requesting inclusion in the call for dLocal.

The live conference call can be accessed via audio webcast at the investor relations section of dLocal’s website, at https://investor.dlocal.com/. An archive of the webcast will be available for a year following the conclusion of the conference call. The investor presentation will also be filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About dLocal

dLocal powers local payments in emerging markets, connecting global enterprise merchants with billions of emerging market consumers in 37 countries across APAC, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Through the “One dLocal” platform (one direct API, one platform, and one contract), global companies can accept payments, send pay-outs and settle funds globally without the need to manage separate pay-in and pay-out processors, set up numerous local entities, and integrate multiple acquirers and payment methods in each market.

Definition of Selected Operational Metrics

“API” means application programming interface, which is a general term for programming techniques that are available for software developers when they integrate with a particular service or application. In the payments industry, APIs are usually provided by any party participating in the money flow (such as payment gateways, processors, service providers) to facilitate the money transfer process.

“Enterprise Global Merchants” means merchants with at least US$6 million of annual TPV processed through our platform.

“Local payment methods” refers to any payment method that is processed in the country where the end user of the merchant sending or receiving payments is located, which include credit and debit cards, cash payments, bank transfers, mobile money, and digital wallets.

“NRR” means net revenue retention rate, which is the U.S. dollar-based measure of retention and growth of our merchants. We calculate the NRR of a period by dividing the current period revenue by the prior period revenue. The prior period revenue is the revenue billed by us to all of our merchant customers in the corresponding period for the prior fiscal year. The current period revenue is the revenue billed by us in the corresponding period for the current fiscal year to the same merchant customers included in the calculation of the prior period revenue. Current period revenue includes any upsells and cross sells of products, geographies, and payment methods to such merchant customers, and is net of any contractions or attrition, but excludes revenue from new customers on-boarded during the last 12 months.

“Pay-in” means a payment transaction whereby dLocal’s merchant customers receive payment from their customers.

“Pay-out” means a payment transaction whereby dLocal disburses money in local currency to the business partners or customers of dLocal’s merchant customers.

“Revenue from New Merchants” means the revenue billed by us to merchant customers that we did not bill revenues in the same quarter (or period) of the prior year.

“Revenue from Existing Merchants” means the revenue billed by us in the last twelve months to the merchant customers that we billed revenue in the same quarter (or period) of the prior year.


Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements convey dLocal’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements regarding dLocal involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause dLocal’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described in the “Risk Factors,” “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” sections of dLocal’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless required by law, dLocal undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events after the date hereof.


DLocal Limited

Certain interim financial information
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022 and 2021
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Three-months ended
March 31

2022

2021

Continuing operations

Revenues

87,453

40,256

Cost of services

(43,899

)

(16,989

)

Gross profit

43,554

23,267

Technology and development expenses

(1,406

)

(520

)

Sales and marketing expenses

(2,844

)

(1,042

)

General and administrative expenses

(10,294

)

(5,762

)

Impairment gain/(loss) on financial assets

75

(54

)

Other operating gain

0

2,896

Operating profit

29,085

18,785

Finance income

6

18

Finance costs

(1,299

)

(463

)

Inflation adjustment

(306

)

(34

)

Other results

(1,599

)

(479

)

Profit before income tax

27,486

18,306

Income tax expense

(1,213

)

(1,379

)

Profit for the period

26,273

16,927

Profit attributable to:

Owners of the Group

26,292

16,920

Non-controlling interest

(19

)

7

Profit for the period

26,273

16,927

Earnings per share

Basic Earnings per share

0.09

0.06

Diluted Earnings per share

0.08

0.06

Other comprehensive income

Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss:

Exchange difference on translation on foreign operations

1,162

212

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

1,162

212

Total comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

27,435

17,139

Total comprehensive income for the period is attributable to:

Owners of the Group

27,454

17,123

Non-controlling interest

(19

)

16

Total comprehensive income for the period

27,435

17,139


DLocal Limited

Certain interim financial information
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Financial Position as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts, unaudited)

March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

410,064

336,197

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

1,286

1,004

Trade and other receivables

217,191

190,966

Other assets

1,188

1,339

Total Current Assets

629,729

529,506

Non-Current Assets

Deferred tax assets

578

133

Property, plant and equipment

2,377

2,485

Right-of-use assets

3,799

3,915

Intangible assets

48,056

46,969

Total Non-Current Assets

54,810

53,502

TOTAL ASSETS

684,539

583,008

LIABILITIES

Current Liabilities

Trade and other payables

346,776

277,160

Borrowings

6,077

5,014

Lease liabilities

502

502

Tax liabilities

13,568

13,126

Derivative financial instruments

1,121

221

Provisions

1,759

1,710

Contingent consideration liability

665

665

Total Current Liabilities

370,468

298,398

Non-Current Liabilities

Deferred tax liabilities

576

883

Lease liabilities

3,367

3,426

Total Non-Current Liabilities

3,943

4,309

TOTAL LIABILITIES

374,411

302,707

EQUITY

Share Capital

590

590

Share Premium

157,750

157,151

Capital Reserve

14,534

12,741

Other Reserves

1,466

(30

)

Retained earnings

135,825

109,867

Total Equity Attributable to owners of the Group

310,165

280,319

Non-controlling interest

(37

)

(18

)

TOTAL EQUITY

310,128

280,301

dLocal was incorporated on February 10, 2021, as a Cayman Islands exempted company with limited liability, duly registered with the Cayman Islands Registrar of Companies. The contribution of dLocal Group Limited (a limited liability company incorporated in Malta, the former holding entity or “dLocal Malta”) shares to dLocal was the Cayman Islands company has been finalized as of April 14, 2021. Until the contribution of dLocal Malta shares to it, dLocal had not commenced operations, consequently the historical information previous to that date presented in here corresponds to dLocal Malta, our predecessor. This reorganization was done, among other things, to facilitate the initial public offering of the Group. dLocal had no prior assets, holdings or operations.

Investor Relations Contact:
investor@dlocal.com

Media Contact:
marketing@dlocal.com



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