Subscription revenue of $204.0 million, up 15% year-over-year.
Subscription gross margin of 73% and non-GAAP subscription gross margin of 77%, up over 500 basis points year-over-year.
HOUSTON, February 09, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO), the CFO’s best-kept secret for profitable growth, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.
"I’m proud of our team for their strong execution in delivering 15% subscription revenue growth in 2022 while driving greater efficiencies in our business," stated CEO Andres Reiner. "Our market-leading profit and revenue optimization solutions are mission critical for businesses looking to thrive in economic uncertainty and fuel profitable growth. We enter this year well positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity in front of us."
CFO Stefan Schulz said, "In 2022 we consistently drove revenue outperformance while delivering positive adjusted EBITDA in the second half of the year, despite a challenging economic environment. We are now projecting to generate positive adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow in 2023, accelerating our path to our long-term profitability goals."
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Highlights
Key financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2022 are shown below. Throughout this press release all dollar figures are in millions, except net (loss) earnings per share. Unless otherwise noted, all results are on a reported basis and are compared with the prior-year period.
Subscription and Maintenance Revenue
Operating (Loss) Income
Net (Loss) Income
Net (Loss) Earnings Per Share
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities
Free Cash Flow
Subscription and Maintenance Revenue
Annual Recurring Revenue ("ARR")
Annual Recurring Revenue in constant currency
Subscription ARR in constant currency
Net Loss Per Share
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities
Free Cash Flow
The attached table provides a summary of PROS results for the period, including a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP metrics.
Recent Business Highlights
Welcomed new customers who are adopting PROS solutions such as Aegean Airlines, Air Albania, Auto Wares, GE Power, Greater Bay Airlines, Sidel, Signature Aviation, Unlimited Technology and Vector Security, among others.
Continued to be recognized for our innovation leadership with 15 awards and accolades received in 2022, including being named a leader again in the Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price, and Quote Application Suites; together with our leadership position in the IDC MarketScape, PROS continues to be the only platform with a leadership position in both Price Optimization and Management and CPQ.
Launched our next generation of Price Optimization powered by PROS Gen IV AI which makes PROS the first in the market to drive hyper-personalized price recommendations using neural network technology.
Announced an Analyst Day event to take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, during our 2023 Outperform user conference in Denver, CO; investors who wish to attend the full conference will receive a discounted conference rate - register today.
Recognized as one of PEOPLE’s 2022 Companies that Care, a list of the top 100 US companies that have succeeded in business while demonstrating outstanding respect, care, and concern for their employees.
PROS currently anticipates the following based on an estimated 46.0 million basic weighted average shares outstanding for the first quarter of 2023 and a 22% non-GAAP estimated tax rate for the first quarter and full year 2023.
Q1 2023 Guidance
v. Q1 2022 at Mid-Point
Full Year 2023 Guidance
v. Prior Year at Mid-Point
$70.4 to $71.4
$293.0 to $296.0
$54.0 to $54.5
$230.7 to $232.7
$250.0 to $253.0
Non-GAAP Loss Per Share
$(0.12) to $(0.09)
$(4.0) to $(3.0)
$3.0 to $6.0
Free Cash Flow
$2.0 to $6.0
In conjunction with this announcement, PROS Holdings, Inc. will host a conference call on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 4:45 p.m. EST to discuss the Company’s financial results and business outlook. To access this call, dial 1-877-407-9039 (toll-free) or 1-201-689-8470. The live and archived webcasts of this call can be accessed under the "Investor Relations" section of the Company’s website at www.pros.com.
A telephone replay will be available until Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:59 PM EST at 1-844-512-2921 (toll-free) or 1-412-317-6671 using the pass code 13735564.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is your company’s best-kept secret for profitable growth. Viewed as a market-leader by both Gartner and IDC for its CPQ and price optimization capabilities, PROS advanced AI delivers results to the world’s top brands including Cargill, Etihad, Honeywell, HP, Lenovo, Lufthansa, Siemens and more. With more than 30 million AI models, PROS award winning AI is the driving force in processing more than 2 trillion transactions per year. PROS customers report up to 96% efficiency gain, up to 5% margin improvement and up to 20% revenue lift, according to a recent ROI study. To learn more, visit www.pros.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about our financial outlook; expectations; ability to achieve future growth and profitability; management's confidence and optimism; positioning; customer successes; demand for our software solutions; pipeline; business expansion; revenue; subscription revenue; ARR; non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share; adjusted EBITDA; free cash flow; shares outstanding and effective tax rate. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon our historical performance and our current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates or expectations will be achieved. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, among others, risks related to: (a) the macroeconomic environment, (b) the effects of inflation, (c) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, (d) cyberattacks, data breaches and breaches of security measures within our products, systems and infrastructure or products, systems and infrastructure of third parties upon whom we rely, (e) increasing business from customers and maintaining subscription renewal rates, (f) managing our growth and profit objectives effectively, (g) disruptions from our third party data center, software, data, and other unrelated service providers, (h) implementing our solutions, (i) cloud operations, (j) intellectual property and third-party software, (k) acquiring and integrating businesses and/or technologies, (l) catastrophic events, (m) operating globally, including economic and commercial disruptions, (n) potential downturns in sales and lengthy sales cycles, (o) software innovation, (p) competition, (q) market acceptance of our software innovations, (r) maintaining our corporate culture, (s) personnel risks including loss of any key employees and competition for talent, (t) expanding and training our direct and indirect sales force, (u) evolving data privacy, cyber security and data localization laws, (v) our debt repayment obligations, (w) the timing of revenue recognition and cash flow from operations, (x) migrating customers to our latest cloud solutions, and (y) returning to profitability. Additional information relating to the risks and uncertainties affecting our business is contained in our filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations as of the date hereof. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and PROS disclaims any obligations to update or alter these forward-looking statements in the future, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
PROS has provided in this release certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross profit and margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations or non-GAAP operating income (loss), annual recurring revenue, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, non-GAAP tax rate, non-GAAP net income (loss), and earnings (loss) per share or non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share. PROS uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating PROS’ ongoing operational performance and cloud transition. Non-GAAP gross margin can be compared to gross margin which can be calculated from the condensed consolidated statements of loss by dividing gross profit by total revenue. Non-GAAP gross margin is similarly calculated but first adds back to gross profit the portion of certain of the non-GAAP adjustments described below attributable to cost of revenue. Non-GAAP subscription margin can be compared to subscription margin which can be calculated from the condensed consolidated statements of loss by dividing subscription gross profit (subscription revenue minus subscription cost) by subscription revenue. Non-GAAP subscription margin is similarly calculated but first subtracts out from subscription cost the portion of certain of the non-GAAP adjustments described below attributable to cost of subscription. These items and amounts are presented in the Supplemental Schedule of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure as detailed above. A reconciliation of GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables included as part of this press release, and can be found, along with other financial information, in the investor relations portion of our website. PROS' use of non-GAAP financial measures may not be consistent with the presentations by similar companies in PROS' industry. PROS has also provided in this release certain forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, annual recurring revenue, non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, non-GAAP tax rates, and calculated billings (collectively the "non-GAAP financial measures") as follows:
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations: Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations excludes the impact of share-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and severance. Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations excludes the following items from non-GAAP estimates:
Share-Based Compensation: Although share-based compensation is an important aspect of compensation for our employees and executives, our share-based compensation expense can vary because of changes in our stock price and market conditions at the time of grant, varying valuation methodologies, and the variety of award types. Since share-based compensation expense can vary for reasons that are generally unrelated to our performance during any particular period, we believe this could make it difficult for investors to compare our current financial results to previous and future periods. Therefore, we believe it is useful to exclude share-based compensation in order to better understand our business performance and allow investors to compare our operating results with peer companies.
Amortization of Acquisition-Related Intangibles: We view amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, such as the amortization of the cost associated with an acquired company's research and development efforts, trade names, customer lists and customer relationships, as items arising from pre-acquisition activities determined at the time of an acquisition. While these intangible assets are continually evaluated for impairment, amortization of the cost of purchased intangibles is a static expense, one that is not typically affected by operations during any particular period.
Severance: Severance costs relate to the separation of our Chief Operations Officer in Q1 2022 and costs related to other internal role consolidations as well as severance cost incurred in Q4 2022 as the Company reprioritized its investments to focus on supporting key growth areas of its business. As a result of this reprioritization, the Company incurred severance, employee benefits, outplacement and related costs. These amounts are unrelated to our core performance during any particular period, and therefore, we believe it is useful to exclude these amounts in order to better understand our business performance and allow investors to compare our results with peer companies.
Non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share: Non-GAAP net income (loss) excludes the items listed above as excluded from non-GAAP income (loss) from operations and also excludes amortization of debt issuance costs, loss (gain) on equity investments, net and the taxes related to these items and the items excluded from non-GAAP income (loss) from operations. Estimates of non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share are calculated by dividing estimates for non-GAAP net income (loss) by our estimate of weighted average shares outstanding for the future period. In addition to the items listed above as excluded from non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss) excludes the following items from non-GAAP estimates:
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs: Amortization of debt issuance costs are related to our convertible notes. These amounts are unrelated to our core performance during any particular period, and therefore, we believe it is useful to exclude these amounts in order to better understand our business performance and allow investors to compare our results with peer companies.
Loss (Gain) on Equity Investments, net: Loss (gain) on equity investments, net relate to observable price changes for equity investments without a readily determinable fair value identified during the quarters ended September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2022, including other-than-temporary loss. These amounts are unrelated to our core performance during any particular period, and therefore, we believe it is useful to exclude these amounts in order to better understand our business performance and allow investors to compare our results with peer companies.
Taxes: We exclude the tax consequences associated with non-GAAP items to provide investors with a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies because such amounts can vary significantly. In the fourth quarter of 2014, we concluded that it is more likely than not that we will be unable to fully realize our deferred tax assets and accordingly, established a valuation allowance against those assets. The ongoing impact of the valuation allowance on our non-GAAP effective tax rate has been eliminated to allow investors to better understand our business performance and compare our operating results with peer companies.
Annual Recurring Revenue: Annual Recurring Revenue ("ARR") is used to assess the trajectory of our cloud business. ARR means, as of a specified date, the contracted recurring revenue, including contracts with a future start date, together with annualized overage fees incurred above contracted minimum transactions, and excluding perpetual and term license agreements. ARR should be viewed independently of revenue and any other GAAP measure. Subscription ARR is calculated in the same manner, but excludes maintenance and support ARR.
Non-GAAP Tax Rate: The estimated non-GAAP effective tax rate adjusts the tax effect to quantify the impact of the excluded non-GAAP items.
Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is defined as GAAP net income (loss) before interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted to eliminate the effect of stock-based compensation cost, severance, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) as an indicator of our operating performance.
Free Cash Flow: Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure which is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, excluding severance payments, less capital expenditures (excluding expenditures for PROS new headquarters), purchases of other (non-acquisition-related) intangible assets and capitalized internal-use software development costs.
Calculated Billings: Calculated billings is defined as total subscription, maintenance and support revenue plus the change in recurring deferred revenue in a given period.
These non-GAAP estimates are not measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, and we are unable to reconcile these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to their directly comparable GAAP financial measures because the information described above which is needed to complete a reconciliation is unavailable at this time without unreasonable effort.
PROS Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
December 31, 2022
December 31, 2021
Cash and cash equivalents
Trade and other receivables, net of allowance of $609 and $1,206, respectively
Deferred costs, current
Prepaid and other current assets
Total current assets
Property and equipment, net
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Deferred costs, noncurrent
Other assets, noncurrent
Liabilities and Stockholders’ (Deficit) Equity:
Accounts payable and other liabilities
Accrued payroll and other employee benefits
Operating lease liabilities, current
Deferred revenue, current
Total current liabilities
Deferred revenue, noncurrent