Press Release

Yext, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

Yext

Sept 7, 2022

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– Second Quarter Revenue Increased 3% Year-over-Year to $100.9 Million
– Customer Count Increased 8% Year-over-Year to Over 2,870
– ARR Increased 2% Year-over-Year to $387 Million
– Cash and Cash Equivalents of $188 Million
– Issues Guidance for Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 and Updates Guidance for Full Year Fiscal 2023

Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Answers Company, today announced its results for the three months ended July 31, 2022, or the Company's second quarter of fiscal 2023.

"Our strong second quarter results demonstrate that we are executing well against our customer-centric strategy, while making clear progress on our path to profitability," said Mike Walrath, Chief Executive Officer at Yext. "During the quarter, we strengthened our brand positioning, executed on our go-to-market strategy, and laid the groundwork for future growth opportunities, and our outlook reflects continued confidence in our ability to drive success for our customers."

Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $100.9 million, a 3% increase, compared to $98.1 million reported in the second quarter fiscal 2022. Second quarter revenue included a negative impact of approximately $2.8 million from foreign currency exchange rates, using a constant currency basis.
  • Gross Profit of $73.8 million, a 3% increase, compared to $71.5 million reported in the second quarter fiscal 2022. Gross margin of 73.2%, compared to 72.9% reported in the second quarter fiscal 2022.
  • Net Loss and Non-GAAP Net Loss:
    ◦ Net loss of $20.0 million, compared to the net loss of $27.6 million in the second quarter fiscal 2022.
    ◦ Non-GAAP net loss of $3.9 million, compared to the non-GAAP net loss of $7.2 million in the second quarter fiscal 2022.
  • Net Loss Per Share and Non-GAAP Net Loss Per Share:
    ◦ Net loss per share of $0.16 in the second quarter fiscal 2023, compared to net loss per share of $0.22 in the second quarter fiscal 2022.
    ◦ Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.03 in the second quarter fiscal 2023, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.06 in the second quarter fiscal 2022.
    ◦ Net loss per share and non-GAAP net loss per share were each based on 124.2 million and 126.9 million weighted-average basic shares outstanding for the second quarter fiscal 2023 and for the second quarter fiscal 2022, respectively.
  • Balance Sheet: Cash and cash equivalents of $188 million as of July 31, 2022. Unearned revenue of $166 million as of July 31, 2022, compared to $165 million as of July 31, 2021.
  • Remaining Performance Obligations ("RPO"): RPO of $327 million as of July 31, 2022. RPO expected to be recognized over the next 24 months of $310 million with the remaining balance expected to be recognized thereafter. RPO does not include amounts under contract subject to certain accounting exclusions.
  • Cash Flow: Net cash used in operating activities was $25.2 million for the three months ended July 31, 2022, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $32.6 million for the three months ended July 31, 2021.

Readers are encouraged to review the tables labeled "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this release.

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Announced that Raianne Reiss, a veteran with more than 20 years of global technology marketing experience, has joined Yext as Chief Marketing Officer to spearhead the Company's ambitious growth objectives.
  • Announced the availability of Yext's Summer '22 Release for early access. New features highlight the Company's commitment to creating a powerful, composable platform that can be flexibly deployed to address a wide variety of business needs.
  • Named a Leader in 27 of G2's Summer '22 Grid® Reports, which measure a company's market presence and performance based on real user ratings.
  • Named one of the Best Workplaces in New York in 2022 by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine, ranking #15 for large-sized businesses.
  • Announced the availability of new features for hospitality brands leveraging its Tripadvisor integration, supporting more than 40 fields and allowing hoteliers to add available options for recreation, dining, parking and more.
  • Announced a partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to further improve the analytics functionality of its award-winning platform.
  • Announced a partnership with what3words, a platform that's revolutionizing the way we communicate location, giving customers more control over their location data.
  • Customer count, which excludes our small business and third-party reseller customers, increased 8% year-over-year to over 2,870 as of July 31, 2022.
  • Annual recurring revenue, or ARR, increased 2% year-over-year to $387 million as of July 31, 2022, compared to $378 million as of July 31, 2021. As of July 31, 2022, ARR included an approximate $10.8 million negative impact from foreign currency exchange rates, on a constant currency basis.

Financial Outlook:
Yext is also providing the following guidance for its third fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2022 and the fiscal year ending January 31, 2023.

  • Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Outlook:
    ◦ Revenue is projected to be in the range of $99.0 million to $100.0 million. Our third quarter revenue guidance includes a negative impact of $1.0 million to reflect recent foreign currency exchange rates.
    ◦ Non-GAAP earnings per share is projected to be $(0.01) to $0.01 which assumes 124.4 million weighted-average basic shares outstanding.
  • Full Year Fiscal 2023 Outlook:
    ◦ Revenue is projected to be in the range of $399.4 million to $401.4 million. Our full year revenue guidance includes a negative impact of $8.0 million to reflect recent foreign currency exchange rates.
    ◦ Non-GAAP net loss per share is projected to be $0.08 to $0.06 which assumes 126.3 million weighted-average basic shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information
Yext will host a conference call today at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time (1:30 P.M. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results with the investment community. A live webcast of the call will be available on the Yext Investor Relations website at http://investors.yext.com. A live dial-in is available domestically at (877) 883-0383 and internationally at (412) 902-6506, passcode 1716758.

A replay will be available domestically at (877) 344-7529 or internationally at (412) 317-0088, passcode 5348618, until midnight (ET) September 16, 2022.

About Yext
Yext (NYSE: YEXT) helps organizations answer every question about their business. Yext's Answers Platform collects and organizes content into a Knowledge Graph, then leverages a complementary set of products — including Listings, Pages, Reviews and Search — to deliver relevant, actionable answers wherever customers, employees, and partners look for information. For over 15 years, thousands of companies worldwide have trusted Yext to create seamless content-driven experiences at scale across search engines, websites, mobile apps, and hundreds of other digital touchpoints.

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This release includes forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding our revenue, non-GAAP net loss and shares outstanding for our third quarter and full year fiscal 2023 in the paragraphs under "Financial Outlook" above, statements regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and results of operations and other statements regarding our expectations regarding the growth of our company, our market opportunity, product roadmap, sales efficiency efforts and our industry. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "intend," "potential," "might," "would," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Actual events or results may differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, and these differences may be material and adverse.

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Non-GAAP Measurements
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (sales and marketing, research and development, general and administrative), non-GAAP operating expenses (sales and marketing, research and development, general and administrative) as a percentage of revenue, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, non-GAAP net income (loss) as a percentage of revenue, which are referred to as non-GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP as they have been adjusted to exclude the effects of stock-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (sales and marketing, research and development, general and administrative) as a percentage of revenue, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP net income (loss) as a percentage of revenue are calculated by dividing the applicable non-GAAP financial measure by revenue. Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share is defined as non-GAAP net income (loss) on a per share basis. See "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a discussion of the applicable weighted-average shares outstanding.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors and other users of our financial information consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our results of operations. With respect to non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (sales and marketing, research and development, general and administrative) as a percentage of revenue, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP net loss/income as a percentage of revenue, we believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating our profitability relative to the amount of revenue generated, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expense. We also believe non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry, as these metrics eliminate the effects of stock-based compensation, which may vary for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

In addition, we present non-GAAP constant currency measures of revenue. Constant currency as it relates to revenue provides a framework for assessing Company performance which exclude the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. Current period results for entities reporting in currencies other than U.S. Dollars ("USD") are converted into USD at the average monthly exchange rates in effect during the comparative period, as opposed to the average monthly exchange rates in effect during the current period.

We use these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with traditional GAAP measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, and to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies. Our definition may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Thus, our non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, nor superior to or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

These non-GAAP financial measures may be limited in their usefulness because they do not present the full economic effect of our use of stock-based compensation. We compensate for these limitations by providing investors and other users of our financial information a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most closely related GAAP financial measures. However, we have not reconciled the non-GAAP guidance measures disclosed under "Financial Outlook" to their corresponding GAAP measures because certain reconciling items such as stock-based compensation and the corresponding provision for income taxes depend on factors such as the stock price at the time of award of future grants and thus cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, reconciliations to the non-GAAP guidance measures is not available without unreasonable effort. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure and to view non-GAAP net loss/income and non-GAAP net loss/income per share in conjunction with net loss and net loss per share.

Operating Metrics
This press release also includes certain operating metrics that we believe are useful in providing additional information in assessing the overall performance of our business. Customer count is defined as the total number of customers with contracts executed as of the last day of the reporting period and a unique administrative account identifier on the Yext platform. We believe that customer count provides insight into our ability to grow our enterprise and mid-market customer base. As such, customer count excludes third-party reseller customers and small businesses customers as well as customers only receiving free trials.

Annual recurring revenue, or ARR, for Direct customers is defined as the annualized recurring amount of all contracts in our enterprise, mid-market and small business customer base as of the last day of the reporting period. The recurring amount of a contract is determined based upon the terms of a contract and is calculated by dividing the amount of a contract by the term of the contract and then annualizing such amount. The calculation assumes no subsequent changes to the existing subscription. Contracts include portions of professional services contracts that are recurring in nature.

ARR for Third-party Reseller customers is defined as the annualized recurring amount of all contracts with Third-party Reseller customers as of the last day of the reporting period. The recurring amount of a contract is determined based upon the terms of a contract and is calculated by dividing the amount of a contract by the term of the contract and then annualizing such amount. The calculation assumes no subsequent changes to the existing subscription. The calculation includes the annualized contractual minimum commitment and excludes amounts related to overages above the contractual minimum commitments. Contracts include portions of professional services contracts that are recurring in nature.

Total ARR is defined as the annualized recurring amount of all contracts executed as of the last day of the reporting period. The recurring amount of a contract is determined based upon the terms of a contract and is calculated by dividing the amount of a contract by the term of the contract and then annualizing such amount. The calculation assumes, where relevant, no subsequent changes to the existing subscription, includes the annualized contractual minimum commitment and excludes amounts related to overages above the contractual minimum commitment. Contracts include portions of professional services contracts that are recurring in nature.

ARR is independent of historical revenue, unearned revenue, remaining performance obligations or any other GAAP financial measure over any period. It should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, nor superior to or in isolation from, these measures and other measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe ARR-based metrics provides insight into the performance of our recurring revenue business model while mitigating for fluctuations in billing and contract terms.

In addition, we present ARR on a constant currency basis. Constant currency as it relates to ARR provides a framework for assessing Company performance which exclude the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. Contracts included in the determination of ARR in the current period are converted into USD at the exchange rates in effect at the end of the comparative period, as opposed to the end of the period exchange rates in effect during the current period.

For Further Information Contact:

Investor Relations: IR@yext.com

Public Relations: PR@yext.com

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