HQY
$48.21
Healthequity
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(.39%)
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter October 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:05:13 PM
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Healthequity Beats

Healthequity (HQY) reported 3rd Quarter October 2017 earnings of $0.17 per share on revenue of $56.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.13 per share on revenue of $55.6 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.14 per share. Revenue grew 31.0% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fiscal year earnings of $0.64 to $0.66 per share on revenue of $225.0 million to $228.0 million. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $0.64 to $0.68 per share on revenue of $223.0 million to $228.0 million and the current consensus earnings estimate is $0.70 per share on revenue of $227.1 million for the year ending January 31, 2018.

HealthEquity Inc is a technology-enabled services platform that empowers consumers to make healthcare saving and spending decisions.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.17
Earnings Whisper
$0.14
Consensus Estimate
$0.13
Reported Revenue
$56.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$55.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

HealthEquity Reports Third Quarter Ended October 31, 2017 Financial Results

Highlights of the third quarter include:

-- Revenue of $56.8 million, an increase of 31% compared to Q3 FY17.

-- Net income of $10.5 million, an increase of 74% compared to Q3 FY17.

-- Net income per diluted share of $0.17 compared to $0.10 in Q3 FY17.

-- Adjusted EBITDA of $21.2 million, an increase of 46% compared to Q3 FY17.

HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY) ("HealthEquity" or the "Company"), the nation’s largest health savings account ("HSA") non-bank custodian, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended October 31, 2017.

"HealthEquity has added more than 740,000 new HSAs and $1.3 billion in custodial assets since the end of the third quarter last year as we added more than 123,000 HSAs in this year’s third quarter, including 14,000 from First Interstate Bank," said Jon Kessler, President and CEO of HealthEquity. "The 27% third quarter growth in HSAs helped us surpass 3 million total HSAs and drive our custodial assets up 30% to $5.6 billion. Our fully integrated investment platform continues to lead the industry with 73% custodial investment growth in the third quarter and total invested custodial assets at $1 billion at quarter end. With another strong quarterly performance and record year-to-date results, we are narrowing our guidance for fiscal 2018 financial expectations around a higher revenue forecast and confirming our adjusted EBITDA outlook."

Third quarter financial results

For the third quarter ended October 31, 2017, HealthEquity reported revenue of $56.8 million, an increase of 31% compared to $43.4 million for the third quarter ended October 31, 2016. Revenue consisted of:

-- Service revenue of $23.0 million, an increase of 22% compared to Q3 FY17.

-- Custodial revenue of $22.1 million, an increase of 48% compared to Q3 FY17.

-- Interchange revenue of $11.7 million, an increase of 22% compared to Q3 FY17.

Net income was $10.5 million for the third quarter ended October 31, 2017, compared to $6.0 million for the third quarter ended October 31, 2016.

Net income per diluted share was $0.17 for the third quarter ended October 31, 2017, compared to $0.10 for the third quarter ended October 31, 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA was $21.2 million for the third quarter ended October 31, 2017, an increase of 46% compared to $14.5 million for the third quarter ended October 31, 2016.

HSA Member and Custodial Asset metrics

The total number of HSAs for which we serve as a non-bank custodian ("HSA Members") as of October 31, 2017 was 3.0 million, an increase of 27% from 2.4 million as of October 31, 2016.

Total Custodial Assets as of October 31, 2017 was $5.6 billion, an increase of 30% year over year, consisting of:

-- Custodial Cash Assets of $4.6 billion, an increase of 24% compared to Q3 FY17; and

-- Custodial Investment Assets of $1.0 billion, an increase of 73% compared to Q3 FY17.

Business outlook

We are increasing our business outlook for the year ended January 31, 2018. We are narrowing our revenue outlook from a range between $223.0 million and $228.0 million to a range between $225.0 million and $228.0 million, our net income from a range between $41.0 million and $45.0 million to a range between $43.0 million and $45.0 million, our Adjusted EBITDA from a range between $79.0 million and $84.0 million to a range between $80.0 million and $83.0 million. We also expect our non-GAAP net income to be in a range between $39.0 million and $41.0 million, narrowed from our prior range between $39.0 million and $43.0 million. Our non-GAAP net income is calculated by adding back to net income all non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of an estimated statutory tax rate of 38%, and the impact of excess tax benefits due to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-09. Our non-GAAP net income outlook results in a non-GAAP net income per diluted share range between $0.64 and $0.66 (based on an estimated 62.0 million diluted weighted-average shares outstanding), narrowed from our prior range between $0.64 and $0.68.

A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used throughout this release to the most comparable GAAP financial measures is included with the financial tables at the end of this release.

Conference call

HealthEquity management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to discuss the fiscal year 2018 third quarter results. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 844-791-6252, or 661-378-9636 for international callers, and referencing conference ID 2796618. A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the investor relations section of our website at http://ir.healthequity.com.

Non-GAAP financial Information

To supplement our financial information presented on a GAAP basis, we disclose Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share, which are non-GAAP financial measures. We define Adjusted EBITDA as adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and other certain non-operating items. Non-GAAP net income is calculated by adding back to net income all non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of an estimated statutory tax rate of 38%, and the impact of excess tax benefits due to the adoption of ASU 2016-09. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income by diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The Company cautions investors that non-GAAP financial information, by its nature, departs from GAAP; accordingly, its use can make it difficult to compare current results with results from other reporting periods and with the results of other companies. Whenever we use these non-GAAP financial measures, we provide a reconciliation of the applicable non-GAAP financial measure to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure as detailed in the tables below.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s industry, business strategy, plans, goals and expectations concerning our market position, product expansion, future operations, revenue, margins, business outlook, profitability, future efficiencies, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. When used in this discussion, the words "may," "believes," "intends," "seeks," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "expects," "should," "assumes," "continues," "could," "will," "future" and the negative of these or similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the control of the Company. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, the continued availability of tax-advantaged, consumer-directed benefits to employers and employees, the Company’s ability to acquire and retain new network partners and to cross-sell its products to existing network partners and members, the Company’s ability to successfully identify, acquire and integrate portfolio purchases or acquisition targets, the Company’s ability to raise awareness among employers and employees about the advantages of adopting and participating in consumer-directed benefits programs, and the Company’s ability to identify and execute on network partner opportunities. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to the risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent periodic and current reports. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The Company undertakes no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

HealthEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries
Consolidated balance sheets (unaudited)
(in thousands, except par value)
October 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
184,367
$
139,954
Marketable securities, at fair value
40,711
40,405
Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities
225,078
180,359
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts as of October 31, 2017 and January 31, 2017 were $100 and $75, respectively
21,458
17,001
Inventories
169
592
Other current assets
6,106
2,867
Total current assets
252,811
200,819
Property and equipment, net
6,789
5,170
Intangible assets, net
85,450
65,020
Goodwill
4,651
4,651
Deferred tax asset
4,656
1,615
Other assets
1,760
1,861
Total assets
$
356,117
$
279,136
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$
3,295
$
3,221
Accrued compensation
6,503
8,722
Accrued liabilities
9,680
3,760
Total current liabilities
19,478
15,703
Long-term liabilities
Other long-term liabilities
2,226
1,456
Deferred tax liability
--
37
Total long-term liabilities
2,226
1,493
Total liabilities
21,704
17,196
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2017 and January 31, 2017, respectively
--
--
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 900,000 shares authorized, 60,652 and 59,538 shares issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2017 and January 31, 2017, respectively 6
6
Additional paid-in capital
255,245
232,114
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(188
)
(165
)
Accumulated earnings
79,350
29,985
Total stockholders’ equity
334,413
261,940
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
356,117
$
279,136
HealthEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries
Consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended October 31,
Nine months ended October 31,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Revenue:
Service revenue
$
22,962
$
18,781
$
68,258
$
56,610
Custodial revenue
22,105
14,967
62,709
43,557
Interchange revenue
11,722
9,610
38,122
31,389
Total revenue
56,789
43,358
169,089
131,556
Cost of revenue:
Service costs
17,251
12,675
47,824
34,471
Custodial costs
2,784
2,461
8,370
7,211
Interchange costs
3,027
2,331
9,625
7,748
Total cost of revenue
23,062
17,467
65,819
49,430
Gross profit
33,727
25,891
103,270
82,126
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing
5,892
4,391
15,707
12,764
Technology and development
6,866
6,209
19,905
15,827
General and administrative
6,252
5,166
18,354
15,290
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
1,155
1,083
3,320
3,214
Total operating expenses
20,165
16,849
57,286
47,095
Income from operations
13,562
9,042
45,984
35,031
Other expense:
Other expense, net
(395
)
(256
)
(523
)
(934
)
Total other expense
(395
)
(256
)
(523
)
(934
)
Income before income taxes
13,167
8,786
45,461
34,097
Income tax provision
2,685
2,778
4,004
11,783
Net income
$
10,482
$
6,008
$
41,457
$
22,314
Net income per share:
Basic
$
0.17
$
0.10
$
0.69
$
0.38
Diluted
$
0.17
$
0.10
$
0.67
$
0.37
Weighted-average number of shares used in computing net income per share:
Basic
60,562
58,938
60,160
58,338
Diluted
61,868
60,073
61,703
59,693
Comprehensive income:
Net income
$
10,482
$
6,008
$
41,457
$
22,314
Other comprehensive gain (loss):
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale marketable securities, net of tax 7
(23
)
(23
)
(36
)
Comprehensive income
$
10,489
$
5,985
$
41,434
$
22,278
HealthEquity, Inc. and its subsidiaries
Statement of Cash flows (unaudited)
Nine months ended October 31,
(in thousands)
2017
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income
$
41,457
$
22,314
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
11,142
9,543
Amortization of deferred financing costs and other
97
53
Deferred taxes
5,093
(1,880
)
Stock-based compensation
10,468
6,399
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(4,482
)
244
Inventories
423
(324
)
Other assets
(3,027
)
(3,955
)
Accounts payable
(425
)
(973
)
Accrued compensation
(2,219
)
(3,117
)
Accrued liabilities
2,586
1,666
Other long-term liabilities
770
1,059
Net cash provided by operating activities
61,883
31,029
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of intangible member assets
(15,529
)
--
Acquisition of a business
(2,882
)
--
Purchases of marketable securities
(343
)
(275
)
Purchase of property and equipment
(3,382
)
(2,705
)
Purchase of software and capitalized software development costs
(7,654
)
(6,799
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(29,790
)
(9,779
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options
12,320
4,546
Tax benefit from exercise of common stock options
--
15,909
Net cash provided by financing activities
12,320
20,455
Increase in cash and cash equivalents
44,413
41,705
Beginning cash and cash equivalents
139,954
83,641
Ending cash and cash equivalents
$
184,367
$
125,346
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment included in accounts payable or accrued liabilities at period end
$
238
$
569
Purchases of software and capitalized software development costs included in accounts payable or accrued liabilities at period end 501
185
Purchases of intangible member assets accrued at period end
3,429
--
Stock-based compensation expense (unaudited)
Total stock-based compensation expense included in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income is as follows:
Three months ended October 31,
Nine months ended October 31,
(in thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Cost of revenue
$
720
$
462
$
1,903
$
1,258
Sales and marketing
561
364
1,403
930
Technology and development
831
487
2,365
1,290
General and administrative
1,553
755
4,797
2,921
Total stock-based compensation expense
$
3,665
$
2,068
$
10,468
$
6,399
HSA Members (unaudited)
October 31, 2017
October 31, 2016
% Change
January 31, 2017
HSA Members
3,012,968
2,378,353
27%
2,746,132
Average HSA Members - Year-to-date
2,872,744
2,278,994
26%
2,339,091
Average HSA Members - Quarter-to-date
2,977,367
2,354,227
26%
2,519,382
HSA Members with investments
98,257
58,226
69%
65,906
Custodial assets (unaudited)
(in thousands, except percentages)
October 31, 2017
October 31, 2016
% Change
January 31, 2017
Custodial cash
$
4,592,658
$
3,713,290
24%
$
4,380,487
Custodial investments
987,050
570,553
73%
658,580
Total custodial assets
$
5,579,708
$
4,283,843
30%
$
5,039,067
Average daily custodial cash - Year-to-date
$
4,469,641
$
3,596,571
24%
$
3,661,058
Average daily custodial cash - Quarter-to-date
$
4,550,327
$
3,669,480
24%
$
3,854,518
Net income reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)
Three months ended October 31,
Nine months ended October 31,
(in thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Net income
$
10,482
$
6,008
$
41,457
$
22,314
Interest income
(185
)
(137
)
(521
)
(385
)
Interest expense
69
69
205
206
Income tax provision
2,685
2,778
4,004
11,783
Depreciation and amortization
2,851
2,335
7,822
6,329
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
1,155
1,083
3,320
3,214
Stock-based compensation expense
3,665
2,068
10,468
6,399
Other (1)
511
323
839
1,113
Adjusted EBITDA
$
21,233
$
14,527
$
67,594
$
50,973

(1) For the three months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, Other consisted of non-income-based taxes of $113 and $86, acquisition-related costs of $398 and $10, and other costs of $0 and $237, respectively. For the nine months ended October 31, 2017 and 2016, Other consisted of non-income based taxes of $303 and $260, acquisition-related costs of $482 and $595, and other costs of $54 and $258, respectively.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA outlook (unaudited)
Outlook for the year ending
(in millions)
January 31, 2018
Net income
$43 - $45
Income tax provision
5 - 6
Depreciation and amortization
11
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
4
Stock-based compensation expense
14
Other
3
Adjusted EBITDA
$80 - $83
Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income per diluted share (unaudited)
Three months ended
Nine months ended
Outlook for the year ending
(in millions, except per share data)
October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017
January 31, 2018
Net income
$10
$41
$43 - $45
Stock compensation, net of tax
2
6
9
Excess tax benefit due to adoption of ASU 2016-09
(2
) (12
)
(13)
Non-GAAP net income
$10
$35
$39 - $41
Diluted weighted-average shares used in computing GAAP and Non-GAAP per share amounts 62
62
62
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share
$0.17
$0.57
$0.64 - $0.66

(1) The Company used an estimated statutory tax rate of 38% to calculate the net impact stock-based compensation expense.

(2) Non-GAAP net income per diluted share does not calculate due to rounding.

Investor Relations Contact:

Richard Putnam

801-727-1209

rputnam@healthequity.com

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