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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2016
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 7:00:01 AM
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Shopify (SHOP) reported a 3rd Quarter September 2016 loss of $0.04 per share on revenue of $99.6 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.03 per share on revenue of $94.9 million. The Earnings Whisper number was for a loss of $0.02 per share. Revenue grew 88.6% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter revenue of $120.0 million to $122.0 million. The current consensus revenue estimate is $112.9 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2016.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.04)
Earnings Whisper
($0.02)
Consensus Estimate
($0.03)
Reported Revenue
$99.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$94.9 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Shopify Announces Third-Quarter 2016 Financial Results Revenue Grows 89% Year on Year Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) Grows 100% Year on Year

Shopify Inc. (SHOP)(TSX:SHOP), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced strong financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

"Our accomplishments over the last few months support the strategy we have made clear from the beginning, which is to do the things that help merchants succeed," said Tobi Lutke, founder and CEO of Shopify. "We launched Apple Pay, Sell on Messenger and a brand new mobile Shopify app that lets a merchant set up and run their entire business from their mobile phone. Each of these is already making a difference for merchants, and we expect to enjoy the full benefits of these investments over the next several years."

"We are pleased with our third-quarter results," stated Russ Jones, CFO of Shopify. "We continued to expand revenue at an exceptional pace and once again delivered operating leverage. With the expansive opportunities that exist right now for multi-channel commerce, prioritizing investments to support future growth, while improving financial results today, is especially important for Shopify."

Third-Quarter Financial Highlights

Total revenue in the third quarter was $99.6 million an 89% increase from the comparable quarter in 2015. Within this, Subscription Solutions revenue grew 69% to $49.8 million. This increase was driven primarily by the continued rapid growth in Monthly Recurring Revenue(1) ("MRR"). Growth in the number of merchants using our platform, which grew to exceed 325,000 in the quarter, was the primary driver of the increase in MRR in the quarter. Merchant Solutions revenue grew 114% to $49.7 million. This increase resulted from both an increase in the number of merchants using Shopify Payments as well as from an increase in the amount of GMV per merchant.

MRR as of September 30, 2016 was $16.3 million, up 67% compared with $9.8 million on September 30, 2015.

Gross Merchandise Volume(2) ("GMV") for the third quarter was $3.8 billion, an increase of 100% over the third quarter of 2015. GMV processed through Shopify Payments grew to $1.5 billion, which accounted for 39% of GMV processed in the quarter.

Gross profit dollars grew 82% to $52.5 million over the third quarter of 2015. Growth of gross profit dollars has accelerated from the comparable period last year due to improvements in gross margin percentages within both Subscription Solutions and Merchant Solutions.

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2016 was $9.5 million, or 10% of revenue, versus $4.3 million, or 8% of revenue, for the comparable period a year ago.

Adjusted operating loss(3) for the third quarter of 2016 was 2% of revenue, or $2.2 million; adjusted operating loss for the third quarter of 2015 was 4% of revenue, or $2.0 million.

Net loss was $9.1 million, or $0.11 per share, compared with $4.7 million, or $0.06 per share, for the third quarter of 2015.

Adjusted net loss(3) for the third quarter of 2016 was $1.8 million, or $0.02 per share, compared with an adjusted net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.03 per share, for the third quarter of 2015.

At September 30, 2016, Shopify had $400 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, compared with $190 million on December 31, 2015. This balance reflects the addition of $224 million in cash raised in the Company’s follow-on offering in August.

Third-Quarter Business Highlights

In August, Shopify completed a follow-on offering of 8,625,000 Class A subordinate voting shares, of which 6,125,000 were sold by the Company. The aggregate net proceeds of $224 million strengthen Shopify’s balance sheet and provide flexibility to fund our growth strategies.

Shopify launched Apple Pay for the web, and already tens of thousands of Shopify’s merchants have elected to offer Apple Pay as a means for checkout. Stores supporting Apple Pay have seen an increase in checkout conversion rate of up to 2x on mobile, and customers are able to checkout up to 60% faster with Apple Pay than with a credit card alone.

Shopify released its new mobile Shopify app. The new mobile Shopify app introduces a number of new features merchants can use to manage their stores, including the ability to sign up, launch and run a store entirely on mobile. It also provides a framework that makes the addition of new features and devices to the Shopify platform faster and simpler.

Shopify entered into an agreement with Export Development Canada to help insure merchant cash advances offered by Shopify Capital. This agreement supports the continued growth of Shopify Capital, which was launched earlier this year to help merchants secure financing and accelerate their business growth. To date, Shopify Capital has advanced more than $20 million to merchants, with $15.5 million having been advanced as of September 30. This compares with over $5 million in cumulative cash advances at June 30.

Shopify expanded Shopify Shipping beyond USPS by integrating Canada Post. With this new partnership, Canada-based Shopify merchants can now quickly buy and print discounted Canada Post shipping labels at rates up to 40% off retail Canada Post rates. Simplifying and improving shipping allows merchants to save both time and money, and spend more of their resources growing their businesses.

Since the close of the third quarter, Shopify has made several key announcements:

Shopify completed the acquisition of Boltmade to help accelerate the development of the Shopify Plus product offering. Based in Waterloo, Boltmade brings deep software design and engineering talent to the Shopify Plus product development team.

Shopify expanded on its Facebook Messenger integration by enabling merchants to sell within Facebook Messenger. In the second quarter, Shopify made it possible for merchants to leverage Facebook Messenger as a means to engage in conversational commerce directly with their customers, and already, over 30,000 merchants have installed Facebook Messenger for their shops.

Financial Outlook

The financial outlook that follows constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws and is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a number of risks. Actual results could vary materially as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond Shopify’s control. Please see "Forward-looking Statements" below.

In addition to the other assumptions and factors described in this press release, Shopify’s outlook assumes the continuation of growth trends in our industry, our ability to manage our growth effectively and the absence of material changes in our industry or the global economy. The following statements supersede all prior statements made by Shopify regarding 2016 financial outlook. All numbers provided in this section are approximate.

For the full year 2016, Shopify currently expects:

-- Revenues in the range of $379 million to $381 million

-- GAAP operating loss in the range of $38 million to $40 million

Adjusted operating loss(3) in the range of $12 million to $14 million, which excludes stock-based compensation expenses and related payroll taxes of $26 million

For the fourth quarter of 2016, Shopify currently expects:

-- Revenues in the range of $120 million to $122 million

-- GAAP operating loss in the range of $10 million to $12 million

Adjusted operating loss(3) in the range of $1 million to $3 million, which excludes stock-based compensation expenses and related payroll taxes of $9 million

Quarterly Conference Call

Shopify’s management team will hold a conference call to discuss its third-quarter results today, November 2, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference call will be webcast on the investor relations section of Shopify’s website at https://investors.shopify.com/events/Events-Presentations/default.aspx. An archived replay of the webcast will be available following the conclusion of the call.

Shopify’s Third-Quarter 2016 Interim Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes and its Third-Quarter 2016 Management’s Discussion and Analysis are available on Shopify’s website at www.shopify.com, and will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About Shopify

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 325,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries and is trusted by brands such as Tesla Motors, Red Bull, Nestle, GE, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Shopify uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to provide additional information in order to assist investors in understanding its financial and operating performance.

Adjusted operating loss, adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the effect of share-based compensation expenses and related payroll taxes as well as sales and use tax.

Management uses non-GAAP financial measures internally for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Shopify believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Non-GAAP financial measures are not recognized measures for financial statement presentation under U.S. GAAP and do not have standardized meanings, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other public companies. Such non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. See the financial tables below for a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding Shopify’s financial outlook and future financial performance. Words such as "expects", "anticipates" and "intends" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are based on Shopify’s current projections and expectations about future events and financial trends that management believes might affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, and on certain assumptions and analysis made by Shopify in light of the experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors management believes are appropriate. These projections, expectations, assumptions and analyses are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, events and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Although Shopify believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond Shopify’s control, including but not limited to: (i) merchant acquisition and retention; (ii) managing our growth; (iii) our history of losses; (iv) our limited operating history; (v) our ability to innovate; (vi) a disruption of service or security breach; (vii) payments processed through Shopify Payments; (viii) our reliance on a single supplier to provide the technology we offer through Shopify Payments; (ix) a breach involving personally identifiable information; (x) serious software errors or defects; (xi) exchange rate fluctuations; (xii) achieving or maintaining data transmission capacity; and (xiii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in Shopify’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the securities commissions or similar securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces or territories of Canada. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent Shopify’s expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. Shopify undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

1. Monthly Recurring Revenue, or MRR, is calculated by multiplying the number of merchants by the average monthly subscription plan fee in effect on the last day of that period and is used by management as a directional indicator of subscription solutions revenue going forward assuming merchants maintain their subscription plan the following month. 2. Gross Merchandise Volume, or GMV, represents the total dollar value of orders processed on the Shopify platform in the period, net of refunds, and inclusive of shipping and handling, duty and value-added taxes. 3. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in this press release.

Shopify Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Expressed in US $000’s, except share and per share amounts, unaudited)

Three months ended
Three months ended
Nine months ended
Nine months ended
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Revenues
Subscription solutions
49,839
49,839
29,560
29,560
132,219
132,219
77,371
77,371
Merchant solutions
49,739
49,739
23,226
23,226
126,728
126,728
57,689
57,689
99,578
99,578
52,786
52,786
258,947
258,947
135,060
135,060
Cost of revenues
Subscription solutions
10,555
10,555
6,414
6,414
27,885
27,885
16,869
16,869
Merchant solutions
36,568
36,568
17,629
17,629
93,170
93,170
42,630
42,630
47,123
47,123
24,043
24,043
121,055
121,055
59,499
59,499
Gross profit
52,455
52,455
28,743
28,743
137,892
137,892
75,561
75,561
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing
32,777
32,777
18,216
18,216
90,198
90,198
47,847
47,847
Research and development
19,462
19,462
10,068
10,068
49,864
49,864
26,181
26,181
General and administrative
9,705
9,705
4,759
4,759
25,690
25,690
12,770
12,770
Total operating expenses
61,944
61,944
33,043
33,043
165,752
165,752
86,798
86,798
Loss from operations
(9,489)
(9,489)
(4,300)
(4,300)
(27,860)
(27,860)
(11,237)
(11,237)
Other income (expense)
369
369
(357)
(357)
1,372
1,372
(1,246)
(1,246)
Net loss
(9,120)
(9,120)
(4,657)
(4,657)
(26,488)
(26,488)
(12,483)
(12,483)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(617)
(617)
--
--
(476)
(476)
--
--
Comprehensive loss
(9,737)
(9,737)
(4,657)
(4,657)
(26,964)
(26,964)
(12,483)
(12,483)
Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to shareholders
$
(0.11 )
$
(0.06 )
$
(0.32 )
$
(0.22 )
Weighted average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss
84,912,757
84,912,757
75,901,840
75,901,840
82,259,884
82,259,884
56,229,575
56,229,575
per share attributable to shareholders

Shopify Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Expressed in US $000’s, except share and per share amounts, unaudited)

As at
September 30, 2016
December 31, 2015
$
$
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
187,360
110,070
Marketable securities
212,927
80,103
Trade and other receivables
7,684
6,089
Merchant cash advances receivable, net
9,099
--
Other current assets
10,305
6,203
427,375
202,465
Long term assets
Property and equipment
42,799
33,048
Intangible assets
6,867
5,826
Goodwill
9,302
2,373
58,968
41,247
Total assets
486,343
243,712
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
42,334
23,689
Current portion of deferred revenue
18,293
12,726
Current portion of lease incentives
1,223
822
61,850
37,237
Long term liabilities
Deferred revenue
874
661
Lease incentives
12,097
10,497
12,971
11,158
Shareholders’ equity
464,809
231,452
Common stock, unlimited Class A subordinate voting shares
authorized,
75,933,267 and 56,877,089 issued and outstanding;
unlimited
Class B multiple voting shares authorized, 13,002,978
and
23,212,769 issued and outstanding
Additional paid-in capital
21,531
11,719
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(476 )
--
Accumulated deficit
(74,342 )
(47,854 )
Total shareholders’ equity
411,522
195,317
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
486,343
243,712

Shopify Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Expressed in US $000’s, except share and per share amounts, unaudited)

Nine months ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015
$
$
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss for the period
(26,488)
(12,483)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating
activities:
Amortization and depreciation
9,527
5,034
Stock-based compensation
14,834
5,012
Vesting of restricted shares
202
267
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss
(1,087)
1,507
Change in lease incentives
2,002
2,232
Change in deferred revenue
5,781
4,442
Changes in non-cash working capital items
2,531
4,788
Net cash provided by operating activities
7,302
10,799
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of marketable securities
(223,650)
(82,812)
Maturity of marketable securities
90,083
23,975
Acquisitions of property and equipment
(15,286)
(11,367)
Acquisitions of intangible assets
(2,004)
(2,397)
Acquisition of business (net of cash acquired)
(7,969)
--
Net cash used in investing activities
(158,826)
(72,601)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from initial public offering, net of issuance costs
--
136,251
Proceeds from follow-on public offering, net of issuance costs
224,423
--
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options
3,230
241
Net cash provided by financing activities
227,653
136,492
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents
1,161
(1,328)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
77,290
73,362
Cash and cash equivalents - Beginning of Period
110,070
41,953
Cash and cash equivalents - End of Period
187,360
115,315

Shopify Inc. Reconciliation from GAAP to Non-GAAP Results (Expressed in US $000’s, except share and per share amounts, unaudited)

Three months ended
Nine months ended
September
September
September
September
30, 2016
30, 2015
30, 2016
30, 2015
$
$
$
$
GAAP Gross profit
52,455
28,743
137,892
75,561
% of Revenue
53
%
54
%
53
%
56
%
add: stock-based compensation
188
67
423
198
add: payroll taxes related to stock-based
46
--
79
--
compensation
Non-GAAP Gross profit
52,689
28,810
138,394
75,759
% of Revenue
53
%
55
%
53
%
56
%
GAAP Sales and marketing
32,777
18,216
90,198
47,847
% of Revenue
33
%
35
%
35
%
35
%
less: stock-based compensation
1,145
325
2,651
681
less: payroll taxes related to stock-based
245
--
369
--
compensation
Non-GAAP Sales and marketing
31,387
17,891
87,178
47,166
% of Revenue
32
%
34
%
34
%
35
%
GAAP Research and development
19,462
10,068
49,864
26,181
% of Revenue
20
%
19
%
19
%
19
%
less: stock-based compensation
4,019
1,248
9,086
2,853
less: payroll taxes related to stock-based
339
--
816
--
compensation
Non-GAAP Research and development
15,104
8,820
39,962
23,328
% of Revenue
15
%
17
%
15
%
17
%
GAAP General and administrative
9,705
4,759
25,690
12,770
% of Revenue
10
%
9
%
10
%
9
%
less: stock-based compensation
1,135
628
2,876
1,547
less: payroll taxes related to stock-based
166
--
223
--
compensation
less: sales and use tax
--
--
--
566
Non-GAAP General and administrative
8,404
4,131
22,591
10,657
% of Revenue
8
%
8
%
9
%
8
%
GAAP Operating expenses
61,944
33,043
165,752
86,798
% of Revenue
62
%
63
%
64
%
64
%
less: stock-based compensation
6,299
2,201
14,613
5,081
less: payroll taxes related to stock-based
750
--
1,408
--
compensation
less: sales and use tax
--
--
--
566
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses
54,895
30,842
149,731
81,151
% of Revenue
55
%
58
%
58
%
60
%

Shopify Inc. Reconciliation from GAAP to Non-GAAP Results (continued) (Expressed in US $000’s, except share and per share amounts, unaudited)

Three months ended
Nine months ended
September
September
September
September
30, 2016
30, 2015
30, 2016
30, 2015
$
$
$
$
GAAP Operating loss
(9,489 )
(4,300 )
(27,860 )
(11,237 )
% of Revenue
(10
)%
(8
)%
(11
)%
(8
)%
add: stock-based compensation
6,487
2,268
15,036
5,279
add: payroll taxes related to stock-based
796
--
1,487
--
compensation
add: sales and use tax
--
--
--
566
Non-GAAP Operating loss
(2,206 )
(2,032 )
(11,337 )
(5,392 )
% of Revenue
(2
)%
(4
)%
(4
)%
(4
)%
GAAP Net loss
(9,120 )
(4,657 )
(26,488 )
(12,483 )
% of Revenue
(9
)%
(9
)%
(10
)%
(9
)%
add: stock-based compensation
6,487
2,268
15,036
5,279
add: payroll taxes related to stock-based
796
--
1,487
--
compensation
add: sales and use tax
--
--
--
566
Non-GAAP Net loss and comprehensive loss
(1,837 )
(2,389 )
(9,965 )
(6,638 )
% of Revenue
(2
)%
(5
)%
(4
)%
(5
)%
GAAP net loss per share attributable to shareholders
(0.11 )
(0.06 )
(0.32 )
(0.22 )
add: stock-based compensation
0.08
0.03
0.18
0.09
add: payroll taxes related to stock-based
0.01
--
0.02
--
compensation
add: sales and use tax
--
--
--
0.01
Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to
(0.02 )
(0.03 )
(0.12 )
(0.12 )
shareholders(1)
Weighted average shares used to compute GAAP
84,912,757
75,901,840
82,259,884
56,229,575
and non-GAAP net
loss per share attributable to
shareholders

(1) Totals may not foot due to rounding differences.

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