Press release

Snap Inc. Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased 66% to $770 million in Q1 2021, compared to the prior year.
  • Net loss and Adjusted EBITDA were $(287) million and $(2) million in Q1 2021, respectively, compared to $(306) million and $(81) million in the prior year, respectively.
  • Operating cash flow improved by $131 million to $137 million in Q1 2021, compared to the prior year.
  • Free Cash Flow improved by $131 million year-over-year to reach $126 million in Q1 2021, marking our first quarter of positive Free Cash Flow as a public company.
  • Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 1,629 million at March 31, 2021, compared to 1,589 million one year ago.

“We began 2021 by achieving our highest year-over-year revenue and daily active user growth rates in over three years during the quarter, and delivering positive Free Cash Flow for the first time in Snap’s history as a public company,” said Evan Spiegel, CEO. “The strength of our business underscores our relentless focus on product innovation and is a testament to our team’s ability to execute well together over the long term.”

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Percent

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

Change

 

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

769,584

 

 

$

462,478

 

 

 

66

%

Operating loss

$

(303,606

)

 

$

(286,364

)

 

 

6

%

Net loss

$

(286,882

)

 

$

(305,936

)

 

 

(6

)%

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

(1,709

)

 

$

(81,237

)

 

 

98

%

Cash provided by operating activities

$

136,886

 

 

$

6,283

 

 

 

2,079

%

Free Cash Flow(2)

$

126,035

 

 

$

(4,608

)

 

 

2,835

%

Diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.21

)

 

 

(11

)%

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share(3)

$

0.00

 

 

$

(0.08

)

 

 

102

%

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards

 

1,629,191

 

 

 

1,588,593

 

 

 

3

%

(1)

See page 10 for reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA.

(2)

See page 10 for reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities to Free Cash Flow.

(3)

See page 11 for reconciliation of GAAP diluted net loss per share to non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share.

Q1 2021 Summary & Key Highlights

We have an active, engaged community:

  • DAUs were 280 million in Q1 2021, an increase of 51 million, or 22%, year-over-year.
  • DAUs increased sequentially and year-over-year in each of North America, Europe, and Rest of World.
  • DAUs increased sequentially and year-over-year on both iOS and Android platforms.
  • For the first time, the majority of our DAUs for the quarter were on the Android version of our application.

We invested and innovated in our content offerings:

  • In March, over 125 million Snapchatters used Spotlight, our newest platform surfacing the most entertaining Snaps from our community.
  • We launched Spotlight in three new countries–India, Mexico, and Brazil–making it live in a total of 14 countries.
  • We launched a record 321 new channels in Q1 2021 with over 150 partners from 12 countries.
  • Over 75 million Snapchatters watched beauty-related content each month on Discover in Q1 2021.
  • Over 20 million viewers have watched “Ryan Doesn’t Know,” our new Snap Original starring Ryan Reynolds.
  • We launched our first local market Snap Original, “Phone Swap”, in India.

We invested and innovated in our camera and augmented reality platforms:

  • The number of Snapchatters engaging daily with our augmented reality Lenses grew more than 40% year-over-year in Q1 2021.
  • Over 260 million Snapchatters engaged with Valentine’s Day Lenses over a two-week period.
  • Lunar New Year Lenses reached over 125 million users.
  • We released Lens Studio 3.4 with improved capabilities around hand tracking, 3D multi-body tracking, and full body segmentation and a new asset library of 3D models, materials, scripts, and presets to help creators build Lenses.
  • On average, Lenses created by our community via Lens Studio accounted for more than 50% of daily Lens views.

We strengthened our capabilities to drive improved outcomes for advertisers:

  • We partnered with the fitness company Sweat to launch a full body Lens to track body movement while exercising in order to recommend optimal form to Snapchatters.
  • We partnered with Gucci to launch the first sponsored LiDAR Lens which projected a 3D camping site around the user to promote the The North Face x Gucci collaboration.
  • We partnered with American Eagle to launch a sponsored Lens which displayed different types of American Eagle jeans in AR and included specific fits, washes, and the option to click to purchase.
  • We announced a partnership with newspaper publisher Gannett, which will promote our advertising solutions to the company’s network of more than 100,000 small business advertisers across the US and Canada.
  • In March, we acquired Fit Analytics, a sizing technology company that powers solutions for retailers and brands.

     

We expanded our partner ecosystem:

  • We announced a partnership with Samsung, which will feature popular Snapchat Lenses in the native camera application on select new smartphones.
  • We launched a multi-year partnership with digital music distributor DistroKid allowing artists who control their own music publishing to instantly distribute on Snapchat.
  • We launched our largest Camera Kit integration to date with Moj, a leading short-video platform in India, giving Moj creators access to Snapchat’s Lens Carousel directly inside the Moj app.
  • We launched Crazy Run in February as part of a multi-title partnership with game developer Gismart, and the game has already reached seven million players.

     

Financial Guidance

The following forward-looking statements reflect our expectations for the second quarter of 2021 as of April 22, 2021, and are subject to substantial uncertainty. This guidance assumes constant foreign currency rates, and among other things, that no business acquisitions, investments, restructurings, or legal settlements are concluded in the quarter. Our results are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date, but may be materially affected by many factors, as discussed below in “Forward-Looking Statements.”

Q2 2021 Outlook

  • Revenue is estimated to be between $820 million and $840 million, compared to $454 million in Q2 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be between $(20) million and breakeven, compared to $(96) million in Q2 2020.

Conference Call Information

Snap Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific / 5:00 p.m. Eastern today. The live audio webcast along with supplemental information will be accessible at investor.snap.com. A recording of the webcast will also be available following the conference call.

Snap Inc. uses the investor.snap.com and snap.com/news websites as means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligation under Regulation FD.

Definitions

Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment.

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards includes common shares outstanding, restricted stock units, restricted stock awards, and outstanding stock options.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss), excluding interest income; interest expense; other income (expense) net; income tax benefit (expense); depreciation and amortization; stock-based compensation expense and other payroll related tax expense; and certain other non-cash or non-recurring items impacting net income (loss) from time to time.

A Daily Active User (DAU) is defined as a registered Snapchat user who opens the Snapchat application at least once during a defined 24-hour period. We calculate average DAUs for a particular quarter by adding the number of DAUs on each day of that quarter and dividing that sum by the number of days in that quarter.

Average revenue per user (ARPU) is defined as quarterly revenue divided by the average DAUs.

A Monthly Active User (MAU) is defined as a registered Snapchat user who opens the Snapchat application at least once during the 30-day period ending on the calendar month-end. We calculate average Monthly Active Users for a particular quarter by calculating the average of the MAUs as of each calendar month-end in that quarter.

Note: For adjustments and additional information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures and other items discussed, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and “Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics.”

About Snap Inc.

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. For more information, visit snap.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, about us and our industry that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding guidance, our future results of operations or financial condition, business strategy and plans, user growth and engagement, product initiatives, and objectives of management for future operations, and the impact of COVID-19 on our business and the economy as a whole, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “going to,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” or “would” or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions. We caution you that the foregoing may not include all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release.

You should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. We have based the forward-looking statements contained in this press release primarily on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends, including our financial outlook and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that we believe may continue to affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties related to: our financial performance; our lack of profitability to date; our ability to generate and sustain positive cash flow; our ability to attract and retain users, publishers, and advertisers; competition and new market entrants; managing our international expansion and our growth and future expenses; compliance with new laws, regulations, and executive actions; our ability to maintain, protect, and enhance our intellectual property; our ability to succeed in existing and new market segments; our ability to attract and retain qualified and key personnel; our ability to repay outstanding debt; and future acquisitions or investments, as well as risks, uncertainties, and other factors described in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC, which is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will be made available in Snap Inc.’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and other filings that we make from time to time with the SEC. In addition, any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events, including future developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, as described below, to understand and evaluate our core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures, which may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment. We believe Free Cash Flow is an important liquidity measure of the cash that is available, after capital expenditures, for operational expenses and investment in our business and is a key financial indicator used by management. Additionally, we believe that Free Cash Flow is an important measure since we use third-party infrastructure partners to host our services and therefore we do not incur significant capital expenditures to support revenue generating activities. Free Cash Flow is useful to investors as a liquidity measure because it measures our ability to generate or use cash. Once our business needs and obligations are met, cash can be used to maintain a strong balance sheet and invest in future growth.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as net income (loss); excluding interest income; interest expense; other income (expense), net; income tax benefit (expense); depreciation and amortization; stock-based compensation expense and other payroll related tax expense; and certain other non-cash or non-recurring items impacting net income (loss) from time to time. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses that we exclude in Adjusted EBITDA.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of non-GAAP net loss, which is defined as net income (loss); excluding amortization of intangible assets; stock-based compensation expense and other payroll related tax expense; certain other non-cash or non-recurring items impacting net income (loss) from time to time; and related income tax adjustments. Non-GAAP net loss and weighted average diluted shares are then used to calculate non-GAAP diluted net loss per share. Similar to Adjusted EBITDA, we believe these measures help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses we exclude in the measure.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by our management for financial and operational decision-making. We are presenting these non-GAAP measures to assist investors in seeing our financial performance through the eyes of management, and because we believe that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in our industry.

For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, please see “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Snap Inc., “Snapchat,” and our other registered and common law trade names, trademarks, and service marks are the property of Snap Inc. or our subsidiaries.

SNAP INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(286,882

)

$

(305,936

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating

activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

23,498

 

 

21,204

 

Stock-based compensation

 

237,073

 

 

172,049

 

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

 

1,044

 

 

11,563

 

Other

 

(15,682

)

 

10,030

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of

acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

129,316

 

 

92,892

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(12,436

)

 

(12,867

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

11,198

 

 

8,716

 

Other assets

 

(898

)

 

(1,155

)

Accounts payable

 

56,505

 

 

5,734

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

5,349

 

 

17,910

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

(13,295

)

 

(13,994

)

Other liabilities

 

2,096

 

 

137

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

136,886

 

 

6,283

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(10,851

)

 

(10,891

)

Non-marketable investments

 

(1,350

)

 

(35,500

)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

(108,912

)

 

 

Purchases of marketable securities

 

(523,219

)

 

(552,675

)

Sales of marketable securities

 

108,056

 

 

217,958

 

Maturities of marketable securities

 

816,931

 

 

752,685

 

Other

 

(100

)

 

 

Net cash provided by investing activities

 

280,555

 

 

371,577

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

 

4,453

 

 

3,130

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

4,453

 

 

3,130

 

Change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

421,894

 

 

380,990

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

546,543

 

 

521,260

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

968,437

 

$

902,250

 

Supplemental disclosures

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes, net

$

11,008

 

$

808

 

Cash paid for interest

 

5,127

 

 

4,899

 

SNAP INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenue

$

769,584

 

 

$

462,478

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

 

412,601

 

 

 

253,410

 

Research and development

 

348,580

 

 

 

238,613

 

Sales and marketing

 

150,286

 

 

 

122,205

 

General and administrative

 

161,723

 

 

 

134,614

 

Total costs and expenses

 

1,073,190

 

 

 

748,842

 

Operating loss

 

(303,606

)

 

 

(286,364

)

Interest income

 

1,137

 

 

 

8,589

 

Interest expense

 

(5,031

)

 

 

(15,113

)

Other income (expense), net

 

22,058

 

 

 

(12,389

)

Loss before income taxes

 

(285,442

)

 

 

(305,277

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

(1,440

)

 

 

(659

)

Net loss

$

(286,882

)

 

$

(305,936

)

Net loss per share attributable to Class A, Class B, and Class C common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.21

)

Diluted

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.21

)

Weighted average shares used in computation of net loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

1,501,636

 

 

 

1,426,305

 

Diluted

 

1,501,636

 

 

 

1,426,305

 

SNAP INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except par value)

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

2021

 

December 31,

2020

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

967,519

 

 

$

545,618

 

Marketable securities

 

1,589,178

 

 

 

1,991,922

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

612,757

 

 

 

744,288

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

69,245

 

 

 

56,147

 

Total current assets

 

3,238,699

 

 

 

3,337,975

 

Property and equipment, net

 

177,071

 

 

 

178,709

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

269,023

 

 

 

269,728

 

Intangible assets, net

 

132,483

 

 

 

105,929

 

Goodwill

 

1,025,710

 

 

 

939,259

 

Other assets

 

215,794

 

 

 

192,638

 

Total assets

$

5,058,780

 

 

$

5,024,238

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

126,132

 

 

$

71,908

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

44,872

 

 

 

41,077

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

580,924

 

 

 

554,342

 

Total current liabilities

 

751,928

 

 

 

667,327

 

Convertible senior notes, net

 

2,245,203

 

 

 

1,675,169

 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

 

281,849

 

 

 

287,292

 

Other liabilities

 

73,622

 

 

 

64,474

 

Total liabilities

 

3,352,602

 

 

 

2,694,262

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Class A non-voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 3,000,000 shares

authorized, 1,263,733 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021, and

3,000,000 shares authorized, 1,248,010 shares issued and outstanding

at December 31, 2020.

 

13

 

 

 

12

 

Class B voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 700,000 shares authorized,

23,640 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021, and 700,000 shares

authorized, 23,696 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Class C voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 260,888 shares authorized,

231,627 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021, and 260,888 shares

authorized, 231,627 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020.

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

9,777,646

 

 

 

10,200,141

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

11,910

 

 

 

21,363

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(8,083,393

)

 

 

(7,891,542

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,706,178

 

 

 

2,329,976

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

5,058,780

 

 

$

5,024,238

 

SNAP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Free Cash Flow reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

136,886

 

 

$

6,283

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(10,851

)

 

 

(10,891

)

Free Cash Flow

$

126,035

 

 

$

(4,608

)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(286,882

)

 

$

(305,936

)

Add (deduct):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

(1,137

)

 

 

(8,589

)

Interest expense

 

5,031

 

 

 

15,113

 

Other (income) expense, net

 

(22,058

)

 

 

12,389

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

1,440

 

 

 

659

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

23,498

 

 

 

21,204

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

237,073

 

 

 

172,049

 

Payroll and other tax expense related to stock-based compensation

 

41,326

 

 

 

11,874

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(1,709

)

 

$

(81,237

)

Total depreciation and amortization expense by function:

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Depreciation and amortization expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

5,276

 

 

$

5,525

 

Research and development

 

11,036

 

 

 

8,915

 

Sales and marketing

 

3,186

 

 

 

3,166

 

General and administrative

 

4,000

 

 

 

3,598

 

Total

$

23,498

 

 

$

21,204

 

SNAP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

 

Total stock-based compensation expense by function:

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Stock-based compensation expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

2,656

 

 

$

1,782

 

Research and development

 

163,793

 

 

 

118,317

 

Sales and marketing

 

29,084

 

 

 

24,806

 

General and administrative

 

41,540

 

 

 

27,144

 

Total

$

237,073

 

 

$

172,049

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Non-GAAP net income (loss) reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(286,882

)

 

$

(305,936

)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

10,445

 

 

 

7,980

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

237,073

 

 

 

172,049

 

Payroll and other tax expense related to stock-based compensation

 

41,326

 

 

 

11,873

 

Income tax adjustments

 

589

 

 

 

(59

)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$

2,551

 

 

$

(114,093

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares – Diluted

 

1,501,636

 

 

 

1,426,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.21

)

Non-GAAP adjustment to net loss

 

0.19

 

 

 

0.13

 

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.00

 

 

$

(0.08

)

SNAP INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND BUSINESS METRICS

(dollars and shares in thousands, except per user amounts, unaudited)

 

 

Q4 2019

 

 

Q1 2020

 

 

Q2 2020

 

 

Q3 2020

 

 

Q4 2020

 

 

Q1 2021

 

 

Cash Flows and Shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

(66,842

)

 

$

6,283

 

 

$

(66,554

)

 

$

(54,828

)

 

$

(52,545

)

 

$

136,886

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities – YoY (year-over-year)

 

(47

)%

 

 

109

%

 

 

31

%

 

 

28

%

 

 

21

%

 

 

2,079

%

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities – TTM (trailing twelve months)

$

(304,958

)

 

$

(232,497

)

 

$

(203,262

)

 

$

(181,941

)

 

$

(167,644

)

 

$

(37,041

)

 

Purchases of property and equipment

$

(9,093

)

 

$

(10,891

)

 

$

(15,767

)

 

$

(14,727

)

 

$

(16,447

)

 

$

(10,851

)

 

Purchases of property and equipment – YoY

 

(60

)%

 

 

(8

)%

 

 

107

%

 

 

86

%

 

 

81

%

 

 

(0

)%

 

Purchases of property and equipment – TTM

$

(36,478

)

 

$

(35,555

)

 

$

(43,689

)

 

$

(50,478

)

 

$

(57,832

)

 

$

(57,792

)

 

Free Cash Flow

$

(75,935

)

 

$

(4,608

)

 

$

(82,321

)

 

$

(69,555

)

 

$

(68,992

)

 

$

126,035

 

 

Free Cash Flow – YoY

 

49

%

 

 

94

%

 

 

20

%

 

 

17

%

 

 

9

%

 

 

2,835

%

 

Free Cash Flow – TTM

$

(341,436

)

 

$

(268,052

)

 

$

(246,951

)

 

$

(232,419

)

 

$

(225,476

)

 

$

(94,833

)

 

Common shares outstanding

 

1,415,796

 

 

 

1,439,589

 

 

 

1,463,620

 

 

 

1,484,716

 

 

 

1,503,333

 

 

 

1,519,001

 

 

Common shares outstanding – YoY

 

7

%

 

 

8

%

 

 

7

%

 

 

7

%

 

 

6

%

 

 

6

%

 

Shares underlying stock-based awards

 

160,239

 

 

 

149,004

 

 

 

152,526

 

 

 

138,914

 

 

 

126,287

 

 

 

110,190

 

 

Shares underlying stock-based awards – YoY

 

(15

)%

 

 

(29

)%

 

 

(16

)%

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

(26

)%

 

Total common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards

 

1,576,035

 

 

 

1,588,593

 

 

 

1,616,146

 

 

 

1,623,630

 

 

 

1,629,620

 

 

 

1,629,191

 

 

Total common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards – YoY

 

5

%

 

 

3

%

 

 

4

%

 

 

4

%

 

 

3

%

 

 

3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

560,889

 

 

$

462,478

 

 

$

454,158

 

 

$

678,668

 

 

$

911,322

 

 

$

769,584

 

 

Revenue – YoY

 

44

%

 

 

44

%

 

 

17

%

 

 

52

%

 

 

62

%

 

 

66

%

 

Revenue – TTM

$

1,715,535

 

 

$

1,857,586

 

 

$

1,923,723

 

 

$

2,156,193

 

 

$

2,506,626

 

 

$

2,813,732

 

 

Revenue by region(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

$

382,029

 

 

$

315,650

 

 

$

306,740

 

 

$

492,928

 

 

$

659,163

 

 

$

552,972

 

 

North America – YoY

 

42

%

 

 

40

%

 

 

18

%

 

 

56

%

 

 

73

%

 

 

75

%

 

North America – TTM

$

1,183,779

 

 

$

1,273,724

 

 

$

1,320,447

 

 

$

1,497,347

 

 

$

1,774,481

 

 

$

2,011,803

 

 

Europe

$

91,873

 

 

$

76,498

 

 

$

78,635

 

 

$

102,480

 

 

$

141,608

 

 

$

113,619

 

 

Europe – YoY

 

47

%

 

 

61

%

 

 

30

%

 

 

49

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

49

%

 

Europe – TTM

$

268,507

 

 

$

297,557

 

 

$

315,559

 

 

$

349,486

 

 

$

399,221

 

 

$

436,342

 

 

Rest of World

$

86,987

 

 

$

70,330

 

 

$

68,783

 

 

$

83,260

 

 

$

110,551

 

 

$

102,993

 

 

Rest of World – YoY

 

49

%

 

 

49

%

 

 

2

%

 

 

35

%

 

 

27

%

 

 

46

%

 

Rest of World – TTM

$

263,252

 

 

$

286,308

 

 

$

287,717

 

 

$

309,360

 

 

$

332,924

 

 

$

365,587

 

 

Operating loss

$

(253,596

)

 

$

(286,364

)

 

$

(310,608

)

 

$

(167,864

)

 

$

(97,236

)

 

$

(303,606

)

 

Operating loss – YoY

 

30

%

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

2

%

 

 

(27

)%

 

 

(62

)%

 

 

6

%

 

Operating loss – Margin

 

(45

)%

 

 

(62

)%

 

 

(68

)%

 

 

(25

)%

 

 

(11

)%

 

 

(39

)%

 

Operating loss – TTM

$

(1,103,328

)

 

$

(1,073,631

)

 

$

(1,079,421

)

 

$

(1,018,432

)

 

$

(862,072

)

 

$

(879,314

)

 

Net loss

$

(240,704

)

 

$

(305,936

)

 

$

(325,951

)

 

$

(199,853

)

 

$

(113,099

)

 

$

(286,882

)

 

Net loss – YoY

 

26

%

 

 

(1

)%

 

 

28

%

 

 

(12

)%

 

 

(53

)%

 

 

(6

)%

 

Net loss – TTM

$

(1,033,660

)

 

$

(1,029,189

)

 

$

(1,099,966

)

 

$

(1,072,444

)

 

$

(944,839

)

 

$

(925,785

)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

42,307

 

 

$

(81,237

)

 

$

(95,570

)

 

$

56,361

 

 

$

165,609

 

 

$

(1,709

)

 

Adjusted EBITDA – YoY

 

184

%

 

 

34

%

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

233

%

 

 

291

%

 

 

98

%

 

Adjusted EBITDA – Margin(2)

 

8

%

 

 

(18

)%

 

 

(21

)%

 

 

8

%

 

 

18

%

 

 

(0

)%

 

Adjusted EBITDA – TTM

$

(202,230

)

 

$

(160,018

)

 

$

(176,875

)

 

$

(78,139

)

 

$

45,163

 

 

$

124,691

 

 

(1)

Total revenue for geographic reporting is apportioned to each region based on our determination of the geographic location in which advertising impressions are delivered, as this approximates revenue based on user activity. This allocation is consistent with how we determine ARPU.

(2)

We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by GAAP revenue.

 

SNAP INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND BUSINESS METRICS (continued)

(dollars and shares in thousands, except per user amounts, unaudited)

 

 

Q4 2019

 

 

Q1 2020

 

 

Q2 2020

 

 

Q3 2020

 

 

Q4 2020

 

 

Q1 2021

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAU (in millions)

 

218

 

 

 

229

 

 

 

238

 

 

 

249

 

 

 

265

 

 

 

280

 

 

DAU – YoY

 

17

%

 

 

20

%

 

 

17

%

 

 

18

%

 

 

22

%

 

 

22

%

 

DAU by region (in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

 

86

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

93

 

 

North America – YoY

 

9

%

 

 

10

%

 

 

9

%

 

 

7

%

 

 

6

%

 

 

5

%

 

Europe

 

67

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

71

 

 

 

72

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

77

 

 

Europe – YoY

 

12

%

 

 

14

%

 

 

12

%

 

 

10

%

 

 

10

%

 

 

9

%

 

Rest of World

 

64

 

 

 

71

 

 

 

77

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

99

 

 

 

111

 

 

Rest of World – YoY

 

36

%

 

 

45

%

 

 

37

%

 

 

43

%

 

 

55

%

 

 

57

%

 

ARPU

$

2.58

 

 

$

2.02

 

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

2.73

 

 

$

3.44

 

 

$

2.74

 

 

ARPU – YoY

 

23

%

 

 

20

%

 

 

 

 

 

28

%

 

 

33

%

 

 

36

%

 

ARPU by region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

$

4.42

 

 

$

3.57

 

 

$

3.40

 

 

$

5.49

 

 

$

7.19

 

 

$

5.94

 

 

North America – YoY

 

31

%

 

 

27

%

 

 

8

%

 

 

46

%

 

 

63

%

 

 

66

%

 

Europe

$

1.37

 

 

$

1.09

 

 

$

1.10

 

 

$

1.43

 

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

1.48

 

 

Europe – YoY

 

31

%

 

 

41

%

 

 

16

%

 

 

36

%

 

 

39

%

 

 

36

%

 

Rest of World

$

1.35

 

 

$

1.00

 

 

$

0.89

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

0.93

 

 

Rest of World – YoY

 

9

%

 

 

3

%

 

 

(26

)%

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

(18

)%

 

 

(7

)%

 

Employees (full-time; excludes part-time, contractors, and temporary personnel)

 

3,195

 

 

 

3,427

 

 

 

3,550

 

 

 

3,713

 

 

 

3,863

 

 

 

4,043

 

 

Employees – YoY

 

11

%

 

 

22

%

 

 

30

%

 

 

28

%

 

 

21

%

 

 

18

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

4,903

 

 

$

5,525

 

 

$

5,532

 

 

$

5,615

 

 

$

5,533

 

 

$

5,276

 

 

Research and development

 

8,738

 

 

 

8,915

 

 

 

8,463

 

 

 

9,526

 

 

 

10,723

 

 

 

11,036

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

3,087

 

 

 

3,166

 

 

 

3,381

 

 

 

3,233

 

 

 

3,136

 

 

 

3,186

 

 

General and administrative

 

3,892

 

 

 

3,598

 

 

 

3,549

 

 

 

3,430

 

 

 

3,419

 

 

 

4,000

 

 

Total

$

20,620

 

 

$

21,204

 

 

$

20,925

 

 

$

21,804

 

 

$

22,811

 

 

$

23,498

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense – YoY

 

(9

)%

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

(8

)%

 

 

6

%

 

 

11

%

 

 

11

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

1,398

 

 

$

1,782

 

 

$

2,066

 

 

$

2,623

 

 

$

2,896

 

 

$

2,656

 

 

Research and development

 

111,611

 

 

 

118,317

 

 

 

127,516

 

 

 

132,003

 

 

 

155,436

 

 

 

163,793

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

25,788

 

 

 

24,806

 

 

 

27,107

 

 

 

27,393

 

 

 

28,964

 

 

 

29,084

 

 

General and administrative

 

27,858

 

 

 

27,144

 

 

 

29,482

 

 

 

30,061

 

 

 

32,586

 

 

 

41,540

 

 

Total

$

166,655

 

 

$

172,049

 

 

$

186,171

 

 

$

192,080

 

 

$

219,882

 

 

$

237,073

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense – YoY

 

37

%

 

 

6

%

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

19

%

 

 

32

%

 

 

38

%