Workiva Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results



Total Revenue of $35.2 Million, Up 25% From Q1 of 2014

AMES, Iowa, May 5, 2015 -- Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015, and increased its full-year 2015 guidance.

"We had a strong start to 2015, highlighted by 25% revenue growth in the quarter," said Matt Rizai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Workiva. "Our first quarter revenue beat the high end of our guidance range. Our growth was driven in part by the addition of customers and seats for an increasing number of use cases in our non-SEC markets, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, as well as risk and management reporting. We also continued to gain market share in the SEC compliance market."

"In April we launched a new feature in Wdesk, called Evidence Management, which allows SOX teams, for the first time, to digitally embed evidence in internal audit work papers," said Rizai. "Substantiating evidence is a big issue for companies and auditors who are under increased scrutiny of how they document and test internal controls over financial reporting required by SOX. We believe Evidence Management for Wdesk is an important differentiator and will help us continue to gain market share in the SOX compliance market."

The non-GAAP adjustments referenced herein relate to the exclusion of stock-based compensation.

First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $35.2 million, an increase of 25.0% from $28.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Subscription and support revenue was $26.3 million, an increase of 27.2% versus results in the first quarter of 2014. Professional services revenue was $8.9 million, an increase of 18.7% compared to the same quarter in the prior year.
  • Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $25.5 million compared with $20.7 million in the same quarter of the prior year. GAAP gross margin was 72.5% in the first quarter of 2015 versus 73.5% in the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP gross profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $25.7 million, an increase of 21.8% compared with the prior year's first quarter, and non-GAAP gross margin was 73.0% compared to 74.9% in the first quarter of 2014.
  • Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $7.0 million compared with a loss of $4.3 million in the prior year's first quarter. Non-GAAP loss from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $4.8 million, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $2.3 million in the first quarter of 2014.
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $7.4 million compared with a net loss of $4.6 million for the prior year's first quarter. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $0.19, based on 39.6 million weighted-average shares outstanding, compared with a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.14, based on 31.8 million weighted-average shares outstanding in the first quarter of 2014.
  • Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $5.3 million compared with a net loss of $2.6 million in the prior year's first quarter. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $0.13, based on 39.6 million weighted-average shares outstanding, compared with a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.08, based on 31.8 million weighted-average shares outstanding in the first quarter of 2014.
  • Balance Sheet: As of March 31, 2015, Workiva had cash and cash equivalents of $89.9 million, compared with $101.1 million as of December 31, 2014. Debt, including capital lease and financing obligations, totaled $24.3 million as of March 31, 2015.
  • Cash Flow: Net cash used in operating activities was $9.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to cash generated from operating activities of $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2014.

Operating Metrics

  • Customers: Workiva had 2,290 customers as of March 31, 2015, a net increase of 297 customers from 1,993 as of March 31, 2014.
  • Revenue Retention Rate: As of March 31, 2015, Workiva's revenue retention rate (excluding add-on revenue) was 95.9%, and the revenue retention rate (including add-on revenue) was 105.8%. Add-on revenue includes the change in both seats purchased and seat pricing for existing customers.

Financial Outlook:

As of May 5, 2015, Workiva is providing guidance for its second quarter 2015 and raising guidance for the full year 2015, as follows:

Second Quarter 2015 Guidance:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $32.8 million to $33.3 million.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $9.3 million to $9.8 million.
  • GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $12.0 million to $12.5 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.25.
  • GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.31 to $0.32.
  • Net loss per basic and diluted share is based on 40 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

Full Year 2015 Guidance:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $140.5 million to $142.5 million, compared with the prior outlook for revenue of $139 million to $142 million.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $36 million to $38 million, compared with the prior outlook for non-GAAP loss from operations of between $37 million and $40 million.
  • GAAP loss from operations is expected to be in the range of $47 million to $49 million, compared with the prior outlook for GAAP loss from operations of between $48 million and $51 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.90 to $0.95, compared with the prior outlook for non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of between $0.92 and $1.00.
  • GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be in the range of $1.17 to $1.22, compared with the prior outlook for non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of between $1.19 and $1.27.
  • Net loss per basic and diluted share continues to be based on 40 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

Quarterly Conference Call

Workiva will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET to review the Company's financial results for the first quarter of 2015, in addition to discussing the Company's outlook for the second quarter and full year 2015. To access this call, dial 877-201-0168 (domestic) or 647-788-4901 (international). The conference ID is 19918334. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible in the "Investor Relations" section of Workiva's website at www.workiva.com. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through May 12, 2015 at 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406(international). The replay pass code is 19918334. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available an hour after the completion of the call in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.workiva.com.

About Workiva

Workiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the Fortune 500, use Wdesk for risk, compliance or management reporting. Wdesk proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 950 people with offices in 15 cities. The Company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit workiva.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP adjustments referenced herein relate to the exclusion of stock-based compensation. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP historical financial measures has been provided in Table I at the end of this press release. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP guidance has been provided in Table II at the end of this press release.

Workiva believes that the use of non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share is helpful to its investors. These measures, which are referred to as non-GAAP financial measures, are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense attributable to cost of revenues from gross profit. Non-GAAP gross margin is the ratio calculated by dividing non-GAAP gross profit by revenues. Non-GAAP loss from operations is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense from loss from operations. Non-GAAP net loss is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, from net loss. Non-GAAP net loss per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net loss by the weighted- average shares outstanding as presented in the calculation of GAAP net loss per share. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company's non-cash expenses, Workiva believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense allows for more meaningful comparisons between its operating results from period to period. Workiva's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as tools for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating Workiva's own operating results over different periods of time.

Non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in Workiva's industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on Workiva's reported financial results. Further, stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in Workiva's business and an important part of the compensation provided to its employees. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Workiva's business.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In particular, statements about the Company's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or future performance contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "outlook," "guidance" or the negative of those terms or other comparable terminology.

Please see the Company's documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual reports filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10‑Q, and any amendments thereto for a discussion of certain important risk factors that relate to forward-looking statements contained in this report. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These and other important factors may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

WORKIVA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three months ended March 31,

2015

2014

Revenue

Subscription and support

$

26,269

$

20,648

Professional services

8,885

7,484

Total revenue

35,154

28,132

Cost of revenue

Subscription and support (1)

5,885

4,669

Professional services (1)

3,777

2,798

Total cost of revenue

9,662

7,467

Gross profit

25,492

20,665

Operating expenses

Research and development (1)

12,008

10,287

Sales and marketing (1)

13,705

10,440

General and administrative (1)

6,734

4,228

Total operating expenses

32,447

24,955

Loss from operations

(6,955)

(4,290)

Interest expense

(510)

(265)

Other income and (expense), net

(66)

3

Loss before income tax expense (benefit)

(7,531)

(4,552)

Income tax expense (benefit)

(84)

Net loss

$

(7,447)

$

(4,552)

Net loss per common share:

Basic and diluted

$

(0.19)

$

(0.14)

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

39,593,700

31,767,513

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

Three months ended March 31,

2015

2014

Cost of revenue

Subscription and support

$

96

$

230

Professional services

72

170

Operating expenses

Research and development

334

765

Sales and marketing

350

350

General and administrative

1,322

441

WORKIVA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

March 31, 2015

December 31, 2014

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

89,893

$

101,131

Accounts receivable, net

11,913

11,120

Deferred commissions

706

852

Other receivables

482

295

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,998

3,143

Restricted cash

73

Total current assets

106,065

116,541

Restricted cash

401

Property and equipment, net

46,838

46,265

Intangible assets, net

625

549

Other assets

736

795

Total assets

$

154,264

$

164,551

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

2,621

$

3,011

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

12,195

16,765

Deferred revenue

42,976

42,605

Deferred government grant obligation

2,503

2,324

Current portion of capital lease and financing obligations

1,961

1,941

Current portion of long-term debt

59

84

Total current liabilities

62,315

66,730

Deferred revenue

12,539

13,671

Deferred government grant obligation

3,492

3,424

Other long-term liabilities

2,962

2,069

Capital lease and financing obligations

22,233

22,747

Long-term debt

91

91

Total liabilities

103,632

108,732

Stockholders' equity

Common stock

40

39

Additional paid-in-capital

191,358

189,168

Accumulated deficit

(140,982)

(133,535)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

216

147

Total stockholders' equity

50,632

55,819

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

154,264

$

164,551

WORKIVA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

Three months ended March 31,

2015

2014

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$

(7,447)

$

(4,552)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

Depreciation and amortization

1,169

768

Equity-based compensation expense

2,174

1,957

Provision for doubtful accounts

74

124

Recognition of deferred benefit for government grants

(66)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(911)

524

Deferred commissions

145

(32)

Other receivables

(188)

58

Prepaid expenses and other

144

(826)

Other assets

56

36

Accounts payable

157

(2,358)

Deferred revenue

(672)

7,150

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(3,892)

(1,357)

Change in restricted cash

28

54

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(9,229)

1,546

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchase of property and equipment

(871)

(1,750)

Purchase of intangible assets

(83)

(18)

Net cash used in investing activities

(954)

(1,768)

Cash flows from financing activities

Payment of equity issuance costs

(1,073)

Proceeds from option exercises

80

18

Changes in restricted cash

300

Repayment of long-term debt

(25)

(54)

Principal payments on capital lease and financing obligations

(678)

(171)

Proceeds from borrowings on line of credit

12

Proceeds from government for training reimbursement

134

Government loan award

313

2,000

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(1,083)

1,939

Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash

28

25

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(11,238)

1,742

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

101,131

15,515

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

89,893

$

17,257

TABLE I

WORKIVA INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three months ended March 31,

2015

2014

Gross profit, subscription and support

$

20,384

$

15,979

Add back: Stock-based compensation

96

230

Gross profit, subscription and support, non-GAAP

$

20,480

$

16,209

As a percentage of subscription and support revenue, non-GAAP

78.0%

78.5%

Gross profit, professional services

$

5,108

$

4,686

Add back: Stock-based compensation

72

170

Gross profit, professional services, non-GAAP

$

5,180

$

4,856

As a percentage of professional services revenue, non-GAAP

58.3%

64.9%

Gross profit, as reported

$

25,492

$

20,665

Add back: Stock-based compensation

168

400

Gross profit, non-GAAP

$

25,660

$

21,065

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

73.0%

74.9%

Research and development, as reported

$

12,008

$

10,287

Less: Stock-based compensation

334

765

Research and development, non-GAAP

$

11,674

$

9,522

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

33.2%

33.8%

Sales and marketing, as reported

$

13,705

$

10,440

Less: Stock-based compensation

350

350

Sales and marketing, non-GAAP

$

13,355

$

10,090

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

38.0%

35.9%

General and administrative, as reported

$

6,734

$

4,228

Less: Stock-based compensation

1,322

441

General and administrative, non-GAAP

$

5,412

$

3,787

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

15.4%

13.5%

Loss from operations

$

(6,955)

$

(4,290)

Add back: Stock-based compensation

2,174

1,956

Loss from operations, non-GAAP

$

(4,781)

$

(2,334)

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

(13.6)%

(8.3)%

Net loss

$

(7,447)

$

(4,552)

Add back: Stock-based compensation

2,174

1,956

Net loss, non-GAAP

$

(5,273)

$

(2,596)

As percentage of revenue, non-GAAP

(15.0)%

(9.2)%

Net loss per share, non-GAAP:

Basic and diluted, non-GAAP

$

(0.13)

$

(0.08)

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted, non-GAAP

39,593,700

31,767,513

TABLE II

WORKIVA INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three months ending June 30,
2015

Year ending December 31,
2015

Loss from operations, GAAP range

$

(12,000)

-

$

(12,500)

$

(47,000)

-

$

(49,000)

Add back: Stock-based compensation

2,700

2,700

11,000

11,000

Loss from operations, non-GAAP range

$

(9,300)

-

$

(9,800)

$

(36,000)

-

$

(38,000)

Net loss per share, GAAP range

$

(0.31)

-

$

(0.32)

$

(1.17)

-

$

(1.22)

Add back: Stock-based compensation

0.07

0.07

0.27

0.27

Net loss per share, non-GAAP range

$

(0.24)

-

$

(0.25)

$

(0.90)

-

$

(0.95)

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

40,000,000

40,000,000

40,000,000

40,000,000

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