Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

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Board Approves Debt Repurchase Program Provides Q4 2023 Guidance

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCSI) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2023.

“While I am encouraged by a developing pipeline, we continue to be affected by the continuing slow buying decisions, particularly in the Healthcare Industry, amid labor shortages and inflationary pressures. Notwithstanding this reality, we have managed our margins within guidance and reported a record free cash flow production in Q3 as well as another record quarter of cash of $156 million,” said Scott Turicchi, CEO of Consensus.

THIRD QUARTER UNAUDITED 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

Q3 2023 GAAP quarterly revenues decreased by $1.2 million or 1.3% to $90.6 million compared to $91.8 million for Q3 2022. This decline was primarily due to a decrease of $2.7 million or 6.2% in our SoHo business, (tracking to an expected 2% to 4% decrease on a full-year basis); partially offset by an increase of $1.5 million or 3.0% in our Corporate business.

GAAP net income (1) increased to $24.0 million in Q3 2023 compared to $15.4 million for Q3 2022. The increase is primarily due to lower sales tax expenses.

GAAP net income per diluted share (1) increased to $1.22 or 58.4% in Q3 2023 compared to $0.77 for Q3 2022. The increase is related to the items discussed above and a lower share count as a result of share repurchases.

Adjusted EBITDA (3)(4) for Q3 2023 of $47.5 million declined compared to Q3 2022 of $49.1 million primarily due to a decline in revenues. Q3 2023 Adjusted EBITDA margin(3) of 52.5% is in-line with our forecasted range of 50% - 55%. Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share (1)(2)(3) for the quarter increased to $1.51 or 5.6% compared to $1.43 for Q3 2022 primarily due to a lower share count as a result of the share repurchases and higher interest income.

Consensus ended the quarter with a record $155.7 million in cash and cash equivalents after cash outlays of $10.1 million in capital expenditures and $2.5 million in repurchases of common stock during the three months ended September 30, 2023 and $28.7 million in capital expenditures and $13.7 million in repurchases of common stock for the nine months ended September 30, 2023.

Key financial results from operations for Q3 2023 versus Q3 2022 are set forth in the following table. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP financial measures accompany this press release.

(Unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts and percentages)

 

Favorable /

(Unfavorable)

 

Q3 2023

Q3 2022

Change

GAAP revenues

$

90,562

 

$

91,777

 

(1.3)%

GAAP net income (1)

$

24,007

 

$

15,370

 

56.2%

GAAP net income per diluted share (1)

$

1.22

 

$

0.77

 

58.4%

Adjusted non-GAAP net income (1)(2)

$

29,721

 

$

28,529

 

4.2%

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share (1)(2)(3)

$

1.51

 

$

1.43

 

5.6%

Adjusted EBITDA (3)(4)

$

47,501

 

$

49,079

 

(3.2)%

Adjusted EBITDA margin (3)

 

52.5

%

 

53.5

%

(1.0) pts

Notes:

(1)

The estimated GAAP effective tax rates were approximately 23.9% for Q3 2023 and 29.2% for Q3 2022. The estimated non-GAAP effective tax rates were approximately 19.1% for Q3 2023 and 20.9% for Q3 2022.

(2)

Adjusted non-GAAP net income and Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share excludes certain non-GAAP items, as defined in the accompanying reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP Financial Measures. Such exclusions totaled $0.29 and $0.66 per diluted share, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022. Adjusted non-GAAP net income and Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are presented solely for informational purposes.

(3)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense; interest income; other (income) expense, net; income tax expense; depreciation and amortization; and other items used to reconcile GAAP income per diluted share to Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, as presented in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP Financial Measures. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by GAAP revenues. Adjusted EBITDA amounts and Adjusted EBITDA margin are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but is presented solely for informational purposes.

(4)

See Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation for the components of Consensus adjusted EBITDA.

BOARD AUTHORIZES $300 MILLION DEBT REPURCHASE PROGRAM

On November 9, 2023, the Board of Directors approved a debt repurchase program, pursuant to which Consensus may reduce, through redemptions, open market purchases, tender offers, privately negotiated purchases or other retirements, a combination of the outstanding principal balance of the 2026 Senior Notes and 2028 Senior Notes. The authorization permits an aggregate principal amount reduction of up to $300 million and expires on November 9, 2026. The timing and amounts of purchases will be determined by the Company, depending on market conditions and other factors it deems relevant.

Q4 2023 GUIDANCE (i)

The following table presents ranges for the Company’s Q4 2023 guidance (in millions, except per share amounts):

 

Low

Midpoint

 

High

Revenue

$

87.5

$

89.0

 

$

90.5

Adjusted EBITDA

$

46.3

$

47.4

 

$

48.2

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share (ii)

$

1.15

$

1.17

 

$

1.19

Notes:

(i)

Quarterly guidance is provided on a non-GAAP basis only because certain information necessary to calculate the most comparable GAAP measures is unavailable due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty of predicting the occurrence and the future financial statement impact of certain items. Therefore, as a result of the uncertainty and variability of the nature and amount of future adjustments, which could be significant, we are unable to provide a reconciliation of these measures without unreasonable effort.

(ii)

Quarterly guidance for Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share excludes share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles and certain gains or costs related to non-routine and other matters that are nonrecurring, in each case net of tax. The non-GAAP effective tax rate for 2023 is expected to be between 19.1% and 20.1%.

COMPANY LEADERSHIP UPDATE

On November 7, 2023, John Nebergall, Chief Operating Officer of Consensus Cloud Solutions Inc. (“Company”), notified the Company that effective December 31, 2023, he will step down from his position as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Upon stepping down from such position, Mr. Nebergall will continue with the Company as a strategic advisor. Johnny Hecker, currently the Company’s EVP of Operations, will also be appointed as the Company’s Chief Revenue Officer, effective as of January 1, 2024.

About Consensus Cloud Solutions

Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCSI) is one of the world’s largest digital fax providers and a trusted global source for the transformation, enhancement and secure exchange of digital information. We leverage our 25-year history of success by providing advanced data transformation solutions for regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, insurance, real estate and manufacturing, as well as technology for state and the federal government. Our solutions consist of: cloud faxing; digital signature; intelligent data extraction using natural language processing and artificial intelligence; robotic process automation; interoperability; workflow enhancement, and a powerful connectivity and integration engine for healthcare providers. Our solutions can be combined with managed services for optimal outcomes. For more information about Consensus, visit consensus.com and follow @ConsensusCS on X, formerly Twitter, to learn more.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties include, among other items: the Company’s ability to grow fax revenues, profitability and cash flows; the Company’s ability to identify, close and successfully transition acquisitions; subscriber growth and retention; variability of the Company’s revenue based on changing conditions in particular industries and the economy generally; protection of the Company’s proprietary technology or infringement by the Company of intellectual property of others; the risk of adverse changes in the U.S. or international regulatory environments, including but not limited to the imposition or increase of taxes or regulatory-related fees; general economic and political conditions, including political tensions and war (such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine); and the numerous other factors set forth in Consensus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting Consensus, refer to the 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Consensus on March 31, 2023, and the other reports filed by Consensus from time-to-time with the SEC, each of which is available at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements provided in this press release are subject to change. Although management’s expectations may change after the date of this press release, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these statements.

About non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted non-GAAP net income, Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and free cash flow. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and liquidity by excluding certain expenses and expenditures that may not be indicative of our recurring core business operating results. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. These Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to our historical performance and liquidity. We believe these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (2) they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business.

For more information on these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures, please see the appropriate GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP reconciliation tables included within the attached Exhibit to this Release.

 

CONSENSUS CLOUD SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)

 

 

September 30, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

155,682

 

 

$

94,164

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $5,629 and $4,681, respectively

 

29,727

 

 

 

28,029

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

7,178

 

 

 

14,335

 

Total current assets

 

192,587

 

 

 

136,528

 

Property and equipment, net

 

75,210

 

 

 

54,958

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

7,106

 

 

 

7,875

 

Intangibles, net

 

45,994

 

 

 

49,156

 

Goodwill

 

346,060

 

 

 

346,585

 

Deferred income taxes

 

33,927

 

 

 

35,981

 

Other assets

 

5,633

 

 

 

2,816

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

706,517

 

 

$

633,899

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

52,854

 

 

$

41,402

 

Income taxes payable, current

 

6,966

 

 

 

2,548

 

Deferred revenue, current

 

22,373

 

 

 

24,579

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

 

2,870

 

 

 

2,793

 

Total current liabilities

 

85,063

 

 

 

71,322

 

Long-term debt

 

795,333

 

 

 

793,865

 

Deferred revenue, noncurrent

 

2,282

 

 

 

2,319

 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

 

12,848

 

 

 

13,877

 

Liability for uncertain tax positions

 

9,048

 

 

 

6,725

 

Deferred income taxes

 

938

 

 

 

728

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

293

 

 

 

324

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

905,805

 

 

 

889,160

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value. Authorized 120,000,000; total issued is 20,182,262 and 20,105,545 shares and total outstanding is 19,502,195 and 19,916,431 shares as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

202

 

 

 

201

 

Treasury stock, at cost (680,067 and 189,114 shares as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively)

 

(22,728

)

 

 

(7,596

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

36,362

 

 

 

21,650

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(189,885

)

 

 

(250,408

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(23,239

)

 

 

(19,108

)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

(199,288

)

 

 

(255,261

)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

$

706,517

 

 

$

633,899

 

 

CONSENSUS CLOUD SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Revenues

$

90,562

 

 

$

91,777

 

 

$

274,808

 

 

$

272,190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues (1)

 

16,853

 

 

 

15,419

 

 

 

51,607

 

 

 

46,111

 

Gross profit

 

73,709

 

 

 

76,358

 

 

 

223,201

 

 

 

226,079

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing (1)

 

15,319

 

 

 

16,626

 

 

 

49,719

 

 

 

48,850

 

Research, development and engineering (1)

 

1,677

 

 

 

3,236

 

 

 

5,346

 

 

 

8,313

 

General and administrative (1)

 

17,798

 

 

 

23,839

 

 

 

56,382

 

 

 

57,024

 

Total operating expenses

 

34,794

 

 

 

43,701

 

 

 

111,447

 

 

 

114,187

 

Income from operations

 

38,915

 

 

 

32,657

 

 

 

111,754

 

 

 

111,892

 

Interest expense

 

(12,615

)

 

 

(13,941

)

 

 

(37,998

)

 

 

(39,573

)

Interest income

 

1,519

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,184

 

 

 

 

Other income, net

 

3,725

 

 

 

2,992

 

 

 

3,445

 

 

 

4,742

 

Income before income taxes

 

31,544

 

 

 

21,708

 

 

 

79,385

 

 

 

77,061

 

Income tax expense

 

7,537

 

 

 

6,338

 

 

 

18,862

 

 

 

21,250

 

Net income

$

24,007

 

 

$

15,370

 

 

$

60,523

 

 

$

55,811

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.22

 

 

$

0.78

 

 

$

3.07

 

 

$

2.80

 

Diluted

$

1.22

 

 

$

0.77

 

 

$

3.07

 

 

$

2.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

19,627,188

 

 

 

19,791,019

 

 

 

19,708,991

 

 

 

19,879,759

 

Diluted

 

19,647,855

 

 

 

19,873,138

 

 

 

19,730,765

 

 

 

19,958,624

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

$

309

 

 

$

219

 

 

$

939

 

 

$

658

 

Sales and marketing

 

375

 

 

 

269

 

 

 

1,134

 

 

 

812

 

Research, development and engineering

 

61

 

 

 

390

 

 

 

153

 

 

 

1,086

 

General and administrative

 

3,009

 

 

 

3,878

 

 

 

11,331

 

 

 

12,526

 

Total

$

3,754

 

 

$

4,756

 

 

$

13,557

 

 

$

15,082

 

 

CONSENSUS CLOUD SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS)

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net income

$

60,523

 

 

$

55,811

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

13,053

 

 

 

11,359

 

Amortization of financing costs and discounts

 

1,526

 

 

 

1,391

 

Non-cash operating lease costs

 

1,304

 

 

 

1,130

 

Share-based compensation

 

13,557

 

 

 

15,082

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

4,409

 

 

 

(60

)

Deferred income taxes, net

 

2,029

 

 

 

(2,435

)

Other

 

30

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Decrease (increase) in:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(6,126

)

 

 

(4,852

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

7,144

 

 

 

(83

)

Other assets

 

1,182

 

 

 

(1,097

)

Increase (decrease) in:

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

10,210

 

 

 

19,991

 

Income taxes payable

 

4,615

 

 

 

(805

)

Deferred revenue

 

(2,088

)

 

 

(297

)

Operating lease liabilities

 

(1,578

)

 

 

(1,389

)

Liability for uncertain tax positions

 

2,323

 

 

 

2,174

 

Other liabilities

 

(34

)

 

 

(6,648

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

112,079

 

 

 

89,272

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(28,725

)

 

 

(21,060

)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash received

 

 

 

 

(12,230

)

Purchase of investments

 

(4,000

)

 

 

 

Purchases of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

(1,000

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(32,725

)

 

 

(34,290

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

(232

)

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan

 

871

 

 

 

631

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

(13,716

)

 

 

(7,596

)

Taxes paid related to net share settlement

 

(1,245

)

 

 

(1,698

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(14,090

)

 

 

(8,895

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(3,746

)

 

 

(9,182

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

61,518

 

 

 

36,905

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

94,164

 

 

 

66,778

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

155,682

 

 

$

103,683

 

 

CONSENSUS CLOUD SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO ADJUSTED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

 

The following table sets forth the reconciliation of net income to Adjusted non-GAAP net income for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 with adjustments presented on an after-tax basis:

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

2023

 

Per Diluted

Share

 

2022

 

Per Diluted

Share

Net income

$

24,007

$

1.22

 

$

15,370

$

0.77

Plus:

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation (1)

 

3,451

 

0.18

 

 

4,596

 

0.23

Amortization (2)

 

762

 

0.04

 

 

813

 

0.04

Spin-off related costs (3)

 

 

 

 

128

 

0.01

Non-income related sales tax (4)

 

188

 

0.01

 

 

6,425

 

0.32

Acquisition related integration costs (5)

 

 

 

 

220

 

0.01

Intra-entity transfer (6)

 

1,041

 

0.05

 

 

977

 

0.05

Other (8)

 

272

 

0.01

 

 

 

Adjusted non-GAAP net income

$

29,721

$

1.51

 

$

28,529

$

1.43

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its unaudited consolidated financial statements, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted non-GAAP Net Income and Adjusted non-GAAP Diluted EPS (collectively the “non-GAAP financial measures”). The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that they provide useful information about core 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.

(1) Share-based compensation. The Company excludes share-based compensation because it is non-cash in nature and because the Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the operational performance of the business. The Company further believes this measure is useful to investors in that it allows for greater transparency to certain line items in its financial statements. In addition, excluding this item from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to historical operating results and comparisons to peers, many of which similarly exclude this item.

(2) Amortization. The Company excludes amortization of patents and acquired intangible assets because it is non-cash in nature and because the Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the operational performance of the business. In addition, excluding this item from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to historical operating results and comparisons to peers, many of which similarly exclude this item.

(3) Spin-off related costs. The Company excludes certain expenses associated with the spin-off from Ziff Davis, Inc. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the operational performance of the business. In addition, excluding this item from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to historical operating results and comparisons to peers.

(4) Non-income related sales tax. The Company has excluded certain non-income related sales taxes because this expense is related to our historical sales tax exposure in applicable states that have started to tax Software as a Service (“SaaS”) in recent years. The Company is in the process of remediating the exposure and does not believe it will be recurring. As a result, the Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the operational performance of the business.

(5) Acquisition related integration costs. The Company excludes certain acquisition and related integration costs such as adjustments to contingent consideration, severance, lease terminations, retention bonuses and other acquisition-specific items. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provide meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In addition, excluding this item from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to historical operating results and comparisons to peers, many of which similarly exclude this item.

(6) Intra-entity transfers. The Company excludes certain effects of intra-entity transfers to the extent the related tax asset or liability in the financial statement is not recovered or settled, respectively during the year. During December 2019, the Company entered into an intra-entity asset transfer that resulted in the recording of a tax benefit and related tax asset representing tax deductible amounts to be realized in future years which is expected to be recovered over a period of up to 20 years. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding the cumulative future unrealized benefit of the assets transferred and including the tax benefit in the year of realization provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In addition, excluding this item from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to historical operating results.

(7) Other. The Company excludes certain gains or costs related to non-routine and other matters that are nonrecurring. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the operational performance of the business. In addition, excluding this item from the non-GAAP measures facilitates comparisons to historical operating results.

 

CONSENSUS CLOUD SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS)

 

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Net income

$

24,007

 

 

$

15,370

 

Plus:

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

12,615

 

 

 

13,941

 

Interest income

 

(1,519

)

 

 

 

Other income, net

 

(3,725

)

 

 

(2,992

)

Income tax expense

 

7,537

 

 

 

6,338

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,364

 

 

 

3,795

 

EBITDA:

 

 

 

Plus:

 

 

 

Share-based compensation

 

3,754

 

 

 

4,756

 

Spin-off related costs

 

 

 

 

157

 

Non-income related sales tax

 

110

 

 

 

7,423

 

Acquisition related integration costs

 

 

 

 

291

 

Other

 

358

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

47,501

 

 

$

49,079

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA as calculated above represents earnings before interest expense, interest income, other income, net, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization and the items used to reconcile GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures, including (1) share-based compensation; (2) spin-off related costs; (3) non-income related sales tax; (4) acquisition related integration costs; and (5) other nonrecurring costs. The Company discloses Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental non-GAAP financial performance measure, as it believes it is a useful metric by which to compare the performance of its business from period to period. The Company also understands that measures similar to Adjusted EBITDA are broadly used by analysts, rating agencies and investors in assessing our performance. Accordingly, the Company believes that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors.

Adjusted EBITDA is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, net income, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This Adjusted non-GAAP measure has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

CONSENSUS CLOUD SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

59,987

 

 

$

37,066

 

 

$

112,079

 

 

$

89,272

 

Less: Purchases of property and equipment

 

(10,050

)

 

 

(7,316

)

 

 

(28,725

)

 

 

(21,060

)

Free cash flows

$

49,937

 

 

$

29,750

 

 

$

83,354

 

 

$

68,212

 

The Company discloses free cash flows as a supplemental non-GAAP financial performance measure, as it believes it is a useful metric by which to compare the performance of its business from period to period. The Company also understands that this non-GAAP measure is broadly used by analysts, rating agencies and investors in assessing the Company’s performance. Accordingly, the Company believes that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful information to investors.

Free cash flows is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, Cash Flows from Operating Activities, and may be different from non-GAAP measures with similar or even identical names used by other companies. In addition, the non-GAAP measure is not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP measure has limitations in that it does not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations determined in accordance with GAAP.

Key Performance Metrics (Unaudited)

The following table sets forth certain key operating metrics for Consensus for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (in thousands, except for percentages and Average Revenue per Customer Account):

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Corporate revenue

$

50,430

 

 

$

48,974

 

Corporate customer accounts (1)

 

54

 

 

 

47

 

Corporate Average Revenue per Customer Account (“ARPA”) (2)

$

312.45

 

 

$

348.94

 

Corporate paid adds (3)

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

Corporate monthly account churn (4)

 

1.49

%

 

 

1.71

%

 

 

 

 

SoHo revenue

$

40,129

 

 

$

42,801

 

SoHo customer accounts (1)

 

859

 

 

 

978

 

SoHo ARPA (2)

$

15.31

 

 

$

14.41

 

SoHo paid adds (3)

 

64

 

 

 

86

 

SoHo monthly account churn (4)

 

3.49

%

 

 

3.60

%

(1) Consensus customers are defined as paying Corporate and SoHo customer accounts.

 

(2) Represents a monthly ARPA for the quarter and is calculated as follows: Monthly ARPA on a quarterly basis is calculated using our standard convention of dividing revenue for the quarter by the average of the quarter’s beginning and ending customer base and dividing that amount by 3 months. Consensus believes ARPA provides investors an understanding of the average monthly revenues we recognize per account associated within Consensus’ customer base. As ARPA varies based on fixed subscription fee and variable usage components, Consensus believes it can serve as a measure by which investors can evaluate trends in the types of services, levels of services and the usage levels of those services across Consensus’ customers.

 

(3) Paid Adds represents paying new Consensus customer accounts added during the periods presented.

 

(4) Monthly churn is defined as a Consensus paying customer accounts that cancelled its services during the period divided by the average number customers over the period. This measure is calculated monthly and expressed as an average over the applicable period.

 

Laura Hinson Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc 844-211-1711 investor@consensus.com

Source: Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc.

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