Payoneer Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Published

Record quarterly revenue, up 19% year-over-year, driven by strong growth across the entire platform

21% volume growth, including 33% B2B volume growth

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Payoneer Global Inc. (“Payoneer” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PAYO), the financial technology company empowering the world’s small and medium-sized businesses to transact, do business and grow globally, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

($ in mm)

1Q 2023

2Q 2023

3Q 2023

4Q 2023

1Q 2024

YoYChange
Revenue ex. interest income

$141.9

 

$151.4

 

$147.6

 

$159.4

 

$162.9

 

15%

Interest income

50.1

 

55.3

 

60.4

 

64.9

 

65.3

 

30%

Revenue

$192.0

 

$206.7

 

$208.0

 

$224.3

 

$228.2

 

19%

Transaction costs as a % of revenue

14.1%

 

13.8%

 

14.6%

 

16.2%

 

14.9%

 

80 bps

Net income

$7.9

 

$45.5

 

$12.8

 

$27.0

 

$29.0

 

265%

Adjusted EBITDA

38.8

 

56.0

 

58.2

 

52.2

 

65.2

 

68%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Metrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume ($bn)

$15.3

 

$15.3

 

$16.3

 

$19.0

 

$18.5

 

21%

Active Ideal Customer Profiles (ICPs) ('000s)1

491

 

495

 

502

 

516

 

530

 

8%

Revenue as a % of volume ("Take Rate")

125 bps

 

135 bps

 

127 bps

 

118 bps

 

124 bps

 

-1 bps

SMB customer take rate2

104 bps

 

110 bps

 

107 bps

 

100 bps

 

108 bps

 

4 bps

1.

 

Active ICPs are defined as customers with a Payoneer Account that have on average over $500 per month in volume and were active over the trailing twelve-month period.

2.

 

SMB customer take rate represents revenue from SMBs who sell on marketplaces, B2B SMBs, and Merchant Services, divided by the associated volume from each respective channel.

“Payoneer delivered record quarterly revenue and strong profitability in the first quarter, driven by growth across all channels, including faster growth in our higher take rate B2B and Merchant Services businesses,” said John Caplan, Chief Executive Officer. “We grew ICPs by 8% and generated 21% volume growth, our highest growth rate in nearly 3 years. We are making steady progress against our strategic priorities, accelerating underlying revenue growth, and increasing profitability.”

First Quarter 2024 Business Highlights

  • 8% active ICP growth, including 13% growth in larger ICPs who have on average over $10,000 per month in volume
  • 21% volume growth year-over-year reflects:
    • B2B volume of $2.2 billion increased 33% year-over-year, driven by strong acquisition, improved ability to support more industries, and continued enhancements to our product features and functionality
    • Merchant Services (Checkout) volume of $92 million increased 217% year-over-year driven by strong acquisition of $10K+ customers
    • Marketplace volume of $11.0 billion increased 13% year-over-year led by continued strength from large ecommerce platforms
    • Enterprise payouts volume of $5.1 billion increased 34% year-over-year, led by the travel vertical where we increased the number of routes we serve compared to a year ago
  • $1.1 billion of spend on Payoneer cards, up 34% year-over-year, as we continue to successfully cross-sell our card product to customers
  • $5.9 billion of customer funds as of March 31, 2024, up 8% year-over-year
  • $51 million of share repurchases at a weighted average price of $4.84

2024 Guidance

“Payoneer’s first quarter results reflect strong growth across our entire platform. We delivered 21% growth in revenue excluding interest income and normalizing for the $7.5 million impact of certain non-volume fees earned in the prior year period, a significant acceleration compared to 8% in 2023,” said Bea Ordonez, Chief Financial Officer. “We are raising our 2024 guidance to reflect both the robust first quarter performance and our momentum heading into the second quarter. We continue to drive acquisition and improve retention of our most valuable customers while we enhance our financial stack and further penetrate the fast-growing B2B market.”

2024 guidance is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$895 million - $905 million

 

 

 

 

Transaction costs

~17.5% of revenue

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$200 million to $210 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Guidance for fiscal year, where adjusted, is provided on a non-GAAP basis, which Payoneer will continue to identify as it reports its future financial results. The Company cannot reconcile its expected adjusted EBITDA to expected net income under “2024 Guidance” without unreasonable effort because certain items that impact net income and other reconciling metrics are out of the Company's control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted at this time, which unavailable information could have a significant impact on the Company’s GAAP financial results. Please refer to “Financial Information; Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a description of the calculation of adjusted EBITDA.

Webcast

Payoneer will host a live webcast of its earnings on a conference call with the investment community beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET today, May 8, 2024. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://investor.payoneer.com. A replay will be available on the investor relations website following the call.

About Payoneer

Payoneer is the financial technology company empowering the world’s small and medium-sized businesses to transact, do business, and grow globally. Payoneer was founded in 2005 with the belief that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. It is our mission to enable any entrepreneur and business anywhere to participate and succeed in an increasingly digital global economy. Since our founding, we have built a global financial stack that removes barriers and simplifies cross-border commerce. We make it easier for millions of SMBs, particularly in emerging markets, to connect to the global economy, pay and get paid, manage their funds across multiple currencies, and grow their businesses.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes, and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of Payoneer, may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or Payoneer’s future financial or operating performance. For example, projections of future revenue, transaction cost and adjusted EBITDA are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Payoneer and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: (1) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (2) the possibility that Payoneer may be adversely affected by geopolitical events and conflicts, such as the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, and other economic, business and/or competitive factors; (3) changes in the assumptions underlying our financial estimates; (4) the outcome of any known and/or unknown legal or regulatory proceedings; and (5) other risks and uncertainties set forth in Payoneer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2023 and future reports that Payoneer may file with the SEC from time to time. Nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Payoneer does not undertake any duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Financial Information; Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the financial information and data contained in this press release, such as adjusted EBITDA, have not been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Payoneer uses these non-GAAP measures to compare Payoneer’s performance to that of prior periods for budgeting and planning purposes. Payoneer believes these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Payoneer’s results of operations. Payoneer's method of determining these non-GAAP measures may be different from other companies' methods and, therefore, may not be comparable to those used by other companies and Payoneer does not recommend the sole use of these non-GAAP measures to assess its financial performance. Payoneer management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in Payoneer’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which expense and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. You should review Payoneer’s financial statements, which are included in Payoneer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 and its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Payoneer’s business.

Non-GAAP measures include the following item:

Adjusted EBITDA: We provide adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure that represents our net income (loss) adjusted to exclude, as applicable: M&A related expense (income), stock-based compensation expenses, restructuring charges, share in losses (gain) of associated company, loss (gain) from change in fair value of warrants, other financial expense (income), net, taxes on income, and depreciation and amortization.

Other companies may calculate the above measure differently, and therefore Payoneer’s measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

In addition, in this earnings release, we reference volume, which is an operational metric. Volume refers to the total dollar value of transactions successfully completed or enabled by our platform, not including orchestration transactions. For a customer that both receives and later sends payments, we count the volume only once. Note: as disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2024, we have updated our methodology to adjust for previously disclosed limited exceptions where both received and sent payments were counted in volumes, such that we count volume only once for a customer that both receives and later sends payments.

TABLE - 1
PAYONEER GLOBAL INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
Three months endedMarch 31,

2024

2023

 
Revenues $

228,183

 

$

192,014

 

 
Transaction costs (Exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below and inclusive of $438 and $421 in interest expense and fees associated with related party transactions during the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively)

33,966

 

27,081

 

Other operating expenses

40,283

 

40,095

 

Research and development expenses

32,051

 

29,280

 

Sales and marketing expenses

49,890

 

47,826

 

General and administrative expenses

24,209

 

26,681

 

Depreciation and amortization

9,408

 

6,039

 

Total operating expenses

189,807

 

177,002

 

 
Operating income

38,376

 

15,012

 

 
Financial income (expense):
Gain (loss) from change in fair value of Warrants

1,761

 

(252

)

Other financial income, net

2,747

 

2,350

 

Financial income, net

4,508

 

2,098

 

 
Income before taxes on income

42,884

 

17,110

 

 
Taxes on income

13,910

 

9,172

 

 
Net income $

28,974

 

$

7,938

 

 
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale debt securities, net

(1

)

 

Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges, net

34

 

 

Tax expense on unrealized gains on cash flow hedges, net

(6

)

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

27

 

 

 
Comprehensive income $

29,001

 

$

7,938

 

 
Per Share Data
Net income per share attributable to common stockholders — Basic earnings per share $

0.08

 

$

0.02

 

— Diluted earnings per share $

0.08

 

$

0.02

 

 
Weighted average common shares outstanding — Basic

359,306,195

 

360,220,161

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — Diluted

378,715,301

 

388,308,279

 

Disaggregation of revenue

The following table presents revenue recognized from contracts with customers as well as revenue from other sources:

Three months endedMarch 31,

2024

2023

 
Revenue recognized at a point in time $

159,796

$

131,892

Revenue recognized over time

662

7,844

Revenue from contracts with customers $

160,458

$

139,736

Interest income on customer balances $

65,268

$

50,058

Capital advance income

2,457

2,220

Revenue from other sources $

67,725

$

52,278

Total revenues $

228,183

$

192,014

The following table presents the Company’s revenue disaggregated by primary regional market, with revenues being attributed to the country (in the region) in which the billing address of the transacting customer is located, with the exception of global bank transfer revenues, where revenues are disaggregated based on the billing address of the transaction funds source.

Three months endedMarch 31,

2024

2023

Primary regional markets
Greater China(1) $

81,358

$

63,960

Europe(2)

43,455

38,621

Asia-Pacific(2)

33,365

25,381

North America(3)

23,010

25,536

South Asia, Middle East and North Africa(2)

23,925

19,945

Latin America(2)

23,070

18,571

Total revenues $

228,183

$

192,014

1.

 

Greater China is inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

2.

 

No single country included in any of these regions generated more than 10% of total revenue

3.

 

The United States is the Company’s country of domicile. Of North America revenues, the US represents $21,925 and $24,575 during the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

TABLE - 2
PAYONEER GLOBAL INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (UNAUDITED)
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
 
Three months ended
March 31,

2024

2023

Net income $

28,974

 

$

7,938

 

Depreciation and amortization

9,408

 

6,039

 

Taxes on income

13,910

 

9,172

 

Other financial income, net

(2,747

)

(2,350

)

EBITDA

49,545

 

20,799

 

Stock based compensation expenses(1)

15,077

 

16,927

 

M&A related expense(2)

2,375

 

774

 

Loss (gain) from change in fair value of Warrants(3)

(1,761

)

252

 

Adjusted EBITDA $

65,236

 

$

38,752

 

 
Three months ended,
Mar. 31, 2023 June 30, 2023 Sept. 30, 2023 Dec. 31, 2023 Mar. 31, 2024
 
Net income (loss) $

7,938

 

$

45,549

 

$

12,825

 

$

27,021

 

$

28,974

 

Depreciation and amortization

6,039

 

5,909

 

7,116

 

8,750

 

9,408

 

Taxes on income

9,172

 

5,747

 

10,012

 

14,272

 

13,910

 

Other financial income, net

(2,350

)

(4,318

)

(1,137

)

(3,763

)

(2,747

)

EBITDA

20,799

 

52,887

 

28,816

 

46,280

 

49,545

 

Stock based compensation expenses(1)

16,927

 

16,173

 

15,330

 

17,338

 

15,077

 

M&A related expense(2)

774

 

498

 

1,745

 

451

 

2,375

 

Loss (gain) from change in fair value of Warrants(3)

252

 

(13,586

)

7,799

 

(11,824

)

(1,761

)

Restructuring charges(4)

 

 

4,488

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA $

38,752

 

$

55,972

 

$

58,178

 

$

52,245

 

$

65,236

 

1.

 

Represents non-cash charges associated with stock-based compensation expense, which has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in our business and an important part of our compensation strategy.

2.

 

Amounts relate to M&A-related third-party fees, including related legal, consulting and other expenditures.

3.

 

Changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants are recognized as gain or loss on the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The impact is removed from EBITDA as it represents market conditions that are not in our control.

4.

 

We initiated a plan to reduce our workforce during the three months ended September 30, 2023, and had non-recurring costs related to severance and other employee termination benefits.

TABLE - 3
PAYONEER GLOBAL INC.
EARNINGS PER SHARE (UNAUDITED)
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
Three months ended March 31,

2024

2023

Numerator:
Net income $

28,974

$

7,938

Denominator:
Weighted average common shares outstanding —
Basic

359,306,195

360,220,161

Add:
Dilutive impact of RSUs, ESPP and options to purchase common stock

18,725,608

27,332,566

Dilutive impact of private Warrants

683,498

755,552

Weighted average common shares — diluted

378,715,301

388,308,279

Net income per share attributable to common stockholders — Basic earnings per share $

0.08

$

0.02

Diluted earnings per share $

0.08

$

0.02

 
TABLE - 4
PAYONEER GLOBAL INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
March 31, December 31,

2024

2023

Assets:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $

587,180

 

$

617,022

 

Restricted cash

7,907

 

7,030

 

Customer funds

5,920,924

 

6,390,526

 

Accounts receivable (net of allowance of $360 at March 31, 2024 and $385 at December 31, 2023)

7,224

 

7,980

 

Capital advance receivables (net of allowance of $5,357 at March 31, 2024 and $5,059 at December 31, 2023)

52,133

 

45,493

 

Other current assets

40,780

 

40,672

 

Total current assets

6,616,148

 

7,108,723

 

Non-current assets:
Property, equipment and software, net

14,896

 

15,499

 

Goodwill

19,889

 

19,889

 

Intangible assets, net

82,647

 

76,266

 

Restricted cash

6,025

 

5,780

 

Deferred taxes

16,688

 

15,291

 

Severance pay fund

821

 

840

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

22,567

 

24,854

 

Other assets

15,804

 

15,977

 

Total assets $

6,795,485

 

$

7,283,119

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity:
Current liabilities:
Trade payables $

35,295

 

$

33,941

 

Outstanding operating balances

5,920,924

 

6,390,526

 

Other payables

103,927

 

117,508

 

Total current liabilities

6,060,146

 

6,541,975

 

Non-current liabilities:
Long-term debt from related party

14,429

 

18,411

 

Warrant liability

6,794

 

8,555

 

Other long-term liabilities

52,574

 

49,905

 

Total liabilities

6,133,943

 

6,618,846

 

Commitments and contingencies
 
Shareholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 380,000,000 shares authorized; no shares were issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023.

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 3,800,000,000 and 3,800,000,000 shares authorized; 377,294,480 and 368,655,185 shares issued and 355,695,854 and 357,590,493 shares outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively.

3,773

 

3,687

 

Treasury stock at cost, 21,598,626 and 11,064,692 shares as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively.

(108,096

)

(56,936

)

Additional paid-in capital

752,236

 

732,894

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(149

)

(176

)

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

13,778

 

(15,196

)

Total shareholders’ equity

661,542

 

664,273

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $

6,795,485

 

$

7,283,119

 

TABLE - 5
PAYONEER GLOBAL INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
 
Three months ended

March 31,

2024

2023

Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Net income $

28,974

 

$

7,938

 

Adjustment to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization

9,408

 

6,039

 

Deferred taxes

(1,397

)

1,806

 

Stock-based compensation expenses

15,077

 

16,927

 

Loss (gain) from change in fair value of Warrants

(1,761

)

252

 

Foreign currency re-measurement loss (gain)

1,541

 

(416

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Other current assets

(11

)

(8,159

)

Trade payables

1,465

 

(10,090

)

Deferred revenue

(28

)

323

 

Accounts receivable, net

756

 

2,047

 

Capital advance extended to customers

(80,173

)

(71,184

)

Capital advance collected from customers

73,533

 

66,266

 

Other payables

(12,528

)

(10,414

)

Other long-term liabilities

2,669

 

(635

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets

2,287

 

2,335

 

Interest and amortization of discount on investments

(474

)

 

Other assets

172

 

867

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

39,510

 

3,902

 

 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Purchase of property, equipment and software

(1,616

)

(1,764

)

Capitalization of internal use software

(14,055

)

(7,588

)

Severance pay fund distributions, net

19

 

23

 

Customer funds in transit, net

154

 

(53,628

)

Purchases of investments in available-for-sale debt securities

(118,649

)

 

Maturities and sales of investments in available-for-sale debt securities

20,000

 

 

Net cash inflow from acquisition of remaining interest in joint venture

 

5,953

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(114,147

)

(57,004

)

 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Proceeds from issuance of common stock in connection with stock-based compensation plan, net of taxes paid related to settlement of equity awards

3,432

 

5,865

 

Outstanding operating balances, net

(469,602

)

(371,338

)

Borrowings under related party facility

5,378

 

9,842

 

Repayments under related party facility

(9,360

)

(8,859

)

Common stock repurchased

(50,961

)

 

Net cash used in financing activities

(521,113

)

(364,490

)

 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(1,541

)

515

 

 
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and customer funds

(597,291

)

(417,077

)

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and customer funds at beginning of period

7,018,367

 

6,386,720

 

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and customer funds at end of period $

6,421,076

 

$

5,969,643

 

Supplemental information of investing and financing activities not involving cash flows:
Property, equipment, and software acquired but not paid $

700

 

$

400

 

Internal use software capitalized but not paid $

5,216

 

$

2,609

 

Common stock repurchased but not paid $

1,699

 

$

 

Right of use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities $

 

$

2,298

 

 

Investors: Michelle Wang investor@payoneer.com

Media: Alison Dahlman PR@payoneer.com

Source: Payoneer

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