ChannelAdvisor Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results


Brands revenue increased 20% year-over-year

Brands subscription revenue increased 27% year-over-year

Adjusted EBITDA exceeds guidance

Repurchased $25 million of common stock

ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM), a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, today reported financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Total revenue of $42.8 million was above the midpoint of the guidance range
  • Subscription revenue increased 13% year-over-year, or 16% excluding the unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign currency exchange rates
  • Brands revenue increased 20% year-over-year, or 25% excluding the unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign currency exchange rates
  • Brands subscription revenue grew 27% year-over-year, or 32% excluding the unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign currency exchange rates, and represented 49% of total subscription revenue
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $84.2 million, a decrease of $6.1 million since June 30, 2021 and a decrease of $22.7 million since March 31, 2022. The decrease reflects the cash use of $25.0 million for the repurchase of 1.8 million shares of common stock during the quarter under the previously announced stock repurchase program.


  • Adjusted EBITDA of $8.4 million and adjusted EBITDA margin of 20% exceeded the high-end of the guidance range
  • Free cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2022 of $10.6 million, or $0.34 per diluted share based on 31.3 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding

“Despite the backdrop of slower e-commerce growth, high consumer inflation, and macro uncertainty, we delivered another good quarter in Q2, with solid revenue growth and adjusted EBITDA that again exceeded the high-end of our guidance range,” said David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor’s chief executive officer. “These results demonstrate the resilience of our subscription-based revenue model and brands-focused strategy. While near-term macroeconomic factors have created a more challenging environment, we remain optimistic regarding our long-term prospects. That’s why we repurchased and retired 1.8 million shares, or approximately 6% of shares outstanding, at an average price of $13.67 during the second quarter. With solid profitability, a strong and debt-free balance sheet, market leadership and a large opportunity in front of us, we remain excited about what the future holds for ChannelAdvisor.”

Recent Business Highlights

The Company enhanced its position as a leading multi-channel commerce platform for brands through:

  • Continued product innovation: ChannelAdvisor’s strategy is to go deep on key channels and enable clients to leverage native capabilities such as fulfillment and advertising. With the latest product release, ChannelAdvisor expands advertising reach through Criteo. With over five years’ experience in retail media, Criteo has established itself as a critical platform for brands seeking to expand advertising efforts across the same retail sites where they list their products. By integrating with the Criteo Retail Media API, ChannelAdvisor can empower brand advertisers with more choices for how they manage and optimize their retail media campaigns with leading retailers, while expanding their advertising to reach high-intent shoppers in new cookie-less channels. This product release also delivers enhancements to the way brands can integrate with ChannelAdvisor at scale by helping automate key processes, including Automated Export for Listing Views and Support for Webhooks.
  • Continued channel expansion: ChannelAdvisor continues to reinforce its commitment to channel diversification to help brands and retailers reach more consumers worldwide. Adding over 20 new integrations, ChannelAdvisor now supports well over 350 channels. New channels added include Bed, Bath & Beyond in the U.S. and Canada, Poshmark in the U.S., Trendyol in Germany and Shopee in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. The company also added two new first-party integrations with Douglas in the Netherlands and Rue Gilt Groupe in the U.S.
  • Industry leadership: ChannelAdvisor was named an Amazon Ads Advanced Partner, reinforcing its commitment to advertising and strengthening its long-standing partnership with Amazon. Advanced Partner status is granted to partners that have demonstrated expertise across the breadth of Amazon Ads capabilities and delivered results for advertisers. Advanced Partners are in the top 5% of partner-led investments by country for sponsored ads. This achievement qualifies companies for added benefits, including access to select beta programs, tailored training on campaign strategies and new product releases.
  • Employee Engagement: ChannelAdvisor recently received the Triangle Business Journal’s 2022 Best Places to Work Award for the eighth time. The annual workplace competition recognizes companies for creating a work environment that employees value.
  • New customers: ChannelAdvisor recently added notable new customers Brown Forman, John Paul Mitchell Systems, and McCormick Foods (U.K.) Limited. In terms of growing our business with existing customers, our account managers collaborated with our sales team to sign expansions with customers like Chanel, Hugo Boss and Bushnell.

Financial Outlook

Based on the information available as of today, ChannelAdvisor is issuing guidance for its third quarter and full year 2022.

This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin and free cash flow and free cash flow per diluted share. We also may provide information regarding non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP operating margin. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin exclude depreciation, amortization, income tax expense, net interest (income) expense, and stock-based compensation expense. For 2022 only, adjusted EBITDA excludes lease abandonment and related costs. For 2021 only, adjusted EBITDA excludes the change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration (which increased GAAP operating income). Adjusted EBITDA margin is equal to adjusted EBITDA divided by GAAP revenue. Free cash flow is cash flow from operations, reduced by purchases of property and equipment and payment of capitalized software development costs. Non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating expenses exclude stock-based compensation expense and the other items excluded from adjusted EBITDA described above, as applicable. Non-GAAP gross margin is equal to non-GAAP gross profit divided by GAAP revenue. Non-GAAP operating margin is equal to non-GAAP income from operations divided by GAAP revenue.

ChannelAdvisor believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to management and investors relating to ChannelAdvisor’s financial condition and results of operations. The company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, and for budgeting and planning purposes. The company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the company’s financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors, and that it allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making.

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 that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the company’s financial statements. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures together with GAAP results. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results and guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included with the financial tables at the end of this release. ChannelAdvisor urges investors to review the reconciliation and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the company’s business. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly named non-GAAP measures differently than we do, which limits their usefulness in comparing our financial results with theirs.

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