Quotient Technology Inc. (NYSE: QUOT), the leading digital media and promotions technology company that creates cohesive omnichannel brand-building and sales-driving opportunities to deliver valuable outcomes for advertisers, retailers and consumers, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. Quotient’s complete first quarter 2021 financial results and management commentary can be found by accessing the Company’s stockholder letter under Key Resources on the overview page of the investor relations website.
“Q1 was a strong quarter for Quotient as we continued to execute on our strategic objectives and built upon the momentum of our success in the prior year,” said Steven Boal, CEO. “We continue to see demand for our platforms and solutions as advertisers and retailers look to us for impactful ROIs and meaningful omnichannel experiences for their shoppers. Our ability to adapt and innovate in this evolving environment, the large addressable opportunity set available to us and early indications from our pipeline for Q2 2021 and future quarters, give us confidence in our growth trajectory for this year.”
For the second quarter of 2021, we expect:
- Revenue: $117.0 million to $125.0 million
- Adjusted EBITDA: $2.0 million to $12.0 million
- Operating Cash Flow: $5.0 million to $10.0 million
We are raising our previous guidance for the full year 2021 to the following:
- Revenue: $505.0 million to $525.0 million
- Adjusted EBITDA: $50.0 million to $65.0 million
- Weighted Average Diluted Shares Outstanding: ~97.1 million
Conference Call Information
The Company has posted a stockholder letter and an earnings presentation on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at: http://investors.quotient.com/. Management will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the highlights of the quarter and address questions today at 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT.
To access the call, we encourage you to pre-register to eliminate long wait times using this link: Quotient Q1 2021 Earnings Pre Registration. After registering, a confirmation will be sent via email and will include dial-in details and a unique PIN code for entry to the call. Registration will be open through the live call. We suggest registering at least 15 minutes before the start of the call to receive your unique PIN code. You may also access the call and register with a live operator by dialing (866) 270-1533, or outside the U.S. (412) 317-0797, at least 15 minutes prior to the 2:00 p.m. PT start time. The live webcast and all accompanying materials can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Company website at: http://investors.quotient.com/. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website following the conference call.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Quotient reports its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) and the rules of the SEC. To supplement its financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, Quotient provides investors in this press release with Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. Quotient believes that this non-GAAP measure provides investors with additional useful information used by Quotient’s management and Board of Directors for financial and operating decision making. In particular, Quotient believes that the exclusion of certain income and expense items in calculating this metric can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of its core business as well as a useful comparison to peer companies.
Quotient defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) adjusted for interest expense, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, other (income) expense, net, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, change in fair value of contingent consideration, certain acquisition-related costs, loss contingency/settlement related to a contract dispute, and restructuring charges. We exclude these items because we believe these items do not reflect expected future operating expenses. Additionally, certain items are inconsistent in size and frequency—making it difficult to contribute to a meaningful evaluation of our current or past operating performance.
There are a number of limitations related to the use of this non-GAAP financial measure. Quotient compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amount excluded from this non-GAAP financial measure and evaluating this non-GAAP financial measure together with its relevant GAAP financial measure.
This non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as substitute for, or as superior to the corresponding financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because of these and other limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should be considered along with other GAAP-based financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net income (loss) and Quotient’s other GAAP financial results.
For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest comparable GAAP financial measure, see “Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA” included in this press release.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting its business. Forward-looking statements in this press release include the Company’s current expectations regarding demand for the Company’s platforms and solutions, our ability to adapt and innovate our offerings in an evolving environment, the extent of the addressable market opportunity, the presence of momentum in our pipeline, our confidence in our growth trajectory, and the future financial performance of Quotient (including the guidance for the second quarter and full year 2021). Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current plans, objectives, estimates, expectations and intentions and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to generate positive cash flow and become profitable; the amount and timing of digital marketing spend by CPGs and shifts in CPG spend to digital solutions; the Company’s expectations regarding other growth drivers including its ability to expand its relationships with retailers and obtain retailer support for its platforms, and its ability to maintain and expand the use by consumers of digital promotions on its platforms; the Company’s ability to innovate and adapt to changing market conditions and data regulations, including the Company’s ability to adapt to changes in consumer habits and consumer data privacy concerns; the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which may continue to significantly impact our business, plans and results of operations, as well as the value of our common stock;; and other factors identified in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 23, 2021 and future filings and reports by the Company. Quotient disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise and does not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements.