SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), a leading provider of cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates complex back-office financial operations for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021.
“We delivered record results and further increased core revenue growth, driven by the value of our platform, the scale of our network, and the broad range of our payment offerings,” said René Lacerte, Bill.com CEO and Founder. “Our platform makes it easy for businesses to simplify their back office, connect with each other, and make payments. We are helping our customers transform their financial operations, and we believe we are at the beginning of a multiyear digital transformation wave.”
“We executed well during the quarter and delivered core revenue growth of 62% year-over-year,” said John Rettig, Bill.com CFO. “Our innovation in platform, payments, and go-to-market activities drove strong accelerated growth in transaction fees and total payment volume. We are operating at a large scale, with an annualized run rate of approximately $140 billion of payments processed for our customers.”
Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2021
Total revenue was $59.7 million, an increase of 45% from the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
Core revenue, which includes subscription and transaction fees, was $58.6 million, an increase of 62% year-over-year. Subscription fees were $29.3 million, an increase of 32% year-over-year. Transaction fees were $29.3 million, an increase of 112% year-over-year.
GAAP gross profit was $44.3 million, representing a 74.2% gross margin, compared to $31.1 million, or a 75.5% gross margin, in the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Non-GAAP gross profit was $46.0 million, representing a 76.9% non-GAAP gross margin, compared to $32.1 million, or a 77.7% non-GAAP gross margin in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
Loss from operations was $15.3 million, compared to a loss from operations of $9.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Non-GAAP loss from operations was $2.1 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $3.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
Net loss was $26.7 million, or ($0.32) per share, basic and diluted, compared to net loss of $8.3 million, or ($0.11) per share, basic and diluted, in the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Non-GAAP net loss was $1.7 million, or ($0.02) per share, basic and diluted, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $2.4 million, or ($0.03) per share, basic and diluted, in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $1.7 billion at March 31, 2021.
Business Highlights and Recent Developments
Served 115,600 customers as of the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2021, representing year-over-year customer growth of 27%.
Processed $35.0 billion in total payment volume on our platform in the third quarter, an increase of 44% year-over-year.
Processed 7.2 million transactions in the third quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of 19% year-over-year.
Signed a definitive agreement to acquire Divvy, a leading company in spend management for SMBs.
Recognized on G2’s 2021 Best Products for Finance list and named a leader in G2’s 2021 Accounts Payable Automation Software category for the small and medium business community.
Launched integrations with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Bill.com is providing the following guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30, 2021.
The financial outlook does not include any potential impact from the proposed acquisition of DivvyPay, Inc. (“Divvy”). These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. Refer to the Forward-Looking Statements safe harbor below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements..
Bill.com has not provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP net loss or non-GAAP net loss per share guidance measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures because certain items excluded from GAAP cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. Accordingly, a reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
In conjunction with this announcement, Bill.com will host a conference call for investors at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) today to discuss fiscal third quarter results and, our outlook for the fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30, 2021, and the pending acquisition of Divvy. The live webcast and a replay of the webcast will be available at the Investor Relations section of Bill.com’s website: https://investor.bill.com/events-and-presentations/default.aspx.
Bill.com is a leading provider of cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates complex, back-office financial operations for small and midsize businesses. Customers use the Bill.com platform to manage end-to-end financial workflows and to process payments. The Bill.com AI-enabled, financial software platform creates connections between businesses and their suppliers and clients. It helps manage cash inflows and outflow. The company partners with several of the largest U.S. financial institutions, the majority of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms, and popular accounting software providers. Bill.com has offices in San Jose, California and Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.bill.com.
Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and the accompanying conference call contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are statements other than statements of historical facts, and statements in the future tense. Forward-looking statements are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond our control. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations of future performance, including guidance for our fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30, 2021, our expectations for the growth of demand on our platform and the expansion of our customers’ utilization of our services. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and its impact on our employees, customers, strategic partners, vendors, results of operations, liquidity and financial condition, our history of operating losses, our recent rapid growth, the large sums of customer funds that we transfer daily, the risk of loss, errors and fraudulent activity, the market, interest rate, foreign exchange and other conditions that the customer funds we hold in trust are subject to, our ability to attract new customers and convert trial customers into paying customers, our ability to develop new products and services, increased competition or new entrants in the marketplace, potential impacts of acquisitions and investments, including the pending acquisition of Divvy, changes in staffing levels, and other risks detailed in registration statements and periodic reports we file with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020 filed with the SEC on August 31, 2020, which may be obtained on the Investor Relations section of Bill.com’s website (https://investor.bill.com/financials/sec-filings/default.aspx) and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2021 when filed. You should not rely on these forward-looking statements, as actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the accompanying conference call because of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release and the accompanying tables contain, and the conference call will contain, non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted. The non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only and is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.
Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. Items excluded from non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share include stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes related to employee stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization expense, amortization of debt discount and issuance costs, loss on revaluation of warrant liabilities, and income tax benefit associated with 2025 Notes. It is important to note that the particular items we exclude from, or include in, our non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the items excluded from, or included in, similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies in the same industry.
We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to important metrics used by our management for financial and operational decision-making. We believe that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in our industry.
Beginning the quarter ended March 31, 2021, we changed our method of calculating certain non-GAAP financial measures by removing the adjustments related to the capitalized service costs, capitalized internal-use software, capitalized sales commissions, and the associated amortization expenses. Our non-GAAP financial measures for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 were also adjusted to conform to the current quarter presentation. These changes are further described in the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures below.
We adjust the following items from one or more of our non-GAAP financial measures:
Stock-based compensation expense. We exclude stock-based compensation expense, which is a non-cash expense, from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In particular, companies calculate stock- based compensation expenses using a variety of valuation methodologies and subjective assumptions.
Employer payroll taxes related to employee stock-based compensation. We exclude payroll tax expense related to employee stock-based transactions because we believe that excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance. In particular, this expense is dependent on the price of our common stock and other factors that are beyond our control and do not correlate to the operation of our business. Employer payroll tax expense related to employee stock-based compensation was not material for all periods prior to June 30, 2020; therefore, it was excluded from those prior periods.
Depreciation and amortization expense. We exclude depreciation and amortization expenses from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance.
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs. We exclude the amortization of debt discount and issuance costs associated with our issuance of convertible senior notes due 2025 from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this non-cash interest expense provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational performance.
Loss on revaluation of warrant liabilities. We exclude loss on revaluation of warrant liabilities, which is a non-cash expense, from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding operational performance.
Income tax benefit associated with 2025 Notes.We exclude the income tax benefit associated with 2025 Notes from certain of our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that excluding this provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational performance.
There are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures since they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in our financial statements. Please see the reconciliation tables at the end of this release for the reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results.
Free Cash Flow
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure that we calculate as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment and capitalization of internal-use software costs. We believe free cash flow is an important liquidity measure of the cash (if any) that is available, after capital expenditures, for operational expenses and investment in our business. Free cash flow is useful to investors as a liquidity measure because it measures our ability to generate or use cash. One limitation of free cash flow is that it does not reflect our future contractual commitments. Additionally, free cash flow does not represent the total increase or decrease in our cash balance for a given period. Once our business needs and obligations are met, cash can be used to maintain a strong balance sheet and invest in future growth.
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