Nov 3, 2022

Grid Dynamics Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

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Record Revenue of $81.2 million, up 4.9% sequentially and 40.1% year-over-year

SAN RAMON, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 3, 2022 / Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GDYN) ("Grid Dynamics"), a leader in enterprise-level digital transformation, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

We are very pleased to report another record quarter of revenue in the company's history. Our revenue of $81.2 million in the third quarter of 2022 was up 4.9% on a sequential basis and 40.1% on a year-over-year basis and this marked the ninth consecutive quarter of record revenues in the company's history. During the third quarter, we witnessed growth across all of our verticals on an year-over-year basis.

Our non-retail industry verticals represented 68.9% of revenue in the third quarter and grew 7.7% on a sequential basis and 40.9% on a year-over-year basis. Totaling 32.4% of our third quarter revenue, the Technology, Media and Telecom ("TMT") was our largest vertical and grew 12.6% on a sequential basis and 49.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the quarter, some of our largest technology customers continued to grow as they ramped existing and new programs. Our Retail vertical, at 31.1% of our third quarter revenue, remained almost unchanged on a sequential basis and grew 38.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the quarter we witnessed enhanced budget scrutiny across our customers, with some retailers being more sensitive. Our Finance vertical, representing 7.5% of our third quarter revenue, grew 20.3% on a sequential basis and 16.3% on a year-over-year basis and this was largely due to growth from Banking and Insurance customers. Our CPG and Manufacturing vertical, representing 19.8% of our third quarter revenue, remained on the same level on a sequential basis and grew 43.3% on a year-over-year basis.

"I am proud of our third quarter achievements. We exceeded our revenue and profitability targets set in August and performed above our long-term target operating model. During the quarter we signed multiple new customers including two Fortune 30 companies, strengthened our partnerships with large Cloud providers, and ramped hiring across our new delivery locations. Furthermore we entered the fourth quarter with a very robust pipeline of new client business. Customers are ever more seeking to partner with us for their strategic digital transformation initiatives and Grid Dynamics is increasingly viewed as a company that can provide scalable high quality engineering. I am confident of our strengths and believe the company is well positioned to grow successfully in 2023 and beyond ," said Leonard Livschitz, CEO.

Third Quarter of 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $81.2 million, a 40.1% year-over-year increase.
  • GAAP gross profit was $32.7 million or 40.3% of revenue in the third quarter of 2022, compared to GAAP gross profit of $25.3 million or 43.6% of revenue in the third quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross profit was $33.0 million or 40.7% of revenue in the third quarter of 2022, compared to Non-GAAP gross profit of $25.4 million or 43.9% of revenue in the third quarter of 2021.
  • GAAP Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $(6.7) million, or $(0.10) per share, based on 68.6 million weighted-average common shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2022, compared to GAAP Net loss of $(0.5) million, or $(0.01) per share, based on 62.6 million weighted-average common shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP Net income was $11.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, based on 71.9 million weighted-average common shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2022, compared to Non-GAAP Net income of $7.9 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, based on 69.5 million weighted-average common shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, other income, fair value adjustments, stock-based compensation, transaction and transformation-related costs as well as geographic reorganization expenses), a non-GAAP metric, was $17.1 million in the third quarter of 2022 compared to Non-GAAP EBITDA of $12.5 million in the third quarter of 2021.

See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information" below for a discussion of our non-GAAP measures.

Cash Flow and Other Metrics

  • Cash provided by operating activities was $19.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to cash provided by operating activities of $14.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $255.2 million as of September 30, 2022, compared to $150.0 million as of June 30, 2022, and $144.4 million as of December 31, 2021.
  • Total headcount was 3,746 as of September 30, 2022, compared with 2,884 employees as of September 30, 2021.

Financial Outlook

  • The Company expects revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022 to be between $77.0 million and $78.0 million.
  • Non-GAAP EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2022 is expected to be between $12.6 million and $13.2 million.
  • For the fourth quarter of 2022, we expect our basic share count to be in the 74-75 million range and diluted share count to be in the 77-78 million range.

Grid Dynamics is not able, at this time, to provide GAAP targets for net income for the fourth quarter of 2022 because of the difficulty of estimating certain items excluded from Non-GAAP EBITDA that cannot be reasonably predicted, such as interest, taxes, other income, fair-value adjustments, geographic reorganization expenses, and charges related to stock-based compensation expense. The effect of these excluded items may be significant.

Conference Call and Webcast

Grid Dynamics will host a video conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 3, 2022 to discuss its third quarter financial results. Investors and other interested parties can access the call in the following ways: A webcast of the video conference call can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://ir.griddynamics.com/.

A replay will also be available after the call at https://ir.griddynamics.com/with the passcode $Q3@2022.

About Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics (Nasdaq:GDYN) is a digital-native technology services provider that accelerates growth and bolsters competitive advantage for Fortune 1000 companies. Grid Dynamics provides digital transformation consulting and implementation services in omnichannel customer experience, big data analytics, search, artificial intelligence, cloud migration, and application modernization. Grid Dynamics achieves high speed-to-market, quality, and efficiency by using technology accelerators, an agile delivery culture, and its pool of global engineering talent. Founded in 2006, Grid Dynamics is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices across the US, UK, the Netherlands, Mexico, Switzerland, Central, and Eastern Europe.

To learn more about Grid Dynamics, please visit www.griddynamics.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial measures presented in Grid Dynamics press release in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), the Company also presents non-GAAP measures of financial performance.

A "non-GAAP financial measure" refers to a numerical measure of Grid Dynamics historical or future financial performance or financial position that is included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Grid Dynamics provides certain non-GAAP measures as additional information relating to its operating results as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a measure of liquidity and profitability.

Grid Dynamics has included these non-GAAP financial measures because they are financial measures used by Grid Dynamics' management to evaluate Grid Dynamics' core operating performance and trends, to make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital and new investments and are among the factors analyzed in making performance-based compensation decisions for key personnel.

Grid Dynamics believes the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as a supplement to GAAP measures, is useful to investors in that they eliminate items that are either not part of core operations or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation expense. Grid Dynamics believes these non-GAAP measures provide investors and other users of its financial information consistency and comparability with its past financial performance and facilitate period to period comparisons of operations. Grid Dynamics believes these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating its operating performance compared to that of other companies in its industry, as they generally eliminate the effects of certain items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Further, these measures may differ from the non-GAAP information, even where similarly titled, used by other companies and therefore should not be used to compare our performance to that of other companies. Grid Dynamics compensates for these limitations by providing investors and other users of its financial information a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the related GAAP financial measures. Grid Dynamics encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view its non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of Grid Dynamics to differ materially from those expected and projected. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the words "believes," "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "may," "will," "potential," "projects," "predicts," "continue," or "should," or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the quotations of management, the section titled "Financial Outlook," and statements concerning Grid Dynamics's expectations with respect to future performance, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside Grid Dynamics's control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (i) Grid Dynamics has a relatively short operating history and operates in a rapidly evolving industry, which makes it difficult to evaluate future prospects and may increase the risk that it will not continue to be successful and may adversely impact our stock price; (ii) Grid Dynamics may be unable to effectively manage its growth or achieve anticipated growth, particularly as it expands into new geographies, which could place significant strain on Grid Dynamics' management personnel, systems and resources; (iii) Grid Dynamics' revenues are highly dependent on a limited number of clients and industries that are affected by seasonal trends, and any decrease in demand for outsourced services in these industries may reduce Grid Dynamics' revenues and adversely affect Grid Dynamics' business, financial condition and results of operations; (iv) macroeconomic conditions, inflationary pressures, and the geopolitical climate, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have and may continue to materially adversely affect our stock price, business operations, overall financial performance and growth prospects; (v) Grid Dynamics' revenues are highly dependent on clients primarily located in the United States, and any economic downturn in the United States or in other parts of the world, including Europe or disruptions in the credit markets may have a material adverse effect on Grid Dynamics' business, financial condition and results of operations; (vi) Grid Dynamics faces intense and increasing competition; (vii) Grid Dynamics' failure to successfully attract, hire, develop, motivate and retain highly skilled personnel could materially adversely affect Grid Dynamics' business, financial condition and results of operations; (viii) failure to adapt to rapidly changing technologies, methodologies and evolving industry standards may have a material adverse effect on Grid Dynamics' business, financial condition and results of operations; (ix) failure to successfully deliver contracted services or causing disruptions to clients' businesses may have a material adverse effect on Grid Dynamics' reputation, business, financial condition and results of operations; (x) risks and costs related to acquiring and integrating other companies; and (xi) other risks and uncertainties indicated in Grid Dynamics filings with the SEC.

Grid Dynamics cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Grid Dynamics cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Grid Dynamics does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Further information about factors that could materially affect Grid Dynamics, including its results of operations and financial condition, is set forth under the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed November 3, 2022 and in other periodic filings Grid Dynamics makes with the SEC.

Contacts

Grid Dynamics Investor Relations:
investorrelations@griddynamics.com

Schedule 1:

GRID DYNAMICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF LOSS AND
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
Unaudited
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Revenue
$ 81,161 $ 57,933 $ 229,906 $ 144,743
Cost of revenue
48,491 32,667 141,596 84,343
Gross profit
32,670 25,266 88,310 60,400
Operating expenses
Engineering, research, and development
4,139 2,132 11,075 5,687
Sales and marketing
5,084 4,073 14,431 9,942
General and administrative
28,197 17,091 78,200 43,195
Total operating expenses
37,420 23,296 103,706 58,824
Income/(loss) from operations
(4,750 ) 1,970 (15,396 ) 1,576
Other income/(expenses)
1,450 114 124 (1,015 )
Income/(loss) before income taxes
(3,300 ) 2,084 (15,272 ) 561
Provision for income taxes
3,359 2,633 7,240 4,655
Net loss
$ (6,659 ) $ (549 ) $ (22,512 ) $ (4,094 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax
(872 ) (86 ) (1,937 ) (72 )
Comprehensive loss
$ (7,531 ) $ (635 ) $ (24,449 ) $ (4,166 )
Loss per share
Basic
$ (0.10 ) $ (0.01 ) $ (0.33 ) $ (0.07 )
Diluted
$ (0.10 ) $ (0.01 ) $ (0.33 ) $ (0.07 )
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic
68,623 62,610 67,566 56,280
Diluted
68,623 62,610 67,566 56,280

Schedule 2:

GRID DYNAMICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
Unaudited
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

As of
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 255,188 $ 144,364
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $424 and $315 as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
49,953 38,838
Unbilled receivables
4,515 4,475
Prepaid income taxes
2,137 584
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
7,570 4,503
Total current assets
319,363 192,764
Property and equipment, net
7,504 6,169
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net
5,585 -
Intangible assets, net
17,236 19,097
Goodwill
35,958 35,958
Deferred tax assets
3,334 2,731
Other noncurrent assets
1,165 -
Total assets
$ 390,145 $ 256,719
Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$ 4,478 $ 2,053
Accrued liabilities
1,780 1,150
Accrued compensation and benefits
13,533 10,562
Accrued income taxes
7,801 1,980
Operating lease liabilities, current
1,760 -
Other current liabilities
2,285 9,599
Total current liabilities
31,637 25,344
Deferred tax liabilities
3,895 4,324
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent
3,775 -
Total liabilities
39,307 29,668
Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 110,000,000 shares authorized; 73,999,020 and 66,850,941 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
7 7
Additional paid-in capital
360,313 212,077
Retained earnings/(accumulated deficit)
(7,419 ) 15,093
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(2,063 ) (126 )
Total stockholders' equity
350,838 227,051
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$ 390,145 $ 256,719

Schedule 3:

GRID DYNAMICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
Unaudited
(In thousands)

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss
$ (22,512 ) $ (4,094 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
4,907 3,520
Operating lease right-of-use assets amortization expense
2,218 -
Bad debt expense/(recovery)
113 (17 )
Deferred income taxes
(1,032 ) 2,663
Debt issuance cost amortization
36 -
Stock based compensation
42,599 21,459
Change in fair value of warrants
- 979
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(11,228 ) (10,549 )
Unbilled receivables
(40 ) (1,257 )
Prepaid income taxes
(1,553 ) 127
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(3,067 ) (2,062 )
Accounts payable
2,425 676
Accrued liabilities
630 16
Accrued compensation and benefits
2,971 1,533
Operating lease liabilities
(2,268 ) -
Accrued income taxes
5,821 848
Other current liabilities
(381 ) 813
Net cash provided by operating activities
19,639 14,655
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property and equipment
(4,381 ) (3,016 )
Purchase of investment
(1,000 ) -
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired
- (30,585 )
Net cash used in investing activities
(5,381 ) (33,601 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds related to issuance of Common Stock from 2022 and 2021 Offerings
109,537 78,311
Proceeds from exercises of stock options, net of shares withheld for taxes
1,144 619
Payment of contingent consideration related to previously acquired businesses
(6,933 ) -
Payments of tax obligations resulted from net share settlement of vested stock awards
(4,791 ) (21,007 )
Proceeds from debt
5,000 -
Repayment of debt
(5,000 ) -
Equity issuance costs
(253 ) (498 )
Debt issuance costs
(201 ) -
Proceeds from exercise of warrants
- 48,145
Net cash provided by financing activities
98,503 105,570
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(1,937 ) (72 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
110,824 86,552
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
144,364 112,745
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$ 255,188 $ 199,297
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for income taxes
$ 4,060 $ 1,403
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:
Conversion of warrants
$ - $ 979
Fair value of contingent consideration issued for acquisition of business
$ - $ 2,979

Schedule 4:

GRID DYNAMICS HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION
Unaudited
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Revenue
$ 81,161 $ 57,933 $ 229,906 $ 144,743
Cost of revenue
48,491 32,667 141,596 84,343
GAAP gross profit
32,670 25,266 88,310 60,400
Stock-based compensation
367 173 888 433
Non-GAAP Gross profit
$ 33,037 $ 25,439 $ 89,198 $ 60,833
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
GAAP net loss
$ (6,659 ) $ (549 ) $ (22,512 ) $ (4,094 )
Adjusted for:
Depreciation and amortization
1,627 1,420 4,907 3,520
Provision for income taxes
3,359 2,633 7,240 4,655
Stock-based compensation
17,551 9,113 42,599 21,459
Transaction and transformation-related costs(1)
- - - 942
Geographic reorganization (2)
2,658 - 9,633 -
Other (income)/expense, net(3)
(1,450 ) (114 ) (124 ) 1,015
Non-GAAP EBITDA
$ 17,086 $ 12,503 $ 41,743 $ 27,497
  1. Transaction and transformation-related costs include, when applicable, external deal costs, transaction-related professional fees, transaction-related retention bonuses, which are allocated proportionally across cost of revenue, engineering, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses as well as other transaction-related costs including integration expenses consisting of outside professional and consulting services.
  2. Geographic reorganization includes expenses connected with military actions of Russia against Ukraine and the exit plan announced by the Company and includes travel and relocation-related expenses of employees from the aforementioned countries, severance payments, allowances as well as legal and professional fees related to geographic repositioning in various locations. These expenses are incremental to those expenses incurred prior to the crisis, clearly separable from normal operations, and not expected to recur once the crisis has subsided and operations return to normal.
  3. Other income/expense, net consist primarily of gains and losses on foreign currency transactions, fair value adjustments, and other miscellaneous non-operating expenses as well as other income consists primarily of interest on cash held at banks and returns on investments in money-market funds.
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
GAAP net loss
$ (6,659 ) $ (549 ) $ (22,512 ) $ (4,094 )
Adjusted for:
Stock-based compensation
17,551 9,113 42,599 21,459
Transaction and transformation-related costs (1)
- - - 942
Geographic reorganization (2)
2,658 - 9,633 -
Other (income)/expense, net(3)
(1,450 ) (114 ) (124 ) 1,015
Tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments (4)
(1,124 ) (581 ) (3,442 ) (2,298 )
Non-GAAP Net Income
$ 10,976 $ 7,869 $ 26,154 $ 17,024
Number of shares used in the Non-GAAP Diluted EPS
71,857 69,494 70,739 64,361
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS
$ 0.15 $ 0.11 $ 0.37 $ 0.26
  1. Transaction and transformation-related costs include, when applicable, external deal costs, transaction-related professional fees, transaction-related retention bonuses, which are allocated proportionally across cost of revenue, engineering, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses as well as other transaction-related costs including integration expenses consisting of outside professional and consulting services.
  2. Geographic reorganization includes expenses connected with military actions of Russia against Ukraine and the exit plan announced by the Company and includes travel and relocation-related expenses of employees from the aforementioned countries, severance payments, allowances as well as legal and professional fees related to geographic repositioning in various locations. These expenses are incremental to those expenses incurred prior to the crisis, clearly separable from normal operations, and not expected to recur once the crisis has subsided and operations return to normal.
  3. Other income/expense, net consist primarily of gains and losses on foreign currency transactions, fair value adjustments, and other miscellaneous non-operating expenses as well as other income consists primarily of interest on cash held at banks and returns on investments in money-market funds.
  4. Reflects the estimated tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments presented in the table.

Schedule 5:

GRID DYNAMICS HOLDINGS, INC.
REVENUE BY VERTICALS
Unaudited
(In thousands)

Three Months Ended September 30,
2022 % of revenue 2021 % of revenue
Retail
$ 25,260 31.1 % $ 18,271 31.5 %
Technology, Media and Telecom
26,335 32.4 % 17,597 30.4 %
CPG/Manufacturing
16,058 19.8 % 11,208 19.3 %
Finance
6,073 7.5 % 5,224 9.0 %
Other
7,435 9.2 % 5,633 9.8 %
Total
$ 81,161 100.0 % $ 57,933 100.0 %
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 % of revenue 2021 % of revenue
Retail
$ 74,019 32.2 % $ 39,850 27.5 %
Technology, Media and Telecom
71,170 31.0 % 48,123 33.2 %
CPG/Manufacturing
47,127 20.5 % 29,832 20.6 %
Finance
15,649 6.8 % 12,733 8.8 %
Other
21,941 9.5 % 14,205 9.9 %
Total
$ 229,906 100.0 % $ 144,743 100.0 %