Instructure Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

SALT LAKE CITY, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, Inc. (NYSE: INST), a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

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"The first quarter of 2016 was an excellent start to our year as we delivered 59% year-over-year growth in revenue, we brought on our 2,000th customer and realized meaningful improvements in margins on a year-over-year basis," said Josh Coates, CEO at Instructure. "A big driver of our continued strong growth is the fundamental change in how people want to learn. Instructure delivers a new way to learn that is highly intuitive, collaborative and provides a compelling user experience."

 

First Quarter Financial Summary

(in thousands, except per share data)

   

Three Months

Ended March 31,

   
   

2016

   

2015

   

Revenue

 

$

23,299

   

$

14,625

   

Gross Margin

                 

GAAP

   

68.5

%

   

66.4

%

 

Non-GAAP(1)

   

69.3

%

   

66.7

%

 

Operating Loss

                 

GAAP

   

(13,754)

     

(16,684)

   

Non-GAAP(1)

   

(11,517)

     

(9,426)

   

Net loss

                 

GAAP

   

(13,739)

     

(17,310)

   

Non-GAAP(1)

   

(11,564)

     

(9,564)

   

EPS

                 

GAAP(2)

 

$

(0.50)

   

$

(2.79)

   

Non-GAAP(1)(2)

 

$

(0.42)

   

$

(0.45)

   
                   

(1)

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation, payroll taxes related to equity transactions, amortization of acquisition related intangibles, and change in fair value of the warrant liability.

(2)

Q1 2016 and Q1 2015 GAAP share count was 27.3M and 6.2M, respectively, due to the conversion of redeemable convertible preferred shares into common stock, which occurred on the closing of Instructure's IPO on November 18, 2015.  Non-GAAP share count assumes the conversion of the redeemable convertible preferred shares to common stock occurred at the beginning of the annual period.

 

First Quarter 2016 Business Highlights

  • Instructure continued to grow its customer base in the first quarter. A few highlights include:
    • Higher Education – Canvas was selected by the University of California, Davis, which chose Canvas as the primary platform for course management for their 30,000 students and by the University of Nevada Reno for their 17,000 students.
    • K-12 Schools - Canvas was chosen by the Regional School District 18 in Connecticut and Dunlap School District 323 in Illinois.
    • International– Canvas was selected by the University of Copenhagen in Denmark for their 40,000 students, by Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and by one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious universities, the University of Adelaide.
    • Corporate – Bridge was chosen by the American Kennel Club to provide training to 30,000 Kennel Club judges, by Lockheed Martin to support safety training for 3,000 seasonal employees, by ecommerce company Shopify to provide onboarding and ongoing learning for their 1,000 employees and by the world's largest contact lens store, 1-800-Contacts to support a comprehensive leadership development program.

Business Outlook
Today, Instructure issued financial guidance for the second quarter and full year 2016.

For the second quarter ending June 30, 2016, Instructure expects revenue of approximately $24 million to $24.6 million, a non-GAAP net loss of ($14.6) million to ($14.2) million, and non-GAAP net loss per share of ($0.53) to ($0.51).

For the full year ending December 31, 2016, Instructure expects revenue of approximately $108 million to $110 million, up from previously stated guidance of $106 million to $109 million, a non-GAAP net loss of ($52) million to ($50) million, up from ($54) million to ($52) million, and non-GAAP net loss per share of ($1.87) to ($1.81), up from ($1.96) to ($1.88).

Conference Call Details:
Instructure will discuss its first quarter 2016 results today, May 4, 2016, via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The call may be accessed at (877) 340-7912 or (719) 325-4813, passcode 3754097.  A live webcast, as well as replay, of the conference call will be accessible at Instructure's investor relations website, http://ir.instructure.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this release, Instructure's non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net loss, and 12-month billings are not presented in accordance with GAAP and are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations of results of operations.

Management presents these non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. Management uses the non-GAAP financial measures for planning purposes, including analysis of the company's performance against prior periods, the preparation of operating budgets and to determine appropriate levels of operating and capital investments. Management also believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight for analysts and investors in evaluating the company's financial and operational performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and are not intended to be an alternative to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. We intend to provide these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our future earnings discussions and, therefore, the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures will provide consistency in our financial reporting. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.  Our definitions may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics.

These non-GAAP measures exclude stock-based compensation, payroll taxes related to equity transactions, amortization of acquisition related intangibles, and change in fair value of the warrant liability. We believe investors may want to exclude the effects of these items in order to compare our financial performance between time periods:

  • Stock-based compensation - Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation of our employees and executives, management believes it is useful to exclude stock-based compensation in order to better understand the long-term performance of our core business.  Unlike cash compensation, the value of equity awards is determined using a complex formula that incorporates factors, such as market volatility and forfeiture rates that are beyond our control. Stock-based compensation from the employee sale of securities to investors, prior to our IPO, at a price above the current fair market value was dependent on our fair value assumptions and other factors that were beyond our control.
  • Payroll taxes related to equity transactions - Operating expenses included employer payroll tax-related items on employee sales of securities to investors prior to our IPO. The amount of employer payroll tax-related items on these transactions was dependent on the fair market value of our stock.
  • Amortization of acquisition related intangibles - Expense for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles is a non-cash item, and we believe that the exclusion of this expense provides for a useful comparison of our operating results to prior periods.
  • Change in fair value of the warrant liability - Under GAAP, we are required to record mark-to-market adjustments for the change in fair value of the liability for warrants issued in connection with term debt and our credit facility. This expense or gain is excluded from management's assessment of our operating performance because management believes that these non-cash items are not indicative of ongoing operating performance.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains, and statements made during the above referenced conference call will contain, "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the company's financial guidance for the second quarter of 2016 and full year 2016, the company's growth, customer demand and application adoption, the company's research and development efforts and future application releases, and the company's expectations regarding future revenue, expenses and net income or loss.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management's expectations as of the date of this press release and assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include the following: risks associated with anticipated growth in Instructure's addressable market; competitive factors, including changes in the competitive environment, pricing changes, sales cycle time and increased competition; Instructure's ability to build and expand its sales efforts; general economic and industry conditions; new application introductions and Instructure's ability to develop and deliver innovative applications and features; Instructure's ability to provide high-quality service and support offerings; risks associated with international operations; and macroeconomic conditions.  These and other important risk factors are described more fully in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 19, 2016 and other documents filed with the SEC and could cause actual results to vary from expectations. All information provided in this release and in the conference call is as of the date hereof and Instructure undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

About Instructure
Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market at www.Instructure.com.

Contacts:

Lisa Laukkanen
The Blueshirt Group
(415) 217-4967
[email protected]

Heather Erickson
VP, Global Communications
Instructure
(866) 574-3127
[email protected]

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(in thousands)

 
   

March 31,

2016

   

December 31,

2015

 

Assets

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

69,658

   

$

90,471

 

Short term marketable securities

   

     

325

 

Accounts receivable, net

   

6,892

     

9,523

 

Prepaid expenses

   

4,921

     

5,010

 

Other current assets

   

658

     

614

 

Total current assets

   

82,129

     

105,943

 

Property and equipment, net

   

13,082

     

11,732

 

Goodwill

   

989

     

989

 

Intangible assets, net

   

518

     

444

 

Noncurrent prepaid expenses

   

706

     

749

 

Other assets

   

1,144

     

1,203

 

Total assets

 

$

98,568

   

$

121,060

 

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

               

Current liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

 

$

3,772

   

$

3,912

 

Accrued liabilities

   

9,507

     

8,852

 

Deferred rent

   

630

     

541

 

Deferred revenue

   

38,144

     

49,384

 

Total current liabilities

   

52,053

     

62,689

 

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

   

2,679

     

2,941

 

Deferred rent, net of current portion

   

8,954

     

9,078

 

Warrant liability

   

25

     

331

 

Other long term liabilities

   

367

     

402

 

Total liabilities

   

64,078

     

75,441

 

Commitments and contingencies

               

Stockholders' equity:

               

Common stock

   

4

     

4

 

Treasury stock

   

(1)

     

(1)

 

Additional paid-in capital

   

191,127

     

188,517

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

   

     

 

Accumulated deficit

   

(156,640)

     

(142,901)

 

Total stockholders' equity

   

34,490

     

45,619

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

98,568

   

$

121,060

 

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
   

Three Months

Ended March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 
   

(unaudited)

   

(unaudited)

 

Revenue:

               

Subscription and support

 

$

20,577

   

$

12,601

 

Professional services and other

   

2,722

     

2,024

 

Total net revenue

   

23,299

     

14,625

 

Cost of Revenue:

               

Subscription and support

   

5,437

     

3,676

 

Professional services and other

   

1,912

     

1,235

 

Total cost of revenue

   

7,349

     

4,911

 

Gross profit

   

15,950

     

9,714

 

Operating expenses:

               

Sales and marketing

   

16,163

     

11,081

 

Research and development

   

7,805

     

5,271

 

General and administrative

   

5,736

     

10,046

 

Total operating expenses

   

29,704

     

26,398

 

Loss from operations

   

(13,754)

     

(16,684)

 

Other income (expense):

               

Interest income

   

71

     

3

 

Interest expense

   

(11)

     

(22)

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

   

62

     

(488)

 

Other income (expense), net

   

(75)

     

(119)

 

Total other income (expense)

   

47

     

(626)

 

Loss before income taxes

   

(13,707)

     

(17,310)

 

Income tax expense

   

(32)

   

 

Net loss

 

$

(13,739)

   

$

(17,310)

 

Net loss per common share, basic and diluted

 

$

(0.50)

   

$

(2.79)

 

Weighted average shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted

   

27,301

     

6,207

 

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

(in thousands)

 
                 
   

Three Months

Ended March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 
   

(unaudited)

   

(unaudited)

 

Operating Activities:

               

Net loss

 

$

(13,739)

   

$

(17,310)

 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in

   operating activities:

               

Depreciation of property and equipment

   

912

     

523

 

Amortization of intangible assets

   

77

     

77

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs

   

12

     

15

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

   

(62)

     

488

 

Stock-based compensation

   

2,235

     

5,929

 

Other

   

28

     

27

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

               

Accounts receivable, net

   

2,601

     

3,135

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

   

135

     

(588)

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   

515

     

682

 

Deferred revenue

   

(11,502)

     

(6,794)

 

Deferred rent

   

(35)

     

(75)

 

Other liabilities

   

(27)

     

(24)

 

Net cash used in operating activities

   

(18,850)

     

(13,915)

 

Investing Activities:

               

Purchases of property and equipment

   

(2,268)

     

(927)

 

Purchases of intangible assets

   

(151)

     

 

Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment

   

8

     

9

 

Maturities of marketable securities

   

325

     

500

 

Net cash used in investing activities

   

(2,086)

     

(418)

 

Financing Activities:

               

Proceeds from exercise of redeemable convertible

   preferred stock warrants

   

     

250

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

   

123

     

65

 

Repayment of capital lease obligations

   

     

(74)

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

   

123

     

241

 

Net decrease in cash

   

(20,813)

     

(14,092)

 

Cash, beginning of period

   

90,471

     

43,915

 

Cash, end of period

 

$

69,658

   

$

29,823

 

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 
                 
   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 
   

(unaudited)

   

(unaudited)

 

GAAP gross profit

 

$

15,950

   

$

9,714

 

Stock-based compensation

   

193

     

48

 

Payroll taxes related to equity transaction

   

     

 

Non-GAAP gross margin

 

$

16,143

   

$

9,762

 
                 

GAAP gross margin %

   

68.5

%

   

66.4

%

Non-GAAP gross margin %

   

69.3

%

   

66.7

%

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP OPERATING LOSS

 

(in thousands)

 
                 
   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 
   

(unaudited)

   

(unaudited)

 

Loss from operations

 

$

(13,754)

   

$

(16,684)

 

Stock-based compensation

   

2,235

     

5,929

 

Payroll taxes related to equity transaction

   

     

1,327

 

Amortization of acquisition related intangibles

   

2

     

2

 

Non-GAAP operating loss

 

$

(11,517)

   

$

(9,426)

 
                 

GAAP operating margin

   

-59

%

   

-114

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

   

-49

%

   

-64

%

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP NET LOSS

 

(in thousands)

 
                 
   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 
   

(unaudited)

   

(unaudited)

 

Net Loss

 

$

(13,739)

   

$

(17,310)

 

Stock-based compensation

   

2,235

     

5,929

 

Payroll taxes related to equity transactions

   

     

1,327

 

Amortization of acquisition related intangibles

   

2

     

2

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

   

(62)

     

488

 

Non-GAAP net loss

 

$

(11,564)

   

$

(9,564)

 

Non-GAAP net loss per common share, basic and

   Diluted

 

$

(0.42)

   

$

(0.45)

 

Non-GAAP weighted average common shares used in

   computing basic and diluted net loss per common

   share(1)

   

27,301

     

21,184

 
                 

(1)

Non-GAAP weighted average common shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per common share on a non-GAAP basis assumes that the redeemable convertible preferred shares that converted to common shares upon execution of our IPO were outstanding for the full year.

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

 

(in thousands)

 
                 
   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 
   

(unaudited)

   

(unaudited)

 

GAAP weighted average common shares, basic and

   diluted

   

27,301

     

6,207

 

Effect of redeemable convertible preferred stock

   conversion (assuming converted shares were

   outstanding for the full year)

   

-

     

14,977

 

Non-GAAP weighted average common shares used in

   computing basic and diluted non-GAAP net loss per

   common share

   

27,301

     

21,184

 

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF 12-MONTH BILLINGS

 

(in thousands)

 
                 
   

Trailing Twelve Months Ended

March 31,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Total net revenue

 

$

81,867

   

$

50,367

 
                 

Current deferred revenue

               

Beginning balance

   

22,631

     

12,822

 

Ending balance

   

38,144

     

22,631

 

Net change in current deferred revenue

   

15,513

     

9,809

 
                 

Long term deferred revenue

               

Beginning balance

   

2,529

     

2,441

 

Ending balance

   

2,679

     

2,529

 

Net change in long term deferred revenue

   

150

     

88

 
                 

Total 12-month billings

 

$

97,530

   

$

60,264

 

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2016

 

(in thousands)

 
   
   

GAAP

   

Stock-based Compensation Expense

   

Payroll Tax Associated with Equity Transactions

   

Amortization of acquired intangibles

   

NON-GAAP

 

Operating expenses:

                                       

Sales and marketing

 

$

16,163

     

(655)

     

     

   

$

15,508

 

Research and development

   

7,805

     

(785)

     

     

(2)

     

7,018

 

General and administrative

   

5,736

     

(602)

     

     

     

5,134

 

Total operating expenses

 

$

29,704

     

(2,042)

     

     

(2)

   

$

27,660

 

 

INSTRUCTURE, INC.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

 

(in thousands)

 
   
   

GAAP

   

Stock-based Compensation Expense

   

Payroll Tax Associated with Equity Transactions

   

Amortization of acquired intangibles

   

NON-GAAP

 

Operating expenses:

                                       

Sales and marketing

 

$

11,081

     

(181)

     

     

   

$

10,900

 

Research and development

   

5,271

     

(240)

     

     

(2)

     

5,029

 

General and administrative

   

10,046

     

(5,460)

     

(1,327)

     

     

3,259

 

Total operating expenses

 

$

26,398

     

(5,881)

     

(1,327)

     

(2)

   

$

19,188

 

 

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