– First quarter total SaaS clients increased 15% and SaaS monthly active users increased 25% year-over-year
– Efficient customer channels and operating leverage deliver strong SaaS EBITDA outperformance
DALLAS, May 4, 2023 – Thryv Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:THRY) (“Thryv” or the “Company”), the provider of Thryv, the leading small business software platform, announced that its SaaS revenue grew 24% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2023.
“We delivered strong first quarter results,” said Joe Walsh, Chairman and CEO. “Every success metric is steady or increasing year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter. We performed well against our guidance, reporting strong SaaS revenue growth, improving SaaS Adjusted EBITDA, and increasing marketing services revenue. Our key SaaS metrics, subscribers and ARPU, showed continued strength as a result of prioritizing innovation and execution. This gives us strong predictability and reflects steady, smart growth. We are intensely focused on increasing engagement and usage because these lead to increased renewal and spend.”
“Acquisitions of well-run marketing services businesses are a key part of our strategy,” Walsh continued. “We are pleased to announce we’ve acquired Yellow Holdings Limited, the official yellow pages publisher of New Zealand. Also known as Yellow, the company has been New Zealand’s leading marketing services company for more than 50 years and has over 10,000 digital clients. Yellow’s excellent team will now be able to guide local business owners who are ready to modernize their business, and, as a result, adopt our Thryv platform.”
Thryv continues to roll out new products based on its “center” strategy. The most recent launch, Marketing Center, is gaining client sign-ups by providing tools SMBs need to market and grow. With the launch of additional centers over the next few years, Thryv will offer additional functionality at a variety of price points. As a small business scales and gains incremental value through its Thryv platform, clients will be able to expand the solutions they purchase from Thryv.
“Looking ahead to the rest of 2023, we remain confident in our previous full year SaaS revenue guidance and are focused on achieving SaaS EBITDA profitability,” said Paul Rouse, Chief Financial Officer. “As a result of our recent acquisition of Yellow Holdings and predictable performance in billings, we are increasing our full year guidance of both marketing services revenue and marketing services EBITDA. We are pleased with our results this quarter. Our goal is to drive more operating leverage in the SaaS business as the year progresses.”
First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights:
- Total SaaS1 revenue was $59.9 million, a 24.4% increase year-over-year
- Total Marketing Services2 revenue was $185.6 million, a 28.7% decrease year-over-year
- Consolidated total revenue was $245.6 million, a decrease of 20.4% year-over-year
- Consolidated net income was $9.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to net income of $33.5 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022
- Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA was $58.5 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 23.8%
- Total SaaS Adjusted EBITDA loss was $0.2 million
- Total Marketing Services Adjusted EBITDA was $58.7 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 31.6%
- Consolidated Gross Profit was $154.8 million
- Consolidated Adjusted Gross Profit3 was $161.9 million
- SaaS Gross Profit was $37.2 million, representing a Gross Profit Margin of 62.0%
- SaaS Adjusted Gross Profit was $38.5 million, representing an Adjusted Gross Profit Margin of 64.2%
- SaaS monthly Average Revenue per Unit (“ARPU”)4 increased to $379 for the first quarter of 2023, compared to $352 in the first quarter of 2022
- Total SaaS clients increased 15% year-over-year to 54 thousand for the first quarter of 2023
- Seasoned Net Dollar Retention5 was 91% at the end of the first quarter of 2023
- SaaS monthly active users6 increased 25% year-over-year to 45 thousand active users for the first quarter of 2023
- ThryvPay total payment volume was $45 million, an increase of 78% year-over-year
1 Total SaaS revenue in the U.S. and International segments was $58.1 million and $1.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, respectively.
2 Total Marketing Services revenue in the U.S. and International segments was $147.3 million and $38.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, respectively.
3 Defined as Gross profit adjusted to exclude the impact of depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation expense.
4 Defined as total client billings for a particular month divided by the number of clients that have one or more revenue-generating solutions in that same month.
5 Seasoned Net Dollar Retention is defined as net dollar retention excluding clients acquired over the previous 12 months.
6 Defined as a client with one or more users who log into our SaaS solutions at least once during the calendar month.
7 These statements are forward-looking and actual results may materially differ. Refer to the “Forward-Looking Statements” section below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to materially differ from these forward-looking statements.
Based on information available as of May 4, 2023, Thryv is issuing guidance7 for the second quarter of 2023 and full year 2023 as indicated below:
Earnings Conference Call Information
Thryv will host a conference call on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the Company’s first quarter 2023 results.
For analysts to register for this conference call, please use this link. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent, including dial-in details and a unique code for entry. We recommend registering a day in advance or at a minimum thirty minutes prior to the start of the call. To listen to the webcast, please use this link or visit Thryv’s Investor Relations website at investor.thryv.com. A live webcast will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at investor.thryv.com.
If you are unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available. To access the replay, please dial (800) 770-2030 or (647) 362-9199 and enter “87769.”
Our results included in this press release include Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted Gross Profit, which are not presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the supplemental information presented in the tables below for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net income and Adjusted Gross Profit to Gross profit. Both Net income and Gross profit are the most comparable GAAP financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Gross Profit, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.
We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance 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 additional tools for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in our industry. However, 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.
The following is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most directly comparable GAAP measure, Net income:
Supplemental Financial Information
The following supplemental financial information provides Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin by (i) Marketing Services businesses in the U.S., International and in Total and (ii) SaaS businesses in the U.S., International and in Total. Total SaaS Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are non-GAAP financial measures. Total Marketing Services Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are also non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the supplemental information presented in the tables below for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding segment financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP.
We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our global SaaS and Marketing Services financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of our global SaaS and Marketing Services past financial performance 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 additional tools for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods.
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If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what we anticipate. For these reasons, we caution you against relying on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and, other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About Thryv Holdings, Inc.
Thryv Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRY) is a global software and marketing services company that empowers small- to medium-sized businesses (“SMBs”) to grow and modernize their operations so they can compete and win in today’s economy. Over 50,000 businesses use our award-winning SaaS platform, Thryv®, to manage their end-to-end operations, which has helped businesses across the U.S. and overseas grow their bottom line. Thryv also manages digital and print presence for approximately 400,000 businesses, connecting these SMBs to local consumers via proprietary local search portals and print directories. For more information about Thryv Holdings, Inc, visit thryv.com.