monday.com Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

Third quarter revenue growth accelerated to 95% year over year

Net-dollar-retention rate for customers with 10+ users was over 130%

Number of Customers with $50k ARR growth accelerated to 231% year over year

Announced launch of My Work, a new capability to see all open items across an organization

monday.com, a work operating system (Work OS) where organizations of any size can create the tools and processes they need to manage every aspect of their work, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021 ended September 30, 2021.

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“In the third quarter we drove strong revenue growth and financial results, and we are also very pleased with our continued upmarket momentum”

Management Commentary:

“We achieved another strong quarter of top-line growth driven by the continued rapid adoption of our Work OS by new customers along with expansion within our existing customer base,” said monday.com founder and co-CEO, Roy Mann. “Third quarter performance demonstrates that our platform’s unique low-code no-code technology is enabling more organizations to achieve their business goals by accelerating digitization and creating a unified workspace.” said monday.com founder and co-CEO, Eran Zinman.

“In the third quarter we drove strong revenue growth and financial results, and we are also very pleased with our continued upmarket momentum,” said Eliran Glazer, monday.com CFO. “As Enterprise customers adopt our Work OS and realize its value, their usage quickly expands across use cases and departments.”

Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue was $83.0 million, an increase of 95% year-over-year.
  • GAAP operating loss was $29.2 million compared to a loss of $40.6 million, in the third quarter of 2020; GAAP operating margin was negative 35%, compared to negative 95% in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss was $9.4 million compared to a loss of $30.9 million, in the third quarter of 2020; non-GAAP operating margin was negative 11% compared to negative 72%, in the third quarter of 2020.
  • GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.65 compared to GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of $3.74, in the third quarter of 2020; non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.26 compared to non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.81, in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $3.8 million, with positive adjusted free cash flow of $2.9 million, compared to net cash used in operating activities of negative $7.2 million and negative $7.8 million of adjusted free cash flow, in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $876.2 million as of September 30, 2021, including net proceeds from our IPO and concurrent private placement of $735.9 million.

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Our net dollar retention rate for customers with more than 10 users was over 130%.
  • The number of paid enterprise customers with more than $50,000 in annual recurring revenue was 613, up 231% from 185, in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Announced the launch of My Work, a place for customers and organizations to centralize all open items and communications to improve operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Announced the launch of layouts within monday workdocs with the goal of providing our customers with even more freedom to adjust monday workdocs to their business’s needs by creating any kind of template with live data.
  • Introduced our dynamic workflow builder enabling our customers to easily create, without code, any kind of new automation or integration.
  • Notable new customer wins or expansions during the quarter included Jamf, eBay, Cegedim, and Outbrain.
  • Announced a new global alliance with Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization.
  • Leveraging the strength of our marketplace, we have partnered with Hootsuite and Semrush who have built apps on the monday.com marketplace to help deepen the value for customers using monday.com for marketing operations.
  • Continued international and geographic expansion with new teams in Tokyo and Sao Paulo.

Financial Outlook:

For the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2021, monday.com currently expects:

  • Total revenue of $87 to $88 million, representing year-over-year growth of 74% to 75%.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $23 million to $22 million.

For the full year 2021, monday.com currently expects:

  • Total revenue of $300 million to $301 million, representing year-over-year growth of 86% to 87%.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $65 million to $64 million and negative operating margin of 22% to 21%.

Notice of Lock-Up Release Date:

In connection with our initial public offering of ordinary shares (the “IPO”), each of our executive officers and directors and the holders of substantially all our outstanding ordinary shares or securities convertible or exchangeable for ordinary shares as of the IPO entered into lock-up agreements delivered to the underwriters for the IPO that restrict their ability to sell or transfer our ordinary shares.

The lock-up agreements provide that all shares are expected to be released from the lock-up and eligible for immediate sale in the public market at the open of trading on the trading day immediately following the earlier of (i) December 6, 2021 or (ii) the start of the third full trading day after we have publicly furnished our second earnings release on a Form 6-K (the “Reporting Condition”) (subject to trading limitations on shares held by affiliates of the company, continued vesting of any unvested equity awards as of such date and our Insider Trading Compliance Policy).

As this is our second earnings release as a public company, the Reporting Condition has been met. As a result, all shares will become eligible for sale in the public market at the open of trading on November 12, 2021 (subject to trading limitations on shares held by affiliates of the company, continued vesting of any unvested equity awards as of such date and our Insider Trading Compliance Policy).

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This press release and the accompanying tables contain the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses, non-GAAP research and development expenses, non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss per share and adjusted free cash flow. Certain of these non-GAAP financial measures exclude share-based compensation.

monday.com believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to monday.com’s financial condition and results of operations. monday.com management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare monday.com performance to that of prior periods, for trend analysis and for budgeting and planning purposes. monday.com believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing monday.com financial results to the results of other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. The non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in monday.com financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures.

Reconciliation tables of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included with the financial tables at the end of this release. monday.com urges investors to review these reconciliation tables and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the monday.com business. Management is not able to forecast GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts due to the high variability and difficulty in predicting share-based compensation expense, the amounts of which may be significant in future periods.

Definitions of Business Key Performance Indicators

Net Dollar Retention Rate

We calculate Net Dollar Retention Rate as of a period end by starting with the ARR from customers as of the 12 months prior to such period end (“Prior Period ARR”). We then calculate the ARR from these customers as of the current period end (“Current Period ARR”). The calculation of Current Period ARR includes any upsells, contraction and attrition. We then divide the total Current Period ARR by the total Prior Period ARR to arrive at the net dollar expansion rate. For the trailing 12-month calculation, we take a weighted average of this calculation of our quarterly Net Dollar Retention Rate for the four quarters ending with the most recent quarter.

Annual Recurring Revenue (“ARR”)

Is defined to mean, as of the measurement date, the annualized value of our customer subscriptions plan assuming that any contract that expires during the next 12 months is renewed on its existing terms.

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