July 23, 2024
  • Surpassed $1 billion in annualized recurring revenue in the fourth quarter
  • Fourth quarter total revenue grew 21% year over year to $256.9 million
  • Fourth quarter operating cash flow of $59.7 million and free cash flow of $56.3 million
  • Ended the year with cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $628.8 million

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SMAR #earnings–Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), the enterprise work management platform, today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2024.

“Strong demand from our enterprise customers helped us achieve the major milestone of $1 billion in annualized recurring revenue in Q4,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “Looking forward, we’re setting the foundation for the next era of profitable growth with proven, more efficient go-to-market motions paired with enterprise-grade product innovation informed by decades of data, work patterns, and customer use cases.”

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $256.9 million, an increase of 21% year over year. Subscription revenue was $244.0 million, an increase of 23% year over year. Professional services revenue was $12.9 million, a decrease of 4% year over year.
  • Operating Income (Loss): GAAP operating loss was $(16.6) million, or (6)% of total revenue, compared to $(44.4) million, or (21)% of total revenue, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP operating income was $39.6 million, or 15% of total revenue, compared to $7.5 million, or 4% of total revenue, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • Net Income (Loss): GAAP net loss was $(9.0) million, compared to $(42.7) million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. GAAP net loss per share was $(0.07), compared to $(0.33) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP net income was $47.1 million, compared to $9.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per share was $0.35 and $0.34, respectively, compared to $0.08 and $0.07, respectively, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • Cash Flow: Net operating cash flow was $59.7 million, compared to $20.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Free cash flow was $56.3 million, or 22% of total revenue, compared to $16.4 million, or 8% of total revenue, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.

Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $958.3 million, an increase of 25% year over year. Subscription revenue was $904.0 million, an increase of 27% year over year. Professional services revenue was $54.3 million.
  • Operating Income (Loss): GAAP operating loss was $(120.3) million, or (13)% of total revenue, compared to $(221.6) million, or (29)% of total revenue, in fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP operating income was $100.9 million, or 11% of total revenue, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of $(36.0) million, or (5)% of total revenue, in fiscal 2023.
  • Net Income (Loss): GAAP net loss was $(104.6) million, compared to $(215.6) million in fiscal 2023. GAAP net loss per share was $(0.78), compared to $(1.66) in fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP net income was $116.8 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $(29.2) million in fiscal 2023. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per share was $0.87 and $0.85, respectively, compared non-GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share of $(0.22) in fiscal 2023.
  • Cash Flow: Net operating cash flow was $157.9 million, compared to $23.6 million in fiscal 2023. Free cash flow was $144.5 million, or 15% of revenue, compared to $9.8 million or 1% of revenue in fiscal 2023.

Fiscal Year 2024 Operational Highlights

  • Annualized recurring revenue (“ARR”) was $1.031 billion, an increase of 21% year over year
  • Calculated billings were $1.069 billion, an increase of 20% year over year
  • Average ARR per domain-based customer was $9,672, an increase of 15% year over year
  • Dollar-based net retention rate was 116%
  • Number of all customers with ARR of $100,000 or more was 1,904, an increase of 28% year over year
  • Number of all customers with ARR of $50,000 or more was 3,924, an increase of 22% year over year
  • Number of all customers with ARR of $5,000 or more was 19,818, an increase of 10% year over year

Fiscal Year 2024 Business Highlights

  • Named a Leader in the December 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant.1
  • Recognized as a 2023 Gartner Peer Insights
  • Released new generative AI capabilities that empower customers to achieve their goals faster and more easily. The AI tools that enable customers to generate formulas and create text and summaries became generally available in Q4. More tools, including the Smartsheet-trained AI assistant and analyze data capabilities, are available to early adopters now and will be released to all eligible users next quarter.
  • Significantly expanded platform scale and enhanced enterprise-grade security so customers can manage their most complicated and mission-critical work on Smartsheet securely and reliably.
  • Unveiled powerful new workload tracking features that enhance team performance and streamline project execution.
  • Announced new dashboard themes that enable customers to generate stunning, data-rich dashboards with ease.
  • Announced new ways for customers to visualize their work in Smartsheet, including a new Timeline View, which gives teams a big-picture look into date-based work.
  • Recognized as a Leader in two IDC reports: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Collaborative Work Management 2023-2024 Vendor Assessment2 and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Project and Portfolio Management 2023-2024 Vendor Assessment.3
  • Invested in Australia-based data hosting to better serve the company’s growing list of customers in the region.

The section titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below contains a description of the non-GAAP financial measures with a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information. The section titled “Definitions of Key Business Metrics” contains definitions of certain non-financial metrics provided within this earnings release.

Financial Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2025, the Company currently expects:

  • Total revenue of $257 million to $259 million, representing year-over-year growth of 17% to 18%
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $32 million to $34 million
  • Non-GAAP net income per share of $0.26 to $0.27, assuming diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 141.0 million

For the full fiscal year 2025, the Company currently expects:

  • Total revenue of $1,113 million to $1,118 million, representing year-over-year growth of 16% to 17%
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $135 million to $145 million
  • Non-GAAP net income per share of $1.06 to $1.13, assuming diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 142.2 million
  • ARR year-over-year growth of 14%
  • Free cash flow of $200 million

We have not reconciled free cash flow or diluted weighted-average shares outstanding guidance to their most directly comparable GAAP measure due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, the related reconciling items. For those reasons, we are also unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information. Accordingly, a reconciliation for free cash flow and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding guidance is not available without unreasonable effort.

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Conference Call Information

Smartsheet will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time on March 14, 2024. A live webcast and accompanying presentation can be accessed through the events section of the Smartsheet investor relations website at: https://investors.smartsheet.com. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing (888) 440-6385, or +1 (646) 960-0180 (outside of the U.S.). The conference ID is 7672979. A replay of the conference call will be available starting approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for seven days. The dial-in for the replay is (800) 770-2030 or +1 (609) 800-9909 (outside of the U.S.).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Smartsheet’s outlook for the first fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2024 and the full fiscal year ending January 31, 2025, and Smartsheet’s expectations regarding possible or assumed business strategies, potential growth and innovation opportunities, new products, and potential market opportunities.

Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “potential,” “remain,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: our ability to achieve future growth and sustain our growth rate; our ability to attract and retain customers and increase sales to our customers; our ability to develop and release new products and services and to scale our platform; our ability to increase adoption of our platform through our self-service model; our ability to maintain and grow our relationships with strategic partners; the highly competitive and rapidly evolving market in which we participate; our ability to identify targets for, execute on, or realize the benefits of, potential acquisitions; and our international expansion strategies. Further information on risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from forecasted results is included in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2024 to be filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons if actual results differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, as described below, to understand and evaluate our core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures, which may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to such GAAP measures can be found in the accompanying financial statements included with this press release.

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 are presenting these non-GAAP financial metrics to assist investors in seeing our financial performance through the eyes of management, and because 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.

We define non-GAAP operating income (loss) as GAAP operating loss excluding share-based compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, one-time costs associated with mergers and acquisitions, lease restructuring costs, and litigation expenses and settlements related to matters that are outside the ordinary course of our business, as applicable. We define non-GAAP net income (loss) as GAAP net loss excluding non-recurring income tax adjustments associated with mergers and acquisitions and the same exclusions that are used to derive non-GAAP operating income (loss).

We define basic non-GAAP net income (loss) per share as non-GAAP net income (loss) divided by weighted-average shares outstanding (“WASO”). We define diluted non-GAAP net income per share as non-GAAP net income divided by diluted WASO. Diluted WASO includes the impact of potentially dilutive securities, which include stock options, restricted share units, performance share units, and shares subject to our 2018 employee stock purchase plan. If there is a non-GAAP net loss, basic and diluted loss per share are the same number as all potentially dilutive securities would have an antidilutive impact. There are a number of limitations related to the use of these non-GAAP measures as compared to GAAP operating loss and net loss, including that the non-GAAP measures exclude share-based compensation expense, which has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in our business and an important part of our compensation strategy.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of free cash flow, which is defined as GAAP net cash flows from operating activities, reduced by cash used for purchases of property and equipment (inclusive of spend on internal-use software) and principal payments on finance lease obligations. We believe free cash flow is an important liquidity measure of the cash that is available, after capital expenditures and operational expenses, for investment in our business and to make acquisitions. Free cash flow is useful to investors as a liquidity measure because it measures our ability to generate or use cash. Once our business needs and obligations are met, cash can be used to maintain a strong balance sheet and invest in future growth. There are a number of limitations related to the use of free cash flow as compared to net cash from operating activities, including that free cash flow includes capital expenditures, the benefits of which are realized in periods subsequent to those when expenditures are made.

We define calculated billings as total revenue plus the change in deferred revenue in the period. Because we recognize subscription revenue ratably over the subscription term, calculated billings can be used to measure our subscription sales activity for a particular period, to compare subscription sales activity across particular periods, and as an indicator of future subscription revenue.

Definitions of Key Business Metrics

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year ended January 31, 2024, management re-evaluated its key business metrics and as a result annualized contract value (“ACV”) will now be referred to as annualized recurring revenue (“ARR”). We believe the change will result in key business metrics that more closely align with our industry peers and with how management views growth in the business and evaluates financial performance. The change from ACV to ARR did not have a material impact to our key business metrics in the current or any prior reporting period. The definition and calculation of the key business metrics discussed below may differ from other similarly titled metrics used by other companies.

Annualized recurring revenue

We define annualized recurring revenue, or ARR, as the annualized recurring value of all active subscription contracts at the end of a reporting period. We exclude the value of non-recurring revenue streams, such as our professional services revenue, that are recognized at a point in time. We use ARR as one of our operating measures to assess the strength of the Company’s subscription services. ARR is a performance metric and should be viewed independently of revenue and deferred revenue, and is not intended to be a substitute for, or combined with, any of these items. Both multi-year contracts and contracts with terms less than one year are annualized by dividing the total committed contract value by the number of months in the subscription term and then multiplying by twelve. Annualizing contracts with terms less than one year results in amounts being included in our ARR calculation that are in excess of the total contract value for those contracts at the end of the reporting period. The value of subscription contracts that are sold through third-party resellers, wherein we do not have visibility into the pricing provided, is based on the list price. ARR growth is calculated by dividing the ARR as of a period end by the ARR for the corresponding period end of the prior fiscal year.

Average ARR per domain-based customer

We use average ARR per domain-based customer to measure customer commitment to our platform and sales force productivity. We define average ARR per domain-based customer as total outstanding ARR for domain-based subscriptions as of the end of the reporting period divided by the number of domain-based customers as of the same date. We define domain-based customers as organizations with a unique email domain name.

Dollar-based net retention rate

We calculate dollar-based net retention rate as of a period end by starting with the ARR from the cohort of all customers as of the 12 months prior to such period end (“Prior Period ARR”). We then calculate the ARR from these same customers as of the current period end (“Current Period ARR”). Current Period ARR includes any upsells and is net of contraction or attrition over the trailing 12 months, but excludes subscription revenue from new customers in the current period. We then divide the total Current Period ARR by the total Prior Period ARR to arrive at the dollar-based net retention rate. Any ARR obtained through merger and acquisition transactions does not affect the dollar-based net retention rate until one year from the date on which the transaction closed.

The dollar-based net retention rate is used by us to evaluate the long-term value of our customer relationships and is driven by our ability to retain and expand the subscription revenue generated from our existing customers.

About Smartsheet

Smartsheet is the modern enterprise work management platform trusted by millions of people at companies across the globe, including 85% of the 2023 Fortune 500 companies. The category pioneer and market leader, Smartsheet delivers powerful solutions fueling performance and driving the next wave of innovation. Visit www.smartsheet.com to learn more.

Disclosure of Material Information

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SMARTSHEET INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended January 31,

 

Year Ended January 31,

 

2024

 

2023

 

2024

 

2023

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription

$

244,038

 

 

$

198,856

 

 

$

904,031

 

 

$

713,735

 

Professional services

 

12,911

 

 

 

13,481

 

 

 

54,307

 

 

 

53,180

 

Total revenue

 

256,949

 

 

 

212,337

 

 

 

958,338

 

 

 

766,915

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription

 

33,649

 

 

 

32,230

 

 

 

134,658

 

 

 

114,384

 

Professional services

 

12,842

 

 

 

12,483

 

 

 

51,790

 

 

 

50,901

 

Total cost of revenue

 

46,491

 

 

 

44,713

 

 

 

186,448

 

 

 

165,285

 

Gross profit

 

210,458

 

 

 

167,624

 

 

 

771,890

 

 

 

601,630

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

61,266

 

 

 

58,376

 

 

 

234,071

 

 

 

215,205

 

Sales and marketing

 

127,891

 

 

 

119,728

 

 

 

510,576

 

 

 

479,250

 

General and administrative

 

37,871

 

 

 

33,938

 

 

 

147,525

 

 

 

128,811

 

Total operating expenses

 

227,028

 

 

 

212,042

 

 

 

892,172

 

 

 

823,266

 

Loss from operations

 

(16,570

)

 

 

(44,418

)

 

 

(120,282

)

 

 

(221,636

)

Interest income

 

7,601

 

 

 

3,729

 

 

 

25,641

 

 

 

7,742

 

Other income (expense), net

 

(120

)

 

 

(285

)

 

 

(1,501

)

 

 

1,104

 

Loss before income tax provision (benefit)

 

(9,089

)

 

 

(40,974

)

 

 

(96,142

)

 

 

(212,790

)

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

(113

)

 

 

1,758

 

 

 

8,489

 

 

 

2,849

 

Net loss

$

(8,976

)

 

$

(42,732

)

 

$

(104,631

)

 

$

(215,639

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.07

)

 

$

(0.33

)

 

$

(0.78

)

 

$

(1.66

)

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

 

136,389

 

 

 

131,435

 

 

 

134,507

 

 

 

130,071

 

Share-based compensation expense included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations was as follows (in thousands, unaudited):

 

 

Three Months Ended January 31,

 

Year Ended January 31,

2024

 

2023

 

2024

 

2023

Cost of subscription revenue

$

3,089

 

 

$

3,271

 

 

$

13,069

 

 

$

11,248

 

Cost of professional services revenue

 

1,867

 

 

 

1,735

 

 

 

7,469

 

 

 

6,404

 

Research and development

 

19,078

 

 

 

17,259

 

 

 

71,341

 

 

 

62,165

 

Sales and marketing

 

18,040

 

 

 

17,704

 

 

 

73,545

 

 

 

63,224

 

General and administrative

 

10,683

 

 

9,128

 

 

40,782

 

 

33,514

Total share-based compensation expense

$

52,757

 

 

$

49,097

 

 

$

206,206

 

 

$

176,555

 

SMARTSHEET INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

January 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

282,094

 

 

$

223,156

 

Short-term investments

 

346,701

 

 

 

233,225

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $6,560 and $6,285, respectively

 

238,708

 

 

 

198,643

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

64,366

 

 

 

55,063

 

Total current assets

 

931,869

 

 

 

710,087

 

Restricted cash

 

19

 

 

 

197

 

Deferred commissions

 

148,867

 

 

 

121,785

 

Property and equipment, net

 

42,362

 

 

 

39,395

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

39,480

 

 

 

54,278

 

Intangible assets, net

 

27,960

 

 

 

39,069

 

Goodwill

 

141,477

 

 

 

142,415

 

Other long-term assets

 

5,445

 

 

 

2,983

 

Total assets

$

1,337,479

 

 

$

1,110,209

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

2,937

 

 

$

2,125

 

Accrued compensation and related benefits

 

77,453

 

 

 

68,347

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

30,534

 

 

 

27,437

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

 

16,040

 

 

 

19,220

 

Finance lease liabilities, current

 

216

 

 

 

 

Deferred revenue

 

568,670

 

 

 

457,534

 

Total current liabilities

 

695,850

 

 

 

574,663

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

 

33,100

 

 

 

47,564

 

Finance lease liabilities, non-current

 

455

 

 

 

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

 

1,785

 

 

 

2,195

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

434

 

 

 

129

 

Total liabilities

 

731,624

 

 

 

624,551

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, no par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding as of January 31, 2024 and January 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Class A common stock, no par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 136,884,011 shares issued and outstanding as of January 31, 2024; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 131,845,028 shares issued and outstanding as of January 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Class B common stock, no par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of January 31, 2024 and January 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,468,805

 

 

 

1,243,730

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(146

)

 

 

101

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(862,804

)

 

 

(758,173

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

605,855

 

 

 

485,658

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

1,337,479

 

 

$

1,110,209

 

Contacts

Smartsheet Inc.
Investor Relations Contact
Aaron Turner

investorrelations@smartsheet.com

Media Contact
Chrissy Vaughn

pr@smartsheet.com

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