Edgio Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
August 08, 2022 at 16:01 PM EDT
Record second quarter revenue of $74.3 million, up 54% year over year
Raises synergy target from Edgecast acquisition to $60 million
Raises 2022 revenue guidance and issues 2023 outlook
Edgio, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGIO), securely powering the most performant applications, delivery, and streaming experiences at the edge, today reported strong financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Continuing four consecutive quarters of improved profitability, expanding market share, and extending its product portfolio –bolstered by two transformative acquisitions – Edgio’s solutions are demonstrating value and delivering meaningful impact.
“We continue to successfully execute on our multi-year transformation plan. In the past 12 months, we have completed two acquisitions, overhauled all aspects of our operating model, removed significant costs, and implemented a new growth-oriented commercial team. Our solutions are demonstrating proof of value, our clients are doing more with us as we innovate our technology business and continue to develop solutions to respond to dynamically evolving needs. While our strategy benefits from sector tailwinds, our innovation will allow us to continue to capture market share, sustain growth and improve profitability,” said Bob Lyons, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Second quarter 2022 revenue was ahead of plan and a historical best as we continue building on the momentum established late last year. While we do not intend to provide 2023 guidance until later this year, we have completed our initial bottom-up outlook for next year. We remain very excited about these transformative acquisitions and the foundation now in place to support our strategic objective of being the global leader in edge-enabled solutions for the outcome buyer – a technology company that can deliver continuously improving growth and profitability to our shareholders,” said Lyons.
Q2 2022 highlights:
Revenue of $74.3 million, an expansion of 54% from the previous year:
Gross margin was 30%, up 1050 basis points year over year:
Edgio’s solutions: A foundation for continued growth and profitability improvement:
Edgio AppOps provides the most powerful, comprehensive integrated cloud security, development and CDN solution suite in the world.
Edgio Delivery, the second largest and the most performant edge delivery platform, boasts approximately 230 terabits per second and is delivered across more than 300 global PoPs.
Edgio Streaming is a mission-critical streaming platform that supports some of the most demanding, well-known companies with a unique ability to capture usage data that can be used to continuously improve viewer experience. Edgio will manage more than 30,000 live events and insert over 50 billion ads for clients this year.
Updating 2022 Guidance:
“We have implemented the first phase of our target operating model and have a clear line of sight to achieving our targeted pro forma financial performance. Based on current conditions, we are updating guidance for the remainder of 2022 as follows,” said Dan Boncel, Chief Financial Officer.
“While we will not provide 2023 guidance until later this year, we have completed our initial deep dive combined pro-forma analysis and would like to share our initial outlook,” continued Boncel.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To evaluate our business, we consider and use non-generally accepted accounting principles (Non-GAAP) net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental measures of operating performance. These measures include the same adjustments that management takes into account when it reviews and assesses operating performance on a period-to-period basis. We consider Non-GAAP net income (loss) to be an important indicator of overall business performance. We define Non-GAAP net income (loss) to be U.S. GAAP net income (loss) adjusted to exclude share-based compensation, non-cash interest expense, restructuring and transition related charges, acquisition and legal related expenses, and amortization of intangible assets. We believe that EBITDA provides a useful metric to investors to compare us with other companies within our industry and across industries. We define EBITDA as U.S. GAAP net income (loss) adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest and other (income) expense, and income tax expense (benefit). We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted to exclude share-based compensation, restructuring and transition related charges and acquisition and legal related expenses. We use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance. Our management uses these Non-GAAP financial measures because, collectively, they provide valuable information on the performance of our on-going operations, excluding non-cash charges, taxes and non-core activities (including interest payments related to financing activities). These measures also enable our management to compare the results of our on-going operations from period to period, and allow management to review the performance of our on-going operations against our peer companies and against other companies in our industry and adjacent industries. We believe these measures also provide similar insights to investors and enable investors to review our results of operations “through the eyes of management.”
Furthermore, our management uses these Non-GAAP financial measures to assist them in making decisions regarding our strategic priorities and areas for future investment and focus. The terms Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not defined under U.S. GAAP, and are not measures of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (loss) or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations include, but are not limited to:
We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our U.S. GAAP results and using Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental support for management's analysis of business performance. Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated as follows for the periods presented in thousands:
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In accordance with the requirements of Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K, we are presenting the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures and reconciling the unaudited Non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable U.S. GAAP measures. Per share amounts may not foot due to rounding.
For future periods, we are unable to provide a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) as a result of the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, the amounts of depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest and other (income) expense and income tax expense (benefit), that may be incurred in the future.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) today, management will host a quarterly conference call for investors. Interested parties can access the call by dialing (844) 200-6205 from the United States or (929) 526-1599 internationally, with access code 974364. The conference call will also be audio cast live from www.edg.io and a replay will be available following the call from the Edgio website.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, among others, statements regarding our expectations regarding revenue, gross margin, non-GAAP net income (loss), capital expenditures, and our future prospects, areas of investment, and product launches. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from the results or outcomes predicted include, among other things, reduction of demand for our services from new or existing clients, unforeseen changes in our hiring patterns, adverse outcomes in litigation, experiencing expenses that exceed our expectations, and acquisition activities and contributions from acquired businesses. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is contained in our SEC filings, including our most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, particularly under the heading “Risk Factors.” Copies of these filings are available online on our investor relations website at investors.edgio.com and on the SEC website at www.SEC.gov. All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of August 8, 2022, and we undertake no duty to update this information in light of new information or future events, unless required by law.
Edgio (NASDAQ: EGIO) is an edge-enabled software solutions provider powering unmatched, secure digital experiences through a seamlessly integrated delivery, applications and streaming platform. Our globally-scaled technology and expert services fuel the world’s top brands with the capacity to deliver the fastest, most dynamic, and frictionless education, entertainment, events and applications to every user. Dedicated to providing unparalleled client care and extending value every step of the way, Edgio is a partner of choice, driving about 20 percent of worldwide internet traffic to support the most popular shows, movies, sports, games and music, and instant-loading websites. To learn more, visit edg.io and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.