Billtrust Announces Financial Highlights for the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended September 30, 2020
Record Quarterly Total Revenue of $38.3 Million and Net Revenue* of $28.8 MillionReaffirms Financial Guidance for the Full Year 2020
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, December 2, 2020 – Billtrust, a leading provider of cloud-based software and integrated payment processing solutions, along with South Mountain Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: SMMC) (“South Mountain”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced financial highlights for Billtrust for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020.
Flint Lane, Founder and CEO of Billtrust, commented, “I am very pleased with our financial results, in particular our year-over-year total revenue growth of 9% and net revenue growth of 15% in the third quarter. Our strong growth in the third quarter exceeded our year-over-year total revenue and net revenue growth of 5% and 11%, respectively, in the first six months of 2020, an indication that our customers are figuring out ways to operate in the pandemic. We believe these numbers are evidence of the strength of our comprehensive B2B payments solutions and of the significant value we create for our customers. We remain incredibly excited about our pending merger with South Mountain and look forward to executing upon our shared vision to grow and scale the business.”
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020, as Compared to the Same Period in 2019
Total Payment Volume (“TPV”), the dollar value of customer payment transactions that Billtrust processes on its platform during a particular period, increased 22% year-over-year to $14.9 billion from $12.2 billion in 2019
Total revenue increased 9% year-over-year to $38.3 million from $35.1 million in 2019
Net revenue* increased 15% year-over-year to $28.8 million from $25.0 million in 2019
Subscription and transaction fees related to the software and payments segment increased 17% year-over-year to $21.4 million from $18.2 million in 2019
Total revenue, less costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization, increased 19% year-over-year to $20.2 million from $17.0 million in 2019
Adjusted gross profit* increased 20% year-over-year to $20.3 million from $17.0 million in 2019
Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020, as Compared to the Same Period in 2019
TPV increased 26% year-over-year to $39.3 billion from $31.1 billion in 2019
Total revenue increased 7% year-over-year to $107.0 million from $100.3 million in 2019
Net revenue* increased 13% year-over-year to $79.0 million from $70.1 million in 2019
Subscription and transaction fees related to the software and payments segment increased 18% year-over-year to $59.1 million from $50.1 million in 2019
Total revenue, less costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization, increased 18% year-over-year to $54.9 million from $46.4 million in 2019
Adjusted gross profit* increased 18% year-over-year to $55.0 million from $46.5 million in 2019
Billtrust reaffirms its financial guidance for the full year 2020. The Company expects:
Total revenue of approximately $142 million, including reimbursable costs revenue
Net revenue* of $105 million
Adjusted gross profit and total revenue, less costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization, of $73 million
* Net revenue and adjusted gross profit are non-GAAP measures. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated can be found under the heading “Financial Information and Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables at the end of this press release.
Billtrust is a leading provider of cloud-based software and integrated payment processing solutions that simplify and automate B2B commerce. Accounts receivable is broken and relies on conventional processes that are outdated, inefficient, manual and largely paper based. Billtrust is at the forefront of the digital transformation of AR, providing mission-critical solutions that span credit decisioning and monitoring, online ordering, invoice delivery, payments and remittance capture, cash application and collections. For more information, visit Billtrust.com.
About South Mountain Merger Corporation
South Mountain Merger Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses.
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This communication is being made in respect of the proposed business combination transaction involving South Mountain and Billtrust. A full description of the terms of the transaction is included in the registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a proxy statement of South Mountain, a consent solicitation statement of Billtrust and prospectus of South Mountain, filed by South Mountain with the SEC on October 26, 2020 and amended in a filing by South Mountain with the SEC on November 25, 2020. South Mountain urges investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read, when declared effective by the SEC, the preliminary proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC because these documents contain important information about South Mountain, Billtrust and the transaction. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to stockholders of South Mountain as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed transaction. Stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus, without charge, by directing a request to: South Mountain Merger Corporation, 767 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10153. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once declared effective by the SEC, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.
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Financial Information and Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The financial information and data for the three-months ended September 2020 and 2019 contained in this press release does not conform to Regulation S-X. Billtrust’s independent registered public accounting firm has not audited or reviewed, and does not express an opinion with respect to, any of the financial information or data included in this press release for the three-months ended September 2020 and 2019. The financial information included in this press release is not a comprehensive statement of Billtrust’s financial results for the periods shown, and Billtrust’s actual results may differ materially from the financial information included in this presentation due to the completion of Billtrust’s financial closing procedures and final adjustments and other developments. Accordingly, the financial information and data contained in this press release may not be included in, may be adjusted in or may be presented differently in, any proxy statement, registration statement, or prospectus to be filed by South Mountain with the SEC.
Some of the financial information and data contained in this press release, such as net revenue (non-GAAP) and Adjusted gross profit have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Net revenue (non-GAAP) is defined as total revenues, less reimbursable costs revenue. Adjusted gross profit is defined as (i) total revenues less (ii) total costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization, plus (iii) stock based compensation expense included in total costs of revenue. South Mountain and Billtrust believe these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Billtrust’s financial condition and results of operations. South Mountain and Billtrust believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating actual and projected operating results and trends in and in comparing Billtrust’s financial measures with other similar companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. Neither South Mountain nor Billtrust considers 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 other amounts that are required by GAAP to be recorded in Billtrust’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which expense and other amounts are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, Billtrust presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. Upon such registration statement being declared effective by the SEC, you should review Billtrust’s audited financial statements as well as interim financial statements, which are included in the registration statement on Forms S-4 filed on October 26, 2020, and S-4/A filed on November 25, 2020 relating to the proposed business combination.