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Billtrust Announces Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Reports Q3 2022 software and payments segment revenue of $35.2 million, up 35% for the same period in 2021.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 7, 2022– BTRS Holdings Inc. (“Billtrust” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable automation and integrated payments leader, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

“Our team again executed exceptionally well in a challenging environment, as evidenced by our strong 35.2% year-over-year software and payments segment revenue growth,” said Flint Lane, Founder and CEO of Billtrust. “With favorable secular trends intact and a crystal-clear value proposition for our accounts receivable and integrated payments solutions that supports our mission to digitize and streamline the Office of the CFO, we are confident that Billtrust is exceptionally well-positioned for the next phase of our growth.”

Third Quarter 2022 Summary

GAAP Metrics

  • Total revenue increased 24.2% year-over-year to $51.4 million, versus $41.4 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Software and payments segment revenue increased 35.2% year-over-year to $35.2 million, compared to $26.0 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Gross profit, excluding depreciation and amortization, increased 33.8% year-over-year to $31.3 million, compared to $23.4 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Gross margin, excluding depreciation and amortization expanded by 436 basis points to 60.8%, versus 56.5% for the same period in 2021, driven by improved operating leverage and an increasing mix of software and payments segment revenue.
  • Net loss was $21.2 million, compared to $11.2 million for the same period in 2021.

Key Operating and Non-GAAP* Metrics

  • Total Payment Volume (“TPV”), the dollar value of customer payment transactions that Billtrust processes on its platform during a particular period, increased by 34.9% year-over-year to $28.3 billion in Q3 2022, up from $21.0 billion for the same period in 2021.
  • Net revenue* increased 29.9% year-over-year to $42.5 million, up from $32.7 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Adjusted gross profit* increased 33.8% year-over-year to $31.8 million, compared to $23.8 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Adjusted gross margin* increased 219 basis points year-over-year to 74.9%, versus 72.7% for the same period in 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* was $(1.5) million, compared to $(4.0) million for the same period in 2021.
  • Direct card revenue (“DCR”)* was $6.5 million, compared to $4.2 million for the same period in 2021, as we continue to drive card payments penetration on our electronic payments processing platforms.
  • We exited the quarter with $145.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities and no funded debt.

* Net revenue, adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted EBITDA, and direct card revenue are Non-GAAP measures. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated can be found under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in the attached reconciliations. 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. With respect to the Company’s expectations under “Full Year 2022 Outlook” above, reconciliation of Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit, Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin, or Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA to their comparable GAAP measures is not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability, complexity, and low visibility with respect to certain excluded items, such as charges related to stock-based compensation expenses, changes in fair value of contingent consideration related to an acquisition, and related tax effects, including non-recurring income tax adjustments.

Proposed Transaction with EQT Private Equity

As previously announced on September 28, 2022, the Company entered into a merger agreement with the EQT X Fund (“EQT Private Equity”).

The transaction, which was approved by Billtrust’s Board of Directors, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022 or first quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of Billtrust’s stockholders, the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods and the receipt of applicable approvals or consents under antitrust and competition laws and foreign investment laws of certain jurisdictions. However, Billtrust cannot assure completion of such transaction by any particular date, if at all or that, if completed, it will be completed on the terms set forth in the merger agreement.

Upon completion of the transaction, Billtrust’s shares will no longer trade on the NASDAQ, and Billtrust will become a private company.

For more information about the pending transaction with EQT Private Equity, see the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 28, 2022, and the Company’s preliminary proxy statement relating to the required shareholder approvals filed with the SEC on October 21, 2022.

Upcoming Investor Communications

In light of the pending transaction with EQT Private Equity, Billtrust will not host an earnings conference call or provide financial guidance in conjunction with this earnings release. For further detail and discussion of Billtrust’s financial performance please refer to Billtrust’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, which will be filed later today with the SEC. The Company plans to continue providing quarterly earnings releases and will continue to file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) until the transaction has been completed.

About Billtrust

Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS) 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 accounts receivable, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “continue,” “guidance,” “expect,” “outlook,” “project,” “believe” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the timing, expected completion and impacts of the proposed transaction with EQT Private Equity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of Billtrust’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and may differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Billtrust. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including Billtrust’s ability to secure the required regulatory and stockholder approvals for the proposed transaction and its ability to meet the applicable closing conditions; the diversion of management time relating to the pending transaction; Billtrust’s ability to attract and retain customers and expand customers’ use of Billtrust’s services; market, financial, political and legal conditions; foreign currency impacts; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Billtrust’s business and the global economy; risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial and operating information with respect to Billtrust; risks related to future market adoption of Billtrust’s offerings; risks related to Billtrust’s marketing and growth strategies; risks related to expanding Billtrust’s operations outside the United States; risks related to Billtrust’s ability to acquire or invest in businesses, products, or technologies that may complement or expand its products or platforms, enhance its technical capabilities, or otherwise offer growth opportunities; the effects of competition on Billtrust’s future business; the impact of unstable market and economic conditions, including supply chain disruptions, higher rates of inflation, higher interest rates, increased volatility in foreign currency exchange rates, and increased volatility in the global capital markets, among others; and the risks discussed in Billtrust’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 9, 2022, under the heading “Risk Factors” and other documents of Billtrust filed, or to be filed, with the SEC, including our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022. If any of these risks materialize or any of Billtrust’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that Billtrust presently does not know of or that Billtrust currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Billtrust’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. Billtrust anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Billtrust’s assessments to change. However, while Billtrust may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Billtrust specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Billtrust’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the financial information contained in this press release has not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Such financial information is identified as such within the press release. Billtrust believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for management and investors to use in evaluating Billtrust’s actual and projected financial condition and 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. Billtrust 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 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. Billtrust is not providing a reconciliation of its projected non-GAAP adjusted gross profit, non-GAAP adjusted gross margin and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, or non-GAAP direct card revenue for 2022 to the most directly comparable measure prepared in accordance with GAAP because such reconciliations are not meaningful or available without unreasonable effort as certain items are excluded from these non-GAAP measures, such as charges related to stock-based compensation expenses, changes in fair value of contingent consideration related to an acquisition, and related tax effects, including non-recurring income tax adjustments, including non-recurring income tax adjustments, cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted. You should review Billtrust’s audited Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, unaudited interim reports, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, and the other financial information included in other documents of Billtrust filed, or to be filed, with the SEC.

  • Net revenue (non-GAAP) is defined as total revenues less reimbursable costs revenue. Reimbursable costs revenue consists primarily of amounts charged to customers for postage (with an offsetting amount recorded as a cost of revenue) which we do not consider internally when monitoring operating performance.
  • Adjusted gross profit (non-GAAP) is defined as total revenues less total cost of revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization, plus stock-based compensation expense included in total cost of revenues.
  • Adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) is defined as adjusted gross profit (non-GAAP) divided by total revenues less reimbursable costs revenue, or net revenue (non-GAAP).
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) is defined as net loss, plus (1) income tax expense (benefit), (2) changes in the fair value of financial instruments that do not meet the criteria to be classified as equity, (3) interest expense and loss on extinguishment of debt, (4) depreciation and amortization, (5) stock-based compensation expense, (6) impairment, restructuring, and related facility costs, (7) acquisition and integration costs, (8) other capital structure transaction costs, and (9) other non-operating expense (income).
  • Direct card revenue (non-GAAP) is defined as subscription, transaction, and services revenues, less revenues generated from segments other than software and payments (i.e., software and payments segment revenue), less software and payments segment transaction revenue unrelated to card processing and all subscription revenue. Direct card revenue (non-GAAP) includes variable transactional fee revenue associated with card payments on our electronic payments processing platforms.
  • Free cash flow (non-GAAP) is defined as net cash used in operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment (which includes capitalized internal-use software costs).

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication relates to the proposed transaction involving Billtrust. In connection with the proposed transaction, Billtrust has filed with the SEC a proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”). This communication is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any other document that Billtrust may file with the SEC and send to its shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. The proposed transaction will be submitted to Billtrust’s shareholders for their consideration. Before making any voting decision, Billtrust’s shareholders are urged to read all relevant documents filed or to be filed with the SEC, including the Proxy Statement, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, when they become available, because they will contain important information about Billtrust and the proposed transaction.

Billtrust’s shareholders will be able to obtain a free copy of the Proxy Statement, as well as other filings containing information about Billtrust, free of charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). Copies of the Proxy Statement and other documents filed by Billtrust with the SEC may be obtained, without charge, by contacting Billtrust through its website at https://investors.billtrust.com/.

Participants in the Solicitation

The Company, its directors, executive officers and other persons related to Billtrust may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Billtrust’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Billtrust and their ownership of Billtrust common stock is set forth in Billtrust’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on March 9, 2022 and in its proxy statement for its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 22, 2022. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is included in the Proxy Statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction when they become available. Free copies of these documents may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
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Selected Segment Information
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
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Summary of Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash, and Marketable Securities Balances
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information
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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information Excluding Non-Cash Expenses1
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Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021

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1 Non-cash expenses include stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and impairment and restructuring expense.

2 Includes acquisition, integration, and impairment, restructuring and related facility costs, as well as other capital structure transaction costs in the period of $0.3 million in research and development, $0.1 million in sales and marketing and $7.1 million in general and administrative expenses, which are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information Excluding Non-Cash Expenses1
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Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021

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3 Non-cash expenses include stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and impairment and restructuring expense.

4 Includes acquisition, integration, and impairment, restructuring and related facility costs, as well as other capital structure transaction costs during the period of $0.3 million in research and development, $0.3 million in sales and marketing and $11.1 million in general and administrative expenses, which are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

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