Blackbaud Announces 2023 Second Quarter Results
Company Shows Continued Strong Progress on Five-Point Operating Plan; Reiterates Increased 2023 Financial Guidance
Charleston, S.C. (August 1, 2023) — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
“We had a solid second quarter, and I’m very pleased with the progress we are making on our five-point operating plan,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO, Blackbaud. “We released new product capabilities, launched our Intelligence for Good® vision for AI, brought on important new clients, continued to shift to modern contractual pricing and terms, and are delivering more value to our customers—all of which was enabled by our dedicated and passionate employees. Our business momentum is driving strong returns, and I’m optimistic about the future.”
Second Quarter 2023 Results Compared to Second Quarter 2022 Results:
- GAAP total revenue was $271.0 million, up 2.3%, with $262.4 million in GAAP recurring revenue, up 3.9%.
- Non-GAAP organic recurring revenue increased 4.4%.
- GAAP income from operations was $0.3 million, inclusive of security incident-related costs of $26.8 million, with GAAP operating margin of 0.1%, an increase of 10 basis points.
- Non-GAAP income from operations was $74.1 million, with non-GAAP operating margin of 27.4%, an increase of 680 basis points.
- GAAP net income was $2.1 million, with GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.04, up $0.11 per share.
- Non-GAAP net income was $52.6 million, with non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.98, up $0.23 per share.
- Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $88.8 million, up $18.2 million, with non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin of 32.8%, an increase of 620 basis points.
- GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $53.2 million, a decrease of $4.1 million.
- Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow was $43.6 million, a decrease of $0.3 million, with non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow margin of 16.1%, a decrease of 50 basis points.
“Second quarter financial results were solid and in line with the increased guidance we announced in Q1,” said Tony Boor, executive vice president and CFO, Blackbaud. “Total revenue of $271 million represented organic growth at constant currency of 3.2%. Organic recurring revenue at constant currency grew faster at 4.8%. Transactional revenue grew in the high single digits year over year, and the operational progress we made in the quarter on modernized pricing has positioned us well for accelerating revenue growth over the remainder of the year. The actions we have taken to reduce costs are driving meaningful benefits, including a significant improvement in adjusted EBITDA, both sequentially and over last year’s second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 32.9% at constant currency was a roughly six-point improvement year over year. By the fourth quarter of this year, we expect to achieve organic revenue growth in the high-single digits as well as Rule of 40 well ahead of our prior target of 2025.”
An explanation of all non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this press release, including the Rule of 40, is included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” A reconciliation of the company’s non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.
Recent Company Highlights
- Blackbaud announced the launch of a major new wave of its Intelligence for Good® strategy, with an extensive agenda of initiatives and investments to be implemented on a rolling basis over upcoming quarters, targeted at making artificial intelligence (AI) more accessible, powerful and responsible across the social impact sector.
- Blackbaud announced that JustGiving surpassed £6 billion ($8.5 billion) in donations through the platform. To date, JustGiving has managed almost 200 million donations from more than 180 countries.
- Blackbaud announced a strategic investment in Momentum, a generative AI startup for social impact, a Blackbaud partner, and a graduate of Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup tech accelerator program. Additionally, Blackbaud welcomed the newest cohort of participants in its Social Good Startup Program. The July 2023 cohort is specifically focused on mission-driven tech startups using generative AI to increase impact for companies and nonprofits focused on social responsibility.
- Blackbaud announced its refreshed Blackbaud Partner Network, which is expected to deliver shared value for partners, customers and the company. The revamped program simplifies partner onboarding and offers new resources to grow the network.
- Blackbaud hosted bbdevdays, its annual developers’ conference, showcasing technical innovation as well as customer and partner achievements. This three-day, virtual event celebrates and supports Blackbaud’s rapidly expanding developer community. Conference registrations were up approximately 50% from 2022.
- EVERFI® from Blackbaud® launched several innovative content programs and platform improvements, including new resources for increasing financial capability in K-12 schools, enabling strategic partners to drive direct impact in communities.
- Blackbaud released its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, demonstrating how the company is taking action to amplify its global impact through continued progress across key ESG priorities.
Visit www.blackbaud.com/newsroom for more information about Blackbaud’s recent highlights.
Blackbaud today reiterated its 2023 full year financial guidance:
- Non-GAAP revenue of $1.095 billion to $1.125 billion
- Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin of 30.5% to 31.5%
- Non-GAAP earnings per share of $3.63 to $3.94
- Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow of $190 million to $210 million
Included in its 2023 full year financial guidance are the following assumptions:
- Non-GAAP annualized effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 20%
- Interest expense for the year is expected to be approximately $37 million to $41 million
- Fully diluted shares for the year are expected to be in the range of approximately 53 million to 54 million
- Capital expenditures for the year are expected to be in the range of approximately $65 million to $75 million, including approximately $55 million to $65 million of capitalized software and content development costs
Blackbaud has not reconciled forward-looking full-year non-GAAP financial measures contained in this news release to their most directly comparable GAAP measures, as permitted by Item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K. Such reconciliations would require unreasonable efforts at this time to estimate and quantify with a reasonable degree of certainty various necessary GAAP components, including for example those related to compensation, acquisition transactions and integration, tax items or others that may arise during the year. These components and other factors could materially impact the amount of the future directly comparable GAAP measures, which may differ significantly from their non-GAAP counterparts.
In order to provide a meaningful basis for comparison, Blackbaud uses non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow in analyzing its operating performance. Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, including costs required to be capitalized for software and content development, capital expenditures for property and equipment, plus cash outflows, net of insurance, related to the previously disclosed Security Incident discovered in May 2020 (the “Security Incident”). Total costs related to the Security Incident exceeded the limit of our insurance coverage during the first quarter of 2022. For full year 2023, Blackbaud currently expects net cash outlays of $25 million to $35 million for ongoing legal fees related to the Security Incident. In line with the company’s policy, all associated costs due to third-party service providers and consultants, including legal fees, are expensed as incurred. Please refer to the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information on Blackbaud’s use of non-GAAP financial measures.
Conference Call Details
What: Blackbaud’s 2023 Second Quarter Conference Call
When: August 2, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Live Call: 1-877-407-3088 (US/Canada)
Webcast: Blackbaud’s Investor Relations Webpage
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility and individual change makers, Blackbaud’s essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management. With millions of users and over $100 billion raised, granted or managed through Blackbaud platforms every year, Blackbaud’s solutions are unleashing the potential of the people and organizations who change the world. Blackbaud has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies, Quartz’s list of Best Companies for Remote Workers, and Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers. A remote-first company, Blackbaud has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, supporting users in 100+ countries. Learn more at www.blackbaud.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the predictability of our financial condition and results of operations. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: management of integration of acquired companies; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; a shifting revenue mix that may impact gross margin; continued success in sales growth; cybersecurity and data protection risks and related liabilities; potential litigation involving us; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. Blackbaud assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Blackbaud has provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. Blackbaud uses non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its operational performance. Accordingly, Blackbaud believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating its ongoing operational performance and trends and in comparing its financial results from period-to-period with other companies in Blackbaud’s industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. However, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation between companies.
The non-GAAP financial measures discussed above exclude the impact of certain transactions that Blackbaud believes are not directly related to its operating performance in any particular period, but are for its long-term benefit over multiple periods. Blackbaud believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect its ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in its business.
While Blackbaud believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental information, non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Non-GAAP free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, including costs required to be capitalized for software and content development, and capital expenditures for property and equipment. In addition, and in order to provide a meaningful basis for comparison, Blackbaud now uses non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow in analyzing its operating performance. Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, including costs required to be capitalized for software and content development, and capital expenditures for property and equipment, plus cash outflows, net of insurance, related to the Security Incident. Blackbaud believes non-GAAP free cash flow and non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow provide useful measures of the company’s operating performance. Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow is not intended to represent and should not be viewed as the amount of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.
In addition, Blackbaud uses non-GAAP organic revenue growth, non-GAAP organic revenue growth on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP organic recurring revenue growth and non-GAAP organic recurring revenue growth on a constant currency basis, in analyzing its operating performance. Blackbaud believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, for evaluating the periodic growth of its business on a consistent basis. Each of these measures excludes incremental acquisition-related revenue attributable to companies acquired in the current fiscal year. For companies acquired in the immediately preceding fiscal year, each of these measures reflects presentation of full-year incremental non-GAAP revenue derived from such companies as if they were combined throughout the prior period. In addition, each of these measures excludes prior period revenue associated with divested businesses. The exclusion of the prior period revenue is to present the results of the divested businesses within the results of the combined company for the same period of time in both the prior and current periods. Blackbaud believes this presentation provides a more comparable representation of its current business’ organic revenue growth and revenue run-rate.
Rule of 40 is defined as non-GAAP organic revenue growth plus non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is defined as GAAP net income plus interest, net; income tax provision (benefit); depreciation; amortization of intangible assets from business combinations; amortization of software and content development costs; stock-based compensation; employee severance; acquisition and disposition-related costs; restructuring and other real estate activities; costs, net of insurance, related to the Security Incident; and impairment of capitalized software development costs.