NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq: WIX), a leading cloud-based web development platform, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. In addition, the Company provided its initial outlook for the first quarter and full year 2018.

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“Continued improvements to our product offering and successful execution of marketing campaigns drove robust financial results this quarter, closing out a strong year,” said Avishai Abrahami, Co-founder and CEO of Wix. “Most notably, Wix ADI improved considerably throughout the year, driving conversion improvements and increases in collections per subscription. These successes, combined with upcoming new products and enhancements, underscore our position of strength for the year ahead.”

Lior Shemesh, CFO of Wix, added, “The growth in collections and free cash flow in Q4 closes a year of ongoing strengthening to our business fundamentals and exceeded our initial expectations since the beginning of the year. For the third consecutive year, we grew collections over 41%, and this year we did it along with nearly doubling our free cash flow. This outstanding momentum is reflected in our initial 2018 outlook and provides us with confidence in our ability to continue to generate growth and increase free cash flow moving forward.”

Q4 2017 and Full Year 2017 Financial Summary

Three months ended

December 31,

$ in thousands

2016

2017

Y/Y growth

Prior Q4 2017 Outlook

Revenue

$84,176

$118,545

41%

$116,000 – 117,000

Collections

$97,652

$132,203

35%

$126,000 – 127,000

Operating (Loss)

$(4,742)

$(7,523)

NM

Non-GAAP Operating Income

$3,879

$9,703

150%

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$19,714

$24,941

27%

Free Cash Flow

$18,683

$19,555

5%

Twelve months ended

December 31,

$ in thousands

2016

2017

Y/Y growth

Prior FY 2017 Outlook

Revenue

$290,103

$425,636

47%

$423,000 – 424,000

Collections

$342,069

$483,989

41%

$478,000 – 479,000

Operating (Loss)

$(44,032)

$(50,011)

NM

Non-GAAP Operating
Income (Loss)

$(12,529)

$9,099

NM

Net Cash Provided by
Operating Activities

$40,573

$83,052

105%

Free Cash Flow

$36,158

$70,683

95%

$68,000 – 69,000

Additional Q4 2017 Results and Highlights

  • Gross margin on a GAAP basis in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 85%, the same as the fourth quarter of 2016
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2017, calculated as non-GAAP gross profit as a percent of revenue, was also 85%, the same as in the fourth quarter of 2016
  • GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $(6.6) million, or $(0.14) per share, compared to a net loss of $(5.9) million, or $(0.13) per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016
  • Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $7.2 million, or $0.16 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $3.0 million, or $0.07 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016
  • Net cash provided by operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $24.9 million, while capital expenditures totaled $5.4 million, leading to free cash flow of $19.6 million, compared to $18.7 million of free cash flow in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 5% year over year increase
  • Added 170,000 net premium subscriptions in the fourth quarter of 2017 to reach 3.2 million as of December 31, 2017, a 31% increase over the total number of subscriptions at the end of 2016
  • Added 5.3 million registered users in the fourth quarter of 2017. Registered users as of December 31, 2017 were 119 million, representing a 22% increase compared to the end of the fourth quarter of 2016

Additional Full Year 2017 Results and Highlights

  • Gross margin on a GAAP basis for the full year 2017 was 84%, the same as in 2016
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the full year 2017 was 85%, the same as in 2016
  • GAAP net loss for the full year 2017 was $(56.3) million, or $(1.24) per share, compared to a net loss of $(46.9) million, or $(1.12), per share in 2016
  • Non-GAAP net loss for the full year 2017 was $(0.5) million, or $(0.01) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $(14.6) million, or $(0.35) per share, in 2016
  • Net cash provided by operating activities for the full year 2017 was $83.1 million, while capital expenditures totaled $12.4 million, leading to free cash flow of $70.7 million, compared to $36.2 million of free cash flow in 2016, a 95% year-over-year increase

Recent Business Highlights

  • Expands Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud: Building on its already strong alliance with Google Cloud, Wix announced that it has chosen G Suite as the exclusive provider of business productivity and collaboration applications on its platform. This increased alliance is a testament to the growth and scale benefits both Wix and Google have realized over many years of partnering. Wix grew its collaboration with Google throughout the last year by expanding the breadth of products it utilizes including G Suite, Google Cloud Platform, Google Maps API, YouTube and AdWords.
  • Official Launch of Wix Code: In December 2017, Wix officially launched Wix Code to all users. Wix Code is a powerful development platform that allows users to significantly extend the functionality of their online presence. Wix Code greatly expands Wix’s addressable market by bringing a platform for creators, designers and developers to take advantage of a serverless development environment that features an array of advanced functions to create content-rich, custom websites and web applications. Since its launch, over 140,000 users have put Wix Code to use, marking a fantastic start to this innovative product set.
  • New Wix Tools Help Users with Site Accessibility: Wix has added Site Accessibility into the Wix Editor, now available for all sites on Wix. With these tools, a user can make their websites work better with assistive technologies or navigable with just a keyboard. Now any user can easily make any site accessible, for free.

Financial Outlook

Wix is introducing its outlook for the first quarter and full year 2018. This guidance is presented as follows:

  • The guidance for 2018 is based on the new revenue recognition standard ASC 606. Please reference our Investor Relations website for a reconciliation of 2017 financial information to ASC 606 for comparative purposes.
  • The outlook also incorporates the growth Wix is expected to realize from the revised terms in its agreement with Google. This revised agreement necessitates changing from net (agent) to gross (principal) accounting of collections and revenue, which is also incorporated in this guidance

For the first quarter of 2018, Wix expects the following:

Q1 2018 Outlook

Y/Y growth

Revenue1

$135 – $136 million

46% – 47%

Collections1        

$157 – $158 million

37% – 38%

For the full year 2018, Wix expects the following:

FY 2018 Outlook

Y/Y growth

Revenue2

$591 – 595 million

39% – 40%

Collections2

$645 – 653 million

33% – 35%

Free Cash Flow

$98 – $100 million

39% – 41%

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Wix will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 to answer questions about the financial and operational performance of the business during the fourth quarter and full year 2017. The conference call will include a brief statement by management and will focus on answering questions about our results during the quarter and full year. To enhance the Q&A portion of this call, the Company has posted a shareholder update and supporting slides to its Investor Relations website at https://investors.wix.com/results. These materials provide shareholders and analysts with additional detail for analyzing results in advance of the quarterly conference call.

To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should dial 866-393-4306 (US/Canada), 734-385-2616 (International) or 1-809-315-362 (Israel) at least ten minutes prior to the start time of the call and reference Conference ID 4482927. A telephonic replay of the call will be available through February 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET by dialing 855-859-2056 (US/Canada) or 404-537-3406 (International) and providing Conference ID 4482927.

Wix will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at https://investors.wix.com/.

About Wix.com Ltd.

Wix is leading the way with a cloud-based development platform for over 122 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, artists, and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. The Wix Editor, Wix ADI, a highly curated App Market, and Wix Code enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic digital presence. Wix’s headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in Be’er Sheva, Berlin, Dnipro, Kiev, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo and Vilnius.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, Wix uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: collections, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss), free cash flow, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share (collectively the “Non-GAAP financial measures”). Collections represents the total cash collected by us from our customers in a given period and is calculated by adding the change in deferred revenues for a particular period to revenues for the same period. Non-GAAP gross margin represents gross profit calculated in accordance with GAAP as adjusted for the impact of share-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs and amortization, divided by revenue. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) represents operating income (loss) calculated in accordance with GAAP as adjusted for the impact of share-based compensation expense, amortization, and acquisition-related costs. Non-GAAP net income (loss) represents net loss calculated in accordance with GAAP as adjusted for the impact of share-based compensation expense, amortization, and acquisition-related costs. Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share represents non-GAAP net income (loss) divided by the weighted average number of shares used in computing GAAP loss per share. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less capital expenditures.

The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that these measures provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” table in this press release. This accompanying table has more details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures. The Company has not reconciled its guidance as to free cash flow to cash flow from operations because it does not provide guidance for cash flow from operations. As items that impact cash flow from operations are out of the Company’s control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted, the Company is unable to provide such guidance. Accordingly, a reconciliation to cash flow from operations is not available without unreasonable effort.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements may include projections regarding our future performance, including, but not limited to revenue, collections and free cash flow, the availability, merchantability or functionality of certain new products or features and their anticipated product demand and customer satisfaction, and may be identified by words like “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “outlook,” “future,” “will,” “seek” and similar terms or phrases. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including the full year guidance, are based on management’s current expectations, which are subject to uncertainty, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, our ability to grow our user base and premium subscriptions; our ability to maintain and enhance our brand and reputation; our ability to manage the growth of our infrastructure effectively; our ability to effectively execute our initiatives to scale and improve our user support function; customer acceptance of new products and other challenges inherent in new product development, changes to technologies used in our solutions or in global, national, regional or local economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s 2016 annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2017. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date hereof. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Investor Relations:
Maggie O’Donnell
ir@wix.com 
415-223-2624

Media Relations:
Vivian Hernandez
Wix.com
pr@wix.com 
415-517-6539

 

Wix.com Ltd.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS – GAAP

(In thousands, except loss per share data)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

Revenue

$                  84,176

$              118,545

$       290,103

$       425,636

Cost of revenue

12,738

17,676

45,287

69,391

Gross Profit

71,438

100,869

244,816

356,245

Operating expenses:

Research and development

28,877

43,965

105,368

153,635

Selling and marketing

40,022

50,906

156,512

204,435

General and administrative

7,281

13,521

26,968

48,186

Total operating expenses

76,180

108,392

288,848

406,256

Operating loss

(4,742)

(7,523)

(44,032)

(50,011)

Financial income (expenses), net

(450)

(1,142)

247

(5,015)

Other income (expenses)

(5)

79

(4)

76

Loss before taxes on income

(5,197)

(8,586)

(43,789)

(54,950)

Taxes on income

724

(1,981)

3,107

1,323

Net loss

$                  (5,921)

$                (6,605)

$       (46,896)

$       (56,273)

Basic and diluted net loss per share 

$                    (0.13)

$                   (0.14)

$            (1.12)

$            (1.24)

Basic and diluted weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share 

43,907,388

46,267,701

42,032,818

45,552,199

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)

Period ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

Assets

(audited)

(unaudited)

Current Assets:

   Cash and cash equivalents

$            93,064

$            85,230

   Short term deposits

78,240

148,112

   Restricted cash and deposit

931

949

   Trade receivables 

8,279

11,400

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

17,346

19,246

 Total current assets

197,860

264,937

Property, equipment and software, net

Long-Term Assets:

Property and equipment, net

8,750

16,201

Prepaid expenses and other long-term assets 

2,622

5,753

Intangible assets and goodwill, net

5,452

45,052

 Total long-term assets

16,824

67,006

 Total assets

$         214,684

$         331,943

Liabilities and Shareholder’s Deficiency

Current Liabilities:

   Trade payables

$            20,709

$            34,240

   Employees and payroll accruals

20,230

28,067

   Deferred revenues

146,987

202,482

   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

18,847

37,592

Total current liabilities

206,773

302,381

Long term deferred revenues

9,746

14,329

Long term deferred tax liability

634

2,694

Long-term loan

1,219

Total long-term liabilities

10,380

18,242

 Total liabilities

217,153

320,623

Shareholders’  Equity (Deficiency)

   Ordinary shares

74

74

   Additional paid-in capital

241,154

311,113

   Other comprehensive loss

(389)

(286)

   Accumulated deficit

(243,308)

(299,581)

Total shareholders’ equity (deficiency)

(2,469)

11,320

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficiency) 

$         214,684

$         331,943

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net loss 

$           (5,921)

$           (6,605)

$  (46,896)

$   (56,273)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation 

890

1,560

4,538

5,654

Amortization

187

400

747

2,812

Share based compensation expenses

7,820

13,704

28,048

47,700

Tax benefit related to exercise of share options

151

731

Increase in accrued interest and exchange rate on short term and long term deposits

(116)

(472)

(669)

(632)

Deferred income taxes, net

(243)

(2,434)

(317)

(2,875)

Decrease (increase) in trade receivables

(665)

138

(1,818)

(1,936)

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current and long-term assets

1,790

905

(6,284)

(1,824)

Increase (decrease) in trade payables

3,435

(7,145)

8,290

11,834

Increase (decrease) in employees and payroll accruals

(3,251)

1,855

2,956

1,527

Increase in short term and long term deferred revenues

13,476

13,658

51,966

58,353

Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses and other current liabilities

2,161

9,377

(719)

18,712

Net cash provided by operating activities

19,714

24,941

40,573

83,052

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from short-term deposits and restricted deposits

13,881

1,869

49,392

52,311

Investment in short-term deposits and restricted deposits

(3,863)

(65,000)

(53,270)

(121,650)

Purchase of property and equipment

(1,031)

(5,386)

(4,415)

(12,369)

Payment for Businesses acquired

(33,091)

Acquisition of Intangible assets 

(100)

(75)

(100)

(75)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

8,887

(68,592)

(8,393)

(114,874)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from exercise of options and ESPP shares

6,515

4,978

21,658

24,158

Credit line repayment

(170)

Net cash provided by financing activities

6,515

4,978

21,658

23,988

INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

35,116

(38,673)

53,838

(7,834)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS—Beginning of period

57,948

123,903

39,226

93,064

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS—End of period

$           93,064

$           85,230

$    93,064

$     85,230

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenues

$          84,176

$           118,545

$     290,103

$     425,636

Collections

$          97,652

$           132,203

$     342,069

$     483,989

Free Cash Flow

$          18,683

$             19,555

$        36,158

$        70,683

Number of registered users at period end (*)

97,359

119,264

97,359

119,264

Number of premium subscriptions at period end (*)

2,465

3,223

2,465

3,223

(*) Excludes users and subscriptions of DeviantArt

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF REVENUES TO COLLECTIONS

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenues

$          84,176

$           118,545

$     290,103

$     425,636

Change in deferred revenues

13,476

13,658

51,966

58,353

Collections

$          97,652

$           132,203

$     342,069

$     483,989

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OPERATING LOSS AND NET LOSS

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(1) Share based compensation expenses:

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Cost of revenues

$                429

$                   946

$          1,798

$          2,930

Research and development

4,156

7,725

14,543

26,227

Selling and marketing

1,213

1,562

4,553

6,585

General and administrative

2,022

3,471

7,154

11,958

Total share based compensation expenses

7,820

13,704

28,048

47,700

(2) Amortization

187

379

747

2,753

(3) Acquisition related expenses

614

3,143

2,708

8,657

(4) Taxes on income

258

(3,386)

838

(3,386)

Total adjustments of GAAP to Non GAAP

$            8,879

$             13,840

$        32,341

$        55,724

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP GROSS PROFIT

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Gross Profit

$          71,438

$           100,869

$     244,816

$     356,245

Share based compensation expenses

429

946

1,798

2,930

Amortization 

(1,292)

505

Acquisition related expenses

28

Non GAAP Gross Profit 

71,867

100,523

246,614

359,708

Non GAAP Gross margin

85%

85%

85%

85%

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING LOSS TO NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Operating loss

$          (4,742)

$             (7,523)

$     (44,032)

$     (50,011)

Adjustments:

Share based compensation expenses

7,820

13,704

28,048

47,700

Amortization 

187

379

747

2,753

Acquisition related expenses

614

3,143

2,708

8,657

Total adjustments

$            8,621

$             17,226

$        31,503

$        59,110

Non GAAP operating income (loss)

$            3,879

$                9,703

$     (12,529)

$          9,099

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME/(LOSS) AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME/(LOSS) PER SHARE

(In thousands, except  per share data)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Net loss

$          (5,921)

$             (6,605)

$     (46,896)

$     (56,273)

Share based compensation expense and other Non GAAP adjustments

8,879

13,840

32,341

55,724

Non-GAAP net income/(loss)

$            2,958

$                7,235

$     (14,555)

$           (549)

Basic  Non GAAP net income/(loss) per share

$              0.07

$                  0.16

$          (0.35)

$          (0.01)

Weighted average shares used in computing basic Non GAAP net income/(loss) per share

43,907,388

46,267,701

42,032,818

45,552,199

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$          19,714

$             24,941

$        40,573

$        83,052

Capital expenditures, net

(1,031)

(5,386)

(4,415)

(12,369)

Free Cash Flow

$          18,683

$             19,555

$        36,158

$        70,683

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING AND THE DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2016

2017

2016

2017

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

43,907,388

46,267,701

42,032,818

45,552,199

The following items have been excluded from the diluted weighted average number of shares
outstanding because they are anti-dilutive:

8,405,787

8,212,554

8,405,787

8,212,554

Stock options

1,368,050

2,081,646

1,368,050

2,081,646

Restricted share units

53,681,225

56,561,901

51,806,655

55,846,399

 

 

Wix.com Ltd.

RECONCILIATION OF PROJECTED REVENUES TO PROJECTED COLLECTIONS

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended

Year Ending

March 31, 2018

December 31, 2018

Low

High

Low

High

Projected revenues (*)

$       135,000

$           136,000

$     591,000

$     595,000

Projected change in deferred revenues

$          22,000

$             22,000

54,000

58,000

Projected collections

$       157,000

$           158,000

$     645,000

$     653,000

(*) Guidance under ASC 606

 

1 Revenue and collections guidance for Q1 2018 includes an additional $7 million benefit to both due to a change in accounting effective in 2018 related to the amended terms of our partnership agreement with Google. Excluding the accounting change, Q1 2018 revenue guidance would be $128$129 million, or 38% – 39% y/y growth and Q1 2018 collections would be $150$151 million, or 31% – 32% y/y growth
2 Revenue and collections guidance for FY 2018 includes an additional $30 million benefit to both due to a change in accounting effective in 2018 related to the amended terms of our partnership agreement with Google. Excluding the accounting change, FY 2018 revenue guidance would be $561$565 million, or 32-33% y/y growth and FY 2018 collections guidance would be $615-623 million, or 27-29% y/y growth

 

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