Second Quarter Revenues of $242.1 million, up 33.3% from the comparable prior year period
Second Quarter GAAP Net Income of $52.3 million, representing 21.6% of total revenues, or $0.90 per diluted share
Second Quarter Non-GAAP Net Income of $56.5 million, or $0.97 per diluted share
Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $87.0 million, representing 35.9% of total revenues
Paycom Software, Inc. (“Paycom,” “we” and “our”) (NYSE: PAYC), a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
“The fundamentals of our business continue to strengthen, as demonstrated by our very strong second quarter results,” said Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison. “The only way businesses win with Human Capital Management solutions is for the employees to have a direct relationship with their data. With Beti™, employees can now do their own payroll. This is the way it should have always been done and now with Paycom, the technology exists to do it.”
Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2021
Total Revenues of $242.1 million represented a 33.3% increase compared to total revenues of $181.6 million in the same period last year. Recurring revenues of $237.6 million increased 33.5% from the comparable prior year period, and constituted 98.1% of total revenues.
GAAP Net Income was $52.3 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $28.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in the same period last year.
Non-GAAP Net Income1 was $56.5 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, compared to $35.9 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA1 was $87.0 million, compared to $61.2 million in the same period last year.
Cash and Cash Equivalents were $202.4 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $151.7 million as of December 31, 2020.
Total Debt, Net was $30.0 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $30.9 million as of December 31, 2020.
1 Adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP net income are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the discussion below under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” and the reconciliations at the end of this release for additional information concerning these and other non-GAAP financial measures.
Paycom provides the following expected financial guidance for the quarter ending September 30, 2021 and the year ending December 31, 2021:
Quarter Ending September 30, 2021:
Total Revenues in the range of $249 million to $251 million.
Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $87 million to $89 million.
Year Ending December 31, 2021:
Total Revenues in the range of $1.036 billion to $1.038 billion.
Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $410 million to $412 million.
We have not reconciled the forward-looking adjusted EBITDA ranges presented above and discussed on the teleconference call to net income, nor the forward-looking adjusted EBITDA margins discussed on the teleconference call to comparable GAAP measures, because applicable information for future periods, on which these reconciliations would be based, are not readily available due to uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, depreciation and amortization, interest expense, taxes, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, change in fair value of our interest rate swap and other items. Further, we have not reconciled the forward-looking adjusted gross margin range discussed on the teleconference call to GAAP gross margin because applicable information for future periods, on which this reconciliation would be based, is not readily available due to uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, cost of revenues, including non-cash stock-based compensation expense. Accordingly, reconciliations of the forward-looking adjusted EBITDA ranges to net income, the forward-looking adjusted EBITDA margins to net income margin and the forward-looking adjusted gross margin range to gross margin are not available at this time without unreasonable effort. During the teleconference call, we also refer to a forward-looking estimate of our implied revenue growth plus adjusted EBITDA margin for 2021, or the “Rule of 60.” Because we are unable to reconcile forward-looking adjusted EBITDA margin to net income margin without unreasonable effort, we are unable to reconcile the “Rule of 60” to a comparable GAAP measure without unreasonable effort.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
During the second quarter of 2021, we maintained the work-from-home arrangements implemented in March 2020 for the safety of our employees, while simultaneously ensuring our clients continued to receive the same level of service they have come to expect from our dedicated, one-on-one customer service model. As of June 30, 2021, 90% of our employees were working remotely. We have started transitioning certain employees to safely return to our offices and permitting a limited amount of business travel, and will continue to actively monitor the situation. We may take further actions that alter our business operations as may be required by federal, state or local authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees and clients. Business continuity and safety will continue to guide our return-to-office plans. Although we currently have some insight with respect to the shorter-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to date, it is not possible at this time to estimate the full impact that the crisis could continue to have on our business and results of operations.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in, and may continue to result in, headcount fluctuations across our client base. Because we charge our clients on a per-employee basis for certain services we provide, headcount fluctuations at our clients impacts our recurring revenue. The negative effects on our client revenue of lower headcount resulting from the pandemic were more than offset by headcount additions from new clients and modestly improved headcount levels at existing clients throughout the second quarter of 2021. We expect that our recurring revenue in future periods will continue to be impacted by such headcount fluctuations.
- Despite growth in the number of clients in our base and growth in our average funds held for clients balance, significantly lower average interest rates during the first six months of 2021 as compared to the majority of the first six months of 2020 had a negative effect on interest earned on funds held for clients and, consequently, recurring revenue growth in the three and six months ended June 30, 2021.
- Our solution allows clients to seamlessly manage and communicate with their remote workforces. In the current work-from-home environment, our clients are recognizing the benefits of our focus on employee usage, as well as the strengths and advantages of our single database solution.
- Our sales force continues to conduct all meetings with current and prospective clients virtually. The shift from in-person to video conference and teleconference sales meetings represents a unique opportunity to meet virtually with a greater number of client prospects in a given day than through in-person meetings.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we present certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release and on the related teleconference call, including adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted sales and marketing expenses, adjusted total administrative expenses, adjusted research and development expenses, adjusted total research and development costs and “Rule of 60”. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental measures to review and assess the performance of our core business operations and for planning purposes. We define (i) adjusted EBITDA as net income plus interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, certain transaction expenses that are not core to our operations (if any) and the change in fair value of our interest rate swap, (ii) non-GAAP net income as net income plus non-cash stock-based compensation expense, certain transaction expenses that are not core to our operations (if any) and the change in fair value of our interest rate swap, all of which are adjusted for the effect of income taxes, (iii) adjusted gross profit as gross profit plus applicable non-cash stock-based compensation expense, (iv) adjusted gross margin as gross profit plus applicable non-cash stock-based compensation expense, divided by total revenues, (v) each adjusted expense item as the GAAP expense amount less applicable non-cash stock-based compensation expense, (vi) adjusted total research and development costs as total research and development costs (including the capitalized portion) less applicable non-cash stock-based compensation (including the capitalized portion), (vii) adjusted EBITDA margin as adjusted EBITDA (calculated as described in clause (i)) divided by total revenues and (viii) “Rule of 60” as revenue growth (expressed as a percentage) plus adjusted EBITDA margin (calculated as described in clause (vii)). The non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release and discussed on the related teleconference call provide investors with greater transparency to the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. We believe these metrics are useful to investors because they facilitate comparisons of our core business operations across periods on a consistent basis, as well as comparisons with the results of peer companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement results under GAAP. In addition, adjusted EBITDA is a measure that provides useful information to management about the amount of cash available for reinvestment in our business, repurchasing common stock and other purposes. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures presented in this press release and discussed on the related teleconference call, when viewed in combination with our results prepared in accordance with GAAP, provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our business and performance.
The non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release and discussed on the related teleconference call are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for net income, gross profit, gross margin, research and development expenses, sales and marketing expenses, administrative expenses and total research and development costs. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, you should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation, or as a substitute for the consolidated statements of income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures that we present may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies and other companies may not calculate such measures in the same manner as we do.
Conference Call Details:
In conjunction with this announcement, Paycom will host a conference call today, August 3, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial (833) 233-4461 (domestic) or (647) 689-4140 (international) and announce Paycom as the conference name to the operator. A live webcast as well as the replay of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations page of Paycom’s website at investors.paycom.com. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed by dialing (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (416) 621-4642 (international) until August 10, 2021. The replay passcode is 2074565.
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