Woburn, Mass., February 10, 2022 - Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLIN), a provider of SaaS Marketing Technology, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2021.
“Our eCommerce360 strategy continues to drive growth and differentiate Bridgeline from other MarTech companies,” said Ari Kahn, Bridgeline's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to the acquisitions of WooRank and Hawksearch last year, we now have over 2,000 customers and many new products. These additions not only help us win new customers but also enable us to cross-sell products to our existing customer base.”
- Subscription and licenses revenue, which is comprised of SaaS licenses, maintenance and hosting revenue and perpetual license revenue, increased 71% to $3.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021, from $2.0 million in the prior year period.
- As a percentage of total revenue, Subscription and licenses revenue increased to 80% of total revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2021, compared to 70% in the prior year period. The increase is driven by the acquisitions of Hawksearch and Woorank in fiscal year 2021, as well as our overall strategy for increasing recurring subscription revenue.
- Services revenue increased 4% to $0.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021, as compared to $0.8 million in the prior year period.
- As a percentage of total revenue, Services revenue accounted for 20% of total revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2021, compared to 30% in the prior year period.
- Subscription and licenses gross margin were 76% for three months ended December 31, 2021, as compared to 71% in the prior year period.
- Services gross margin were 48% for the three months ended December 31, 2021, as compared to 55% in the prior year period.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc. will hold a conference call today, February 10, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results. The Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Ari Kahn and Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Windhausen will host the call, followed by a question-and-answer period.
The details of the conference call and replay are as follows:
What: Bridgeline Digital First Quarter 2022 Earnings Call
When: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Live Call: (877) 837-3910, domestic
(973) 796-5077, international
Replay: (855) 859-2056
Conference ID: 4959211
This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP adjusted net income/(loss), non-GAAP adjusted earnings/(loss) per diluted share, and Adjusted EBITDA.
Non-GAAP adjusted net income/(loss) and non-GAAP adjusted earnings/(loss) per diluted share are calculated as net income/(loss) or net income/(loss) per share on a diluted basis, excluding, where applicable, amortization of intangible assets, non-cash stock-based compensation, goodwill impairment charges, restructuring and acquisition-related costs, preferred stock dividends and any related tax effects.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash stock-based compensation charges, goodwill impairment charges, restructuring and acquisition-related costs, changes in fair value of derivative liabilities and warrant income / expense, amortization of debt discounts, preferred stock dividends and any related tax effects. Bridgeline uses non-GAAP adjusted net income/(loss) and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles accepted in the United States (“GAAP”).
Bridgeline’s management 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 income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company's financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, Bridgeline management presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. Bridgeline urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which is included in this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Bridgeline's financial performance.
Our definitions of non-GAAP adjusted net income/(loss) and Adjusted EBITDA may differ from and therefore may not be comparable with similarly titled measures used by other companies, thereby limiting their usefulness as comparative measures. As a result of the limitations that non-GAAP adjusted net income and Adjusted EBITDA have as an analytical tool, investors should not consider the min isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP.
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