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Skillz Announces Q2 2022 Results

·18-min read

– 59% Improvement in Net Loss Quarter-Over-Quarter1

Eliminated Unprofitable Revenue Programs to Improve Adjusted EBITDA2 by 48% Quarter-Over-Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, August 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skillz Inc. (NYSE: SKLZ) ("Skillz" or the "Company"), the leading mobile games platform bringing fair competition to players worldwide, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

"We are driving the company towards profitability and are making changes to our programs and personnel accordingly. We reduced our Net Loss by 59% quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2022," said Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise. "We are building for the long term future and are repositioning Skillz to grow profitably in 2023 and beyond."

Q2 Financial Update

  • Revenue declined by 22% quarter-over-quarter from $93 million in Q1 2022 to $73 million

  • Revenue After Engagement Marketing (RAEM)3 declined by 16% quarter-over-quarter from $51 million in Q1 2022 to $43 million

  • Gross Profit declined by 24% quarter-over-quarter from $84 million in Q1 2022 to $64 million

  • Net Loss improved by 59% quarter-over-quarter from $148 million in Q1 2022 to $61 million

  • Adjusted EBITDA improved by 48% quarter-over-quarter from $(61) million in Q1 2022 to $(32) million

  • Paying Monthly Active Users (PMAU) declined by 26% quarter-over-quarter from 0.57 million in Q1 2022 to 0.42 million

  • Monthly Average Revenue Per Paying User (ARPPU) increased by 6% quarter-over-quarter from $55 in Q1 2022 to $58

  • As of June 30, 2022, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $590 million and $300 million of debt outstanding

Q2 Business Update

  • Hired Jason Roswig, who previously served as a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity and Portfolio Operations groups, as President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Hired Valerie Texin, who previously led Content FP&A at Netflix, as CFO for Skillz Competition business unit

  • Added Shari Glazer, a globally-recognized philanthropist and entrepreneur to our Board of Directors; the Glazer family are owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United

  • Improved Adjusted EBITDA as a result of lower user acquisition (UA) marketing spend, reduction of low return engagement marketing programs, and lower costs resulting from a restructuring

  • Reduced engagement marketing by 28% quarter-over-quarter by eliminating certain low return programs, resulting in an increase in RAEM as a percentage of revenue quarter-over-quarter

  • The reduction in PMAU was driven in large part by a reduction in end-user-discounts including engagement marketing that were not driving profitable revenue; we expect this decline in PMAU to continue through the end of the year followed by a recovery in 2023 as the Company increases profitability and revenue per monthly active user

  • Executed a restructuring and reorganization to better align resources with strategic priorities, which resulted in the elimination of approximately 10% of the employee base

  • Launched public beta testing of refreshed core user experience

  • Launched public beta testing of cloud gaming technology as next step towards roll out

  • NFL and Skillz Game Developer Challenge finalist games are now being test marketed

_______________

1 Quarter-over-quarter refers to changes on a sequential basis between Q1 2022 and Q2 2022.

2 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP metric; for a reconciliation of this measure against its most comparable GAAP metric, please see the appendix to this press release.

3 Revenue After Engagement Marketing (RAEM) is a non-GAAP metric; for reconciliation of this measure against its most comparable GAAP metric, please see the appendix to this press release.

Financial Outlook

We are lowering our full-year 2022 revenue guidance to $275 million. Our revised guidance is based on engagement marketing as a percentage of revenue of approximately 42% and implies our RAEM will be $160 million for full-year 2022. Based on the revised revenue and RAEM guidance, we expect to achieve a full year 2022 Adjusted EBITDA margin of approximately -56%.

Investor Conference Call

Skillz posted a stockholder letter today discussing the second quarter results on its investor relations website at http://investors.skillz.com. A live question and answer conference call and audio webcast with analysts and investors will begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

The Q&A conference call can be accessed by registering online for the Skillz Webcast, at which time registrants will receive dial-in information as well as a passcode and registrant ID. At the time of the call, participants will dial in using the numbers in the confirmation email and enter their passcode and ID, upon which they will enter the conference call. Access to a live audio-webcast of the discussion in listen-only mode will be available at https://investors.skillz.com.

A replay and transcript of the webcast will be archived on the Company’s investor relations website. An audio replay of the Q&A conference call will be available through August 10, 2022 and can be accessed by dialing 1-866-813-9403 (US) or +44-204-525-0658 (international) and entering the passcode 241213.

About Skillz Inc.

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone through competition. The Skillz platform helps developers create multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, with the goal of building the home of competition for all. Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and the number-one fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. www.skillz.com

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this press release, the Company includes Adjusted EBITDA, RAEM and Non-GAAP Operating Expenses, which are non-GAAP performance measures that the Company uses to supplement its results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. As required by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), the Company has provided herein a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures contained in this press release to the most directly comparable measures under GAAP. The Company’s management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating its operating performance and is a similar measure reported by publicly-listed U.S. competitors, and regularly used by security analysts, institutional investors, and other interested parties in analyzing operating performance and prospects. The Company’s management believes that RAEM is a useful measure to enable investors to better measure the Company’s progress in optimizing engagement marketing and the core growth rate of our business. By providing these non-GAAP measures, the Company’s management intends to provide investors with a meaningful, consistent comparison of the Company’s profitability for the periods presented. Adjusted EBITDA and RAEM are not intended to be substitutes for any U.S. GAAP financial measures and, as calculated, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of performance of other companies in other industries or within the same industry. Further, Non-GAAP Operating Expenses are not intended to be a substitute for GAAP Operating Expenses or any U.S. GAAP financial measure and, as calculated, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of performance of other companies in other industries or within the same industry.

The Company defines and calculates Adjusted EBITDA as net loss before interest, other non-operating income or expense, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation and amortization, and further adjusted for stock-based compensation and other special items determined by management, including, but not limited to, fair value adjustments for certain financial liabilities associated with debt and equity transactions, impairment charges, acquisition related expenses for transaction costs, certain loss contingency accruals and restructuring charges. The Company defines and calculates RAEM based on the Company’s consolidated revenue less engagement marketing expenses included in sales and marketing expenses. The Company defines and calculates Non-GAAP Operating Expenses as GAAP Operating Expenses adjusted for stock-based compensation, one-time transaction expenses and other special items determined by management, including, but not limited to acquisition-related expenses for transactions costs, certain loss contingency accruals and restructuring charges, as they are not indicative of business operations.

The Company does not provide a reconciliation for non-GAAP estimates on a forward-looking basis as it is unable to provide a meaningful calculation or estimation of reconciling items and the information is not available without unreasonable effort. This is due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting the timing or amount of various items that would impact the most directly comparable forward-looking U.S. GAAP financial measure that have not yet occurred, are out of the Company’s control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted. Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures provided without the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures may vary materially from the corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures.

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. The Company’s actual results may differ from its expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Most of these factors are outside of the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the ability of Skillz to: effectively compete in the global entertainment and gaming industries; attract and retain successful relationships with the third party developers that develop and update all of the games hosted on Skillz’s platform; comply with laws and regulations applicable to its business; and as well as other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings, including those under "Risk Factors" therein, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will be made available in other filings that the Company makes from time to time with the SEC. In addition, any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable as of this date. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

Skillz Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited, in thousands, except for number of shares and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenue

$

73,335

$

89,491

$

166,773

$

173,168

Costs and expenses:

Cost of revenue

9,020

4,386

18,285

8,642

Research and development

18,529

10,140

37,182

17,422

Sales and marketing

73,185

99,523

190,517

195,846

General and administrative

26,712

25,432

119,504

52,716

Total costs and expenses

127,446

139,481

365,488

274,626

Loss from operations

(54,111

)

(49,990

)

(198,715

)

(101,458

)

Interest expense, net

(7,596

)

(25

)

(15,753

)

(49

)

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liabilities

1,023

(29,595

)

5,485

(31,703

)

Other income (expense), net

(82

)

80

(108

)

130

Loss before income taxes

(60,766

)

(79,530

)

(209,091

)

(133,080

)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

(155

)

65

(367

)

107

Net loss

$

(60,611

)

$

(79,595

)

$

(208,724

)

$

(133,187

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders – basic and diluted

$

(0.15

)

$

(0.21

)

$

(0.52

)

$

(0.36

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted

408,157,735

385,945,332

404,923,522

371,519,800

Other comprehensive loss:

Change in unrealized loss on available-for-sale investments, net of tax

(577

)

(2,623

)

Total other comprehensive loss:

(577

)

(2,623

)

Comprehensive loss

$

(61,188

)

$

(79,595

)

$

(211,347

)

$

(133,187

)

Skillz Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands, except for number of shares and par value per share amounts)

June 30,

December 31,

2022

2021

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

169,989

$

241,332

Marketable securities, current

300,479

319,055

Accounts receivable, net

10,630

13,497

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

21,414

16,704

Total current assets

502,512

590,588

Property and equipment, net

7,096

9,988

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

13,314

14,511

Marketable securities, non-current

119,145

182,629

Non-marketable equity securities

55,649

55,649

Intangible assets, net

70,995

79,137

Goodwill

86,436

86,845

Other long-term assets

3,756

3,478

Total assets

$

858,903

$

1,022,825

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

1,695

$

19,753

Operating lease liabilities, current

1,846

2,110

Other current liabilities

54,838

64,969

Total current liabilities

58,379

86,832

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

12,744

13,567

Common stock warrant liabilities, non-current

808

6,293

Long-term debt, non-current

280,905

278,889

Other long-term liabilities

1,180

13,544

Total liabilities

354,016

399,125

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock $0.0001 par value; 10 million shares authorized — 0 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

Common stock $0.0001 par value; 625 million shares authorized; Class A common stock – 500 million shares authorized; 350 million and 340 million shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively; Class B common stock – 125 million shares authorized; 69 million shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

41

40

Additional paid-in capital

1,136,133

1,043,600

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,871

)

(248

)

Accumulated deficit

(628,416

)

(419,692

)

Total stockholders’ equity

504,887

623,700

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

858,903

$

1,022,825

Skillz Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited, in thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

Operating Activities

Net loss

$

(208,724

)

$

(133,187

)

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

Depreciation and amortization

11,384

1,102

Stock-based compensation

91,745

26,719

Accretion of unamortized debt discount and amortization of debt issuance costs

2,016

19

Amortization of premium (accretion of discount) for marketable securities

2,781

Deferred income taxes

(479

)

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liabilities

(5,485

)

31,703

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

2,867

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(5,076

)

(4,417

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets

1,197

(13,196

)

Accounts payable

(17,223

)

(2,701

)

Operating lease liabilities

(1,087

)

14,172

Other accruals and liabilities

(18,930

)

14,796

Net cash used in operating activities

(145,014

)

(64,990

)

Investing Activities

Purchases of property and equipment, including internal-use software

(346

)

(1,508

)

Investment in non-marketable equity securities

(2,000

)

Purchases of marketable securities

(327,504

)

Proceeds from sales of marketable securities

79,084

Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities

325,078

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

76,312

(3,508

)

Financing Activities

Principal payments on finance leases obligations

(1,495

)

Payments for debt issuance costs

(1,998

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock in follow-on offering, net of underwriting commissions, and offering costs

402,139

Payments made towards deferred offering costs

(13,221

)

Net proceeds from exercise of stock options and issuance of common stock

852

109

Proceeds from exercise of common stock warrants, net of redemptions

109,521

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(2,641

)

498,548

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(71,343

)

430,050

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of year

244,252

265,648

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period

$

172,909

$

695,698

Skillz Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited, in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net loss

$

(60,611

)

$

(79,595

)

$

(208,724

)

$

(133,187

)

Interest expense, net

7,596

25

15,753

49

Stock-based compensation(3)

13,820

15,774

91,745

26,719

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liabilities

(1,023

)

29,595

(5,485

)

31,703

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

(155

)

65

(367

)

107

Depreciation and amortization

5,846

547

11,384

1,102

Other expense (income), net

82

(80

)

108

(130

)

Restructuring charges(4)

2,933

2,933

One-time nonrecurring expenses (1) (2)

(93

)

2,090

26

10,929

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(31,605

)

$

(31,579

)

$

(92,627

)

$

(62,708

)

(1)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, amounts represent one-time nonrecurring expenses related to IPO bonuses for certain employees, net of amounts forfeited by terminated employees.

(2)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, amounts represent one-time nonrecurring expenses related to the follow-on offering, Aarki acquisition, and executive severance expense.

(3)

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, amount includes stock-based compensation recorded for the cancellation of the Chief Executive Officer’s award of 16,119,640 performance share units granted on September 14, 2021 (the "CEO Performance Stock Units").

(4)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, amount includes restructuring charges related to employee termination benefits.

Skillz Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Expenses

(Unaudited, in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Research and development

$

18,529

$

10,140

$

37,182

$

17,422

Less: stock-based compensation

(3,157

)

(2,215

)

(5,511

)

(3,422

)

Less: one-time nonrecurring expenses(3)

(139

)

(277

)

Less: restructuring charges(4)

(977

)

(977

)

Non-GAAP research and development

$

14,395

$

7,786

$

30,694

$

13,723

Sales and marketing

$

73,185

$

99,523

$

190,517

$

195,846

Less: stock-based compensation

(1,642

)

(2,550

)

(4,522

)

(4,388

)

Less: one-time nonrecurring expenses(3)

(131

)

(263

)

Less: restructuring charges(4)

(906

)

(906

)

Non-GAAP sales and marketing

$

70,637

$

96,842

$

185,089

$

191,195

General and administrative

$

26,712

$

25,432

$

119,504

$

52,716

Less: stock-based compensation(1)

(9,021

)

(11,009

)

(81,712

)

(18,909

)

Less: one-time nonrecurring expenses(2) (3)

93

(1,820

)

(26

)

(10,389

)

Less: restructuring charges(4)

(1,050

)

(1,050

)

Non-GAAP general and administrative

$

16,734

$

12,603

$

36,716

$

23,418

(1)

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, amount includes stock-based compensation recognized for the cancellation of the CEO Performance Stock Units.

(2)

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, amounts represent one-time nonrecurring expenses related to IPO bonuses for certain employees, net of amounts forfeited by terminated employees.

(3)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, amounts represent transaction expenses related to the follow-on offering.

(4)

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, amount includes restructuring charges related to employee termination benefits.

Skillz Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Revenue After Engagement Marketing

(Unaudited, in thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenue

$

73,335

$

89,491

$

166,773

$

173,168

Less: Sales and marketing - engagement marketing

30,404

44,946

72,500

80,932

Revenue after engagement marketing(1)

$

42,931

$

44,545

$

94,273

$

92,236

(1) "Revenue After Engagement Marketing" or "RAEM" means consolidated revenue less engagement marketing expenses included in sales and marketing expense.

Skillz Inc.

Supplemental Financial Information

(Unaudited, in millions, except ARPU and ARPPU)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Monthly active users ("MAUs")(1)

2.2

2.4

2.7

2.5

Average revenue per user ("ARPU")(2)

$

10.94

$

12.46

$

10.29

$

11.44

Paying monthly active users ("PMAUs")(3)

0.42

0.46

0.50

0.47

Average revenue per paying user ("ARPPU")(4)

$

58.04

$

64.36

$

56.39

$

62.06

Gross marketplace volume ("GMV")(5)

$

432

$

609

$

984

$

1,175

Revenue after engagement marketing ("RAEM")(6)

$

43

$

45

$

94

$

92

(1)

"Monthly Active Users" or "MAUs" means the number of end-users who entered into a paid or free contest hosted on Skillz’s platform at least once in a month, averaged over each month in the period.

(2)

"Average Revenue Per Monthly Active User" or "ARPU" means the average revenue in a given month divided by MAUs in that month, averaged over the period.

(3)

"Paying Monthly Active Users" or "PMAUs" means the number of end-users who entered into a paid contest hosted on Skillz’s platform at least once in a month, averaged over each month in the period.

(4)

"Average Revenue Per Paying Monthly Active User" or "ARPPU" means the average revenue in a given month divided by Paying MAUs in that month, averaged over the period.

(5)

"GMV" or "Gross Marketplace Volume" means the total entry fees paid by users for contests hosted on Skillz’s platform. Total entry fees include entry fees paid by end-users using cash deposits, prior cash winnings from end-users’ accounts that have not been withdrawn, and end-user incentives used to enter paid entry fee contests.

(6)

"Revenue After Engagement Marketing" or "RAEM" means consolidated revenue less engagement marketing expenses included in sales and marketing expense.

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