Nov 2018

SurveyMonkey Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

San Mateo, CA – SurveyMonkey Inc. (SurveyMonkey), a leading global survey software company, today announced that its parent company, SVMK Inc. (Nasdaq: SVMK, and collectively with SurveyMonkey referred to as “SVMK,” “we” or “us”), reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, and posted a shareholder letter with complete third quarter 2018 financial results and management commentary on its investor relations website.

Q3 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $65.2 million, an increase of 18% year over year. Core revenue, which excludes $0.4 million in revenue related to the non-self-serve portion of SurveyMonkey Audience in Q3 2017 (the final quarter with reported revenue), increased 19% year over year. Strength across the business drove our results.
  • GAAP operating margin of (145%) and non-GAAP operating margin of 10%.
  • GAAP operating margin and net loss for Q3 2018 included $89.9 million in stock-based compensation expense related to the achievement of the liquidity event-related performance condition in connection with our initial public offering (IPO) for certain restricted stock units that met their service-based vesting condition as of the end of Q3 2018 and $1.2 million in employer payroll tax expense related to these restricted stock units.
  • Q3 2018 net loss was ($102.4) million, largely due to the IPO-related stock-compensation charge. Adjusted EBITDA was $17.0 million.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $12.0 million and unlevered free cash flow of $11.4 million.

“We are off to a great start as a public company resulting from our strong execution and focus,” said SurveyMonkey CEO, Zander Lurie. “SurveyMonkey was built on the belief that empowering individuals across organizations to engage with their key constituents is paramount to success. The importance of organizations understanding the voices and opinions of their customers and employees is more acute than ever. I’m confident in our strategy, our competitive position and the team we have to execute against our global opportunity.”

“We delivered healthy revenue growth and robust cash flow in the third quarter,” said SurveyMonkey CFO & COO, Tim Maly. “We see continued momentum in our core self-serve channel and acceleration in our sales-assisted channel with our enterprise-grade survey platform and suite of purpose-built software solutions. We see a steady path to higher monetization selling our new products into our large footprint of organizations with active SurveyMonkey usage.”

Initial Public Offering and Concurrent Private Placement with Salesforce Ventures LLC

On September 28, 2018, we completed our IPO and a concurrent private placement with Salesforce Ventures LLC, in which we issued and sold an aggregate of 20,583,333 shares of our common stock at $12 per share. Proceeds from the IPO and concurrent private placement, net of underwriters’ discounts, commissions, and offering costs totaled $225.3 million.

Debt Refinancing

In October 2018, we refinanced our 2017 Credit Facility and paid down $101.3 million of our existing debt.