Paycom Software, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2021 Results

02/08/2022

Full Year Revenues of $1,055.5 million, up 25.4% year-over-year

Full Year Annual Revenue Retention Rate increased to 94%

Full Year GAAP Net Income of $196.0 million, representing 18.6% of total revenues, or $3.37 per diluted share

Full Year Adjusted EBITDA of $419.3 million, representing 39.7% of total revenues

Fourth Quarter Revenues of $285.0 million, up 29.0% year-over-year

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 and year ended December 31, 2021.

“We delivered very strong results in 2021, reflecting outstanding execution and robust demand for Paycom’s differentiated solution,” said Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison. “Our employee usage strategy, where employees are now able to do their own payroll with Beti™, helped deliver record annual revenue retention. Combining this with the momentum we are seeing and the sales and marketing investments we've made, we believe we are set up to deliver strong, high-margin revenue growth for years to come.”

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2021

Total Revenues of $285.0 million represented a 29.0% increase compared to total revenues of $220.9 million in the same period last year. Recurring revenues of $280.0 million increased 29.2% from the comparable prior year period, and constituted 98.3% of total revenues.

GAAP Net Income was $48.7 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $24.4 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

Non-GAAP Net Income1was $64.4 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, compared to $49.1 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA1 was $109.6 million, compared to $84.2 million in the same period last year.

Cash and Cash Equivalents were $278.0 million as of December 31, 2021, compared to $151.7 million as of December 31, 2020.

Total Debt, Net was $29.2 million as of December 31, 2021, compared to $30.9 million as of December 31, 2020.

Financial Highlights for the Full Year 2021

Total Revenues of $1,055.5 million represented a 25.4% increase compared to total revenues of $841.4 million last year. Recurring revenues of $1,036.7 million increased 25.5% from last year, and constituted 98.2% of total revenues.

GAAP Net Income was $196.0 million, or $3.37 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $143.5 million, or $2.46 per diluted share, last year.

Non-GAAP Net Income1was $260.4 million, or $4.48 per diluted share, compared to $203.5 million, or $3.49 per diluted share, last year.

Adjusted EBITDA1 was $419.3 million, compared to $330.8 million last year.

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.

Business Highlights

  • Paycom increased its annual revenue retention rate to a record 94% in 2021, up from 93% in the prior year.
  • Beti was awarded a Top HR Product of the year honor.
  • Paycom earned its second Top 20 ranking in Top Workplaces USA and a top five ranking in Oklahoma, its ninth-consecutive year on the list. Paycom was also named a Best Company for Women.
  • Full year total client count expanded to 33,875 as of December 31, 2021, up 9% from the prior year-end. On a parent company grouping basis, client count as of December 31, 2021, expanded to 17,703, up 10% from the prior year-end.
  • Opened five new outside sales offices between September 2021 and January 2022, located in Manhattan, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, New England and South Jersey.

Financial Outlook

Paycom provides the following expected financial guidance for the quarter ending March 31, 2022 and the year ending December 31, 2022:

Quarter Ending March 31, 2022:

Total Revenues in the range of $342 million to $344 million.

Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $161 million to $163 million.

Year Ending December 31, 2022:

Total Revenues in the range of $1.314 billion to $1.316 billion.

Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $524 million to $526 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 and forward-looking non-GAAP effective income tax rate 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, the forward-looking adjusted gross margin range to gross margin and the forward-looking non-GAAP effective income tax rate to the GAAP effective income tax rate 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, or the “Rule of 65.” 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 65” to a comparable GAAP measure without unreasonable effort.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the majority of our employees returned to our offices. 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 has and will continue to guide our workplace arrangements. Although we currently have some insight with respect to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to date, it is not possible at this time to estimate the full impact that the pandemic 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 added since the beginning of the pandemic and modestly improved headcount levels among our pre-pandemic client base beginning in 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 2021 as compared to 2020 had a negative effect on interest earned on funds held for clients and, consequently, recurring revenue growth in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021.
  • Our solution allows clients to seamlessly manage and communicate with their remote workforces. In a work-from-home environment, our clients have recognized the benefits of our focus on employee usage, as well as the strengths and advantages of our single database solution.
  • While our sales force continues to conduct meetings with current and prospective clients virtually, as prospective clients begin to take meetings in-person, we expect our sales process to include a combination of virtual and 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, adjusted EBITDA margin and “Rule of 65”. 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, (viii) “Rule of 65” as revenue growth (expressed as a percentage) plus adjusted EBITDA margin (calculated as described in clause (vii)) and (ix) non-GAAP effective income tax rate as the provision for income taxes plus the income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments divided by non-GAAP net income (calculated as described in clause (ii)) plus the provision for income taxes and the income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments. 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, February 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial (844) 200-6205 (domestic) or (929) 526-1599 (international) and provide 302991 as the access code. 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 (866) 813-9403 (domestic) or +44 (204) 525-0658 (international) until February 15, 2022. The replay passcode is 172314.

About Paycom

As a leader in payroll and HR technology, Oklahoma City-based Paycom redefines the human capital management industry by allowing companies to effectively navigate a rapidly changing business environment. Its cloud-based software solution is based on a core system of record maintained in a single database for all human capital management functions, providing the functionality that businesses need to manage the complete employment lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. Paycom has the ability to serve businesses of all sizes and in every industry. As one of the leading human capital management providers, Paycom serves clients in all 50 states from offices across the country.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are, and certain statements on the related teleconference call may be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are any statements that refer to Paycom’s estimated or anticipated results, other non-historical facts or future events and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our business strategy; anticipated future operating results and operating expenses, cash flows, capital resources, dividends and liquidity; trends, opportunities and risks affecting our business, industry and financial results; future expansion or growth plans and potential for future growth; our ability to attract new clients to purchase our solution; our ability to retain clients and induce them to purchase additional applications; our ability to accurately forecast future revenues and appropriately plan our expenses; market acceptance of our solution and applications; our expectations regarding future revenues generated by certain applications; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; future regulatory, judicial and legislative changes; how certain factors affecting our performance correlate to improvement or deterioration in the labor market; our plan to open additional sales offices and our ability to effectively execute such plan; the sufficiency of our existing cash and cash equivalents to meet our working capital and capital expenditure needs over the next 12 months; our plans regarding our capital expenditures and investment activity as our business grows, including with respect to research and development and the expansion of our corporate headquarters and other facilities; the expected impact on our consolidated financial statements of new accounting pronouncements; our plans to repurchase shares of our common stock through a stock repurchase plan; our expected income tax rate for future periods; and the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our business, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition and liquidity. In addition, forward-looking statements also consist of statements involving trend analyses and statements including such words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to business and economic risks. As such, our actual results could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements as a result of the factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to those discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that exist after the date on which such statements were made, except to the extent required by law.

Paycom Software, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Assets

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

277,978

 

$

151,710

 

Accounts receivable

 

9,490

 

 

9,130

 

Prepaid expenses

 

23,729

 

 

17,854

 

Inventory

 

1,131

 

 

1,151

 

Income tax receivable

 

16,413

 

 

10,447

 

Deferred contract costs

 

76,724

 

 

60,819

 

Current assets before funds held for clients

 

405,465

 

 

251,111

 

Funds held for clients

 

1,846,573

 

 

1,613,494

 

Total current assets

 

2,252,038

 

 

1,864,605

 

Property and equipment, net

 

348,953

 

 

285,218

 

Intangible assets, net

 

58,028

 

 

319

 

Goodwill

 

51,889

 

 

51,889

 

Long-term deferred contract costs

 

461,852

 

 

371,357

 

Other assets

 

42,385

 

 

34,524

 

Total assets

$

3,215,145

 

$

2,607,912

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable

$

5,772

 

$

6,787

 

Accrued commissions and bonuses

 

22,357

 

 

13,703

 

Accrued payroll and vacation

 

34,259

 

 

24,529

 

Deferred revenue

 

16,277

 

 

13,567

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

1,775

 

 

1,775

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

63,397

 

 

44,175

 

Current liabilities before client funds obligation

 

143,837

 

 

104,536

 

Client funds obligation

 

1,846,573

 

 

1,613,494

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,990,410

 

 

1,718,030

 

Deferred income tax liabilities, net

 

145,504

 

 

112,598

 

Long-term deferred revenue

 

85,149

 

 

73,259

 

Net long-term debt, less current portion

 

27,380

 

 

29,119

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

72,988

 

 

19,263

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

331,021

 

 

234,239

 

Total liabilities

 

2,321,431

 

 

1,952,269

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value (100,000 shares authorized, 62,298 and 61,861 shares issued at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 58,012 and 57,739 shares outstanding at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)

 

623

 

 

618

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

465,594

 

 

357,908

 

Retained earnings

 

915,579

 

 

719,619

 

Treasury stock, at cost (4,286 and 4,122 shares at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)

 

(488,082

)

 

(422,502

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

893,714

 

 

655,643

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

3,215,145

 

$

2,607,912

 

Paycom Software, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Revenues

 

 

 

 

Recurring

$

280,026

 

 

$

216,747

 

 

$

1,036,691

 

 

$

825,856

 

Implementation and other

 

4,960

 

 

 

4,200

 

 

 

18,833

 

 

 

15,578

 

Total revenues

 

284,986

 

 

 

220,947

 

 

 

1,055,524

 

 

 

841,434

 

Cost of revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

37,863

 

 

 

26,127

 

 

 

130,475

 

 

 

97,778

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

8,660

 

 

 

6,903

 

 

 

31,411

 

 

 

25,768

 

Total cost of revenues

 

46,523

 

 

 

33,030

 

 

 

161,886

 

 

 

123,546

 

Administrative expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

75,509

 

 

 

62,488

 

 

 

275,994

 

 

 

235,716

 

Research and development

 

34,414

 

 

 

25,073

 

 

 

118,426

 

 

 

90,244

 

General and administrative

 

49,606

 

 

 

56,713

 

 

 

209,840

 

 

 

178,200

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

10,308

 

 

 

7,396

 

 

 

35,811

 

 

 

27,605

 

Total administrative expenses

 

169,837

 

 

 

151,670

 

 

 

640,071

 

 

 

531,765

 

Total operating expenses

 

216,360

 

 

 

184,700

 

 

 

801,957

 

 

 

655,311

 

Operating income

 

68,626

 

 

 

36,247

 

 

 

253,567

 

 

 

186,123

 

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19

)

Other income (expense), net

 

1,376

 

 

 

354

 

 

 

2,395

 

 

 

(168

)

Income before income taxes

 

70,002

 

 

 

36,601

 

 

 

255,962

 

 

 

185,936

 

Provision for income taxes

 

21,315

 

 

 

12,234

 

 

 

60,002

 

 

 

42,483

 

Net income

$

48,687

 

 

$

24,367

 

 

$

195,960

 

 

$

143,453

 

Earnings per share, basic

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

3.39

 

 

$

2.49

 

Earnings per share, diluted

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

3.37

 

 

$

2.46

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

58,007

 

 

 

57,653

 

 

 

57,885

 

 

 

57,620

 

Diluted

 

58,238

 

 

 

58,214

 

 

 

58,191

 

 

 

58,285

 

Paycom Software, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

Net income

$

195,960

 

$

143,453

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

67,222

 

 

53,373

 

Accretion of discount on available-for-sale securities

 

(452

)

 

(1,563

)

Non-cash marketing expense

 

1,051

 

 

 

Loss on disposition of property and equipment

 

146

 

 

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

36

 

 

36

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

97,506

 

 

90,108

 

Cash paid for derivative settlement

 

(741

)

 

(613

)

(Gain)/loss on derivative

 

(662

)

 

1,993

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

32,906

 

 

21,381

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(360

)

 

168

 

Prepaid expenses

 

(5,875

)

 

(4,293

)

Inventory

 

481

 

 

(41

)

Other assets

 

(7,862

)

 

(1,720

)

Deferred contract costs

 

(103,356

)

 

(89,776

)

Accounts payable

 

(660

)

 

1,529

 

Income taxes, net

 

(5,966

)

 

(6,427

)

Accrued commissions and bonuses

 

8,654

 

 

1,360

 

Accrued payroll and vacation

 

9,730

 

 

9,659

 

Deferred revenue

 

14,600

 

 

10,582

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

17,004

 

 

(2,002

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

319,362

 

 

227,207

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

Purchases of short-term investments from funds held for clients

 

(398,819

)

 

(332,756

)

Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments from funds held for clients

 

267,341

 

 

308,981

 

Purchases of intangible assets

 

(5,500

)

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(120,692

)

 

(94,102

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(257,670

)

 

(117,877

)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

 

(52,040

)

Withholding taxes paid related to net share settlements

 

(65,580

)

 

(62,811

)

Payments on long-term debt

 

(1,775

)

 

(1,775

)

Net change in client funds obligation

 

233,079

 

 

(49,283

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

165,724

 

 

(165,909

)

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents

 

227,416

 

 

(56,579

)

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

1,585,275

 

 

1,641,854

 

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents, end of period

$

1,812,691

 

$

1,585,275

 

Paycom Software, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

277,978

$

151,710

Restricted cash included in funds held for clients

 

1,534,713

 

 

1,433,565

 

Total cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents, end of period

$

1,812,691

 

$

1,585,275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

Cash paid for interest, net of amounts capitalized

$

2

 

$

 

Cash paid for income taxes

$

33,068

 

$

27,530

 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment, accrued but not paid

$

7,581

 

$

837

 

Stock-based compensation for capitalized software

$

7,141

 

$

6,655

 

Right of use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities

$

14,141

 

$

9,693

 

Paycom Software, Inc.

Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net income to adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

48,687

 

 

$

24,367

 

 

$

195,960

 

 

$

143,453

 

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

21,315

 

 

 

12,234

 

 

 

60,002

 

 

 

42,483

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

18,968

 

 

 

14,299

 

 

 

67,222

 

 

 

53,373

 

EBITDA

 

 

88,970

 

 

 

50,900

 

 

 

323,184

 

 

 

239,328

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

21,142

 

 

 

33,577

 

 

 

97,506

 

 

 

90,108

 

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

 

 

(540

)

 

 

(238

)

 

 

(1,403

)

 

 

1,380

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

109,572

 

 

$

84,239

 

 

$

419,287

 

 

$

330,816

 

Net income margin

 

 

17.1

%

 

 

11.0

%

 

 

18.6

%

 

 

17.0

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

38.4

%

 

 

38.1

%

 

 

39.7

%

 

 

39.3

%

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net income to non-GAAP net income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

48,687

 

 

$

24,367

 

 

$

195,960

 

 

$

143,453

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

21,142

 

 

 

33,577

 

 

 

97,506

 

 

 

90,108

 

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

 

 

(540

)

 

 

(238

)

 

 

(1,403

)

 

 

1,380

 

Income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

(4,854

)

 

 

(8,613

)

 

 

(31,652

)

 

 

(31,415

)

Non-GAAP net income

 

$

64,435

 

 

$

49,093

 

 

$

260,411

 

 

$

203,526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

58,007

 

 

 

57,653

 

 

 

57,885

 

 

 

57,620

 

Diluted

 

 

58,238

 

 

 

58,214

 

 

 

58,191

 

 

 

58,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share, basic

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

3.39

 

 

$

2.49

 

Earnings per share, diluted

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

3.37

 

 

$

2.46

 

Non-GAAP net income per share, basic

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

0.85

 

 

$

4.50

 

 

$

3.53

 

Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

4.48

 

 

$

3.49

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Earnings per share to non-GAAP net income per share, basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share, basic

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

3.39

 

 

$

2.49

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

0.36

 

 

 

0.58

 

 

 

1.68

 

 

 

1.56

 

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.02

 

Income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(0.15

)

 

 

(0.55

)

 

 

(0.54

)

Non-GAAP net income per share, basic

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

0.85

 

 

$

4.50

 

 

$

3.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Earnings per share to non-GAAP net income per share, diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share, diluted

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

3.37

 

 

$

2.46

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

0.36

 

 

 

0.58

 

 

 

1.68

 

 

 

1.55

 

Change in fair value of interest rate swap

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.02

 

Income tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(0.16

)

 

 

(0.55

)

 

 

(0.54

)

Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted

 

$

1.11

 

 

$

0.84

 

 

$

4.48

 

 

$

3.49

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Adjusted gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

284,986

 

 

$

220,947

 

 

$

1,055,524

 

 

$

841,434

 

Less: Total cost of revenues

 

 

(46,523

)

 

 

(33,030

)

 

 

(161,886

)

 

 

(123,546

)

Total gross profit

 

 

238,463

 

 

 

187,917

 

 

 

893,638

 

 

 

717,888

 

Plus: Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

1,189

 

 

 

1,027

 

 

 

4,570

 

 

 

5,185

 

Total adjusted gross profit

 

$

239,652

 

 

$

188,944

 

 

$

898,208

 

 

$

723,073

 

Gross margin

 

 

83.7

%

 

 

85.1

%

 

 

84.7

%

 

 

85.3

%

Adjusted gross margin

 

 

84.1

%

 

 

85.5

%

 

 

85.1

%

 

 

85.9

%

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Adjusted sales and marketing expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing expenses

 

$

75,509

 

 

$

62,488

 

 

$

275,994

 

 

$

235,716

 

Less: Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

(3,234

)

 

 

(3,581

)

 

 

(13,801

)

 

 

(14,376

)

Adjusted sales and marketing expenses

 

$

72,275

 

 

$

58,907

 

 

$

262,193

 

 

$

221,340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

284,986

 

 

$

220,947

 

 

$

1,055,524

 

 

$

841,434

 

Sales and marketing expenses as a % of revenues

 

 

26.5

%

 

 

28.3

%

 

 

26.1

%

 

 

28.0

%

Adjusted sales and marketing expenses as a % of revenues

 

 

25.4

%

 

 

26.7

%

 

 

24.8

%

 

 

26.3

%

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Adjusted total administrative expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total administrative expenses

 

$

169,837

 

 

$

151,670

 

 

$

640,071

 

 

$

531,765

 

Less: Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

(19,953

)

 

 

(32,550

)

 

 

(92,936

)

 

 

(84,923

)

Adjusted total administrative expenses

 

$

149,884

 

 

$

119,120

 

 

$

547,135

 

 

$

446,842

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

284,986

 

 

$

220,947

 

 

$

1,055,524

 

 

$

841,434

 

Total administrative expenses as a % of revenues

 

 

59.6

%

 

 

68.6

%

 

 

60.6

%

 

 

63.2

%

Adjusted total administrative expenses as a % of revenues

 

 

52.6

%

 

 

53.9

%

 

 

51.8

%

 

 

53.1

%

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Adjusted research and development expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses

 

$

34,414

 

 

$

25,073

 

 

$

118,426

 

 

$

90,244

 

Less: Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 

(2,133

)

 

 

(1,837

)

 

 

(7,527

)

 

 

(9,107

)

Adjusted research and development expenses

 

$

32,281

 

 

$

23,236

 

 

$

110,899

 

 

$

81,137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

284,986

 

 

$

220,947

 

 

$

1,055,524

 

 

$

841,434

 

Research and development expenses as a % of revenues

 

 

12.1

%

 

 

11.3

%

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

10.7

%

Adjusted research and development expenses as a % of revenues

 

 

11.3

%

 

 

10.5

%

 

 

10.5

%

 

 

9.6

%

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Total research and development costs:

 

 

 

 

Capitalized research and development costs

$

13,716

 

$

11,341

 

$

52,876

 

$

43,789

 

Research and development expenses

 

34,414

 

 

25,073

 

 

118,426

 

 

90,244

 

Total research and development costs

$

48,130

 

$

36,414

 

$

171,302

 

$

134,033

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

$

284,986

 

$

220,947

 

$

1,055,524

 

$

841,434

 

Total research and development costs as a % of revenues

 

16.9

%

 

16.5

%

 

16.2

%

 

15.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted total research and development costs:

 

 

 

 

Total research and development costs

$

48,130

 

$

36,414

 

$

171,302

 

$

134,033

 

Less: Capitalized non-cash stock-based compensation

 

(2,033

)

 

(1,371

)

 

(7,141

)

 

(6,655

)

Less: Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

(2,133

)

 

(1,837

)

 

(7,527

)

 

(9,107

)

Adjusted total research and development costs

$

43,964

 

$

33,206

 

$

156,634

 

$

118,271

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

$

284,986

 

$

220,947

 

$

1,055,524

 

$

841,434

 

Adjusted total research and development costs as a % of revenues

 

15.4

%

 

15.0

%

 

14.8

%

 

14.1

%

Paycom Software, Inc.

Unaudited Components of Non-Cash Stock-Based Compensation Expense

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense:

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

$

1,189

$

1,027

$

4,570

$

5,185

Sales and marketing

 

3,234

 

 

3,581

 

 

13,801

 

 

14,376

 

Research and development

 

2,133

 

 

1,837

 

 

7,527

 

 

9,107

 

General and administrative

 

14,586

 

 

27,132

 

 

71,608

 

 

61,440

 

Total non-cash stock-based compensation expense

$

21,142

 

$

33,577

 

$

97,506

 

$

90,108

 

 

Paycom Software, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
James Samford, 800-580-4505
investors@paycom.com

Source: Paycom Software, Inc.