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Samsara Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results

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  • Q1 revenue of $142.6 million, representing 63% year-over-year growth

  • Ending ARR of $607.2 million, representing 59% year-over-year growth

  • 897 customers with ARR over $100,000, up 73% year-over-year

SAN FRANCISCO, June 02, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsara Inc. (NYSE: IOT), the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2022, and released a shareholder letter accessible from the Samsara investor relations website at investors.samsara.com.

"We delivered another strong quarter of growth, surpassing $600 million of ARR in just our seventh year since founding," said Sanjit Biswas, co-founder and CEO of Samsara. "We are continuing to see robust demand for our Connected Operations Cloud. Our customers are digitally transforming their businesses to stay competitive in the current economic environment, and our offerings are becoming a must-have for companies looking to streamline their operations, increase fuel efficiency, and reduce their cost stacks."

First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Highlights

(In millions, except percentage, percentage points, and per share data)

Q1 2023

Q1 2022

Y/Y Change

Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)

$

607.2

$

382.1

59

%

Total revenue

$

142.6

$

87.7

63

%

GAAP gross profit

$

103.0

$

62.1

$

40.9

GAAP gross margin

72

%

71

%

1

pt

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

104.8

$

62.1

$

42.7

Non-GAAP gross margin

73

%

71

%

2

pts

GAAP operating loss

$

(70.2

)

$

(38.6

)

$

(31.6

)

GAAP operating margin

(49

%)

(44

%)

(5

pts)

Non-GAAP operating loss

$

(25.5

)

$

(37.1

)

$

11.6

Non-GAAP operating margin

(18

%)

(42

%)

24

pts

GAAP net loss per share

$

(0.14

)

$

(0.16

)

$

0.02

Non-GAAP net loss per share

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.15

)

$

0.10

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(48.8

)

$

(37.1

)

$

(11.7

)

Adjusted free cash flow

$

(50.7

)

$

(40.0

)

$

(10.7

)

Adjusted free cash flow margin

(36

%)

(46

%)

10

pts

We report non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). See the section titled "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for an explanation of non-GAAP financial measures and the tables in the section titled "Reconciliation Between GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.

Financial Outlook

Our guidance includes GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. For the second quarter and fiscal year 2023, Samsara expects the following:

Q2 2023 Outlook

FY 2023 Outlook

Total revenue

$142 million – $144 million

$590 million – $600 million

Year/Year growth

41% – 43%

38% – 40%

Non-GAAP operating margin

(22%)

(20%)

Non-GAAP net loss per share

($0.06) – ($0.07)

($0.22) – ($0.24)

A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance financial measures to corresponding GAAP guidance financial measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty and potential variability of expenses, such as stock-based compensation expense-related charges, that may be incurred in the future and cannot be reasonably determined or predicted at this time. It is important to note that these factors could be material to our results of operations computed in accordance with GAAP.

About Samsara

Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations. Samsara operates in North America and Europe and serves tens of thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including transportation, wholesale and retail trade, construction, field services, logistics, utilities and energy, government, healthcare and education, manufacturing, and food and beverage. The company’s mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy.

We are hosting our in-person customer conference called Samsara Beyond on June 15th – 16th, to help our customers further transform their physical operations and gain efficiencies across their businesses. In addition to Samsara Beyond, we are hosting our inaugural Investor Day on June 15th, where we will provide additional insights into Samsara’s trajectory and the overall state of physical operations. A live webcast of Investor Day may be accessed at https://investors.samsara.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements may relate to, but are not limited to, expectations of future operating results or financial performance, the calculation of certain of our key financial and operating metrics, our market opportunity, industry developments and trends, customer demand for our solution, and our competitive position, as well as assumptions relating to the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified and could cause actual results and events to differ. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "contemplate," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "may," "objective," "ongoing," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "seek," "should," "target," "will," "would," or the negative of these terms or other comparable expressions that concern our expectations, strategy, plans or intentions. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made, including information furnished to us by third parties that we have not independently verified, and/or management’s good faith beliefs and assumptions as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

These risks and uncertainties include our ability to retain customers and expand the Applications used by our customers, our ability to attract new customers, our future financial performance, including trends in revenue and annual recurring revenue, net retention rate, costs of revenue, gross profit or gross margin, operating expenses, customer counts, non-GAAP financial measures (such as non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin, and adjusted free cash flow margin), our ability to achieve or maintain profitability, the demand for our products or for solutions for connected operations in general, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, possible harm caused by silicon component shortages, possible harm caused by a security breach or other incident affecting our or our customers’ assets or data, our ability to compete successfully in competitive markets, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and our ability to continue to innovate and develop new Applications. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2022 and other filings and reports that we may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2022.

Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This document includes certain non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to our financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data.

Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for financial information presented under GAAP. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures versus comparable financial measures determined under GAAP. For example, other companies in our industry may calculate these non-GAAP financial measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance. In addition, adjusted free cash flow does not reflect our future contractual commitments or the total increase or decrease of our cash balance for a given period. All of these limitations could reduce the usefulness of these non-GAAP financial measures as analytical tools. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and to not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

We present these non-GAAP financial measures to assist investors in seeing Samsara’s operating results through the eyes of management, and because we believe that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to evaluate our business.

Expenses Excluded from Non-GAAP Measures—Stock-based compensation expense is excluded primarily because it is a non-cash expense that management believes is not reflective of our ongoing operational performance. Employer taxes on employee equity transactions, which is a cash expense, is excluded because such taxes are tied to the timing and size of the vesting of the underlying equity awards and the price of our common stock at the time of vesting, which may vary from period to period independent of the operating performance of our business. Lease modification, impairment, and related charges are excluded because such charges are not reflective of our ongoing operational performance.

Operating Metrics and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Annual Recurring Revenue—We define ARR as the annualized value of subscription contracts that have commenced revenue recognition as of the measurement date.

Non-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Gross Margin—We define non-GAAP gross profit as gross profit plus stock-based compensation expense-related charges, including employer taxes on employee equity transactions, included in cost of revenue. Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of total revenue. We use non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin in conjunction with traditional GAAP measures to evaluate our financial performance. We believe that non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin provide our management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of operations.

Non-GAAP Loss from Operations and Non-GAAP Operating Margin—We define non-GAAP loss from operations, or non-GAAP operating loss, as loss from operations plus stock-based compensation expense-related charges, including employer taxes on employee equity transactions, and lease modification, impairment, and related charges. Non-GAAP operating margin is defined as non-GAAP operating loss as a percentage of total revenue. We use non-GAAP loss from operations and non-GAAP operating margin in conjunction with traditional GAAP measures to evaluate our financial performance. We believe that non-GAAP loss from operations and non-GAAP operating margin provide our management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of operations.

Non-GAAP Net Loss and Non-GAAP Net Loss per Share—We define non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share as net loss and net loss per share excluding stock-based compensation expense-related charges, including employer taxes on employee equity transactions, and lease modification, impairment, and related charges. We use non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share in conjunction with traditional GAAP measures to evaluate our financial performance. We believe that non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share provide our management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of operations.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Free Cash Flow Margin—We define adjusted free cash flow as net cash used in operating activities less cash used for purchases of property and equipment, plus non-recurring capital expenditures associated with the build-out of our corporate office facilities in San Francisco, net of tenant allowances. Adjusted free cash flow margin is calculated as adjusted free cash flow as a percentage of total revenue. We believe that adjusted free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow margin, even if negative, are useful in evaluating liquidity and provide information to management and investors about our ability to fund future operating needs and strategic initiatives.

Webcast Information and Shareholder Letter

An investor presentation and accompanying shareholder letter is accessible from the Samsara investor relations website at https://investors.samsara.com/. Samsara will host a live webcast to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) today. The live webcast may be accessed at https://investors.samsara.com/. Following the webcast, a replay will be accessible from the same website.

SAMSARA INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

As of

April 30, 2022

January 29, 2022

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

859,841

$

921,218

Accounts receivable, net

84,855

81,987

Inventories

41,991

33,067

Connected device costs, current

67,514

52,519

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

14,372

11,376

Total current assets

1,068,573

1,100,167

Restricted cash

23,094

23,092

Property and equipment, net

50,848

36,772

Operating lease right-of-use assets

128,396

134,427

Connected device costs, non-current

142,610

141,292

Deferred commissions

120,015

117,757

Other assets, non-current

11,424

14,422

Total assets

$

1,544,960

$

1,567,929

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

40,758

$

54,705

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

51,949

31,835

Accrued compensation and benefits

17,216

27,107

Deferred revenue, current

220,820

203,185

Operating lease liabilities, current

21,518

21,447

Total current liabilities

352,261

338,279

Deferred revenue, non-current

109,038

110,501

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

117,644

123,513

Other liabilities, non-current

3,601

6,689

Total liabilities

582,544

578,982

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock

Class A common stock

6

6

Class B common stock

23

23

Class C common stock

Additional paid-in capital

1,954,243

1,909,964

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

82

(96

)

Accumulated deficit

(991,938

)

(920,950

)

Total stockholders’ equity

962,416

988,947

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,544,960

$

1,567,929

SAMSARA INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

Revenue

$

142,645

$

87,731

Cost of revenue

39,618

25,629

Gross profit

103,027

62,102

Operating expenses

Research and development

40,985

23,530

Sales and marketing

87,449

52,286

General and administrative

43,742

24,884

Lease modification, impairment, and related charges

1,056

Total operating expenses

173,232

100,700

Loss from operations

(70,205

)

(38,598

)

Interest income and other income (expense), net

(60

)

160

Loss before provision for income taxes

(70,265

)

(38,438

)

Provision for income taxes

723

Net loss

$

(70,988

)

$

(38,438

)

Other comprehensive loss, net of taxes:

Change in foreign currency translation adjustment

178

Comprehensive loss

$

(70,810

)

$

(38,438

)

Basic and diluted net loss per share:

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

$

(0.14

)

$

(0.16

)

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

507,295,982

245,235,264

SAMSARA INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

Operating activities

Net loss

$

(70,988

)

$

(38,438

)

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

Depreciation and amortization

2,360

2,484

Stock-based compensation expense

43,612

1,453

Lease modification, impairment, and related charges

1,056

Other non-cash charges

2,117

2,486

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(4,790

)

(9,393

)

Inventories

(8,925

)

(181

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(2,996

)

1,111

Connected device costs

(16,312

)

(19,159

)

Deferred commissions

(2,258

)

(2,840

)

Other assets, non-current

2,992

(1,674

)

Accounts payable and other liabilities

(10,232

)

11,097

Deferred revenue

16,172

15,795

Operating lease liabilities, net

(590

)

189

Net cash used in operating activities

(48,782

)

(37,070

)

Investing activities

Purchase of property and equipment

(10,668

)

(3,508

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(10,668

)

(3,508

)

Financing activities

Proceeds from issuance of common stock in connection with equity compensation plans

249

512

Proceeds from early exercise of stock options

132

Repurchase of restricted common stock

(1

)

Payment of offering costs

(1,742

)

(300

)

Payment of principal on finance leases

(241

)

(73

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(1,734

)

270

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(191

)

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(61,375

)

(40,308

)

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

944,310

434,309

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

$

882,935

$

394,001

SAMSARA INC.

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

Gross profit and gross margin reconciliation

GAAP gross profit

$

103,027

$

62,102

Add:

Stock-based compensation expense-related charges (1)

1,760

1

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

104,787

$

62,103

GAAP gross margin

72

%

71

%

Non-GAAP gross margin

73

%

71

%

Operating loss and operating margin reconciliation

GAAP loss from operations

$

(70,205

)

$

(38,598

)

Add:

Stock-based compensation expense-related charges (1)

43,667

1,453

Lease modification, impairment, and related charges

1,056

Non-GAAP loss from operations

$

(25,482

)

$

(37,145

)

GAAP operating margin

(49

)%

(44

)%

Non-GAAP operating margin

(18

)%

(42

)%

__________

(1)

Stock-based compensation expense-related charges were included in the following line items of our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss as follows:

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

Cost of revenue

$

1,760

$

1

Research and development

13,520

172

Sales and marketing

14,359

188

General and administrative

14,028

1,092

Total stock-based compensation expense-related charges (2)

$

43,667

$

1,453

__________

(2)

Stock-based compensation expense-related charges included approximately $0.1 million of employer taxes on employee equity transactions for the three months ended April 30, 2022.

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

GAAP net loss

$

(70,988

)

$

(38,438

)

Add:

Stock-based compensation expense-related charges, net of applicable taxes

43,667

1,453

Lease modification, impairment, and related charges, net of applicable taxes

1,056

Non-GAAP net loss

$

(26,265

)

$

(36,985

)

SAMSARA INC.

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.14

)

$

(0.16

)

Total impact on net loss per share, basic and diluted, from non-GAAP adjustments

0.09

0.01

Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.15

)

Three Months Ended

April 30, 2022

May 1, 2021

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(48,782

)

$

(37,070

)

Purchase of property and equipment

(10,668

)

(3,508

)

Purchase of property and equipment for build-out of corporate office facilities

8,768

614

Adjusted free cash flow

$

(50,682

)

$

(39,964

)

Adjusted free cash flow margin

(36

)%

(46

)%

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Contacts

Investor Contact:
Mike Chang
ir@samsara.com

Media Contact:
Adam Simons
media@samsara.com