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Snap Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

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Daily Active Users increased 22% year-over-year to 265 million

Fourth quarter revenue increased 62% year-over-year to $911 million

Fourth quarter operating cash flow improved 21% year-over-year to $(53) million

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

Financial Highlights

  • Operating cash flow improved by $14 million to $(53) million in Q4 2020, compared to the prior year.

  • Free Cash Flow improved by $7 million to $(69) million in Q4 2020, compared to the prior year.

  • Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 1,630 million at December 31, 2020, compared to 1,576 million one year ago.

  • Revenue increased 62% to $911 million in Q4 2020, compared to the prior year.

  • Net loss and Adjusted EBITDA were $(113) million and $166 million in Q4 2020, respectively, compared to $(241) million and $42 million in the prior year, respectively.

  • Net loss and Adjusted EBITDA were $(945) million and $45 million in 2020, respectively, compared to $(1.0) billion and $(202) million in the prior year, respectively.

"We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and partners through this challenging period of time," said Evan Spiegel, CEO. "Our team has worked tirelessly to help people stay close with their friends and family even while they are physically apart, and we’re proud of the strong results we delivered for our advertising partners this quarter and over the full year. We delivered our first full year of Adjusted EBITDA profitability and, as we look towards the future, we’re excited to build on our investments in augmented reality, mapping, and content to drive our ongoing growth."

Three Months Ended December 31,

Percent

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

Percent

2020

2019

Change

2020

2019

Change

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Cash used in operating activities(1)

$

(52,545

)

$

(66,842

)

(21

)%

$

(167,644

)

$

(304,958

)

(45

)%

Free Cash Flow(1)

$

(68,992

)

$

(75,935

)

9

%

$

(225,476

)

$

(341,436

)

34

%

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards

1,629,620

1,576,035

3

%

1,629,620

1,576,035

3

%

Operating loss

$

(97,236

)

$

(253,596

)

(62

)%

$

(862,072

)

$

(1,103,328

)

(22

)%

Revenue

$

911,322

$

560,888

62

%

$

2,506,626

$

1,715,534

46

%

Net loss(2)

$

(113,099

)

$

(240,704

)

(53

)%

$

(944,839

)

$

(1,033,660

)

(9

)%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

165,609

$

42,307

291

%

$

45,163

$

(202,230

)

122

%

Diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

$

(0.08

)

$

(0.17

)

(53

)%

$

(0.65

)

$

(0.75

)

(13

)%

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.09

$

0.03

200

%

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.16

)

63

%

(1)

Cash used in operating activities and free cash flow for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 includes a $98 million payment from non-recurring legal charges related to the securities class action in 2019. See page 10 for reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA.

(2)

Net loss for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2019 includes $100 million of non-recurring legal charges. See page 10 for reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA.

Q4 2020 Summary & Key Highlights

We saw increased engagement across key metrics:

  • DAUs were 265 million in Q4 2020, an increase of 47 million, or 22%, year-over-year.

  • DAUs increased sequentially and year-over-year in each of North America, Europe, and Rest of World.

  • DAUs increased sequentially and year-over-year on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • On average, Snapchatters opened Snapchat 30 times every day in Q4 2020.

We continue to invest in our Discover platform as a destination for content that entertains and informs:

  • Over 90% of the U.S. Gen Z population watched Shows and publisher content in Q4 2020.

  • Total daily time spent by Snapchatters over the age of 35 engaging with Shows and publisher content increased by more than 30% year-over-year.

  • Digital native creator of sports and lifestyle content Wave.tv reached an average monthly audience of 64 million Snapchatters.

  • "Will From Home", our popular Snap Original featuring Will Smith, returned to Snapchat for its highly anticipated second season.

  • We launched a record 97 new international Discover channels in Q4 2020.

We continue to invest in our camera and augmented reality platforms:

  • Over 200 million daily active users engage with augmented reality every day on average.

  • In December, we held our third annual augmented reality Lens Fest event celebrating our Lens Creator community and their AR creations, which attracted over 5,000 attendees joining virtually.

  • Our ‘Cartoon’ Lens powered by real time machine learning generated 1 billion impressions in its first three days after launch.

  • We added the ability for Snapchatters using Scan to search food and wine labels, surfacing nutritional information and tasting notes in partnership with nutrition app Yuka and wine app Vivino.

  • We released updates to Lens Studio, introducing new tools and workflows to better manage, create, and load Lenses, while adding capabilities for developers to build LiDAR-powered Lenses.

  • We launched our first-ever 5G-enabled Landmarker Lens in partnership with Verizon. The Lens uses our augmented reality technology and Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband capabilities to bring the soul band Black Pumas at the New York Public Library to life.

We strengthened our ad platform to drive improved outcomes for advertisers:

  • We partnered with NYX Professional Makeup, Ralph Lauren, Sweat, and The New York Times to launch augmented reality-powered advertising experiences.

  • We implemented a partnership with Perfect Corp to enable more than 200 beauty brands to upload their catalogs to the Snap Camera for augmented reality try-on.

  • We added app install as a goal-based bidding objective for sponsored AR Lenses.

  • We launched Snap Connect, an extension of our online learning portal Snap Focus that focuses specifically on direct response advertising.

  • OnePlus (India) created Lenses for Diwali as a means to bring people together safely during a pandemic. Their Lenses garnered over 80 million impressions and reached over 14 million Snapchatters in India.

We continue to innovate to better serve our large and engaged community:

  • We launched Spotlight, our newest platform surfacing the most entertaining Snaps from our community, and our early investments have helped Spotlight grow to over 100 million monthly active users in January.

  • We launched our first Snap Kit integration with Twitter, enabling Snapchatters to easily share what’s happening on Twitter over the Snapchat camera on iOS, with Android soon to come.

  • We partnered with Unity to extend the reach of Unity’s ads to Snapchat advertisers through the Snap Audience Network, as well as bring Snap technology to game developers through Snap Kit.

  • We released Bitmoji Paint, our internally developed Snap game allowing Snapchatters to paint different pixelated canvases using their Bitmoji avatar along with other users around the world.

Financial Guidance

The following forward-looking statements reflect our expectations for the first quarter of 2021 as of February 4, 2021, and are subject to substantial uncertainty. This guidance assumes constant foreign currency rates, and among other things, that no business acquisitions, investments, restructurings, or legal settlements are concluded in the quarter. Our results are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date, but may be materially affected by many factors, as discussed below in "Forward-Looking Statements."

Q1 2021 Outlook

  • Revenue is estimated to be between $720 million and $740 million, compared to $462 million in Q1 2020.

  • Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be between $(70) and $(50) million, compared to $(81) million in Q1 2020.

Conference Call Information

Snap Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific / 5:00 p.m. Eastern today. The live audio webcast along with supplemental information will be accessible at investor.snap.com. A recording of the webcast will also be available following the conference call.

Snap Inc. uses the investor.snap.com and snap.com/news websites as means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligation under Regulation FD.

Definitions

Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment.

Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards includes common shares outstanding, restricted stock units, restricted stock awards, and outstanding stock options.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss), excluding interest income; interest expense; other income (expense) net; income tax benefit (expense); depreciation and amortization; stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expense; and certain other non-cash or non-recurring items impacting net income (loss) from time to time.

A Daily Active User (DAU) is defined as a registered Snapchat user who opens the Snapchat application at least once during a defined 24-hour period. We calculate average DAUs for a particular quarter by adding the number of DAUs on each day of that quarter and dividing that sum by the number of days in that quarter.

Average revenue per user (ARPU) is defined as quarterly revenue divided by the average DAUs.

A Monthly Active User (MAU) is defined as a registered Snapchat user who opens the Snapchat application at least once during the 30-day period ending on the calendar month-end. We calculate average Monthly Active Users for a particular quarter by calculating the average of the MAUs as of each calendar month-end in that quarter.

Note: For adjustments and additional information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures and other items discussed, please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures," "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures," and "Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics."

About Snap Inc.

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. For more information, visit snap.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, about us and our industry that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding guidance, our future results of operations or financial condition, business strategy and plans, user growth and engagement, product initiatives, and objectives of management for future operations, and the impact of COVID-19 on our business and the economy as a whole, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "contemplate," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "going to," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "target," "will," or "would" or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions. We caution you that the foregoing may not include all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release.

You should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. We have based the forward-looking statements contained in this press release primarily on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that we believe may continue to affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties related to: our financial performance; our lack of profitability to date; our ability to generate and sustain positive cash flow; our ability to attract and retain users, publishers, and advertisers; competition and new market entrants; managing our international expansion and our growth and future expenses; compliance with new laws, regulations, and executive actions; our ability to maintain, protect, and enhance our intellectual property; our ability to succeed in existing and new market segments; our ability to attract and retain qualified and key personnel; our ability to repay outstanding debt; and future acquisitions or investments, as well as risks, uncertainties, and other factors described in "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 filed with the SEC, which is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will be made available in Snap Inc.’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and other filings that we make from time to time with the SEC. In addition, any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake 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, including future developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures, as described below, to understand and evaluate our core operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures, which may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies, are presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, reduced by purchases of property and equipment. We believe Free Cash Flow is an important liquidity measure of the cash that is available, after capital expenditures, for operational expenses and investment in our business and is a key financial indicator used by management. Additionally, we believe that Free Cash Flow is an important measure since we use third-party infrastructure partners to host our services and therefore we do not incur significant capital expenditures to support revenue generating activities. Free Cash Flow is useful to investors as a liquidity measure because it measures our ability to generate or use cash. Once our business needs and obligations are met, cash can be used to maintain a strong balance sheet and invest in future growth.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as net income (loss); excluding interest income; interest expense; other income (expense), net; income tax benefit (expense); depreciation and amortization; stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expense; and certain other non-cash or non-recurring items impacting net income (loss) from time to time. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses that we exclude in Adjusted EBITDA.

We use the non-GAAP financial measure of non-GAAP net loss, which is defined as net income (loss); excluding amortization of intangible assets; stock-based compensation expense and related payroll tax expense; certain other non-cash or non-recurring items impacting net income (loss) from time to time; and related income tax adjustments. Non-GAAP net loss and weighted average diluted shares are then used to calculate non-GAAP diluted net loss per share. Similar to Adjusted EBITDA, we believe these measures help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses we exclude in the measure.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our financial performance, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by our management for financial and operational decision-making. We are presenting these non-GAAP measures to assist investors in seeing our financial performance through the eyes of management, and because we believe that these measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in our industry.

For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, please see "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Snap Inc., "Snapchat," and our other registered and common law trade names, trademarks, and service marks are the property of Snap Inc. or our subsidiaries.

SNAP INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$

(113,099

)

$

(240,704

)

$

(944,839

)

$

(1,033,660

)

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

Depreciation and amortization

22,811

20,620

86,744

87,245

Stock-based compensation

219,882

166,655

770,182

686,013

Deferred income taxes

(2,628

)

(686

)

(6,326

)

(491

)

Gain on divestiture

(39,883

)

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

24,923

11,385

81,401

17,797

Other

(16,330

)

(24,014

)

(961

)

(28,575

)

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

(212,508

)

(117,126

)

(255,818

)

(147,862

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

4,765

(4,869

)

(14,587

)

(9,849

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets

10,633

945

38,940

58,199

Other assets

(13,785

)

(3,371

)

(11,442

)

1,169

Accounts payable

8,926

(7,645

)

20,374

20,674

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

14,233

129,408

108,601

146,063

Operating lease liabilities

(8,991

)

2,415

(49,730

)

(60,844

)

Other liabilities

8,623

145

9,817

(954

)

Net cash used in operating activities

(52,545

)

(66,842

)

(167,644

)

(304,958

)

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchases of property and equipment

(16,447

)

(9,093

)

(57,832

)

(36,478

)

Proceeds from divestiture, net

73,796

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(115,138

)

(77,119

)

(168,850

)

(77,119

)

Non-marketable investments

(16,245

)

(1,731

)

(111,586

)

(5,481

)

Purchases of marketable securities

(947,707

)

(552,990

)

(3,524,599

)

(2,477,388

)

Sales of marketable securities

16,117

81,742

389,974

184,179

Maturities of marketable securities

839,347

415,115

2,737,523

1,608,854

Other

6,006

5,506

1,029

Net cash used in investing activities

(234,067

)

(144,076

)

(729,864

)

(728,608

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes, net of issuance costs

(437

)

988,582

1,251,411

Purchase of capped calls

(100,000

)

(102,086

)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

8,168

1,801

34,209

16,527

Net cash provided by financing activities

8,168

1,364

922,791

1,165,852

Change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(278,444

)

(209,554

)

25,283

132,286

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

824,987

730,814

521,260

388,974

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

546,543

$

521,260

546,543

$

521,260

Supplemental disclosures

Cash paid for income taxes, net

$

1,013

$

56

$

3,692

$

156

Cash paid for interest

$

1,641

$

370

$

12,019

$

1,546

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash activities

Net change in accounts payable and accrued expenses and other current liabilities related to property and equipment additions

$

1,584

$

951

$

2,732

$

(6,027

)

SNAP INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Revenue

$

911,322

$

560,888

$

2,506,626

$

1,715,534

Costs and expenses:

Cost of revenue

385,546

253,439

1,182,505

895,838

Research and development

318,446

219,526

1,101,561

883,509

Sales and marketing

157,634

125,972

555,468

458,598

General and administrative

146,932

215,547

529,164

580,917

Total costs and expenses

1,008,558

814,484

3,368,698

2,818,862

Operating loss

(97,236

)

(253,596

)

(862,072

)

(1,103,328

)

Interest income

1,969

10,463

18,127

36,042

Interest expense

(29,176

)

(14,775

)

(97,228

)

(24,994

)

Other income (expense), net

29,471

17,536

14,988

59,013

Loss before income taxes

(94,972

)

(240,372

)

(926,185

)

(1,033,267

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

(18,127

)

(332

)

(18,654

)

(393

)

Net loss

$

(113,099

)

$

(240,704

)

$

(944,839

)

$

(1,033,660

)

Net loss per share attributable to Class A, Class B, and Class C common stockholders:

Basic

$

(0.08

)

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.65

)

$

(0.75

)

Diluted

$

(0.08

)

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.65

)

$

(0.75

)

Weighted average shares used in computation of net loss per share:

Basic

1,484,277

1,409,519

1,455,693

1,375,462

Diluted

1,484,277

1,409,519

1,455,693

1,375,462

SNAP INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except par value)

December 31,

2020

September 30,

2020

December 31, 2019

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

545,618

$

824,070

$

520,317

Marketable securities

1,991,922

1,900,935

1,592,488

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

744,288

529,872

492,194

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

56,147

60,837

38,987

Total current assets

3,337,975

3,315,714

2,643,986

Property and equipment, net

178,709

175,199

173,667

Operating lease right-of-use assets

269,728

269,141

275,447

Intangible assets, net

105,929

91,796

92,121

Goodwill

939,259

816,113

761,153

Other assets

192,638

149,811

65,550

Total assets

$

5,024,238

$

4,817,774

$

4,011,924

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

71,908

$

61,978

$

46,886

Operating lease liabilities

41,077

40,994

42,179

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

554,342

507,134

410,610

Total current liabilities

667,327

610,106

499,675

Convertible senior notes, net

1,675,169

1,650,246

891,776

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

287,292

287,105

303,178

Other liabilities

64,474

71,546

57,382

Total liabilities

2,694,262

2,619,003

1,752,011

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity

Class A non-voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 3,000,000 shares authorized, 1,248,010, 1,229,446, and 1,160,127 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.

12

12

12

Class B voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 700,000 shares authorized, 23,696, 23,643, and 24,522 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.

-

Class C voting common stock, $0.00001 par value. 260,888 shares authorized, 231,627, 231,627, and 231,147 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020, September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.

2

2

2

Additional paid-in capital

10,200,141

9,968,707

9,205,256

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

21,363

8,499

573

Accumulated deficit

(7,891,542

)

(7,778,449

)

(6,945,930

)

Total stockholders’ equity

2,329,976

2,198,771

2,259,913

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

5,024,238

$

4,817,774

$

4,011,924

SNAP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Free Cash Flow reconciliation:

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(52,545

)

$

(66,842

)

$

(167,644

)

$

(304,958

)

Less:

Purchases of property and equipment

(16,447

)

(9,093

)

(57,832

)

(36,478

)

Free Cash Flow

$

(68,992

)

$

(75,935

)

$

(225,476

)

$

(341,436

)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation:

Net loss

$

(113,099

)

$

(240,704

)

$

(944,839

)

$

(1,033,660

)

Add (deduct):

Interest income

(1,969

)

(10,463

)

(18,127

)

(36,042

)

Interest expense

29,176

14,775

97,228

24,994

Other (income) expense, net

(29,471

)

(17,536

)

(14,988

)

(59,013

)

Income tax (benefit) expense

18,127

332

18,654

393

Depreciation and amortization

22,811

20,620

86,744

87,245

Stock-based compensation expense

219,882

166,655

770,182

686,013

Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation

20,152

8,628

50,309

27,840

Securities class actions legal charges(1)

100,000

100,000

Adjusted EBITDA

$

165,609

$

42,307

$

45,163

$

(202,230

)

(1)

Securities class actions legal charges in the fourth quarter of 2019 were related to a preliminary agreement to settle the securities class actions that arose following our IPO. The preliminary settlement agreement was signed in January 2020 and provided for a resolution of all of the pending claims in the shareholder class actions for $187.5 million. We recorded legal settlement expense, net of amounts directly covered by insurance, of $100.0 million. These charges are non-recurring and not reflective of underlying trends in our business. The settlement amount of $98 million was paid in December 2020.

Total depreciation and amortization expense by function:

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Depreciation and amortization expense:

Cost of revenue

$

5,533

$

4,903

$

22,205

$

21,271

Research and development

10,723

8,738

37,627

33,208

Sales and marketing

3,136

3,087

12,916

13,256

General and administrative

3,419

3,892

13,996

19,510

Total

$

22,811

$

20,620

$

86,744

$

87,245

SNAP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)

(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Total stock-based compensation expense by function:

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Stock-based compensation expense:

Cost of revenue

$

2,896

$

1,398

$

9,367

$

6,365

Research and development

155,436

111,611

533,272

464,639

Sales and marketing

28,964

25,788

108,270

93,355

General and administrative

32,586

27,858

119,273

121,654

Total

$

219,882

$

166,655

$

770,182

$

686,013

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Non-GAAP net income (loss) reconciliation:

Net loss

$

(113,099

)

$

(240,704

)

$

(944,839

)

$

(1,033,660

)

Amortization of intangible assets

9,727

7,067

33,507

33,399

Stock-based compensation expense

219,882

166,655

770,182

686,013

Payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation

20,152

8,628

50,309

27,840

Securities class actions legal charges

100,000

100,000

Gain on divestiture

(39,883

)

Income tax adjustments

(511

)

289

(96

)

750

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$

136,151

$

41,935

$

(90,937

)

$

(225,541

)

Weighted-average common shares - Diluted

1,484,277

1,409,519

1,455,693

1,375,462

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share reconciliation:

Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.08

)

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.65

)

$

(0.75

)

Non-GAAP adjustment to net loss

0.17

0.20

0.59

0.59

Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share

$

0.09

$

0.03

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.16

)

SNAP INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND BUSINESS METRICS

(dollars and shares in thousands, except per user amounts below, unaudited)

Q3 2019

Q4 2019

Q1 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Cash Flows and Shares

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

(76,149

)

$

(66,842

)

$

6,283

$

(66,554

)

$

(54,828

)

$

(52,545

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities - YoY (year-over-year)

43

%

(47

)%

109

%

31

%

28

%

21

%

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities - TTM (trailing twelve months)

$

(364,170

)

$

(304,958

)

$

(232,497

)

$

(203,262

)

$

(181,941

)

$

(167,644

)

Purchases of property and equipment

$

(7,938

)

$

(9,093

)

$

(10,891

)

$

(15,767

)

$

(14,727

)

$

(16,447

)

Purchases of property and equipment - YoY

(70

)%

(60

)%

(8

)%

107

%

86

%

81

%

Purchases of property and equipment - TTM

$

(50,126

)

$

(36,478

)

$

(35,555

)

$

(43,689

)

$

(50,478

)

$

(57,832

)

Free Cash Flow

$

(84,087

)

$

(75,935

)

$

(4,608

)

$

(82,321

)

$

(69,555

)

$

(68,992

)

Free Cash Flow - YoY

47

%

49

%

94

%

20

%

17

%

9

%

Free Cash Flow - TTM

$

(414,296

)

$

(341,436

)

$

(268,052

)

$

(246,951

)

$

(232,419

)

$

(225,476

)

Common shares outstanding

1,389,395

1,415,796

1,439,589

1,463,620

1,484,716

1,503,333

Common shares outstanding - YoY

8

%

7

%

8

%

7

%

7

%

6

%

Shares underlying stock-based awards

175,813

160,239

149,004

152,526

138,914

126,287

Shares underlying stock-based awards - YoY

(5

)%

(15

)%

(29

)%

(16

)%

(21

)%

(21

)%

Total common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards

1,565,208

1,576,035

1,588,593

1,616,146

1,623,630

1,629,620

Total common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards - YoY

6

%

5

%

3

%

4

%

4

%

3

%

Results of Operations

Revenue

$

446,199

$

560,889

$

462,478

$

454,158

$

678,668

$

911,322

Revenue - YoY

50

%

44

%

44

%

17

%

52

%

62

%

Revenue - TTM

$

1,544,468

$

1,715,535

$

1,857,586

$

1,923,723

$

2,156,192

$

2,506,626

Revenue by region(1)

North America

$

316,028

$

382,029

$

315,650

$

306,740

$

492,928

$

659,163

North America - YoY

52

%

42

%

40

%

18

%

56

%

73

%

North America - TTM

$

1,070,608

$

1,183,779

$

1,273,724

$

1,320,447

$

1,497,347

$

1,774,481

Europe

$

68,553

$

91,873

$

76,498

$

78,635

$

102,480

$

141,608

Europe - YoY

36

%

47

%

61

%

30

%

49

%

54

%

Europe - TTM

$

239,104

$

268,507

$

297,557

$

315,559

$

349,486

$

399,221

Rest of World

$

61,618

$

86,987

$

70,330

$

68,783

$

83,260

$

110,551

Rest of World - YoY

55

%

49

%

49

%

2

%

35

%

27

%

Rest of World - TTM

$

234,760

$

263,252

$

286,308

$

287,717

$

309,359

$

332,924

Operating loss

$

(228,853

)

$

(253,596

)

$

(286,364

)

$

(310,608

)

$

(167,864

)

$

(97,236

)

Operating loss - YoY

(29

)%

30

%

(9

)%

2

%

(27

)%

(62

)%

Operating loss - Margin

(51

)%

(45

)%

(62

)%

(68

)%

(25

)%

(11

)%

Operating loss - TTM

$

(1,044,439

)

$

(1,103,328

)

$

(1,073,631

)

$

(1,079,421

)

$

(1,018,432

)

$

(862,072

)

Net loss

$

(227,375

)

$

(240,704

)

$

(305,936

)

$

(325,951

)

$

(199,853

)

$

(113,099

)

Net loss - YoY

(30

)%

26

%

(1

)%

28

%

(12

)%

(53

)%

Net loss - TTM

$

(984,624

)

$

(1,033,660

)

$

(1,029,189

)

$

(1,099,966

)

$

(1,072,444

)

$

(944,839

)

Adjusted EBITDA

(42,375

)

42,307

(81,237

)

(95,570

)

56,361

165,609

Adjusted EBITDA - YoY

69

%

184

%

34

%

(21

)%

233

%

291

%

Adjusted EBITDA - Margin(2)

(9

)%

8

%

(18

)%

(21

)%

8

%

18

%

Adjusted EBITDA - TTM

$

(294,900

)

$

(202,230

)

$

(160,018

)

$

(176,875

)

$

(78,139

)

$

45,163

(1)

Total revenue for geographic reporting is apportioned to each region based on our determination of the geographic location in which advertising impressions are delivered, as this approximates revenue based on user activity. This allocation is consistent with how we determine ARPU.

(2)

We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by GAAP revenue.

SNAP INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND BUSINESS METRICS (continued)

(dollars and shares in thousands, except per user amounts below, unaudited)

Q3 2019

Q4 2019

Q1 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Other

DAU (in millions)

210

218

229

238

249

265

DAU - YoY

13

%

17

%

20

%

17

%

18

%

22

%

DAU by region (in millions)

North America

84

86

88

90

90

92

North America - YoY

6

%

9

%

10

%

9

%

7

%

6

%

Europe

65

67

70

71

72

74

Europe - YoY

9

%

12

%

14

%

12

%

10

%

10

%

Rest of World

61

64

71

77

87

99

Rest of World - YoY

28

%

36

%

45

%

37

%

43

%

55

%

ARPU

$

2.12

$

2.58

$

2.02

$

1.91

$

2.73

$

3.44

ARPU - YoY

33

%

23

%

20

%

28

%

33

%

ARPU by region

North America

$

3.75

$

4.42

$

3.57

$

3.40

$

5.49

$

7.19

North America - YoY

43

%

31

%

27

%

8

%

46

%

63

%

Europe

$

1.05

$

1.37

$

1.09

$

1.10

$

1.43

$

1.91

Europe - YoY

24

%

31

%

41

%

16

%

36

%

39

%

Rest of World

$

1.01

$

1.35

$

1.00

$

0.89

$

0.95

$

1.11

Rest of World - YoY

21

%

9

%

3

%

(26

)%

(6

)%

(18

)%

Employees (full-time; excludes part-time, contractors, and temporary personnel)

2,908

3,195

3,427

3,550

3,713

3,863

Employees - YoY

0

%

11

%

22

%

30

%

28

%

21

%

Depreciation and amortization expense

Cost of revenue

$

4,580

$

4,903

$

5,525

$

5,532

$

5,615

$

5,533

Research and development

8,632

8,738

8,915

8,463

9,526

10,723

Sales and marketing

3,109

3,087

3,166

3,381

3,233

3,136

General and administrative

4,325

3,892

3,598

3,549

3,430

3,419

Total

$

20,646

$

20,620

$

21,204

$

20,925

$

21,804

$

22,811

Depreciation and amortization expense - YoY

(17

)%

(9

)%

(9

)%

(8

)%

6

%

11

%

Stock-based compensation expense

Cost of revenue

$

1,332

$

1,398

$

1,782

$

2,066

$

2,623

$

2,896

Research and development

108,176

111,611

118,317

127,516

132,003

155,436

Sales and marketing

23,333

25,788

24,806

27,107

27,393

28,964

General and administrative

28,387

27,858

27,144

29,482

30,061

32,586

Total

$

161,228

$

166,655

$

172,049

$

186,171

$

192,080

$

219,882

Stock-based compensation expense - YoY

27

%

37

%

6

%

(5

)%

19

%

32

%

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