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Vroom Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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Vroom Delivers Record Ecommerce Units and Gross Profit

Ecommerce Unit Sales Up 96% YoY

Ecommerce Gross Profit Up 123% YoY

Vroom, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRM), a leading ecommerce platform for buying and selling used vehicles, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

HIGHLIGHTS OF FIRST QUARTER 2021

  • 15,504 ecommerce units sold, up 96% YoY

  • Ecommerce revenue of $422.3 million, up 81% YoY

  • Ecommerce gross profit of $31.8 million, up 123% YoY

  • Completed the acquisition of CarStory business

Paul Hennessy, Chief Executive Officer of Vroom, commented:

"Vroom delivered record results in the first quarter of 2021, with total gross profit nearly doubling versus the same period in the prior year as we delivered exceptional growth and improving unit economics. Our strong results were led by robust Ecommerce unit growth of 96%, coupled with accelerating Ecommerce Gross Profit Per Unit through the quarter. Demand for our convenient, online used vehicle shopping experience remains strong in a dynamic environment, and we continue to reap benefits from scaling our hybrid, asset-light model. As we look ahead, we will continue to execute against our plan to increase the velocity of our flywheel by growing inventory, expanding reconditioning capacity, and investing in logistics and our end-to-end ecommerce experience, among other initiatives, to deliver an attractive offering for our customers and demonstrate improvement in our unit economics over time."

FIRST QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL DISCUSSION

All financial comparisons are on a year-over-year basis unless otherwise noted.

Ecommerce Results

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020

Change

% Change

(in thousands, except unit
data and average days to sale)

Ecommerce units sold

15,504

7,930

7,574

95.5

%

Ecommerce revenue:

Vehicle revenue

$

408,314

$

225,606

$

182,708

81.0

%

Product revenue

13,994

7,566

6,428

85.0

%

Total ecommerce revenue

$

422,308

$

233,172

$

189,136

81.1

%

Ecommerce gross profit:

Vehicle gross profit

$

17,843

$

6,701

$

11,142

166.3

%

Product gross profit

13,994

7,566

6,428

85.0

%

Total ecommerce gross profit

$

31,837

$

14,267

$

17,570

123.2

%

Average vehicle selling price per ecommerce unit

$

26,336

$

28,450

$

(2,114

)

(7.4

)%

Gross profit per ecommerce unit:

Vehicle gross profit per ecommerce unit

$

1,151

$

845

$

306

36.2

%

Product gross profit per ecommerce unit

903

954

(51

)

(5.3

)%

Total gross profit per ecommerce unit

$

2,054

$

1,799

$

255

14.2

%

Ecommerce average days to sale

83

68

15

22.1

%

Ecommerce Units

Ecommerce units sold increased 95.5% to 15,504 driven by increased consumer demand, higher inventory levels and increased marketing spend. Average monthly unique visitors to our platform increased 63.7% to 1,550,258.

Ecommerce Revenue

Ecommerce revenue increased 81.1% to $422.3 million.

  • Ecommerce Vehicle revenue increased 81.0% to $408.3 million. The increase in ecommerce Vehicle revenue was primarily attributable to the increase in ecommerce units sold, partially offset by a decrease in the average selling price per unit, which decreased from $28,450 to $26,336.

  • Ecommerce Product revenue increased 85.0% to $14.0 million. The increase in ecommerce Product revenue was primarily attributable to the increase in ecommerce units sold, partially offset by a decrease in ecommerce Product revenue per unit, which decreased from $954 to $903 per unit.

Ecommerce Gross Profit

Ecommerce gross profit increased 123.2% to $31.8 million.

  • Ecommerce Vehicle gross profit increased 166.3% to $17.8 million. The increase in ecommerce Vehicle gross profit was primarily due to the increase in units sold as well as a $306 increase in ecommerce Vehicle gross profit per unit to $1,151.

  • Ecommerce Product gross profit increased 85.0% to $14.0 million. The increase in ecommerce Product gross profit was primarily attributable to the increase in ecommerce units sold, partially offset by a decrease in ecommerce Product gross profit per unit, which decreased from $954 to $903 per unit.

Ecommerce Gross Profit per Unit

Ecommerce gross profit per unit increased 14.2% to $2,054.

  • Ecommerce Vehicle gross profit per unit increased 36.2% to $1,151, driven primarily by improvements in reconditioning costs as well as a higher inventory reserve in the first quarter of 2020 due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ecommerce Product gross profit per unit decreased slightly to $903.

Results by Segment

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020 (1)

Change

% Change

(in thousands)

Units:

Ecommerce

15,504

7,930

7,574

95.5

%

Wholesale

8,641

4,685

3,956

84.4

%

TDA

1,775

3,035

(1,260

)

(41.5

)%

Total units

25,920

15,650

10,270

65.6

%

Revenue:

Ecommerce

$

422,308

$

233,172

$

189,136

81.1

%

Wholesale

118,024

55,578

62,446

112.4

%

TDA

47,587

86,582

(38,995

)

(45.0

)%

All Other (2)

3,199

440

2,759

627.0

%

Total revenue

$

591,118

$

375,772

$

215,346

57.3

%

Gross profit (loss):

Ecommerce

$

31,837

$

14,267

$

17,570

123.2

%

Wholesale

(282

)

(1,292

)

1,010

(78.2

)%

TDA

2,791

5,258

(2,467

)

(46.9

)%

All Other (2)

1,830

154

1,676

1,088.3

%

Total gross profit

$

36,176

$

18,387

$

17,789

96.7

%

Gross profit (loss) per unit (3):

Ecommerce

$

2,054

$

1,799

$

255

14.2

%

Wholesale

$

(33

)

$

(276

)

$

243

(88.0

)%

TDA

$

1,572

$

1,732

$

(160

)

(9.2

)%

(1)

We reclassified other revenue and gross profit related to the vehicle repair service at TDA from the TDA reportable segment to the "All Other" category to conform to current year presentation.

(2)

All Other revenues and gross profit consist of the CarStory business and vehicle repair services at TDA.

(3)

Gross profit per unit metrics exclude the CarStory business and vehicle repair services at TDA.

Total Units

Total units sold increased 65.6% to 25,920.

  • Ecommerce units sold increased 95.5% to 15,504, as discussed above.

  • Wholesale units sold increased 84.4% to 8,641, primarily driven by an increase of wholesale grade units purchased from consumers, an increase in the number of trade-in vehicles as a result of the increase in number of ecommerce units sold, and the liquidation of the remaining aged inventory that commenced in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • TDA units sold decreased 41.5% to 1,775, primarily due to reduced inventory at the TDA location as our ecommerce business continues to scale.

Total Revenue

Total revenue increased 57.3% to $591.1 million.

  • Ecommerce revenue increased 81.1% to 422.3 million, as discussed above.

  • Wholesale revenue increased 112.4% to $118.0 million. The increase in wholesale revenue was primarily attributable to the increase in wholesale units sold as well as an increase in wholesale average selling price per unit, which increased from $11,863 to $13,659.

  • TDA revenue decreased 45.0% to $47.6 million, primarily due to the decrease in TDA units sold and a lower average selling price per unit, which decreased from $27,382 to $25,921.

Total Gross Profit (Loss)

Total gross profit increased 96.7% to $36.2 million.

  • Ecommerce gross profit increased 123.2% to $31.8 million, as discussed above.

  • Wholesale gross loss decreased 78.2% to $(0.3) million. Wholesale gross loss decreased primarily due a lower gross loss per unit, partially offset by the increase in wholesale units sold.

  • TDA gross profit decreased 46.9% to $2.8 million. TDA gross profit decreased primarily due to the decrease in TDA units sold and a decrease in TDA gross profit per unit of $160.

Gross Profit (Loss) per Unit

  • Ecommerce gross profit per unit increased 14.2% to $2,054, as discussed above.

  • Wholesale gross loss per unit decreased 88.0% to $(33) as a result of improved wholesale market conditions.

  • TDA gross profit per unit decreased 9.2% to $1,572.

SG&A

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020

Change

% Change

(in thousands)

Compensation & benefits

$

39,870

$

20,321

$

19,549

96.2

%

Marketing expense

29,558

17,915

11,643

65.0

%

Outbound logistics

15,366

5,792

9,574

165.3

%

Occupancy and related costs

3,922

2,697

1,225

45.4

%

Professional fees

3,998

2,459

1,539

62.6

%

Other

16,400

9,196

7,204

78.3

%

Total selling, general & administrative expenses

$

109,114

$

58,380

$

50,734

86.9

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 86.9% to $109.1 million. The increase was primarily due to:

  • $19.5 million increase in compensation and benefits due to an increase in headcount, an increase in variable fees for third-party sales and sales support providers, as well as a $2.2 million increase in stock-based compensation to $2.8 million as a result of our initial public offering (the "IPO");

  • $11.6 million increase in marketing expense as we expanded our national broad-reach advertising and aired our first Super Bowl commercial;

  • $9.6 million increase in outbound logistics costs partially attributable to the growth in ecommerce units sold, which increased outbound logistics costs by $5.5 million, and increases in market rates of logistics providers, which increased outbound logistics costs by $4.1 million; and

  • $7.2 million increase in other selling, general and administrative expenses primarily related to additional insurance costs associated with being a publicly traded company and volume-based fees for software licenses as our business continues to scale.

We expect selling, general and administrative expenses to increase in the future as we scale our business and sell more ecommerce units. We also expect to incur increased selling, general and administrative expenses as we continue to invest in and improve our customer experience and invest in expanding our proprietary logistics network, including our last-mile delivery operations.

Loss from Operations and Net Loss

Loss from operations increased 84.4% to $75.5 million. Net loss increased 88.0% to $77.2 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we believe EBITDA and Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted, which are non-GAAP financial measures, are useful in evaluating our operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Because of these limitations, these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered along with other operating and financial performance measures presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We have reconciled all non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures.

EBITDA and Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted are supplemental performance measures that our management uses to assess our operating performance and the operating leverage in our business. Because EBITDA and Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted, facilitate internal comparisons of our historical operating performance on a more consistent basis, we use these measures for business planning purposes.

We are not presenting Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted loss from operations, Non-GAAP net loss, and Non-GAAP net loss per share as there were no relevant adjustments for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

EBITDA

We calculate EBITDA as net loss before interest expense, interest income, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expense. The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA to net loss, which is the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure:

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands)

Net loss

$

(77,189

)

$

(41,059

)

Adjusted to exclude the following:

Interest expense

3,812

2,826

Interest income

(2,296

)

(1,956

)

Provision for income taxes

156

53

Depreciation and amortization expense

2,906

970

EBITDA

$

(72,611

)

$

(39,166

)

Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted

Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted has been computed to give effect to, as of the beginning of each period presented, (i) the shares of common stock issued in connection with our IPO (ii) the automatic conversion of all outstanding shares of redeemable convertible preferred stock into shares of common stock that occurred upon the consummation of our IPO and (iii) the shares of common stock issued in connection with our follow-on public offering, all of which occurred in 2020. The following table presents a reconciliation of Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted to net loss per share, which is the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure:

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020

Net loss

$

(77,189

)

$

(41,059

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.57

)

$

(4.85

)

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding used to compute net loss per

share, basic and diluted

135,497,511

8,471,456

Add: unweighted adjustment for common stock issued in connection with IPO

24,437,500

Add: unweighted adjustment for conversion of redeemable convertible preferred stock in connection with IPO

85,533,394

Add: unweighted adjustment for common stock issued in connection with follow-on public offering

10,800,000

Less: Adjustment for the impact of the above items already included in weighted-average number of shares outstanding for the periods presented

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share, as adjusted, basic and diluted

135,497,511

129,242,350

Non-GAAP net loss per share, as adjusted, basic and diluted

$

(0.57

)

$

(0.32

)

Financial Outlook

For the full year 2021, we continue to expect triple digit year-over-year growth in ecommerce unit sales and more than 200% year-over-year growth in aggregate gross profit. For the second quarter 2021, we expect the following results:

  • Ecommerce unit sales of 17,500 to 18,000, implying year over year growth of 164% at the middle of the guidance range.

  • Average ecommerce selling price per unit of $27,000 to $28,000 and average ecommerce gross profit per unit of $2,500 to $2,600.

  • Wholesale unit sales of 7,500 to 8,000, average selling price per unit of $10,000 to $11,000 and average gross profit per unit of $800 to $900.

  • TDA unit sales of 1,400 to 1,500, average selling price per unit of $27,000 to 28,000 and average gross profit per unit of $2,000 to $2,100.

  • Total revenue of $618 to $640 million.

  • Total gross profit of $54 to $59 million.

  • EBITDA* of $(70) to $(61) million.

  • Stock-based compensation expense of $4.4 million.

  • Net loss per share of $(0.58) to $(0.51).

*A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures for our second quarter 2021 Financial Outlook is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, these costs and expenses that may be incurred in the future. We have provided a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for first quarter 2021 in the reconciliation table in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section above.

We expect the following number of GAAP weighted average shares outstanding for the second quarter and the full year 2021:

Quarter

YTD

2021

136,303,300

136,101,850

These estimates exclude any shares potentially issuable under stock-based compensation plans.

The foregoing estimates are forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations as of May 12, 2021 and are subject to substantial uncertainty. See "Forward-Looking Statements" below.

Conference Call & Webcast Information

Vroom management will discuss these results and other information regarding the Company during a conference call and audio webcast Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The conference call can be accessed via telephone by dialing 1-833-519-1297 (or 914-800-3868 for international access) and entering the conference ID 2662706. A live audio webcast will also be available at ir.vroom.com. An archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the website within 48 hours of its completion.

About Vroom (NASDAQ: VRM)

Vroom is an innovative, end-to-end ecommerce platform that offers a better way to buy and a better way to sell used vehicles. The Company’s scalable, data-driven technology brings all phases of the vehicle buying and selling process to consumers wherever they are and offers an extensive selection of vehicles, transparent pricing, competitive financing, and contact-free, at-home pick-up and delivery. For more information visit www.vroom.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding our expectations regarding our business strategy and plans, including our ability to scale our business, grow inventory, expand reconditioning capacity, invest in logistics and improve our end-to-end customer experience, and for future results of operations and financial position, including our ability to improve our unit economics and our outlook for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2021. These statements are based on management’s current assumptions and are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, please see the risks and uncertainties identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as updated by our Quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, each of which is available on our Investor Relations website at ir.vroom.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements reflect our beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

VROOM, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

As of

As of

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

ASSETS

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

940,287

$

1,056,213

Restricted cash

26,550

33,826

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $4,380 and $2,803, respectively

93,215

60,576

Inventory

337,696

423,647

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

24,724

23,617

Total current assets

1,422,472

1,597,879

Property and equipment, net

16,937

15,092

Intangible assets, net

32,912

34

Goodwill

159,306

78,172

Operating lease right-of-use assets

18,569

17,137

Other assets

16,511

15,742

Total assets

$

1,666,707

$

1,724,056

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

42,840

$

32,925

Accrued expenses

71,966

59,405

Vehicle floorplan

253,038

329,231

Deferred revenue

48,236

24,822

Operating lease liabilities, current

6,365

6,052

Other current liabilities

32,700

30,275

Total current liabilities

455,145

482,710

Operating lease liabilities, excluding current portion

13,457

12,093

Other long-term liabilities

2,504

2,151

Total liabilities

471,106

496,954

Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)

Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 136,303,301 and 134,043,969 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

134

132

Additional paid-in-capital

2,050,527

2,004,841

Accumulated deficit

(855,060

)

(777,871

)

Total stockholders’ equity

1,195,601

1,227,102

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,666,707

$

1,724,056

VROOM, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020

Revenue:

Retail vehicle, net

$

454,323

$

308,710

Wholesale vehicle

118,024

55,578

Product, net

15,572

11,044

Other

3,199

440

Total revenue

591,118

375,772

Cost of sales

554,942

357,385

Total gross profit

36,176

18,387

Selling, general and administrative expenses

109,114

58,380

Depreciation and amortization

2,594

966

Loss from operations

(75,532

)

(40,959

)

Interest expense

3,812

2,826

Interest income

(2,296

)

(1,956

)

Revaluation of preferred stock warrant

(790

)

Other income, net

(15

)

(33

)

Loss before provision for income taxes

(77,033

)

(41,006

)

Provision for income taxes

156

53

Net loss

$

(77,189

)

$

(41,059

)

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

$

(0.57

)

$

(4.85

)

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

135,497,511

8,471,456

VROOM, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2021

2020

Operating activities

Net loss

$

(77,189

)

$

(41,059

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

2,906

970

Amortization of debt issuance costs

281

94

Stock-based compensation expense

2,820

600

Provision for inventory obsolescence

(2,551

)

4,427

Revaluation of preferred stock warrant

(790

)

Other

1,813

306

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(33,140

)

(4,530

)

Inventory

88,502

21,702

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(1,127

)

(2,084

)

Other assets

(650

)

(807

)

Accounts payable

9,568

(2,937

)

Accrued expenses

12,194

(847

)

Deferred revenue

23,376

(4,499

)

Other liabilities

2,751

4,309

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

29,554

(25,145

)

Investing activities

Purchase of property and equipment

(3,239

)

(1,699

)

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

(76,145

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(79,384

)

(1,699

)

Financing activities

Proceeds from vehicle floorplan

396,849

293,854

Repayments of vehicle floorplan

(473,042

)

(302,149

)

Payment of vehicle floorplan upfront commitment fees

(1,125

)

Proceeds from the issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock, net

21,694

Repurchase of common stock

(1,818

)

Payments of costs related to IPO

(828

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

2,821

6

Other financing activities

(34

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(73,372

)

9,600

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(123,202

)

(17,244

)

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

1,090,039

219,587

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

$

966,837

$

202,343

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