COVID-19 UPDATE: As part of our ongoing efforts to assist our dealer customers as they navigate the current global health crisis, through our Dealer Resource Centers (“DRCs”) we have shared additional data points related to our business. Please visit our U.S., Canada and U.K. DRCs at https://dealercenter.cargurus.com/, https://dealercentre.ca.cargurus.com/ and https://dealercentre.cargurus.co.uk/, respectively, for further information.

CarGurus Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

August 6, 2020

Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Total revenue of $94.7 million, a decrease of (35%) year-over-year
  • GAAP operating income of $8.7 million; non-GAAP operating income of $24.7 million
  • GAAP net income of $7.1 million; non-GAAP net income of $21.3 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $27.5 million

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CarGurus, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARG), a leading global online automotive marketplace, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

“Although our industry and our business are facing unprecedented uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, CarGurus generated strong results in the second quarter that demonstrate our business’s flexibility and resilience,” said Langley Steinert, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CarGurus. “Over the last several months, our employees have produced remarkable successes all while navigating work-from-home environments and often-challenging circumstances. As a result of their hard work, we continue to deliver what we believe to be market-leading innovation and return on investment to our dealer customers. Our business showed several signs of recovery in the second quarter as consumer demand increased significantly in May and June, yielding strong lead generation and helping dealers rebuild their sales pipelines. We began a broad rollout of our Realtime Performance Marketing suite, generated record engagement on our consumer financing platform, and developed additional elements of the online transaction to offer more digital retail services in our marketplace.”

COVID-19 Business Update

The COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse effects have become widespread in locations where CarGurus and its customers, suppliers and third-party business partners conduct business and, as a result, CarGurus has experienced disruptions in its operations. Within the second quarter of 2020, CarGurus implemented several cost-savings measures pursuant to an expense reduction plan approved by the CarGurus Board of Directors to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CarGurus’ business (the “Restructuring”). For example, CarGurus initiated a reduction of approximately 13% of its workforce, significantly reduced global advertising spend compared to the second quarter of 2019, ceased marketplace operations in Germany, Italy, and Spain, and halted any new international expansion efforts. Additionally, to help dealer customers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, CarGurus was the first major online automotive marketplace(1) in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to extend billings relief to its customers. Specifically, CarGurus offered United States and Canadian paying dealers fee reductions of 50%, 50%, and 20% in the months of April, May, and June, respectively. In the United Kingdom, CarGurus offered paying dealers fee reductions of 50% during each month of the second quarter. The following table depicts marketplace subscription revenue in both the U.S. and International segments for the three months and six months ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively, reflecting the fee reductions.

(1) CarGurus defines major online automotive marketplaces in: (i) the United States as CarGurus.com, AutoTrader.com, Cars.com, and TrueCar.com; (ii) Canada as www.CarGurus.ca, Kijiji.ca, and AutoTrader.ca; and (iii) the United Kingdom as CarGurus.co.uk, Motors.co.uk, AutoTrader.co.uk, Pistonheads.com, and Gumtree.com.

             
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
Marketplace Subscription Revenue:   2020(1)     2019     2020     2019  
United States   $ 75,457     $ 122,352     $ 208,481     $ 237,373  
International     4,496       6,744       13,338       12,566  
Total   $ 79,953     $ 129,096     $ 221,819     $ 249,939  
(1) For the three months ended June 30, 2020, non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue for the United States, adjusted to include $44.0 million for fee reductions provided during the quarter, would have been approximately $119.5 million and non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue for International, adjusted to include $2.7 million for fee reductions provided during the quarter, would have been approximately $7.2 million. The impact of fee reductions for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was immaterial.  
   

While the macro-economic environment makes it difficult to anticipate the many variables that are impacting the economy, the industry and CarGurus’ business, recent events are encouraging. Despite reduced consumer marketing spend in May and June, during this period CarGurus’ U.S. average monthly unique users were 36.6 million(2) compared to April’s U.S. monthly unique users of 29.0 million(2). Additionally, in May and June, CarGurus’ U.S. average monthly sessions were 93.0 million(3) compared to April’s U.S. monthly sessions of 71.7 million(3). CarGurus believes these increases in May and June, demonstrate the strength in CarGurus’ recovery and the value delivered by CarGurus to paying dealers. While CarGurus’ paying dealer count declined in the month of April, cancellations stabilized in May and the rapid recovery in traffic and leads resulted in a substantial re-acquisition of business in the last two months of the quarter. Additionally, in the second quarter of 2020, CarGurus continued to innovate as it rolled out its Realtime Performance Marketing suite product on a broad scale and experienced a record number of loan originations on its consumer financing platform.

(2) Includes users from the Autolist website
(3) Includes sessions from the Autolist website

KPI Update

CarGurus adopted a new definition of its paying dealer metric to align CarGurus’ data with an enterprise-system upgrade. CarGurus now defines a paying dealer as a dealer account with an active, paid marketplace subscription at the end of a defined period. CarGurus had previously defined a paying dealer as a dealer, based on a distinct associated inventory feed, that subscribes to one of CarGurus’ paid Listings packages or Dealer Display advertising and audience targeting products at the end of a defined period. The enterprise-system upgrade and overhaul of its data architecture have provided CarGurus with improved accuracy in dealer-level data and is expected to yield improved efficiency in sales account management. CarGurus also completed a data-reconciliation effort to align its historical data to the new structure. After adjusting for the new definition, and taking into account the reconciled data, CarGurus has restated certain prior period paying dealer metrics. Due to the overhaul of the system’s architecture, CarGurus does not have the ability to restate paying dealer count metrics for periods prior to the end of the third quarter of 2019. As a result, the following table represents the number of paying dealers in both the U.S. and International segments reflecting the revised paying dealer definition as well as the reconciled data on each of September 30, 2019, December 31, 2019, March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

 
    At September 30,     At December 31,     At March 31,     At June 30,    
Number of Paying Dealers   2019     2019     2020     2020    
United States     26,163       26,289       25,723    (1)   23,806   (1)
International     6,923       7,329       7,537       6,452    
Total     33,086       33,618       33,260       30,258    
(1) Includes paying dealers from the Autolist website    
     

To offer additional insight regarding the business, the table below depicts marketplace subscription revenue in both the U.S. and International segments for each of the six most recent fiscal quarters ending with the quarter ended June 30, 2020. CarGurus intends to provide marketplace subscription revenue by segment in future quarters.

       
    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,     June 30,     September 30,     December 31,     March 31,     June 30,  
Marketplace Subscription Revenue:   2019     2019     2019     2019     2020(1)     2020(1)  
United States   $ 115,021     $ 122,352     $ 127,806     $ 131,550     $ 133,024     $ 75,457  
International     5,822       6,744       7,736       9,012       8,842       4,496  
Total   $ 120,843     $ 129,096     $ 135,542     $ 140,562     $ 141,866     $ 79,953  
(1) For the three months ended June 30, 2020, non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue for the United States, adjusted to include $44.0 million for fee reductions provided during the quarter, would have been approximately $119.5 million and non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue for International, adjusted to include $2.7 million for fee reductions provided during the quarter, would have been approximately $7.2 million. The impact of fee reductions for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was immaterial.  
   

Finally, because of the updated paying dealer definition and the restatement of prior period paying dealer numbers, CarGurus is not providing Average Annual Revenue per Subscribing Dealer (“AARSD”) for the second quarter of 2020 and does not intend to provide AARSD for future quarters. However, the table below depicts a related metric, Quarterly Average Marketplace Revenue per Subscribing Dealer (“QARSD”) which CarGurus expects to report moving forward, as of December 31, 2019, March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020. CarGurus defines QARSD, which is measured at the end of a fiscal quarter, as the marketplace subscription revenue during that quarter divided by the average number of paying dealers in that marketplace during the same quarter.  CarGurus calculates the average number of paying dealers for a period by adding the number of paying dealers at the end of the prior period and the end of the current period and dividing by two. CarGurus intends to provide QARSD by segment in future quarters.

       
    Three Months Ended  
    December 31,     March 31,     June 30,  
Quarterly Average Revenue per Subscribing Dealer   2019     2020     2020(1)  
United States   $ 5,016     $ 5,115     $ 3,047  
International   $ 1,265     $ 1,190     $ 643  
Consolidated   $ 4,215     $ 4,243     $ 2,517  
(1) For the three months ended June 30, 2020, utilizing non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue for such quarter instead of GAAP marketplace subscription revenue, the United States QARSD would have been approximately $4,825, the International QARSD would have been approximately $1,029, and the Consolidated QARSD would have been approximately $3,989, all of which are non-GAAP measures.  
   

Revenue

  • Total revenue was $94.7 million, a decrease of (35%) compared to $145.0 million in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Marketplace subscription revenue was $80.0 million, a decrease of (38%) compared to $129.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Advertising and other revenue was $14.8 million, a decrease of (7%) compared to $15.9 million in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Total non-GAAP, pro forma revenue would have been approximately $141.5 million which is inclusive of (i) approximately $126.7 million non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue, and (ii) $14.8 million of GAAP advertising and other revenue.

Operating Income

  • GAAP operating income was $8.7 million, or 9% of total revenue, compared to $3.5 million, or 2% of total revenue, in the second quarter of 2019.
  • GAAP operating income includes a one-time non-recurring $4.3 million Restructuring expense, inclusive of $0.8 million of stock-based compensation expense, associated with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $24.7 million, or 26% of total revenue, compared to $12.7 million, or 9% of total revenue, in the second quarter of 2019.

Net Income & Adjusted EBITDA

  • GAAP net income was $7.1 million, or $0.06 per fully diluted share during the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to $6.0 million, or $0.05 per fully diluted share during the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $21.3 million, or $0.19 per fully diluted share during the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to $11.0 million, or $0.10 per fully diluted share during the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP metric, was $27.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to $14.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • As of June 30, 2020, CarGurus had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $176.2 million and no debt.
  • CarGurus generated $24.8 million in cash from operations and $22.4 million in free cash flow, a non-GAAP metric, during the second quarter of 2020, compared to having generated $16.0 million in cash from operations and $12.4 million in free cash flow during the second quarter of 2019.

Second Quarter Business Metrics

  • U.S. revenue was $89.7 million in the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of (34%) compared to $137.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. GAAP operating income in the U.S. was $15.3 million, an increase of 9% compared to $14.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.
  • International revenue was $5.0 million in the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of (38%) compared to $8.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. GAAP operating loss in International markets was ($6.6) million, a reduction in loss of 37% compared to a loss of ($10.6) million in the second quarter of 2019.   
  • Website traffic and consumer engagement metrics for the second quarter of 2020 were as follows:
    • U.S. average monthly unique users were 34.1 million(1), a decrease of (8%) compared to 36.9 million in the second quarter of 2019. U.S. average monthly sessions were 85.9 million(2), a decrease of (15%) compared to 101.4 million in the second quarter of 2019.
    • International average monthly unique users were 7.8 million, a decrease of (21%) compared to 9.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. International average monthly sessions were 17.4 million, a decrease of (28%) compared to 24.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.           

 (1)     Includes users from the Autolist website
 (2)     Includes sessions from the Autolist website

Third Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Guidance

CarGurus anticipates total revenue, non-GAAP operating income, and non-GAAP earnings per share to be in the following ranges:

Third Quarter 2020:

  • Total revenue
$132 to $135 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income
$29 to $31 million
  • Non-GAAP EPS
$0.21 to $0.23

The third quarter 2020 non-GAAP earnings per share calculation assumes 114.1 million diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding.

Full-Year 2020:

  • Total revenue
$518 to $524 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income
$89 to $93 million
  • Non-GAAP EPS
$0.66 to $0.69

The full-year non-GAAP earnings per share calculation assumes 114.3 million diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding.

Guidance for the third quarter and full-year 2020 does not include any potential impact of foreign currency exchange gains or losses.

CarGurus has not reconciled its non-GAAP operating income guidance to GAAP operating income, or its non-GAAP EPS guidance to GAAP EPS, because stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, and restructuring expenses, the reconciling items between such GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, cannot be reasonably predicted due to, as applicable, the timing, amount, valuation and number of future employee equity awards, and the uncertainty relating to the timing, frequency and effect of acquisitions as well as restructuring and the significance of the resulting acquisition-related or restructuring expenses, and therefore cannot be determined without unreasonable effort. For more information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see the reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures and the section titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Business Metrics” below.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

CarGurus will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its second quarter ended June 30, 2020 financial results and business outlook at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, August 6, 2020. To access the conference call, dial (888) 220-8474 for callers in the U.S. or Canada, or (646) 828-8193 for international callers, and use the passcode 7553176. The webcast will be available live on the Investors section of CarGurus’ website at https://investors.cargurus.com.

An audio replay of the call will also be available to investors beginning at approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 6, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 20, 2020, by dialing (844) 512-2921 for callers in the U.S. or Canada, or (412) 317-6671 for international callers, and entering passcode 10146279. In addition, an archived webcast will be available on the Investors section of CarGurus’ website at https://investors.cargurus.com.

About CarGurus

Founded in 2006, CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG) is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. The Company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers. CarGurus is the most visited automotive shopping site in the U.S. (source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Automotive – Information/Resources, Total Audience, Q2 2020, U.S. (Competitive set includes: CarGurus.com, Autotrader.com, Cars.com, TrueCar.com)). In addition to the United States, CarGurus operates online marketplaces under the CarGurus brand in Canada and the United Kingdom. In the United States and the United Kingdom, CarGurus also operates the Autolist and PistonHeads online marketplaces, respectively, as independent brands. To learn more about CarGurus, visit www.cargurus.comCarGurus® is a registered trademark of CarGurus, Inc.

© 2020 CarGurus, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial and business performance for the third quarter 2020 and full-year 2020, our business and strategy, our ability to help our dealer customers and consumers, the impact of fee reductions that we have provided, our expectations for our enterprise-system upgrade and overhaul of our data architecture to yield improved efficiency in sales account management, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and financial results, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guide,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “will” and similar expressions and their negatives are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks related to our growth and ability to grow our revenue, our relationships with dealers, competition in the markets in which we operate, market growth, our ability to innovate, our ability to realize benefits from our acquisitions and successfully implement the integration strategies in connection therewith, natural disasters, epidemics or pandemics, like COVID-19 that has negatively impacted our business, our ability to realize cost savings and achieve other benefits for our business from our expense reduction efforts, our ability to operate in compliance with applicable laws, as well as other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Moreover, we operate in very competitive and rapidly changing environments. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, we cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. We are under no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

   
    At
June 30,
2020
    At
December 31,
2019
 
Assets                
Current assets                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 133,199     $ 59,920  
Investments     43,000       111,692  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $672 and $240, respectively     16,844       22,124  
Prepaid expenses and prepaid income taxes     11,141       10,452  
Deferred contract costs     9,652       9,544  
Other current assets     1,849       4,972  
Restricted cash     396       250  
Total current assets     216,081       218,954  
Property and equipment, net     26,881       27,950  
Intangible assets     10,599       3,920  
Goodwill     27,623       15,207  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     66,086       59,986  
Restricted cash     10,627       10,553  
Deferred tax assets     37,206       42,713  
Deferred contract costs, net of current portion     8,825       10,514  
Other non-current assets     3,508       3,826  
Total assets   $ 407,436     $ 393,623  
Liabilities and stockholders equity                
Current liabilities                
Accounts payable   $ 10,438     $ 36,731  
Accrued expenses, accrued income taxes and other current liabilities     12,991       18,262  
Deferred revenue     8,195       9,984  
Operating lease liabilities     11,523       8,781  
Total current liabilities     43,147       73,758  
Operating lease liabilities     65,073       60,818  
Deferred tax liabilities     314       284  
Other non–current liabilities     3,047       1,908  
Total liabilities     111,581       136,768  
Stockholders’ equity:                
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding            
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value per share; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 92,862,607 and 91,819,649 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively     93       92  
Class B common stock, $0.001 par value per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 19,975,155 and 20,314,644 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively     20       20  
Additional paid-in capital     224,418       205,234  
Retained earnings     71,686       51,859  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (362 )     (350 )
Total stockholders’ equity     295,855       256,855  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 407,436     $ 393,623  
   
   

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statements
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

             
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Revenue   $ 94,737     $ 145,031     $ 252,426     $ 280,301  
Cost of revenue(1)     9,880       8,628       21,490       16,348  
Gross profit     84,857       136,403       230,936       263,953  
Operating expenses:                                
Sales and marketing     38,583       101,789       132,178       193,105  
Product, technology, and development     21,887       17,346       44,971       33,318  
General and administrative     14,158       12,540       30,018       24,300  
Depreciation and amortization     1,520       1,180       3,041       2,247  
Total operating expenses     76,148       132,855       210,208       252,970  
Income from operations     8,709       3,548       20,728       10,983  
Other income, net:                                
Interest income     317       744       879       1,488  
Other income, net     157       105       323       1,007  
Total other income, net     474       849       1,202       2,495  
Income before income taxes     9,183       4,397       21,930       13,478  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes     2,052       (1,610 )     2,103       (5,113 )
Net income   $ 7,131     $ 6,007     $ 19,827     $ 18,591  
Net income per share attributable to common stockholders:                                
Basic   $ 0.06     $ 0.05     $ 0.18     $ 0.17  
Diluted   $ 0.06     $ 0.05     $ 0.17     $ 0.16  
Weighted-average number of shares of common stock used in computing net income per share attributable to common stockholders:                                
Basic     112,734,393       111,299,345       112,544,743       111,051,070  
Diluted     113,737,465       113,388,509       113,947,241       113,398,793  
(1) Includes depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 and for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 of $1,837, $734, $3,306 and $1,294, respectively.  
   
   

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Operating Activities                                
Net income   $ 7,131     $ 6,007     $ 19,827     $ 18,591  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                                
Depreciation and amortization     3,357       1,914       6,347       3,541  
Currency loss (gain) on foreign denominated transactions     11       (7 )     (91 )     (840 )
Deferred taxes     (769 )     (1,624 )     4,695       (5,316 )
Provision for doubtful accounts     456       353       1,658       368  
Stock-based compensation expense     11,769       8,943       23,375       16,629  
Amortization of deferred contract costs     2,805       1,804       5,641       3,634  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                                
Accounts receivable, net     252       (2,319 )     5,653       (3,838 )
Prepaid expenses, prepaid income taxes, and other assets     13,882       (311 )     2,835       (2,071 )
Deferred contract costs     (778 )     (3,392 )     (4,074 )     (7,768 )
Accounts payable     (18,477 )     2,807       (25,914 )     6,032  
Accrued expenses, accrued income taxes, and other current liabilities     (944 )     2,700       (5,294 )     (1,309 )
Deferred revenue     3,150       (464 )     (1,788 )     (332 )
Lease obligations     1,619       (500 )     898       (1,880 )
Other non-current liabilities     1,323       133       1,160       288  
Net cash provided by operating activities     24,787       16,044       34,928       25,729  
Investing Activities                                
Purchases of property and equipment     (1,357 )     (2,884 )     (2,571 )     (8,584 )
Capitalization of website development costs     (1,029 )     (716 )     (1,695 )     (1,527 )
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired                 (21,004 )     (19,139 )
Investments in certificates of deposit           (70,827 )           (96,527 )
Maturities of certificates of deposit     38,281       60,000       68,692       100,000  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     35,895       (14,427 )     43,422       (25,777 )
Financing Activities                                
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     415       391       929       1,088  
Payment of finance lease obligations     (9 )     (6 )     (18 )     (12 )
Payment of withholding taxes on net share settlement of
  restricted stock units
    (2,389 )     (4,637 )     (5,786 )     (8,591 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (1,983 )     (4,252 )     (4,875 )     (7,515 )
Impact of foreign currency on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash     52       40       24       17  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash     58,751       (2,595 )     73,499       (7,546 )
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period     85,471       32,607       70,723       37,558  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period   $ 144,222     $ 30,012     $ 144,222     $ 30,012  
   
   

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Income to Non-GAAP Operating Income and GAAP Operating Margin to Non-GAAP Operating Margin
(in thousands, except percentages)

             
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019(1)     2020     2019(1)  
GAAP operating income   $ 8,709     $ 3,548     $ 20,728     $ 10,983  
Stock-based compensation expense     11,923       8,943       23,604       16,629  
Amortization of intangible assets     485       164       917       319  
Acquisition-related expenses     24       86       968       91  
Restructuring expenses(2)     3,514             3,514        
Non-GAAP operating income   $ 24,655     $ 12,741     $ 49,731     $ 28,022  
                                 
GAAP operating margin     9 %     2 %     8 %     4 %
Non-GAAP operating margin     26 %     9 %     20 %     10 %
(1) In December 2019, we revised our definition of Non-GAAP operating income to exclude the impact of acquisition-related expenses. This revised definition more accurately reflects management's view of our business and financial performance. Non-GAAP operating income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 has been restated for comparison purposes.  
(2) Excludes stock-based compensation expense related to the Restructuring of $753 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 as the amount is already included within the stock-based compensation line item.  
   
   

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income
(in thousands, except per share data)

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019(3)     2020     2019(3)  
GAAP net income   $ 7,131     $ 6,007     $ 19,827     $ 18,591  
Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax(1)     9,419       7,065       18,647       13,137  
Change in tax provision from stock-based compensation expense(2)     747       (2,366 )     (486 )     (7,689 )
Amortization of intangible assets     485       164       917       319  
Acquisition-related expenses     24       86       968       91  
Restructuring expenses(4)     3,514             3,514        
Non-GAAP net income   $ 21,320     $ 10,956     $ 43,387     $ 24,449  
Non-GAAP net income per share:                                
Basic   $ 0.19     $ 0.10     $ 0.39     $ 0.22  
Diluted   $ 0.19     $ 0.10     $ 0.38     $ 0.22  
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculations                                
Basic     112,734       111,299       112,545       111,051  
Diluted     113,737       113,389       113,947       113,399  
(1) The stock-based compensation amounts reflected in the table above are tax effected at the U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21%.  
(2) This adjustment reflects the tax effect of differences between tax deductions related to stock compensation and the corresponding financial statement expense.  
(3) In December 2019, we revised our definition of Non-GAAP net income to exclude the impact of acquisition-related expenses. This revised definition more accurately reflects management's view of our business and financial performance. Non-GAAP net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 has been restated for comparison purposes.  
(4) Excludes stock-based compensation expense related to the Restructuring of $753 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 as the amount is already included within the stock-based compensation line item.  
   
   

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit and GAAP Gross Profit Margin to Non-GAAP Gross Profit Margin
(in thousands, except percentages)

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Revenue   $ 94,737     $ 145,031     $ 252,426     $ 280,301  
Cost of revenue     9,880       8,628       21,490       16,348  
Gross profit     84,857       136,403       230,936       263,953  
Stock-based compensation expense included in Cost of revenue     85       95       184       176  
Acquisition-related expenses included in Cost of revenue                 22        
Restructuring expenses included in Cost of revenue     1,051             1,051        
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 85,993     $ 136,498     $ 232,193     $ 264,129  
                                 
GAAP gross profit margin     90 %     94 %     91 %     94 %
Non-GAAP gross profit margin     91 %     94 %     92 %     94 %
                                 
                                 

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP Expense to Non-GAAP Expense
(in thousands)

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2020     2019  
    GAAP expense     Stock-based
compensation
expense
    Amortization of
intangible assets
    Acquisition-related expenses     Restructuring expenses(4)     Non-GAAP
expense
    GAAP expense     Stock-based
compensation
expense
    Amortization of
intangible assets
    Acquisition-related expenses(3)     Restructuring expenses(4)     Non-GAAP
expense
 
Cost of revenue   $ 9,880     $ (85 )   $     $     $ (1,051 )   $ 8,744     $ 8,628     $ (95 )   $     $     $     $ 8,533  
S&M     38,583       (3,064 )                 (1,668 )     33,851       101,789       (2,560 )                       99,229  
P,T&D(1)     21,887       (5,316 )                 (679 )     15,892       17,346       (3,997 )                       13,349  
G&A     14,158       (3,458 )           (24 )     (116 )     10,560       12,540       (2,291 )           (86 )           10,163  
Depreciation & amortization     1,520             (485 )                 1,035       1,180             (164 )                 1,016  
Operating expenses(2)   $ 76,148     $ (11,838 )   $ (485 )   $ (24 )   $ (2,463 )   $ 61,338     $ 132,855     $ (8,848 )   $ (164 )   $ (86 )   $       123,757  
Total expenses   $ 86,028     $ (11,923 )   $ (485 )   $ (24 )   $ (3,514 )   $ 70,082     $ 141,483     $ (8,943 )   $ (164 )   $ (86 )   $     $ 132,290  
(1) Product, Technology, & Development  
(2) Operating expenses include S&M, P,T&D, G&A, and depreciation & amortization  
(3) In December 2019, we revised our definition of Non-GAAP expense to exclude the impact of acquisition-related expenses. This revised definition more accurately reflects management's view of our business and financial performance. Non-GAAP expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 has been restated for comparison purposes.  
(4) Excludes stock-based compensation expense related to the Restructuring of $753 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 as the amount is already included within the stock-based compensation line items.  
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2020     2019  
    GAAP expense     Stock-based
compensation
expense
    Amortization of
intangible assets
    Acquisition-related expenses     Restructuring expenses(4)     Non-GAAP
expense
    GAAP expense     Stock-based
compensation
expense
    Amortization of
intangible assets
    Acquisition-related expenses(3)     Restructuring expenses(4)     Non-GAAP
expense
 
Cost of revenue   $ 21,490     $ (184 )   $     $ (22 )   $ (1,051 )   $ 20,233     $ 16,348     $ (176 )   $     $     $     $ 16,172  
S&M     132,178       (5,756 )           (152 )     (1,668 )     124,602       193,105       (4,872 )                       188,233  
P,T&D(1)     44,971       (10,721 )           (527 )     (679 )     33,044       33,318       (7,180 )                       26,138  
G&A     30,018       (6,943 )           (267 )     (116 )     22,692       24,300       (4,401 )           (91 )           19,808  
Depreciation & amortization     3,041             (917 )                 2,124       2,247             (319 )                 1,928  
Operating expenses(2)   $ 210,208     $ (23,420 )   $ (917 )   $ (946 )   $ (2,463 )   $ 182,462     $ 252,970     $ (16,453 )   $ (319 )   $ (91 )   $     $ 236,107  
Total expenses   $ 231,698     $ (23,604 )   $ (917 )   $ (968 )   $ (3,514 )   $ 202,695     $ 269,318     $ (16,629 )   $ (319 )   $ (91 )   $     $ 252,279  
(1) Product, Technology, & Development  
(2) Operating expenses include S&M, P,T&D, G&A, and depreciation & amortization  
(3) In December 2019, we revised our definition of Non-GAAP expense to exclude the impact of acquisition-related expenses. This revised definition more accurately reflects management's view of our business and financial performance. Non-GAAP expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 has been restated for comparison purposes.
(4) Excludes stock-based compensation expense related to the Restructuring of $753 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 as the amount is already included within the stock-based compensation line items.
 
   
   

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands)

             
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019(1)     2020     2019(1)  
GAAP net income   $ 7,131     $ 6,007     $ 19,827     $ 18,591  
Depreciation and amortization     3,357       1,914       6,347       3,541  
Stock-based compensation expense     11,923       8,943       23,604       16,629  
Acquisition-related expenses     24       86       968       91  
Restructuring expenses(2)     3,514             3,514        
Other income, net     (474 )     (849 )     (1,202 )     (2,495 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes     2,052       (1,610 )     2,103       (5,113 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 27,527     $ 14,491     $ 55,161     $ 31,244  
(1) In December 2019, we revised our definition of Adjusted EBITDA to exclude the impact of acquisition-related expenses. This revised definition more accurately reflects management's view of our business and financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 has been restated for comparison purposes.  
(2) Excludes stock-based compensation expense related to the Restructuring of $753 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 as the amount is already included within the stock-based compensation line item in the Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA.  
   
   

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP Net Cash and Cash Equivalents Provided by Operating Activities to Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow
(in thousands)

    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
GAAP net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating
  activities
  $ 24,787     $ 16,044     $ 34,928     $ 25,729  
Purchases of property and equipment     (1,357 )     (2,884 )     (2,571 )     (8,584 )
Capitalization of website development costs     (1,029 )     (716 )     (1,695 )     (1,527 )
Non-GAAP free cash flow   $ 22,401     $ 12,444     $ 30,662     $ 15,618  
   
   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Business Metrics

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), we provide investors with certain non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics, which we believe are helpful to our investors. We use these non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

The presentation of non-GAAP financial information and other business metrics is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. While our non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics are an important tool for financial and operational decision-making and for evaluating our own operating results over different periods of time, we urge investors to review the reconciliation of these financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included above, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income, adjusted to exclude: depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, Restructuring expenses, other income, net, and the provision for (benefit from) income taxes. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our operating performance, generate future operating plans, and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the exclusion of certain items in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can produce a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business.

We define Free Cash Flow as cash flow from operations, adjusted to include purchases of property and equipment and capitalization of website development costs. We have presented Free Cash Flow because it is a measure of the Company’s financial performance that represents the cash that the Company is able to generate after expenditures required to maintain or expand our asset base.

We define total non-GAAP, pro forma revenue as the sum of (i) non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue and (ii) GAAP advertising and other revenue. We define non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue as GAAP marketplace subscription revenue, adjusted to exclude the impact of fee reductions and which assumes that we had no incremental churn other than realized in the relevant quarter, such that all reported paying dealers retained their subscriptions at their full subscription level. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information that will allow investors to compare our period-to-period revenue trends.

We also monitor operating measures of certain non-GAAP items including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP expense, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share.  These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring expenses and acquisition-related expenses. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share also exclude the change in tax provision from stock-based compensation expense. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

While a reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to, as applicable, the timing, amount, valuation and number of future employee equity awards, and the uncertainty relating to the timing, frequency and effect of acquisitions as well as restructuring and the significance of the resulting acquisition-related or restructuring expenses, we have provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics to the nearest comparable GAAP measures in the accompanying financial statement tables included in this press release.

We define a paying dealer as a dealer account with an active, paid marketplace subscription, at the end of a defined period. We had previously defined a paying dealer as a dealer, based on a distinct associated inventory feed, that subscribes to one of our paid Listings packages or Dealer Display advertising and audience targeting products at the end of a defined period.

We define QARSD, which is measured at the end of a fiscal quarter, as the marketplace subscription revenue during that trailing quarter divided by the average number of paying dealers in that marketplace during the quarter. We calculate the average number of paying dealers for a period by adding the number of paying dealers at the end of the prior period and the end of the current period and dividing by two. We have provided QARSD for the three months ended June 30, 2020 utilizing non-GAAP, pro forma marketplace subscription revenue for such quarter in addition to GAAP marketplace subscription revenue because we believe that calculating QARSD for such quarter with this non-GAAP revenue measure provides useful information that will allow investors to compare period-to-period trends in our business.

For each of our websites, we define a monthly unique user as an individual who has visited such website within a calendar month, based on data as measured by Google Analytics. We calculate average monthly unique users as the sum of the monthly unique users in a given period, divided by the number of months in that period. We count a unique user the first time a computer or mobile device with a unique device identifier accesses one of our websites during a calendar month. If an individual accesses a website using a different device within a given month, the first access by each such device is counted as a separate unique user.

We define monthly sessions as the number of distinct visits to our websites that take place each month within a given time frame, as measured and defined by Google Analytics. We calculate average monthly sessions as the sum of the monthly sessions in a given period, divided by the number of months in that period. A session is defined as beginning with the first page view from a computer or mobile device and ending at the earliest of when a user closes their browser window, after 30 minutes of inactivity, or each night at midnight (i) Eastern Time for our United States and Canada websites, other than the Autolist website, (ii) Pacific Time for the Autolist website (iii) Greenwich Mean Time for our U.K. websites, and (iv) Central European Time (or Central European Summer Time when daylight savings is observed) for our Germany, Italy, and Spain websites, which ceased operations in the second quarter of 2020. A session can be made up of multiple page views and visitor actions, such as performing a search, visiting vehicle detail pages, and connecting with a dealer.

We define leads as user inquiries via our marketplace to dealers by phone calls, email, or managed text and chat.

Investor Contact:
Scot Fredo
Senior Vice President, CarGurus
investors@cargurus.com


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