Bumble Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

08/11/2021

Total Revenue Increased 38% to $186 million
Bumble App Revenue Increased 55% to $127 million
Raising Full Year 2021 Outlook

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bumble Inc. (NASDAQ: BMBL), the parent company of Bumble and Badoo, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

“In the second quarter, we remained focused on executing against our strategic priorities and delivered strong growth in paying users, engagement and monetization across both Bumble app and Badoo app. Our results are a reflection of the appeal of our mission, and the result of the investments we are making in our product offerings, our technology, our international expansion efforts, and our ongoing commitment to our members. More people across the globe are benefiting from our brands, given the growing desire for healthy and equitable relationships,” said Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder and CEO of Bumble.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial and Operational Results:
(All comparisons relative to the Second Quarter 2020)

  • Total revenue increased 38% to $186.2 million.
  • Bumble App Revenue grew 55% to $127.3 million.
  • Badoo App and Other Revenue grew 11% to $58.9 million.
  • Total Paying Users increased 20% to 2.9 million.
  • Total average revenue per paying user ("ARPPU") increased to $20.88, compared to $18.12.
  • Net loss was $11.1 million and net loss margin was (6.0)%, compared to net loss of $5.5 million and net loss margin of (4.0)%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $51.9 million, or 27.9% of revenue, compared to $32.5 million, or 24.1% of revenue.

“Our business delivered outstanding revenue growth in the second quarter, as we increased our user base and provided our members with innovative products that led to increases in paying users and ARPPU,” added Anu Subramanian, CFO of Bumble. "Our Adjusted EBITDA expansion demonstrates that we are able to grow our business while scaling our cost structure efficiently. We are encouraged by the momentum we are seeing, and are pleased to be increasing our financial outlook for both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the year.”

Key Operating Metrics:

(In thousands, except ARPPU) Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2020
 
Key Operating Metrics      
Bumble App Paying Users  1,473.0   1,079.3 
Badoo App and Other Paying Users  1,454.3   1,352.9 
Total Paying Users  2,927.3   2,432.2 
Bumble App Average Revenue per Paying User $28.81  $25.40 
Badoo App and Other Average Revenue per Paying User $12.85  $12.32 
Total Average Revenue per Paying User $20.88  $18.12 

Balance Sheet:

At June 30, 2021, total cash and cash equivalents were $252.0 million and total debt was $624.2 million.

Financial results will not be final until Bumble files its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period. Information about Bumble's use of non-GAAP financial measures is provided below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Financial Outlook:

Bumble anticipates total revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter ending September 30, 2021 and year ending December 31, 2021 to be:

Third quarter 2021:

  • Total revenue in the range of $195 to $198 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $48 to $50 million.

Full year 2021:

  • Total revenue in the range of $752 to $762 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $195 to $200 million.

Actual results may differ materially from Bumble’s Financial Outlook as a result of, among other things, the factors described under “Forward-Looking Statements” below.

With regards to the Adjusted EBITDA outlook provided above, a reconciliation to GAAP net earnings (loss) has not been provided as the quantification of certain items included in the calculation of GAAP net earnings (loss) cannot be calculated or predicted at this time without unreasonable efforts. For example, the non-GAAP adjustment for stock-based compensation expense requires additional inputs such as number of shares granted and market price that are not currently ascertainable, and the non-GAAP adjustment for certain legal, tax and regulatory reserves and expenses depends on the timing and magnitude of these expenses and cannot be accurately forecasted. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could have a potentially unpredictable, and potentially significant, impact on its future GAAP financial results.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Bumble will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, August 11, 2021. To listen to the live conference call, please dial toll free (833) 362-0206 or (914) 987-7675, access code 5974259, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A webcast of the call and other information related to the call will be accessible on the Investors section of the Company’s website at https://ir.bumble.com. A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

Definitions

Bumble App Average Revenue per Paying User is calculated based on Bumble App Revenue in any measurement period, divided by Bumble App Paying Users in such period divided by the number of months in the period.

Bumble App Paying User is a user that has purchased or renewed a Bumble subscription plan and/or made an in-app purchase on the Bumble app in a given month. We calculate Bumble App Paying Users as a monthly average, by counting the number of Bumble App Paying Users in each month and then dividing by the number of months in the relevant measurement period.

Badoo App and Other Average Revenue per Paying User is calculated based on Badoo App and Other Revenue in any measurement period, excluding any revenue generated from advertising and partnerships or affiliates, divided by Badoo App and Other Paying Users in such period divided by the number of months in the period.

Badoo App and Other Paying User is a user that has purchased or renewed a subscription plan and/or made an in-app purchase on the Badoo app in a given month (or made a purchase on one of our other apps that we owned and operated in a given month, or purchase on other third-party apps that used our technology in the relevant period). We calculate Badoo App and Other Paying Users as a monthly average, by counting the number of Badoo App and Other Paying Users in each month and then dividing by the number of months in the relevant measurement period.

Predecessor refers to Worldwide Vision Limited and its consolidated subsidiaries. Worldwide Vision Limited operated the trade of Bumble Inc. prior to the consummation of the acquisition (the “Sponsor Acquisition”) on January 29, 2020 of a majority stake in Worldwide Vision Limited by a group of investment funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc.

Successor refers to Buzz Holdings L.P. and its consolidated subsidiaries from the Sponsor Acquisition to the initial public offering on February 16, 2021 and to Bumble Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries after the initial public offering.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report our financial results in accordance with GAAP, however, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide users of our financial information with useful supplemental information that enables a better comparison of our performance across periods. These measures include: Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow and free cash flow conversion. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin provide visibility to the underlying continuing operating performance by excluding the impact of certain expenses, including income tax (benefit) provision, interest (income) expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, foreign exchange (gain) loss, changes in fair value of contingent earn-out liability, interest rate swaps and external investments, transaction and other costs and litigation costs net of insurance reimbursements that arise outside of the ordinary course of business, as management does not believe these expenses are representative of our core earnings. In addition to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin, we believe free cash flow and free cash flow conversion provide useful information regarding how cash provided by operating activities compares to the capital expenditures required to maintain and grow our business, and our available liquidity, after funding such capital expenditures, to service our debt, fund strategic initiatives and strengthen our balance sheet, as well as our ability to convert our earnings to cash. Additionally, we believe such metrics are widely used by investors, securities analysis, ratings agencies and other parties in evaluating liquidity and debt-service capabilities. We calculate free cash flow and free cash flow conversion using methodologies that we believe can provide useful supplemental information to help investors better understand underlying trends in our business.

Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP. Additionally, we do not consider our non-GAAP financial measures as superior to, or a substitute for, the equivalent measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is defined as net earnings (loss) excluding income tax (benefit) provision, interest (income) expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, foreign exchange (gain) loss, changes in fair value of contingent earn-out liability, interest rate swaps and external investments, transaction and other costs and litigation costs net of insurance reimbursements that arise outside of the ordinary course of business.

Adjusted EBITDA margin represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less capital expenditures.

Free cash flow conversion represents free cash flow as a percentage of Adjusted EBITDA.

Operating cash flow conversion represents net cash provided by (used in) operating activities as a percentage of net earnings (loss).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements reflecting our current views with respect to, among other things, our operations, our financial performance, our industry, the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) on our business and other non-historical statements, including without limitation the statements in the “Financial Outlook” section of this press release. In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believe(s),” “expect(s),” “potential,” “continue(s),” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “seek(s),” “predict(s),” “intend(s),” “trends,” “plan(s),” “estimate(s),” “anticipates,” “projection,” “will likely result” and or the negative version of these words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • our ability to retain existing users or attract new users and to convert users to paying users

  • competition and changes in the competitive landscape of our market

  • our ability to distribute our dating products through third parties, such as Apple App Store or Google Play Store, and offset related fees

  • the impact of data security breaches or cyber attacks on our systems and the costs of remediation related to any such incidents

  • the continued development and upgrading of our technology platform and our ability to adapt to rapid technological developments and changes in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • our ability to obtain, maintain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights and successfully defend against claims of infringement, misappropriation or other violations of third-party intellectual property

  • our ability to comply with complex and evolving U.S. and international laws and regulations relating to our business, including data privacy laws

  • foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations

  • risks relating to certain of our international operations, including successful expansion into new markets

  • affiliates of The Blackstone Group Inc.’s (“Blackstone”) and our Founder’s control of us

  • the outsized voting rights of affiliates of Blackstone and our Founder

  • the inability to attract hire and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce, or maintain our corporate culture

  • changes in business or macroeconomic conditions, including the impact of COVID-19 (and other widespread health emergencies or pandemics) and measures taken in response, lower consumer confidence in our business or in the online dating industry generally, recessionary conditions, increased unemployment rates, stagnant or declining wages, political unrest, armed conflicts or natural disasters

For additional information on these and other factors that could cause Bumble’s actual results to differ materially from expected results, please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 15, 2021, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Bumble

Bumble Inc. is the parent company of Bumble and Badoo, two of the world’s highest-grossing dating apps with millions of users worldwide. The Bumble platform enables people to connect and build equitable and healthy relationships. Founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, the Bumble app is one of the first dating apps built with women at the center, and the Badoo app, which was founded in 2006, is one of the pioneers of web and mobile dating products. Bumble currently employs over 800 people in offices in Austin, Barcelona, London, and Moscow.

For more information about Bumble, please visit www.bumble.com and follow @Bumble on social platforms.

Source: Bumble Inc.

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Bumble Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share information)
(Unaudited)

  June 30, 2021  December 31, 2020 
ASSETS      
Cash and cash equivalents $252,021  $128,029 
Accounts receivable  66,745   41,595 
Other current assets  85,282   81,387 
Total current assets  404,048   251,011 
Right-of-use assets  9,442   11,711 
Lease receivable  1,115   1,069 
Property and equipment, net  15,000   16,833 
Goodwill  1,540,112   1,540,915 
Intangible assets, net  1,765,825   1,812,410 
Deferred tax assets, net  15,175    
Other noncurrent assets  3,913   3,319 
Total assets $3,754,630  $3,637,268 
LIABILITIES AND BUMBLE INC. SHAREHOLDERS’ / BUZZ HOLDINGS L.P. OWNERS’ EQUITY      
Accounts payable $15,689  $23,741 
Deferred revenue  37,329   31,269 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  115,083   180,986 
Current portion of long-term debt, net  2,588   5,338 
Total current liabilities  170,689   241,334 
Long-term debt, net  621,645   820,876 
Deferred tax liabilities, net     428,087 
Tax receivable agreement liability  356,755    
Other liabilities  118,033   62,190 
Total liabilities $1,267,122  $1,552,487 
Commitments and contingencies      
Bumble Inc. Shareholders’ / Buzz Holdings L.P. Owners’ Equity:      
Class A common stock (par value $0.01 per share, 6,000,000,000 shares authorized; 119,799,036 shares issued; and 119,799,036 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2021)  1,198    
Class B common stock (par value $0.01 per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized; 20 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021)      
Preferred stock (par value $0.01; authorized 600,000,000 shares; no shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021)      
Limited Partners’ interest     1,903,121 
Additional paid-in capital  1,339,583   
Accumulated deficit  (35,928)   
Accumulated other comprehensive income  175,198   180,852 
Total Bumble Inc. shareholders’ / Buzz Holdings L.P. owners’ equity  1,480,051   2,083,973 
Noncontrolling interests  1,007,457   808 
Total shareholders’ / owners’ equity  2,487,508   2,084,781 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ / owners’ equity $3,754,630  $3,637,268 


Bumble Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share / unit information)
(Unaudited)

  Successor   Predecessor 
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2020
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Period from
January 29,
through
June 30,
2020
   Period from
January 1,
through
January 28,
2020
 
Revenue $186,217  $135,142  $356,930  $214,287   $39,990 
Operating costs and expenses:                
Cost of revenue  50,797   36,867   98,544   58,494    10,790 
Selling and marketing expense  49,711   39,480   96,549   66,767    11,157 
General and administrative expense  43,381   20,128   169,905   80,162    44,907 
Product development expense  24,921   10,110   59,966   17,055    4,087 
Depreciation and amortization expense  26,905   24,032   53,860   40,345    408 
Total operating costs and expenses  195,715   130,617   478,824   262,823    71,349 
Operating earnings (loss)  (9,498)  4,525   (121,894)  (48,536)   (31,359)
Interest income (expense)  (5,921)  (5,246)  (13,650)  (9,785)   50 
Other income (expense), net  4,731   (1,159)  11,722   (547)   (882)
Income (loss) before income taxes  (10,688)  (1,880)  (123,822)  (58,868)   (32,191)
Income tax benefit (provision)  (459)  (3,585)  436,117   (2,406)   (365)
Net earnings (loss)  (11,147)  (5,465)  312,295   (61,274)   (32,556)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests  (4,064)  (16)  (22,412)  (64)   1,917 
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Bumble Inc. shareholders / Buzz Holdings L.P. owners $(7,083) $(5,449) $334,707  $(61,210)  $(34,473)
Net earnings (loss) per share / unit attributable to Bumble Inc. shareholders / Buzz Holdings L.P. owners                
Basic earnings (loss) per share / unit $(0.06) $  $1.67  $(0.02)    
Diluted earnings (loss) per share / unit $(0.06) $  $1.62  $(0.02)    


Bumble Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Successor   Predecessor 
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2020
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Period from
January 29,
through
June 30,
2020
   Period from
January 1,
through
January 28,
2020
 
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net earnings (loss) $(11,147) $(5,465) $312,295  $(61,274)  $(32,556)
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization  26,905   24,032   53,860   40,345    408 
Changes in fair value of interest rate swaps  201      (2,743)       
Changes in fair value of contingent consideration  484      72,438        
Deferred income tax  (159)  6,103   (441,841)  5,586    26 
Stock-based compensation expense  29,916   2,756   75,739   4,176    4,156 
Net foreign exchange difference  (5,114)  (1,170)  (7,421)  5,161    (198)
Other, net  1,326   164   4,045   (91)   (195)
Changes in assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable  (4,663)  (5,235)  (25,738)  (2,486)   (17,599)
Other current assets  1,795   3,550   (5,439)  (14,253)   (2,175)
Accounts payable  578   (498)  (8,616)  (13,137)   12,984 
Deferred revenue  3,959   7,723   6,060   15,801    289 
Legal liabilities  (7,384)  (893)  (37,627)  (3,480)   (521)
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  (21,995)  (9,149)  (26,405)  (11,167)   32,075 
Other, net  (302)  143   (46)  (980)    
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  14,400   22,061   (31,439)  (35,799)   (3,306)
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Capital expenditures  (2,840)  (2,511)  (5,552)  (3,432)   (1,045)
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired           (2,801,262)    
Other, net  34   (58)  3   (131)   16 
Net cash used in investing activities  (2,806)  (2,569)  (5,549)  (2,804,825)   (1,029)
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock sold in initial public offering, net of offering costs        2,358,371        
Payments to purchase and retire common stock        (1,018,365)       
Purchase of Common Units from Pre-IPO Common Unitholders in the initial public offering        (973,289)       
Proceeds from repayments of loans to related companies           41,929     
Debt issuance costs           (16,281)    
Limited Partners’ interest           2,334,233     
Proceeds from term loan           575,000     
Repayment of term loan  (6,096)  (1,405)  (206,096)  (1,405)    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (6,096)  (1,405)  160,621   2,933,476     
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  264   995   102   (6,720)   813 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash  5,762   19,082   123,735   86,132    (3,522)
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of the period  246,259   120,977   128,286   53,927    57,449 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the period  252,021   140,059   252,021   140,059    53,927 
Less restricted cash     258      258    258 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $252,021  $139,801  $252,021  $139,801   $53,669 


Bumble Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to NON-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Earnings (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

  Successor   Predecessor 
(In thousands, except percentages) Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2020
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Period from
January 29,
through
June 30,
2020
   Period from
January 1,
2020 through
January 28,
2020
 
Net earnings (loss) $(11,147) $(5,465) $312,295  $(61,274)  $(32,556)
Add back:                
Income tax (benefit) provision  459   3,585   (436,117)  2,406    365 
Interest (income) expense  5,921   5,246   13,650   9,785    (50)
Depreciation and amortization  26,905   24,032   53,860   40,345    408 
Stock-based compensation expense  29,916   2,756   75,739   4,176    336 
Litigation costs, net of insurance reimbursements (1)  1,541      1,775   1,000     
Foreign exchange (gain) loss (2)  (4,796)  1,604   (8,639)  957    523 
Changes in fair value of interest rate swaps(3)  201      (2,743)       
Transaction and other costs(4)  2,522   755   16,024   47,852    40,345 
Changes in fair value of contingent earn-out liability  484      72,438        
Changes in fair value of external investments  (123)     (319)       
Adjusted EBITDA $51,883  $32,513  $97,963  $45,247   $9,371 
Net earnings (loss) margin(5)  (6.0)%  (4.0)%  87.5%  (28.6)%   (81.4)%
Adjusted EBITDA margin  27.9%  24.1%  27.4%  21.1%   23.4%

(1) Represents certain litigation costs, net of insurance reimbursements associated with pending litigations or settlements of litigation.
(2) Represents foreign exchange (gain) loss due to foreign currency transactions.
(3) Represents fair value gain on interest rate swaps.
(4) Represents legal, accounting, advisory fees and certain other costs related to our offerings, including the Sponsor Acquisition, our IPO and the Reorganization.
(5) Net earnings margin for the six months ended June 30, 2021 includes a $441.5 million tax benefit related to the reversal of a deferred tax liability due to a restructuring of the Company’s international operations.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Used in Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

 Successor   Predecessor 
(In thousands, except percentages)Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2020
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Period from
January 29,
through
June 30,
2020
   Period from
January 1,
2020
through
January 28,
2020
 
Net cash used in operating activities$14,400  $22,061  $(31,439) $(35,799)  $(3,306)
Less:               
Capital expenditures (2,840)  (2,511)  (5,552)  (3,432)   (1,045)
Free cash flow$11,560  $19,550  $(36,991) $(39,231)  $(4,351)
Operating cash flow conversion (129.2)%  (403.7)%  (10.1)%  58.4%   10.2%
Free cash flow conversion 22.3%  60.1%  (37.8)%  (86.7)%   (46.4)%

Supplementary Information (Unaudited)

Stock-based Compensation Expense

  Successor   Predecessor 
(In thousands) Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2020
  Six Months
Ended
June 30,
2021
  Period from
January 29,
through
June 30,
2020
   Period from
January 1,
through
January 28,
2020
 
Cost of revenue $604  $19  $2,211  $19   $ 
Selling and marketing expense  2,500   84   7,641   84    75 
General and administrative expense  17,960   2,332   37,868   3,752    3,997 
Product development expense  8,852   321   28,019   321    84 
Total stock-based compensation expense $29,916  $2,756  $75,739  $4,176   $4,156