NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Criteo S.A. (NASDAQ: CRTO), the global technology company powering the world's marketers with trusted and impactful advertising, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 that exceeded the top end of its most recent quarterly guidance.

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights:

The following table summarizes our consolidated financial results for the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:


Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2020


2019


YoY Change


2020


2019


YoY Change


(in millions, except EPS data)

GAAP Results












Revenue

$

661



$

653



1

%


$

2,073



$

2,262



(8)

%

Net Income

$

47



$

41



13

%


$

75



$

96



(22)

%

Diluted EPS

$

0.73



$

0.65



12

%


$

1.16



$

1.38



(16)

%

Cash from operating activities

$

44



$

59



(26)

%


$

185



$

223



(17)

%

Net cash position

$

488



$

419



17

%


$

488



$

419



17

%













Non-GAAP Results1












Revenue ex-TAC

$

253



$

266



(5)

%


$

825



$

947



(13)

%

Revenue ex-TAC margin

38

%


41

%


(3)

%


40

%


42

%


(2)

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

103



$

109



(6)

%


$

251



$

299



(16)

%

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

0.98



$

1.08



(9)

%


$

2.17



$

2.67



(19)

%

Free Cash Flow (FCF)

$

22



$

42



(48)

%


$

120



$

125



(4)

%

FCF / Adjusted EBITDA

21

%


38

%


(17)

%


48

%


42

%


6

%

Megan Clarken, Chief Executive Officer of Criteo, said, "I am proud of how much we achieved in 2020. We made multiple structural changes across the company that we believe have set Criteo up for sustainable profitable growth and led to significant over-performance of guidance during Q4."

Clarken continued: "We believe that our transformation into a Commerce Media Platform, building on our unique Commerce data and Reach assets and purpose-built marketing and monetization capabilities, positions us for durable growth and long-term shareholder value."

Q4 2020 Operating Highlights

  • Total clients grew 6% year-over-year to 21,460 after adding close to 900 net new clients, the highest level for over three years (since Q3 2017).
  • Same-client revenue2 increased 7% year-over-year (vs. a 6% decline in Q3 2020) and same-client Revenue ex-TAC2 decreased 1% year-over-year (vs. 11% decline in Q3 2020) at constant currency3, including approximately 11 points directly attributable to the COVID-19 disruption on both metrics.
  • New solutions grew 38% year-over-year to 24% of total Revenue ex-TAC.
  • Retail Media grew 41% year-over-year, and same-client Revenue for Retail Media increased 72% year-over-year (69% on a same-client Revenue ex-TAC basis).
  • Pacvue integrated with Retail Media's Sponsored Products ads, through the Retail Media API, on Target's website and app.

___________________________________________________

1 Revenue excluding Traffic Acquisition Costs, or Revenue ex-TAC, Revenue ex-TAC margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA at constant currency, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted diluted EPS, Free Cash Flow and growth at constant currency are not measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
2Same-client revenue or Revenue ex-TAC is the revenue or Revenue ex-TAC generated by clients that were live with us in a given quarter and still live with us the same quarter in the following year.
3Constant currency measures exclude the impact of foreign currency fluctuations and is computed by applying the 2019 average exchange rates for the relevant period to 2020 figures.

Financial Summary

Revenue for the quarter was $661 million and Revenue ex-TAC was $253 million. Q4 2020 Adjusted EBITDA was $103 million, resulting in an adjusted diluted EPS of $0.98. At constant currency, Q4 2020 Revenue was flat and Revenue ex-TAC declined by 6%, largely due to continued and anticipated negative COVID impact. Excluding the estimated $26 million impact of the pandemic, we estimate that Revenue ex-TAC increased about 3% in Q4 2020. Revenue for the fiscal year 2020 was $2,073 million and Revenue ex-TAC was $825 million, declining by 8% and 13% respectively at constant currency. FY 2020 Adjusted EBITDA was $251 million, resulting in an adjusted diluted EPS of  $2.17. Free cash flow was $22 million in Q4 2020 and $120 million for the fiscal year 2020, down only 4% year-over-year. Free cash flow conversion of 48% of Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal year 2020 was the highest level since 2014. We had $488 million in cash on our balance sheet at fiscal year-end.

Sarah Glickman, Chief Financial Officer, said, "Solid execution across the board, in particular in our core business and new solutions, allowed us to beat the high-end of our most recent top line guidance by 10% in Q4. Our focus now is to drive growth across the business while balancing smart investments with a more efficient organization."

Revenue and Revenue ex-TAC

Q4 2020

Revenue increased by 1% year-over-year, or was flat at constant currency, to $661 million (Q4 2019: $653 million), after an estimated $68 million net negative business impact from the COVID-19 disruption, or approximately 10 points of the year-over-over decline at constant currency. Revenue ex-TAC decreased 5% year-over-year, or 6% at constant currency, to $253 million (Q4 2019: $266 million), after an approximately $26 million net negative business impact from the COVID-19 disruption, or approximately 10 points of the year-over-over decline at constant currency. Strong performance of our retargeting product during an extended shopping season, sustained growth of our Retail Media business, and continued growth of our Audience Targeting and Omnichannel solutions were offset by the COVID-19 pandemic impact, which we consider as retail bankruptcies and softness with our Travel and Classifieds clients. Revenue ex-TAC as a percentage of revenue, or Revenue ex-TAC margin, was 38% (Q4 2019: 41%).

  • In the Americas, Revenue increased 2% year-over-year, or 3% at constant currency, to $313 million and represented 47% of total Revenue. Revenue ex-TAC declined 7% year-over-year, or 5% at constant currency, to $109 million and represented 43% of total Revenue ex-TAC.
  • In EMEA, Revenue increased 7% year-over-year, or 3% at constant currency, to $232 million and represented 35% of total Revenue. Revenue ex-TAC increased 3% year-over-year, or decreased 1% at constant currency, to $95 million and represented 38% of total Revenue ex-TAC.
  • In Asia-Pacific, Revenue declined 10% year-over-year, or 14% at constant currency, to $116 million and represented 18% of total Revenue. Revenue ex-TAC declined 15% year-over-year, or 18% at constant currency, to $49 million and represented 19% of total Revenue ex-TAC.

Fiscal Year 2020

Revenue declined 8% year-over-year (8% at constant currency), to $2,073 million (FY 2019: $2,262 million), after an estimated $266 million net negative business impact from the COVID-19 disruption, or approximately 12 points of the year-over-over decline at constant currency. Revenue ex-TAC decreased 13% year-over-year (13% at constant currency), to $825 million (FY 2019: $947 million), after an approximately $106 million net negative business impact from the COVID-19 disruption, or approximately 11 points of the year-over-over decline at constant currency. Growth in our midmarket business and increased adoption of new solutions, in particular Retail Media and our Audience Targeting solutions, were offset by the decline in our core business with large clients, primarily as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic impact, which we consider as retail bankruptcies and softness with our Travel and Classifieds clients. Revenue ex-TAC as a percentage of revenue, or Revenue ex-TAC margin, was 40% (FY 2019: 42%).

  • In the Americas, Revenue declined 6% year-over-year, or 5% at constant currency, to $895 million and represented 43% of total Revenue. Revenue ex-TAC declined 13% year-over-year, or 11% at constant currency, to $325 million and represented 39% of total Revenue ex-TAC.
  • In EMEA, Revenue declined 7% year-over-year, or 8% at constant currency, to $750 million and represented 36% of total Revenue. Revenue ex-TAC declined 10% year-over-year, or 11% at constant currency, to $316 million and represented 38% of total Revenue ex-TAC.
  • In Asia-Pacific, Revenue declined 15% year-over-year, or 16% at constant currency, to $428 million and represented 21% of total Revenue. Revenue ex-TAC declined 17% year-over-year, or 18% at constant currency, to $183 million and represented 23% of total Revenue ex-TAC.

Net Income and Adjusted Net Income

Q4 2020

Net income increased 13% year-over-year to $47 million (Q4 2019: $41 million). Net income margin as a percentage of revenue was 7% (Q4 2019: 6%). In the fourth quarter 2020, we incurred $4 million in restructuring related and transformation costs. Net income available to shareholders of Criteo S.A. increased 8% year-over-year to $45 million, or $0.73 per share on a diluted basis (Q4 2019: $42 million, or $0.65 per share on a diluted basis).

Adjusted Net Income, or net income adjusted to eliminate the impact of equity awards compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration, restructuring related and transformation costs and the tax impact of these adjustments, decreased 12% year-over-year to $61 million, or $0.98 per share on a diluted basis (FY 2019: $70 million, or $1.08 per share on a diluted basis).

Fiscal Year 2020

Net income decreased 22% year-over-year to $75 million (FY 2019: $96 million). Net income margin as a percentage of revenue was 4% (FY 2019: 4%). In the course of the fiscal year 2020, we incurred $20 million in restructuring related and transformation costs. Net income available to shareholders of Criteo S.A. decreased 21% year-over-year to $72 million, or $1.16 per share on a diluted basis (FY 2019: $91 million, or $1.38 per share on a diluted basis).

Adjusted Net Income decreased 24% year-over-year to $134 million, or $2.17 per share on a diluted basis (FY 2019: $175 million, or $2.67 per share on a diluted basis).

Adjusted EBITDA and Operating Expenses

Q4 2020

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 6% year-over-year, or 9% at constant currency, to $103 million (Q4 2019: $109 million), driven by the Revenue ex-TAC performance over the period, including the still meaningful impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, partly offset by effective cost discipline, including in lower headcount and the optimization of real estate footprint. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Revenue ex-TAC, or Adjusted EBITDA margin, was 41% (Q4 2019: 41%).

Operating expenses decreased 14% or $25 million, to $151 million (Q4 2019: $176 million), mostly driven by lower headcount-related expense and disciplined expense management across the Company. Operating expenses, excluding the impact of equity awards compensation expense, pension costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, depreciation and amortization and acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration, which we refer to as Non-GAAP Operating Expenses, decreased 6% or $8 million, to $130 million (Q4 2019: $138 million), largely driven by lower headcount and effective cost discipline across the Company.

Fiscal Year 2020

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 16% year-over-year, or 17% at constant currency, to $251 million (FY 2019: $299 million), driven by the Revenue ex-TAC performance over the period, including the still meaningful impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, partly offset by effective cost discipline, including in lower headcount and the optimization of real estate footprint. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Revenue ex-TAC, or Adjusted EBITDA margin, was 30% (FY 2019: 32%).

Operating expenses decreased 16% or $109 million, to $579 million (FY 2019: $688 million), mostly driven by lower headcount-related expense and disciplined expense management across the Company. Non-GAAP Operating Expenses decreased 14% or $82 million, to $493 million (FY 2019: $575 million), largely driven by lower headcount and effective cost discipline across the Company.

Cash Flow, Cash and Financial Liquidity Position

Q4 2020

Cash flow from operating activities decreased 26% year-over-year to $44 million (Q4 2019: $59 million).

Free Cash Flow, defined as cash flow from operating activities less acquisition of intangible assets, property, plant and equipment and change in accounts payable related to intangible assets, property, plant and equipment, decreased 48% to $22 million (Q4 2019: $42 million), or 21% of Adjusted EBITDA (Q4 2019: 38%), due to the Adjusted EBITDA decline over the period and negative changes in payables relating to capital expenditures.

Fiscal Year 2020

Cash flow from operating activities decreased 17% year-over-year to $185 million (FY 2019: $223 million).

Free Cash Flow decreased only 4% to $120 million (FY 2019: $125 million), representing 48% of Adjusted EBITDA (FY 2019: 42%), or the highest level since fiscal year 2014.

Cash and cash equivalents increased $69 million compared to December 31, 2019 to $488 million, after spending $44 million on share repurchases in the fiscal year 2020.

The Company had financial liquidity of approximately $960 million, including its cash position, marketable securities and its Revolving Credit Facility as of December 31, 2020.

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect Criteo's expectations as of February 10, 2021.

Fiscal year 2021 guidance:

  • We are targeting low to mid-single digit growth in Revenue ex-TAC at constant-currency.
  • We expect an Adjusted EBITDA margin above 30% of Revenue ex-TAC.

First quarter 2021 guidance:

  • We expect Revenue ex-TAC to be around $200 million, implying constant-currency decline of about 4% year-over-year.
  • We expect Adjusted EBITDA to be above $60 million.

The above guidance for the first quarter and the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 assumes the following exchange rates for the main currencies impacting our business: a U.S. dollar-euro rate of 0.847, a U.S. dollar-Japanese Yen rate of 108, a U.S. dollar-British pound rate of 0.76, a U.S. dollar-Korean Won rate of 1,200 and a U.S. dollar-Brazilian real rate of 5.7.

The above guidance assumes no acquisitions are completed during the first quarter ending March 31, 2021 and fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Reconciliation of Revenue ex-TAC and Adjusted EBITDA guidance to the closest corresponding U.S. GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability, complexity and low visibility with respect to the charges excluded from these non-GAAP measures; in particular, the measures and effects of equity awards compensation expense specific to equity compensation awards that are directly impacted by unpredictable fluctuations in our share price. The variability of the above charges could potentially have a significant impact on our future U.S. GAAP financial results.

Announcement of a Share Repurchase Authorization of up to $100 million

The Company is executing on its strategic plan, continues to invest in the growth of the business, leveraging its strong balance sheet position, and is confident in its transformation. In order to meet its equity obligations to employees while taking advantage of the attractive level of its share price, Criteo today announces that the Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $100 million of the Company's outstanding American Depositary Shares. The Company intends to use repurchased shares under this new program to satisfy employee equity obligations in lieu of issuing new shares, which would limit future dilution for its shareholders.

Under the terms of the authorization, the stock purchases may be made from time to time on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in compliance with applicable state and federal securities laws and applicable provisions of French corporate law. The timing and amounts of any purchases will be based on market conditions and other factors including price, regulatory requirements and capital availability, as determined by Criteo's management team. The program does not require the purchase of any minimum number of shares and may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time without prior notice.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and its attachments include the following financial measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"): Revenue ex-TAC, Revenue ex-TAC by Region, Revenue ex-TAC margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted diluted EPS, Free Cash Flow and Non-GAAP Operating Expenses. These measures are not calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Revenue ex-TAC is our revenue excluding Traffic Acquisition Costs ("TAC") generated over the applicable measurement period and Revenue ex-TAC by Region reflects our Revenue ex-TAC by our geographies. Revenue ex-TAC, Revenue ex-TAC by Region and Revenue ex-TAC margin are key measures used by our management and board of directors to evaluate our operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the elimination of TAC from revenue can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business and across our geographies.

Accordingly, we believe that Revenue ex-TAC, Revenue ex-TAC by Region and Revenue ex-TAC margin provide useful information to investors and the market generally in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management and board of directors.

Adjusted EBITDA is our consolidated earnings before financial income (expense), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to eliminate the impact of equity awards compensation expense, pension service costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration.

During the period, we have broadened the definition of Adjusted EBITDA to exclude costs related to restructuring and transformation costs, in addition to restructuring charges previously excluded. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are key measures used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget and to develop short- and long-term operational plans. In particular, we believe that by eliminating equity awards compensation expense, pension service costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin can provide useful measures for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin provide useful information to investors and the market generally in understanding and evaluating our results of operations in the same manner as our management and board of directors.

Adjusted Net Income is our net income adjusted to eliminate the impact of equity awards compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration, restructuring related and transformation costs and the tax impact of these adjustments. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted diluted EPS are key measures used by our management and board of directors to evaluate operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital.

In particular, we believe that by eliminating equity awards compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration, restructuring related and transformation costs and the tax impact of these adjustments, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted diluted EPS can provide useful measures for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted diluted EPS provide useful information to investors and the market generally in understanding and evaluating our results of operations in the same manner as our management and board of directors.

Free Cash Flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities less acquisition of intangible assets, property, plant and equipment and change in accounts payable related to intangible assets, property, plant and equipment. Free Cash Flow Conversion is defined as free cash flow divided by Adjusted EBITDA. Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Conversion are key measures used by our management and board of directors to evaluate the Company's ability to generate cash. Accordingly, we believe that Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Conversion permit a more complete and comprehensive analysis of our available cash flows.

Non-GAAP Operating Expenses are our consolidated operating expenses adjusted to eliminate the impact of depreciation and amortization, equity awards compensation expense, pension service costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration. The Company uses Non-GAAP Operating Expenses to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short-term and long-term operational plans, and to assess and measure our financial performance and the ability of our operations to generate cash. We believe Non-GAAP Operating Expenses reflects our ongoing operating expenses in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in our business. As a result, we believe that Non-GAAP Operating Expenses provides useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating our core operating performance and trends in the same manner as our management and in comparing financial results across periods. In addition, Non-GAAP Operating Expenses is a key component in calculating Adjusted EBITDA, which is one of the key measures the Company uses to provide its quarterly and annual business outlook to the investment community.

Please refer to the supplemental financial tables provided in the appendix of this press release for a reconciliation of Revenue ex-TAC to revenue, Revenue ex-TAC by Region to revenue by region, Adjusted EBITDA to net income, Adjusted Net Income to net income, Free Cash Flow to cash flow from operating activities, and Non-GAAP Operating Expenses to operating expenses, in each case, the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Our use of non-GAAP financial measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider such non-GAAP measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are: 1) other companies, including companies in our industry which have similar business arrangements, may address the impact of TAC differently; and 2) other companies may report Revenue ex-TAC, Revenue ex-TAC by Region, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Free Cash Flow, Non-GAAP Operating Expenses or similarly titled measures but calculate them differently or over different regions, which reduces their usefulness as comparative measures. Because of these and other limitations, you should consider these measures alongside our U.S. GAAP financial results, including revenue and net income.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including projected financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2021, our expectations regarding our market opportunity and future growth prospects and other statements that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: failure related to our technology and our ability to innovate and respond to changes in technology, uncertainty regarding the scope and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our employees, operations, revenue and cash flows, uncertainty regarding our ability to access a consistent supply of internet display advertising inventory and expand access to such inventory, investments in new business opportunities and the timing of these investments, whether the projected benefits of acquisitions materialize as expected, uncertainty regarding international growth and expansion, the impact of competition, uncertainty regarding legislative, regulatory or self-regulatory developments regarding data privacy matters and the impact of efforts by other participants in our industry to comply therewith, the impact of consumer resistance to the collection and sharing of data, our ability to access data through third parties, failure to enhance our brand cost-effectively, recent growth rates not being indicative of future growth, our ability to manage growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, our ability to grow our base of clients, and the financial impact of maximizing Revenue ex-TAC, as well as risks related to future opportunities and plans, including the uncertainty of expected future financial performance and results and those risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's SEC filings and reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 2, 2020, and in subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as well as future filings and reports by the Company. Importantly, at this time, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on Criteo's business, financial condition, cash flow and results of operations. There are significant uncertainties about the duration and the extent of the impact of the virus.

Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, changes in expectations or otherwise.

Conference Call Information

Criteo's senior management team will discuss the Company's earnings on a call that will take place today, February 10, 2021, at 8:00 AM ET, 2:00 PM CET. The conference call will be webcast live on the Company's website http://ir.criteo.com and will be available for replay.

  • U.S. callers: +1 855 209 8212
  • International callers: +1 412 317 0788 or +33 1 76 74 05 02

Please ask to be joined into the "Criteo S.A." call.

About Criteo

Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is the global technology company powering the world's marketers with trusted and impactful advertising. 2,600 Criteo team members partner with over 21,000 customers and thousands of publishers around the globe to deliver effective advertising across all channels, by applying advanced machine learning to unparalleled data sets. Criteo empowers companies of all sizes with the technology they need to better know and serve their customers. For more information, please visit www.criteo.com.

Contacts

Criteo Investor Relations
Edouard Lassalle, SVP, Market Relations & Capital Markets, e.lassalle@criteo.com
Clemence Vermersch, Director, Investor Relations, c.vermersch@criteo.com

Criteo Public Relations
Jessica Meyers, Director, Public Relations, Americas, j.meyers@criteo.com

Financial information to follow

 

CRITEO S.A.

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




December 31, 2020


December 31, 2019

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

488,011



$

418,763


 Trade receivables, net of allowances of $39.9 million and $16.1 million at
December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 


474,055



481,732


Income taxes


11,092



21,817


Other taxes


69,987



60,924


Other current assets


21,405



17,225


Total current assets


1,064,550



1,000,461


Property, plant and equipment, net


189,505



194,161


Intangible assets, net


79,744



86,886


Goodwill


325,805



317,100


Right of Use Asset - operating lease


114,012



142,044


Marketable securities


41,809




Non-current financial assets


18,109



21,747


Deferred tax assets


19,876



27,985


    Total non-current assets


788,860



789,923


Total assets


$

1,853,410



$

1,790,384







Liabilities and shareholders' equity





Current liabilities:





Trade payables


$

367,025



$

390,277


Contingencies


2,250



6,385


Income taxes


2,626



3,422


Financial liabilities - current portion


2,889



3,636


Lease liability - operating - current portion


48,388



45,853


Other taxes


58,491



50,099


Employee - related payables


85,272



74,781


Other current liabilities


33,390



35,886


Total current liabilities


600,331



610,339


Deferred tax liabilities


5,297



9,272


Retirement benefit obligation


6,167



8,485


Financial liabilities - non-current portion


386



769


Lease liability - operating - non-current portion


83,007



117,988


Other non-current liabilities


5,535



5,543


    Total non-current liabilities


100,392



142,057


Total liabilities


700,723



752,396


Commitments and contingencies





Shareholders' equity:





Common shares, €0.025 par value, 66,272,106 and 66,197,181 shares authorized,
issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.


2,161



2,158


Treasury stock, 5,632,536 and 3,903,673 shares at cost as of December 31, 2020
and December 31, 2019, respectively.


(85,570)



(74,900)


Additional paid-in capital


693,164



668,389


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


16,028



(40,105)


Retained earnings


491,359



451,725


Equity - attributable to shareholders of Criteo S.A.


1,117,142



1,007,267


Non-controlling interests


35,545



30,721


Total equity


1,152,687



1,037,988


Total equity and liabilities


$

1,853,410



$

1,790,384


 

 

CRITEO S.A.
Consolidated Statement of Income
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY
Change


2020


2019


YoY
Change














Revenue


$

661,282



$

652,640



1

%


$

2,072,617



$

2,261,516



(8)

%














Cost of revenue













Traffic acquisition cost


(408,108)



(386,388)



6

%


(1,247,571)



(1,314,947)



(5)

%

Other cost of revenue


(34,700)



(31,328)



11

%


(137,028)



(117,533)



17

%














Gross profit


218,474



234,924



(7)

%


688,018



829,036



(17)

%














Operating expenses:













Research and development expenses


(32,797)



(40,585)



(19)

%


(132,513)



(172,591)



(23)

%

Sales and operations expenses


(85,871)



(98,080)



(12)

%


(330,285)



(375,477)



(12)

%

General and administrative expenses


(32,623)



(37,382)



(13)

%


(116,395)



(139,754)



(17)

%

Total Operating expenses


(151,291)



(176,047)



(14)

%


(579,193)



(687,822)



(16)

%

Income from operations


67,183



58,877



14

%


108,825



141,214



(23)

%

Financial expense


(111)



(1,521)



(93)

%


(1,939)



(5,749)



(66)

%

Income before taxes


67,072



57,356



17

%


106,886



135,465



(21)

%

Provision for income taxes


(20,254)



(15,882)



28

%


(32,197)



(39,496)



(18)

%

Net Income


$

46,818



$

41,474



13

%


$

74,689



$

95,969



(22)

%














Net income available to shareholders of Criteo S.A.


$

45,277



$

42,024



8

%


$

71,679



$

90,745



(21)

%

Net income available to non-controlling interests


$

1,541



$

(550)



NM



$

3,010



$

5,224



(42)

%














Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing per share amounts:













Basic


60,336,486



63,430,621





60,876,480



64,305,965




Diluted


62,348,489



64,655,065





61,818,593



65,598,588

















Net income allocated to shareholders per share:













Basic


$

0.75



$

0.66



14

%


$

1.18



$

1.41



(16)

%

Diluted


$

0.73



$

0.65



12

%


$

1.16



$

1.38



(16)

%

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY
Change


2020


2019


YoY
Change

Net income


$

46,818



$

41,474



13

%


$

74,689



$

95,969



(22)

%

Non-cash and non-operating items


48,887



53,546



(9)

%


154,629



126,281



22

%

           - Amortization and provisions


26,960



39,729



(32)

%


106,591



97,110



10

%

           - Equity awards compensation expense (1)


6,305



4,239



49

%


28,770



40,999



(30)

%

           - Net gain or (loss) on disposal of non-current assets


(20)





NM



2,714





NM


           - Change in deferred taxes


11,417



16,792



(32)

%


3,720



15,418



(76)

%

           - Change in income taxes


3,456



(8,076)



NM



10,867



(28,015)



NM


           - Other


769



862



(11)

%


1,967



769



NM


Changes in working capital related to operating activities


(51,625)



(35,661)



45

%


(43,962)



582



NM


           - (Increase) / Decrease in trade receivables


(126,486)



(119,288)



6

%


(3,957)



876



NM


           - Increase / (Decrease) in trade payables


61,989



63,750



(3)

%


(33,314)



(14,145)



NM


           - (Increase) / Decrease in other current assets


(9,476)



5,481



NM



(7,188)



7,631



NM


           - Increase in other current liabilities


26,406



16,116



64

%


6,261



11,390



(45)

%

           - Change in operating lease liabilities and right of use assets


(4,058)



(1,720)



NM



(5,764)



(5,170)



11

%

CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES


44,080



59,359



(26)

%


185,356



222,832



(17)

%

Acquisition of intangible assets, property, plant and equipment


(10,250)



(13,373)



(23)

%


(67,287)



(82,716)



(19)

%

Change in accounts payable related to intangible assets, property, plant and equipment


(12,052)



(4,147)



NM



1,818



(15,224)



NM


Payment for businesses, net of cash acquired


(1,173)





NM



(1,176)



(4,582)



(74)

%

Change in other non-current financial assets


(13,819)



(17)



NM



(34,448)



(1,366)



NM


CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES


(37,294)



(17,537)



NM



(101,093)



(103,888)



(3)

%

Proceeds from borrowings under line-of-credit agreement


(4,315)





NM



153,188





NM


Repayment of borrowings


(167,163)



(516)



NM



(167,344)



(1,022)



NM


Proceeds from capital increase


1,626



1,053



54

%


1,727



1,691



2

%

Repurchase of treasury stocks




(40,985)



(100)

%


(43,655)



(58,588)



(25)

%

Change in other financial liabilities


347



(25)



NM



(1,663)



(1,192)



40

%

CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES


(169,505)



(40,473)



NM



(57,747)



(59,111)



(2)

%

Effect of exchange rates changes on cash and cash equivalents


23,986



8,236



NM



42,732



(5,496)



NM


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(138,733)



9,585



NM



69,248



54,337



27

%

Net cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


626,744



409,178



53

%


418,763



364,426



15

%

Net cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

488,011



$

418,763



17

%


$

488,011



$

418,763



17

%














SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION













Cash paid for taxes, net of refunds


$

(5,381)



$

(7,166)



(25)

%


$

(17,610)



$

(52,093)



(66)

%

Cash paid for interest


$

(1,336)



$

(308)



NM



$

(2,155)



$

(1,403)



54

%


(1) Share-based compensation expense according to ASC 718 Compensation - stock compensation accounted for $5.7 million and $3.9 million of equity awards compensation expense for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $27.1 million and $39.6 million of equity awards compensation for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Reconciliation of Cash from Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY
Change


2020


2019


YoY
Change














CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES


$

44,080



$

59,359



(26)

%


$

185,356



$

222,832



(17)

%

Acquisition of intangible assets, property, plant and equipment


(10,250)



(13,373)



(23)

%


(67,287)



(82,716)



(19)

%

Change in accounts payable related to intangible assets, property, plant and equipment


(12,052)



(4,147)



NM



1,818



(15,224)



NM


FREE CASH FLOW (1)


$

21,778



$

41,839



(48)

%


$

119,887



$

124,892



(4)

%


(1) Free Cash Flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities less acquisition of intangible assets, property, plant and equipment and change in accounts payable related to intangible assets, property, plant and equipment.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Reconciliation of Revenue ex-TAC by Region to Revenue by Region

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)





Three Months Ended






Twelve Months Ended








December 31,






December 31,






Region


2020


2019


YoY Change


YoY Change at Constant Currency


2020


2019


YoY Change


YoY Change at Constant Currency

Revenue


















Americas


$

312,817



$

306,250



2

%


3

%


$

894,854



$

952,154



(6)

%


(5)

%


EMEA


232,137



216,639



7

%


3

%


749,672



806,197



(7)

%


(8)

%


Asia-Pacific


116,328



129,751



(10)

%


(14)

%


428,091



503,165



(15)

%


(16)

%


Total


661,282



652,640



1

%


0.02

%


2,072,617



2,261,516



(8)

%


(8)

%



















Traffic acquisition costs


















Americas


(203,341)



(189,092)



8

%


9

%


(569,436)



(579,175)



(2)

%


(0.5)

%


EMEA


(137,384)



(124,939)



10

%


6

%


(433,206)



(453,530)



(4)

%


(5)

%


Asia-Pacific


(67,383)



(72,357)



(7)

%


(10)

%


(244,929)



(282,242)



(13)

%


(14)

%


Total


(408,108)



(386,388)



6

%


4

%


(1,247,571)



(1,314,947)



(5)

%


(5)

%



















Revenue ex-TAC (1)


















Americas


109,476



117,158



(7)

%


(5)

%


325,418



372,979



(13)

%


(11)

%


EMEA


94,753



91,700



3

%


(1)

%


316,466



352,667



(10)

%


(11)

%


Asia-Pacific


48,945



57,394



(15)

%


(18)

%


183,162



220,923



(17)

%


(18)

%


Total


$

253,174



$

266,252



(5)

%


(6)

%


$

825,046



$

946,569



(13)

%


(13)

%


(1) We define Revenue ex-TAC as our revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs generated over the applicable measurement period. Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region are not measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We have included Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region because they are key measures used by our management and board of directors to evaluate operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the elimination of TAC from revenue and review of these measures by region can provide useful measures for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our results of operations in the same manner as our management and board of directors. Our use of Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are: (a) other companies, including companies in our industry which have similar business arrangements, may address the impact of TAC differently; (b) other companies may report Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region or similarly titled measures but define the regions differently, which reduces their effectiveness as a comparative measure; and (c) other companies may report Revenue ex-TAC or similarly titled measures but calculate them differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these and other limitations, you should consider Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region alongside our other U.S. GAAP financial results, including revenue. The above table provides a reconciliation of Revenue ex-TAC to revenue and Revenue ex-TAC by Region to revenue by region.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY
Change


2020


2019


YoY
Change

Net income


$

46,818



$

41,474



13

%


$

74,689



$

95,969



(22)

%

Adjustments:













Financial expense


111



1,521



(93)

%


1,939



5,749



(66)

%

Provision for income taxes


20,254



15,882



28

%


32,197



39,496



(18)

%

Equity awards compensation expense


8,960



9,089



(1)

%


31,425



49,132



(36)

%

Research and development


2,482



3,578



(31)

%


10,253



15,036



(32)

%

Sales and operations


3,662



3,009



22

%


12,042



19,301



(38)

%

General and administrative


2,816



2,502



13

%


9,130



14,795



(38)

%

Pension service costs


583



383



52

%


2,232



1,556



43

%

Research and development


290



188



54

%


1,114



760



47

%

Sales and operations


103



69



49

%


394



283



39

%

General and administrative


190



126



51

%


724



513



41

%

Depreciation and amortization expense


22,140



30,489



(27)

%


88,238



93,488



(6)

%

Cost of revenue


15,354



12,691



21

%


55,935



44,866



25

%

Research and development (1)


1,712



5,248



(67)

%


10,741



16,508



(35)

%

Sales and operations


4,033



10,763



(63)

%


16,770



24,914



(33)

%

General and administrative


1,041



1,787



(42)

%


4,792



7,200



(33)

%

Acquisition-related costs


174





NM



286





NM


General and administrative


174





NM



286





NM


Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)


4,383



10,661



(59)

%


19,989



13,582



47

%

Research and development


747



1,704



(56)



4,240



2,000



NM


Sales and operations


2,605



6,614



(61)

%


9,398



8,810



7

%

General and administrative


1,031



2,343



(56)

%


6,351



2,772



NM


Total net adjustments


56,605



68,025



(17)

%


176,306



203,003



(13)

%

Adjusted EBITDA (3)


$

103,423



$

109,499



(6)

%


$

250,995



$

298,972



(16)

%

 

 

(1) For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the Company recognized an accelerated amortization for Manage technology due to a revised useful life in 2019 ($4.0 million in Research and development).


(2) For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 2020, and December 2019, respectively, the Company recognized restructuring related and transformation costs following its new organizational structure implemented to support its multi-product platform strategy and office right sizing policy:



Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended


December 31,

December 31,


2020


2019

2020


2019

(Gain) from forfeitures of share-based compensation awards

(2,655)



(4,849)


(2,655)



(8,133)


Depreciation and amortization expense



(67)




1,161


Facilities and impairment related costs

4,158



9,432


12,975



11,080


Payroll related costs

1,422



6,145


5,911



9,474


Consulting costs related to transformation

1,458




3,758




Total restructuring related and transformation costs

4,383



10,661


19,989



13,582



For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the cash outflows related to restructuring related and transformation costs were $3.9 million, and $16.9 million respectively, and were mainly compromised of payroll costs, broker and consulting fees and termination penalties related to facilities.


(3) We define Adjusted EBITDA as our consolidated earnings before financial income (expense), income taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to eliminate the impact of equity awards compensation expense, pension service costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We have included Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget and to develop short-term and long-term operational plans. In particular, we believe that the elimination of equity awards compensation expense, pension service costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our results of operations in the same manner as our management and board of directors. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are: (a) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements; (b) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; (c) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation; (d) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us; and (e) other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these and other limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside our U.S. GAAP financial results, including net income.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Reconciliation from Non-GAAP Operating Expenses to Operating Expenses under GAAP

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY Change


2020


2019


YoY Change

Research and Development expenses


$

(32,797)



$

(40,585)



(19)

%


$

(132,513)



$

(172,591)



(23)

%

Equity awards compensation expense


2,482



3,578



(31)

%


10,253



15,036



(32)

%

Depreciation and Amortization expense (1)


1,712



5,248



(67)

%


10,741



16,508



(35)

%

Pension service costs


290



188



54

%


1,114



760



47

%

Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)


747



1,704



(56)

%


4,240



2,000



NM


Non GAAP - Research and Development expenses


(27,566)



(29,867)



(8)

%


(106,165)



(138,287)



(23)

%

Sales and Operations expenses


(85,871)



(98,080)



(12)

%


(330,285)



(375,477)



(12)

%

Equity awards compensation expense


3,662



3,009



22

%


12,042



19,301



(38)

%

Depreciation and Amortization expense


4,033



10,763



(63)

%


16,770



24,914



(33)

%

Pension service costs


103



69



49

%


394



283



39

%

Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)


2,605



6,614



(61)

%


9,398



8,810



7

%

Non GAAP - Sales and Operations expenses


(75,468)



(77,625)



(3)

%


(291,681)



(322,169)



(9)

%

General and Administrative expenses


(32,623)



(37,382)



(13)

%


(116,395)



(139,754)



(17)

%

Equity awards compensation expense


2,816



2,502



13

%


9,130



14,795



(38)

%

Depreciation and Amortization expense


1,041



1,787



(42)

%


4,792



7,200



(33)

%

Pension service costs


190



126



51

%


724



513



41

%

Acquisition related costs


174





NM



286





NM


Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)


1,031



2,343



(56)

%


6,351



2,772



NM


Non GAAP - General and Administrative expenses


(27,371)



(30,624)



(11)

%


(95,112)



(114,474)



(17)

%

Total Operating expenses


(151,291)



(176,047)



(14)

%


(579,193)



(687,822)



(16)

%

Equity awards compensation expense


8,960



9,089



(1)

%


31,425



49,132



(36)

%

Depreciation and Amortization expense (1)


6,786



17,798



(62)

%


32,303



48,622



(34)

%

Pension service costs


583



383



52

%


2,232



1,556



43

%

Acquisition-related costs


174





NM



286





NM


Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)


4,383



10,661



(59)

%


19,989



13,582



47

%

Total Non GAAP Operating expenses (3)


$

(130,405)



$

(138,116)



(6)

%


$

(492,958)



$

(574,930)



(14)

%


(1) For the  Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the Company recognized an accelerated amortization for Manage technology due to a revised useful life in 2019 ($4.0 million in Research and development).


(2)For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 2020, and December 2019, respectively, the Company recognized restructuring related and transformation costs following its new organizational structure implemented to support its multi-product platform strategy and office right sizing policy.

 

 


Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended


December 31,

December 31,


2020


2019

2020


2019

(Gain) from forfeitures of share-based compensation awards

(2,655)



(4,849)


(2,655)



(8,133)


Depreciation and amortization expense



(67)




1,161


Facilities and impairment related costs

4,158



9,432


12,975



11,080


Payroll related costs

1,422



6,145


5,911



9,474


Consulting costs related to transformation

1,458




3,758




Total restructuring related and transformation costs

4,383



10,661


19,989



13,582



For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the cash outflows related to restructuring related and transformation costs were $3.9 million, and $16.9 million respectively, and were mainly compromised of payroll costs, broker and consulting fees and termination penalties related to facilities.


(3) We define Non-GAAP Operating Expenses as our consolidated operating expenses adjusted to eliminate the impact of depreciation and amortization, equity awards compensation expense, pension service costs, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration. The Company uses Non-GAAP Operating Expenses to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short-term and long-term operational plans, and to assess and measure our financial performance and the ability of our operations to generate cash. We believe Non-GAAP Operating Expenses reflects our ongoing operating expenses in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in our business. As a result, we believe that Non-GAAP Operating Expenses provides useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating our core operating performance and trends in the same manner as our management and in comparing financial results across periods. In addition, Non-GAAP Operating Expenses is a key component in calculating Adjusted EBITDA, which is one of the key measures we use to provide our quarterly and annual business outlook to the investment community.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

 Detailed Information on Selected Items

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY Change


2020


2019


YoY Change

Equity awards compensation expense













Research and development


$

2,482



$

3,578



(31)

%


$

10,253



$

15,036



(32)

%

Sales and operations


3,662



3,009



22

%


12,042



19,301



(38)

%

General and administrative


2,816



2,502



13

%


9,130



14,795



(38)

%

Total equity awards compensation expense


8,960



9,089



(1)

%


31,425



49,132



(36)

%














Pension service costs













Research and development


290



188



54

%


1,114



760



47

%

Sales and operations


103



69



49

%


394



283



39

%

General and administrative


190



126



51

%


724



513



41

%

Total pension service costs


583



383



52

%


2,232



1,556



43

%














Depreciation and amortization expense













Cost of revenue


15,354



12,691



21

%


55,935



44,866



25

%

Research and development (1)


1,712



5,248



(67)

%


10,741



16,508



(35)

%

Sales and operations


4,033



10,763



(63)

%


16,770



24,914



(33)

%

General and administrative


1,041



1,787



(42)

%


4,792



7,200



(33)

%

Total depreciation and amortization expense


22,140



30,489



(27)

%


88,238



93,488



(6)

%














Acquisition-related costs













General and administrative


174





NM



286





NM


Total acquisition-related costs


174





NM



286





NM















Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)













Research and development


747



1,704



(56)

%


4,240



2,000



NM


Sales and operations


2,605



6,614



(61)

%


9,398



8,810



7

%

General and administrative


1,031



2,343



(56)

%


6,351



2,772



NM


          Total restructuring related and transformation costs


$

4,383



$

10,661



(59)

%


$

19,989



$

13,582



47

%

 

 

(1) For the  Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the Company recognized an accelerated amortization for Manage technology due to a revised useful life in 2019 ($4.0 million in Research and development).


(2)For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 2020, and December 2019, respectively, the Company recognized restructuring related and transformation costs following its new organizational structure implemented to support its multi-product platform strategy and office right sizing policy: 



Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended


December 31,

December 31,


2020


2019

2020


2019

(Gain) from forfeitures of share-based compensation awards

(2,655)



(4,849)


(2,655)



(8,133)


Depreciation and amortization expense



(67)




1,161


Facilities and impairment related costs

4,158



9,432


12,975



11,080


Payroll related costs

1,422



6,145


5,911



9,474


Consulting costs related to transformation

1,458




3,758




Total restructuring related and transformation costs

4,383



10,661


19,989



13,582



For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the cash outflows related to restructuring related and transformation costs were $3.9 million, and $16.9 million respectively, and were mainly compromised of payroll costs, broker and consulting fees and termination penalties related to facilities.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands except share and per share data, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY Change


2020


2019


YoY Change














Net income


$

46,818



$

41,474



13

%


$

74,689



$

95,969



(22)

%

Adjustments:













Equity awards compensation expense


8,960



9,089



(1)

%


31,425



49,132



(36)

%

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (1)


2,926



11,513



(75)

%


15,520



27,906



(44)

%

Acquisition-related costs


174





NM



286





NM


Restructuring related and transformation costs (2)


4,383



10,661



(59)

%


19,989



13,582



47

%

Tax impact of the above adjustments


(2,127)



(3,219)



(34)

%


(7,738)



(11,190)



(31)

%

Total net adjustments


14,316



28,044



(49)

%


59,482



79,430



(25)

%

Adjusted net income (3)


$

61,134



$

69,518



(12)

%


$

134,171



$

175,399



(24)

%














Weighted average shares outstanding













 - Basic


60,336,486



63,430,621





60,876,480



64,305,965




 - Diluted


62,348,489



64,655,065





61,818,593



65,598,588

















Adjusted net income per share













 - Basic


$

1.01



$

1.10



(8)

%


$

2.20



$

2.73



(19)

%

 - Diluted


$

0.98



$

1.08



(9)

%


$

2.17



$

2.67



(19)

%

 

 

(1) For the  Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the Company recognized an accelerated amortization for Manage technology due to a revised useful life in 2019 ($4.0 million in Research and development).


(2) For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 2020, and December 2019, respectively, the Company recognized restructuring related and transformation costs  following its new organizational structure implemented to support its multi-product platform strategy and office right sizing policy:



Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended


December 31,

December 31,


2020


2019

2020


2019

(Gain) from forfeitures of share-based compensation awards

(2,655)



(4,849)


(2,655)



(8,133)


Depreciation and amortization expense



(67)




1,161


Facilities and impairment related costs

4,158



9,432


12,975



11,080


Payroll related costs

1,422



6,145


5,911



9,474


Consulting costs related to transformation

1,458




3,758




Total restructuring related and transformation costs

4,383



10,661


19,989



13,582



For the Three Months Ended and the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020, the cash outflows related to restructuring related and transformation costs were $3.9 million, and $16.9 million respectively, and were mainly compromised of payroll costs, broker and consulting fees and termination penalties related to facilities.


(3) We define Adjusted Net Income as our net income adjusted to eliminate the impact of equity awards compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, restructuring related and transformation costs, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration and the tax impact of the foregoing adjustments. Adjusted Net Income is not a measure calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We have included Adjusted Net Income because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to evaluate operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the elimination of equity awards compensation expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, acquisition-related costs and deferred price consideration, restructuring related and transformation costs and the tax impact of the foregoing adjustments in calculating Adjusted Net Income can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted Net Income provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our results of operations in the same manner as our management and board of directors. Our use of Adjusted Net Income has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are: (a) Adjusted Net Income does not reflect the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation or the impact of certain acquisition related costs; and (b) other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted Net Income or similarly titled measures differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these and other limitations, you should consider Adjusted Net Income alongside our other U.S. GAAP-based financial results, including net income.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Constant Currency Reconciliation

(U.S. dollars in thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended




Twelve Months Ended





December 31,




December 31,





2020


2019


YoY
Change


2020


2019


YoY
Change














Revenue as reported


$

661,282



$

652,640



1

%


$

2,072,617



$

2,261,516



(8)

%

Conversion impact U.S. dollar/other currencies


(8,493)







3,239






Revenue at constant currency(1)


652,789



652,640



0.02

%


2,075,856



2,261,516



(8)

%














Traffic acquisition costs as reported


(408,108)



(386,388)



6

%


(1,247,571)



(1,314,947)



(5)

%

Conversion impact U.S. dollar/other currencies


4,868







(1,605)






Traffic Acquisition Costs at constant currency(1)


(403,240)



(386,388)



4

%


(1,249,176)



(1,314,947)



(5)

%














Revenue ex-TAC as reported(2)


253,174



266,252



(5)

%


825,046



946,569



(13)

%

Conversion impact U.S. dollar/other currencies


(3,625)







1,634






Revenue ex-TAC at constant currency(2)


249,549



266,252



(6)

%


826,680



946,569



(13)

%

Revenue ex-TAC(2)/Revenue as reported


38

%


41

%




40

%


42

%
















Other cost of revenue as reported


(34,700)



(31,328)



11

%


(137,028)



(117,533)



17

%

Conversion impact U.S. dollar/other currencies


104







(1,167)






Other cost of revenue at constant currency(1)


(34,596)



(31,328)



10

%


(138,195)



(117,533)



18

%














Adjusted EBITDA(3)


103,423



109,499



(6)

%


250,995



298,972



(16)

%

Conversion impact U.S. dollar/other currencies


(3,574)







(3,756)






Adjusted EBITDA(3) at constant currency(1)


$

99,849



$

109,499



(9)

%


$

247,239



$

298,972



(17)

%

Adjusted EBITDA(3)/Revenue ex-TAC(2)


41

%


41

%




30

%


32

%




(1) Information herein with respect to results presented on a constant currency basis is computed by applying prior period average exchange rates to current period results. We have included results on a constant currency basis because it is a key measure used by our management and Board of directors to evaluate operating performance. Management reviews and analyzes business results excluding the effect of foreign currency translation because they believe this better represents our underlying business trends. The table above reconciles the actual results presented in this section with the results presented on a constant currency basis.


(2) Revenue ex-TAC is not a measure calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. See the table entitled "Reconciliation of Revenue ex-TAC by Region to Revenue by Region" for a reconciliation of Revenue Ex-TAC to revenue.


(3) Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. See the table entitled "Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income" for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income.

 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Information on Share Count

(unaudited)




Twelve Months Ended



December 31,



2020


2019

Shares outstanding as at January 1,


62,293,508



64,249,084


Weighted average number of shares issued during the period


(1,417,028)



56,881


Basic number of shares - Basic EPS basis


60,876,480



64,305,965


Dilutive effect of share options, warrants, employee warrants - Treasury method


942,113



1,292,623


Diluted number of shares - Diluted EPS basis


61,818,593



65,598,588







Shares issued as at December 31, before Treasury stocks


66,272,106



66,197,181


Treasury stock as of December 31,


(5,632,536)



(3,903,673)


Shares outstanding as of December 31, after Treasury stocks


60,639,570



62,293,508


Total dilutive effect of share options, warrants, employee warrants


7,400,024



7,914,860


Fully diluted shares as at December 31,


68,039,594



70,208,368


 

 

CRITEO S.A.

Supplemental Financial Information and Operating Metrics

(U.S. dollars in thousands except where stated, unaudited)



YoY
Change

QoQ Change

Q4
2020

Q3
2020

Q2
2020

Q1
2020

Q4
2019

Q3
2019

Q2
2019

Q1
2019












Clients

6%

4%

21,460

20,565

20,359

20,360

20,247

19,971

19,733

19,373












Revenue 

1%

41%

661,282

470,345

437,614

503,376

652,640

522,606

528,147

558,123

Americas

2%

53%

312,817

204,618

185,674

191,745

306,250

213,937

213,974

217,993

EMEA

7%

38%

232,137

167,800

159,621

190,114

216,639

185,556

194,359

209,643

APAC

(10)%

19%

116,328

97,927

92,319

121,517

129,751

123,113

119,814

130,487












TAC

6%

43%

(408,108)

(284,401)

(257,698)

(297,364)

(386,388)

(301,901)

(304,229)

(322,429)

Americas

8%

56%

(203,341)

(130,756)

(115,317)

(120,022)

(189,092)

(129,047)

(129,491)

(131,545)

EMEA

10%

41%

(137,384)

(97,272)

(90,153)

(108,397)

(124,939)

(103,899)

(107,401)

(117,291)

APAC

(7)%

20%

(67,383)

(56,373)

(52,228)

(68,945)

(72,357)

(68,955)

(67,337)

(73,593)












Revenue ex-TAC (1)

(5)%

36%

253,174

185,944

179,916

206,012

266,252

220,705

223,918

235,694

Americas

(7)%

48%

109,476

73,862

70,357

71,723

117,158

84,890

84,483

86,448

EMEA

3%

34%

94,753

70,528

69,468

81,717

91,700

81,657

86,958

92,352

APAC

(15)%

18%

48,945

41,554

40,091

52,572

57,394

54,158

52,477

56,894












Cash flow from operating activities 

(26)%

(14)%

44,080

51,156

33,377

56,743

59,359

43,289

52,964

67,220












Capital expenditures

27%

73%

22,302

12,898

18,532

11,737

17,520

23,944

32,792

23,684












Capital expenditures/Revenue

N.A

N.A

3%

3%

4%

2%

3%

5%

6%

4%












Net cash position

17%

(22)%

488,011

626,744

578,181

436,506

418,763

409,178

422,053

395,771












Headcount

(6)%

(2)%

2,594

2,636

2,685

2,701

2,755

2,794

2,873

2,813












Days Sales Outstanding (days - end of month)

N.A

N.A

56

62

61

62

52

57

58

59


(1) We define Revenue ex-TAC as our revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs generated over the applicable measurement period. Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region are not measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We have included Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region because they are key measures used by our management and board of directors to evaluate operating performance, generate future operating plans and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the elimination of TAC from revenue and review of these measures by region can provide useful measures for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our results of operations in the same manner as our management and board of directors. Our use of Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are: (a) other companies, including companies in our industry which have similar business arrangements, may address the impact of TAC differently; (b) other companies may report Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region or similarly titled measures but define the regions differently, which reduces their effectiveness as a comparative measure; and (c) other companies may report Revenue ex-TAC or similarly titled measures but calculate them differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these and other limitations, you should consider Revenue ex-TAC and Revenue, Traffic Acquisition Costs and Revenue ex-TAC by Region alongside our other U.S. GAAP financial results, including revenue. The above table provides a reconciliation of Revenue ex-TAC to revenue and Revenue ex-TAC by Region to revenue by region. 

 

 

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