Sumo Logic (NASDAQ: SUMO), the SaaS analytics platform to enable reliable and secure cloud-native applications, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 ended January 31, 2023.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $79.8 million, an increase of 19% year over year
  • GAAP gross margin was 72%; non-GAAP gross margin was 75%
  • GAAP operating loss was $28.1 million; GAAP operating margin was (35)%
  • Non-GAAP operating loss was $4.0 million; non-GAAP operating margin was (5)%
  • GAAP net loss was $27.9 million, or $0.23 per share
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $3.8 million, or $0.03 per share
  • Net cash used in operating activities was $5.2 million; free cash flow was $(5.8) million
  • Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $343.4 million as of January 31, 2023

Full Year Fiscal 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $300.7 million, an increase of 24% year over year
  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) was $301.6 million, an increase of 17% year over year
  • GAAP gross margin was 68%; non-GAAP gross margin was 72%
  • GAAP operating loss was $126.9 million; GAAP operating margin was (42)%
  • Non-GAAP operating loss was $37.6 million; non-GAAP operating margin was (12)%
  • GAAP net loss was $124.8 million, or $1.06 per share
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $35.5 million, or $0.30 per share
  • Net cash used in operating activities was $27.4 million; free cash flow was $(29.4) million

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Transaction with Francisco Partners

In a separate press release issued on February 9, 2023, Sumo Logic announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the Merger) to be acquired by entities affiliated with Francisco Partners Management, L.P. (Francisco Partners). A copy of the press release and supplemental materials can be found on the investor relations page of Sumo Logic's website at investors.sumologic.com. The additional details and information about the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement and the transactions are available in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Sumo Logic with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 9, 2023.

Given the announced transaction, Sumo Logic will not host an earnings conference call or provide financial guidance in conjunction with this earnings release. Sumo Logic is also withdrawing its previous financial guidance as a result of the pending transaction. For further detail and discussion of Sumo Logic's financial performance please refer to Sumo Logic's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2023, which will be filed subsequently with the SEC.

Supplemental Financial and Other Information

Supplemental financial and other information can be accessed through Sumo Logic’s investor relations website at investor.sumologic.com. Sumo Logic uses the investor relations section on its website as the means of complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, we recommend that investors should monitor Sumo Logic’s investor relations website in addition to following Sumo Logic’s press releases, SEC filings, and social media.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, we believe the following non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating our operating performance. We use the following non-GAAP financial measures, collectively, to evaluate our ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. We believe that non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, may be helpful to investors because they provide consistency and comparability with past financial performance and meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our business, results of operations, or outlook. The non-GAAP financial measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only, have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial measures as tools for comparison. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business, which it includes in press releases announcing quarterly financial results, including this press release.

Non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net loss, and non-GAAP net loss per share: We define these non-GAAP financial measures as their respective GAAP measures, excluding stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, expenses related to a cooperation agreement, expenses related to a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust interlock inquiry, and transaction costs related to the Merger. We use these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance.

Free cash flow: We define free cash flow as cash used in operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized internal-use software costs. We believe free cash flow is a useful indicator of liquidity that provides our management, board of directors, and investors with information about our future ability to generate or use cash to enhance the strength of our balance sheet and further invest in our business and pursue potential strategic initiatives.

Please see the reconciliation tables at the end of this release for the reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains express and implied forward-looking statements including but not limited to, statements regarding our pending acquisition by Francisco Partners, expectations regarding the benefits of our offerings, our growth strategy and investments, our market opportunity, the potential impact of the macro environment, and our ability to achieve success. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond our control. Our actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to our ability to realize the anticipated benefits from our acquisitions, the impact of the proposed transaction with Francisco Partners on our ability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and the risk that it may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, our ability to achieve and maintain future profitability, our ability to attract new customers and retain and sell additional functionality and services to our existing customers, our ability to sustain and manage our growth, our ability to successfully add new features and functionality to our platform, our ability to compete effectively in an increasingly competitive market, and general market, political, economic, and business conditions, including the impact of the recent economic downturn, inflation, and COVID-19, and other risks detailed in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022 filed with the SEC on December 6, 2022 and other filings and reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC. Additional information will be made available in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2023 that will be filed with the SEC, which should be read in conjunction with this press release and the financial results included herein.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments could cause our views to change. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMO), empowers the people who power modern, digital business. Through its SaaS analytics platform, Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications. The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform™ helps practitioners and developers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers around the world rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

For more information, please contact:

Investor Relations ContactBryan LiberatorIR@sumologic.com 

Media ContactCarmen Harrischarris@sumologic.com 

Sumo Logic, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended January 31,   Year Ended January 31,
      2023       2022       2023       2022  
Revenue   $ 79,753     $ 67,049     $ 300,668     $ 242,125  
Cost of revenue     22,329       22,751       97,551       78,308  
Gross profit     57,424       44,298       203,117       163,817  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development     24,598       24,884       104,949       94,652  
Sales and marketing     39,770       36,011       153,383       131,311  
General and administrative     21,195       13,871       71,649       59,129  
Total operating expenses     85,563       74,766       329,981       285,092  
Loss from operations     (28,139 )     (30,468 )     (126,864 )     (121,275 )
Interest and other income (expense), net     1,616       (24 )     5,031       10  
Interest expense     (59 )     (41 )     (173 )     (174 )
Loss before provision for income taxes     (26,582 )     (30,533 )     (122,006 )     (121,439 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     1,314       3,033       2,809       1,926  
Net loss   $ (27,896 )   $ (33,566 )   $ (124,815 )   $ (123,365 )
                 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted   $ (0.23 )   $ (0.30 )   $ (1.06 )   $ (1.13 )
                 
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted     121,172       112,303       117,836       108,695  
                                 

Sumo Logic, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(in thousands)(unaudited)

    January 31,2023   January 31,2022
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 76,496     $ 79,986  
Marketable securities, current     225,643       210,645  
Accounts receivable, net     58,366       49,451  
Prepaid expenses     9,063       9,792  
Deferred sales commissions, current     19,699       17,110  
Other current assets     2,545       2,865  
Total current assets     391,812       369,849  
Marketable securities, noncurrent     41,213       65,866  
Property and equipment, net     4,852       4,960  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     1,381       6,110  
Goodwill     94,213       94,967  
Acquired intangible assets, net     12,709       26,221  
Deferred sales commissions, noncurrent     30,670       32,689  
Other assets     2,248       1,469  
Total assets   $ 579,098     $ 602,131  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 17,279     $ 7,755  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     26,793       25,425  
Operating lease liabilities, current     1,641       4,619  
Deferred revenue, current     150,484       131,329  
Total current liabilities     196,197       169,128  
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent     22       2,346  
Deferred revenue, noncurrent     1,658       5,944  
Other liabilities     6,111       5,744  
Total liabilities     203,988       183,162  
         
Stockholders’ equity:        
Common stock     12       11  
Additional paid-in-capital     1,027,627       944,447  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (6,558 )     (4,333 )
Accumulated deficit     (645,971 )     (521,156 )
Total stockholders’ equity     375,110       418,969  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 579,098     $ 602,131  
                 

Sumo Logic, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows(in thousands)(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended January 31,   Year Ended January 31,
      2023       2022       2023       2022  
Cash flows from operating activities                
Net loss   $ (27,896 )   $ (33,566 )   $ (124,815 )   $ (123,365 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     2,997       4,292       15,564       14,181  
Amortization of deferred sales commissions     5,375       4,494       20,194       15,847  
Amortization (accretion) of marketable securities purchased at a premium (discount)     (675 )     914       740       3,070  
Stock-based compensation, net of amounts capitalized     13,560       15,019       63,493       54,146  
Non-cash operating lease cost     955       1,046       3,953       4,178  
Other     (285 )     2,326       (502 )     474  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions:                
Accounts receivable     (2,053 )     (6,104 )     (8,975 )     (4,194 )
Prepaid expenses     739       847       721       714  
Other assets     369       (254 )     (169 )     850  
Deferred sales commissions     (5,789 )     (8,747 )     (20,764 )     (24,999 )
Accounts payable     (707 )     (1,458 )     9,549       2,825  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     4,827       (217 )     2,233       1,589  
Deferred revenue     4,105       13,022       14,869       29,458  
Operating lease liabilities     (1,082 )     (1,142 )     (4,410 )     (4,513 )
Other liabilities     367       (1,017 )     961       (752 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (5,193 )     (10,545 )     (27,358 )     (30,491 )
Cash flows from investing activities                
Purchases of marketable securities     (80,273 )     (65,137 )     (265,269 )     (424,724 )
Maturities of marketable securities     63,138       44,550       245,701       102,508  
Sales of marketable securities     2,753       26,251       27,855       41,731  
Purchases of property and equipment           (459 )     (386 )     (2,258 )
Capitalized internal-use software costs     (644 )     (182 )     (1,630 )     (182 )
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash and restricted cash acquired                       (40,340 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     (15,026 )     5,023       6,271       (323,265 )
Cash flows from financing activities                
Payments of deferred offering costs                       (93 )
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan     1,757       3,252       4,588       7,977  
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options     3,084       4,352       14,563       22,326  
Cash paid for holdback consideration in connection with acquisitions                 (456 )      
Net cash provided by financing activities     4,841       7,604       18,695       30,210  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     212       (434 )     (1,098 )     (608 )
Change in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash     (15,166 )     1,648       (3,490 )     (324,154 )
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash:                
Beginning of period     91,962       78,638       80,286       404,440  
End of period   $ 76,796     $ 80,286     $ 76,796     $ 80,286  
                                 

Sumo Logic, Inc.Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures(in thousands, except per share data and percentages)(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended January 31,   Year Ended January 31,
      2023       2022       2023       2022  
Reconciliation of gross profit and gross margin                
GAAP gross profit   $ 57,424     $ 44,298     $ 203,117     $ 163,817  
Add: Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes     350       296       1,455       854  
Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets     1,985       3,596       12,380       11,753  
Add: Acquisition-related expenses     97       79       325       230  
Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 59,856     $ 48,269     $ 217,277     $ 176,654  
GAAP gross margin     72 %     66 %     68 %     68 %
Non-GAAP gross margin     75 %     72 %     72 %     73 %
                 
Reconciliation of operating expenses                
GAAP research and development   $ 24,598     $ 24,884     $ 104,949     $ 94,652  
Less: Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes     (6,811 )     (6,864 )     (28,700 )     (24,363 )
Less: Acquisition-related expenses     (124 )     (242 )     (721 )     (777 )
Non-GAAP research and development   $ 17,663     $ 17,778     $ 75,528     $ 69,512  
                 
GAAP sales and marketing   $ 39,770     $ 36,011     $ 153,383     $ 131,311  
Less: Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes     (4,119 )     (4,590 )     (18,230 )     (16,397 )
Less: Amortization of acquired intangible assets     (150 )     (150 )     (600 )     (383 )
Less: Acquisition-related expenses     (97 )     (97 )     (378 )     (278 )
Non-GAAP sales and marketing   $ 35,404     $ 31,174     $ 134,175     $ 114,253  
                 
GAAP general and administrative   $ 21,195     $ 13,871     $ 71,649     $ 59,129  
Less: Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes     (2,508 )     (3,458 )     (16,038 )     (14,279 )
Less: Acquisition-related expenses                       (3,756 )
Less: Expenses related to a cooperation agreement     (23 )           (2,627 )      
Less: Expenses related to a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust interlock inquiry     (350 )           (350 )      
Less: Transaction costs related to the Merger     (7,500 )           (7,500 )      
Non-GAAP general and administrative   $ 10,814     $ 10,413     $ 45,134     $ 41,094  
                 
Reconciliation of operating loss and operating margin                
GAAP loss from operations   $ (28,139 )   $ (30,468 )   $ (126,864 )   $ (121,275 )
Add: Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes     13,788       15,208       64,423       55,893  
Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets     2,135       3,746       12,980       12,136  
Add: Acquisition-related expenses     318       418       1,424       5,041  
Add: Expenses related to a cooperation agreement     23             2,627        
Add: Expenses related to a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust interlock inquiry     350             350        
Add: Transaction costs related to the Merger     7,500             7,500        
Non-GAAP operating loss   $ (4,025 )   $ (11,096 )   $ (37,560 )   $ (48,205 )
GAAP operating margin     (35 )%     (45 )%     (42 )%     (50 )%
Non-GAAP operating margin     (5 )%     (17 )%     (12 )%     (20 )%
                 
Reconciliation of net loss                
GAAP net loss   $ (27,896 )   $ (33,566 )   $ (124,815 )   $ (123,365 )
Add: Stock-based compensation expense and related employer payroll taxes     13,788       15,208       64,423       55,893  
Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets     2,135       3,746       12,980       12,136  
Add: Acquisition-related expenses     318       418       1,424       5,041  
Add: Expenses related to a cooperation agreement     23             2,627        
Add: Expenses related to a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust interlock inquiry     350             350        
Add: Transaction costs related to the Merger     7,500             7,500        
Non-GAAP net loss   $ (3,782 )   $ (14,194 )   $ (35,511 )   $ (50,295 )
GAAP net loss per share   $ (0.23 )   $ (0.30 )   $ (1.06 )   $ (1.13 )
Non-GAAP net loss per share   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.30 )   $ (0.46 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted     121,172       112,303       117,836       108,695  
                                 

Sumo Logic, Inc.Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Continued)(in thousands)(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended January 31,   Year Ended January 31,
      2023       2022       2023       2022  
Reconciliation of cash used in operating activities to free cash flow                
GAAP cash used in operating activities   $ (5,193 )   $ (10,545 )   $ (27,358 )   $ (30,491 )
Less: Purchases of property and equipment           (459 )     (386 )     (2,258 )
Less: Capitalized internal-use software costs     (644 )     (182 )     (1,630 )     (182 )
Free cash flow   $ (5,837 )   $ (11,186 )   $ (29,374 )   $ (32,931 )
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