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MicroStrategy Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Press Release  •  May 3, 2022

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TYSONS CORNER, Va., May 3, 2022 - MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR) (“MicroStrategy”), the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence company, today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022 (the first quarter of its 2022 fiscal year).

“We continued to see strong results across both of our corporate strategies in the first quarter of 2022. We had an increase in Cloud revenue and billings, with growing adoption of the MicroStrategy platform by new and existing customers,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy.

“We also furthered our position as the leading public company investor in bitcoin through the issuance of our first bitcoin-backed term loan. We have demonstrated that our bitcoin can be productively used as collateral in capital raising transactions, which allows us to further execute against our business strategy. Today, MicroStrategy is the world’s largest publicly traded corporate owner of bitcoin with over 129,200 bitcoins.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights
  • Revenues: Total revenues for the first quarter of 2022 were $119.3 million, a 2.9% decrease, or a 0.4% decrease on a non-GAAP constant currency basis, compared to the first quarter of 2021. Product licenses and subscription services revenues for the first quarter of 2022 were $29.4 million, a 6.2% decrease, or a 4.0% decrease on a non-GAAP constant currency basis, compared to the first quarter of 2021. Product support revenues for the first quarter of 2022 were $67.2 million, a 5.0% decrease, or a 2.5% decrease on a non-GAAP constant currency basis, compared to the first quarter of 2021. Other services revenues for the first quarter of 2022 were $22.8 million, an 8.7% increase, or a 12.5% increase on a non-GAAP constant currency basis, compared to the first quarter of 2021.
  • Gross Profit: Gross profit for the first quarter of 2022 was $93.6 million, representing a 78.5% gross margin, compared to a gross profit of $100.4 million, representing a gross margin of 81.7%, for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Operating Expenses: Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2022 were $263.6 million, a 7.0% decrease compared to the first quarter of 2021. Operating expenses include impairment losses on MicroStrategy’s digital assets, which were $170.1 million during the first quarter of 2022, compared to $194.1 million in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Loss from Operations and Net Loss: Loss from operations for the first quarter of 2022 was $170.0 million, compared to $183.2 million for the first quarter of 2021. Net loss for the first quarter of 2022 was $130.8 million, or $11.58 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to $110.0 million, or $11.40 per share on a diluted basis, for the first quarter of 2021. Digital asset impairment charges of $170.1 million and $194.1 million for the first quarter of 2022 and 2021, respectively, were reflected in these amounts.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents: As of March 31, 2022, MicroStrategy had cash and cash equivalents of $92.7 million, as compared to $63.4 million as of December 31, 2021, an increase of $29.3 million.
  • Digital Assets: As of March 31, 2022, the carrying value of MicroStrategy’s digital assets (comprised of approximately 129,218 bitcoins) was $2.896 billion, which reflects cumulative impairment losses of $1.071 billion since acquisition and an average carrying amount per bitcoin of approximately $22,409. As of March 31, 2022, the original cost basis and market value of MicroStrategy’s bitcoin were $3.967 billion and $5.893 billion, respectively, which reflects an average cost per bitcoin of approximately $30,700 and a market price per bitcoin of $45,602.79, respectively. Additional information on MicroStrategy’s digital asset holdings is included in the “Digital Assets – Additional Information” tables at the end of this press release.
  • Secured Term Loan: In March 2022, MacroStrategy LLC (“MacroStrategy”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MicroStrategy, entered into a Credit and Security Agreement with Silvergate Bank, pursuant to which Silvergate Bank issued a $205.0 million term loan to MacroStrategy (the “2025 Secured Term Loan”). The 2025 Secured Term Loan is not guaranteed by any party. The 2025 Secured Term Loan is a senior secured obligation of MacroStrategy and bears interest at a floating rate equal to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate 30 Day Average as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s website plus 3.70%, with a floor of 3.75%, and is payable monthly in arrears beginning May 2022. The 2025 Secured Term Loan will mature on March 23, 2025, unless earlier prepaid or repaid in accordance with its terms. The total net proceeds from the 2025 Secured Term Loan, after deducting lender fees and third-party costs, were approximately $204.6 million. The 2025 Secured Term Loan is collateralized by bitcoin held with a third-party custodian and by a $5.0 million cash reserve account with Silvergate Bank. MacroStrategy is required to maintain a Loan to collateral value ratio (“LTV Ratio”) of 50% or less (not including the cash reserve). As of March 31, 2022, approximately 19,466 of the bitcoins held by MacroStrategy serve as part of the collateral for the 2025 Secured Term Loan. As of March 31, 2022 the net carrying value of the 2025 Secured Term Loan was $204.6 million, net of unamortized issuance costs, and was classified as a long-term liability in the “Long-term debt, net” line item in MicroStrategy’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The tables provided at the end of this press release include a reconciliation of the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. An explanation of non-GAAP financial measures is also included under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below. Additional non-GAAP financial measures are included in MicroStrategy’s “Q1 2022 Earnings Presentation,” which will be available under the “Events and Presentations” section of MicroStrategy’s investor relations website at https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations.

MicroStrategy Names Andrew Kang Chief Financial Officer

MicroStrategy also announced today that it has appointed Andrew Kang as its new Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, effective as of his start date with MicroStrategy, which is expected to be on or about May 9, 2022. Phong Le will continue serving as MicroStrategy’s Chief Financial Officer until Mr. Kang’s start date, after which Mr. Le will continue as MicroStrategy’s President.

Mr. Kang previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Greensky, Inc., a leading U.S.-based technology company enabling frictionless promotional finance at the point of sale for merchants, consumers and bank partners, since September 2020. Prior to Greensky, Mr. Kang served as Corporate Treasurer for Santander Holdings USA, the $150 billion U.S. bank holding company under Banco Santander S.A., and Executive Vice President for Santander Consumer USA, a full spectrum auto finance company. Previously, Mr. Kang held positions in finance and treasury at Exeter Finance, HSBC Finance, Capital One and Thomson Reuters. Mr. Kang received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and post-baccalaureate certification in Accounting, both from the University of Virginia.

“We are excited to welcome Andrew to our management team. Andrew has extensive finance leadership and capital markets experience, making him an excellent choice as MicroStrategy’s next Chief Financial Officer,” said Mr. Saylor. “I believe he will make significant contributions to our business as we continue to execute on MicroStrategy’s enterprise software and bitcoin strategies.”

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

MicroStrategy is providing supplemental financial measures for (i) non-GAAP loss from operations that excludes the impact of share-based compensation expense, (ii) non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP diluted loss per share that exclude the impact of share-based compensation expense, interest expense arising from the amortization of debt issuance costs related to MicroStrategy’s long-term debt, and related income tax effects, and (iii) non-GAAP constant currency revenues that exclude foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. These supplemental financial measures are not measurements of financial performance under GAAP and, as a result, these supplemental financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to help understand, manage, and evaluate business performance and to help make operating decisions.

MicroStrategy believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are also useful to investors and analysts in comparing its performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis. The first supplemental financial measure excludes a significant non-cash expense that MicroStrategy believes is not reflective of its general business performance, and for which the accounting requires management judgment and the resulting share-based compensation expense could vary significantly in comparison to other companies. The second set of supplemental financial measures excludes the impact of (i) share-based compensation expense, (ii) non-cash interest expense arising from the amortization of debt issuance costs related to MicroStrategy’s long-term debt, and (iii) related income tax effects. The third set of supplemental financial measures excludes changes resulting from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates so that results may be compared to the same period in the prior year on a non-GAAP constant currency basis. MicroStrategy believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures can also facilitate comparison of MicroStrategy’s operating results to those of its competitors.

Conference Call

MicroStrategy will be discussing its first quarter 2022 financial results on a live Video Webinar today beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET. The live Video Webinar and accompanying presentation materials will be available under the “Events and Presentations” section of MicroStrategy’s investor relations website at https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations. Log-in instructions will be available after registering for the event. An archived replay of the event will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call concludes.

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is the largest independent publicly-traded analytics and business intelligence company. The MicroStrategy analytics platform is consistently rated as the best in enterprise analytics and is used by many of the world’s most admired brands in the Fortune Global 500. We pursue two corporate strategies: (1) grow our enterprise analytics software business to promote our vision of Intelligence Everywhere and (2) acquire and hold bitcoin, which we view as a dependable store of value supported by a robust, public, open-source architecture untethered to sovereign monetary policy. For more information about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy, Intelligent Enterprise, and MicroStrategy Library are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release may include statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements,” including estimates of future business prospects or financial results and statements containing the words “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “expect,” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of MicroStrategy Incorporated and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences include: fluctuations in the market price of bitcoin and any associated impairment charges that the Company may incur as a result of a decrease in the market price of bitcoin below the value at which the Company’s bitcoins are carried on its balance sheet; gains or losses on any sales of bitcoins; changes in the accounting treatment relating to the Company’s bitcoin holdings; changes in securities laws or other laws or regulations, or the adoption of new laws or regulations, relating to bitcoin that adversely affect the price of bitcoin or the Company’s ability to transact in or own bitcoin; a decrease in liquidity in the markets in which bitcoin is traded; security breaches, cyberattacks, unauthorized access, loss of private keys, fraud or other circumstances or events that result in the loss of the Company’s bitcoins; the level and terms of the Company’s substantial indebtedness and its ability to service such debt; the extent and timing of market acceptance of the Company’s new product offerings; continued acceptance of the Company’s other products in the marketplace; the Company’s ability to recognize revenue or deferred revenue through delivery of products or satisfactory performance of services; the timing of significant orders; delays in or the inability of the Company to develop or ship new products; customers shifting from a product license model to a cloud subscription model, which may delay the Company’s ability to recognize revenue; fluctuations in tax benefits or provisions; impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; competitive factors; general economic conditions; currency fluctuations; and other risks detailed in MicroStrategy’s registration statements and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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MicroStrategy Incorporated
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