HubSpot, Inc ( HUBS Quick Quote HUBS - Free Report) reported relatively healthy second-quarter 2022 results, with both the bottom line and the top line surpassing the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate, driven by strong product innovation and a deep understanding of its customers’ requirements. The company’s strategic priority is to deliver a world-class front-office platform by investing in anchor hubs and innovating new emerging hubs. The company continues to expand its app ecosystem, with its integration catalog growing nearly 40% year over year. HubSpot also remains focused on becoming a leading CRM platform provider in the near future. The solid quarterly performance was reflected in share price appreciation post earnings release. Quarter Details
GAAP net loss in the quarter was $56.4 million or a loss of $1.18 per share compared with a net loss of $24.6 million or a loss of 53 cents per share in the prior-year quarter.
Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter was $22.4 million or 44 cents per share compared with $21.6 million or 43 cents per share in the prior-year quarter. It beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.
Revenues during the reported quarter were $421.8 million compared with $310.8 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting growth of 35.7% and beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $410 million. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar throughout the second quarter contributed majorly to the earnings growth. Growing customer base, which surged 25% year over year to 150,865, also contributed to the results.
Subscription revenues in the quarter were $421.4 million compared with $300.4 million in the year-ago quarter, reflecting growth of 40.3%. Professional services and other revenues were $9.4 million compared with $10.4 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting a decline of 9.8%. Average subscription revenue per customer was up 10% from the prior-year quarter to $11,198.
Gross profit reported during the quarter was $342.8 million compared with $247.9 million in the prior-year quarter. GAAP operating loss during the quarter was reported at $52.3 million compared with a loss of $16.6 million in the prior-year quarter. Non-GAAP operating income during the quarter was $29.4 million compared with $27.5 million in the prior-year quarter.
Cash Flow & Liquidity
During the quarter, HubSpot generated $40.9 million from operating activities compared with $38.2 million in the prior-year period. As of Jun 30, 2022, the company had $305.7 million in cash and cash equivalents with $264.2 million of operating lease liabilities, net of current portion.
For third-quarter 2022, HubSpot forecasts revenues to be in the range of $425 million to $426 million. The company expects non-GAAP net income per share to be in the band of 50 cents to 52 cents.
For 2022, the company has lowered the revenue guidance from $1.722 billion-$1.728 billion to $1.69 billion to $1.695 billion owing to challenging macroeconomic conditions. Non-GAAP operating income is expected to be within $143 million-$144 million compared with an earlier expectation of $152 million to $154 million. Non-GAAP net income per share is likely to be in the range of $2.28-$2.30, down from $2.40-$2.42 projected earlier.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
HubSpot currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see
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