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Paycor Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results
May 8, 2024
Paycor HCM, Inc., a leader in human capital management software, reported significant growth in its Q3 fiscal year 2024 results. Total revenues reached $187.0 million, a 16% increase year-over-year, with recurring revenue growing to $172.0 million. Paycor's continued expansion in the HCM market is attributed to its innovative, Cloud-based solutions and strategic partnerships. The company introduced new AI-powered tools and earned a Top Workplaces USA 2024 Award, demonstrating its commitment to improving workplace environments and performance. Looking forward, Paycor expects total FY'24 revenues to be between $650 million and $652 million, with adjusted operating income projected at $108 million to $109 million.

  • Q3 Total revenues of $187.0 million, an increase of 16% year-over-year, while expanding operating margins

  • Q3 Recurring revenue of $172.0 million, an increase of 14% year-over-year

  • FY’24 revenue guidance of $650 - $652 million, an increase of 18% year-over-year at the top end of the range

CINCINNATI, May 08, 2024- Paycor HCM, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYCR) (“Paycor”), a leading provider of human capital management (“HCM”) software, today announced financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2024, which ended March 31, 2024.

“We delivered another strong quarter as our differentiated HCM solution that powers people and performance continued to resonate in the market,” said Raul Villar, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Paycor. “Recurring revenue excluding form filings grew 20% year-over-year, driven by continued success up-market while increasing Embedded HCM partnerships.”

“We continued to strategically invest in sales and PEPM expansion to fuel future growth while increasing adjusted operating margins 130 basis points year-over-year. The multi-billion dollar HCM industry is still early in its transition to modern Cloud-based solutions, and we believe there is significant runway to deliver durable revenue growth and enhanced profitability over the longer-term.”

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were $187.0 million, compared to $161.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

  • Operating income was $7.5 million, compared to a loss from operations of $8.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

  • Adjusted operating income* was $47.7 million, compared to $39.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

  • Net income was $6.2 million, compared to a net loss of $7.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

  • Adjusted net income* was $37.5 million, compared to $31.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

*Adjusted operating income and adjusted net income are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the discussion below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the reconciliations at the end of this press release for information concerning these and other non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this press release.

Third Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

  • Signed three new Embedded HCM Solution partners, further validating this efficient go-to-market channel’s value proposition and demonstrating opportunity to accelerate employee growth, one of two key growth drivers, in fiscal year 2025.

  • Introduced Paycor Skills, which leverages artificial intelligence to recommend skills associated with positions and people, then helps leaders identify potential skill gaps and areas for skills development.

  • Released COR Space that equips leaders with tools to communicate, align goals and motivate cross-functional teams that span multiple departments or fall outside of typical organizational structures, such as project teams, employee resource groups, social event planning, or work-based groups like a night shift at a healthcare organization.

  • Earned a Top Workplaces USA 2024 Award from Energage for the fourth consecutive year, reaffirming our dedication to fostering cultural best practices that not only enhance employee engagement, but also deliver tangible business results. This year’s results highlighted the company’s culture of listening and acting on feedback from associates, empowering leaders across the organization, and providing flexibility with a virtual first working environment.

Business Outlook

Based on information as of today, May 8, 2024, Paycor is issuing the following financial guidance:

Fourth Quarter Ending June 30, 2024:

  • Total revenues in the range of $160 – $162 million.

  • Adjusted operating income* in the range of $21 – $22 million.

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2024:

  • Total revenues in the range of $650 – $652 million.

  • Adjusted operating income* in the range of $108 – $109 million.

*We are unable to reconcile forward-looking adjusted operating income to forward-looking income (loss) from operations, the most closely comparable GAAP financial measure, because the information needed to provide a complete reconciliation is unavailable at this time without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call Information

Paycor will host a conference call today, May 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results and guidance. To access this call, dial 1-877-407-4018 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8471 (international). The access code is 13741611. A live webcast and replay of the event will be available on the Paycor Investor Relations website at investors.paycor.com.

About Paycor

Paycor’s human capital management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from recruiting, onboarding, and payroll to career development and retention, but what really sets us apart is our focus on leaders. For more than 30 years, we’ve been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: a unified HR platform, easy integration with third party apps, powerful analytics, talent development tools, and configurable technology that supports specific industry needs. That’s why more than 30,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, our business outlook, our business strategy and plans, our objectives for future operations, and any statements of a general economic or industry specific nature, are forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “can have,” “likely,” “outlook,” “potential,” “targets,” “contemplates,” or the negative or plural of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We believe that these risks include, but are not limited to: our ability to manage our growth effectively; the potential unauthorized access to our customers’ or their employees’ personal data as a result of a breach of our or our vendors’ security measures; the expansion and retention of our direct sales force with qualified and productive persons and the related effects on the growth of our business; the impact on customer expansion and retention if implementation, user experience, customer service, or performance relating to our solutions is not satisfactory; the timing of payments made to employees and taxing authorities relative to the timing of when a customer’s electronic funds transfers are settled to our account; future acquisitions of other companies’ businesses, technologies, or customer portfolios; the continued service of our key executives; our ability to innovate and deliver high-quality, technologically advanced products and services; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the proper operation of our software; our relationships with third parties; the ongoing effects of inflation, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and other adverse macroeconomic conditions in the market in which we and our customers operate; and the impact of an economic downturn or recession in the United States or global economy. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur. Although we believe that the expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement after the date of this report, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, or to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as may be required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we present the following non-GAAP financial measures in this press release and on the related teleconference call: adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross profit margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating income margin, adjusted sales and marketing expense, adjusted general and administrative expense, adjusted research and development expense, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, adjusted free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow margin. Management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating our core operating performance and trends to prepare and approve our annual budget, and to develop short-term and long-term operating plans. Management believes that non-GAAP financial information, when taken collectively, may be helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance and assists in comparisons with other companies, some of which use similar non-GAAP financial information to supplement their GAAP results. We define (i) adjusted gross profit as gross profit before amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and other certain corporate expenses, in each case that are included in costs of recurring revenues, (ii) adjusted gross profit margin as adjusted gross profit divided by total revenues, (iii) adjusted operating income as income (loss) from operations before amortization of acquired intangible assets and naming rights, stock-based compensation expense, exit costs due to exiting leases of certain facilities and other certain corporate expenses, such as costs related to acquisitions, (iv) adjusted operating income margin as adjusted operating income divided by total revenues, (v) adjusted sales and marketing expense as sales and marketing expenses before amortization of naming rights, stock-based compensation expense and other certain corporate expenses, (vi) adjusted general and administrative expense as general and administrative expenses before amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, exit costs due to exiting leases of certain facilities and other certain corporate expenses, (vii) adjusted research and development expense as research and development expenses before stock-based compensation expense and other certain corporate expenses, (viii) adjusted net income as income (loss) before expense (benefit) for income taxes after adjusting for amortization of acquired intangible assets and naming rights, accretion expense associated with the naming rights, change in fair value of contingent consideration, stock-based compensation expense, gain or loss on the extinguishment of debt, exit costs due to exiting leases of certain facilities and other certain corporate expenses, such as costs related to acquisitions, all of which are tax effected by applying an adjusted effective income tax rate, (ix) adjusted net income per share as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shares outstanding, which includes potentially dilutive securities excluded from the GAAP dilutive net income (loss) per share calculation, (x) adjusted free cash flow as cash provided (used) by operating activities less the purchase of property and equipment and internally developed software costs, excluding other certain corporate expenses, which are included in cash provided (used) by operating activities and (xi) adjusted free cash flow margin as adjusted free cash flow divided by total revenues.

Other certain corporate expenses presented include one-time costs related to secondary offerings, restructuring costs, professional, consulting and other costs, transaction expenses and other costs and costs associated with the implementation of a new enterprise-resource planning system.

The non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release and discussed on the related teleconference call are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for gross profit, gross margin, income (loss) from operations, operating income margin, sales and marketing expense, general and administrative expense, research and development expense, net income (loss), diluted net income (loss) per share and cash provided (used) by operating activities. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, you should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures that we present may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. A reconciliation is provided below under “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to GAAP Measures,” for each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP.
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