Datadog Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

First quarter revenue grew 83% year-over-year to $363 million

Strong growth of larger customers, with about 2,250 $100k+ ARR customers, up from 1,406 a year ago

Launched Application Security Monitoring product

NEW YORK, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ:DDOG), the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

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“We are pleased with our strong first quarter results, with 83% year-over-year revenue growth and strong profitability,” said Olivier Pomel, co-founder and CEO of Datadog. “We continue to see customers of all sizes and in all industries progressing along their digital transformation and cloud migration journeys.”

Pomel added, “Companies are increasingly relying on software and cloud services to drive revenue, competitive advantage, and positive business outcomes. By using our unified, cloud-native, end-to-end observability and security platform, our customers can understand, manage, and drive value from their exponentially growing and ephemeral cloud environments.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue was $363.0 million, an increase of 83% year-over-year.

  • GAAP operating income was $10.4 million; GAAP operating margin was 3%.

  • Non-GAAP operating income was $83.7 million; non-GAAP operating margin was 23%.

  • GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.03; non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.24.

  • Operating cash flow was $147.4 million, with free cash flow of $129.9 million.

  • Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities were $1.7 billion as of March 31, 2022.

First Quarter & Recent Business Highlights:

  • As of March 31, 2022, we had about 2,250 customers with ARR of $100,000 or more, an increase of 60% from 1,406 as of March 31, 2021.

  • Launched Application Security Monitoring. This product breaks down silos between Security and Operations Teams, leveraging distributed tracing to accurately identify OWASP threats targeting code-level vulnerabilities in web applications and APIs.

  • Expanded the Watchdog AI Engine with Root Cause Analysis and Log Anomaly Detection. The new AI/ML capabilities enable IT teams to detect, investigate and resolve application performance issues more quickly and reduce alert fatigue.

  • Partnered with Microsoft for the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework. This partnership adds Datadog’s leading monitoring and security capabilities to Microsoft’s roadmap for successful cloud implementations.

Second Quarter and Full Year 2022 Outlook:

Based on information as of today, May 5, 2022, Datadog is providing the following guidance:

Datadog has not reconciled its expectations as to non-GAAP operating income, or as to non-GAAP net income per share, to their most directly comparable GAAP measure as a result of uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, reconciling items such as stock-based compensation and employer payroll taxes on equity incentive plans. Accordingly, reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort, although it is important to note that these factors could be material to Datadog’s results computed in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call Details:

  • What: Datadog financial results for the first quarter of 2022 and outlook for the second quarter and the full year 2022

  • When: May 5, 2022 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time (5:00 A.M. Pacific Time)

  • Dial in: To access the call in the U.S., please dial (866) 652-5200, and for international callers, please dial (412) 317-6060. Callers may provide conference password “Datadog” to access the call more quickly, and are encouraged to dial into the call 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start to prevent any delay in joining.

  • Webcast: https://investors.datadoghq.com (live and replay)

  • Replay: A replay of the call will be archived on the investor relations website

About Datadog

Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers’ entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the earnings call referencing this press release contain “forward-looking” statements, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws, including but not limited to statements regarding Datadog’s strategy, product and platform capabilities, the benefits and expected closing of acquisitions, growth in and ability to capitalize on long-term market opportunities including the pace and scope of cloud migration and digital transformation, gross margins and operating margins including with respect to sales and marketing, research and development expenses, investments and capital expenditures as well as the impact of increased office activity and marketing, and Datadog’s future financial performance, including its outlook for the second quarter and fiscal year 2022. These forward-looking statements are based on Datadog’s current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause Datadog’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to (1) our recent rapid growth may not be indicative of our future growth; (2) our history of operating losses; (3) our limited operating history; (4) our business depends on our existing customers purchasing additional subscriptions and products from us and renewing their subscriptions; (5) our ability to attract new customers; (6) our ability to effectively develop and expand our sales and marketing capabilities; (7) risk of a security breach; (8) risk of interruptions or performance problems associated with our products and platform capabilities; (9) our ability to adapt and respond to rapidly changing technology or customer needs; (10) the competitive markets in which we participate; (11) risks associated with successfully managing our growth; (12) general market, political, economic, and business conditions; and (13) the impact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and any related economic downturn could have on our or our customers’ businesses, financial condition and results of operations. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on February 25, 2022. Additional information will be made available in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and other filings and reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements, or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. Forward-looking statements represent our beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. We disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Datadog discloses the following non-GAAP financial measures in this release and the earnings call referencing this press release: non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative), non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share, non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic share, and free cash flow. Datadog uses each of these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short- and long-term operating plans, and to evaluate Datadog’s financial performance. Datadog believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating its operational performance, as further discussed below. Datadog’s non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in its industry, as other companies in its industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring and unusual items. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on Datadog’s reported financial results.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.

Datadog defines non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative), non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP net income (loss) as the respective GAAP balances, adjusted for, as applicable: (1) stock-based compensation expense; (2) the amortization of acquired intangibles; (3) employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions; and (4) amortization of issuance costs. Datadog defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, minus capital expenditures and minus capitalized software development costs, if any. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and others in assessing Datadog’s operating performance due to the following factors:

Stock-based compensation. Datadog utilizes stock-based compensation to attract and retain employees. It is principally aimed at aligning their interests with those of its stockholders and at long-term retention, rather than to address operational performance for any particular period. As a result, stock-based compensation expenses vary for reasons that are generally unrelated to financial and operational performance in any particular period.

Amortization of acquired intangibles. Datadog views amortization of acquired intangible assets as items arising from pre-acquisition activities determined at the time of an acquisition. While these intangible assets are evaluated for impairment regularly, amortization of the cost of acquired intangibles is an expense that is not typically affected by operations during any particular period.

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions. Datadog excludes employer payroll tax expense on equity incentive plans as these expenses are tied to the exercise or vesting of underlying equity awards and the price of Datadog’s common stock at the time of vesting or exercise. As a result, these taxes may vary in any particular period independent of the financial and operating performance of Datadog’s business.

Amortization of issuance costs. In May 2020, Datadog issued $747.5 million of convertible senior notes due 2025, which bear interest at an annual fixed rate of 0.125%. Debt issuance costs, which reduce the carrying value of the convertible debt instrument, are amortized as interest expense over the term. The expense for the amortization of debt issuance costs is a non-cash item, and we believe the exclusion of this interest expense will provide for a more useful comparison of our operational performance in different periods.

Additionally, Datadog’s management believes that the non-GAAP financial measure free cash flow is meaningful to investors because it is a measure of liquidity that provides useful information in understanding and evaluating the strength of our liquidity and future ability to generate cash that can be used for strategic opportunities or investing in our business. Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities, reduced by capital expenditures and capitalized software development costs, if any. The reduction of capital expenditures and amounts capitalized for software development facilitates comparisons of Datadog’s liquidity on a period-to-period basis and excludes items that management does not consider to be indicative of our liquidity.

Operating Metrics

Datadog’s number of customers with ARR of $100,000 or more and number of customers with ARR of $1 million or more are based on the ARR of each customer, as of the last month of the quarter.

We define the number of customers as the number of accounts with a unique account identifier for which we have an active subscription in the period indicated. Users of our free trials or tier are not included in our customer count. A single organization with multiple divisions, segments or subsidiaries is generally counted as a single customer. However, in some cases where they have separate billing terms, we may count separate divisions, segments or subsidiaries as multiple customers.

We define ARR as the annualized revenue run-rate of subscription agreements from all customers at a point in time. We calculate ARR by taking the monthly recurring revenue, or MRR, and multiplying it by 12. MRR for each month is calculated by aggregating, for all customers during that month, monthly revenue from committed contractual amounts, additional usage, usage from subscriptions for a committed contractual amount of usage that is delivered as used, and monthly subscriptions. We updated the definition of MRR as of the quarter ended September 30, 2021 to capture usage from subscriptions with committed contractual amounts and applied this change retrospectively. ARR and MRR should be viewed independently of revenue, and do not represent our revenue under GAAP on a monthly or annualized basis, as they are operating metrics that can be impacted by contract start and end dates and renewal rates. ARR and MRR are not intended to be replacements or forecasts of revenue.

Datadog, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2022

2021

Revenue

$ 363,030

$ 198,549

Cost of revenue (1)(2)(3)

74,462

46,666

Gross profit

288,568

151,883

Operating expenses:

Research and development (1)(3)

150,608

79,266

Sales and marketing (1)(2)(3)

101,166

64,353

General and administrative (1)(3)

26,380

21,094

Total operating expenses

278,154

164,713

Operating income (loss)

10,414

(12,830)

Other income:

Interest expense (4)

(5,247)

(5,472)

Interest income and other income, net

5,687

5,773

Other income, net

440

301

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

10,854

(12,529)

Provision for income taxes

(1,116)

(539)

Net income (loss)

$ 9,738

$ (13,068)

Net income (loss) per share – basic

$ 0.03

$ (0.04)

Net income (loss) per share – diluted

$ 0.03

$ (0.04)

Weighted average shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share:

Basic

313,456

306,034

Diluted

345,668

306,034

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

Cost of revenue

$ 1,653

$ 701

Research and development

44,696

16,069

Sales and marketing

14,595

7,010

General and administrative

5,940

5,081

Total

$ 66,884

$ 28,861

(2) Includes amortization of acquired intangibles as follows:

Cost of revenue

$ 1,413

$ 355

Sales and marketing

203

Total

$ 1,616

$ 355

(3) Includes employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions as follows:

Cost of revenue

$ 102

$ 95

Research and development

3,297

1,771

Sales and marketing

1,109

1,179

General and administrative

257

124

Total

$ 4,765

$ 3,169

(4) Includes amortization of issuance costs as follows:

Interest expense

$ 840

$ 835

Total

$ 840

$ 835

Datadog, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands; unaudited)

March 31,
2022

December 31,
2021

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 271,686

$ 270,973

Marketable securities

1,399,323

1,283,473

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $3,425 and $2,997 as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

275,342

268,824

Deferred contract costs, current

24,688

23,235

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

32,632

24,443

Total current assets

2,003,671

1,870,948

Property and equipment, net

90,713

75,152

Operating lease assets

61,921

61,355

Goodwill

292,032

292,176

Intangible assets, net

14,088

15,704

Deferred contract costs, non-current

42,753

42,062

Restricted cash

3,424

3,490

Other assets

20,413

19,907

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 2,529,015

$ 2,380,794

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable

$ 18,629

$ 25,270

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

108,211

111,284

Operating lease liabilities, current

20,320

20,157

Deferred revenue, current

454,812

371,985

Total current liabilities

601,972

528,696

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

51,817

52,106

Convertible senior notes, net

736,318

735,482

Deferred revenue, non-current

12,798

13,896

Other liabilities

9,253

9,411

Total liabilities

1,412,158

1,339,591

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

Common stock

3

3

Additional paid-in capital

1,271,777

1,197,136

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(12,555)

(3,830)

Accumulated deficit

(142,368)

(152,106)

Total stockholders’ equity

1,116,857

1,041,203

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$ 2,529,015

$ 2,380,794

Datadog, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

(In thousands; unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2022

2021

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income (loss)

$ 9,738

$ (13,068)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

7,394

4,402

Amortization of discounts or premiums on marketable securities

3,959

4,259

Amortization of issuance costs

840

835

Amortization of deferred contract costs

6,022

3,779

Stock-based compensation, net of amounts capitalized

66,884

28,861

Non-cash lease expense

4,411

4,012

Allowance for credit losses on accounts receivable

798

25

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

823

3

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(7,319)

9,223

Deferred contract costs

(8,166)

(6,711)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(8,391)

(5,998)

Other assets

(805)

572

Accounts payable

(7,624)

(9,226)

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(2,911)

9,682

Deferred revenue

81,735

21,000

Net cash provided by operating activities

147,388

51,650

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Purchases of marketable securities

(329,706)

(150,331)

Maturities of marketable securities

199,703

253,234

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

2,007

6,497

Purchases of property and equipment

(9,514)

(998)

Capitalized software development costs

(7,973)

(6,183)

Cash paid for acquisition of businesses; net of cash acquired

(4,871)

(11,509)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(150,354)

90,710

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

4,245

3,275

Employee payroll taxes paid related to net share settlement under the employee stock purchase plan

(245)

Repayments of convertible senior notes

(3)

Net cash provided by financing activities

4,242

3,030

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(629)

(782)

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

647

144,608

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH—Beginning of period

274,463

228,711

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH—End of period

$ 275,110

$ 373,319

RECONCILIATION OF CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH WITHIN THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS TO THE AMOUNTS SHOWN IN THE STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS ABOVE:

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 271,686

$ 369,706

Restricted cash

3,424

3,613

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$ 275,110

$ 373,319

Datadog, Inc.

Reconciliation from GAAP to Non-GAAP Results

(In thousands, except per share data; unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2022

2021

Reconciliation of gross profit and gross margin

GAAP gross profit

$ 288,568

$ 151,883

Plus: Stock-based compensation expense

1,653

701

Plus: Amortization of acquired intangibles

1,413

355

Plus: Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

102

95

Non-GAAP gross profit

$ 291,736

$ 153,034

GAAP gross margin

79%

76%

Non-GAAP gross margin

80%

77%

Reconciliation of operating expenses

GAAP research and development

$ 150,608

$ 79,266

Less: Stock-based compensation expense

(44,696)

(16,069)

Less: Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

(3,297)

(1,771)

Non-GAAP research and development

$ 102,615

$ 61,426

GAAP sales and marketing

$ 101,166

$ 64,353

Less: Stock-based compensation expense

(14,595)

(7,010)

Less: Amortization of acquired intangibles

(203)

Less: Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

(1,109)

(1,179)

Non-GAAP sales and marketing

$ 85,259

$ 56,164

GAAP general and administrative

$ 26,380

$ 21,094

Less: Stock-based compensation expense

(5,940)

(5,081)

Less: Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

(257)

(124)

Non-GAAP general and administrative

$ 20,183

$ 15,889

Reconciliation of operating income (loss) and operating margin

GAAP operating income (loss)

$ 10,414

$ (12,830)

Plus: Stock-based compensation expense

66,884

28,861

Plus: Amortization of acquired intangibles

1,616

355

Plus: Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

4,765

3,169

Non-GAAP operating income

$ 83,679

$ 19,555

GAAP operating margin

3 %

(6) %

Non-GAAP operating margin

23 %

10 %

Reconciliation of net income (loss)

GAAP net income (loss)

$ 9,738

$ (13,068)

Plus: Stock-based compensation expense

66,884

28,861

Plus: Amortization of acquired intangibles

1,616

355

Plus: Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

4,765

3,169

Plus: Amortization of issuance costs

840

835

Non-GAAP net income

$ 83,843

$ 20,152

Net income per share – basic

$ 0.27

$ 0.07

Net income per share – diluted

$ 0.24

$ 0.06

Shares used in non-GAAP net income per share calculations:

Basic

313,456

306,034

Diluted

345,668

342,329

Datadog, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Cash Flow from Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

(In thousands; unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2022

2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 147,388

$ 51,650

Less: Purchases of property and equipment

(9,514)

(998)

Less: Capitalized software development costs

(7,973)

(6,183)

Free cash flow

$ 129,901

$ 44,469

Contact Information
Yuka Broderick
Datadog Investor Relations
IR@datadoghq.com

Dan Haggerty
Datadog Public Relations
Press@datadoghq.com

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