Leafly Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFLY), a leading online cannabis discovery marketplace and resource for cannabis consumers, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

“We will harness the momentum of this quarter to drive further investment in products and programs that create a meaningful impact for our customers and the industry.”

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“The first quarter was marked by our continued focus on creating an unmatched consumer shopping experience and a marketplace that delivers outstanding value to our retail and brand customers. Year over year, we grew revenue by 21%, increased ending retail accounts by 37%, and grew the number of brand advertisers on our platform by 135%,” said Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly. “We will harness the momentum of this quarter to drive further investment in products and programs that create a meaningful impact for our customers and the industry.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

  • Total revenue was $11.4 million in line with Company expectations and up 21% over Q1 2021 driven by growth in new subscriptions and increased monetization from advertising products
  • Gross margin was 87%, compared to 88% in Q1 2021
  • Total operating expense was $17.4 million, up 84% over $9.5 million in Q1 2021, and included investments in platform, product development and sales and marketing to position the business for growth
  • Net loss was $19.4 million, and included $10.4 million of losses on derivative liabilities, compared to net loss of $1.1 million in Q1 2021
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss was $5.4 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.8 million in Q1 2021

Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures have been provided in the tables included in this release.

“Our first quarter results were in line with expectations and set the foundation for accelerated revenue growth we expect to see throughout the year,” said Suresh Krishnaswamy, CFO of Leafly. “The industry continues to evolve, bringing long-term opportunity for growth across new and existing markets. We continue to invest in product, sales and marketing in order to create and deliver a best-in-class experience for our consumers, retailers and brands.”

Business Highlights

  • The Company continued to bolster its executive leadership team with the hiring of Deidre Boulware as Leafly’s Chief People Officer.
  • Significantly increased headcount across the sales organization and the engineering team as the Company continued to invest in key areas for growth.
  • In April 2022, New Jersey and New Mexico opened their legalized, recreational cannabis market. Both states, previously only open to the medical market, now join to comprise 18 states, Guam and D.C. where adult use is legal, contributing to the large and growing cannabis ecosystem that supports local businesses and brings legal access to consumers.
  • On May 3, 2022, Leafly and applicable holders amended the previously disclosed Forward Share Purchase Agreements, and extended them to August 1, 2022. Through May 3, 2022, approximately $7.3 million of cash in escrow has been or will be released to the Company. Please refer to our 8-K filed with the SEC on May 4, 2022 for additional details.

Growth from Retailers

  • Leafly ended the quarter with 5,422 retail accounts, a 37% increase over Q1 2021, driven by continued adoption of Leafly by retailers in existing markets across North America.
  • Retailer average revenue per account (“ARPA”) was $576, a 16% decline from Q1 2021, as Leafly strategically lowered entry subscription fees to accelerate retailer concentration in certain markets. This growing base of new retailers provides opportunity for greater monetization in the future as retailers adopt Leafly’s advertising products and online ordering capabilities. ARPA increased in Leafly’s most established and healthiest markets.
  • Revenue from retail accounts in Q1 2022 was $9.2 million, up 17% over Q1 2021, reflecting the increase of retailer subscriptions on the platform as well as increased advertising spend from retailers in its most-competitive markets.
  • Launched new business dashboard which allows customers instant access to ROI metrics and best-in-class insights, as well as a collection of best-practices that retailers can use to improve their performance on our platform.

Growth from Brands

  • Revenue from brands in Q1 2022 was $2.2 million, up 35% over Q1 2021, primarily due to Leafly’s new subscription product offerings that drove a 135% year over year increase in the number of brand advertisers on the platform and increased sales of display advertising.
  • Top brands are using the Leafly platform to drive sales and increase brand awareness. The Company continues to expand the brands and categories on its platform like THC-infused, other cannabinoid providers and ancillary products.

Consumer relevance and reach expands

  • Average monthly active users (“MAUs”) in Q1 2022 were 7.7 million, compared to 11.0 million average MAUs in Q1 2021, which was elevated due to the effects of the pandemic when shoppers turned to e-commerce solutions instead of in-store shopping.
  • Introduced a new, consumer-facing delivery feature that significantly improves the consumer shopping experience. This augments Leafly’s existing, successful pick-up offering, giving consumers an additional way to shop for cannabis in the way that they want.

Financial Outlook

Leafly is reiterating its annual guidance. The company does not provide quarterly guidance. Based on current business trends and conditions, the financial outlook is expected to be as follows:

  • For the full year 2022, Leafly expects revenue to be in the range of $53.0 million to $58.0 million, representing 29% growth over 2021 at the midpoint. We expect Adjusted EBITDA loss to be in the range of $31.0 million – $26.0 million.

Leafly has not provided a quantitative reconciliation of forecasted GAAP net income (loss) to forecasted total Adjusted EBITDA within this communication because the Company is unable, without making unreasonable efforts, to calculate certain reconciling items with confidence. These items include, but are not limited to: depreciation and amortization expense from new assets; impairments of assets; changes in the valuation of any derivatives; the valuation of, and changes in, grants of equity-based compensation; gains or losses on modification or extinguishment of debt. These items, which could materially affect the computation of forward-looking GAAP net income (loss), are inherently uncertain and depend on various factors, many of which are outside of Leafly’s control. For more information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this communication, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Leafly will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results today, Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). A live webcast of the call can be accessed from Leafly’s Investor Relations website at https://investor.leafly.com.

The live call may also be accessed via telephone at (844) 200-6205 toll-free domestically and at (929) 526-1599 internationally. Please reference conference ID: #353774. An archived version of the webcast will be available from the same website after the call.

About Leafly

Leafly helps millions of people discover cannabis each year. Our powerful tools help shoppers make informed purchasing decisions and empower cannabis businesses to attract and retain loyal customers through advertising and technology services. Learn more at Leafly.com or download the Leafly mobile app through Apple’s App Store or Google Play.

Definitions of Key Performance Metrics

Monthly active users

Monthly active users (“MAUs”) represents the total unique visitors to Leafly websites and native apps each month, which in turn represents the maximum potential unique visitors that could become a customer of a dispensary or brand listed on Leafly’s platform, within a given month.

Users (visitors) are considered active by initiating a session on at least one webpage or app. Each month’s MAUs is the total of unique visitors to Leafly during the specified month and includes both new visitors as well as those returning from the previous month. We count a unique user the first time an individual accesses one of our websites or native apps during a calendar month. If an individual accesses our websites using different web browsers within a given month, the first access by each such web browser is counted as a separate unique user. If an individual accesses more than one of our websites or native apps in a single month, the first access to each website or app is counted as a separate unique user since unique users are tracked separately for each domain and native app. The unique visitors are measured using Google Analytics for our web applications and Firebase for our native applications.

Ending retail accounts

Ending retail accounts is the number of paying retailer accounts with Leafly as of the last month of the respective period. Retail accounts can include more than one retailer.

Retailer average revenue per account

Retailer ARPA is calculated as monthly retail revenue, on an account basis, divided by the number of retail accounts that were active during that same month. An active account is one that had an active paying subscription with Leafly in the month. Leafly does not provide retailers with a free subscription offering.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the services offered by Leafly and the markets in which Leafly operates, business strategies, performance metrics, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, and Leafly’s projected future results and financial outlook. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “forecast,” “opportunity,” “outlook,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions (including the negative versions of such words or expressions).

Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Leafly with the SEC on March 31, 2022 and in the other documents filed by Leafly from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Leafly assumes no obligation and, except as required by law, does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Leafly does not give any assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

Source: Leafly Holdings, Inc.

LEAFLY HOLDINGS, INC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS – UNAUDITED

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

March 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

35,389

$

28,565

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,682 and $1,848, respectively

3,280

2,958

Deferred transaction costs

2,840

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

7,318

1,347

Restricted cash

37,224

130

Total current assets

83,211

35,840

Property, equipment, and software, net

1,035

313

Total assets

$

84,246

$

36,153

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

2,875

$

3,048

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

3,898

8,325

Deferred revenue

2,566

1,975

Convertible promissory notes, net

31,377

Forward share purchase agreements derivative liability

7,452

Total current liabilities

16,791

44,725

Non-current liabilities

Convertible promissory notes, net

28,461

Private warrants derivative liability

7,989

Escrow shares derivative liability

10,129

Shareholder earn-out rights derivative liability

35,912

Total non-current liabilities

82,491

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ deficit

Preferred stock

1

Common stock

4

3

Additional paid-in capital

74,106

61,194

Accumulated deficit

(89,146

)

(69,770

)

Total stockholders’ deficit

(15,036

)

(8,572

)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

$

84,246

$

36,153

LEAFLY HOLDINGS, INC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS – UNAUDITED

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Revenue

$

11,420

$

9,475

Cost of revenue

1,455

1,090

Gross profit

9,965

8,385

Operating expenses

Sales and marketing

7,014

3,803

Product development

3,465

3,170

General and administrative

6,931

2,506

Total operating expenses

17,410

9,479

Loss from operations

(7,445

)

(1,094

)

Interest (expense) income, net

(697

)

1

Change in fair value of derivatives

(10,397

)

Other expense, net

(837

)

(16

)

Net loss

$

(19,376

)

$

(1,109

)

Basic and diluted loss per share

$

(0.52

)

$

(0.04

)

Weighted-average basic and diluted shares outstanding

37,525

30,904

LEAFLY HOLDINGS, INC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS – UNAUDITED

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$

(19,376

)

$

(1,109

)

Adjustments:

Depreciation

52

80

Stock-based compensation expense

1,924

181

Bad debt (recoveries) expense

(124

)

82

Noncash lease costs

230

Noncash amortization of debt discount

104

Noncash interest expense associated with convertible debt

243

Noncash change in fair value of derivatives

10,397

Other

12

30

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(198

)

(502

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(5,970

)

Accounts payable

1,309

(594

)

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(2,969

)

796

Deferred revenue

591

438

Net cash used in operating activities

(14,005

)

(368

)

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchase of property, equipment, and software

(788

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(788

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

127

40

Proceeds from convertible promissory notes

29,374

Trust proceeds from recapitalization

582

Restricted cash received related to Forward Share Purchase Agreements

39,032

Transaction costs associated with recapitalization

(10,397

)

Payments on related party payables

(7

)

(65

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

58,711

(25

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

43,918

(393

)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

28,695

4,934

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

72,613

$

4,541

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities

Stockholder contribution for debt issuance costs

$

924

$

Conversion of promissory notes into common stock

$

33,024

$

Forward share purchase agreements

$

14,170

$

Private warrants

$

3,916

$

Sponsor shares subject to earnout conditions

$

6,867

$

Stockholder earn-out rights

$

26,131

$

LEAFLY HOLDINGS, INC
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES – UNAUDITED
(in thousands)

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, we have disclosed EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures that we calculate as net loss before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization expense in the case of EBITDA and further adjusted to exclude non-cash, unusual and/or infrequent costs in the case of Adjusted EBITDA. Below we have provided a reconciliation of net loss (the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure) to EBITDA and from EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA.

We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because these metrics are a key measure used by our management to evaluate our operating performance, generate future operating plans, and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of investment capacity. Accordingly, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are as follows:

  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; and
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect interest or tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us.

Because of these limitations, you should consider EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including net loss and our other GAAP results.

A reconciliation of net loss to non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Net loss

$

(19,376

)

$

(1,109

)

Interest expense, net

697

(1

)

Depreciation and amortization expense

52

80

EBITDA

(18,627

)

(1,030

)

Stock-based compensation

1,924

181

Transaction expenses

874

Change in fair value of derivatives

10,397

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(5,432

)

$

(849

)

 

Contacts

Media
Josh deBerge
josh.deberge@leafly.com
206-445-9387

Investors
Keenan Zopf
IR@leafly.com

LEAFLY HOLDINGS

Release Summary

Leafly Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results, Delivered 21% Revenue Growth Over Q1 2021

Contacts

Media
Josh deBerge
josh.deberge@leafly.com
206-445-9387

Investors
Keenan Zopf
IR@leafly.co