Roblox Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Roblox Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Revenue up 39% over prior year up to $537.1 million

Strong year over year growth in Daily Active Users and Hours Engaged, up 28% and 22%, respectively

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roblox Corporation (NYSE: RBLX), a global platform bringing millions of people together through shared experiences, released its first quarter 2022 financial results today and separately posted a letter to shareholders and supplemental materials on the Roblox investor relations website at ir.roblox.com.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased 39% over Q1 2021 to $537.1 million

  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $156.4 million; Free cash flow was $104.6 million

  • Bookings decreased -3% over Q1 2021 to $631.2 million

  • Average Daily Active Users (DAUs) were 54.1 million, an increase of 28% year over year

  • Hours Engaged were 11.8 billion, an increase of 22% year over year

  • Average Bookings per DAU (ABPDAU) was $11.67

April 2022 Key Metric Estimates

  • Revenue was between $189 million – $192 million, up 30% – 32% year over year

  • Bookings were between $221 million and $224 million, down 8% – 10% year over year

  • DAUs were 53.1 million, up 23% year over year

  • Hours Engaged were 3.8 billion, up 18% year over year

  • ABPDAU were between $4.16 – $4.22, down 25% – 26% year over year

“We remained focused on delivering our innovation roadmap to unlock the full potential of the Roblox platform and drive long-term returns for investors,” said David Baszucki, chief executive officer of Roblox. “Over the past two quarters, we have launched a number of notable innovations including spatial voice and layered clothing that will continue driving user growth, engagement and monetization.”

Earnings Q&A Session

Roblox will host a live Q&A session to answer questions regarding their first quarter 2022 results on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The webcast will be open to the public at ir.roblox.com or by clicking here.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding our business, product and investment strategy and growth plans, our expectation of successfully executing such strategies and plans and our expectations for our April financial and operational results. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date they were first issued and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “believe,” “hope,” “target,” “continue,” “project,” “plan,” “goals,” “opportunity,” “appeal,” “estimate,” “potential,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “might,” “could,” “intend,” “shall,” and variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond our control. Our actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 and other filings and reports we make with the SEC from time to time. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: our ability to successfully execute our business and growth strategy; the sufficiency of our cash and cash equivalents to meet our liquidity needs; the impact of our senior notes and any future indebtedness on our business, financial condition and results of operations; the demand for our platform in general; our ability to increase our number of new users and revenue generated from users; our ability to retain and expand our user base; the impact on our business of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and the easing of those restrictions as vaccinations become more prevalent; the fluctuation of our results of operations and our key business measures on a quarterly basis in future periods, including as a result of changes in our accounting estimates; our ability to successfully develop and deploy new technologies to address the needs of our users; our ability to maintain and enhance our brand and reputation; our ability to hire and retain talent; news or social media coverage about Roblox, including but not limited to coverage that presents, or relies on, inaccurate, misleading, incomplete, or otherwise damaging information; any breach or access to user or third-party data; and our ability to maintain the security and availability of our platform. Additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations is included in the reports we have filed or will file with the SEC, including our Annual Report Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. We undertake no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

ROBLOX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except par values)

(unaudited)

As of

March 31,

December 31,

2022

2021

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,132,964

$

3,004,300

Accounts receivable—net of allowances

179,732

307,349

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

43,123

32,091

Deferred cost of revenue, current portion

398,194

406,025

Total current assets

3,754,013

3,749,765

Property and equipment—net

338,879

271,352

Operating lease right-of-use assets

286,242

221,285

Deferred cost of revenue, long term

159,404

137,524

Intangible assets, net

55,854

59,666

Goodwill

118,071

118,071

Other assets

3,368

2,933

Total assets.

$

4,715,831

$

4,560,596

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

54,295

$

64,395

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

223,323

180,769

Developer exchange liability

149,816

163,906

Deferred revenue—current portion

1,747,294

1,758,022

Total current liabilities

2,174,728

2,167,092

Deferred revenue—net of current portion

724,359

616,834

Operating lease liabilities

259,841

194,616

Long-term debt, net

988,034

987,723

Other long-term liabilities

1,408

1,408

Total liabilities

4,148,370

3,967,673

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ Equity

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 and 5,000,000 authorized as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively, 592,196 and 585,878 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively; Class A common stock—4,935,000 and 4,935,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively, 540,858 and 534,541 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively; Class B common stock—65,000 and 65,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively, 51,337 and 51,337 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively

59

58

Additional paid-in capital

1,705,201

1,568,638

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss)

(30

)

62

Accumulated deficit

(1,144,143

)

(983,941

)

Total Roblox Corporation stockholders’ equity

561,087

584,817

Noncontrolling interests

6,374

8,106

Total stockholders’ equity

567,461

592,923

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

4,715,831

$

4,560,596

ROBLOX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Revenue(1)

$

537,134

$

386,976

Cost and expenses:

Cost of revenue(1)(2)

135,632

97,937

Developer exchange fees

147,122

118,938

Infrastructure and trust & safety

141,355

94,136

Research and development

177,762

96,644

General and administrative

57,772

94,375

Sales and marketing

29,102

20,002

Total cost and expenses

688,745

522,032

Loss from operations

(151,611

)

(135,056

)

Interest income

245

5

Interest expense

(9,999

)

Other income/(expense), net

(379

)

(1,050

)

Loss before income taxes

(161,744

)

(136,101

)

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

276

2

Consolidated net loss

(162,020

)

(136,103

)

Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest

(1,818

)

(1,886

)

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(160,202

)

$

(134,217

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.27

)

$

(0.46

)

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common

stockholders – basic and diluted

588,521

291,074

(1) In Q1 of 2022 our estimated user life changed from 23 months to 25 months. Based on the carrying amount of deferred revenue and deferred cost of revenue as of December 31, 2021, the change resulted in a decrease in revenue and cost of revenue during the three months ended March 31, 2022, by $82.5 million and $19.6 million, respectively.

(2) Depreciation of servers and infrastructure equipment included in infrastructure and trust & safety.

ROBLOX CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

Consolidated net loss

$

(162,020

)

$

(136,103

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss including noncontrolling interests to net cash provided by operations:

Depreciation and amortization

24,497

16,620

Stock-based compensation expense

112,295

50,744

Operating lease non-cash expense

13,997

10,044

Other non-cash charges/(credits)

(567

)

(52

)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

311

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

128,183

13,256

Accounts payable

(3,768

)

(782

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(10,940

)

(10,967

)

Other assets

(435

)

(3,401

)

Developer exchange liability

(14,090

)

3,425

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(2,066

)

16,273

Other long-term liability

304

Operating lease liabilities

(11,709

)

(2,069

)

Deferred revenue

96,797

269,439

Deferred cost of revenue

(14,049

)

(62,262

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

156,436

164,469

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition of property and equipment

(51,790

)

(22,133

)

Purchases of intangible assets

(256

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(51,790

)

(22,389

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

24,328

30,221

Payment of withholding taxes related to net share settlement of restricted stock units

(150

)

Net proceeds from issuance of preferred stock

534,286

Payment of debt issuance cost

(154

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

24,024

564,507

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(6

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

128,664

706,587

Cash and cash equivalents

Beginning of period

3,004,300

893,943

End of period

$

3,132,964

$

1,600,530

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Cash paid for interest

Cash paid for income taxes

Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:

Property and equipment additions in accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

86,813

$

9,476

Conversion of convertible preferred stock to common stock upon direct listing

879,113

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables contain the non-GAAP financial measures bookings, free cash flow, and Adjusted EBITDA.

We use this non-GAAP financial information to evaluate our ongoing operations, for internal planning and forecasting purposes, and ongoing operating trends for purposes of analyzing the covenants specified in the indenture governing our senior notes due 2030. We believe that this non-GAAP financial information may be helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance.

Bookings is defined as revenue plus the change in deferred revenue during the period and other non-cash adjustments. Bookings is equal to the amount of virtual currency purchased by users in a given period of measurement. We believe bookings provide a timelier indication of trends in our operating results that are not necessarily reflected in our revenue as a result of the fact that we recognize the majority of revenue over the estimated average lifetime of a paying user. The change in deferred revenue constitutes the vast majority of the reconciling difference from revenue to bookings. By removing these non-cash adjustments, we are able to measure and monitor our business performance based on the timing of actual transactions with our users and the cash that is generated from these transactions. Free cash flow represents the net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property, equipment, and intangible assets. We believe that free cash flow is a useful indicator of our unit economics and liquidity that provides information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated from our core operations that, after the purchases of property, equipment, and intangible assets, can be used for strategic initiatives, including investing in our business, making strategic acquisitions, and strengthening our balance sheet. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of operating performance used in certain covenant calculations specified in the indenture governing our senior notes due 2030 that is not calculated in accordance with GAAP and may not conform to the calculation of EBITDA in other circumstances. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute for net loss as determined in accordance with GAAP. We believe that, when considered together with reported amounts, Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors and management in understanding our ongoing operations and ongoing operating trends for purposes of analyzing the covenants specified in the indenture governing our senior notes due 2030.

Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in their usefulness to investors because they have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and are not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial information as a tool for comparison. As a result, our non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP.

A reconciliation table of the most comparable GAAP financial measure to each non-GAAP financial measure used in this press release is included at the end of this release. We encourage investors and others to review our business, results of operations, and financial information in their entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

(dollars in thousands)

Bookings

$

631,206

$

652,277

The following table presents a reconciliation of revenue, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, to bookings, for each of the periods presented:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

(dollars in thousands)

Reconciliation of revenue to bookings:

Revenue

$

537,134

$

386,976

Add (deduct):

Change in deferred revenue

96,797

269,439

Other

(2,725

)

(4,138

)

Bookings

$

631,206

$

652,277

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

(dollars in thousands)

Free cash flow

$

104,646

$

142,080

The following table presents a reconciliation of net cash from operating activities, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, to free cash flow, for each of the periods presented:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

(dollars in thousands)

Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities to free cash flow:

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

156,436

$

164,469

Add (deduct):

Acquisition of property and equipment

(51,790

)

(22,133

)

Purchases of intangible assets

(256

)

Free cash flow

$

104,646

$

142,080

Acquisition of property and equipment primarily includes servers, infrastructure equipment and tenant improvements.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

(dollars in thousands)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

67,929

$

190,174

The following table presents a reconciliation of consolidated net loss, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, to adjusted EBITDA, for each of the periods presented:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2022

2021

Reconciliation of consolidated net loss to adjusted EBITDA:

(dollars in thousands)

Consolidated net loss

$

(162,020

)

$

(136,103

)

Add (deduct):

Interest income

(245

)

(5

)

Interest expense

9,999

Other income/(expense), net

379

1,050

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

276

2

Depreciation and amortization

24,497

16,620

Stock-based compensation expense

112,295

50,744

Change in deferred revenue

96,797

269,439

Change in deferred cost of revenue

(14,049

)

(62,262

)

Fees related to equity offering

50,689

Adjusted EBITDA

$

67,929

$

190,174

About Roblox

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Contacts

Stefanie Notaney
Roblox Corporate Communications
press@roblox.com

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