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Press Release: Clarivate [May 8, 2024]

Clarivate reports first quarter 2024 results

London, UK -- May 8, 2024. Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT) (the "Company" or "Clarivate"), a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Revenues of $621.2 million decreased 1.3%
  • Organic revenues decreased 1.7%, as an increase in subscription revenues of 2.4% was more than offset by a decrease in transactional and other revenues of 11.4% and re-occurring revenues of 5.1%
  • Net loss attributable to ordinary shares of $93.8 million; Net loss per diluted share of $0.14
  • Adjusted net income(1) of $103.5 million decreased 20.9%; Adjusted diluted EPS(1) of $0.14 decreased 22.2% or $0.04
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $236.3 million decreased 6.5%; Adjusted EBITDA margin(1) of 38.0% decreased 220 basis points primarily due to lower revenues
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $176.2 million decreased $51.3 million; Free cash flow(1) of $111.8 million decreased $56.4 million primarily due to the timing of working capital

"We are making great progress this year on key objectives including product investments and operational initiatives to drive future organic revenue growth," said Jonathan Gear, Chief Executive Officer. "Our Intellectual Property segment refined its go-to-market operating model and revived patent intelligence solutions, which is resulting in commercial success across our software solutions, particularly IPFolio, and improved Derwent renewal rates. We released a new real-world data framework in the Life Sciences & Healthcare segment and were awarded deals with two top-10 global pharmaceutical clients. Additionally, we recently acquired two startup companies, MotionHall and Global QMS, Inc. which will enhance our portfolio and expertise in the LS&H segment. We continue to make the necessary improvements to revitalize Clarivate and drive enhanced value for clients, colleagues, and shareholders."

First Quarter 2024 Commentary

Revenues for the first quarter decreased $7.9 million, or 1.3%, to $621.2 million. Organic revenues decreased $10.5 million or 1.7%.

Subscription revenues for the first quarter increased $9.9 million, or 2.5%, to $403.1 million. Organic subscription revenues increased 2.4%, driven by price increases.

Re-occurring revenues for the first quarter decreased $5.2 million, or 4.8%, to $102.5 million. Organic re-occurring revenues decreased 5.1%, primarily due to lower IP patent renewal volumes.

Transactional and other revenues for the first quarter decreased $12.6 million, or 9.8%, to $115.6 million. Organic transactional and other revenues decreased 11.4%, due to lower A&G volumes and LS&H real world data sales.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of March 31, 2024, cash and cash equivalents of $361.8 million decreased $8.9 million compared to December 31, 2023.

The Company's total debt outstanding as of March 31, 2024 was $4,722.6 million, a decrease of $47.7 million compared to December 31, 2023, driven by an accelerated debt repayment.

Net cash provided by operating activities of $176.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 decreased $51.3 million compared to $227.5 million for the prior year period, primarily due to timing differences in working capital. Free cash flow(1) for the three months ended March 31, 2024, was $111.8 million, a decrease of $56.4 million compared to the prior year period.

Reaffirmed Outlook for 2024 (forward-looking statement)

"With first quarter results in line with our expectations, we reaffirm our 2024 full year outlook," said Jonathan Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Currently, we anticipate a sequential improvement in organic revenue growth in the second quarter compared to the first quarter. For the full year, we continue to expect to deliver improved growth across our three segments driven by the benefit of product investments and modestly improving market conditions."

The full year outlook presented below assumes no further acquisitions, divestitures, or unanticipated events.

Notes to earnings press release

(1) Non-GAAP measure. Please see "Reconciliations to Certain Non-GAAP Measures" in this earnings release for important disclosures and reconciliations of these financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. These terms are defined elsewhere in this earnings release.

(2) Adjusted diluted EPS for 2024 is calculated based on approximately 730 million fully diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding.

N/M - Represents a change approximately equal or in excess of 100% or not meaningful.

Conference Call and Webcast

Clarivate will host a conference call and webcast today to review the results for the first quarter at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast is open to all interested parties and may include forward-looking information.

The live webcast of the earnings call will be accessible through the investor relations section of the Company's website. To join the webcast please visit https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/319586540.

Interested parties may access the live audio broadcast by dialing +1 404-975-4839 or toll-free +1 833-470-1428 (in North America) and +44 208 068 2558 or toll free +44 808 189 6484 (internationally). The conference ID number is 143104.

A replay of the webcast will also be available on https://ir.clarivate.com beginning two hours after the conclusion of the live call, and will remain available for one year.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP results are financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and are presented only as a supplement to our financial statements based on GAAP. Non-GAAP financial information is provided to enhance the reader's understanding of our financial performance, but none of these non-GAAP financial measures are recognized terms under GAAP. They are not measures of financial condition or liquidity, and should not be considered as an alternative to profit or loss for the period determined in accordance with GAAP or operating cash flows determined in accordance with GAAP. As a result, you should not consider such measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial measures or results of operations calculated or determined in accordance with GAAP.

We use non-GAAP measures in our operational and financial decision-making. We believe that such measures allow us to focus on what we deem to be a more reliable indicator of ongoing operating performance and our ability to generate cash flow from operations, and we also believe that investors may find these non-GAAP financial measures useful for the same reasons. Non-GAAP measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies comparable to us, many of which present non-GAAP measures when reporting their results. These measures can be useful in evaluating our performance against our peer companies because we believe the measures provide users with valuable insight into key components of GAAP financial disclosures. However, non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Definitions and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted EPS, and Free cash flow to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are provided within the schedules attached to this release. Our presentation of non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by any of the adjusted items, or that any projections and estimates will be realized in their entirety or at all.


Summary: Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 8, 2024
Publisher:Clarivate
Company: Clarivate
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