Everbridge (NASDAQ:EVBG) Reports Q3 In Line With Expectations But Stock Drops

Radek Strnad /
2023/11/09 4:42 pm EST

Critical event management software company Everbridge (NASDAQ:EVBG) reported results in line with analysts' expectations in Q3 FY2023, with revenue up 2.5% year on year to $114.2 million. On the other hand, next quarter's revenue guidance of $114.8 million was less impressive, coming in 3% below analysts' estimates. Turning to EPS, Everbridge made a non-GAAP profit of $0.46 per share, improving from its profit of $0.27 per share in the same quarter last year.

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Everbridge (EVBG) Q3 FY2023 Highlights:

  • Revenue: $114.2 million vs analyst estimates of $113.7 million (small beat)
  • EPS (non-GAAP): $0.46 vs analyst estimates of $0.42 (8.8% beat)
  • Revenue Guidance for Q4 2023 is $114.8 million at the midpoint, below analyst estimates of $118.3 million
  • Free Cash Flow of $10.23 million, up from $9,000 in the previous quarter
  • Customers: 405, up from 373 in the previous quarter
  • Gross Margin (GAAP): 71%, up from 68.4% in the same quarter last year

“We delivered solid third quarter results as we continue to improve our go-to-market execution and overall operating efficiency,” said David Wagner, President and CEO of Everbridge.

Founded as a reaction to the catastrophic events of 9/11, Everbridge (NASDAQ:EVBG) supplies software that helps governments and businesses keep people and infrastructure safe in emergencies.

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Sales Growth

As you can see below, Everbridge's revenue growth has been mediocre over the last two years, growing from $96.75 million in Q3 FY2021 to $114.2 million this quarter.

Everbridge Total Revenue

Everbridge's quarterly revenue was only up 2.5% year on year, which might disappoint some shareholders. However, we can see that the company's revenue grew by $3.62 million quarter on quarter, re-accelerating from $2.30 million in Q2 2023.

Next quarter, Everbridge is guiding for a 2% year-on-year revenue decline to $114.8 million, a further deceleration from the 13.9% year-on-year decrease it recorded in the same quarter last year. Looking ahead, analysts covering the company were expecting sales to grow 3.9% over the next 12 months before the earnings results announcement.

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Cash Is King

If you've followed StockStory for a while, you know that we emphasize free cash flow. Why, you ask? We believe that in the end, cash is king, and you can't use accounting profits to pay the bills. Everbridge's free cash flow came in at $10.23 million in Q3, down 25% year on year.

Everbridge Free Cash Flow

Everbridge has generated $26.51 million in free cash flow over the last 12 months, a decent 6% of revenue. This FCF margin stems from its asset-lite business model and gives it a decent amount of cash to reinvest in its business.

Key Takeaways from Everbridge's Q3 Results

Sporting a market capitalization of $844.6 million, Everbridge is among smaller companies, but its more than $99.76 million in cash on hand and positive free cash flow over the last 12 months puts it in an attractive position to invest in growth.

We were impressed by Everbridge's adjusted EBITDA and EPS beats this quarter. That stood out as a positive in these results. On the other hand, its revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and EPS guidance for next quarter missed Wall Street's estimates. Overall, this was a mixed quarter for Everbridge. The company is down 9.4% on the results and currently trades at $18.28 per share.

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