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Blackbaud Announces 2022 Second Quarter Results

Second Quarter Total Revenue Increases 15% Year-Over-Year with First Half 2022 Non-GAAP Organic Recurring Revenue Growth of 6%; Updates Full Year 2022 Financial Guidance 

Charleston, S.C. (August 2, 2022)Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

“Our financial results for the quarter and through the first half of 2022 paced ahead of our plan,” said Mike Gianoni, president and CEO, Blackbaud. “We are uniquely positioned as a market leader in our space, and we continue to sharpen our focus on delivering a best-in-class experience for our customers, which is resulting in longer term commitments with future opportunity to deepen these relationships and forge new ones. We continue to monitor the macro environment and remain confident in our core business as well as our ability to execute incremental program initiatives already underway as we look to balance operating discipline with strategic investments to drive sustainable growth and improving profitability.”

Second Quarter 2022 Results Compared to Second Quarter 2021 Results:

  • GAAP total revenue was $264.9 million, up 15.5%, with $252.5 million in GAAP recurring revenue, up 16.4%.
  • Non-GAAP organic recurring revenue increased 5.1%.
  • GAAP income from operations was $0.1 million, inclusive of security incident-related costs, net of insurance of $8.3 million, with GAAP operating margin of 0.0%, a decrease of 570 basis points.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $54.5 million, with non-GAAP operating margin of 20.6%, a decrease of 300 basis points.
  • GAAP net loss was $3.4 million, with GAAP diluted loss per share of $0.07, down $0.21 per share.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $38.9 million, with non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.75, down $0.07 per share.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $70.6 million, up $4.8 million, with non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin of 26.6%, an increase of 80 basis points.
  • GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $57.3 million, a decrease of $12.5 million. 
  • Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow was $43.9 million, a decrease of $15.1 million, with non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow margin of 16.6%, a decrease of 910 basis points.

“We had a strong quarter posting double-digit total revenue growth, mid single-digit organic recurring revenue growth and achieved 32% on Rule of 40 at constant currency,” said Tony Boor, executive vice president and CFO, Blackbaud. “We remain committed to executing our capital allocation strategy and continued our track record of balancing sustainable revenue growth and strong profitability in the quarter. With the first half behind us, we’ve updated our full year financial guidance primarily to account for the evolving macroeconomic conditions such as unfavorable foreign exchange rate movement and higher interest rates, as well as other unforeseen items like the continued drag on total revenue from our mix shift away from one-time services revenues and also updated sales projections for EVERFI. Overall, we remain confident that continued execution against our plan for 2022 has us well positioned to continue progressing toward our long-term goal of achieving Rule of 40.”

An explanation of all non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this press release, including the Rule of 40, is included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” A reconciliation of the company’s 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.

Recent Company Highlights

  • Blackbaud released its 2021 Social Responsibility Report sharing how the company is growing and strengthening the entire social good community, empowering its people, stewarding the environment and expanding responsible business practices. 
  • Blackbaud hosted its annual Developers’ Conference—a three-day event that convenes technology enthusiasts, creators and developers of all levels to reimagine nonprofit technology and build a better world.
  • Blackbaud announced strategic organizational updates to its executive leadership team. Kevin Gregoire has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, David Benjamin has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer and Tom Davidson has been appointed Executive Vice President of Corporations. These changes will enable the company to place increased emphasis on product and technology innovation, customer focus and sales productivity.
  • Blackbaud announced that Deneen DeFiore, vice president and global chief information security officer for United Airlines, has joined its board of directors, bringing more than 20 years of experience in technology and cybersecurity.
  • Blackbaud appointed Chris Singh as Chief Customer Officer. Singh is the first leader to hold the newly created position at Blackbaud, representing a significant next step in the company’s commitment to customers and their end-to-end experience.
  • TrustRadius recognized Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® in its Top Rated 2022 Awards. Raiser’s Edge NXT was named a Top Rated solution in the Nonprofit CRM, Donor Management and Nonprofit Fundraising categories.
  • Blackbaud announced the launch of Prospect Insights—a new software tool within Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT® that enables social good professionals to access actionable, AI-powered insights to drive more major giving.
  • EVERFI announced that it will deploy new educational content specifically designed to support students in developing tools and strategies to avoid reaching the point of a mental health crisis. This content will be supported by EVERFI’s strategic partners: HCA Healthcare, Healthy Blue, Johnson County Mental Health Center and National Football League.

Visit for more information about Blackbaud’s recent highlights.

Financial Outlook
Blackbaud today revised its 2022 full year financial guidance:

  • Non-GAAP revenue of $1.05 billion to $1.07 billion
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin of 23.7% to 24.2%
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.43 to $2.63
  • Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow of $140 million to $150 million

Included in its 2022 full year financial guidance are the following assumptions:

  • Non-GAAP annualized effective tax rate is expected to be 20%
  • Interest expense for the year is expected to be approximately $34 million to $37 million
  • Fully diluted shares for the year are expected to be in the range of 52 million to 53.5 million
  • Capital expenditures for the year are expected to be in the range of $60 million to $70 million, including approximately $50 million to $60 million of capitalized software and content development costs 

Blackbaud has not reconciled forward-looking full-year non-GAAP financial measures contained in this news release to their most directly comparable GAAP measures, as permitted by Item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K. Such reconciliations would require unreasonable efforts at this time to estimate and quantify with a reasonable degree of certainty various necessary GAAP components, including for example those related to compensation, acquisition transactions and integration, tax items or others that may arise during the year. These components and other factors could materially impact the amount of the future directly comparable GAAP measures, which may differ significantly from their non-GAAP counterparts. 

In order to provide a meaningful basis for comparison, Blackbaud uses non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow in analyzing its operating performance. Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, including costs required to be capitalized for software and content development, capital expenditures for property and equipment, plus cash outflows, net of insurance, related to the previously disclosed Security Incident discovered in May 2020 (the “Security Incident”). For full year 2022, Blackbaud currently expects net cash outlays of $15 million to $25 million for ongoing legal fees related to the Security Incident. In line with the Company’s policy, all associated costs due to third-party service providers and consultants, including legal fees, are expensed as incurred. As of June 30, 2022, Blackbaud has not recorded a loss contingency related to the Security Incident as it is unable to reasonably estimate the possible amount or range of such loss. Please refer to the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for more information on Blackbaud’s use of non-GAAP financial measures. 

Conference Call Details

What:        Blackbaud’s 2022 Second Quarter Conference Call

When:       August 3, 2022 

Time:        8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Live Call:   1-877-407-3088 (US/Canada)

Webcast:  Blackbaud’s Investor Relations Webpage

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, higher education institutions, K–12 schools, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and cultural organizations, foundations, companies and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through cloud software, services, expertise and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG), school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing and analytics. Serving the industry for more than four decades, Blackbaud is a remote-first company headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, with operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the predictability of our financial condition and results of operations. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: management of integration of acquired companies; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; a shifting revenue mix that may impact gross margin; continued success in sales growth; cybersecurity and data protection risks and related liabilities; uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 disruption; potential litigation involving us; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. Blackbaud assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures 
Blackbaud has provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. Blackbaud uses non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its operational performance. Accordingly, Blackbaud believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating its ongoing operational performance and trends and in comparing its financial results from period-to-period with other companies in Blackbaud’s industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. However, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation between companies.

The non-GAAP financial measures discussed above exclude the impact of certain transactions that Blackbaud believes are not directly related to its operating performance in any particular period, but are for its long-term benefit over multiple periods. Blackbaud believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect its ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in its business.

While Blackbaud believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental information, non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, including costs required to be capitalized for software development, and capital expenditures for property and equipment. In addition, and in order to provide a meaningful basis for comparison, Blackbaud now uses non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow in analyzing its operating performance. Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures, including costs required to be capitalized for software and content development, and capital expenditures for property and equipment, plus cash outflows, net of insurance, related to the Security Incident. Blackbaud believes non-GAAP free cash flow and non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow provide useful measures of the company’s operating performance. Non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow is not intended to represent and should not be viewed as the amount of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.

In addition, Blackbaud uses non-GAAP organic revenue growth, non-GAAP organic revenue growth on a constant currency basis and non-GAAP organic recurring revenue growth, in analyzing its operating performance. Blackbaud believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, for evaluating the periodic growth of its business on a consistent basis. Each of these measures excludes incremental acquisition-related revenue attributable to companies acquired in the current fiscal year. For companies acquired in the immediately preceding fiscal year, each of these measures reflects presentation of full-year incremental non-GAAP revenue derived from such companies as if they were combined throughout the prior period. In addition, each of these measures excludes prior period revenue associated with divested businesses. The exclusion of the prior period revenue is to present the results of the divested businesses within the results of the combined company for the same period of time in both the prior and current periods. Blackbaud believes this presentation provides a more comparable representation of its current business’ organic revenue growth and revenue run-rate.

Rule of 40 is defined as non-GAAP organic revenue growth plus non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is defined as GAAP net income plus interest, net; income tax provision; depreciation; amortization of intangible assets from business combinations; amortization of software and content development costs; stock-based compensation; employee severance; acquisition and disposition-related costs; restructuring and other real estate activities; costs, net of insurance, related to the Security Incident; and impairment of capitalized software development costs.