Teladoc Health Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Results
Year-over-year Q4 revenue grows 27% to $156.5 million and total visits increase 44% to 1.2 million
Year-over-year full year revenue grows 32% to $553.3 million and total visits increase 57% to 4.1 million
Issues Initial 2020 guidance
PURCHASE, NY, February 26, 2020 — Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2019.
“We demonstrated outstanding performance in the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 as we reported record results that were at the high end or exceeded our expectations on all key metrics. Our diversified growth strategies are driving strong growth across our channels,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer. “Looking forward, we are well positioned with significant momentum to extend our leadership position and to meet the increasing demand for our comprehensive service offering.”
Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2019
- Net loss was $(19.0) million for the fourth quarter 2019 compared to $(24.9) million for the fourth quarter 2018. Net loss was $(98.9) million for the full year 2019 compared to $(97.1) million for the full year 2018.
- Net loss per basic and diluted share was $(0.26) for the fourth quarter 2019 compared to $(0.35) for the fourth quarter 2018. Net loss per basic and diluted share was $(1.38) for the full year 2019 compared to $(1.47) for the full year 2018.
- Gross margin was 64.6 percent for the fourth quarter 2019 compared to 67.4 percent for the fourth quarter 2018. Gross margin was 66.7 percent for the full year 2019 compared to 69.2 percent for the full year 2018.
- EBITDA was $(5.7) million for the fourth quarter 2019 compared to $(8.3) million for the fourth quarter 2018. EBITDA was $(41.5) million for the full year 2019 compared to $(35.3) million for the full year 2018.
- Adjusted EBITDA was a positive $15.2 million for the fourth quarter 2019 compared to a positive $5.8 million for the fourth quarter 2018. Adjusted EBITDA was a positive $31.8 million for the full year 2019 compared to a positive $13.4 million for the full year 2018.
A reconciliation of generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the United States to non-GAAP results has been provided in this press release in the accompanying tables. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures".
Teladoc Health provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations.
For the first-quarter 2020, we expect:
- Total revenue to be in the range of $169 million to $172 million.
- EBITDA loss to be in the range of $(9) million to $(7) million.
- Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $9 million to $11 million.
- Total U.S. paid membership to be approximately 40 million to 41 million members and visit-fee-only access to be available to approximately 19.2 million individuals.
- Total visits to be between 1.4 million and 1.6 million.
- Net loss per share, based on 73.1 million weighted average shares outstanding, to be between $(0.37) and $(0.34).
For the full-year 2020, we expect:
- Total revenue to be in the range of $695 million to $710 million.
- EBITDA loss to be in the range of $(15) million to $(5) million.
- Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of positive $60 million to $70 million.
- Total U.S. paid membership to be approximately 43 million to 45 million members and visit-fee-only access to be available to approximately 19 to 20 million individuals.
- Total visits to be between 5.5 million to 5.9 million.
- Net loss per share, based on 73.7 million weighted average shares outstanding, to be between $(1.19) and $(1.06).
Quarterly Conference Call
The fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings conference call and webcast will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. EST. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-833-241-4255 for U.S. participants, or 1-647-689-4206 for international participants, and including the following Conference ID Number: 8784129 to expedite caller registration; or via a live audio webcast available online at http://ir.teladoc.com/news-and-events/events-and-presentations/. A webcast replay will be available for on-demand listening shortly after the completion of the call at the same web link.
About Teladoc Health
A mission-driven organization, Teladoc Health, Inc. is successfully transforming how people access and experience healthcare, with a focus on high quality, lower costs, and improved outcomes around the world. The company's award-winning, integrated clinical solutions are inclusive of telehealth, expert medical services, AI and analytics, and licensable platform services. With more than 2,400 employees, the organization delivers care in more than 175 countries and in more than 40 languages, partnering with employers, hospitals and health systems, and insurers to transform care delivery. For more information, please visit www.teladochealth.comor follow @TeladocHealthon Twitter.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or U.S. GAAP, we use gross margin, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to clarify and enhance an understanding of past performance. We believe that the presentation of these financial measures enhances an investor's understanding of our financial performance. We further believe that these financial measures are useful financial metrics to assess our operating performance from period-to-period by excluding certain items that we believe are not representative of our core business. We use certain financial measures for business planning purposes and in measuring our performance relative to that of our competitors. We utilize Adjusted EBITDA as the primary measure of our performance.
Gross margin is our total revenue minus our total cost of revenue (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately) as a percentage of our total revenue. We believe that it provides investors meaningful information to understand our results of operations and the ability to analyze financial and business trends on a period-to-period basis.
EBITDA consists of net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We believe that making such adjustment provides investors meaningful information to understand our results of operations and the ability to analyze financial and business trends on a period-to-period basis.
Adjusted EBITDA consists of net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, gain on sale and acquisition and integration related costs. We believe that making such adjustment provides investors meaningful information to understand our results of operations and the ability to analyze financial and business trends on a period-to-period basis.
We believe the above financial measures are commonly used by investors to evaluate our performance and that of our competitors. However, our use of the term gross margin, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may vary from that of others in our industry. Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA should be considered as an alternative to net loss before taxes, net loss, loss per share or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP as measures of performance.
Gross margin, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have important limitation as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are:
- Gross margin has been and will continue to be affected by a number of factors, including the fees we charge our Clients, the number of visits and cases we complete the costs paid to Providers and medical experts as well as the costs of our provider network operations center;
- Gross margin does not reflect the significant depreciation and amortization to cost of revenue;
- EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the significant interest expense on our debt;
- EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA eliminate the impact of income taxes on our results of operations;
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant gain on sale of certain non-core business contracts;
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant acquisition and integration related costs related to mergers and acquisitions;
- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant non-cash stock compensation expense which should be viewed as a component of recurring operating costs; and
- other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as comparative measures.
In addition, although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and gross margin, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any expenditures for such replacements.
We compensate for these limitations by using gross margin, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA along with other comparative tools, together with U.S. GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of operating performance. Such U.S. GAAP measurements include net loss, net loss per share and other performance measures.
In evaluating these financial measures, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to those eliminated in this presentation. Our presentation of gross margin, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items.