Compass, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Results
NEW YORK, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass, Inc. (NYSE: COMP), a leading tech-enabled real estate brokerage, today announced that revenue for the first quarter 2022 was $1.4 billion, an increase of 25% year-over-year.
The Compass technology and services platform contributed to year-over-year Total Transactions and Gross Transaction Value growth of 18% and 23%, respectively, for the first quarter. Market share increased to 5.8% over the last twelve months ("LTM") up from 4.3% LTM in 2021 and increased to 6.1% in 1Q22, up from 5.6% in 4Q21.
"We delivered $1.4 billion in revenue, a first quarter record for Compass," said Robert Reffkin, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Compass. "Compass agents have consistently demonstrated their ability to grow in a variety of market conditions and in the first quarter, they grew market share to 6.1%, our second highest market share quarter ever. This is even more impressive since the first quarter is typically our slowest volume quarter. Consistent with historical performance over the past four years, we expect to take even more share through the remainder of 2022."
Reffkin continued, "The Compass platform has been a major factor in our ability to take share by attracting agents and helping them grow their business. We see the current macro uncertainty as an opportunity for us to extend our technology lead over the rest of the industry, creating an even wider moat. Most importantly, we have significant capacity to reduce spending as necessary, while continuing to grow our business, improve our cash position and drive positive free cash flow in 2023."
As of the end of the first quarter, the Company had $476 million in cash and access to a $350 million revolver.
Net loss attributable to Compass was $188 million and Adjusted EBITDA loss was $97 million in the first quarter. A significant driver of the net loss was non-cash stock based compensation expense of $64 million. The Company expects the first quarter to be its largest net loss quarter of the year, consistent with historical seasonality.
Additional information can be found in the Company's 1Q 2022 Business Update and Supplementary Information Presentation on the Investor Relations section of the Compass website at https://investors.compass.com.
2Q22 and FY22 Outlook:
We have not reconciled our guidance for Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP Net Loss because certain expenses excluded from GAAP Net Loss when calculating Adjusted EBITDA cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. Additionally, we have not reconciled our guidance for Free Cash Flow Margin because the components of free cash flow cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. Accordingly, reconciliations are not available without unreasonable effort.
1Q22 Financial Highlights:
1Q22 Operational Highlights:
1Q22 Operational Update:
Conference Call Information
An audio recording of the conference call will be available for replay shortly after the call's completion. To access the replay, visit the Events and Presentations section on the Compass Investor Relations website at https://investors.compass.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are statements other than statements of historical facts, and statements in the future tense. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future performance, including expected financial results for the second quarter and full year of 2022, long-term financial targets for full year of 2025, and our expectations for operational achievements. Forward-looking statements are based upon various estimates and assumptions, as well as information known to us as of the date of this press release, and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: general economic conditions (including inflation and interest rates), the health of the U.S. real estate industry, and risks generally incident to the ownership of residential real estate, including seasonal and cyclical trends; our ability to continuously innovate, improve and expand our platform; our ability to attract new agents and retain current agents or increase agents' utilization of our platform; our ability to expand our brokerage and adjacent services businesses; our ability to offer additional adjacent services; our ability to grow revenue from adjacent services at our anticipated rate; our ability to achieve expected benefits from our mortgage business and our joint venture, OriginPoint; our rapid growth and rate of growth; our net losses and ability to achieve or sustain profitability in the future; any future impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our business; our ability to compete successfully in the markets in which we operate; the effect of monetary policies of the federal government and its agencies; any decreases in our gross commission income or the percentage of commissions that we collect; fluctuation of our quarterly results and other operating metrics; our ability to successfully complete acquisitions and integrate target companies; the effect of the claims, lawsuits, government investigations and other proceedings that we are subject to from time to time; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; and other general market, political, economic, and business conditions. Additionally, these forward-looking statements, particularly our expected financial results and long-term financial targets, involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those related to any future impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and inflationary pressure on our clients' spending decisions. Significant variation from the assumptions underlying our forward-looking statements could cause our actual results to vary, and the impact could be significant. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied or such uncertainties could cause adverse effects on our results. Reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance.
Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect our financial results are included under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on February 28, 2022, which is available on the Investor Relations page of our website at https://investors.compass.com/ and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 when filed. All forward-looking statements contained herein are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures have been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release and investors are encouraged to review these reconciliations.
1 Free cash flow represents cash flows from operating activities, less capital expenditures.
2 A reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures can be found within the financial statement tables included within this press release.
3 We calculate Total Transactions by taking the sum of all transactions closed on the Compass platform in which our agent represents the buyer or seller in the purchase or sale of a home (excluding rental transactions). We include a single transaction twice when one or more Compass agents represent both the buyer and seller in any given transaction. (5)% figure based on NAR (National Association of Realtors) data as of March 2022.
4 Gross Transaction Value is the sum of all closing sale prices for homes transacted by agents on the Compass platform (excluding rental transactions). We include the value of a single transaction twice when our agents serve both the home buyer and home seller in the transaction.
5 T. Velt, "RealTrends 500: The Rise of Compass," RealTrends, Online, HW Media, 3/25/2022, https://www.realtrends.com/realtrends-500-the-rise-of-compass/.
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