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Marqeta Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results, Highlighting Accelerated Growth Rates

The global modern card issuing platform generated $155 million in fourth quarter net revenue, up 76 percent year-over-year, alongside $33 billion in fourth quarter total processing volume, also a 76 percent increase.

The company also generated $517 million in annual revenue, up 78 percent from 2020, with annual total processing volume up 85 percent year-over-year to $111 billion.

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marqeta, Inc. (NASDAQ: MQ), the global modern card issuing platform, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

Total processing volume (TPV) was $33 billion for the quarter and net revenue was $155 million, both increased 76% from the same quarter of 2020. These Q4 2021 year-over-year growth rates for both TPV and net revenue accelerated compared with Q3. The company saw gross profit of $76 million during the quarter, up 108% year-over-year. GAAP net loss was ($37 million) and Adjusted EBITDA was $1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

For the full 2021 financial year, TPV was 111 billion and net revenue was $517 million. This represented an annual increase of 85% and 78%, respectively, from 2020 results. The company saw gross profit of $232 million during the year, up 97% from the year prior. GAAP net loss of ($164 million) and Adjusted EBITDA loss was ($13 million) for the year ended December 31, 2021.

“Our modern card issuing platform can support cutting edge innovation at massive scale, and our fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results demonstrate that, both in the caliber of new customers we’re attracting to our platform and the growth of our existing customers globally,” said Jason Gardner, Founder and CEO of Marqeta.

Marqeta highlighted several recent business updates that demonstrate its current business momentum:

  • Marqeta crossed a major platform scale milestone in December, with annual TPV crossing $100 billion for 2021, finishing at $111 billion for the year. This represents a 50x increase in TPV since 2017, illustrating the company’s ability to provide modern infrastructure that enables fast-growing companies to deliver innovative, high-volume card programs at scale.
  • Marqeta continued to actively grow its modern card issuing platform and the possibilities it can support through expansion into new geographies. It announced new platform certifications in Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines, expanding the global reach of its modern card issuing platform to 39 countries internationally.
  • Marqeta announced a new partnership with Citi Commercial Cards, who will use Marqeta’s industry-first tokenization-as-a-service solution across more than 40 markets globally. Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform will integrate with Citi’s existing systems and enable Citi’s global commercial cardholder base to seamlessly provision corporate plastic cards as well as virtual cards into mobile wallets.
  • Marqeta supported the global expansion and continued growth of its customers. Alongside its support for Klarna’s business in North America and Asia Pacific, Marqeta expanded its partnership with Klarna into 13 new European markets. Marqeta also announced that it had powered the launch of the Square Card in Canada, with Marqeta’s global footprint helping to quickly scale a new card program into an international market.
  • Marqeta announced a partnership with Plaid to enable customers to seamlessly and securely authenticate their bank accounts and fund their accounts to power more immediate spending. Through this partnership, Marqeta customer’s cardholders will be able to more easily initiate ACH transactions, verify and link accounts and receive real-time account notifications.

Financial and Operating Highlights

(Dollars in thousands except per share

amounts or as noted)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

%

Change

 

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

 

%

Change

(unaudited)

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial metrics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue

$

155,414

 

 

$

88,196

 

 

76

%

 

$

517,175

 

 

$

290,292

 

 

78

%

Gross profit

$

75,799

 

 

$

36,446

 

 

108

%

 

$

231,705

 

 

$

117,907

 

 

97

%

Gross profit margin

 

49

%

 

 

41

%

 

8 pps

 

 

45

%

 

 

41

%

 

4 pps

Net loss

$

(36,807

)

 

$

(13,760

)

 

167

%

 

$

(163,929

)

 

$

(47,695

)

 

244

%

Net loss margin

 

(24

%)

 

 

(16

%)

 

(8 pps)

 

 

(32

%)

 

 

(16

%)

 

(16 pps)

Net loss per share – basic and diluted

$

(0.07

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

(36

)%

 

$

(0.45

)

 

$

(0.39

)

 

15

%

Key operating metric and Non-GAAP financial measures 1:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Processing Volume (TPV) (in millions)

$

33,046

 

 

$

18,748

 

 

76

%

 

$

111,133

 

 

$

60,075

 

 

85

%

Adjusted EBITDA 2

$

1,162

 

 

$

(2,624

)

 

(144

%)

 

$

(12,767

)

 

$

(15,378

)

 

(17

%)

Adjusted EBITDA margin 2

 

1

%

 

 

(3

%)

 

4 pps

 

 

(2

%)

 

 

(5

%)

 

(3 pps)

1 TPV represents the total dollar amount of payments processed through our platform, net of returns and chargebacks. We believe that TPV is a key indicator of the market adoption of our platform, growth of our brand, growth of our customers’ businesses and scale of our business.

2 See “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures” for definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin and a reconciliation of the net loss to Adjusted EBITDA

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • TPV increased by 76% year-over-year, from $19 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, to $33 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.
  • Net revenue increased by $67 million, or 76% year-over-year, primarily driven by higher TPV from existing large customers and continued growth in total processing volume from both our Digital Banking and Buy-Now-Pay-Later customers.
  • Gross profit increased by 108% year-over-year to $76 million. Gross margin increased from 41% during the quarter ended December 31, 2020, to 49% during the quarter ended December 31, 2021.
  • Net loss increased by $23 million, or 167%, year-over-year to ($37 million), primarily resulting from our increase in compensation, benefits and technology expenses as we continued our investment in our people and platform, partially offset by our increase in gross profit.
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $1 million, an improvement of $4 million year-over-year.

Full Year 2021 Financial Results

  • TPV increased by 85% year-over-year, from $60 billion in 2020, to $111 billion in 2021.
  • Net revenue increased by $227 million, or 78% year-over-year, primarily driven by higher TPV from existing large customers and continued growth in total processing volume from both our Digital Banking and Buy-Now-Pay-Later customers.
  • Gross profit increased by $114 million, or 97% year-over-year. Gross margin increased from 41% during the year ended December 31, 2020, to 45% during the year ended December 31, 2021.
  • Net loss increased by $116 million, or 244%, year-over-year to ($164 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021 was ($13 million), an improvement of $3 million year-over-year.

Financial Guidance

The following summarizes Marqeta’s guidance for the first quarter of 2022:

 

First Quarter 2022

Net Revenue Growth

48-50%

 

 

Gross Profit Margin

43-44%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin (1)

Negative 8-9%

(1) See “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures” for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA and for information regarding non-availability of a forward reconciliation.

Conference Call

Marqeta will host a live conference call today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time (4:30 p.m. Eastern time). To join the call, please dial-in 10 minutes in advance: toll-free at 1-877-407-4018 or direct at 1-201-689-8471. The conference call will also be available live via webcast online at http://investors.marqeta.com.

The telephone replay dial-in numbers are 1-844-512-2921 and 1-412-317-6671 and will be available until March 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Pacific time (8:00 p.m. Eastern time). The confirmation code for the replay is 13721145.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements expressed or implied in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Marqeta’s guidance for the quarter ending March 31, 2022; statements regarding Marqeta’s business plans, business strategy and the continued success and growth of our customers; expectations regarding Marqeta’s ability to address significant global opportunities; statements regarding Marqeta’s partnerships and product capabilities; and statements made by Marqeta’ Founder and CEO. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations contained in these statements due to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the following: the effect of uncertainties related to the global COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. and global economies, our business, results of operations, financial condition, demand for our platform, sales cycles and customer retention; the risk that Marqeta is unable to further attract, retain, diversify, and expand its customer base; the risk that Marqeta is unable to drive increased TPV on its platform; the risk that consumers and customers will not perceive the benefits of Marqeta’s products as Marqeta expects; the risk that Marqeta’s technology platform, including hosted solutions, do not operate as intended resulting in system outages; the risk that Marqeta will not be able to achieve the cost structure that Marqeta currently expects; the risk that Marqeta’s solution will not achieve the expected market acceptance; the risk that competition could reduce expected demand for Marqeta’s services; the risk that changes in the regulatory landscape adversely affects the gross interchange or other revenue Marqeta earns or adversely affects the bank and network costs Marqeta incurs; and the risk that Marqeta may be subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuations due to its international business activities. Detailed information about these risks and other factors that could potentially affect Marqeta’s business, financial condition and results of operations are included in the “Risk Factors” disclosed in Marqeta’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, as such risk factors may be updated from time to time in Marqeta’s periodic filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov and Marqeta’s website at http://investors.marqeta.com

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Marqeta as of the date hereof. Marqeta disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Disclosure Information

Investors and others should note that Marqeta announces material financial information to its investors using its investor relations website, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. Marqeta also uses social media to communicate with its customers and the public about Marqeta, its products and services and other matters relating to its business and market. It is possible that the information Marqeta posts on social media could be deemed to be material information. Therefore, Marqeta encourages investors, the media, and others interested in Marqeta to review the information we post on social media channels including the Marqeta Twitter feed (@Marqeta), the Marqeta Instagram page (@lifeatmarqeta), the Marqeta Facebook page, and the Marqeta LinkedIn page. These social media channels may be updated from time to time.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of the tables titled “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures”.

About Marqeta, Inc.

Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform empowers its customers to create customized and innovative payment cards. Marqeta’s modern architecture gives its customers the ability to build more configurable and flexible payment experiences, accelerating time-to-market and democratizing access to card issuing technology. Marqeta’s open APIs provide instant access to highly scalable, cloud-based payment infrastructure that enables customers to launch and manage their own card programs, issue cards and authorize and settle payment transactions. Marqeta is headquartered in Oakland, California and is certified to operate in 39 countries globally.

Marqeta® is a registered trademark of Marqeta, Inc.

 

Marqeta, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

Net revenue

$

155,414

 

 

$

88,196

 

 

$

517,175

 

 

$

290,292

 

Costs of revenue

 

79,615

 

 

 

51,750

 

 

 

285,470

 

 

 

172,385

 

Gross profit

 

75,799

 

 

 

36,446

 

 

 

231,705

 

 

 

117,907

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits

 

88,995

 

 

 

38,964

 

 

 

318,116

 

 

 

129,802

 

Professional services

 

5,712

 

 

 

1,955

 

 

 

18,443

 

 

 

7,188

 

Technology

 

11,143

 

 

 

4,708

 

 

 

33,637

 

 

 

13,239

 

Occupancy

 

1,097

 

 

 

1,070

 

 

 

4,181

 

 

 

4,337

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

967

 

 

 

890

 

 

 

3,534

 

 

 

3,498

 

Marketing and advertising

 

804

 

 

 

618

 

 

 

2,284

 

 

 

1,670

 

Other operating expenses

 

4,811

 

 

 

1,346

 

 

 

13,516

 

 

 

5,260

 

Total operating expenses

 

113,529

 

 

 

49,551

 

 

 

393,711

 

 

 

164,994

 

Loss from operations

 

(37,730

)

 

 

(13,105

)

 

 

(162,006

)

 

 

(47,087

)

Other income (expense), net

 

142

 

 

 

(638

)

 

 

(2,563

)

 

 

(521

)

Loss before income tax expense

 

(37,588

)

 

 

(13,743

)

 

 

(164,569

)

 

 

(47,608

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(781

)

 

 

17

 

 

 

(640

)

 

 

87

 

Net loss

$

(36,807

)

 

$

(13,760

)

 

$

(163,929

)

 

$

(47,695

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.07

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.45

)

 

$

(0.39

)

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

 

540,170,079

 

 

 

128,890,222

 

 

 

362,756,466

 

 

 

122,932,556

 

Marqeta, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

December 31,
2021

 

December 31,
2020

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,247,581

 

 

$

220,433

 

Restricted cash

 

7,800

 

 

 

7,800

 

Marketable securities

 

452,875

 

 

 

149,903

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

13,187

 

 

 

8,420

 

Settlements receivable, net

 

11,266

 

 

 

12,867

 

Network incentives receivable

 

30,399

 

 

 

20,022

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

35,617

 

 

 

11,461

 

Total current assets

 

1,798,725

 

 

 

430,906

 

Property and equipment, net

 

9,687

 

 

 

9,477

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

11,296

 

 

 

13,411

 

Equity method investment

 

8,384

 

 

 

0

 

Other assets

 

2,286

 

 

 

3,886

 

Total assets

$

1,830,378

 

 

$

457,680

 

Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

2,693

 

 

$

2,362

 

Revenue share payable

 

121,179

 

 

 

78,191

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

114,096

 

 

 

60,545

 

Total current liabilities

 

237,968

 

 

 

141,098

 

Redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liabilities

 

 

 

 

2,517

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

12,427

 

 

 

15,449

 

Other liabilities

 

6,557

 

 

 

10,452

 

Total liabilities

 

256,952

 

 

 

169,516

 

Redeemable convertible preferred stock

 

 

 

 

501,881

 

Stockholders’ equity (deficit):

 

 

 

Preferred stock

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

54

 

 

 

13

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,993,055

 

 

 

39,769

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(2,230

)

 

 

25

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(417,453

)

 

 

(253,524

)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

1,573,426

 

 

 

(213,717

)

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$

1,830,378

 

 

$

457,680

 

 

Marqeta, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(163,929

)

 

$

(47,695

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,534

 

 

 

3,498

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

142,660

 

 

 

28,211

 

Non-cash operating leases expense

 

2,115

 

 

 

2,029

 

Amortization of premium on marketable securities

 

1,162

 

 

 

543

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

173

 

 

 

39

 

Other

 

2,937

 

 

 

1,890

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(4,940

)

 

 

(4,485

)

Settlements receivable

 

1,601

 

 

 

(2,961

)

Network incentives receivable

 

(10,377

)

 

 

(9,400

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

(8,942

)

 

 

(2,481

)

Accounts payable

 

190

 

 

 

(839

)

Revenue share payable

 

42,988

 

 

 

48,442

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

48,946

 

 

 

34,997

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

(2,772

)

 

 

(1,515

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

55,346

 

 

 

50,273

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(2,743

)

 

 

(2,375

)

Purchases of marketable securities

 

(455,266

)

 

 

(216,200

)

Sales of marketable securities

 

 

 

 

71,981

 

Maturities of marketable securities

 

148,888

 

 

 

89,032

 

Purchase of equity method investment

 

(20,000

)

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(329,121

)

 

 

(57,562

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Proceeds from initial public offering, net of underwriters’ discounts and commissions

 

1,319,809

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock, net of issuance costs

 

 

 

 

166,942

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options, including early exercised stock options

 

4,539

 

 

 

3,144

 

Proceeds from shares issued in connection with employee stock purchase plan

 

3,201

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of warrants

 

60

 

 

 

 

Payments for net settlement of restricted stock units

 

(23,552

)

 

 

 

Payment of deferred offering costs

 

(3,134

)

 

 

(2,708

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

1,300,923

 

 

 

167,378

 

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

1,027,148

 

 

 

160,089

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash- Beginning of period

 

228,233

 

 

 

68,144

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash – End of period

$

1,255,381

 

 

$

228,233

 

 

Marqeta, Inc.

Financial and Operating Highlights

(in thousands, except per share data or as noted)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

Year over

Year Change –

Q4’21 vs Q4’20

 

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Third Quarter

 

Second Quarter

 

First Quarter

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Operating performance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue

 

$

155,414

 

 

$

131,512

 

 

$

122,266

 

 

$

107,983

 

 

$

88,196

 

 

76

%

Costs of revenue

 

 

79,615

 

 

 

72,438

 

 

 

75,291

 

 

 

58,126

 

 

 

51,750

 

 

54

%

Gross profit

 

 

75,799

 

 

 

59,074

 

 

 

46,975

 

 

 

49,857

 

 

 

36,446

 

 

108

%

Gross profit margin

 

 

49

%

 

 

45

%

 

 

38

%

 

 

46

%

 

 

41

%

 

8 pps

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits

 

 

88,995

 

 

 

84,462

 

 

 

97,755

 

 

 

46,904

 

 

 

38,964

 

 

128

%

Professional services

 

 

5,712

 

 

 

4,704

 

 

 

3,831

 

 

 

4,196

 

 

 

1,955

 

 

192

%

Technology

 

 

11,143

 

 

 

9,299

 

 

 

7,569

 

 

 

5,626

 

 

 

4,708

 

 

137

%

Occupancy and equipment

 

 

1,097

 

 

 

1,091

 

 

 

907

 

 

 

1,086

 

 

 

1,070

 

 

3

%

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

967

 

 

 

786

 

 

 

874

 

 

 

907

 

 

 

890

 

 

9

%

Marketing and advertising

 

 

804

 

 

 

490

 

 

 

495

 

 

 

495

 

 

 

618

 

 

30

%

Other operating expenses

 

 

4,811

 

 

 

3,880

 

 

 

3,530

 

 

 

1,295

 

 

 

1,346

 

 

257

%

Total operating expenses

 

 

113,529

 

 

 

104,712

 

 

 

114,961

 

 

 

60,509

 

 

 

49,551

 

 

129

%

Loss from operations

 

 

(37,730

)

 

 

(45,638

)

 

 

(67,986

)

 

 

(10,652

)

 

 

(13,105

)

 

188

%

Other income (expense), net

 

 

142

 

 

 

(57

)

 

 

(481

)

 

 

(2,167

)

 

 

(638

)

 

(122

)%

Loss before income tax expense

 

 

(37,588

)

 

 

(45,695

)

 

 

(68,467

)

 

 

(12,819

)

 

 

(13,743

)

 

174

%

income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

(781

)

 

 

35

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

17

 

 

(4694

)%

Net loss

 

$

(36,807

)

 

$

(45,730

)

 

$

(68,554

)

 

$

(12,838

)

 

$

(13,760

)

 

167

%

Loss per share – basic and diluted

 

$

(0.07

)

 

$

(0.08

)

 

$

(0.29

)

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

(36

)%

TPV (in millions)

 

$

33,046

 

 

$

27,569

 

 

$

26,520

 

 

$

23,998

 

 

$

18,748

 

 

76

%

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

1,162

 

 

$

(4,939

)

 

$

(10,637

)

 

$

1,647

 

 

$

(2,624

)

 

(144

)%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

1

%

 

 

(4

)%

 

 

(9

)%

 

 

2

%

 

 

(3

)%

 

4 pps

Financial condition:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,247,581

 

 

$

1,260,220

 

 

$

1,579,287

 

 

$

247,630

 

 

$

220,433

 

 

466

%

Restricted cash

 

$

7,800

 

 

$

7,800

 

 

$

7,800

 

 

$

7,800

 

 

$

7,800

 

 

%

Marketable securities

 

$

452,875

 

 

$

408,954

 

 

$

105,053

 

 

$

140,145

 

 

$

149,903

 

 

202

%

Total assets

 

$

1,830,378

 

 

$

1,783,142

 

 

$

1,780,324

 

 

$

481,803

 

 

$

457,680

 

 

300

%

Total liabilities

 

$

256,952

 

 

$

209,802

 

 

$

194,338

 

 

$

193,497

 

 

$

169,516

 

 

52

%

Redeemable preferred stock

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

501,881

 

 

$

501,881

 

 

(100

)%

Stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

$

1,573,426

 

 

$

1,573,340

 

 

$

1,585,986

 

 

$

(213,575

)

 

$

(213,717

)

 

(836

)%

 

pps = percentage points

 

Marqeta, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to NON-GAAP Measures

(in thousands)

Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Marqeta considers Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin as supplemental measures of the company’s performance that are not required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization; share-based compensation expense; payroll tax related to share-based compensation; legal, financial, and tax due diligence costs related to potential acquisitions; income tax expense (benefit); and other expense (income) net, which consists of changes in the fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liabilities (for periods prior to the IPO), realized foreign currency gains and losses, interest income from our marketable securities, and impairment of equity method investments or other financial instruments. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management and our board of directors to evaluate and compare our core operating results, including our operating efficiencies, from period to period. Additionally, we utilize Adjusted EBITDA as an input into our calculation of certain annual employee bonus plans.

Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA divided by net revenue. This measure is used by management and our board of directors to evaluate our operating efficiency.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin should not be considered in isolation, or construed as an alternative to net loss, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as a measure of the company’s liquidity. In addition, other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than Marqeta does, which limits its usefulness in comparing Marqeta’s financial results with those of other companies.

The following table shows Marqeta’s GAAP results reconciled to non-GAAP results included in this release:

 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

(unaudited)

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2020

 

GAAP net revenue

$

155,414

 

 

$

88,196

 

 

$

517,175

 

 

$

290,292

 

GAAP net loss

$

(36,807

)

 

$

(13,760

)

 

$

(163,929

)

 

$

(47,695

)

GAAP net loss margin

 

(24

)%

 

 

(16

)%

 

 

(32

)%

 

 

(16

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net loss

$

(36,807

)

 

$

(13,760

)

 

$

(163,929

)

 

$

(47,695

)

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

967

 

 

 

890

 

 

 

3,534

 

 

 

3,498

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

36,767

 

 

 

9,591

 

 

 

142,660

 

 

 

28,211

 

Payroll tax expense related to share-based compensation

 

403

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,956

 

 

 

 

Due diligence costs related to potential acquisitions

 

755

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,089

 

 

 

 

Other expense (income), net

 

(142

)

 

 

638

 

 

 

2,563

 

 

 

521

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(781

)

 

 

17

 

 

 

(640

)

 

 

87

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,162

 

 

$

(2,624

)

 

$

(12,767

)

 

$

(15,378

)

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

1

%

 

 

(3

)%

 

 

(2

)%

 

 

(5

)%

Contacts

IR Contact: Marqeta Investor Relations, IR@marqeta.com

 

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