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AppLovin Announces Record Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

November 10, 2021 GMT

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 10, 2021--

AppLovin Corporation (NASDAQ: APP) (“AppLovin” or “we”), a leading marketing platform, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and posted a letter to its shareholders on its investor relations website.

“We are proud to report another record quarter and strong performance across all our businesses that really highlight the impressive scale and accelerating growth of our ML-based software platform,” said Adam Foroughi, CEO and co-founder of AppLovin. “By continuing to execute on our mission to build tools to help app developers grow their businesses, we saw tremendous growth in our Software Platform revenue, in particular our AppDiscovery business. We believe our recent agreement to acquire MoPub will further augment our competitive position in our large and rapidly growing market.”

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Herald Chen, CFO of AppLovin said, “We are pleased to report 90% year over year growth in revenue including 385% growth in Business Software Platform driven by a combination of our strong SPEC count growth to 449 and robust Net Dollar-Based Retention Rate 3 of 255%. Given our top-line performance, our net income improved year over year and our Adjusted EBITDA grew 126%. Our ability to grow at such a rapid pace underscores the value that advertisers and publishers are finding in our differentiated marketing solutions. We continue to invest across the business, both organically and through acquisitions, to drive our long-term growth.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Summary and Highlights

(Note: All comparisons are versus 3Q20 and growth rates referenced are year-over-year unless otherwise noted; Due to rounding, numbers presented may not add up precisely to the totals provided)

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  • Revenue grew 90% to $727 million with organic growth 1 of 58%
  • Business Software Platform revenue was $193 million, an increase of 385% and organic growth 1 of 316%; year-over-year growth accelerated for the fourth consecutive quarter driven by our AXON ML-based engine.
    • Total Software Transaction Value (TSTV)2 was $276 million, an increase of 343%; our platform exited 3Q at an annualized TSTV run-rate of approximately $1.1 billion based on 3Q21.
    • Software Platform Enterprise Clients grew 305% to 449 and Net Dollar-Based Retention was 255%.
  • Apps revenue grew 56% to $534 million
    • Business Apps revenue grew to $156 million, an increase of 18%
    • Consumer Apps revenue grew to $377 million, an increase of 80%, with 2.9 million MAPs 2 in the quarter
  • GAAP Net Income improved to $0.1 million from a GAAP Net Loss of $90 million; a GAAP net margin of 0.0%
  • Adjusted EBITDA grew 126% to $191 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin improved to 26%

(1)

Organic growth represents revenue excluding revenue from Adjust and, with respect to Apps, only including revenue growth from existing Apps owned at the end of the prior period and newly developed Apps from existing Owned and Partner Studios at the end of the prior period.

(2)

SPEC, TSTV, and MAPs are key metrics. Refer to Key Metrics for definition.

(3)

We measure Net Dollar-Based Retention Rate for the three months ended September 30, 2021 for our Software Platform Enterprise Clients as current period revenue divided by prior period revenue. Prior period revenue is measured as revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020 from our Software Platform Enterprise Clients as of September 30, 2020. Current period revenue is revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 from our Software Platform Enterprise Clients as of September 30, 2020.

Webcast and Conference Calls

AppLovin will host a webcast and conference call today at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET, during which management will discuss quarterly results and provide commentary on business performance. A question-and-answer session will follow the prepared remarks.

The live audio webcast may be accessed on the Company’s investor relations website. The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-9716 for domestic callers or 1-201-493-6779 for international callers. A replay of the call via webcast will be available at: https://investors.AppLovin.com until November 17, 2021.

About AppLovin

AppLovin’s leading marketing software provides developers with a powerful, integrated set of solutions to grow their businesses. AppLovin enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. The company’s first party content includes more than 200+ popular, engaging apps and its technology brings that content to millions of users around the world. AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with several offices globally.

Source: AppLovin Corp.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “going to,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern our expectations, strategy, priorities, plans, or intentions. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future financial performance, including our expected financial results and guidance; quotes of management; our expectations regarding our revenue; and our expectations regarding our pending acquisition of MoPub. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties, including changes in our plans or assumptions, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include our inability to forecast our business due to our limited operating history, fluctuations in our results of operations, the competitive mobile app ecosystem, our inability to adapt to emerging technologies and business models, and risks relating to our pending acquisition of MoPub, including that the transaction does not close on our expected timing. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021. Additional information will also be set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), this press release includes certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and non-GAAP costs and expense. A reconciliation of each such non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure can be found below.

We define Adjusted EBITDA for a particular period as net income (loss) before interest expense and loss on settlement of debt, other (income) expense (excluding certain recurring items), net, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, amortization, depreciation and write-offs and as further adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expense and transaction bonuses, loss (gain) on extinguishments of acquisition-related contingent consideration, non-operating foreign exchange (gains) losses, lease modification and abandonment of leasehold improvements, and change in the fair value of contingent consideration. We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue for the same period. We define non-GAAP costs and expenses as total costs and expenses adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense related to acquired intangibles and acquisition-related expense and transaction bonuses.

We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding our results of operations and operating performance, as they are similar to measures reported by our public competitors and are regularly used by securities analysts, institutional investors, and other interested parties in analyzing operating performance and prospects.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and non-GAAP costs and expenses are key measures we use to assess our financial performance and are also used for internal planning and forecasting purposes. We believe Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and non-GAAP costs and expenses are helpful to investors, analysts, and other interested parties because they can assist in providing a more consistent and comparable overview of our operations across our historical financial periods. In addition, these measures are frequently used by analysts, investors, and other interested parties to evaluate and assess performance. We use Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and non-GAAP costs and expenses in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. These measures have certain limitations in that they do not include the impact of certain expenses that are reflected in our consolidated statement of operations that are necessary to run our business. Our definitions may differ from the definitions used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Thus, our non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

AppLovin Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except for share and per share data)

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Assets

(unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,049,617

 

$

317,235

Accounts receivable, net

412,884

 

296,964

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

163,864

 

48,795

Total current assets

1,626,365

 

662,994

Property and equipment, net

62,910

 

28,587

Operating lease right-of-use assets

77,435

 

84,336

Goodwill

997,661

 

249,773

Intangible assets, net

1,758,796

 

1,086,332

Other assets

44,593

 

42,571

Total assets

$

4,567,760

 

$

2,154,593

Liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest, and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

208,539

 

$

147,275

Accrued liabilities

131,877

 

95,057

Licensed asset obligation

17,808

 

18,760

Short-term debt

18,310

 

15,210

Deferred revenue

84,884

 

86,886

Operating lease liabilities

21,278

 

22,206

Deferred acquisition costs, current

87,072

 

212,658

Total current liabilities

569,768

 

598,052

Non-current liabilities:

 

 

 

Long-term debt

1,731,020

 

1,583,990

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

65,705

 

71,755

Other non-current liabilities

152,048

 

59,032

Total liabilities

2,518,541

 

2,312,829

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

160

 

309

Stockholders’ equity (deficit):

 

 

 

Convertible preferred stock, 100,000,000 and 109,090,908 shares authorized, nil and 109,090,908 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

399,589

Class A, Class B and Class F common stock, $0.00003 par value—1,700,000,000 (Class A 1,500,000,000, Class B 200,000,000, Class F nil) and 429,600,000 (Class A 386,400,000, Class B nil, Class F 43,200,000) shares authorized, 373,641,135 (Class A 225,833,513, Class B 147,807,622, Class F nil) and 226,364,401 (Class A 183,800,251, Class B nil, Class F 42,564,150) shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

11

 

7

Additional paid-in capital

3,084,928

 

453,655

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(27,560)

 

604

Accumulated deficit

(1,008,320)

 

(1,012,400)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

2,049,059

 

(158,545)

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest, and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$

4,567,760

 

$

2,154,593

AppLovin Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Revenue

$

726,951

 

 

$

381,740

 

 

$

1,999,634

 

 

$

941,249

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

254,052

 

 

163,060

 

 

722,966

 

 

357,564

 

Sales and marketing

285,224

 

 

153,014

 

 

816,200

 

 

417,000

 

Research and development

108,523

 

 

51,136

 

 

246,861

 

 

99,950

 

General and administrative

34,104

 

 

15,276

 

 

122,116

 

 

41,256

 

Lease modification and abandonment of leasehold improvements

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,851

 

Extinguishments of acquisition-related contingent consideration

 

 

74,712

 

 

 

 

74,712

 

Total costs and expenses

681,903

 

 

457,198

 

 

1,908,143

 

 

998,333

 

Income (loss) from operations

45,048

 

 

(75,458

)

 

91,491

 

 

(57,084

)

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense and loss on settlement of debt

(18,756

)

 

(20,110

)

 

(72,796

)

 

(57,548

)

Other income (expense), net

(9,217

)

 

1,169

 

 

(997

)

 

5,347

 

Total other expense

(27,973

)

 

(18,941

)

 

(73,793

)

 

(52,201

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

17,075

 

 

(94,399

)

 

17,698

 

 

(109,285

)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

16,933

 

 

(4,485

)

 

13,767

 

 

(2,324

)

Net income (loss)

142

 

 

(89,914

)

 

3,931

 

 

(106,961

)

Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

36

 

 

226

 

 

149

 

 

546

 

Net income (loss) attributable to AppLovin

178

 

 

(89,688

)

 

4,080

 

 

(106,415

)

Less: Net income attributable to participating securities

(1

)

 

 

 

(568

)

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stock—Basic

177

 

 

(89,688

)

 

3,512

 

 

(106,415

)

Net income (loss) attributable to common stock—Diluted

$

177

 

 

$

(89,688

)

 

$

3,539

 

 

$

(106,415

)

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.00

 

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

0.01

 

 

$

(0.50

)

Diluted

$

0.00

 

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

0.01

 

 

$

(0.50

)

Weighted average common shares used to compute net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

368,427,532

 

 

214,638,272

 

 

309,353,304

 

 

212,998,263

 

Diluted

384,324,785

 

 

214,638,272

 

 

327,426,792

 

 

212,998,263

 

AppLovin Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

Net income (loss)

$

142

 

 

$

(89,914

)

 

$

3,931

 

 

$

(106,961

)

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax effect of $5.4 million and $8.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021

(18,255

)

 

218

 

 

(28,164

)

 

278

 

Interest rate swap gain, net of tax effect of $1.5 million and $2.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020

 

 

4,338

 

 

 

 

4,926

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

(18,255

)

 

4,556

 

 

(28,164

)

 

5,204

 

Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

36

 

 

226

 

 

149

 

 

546

 

Total comprehensive loss attributable to AppLovin

$

(18,077

)

 

$

(85,132

)

 

$

(24,084

)

 

$

(101,211

)

AppLovin Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Operating Activities

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

3,931

 

 

$

(106,961

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to operating activities:

 

 

 

Amortization, depreciation and write-offs

315,409

 

 

157,223

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount

8,980

 

 

5,753

 

Stock-based compensation

91,828

 

 

19,362

 

Change in operating right-of-use asset

18,199

 

 

4,375

 

Lease modification and abandonment of leasehold improvements

 

 

7,851

 

Loss on extinguishments of acquisition related contingent consideration

 

 

74,712

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(230

)

 

 

Loss on settlement of debt

16,852

 

 

 

Net unrealized gains on fair value remeasurement of financial instruments

(9,305

)

 

(4,400

)

Net loss (gain) on foreign currency remeasurement

(4,080

)

 

1,304

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

(99,999

)

 

(27,062

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(107,461

)

 

(32,515

)

Other assets

7,729

 

 

2,572

 

Accounts payable

49,345

 

 

(4,205

)

Operating lease liabilities

(18,270

)

 

(3,674

)

Accrued and other liabilities

11,211

 

 

(2,389

)

Deferred revenue

(7,303

)

 

30,780

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

276,836

 

 

122,726

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

(962

)

 

(2,842

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(1,198,789

)

 

(559,080

)

Purchase of non-marketable investments and other

(15,000

)

 

(1,500

)

Proceeds from other investing activities

11,358

 

 

 

Capitalized software development costs

(2,859

)

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,206,252

)

 

(563,422

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock in initial public offering, net of issuance costs as adjusted for cost reimbursement

1,745,228

 

 

 

Proceeds from debt issuance, net of issuance costs

844,729

 

 

331,346

 

Payments of debt principal

(711,482

)

 

(60,493

)

Payments of finance leases

(9,690

)

 

(7,342

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

25,486

 

 

1,104

 

Payments of deferred acquisition costs

(231,664

)

 

(14,442

)

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

(1,766

)

Payments of deferred IPO costs

 

 

(220

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

1,662,607

 

 

248,187

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

(809

)

 

65

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

732,382

 

 

(192,444

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

317,235

 

 

396,247

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

$

1,049,617

 

 

$

203,803

 

AppLovin Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (continued)

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities disclosures:

 

 

Issuance of convertible security related to acquisitions

$

342,170

 

$

Acquisitions not yet paid

$

74,347

 

$

16,073

Settlement of convertible security through issuance of common stock

$

25,000

 

$

Assets acquired under finance leases

$

12,584

 

$

5,459

Right of use assets acquired under operating leases

$

3,508

 

$

6,937

Settlement of bonus compensation through issuance of common stock

$

2,503

 

$

Acquisitions of business through issuance of common stock and common stock warrants

$

 

$

38,167

Settlement of contingent consideration through issuance of common stock

$

 

$

31,422

Deferred IPO costs not yet paid

$

 

$

530

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes

$

72,182

 

$

12,362

Cash paid for interest on debt

$

47,021

 

$

44,687

AppLovin Corporation

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

The following table provides our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

margin and a reconciliation of Net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Revenue

$

726,951

 

 

$

381,740

 

Net income (loss)

$

142

 

 

$

(89,914

)

Net Margin

0.0

%

 

(23.6

)%

Interest expense and loss on settlement of debt

18,756

 

 

20,110

 

Other (income) / expense, net 1

103

 

 

(1,658

)

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

16,933

 

 

(4,485

)

Amortization, depreciation and write-offs

119,436

 

 

73,519

 

Non-operating foreign exchange (gain) losses

(235

)

 

691

 

Stock-based compensation

34,725

 

 

10,868

 

Acquisition-related expense and transaction bonus

1,066

 

 

422

 

Loss on extinguishments of acquisition related contingent consideration

 

 

74,712

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(230

)

 

 

Total adjustments

190,554

 

 

174,179

 

Adjusted EBITDA

190,696

 

 

84,265

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

26.2

%

 

22.1

%

______________________________

1 Excludes recurring operational foreign exchange gains and losses and write-off of an investment that is included in amortization, depreciation and write-offs line item above.

AppLovin Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

($ in millions)

 

 

3Q 2021

3Q 2020

Revenue

727.0

381.7

 

 

 

GAAP cost of revenue

254.1

163.1

Amortization expense related to acquired intangibles

(96.1)

(65.5)

Stock-based compensation expense

(0.9)

(0.1)

Non-GAAP cost of revenue

157.1

97.4

Non-GAAP cost of revenue as a % of total revenue

21.6%

25.5%

GAAP sales & marketing expense

285.2

153.0

Amortization expense related to acquired intangibles

(6.8)

(3.1)

Stock-based compensation expense

(4.8)

(1.6)

Non-GAAP sales & marketing expense

273.7

148.4

Non-GAAP sales & marketing expense as a % of total revenue

37.6%

38.9%

GAAP research & development expense

108.5

51.1

Stock-based compensation expense

(20.1)

(6.8)

Non-GAAP research & development expense

88.4

44.3

Non-GAAP research & development expense as a % of total revenue

12.2%

11.6%

GAAP general & administration expense

34.1

15.3

Stock-based compensation expense

(8.9)

(2.3)

Acquisition-related expense & transaction bonus

(1.1)

(0.4)

Non-GAAP general & administration expense

24.1

12.5

Non-GAAP general & administration expense as a % of total revenue

3.3%

3.3%

Key Metrics

We review the following key metrics on a regular basis in order to evaluate the health of our business, identify trends affecting our performance, prepare financial projections, and make strategic decisions. As a result of our continued focus on our Software Platform, we plan to phase out several metrics including Enterprise Clients, Revenue Per Enterprise Client and Net Dollar-Based Retention Rate for Enterprise Clients beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2022 in favor of similar software-focused Key Metrics.

Annual Key Metrics

Enterprise Clients. We focus on the number of Enterprise Clients, which are third-party business clients from whom we have collected greater than $125,000 of revenue in the trailing 12 months to a given date. Enterprise Clients generate the vast majority of our Business Revenue and Business Revenue growth.

Revenue Per Enterprise Client (RPEC). We define RPEC as (i) the total revenue derived from our Enterprise Clients in a 12-month period, divided by (ii) Enterprise Clients as of the end of that same period. RPEC shows how efficiently we are monetizing each Enterprise Client.

The following table shows our Enterprise Clients as of September 30, 2021 and 2020, and our RPEC for the 12 months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020.

 

 

 

 

LTM

3Q 2021

LTM

3Q 2020

Enterprise Clients

325

156

RPEC (thousands)

$3,435

$3,931

Quarterly Key Metrics

Total Software Transaction Value. Business Software Platform revenue is from third-party clients using our software platform. We do not recognize revenue from our own spend on our software platform. Therefore, we use TSTV to measure the scale and growth rates of our software platform as it reflects the total value on our software platform including our first-party studios as though they were stand-alone businesses. Below is a reconciliation of our Business Software Platform Revenue to Total Software Transaction Value.

($ in thousands)

3Q 2021

 

3Q 2020

Business Software Platform Revenue

$

193,307

 

$

39,841

Software Platform fee collected from AppLovin Apps

$

82,312

 

$

22,442

Total Software Transaction Value

$

275,619

 

$

62,283

Software Platform Enterprise Clients. We focus on the number of Software Platform Enterprise Clients, which are third-party business clients from whom we have collected greater than $31,250 of revenue in the three months to a given date, equating to an annual run-rate of $125,000 in revenue. Software Platform Enterprise Clients generate the vast majority of our Business Revenue - Software Platform and Business Revenue - Software Platform growth.

Revenue Per Software Platform Enterprise Client (Revenue per SPEC). We define Revenue per SPEC as (i) the total revenue derived from our Software Platform Enterprise Clients in a three-month period, divided by (ii) Software Platform Enterprise Clients as of the end of that same period. Revenue per SPEC shows how efficiently we are monetizing each SPEC. We expect to increase Revenue per SPEC over time as we enhance our Software Platform and Apps

The following table shows our Software Platform Enterprise Clients as of September 30, 2021, June 30, 2021, March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020, and September 30, 2020.

 

3Q
2020

4Q
2020

1Q
2021

2Q
2021

3Q
2021

Software Platform Enterprise Clients

111

158

193

366

449

Revenue per SPEC (thousands)

$360

$500

$453

$364

$398

Monthly Active Payers (MAPs). We define a MAP as a unique mobile device active on one of our apps in a month that completed at least one IAP during that time period. A consumer who makes IAPs within two separate apps on the same mobile device in a monthly period will be counted as two MAPs. MAPs for a particular time period longer than one month are the average MAPs for each month during that period. We estimate the number of MAPs by aggregating certain data from third-party attribution partners. Some of our apps do not utilize such third-party attribution partners, and therefore, our MAPs figure for any period does not capture every user that completed an IAP on our apps. We estimate that our counted MAPs generated approximately 98 % of our Consumer Revenue during the three months ending September 30, 2021, and as such, management believes that MAPs are still a useful metric to measure the engagement and monetization potential of our games. We expect to increase our MAPs over time as we increase the number of our apps and enhance the engagement and monetization of our apps.

Average Revenue Per Monthly Active Payer (ARPMAP). We define ARPMAP as (i) the total Consumer Revenue derived from our apps in a monthly period, divided by (ii) MAPs in that same period. ARPMAP for a particular time period longer than one month is the average ARPMAP for each month during that period. ARPMAP shows how efficiently we are monetizing each MAP. We expect to increase ARPMAP over time as we enhance the monetization of our apps.

 

 

 

 

3Q 2021

3Q 2020

Monthly Active Payers (millions)

2.9

1.5

Average Revenue per Monthly Active Payer (ARPMAP)

$44

$46

Our key metrics are not based on any standardized industry methodology and are not necessarily calculated in the same manner or comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Similarly, our key metrics may differ from estimates published by third parties or from similarly titled metrics of our competitors due to differences in methodology. The numbers that we use to calculate TSTV, MAP, and ARPMAP are based on internal data. While these numbers are based on what we believe to be reasonable judgements and estimates for the applicable period of measurement, there are inherent challenges in measuring usage and engagement. We regularly review and may adjust our processes for calculating our internal metrics to improve their accuracy.

Source: AppLovin Corp.

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

SOURCE: AppLovin Corp.

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