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Fathom Holdings Inc. Reports Record 118% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth for 2021 Second Quarter

August 11, 2021 GMT
Fathom Holdings Q221 Highlights
Fathom Holdings Q221 Highlights
Fathom Holdings Q221 Highlights

CARY, N.C., Aug. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathom Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FTHM), a national, technology-driven, end-to-end real estate services platform integrating residential brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, and SaaS offerings for brokerages and agents, today announced financial results for the 2021 second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2021, including year-over-year revenue growth of 118%.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2021 rose to $84.2 million, from $38.7 million for the same period last year. Fathom completed 10,100 real estate transactions for the 2021 second quarter, a 74% increase from the 2020 second quarter. Fathom’s real estate agent network grew approximately 53% to 6,950 agents at June 30, 2021, up from 4,554 agents one year ago.

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During the 2021 second quarter, primarily due to its acquisition activity, the Company began reporting selected financial results for its vertically integrated segments, with revenue as follows:

  • Real estate brokerage revenue, which includes real estate brokerage services, was $80.2 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared with $38.7 million in the prior year period.
  • Mortgage revenue, which includes residential loan origination and underwriting services, was $1.5 million for the second quarter of 2021. There was no revenue generated from mortgage services in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Technology revenue, which includes SaaS solutions and data mining for third party customers, was $530,000 for the second quarter of 2021. There was no revenue generated from technology services in the second quarter of 2020.

GAAP net loss for the 2021 second quarter was $2.1 million, or a loss of $0.15 per share, compared with GAAP net income of approximately $161,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the 2020 second quarter. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding increased approximately 40% for the 2021 second quarter, compared with the same quarter last year. The year-over-year change in GAAP net income (loss) resulted primarily from strategic investments in future growth related to enhancing operations, marketing and G&A, partially offset by an approximate $2.6 million income tax benefit attributable to the discrete release of the valuation allowance against the Company’s historical deferred tax assets, and recognition of a portion of its current period deferred tax asset in connection with its acquisition activity in the second quarter of 2021.

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G&A as a percentage of revenue declined for the 2021 second quarter, compared with the 2021 first quarter, and is expected to continue declining as a percentage of revenue over time as revenue increases. G&A expense totaled $9.4 million for the 2021 second quarter, compared with $2.0 million for last year’s second quarter. The increase in G&A principally related to acquisitions, public company costs and continued investments in growth. It is anticipated that G&A expense will increase on an absolute dollar basis going forward, driven by acquisitions, public company costs, and costs related to scaling and integrating the Company’s vertical business lines.

Adjusted EBITDA loss, a non-GAAP measure, was $2.3 million for the 2021 second quarter, versus an Adjusted EBITDA profit of approximately $329,000 a year ago. By segment, Adjusted EBITDA was as follows:

  • Real estate brokerage Adjusted EBITDA profit was $496,000 for the 2021 second quarter, compared with $329,000 for the same period last year.
  • Mortgage Adjusted EBITDA loss was $890,000 for the 2021 second quarter. Mortgage did not contribute to Adjusted EBITDA for the same period last year.
  • Technology Adjusted EBITDA loss was $307,000 for the 2021 second quarter. Technology did not contribute to Adjusted EBITDA for the same period last year.

Fathom is providing Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, because it offers additional information for monitoring the Company’s cash flow performance. A table providing a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most comparable GAAP measure, as well as an explanation of, and important disclosures about, this non-GAAP measure, is included in the tables at the end of this press release.

“Quarter after quarter, our results continue to demonstrate the power of our truly disruptive business model. In fact, we more than doubled revenue for the second quarter. Fathom’s second quarter last year showed the strongest revenue growth of all publicly traded real estate companies, and we weren’t even public yet. We are very proud to have this level of revenue growth stacked on top of a previous stellar performance,” said Fathom CEO Joshua Harley.

“It is important to note the incredible runway for future growth that we have as a result of our very recent entry into additional vertical business lines. We’re just getting started. One of the best parts of our story is that we now fully own mortgage, title, insurance, lead generation and lead nurturing businesses, as well as two technology businesses, all helping us attract more home buyers and sellers, which in turn also helps us attract more agents, one of the key pillars in our growth strategy.

“With all of the puzzle pieces now in place, we are focused on leveraging the elite team we’ve built to make real, significant and lasting change in the real estate space,” Harley said. “I believe the addition of these capabilities gives Fathom the potential to significantly increase our revenue and profitability per transaction, over time. Without a doubt, growing our revenue, transactions and agent network is important, but growing profitability is our number one priority. Although many companies sacrifice profitability for growth, I believe we can achieve both through our proprietary technology platform, streamlined operations and great value proposition for agents.

“We may still be small on a comparative basis, but we are mighty, and I strongly believe we have an incredible path ahead of us. Our ability to attract an ever-increasing number of real estate agents by providing them with greater income potential, and the robust technology, training, and support they need to grow their businesses, is even more important during these unprecedented times. We look to the future with enthusiasm, optimism and excitement as we continue to quickly take market share from the old-school real estate companies with outdated commission models,” Harley concluded.

First Half 2021 Financial Results

Total revenue for the first half of 2021 grew 98% to $133.8 million, from $67.5 million for the same period in 2020. The Company’s Mortgage segment contributed $1.5 million and its Technology segment contributed $599,000 to the Company’s 2021 six-month revenue results. GAAP net loss for the first six months of 2021 was $5.5 million, or a loss of $0.40 per share, compared with GAAP net income of $118,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA loss was $4.3 million, versus an Adjusted EBITDA profit of $465,000 for the year-ago period. By segment, Adjusted EBITDA was as follows:

  • Real estate brokerage Adjusted EBITDA loss was $10,300 for the first half of 2021, compared with an Adjusted EBITDA profit of $465,000 for the same period last year.
  • Mortgage Adjusted EBITDA loss was $890,000 for the first half of 2021. Mortgage did not contribute to Adjusted EBITDA for the same period last year.
  • Technology Adjusted EBITDA loss was $622,000 for the first half of 2021. Technology did not contribute to Adjusted EBITDA for the same period last year.

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $12.8 million at June 30, 2021, compared with $28.6 million at December 31, 2020. The decline primarily reflected completed acquisitions.

“With several strategic acquisitions now completed, we are focused on building our cash position through operational cash flow generation,” said Fathom President and CFO Marco Fregenal. “Our highly disciplined approach as good stewards of the money with which you’ve entrusted us, should provide us with the capital needed to execute on our plan to increase our agent network and transactions in line with historical growth.”

Recent Highlights

  • Acquired fast-growing regional brokerage, Epic Realty. Based in the metropolitan Boise, Idaho area, Epic includes more than 350 agents who provide full-service residential real estate services for buyers and sellers.
  • Expanded Verus Title to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) market. Texas is Fathom’s largest residential real estate market.
  • Completed the acquisition of technology platform LiveBy, to offer competitive, hyper-local tools for real estate professionals, and SaaS offerings to brokerages and agents outside of Fathom.
  • Acquired E4:9 Holdings, a holding company with three operating subsidiaries, Encompass Lending Group (mortgage), Dagley Insurance Agency (home and other insurance), and Real Results (lead generation). The acquisition is expected to provide agents and associates with new opportunities to grow their businesses, while giving consumers a one-stop-shop for all of their housing needs.
  • Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, created a Hispanic division to better assist this underserved community. This division will serve a quickly expanding residential real estate sector.

Long-Term Targets

The Company believes it can generate Adjusted EBITDA exceeding $40.0 million per year at 100,000 to 110,000 transactions per year. While Fathom has not provided a timeline for reaching this target, the Company believes it can maintain transaction growth rates similar to the last year since its IPO.

Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

Date:

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time:

5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT

Phone:

833-685-0908 (domestic); 412-317-5742 (international)

Replay:

Accessible through August 25, 2021; 877-344-7529 (domestic); 412-317-0088 (international); replay access code 10159142

Webcast:

Accessible at www.FathomRealty.com; archive available for approximately one year

About Fathom Holdings Inc.
Fathom Holdings Inc. is a national, technology-driven, real estate services platform integrating residential brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, and SaaS offerings to brokerages and agents by leveraging its proprietary cloud-based software, intelliAgent. The Company’s brands include Fathom Realty, Encompass Lending, Dagley Insurance, Verus Title, intelliAgent, and Real Results. For more information, visit www.fathomrealty.com.

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including, but not limited to, attracting more home buyers and sellers, which in turn helps attract more agents, generating strong attach rates for the Company’s newer businesses, significantly increasing revenue and profitability per transaction, over time, growing profitability, increasing market share, and generating more than $40.0 million in Adjusted EBITDA at 100,000 to 110,000 transactions, while maintaining transaction growth at levels similar to the last year since its IPO. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including: risks associated with making and integrating acquisitions; technology risks; risks in effectively managing rapid growth in our business; reliance on key personnel; competitive risks; and the others set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s most recent Form 10-K as filed with the SEC and supplemented from time to time in other Company filings made with the SEC. Copies of our Form 10-K and other SEC filings are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Investor Relations and Media Contacts:


Roger Pondel/Laurie Berman

Marco Fregenal

PondelWilkinson Inc.

President and CFO

investorrelations@fathomrealty.com

Fathom Holdings Inc.

(310) 279-5980

investorrelations@fathomrealty.com


(888) 455-6040

(Financial tables follow)

FATHOM HOLDINGS INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Revenue








Gross commission income

$ 80,246,356


$ 38,688,744


$ 129,402,060


$ 67,527,575

Other revenue

3,936,598


-


4,426,383


-

Total revenue

84,182,954


38,688,744


133,828,443


67,527,575

Operating expenses








Commission and other agent-related costs

76,729,401


36,356,779


123,129,642


63,044,034

Operations and support

1,683,375


-


1,751,751


-

General and administrative

9,387,237


1,964,781


15,508,661


3,875,582

Marketing

378,437


138,231


780,600


368,664

Depreciation and amortization

744,521


44,496


846,880


63,771

Total operating expenses

88,922,971


38,504,287


142,017,534


67,352,051









(Loss) income from operations

(4,740,017)


184,457


(8,189,091)


175,524









Other (income) expense, net








Gain on the extinguishment of debt

-


-


(50,936)


-

Interest (income) expense, net

(1,064)


32,659


248


65,497

Other income, net

(32,594)


(10,000)


(37,326)


(10,000)

Other (income) expense, net

(33,658)


22,659


(88,014)


55,497









(Loss) income from operations before income taxes

(4,706,359)


161,798


(8,101,077)


120,027

Income tax benefit (expense)

2,614,925


(1,000)


2,609,925


(2,000)

Net (loss) income

$ (2,091,434)


$ 160,798


$ (5,491,152)


$ 118,027









Net (loss) income per share








Basic

$ (0.15)


$ 0.02


$ (0.40)


$ 0.01

Diluted

$ (0.15)


$ 0.02


$ (0.40)


$ 0.01









Weighted average common shares outstanding








Basic

14,048,136


9,996,775


13,750,775


9,996,939

Diluted

14,048,136


10,303,025


13,750,775


10,016,269









FATHOM HOLDINGS INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)


June 30, 2021


December 31, 2020

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$ 12,830,663


$ 28,577,396

Restricted cash

3,530,244


984,238

Accounts receivable

4,099,379


1,595,444

Derivative assets

47,475


-

Mortgage loans held for sale, at fair value

9,586,314


-

Prepaid and other current assets

963,875


1,699,375

Total current assets

31,057,950


32,856,453

Property and equipment, net

973,500


154,599

Lease right of use assets

4,724,773


437,421

Intangible assets, net

22,731,288


922,147

Goodwill

20,447,286


799,058

Other assets

66,042


55,301

Total assets

$ 80,000,839


$ 35,224,979

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$ 4,610,026


$ 2,596,206

Accrued liabilities

4,496,327


1,063,889

Escrow liabilities

3,476,509


933,336

Derivative liabilities

18,848


-

Warehouse lines of credit

9,361,428


-

Long-term debt - current portion

603,446


256,324

Lease liability - current portion

1,935,925


140,100

Total current liabilities

24,502,509


4,989,855

Long-term debt, net of current portion

356,841


282,950

Lease liability, net of current portion

2,868,615


301,429

Deferred tax liabilities

657,777


-

Total liabilities

28,385,742


5,574,234

Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity:




Common stock, no par value, 100,000,000 authorized and 14,744,539 and
13,830,351 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

-


-

Treasury Stock, at cost, 5,683 shares as of June 30, 2021 and December 31,
2020

(30,000)


(30,000)

Additional paid-in capital

64,624,400


37,168,896

Accumulated deficit

(12,979,303)


(7,488,151)

Total stockholders' equity

51,615,097


29,650,745

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 80,000,839


$ 35,224,979





FATHOM HOLDINGS INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021

2020

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:



Net (loss) income

$ (5,491,152)

$ 118,027

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:



Depreciation and amortization

846,880

63,771

Non-cash lease expense

28,644

-

Gain on sale of mortgages

(1,332,813)

-

Deferred income taxes

(2,649,925)

-

Gain on the extinguishment of debt

(50,936)

-

Bad debt expense

76,975

99,656

Share-based compensation

2,063,529

225,214

Other non-cash

506

-

Change in operating assets and liabilities:



Accounts receivable

(1,372,366)

(899,178)

Agent annual fees receivable

207,750

(513,424)

Due from affiliates

-

1,085

Mortgage loans held for sale

(42,444,742)

-

Proceeds from sale and principal payments on mortgage loans held for sale

42,338,436

-

Prepaid and other assets

402,966

13,192

Accounts payable

981,086

856,099

Accrued liabilities

3,132,041

684,600

Escrow liabilities

2,385,505

-

Operating lease assets

274,601

51,639

Operating lease liabilities

(212,129)

(50,563)

Due to affiliates

-

(571)

Other assets

(3,242)

-

Derviative assets

42,194

-

Derviative liabilities

(101,152)

-

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(877,344)

649,547




CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:



Purchase of property and equipment

(475,605)

(9,369)

Amounts paid for business and asset acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(12,619,157)

-

Purchase of intangible assets

(704,567)

(227,400)

Net cash used in investing activities

(13,799,329)

(236,769)




CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:



Principal payments on long-term debt

(7,211)

(8,511)

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

80,000

83,014

Net proceeds from warehouse lines of credit

1,403,157

-

Purchase of treasury stock

-

(30,000)

Proceeds from note payable

-

453,581

Net cash provided by financing activities

1,475,946

498,084




Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(13,200,727)

910,862

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

29,561,634

579,416

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$ 16,360,907

$ 1,490,278




Supplemental disclosure of cash and non-cash transactions:



Cash paid for interest

$ 4,448

$ 65,560

Income taxes paid

$ -

$ 2,261

Right of use assets obtained in exchange for lease liabilities

$ 1,839,079

$ -

Issuance of common stock for the purchase of business

$ 25,311,975

$ -

Extinguishment of Paycheck Protection Program Loan

$ 50,600

$ -

Loan receivable forgiven and used as purchase consideration

$ 165,000

$ -




Reconciliation of cash and restricted cash



Cash and cash equivalents

$ 12,830,663

$ 1,490,278

Restricted cash

3,530,244

-

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in statement of cash flows

$ 16,360,907

$ 1,490,278




RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP TO GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,



2021


2020


2021


2020






Real Estate Brokerage

$ 495,507


$ 329,446


$ (10,324)


$ 464,509

Mortgage

(889,898)


-


(889,898)


-

Technology

(307,227)


-


(622,359)


-

Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA

(701,618)


329,446


(1,522,581)


464,509

Corporate and other services (b)

(1,571,353)


-


(2,792,702)



Total Company Adjusted EBITDA

(2,272,971)


329,446


(4,315,283)


464,509


Depreciation and amortization

(744,521)


(44,496)


(846,880)


(63,771)


Other income (expense), net

33,658


(22,659)


88,014


(55,497)


Income tax benefit (expense)

2,614,925


(1,000)


2,609,925


(2,000)


Stock based compensation

(1,193,454)


(100,493)


(2,063,529)


(225,214)


Transaction-related costs

(529,071)


-


(963,401)


-

Net (loss) income

$ (2,091,434)


$ 160,798


$ (5,491,154)


$ 118,027

Note about Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, to understand and evaluate its core operating performance. This non-GAAP financial measure, which may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies, is presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Fathom defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss, excluding other (income) expense, net, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, and share-based compensation expense.

Fathom believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about the Company’s financial performance, enhances the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to a key metric used by management for financial and operational decision-making. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in its business that otherwise could be masked by the effect of the expenses excluded in Adjusted EBITDA. In particular, Fathom believes the exclusion of share-based compensation expense related to restricted stock awards and stock options provides a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of its operations and provides better transparency into its results of operations.

Adjusted EBITDA is being presented to assist investors in seeing the Company’s financial performance through the eyes of management, and because it believes this measure provides an additional tool for investors to use in comparing Fathom’s core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in its industry.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. There are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA compared to net loss, the closest comparable GAAP measure, including:

  • Adjusted EBITDA excludes share-based compensation expense related to restricted stock awards and stock options, which have been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, significant recurring expenses in the Company’s business and an important part of its compensation strategy; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain recurring, non-cash charges such as depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and, although these are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future.

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