Weedmaps Says Revenue Increased 21% To $46 Million

WM Technology, Inc.  (Nasdaq: MAPS) announced its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021. Revenue increased to $46.9 million, up 21% from the second quarter of 2020 or 55% when adjusting the prior second quarter to exclude revenue associated with Canada-based retail operators who failed to provide valid license information and were subsequently removed from Weedmaps marketplace.

WeedMaps reported a net income of $16.8 million versus $9.4 million from the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA was $8.5 million as compared to $10.4 million from the prior year period. Basic net income per share was $0.07 based on 63.7 million of Class A Common Stock weighted average shares outstanding. Diluted net loss per share was $(0.17) based on 71.3 million Class A Common Stock weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Cash totaled $91.7 million as of June 30, 2021.

“Our second-quarter results and momentum are evidence of the opportunities we have across our end-markets. We saw strong growth in both users accessing the Weedmaps marketplace, and clients leveraging our WM Business software offering within our U.S. end-markets. The growth in client monetization we are driving versus a year ago is evidence of WM Technology’s value proposition to our clients as they seek to grow their businesses compliantly and access hard-to-reach users. We have also seen positive developments with the pace of license issuance within our existing end-markets and the pace of new states passing regulations for adult-use,” said Chris Beals, CEO, and Chairman of WM Technology. “While we are proud of these results, we remain focused on executing against our plans to establish the Weedmaps marketplace as the center of commerce for cannabis consumers and WM Business as the software solution of choice for cannabis businesses.”

Users Increase

Weedmaps said that monthly active users (“MAUs”) increased to 12.3 million at the end of June or 75% compared to the prior-year period (or 56% when adjusting the current period to exclude the MAUs attributed to the Learn section of weedmaps.com that we were not able to track during the prior period). Average monthly revenue per paying client increased to $3,706 or 24% compared to the prior-year period (or 21% when excluding revenue from Canada-based retail operators who failed to provide valid license information from the prior-year period). Average monthly paying clients decreased to 4,221 or (2)% compared to the prior-year period (or increased 28% when excluding Canada-based retail operators who failed to provide valid license information from the prior-year period).

Arden Lee, WM Technology’s CFO, added, “Our $47 million in second quarter revenue represents a 55% increase over the second quarter of last year, when adjusting the second quarter of last year to exclude revenue associated with Canada-based retail operators who failed to provide valid license information and were removed from the Weedmaps marketplace during the second half of 2020. Our results reflect double-digit year-over-year increases in both Average Monthly Revenue per Paying Client and Average Monthly Paying Clients using WM Business within our U.S. end-markets. We are investing heavily on multiple product-driven growth opportunities and new market openings for 2022 and beyond, while capitalizing on solid operating momentum across our existing end-markets. We continue to expect total revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $205 million and $50 million for 2021, consistent with our prior guidance.”

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