Rubicon achieves record Gross Profit of $9.3 million, 50% higher compared to the first quarter of 2022. The Company remains on track to achieve positive Adjusted EBITDA for Q4 2023.
New York, NY – May 22, 2023 – Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RBT), a leading digital marketplace for waste and recycling and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide, today reported financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2023.
First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights
- Revenue was $181.1 million, 13.3% higher compared to $159.8 million in the first quarter of 2022
- Gross Profit was $9.3 million, 49.9% higher compared to $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2022
- Adjusted Gross Profit was $16.1 million, 23.3% higher compared to $13.1 million in the first quarter of 2022
- Net loss was $(9.5) million, an improvement of 61.9% compared to $(24.8) million in the first quarter of 2022
- Adjusted EBITDA was a negative $(14.0) million, an improvement of 14.5% compared to a negative $(16.3) million in the first quarter of 2022
Operational and Business Highlights
- Rubicon recently announced two new 3-year partnerships with the cities of Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, to enhance residential waste and recycling services with its RUBICONSmartCityTM technology. Rubicon will help both cities to transition to fully digital waste and recycling operations, improve route efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents
- In April, Rubicon announced that its RUBICONSmartCity snow removal technology helped its partner, Kansas City, Missouri, win the American Public Works Association (APWA) Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award for 2023. Rubicon was honored to be able to help Kansas City win this award and looks forward to continued success together
- Rubicon continues to expand the RUBICONConnectTM marketplace with the addition of new clients including Vail Properties, GoldOller Real Estate Investments, Acuity Brands and others throughout Q1 of 2023. We also welcomed Southeastern Grocers to the many commodities clients who are taking advantage of special rates through our vast network of volume commodities
- Rubicon has secured an incremental equity financing package of approximately $23.5 million led by our largest shareholder. This equity financing is part of the final step in the path to increased liquidity and financial flexibility
“We are very proud to report continued positive progress in the implementation of our Bridge to Profitability plan. We remain on target as we work to achieve positive Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of this year,” said Phil Rodoni, Chief Executive Officer of Rubicon. “Rubicon remains the definitive digital platform for eliminating waste which enables us to provide a differentiated service offering to our customers. Our core business is strong, and we are focused on accelerating the Company’s progress to profitability while driving Rubicon’s next phase of growth.”
First Quarter Review
Total Revenue in the first quarter of 2023 was approximately $181.1 million, an increase of $21.3 million or 13.3%, compared to the first quarter 2022. This growth was driven primarily by strength in the RUBICONConnect business, as well as continued growth of the SaaS business.
Gross Profit in the first quarter of 2023 was $9.3 million, an increase of $3.1 million or 49.9%, compared to the first quarter of 2022. The growth in gross profit was supported by an increase in the RUBICONConnect business.
Adjusted Gross Profit in the first quarter of 2023 was approximately $16.1 million, an increase of $3.0 million or 23.3% compared to the first quarter of 2022. The increase in Adjusted Gross Profit was primarily due to positive impacts from actions taken to enhance margins in the RUBICONConnect business and growth in SaaS products.
The Net Loss in the first quarter of 2023 was $(9.5) million, an improvement of $15.4 million compared to a Net Loss of $(24.8) million in the first quarter of 2022.
Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2023 was negative $(14.0) million, an improvement of approximately $2.4 million compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(16.3) million in the first quarter of 2022.
Rubicon remains focused on achieving profitability, making strategic investments in its leading digital marketplace and suite of products, and executing on plan for Rubicon’s next phase of growth. Rubicon continues to increase operational efficiencies, implement cost reduction measures across the organization, and high-grade its customer portfolio with the goal of optimizing margins. The Company will share updates on its “Bridge to Profitability” plan in the coming quarters.
The Rubicon Technologies management team will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results this afternoon, Monday, May 22, 2023, at 5pm ET. The call can be accessed via telephone by dialing (929) 203-2112, or toll free at (888) 660-6863, and referencing Rubicon Technologies. A live webcast of the conference will also be available on the Events and Presentations page on the Investor Relations section of Rubicon’s website (https://investors.rubicon.com/events-presentations/default.aspx). Please log in to the webcast or dial in to the call at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.
Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RBT) is a digital marketplace for waste and recycling, and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide. Striving to create a new industry standard by using technology to drive environmental innovation, the Company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. To learn more, visit rubicon.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This earnings release contains “non-GAAP financial measures,” including Adjusted Gross Profit, Adjusted Gross Profit Margin and Adjusted EBITDA, which are supplemental financial measures that are not calculated or presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Such non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered superior to, as a substitute for or alternative to, and should be considered in conjunction with, the GAAP financial measures presented in this earnings release. The non-GAAP financial measures in this earnings release may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies. Definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures, including explanations of the ways in which Rubicon’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate its business, the substantive reasons why Rubicon’s management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors and limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP measures, are included under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” after the tables below. In addition, reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included under “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” after the tables below.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this press release, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations, estimates, projections, and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Rubicon and its management, are inherently uncertain; factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: 1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Rubicon or others following the closing of the business combination; 2) Rubicon’s ability to meet the New York Stock Exchange’s listing standards following the consummation of the business combination; 3) the risk that the business combination disrupts current plans and operations of Rubicon as a result of consummation of the business combination; 4) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; 5) costs related to the business combination; 6) changes in applicable laws or regulations; 7) the possibility that Rubicon may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical conflicts, such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the effects of inflation and potential recessionary conditions; 8) Rubicon’s execution of anticipated operational efficiency initiatives, cost reduction measures and financing arrangements; and 9) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended, filed with the SEC, and other documents Rubicon has filed, with the SEC. Although Rubicon believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward looking statements will be achieved. There may be additional risks that Rubicon presently does not know of or that Rubicon currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond Rubicon’s control. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Rubicon does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to update these forward-looking statements, except as otherwise required by applicable law.
Sioban Hickie, ICR, Inc.
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