Castlight Health Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results
February 23, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – February 23, 2021 – Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT), a leading health benefits platform provider, today announced results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.
“Our strong fourth quarter performance punctuated an important year for Castlight, during which we achieved a number of strategic milestones and delivered Castlight’s best financial performance in the company’s history," said Maeve O’Meara, chief executive officer of Castlight Health. “We accomplished several key achievements in the quarter, including adding a new health plan customer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, in December, signing a partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital to support the national vaccination effort, and delivering strong results from our first year live with Care Guides. Our swift decisions early in the year strengthened our financial position, but still enabled us to address our customers’ needs amidst the pandemic. We are confident that the foundation we have built in high-tech, high-touch navigation has us well positioned to capture share in the growing market and deliver ARR growth in 2021.”
Financial performance for the three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019 includes:
- GAAP total revenue of $37.1 million, compared to $36.4 million
- GAAP gross margin of 65.2%, compared to 55.3%
- Non-GAAP gross margin of 68.0%, compared to 57.8%
- GAAP operating loss of $1.4 million, compared to $12.2 million
- Non-GAAP operating income of $2.7 million, compared to an operating loss of $8.1 million
- GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.01, compared to a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.08
- Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted share of $0.02, compared to a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.05
- Cash provided by operations of $3.0 million, compared to $4.0 million
Financial performance for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020 compared to the 12 months ended December 31, 2019 includes:
- GAAP total revenue of $146.7 million, compared to $143.3 million
- GAAP gross margin of 64.5%, compared to 58.8%
- Non-GAAP gross margin of 67.5% compared to 61.6%
- GAAP operating loss of $62.8 million, compared to a loss of $41.3 million
- Non-GAAP operating income of $6.3 million, compared to a loss of $21.7 million
- GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.41, compared to a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.28
- Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted share of $0.05, compared to a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.14
- Cash used in operations of $5.6 million, compared to $17.4 million used in operations
Total cash and cash equivalents were $49.2 million as of December 31, 2020.
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in this press release in the accompanying tables. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
For the full year 2021, the Company expects:
- GAAP revenue in the range of $130 million and $135 million
- Non-GAAP operating loss between $4 million and $9 million
- Non-GAAP net loss per share between $0.02 and $0.06, based on approximately 160 million to 161 million shares
For the first quarter of 2021, the Company expects:
- GAAP revenue in the range of $32 million and $34 million
Quarterly Conference Call
Castlight Health senior management will host a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2020 results and business outlook today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with detailed financial information, can be accessed through the Company’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.castlighthealth.com. An archive of the webcast can also be accessed through the same link. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing (833) 238-7953 and the replay will be available for one week at (800) 585-8367. The conference ID number for the live call and replay is 4576726.
About Castlight Health
Castlight is on a mission to make it as easy as humanly possible for its users to navigate the healthcare system and live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Our health navigation platform connects hundreds of health vendors, benefits resources, and plan designs into one comprehensive health and wellbeing experience. We guide individuals—based on their unique profile—to the best resources available to them, whether they are healthy, chronically ill, or actively seeking medical care. Castlight transforms the employee benefit experience into a deeply personalized, yet simple, guided one, empowering better-informed patient decisions to unlock better healthcare outcomes and maximizing return on healthcare investments.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement Castlight Health’s financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we also use and provide investors and others with non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance, including non-GAAP gross profit and margin, non-GAAP operating expense, non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share. Non-GAAP gross profit and margin, non-GAAP operating expense, non-GAAP operating income (loss), and non-GAAP net income (loss) exclude goodwill impairment, stock-based compensation, certain legal expenses, amortization of intangibles, restructuring charges, capitalization and amortization of internal-use software, and lease exit and related charges.
We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors and others, facilitate the analysis of the company’s core operating results and comparison of operating results across reporting periods, and can help enhance overall understanding of the company’s historical financial performance. However, these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
The non-GAAP measures we provide may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. Castlight Health encourages investors and others to review the Company’s financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.
We have provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, except that we have not reconciled our non-GAAP (i) operating loss and net loss per share guidance for the full year 2021 to comparable GAAP measures because we do not provide guidance for stock-based compensation expense, and (ii) capitalization and amortization of internal-use software, which are reconciling items between GAAP and non-GAAP. The factors that may impact our future stock-based compensation expense, and capitalization and amortization of internal-use software, are out of our control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted, and therefore we are unable to provide such guidance without unreasonable effort. Factors include our market capitalization and related volatility of our stock price and our inability to project the cost or scope of internally produced software.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "can," "may," "will," "would’ and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. The forward-looking statements about Castlight Health’s expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies include, but are not limited to, statements regarding certain 2021 projections, the impact of COVID-19, the success of our strategy, and our expectations for our future business and financial performance. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Castlight Health’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and are based on information available to Castlight Health as of the date hereof. Castlight Health assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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