Cellebrite Announces First Quarter 2021 Results
Annual Recurring Revenue of $150 million, up 53% year-over-year
Revenue of $53.3 million, up 38% year-over-year
Adjusted EBITDA of $11.3 million, 21% Adjusted EBITDA margin
PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL, June 7, 2021 — Cellebrite, the global leader in Digital Intelligence (“DI”) solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
“Cellebrite is off to a strong start in 2021, with first-quarter 2021 revenue growth and profitability exceeding our expectations,” said Yossi Carmil, Cellebrite’s CEO. “We were pleased with our ability to execute our growth strategy and continue introducing our customers to digital intelligence solutions designed to help them transform and accelerate the investigative workflow. We remain focused on our strategy and believe we are on track to meet our targets for the full year. Signing the business combination agreement with TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. shortly after the end of the quarter was an exciting milestone, and we expect to complete our merger and transition to becoming a public company in the third quarter of the year.”
First Quarter Financial and Business Highlights
- Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) of $150 million, up 53% year-over-year
- ARR dollar-based net retention rate of 148%
- Revenue of $53.3 million, up 38% year-over-year
- Subscription revenue of $40.5 million, up 59% year-over-year
- Gross profit and gross margin of $45.1 million and 85%, respectively
- Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin of $11.3 million and 21%, respectively
- Launched Cellebrite Endpoint Inspector – a cloud-first remote collection solution for Windows and Mac for eDiscovery and corporate investigations
- Partnered with Axon to seamlessly integrate the data collected, analyzed, and reviewed by Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence Investigative Platform with Axon Evidence
In addition, Cellebrite recently announced important milestones aimed at extending its digital intelligence platform:
- Established a strategic partnership with Singapore’s Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX), an arm of the Ministry of Home Affairs, to drive innovation and deliver industry-leading digital intelligence capabilities
- Launched the latest version of Cellebrite Pathfinder, its flagship investigative analytics solution achieving significant milestones in data analysis, enterprise readiness, scalability, and process performance
Business Combination with TWC Tech Holdings
As previously announced, Cellebrite and TWC Tech Holdings have entered into a definitive business combination agreement and plan of merger (“Merger Agreement”). As a result of the transaction, Cellebrite expects to become a publicly listed company on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol, “CLBT”, and the pro forma implied equity value of Cellebrite post-merger is expected to be approximately $2.4 billion.
The transaction seeks to accelerate Cellebrite’s ability to execute on significant near-term growth opportunities in the public sector, develop new customer solutions and expand its private sector and end-market reach.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures. TWC Tech Holdings and Cellebrite believe that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors for two principal reasons. First, we believe these measures may assist investors in comparing performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis by removing from operating results the impact of items that do not reflect core operating performance.
Second, these measures are used by Cellebrite’s management to assess its performance. TWC Tech Holdings and Cellebrite believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Other companies may calculate these non-GAAP financial measures differently, and therefore such financial measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
In addition, such information and data may not be included in, may be adjusted in or may be presented differently in any proxy statement or registration statement to be filed by TWC Tech Holdings with the SEC. A reconciliation of certain of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP measure is set forth in a table included at the end of this press release.
Cellebrite’s mission is to enable its customers to protect and save lives, accelerate justice, and preserve privacy in communities around the world. Cellebrite is the global leader in Digital Intelligence solutions for the public and private sectors, empowering organizations to master the complexities of legally sanctioned digital investigations by streamlining intelligence processes.
Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies in more than 140 countries, Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence platform and solutions transform how customers collect, review, analyze and manage data in legally sanctioned investigations. To learn more visit us at www.cellebrite.com and https://cellebrite.com/en/investors/.
About TWC Tech Holdings II Corp
TWC Tech Holdings II Corp (“TWC Tech Holdings”) is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination. TWC Tech Holdings raised $600 million in its initial public offering in September 2020. TWC Tech Holdings securities are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbols TWCT, TWCTU, and TWCTW.
About True Wind Capital
True Wind Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies. True Wind has a broad investing mandate, with deep industry expertise across software, tech-enabled services, and hardware.
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In connection with the proposed business combination between Cellebrite and TWC Tech Holdings, Cellebrite has filed a registration statement on Form F-4 that includes a preliminary proxy statement to be distributed to stockholders of TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. in connection with TWC Tech Holdings’ solicitation of proxies for the vote by its stockholders with respect to the proposed business combination.
After the registration statement has been filed and declared effective by the SEC, TWC Tech Holdings will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus to its stockholders as of the record date established for voting on the proposed business combination and the other proposals regarding the proposed business combination set forth in the proxy statement. Cellebrite or TWC Tech Holdings may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed business combination.
Before making any investment or voting decision, stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the registration statement and preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and any amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus in connection with TWC Tech Holdings’ solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve the transactions contemplated by the proposed business combination because these materials will contain important information about Cellebrite, TWC Tech Holdings, and the proposed transaction.
Stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus once they are available, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or at Cellebrite’s website at www.cellebrite.com, or by directing a request to: TWC Tech Holdings II Corp., Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94111.
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Participants in the Solicitation
Cellebrite and TWC Tech Holdings and their respective directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of TWC Tech Holdings stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination.
TWC Tech Holdings stockholders, Cellebrite’s shareholders, and other interested persons may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding the directors and officers of Cellebrite and TWC Tech Holdings at Cellebrite’s website at www.cellebrite.com, or in TWC Tech Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, respectively.
Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to TWC Tech Holdings’ stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed transaction. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed transaction.
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