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Katapult is an eCommerce focused FinTech company
offering an innovative lease purchase solution to
consumers and enabling essential transactions at the
merchant point of sale.

Katapult Announces Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Mar 15, 2022

PLANO, Texas, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Katapult Holdings, Inc. (“Katapult” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: KPLT), an e-commerce-focused financial technology company, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial and Operational Highlights:

  • Recorded total revenue of $73.3 million in fourth quarter 2021 which was flat compared to prior year. Revenue for full year 2021 was $303.1 million as compared to $247.2 million in prior year, an increase of 23%.

  • Added 20 new merchants in the fourth quarter 2021, despite ongoing macro challenges bringing our total to 102 new merchants for 2021, up 127% from a total of 45 new merchants in 2020.

  • Achieved continued high customer satisfaction with Net Promoter Score of 54 as of December 31, 2021 and more than 50% of gross originations for fourth quarter 2021 coming from repeat customers (customers who have originated more than one lease with Katapult over their lifetime).

  • Tightened underwriting policy proactively in Q4 2021, as lease payment performance continues to revert to non-stimulus periods experienced historically in our business.

  • Ended the year with $92.5 million of unrestricted cash on the balance sheet and $63.0 million available on the asset-backed revolving line of credit.

“2021 was an important year for Katapult as we became a public company. In a challenging macro backdrop that resulted in slower gross origination growth than anticipated, we continued to focus on delivering high levels of customer and merchant satisfaction with our products and services, and grew our revenue 23% year-over-year,” said Orlando Zayas, CEO of Katapult. “As we look to 2022 and beyond, we are excited about the opportunity to execute our long-term growth strategy and believe we are in the initial stages of building a sizable, durable and scalable business.”

Fourth Quarter 2021 Results

(Comparisons are to the respective periods of the prior year unless otherwise noted)

The Company recorded fourth quarter revenue of $73.3 million, which was flat compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year. Gross originations for the fourth quarter were $58.9 million, a 4% decline from the prior year due to ongoing macro challenges, including supply chain disruptions impacting merchant partners and changes in consumer spending patterns, combined with the Company proactively tightening lease underwriting in response to credit performance normalizing.

Net income was $7.5 million for the fourth quarter 2021, including a $12.4 million revaluation gain related to our public and private warrants. Adjusted net loss was $(4.8) million for the fourth quarter, which is down from adjusted net income of $4.9 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA was $(1.3) million for the fourth quarter 2021, down from $9.0 million in the prior year period, reflecting the following areas of year-over-year expense increases for the period: 1) credit normalization back to pre-pandemic levels, 2) higher compensation cost in fourth quarter 2021 from the addition of 36 full-time employees during the year as part of our strategic growth plan and 3) higher general and administrative expense from public company costs and higher marketing spend in the fourth quarter 2021.

Katapult CEO, Orlando Zayas, Katapult CFO, Karissa Cupito, and Katapult COO, Derek Medlin will discuss the Company’s performance, outlook and overall growth strategy in greater detail on the company's earnings conference call and webcast.

Conference Call and Webcast

Katapult will host a conference call and webcast at 8:00 AM ET on March 15, 2022 to discuss these financial results, our current outlook and our growth strategy.

A live audio webcast of the event will be available on the Katapult Investor Relations website at A copy of the earnings call presentation will also be posted to our website.

A live dial-in will be available at (888) 302-0680 (domestic) or (281) 962-4859 (international). The conference ID number is 1038243. Shortly after the conclusion of the call, a replay of this conference call will be available through 11:00 AM ET on March 29, 2022 at (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international). The replay passcode is 1038243.

About Katapult

Katapult is a next generation platform for digital and mobile-first commerce for the non-prime consumer. Katapult provides point of sale lease purchase options for consumers challenged with accessing traditional financial products who are seeking to obtain everyday durable goods. The Company has developed a sophisticated end-to-end technology platform that enables seamless integration with merchants, underwriting capabilities that exceed the industry standard, and exceptional customer experiences.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Press Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our current outlook, our growth strategies and our ability to build a sizable, durable and scalable business. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of Katapult’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Katapult. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including execution of Katapult’s business strategy, including launching new product offerings and expanding information and technology capabilities; Katapult’s market opportunity and its ability to acquire new customers and retain existing customers; general economic conditions in the markets where Katapult operates, the cyclical nature of consumer spending, and seasonal sales and spending patterns of customers; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination with FinServ Acquisition Corp. (the “Merger”); risks relating to factors affecting consumer spending that are not under Katapult’s control, including, among others, levels of employment, disposable consumer income, prevailing interest rates, consumer debt and availability of credit, pandemics (such as COVID-19), consumer confidence in future economic conditions and political conditions, and consumer perceptions of personal well-being and security; risks relating to uncertainty of Katapult’s estimates of market opportunity and forecasts of market growth; risks related to the concentration of a significant portion of Katapult’s business with a single merchant partner, or type of merchant or industry; the effects of competition on Katapult’s future business; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Katapult’s business; reliability of Katapult’s platform and effectiveness of its risk model; protection of confidential, proprietary or sensitive information, including confidential information about consumers, and privacy or data breaches, including by cyber-attacks or similar disruptions; ability to attract and retain employees, executive officers or directors; meeting future liquidity requirements and complying with restrictive covenants related to long-term indebtedness; effectively respond to general economic and business conditions; obtain additional capital, including equity or debt financing; enhance future operating and financial results; anticipate rapid technological changes; comply with laws and regulations applicable to Katapult’s business, including laws and regulations related to rental purchase transactions; stay abreast of modified or new laws and regulations applying to Katapult’s business, including rental purchase transactions and privacy regulations; maintain relationships with merchant partners; respond to uncertainties associated with product and service developments and market acceptance; anticipate the impact of new U.S. federal income tax law; that Katapult has identified material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting which, if not corrected, could affect the reliability of its consolidated financial statements; successfully defend litigation; litigation, regulatory matters, complaints, adverse publicity and/or misconduct by employees, vendors and/or service providers; and other events or factors, including those resulting from civil unrest, war, foreign invasions (including the conflict involving Russia and Ukraine), terrorism, or public health crises, or responses to such events; Merger”); and those factors discussed in greater detail in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Katapult’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including Katapult’s Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed with the SEC on March 15, 2022, as well as in other documents filed, or to be filed, by Katapult, with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that Katapult does not presently know or that Katapult currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this Press Release. All forward-looking statements contained herein are based on information available to Katapult as of the date hereof, and Katapult does not assume any obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events, except as required by law.

Key Performance Metrics

Katapult regularly reviews several metrics, including the following key metrics, to evaluate its business, measure its performance, identify trends affecting our business, formulate financial projections and make strategic decisions, which may also be useful to an investor: Gross Originations, Total Revenue, Unearned Revenue, Bad Debt Recoveries and Gross Profit.

Gross Originations are defined as the retail price of the merchandise associated with lease-purchase agreements entered into during the period through the Katapult platform. Gross Originations do not represent revenue earned. However, we believe this is a useful operating metric for both Katapult’s management and investors to use in assessing the volume of transactions that take place on Katapult’s platform.

Total revenue represents the summation of rental revenue, other revenue, and service fees. Unearned revenue represents the Company’s liability for cash received from customers prior to the related revenue being earned, and bad debt recoveries represent customer payments for receivables that had previously been written off. Bad debt recoveries represent a reduction to bad debt expense in the period in which they are collected. Katapult measures these metrics to assess the total view of paythrough performance of its customers. Management believes looking at these components is useful to an investor as it helps to understand the total payment performance of customers. In connection with the adoption of ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), as amended (“ASC 842”), effective January 1, 2022, Katapult will recognize revenue from customers (rental revenue) when the revenue is earned and the cash is collected. Accordingly, the Company will no longer record rental revenue arising from lease payments earned but not yet collected or any corresponding bad debt expense or disclose bad debt recoveries in its periodic reports starting in 2022.

Gross profit represents total revenue less cost of revenue, and is a measure presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). See the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section below for a presentation of this measure alongside adjusted gross profit, which is a non-GAAP measure utilized by management.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial measures presented in this press release and related conference call or webcast in accordance with GAAP, the Company also presents the following non-GAAP and other measures of financial performance: adjusted gross profit, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted net (loss) income. The Company urges investors to consider non-GAAP measures only in conjunction with its GAAP financials and to review the reconciliation of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures to its comparable GAAP financial measures, which are included in this press release.

Adjusted gross profit represents gross profit less variable operating expenses, which are servicing costs, underwriting fees, and bad debt expense. Management believes that adjusted gross profit provides a meaningful understanding of one aspect of its performance specifically attributable to total revenue and the variable costs associated with total revenue.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as net income before interest expense and other fees, change in fair value of warrant liability, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization on property and equipment, impairment of leased assets, stock-based compensation expense, legal fees associated with investor transactions, and transaction costs associated with the Business Combination.

Adjusted net (loss) income is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as net (loss) income before change in fair value of warrant liability, stock-based compensation expense and transaction costs associated with the Business Combination.

Adjusted gross profit, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net (loss) income are useful to an investor in evaluating the Company’s performance because these measures:

• Are widely used to measure a company’s operating performance;

• Are financial measurements that are used by rating agencies, lenders and other parties to evaluate the Company’s credit worthiness; and

• Are used by the Company’s management for various purposes, including as measures of performance and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting.

Management believes the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as a supplement to GAAP measures, is useful to investors in that they eliminate items that are either not part of our core operations or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation expense. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating operating performance and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate underlying trends in the business, are important in comparing current results with prior period results, and are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing operating performance. However, these non-GAAP measures exclude items that are significant in understanding and assessing Katapult’s financial results or position. Therefore, these measures should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to revenue, net income, cash flows from operations or other measures of profitability, liquidity or performance under GAAP. You should be aware that Katapult’s presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

ASC 842 Adoption

The Company is required to adopt ASC 842 relating to lessor accounting, effective January 1, 2022. The Company's lease-to-own agreements, which comprise the majority of the Company’s revenue, will fall within the scope of ASC 842 and be impacted by this change. As a result of the adoption, the Company will recognize revenue from customers when revenue is earned and cash is collected. The Company has adopted ASC 842 using a modified retrospective approach, which permits the Company to not apply ASC 842 for comparative periods in the year of adoption. As a result, the Company will not be recasting or restating 2021 or prior periods to conform to ASC 842. The adoption of ASC 842 will be reflected in the Company’s financial statements and related notes and periodic reports filed with the SEC beginning with the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

For illustrative purposes only, the Company is disclosing non-GAAP results for the each quarter during years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively as if the lessor accounting impacts of ASC 842 were in effect for these periods. Total revenue under ASC 842 and bad debt expense (net of recoveries) under ASC 842 are supplemental disclosures that are neither required by nor presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Management believes these non-GAAP measures for 2021 and 2020 provide relevant and useful information for users of the Company’s financial statements, as it provides comparability with the financial results it will be reporting beginning in 2022 when ASC 842 becomes effective and the Company begins to recognize revenue from customers when the revenue is earned and cash is collected instead of on an accrual basis as the Company has historically done. Upon adoption, the Company will no longer record accounts receivable arising from lease receivables due from customers incurred during the normal course of business for lease payments earned but not yet received from the customer or any corresponding allowance for doubtful accounts.


Katapult Vice President of Investor Relations
Bill Wright

Press Inquiries:
Allison + Partners

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
  2021   2020   2021   2020 
Rental revenue$73,261  $73,275  $302,794  $246,927 
Other revenue 38   83   319   200 
Service fees          73 
Total revenue 73,299   73,358   303,113   247,200 
Cost of revenue 51,969   50,878   214,124   167,412 
Gross profit 21,330   22,480   88,989   79,788 
Operating expenses:       
Servicing costs 1,386   1,074   4,737   4,077 
Underwriting fees 476   474   1,876   2,344 
Professional and consulting fees 1,853   1,644   5,987   2,949 
Technology and data analytics 2,173   1,841   8,196   6,296 
Bad debt expense 9,450   6,450   28,299   16,064 
Compensation costs 3,131   2,125   26,943   6,874 
General and administrative 4,038   1,079   11,294   4,278 
Total operating expenses 22,507   14,687   87,332   42,882 
Income (loss) from operations (1,177)  7,793   1,657   36,906 
Loss on extinguishment of debt    (402)     (402)
Interest expense and other fees (4,023)  (3,497)  (16,485)  (13,588)
Change in fair value of warrant liability 12,413   102   36,573   102 
Income before provision for income taxes 7,213   3,996   21,745   23,018 
Provision for income taxes 266   (64)  (539)  (487)
Net income and comprehensive income$7,479  $3,932  $21,206  $22,531 
Net income per share:       
Basic$0.08  $0.13  $0.31  $0.73 
Diluted$0.07  $0.08  $0.26  $0.48 
Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:       
Basic 97,511,610   31,424,958   68,502,092   30,855,778 
Diluted 106,661,294   46,869,268   80,573,218   46,948,445 

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 December 31, December 31,
  2021   2020 
Current assets:   
Cash$92,494  $65,622 
Restricted cash 3,937   3,975 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $6,248 and
$4,372 at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively
 2,007   1,636 
Property held for lease, net of accumulated depreciation and impairment 61,752   66,737 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,249   1,248 
Total current assets 164,439   139,218 
Property and equipment, net 576   330 
Security deposits 91   91 
Capitalized software and intangible assets, net 1,056   188 
Total assets$166,162  $139,827 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$2,029  $1,688 
Accrued liabilities 11,959   12,967 
Unearned revenue 2,135   2,652 
Total current liabilities 16,123   17,307 
Revolving line of credit 61,238   74,316 
Long term debt 40,661   36,413 
Other liabilities 7,341   12,740 
Total liabilities 125,363   140,776 
Common stock, $.0001 par value-- 250,000,000 shares authorized; 97,574,171
   and 31,432,476 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and
   December 31, 2020, respectively
 10   3 
Additional paid-in capital 77,632   57,097 
Accumulated deficit (36,843)  (58,049)
Total stockholders' equity (deficit) 40,799   (949)
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)$166,162  $139,827 


 Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
  2021   2020 
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net income$21,206  $22,531 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization 143,993   111,447 
Net book value of property buyouts 45,589   31,140 
Impairment expense 14,566   17,064 
Bad debt expense 28,299   16,064 
Change in fair value of warrant liability (36,573)  (102)
Stock-based compensation 13,020   351 
Amortization of debt discount 2,701   218 
Amortization of debt issuance costs 357   431 
Accrued PIK interest 1,547    
Loss on extinguishment of debt    402 
Other    106 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:   
   Accounts receivable (28,670)  (16,776)
   Net purchase of property held for lease (198,841)  (191,450)
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets (3,847)  (613)
   Accounts payable 344   768 
   Accrued liabilities (1,008)  4,993 
   Unearned revenues (517)  1,284 
      Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 2,166   (2,142)
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment (384)  (234)
Additions to capitalized software (1,052)  (202)
Other assets and security deposits    34 
      Net cash used in investing activities (1,436)  (402)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
PIPE proceeds 150,000    
Merger financing, net of redemptions 251,109    
Consideration paid to selling shareholders (329,560)   
Transaction costs paid (32,688)   
Proceeds from revolving line of credit 7,036   39,913 
Principal repayments of long term debt    (7,500)
Principal repayments on non-revolving line of credit, related parties    (16,000)
Proceeds from term loan    49,102 
Payment of revolving line of credit debt issuance costs    (750)
Payment of term loan debt issuance costs    (182)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 678   113 
Principal repayments of revolving line of credit (20,471)  (4,801)
      Net cash provided by financing activities 26,104   59,895 
Net increase in cash and restricted cash 26,834   57,351 
Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period 69,597   12,246 
Cash and restricted cash at end of period$96,431  $69,597 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:   
Cash paid for interest$11,628  $12,607 
Cash paid for income taxes$416  $625 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:   
Exchange of redeemable convertible preferred shares$49,894  $ 
Assumed warrant liability in connection with Merger$44,272  $ 
Exercise of common stock warrant accounted for as a liability$13,102  $ 
Issuance of warrant to purchase redeemable convertible preferred stock$  $12,846 
Transaction costs included in other assets$846  $ 

(amounts in thousands)

 Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
Adjusted Gross Profit 2021  2020  2021  2020
Total revenue$73,299 $73,358 $303,113 $247,200
Cost of revenue 51,969  50,878  214,124  167,412
Gross profit 21,330  22,480  88,989  79,788
Servicing costs 1,386  1,074  4,737  4,077
Underwriting fees 476  474  1,876  2,344
Bad debt expense 9,450  6,450  28,299  16,064
Adjusted gross profit$10,018 $14,482 $54,077 $57,303

 Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
Adjusted EBITDA 2021   2020   2021   2020 
Net income$7,479  $3,932  $21,206  $22,531 
Add back:       
Interest expense and other fees 4,023   3,497   16,485   13,588 
Loss on extinguishment of debt    402      402 
Change in fair value of warrant liability (12,413)  (102)  (36,573)  (102)
Provision for income taxes (266)  (64)  539   487 
Depreciation and amortization on property and equipment 104   37   321   83 
Impairment of leased assets (401)  204   (1,490)  1,433 
Stock-based compensation expense (1) 159   77   13,476   351 
Legal fees associated with investor transactions (2)          362 
Transaction costs associated with the merger (3)    1,040   3,350   1,040 
Adjusted EBITDA$(1,315) $9,023  $17,314  $40,175 

(1) Includes $0.5 million of employer payroll taxes in 2021.
(2) Consists of legal expenses incurred in connection with various investor-related matters including stock transfers, sale of founder shares, and warrant exercises.
(3) Consists of non-capitalizable transaction costs associated with the Merger.

 Three Months Ended
December 31,
 Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
Adjusted Net Income 2021   2020   2021   2020 
Net income$7,479  $3,932  $21,206  $22,531 
Add back:       
Change in fair value of warrant liability (12,413)  (102)  (36,573)  (102)
Stock-based compensation expense (1) 159   77   13,475   351 
Transaction costs associated with the merger (2)    1,040   3,350   1,040 
Adjusted net (loss) income$(4,775) $4,947  $1,458  $23,820 

(1) Includes $0.5 million of employer payroll taxes
(2) Consists of non-capitalizable transaction cost associated with the Merger.


 Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020
Total revenue$73,299 $73,358 $303,113 $247,200
Bad debt recoveries1$1,625 $775 $6,069 $3,465

1Bad debt recoveries represent 17% and 12% of total bad debt expense for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively and 21% and 22% of total bad debt expense for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.


  Gross Originations by Quarter
($ millions) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
FY 2021 $63.8 $64.4 $61.0 $58.9
FY 2020 $37.2 $77.6 $60.5 $61.1
FY 2019 $13.5 $20.9 $27.9 $40.2



 Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
 December 31,
September 30,
June 30,
March 31,
 December 31,
September 30,
June 30,
March 31,
As Reported:         
Total revenue$73,299 $71,710 $77,469 $80,635  $73,358 $71,194 $60,014 $42,634 
Bad debt expense (net of recoveries) 9,450  5,936  8,026  4,887   6,450  3,931  2,548  3,134 
Income before provision for income taxes$7,213 $14,548 $(9,931)$9,915  $3,996 $10,073 $5,199 $3,749 
Non-GAAP Results:         
Total revenue under ASC 842$64,253 $66,277 $69,472 $77,558  $67,060 $67,410 $59,721 $39,428 
Bad debt expense (net of recoveries) under ASC 842                 
Income before provision for income taxes under ASC 842$7,617 $15,051 $(9,902)$11,725  $4,149 $10,220 $7,454 $3,677 

*Total revenue under ASC 842 also reflects the impact of the change in recognizing revenue when it is earned and cash is collected.