NEW YORK, November 17, 2021 – VTEX (NYSE: VTEX), the enterprise digital commerce platform for premier brands and retailers, the leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and now expanding globally, today announced results for the third quarter of 2021 ended September 30, 2021. VTEX results have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, “Interim Financial Reporting”.
Geraldo Thomaz, founder and co-CEO of VTEX, commented, “We are pleased to announce that VTEX delivered another quarter of robust growth and consistent execution. We are excited to see VTEX’s recent product launches and new partnerships, as well as strong sales momentum and encouraging backlog of new online stores undergoing implementation to join our platform.” Mariano Gomide de Faria, founder and co-CEO of VTEX, added, “Consumer behaviour shift towards online purchasing had staying power. This is just the tip of the iceberg, ecommerce in Latin America is still an untapped opportunity. We are living in a new era, a revolution, and we are here to accelerate it.”
We innovate aligned with our guiding principles. VTEX key innovations deployed this quarter were:
Online commerce penetration in Latin America continues to increase, demonstrating that the 2020 acceleration in online consumption appears sustainable, even as brick-and-mortar retail stores gradually reopen throughout the region and we lap our toughest comps quarter. Consumer behaviour shift towards online purchasing has demonstrated staying power.
Our Q3 2021 FX Neutral year-over-year revenue growth of 12.3% already accelerated to over 20% by the end of the quarter, and it came on top of 140% year-over-year growth in Q3 2020. We expect our revenue growth to continue accelerating during the Q4 of 2021, as in Q4 2020 brick-and-mortar stores were already starting to reopen.
Seasonal trends in 2021 are expected to remain similar as in previous years. We expect to continue seeing strong new stores’ growth, as our encouraging backlog undergoes implementation. While supply chain challenges may impact commerce during Q4 2021, we are focused on supporting our customers on a successful Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season.
In view of the aforementioned trends and VTEX’s performance during the nine months ending September 30, 2021, we currently expect to deliver growth at healthy levels. We are targeting revenue in the US$35.3 million to US$37.3 million range for the fourth quarter of 2021, implying a 27% YoY FXN growth rate in the middle of the range. Although Latam currencies devalued 6.7% during Q3 2021, we are confirming our target of US$124 million to US$126 million range for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, assuming current period FX rates.
Importantly, we will continue to invest to grow our business as we work towards continuing to enhance our leadership position in Latin America and explore new opportunities outside the region.
The business outlook provided above constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws and is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a number of risks. Actual results could vary materially as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond VTEX’s control. See the cautionary note regarding ”Forward-Looking Statements” below. Fluctuations in VTEX’s operating results may be particularly pronounced in the current economic environment. There can not be assurance that VTEX will achieve these results.
(1) Calculated by using the average monthly exchange rates for the applicable months during 2020, adjusted by inflation in countries with hyperinflation, and applying them to the corresponding months in 2021, as applicable, so as to calculate what our results would have been had exchange rates remained stable from one year to the next.
(2) Corresponds to our subscription revenues minus our subscription costs.
(3) Reconciliation of non-GAAP income (loss) from operations to income (loss) from operations can be found in tables below.
VTEX (NYSE: VTEX) provides a software-as-a-service digital commerce platform for enterprise brands and retailers. Our platform enables our customers to execute their commerce strategy, including building online stores, integrating and managing orders across channels, and creating marketplaces to sell products from third-party vendors. Founded in Brazil, we have been a leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and are expanding globally. Our platform is engineered to enterprise-level standards and features. We are trusted by more than 2,000 customers with over 2,500 active online stores across 32 countries, who rely on VTEX to connect with their consumers in a meaningful way*.
*Figures as of FY ended on Dec. 31st, 2020