PropertyGuru Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

Singapore, 21 November 2022

Revenues Grow 47% Year Over Year in the Third Quarter and 44% in First Nine Months

  • Total revenue of S$34.6 million in the third quarter 2022 and S$95.8 million in the first nine months of 2022
  • Adjusted EBITDA was S$5.7 million in the third quarter 2022 and S$9.6 million in the first nine months of 2022

Singapore – November 21, 2022 – PropertyGuru Group Limited (NYSE: PGRU) (“PropertyGuru” or the “Company”), Southeast Asia’s leading1, property technology (“PropTech”) company, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 20222. Revenue of S$34.6 million in the third quarter 2022 increased 47% year over year. Net loss was S$7.4 million in the quarter and Adjusted EBITDA3 was a positive S$5.7 million. This compares to a net loss of S$9.6 million4 and Adjusted EBITDA loss of S$1.5 million4 in the prior year period. 

Management Commentary

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Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, said “Our third quarter results illustrate that PropertyGuru has been able to produce strong business performance even as some of our core markets have begun to face headwinds from the challenging economic conditions being experienced around the globe.”

“In the third quarter, we deployed more products into our core markets. Importantly, in October we welcomed our first post-listing acquisition, Singapore-based home services technology company Sendhelper, into the PropertyGuru family,” Mr. Krishnan continued. “This continued commitment to our mission and expansion of our value proposition will allow us to create even more value for our customers as they adapt to the changing environment. We recognize that our ongoing investment in innovation will help our customers successfully navigate the near-term uncertainty, knowing that good companies and good products show their true value when times are challenging.”

Joe Dische, Chief Financial Officer, added “In the third quarter, PropertyGuru delivered another strong quarter of results, with revenues continuing their growth trajectory, up 47% year-over-year, while expense-related diligence helped deliver improved Adjusted EBITDA.  We remain encouraged by our market penetration as we enter the final quarter of 2022, although we understand that near-term market headwinds resulting from global inflationary pressures and subsequent governmental counteractions will need to be closely monitored. While we are confident in the long-term fundamentals of our business and the growth potential that it offers, we understand that the current environment requires us to be especially diligent in the way we currently operate our business on a day-to-day basis.”  

Financial Highlights – Third Quarter 2022

    • Total revenue of S$34.6 million increased 47% year over year, with consistent growth in all markets and segments.
    • Marketplaces revenues increased by 48% year over year to S$33.3 million, as prior year investments continue to deliver value in the face of rising macro headwinds.
      • Singapore Marketplaces revenue increased 28% to S$18.1 million. Quarterly Average Revenue Per Agent (“ARPA”) of S$1,042 rose 24% year over year through greater yield and continued product penetration. We had a total of 15,351 agents with a renewal rate of 87% in the quarter, reflecting a strong local property market.
      • Malaysia Marketplaces revenue increased 49% to S$6.5 million from S$4.4 million in the prior year period, benefiting from the mid-quarter acquisition of the iProperty business in August 2021.
      • Vietnam Marketplaces revenue increased by 161% to S$6.2 million from S$2.4 million in the prior year period, as the local economy expanded following COVID-related lockdowns. The number of listings was 04 million in the quarter, up 165% from the prior year quarter, and the average revenue per listing (“ARPL”) was S$2.91, up 2.5% from the prior year quarter.
    • In October 2022, the Company acquired Sendhelper, a Singapore home services technology company. The transaction not only represents PropertyGuru’s entry into the home services industry, but also another step in becoming the single source of property and financial information for Southeast Asian property seekers, sellers, owners, developers, and agents.
    • At quarter-end, cash and cash equivalents was S$339.6 million.

Information regarding our operating segments is presented below.

*Corporate consists of headquarters costs, which are not allocated to the segments. Headquarters costs are costs of PropertyGuru’s personnel that are based predominantly in its Singapore headquarters and certain key personnel in Malaysia and Thailand, and that service PropertyGuru’s group as a whole, consisting of its executive officers and its group marketing, technology, product, human resources, finance and operations teams, as well as platform IT costs (hosting, licensing, domain fees), workplace facilities costs, corporate public relations retainer costs and professional fees such as audit, legal and consultant fees. Certain elements of marketing expenses previously allocated to Corporate in the first quarter 2022 have since been moved to business segments in line with changes to internal reporting lines.

Strong Category Leadership Drives Long-Term Growth Opportunities

As of September 30, 2022, PropertyGuru continued its Engagement Market Share5 leadership in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Singapore: 81 % – 5.1x the closest peer                Thailand: 60% – 2.7x the closest peer

Vietnam: 77% – 3.5x the closest peer                    Indonesia: 21% – 0.3x the closest peer

Malaysia: 94% – 17.4x the closest peer

Full Year 2022 Outlook

The Company anticipates full year 2022 revenues of between S$134.0 million6  and S$138.0 million6 as a result of greater fiscal policy uncertainty stemming from rising global inflationary pressures, near-term actions by the Vietnamese government to limit access to credit, and the recent Malaysian election. The Singapore property market remains strong. The Company also expects Adjusted EBITDA to be between S$8.0 million6 and S$12.0 million6, as management operates to balance the current environment with longer-term business model goals.  

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time / 9:00 p.m. Singapore Standard Time to discuss the Company’s financial results and outlook. The PropertyGuru (NYSE: PGRU) Q3 2022 Earnings call can be accessed by registering at:

https://propertyguru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YHYlWc01RhCNFL-6OshIBg

An archived version will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations website after the call at https://investors.propertygurugroup.com/news-and-events/events-and-presentations/default.aspx

About PropertyGuru Group

PropertyGuru is Southeast Asia’s leading1 PropTech company, and the preferred destination for over 44 million property seekers7 to find their dream home, every month. PropertyGuru empowers property seekers with more than 3.5 million real estate listings8, in-depth insights, and solutions that enable them to make confident property decisions across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

PropertyGuru.com.sg was launched in Singapore in 2007 and since then PropertyGuru Group has made the property journey a transparent one for property seekers in Southeast Asia. In the last 15 years, PropertyGuru has grown into a high-growth PropTech company with a robust portfolio of leading property marketplaces across its core markets; award-winning mobile apps; mortgage marketplace, PropertyGuru Finance; and a host of enterprise solutions now under PropertyGuru For Business, including a high-quality developer sales enablement platform, FastKey, DataSense, ValueNet, Awards, events and publications across Asia.  

For more information, please visit: PropertyGuruGroup.comPropertyGuru Group on LinkedIn.

1 Based on SimilarWeb data between April 2022 and September 2022.

2 The third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2022 includes results of the iProperty Malaysia and thinkofliving businesses which were acquired on August 3, 2021. 

3 Included in the S$13.2 million of adjustments between net loss and Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2022 was a S$4.9 million depreciation and amortization expense.

4 Included in the S$8.2 million of adjustments between net loss and Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2021 were a S$3.9 million depreciation and amortization expense and a S$3.0 million net finance expense.

5 Based on SimilarWeb data between April 2022 and September 2022.

6 Does not include impact of Sendhelper acquisition in October 2022.

7 Based on Google Analytics data between April 2022 and September 2022.

8 Based on data between April 2022 and September 2022.

Contact Information:

Media
PropertyGuru Group
Sheena Chopra
+65 9247 5651
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Investor
PropertyGuru Group
Nat Otis
(860) 906-7860
[email protected]
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Gary Dvorchak
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Key Performance Metrics and Non-IFRS Financial Measures

Our priority markets comprise Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Our core markets comprise Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Engagement Market Share is the average monthly engagement for websites owned by PropertyGuru as compared to average monthly engagement for a basket of peers calculated over the relevant period. Engagement is calculated as the number of visits to a website during a period multiplied by the total amount of time spent on that website for the same period, in each case based on data from SimilarWeb. Engagement Market Share is based on the prevailing SimilarWeb algorithm on the date the Company first filed or furnished such information to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

Number of agents in all core markets except Vietnam is calculated for a period as the sum of the number of agents with a valid 12-month subscription package at the end of each month in a period divided by the number of months in such period. In Vietnam, number of agents is calculated as the number of agents who credit money into their account within the relevant period. When counting in aggregate across the PropertyGuru group, in markets where PropertyGuru operates more than one property portal, an agent with subscriptions to more than one portal is only counted once.

Number of real estate listings is calculated as the number of listings created during the month for Vietnam and the average number of monthly listings available in the period for other markets.

Average revenue per agent (“ARPA”) is calculated as agent revenue for a period divided by the average number of agents in that period, which is calculated as the sum of the number of total agents at the end of each month in a period divided by the number of months in such period.

Average revenue per listing (“ARPL”) is calculated as revenue for a period divided by the number of listings in such period.

Renewal rate is calculated as the number of agents that successfully renew their annual package during a period divided by the number of agents whose packages are up for renewal (at the end of their twelve-month subscription) during that period.

This press release also includes references to non-IFRS financial measures, namely Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin. PropertyGuru uses these measures, collectively, to evaluate ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. PropertyGuru believes that non-IFRS information, when taken collectively, may be helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance and may assist in comparisons with other companies to the extent that such other companies use similar non-IFRS measures to supplement their IFRS or GAAP results. These non-IFRS measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with IFRS, and may be different from similarly titled non-IFRS measures used by other companies. Accordingly, non-IFRS measures have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of other IFRS financial measures, such as net loss and loss before income tax.Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure defined as net loss for year/period adjusted for changes in fair value of preferred shares, warrant liability and embedded derivatives, finance costs, depreciation and amortization, expense, tax expenses or credits, impairments when the impairment is the result of an isolated, non-recurring events, share grant and option expenses, loss on disposal of plant and equipment and intangible assets, currency translation loss, business acquisition transaction and integration costs, legal and professional expenses incurred for IPO, share listing expenses and on-going costs of a listed entity. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

A reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is provided as follows:

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1955. These statements include statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, planned products and services, business strategy and plans, objectives of management for future operations of PropertyGuru, market size and growth opportunities, competitive position and technological and market trends and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “may,” “will,” “shall,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “goal,” “objective,” “seeks,” or “continue” or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern our expectations, strategy, plans, or intentions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; competitive pressures in and any disruption to the industry in which PropertyGuru and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) operates; the Group’s ability to achieve profitability despite a history of losses; the Group’s ability to implement its growth strategies and manage its growth; customers of the Group continuing to make valuable contributions to its platform; the Group’s ability to meet consumer expectations; the success of the Group’s new product or service offerings; the Group’s ability to produce accurate forecasts of its operating and financial results; the Group’s ability to attract traffic to its websites; the Group’s ability to assess property values accurately; the Group’s internal controls; the impact of rising inflation and interest rates on the Group’s business, real estate markets and the economy in general; the impact of government and regulatory policies on real estate or credit markets in the countries in which the Group operates; the war in Ukraine and escalating geopolitical tensions as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the Group’s ability to raise capital; media coverage of the Group; the Group’s ability to obtain insurance coverage; changes in the regulatory environments (such as anti-trust laws, foreign ownership restrictions and tax regimes) of the countries in which the Group operates; general economic conditions in the countries in which the Group operates; political instability in the jurisdictions in which the Group operates; the Group’s ability to attract and retain management and skilled employees; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business of the Group; the Group’s ability to integrate newly acquired businesses or companies and the success of the Group’s strategic investments and acquisitions; changes in the Group’s relationship with its current customers, suppliers and service providers; disruptions to information technology systems and networks; the Group’s ability to grow and protect its brand and the Group’s reputation; the Group’s ability to protect its intellectual property; changes in regulation and other contingencies; the Group’s ability to achieve tax efficiencies of its corporate structure and intercompany arrangements; potential and future litigation that the Group may be involved in; unanticipated losses, write-downs or write-offs; restructuring and impairment or other charges, taxes or other liabilities that may be incurred or required subsequent to, or in connection with, the consummation of the Group’s completed business combination; technological advancements in the Group’s industry; and other risks discussed in our filings with the SEC.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth above. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake or assume any obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. The inclusion of any statement in this press release does not constitute an admission by PropertyGuru or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material. Undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

Industry and Market Data

This press release contains information, estimates and other statistical data derived from third party sources and/or industry or general publications, including estimated insights from SimilarWeb and Google Analytics. Such information involves a number of assumptions and limitations, and you are cautioned not to place undue weight on such estimates. PropertyGuru has not independently verified such third-party information, and makes no representation as to the accuracy of such third-party information.

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