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Grid Dynamics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results
Feb 22, 2024

Grid Dynamics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter Revenue of $78.1 million and Full Year Revenue of $312.9 million

San Ramon Calif. / February 22, 2024 / Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GDYN) (“Grid Dynamics”, “the Company”), a leader in enterprise-level digital transformation, today announced results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

We are very pleased to report revenue of $78.1 million in the fourth quarter 2023 that was higher than our outlook range of $76 million to $78 million that we provided in November 2023. For the full year 2023, we achieved revenue of $312.9 million, up from $310.5 million in 2022. In the fourth quarter we continued to diversify our industry mix. Notable highlights included the following. Our Technology, Media and Telecom (“TMT”) vertical, at 31.0% of our fourth quarter revenue, rebounded and grew 1.9% on a sequential basis, driven by our large technology customers. Our Finance vertical, representing 10.6% of our fourth quarter revenue, grew 13.4% on a sequential basis. This was largely due to growth from our existing customers and new logos. And, Other vertical, including life sciences and pharmaceutical customers, representing 14.5% of our fourth quarter revenue grew 11.5% on a sequential basis. Also, our CPG and Manufacturing vertical, representing 12.4% of our fourth quarter revenue, remained unchanged on a sequential basis. As a result of our continued efforts of diversifying our business, our reliance on the Retail vertical diminished, representing 31.5% of our fourth quarter revenue, down from 34.3% on a sequential basis.

“I am pleased to report that the demand environment is improving and this should favorably support our business in 2024. There were many positives in this quarter. We added five new enterprise logos. Notable inclusions were a large insurance company and a healthcare company. AI is now infused across all of our industry practices, with many new customers embracing AI in their solutions. Customers recognize Grid Dynamics engineering quality in India leading to our growth in the region. As such, we are expanding our footprint beyond our two offices in Hyderabad and Chennai and opening a third office in Bengaluru.

The last twelve months have proven that the company is adept in navigating uncertainties as we executed across multiple areas of our business. In 2023 we added 33 enterprise customers, scaled our delivery locations across Poland, India, and Mexico, three areas strategic to a follow-the-sun model, enhanced our sales and R&D organizations with greater industry expertise, especially in supply-chain, manufacturing, financial services, and pharmaceutical. We were recognized by hyperscalers such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for our AI capabilities and other technical skills. In 2023, our partnership influenced business reached 13% of our total revenue. This is impressive given that we embarked on this strategy in 2021, and within a short period of two years we achieved these results. I am very proud of the Company’s achievements and I would like to thank all our employees for their contribution and perseverance.” said Leonard Livschitz, CEO.

Fourth Quarter of 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $78.1 million, flat sequentially and decreased 3.1% year-over-year.
  • GAAP gross profit was $28.1 million or 36.0% of revenue, compared to GAAP gross profit of $32.3 million or 40.1% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP gross profit was $28.6 million or 36.6% of revenue, compared to Non-GAAP gross profit of $32.7 million or 40.6% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders was $2.9 million, or $0.04 per share, based on 75.7 million weighted-average basic shares outstanding in fourth quarter of 2023, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $6.7 million or $(0.09) per share based on 74.0 million weighted-average basic shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2022. GAAP diluted earnings per share during the fourth quarter of 2023 were $0.04 per share, based on 78.0 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $(0.09) per share based on 74.0 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP net income was $5.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, based on 78.0 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to Non-GAAP net income of $10.5 million or $0.14 per diluted share based on 76.5 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Non-GAAP EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, other income, fair value adjustments, stock-based compensation, and transaction and transformation-related costs as well as geographic reorganization  expenses), a Non-GAAP metric, was $10.7 million, compared with Non-GAAP EBITDA of $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.

2023 Full Year Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $312.9 million, an increase of 0.8% year-over-year.
  • GAAP gross profit was $113.1 million or 36.2% of revenue, compared to GAAP gross profit of $120.6 million or 38.8% of revenue in 2022. Non-GAAP gross profit was $115.1 million or 36.8% of revenue, compared to Non-GAAP gross profit of $121.9 million or 39.3% of revenue in 2022.
  • GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $1.8 million, or $(0.02) per share, based on 75.2 million weighted-average common shares outstanding, compared to GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders of $29.2 million or $(0.42) per share based on 69.2 million weighted-average common shares outstanding in 2022. Non-GAAP net income was $25.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, based on 77.7 million weighted-average common shares outstanding, compared to Non-GAAP net income of $36.6 million or $0.51 per diluted share based on 72.2 million weighted-average common shares outstanding in 2022.
  • Non-GAAP EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, other income, fair value adjustments, stock-based compensation, and transaction and transformation-related costs as well as geographic reorganization  expenses), a Non-GAAP metric, was $44.2 million, compared with Non-GAAP EBITDA of $58.2 million in 2022.

>See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information” below for a discussion of our non-GAAP measures.

Cash Flow and Other Metrics

  • Cash provided by operating activities was $41.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to cash provided by operating activities of $31.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2022.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $257.2 million as of December 31, 2023, compared to $256.7 million as of December 31, 2022.
  • Total headcount was 3,920 as of December 31, 2023, compared with 3,798 employees as of December 31, 2022.

Financial Outlook

  • The Company expects revenue in the first quarter of 2024 to be in the range of $77 million to $79 million.
  • Non-GAAP EBITDA in the first quarter of 2024 is expected to be between $9.5 million and $10.5 million.
  • For the first quarter of 2024, we expect our basic share count to be in the 76.5-77.5 million range and diluted share count to be in the 78.5-79.5 million range.

Grid Dynamics is not able, at this time, to provide GAAP targets for net income for the first quarter of 2024 because of the difficulty of estimating certain items excluded from non-GAAP EBITDA that cannot be reasonably predicted, such as interest, taxes, other income, fair-value adjustments, geographic reorganization expenses, and charges related to stock-based compensation expense. The effect of these excluded items may be significant.

Conference Call and Webcast

Grid Dynamics will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 22, 2024 to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results. Investors and other interested parties can access the call in the following ways: A webcast of the video conference call can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://griddynamics.com/investors.

A replay will also be available after the call at https://griddynamics.com/investors with the passcode $Q4@2023.

About Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics (NASDAQ: GDYN) is a leading provider of technology consulting, platform and product engineering, and advanced analytics services. Fusing technical vision with business acumen, we enable positive business outcomes for enterprise companies undergoing business transformation by solving their most pressing technical challenges. A key differentiator for Grid Dynamics is our 7+ years of experience and leadership in enterprise AI, supported by profound expertise and ongoing investment in dataanalyticscloud & DevOpsapplication modernization, and customer experience. Founded in 2006, Grid Dynamics is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices across the Americas, Europe, and India. Follow us on LinkedIn

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial measures presented in Grid Dynamics press release in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), the Company also presents non-GAAP measures of financial performance.

A “non-GAAP financial measure” refers to a numerical measure of Grid Dynamics historical or future financial performance or financial position that is included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Grid Dynamics provides certain non-GAAP measures as additional information relating to its operating results as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a measure of liquidity and profitability.

Grid Dynamics has included these non-GAAP financial measures because they are financial measures used by Grid Dynamics’ management to evaluate Grid Dynamics’ core operating performance and trends, to make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital and new investments and are among the factors analyzed in making performance-based compensation decisions for key personnel.

Grid Dynamics 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 core operations or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation expense. Grid Dynamics believes these non-GAAP measures provide investors and other users of its financial information consistency and comparability with its past financial performance and facilitate period to period comparisons of operations. Grid Dynamics believes these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating its operating performance compared to that of other companies in its industry, as they generally eliminate the effects of certain items that may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Further, these measures may differ from the non-GAAP information, even where similarly titled, used by other companies and therefore should not be used to compare our performance to that of other companies. Grid Dynamics compensates for these limitations by providing investors and other users of its financial information a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the related GAAP financial measures. Grid Dynamics encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure, and to view its non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of Grid Dynamics to differ materially from those expected and projected. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking te