Alarm.com Reports 14% YoY Total Revenue Increase in Q1 2021

In addition to reporting on its Q1 revenue, Alarm.com also provided its financial outlook for SaaS and license revenue for Q2.

Rodney Bosch

Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $14.8 million, compared to $8.8 million for the prior year period. Total quarterly revenue rose 13.5% year-over-year to $172.5 million.

First-quarter SaaS and license revenue increased 16.8% year-over-year to $107.4 million. During an earnings call with investors, CFO Steve Valenzuela said the company experienced a SaaS and license revenue renewal rate of 95% in the first quarter, which is above its historical range of 92% to 94%. He attributed the slightly higher rate to fewer people moving residences at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, “and we could see a return to the historic range in the next quarter or two.”

For the full year, SaaS and license revenue is expected to be in the range of $445.5 million to $446 million.

Hardware and other revenue in the first quarter was $65.1 million, up 8.5% over Q1 2020. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $680.5 million to $691 million, which includes anticipated hardware and other revenue in the range of $235 million to $245 million.

Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter was $35.6 million, compared to $29.2 million in the prior year period. The company expects full-year adjusted EBITDA in the range of $124 million to $130 million, compared to its prior guidance of $120 million to $130 million.

During the earnings call, President and CEO Steve Trundle said the favorable conditions Alarm.com experienced in the U.S and Canadian residential markets in late 2020, carried into the first quarter of 2021.

“This momentum was driven by new account creation and the growing adoption of advanced services such as video and video analytics. Commercial sales opportunities in the large-scale enterprise segment also improved, but remained somewhat below pre-pandemic levels,” he said.

The company’s international business remains more impacted by the pandemic than its North American business, he added.

The company reported quarterly earnings of 50 cents per share, besting the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 39 cents per share. This compares to earnings of 42 cents per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.


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