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Applovin (APP)

AppLovin’s global technology platform provides developers a powerful, integrated set of solutions to grow their businesses. AppLovin enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. Its studios create popular, immersive content and its technology brings that content to users around the world. AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with several offices globally.

Company profile

Ticker
APP
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CEO
Adam Foroughi
Employees
Incorporated
Location
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Former names
Applovin Corp
SEC CIK
Subsidiaries
7 Minute Games Corporation • Acquired IO LLC • Adeven Israel Ltd • Adjust Brasil Licenciamento do Software Ltda • Adjust France SARL • Adjust GmbH • Adjust Gmbh Co,. Ltd. • adjust Inc. • adjust International Holding GmbH • adjust K.K. ...
IRS number
453264542

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Calendar

12 Aug 22
12 Aug 22
31 Dec 22
Quarter (USD) Jun 22 Mar 22 Dec 21 Sep 21
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Annual (USD) Dec 21
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Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 951.56M 951.56M 951.56M 951.56M 951.56M 951.56M
Cash burn (monthly) 153.9M 19.35M (no burn) 87.83K (no burn) (no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 223.62M 28.11M n/a 127.62K n/a n/a
Cash remaining 727.94M 923.45M n/a 951.43M n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) 4.7 47.7 n/a 10832.2 n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
8 Jun 22 Craig Scott Billings Class A Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 5,142 0 5,142
8 Jun 22 Mary Margaret Hastings Georgiadis Class A Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 5,142 0 29,742
8 Jun 22 Asha Sharma Class A Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 5,142 0 11,043
8 Jun 22 Eduardo Vivas Class A Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 5,142 0 10,887,843.249
25 May 22 Vasily Shikin Class A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 36.0037 800 28.8K 2,667,035
25 May 22 Vasily Shikin Class A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 35.4763 7,518 266.71K 2,667,835
25 May 22 Vasily Shikin Class A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 34.5475 12,782 441.59K 2,675,353
25 May 22 Vasily Shikin Class A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 33.7129 1,400 47.2K 2,688,135
85.0% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 180 175 +2.9%
Opened positions 48 68 -29.4%
Closed positions 43 23 +87.0%
Increased positions 74 49 +51.0%
Reduced positions 29 31 -6.5%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 16.52B 24.68B -33.1%
Total shares 255.23M 287.95M -11.4%
Total puts 828K 1.93M -57.0%
Total calls 2.4M 2.16M +11.1%
Total put/call ratio 0.3 0.9 -61.3%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
KKR Denali 99.64M $9.39B 0.0%
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. 60.74M $3.34B -39.0%
Hontai App Fund Limited Partnership 26.17M $0 0.0%
Vanguard 11.97M $659.4M -22.9%
Vulcan Value Partners 10.49M $577.61M +8.1%
BLK Blackrock 5.72M $314.94M +16.1%
Spruce House Investment Management 5.64M $310.69M +12.8%
Spyglass Capital Management 3.03M $166.76M +38.7%
GS Goldman Sachs 2.24M $123.15M +49.1%
Southpoint Capital Advisors 2.08M $114.55M +160.0%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. 60.74M -38.91M -39.0%
Vanguard 11.97M -3.56M -22.9%
BEN Franklin Resources 290.63K -1.64M -84.9%
First Trust Advisors 1.63M +1.36M +499.1%
Southpoint Capital Advisors 2.08M +1.28M +160.0%
FMR 9.93K -1.17M -99.2%
GQG Partners 0 -969.21K EXIT
Millennium Management 1.17M +941.32K +413.0%
BX Blackstone 920.62K +920.62K NEW
HRT Financial 892.11K +892.11K NEW

Financial report summary

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Risks
  • We have a limited operating history, especially with respect to our AppLovin Apps, which makes it difficult to evaluate our current business and future performance and the risks we may encounter.
  • Our results of operations are likely to fluctuate from period-to-period, which could cause the market price of our Class A common stock to decline.
  • The failure to attract new clients, the loss of clients, or a reduction in spending by these clients could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Security breaches, improper access to or disclosure of our data or user data, other hacking and phishing attacks on our systems, or other cyber incidents could harm our reputation and adversely affect our business.
  • The mobile app ecosystem is intensely competitive. If clients or users prefer our competitors’ products or services over our own, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • The mobile app ecosystem is subject to rapid technological change, and if we do not adapt to, and appropriately allocate our resources among, emerging technologies and business models, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • Our Core Technologies, Software Platform, and Apps, as well as our internal systems, rely on software and hardware that is highly technical, and any errors, bugs, or vulnerabilities in these systems, or failures to address or mitigate technical limitations in our systems, could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Our business depends in part on our ability to maintain and scale our technical infrastructure, and any significant disruption to our Core Technologies, Software Platform, or Apps could damage our reputation, result in a potential loss of engagement, and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We are highly dependent on our co-founder and chief executive officer, as well as our senior management team, and our business and growth may be adversely affected if we fail to attract, retain, and motivate key personnel.
  • We have experienced significant growth through strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and we face risks related to the integration of such acquisitions and the management of such growth.
  • We plan to continue to expand and diversify our operations through strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and we recently submitted a non-binding proposal to combine with Unity. We face a number of risks related to this proposed transaction and other strategic transactions we may pursue.
  • Our strategic review of our Apps portfolio may not result in improvements to our financial performance, strategy, or operations, and we face a number of risks related to such review.
  • Our strategic acquisitions and partnerships may expose us to tax risks.
  • We have entered into strategic partnerships with mobile gaming studios, and a failure to maintain such relationships may harm our ability to launch new Apps as well as our brand and reputation.
  • We rely on third-party platforms to distribute our Apps and collect revenue, and if our ability to do so is harmed, or such third-party platforms change their policies in such a way that restricts our business, increases our expenses, or limits the information we derive from our Apps, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • If we are unable to launch or acquire new Apps and successfully monetize them, or continue to improve the experience and monetization of our existing Apps, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • If we fail to retain existing users or add new users cost-effectively, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Apps, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • Our revenue has been concentrated in various ways and the loss of, or a significant reduction in, any such revenue source, or our failure to successfully expand and diversify our revenue sources could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We have experienced recent rapid growth, which may not be indicative of our future growth. We may be unable to effectively manage the growth of our business, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Our future growth may involve expansion into new business opportunities, and any efforts to do so that are unsuccessful or are not cost-effective could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Our international operations are subject to increased challenges and risks.
  • Our business depends in part on our ability to increase in-app purchases, manage the economies in our Apps and respond to changes with respect to in-app purchases, and any failure to do so could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We anticipate increasing our operating expenses in the future, and we may not be able to achieve or maintain our profitability in any given period. If we cannot achieve or maintain our profitability, our business could be adversely affected.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and responses thereto across the globe have altered how individuals interact with each other and affected how we and our business partners are operating, and the extent to which this situation will impact our future results of operations remains uncertain.
  • Our company culture has contributed to our success and if we cannot maintain this culture as we grow, our business could be harmed.
  • If we do not successfully or cost-effectively invest in, establish, and maintain awareness of the AppLovin brand, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • We generally do not have long-term agreements with our clients.
  • If our Apps do not meet user expectations, or contain objectionable content, our reputation, business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.
  • The proliferation of “cheating” programs and scam offers that seek to exploit our mobile games and users may adversely affect game-playing experiences and lead users to stop playing our mobile games. Our failure to maintain a customer support ecosystem may enhance these risks.
  • We are subject to laws and regulations concerning privacy, information security, data protection, consumer protection, advertising, tracking, targeting, and protection of minors, and these laws and regulations are continually evolving. Our actual or perceived failure to comply with these laws and regulations could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Our business is subject to a variety of U.S. and foreign laws, many of which are unsettled and still developing, which could subject us to claims or otherwise adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We are subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and similar anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, and non-compliance with such laws could subject us to criminal penalties or significant fines and adversely affect our business and reputation.
  • We are subject to governmental export controls and economic sanctions laws that could impair our ability to compete in global markets or subject us to liability if we violate the controls.
  • Changes in tax laws or tax rulings could adversely affect our effective tax rates, business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We may have exposure to greater than anticipated tax liabilities.
  • Taxing authorities may successfully assert that we should have collected or in the future should collect sales and use, value added or similar taxes, and any such assessments could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • If we are found liable for content that is distributed through or advertising that is served through our Software Platform or Apps, our business could be adversely affected.
  • We have incurred and will continue to incur increased costs and demands upon management as a result of complying with the laws and regulations affecting public companies, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Legal or regulatory proceedings and settlements could cause us to incur additional expenses or otherwise adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Failure to protect or enforce our proprietary and intellectual property rights or the costs involved in such enforcement could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We are, and may in the future be, subject to intellectual property disputes, which are costly to defend and could require us to pay significant damages and could limit our ability to use certain technologies in the future.
  • Many of our products and services contain open source software, and we license some of our software through open source projects, which may pose particular risks to our proprietary software, products, and services in a manner that could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • Our ability to acquire and maintain licenses to intellectual property may affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations. Competition for these licenses may make them more expensive and increase our costs.
  • If we fail to maintain an effective system of disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting, our ability to produce timely and accurate financial statements or comply with applicable regulations could be impaired.
  • Our results of operations could be adversely affected by changes in financial accounting standards or by the application of existing or future accounting standards to our business as it evolves.
  • We rely on assumptions and estimates to calculate certain of our key metrics and real or perceived inaccuracies in such metrics could adversely affect our reputation and our business.
  • Conversion of key internal systems and processes, particularly our enterprise resource planning system, and problems with the design, implementation, or operation of these systems and processes could interfere with, and therefore adversely affect, our business and operations.
  • We have adopted a two-segment reporting structure. Our two-segments are designated as our Software Platform and Apps and have been in effect for a limited period of time. This change to segment reporting could be confusing to investors and may not have the desired effects.
  • We may be required to record a significant charge to earnings if our goodwill becomes impaired.
  • We have substantial indebtedness under our senior secured credit facilities and our obligations thereunder may limit our operational flexibility or otherwise adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.
  • We may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow to satisfy our significant debt service obligations, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.
  • We may require additional capital to meet our financial obligations and support business growth, and this capital may not be available on acceptable terms or at all.
  • The London Interbank Offered Rate calculation method may change and LIBOR is expected to be phased out after 2023.
  • The multi-class structure of our common stock and the Voting Agreement among the Voting Agreement Parties have the effect of concentrating voting power with the Voting Agreement Parties, which will limit your ability to influence the outcome of matters submitted to our stockholders for approval, including the election of our board of directors, the adoption of amendments to our certificate of incorporation and bylaws, and the approval of any merger, consolidation, sale of all or substantially all of our assets, or other major corporate transaction.
  • We are considered a “controlled company” within the meaning of the Nasdaq corporate governance requirements, and, as a result, we qualify for, and currently rely on, exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements.
  • We cannot predict the effect our multi-class structure may have on the market price of our Class A common stock.
  • The market price of our Class A common stock could be volatile, and you could lose all or part of your investment.
  • We may not realize the anticipated long-term stockholder value of our share repurchase programs and any failure to repurchase our Class A common stock after we have announced our intention to do so may negatively impact our stock price.
  • Future sales of our Class A common stock could depress the market price of our Class A common stock.
  • The issuance of additional stock in connection with financings, acquisitions, investments, our equity incentive plans, or otherwise will dilute all other stockholders.
  • Our multi-class stock structure, the Voting Agreement, and other provisions in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws could make a merger, tender offer, or proxy contest difficult, thereby depressing the market price of our Class A common stock.
  • Our amended and restated bylaws designate a state or federal court located within the State of Delaware and the federal district courts of the United States as the exclusive forum for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders, which could limit our stockholders’ ability to choose the judicial forum for disputes with us or our directors, officers, or employees.
Management Discussion
  • (1)    Totals of percentages of revenue may not foot due to rounding.

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