Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Feb 11, 2019 • 04:30 pm ET


Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript


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Greetings, and welcome to the Chegg's Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your your host, Tracey Ford, Vice President of Investor Relations for Chegg.

Tracey Ford

Good afternoon. Thank you for joining Chegg's Fouth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Conference Call. On today's call are Dan Rosensweig, Co-Chairman and CEO; and Andy Brown, Chief Financial Officer.

A copy of our earnings press release, along with our investor presentation is available at our Investor Relations website, A replay of this call will also be available on our website. We routinely post information on our website and intend to make important announcements on our media center website at We encourage you to make use of these resources.

Before we begin, I would like to point out that during the course of this call, we will make forward-looking statements regarding future events, including the future financial and operating performance of the company. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. We caution you to consider the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. In particular, we refer you to the cautionary language included in today's earnings release and the risk factors described in Chegg's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 29, 2018, as well as our other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements that we make today are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. We undertake no obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events.

During this call, we will present both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. Our GAAP results and GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations can be found in our earnings press release and the investor slide deck found on our IR website, We also recommend you review the investor data sheet, which is posted on our IR website.

Now, I will turn the call over to Dan.

Dan Rosensweig

Thank you, Tracey and welcome everyone to our 2018 Q4 earnings call. It was another incredible year for Chegg, as we exceeded all of our expectations, realizing the benefits of being a high growth, high margin business with increasing leverage as we scale. We continue to believe that the education industry is in the midst of a necessary realignment, to more closely associate it with the needs of its most important constituent, the students. For years, we have been strategically building Chegg as an online, on-demand, personalized, and adaptive platform to serve the needs of the modern student; students whose average age is older than ever before, who often have children of their own, are working part-time or even full-time