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EverQuote, Inc.  (NASDAQ:EVER)
Q1 2019 Earnings Call
May. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good afternoon. My name is Christie, and I'll be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the EverQuote First Quarter 2019 Earnings Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there'll be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) Thank you.

Allise Furlani of The Blueshirt Group, you may begin your conference.

Allise Furlani -- Investor Relations

Thank you. Good afternoon, and welcome to EverQuote's first quarter 2019 earnings call. We'll be discussing the results announced in our press release issued today after the market closed.

With me on this call is Seth Birnbaum, EverQuote's Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder; and John Wagner, Chief Financial Officer of EverQuote. During the call, we will make statements related to our business that may be considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws, including statements concerning our financial guidance for the second quarter and full-year 2019, our growth strategy and our plans to execute on our growth strategy, the growth levers we expect to drive our business, our ability to maintain existing and acquire new customers, our interests or ability to acquire other companies, our planned expansion into international markets and other statements regarding our plans and prospects. Forward-looking statements may be identified with words and phrases such as, we expect, we believe, we intend, we anticipate, we plan, may, upcoming and similar words and phrases. These statements reflect our views only as of today and should not be considered our views as of any subsequent date. We specifically disclaim any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements except as required by law. Forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations.

For a discussion of material risks and other important factors that could affect our actual results, please refer to those contained under the heading Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.everquote.com. and on the SEC's website at sec.gov.

Finally, during the course of today's call, we will refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures which we believe are helpful to investors. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures was included in our press release issued after the market closed today which is available on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.everquote.com.

With that, I'll turn the call over to Seth.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Thank you, Allise. Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us today to discuss our first quarter 2019 results. Before we get started, let me review our call agenda. I'll begin by discussing our view on our market and Q1 results. Then, I will turn the call over to John to speak to our financials and guidance for 2019. Finally, I will wrap with progress against our growth levers and key initiatives.

EverQuote continues to grow and thrive capitalizing on the secular shift of insurance online. During the first quarter, revenue increased 28% year-over-year with excellent growth across verticals. We saw strong consumer demand growth in Q1 across traffic sources and teams, as well as a continued increase in monetization from insurance providers in our marketplace, consistent with the trends identified in our previous call. We grew our insurance shopping consumer volume, expanded our insurance provider network and continued to scale our newest verticals while deepening consumer provider engagement with additional partial provider partner integrations. Growth in consumer demand and insurance providers spend in our marketplace was broad based in the quarter. We've exceeded expectations, while simultaneously making investments in improving consumer experience and the performance for provider partners. We've seen ongoing strength in the P&C insurance market in the US with insurance providers exhibiting strong demand for growth with us and demonstrating a continued appetite for online growth and technology investment. With this past year continued to be a strong year for insurance technology investments, we view these trends as indicative of continued growth opportunity for partner spend with EverQuote, both in P&C and other insurance verticals. It's an exciting time to be in the insurance business and we're confident we're well positioned as a leader in the industry's continued shift online.

We're delighted to play a growing role in empowering consumers to better protect life's most important assets, their family, property and future. We continue to grow the investment in our business with the goal to be the largest online source of insurance policies in the world, by using data and technology to make insurance decisions simpler and coverage more affordable. We enhanced our management team and have added some experienced leaders from top Internet marketplace companies, since our last call. We were pleased to announce our recent addition of Anand Iyer out of eBay in Performance Marketing; Matt Mamet out of TripAdvisor, to head up Consumer Experience; and Paul Deninger to our Board, where his deep operating experience along with extensive knowledge of the technology market, will help support EverQuote's corporate strategy and development, as we begin to evaluate potential acquisition opportunities to grow our business.

As we look ahead to the balance of 2019, I'm excited by the opportunities to drive more growth as we continue to build our business, while expanding and evolving our consumer and provider offerings. We are executing well against our major growth levers and key initiatives, which I'll cover later in the call.

Now I'll turn the call over to John.

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you., Seth, and good afternoon, everyone.

I'll start by discussing our financial results for the first quarter of 2019 and then provide second quarter 2019 guidance and update our full-year 2019 guidance.

We are very pleased to report first quarter revenue of $52.2 million, up 28% year-over-year and higher than our revenue guidance provided last quarter. With revenue of $45 million for the quarter, growth in our auto insurance vertical accelerated 25% year-over-year while revenue from our home and life insurance vertical increased 50% year over year to $7.2 million for the quarter. Our revenue is coming increasingly from our direct relationships with insurance providers. In the first quarter, direct revenue was 93% of total revenue, an increase from 86% in the prior year's quarter. Our revenue growth in Q1 was broad based with seven out of our top 10 carriers increasing their spend on our platform in Q1 as compared to Q1 of last year.

We also continued to expand our data integrations with our insurance providers to improve the ease of getting insurance quotes for our consumers. This past quarter, we completed six new and expanded 14 partial integrations with our insurance providers. With a new partial integration recently completed with a large carrier, we are now pleased that all of our top 10 providers have achieved at least a partial integration with us. We are delighted with this progress and expect more to come through 2019 and beyond.

Our strong year-over-year revenue growth in the quarter was driven by accelerated growth in quote request volume as well as a healthy increase in revenue per quote request. Compared to the first quarter of 2018, the number of quote requests increased 19% to 4.1 million while revenue per quote request increased 8% to $12.70. As a reminder, while it had no material impact on Q1, beginning in Q1, we broadened the definition of quote request to include the impact of our new Inbound Calls and Verified Partner programs and to include insurance requests originating in our EverDrive app. As the Inbound Calls and Verified Partner programs were launched in Q1, this did not significantly impact our results for this quarter, but as these programs will likely grow, we felt it important to capture these consumer insurance inquiries in our definition of quote requests. Overall, this quarter's strong growth in quote request demonstrates our commitment to grow our insurance marketplace and do so with positive incremental variable marketing dollars.

In Q1, we also exceeded our variable marketing margin guidance provided last quarter. VMM was $13.9 million or 28.7% of revenue in the first quarter, up 25% year-over-year from $11.1 million. Again, as a reminder, beginning in Q1 2019 and for the purposes of comparing to prior year's quarter, we updated the definition of variable marketing margin or VMM. Our calculation now subtracts all advertising expense from revenue to calculate VMM. In addition to online consumer marketplace advertising, which was previously subtracted, this change results in us also subtracting offline, EverDrive and insurance provider advertising.

Turning to profitability, adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $1.3 million for the quarter favorable to our guidance range due to our better than expected VMM performance and disciplined operating expense management. First quarter net loss was $4.4 million or a net loss of $0.17 per share based on approximately 25.3 million weighted average shares outstanding. Stock-based compensation excluded from adjusted EBITDA was $2.8 million, which was consistent with our previously stated stock-based compensation guidance in a range up to $12.5 million for the full-year 2019.

We ended the quarter with $37.7 million in cash and cash equivalents. Cash flow used in operations in the first quarter was $4.1 million compared to cash used in operations of $800,000 in the prior-year quarter. This use of cash resulted in part from working capital requirements due to growth in accounts receivable balances consistent with our sequential quarterly revenue growth.

Overall, we are very pleased with our first quarter results that we exceeded our guidance on revenue, VMM and adjusted EBITDA. We remain focused on increasing monetization, improving advertising efficiency and managing our operating costs.

Now turning to guidance. Our better than expected performance in Q1 provides us continued confidence in the balance of the year and influences our guidance and outlook for Q2 and the full year. We are providing the following guidance for Q2 2019. We expect revenue to be between $49.5 million and $51.5 million. We expect variable marketing margin to be between $14 million and $15 million. And we expect adjusted EBITDA to be between a loss of $1.1 million and positive $0.2 million. And for the full-year 2019, we are revising our guidance as follows. We expect revenue to be between $197 million and $203 million, an increase from our previous full=year guidance of between $189 million and $197 million. We expect variable marketing margin to be between $55.5 million and $58.5 million, an increase from our previous full-year guidance of between $54 million and $58 million. And we expect adjusted EBITDA to be a loss of between $3 million and $1 million, an improvement from our previous range of a loss of between $4 million and $2 million.

In summary, we are very pleased with our first quarter results and our increased full-year guidance, and we're excited about our future growth opportunities.

With that, I'll hand it back to Seth to speak about growth initiatives.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Thanks, John. Let me wrap up by highlighting progress with our key growth levers and initiatives. As I've outlined before, we continue to drive our business along our four key levers for growth. Attracting more consumers to our marketplace, increasing provider coverage, expanding provider and consumer engagement and launching new verticals.

First, to attract more consumers to our marketplace, we continue to invest in our marketing teams and expand marketing channels and verticals to reach more consumers. In our existing channels, we continue to leverage the vast data from our marketplace to drive optimization and automation in consumer acquisition. We regularly roll out proprietary new ad-tech including machine learning based services which we expect to drive further efficiency in our ad spend. Most notably, we saw a 19% increase in consumer quote request volume for Q1 year-on-year, further demonstrating leverage in our consumer traffic and advertising operations. The non-branded DER TV test that we mentioned on our prior call has gone well. And we're confident that we'll be able to leverage direct response and targeted TV to grow our consumer audience efficiently in the future.

Our new inbound call service to help provide quotes for consumers who prefer to contact us by phone rather than online, while still modest, grew significantly in Q1. We're confident that this program gives us significant upside in consumer volume in 2019 and beyond. We are preparing to launch three new verticals, renters, health and commercial insurance. We're excited about the addition of health as consumers increasingly start online when seeking information and access to health insurance. We expect renters insurance and health insurance verticals to be live before the end of June, with plans to launch commercial insurance before the end of the year. We've sequenced health into Q2 so that we can be ready for high volume open enrollment season in Q4.

Second, we plan to increase provider coverage. We continue to add more providers and expand budget with current providers to grow overall revenue and revenue per quote request. Two priority growth initiatives for providers we covered in our last call to include our new accelerated growth program for larger insurance agents and our Verified Partner program to enable third-party partners to transparently participate with providers in our marketplace. Both are succeeding, scaling and very well received by our insurance provider partners.

Third, we plan to continue to expand consumer engagement and reduce the friction of getting quotes by expanding provider integrations. We're investing in products on everquote.com with the goal of getting each consumer one click or one call away from a bindable quote. Further, as we expand integrations, we believe we can also help our providers maximize their results through the use of our Smart Campaigns bidding engine which allows insurance providers to optimize their bidding based on their bind rates.

Since our last call, we've expanded EverDrive's safe driving insurance offers from 5 states to 12 states and recently rolled out a richer insurance profile feature enabling multi-driver and multi-vehicle quote requests via EverDrive. Data expansion will continue with our current partner into Q2 and we're currently hiring to grow the EverDrive team. We will continue investing in both EverQuote and EverDrive consumer experiences in 2019 and we are focused on ways to drive greater consumer satisfaction, loyalty and lifetime value.

In summary, we had a strong Q1 which sets us on a path for an excellent year. We're confident in our business opportunity and long-term model. We are excited that the industry trends continue as expected and to be well positioned for the future of insurance, and with that, John and I look forward to answering your questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

(Operator Instructions) Your first question comes from line of Doug Anmuth from JP Morgan. Your line is open.

Doug Anmuth -- JP Morgan -- Analyst

Thanks for taking the questions. I just have a couple -- first, guys, I think you kind of went into the quarter thinking that you'd have balanced (technical difficulty) quote requests and revenue per quote, just maybe you could help us understand more kind of what drove the upside there in terms of volume? And then second, you mentioned seven of the top 10 providers improved year-over-year, was just curious if you could talk about the other three, kind of what the initiatives are there and how you can get them going in the right direction? And then just lastly, anything on health, I think that's kind of newer to the street, just curious how you think about that business structurally relative to autos and home and life? Thanks.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Doug, you muffled out a little bit on the last question, but I'm going to let Wag start with the first question and then we'll come to the second and just double check to make sure we understood your third question.

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

So Doug, we did talk about last quarter that we thought we'd see more of a balanced growth between monetization and traffic growth, I think we were pleasantly surprised by the progress we were able to make in traffic. We delivered revenue per quote request increase of about 8%, but it was the really the quote request volume increase of 19% that drove the kind of the beat in revenue. And so I think we saw strength later in the quarter on that.

I think going forward, we now feel like there's an opportunity in traffic. I think generally you'll expect that at least in the near term we see more opportunity in driving quote request volume in the long term will drive both.

I think with regard to the seven out of 10 providers that increased their spend on our platform, really the other three -- it's really just a function of the auction dynamics with our larger carriers. Sometimes carriers even when they're spending at a healthy level may just get bid out based on other carriers that have become more aggressive in the auction.

So nothing with those three carriers that is systemic, it's just simply other carriers getting aggressive in a rising monetization environment.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

.Competitive auction dynamics, Doug.

Doug Anmuth -- JP Morgan -- Analyst

Okay. And then if you can hear me any better, the last one is just on health, how you think about it structurally relative to autos and then also home and life?

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Again, from a technology and platform perspective including once again distribution, especially on the agents and brokers side of the marketplace, on the supply side with insurance providers, there is a lot of healthy overlap and leverage in the platform in going into health. So we feel that there is a lot of similarities. The continuing trends in terms of consumer demand for health information and access to health insurance continue unabated, and in analyzing these insurance verticals continuously, it became clear to us at least we believe we're confident there's a big opportunity in health for us for EverQuote and the platform is very leverageable.

Doug Anmuth -- JP Morgan -- Analyst

Okay. Thank you, guys.

Operator

Your next question comes from the line of Michael Graham from Canaccord. Your line is open.

Michael Graham -- Canaccord -- Analyst

Okay. Thanks very much. Just two questions please. One on autos, in general, just sort of the volumes that you saw in the quarter in autos relative to some of your other verticals. Can you just maybe go into a little more depth about some of the puts and takes there? And then just it's great that you're raising guidance and congrats on the results. I'm just wondering you know it looks like you're increasing the revenue guidance for the year more than the VMM guidance and so I'm just wondering if you could talk a little bit about some of the decision making behind that?

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Want to go in second first and I'll take the first question.

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

Sure. So happy to give a little bit of color on our thoughts around the guidance. We're very pleased with the performance in the Q and that we will reflect that in the full year guide. Like the quarter itself, the guidance increase was most reflected within the revenue line item and that really just reflects what we saw in Q1 as well as the guide we gave for Q2.

We did increase both VMD for the year or VMM for the year as well as adjusted EBITDA. So we think of it as kind of a blended increase in guidance reflecting both Q1, as well as the very positive Q2 guide that we gave. But right now, we've seen a lot of upside in Q1 in revenue and we've reflected that in the full year guidance as well kind of giving you that high confidence plan that gives you the same visibility that we have based on what we're seeing in the business right now.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

With regards to auto again for the consumer demand side of the marketplace, Michael, we saw really broad-based growth across both traffic -- teams and traffic sources and even autos versus new verticals. We did see plenty of success in the autos that obviously helped with that growth. But it was truly broad based and the traffic teams deserve a huge kudos really stepping up execution. They've really done an outstanding job.

Michael Graham -- Canaccord -- Analyst

Okay. Thank you guys.

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks Michael.

Operator

Your next question comes from line of Mayank Tandon from Needham and Company. Your line is open.

Mayank Tandon -- Needham and Company -- Analyst

Thank you. Good evening. Congrats Seth and John on the results. A quick question on the market. So one of your larger peers also called out insurance as being a strong growth engine. I'm just wondering how much of this is just a market adoption of online increasing versus maybe a share shift and it'd be great just to hear in terms of how you're doing versus some of your larger peers out there on the insurance side?

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Sure. You know we've said it before and we're again -- we're very confident that it's just an absolutely huge TAM that that secular shift of that on the offline distribution spend in insurance literally billions of dollars shifting online is what drives the overall market and the market shift. If you just focus in on that ad spend figure roughly $9 billion per year of insurance ad spend which is let's say $2 billion per year today shifting at 15% (ph) per year, EverQuote grew at 28% which is sort of 50% faster than even that market share metrics. So we're really confident we're growing faster than the market shift but there is plenty of space. And just like in travel, I suspect we will see multiple big winners in the insurance space.

Mayank Tandon -- Needham and Company -- Analyst

Got it. That's helpful. And then John, I think you mentioned about visibility. I'm just curious in terms of visibility into the model for the next quarter and then more importantly for the rest of the year. Has that increased as you've tightened integrations with your providers. How does visibility work in your business and how does that improve over time. Is it a function of the stick your client relationships or is it a function of the integrations or a combination of both? If you could just help us out in terms of understanding the predictability of the model going forward?

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

Certainly, it is a function of the the direct nature of the revenue. So as we continue to drive more direct revenue, that's ultimately where we get the most insight based on -- our sales teams, in terms of what the carriers, what our agents are budgeting going forward. So that probably our visibility increases as our business goes more direct. That's a trend we've seen in the last year-and-a-half, that gives us fairly good visibility into revenue. Certainly, the nature of the business, the fact that in any given quarter we're going into a quarter knowing where the vast majority of our revenue is coming from because it's coming from our existing customers. At this point, a lot of this business is about performance and building the relationships we have with the large carriers as well as our network of agents. So our revenue at this point has almost a recurring nature to it due to the fact that most of our revenue in any given quarter is coming from relationships that are already on our platform and we get that visibility through our sales and distribution teams.

Mayank Tandon -- Needham and Company -- Analyst

Okay. Thank you.

Operator

Your next question comes from the line of Ron Josey from JMP Securities. Your line is open.

Ron Josey -- JMP Securities -- Analyst

Great. Thanks for taking the question here, I just wanted to ask a little more about guidance, John. Historically I think -- you've said 1Q sort of sets the tone for the full year and you're seeing revenue growth rate accelerate on better quote requests. Just can you talk about maybe what the contribution is if any from newer verticals in guidance and while you're talking about these newer verticals, with renters, commercial and health, just what's the approach here? I think you said commercials was delayed until the fall and so any insights there would be great. So all that sort of 1Q guidance there -- guidance -- and another just quick one. Any insight on how QA is accelerating the quarter. I think, you said, you saw strength later in the quarter and that follows, I think, similar commentary around 4Q. So that, 4Q improved in January February improved so how that trending thus far would be helpful too. Thank you.

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

Sure. So I'll let Seth speak to the verticals, I'll talk a little bit about the guidance and what we were seeing. So, yes we did see an improvement over the quarter. It was I don't think it was any type of a trend related to Q4 just both quarters strengthened as the quarters went on. In terms of seasonality in the business, Q1 is our big sequential growth quarter. It does kind of set the tone for the year. Generally, Q2 is down slightly from Q1. Q3 is generally up slightly and Q4 is generally down slightly. That is the historic kind of seasonal pattern. Often we have opportunities to break that seasonal pattern with the growth opportunities. One thing that is not captured within the guidance, we always refer to our guidance as kind of a high confidence guidance that we have good visibility into, something that we don't reflect is the impact of new growth initiatives. Not until the point where we have a basis to be able to forecast those initiatives. So much of what we're talking about in terms of the new verticals although we don't expect them to contribute a lot in 2019 just because of the fact that they're brand new and we start off small generally, it is generally upside to us because it's not factored into the guidance.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

As far as commercial, we sequenced health for Q2 run to take advantage of the open enrollment in Q4. So, we really wanted to get it out the door at some level of scale in Q2 and the plan is to do that in June, so it was less of a delay on commercial and a resequencing. We expect to resource both as we progress obviously and we plan to launch commercial prior to the end of the year.

Ron Josey -- JMP Securities -- Analyst

Got it. Thank you.

Operator

(Operator Instructions) Your next question comes from line of Jed Kelly from Oppenheimer. Your line is open.

Jed Kelly -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Great. Thanks for taking my question. My first one, Seth, can you just follow up on your comment on acquisition opportunities. What type of acquisitions would you be looking to acquire? Would it be something in different verticals or there's something SEM related? Can you just help us there.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

The simplest way and the way we think about it internally Jed, obviously we're going to be focused on acquisitions that will drive some significant -- I hate to use the word synergy but yes that's the idea. Significant shareholder value above what they cost but for us the focus is always going to be around our growth levers. So looking at potential acquisitions around it's more consumers to our marketplace. So, some traffic opportunities increasing provider coverage or connectivity really deepening that engagement between consumers or providers through acquiring product or -- product folks. And then finally obviously looking at entire vertical, so could we do an acquisition that really fuels incremental growth in either existing verticals, but as a vertical or net new verticals done as an acquisition. So those are kind of the broad buckets that's identical to our key growth levers and obviously again we'd be looking for ways to increase shareholder value and be really thoughtful about it as we do that.

Jed Kelly -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Okay, helpful. And then just on your VMM margin dynamics, I know you manage the business with VMM dollars. But can you just discuss some of the puts and takes around the margin profile and your traffic acquisition related to competition? And then just one more, it does look like non-marketing OpEx came in higher than what we're modeling, you just expound on that too?

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Sure. You want to take the -- because I'm happy to -- well, go ahead, either --

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

So, with regards to the -- we'll take the second piece of it. With regard to the kind of non -- the operating expenses, there's an aspect of the operating expenses that are driven by revenue and by volume, so when you see increases in volume, increases in revenue, positive beats on the top line, there is an aspect of that that also drives some of our variable costs within operating. So you see some of that there. And in terms of the variable marketing margin, as you point out, we manage the business for variable marketing dollars. We were pleased in the quarter that we were able to still increase variable marketing as a percentage of revenue and what we've talked about kind of over the long term is that as we manage for variable marketing dollars, we do expect VMM as a percentage of revenue to increase. We saw that in Q1 we think and we've also reflected in the guidance that we think we expect to see that for the balance of the year. But again we will if we have the opportunity to grow top line and do so with incremental VMD dollars, we will do so, but generally we expect positive momentum in terms of the operating point as well.

Jed Kelly -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Your next question comes from the line of Ralph Schackart from William Blair. Your line is open.

Ralph Schackart -- William Blair -- Analyst

Good afternoon. I'm just curious if you could maybe give us a sense of the seven out of the 10 customers that increased spend year-over-year, maybe how that compared to previous years and Seth and I know you talked about an expanding TAM, I'm guessing that's you know a portion of why those dollars continue to flow to your platform, but give us a sense of how much maybe was expanding TAM versus the platform responding perhaps a little bit better this year for those types of customers? Thanks.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Maybe again. Hi Ralph. We'll rewind the tape, if you just look at sort of TAM expansion assuming and then this is an assumption that it's roughly 15% (ph) of those offline advertising dollars shifting online in insurance, we grew at 28% so we over index market shift by 50%, so that to me again the assumption and my belief that's flowing from leverage in the EverQuote platform, the people, the data, the technology to your -- for the first part of your question, on carrier or provider bid ups. It was broad based for us, I think it was in fact and again we should check the tape. It was very similar to last quarter, in terms of the number of providers that bid up, remembering that we also added a slug of agents to the marketplace. So those provider bids tend to be, they're not all carriers, but tend to be carriers. We also added a good number of agents to the platform. So when we say it's broad based, it's similar certainly to Q4 but a continued of the trends we talked about over the past two calls of strengthening modernization, strengthening demand from the insurance providers, obviously, we think that's very encouraging Ralph.

Ralph Schackart -- William Blair -- Analyst

Great. Thanks Seth.

Operator

There are no further questions at this time. Seth, I turn the call back over to you.

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Thank you. Thank you everybody for joining us. And look forward to seeing you all in the future as we progress and on the road. Thanks a lot.

Operator

This concludes today's conference call. You may now disconnect.

Duration: 35 minutes

Call participants:

Allise Furlani -- Investor Relations

Seth Birnbaum -- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

John Wagner -- Chief Financial Officer

Doug Anmuth -- JP Morgan -- Analyst

Michael Graham -- Canaccord -- Analyst

Mayank Tandon -- Needham and Company -- Analyst

Ron Josey -- JMP Securities -- Analyst

Jed Kelly -- Oppenheimer -- Analyst

Ralph Schackart -- William Blair -- Analyst

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