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Lightspeed is a company that provides point-of-sale and e-commerce software. It offers solutions that unify inventory, customer management, sales, and analytics across multiple channels. The company serves restaurant, e-commerce, and retail industries.
TypePublic
Founded2005
HQMontréal, CA
Websitelightspeedhq.com
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2021)1,165(+6%)
Job Openings99
Revenue (FY, 2020)$120.6 M(+56%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)C$104.2
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Lightspeed

Dax Dasilva

Dax Dasilva

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Guillaume Jacquet

Guillaume Jacquet

Executive Vice President, Product
Brandon Nussey

Brandon Nussey

Chief Financial Officer and Operations Officer
Reinhard Martens

Reinhard Martens

Vice President, Germany
Jean Paul Chauvet

Jean Paul Chauvet

President and Director
Patrick Lacelle

Patrick Lacelle

Vice President of Operations
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Lightspeed Office Locations

Lightspeed has offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Olympia and in 8 other locations
Montréal, CA (HQ)
700 Rue Saint Antoine E #300
Ottawa, CA
148 Dalhousie St
Toronto, CA
410 Adelaide St W #501
Fortitude Valley, AU
Level 10/15 Green Square Cl
Gent, BE
Sint-Denijslaan 489
Neuilly-sur-Seine, FR
92 Avenue Charles de Gaulle
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Lightspeed Financials and Metrics

Lightspeed Revenue

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Lightspeed's revenue was reported to be $120.64 m in FY, 2020 which is a 55.8% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q2, 2021)

45.5m

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

27.5m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

60.5%

Net income (Q2, 2021)

(19.5m)

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

(20.6m)

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2021)

13.7b

Closing stock price (21-Jul-2021)

104.2

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

513.1m

EV

13.2b
Lightspeed's current market capitalization is C$13.7 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

57.1b77.5m120.6m

Revenue growth, %

(100%)56%

Cost of goods sold

17.5b23.6m43.2m

Gross profit

39.6b53.9m77.4m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

17.5b18.6m20.1m24.1m28.0m32.3m36.2m45.5m

Cost of goods sold

5.4b5.3m6.0m8.4m9.5m11.7m14.6m18.0m

Gross profit

12.1b13.3m14.1m15.7m18.5m20.6m21.6m27.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

69%72%70%65%66%64%60%60%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

24.7m207.7m211.0m

Accounts Receivable

4.1m4.8m4.8m

Prepaid Expenses

1.8m1.5m

Inventories

238.0k269.0k932.0k
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Cash

191.4m171.8m126.7m203.5m513.1m

Accounts Receivable

3.8m4.6m4.8m5.0m5.6m

Prepaid Expenses

1.9m2.6m

Inventories

348.0k414.0k427.0k623.0k1.1m
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

(96.2m)(183.5m)(53.5m)

Depreciation and Amortization

5.1m4.5m13.5m

Inventories

(312.0k)(31.0k)(401.0k)

Accounts Payable

1.0m5.6m(1.3m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Net Income

(8.1m)(16.3m)(87.4m)(9.1m)(19.2m)(34.9m)(20.1m)(39.6m)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.3m2.5m3.5m1.8m4.6m7.8m5.6m11.4m

Inventories

(87.0k)43.0k32.0k(79.0k)(76.0k)(89.0k)309.0k(166.0k)

Accounts Payable

(972.0k)1.1m1.1m(1.2m)658.0k664.0k1.0m527.0k
USDFY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

112.0m

Financial Leverage

-0.2 x
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Lightspeed Operating Metrics

Lightspeed's Transaction Volume was reported to be $15b in Feb, 2018. Lightspeed's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 57 k in Jan, 2020.
Oct, 2014Jun, 2015Sep, 2015Y, 2015Oct, 2017Feb, 2018FY, 2018FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Jan, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Feb, 2021

Enterprise Customers

21 k24 k25 k25 k50 k50 k57 k

Countries

100100100100100100100100100100100100

Transaction Volume

$8.2 b$10 b$15 b

Monthly ARPU per Subscriber

$200$200$200$200$230$245
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Lightspeed Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
UpserveDecember 01, 2020$430 m
ShopKeep IncNovember 25, 2020$145.2 m
GASTROFIXJanuary 07, 2020$61 m
KountaOctober 20, 2019
iKentooJuly 17, 2019
Chronogolf IncMay 30, 2019
Reup MobileDecember 14, 2018
SEOshop Group B.V.November 19, 2015
POSIOSOctober 22, 2014
MerchantOSJuly 24, 2013
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Lightspeed Revenue Breakdown

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Lightspeed revenue breakdown by business segment: 88.6% from Software and payments and 11.4% from Hardware and other

Lightspeed Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

75/100

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Lightspeed Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

30-39

out of 100

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Lightspeed Online and Social Media Presence

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Lightspeed Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    93/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    90/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    89/100

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Lightspeed Blogs

How to Choose the Perfect Retail Space

Should you rent or buy your retail space? How much space do you need? Is it located in a good neighborhood? Keep reading to learn how to find the perfect retail location.

Retail Year in Review: Lightspeed Merchants Outperform Industry Benchmarks in Key Sectors

We took a look at how our customers performed in 2019 and highlighted some of our top industries. Find out how Lightspeed retailers broke records.

Restaurant Floor Plans: How to Build One (With Examples)

Few customers probably give a second thought to a restaurant’s floor plan, but the configuration of seating, bar and kitchen areas can make a huge difference in how patrons experience the space and how efficiently staff can move through it during a service.  A well-designed restaurant floor plan can…

7 Useful Annual Reports in Lightspeed Retail

Running these annual reports in Lightspeed Retail will give you actionable data you can use for future inventory, sales and labor decision-making.

Payment Gateways: What Merchants Need to Know

Learn about payment gateways and how retailers can securely process transactions online and in-store with Lightspeed's end-to-end payment processing.

How do Barcodes Work? Your Questions, Answered

A barcode is a way to encode information into a visual pattern (those black lines and white spaces) that a machine (a barcode scanner) can read.
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Lightspeed Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Lightspeed founded?

    Lightspeed was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Lightspeed key executives?

    Lightspeed's key executives are Dax Dasilva, Guillaume Jacquet and Brandon Nussey.

  • How many employees does Lightspeed have?

    Lightspeed has 1,165 employees.

  • What is Lightspeed revenue?

    Latest Lightspeed annual revenue is $120.6 m.

  • What is Lightspeed revenue per employee?

    Latest Lightspeed revenue per employee is $103.6 k.

  • Who are Lightspeed competitors?

    Competitors of Lightspeed include Driveline, Skava and Springboard Retail.

  • Where is Lightspeed headquarters?

    Lightspeed headquarters is located at 700 Rue Saint Antoine E #300, Montréal.

  • Where are Lightspeed offices?

    Lightspeed has offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Olympia and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Lightspeed have?

    Lightspeed has 12 offices.