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Viant Technology Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

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IRVINE, Calif., Mar. 4, 2024 – Viant Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: DSP), a leading people-based advertising technology company, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

“Our strong fourth quarter results capped off a year of accelerating growth and innovation at Viant,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant. “With the impending deprecation of cookies, I believe we are at a tipping point in the market where advertisers are looking for new platforms for their omnichannel programmatic advertising needs, and we are seeing this materialize in customers shifting budgets to Viant. We have over ten years of R&D invested in our Household ID technology which enables advertisers to plan, buy, and measure their spend in cookie-free environments, and our new AI product suite drove even more return on ad spend for our customers. We are uniquely well positioned to benefit from the changes in programmatic advertising and are very excited about our growth prospects in 2024 and beyond.”

Fourth quarter and full year 2023 Financial Highlights, year-over-year (in thousands, except percentages and per share data):

 Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,  
 2023 2022 Change (%) 2023 2022 Change (%)
 (NM = Not Meaningful)
Revenue$    64,406    $    54,509    18 % $   222,934    $   197,168    13 %
Gross profit$    31,752    $    22,458    41 % $   102,455    $    80,443    27 %
Net income (loss)$      3,308    $     (8,008)   141 % $     (9,943)   $   (48,089)   79 %
Net income (loss) as a percentage of gross profit10 % (36) % NM (10) % (60) % NM
Net income (loss) attributable to Viant Technology Inc.$        626    $     (2,193)   129 % $     (3,443)   $   (11,913)   71 %
Earnings (loss) per share of Class A common stock—basic$        0.04    $      (0.15)   127 % $      (0.23)   $      (0.84)   73 %
Earnings (loss) per share of Class A common stock—diluted$        0.04    $      (0.15)   127 % $      (0.23)   $      (0.84)   73 %
Class A and Class B common shares outstanding (as of December 31)      62,816              62,816       
Cash and cash equivalents (as of December 31)$   216,458        $   216,458       
Contribution ex-TAC$    42,601    $    33,378    28 % $   143,382    $   124,728    15 %
Adjusted EBITDA$    13,007    $      2,630    395 % $    29,101    $     (6,132)   575 %
Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of contribution ex-TAC31 % 8 % NM 20 % (5) % NM
Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Viant Technology Inc.$      2,173    $          22    NM $      3,947    $     (2,445)   261 %
Non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share of Class A common stock—basic$        0.14    $        0.00    NM $        0.26    $      (0.17)   253 %
Non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share of Class A common stock—diluted$        0.14    $        0.00    NM $        0.26    $      (0.17)   253 %

Business Highlights:

  • Viant’s AI product suite won the Business Intelligence Group’s 2024 Innovation award in the category of Internet and Technology.
  • Strong, double-digit CTV growth in Q4 driven by our Household ID technology and Direct Access program.
  • Customers with greater than $1 million in contribution ex-TAC increased over 20% in FY 2023 and percentage of spend customers with greater than $500k in contribution ex-TAC increased over 30% year-over-year.
  • Viant achieved a milestone by attaining carbon neutrality for calendar year 2023 through strategic collaborations with cloud providers to source renewable energy for powering our platform where feasible, as well as purchasing carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.

“We were pleased with our fourth quarter results, again achieving our revenue and contribution ex-TAC guidance, while meaningfully outperforming our adjusted EBITDA targets,” said Larry Madden, CFO, Viant. “We have continued to execute on our strategy of driving double-digit top line growth while increasing internal efficiencies and improving our adjusted EBITDA margin as a percentage of contribution ex-TAC. A year ago, we set a goal of showing improved profitability each quarter of 2023, and I am very pleased with our team’s ability to deliver on that commitment by a wide margin. We look forward to building on our momentum in the year ahead.”


For the first quarter 2024, the Company expects:

  • Revenue in the range of $49.0 million to $52.0 million
  • Contribution ex-TAC in the range of $33.0 million to $35.0 million
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses in the range of $31.0 million to $32.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $2.0 million to $3.0 million

Contribution ex-TAC, non-GAAP operating expenses, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of contribution ex-TAC, non-GAAP net income (loss), and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share of Class A common stock—basic and diluted are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information provided in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to Viant’s financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release under “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this press release. We are not able to estimate gross profit, total operating expenses or net income (loss) on a forward-looking basis or reconcile the guidance provided for contribution ex-TAC, non-GAAP operating expenses, or adjusted EBITDA to the closest corresponding GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable efforts due to the variability and complexity with respect to the charges excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures; in particular, the impact of future traffic acquisition costs and other platform operations expenses, as well as the measures and effects of our stock-based compensation related to equity grants that are directly impacted by unpredictable fluctuations in our share price and the potential forfeitures of equity grants. We expect the variability of the above charges could have a significant and potentially unpredictable impact on our future GAAP financial results.

Supplemental Financial and Other Information:

Supplemental financial and other information can be accessed through Viant’s investor relations website at

As of December 31, 2023, there were 15.8 million shares of the Company’s Class A common stock outstanding and 47.0 million shares of the Company’s Class B common stock outstanding. For more information, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K expected to be filed with the SEC on March 4, 2024.

Conference Call and Webcast Details:

Viant will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). A live webcast of the call can be accessed from Viant’s Investor Relations website. An archived version of the webcast will be available from the same website after the call.

Viant Technology has used, and intends to continue to use, the “Investor Relations” section of its website at and its LinkedIn account, and the LinkedIn account of its Chief Executive Officer, Tim Vanderhook, to post information that may be important to investors. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to consult Viant Technology’s website and LinkedIn account and Mr. Vanderhook’s LinkedIn account regularly for important information.

About Viant

Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading people-based, advertising technology company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform (“DSP”) powers programmatic advertising across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio, gaming and digital out-of-home channels. As an organization committed to sustainability, Viant’s Adtricity® carbon reduction program helps clients achieve their sustainability goals. In the past year, Viant was recognized by G2 as a Leader in the DSP category and as the Best Software in Marketing & Advertising, earned Great Place to Work® certification, and became a founding member of Ad Net Zero. Viant’s Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook are also past recipients of EY’s Entrepreneurs of the Year award. To learn more, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain words such as “guidance,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “will,” or words or phrases with similar meaning.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release relate to, among other things, Viant’s projected financial performance and operating results, including our guidance for revenue, contribution ex-TAC, non-GAAP operating expenses, and adjusted EBITDA, as well as statements regarding the impact of the deprecation of cookies on Viant’s customers and business, Viant’s growth prospects, anticipated benefits to Viant from AI, and Viant’s plan to continue to capitalize on the changes in the programmatic advertising ecosystem. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the market for programmatic advertising developing slower or differently than Viant’s expectations, the demands and expectations of customers, the ability to attract and retain customers, the impact of information and data privacy trends and regulations on our business and competitors and other economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of our control, that may cause our business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Investors are referred to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, for additional information regarding the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. We do not intend and undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

Media Contact:
Marielle Lyon

Investor Contact:
Nicole Kunzman

For a discussion on how we define, use and calculate these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation thereof to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the supplementary schedules under “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this press release


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