~26% of respondents with at least $15MM in 2015 GAAP revenue had a revenue growth rate + EBITDA margin of 40% or higher – “The Rule of 40%”, a popular benchmark for top SaaS company performance.
The median results of those respondents meeting or exceeding “The Rule of 40%” showed that they tended to report lower churn and lower CAC ratios, be more enterprise-focused with larger contracts, rely more heavily on field sales and more often report a vertical focus.
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If your Net Revenue Churn is high (above 2% per month) it is an indicator that there is something wrong in your business; which may have a dramatically negative effect on your company’s growth. Source: Mckinsey
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Because of the losses in the early days, which get bigger the more successful the company is at acquiring customers, it is much harder for management and investors to figure out whether a SaaS business is financially viable.
The median average contract length is 1.3 years and the average billing term is seven months in advance in 2016. Comparable to 2015, with average contract length shortening from 1.5 to 1.3 years and average billing period increasing by one month from 2015 to 7 months