Materialise Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
April 30, 2019
LEUVEN, Belgium—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 30, 2019 — Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing and medical software and of sophisticated 3D printing services, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Highlights – First Quarter 2019
- Total revenue increased 7.3% to 47,115 kEUR for the first quarter of 2019 from 43,899 kEUR for the first quarter of 2018.
- Total deferred revenue from annual software sales and maintenance contracts increased by 2,305 kEUR to 24,911 kEUR from 22,606 kEUR at the end of 2018.
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 12% from the first quarter of 2018 to 5,829 kEUR for the first quarter of 2019.
- Net loss for the first quarter of 2019 was (304) kEUR, or (0.01) EUR per diluted share, compared to (183) kEUR, or 0.00 EUR per diluted share, over the same period last year.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “In the year’s opening quarter, all three of our segments performed well. Materialise Software and Materialise Medical, which continue to invest in both sales and marketing and research and development, combined healthy double-digit revenue growth rates with solid double-digit EBITDA margins. In spite of the continuing macro-economic uncertainties, in particular in the automotive sector, Materialise Manufacturing also realized growth, both in terms of revenue and, more significantly, in terms of EBITDA. We believe we are on track to meet our financial guidance for 2019.”
First Quarter 2019 Results
Total revenue for the first quarter of 2019 increased 7.3% to 47,115 kEUR compared to 43,899 kEUR for the first quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA increased to 5,829 kEUR from 5,224 kEUR. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) in the first quarter of 2019 was 12.4% compared to 11.9% in the first quarter of 2018.
Revenue from our Materialise Software segment increased 12.3% to 9,350 kEUR for the first quarter of 2019 from 8,326 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Segment EBITDA increased to 2,961 kEUR from 2,324 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin (the segment's EBITDA divided by the segment's revenue) was 31.7% compared to 27.9% in the prior-year period.
Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment increased 13.6% to 13,566 kEUR for the first quarter of 2019 compared to 11,946 kEUR for the same period in 2018. Compared to the same quarter in 2018, revenues from medical devices and services grew 15.8%, and revenues from our medical software grew 9.4%. Segment EBITDA was 1,773 kEUR compared to 2,060 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin decreased to 13.1% from 17.2% in the first quarter of 2018.
Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 2.3% to 24,184 kEUR for the first quarter of 2019 from 23,632 kEUR for the first quarter of 2018. Segment EBITDA increased to 3,695 kEUR from 3,133 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin increased to 15.3% from 13.3% for the same quarter in 2018.
Gross profit was 25,579 kEUR, or 54.3% of total revenue, for the first quarter of 2019 compared to 23,955 kEUR, or 54.6% of total revenue, for the first quarter of 2018
Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased, in the aggregate, 8.5% to 25,361 kEUR for the first quarter of 2019 from 23,374 kEUR for the first quarter of 2018.
Net other operating income increased by 709 kEUR to 1,258 kEUR compared to 549 kEUR for the first quarter of 2018.
Operating result increased 30.6% to 1,476 kEUR from 1,130 kEUR for the same period in the prior year.
Net financial result was (592) kEUR compared to (710) kEUR for the prior-year period. The share in loss of joint venture amounted to (123) kEUR from (103) kEUR for the same period last year.
The first quarter of 2019 contained income tax expenses of (1,065) kEUR, compared to (500) kEUR in the first quarter of 2018. The decrease of 565 kEUR primarily reflects the change in deferred taxes from an income of 320 kEUR as at March 31, 2018 to an expense of 290 kEUR as at March 31, 2019.
As a result of the above, net loss for the first quarter of 2019 was (304) kEUR, compared to (183) kEUR for the same period in 2018. Total comprehensive income for the first quarter of 2019, which includes exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was 284 kEUR compared to a loss of (278) kEUR for the same period in 2018.
At March 31, 2019, we had cash and equivalents of 111,052 kEUR compared to 115,506 kEUR at December 31, 2018. Cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter of 2019 was 4,081 kEUR compared to 6,200 kEUR in 2018. As a result of the implementation of the new accounting standard IFRS 16, we have recognized additional lease assets and liabilities for an amount of 4,998 kEUR at January 1, 2019. Our Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 was affected positively by this new standard from the rental payments decrease of 596 kEUR, but our operating profit was not impacted as the depreciation expenses increased by the same amount.
Net shareholders’ equity at March 31, 2019 was 136,377 kEUR compared to 135,989 kEUR at December 31, 2018.
As detailed in the company’s year-end fiscal 2018 earnings announcement, in fiscal 2019, management expects to report consolidated revenue between 196,000 - 204,000 kEUR and Adjusted EBITDA between 29,000 - 33,000 kEUR. Management also expects the amount of deferred revenue the company generates from annual licenses and maintenance in 2019 to increase by an amount between 2,000 - 4,000 kEUR as compared to 2018. Reflecting the usual seasonality of the company’s business, Materialise expects its financial performance to be weighted towards the second half of 2019.
Materialise uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental financial measures of its financial performance. EBITDA is calculated as net profit plus income taxes, financial expenses (less financial income), shares of loss in a joint venture and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by adding non-cash stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition-related expenses of business combinations to EBITDA. Management believes these non-IFRS measures to be important measures as they exclude the effects of items which primarily reflect the impact of long-term investment and financing decisions, rather than the performance of the company’s day-to-day operations. As compared to net profit, these measures are limited in that they do not reflect the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in the company’s business, or the charges associated with impairments. Management evaluates such items through other financial measures such as capital expenditures and cash flow provided by operating activities. The company believes that these measurements are useful to measure a company’s ability to grow or as a valuation measurement. The company’s calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net profit or any other performance measure derived in accordance with IFRS. The company’s presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.
This document contains translations of certain euro amounts into U.S. dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from euros to U.S. dollars in this document were made at a rate of EUR 1.00 to USD 1.1235, the reference rate of the European Central Bank on March 29, 2019.
Conference Call and Webcast
Materialise will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CET. Company participants on the call will include Wilfried Vancraen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Peter Leys, Executive Chairman; and Johan Albrecht, Chief Financial Officer. A question-and-answer session will follow management’s remarks.
To access the conference call, please dial 844-469-2530 (U.S.) or 765-507-2679 (international), passcode #4573367. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet with an accompanying slide presentation, which can be accessed on the company’s website at http://investors.materialise.com.
A webcast of the conference call will be archived on the company's website for one year.
Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines one of the largest groups of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, among other things, our intentions, beliefs, assumptions, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations, plans, objectives, strategies and prospects, both financial and business, including statements concerning, among other things, current estimates of fiscal 2019 revenues, deferred revenue from annual licenses and maintenance and Adjusted EBITDA, results of operations, cash needs, capital expenditures, expenses, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth and strategies (including our strategic priorities for 2019), and the trends and competition that may affect the markets, industry or us. Such statements are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks. When used in this press release, the words “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “forecast,” “will,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “aim,” “should,” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the expectations of management under current assumptions at the time of this press release. These expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and the company believes there is a reasonable basis for them. However, the company cannot offer any assurance that our expectations, beliefs and projections will actually be achieved. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events, competitive dynamics and industry change, and depend on economic circumstances that may or may not occur in the future or may occur on longer or shorter timelines than anticipated. We caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are in some cases beyond our control. All of the forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including risk factors described in the company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
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