Materialise Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results
February 14, 2023
LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)— February 14, 2023 -- Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing and medical software solutions and of sophisticated 3D printing services, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.
Highlights – Fourth Quarter 2022
- Total revenue increased 10% to 62,703 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2022 from 56,989 kEUR for the 2021 period.
- Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 4,258 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to 10,490 kEUR for the 2021 period.
- Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was (4,588) kEUR, or (0.08) EUR per diluted share, compared to a profit of 4,762 kEUR, or 0.08 EUR per diluted share, for the 2021 period.
Highlights – Full Year 2022
- Total revenue increased 13% to 232,023 kEUR for 2022 from 205,450 kEUR for 2021.
- Total deferred revenues from annual software sales and maintenance fees increased 7,635 kEUR to 42,780 kEUR compared to December 31, 2021.
- Adjusted EBITDA was 19,014 kEUR for 2022 compared to 32,490 kEUR for 2021.
- Net loss for 2022 was (2,153) kEUR, or (0.04) EUR per diluted share, compared to a profit of 13,145 kEUR, or 0.23 EUR per diluted share, for 2021.
- Total cash was 140,867 kEUR at the end of 2022.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “Amidst the macro-economic and geo-political turbulence of 2022, Materialise prioritized the sustainability of our top-line growth over the maximization of short term profits. In 2022, we increased our revenues by 13% and grew our deferred revenues by more than 20%. In addition, we continued to strategically invest in our growth businessess despite significant inflationary pressures on labor, energy and materials costs and accelerated the consolidation with both Link3D and Identify3D, as a basis for our future cloud-based recurring income. These added costs in addition to certain one-time items weighed on our overall profitability for the year, with Adjusted EBITDA decreasing to 19,014 kEUR. However, with positive cash flow from operating activities of almost 25,000 kEUR in 2022 and cash and cash equivalents in excess of 140,000 kEUR at year end, we have the liquidity to support these investments and believe this was the right choice for Materialise, positioning us well for more profitable growth in the coming years.”
Fourth Quarter 2022 Results
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 increased 10.0% to 62,703 kEUR from 56,989 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 4,258 kEUR, compared to 10,490 kEUR for the same period in 2021. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) for the fourth quarter of 2022 was 6.8%, compared to 18.4% for the fourth quarter of 2021.
Revenue from our Materialise Software segment decreased 4.0% to 11,699 kEUR from 12,183 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the segment amounted to (1,441) kEUR compared to 5,518 kEUR while the Adjusted EBITDA margin for the segment was (12.3)%, compared to 45.3% for the prior-year period.
Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment increased 17.3% to 24,254 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to 20,682 kEUR for the same period in 2021. Adjusted EBITDA for the segment was 6,355 kEUR compared to 6,358 kEUR, while the Adjusted EBITDA margin for the segment was 26.2% compared to 30.7%.
Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 10.9% to 26,750 kEUR from 24,124 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA for the segment increased to 1,506 kEUR compared 990 kEUR, while the Adjusted EBITDA margin for the segment was 5.6%, compared to 4.1% for the prior-year period.
Gross profit increased 7.5% to 35,681 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2022 from 33,198 kEUR for the same period last year. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue was 56.9%, compared to 58.3%.
Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased, in the aggregate, 28.3% to 37,829 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2022 from 29,481 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021.
Net other operating result was 593 kEUR compared to 1,260 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021.
Operating result was (1,554) kEUR, compared to 4,976 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021.
Net financial result for the fourth quarter of 2022 was (3,436) kEUR, compared to 275 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021, mainly as a result of currency exchange losses.
The fourth quarter of 2022 contained net income tax income of 402 kEUR, compared to net tax expense of (490) kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2021.
As a result of the above, net loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was (4,588) kEUR, compared to a net profit of 4,762 kEUR for the same period in 2021. Total comprehensive income for the fourth quarter of 2022 was (7,623) kEUR, compared to a profit of 1,832 kEUR for the 2021 period.
Full Year 2022 Results
Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2022 increased 12.9% to 232,023 kEUR from 205,450 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2021. Adjusted EBITDA for 2022 amounted to 19,014 kEUR compared to 32,490 kEUR for 2021. The Adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.2%, compared to 15.8% in 2021.
Revenues from our Materialise Software segment increased 1.8% to 43,688 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2022 compared to 42,902 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2021. The segment’s Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 1,514 kEUR compared to 15,705 kEUR. The segment’s Adjusted EBITDA margin was 3.5% in 2022, compared to 36.6% in 2021.
Revenues from our Materialise Medical segment grew by 15.6% for the year ended December 31, 2022 to 84,846 kEUR from 73,368 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2021. The segment’s Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 18,822 kEUR compared to 20,669 kEUR. The segment’s Adjusted EBITDA margin was 22.2% in 2022, compared to 28.2% in 2021.
Revenues from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 16.0% to 103,489 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2022 from 89,180 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2021. The segment’s Adjusted EBITDA increased 31.1% to 8,229 kEUR from 6,275 kEUR. The segment’s Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 8.0% in 2022 from 7.0% for 2021.
Operating profit amounted to (2,872) kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2022 compared to a profit of 12,217 kEUR in the prior year.
Net financial income amounted to 1,694 kEUR, compared to net financial income of 1,519 kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2021. Income taxes amounted to (975) kEUR compared to (591) kEUR for the year ended December 31, 2021. Net loss was (2,153) kEUR for 2022 compared to a net profit of 13,145 kEUR in 2021.
At December 31, 2022, we had cash and equivalents of 140,867 kEUR compared to 196,028 kEUR at December 31, 2021. Gross debt amounted to 80,980 kEUR (of which 19,960 kEUR was short term), compared to 99,107 kEUR at December 31, 2021.
Cash flow from operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2022 was 24,709 kEUR compared to 25,845 kEUR in the year ended December 31, 2021. Total capital expenditures for the year ended December 31, 2022 amounted to 24,773 kEUR.
Net shareholders’ equity at December 31, 2022 was 228,928 kEUR compared to 232,578 kEUR at December 31, 2021.
Mr. Leys concluded, “We currently expect Materialise to post another year of double-digit revenue growth, with revenues totaling between 255,000 and 260,000 kEUR in 2023. As in 2022, we expect our Materialise Medical segment and our Materialise Manufacturing segment will be the main drivers of that growth. While we expect sales of our Materialise Software segment will also grow, this growth may not be fully reflected in the segment’s revenues due to the changing cloud-based subscription business model we are introducing there.
“Assuming that inflation stabilizes in 2023, we expect our continued revenue growth to gradually result in a stronger Adjusted EBITDA, which we currently anticipate to total between 25,000 and 30,000 kEUR for 2023. We expect our three segments to contribute to our Adjusted EBITDA in line with their contributions to our revenue growth.
“At the same time, we want to note that the developments in Ukraine will likely have an important impact on the European and global economy as well as on the continuity of the important services we source from our brave workforce in Kyiv and could, therefore, also have a significant effect on our results for 2023. We will continue to monitor these developments, which remain unpredictable.”
Materialise uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental financial measures of its financial performance. EBITDA is calculated as net profit(loss) plus income taxes, financial expenses (less financial income), shares of profit or loss in a joint venture and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by adding share-based compensation expenses, acquisition-related expenses of business combinations, impairments and revaluation of fair value due to 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(loss), 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(loss) 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 1.0666, the reference rate of the European Central Bank on December 31, 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast
Materialise will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022 and other matters on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 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 call by phone, please click the link below at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and you will be provided with dial-in details. Participants can choose to dial in or receive a call to connect to Materialise’s conference call.
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 30 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 the largest groups of software developers in the industry with one of the largest and most complete 3D printing facilities in the world.
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