Materialise Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results
July 26, 2023
LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2023-- 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Highlights – Second Quarter 2023
- Total revenue increased 11.6% to 64,810 kEUR compared to 58,070 kEUR for the second quarter of 2022.
- Total deferred revenue from annual software sales and maintenance fees amounted to 41,740 kEUR compared to 42,780 kEUR at December 31, 2022.
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.2% to 4,755 kEUR compared to 4,240 kEUR for the corresponding 2022 period.
- Excluding an unexpected adverse arbitration award for (5,189) kEUR, the Adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter would have been 15.3%.
- Net profit for the second quarter of 2023 was (494) kEUR, or (0.01) EUR per diluted share, compared to 896 kEUR, or 0.02 EUR per diluted share, for the corresponding 2022 period.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “Materialise delivered another strong operational performance in the second quarter of 2023. Our consolidated revenues of 64,810 kEUR rose almost 12% compared to the same period last year, with increased revenues in all three of our segments. Materialise Medical had an especially robust performance with revenue increasing 20%. Our Q2 2023 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of 4,755 kEUR represents an increase of more than 12% compared to last year's corresponding period despite the (5,189) kEUR negative impact resulting from an unexpected adverse resolution of an arbitration proceeding in May 2023. Given the strength of our fundamental operations, we are able to maintain the guidance previously provided for both our 2023 revenue and our Adjusted EBITDA.”
Second Quarter 2023 Results
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2023 increased 11.6% to 64,810 kEUR from 58,070 kEUR for the second quarter of 2022. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 4,755 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 compared to 4,240 kEUR for the corresponding 2022 period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) for the second quarter of 2023 was 7.3%, equal to the second quarter of 2022. Excluding the (5,189) kEUR negative impact resulting from the unexpected adverse resolution of an arbitration proceeding, our Adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter would have been 15.3%.
Revenue from our Materialise Software segment increased 3.6% to 11,030 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 from 10,642 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Segment EBITDA increased to 1,973 kEUR from 821 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin was 17.9% compared to 7.7% for the corresponding prior-year period.
Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment increased 19.6% to 24,945 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 compared to 20,855 kEUR for the same period in 2022. Segment EBITDA amounted to 2,683 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 compared to 4,474 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin was 10.8% compared to 21.5% for the second quarter of 2022. The Medical segment EBITDA for the second quarter of 2023 includes the (5,189) kEUR negative effect from an arbitration award granted against us in our previously disclosed indemnification dispute with Zimmer Biomet related to certain joint replacement devices. Excluding the (5,189) kEUR negative impact, the Adjusted EBITDA margin of our Medical segment for the quarter would have been 31.6%.
Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 8.5% to 28,835 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 from 26,574 kEUR for the second quarter of 2022. Segment EBITDA amounted to 2,708 kEUR compared to 1,581 kEUR for the same period last year, while the segment EBITDA margin was 9.4% compared to 5.9% for the second quarter of 2022.
Gross profit was 37,047 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 compared to 32,030 kEUR for the same period last year, while gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 57.2% compared to 55.2% for the second quarter of 2022.
Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses decreased in the aggregate by 1.3% to 33,176 kEUR for the second quarter of 2023 from 33,613 kEUR for the second quarter of 2022, with disciplined cost containment in S&M and G&A fully offsetting the increased costs of our continued R&D efforts.
Net other operating income, which includes the negative impact from the adverse arbitration award, was (4,468) kEUR compared to 498 kEUR for the second quarter of 2022.
Operating result amounted to (597) kEUR compared to (1,084) kEUR for the second quarter of 2022.
Net financial result was 635 kEUR compared to 2,580 kEUR for the second quarter of 2022.
The second quarter of 2023 contained income tax expenses of (532) kEUR, compared to (600) kEUR in the second quarter of 2022.
As a result of the above, net result for the second quarter of 2023 was (494) kEUR, compared to 896 kEUR for the same period in 2022. Total comprehensive income for the second quarter of 2023, which includes exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was 140 kEUR compared to 771 kEUR for the corresponding 2022 period.
At June 30, 2023, after payment of the 5,189 kEUR arbitration award, we had cash and cash equivalents of 136,285 kEUR compared to 140,867 kEUR at December 31, 2022. Gross debt amounted to 72,412 kEUR, compared to 80,980 kEUR at December 31, 2022. As a result, our net cash position (cash and cash equivalents less gross debt) was 63,873 kEUR, an increase of 3,986 kEUR compared to December 31, 2022
Cash flow from operating activities for the second quarter of the year 2023 was 775 kEUR compared to 8,636 kEUR for the same period in 2022. Total capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2023 amounted to 2,119 kEUR.
Net shareholders’ equity at June 30, 2023 was 233,393 kEUR compared to 228,928 kEUR at December 31, 2022.
Mr. Leys concluded, “Seven months into 2023, Materialise continues to expect to report consolidated revenue towards the high end of the 255,000 kEUR to 260,000 kEUR range we previously provided. We are also maintaining, despite the unexpected arbitration award granted against us in May 2023 for a total amount of (5,189) kEUR, our Adjusted EBITDA guidance between 28,000 kEUR and 33,000 kEUR for fiscal year 2023”.
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 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, 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 1.0866, the reference rate of the European Central Bank on June 30, 2023.
Conference Call and Webcast
Materialise will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the second quarter of 2023 on Wednesday, July 26, 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 Koen Berges, Chief Financial Officer. A question-and-answer session will follow management’s remarks.
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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 three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services that empower sustainable 3D printing applications. Our open, secure, and flexible end-to-end solutions enable flexible industrial manufacturing and mass personalization in various industries — including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, eyewear, art and design, wearables, and consumer goods. Headquartered in Belgium and with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the world's largest and most complete 3D printing facilities
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