Materialise Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
November 9, 2016
LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2016-- Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing services, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Highlights – Third Quarter 2016
- Total revenue increased 11.0% from the third quarter of 2015 to 28,736 kEUR, with increases in all three business segments.
- Materialise Software revenue up 21.1% from the third quarter of 2015.
- Adjusted EBITDA was 2,833 kEUR compared to 1,175 kEUR for the third quarter of 2015
- Total deferred revenue from annual software sales and maintenance contracts increased 2,347 kEUR from 11,816 kEUR for the third quarter of 2015 to 14,163 kEUR for the third quarter of 2016.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “Despite continued soft market conditions, Materialise again delivered double-digit revenue growth and an increase in Adjusted EBITDA. Led by gains in our Materialise Software segment, where we realized strong gains in new licenses and recurring license revenue, total revenue rose 11.0% from the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA increased from 1,175 kEUR to 2,833 kEUR. While many market participants continue to await the introduction of the next generation of printers, Materialise took a significant step forward with the launch of our partnership with HOYA Vision Care to transform the eyewear industry. Together, we are enabling the world’s first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear, using 3D printing technology to provide individualized lens and frame design backed by an end-to-end digital supply chain. Our groundbreaking partnership with an industry leader is a prime example of the way we continue to position Materialise as the software and services backbone of the 3D printing industry. We are developing additional meaningful partnerships that should serve us well when the industry resumes its growth and continue to fine-tune our operations to enhance efficiency.”
Third Quarter 2016 Results
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2016 increased by 11.0% to 28,736 kEUR compared to 25,883 kEUR for the third quarter of 2015, with gains in all three of our segments, particularly Materialise Software. Adjusted EBITDA increased from 1,175 kEUR to 2,833 kEUR, as a result of the combination of continued revenue growth, an improvement in our gross margins and a modest increase in operational expenses. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) in the third quarter was 9.9% compared to 4.5% in the third quarter of last year.
Revenue from our Materialise Software segment, which offers a proprietary software backbone that enables and enhances the functionality of 3D printers and 3D printing operations worldwide, increased by 21.1% to 7,632 kEUR for the third quarter of 2016 from 6,303 kEUR for the same quarter last year, driven by the growth of OEM sales and recurring license revenue. Segment EBITDA rose to 2,814 kEUR from 2,157 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin was 36.9% compared to 34.2% in the prior-year period.
Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment, which offers a unique platform consisting of medical planning and design software, clinical engineering services and patient specific devices, increased by 4.5% to 9,537 kEUR for the third quarter of 2016 compared to 9,123 kEUR for the same period in 2015. The increase was driven by direct sales of our complex surgery solutions, which increased by 28.0% from the same period in 2015. Sales from our collaborated medical device business, and our medical software sales decreased by 2.2% and 1.9%, respectively, compared to the same quarter in 2015. Segment EBITDA was approximately flat at 754 kEUR compared 763 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin decreased to 7.9% from 8.4% in the third quarter of 2015.
Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment, which offers an integrated suite of 3D printing and engineering services to industrial and commercial customers, increased 10.6% to 11,567 kEUR for the third quarter of 2016 from 10,457 kEUR for the third quarter of 2015, as a result of increased end part manufacturing. Segment EBITDA rose to 1,723 kEUR from 799 kEUR, including 460 kEUR related to the updated accounting valuation of resin materials stock as result of steady efficiency improvements. The segment EBITDA margin increased to 14.9% from 7.6% for the 2015 quarter. Excluding our growth businesses i.materialise and RapidFit, the segment EBITDA margin for the third quarter was 21.8% compared to 17.1% for the same quarter of the prior year.
Gross profit was 16,937 kEUR, or 58.9% of total revenue, for the third quarter of 2016 compared to 14,702 kEUR, or 56.8% of total revenue, for the third quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily a result of the improvement in the gross margin of Materialise Manufacturing.
Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased, in the aggregate, by 4.6% to 17,974 kEUR for the third quarter of 2016 from 17,179 kEUR for the third quarter of 2015. R&D expenses decreased slightly from 4,566 kEUR to 4,389 kEUR while S&M expenses declined slightly from 8,657 kEUR to 8,299 kEUR. G&A expenses increased from 3,956 kEUR to 5,286 kEUR. As in the first two quarters of 2016, these changes compared to last year primarily reflected the managerial structure and support we have implemented within our S&M and R&D groups to support their significant growth since our initial public offering (“IPO”). A number of employees with mixed roles within these groups have evolved into more managerial/administrative roles, and their cost as well as certain other expenses are now categorized into G&A.
Net other operating income decreased by 274 kEUR to 1,369 kEUR, compared to 1,643 kEUR for the third quarter of 2015. Net other operating income consists primarily of withholding tax exemptions for qualifying researchers, development grants, partial funding of R&D projects and currency exchange results on purchase and sales transactions.
Net financial result was (124) kEUR, compared to 151 kEUR for the prior-year period, reflecting smaller variances in the currency exchange rates, primarily on the portion of the company’s IPO proceeds held in U.S. dollars versus the euro.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2016 was (52) kEUR, compared to a net loss of (1,104) kEUR for the same period in the prior year. The improvement of 1,052 kEUR reflected an increase of 1,166 kEUR in operating profit, a decrease of 275 kEUR in the financial result, and an improvement of 105 kEUR in income tax income. Total comprehensive loss for the third quarter of 2016, which reflects exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was (511) kEUR compared to (1,821) kEUR for the same period in the prior year.
At September 30, 2016, we had cash and equivalents of 50,490 kEUR compared to 50,726 kEUR at December 31, 2015. Cash flow from operating activities in the third quarter of 2016 was (1,466) kEUR, compared to 268 kEUR in the same period last year.
Net shareholders’ equity at September 30, 2016 was 78,098 kEUR, compared to 82,955 kEUR at December 31, 2015.
In August 2016, to position Materialise for long-term growth, the company closed on two debt financings to expand our production facilities in Poland and our corporate facilities in Belgium. Materialise plans to invest approximately 17,000 kEUR in capital expenditures over the next nine months. The terms of the financings provide for 15-year term loans at fixed interest rates below 1.5%, with amortization deferred until 2023 and 2019 for the Belgium and Poland loans, respectively.
The company’s outlook for fiscal year 2016 remains within our previous guidance range for revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, which called for consolidated revenue between 115,000 - 120,000 kEUR and Adjusted EBITDA between 7,000 - 9,000 kEUR. We expect a seasonally active fourth quarter for our Materialise Software segment, but given the transition stage of our industry, which is awaiting a new generation of systems with increased value propositions, we expect that revenues for fiscal year 2016 will be at the lower end of the guidance range. We expect deferred revenue from annual licenses and maintenance to increase by an amount between 2,000 and 3,000 kEUR from 13,136 kEUR as of December 31, 2015.
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 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 press release 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 press release were made at a rate of EUR 1.00 to USD 1.1161, the 12:00 noon ET buying rate of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for the euro on September 30, 2016.
Conference Call and Webcast
Materialise will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of 2016 today, November 9, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. ET/14:30 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 #2102394. 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 replay of the conference call will be available via telephone beginning approximately one hour after the call ends through Thursday, November 10, 2016. U.S. participants can access the replay by dialing 855-859-2056 and international participants can dial 404-537-3406. The access code for the replay is #2102394. A webcast of the conference call and slide presentation 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 Materialise seeks to 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.
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