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Markforged exceeds 2021 growth targets

Markforged Holding Corporation (NYSE: MKFG) (the “Company”), creator of the integrated metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, today announced its results from the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

“This has been a tremendous growth year for Markforged. We executed on the plan we shared a year ago and beat our targets for 2021, making Markforged one of the fastest organically growing additive manufacturing companies, with industry-leading gross margins,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “Thanks to the hard work of our team, we exceeded growth targets for both the fourth quarter and full fiscal year. We saw a 27% organic growth rate in 2021, as the Digital Forge continued to solve manufacturing challenges for customers around the world. Our closely integrated hardware, software and materials are designed to allow our customers to overcome ongoing global supply chain constraints by printing industrial-strength parts for critical applications directly at the point-of-need.”

Financial Highlights for Full-Year 2021

  • Revenue increased 27%, to $91.2 million, in 2021 as compared to $71.9 million in 2020.
  • Gross profit grew 26%, to $52.9 million, in 2021 from $41.9 million in 2020.
  • Gross margin was 58% in 2021, consistent with our 2020 gross margin.
  • Net loss from operations was $61.0 million in 2021, compared to a net loss from operations of $17.7 million in the year prior.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $38.7 million in 2021, compared to a loss of $13.4 million in the year prior.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $288.6 million as of December 31, 2021.

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2021

  • Revenue increased by 9%, to $26.6 million, in the fourth quarter of 2021 from $24.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Revenue increased by 33%, to $26.6 million, in the fourth quarter of 2021 from $20.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, when adjusted for revenues generated from the single largest transaction in our history, Automation Alley.
  • Gross profit decreased 4%, to $15.0 million, in the fourth quarter of 2021 from $15.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Gross margin was 56% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to 65% in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Net loss from operations was $18.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss from operations of $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $11.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to a loss of $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. Please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable non-GAAP measure. 

     

Business Highlights

In 2021, the Company continued to expand the addressable market of the Digital Forge by introducing 12 major, new solutions to the platform in the form of printers, software updates and materials. Most notably, the FX20 with ULTEMTM 9085 Filament with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement advanced the Company’s position as a leader in point-of-need production in industrial-strength parts. Built to scale distributed global production, the FX20 empowers Markforged customers to move their additive operations into robust production with strong, accurate parts that solve demanding, end-use applications.

Markforged also grew its greatest asset – its team. Having nearly doubled in size with approximately 400 employees to close out 2021, including several key executive hires, the team is sharply focused on developing multiple products simultaneously to accelerate the growth of the Digital Forge’s addressable market.

“Between the release of new, expanded capabilities of the Digital Forge and the material uptick in volume shipment of the FX20 expected in the latter half of this year, we remain confident in our ability to achieve our targets again in 2022,” says Mark Schwartz, Chief Financial Ocer.

Business Outlook for Full-Year 2022

  • Full-year revenue is anticipated to be $114.0 – $123.0 million, representing year over year growth of 30% at the midpoint of that range.
  • Factoring in seasonality and FX20 revenue in the second half of the year, we expect 60% – 65% of our revenue will be recognized in the second half of the year.
  • Expectations continue for generating industry-leading gross margins, with full-year non-GAAP gross margin expected to be in the range of 55% – 57%.
  • We expect operating expenses to decline as a percentage of our revenue, resulting in a non-GAAP operating loss in the range of $52.0 – $57.0 million for the year.
  • We expect non-GAAP earnings per share results for the full year to be a loss in the range of $0.28 – $0.31 per share, based on an outstanding share count of approximately 186 million shares.
  • Beginning in the first quarter of 2022, we intend to supplement the reporting of our GAAP results with certain non-GAAP results for gross profit, operating profit, and earnings per share, intended to provide broader insight into how we manage our business. We believe this will provide a more meaningful set of data points, for comparison purposes, than our prior non-GAAP reporting of adjusted EBITDA.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company will host a webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET today, Tuesday, March 15, to discuss the results.

Participants may access the audio webcast by visiting the investors section of the Company’s website at https://investors.markforged.com/.

To participate in the call, please dial 1-877-407-9039, or 1-201-689-8470 for international participants, ten minutes before the scheduled start.

For those unable to listen to the live conference call, a replay will be available on the Company’s website and telephonically through March 29, 2022 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S. domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (International), passcode 13727359.

Amounts herein pertaining to December 31, 2021 represent a preliminary estimate as of the date of this earnings release and may be revised upon filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). More information on our results of operations for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 will be provided upon filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC.

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