Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS), a provider of additive manufacturing and medical software and of sophisticated 3D printing services, announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Highlights – Third Quarter 2022
- Total revenue increased 11.7% to 58,288 kEUR compared to 52,195 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021.
- Total deferred revenue from annual software sales and maintenance fees increased by 3,214 kEUR to 38,359 kEUR compared to December 31, 2021.
- Adjusted EBITDA was 5,072 kEUR, compared to 9,739 kEUR for the 2021 period.
- Net profit for the third quarter of 2022 was 1,413 kEUR, or 0.02 EUR per diluted share, compared to 8,657 kEUR, or 0.15 EUR per diluted share, for the 2021 period.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “Demand for the products and solutions of each of our three segments remained solid even in these uncertain macro-economic times. Materialise’s revenue increased by almost 12% compared to the same period last year and our deferred revenue from annual software sales and maintenance fees increased by almost 10% compared to December 31, 2021. As a result of our continued investment in our growth businesses, but also because of inflation and, in particular our increased labor costs, our Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was 5,072 kEUR compared to 9,739 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021. Our results included operational investments in Identify3D, a developer of AM cloud security systems that we acquired on September 1, 2022.”
Third Quarter 2022 Results
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2022 increased 11.7% to 58,288 kEUR from 52,195 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to 5,072 kEUR for the third quarter of 2022 compared to 9,739 kEUR for the 2021 period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) for the third quarter of 2022 was 8.7%, compared to 18.7% for the third quarter of 2021.
Revenue from our Materialise Software segment increased 3.8% to 10,863 kEUR for the third quarter of 2022 from 10,468 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Segment EBITDA decreased, including the effect of ongoing investments in Link3D and Identify3D, to 202 kEUR from 3,708 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin was 1.9% compared to 35.4% for the prior-year period.
Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment increased 13.1% to 21,391 kEUR for the third quarter of 2022 compared to 18,910 kEUR for the same period in 2021. Segment EBITDA amounted to 4,765 kEUR for the third quarter of 2022 compared to 5,251 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin was 22.3% compared to 27.8% for the third quarter of 2021.
Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 14.1% to 26,033 kEUR for the third quarter of 2022 from 22,817 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021. Segment EBITDA amounted to 2,530 kEUR compared to 3,546 kEUR for the same period last year, while the segment EBITDA margin was 9.7% compared to 15.5% for the third quarter of 2021.
Gross profit was 32,042 kEUR compared to 31,076 kEUR for the same period last year, while gross profit as a percentage of revenue decreased to 55.0% compared to 59.5% for the third quarter of 2021.
Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased, in the aggregate, 24.5% to 33,491 kEUR for the third quarter of 2022 from 26,900 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021.
Net other operating income increased to 1,166 kEUR from 355 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021.
Operating result amounted to (282) kEUR compared to 4,529 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021.
Net financial result was 2,173 kEUR compared to 4,203 kEUR for the third quarter of 2021.
The third quarter of 2022 contained income tax expenses of (478) kEUR, compared to (75) kEUR in the third quarter of 2021.
As a result of the above, net profit for the third quarter of 2022 was 1,413 kEUR, compared to 8,657 kEUR for the same period in 2021. Total comprehensive income for the third quarter of 2022, which includes exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was 1,638 kEUR compared to 8,272 kEUR for the 2021 period.
At September 30, 2022, we had cash and cash equivalents of 150,621 kEUR compared to 196,028 kEUR at December 31, 2021. Gross debt amounted to 83,925 kEUR, compared to 99,107 kEUR at December 31, 2021. As a result, our net cash position (cash and cash equivalents less gross debt) was 66,696 kEUR, a decrease of 30,225 kEUR, and included the effect of our call option exercise to acquire 100% of the shares of Link3D, and of our acquisition of Identify3D.
Cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter of the year 2022 was 3,840 kEUR compared to 4,388 kEUR for the same period in 2021. Total capital expenditures for the third quarter of 2022 amounted to 9,441 kEUR.
Net shareholders’ equity at September 30, 2022 was 236,559 kEUR compared to 232,577 kEUR at December 31, 2021.
Mr. Leys concluded, “The revenue growth posted by each of our segments during the first nine months of this year strengthens our confidence that our full year 2022 revenues will be at least 10% higher than in 2021. While inflation and pressure on the labor market, which are higher and more persistent than we expected at the beginning of 2022, weigh on our results, we continue to make prudent investments in select growth businesses. As a result, we continue to expect that our consolidated EBITDA for the full year 2022 will be in the range of 20 mEUR to 25 mEUR.”
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 0.9748, the reference rate of the European Central Bank on September 30, 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast
Materialise held a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of 2022 on Thursday, October 27, 2022. A webcast of the conference call will be archived on the company’s website for one year.
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