Materialise Reports First Quarter 2023 Results
April 27, 2023 at 06:30 AM EDT
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 first quarter ended March 31, 2023.
Highlights – First Quarter 2023
Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “Materialise performed extremely well in the year’s opening quarter. Our consolidated revenues increased more than 24%, boosted by the very strong growth of Materialise Medical and Materialise Manufacturing revenues, by 33% and 25% respectively, and further supported by a solid revenue uptake at Materialise Software of more than 8%. During the quarter, our Adjusted EBITDA increased 89% to 10,310 kEUR, mainly because of scaling effects.”
First Quarter 2023 Results
Total revenue for the first quarter of 2023 increased 24.4% to 65,886 kEUR from 52,961 kEUR for the first quarter of 2022. Adjusted EBITDA increased to 10,310 kEUR for the first quarter of 2023 from 5,443 kEUR for the 2022 period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) for the first quarter of 2023 was 15.6%, compared to 10.3% for the first quarter of 2022.
Revenue from Materialise Software increased 8.3% to 11,350 kEUR for the first quarter of 2023 from 10,483 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased to 2,427 kEUR from 1,932 kEUR while the segment Adjusted EBITDA margin was 21.4% compared to 18.4% for the prior-year period.
Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment increased 32.5% to 24,317 kEUR for the first quarter of 2023 compared to 18,347 kEUR for the same period in 2022. Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased to 7,348 kEUR for the first quarter of 2023 compared to 3,227 kEUR while the segment Adjusted EBITDA margin grew to 30.2% compared to 17.6% for the first quarter of 2022.
Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 25.2% to 30,219 kEUR for the first quarter of 2023 from 24,131 kEUR for the first quarter of 2022. Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased to 3,189 kEUR from 2,613 kEUR while the segment Adjusted EBITDA margin was 10.6% compared to 10.8% for the first quarter of 2022.
Gross profit grew to 36,837 kEUR compared to 28,884 kEUR for the same period last year, while gross profit as a percentage of revenue increased to 55.9% compared to 54.5% for the first quarter of 2022.
Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased, in the aggregate, 8.7% to 32,358 kEUR for the first quarter of 2023 from 29,774 kEUR for the first quarter of 2022.
Net other operating income was 519 kEUR compared to 938 kEUR for the first quarter of 2022.
Operating result amounted to 4,998 kEUR compared to 49 kEUR for the first quarter of 2022.
Net financial result was (566) kEUR compared to 376 kEUR for the first quarter of 2022.
The first quarter of 2023 contained income tax expenses of (718) kEUR, compared to (298) kEUR in the first quarter of 2022.
As a result of the above, net profit for the first quarter of 2023 was 3,715 kEUR, compared to 127 kEUR for the same period in 2022. Total comprehensive income for the first quarter of 2023, which includes exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was 4,490 kEUR compared to 1,543 kEUR for the 2022 period.
At March 31, 2023, we had cash and cash equivalents of 141,720 kEUR compared to 140,867 kEUR at December 31, 2022. Gross debt amounted to 75,251 kEUR, compared to 80,980 kEUR at December 31, 2022. As a result, our net cash position (gross debt less cash and cash equivalents) increased 6,582 kEUR to 66,469 kEUR.
Cash flow from operating activities for the first quarter of 2023 decreased to 11,044 kEUR from 11,111 kEUR for the same period in 2022. Total capital expenditures for the first quarter of 2023 amounted to 3,271 kEUR.
Net shareholders’ equity at March 31, 2023 was 233,251 kEUR compared to 228,928 kEUR at December 31, 2022.
Executive Chairman Peter Leys concluded, “In the beginning of 2023, we expected Materialise to report consolidated revenue between 255,000 kEUR and 260,000 kEUR and Adjusted EBITDA between 25,000 kEUR and 30,000 kEUR. Based on the company’s strong Q1 performance, but also bearing in mind the uncertain global macro-economic environment, we now believe that our 2023 revenue will come closer to the high end of the initially guided range, and expect that our 2023 Adjusted EBITDA could be up to 10% higher than the top of the range communicated earlier.”
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 1.0875, the reference rate of the European Central Bank on March 31, 2023.
Conference Call and Webcast
Materialise will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of 2023 on Thursday, April 27, 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.
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 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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