Materialise Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

LEUVEN, Belgium — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 6, 2019 — 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 full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Highlights – Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2018

Full Year 2018:

  • Total revenue increased 29.6% to 184,721 kEUR for 2018 from 142,573 kEUR in 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 61% to 23,526 kEUR for 2018 from 14,610 kEUR for 2017.
  • Net profit for 2018 was 3,027 kEUR, or 0.06 EUR per diluted share, compared to a loss of (2,117) kEUR last year.

Fourth Quarter 2018:

  • Total revenue increased 9.6% to 49,014 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 4.24% to 6,052 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 525 kEUR, or 0.01 EUR per diluted share, compared to 1,067 kEUR, over the same period last year.

Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “2018 has been a good year for Materialise. Our annual revenues grew by 30% to 184,721 kEUR, our Adjusted EBITDA grew by 61% to 23,526 kEUR, and our deferred revenue from license and maintenance fees increased 3,883 kEUR to 22,606 kEUR, all at the higher end of the range we forecasted at the beginning of the year. In addition, cash flow from operating activities in 2018 was 28,321 kEUR compared to 9,951 kEUR in 2017, and, as a result of the capital we raised in 2018, our cash and cash equivalents at the end of 2018 totaled 115,506 kEUR compared to 43,175 kEUR at the end of last year. This financial strength positions us well to capture new growth opportunities going forward, even if the macro-economic conditions become less favorable.”

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 9.6% to 49,014 kEUR compared to 44,733 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA increased to 6,052 kEUR from 5,806 kEUR. The Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue) in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 12.3% compared to 13.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Revenue from our Materialise Software segment decreased 4.1% to 10,044 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2018 from 10,468 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Deferred revenue from license and maintenance fees within the segment increased by 965 kEUR compared to last year’s quarter. Segment EBITDA decreased to 2,969 kEUR from 4,619 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin was 29.6% compared to 44.1% in the prior-year period.

Revenue from our Materialise Medical segment increased 27.4% to 15,081 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 11,842 kEUR for the same period in 2017. Compared to the same quarter in 2017, revenues from medical devices and services grew 39.6%, and revenues from our medical software grew 6.9%. Segment EBITDA was 3,593 kEUR compared to 2,158 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin increased to 23.8% from 18.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Revenue from our Materialise Manufacturing segment increased 6.8% to 23,926 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2018 from 22,394 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2017. Segment EBITDA increased to 1,983 kEUR from 1,377 kEUR while the segment EBITDA margin increased to 8.3% from 6.1% for the same quarter in 2017.

Gross profit was 27,261 kEUR, or 55.6% of total revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 23,601 kEUR, or 52.8% of total revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Research and development (“R&D”), sales and marketing (“S&M”) and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased, in the aggregate, 11.1% to 27,290 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2018 from 24,553 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Net other operating income decreased by 1,135 kEUR to 810 kEUR compared to 1,945 kEUR for the fourth quarter of 2017. Net other operating income this quarter was impacted by higher provisions for doubtful trade receivables, which totaled 852 kEUR, and included the application of the new IFRS9 Financial Instruments accounting standard.

Operating result decreased to 781 kEUR from 993 kEUR for the same period in the prior year.

Net financial result was (420) kEUR compared to (356) kEUR for the prior-year period.

Net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 525 kEUR, compared to net profit of 1,067 kEUR for the same period in 2017. The operating profit decreased by 212 kEUR and our share in the loss of a joint venture increased by 311 kEUR. Total comprehensive income for the fourth quarter of 2018, which includes exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was 507 kEUR compared to 857 kEUR for the same period in 2017.

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