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Materialise Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

LEUVEN, Belgium, Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 ending September 30, 2014.

Highlights – Third Quarter 2014

  • Revenue increased 16.9% year over year to 19,833 kEUR
  • 3D Printing software sales increased 29%
  • Total software sales were 31% of total revenue
  • R&D increased by 1,145 KEUR to 18.5% of total revenue
  • Adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-cash stock based compensation expenses, was 2,055 kEUR for a 10.4% margin

"Our second quarter as a public company was another very active and successful period for Materialise," said Executive Chairman Peter Leys. "We delivered revenue growth of 17% while continuing to invest heavily in developing new products and expanding our sales reach. Consistent with the second quarter, we continued to drive growth of our 3D printing software. The capital we raised through our IPO has given us the flexibility to make buy or build decisions about the most efficient way to accelerate our growth, and our recent acquisition of OrthoView Holdings Limited, the world's leading provider of 2D digital pre-operative planning and templating solutions for orthopedic surgeons, is an important step in expanding our distribution channels. In summary, we are executing well on both the company's near- and our longer-term strategic objectives."

Third Quarter 2014 Results

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2014 increased by 16.9% to 19,833 kEUR compared to 16,973 kEUR for the third quarter of 2013, driven by strong gains in the software and industrial production segments. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding stock-based compensation expenses, decreased from 2,460 kEUR to 2,055 kEUR reflecting ongoing investments in both research and development and sales and marketing. The adjusted EBITDA margin in the third quarter was 10.4% compared to 14.5% last year.

Revenues from the 3D Printing Software segment, which offers proprietary software worldwide through programs that enable and enhance the functionality of 3D printers and 3D printing operations, increased by 29.0% to 4,438 kEUR for the third quarter of 2014 from 3,441 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Growth was fueled by a significant increase in new license sales across all regions, showing an accelerated growth in revenue generated with OEMs. EBITDA increased from 1,345 kEUR to 1,518 kEUR while the EBITDA margin declined to 34.2% from 39.1% last year due to significant investments in S&M and R&D expenses, which collectively increased 46% year-over-year, in line with our announced strategy.

Revenues from the Medical segment, which offers both a medical software platform and a portfolio of medical devices and clinical engineering services to our customers, increased by 3.8% to 7,090 kEUR for the third quarter of 2014 compared to 6,833 kEUR for the same quarter last year. Near-term growth was constrained by the conversion from perpetual to annual licenses and the maturation of the knee guide business. Sales of medical software decreased 2% to 1,748 kEUR from 1,791 kEUR due to the license conversion, as evidenced by the fact that the share of annual licenses increased to 29% of new license sales from 7% last year. Revenues from the direct sale of guides and implants increased by 53% from the previous year. EBITDA decreased from 1,213 kEUR to 677 kEUR and the EBITDA margin fell to 9.5% from 17.8% due to significant investments in R&D projects (up 50% versus Q3 of last year) including the investments in metal printing and X-ray guide technology, among others, which are directly impacting profitability.

Revenues from the Industrial Production segment, which primarily offers 3D printing services to industrial and commercial customers, increased 22.1% to 8,190 kEUR for the third quarter of 2014 from 6,708 kEUR for last year's third quarter. Growth in the quarter was largely driven by higher sales of the company's early-stage growth businesses (i.materialise and RapidFit), which collectively increased their revenue by 84%. Sales of end parts rose 37% in the 2014 third quarter from the prior-year period. EBITDA rose to 753 kEUR from 600 kEUR and the EBITDA margin improved to 9.2% from 8.9% for last year's quarter. Excluding the growth businesses, the Q3 2014 EBITDA margin was 18.8% versus 16.3% the prior year.

Gross profit was 12,154 kEUR for the third quarter of 2014 compared to 10,691 kEUR for the 2013 quarter. The gross profit margin decreased to 61.3% for the third quarter of 2014 from 63.0% for the prior-year period. This decrease was largely due to the relatively high increase in revenue provided by RapidFit and i.materialise and some of our complex surgery product lines (Mobelife and OBL), which do not yet provide corresponding contributions to our margins.

Selling and marketing expenses were 6,382 kEUR for the third quarter of 2014 compared to 5,417 kEUR for the third quarter of 2013. This 965 kEUR increase resulted from additional investments, mainly in the 3D printing software and industrial production segments.

Research and development expenses increased by 45% to 3,672 kEUR for the third quarter of 2014 from 2,527 kEUR for the prior-year period, reflecting continued heavy investment with a number of active projects in various stages of development, including metal printing and X-ray. All of the company's research and development spending is expensed and none is capitalized.

Other operating income increased by 271 kEUR to 1,464 kEUR from 1,193 kEUR for the prior-year period. For the three months ended September 30, 2014, 915 kEUR out of the 1,464 kEUR consisted of withholding tax exemptions for qualifying researchers and partial funding of R&D projects, as compared to 810 kEUR for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Financial income for the third quarter of 2014 rose to 2,396 kEUR from 40 kEUR in the prior-year quarter due to a foreign exchange gain on the portion of IPO proceeds kept in USD.

Net profit for the third quarter of 2014 was 2,559 kEUR, versus 1,380 kEUR for the prior-year period, an increase of 1,179 kEUR or 85%. Total comprehensive income for the third quarter of 2014, which reflects exchange differences on translation of foreign operations, was 2,830 kEUR, an increase of 1,471 kEUR versus the prior-year period.

At September 30, 2014, the Company had cash and equivalents of 75,044 kEUR, an increase of 62,446 kEUR since December 31, 2013, largely due to cash received from the company's initial public offering. Cash flow from operations in the third quarter of 2014 was 28 kEUR.

Net shareholder's equity at September 30, 2014 was 85,284 kEUR, an increase of 67,549 kEUR since December 31, 2013.

2014 Guidance

For fiscal 2014, management expects to report consolidated revenue between 79,000 kEUR and 81,000 kEUR. Management intends to continue investing aggressively invest in research and development and sales and marketing initiatives. Depending on the pace of investments, management expects consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2014 to be between 5,000 kEUR and 6,000 kEUR.

Non IFRS Measures

Materialise uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as supplemental financial measures of its operational performance. EBITDA is calculated as net income before finance costs, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by adding stock-based compensation expense and one-time IPO related 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 income, 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.

Exchange Rate

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 1.2583, the 12:00 noon ET buying rate of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for the euro on September 30, 2014.

Webcast and Conference Call

Materialise will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 today, November 12, 2014 at 8:30a.m. ET/14:30 CET. Company participants on the call will include Wilfried Vancraen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Leys, Executive Chairman, and Frederic Merckx, 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) and passcode is #20109601. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet with an accompanying slide presentation, which can be accessed via the Investor Relations tab of Materialise's website,, in the News and Events section. A replay of the conference call will be available via telephone beginning approximately one hour after the call ends through Thursday, November 13, 2014. 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 20109601. A webcast of the conference call and slide presentation will be archived on the company's website for one year.

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications; by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, our intentions, beliefs, assumptions, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations, plans, objectives, strategies and prospects, both financial and business, including statements concerning, among other things, our research and development projects, results of operations, cash needs, capital expenditures, expenses, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth and strategies, and the trends and competition that may affect the markets, industry or us. Such statements are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks. When used in this presentation, the words "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "intend," "believe," "forecast," "will", "may", "could", "might", "aim", "should" "guidance," "objectives," "optimistic," "potential," "future,"  "continue," "drive," "strategy," "potentially," "growth," "long-term," "goals," "sees," "seek," "develop" "possible" "new," "emerging," "opportunity," "pursue" and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the expectations of management under current assumptions at the time of this press release. These expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and we believe there is a reasonable basis for them. However, we cannot offer any assurance that our expectations, beliefs and projections will actually be achieved. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events, competitive dynamics and industry change, and depend on economic circumstances that may or may not occur in the future or may occur on longer or shorter timelines than anticipated. We caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are in some cases beyond our control. All of our forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including risk factors described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Amendment No. 5 to our Registration Statement on Form F-1 filed with the SEC on June 23, 2014. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. 

We are providing this information as of the date of this press release and do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless we have obligations under the federal securities laws to update and disclose material developments related to previously disclosed information.

Investor Contacts:
Harriet Fried/Jody Burfening

Materialise NV          
Consolidated income statements
  For the quarter
ended Sept. 30
For the nine months 
ended September 30
  2014 2014 2013 2014 2013
(In thousands, except EPS) U.S. $ euros euros euros euros
Revenue 24,956 19,833 16,973 57,764 49,217
Cost of Sales (9,662) (7,679) (6,282) (22,853) (18,697)
Gross Profit 15,294 12,154 10,691 34,911 30,520
Research and development expenses (4,620) (3,672) (2,527) (10,414) (7,675)
Sales and marketing expenses (8,030) (6,382) (5,417) (18,218) (15,676)
General and administrative expenses (3,470) (2,758) (2,350) (8,470) (7,045)
Other operating income 1,842 1,464 1,193 3,823 3,013
Other operating expenses (79) (63) 88 (401) (179)
Operating Profit 937 743 1,678 1,231 2,958
Financial expenses (518) (412) (221) (821) (608)
Financial income 3,015 2,396 40 2,463 112
Share in profit of joint venture (35) (28) -- (28) --
Profit before taxes 3,399 2,699 1,497 2,845 2,462
Income Taxes (176) (140) (117) (427) (274)
Net profit (loss) 3,223 2,559 1,380 2,418 2,188
Net profit (loss) attributable to:          
The owners of the parent 3,275 2,601 1,412 2,546 2,268
Non-controlling interest (53) (42) (32) (128) (80)
EPS attributable to the owners of the parent          
Basic 0.07 0.06 0.04 0.06 0.06
Diluted 0.07 0.05 0.04 0.06 0.06
Weighted average shares outstanding          
Basic 47,072 47,072 37,781 41,088 37,758
Diluted 49,142 49,142 38,057 42,602 38,034
Consolidated statements of comprehensive income
  For the quarter
ended Sept. 30
For the nine months 
ended September 30
(In thousands, except EPS) 2014 2014 2013 2014 2013
  U.S. $ euros euros euros euros
Net profit (loss) for the year 3,223 2,559 1,380 2,418 2,188
Other comprehensive income          
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations* 288 229 (53) 237 (110)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes 288 229 (53) 237 (110)
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the year, net of taxes 3,511 2,788 1,327 2,655 2,078
Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:          
The owners of the parent 3,564 2,830 1,359 2,783 2,158
Non-controlling interest (53) (42) (32) (128) (80)
*May be reclassified subsequently to profit & loss
Materialise NV    
Consolidated statements of financial position
(in thousands of euros)    
  09/30/2014  12/31/2013
Current assets    
Inventory 3,471 3,328
Trade receivables 14,087 12,382
Other current assets 3,801 3,053
Cash and cash equivalent 75,044 12,598
Total current assets 96,403 31,361
Non-current assets    
Goodwill 2,432 1,612
Intangible assets 1,728 1,439
Property, plant & equipment 26,107 20,167
Investments in joint ventures 472 --
Deferred tax assets 216 406
Other financial assets 324 253
Total non-current assets 31,279 24,327
Total assets 127,682 55,688
Equity and liabilities    
Current liabilities    
Loans & borrowings 5,380 4,640
Trade Payables 7,253 6,794
Tax Payables 218 43
Deferred income 8,629 6,773
Other current liabilities 7,439  5,841
Total current liabilities 28,919 24,091
Non-current liabilities    
Loans & borrowings 11,863 11,676
Deferred tax liabilities 227 212
Deferred income 990 1,634
Other non-current liabilities 399  340
Total non-current liabilities 13,479 13,862
Net equity    
Share capital 2,715 2,235
Share premium 76,691 12,321
Consolidated reserves 5,748 3,198
Other comprehensive income 208 (29)
Equity attributable to the owners of the parent 85,362 17,725
Non-controlling interest (78)  10
Total equity 85,284 17,735
Total equity and liabilities 127,682 55,688
Materialise NV      
Consolidated cash flow statements
(in thousands of euros)   For the nine months ended
    2014 2013
Operating activities      
Net profit (loss) for the nine months   2,418 2,188
Non-cash and operating adjustments      
Depreciation of property, plant & equipment   2,534 2,035
Amortization of intangible assets   497 302
Share-based payment expense    464 17
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant & equipment   15 61
Movement in provisions and allowance for bad debt   (16) 52
Movement in provision for impairment receivables   105 227
Financial income   (98) (112)
Financial expense   342 538
Impact of foreign currencies   (1,886) 70
Share of loss (profit) of an associate or JV (equity method)   28 --
Deferred tax expense (income)   161 79
Income taxes   266 195
Other   33 29
Working capital adjustments      
Increase in trade receivables and other receivables   (2,523) (1,264)
Decrease (increase) in inventories   (122) (180)
Increase in trade payables and other payables   3,127 2,040
Interest received   4 10
Income taxes paid   (91) --
Net cash flow from operating activities   5,258 6,287
Investing activities      
Purchase of property, plant & equipment   (5,828) (1,403)
Purchase of intangible assets   (582) (363)
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant & equipment, net   137 --
Proceeds from the sale of intangibles   --  8
Acquisition of subsidiary   (1,161) (365)
Investments in joint-ventures   (500) --
Net cash flow used in investing activities   (7,934) (2,123)
Financing activities      
Proceeds from loans & borrowings and convertible debt   1,911 1,566
Repayment of loans & borrowings   (2,273) (2,985)
Repayment of finance leases   (608) (472)
Proceeds from the exercise of warrants   -- 56
Contribution unpaid capital non-controlling interest   34 51
Capital increase in subsidiary by non-controlling interest   -- 1,001
Capital increase in parent company   70,484 --
Direct attributable expense capital increase   (6,046) --
Interest paid   (373) (351)
Other financial income (expense)   (221) (227)
Net cash flow from financing activities   62,908 (1,361)
Net increase of cash and cash equivalents   60,232 2,803
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   12,598 6,417
Exchange rate differences on cash & cash equivalents   2,214 79
Cash & cash equivalents at end of period   75,044 9,299
Materialise NV            
(In thousands of euros) 3D Printing   Industrial Total Adjustments &
  Software Medical Production segments eliminations Consolidated
For the three month period ended 30 September, 2014            
Revenues 4,438 7,090 8,190 19,718 115 19,833
Segment EBITDA 1,518 677 753 2,948 (1,175) 1,773
Segment EBITDA % 34.2% 9.5% 9.2% 15.0%   8.9%
For the three month period ended 30 September, 2013            
Revenues 3,441 6,833 6,708 16,982 (9) 16,973
Segment EBITDA 1,345 1213 600 3,158 (698) 2,460
Segment EBITDA % 39.1% 17.8% 8.9% 18.6%   14.5%
(In thousands of euros) 3D Printing   Industrial Total Adjustments &
  Software Medical Production segments eliminations Consolidated
For the nine month period ended 30 September, 2014             
Revenues 12,671 21,221 23,659 57,552 213 57,764
Segment EBITDA 4,921 2,416 1,182 8,520 (4,284) 4,236
Segment EBITDA % 38.8% 11.4% 5.0% 14.8%   7.3%
For the nine month period ended 30 September, 2013            
Revenues 9,835 20,522 18,850 49,207 10 49,217
Segment EBITDA 3,858 3,853 733 8,444 (3,149) 5,295
Segment EBITDA % 39.2% 18.8% 3.9% 17.2%   10.8%
Materialise NV
Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
  For the quarter 
ended September 30
For the nine months
ended September 30
(in thousands of euros) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Net profit/(loss) 2,559 1,380 2,418 2,188
Income taxes 140 117 427 274
Financial expense 412 221 821 608
Financial income (2,395) (40) (2,462) (112)
Depreciation & amortization 1,057 782 3,032 2,337
EBITDA 1,773 2,460 4,236 5,295
Non-recurring IPO Expenses 0 0 182 0
Non-cash stock-based compensation expenses 282 0 407 0
Adjusted EBITDA 2,055 2,460 4,825 5,295

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