Markforged Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Results
WATERTOWN, Mass. – Markforged Holding Corporation (NYSE: MKFG)
(the “Company”), the company strengthening manufacturing resiliency by enabling industrial production at the point of need, today announced its results from the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.
Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2022
Revenue increased by 11%, to $29.7 million, in the fourth quarter of 2022 from $26.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Gross profit decreased 7%, to $13.9 million, in the fourth quarter of 2022 from $15.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Gross margin was 47% in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to 56% in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Net loss was $10.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to net profit of $3.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Non-GAAP net loss was a loss of $13.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to a loss of $11.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Financial Highlights for Full-Year 2022
Revenue increased 11%, to $101.0 million, in 2022 as compared to $91.2 million in 2021.
Gross profit decreased 4%, to $50.7 million, in 2022 from $52.9 million in 2021.
Gross margin was 50% in 2022, a decline from 58% in 2021.
Net loss was $25.4 million in 2022, compared to net profit of $3.9 million in the year prior.
Non-GAAP net loss was $60.1 million in 2022, compared to a net loss of $35.1 million in 2021.
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $167.9 million as of December 31, 2022.
Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial tables included at the end of this press release. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated is also included under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
“We ended the year strong, with record quarterly revenues, as demand for The Digital Forge continued to grow worldwide despite a challenging operating environment. Supply chain disruption remains a key catalyst for growth, as manufacturers shorten their supply chains through point of need industrial production,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “We made pivotal progress in 2022 on our strategy to achieve profitable growth. We materially expanded our addressable market organically, through the introduction of the FX20, and inorganically through our successful acquisitions of Teton Simulation and Digital Metal, and we are confident we will see material growth as a result in the coming years. And each step along the way we continued to develop operational efficiencies and implement cost controls to keep us on our path to profitability.”
Strength in the APAC and EMEA region. Macroeconomic uncertainty led manufacturers to delay purchase decisions. However, Markforged still executed on its growth strategy in both the EMEA and APAC regions in the fourth quarter of 2022, with revenues growing 36% in EMEA and 20% in APAC year-over-year.
Robust FX20 demand. In 2022 Markforged began commercializing the FX20, its largest solution for manufacturers requiring parts of industrial strength and high temperature resistance. Demand for the FX20 continues to exceed the Company’s expectations. In its first year of general availability, Markforged received multi-system orders for the FX20 from multiple customers.
Two successful acquisition integrations. Markforged successfully executed on its M&A strategy in 2022, acquiring Teton Simulation and Digital Metal, whose products are expected to expand the Company’s addressable market opportunity in 2023 and beyond. In November 2022, Markforged integrated Teton’s technology into The Digital Forge, through a feature known as Simulation, and rolled out a free beta trial to all of its customers. The response from customers has been positive with thousands of trial registrations to-date. The Company expects to offer Simulation as a component of a tiered software-as-a-service subscription offering that it plans to launch this year. The newest system from Digital Metal, the PX100, doubles the speed and build size from its previous model, driving higher volume and lower cost per part in the production of end use metal parts.
Cost Savings and building operational efficiency. Markforged met its operating cost targets in the fourth quarter of 2022 and, since the second quarter of 2022, removed nearly $20 million out of its cost structure, after giving effect to the Teton Simulation and Digital Metal acquisitions. Key infrastructure investments the Company has made over the past 18 months have begun to yield financial and operational leverage. The Company expects this effect to become even more apparent in 2023 as the Company expects a decline in cash burn, on the path toward profitability.
Markforged anticipates full year 2023 revenues to be within the range of $101.0 million - $110.0 million. This guidance assumes a continuation of the existing global economic uncertainties and challenges but does not assume a deep recession in 2023. Markforged expects to continue to generate strong gross margins, with full year non-GAAP gross margins expected to be in the range of 47% - 49%. Markforged expects operating expenses to decline as a percentage of revenues, including the impact of the two acquisitions we completed in 2022, resulting in a non-GAAP operating loss in the range of $55.0 million - $58.0 million for the year. This translates into non-GAAP EPS results for the full year to be a loss in the range of $0.27 - $0.29 per share.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Company will host a webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET today, Monday, March 6, to discuss the results.
Participants may access the earnings press release, related materials and the audio webcast by visiting the investors section of the Company's website at https://investors.markforged.c....
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 Monday, March 20,
2023 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S. domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (International), passcode 13734977.
Amounts herein pertaining to December 31, 2022 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 year ended December 31, 2022 will be provided upon filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC.
Markforged (NYSE:MKFG) is making manufacturing more resilient and flexible by bringing on-demand industrial production to the point of need. The Markforged Digital Forge – the reliable, intelligent and easy-to-use additive manufacturing platform – empowers any manufacturer to create strong and accurate end-use parts repeatably in both metal and composites anywhere and anytime. Over 10,000 customers across 70+ countries use The Digital Forge to overcome limitations of traditional manufacturing while strengthening their supply chains. Markforged is headquartered in Watertown, Mass., where it designs the hardware, software and materials that powers its platform. To learn more, visit www.markforged.com
Non-GAAP Financial Measures<>
In addition to our financial results determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), we believe that non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating profit (loss), and non-GAAP earnings per share, each a non-GAAP financial measure, is useful in evaluating the performance of our business.
These non-GAAP measures have limitations as an analytical tool. We do not, nor do we suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should also note that the non-GAAP financial measures we use may not be the same non-GAAP financial measures, and may not be calculated in the same manner, as that of other companies, including other companies in our industry.
We recommend that you review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release, and that you not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business. Additionally, to the extent that forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures are provided, they are presented on a non-GAAP basis without reconciliations of such forward-looking non-GAAP measures due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations.
Investors should note that beginning with the second quarter of 2022, we have modified the presentation of “non-recurring costs” included in non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating profit (loss), non-GAAP net profit (loss) and non-GAAP earnings per share metrics to include certain non-recurring litigation costs. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022, we have modified the presentation to remove the impact of the amortization of our intangible assets. We use these metrics to provide an understanding of the results of our core business performance and believe these litigation and amortization costs are not indicative of the performance of our core business’ operations. This change increases “non-recurring costs'' by $0.6 million, $1.0 million, $0.8 million, and $1.4 million in the first through fourth quarters of 2022, respectively, and by $3.7 million, $0.9 million, $2.3 million, and $0.4 million in the first through fourth quarters of 2021, respectively. The exclusion of amortization increases non-GAAP net profit (loss) by $0.1 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022, and does not change the presentation of the year ended December 31, 2021. To conform to the current period’s presentation, we have included non-recurring litigation costs as “non-recurring costs” when presenting the foregoing non-GAAP figures for the year to date period and periods presented for 2021.
The following are the non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this press release and presented in the tables below:
Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as GAAP operating profit (loss), less stock-based compensation expense, amortization, and certain non-recurring costs, divided by revenue.
Non-GAAP operating profit (loss) is defined as GAAP operating profit (loss) less stock-based compensation expense, amortization, and certain non-recurring costs.
Non-GAAP net profit (loss) is defined as GAAP net profit (loss) less stock-based compensation expense, net change in fair value of warrant liabilities and contingent earnout liabilities, amortization, and certain non-recurring costs.
Non-GAAP earnings per share is defined as GAAP net profit (loss) less stock-based compensation expense, net change in fair value of warrant liabilities and contingent earnout liabilities, amortization, and certain non-recurring costs, divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the period.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “strategy,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” “opportunity” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Although Markforged believes that it has a reasonable basis for each forward-looking statement contained in this press release, Markforged cautions you that these statements are based on a combination of facts and factors currently known by it and its projections of the future, about which it cannot be certain. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, future growth rate, revenue, gross profit margin and earnings guidance; the impact of infrastructure investments; timing for achieving profitability; our ability to fulfill orders for our products in a timely fashion in the future; expected growth, the size of and opportunity to increase our addressable market; the anticipated benefits of the acquisition of each of Teton Simulation and Digital Metal, the timing of launches and the rate and extent of adoption of our products, including, but not limited to, our most recently introduced products; market trends in the manufacturing industry; the effects of macroeconomic factors; and the benefits to consumers, functionality and applications of Markforged’s products. Markforged cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this press release will prove to be accurate. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, general economic, political and business conditions; the ability of Markforged to maintain its listing on the New York Stock Exchange; the effect of COVID-19 on Markforged’s business and financial results; the outcome of any legal proceedings against Markforged; and those factors discussed under the header “Risk Factors” in Markforged’s most recent periodic and other filings with the SEC. Furthermore, if the forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by us or any other person that Markforged will achieve its objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent Markforged’s views as of the date of this press release. Markforged anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while Markforged may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Markforged has no current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing Markforged’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
Sam Manning, Public Relations Manager
Austin Bohlig, Director of Investor Relations
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