Markforged Announces Third Quarter 2023 Results
Announcing Cost Restructuring Initiatives
WALTHAM, 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 financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2023.
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results Compared To Third Quarter 2022
Revenue was $20.1 million compared to $25.2 million.
Gross margin was 45.7% compared to 48.6%.
Non-GAAP gross margin was 46.9% compared to 49.2%.
Operating expenses were $59.6 million, inclusive of a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $29.5 million as a result of the Company’s performance during the third quarter and decline in forecasted revenue in 2023, compared to $35.1 million.
Non-GAAP operating expenses were $24.9 million compared to $28.5 million.
Net loss was $51.4 million compared to net loss of $23.0 million.
Non-GAAP net loss was $13.8 million compared to a loss of $15.1 million.
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $126.0 million as of September 30, 2023 compared to $136.0 million as of June 30, 2023.
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 Financial Results Compared To Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Revenue was $69.6 million compared to $71.3 million.
Gross margin was 47.0% compared to 51.6%.
Non-GAAP gross margin was 48.2% compared to 52.1%.
Net cash used in operating activities was $40.0 million compared to $65.3 million.
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.”
“While the medium-to-long-term opportunity for Markforged to help manufacturers reduce costs and strengthen supply chain resiliency remains intact, our third quarter results reflect worsening macroeconomic headwinds in the final weeks of the quarter, which delayed several large deals that we had expected to close,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “We remain laser focused on profitability. In light of these headwinds, which have persisted into the fourth quarter, we have implemented cost reduction efforts to align our operating expenses to match anticipated near-term demand. With that, the overwhelming excitement surrounding our new product introductions at Formnext 2023 last week is a testament to the transformative impact our offerings are set to make in the manufacturing industry. In particular, the customer enthusiasm surrounding the FX10 is reinforcing our confidence that Markforged is well-positioned for strong growth as macroeconomic uncertainty clears.”
Accelerated Macroeconomic Uncertainty Impacts Near-Term Demand. In line with Markforged’s preliminary announced results, revenue for the third quarter was $20.1 million. Stronger than expected macroeconomic headwinds impacted demand for the Digital Forge and delayed orders toward the end of the quarter. These challenges have continued into the fourth quarter. The persistent high cost of capital and uncertainty in the macro environment is restricting capital investment in the short term, more than previously anticipated.
Accelerating Cost Reduction Efforts. In response to these continuing economic headwinds, Markforged has completed a restructuring that coupled with other cost reduction efforts is expected to deliver operating costs savings of approximately $9 - $12 million in 2024, mostly driven by an approximately ~10% headcount reduction.
Digital Source Launch. In the third quarter, Markforged achieved another critical milestone toward the future of distributed manufacturing with the launch of Digital Source. Digital Source is an on-demand parts platform for the licensing and 3D-printing of manufacturer-certified parts when and where they are needed, without the cost or hassle of physical inventory. While the Company’s focus in 2024 is building out the Digital Source platform, the Company believes the opportunity for high margin revenue streams will be a growth catalyst in the years to come as Markforged is already seeing early engagement from customers.
New Innovations Expand Addressable Market. Continuing Markforged’s track record of innovation, the Company introduced two new products last week at Formnext. The first, the FX10, is Markforged’s next generation composite 3D printer for the factory floor. Building on the precision and reliability of the X7, but nearly twice as large and twice as fast as its predecessor, the FX10 is built to supercharge manufacturing productivity and profitability by boosting production yields while decreasing operating costs. The company started building a backlog of orders for the FX10 into 2024.
Markforged also introduced Vega, an ultra high-performance, carbon fiber filled PEKK material for 3D printing critical aerospace parts. These innovations complement the Digital Forge, and further increase the Company’s addressable market by helping customers solve more applications on the factory floor.
2023 Financial Outlook
The uncertain macro environment and relatively high cost of capital have weighed on Markforged’s customers’ purchasing behavior more than expected. Therefore, Markforged is maintaining its revised revenue guidance the Company shared with preliminary results of $90.0 - $95.0 million.
Markforged expects Non-GAAP gross margins to be within the range of 47% to 48%, which is within the range of the Company’s previous guidance.
Markforged is committed to pursuing profitable growth over time. As such, Markforged has recently announced a company-wide reorganization that coupled with additional cost reduction efforts is expected to generate annualized opex savings of $9 to $12 million in 2024. Including a one time restructuring costs, estimated at approximately $0.9 million, operating loss for the year is expected to be within the range $59 - $61 million.
Non-GAAP EPS loss per share is expected to be between $0.26 - $0.28 including restructuring costs.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Company will host a webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET today, Monday, November 13, 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 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 until Monday, November 27, 2023, 11:59 PM ET by dialing 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671, passcode 13737743.
Markforged (NYSE:MKFG) is enabling more resilient and flexible supply chains by bringing industrial 3D printing right to the factory floor. Our additive manufacturing platform The Digital Forge allows manufacturers to create strong, accurate parts in both metal and advanced composites. With over 10,000 customers in 70+ countries, we’re bringing on-demand industrial production to the point of need. We are headquartered in Waltham, Mass where we design the hardware, software and advanced materials that makes The Digital Forge reliable and easy to use. To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.markforged.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measure
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 with the fourth quarter of 2022, we 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, and $0.8 million in the first through third quarters of 2022, respectively. The exclusion of amortization impacts non-GAAP net profit (loss) by $5.0 thousand and $37.0 thousand in the second through third quarters of 2022, respectively. 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.
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 gross 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; the impact of the company-wide restructuring; timing for achieving profitability; our ability to fulfill orders for our products in a timely fashion in the future; expected growth of the size of and opportunity to increase our addressable market; 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 duration and impact 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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