Nayax : First Quarter Revenue Grew 26% YoY to $22.8M
HERZLIYA, Israel, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nayax Ltd. (TASE: NYAX), a global commerce enablement and payments platform designed to help merchants scale their business, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
"Today marks the first quarter we report as a publicly traded company. Our recent public offering of 44 million ordinary shares successfully generated approximately $130 million. These funds will fuel our growth strategy through sales and marketing initiatives aimed at supporting customers' cashless payment options in the post pandemic environment," commented Yair Nechmad, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
"We look forward to enhancing relationships with each group in our stakeholder community and upholding the highest standard of customer relations. Revenues for the quarter increased substantially year over year despite one of our main markets, Europe, remaining under strict lockdown measures and Q1 2020 being mostly unaffected by Covid-19. This growth demonstrates the resilience of our business and the growing demand for our solutions," concluded Yair Nechmad.
First Quarter Financial Highlights
Total revenue was $22.8 million, an increase of 26% over Q1 2020.
Recurring revenue of monthly software and processing fees increased by more than 30% over Q1 2020, increasing their share of total revenue from 57% in Q1 2020 to 59% in the current quarter.
Operational expenses (including R&D, share based expenses and depreciation and amortization) amounted to $12.7 million, an increase of 30%. This is due to our growth strategy of expanding our sales, marketing and R&D staff and improving overall infrastructure.
Capital expenditure (in cash) was $2.3 million, an increase of 28% over Q1 2020.
Gross margin for the quarter was 46%, in line with historical results, resulting in a gross profit of $10.5 million, an increase of 21% over Q1 2020.
Operating loss was $2.2 million, compared to a loss of $1.1 million in Q1 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA (excluding one-time costs related to the IPO and share based expenses) was break even. Net loss was $2.2 million, compared to a net loss of $1.3 million in Q1 2020.
As of March 31st, 2021, Nayax had $13.3 million in cash and cash equivalents.
The IPO generated approximately $130 million, net.
As part of our strategy to increase the number of points of sale (POS) subscribed to our platform, we launched the first unattended eCommerce channel intended to help us capture a substantial portion of the SMB market and automate the onboarding process and KYC. We are well positioned to capture the global small and midsize business which is a dominant portion of the unattended market.
First Quarter Operational Highlights
Total number of connections for the quarter reached 402,000. We connected 21,000 new devices in Q1, which is equal to 50% of the entire growth of connected and managed devices in 2020.
Operational expenses amounted to $8.1 million, excluding IPO expense and share based expenses. Research & Developments expenses excluding share based expenses were $3.2 million. These expenses increased 31% and 65%, respectively, compared to the same quarter last year. Our points of sale in new machines contribute significantly to R&D expenses as we position ourselves for high growth.
We continue to execute our proven strategy of partnering with our customers to grow within our customer base, while capturing new markets, entering new verticals and launching new marketing initiatives.
During the quarter, we acquired control of Weezmo Technologies Ltd. and expect to complete the acquisition by the end of 2021. Weezmo is an omni-channel marketing solution. We plan to integrate this technology as we enter new markets and strengthen our presence in current and potential operating regions.
First Quarter Key Performance Indicators
As our key markets accelerate their exit from Covid-19 related restrictions, we expect that unattended retail will enjoy increased adoption, tied with an accelerated shift in consumer behavior towards digital payments. Australia and the U.S. have been strong drivers for growth in terms of new and active POS and transaction volumes.
As Europe follows, we expect stronger results, especially in comparison to Q2 2020. We will continue pursuing marketing and sales initiatives in new markets to support this growth through global diversification. Consumer behavior is expected to change as lockdown measures are reduced, leading to increased cashless payments and subscription to our services by retailers.
The environment for cashless payment solutions has been directly correlated with companies' digital transformations and is imperative for adopting other technologies still in development. Annual revenue is expected to reach over $200 million in the long term fueled by organic growth and strategic M&A. An accelerated growth rate of 30% in the medium term will also be supported by customer growth, market penetration and continued expansion of our platform. Gross margin in the long run is expected to reach 50% through a combination of providing leasing options for terminals, while increasing the share of software and payments out of total revenue. Furthermore, we expect that the combination of increased operational efficiency with growing total revenue, will result in the long-term EBITDA margin stabilizing around 30%.
An English translation of the full financial statements can be found on our web site: https://ir.nayax.com/
Conference Call & Webcast Information
Nayax will be hosting a conference call to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, today, Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Yair Nechmad, Chief Executive Officer and Liron Grosman, Chief Financial Officer will review the Company's first quarter 2021 financial results. To attend the conference call, please dial one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin by placing your call at least five minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.
U.S. TOLL-FREE: 1-866-777-2509
The Company encourages participants to pre-register for the conference call using the following link: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10156749/e8b8fa53af. Callers will receive a unique dial-in upon registration, which enables immediate access on the day of the call. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. The conference call will also be available via live webcast from a link on Nayax's Investor Relations website.
A replay of the conference call will be available from May 28, 2021, to June 10, 2021. To access the replay, please dial one of the following numbers:
Replay TOLL-FREE: 1-877-344-7529
Nayax is a global commerce enablement and payment platform designed to help merchants scale their business. Nayax offers a complete solution including localized cashless payment acceptance, a management suite, and consumer engagement tools, enabling merchants to conduct commerce anywhere, at any time. Founded in the unattended retail industry, Nayax has transformed into a comprehensive solution focused on our customers' growth across all channels globally. Today, Nayax has 10 global offices, over 400 employees, connections to more than 80 merchant and payment method integration and is a recognized payment facilitator worldwide. Nayax's mission is to improve our customers' revenue potential and operational efficiency.
The securities referred to in this announcement have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under the securities laws of any state of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. In the United States, any offer of the ordinary shares will be made only to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in and in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act or another available exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Outside the United States, any offer will be made in accordance with Regulation S of the Securities Act.
Forward looking statement
The information included in this press release contains, or may be deemed to contain, forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). Said forward-looking statements, relating to the initial public offering, are subject to uncertainties and assumptions and the actual results may materially differ. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Nayax on the date hereof. All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to Nayax are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors referred to above. Nayax does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
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