Mitek Reports Record Revenue Up 25% Year Over Year and Rapid Adoption of Its Check Fraud Consortium
Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK, www.miteksystems.com), a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions, today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2021 ended June 30, 2021. Total third quarter revenue increased 25% year over year, fueled by increased demand for both identity verification solutions and mobile deposit as commerce continues its shift to digital channels.
Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights
Transactional identity verification revenue continued its solid performance growing 33% year over year, and deposit solutions grew 23% year over year as consumer adoption further expands.
"We are pleased to report an all-time record revenue quarter with strong growth from both our identity and deposits businesses," said Mitek CEO Max Carnecchia. "Mitek's consistent, strong and rapid growth reflects the team's commitment to helping our customers and partners accelerate their digital transformation and fight against fraud. With both the acquisition of ID R&D and the introduction of Check Fraud Defender this quarter, we continue our commitment to building trust in the digital world."
Mitek acquired ID R&D, the leading provider of AI-based voice and face biometrics and liveness detection, during the quarter to lead the fight against biometric identity fraud.
The company also introduced Check Fraud Defender, the first AI-powered, cloud-hosted consortium for financial institutions. Twenty percent of the top 25 US banks have already licensed Check Fraud Defender technology and are experiencing up to a 90% savings in manual review time following its initial deployment. Nearly 100 percent of U.S. banks trust Mitek technology today, making it uniquely qualified to provide this service which enables financial institutions to cooperate in the fight against skyrocketing check fraud.
Mitek's technology ensures that more businesses can transact digitally and secure their platforms through easy, fast and continuous identity verification. Almost all aspects of modern life now use digital channels, so the need to establish trust in the digital identities of customers, citizens, partners, and employees is rapidly rising. Mitek continues as the clear market leader in remote check deposit solutions, with thousands of financial organizations using its solutions, and approximately five billion transactions processed.
Conference Call Information
Mitek management will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the company's financial results.
To access the live call, dial 800-367-2403 (US and Canada) or +1 334-777-6978 (International) and give the participant passcode 2203805.
A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.miteksystems.com. In addition, a phone replay will be available approximately two hours following the end of the call, and it will remain available for one week. To access the call replay dial-in information, please click here.
Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification built on the latest advancements in computer vision and artificial intelligence. Mitek's identity verification solutions enable organizations to verify an individual's identity during digital transactions to reduce risk and meet regulatory requirements, while increasing revenue from digital channels. More than 7,500 organizations use Mitek to enable trust and convenience for mobile check deposit, new account opening and more. Mitek is based in San Diego, Calif., with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. [(MITK-F)]
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