Markforged Announces First Quarter 2022 Results
Markforged Holding Corporation (NYSE: MKFG) (the "Company"), creator of the integrated metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, today announced its results from the first quarter ended March 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."
"Markforged is a differentiated player in additive manufacturing. We bring a strong balance sheet and a track record of execution to our industry. Our focus on high-value, end-use manufacturing applications, printed at the point of need, solves for today's extreme supply chain challenges, resulting in a growing install base and leading gross margins. We are accelerating organic product innovation as planned and increasing our addressable market. I'm so proud of our team for their execution against our plan," said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. "We also applaud the Biden administration's Additive Manufacturing Forward initiative, announced earlier this month, which we believe will help accelerate adoption of additive technologies and create more agile and resilient supply chains. Markforged is excited to be part of this important initiative to help strengthen American manufacturing."
Production and delivery of Markforged's newest printer, the FX20, continued as planned this quarter. The majority of shipments will occur in the second half of the year, but the printers already in the field are generating great feedback and increased interest. The FX20 will be showcased in North America for the first time next week at the Rapid + TCT 2022 trade show in Detroit.
The company launched Precise PLA in the first quarter as part of our strategy to expand our addressable market. This cost-effective, specialized version of polylactic acid enables our customers to use the Markforged solution for the full product lifecycle, from design through tooling and into production.
Subsequent to the quarter-end Markforged completed its acquisition of cloud-native software provider Teton Simulation Software. Teton's SmartSlice™ technology will be integrated into Markforged's Eiger software as a subscription add-on, enabling customers to optimize and validate advanced composite parts for the most demanding production applications.
As part of Markforged's long-term growth strategy, the Company made continued, yet measured, investments to accelerate innovation efforts in R&D and grow its go-to-market organization. The Markforged organization grew to over 400 team members this quarter.
Markforged reaffirms its full-year 2022 guidance. Revenue is expected to be within the range of $114-123 million, and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be within the range of 55%-57%. Non-GAAP earnings per share results for the full year are expected to be a loss in the range of $0.28 - $0.31 per share, based on an outstanding share count of approximately 187 million shares.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Company will host a webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET today, Thursday, May 12, to discuss the results and other matters.
Participants may access the audio webcast by visiting the investors section of the Company's website at https://investors.markforged.com/.
To participate in the call, please dial 1-877-300-8521, or 1-412-317-6026 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 May 26, 2022, by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S. domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (International), passcode 10165836.
Markforged (NYSE: MKFG) is reimagining how humans build everything by leading a technology-driven transformation of manufacturing with solutions for enterprises and societies throughout the world. The Markforged Digital Forge brings the power and speed of agile software development to industrial manufacturing, combining hardware, software, and materials to solve supply chain problems right at the point of need. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Markforged is headquartered in Watertown, Mass., where it designs its products with over 400 employees worldwide. 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 profit (loss), a non-GAAP financial measure, is useful in evaluating the performance of our business.
This non-GAAP measure has 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 this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure 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.
Non-GAAP profit (loss)
We define non-GAAP profit (loss) as net profit (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) less stock-based compensation expense, net change in fair value of warrant liabilities and contingent earnout liabilities, and non-recurring transaction costs. We monitor non-GAAP profit (loss) as a measure of our overall business performance, which enables us to analyze our past and future performance without the effects of certain non-cash items and/or one-time charges. While we believe that non-GAAP profit (loss) is useful in evaluating our business, non-GAAP profit (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure that has limitations as an analytical tool. Non-GAAP profit (loss) can be useful in evaluating our performance by eliminating the effect of certain non-cash expenses, such as stock-based compensation, however, we may incur such expenses in the future which could impact future results.
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," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "project," "potential," "continue," "ongoing" 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 and gross profit margin guidance; expected growth, the size of and opportunity to increase our addressable market; the anticipated benefits of the acquisition of Teton Simulation Software, the rate and extent of adoption of our products, including, but not limited to, our most recently introduced products; the effects of the global supply chain disruptions; the contributions of individual executive team members; 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.