Shapeways Reports First Quarter 2022 Results
Shapeways Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SHPW) ("Shapeways" or the "Company"), a leader in the large and fast-growing digital manufacturing industry, announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
"We have continued to make targeted investments and are making progress on our strategic priorities in order to drive long-term growth," said Greg Kress, Shapeways' Chief Executive Officer. "So far this year, we've deployed additional additive manufacturing hardware, further expanded our business development team, and completed three strategic acquisitions. Specifically, the acquisitions closely align with our objectives of accelerating our Otto™ software go-to-market plan, adding complementary manufacturing capabilities, and deepening our reach into our key target verticals."
Mr. Kress continued, "We see a tremendous opportunity to aggressively expand our share of wallet and add skilled talent to our team. Our customer pipeline remains robust and is growing, and we expect to continue to pursue selective acquisitions to enable us to accelerate our product roadmap, develop new distribution channels and capture additional market share in a disciplined manner. Additionally, the industry verticals we're targeting are large, healthy, and growing."
The Company continued its deployment of additional Desktop Metal solutions which further expands its global manufacturing footprint across metals, elastomers, polymers, composites, and digital casting applications. The Company anticipates deploying additional Desktop Metal hardware as the year progresses.
The Company continued to build on its Otto™ Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") offering by rolling out the software to its traditional small and midsize manufacturing clients and expanding features to help manage their internal processes. The first phase of Otto provides traditional manufacturers with a simpler, faster, and more flexible path to access 3D printing for industrial-grade production.
The Company expanded its go-to-market strategy by targeting middle market and enterprise customers both geographically and by vertical using its expanded sales team.
Subsequent to quarter end, the Company completed three strategic acquisitions which advance its objectives of accelerating its Otto™ software go-to-market plan, adding complementary manufacturing capabilities, and deepening reach into key target verticals. These acquisitions include:
Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended March 31, 2022
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $64.8 million. During the quarter the Company deployed over $11 million of cash as part of its execution on the strategic initiative of investing in new technologies and materials; as such, the Company's normalized operating burn is much lower than Q1 might indicate.
The Company expects to continue to make investments to expand its additive manufacturing platform and increase its business development activities throughout the year. The investments are expected to result in a ramp in sales in the back half of the year and are anticipated to pressure margins in the coming quarters.
For the second quarter of 2022, the Company anticipates revenue to be in the range of $8.2 million to $8.5 million.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Shapeways will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. To participate in the call, please dial 1-844-826-3033, or 1-412-317-5185 for international participants, ten minutes before the scheduled start. Participants may also access the call via live webcast by visiting the investors section of the Company's website at shapeways.com.
If you cannot participate in the live event, a replay will be available on Monday, May 16, 2022, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday May 30, 2022. To access the replay, please dial 1-844-512-2921, or 1-412-317-6671 for international participants, and reference pass code 10166548.
Shapeways is a leader in the large and fast-growing digital manufacturing industry combining high quality, flexible on-demand manufacturing powered by purpose-built proprietary software which enables customers to rapidly transform digital designs into physical products, globally. Shapeways makes industrial-grade additive manufacturing accessible by fully digitizing the end-to-end manufacturing process, and by providing a broad range of solutions utilizing 11 additive manufacturing technologies and approximately 100 materials and finishes, with the ability to easily scale new innovation. To date, Shapeways has delivered over 23 million parts to 1 million customers in over 180 countries. To learn more, please visit https://www.shapeways.com.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to Shapeways' results determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"), Shapeways believes that Adjusted EBITDA, a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, is useful in evaluating its operational performance. Shapeways uses this non-U.S. GAAP financial information to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Shapeways believes that this non-U.S. GAAP financial information, when reviewed collectively with its U.S. GAAP results, may be helpful to investors in assessing its operating performance.
Shapeways defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding debt forgiveness, interest expense, net of interest income, income tax benefit, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, and other (which includes other income and non-operating gains and losses).
Shapeways believes that the use of Adjusted EBITDA provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends because it eliminates the effect of financing and capital expenditures and provides investors with a means to compare its financial measures with those of comparable companies, which may present similar non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to investors. However, you should be aware that when evaluating Adjusted EBITDA Shapeways may incur future expenses similar to those excluded when calculating these measures. In addition, Shapeways' presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that its future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.
Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Shapeways compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its U.S. GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA on a supplemental basis. You should review the reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA below and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Shapeways' business.