March 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM EST
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The ExOne Company Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

  • Fourth quarter revenue of $17.4 million supported full-year revenue growth of 11%
  • Record year-end backlog of $39.4 million increased 27% year-on-year and provides runway for 15% to 25% revenue growth expected for 2021
  • Total liquidity increased to $59.7 million at December 31, 2020; subsequently enhanced by common stock sale of approximately $100 million in February 2021

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2021-- The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) (“ExOne” or the “Company”), the global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020.

“We are pleased to have achieved top-line growth in excess of 20% in the second half of 2020, driven by higher unit sales of our industrial 3D printers. This performance reflects growing interest in our technology, the competitive strength of our solutions, as well as the execution of our global team,” said John Hartner, ExOne’s CEO.

Hartner added, “our team has spent the past year focused on entering 2021 stronger than before, from a technology, product, strategy, and liquidity point of view. Our unique Production Adoption Model continues to engage major manufacturers, who appreciate the program we’ve developed to ensure their move to high-volume binder jetting delivers the highest quality metal products, while the launch of our new X1 Metal Designlab bound metal printer and partnership with Rapidia is expanding our customer reach. Now, with an enhanced liquidity position, we intend to increase our investments in initiatives that will accelerate our growth. In fact, ExOne intends to expand its longtime binder jetting leadership into the broader metal 3D printing category where we see specific organic and inorganic opportunities to reshape the market.”

Q4 2020 Revenue Summary

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

(in thousands)

December 31,

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

Revenue by Product Group

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

 

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

3D Printing Machines

$ 9,767

56%

$ 10,700

61%

(9%)

$ 31,470

53%

$ 27,232

51%

16%

3D Printed and Other Products, Materials and Services

7,605

44%

6,834

39%

11%

27,783

47%

26,044

49%

7%

Total Revenue

$ 17,372

100%

$ 17,534

100%

(1%)

$ 59,253

100%

$ 53,276

100%

11%

Q4 2020 Financial Results Summary

The following summarizes ExOne’s financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020:

  • Revenue was $17.4 million, compared to $17.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Despite an increase in unit volume sales, the decrease in revenue was driven by a 9% decline in revenue from 3D printing machines as a result of the mix of machines sold (higher average selling price sand systems decreased from 11 units in Q4 2019 to five units in Q4 2020 while lower average selling price metal systems increased from three units in Q4 2019 to 13 units in Q4 2020). The decrease in 3D printing machine revenue was offset by an increase in recurring revenue (3D printed and other products, materials and services) of 11% compared to the year-ago period, led by an increase in revenue from funded research and development services, largely in support of future production metal equipment sale opportunities, as well as materials and aftermarket revenue associated with the Company’s global installed base of printers. Those gains were offset by a decline in sand printing services revenue due to a continued decline in demand as a result of COVID-19. Revenue for both product groups continued to be impacted by COVID-19, including disruptions to domestic and international shipping and travel, in addition to negative macroeconomic effects.
  • Gross margin was 22.2%, compared to 38.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease was primarily due to low contribution margin on various system sales, including the X1 25Pro following its initial market introduction as well as unfavorable product warranty experience and other operating inefficiencies and challenges driven by the COVID-19 operating environment.
  • Research and development expenses were $2.0 million, compared to $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease was primarily due to cost saving measures and other cost reductions associated with COVID-19 and lower machine development spending. Investments remain focused on the further development of binder jetting technology, including the X1 160ProTM production metal 3D printing system and the recently announced InnoventPro advanced entry-level metal 3D printing system.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were $5.5 million, compared to $5.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. This decrease was driven by a combination of factors including lower travel, trade show, consulting and employee-related expenses, offset by higher external commissions expense.
  • Net loss was $4.0 million, or $0.21 per fully diluted share, compared with a net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”), a non-GAAP measure, was a loss of $2.4 million, compared with a break-even result in the fourth quarter of 2019. Refer to the attached table captioned “Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation” and the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” for important disclosures regarding the Company’s definition and use of Adjusted EBITDA as well as a reconciliation of net loss (the most directly comparable measure under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”)) to Adjusted EBITDA. ExOne management believes that, when used in conjunction with other measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, Adjusted EBITDA assists in the understanding of its financial results.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of December 31, 2020 increased to $50.2 million, from $39.9 million at September 30, 2020 and $6.2 million at December 31, 2019. The sequential increase was driven by cash inflows from financing activities of $11.7 million, including $11.6 million in net proceeds from the sale of common stock in “at-the-market” offerings. These inflows were offset by cash outflows from operations of $1.2 million mostly due to the widening net loss, net of noncash items for the period, offset by an increase in cash inflows from customers based on timing of payments.
  • Total liquidity, which includes unrestricted cash and cash equivalents and availability under the Company’s related party revolving credit facility, increased to $59.7 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $49.4 million at September 30, 2020 and $20.3 million at December 31, 2019. There were no borrowings outstanding under the Company’s $10.0 million related party revolving credit facility at December 31, 2020.

Liquidity Update

On February 12, 2021, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of its common stock resulting in net proceeds to the Company after commissions and expenses of approximately $95.0 million intended for use as working capital and for general corporate purposes, including strategic investments. Prior to completion of its underwritten public offering of common stock, the Company came to agreement for the termination of its equity distribution agreement associated with “at-the-market” offerings of its common stock on February 9, 2021. Following completion of its underwritten public offering of common stock, on March 5, 2021, the Company elected to terminate its $10.0 million related party revolving credit facility.

Outlook

ExOne CEO John Hartner commented, “With a record year-end backlog, strong interest in our core binder jetting technology, and expansion into new product areas like bound metal and sintering furnaces, we remain optimistic about our future. While there are still some headwinds as a result of COVID-19, which continues to influence the timing of our customers’ capital spending and is causing operational disruption and compressed margins in the mid-term, our backlog growth, refreshed product portfolio, and enhanced liquidity supports our projected 15% to 25% revenue growth in 2021.”

Webcast and Conference Call

ExOne will host a conference call and live webcast on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. During the conference call and webcast, management will review the financial and operating results for the fourth quarter of 2020, along with ExOne’s corporate strategies and outlook. A question-and-answer session will follow. The teleconference can be accessed by calling (877) 407-9039 or, for international callers, (201) 689-8470. The webcast can be accessed on the Company’s website at www.investor.exone.com.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 11:30 a.m. ET on the day of the teleconference through Friday, March 19, 2021. To listen to a replay of the call, dial (844) 512-2921 or, for international callers, (412) 317-6671, and enter the conference ID number 13716146, or access the webcast replay via the Company’s website, where a transcript will also be posted once available.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

This press release includes a non-GAAP financial measure that is not prepared in accordance with, nor as an alternative to, GAAP. In addition, this non-GAAP financial measure is not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and is not necessarily comparable to a similarly titled measure presented by other companies.

The table captioned “Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation” in this press release provides a reconciliation of net loss (the most directly comparable GAAP measure) to Adjusted EBITDA.

ExOne defines Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) as net income (loss) (as calculated under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”)) plus interest expense, provision (benefit) for income taxes, depreciation, equity-based compensation, gain from sale-leaseback of property and equipment and other expense (income) – net. Use of Adjusted EBITDA, as defined under SEC rules, is intended as a supplemental measure of ExOne’s performance that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. The presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a substitute for, and should not be considered in isolation from, net loss reported in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA is meaningful to its investors to enhance their understanding of ExOne’s financial results. Although Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily a measure of the Company’s ability to fund its cash needs, the Company understands that it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties as a measure of financial performance and to compare ExOne’s performance with the performance of other companies that report Adjusted EBITDA.

About ExOne

ExOne is the pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology. Since 1995, we’ve been on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve our customers’ toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations. Our 3D printing systems quickly transform powder materials — including metals, ceramics, composites and sand — into precision parts, metalcasting molds and cores, and innovative tooling solutions. Industrial customers use our technology to save time and money, reduce waste, increase their manufacturing flexibility, and deliver designs and products that were once impossible. As home to the world’s leading team of binder jetting experts, ExOne also provides specialized 3D printing services, including on-demand production of mission-critical parts, as well as engineering and design consulting. Learn more about ExOne at www.exone.com or on Twitter at @ExOneCo.

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act with respect to the Company’s future financial or business performance, strategies, or expectations. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by words or phrases such as “trend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “believe,” “comfortable,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “current,” “intention,” “estimate,” “position,” “assume,” “outlook,” “continue,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “seek,” “achieve,” as well as similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” and “may.”

The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and the Company assumes no duty to and does not undertake to update forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.

In addition to risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: the severity and duration of world health events, including the recent COVID-19 outbreak and the related economic repercussions and operational challenges; the Company’s ability to consistently generate operating profits; fluctuations in the Company’s revenues and operating results; the Company’s competitive environment and its competitive position; ExOne’s ability to enhance its current 3D printing machines and technology and to develop and introduce new 3D printing machines; the Company’s ability to qualify more industrial materials in which it can print; demand for ExOne’s products; the availability of skilled personnel; the impact of loss of key management; the impact of customer specific terms in machine sale agreements in determining the period in which the Company recognizes revenue; risks related to global operations including effects of foreign currency and COVID-19; dependency on certain critical suppliers; nature or impact of alliances and strategic investments; reliance on critical information technology systems; the effect of litigation, contingencies and warranty claims; liabilities under laws and regulations protecting the environment; the impact of governmental laws and regulations; operating hazards, war, terrorism and cancellation or unavailability of insurance coverage; the impact of disruption of the Company’s manufacturing facilities or ExOne Adoption Centers; the adequacy of ExOne’s protection of its intellectual property; expectations regarding demand for the Company’s industrial products, and other matters with regard to outlook; and other factors beyond our control, including the impact of COVID-19.

These and other important factors, including those discussed under Item 1A, “Risk Factors” and Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, may cause the Company’s actual results of operations to differ materially from any future results of operations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained therein. Before making a decision to purchase ExOne common stock, you should carefully consider all of the factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW.

The ExOne Company 

Condensed Statement of Consolidated Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per-share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue

$ 17,372

$ 17,534

$ 59,253

$ 53,276

Cost of sales

13,508

10,768

44,771

35,848

Gross profit

3,864

6,766

14,482

17,428

Operating expenses
Research and development

1,987

2,485

8,845

9,884

Selling, general and administrative

5,477

5,676

20,953

22,592

Gain from sale-leaseback of property and equipment

(1,462)

7,464

8,161

28,336

32,476

Loss from operations

(3,600)

(1,395)

(13,854)

(15,048)

Other expense
Interest expense

68

116

239

343

Other expense - net

312

176

631

111

380

292

870

454

Loss before income taxes

(3,980)

(1,687)

(14,724)

(15,502)

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

279

200

(407)

Net loss

$ (3,980)

$ (1,966)

$ (14,924)

$ (15,095)

Net loss per common share:
Basic

$ (0.21)

$ (0.12)

$ (0.86)

$ (0.93)

Diluted

$ (0.21)

$ (0.12)

$ (0.86)

$ (0.93)

Comprehensive loss:
Net loss

$ (3,980)

$ (1,966)

$ (14,924)

$ (15,095)

Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments

957

845

1,345

(735)

Comprehensive loss

$ (3,023)

$ (1,121)

$ (13,579)

$ (15,830)

The ExOne Company

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per-share and share amounts)

 

December 31,

2020

 

2019

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$ 49,668

$ 5,265

Restricted cash

508

978

Accounts receivable - net

5,225

6,522

Current portion of net investment in sales-type leases - net

229

213

Inventories - net

20,562

19,770

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

4,451

2,182

Total current assets

80,643

34,930

Property and equipment - net

21,300

38,895

Operating lease right-of-use assets

4,043

432

Net investment in sales-type leases - net of current portion - net

509

738

Other noncurrent assets

794

371

Total assets

$ 107,289

$ 75,366

Liabilities
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt

$ 1,622

$ 153

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

1,958

158

Accounts payable

4,501

5,818

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

4,978

6,942

Current portion of contract liabilities

13,586

11,846

Total current liabilities

26,645

24,917

Long-term debt - net of current portion

1,783

1,211

Operating lease liabilities - net of current portion

2,085

274

Contract liabilities - net of current portion

159

286

Other noncurrent liabilities

314

96

Total liabilities

30,986

26,784

Contingencies and commitments
Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized,
20,009,157 (2020) and 16,346,960 (2019) shares issued and outstanding

200

163

Additional paid-in capital

218,113

176,850

Accumulated deficit

(131,872)

(116,948)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(10,138)

(11,483)

Total stockholders' equity

76,303

48,582

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 107,289

$ 75,366

The ExOne Company 

Condensed Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(in thousands)

 
Year Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

Operating activities
Net loss

$ (14,924)

$ (15,095)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used for operations:
Depreciation

3,775

4,581

Equity-based compensation

1,225

1,416

Amortization of debt issuance costs

49

93

Provision for bad debts - net

23

279

Provision for slow-moving, obsolete and lower of cost or
net realizable value inventories - net

423

292

Foreign exchange losses on intercompany transactions - net

566

63

Gain from sale-leaseback of property and equipment

(1,462)

Loss (gain) from disposal of property and equipment - net

7

(147)

Deferred income taxes

195

(199)

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of foreign currency
translation adjustments:
Decrease in accounts receivable

1,464

2

Decrease in net investment in sales-type leases

213

269

Increase in inventories

(2,236)

(5,713)

Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets

(2,247)

(632)

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable

(1,679)

1,514

Decrease in accrued expenses and other liabilities

(2)

(1,308)

Increase in contract liabilities

774

9,281

Net cash used for operating activities

(13,836)

(5,304)

Investing activities
Capital expenditures

(1,231)

(666)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

16,229

3,186

Net cash provided by investing activities

14,998

2,520

Financing activities
Proceeds from borrowings on long-term debt

2,194

Payments on long-term debt

(158)

(149)

Proceeds from related party revolving credit facility

4,000

Payments on related party revolving credit facility

(4,000)

Proceeds from at-the-market offerings of common stock, net of issuance costs

39,340

Taxes related to the net share settlement of equity-based awards

(28)

(68)

Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options

934

289

Other

(69)

(13)

Net cash provided by financing activities

42,213

59

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

558

(172)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

43,933

(2,897)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

6,243

9,140

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$ 50,176

$ 6,243

 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information
Cash paid for interest

$ 167

$ 222

Cash paid for income taxes

$ 516

$ 199

Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities
Transfer of internally developed 3D printing machines from inventories to property and equipment for internal use or leasing activities

$ 3,524

$ 2,572

Transfer of internally developed 3D printing machines from property and equipment to inventories for sale

$ 1,650

$ 1,206

Property and equipment included in accounts payable

$ 65

$ 71

At-the-market offering issuance costs included in accounts payable

$ 171

$ —

The ExOne Company 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation (Unaudited)

(in millions)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Net loss

$ (4.0)

$ (2.0)

$ (14.9)

$ (15.1)

Interest expense

0.0

0.1

0.2

0.3

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

0.0

0.3

0.2

(0.4)

Depreciation

0.9

1.1

3.8

4.6

Equity-based compensation

0.4

0.3

1.2

1.4

Gain from sale-leaseback of property and equipment

0.0

0.0

(1.5)

0.0

Other expense - net

0.3

0.2

0.6

0.1

Adjusted EBITDA

$ (2.4)

$ 0.0

$ (10.4)

$ (9.1)

 

Doug Zemba
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(724) 765-1331
douglas.zemba@exone.com

Monica Gould
Investor Relations
(212) 871-3927
investor.relations@exone.com

Source: The ExOne Company

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