Nano Dimension Announces Q1/2024 Results Demonstrating Continued Gross Margin Expansion and Path to Profitability

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WALTHAM, Massachusetts , June 4, 2024 (press release) –

 

Nano Dimension Announces Q1/2024 Results Demonstrating Continued Gross Margin Expansion and Path to Profitability

06/03/2024

Gross Margin Improvement of 235 bps
46.2% in Q1/2024, Up From 43.9% in Q1/2023
Adjusted Gross Margin Improvement of 265 bps
49.8% in Q1/2024, Up From 47.1% in Q1/2023

“Reshaping Nano Initiative” Taking Effect with
75% Improvement in Net Cash Burn
$7.0M in Q1/2024, Compared to $27.4M in Q1/2023

Outstanding Shares Reduced by 15% to 219 Million, Over the Last 15 Months

Strong Capital Position and Cash Management Keeps Company On Previously Announced Path of Net Cash Burn for 2024 to be $12-20M

Conference Call to be Held Today at 9:00 A.M. EDT

Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM, “Nano Dimension” or the “Company”), an industry leader in Additively Manufactured Electronics, additive PCB assembly & printhead drivers and software (AME), and a supplier of Additive Manufacturing machines and materials (AM), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2024.

Revenue:

  • Q1/2024 was $13.36 million
  • Q1/2023 was $14.97 million (unusual Q1/2023, spillover from Q4/2022)

Gross Margin (GM):

  • Q1/2024 was 46%
  • Q1/2023 was 44%
  • 235 bps improvement

Adjusted Gross Margin1 (Adjusted GM):

  • Q1/2024 was 50%
  • Q1/2023 was 47%
  • 265 bps improvement

Adjusted EBITDA:

  • Q1/2024 was negative $13.6 million
  • Q1/2023 was negative $23.7 million
  • 43% improvement

Net cash burn2:

  • Q1/2024 was $7.0 million
  • Q1/2023 was $27.4 million
  • 75% reduction

Details regarding Adjusted GM and Adjusted EBITDA can be found below in this press release under “non-IFRS measures.”

CEO MESSAGE TO SHAREHOLDERS:

Dear Shareholders,
This was a quarter in which we have seen evidence that the financial results are reflecting our long-term planning. What we said will happen, has happened. I will separate my note into two main pillars in which we assess our business, and we hope you do as well: our income statement and our capital allocation – each being distinct but highly interrelated.

Income statement
Our income statement is naturally a key metric. We have often said it is not about one quarter, but quarters over time, and what story the numbers reveal about the direction of the business. On this note, for shareholders focused on financial discipline and moving towards profitability, there is a positive story emerging that is the product of a methodical plan.

Top-line
In 2021, we set a goal to increase revenue considerably. This should not be the sole goal of any business, nor was or is it of Nano Dimension. But it was an interim goal as a means of reaching a minimal threshold to achieve efficiencies.
We have done this.

In Q1/2021, the last-twelve-month (LTM) revenue was $3.5 million; in Q1/2024 the LTM revenue was $55 million, displaying compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 150%.

On a comparable basis, while Q1/2023 was nontypically high as a result of spillover from Q4/2022, we expect our budgeted growth to continue on an annual basis.

Gross Margins
While simultaneously making progress on our revenue growth objective, we set out another one: Increasing gross margins, which reflect how we price our sophisticated hi-tech products and our efficiency in manufacturing them vis-à-vis our costs of goods sold (COGS). Surely, this is not our end-goal either, but a critical intermediate step.
We have done this.

We improved our gross margins from 10% in Q1/2022 to 46% in Q1/2024, for a relative expansion of approx. 360%.

Operating Expenses
After growing our revenue and expanding our gross margins, we shifted our focus to reducing our operating expenses, which is critical for the ultimate goal of profitability. Our work in this area comes largely from our Reshaping Nano Initiative, which we announced in Q4/2023. We developed a detailed plan to evolve our global workforce based on the benefits of organizational synergies following a robust M&A program, while not forgoing progress in R&D innovations and go-to-market effectiveness.
We have done this.

We finished Q1/2024 with a notable reduction in our net cash burn down to $7 million. This is not the end of the story. With this, I want to reaffirm our guidance that we announced in our 2023 full year results: our reduced cash used in operations along with our strong cash management means our effective cash burn will be no more than $20 million for the year, and perhaps as low as $12 million.

This is critical. Even without any other big developments, Nano Dimension can maintain its position of strength with minimal cash usage.

Capital allocation
Our balance sheet is our strategic advantage. How we manage and allocate the capital, is perhaps the greatest indicator of future success.

R&D and Innovation
The list of accomplishments over the last three years is long, but one focal area has been our industrial AI work coming out of our DeepCube Group that has created differentiated, secure IP to serve the business long into the future.
We have done this.

Even if we just limit ourselves to Q1/2024, we have filed an important patent related to our industrial AI work from our DeepCube Group and large language models (“LLMs”).

Transformational M&A
This is arguably the only area where there is not a publicly disclosable Q1/2024 development. But I want to say this clearly: This is a feature, not a bug. As we have always been, our team and banking advisors are pursuing transactions at the right cost, not at any cost. While we believe more than ever that there are great consolidation opportunities in the scope of our M&A search, it is critical we don’t fall into the same mistake that many others have made and that is not thinking critically about a return-on-investment (ROI).

Valuable opportunities are becoming more likely as many companies are seeing their own cash reserves dwindle with limited and arguably prohibitively costly mechanisms for securing additional capital.
We are in strong AND ACTIVE positions, which are only getting stronger.

Share Repurchase Program
We continually assess the best use of our cash. Considering that our current shares trade at a discount to cash value, we believe a share buyback should be considered in comparison to other alternatives, as it also provides value to shareholders. We said we would do this in 2023.
We have done this.

Outstanding Shares Reduced by 15% to 219 Million, Over the Last 15 months.
We have purchased 51,064,088 ordinary shares at approx. $2-$3 per share below cash and investments value since February 2023. Our program has brought our current outstanding share count to 219,237,825 ordinary shares as of March 31st, 2024; presenting a cash and investment value of approximately $4.1 per share (without considering the value of the $55-$60 million revenue business) as of Q1/2024.

In closing
Our markets and their macro environments are neither perpetuum mobile, nor are they static, and so is our business. On many important items and especially those clearly within our control, what we said will happen, has happened. This is not to say there is no more to do, and some of the most important things still lie ahead. It is just the beginning.

Thank you for your support.

Yoav Stern
Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors
Nano Dimension

FINANCIAL RESULTS:

First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

  • Total revenues for the first quarter of 2024 were $13,364,000, compared to $14,965,000 in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease is attributed to decreased sales of the Company’s product lines.
     
  • Total cost of revenues for the first quarter of 2024 was $7,186,000, compared to $8,399,000 in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease resulted primarily from the above-mentioned decrease in revenues and cost reductions that improved the gross margin.
     
  • As a result of the reorganization plan executed by the Company in the fourth quarter of 2023 and other cost reduction efforts taken in 2024, the Company’s operating expenses across all departments have decreased in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the first quarter of 2023.
     
  • R&D expenses for the first quarter of 2024 were $9,133,000, compared to $19,250,000 in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease is mainly attributed to a decrease in payroll and related expenses, share-based compensation expenses, materials for R&D use and subcontractor services.
     
  • Sales and marketing expenses for the first quarter of 2024 were $6,517,000, compared to $7,486,000 in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease is attributed mainly to payroll and related expenses, as well as share-based compensation expenses.
     
  • General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2024 were $9,602,000, compared to $11,033,000 in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease is mainly attributed to a decrease in professional services, payroll and related expenses, and is partially offset by an increase in share-based compensation expenses.
     
  • Net loss for the first quarter of 2024 was $34,772,000, or $0.15 loss per share, compared to net income of $22,222,000, or $0.09 per share, in the first quarter of 2023, with gains that quarter mainly attributed to the re-valuation of our investment in securities.

Conference call information

The Company will host a conference call to discuss these financial results today, June 3rd, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. IDT).
The call can be accessed via webcast link or phone as detailed below.
For webcast link with presentation viewing:
https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=GmLH60ir 
For phone:
U.S. Dial-in Number (Toll Free): 1-844-695-5517
International Dial-in Number: 1-412-902-6751
Israel Dial-in Number (Toll Free): 1-80-9212373
Please request the “Nano Dimension NNDM call” when prompted by the conference call operator.

For those unable to participate in the conference call, there will be a replay available from a link on Nano Dimension’s website at http://investors.nano-di.com/events-and-presentations

About Nano Dimension
Nano Dimension’s (Nasdaq: NNDM) vision is to transform existing electronics and mechanical manufacturing into Industry 4.0 environmentally friendly & economically efficient precision additive electronics and manufacturing – by delivering solutions that convert digital designs to electronic or mechanical devices - on demand, anytime, anywhere.

Nano Dimension’s strategy is driven by the application of deep learning based AI to drive improvements in manufacturing capabilities by using self-learning & self-improving systems, along with the management of a distributed manufacturing network via the cloud.

Nano Dimension has served over 2,000 customers across vertical target markets such as aerospace and defense, advanced automotive, high-tech industrial, specialty medical technology, R&D and academia. The Company designs and makes Additive Electronics and Additive Manufacturing 3D printing machines and consumable materials. Additive Electronics are manufacturing machines that enable the design and development of High-Performance-Electronic-Devices (Hi-PED®s). Additive Manufacturing includes manufacturing solutions for production of metal, ceramic, and specialty polymers-based applications - from millimeters to several centimeters in size with micron precision.

Through the integration of its portfolio of products, Nano Dimension is offering the advantages of rapid prototyping, high-mix-low-volume production, IP security, minimal environmental footprint, and design-for-manufacturing capabilities, which is all unleashed with the limitless possibilities of additive manufacturing.

For more information, please visit www.nano-di.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Nano Dimension’s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance or achievements of Nano Dimension could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. For example, Nano Dimension is using forward-looking statements when it discusses moving towards profitability, its expectation for its budgeted growth to continue, that its effective cash burn will be no more than $20 million for the year, and perhaps as low as $12 million, that Nano Dimension can maintain its position of strength with minimal cash usage, the Company’s belief that there are great consolidation opportunities in the scope of its M&A search, that valuable opportunities are becoming more likely and the Company’s belief that a share buyback provides considerable value to shareholders. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Nano Dimension’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 21, 2024, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Nano Dimension undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Nano Dimension is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites.

NANO DIMENSION INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

Tomer Pinchas, CFO & COO | ir@nano-di.com 

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Position as at
 
  March 31, December 31,
  2023 2024 20231
(In thousands of USD) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)  
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents 412,172   251,858   309,571  
Bank deposits 573,847   541,164   541,967  
Restricted deposits 60   60   60  
Trade receivables 10,152   11,840   12,710  
Other receivables 6,076   6,419   11,290  
Inventory 20,040   19,698   18,390  
Total current assets 1,022,347   831,039   893,988  
       
Restricted deposits 1,107   879   881  
Investment in securities 160,260   112,657   138,446  
Deferred tax 118      
Other receivables 816      
Property plant and equipment, net 10,012   16,078   16,716  
Right-of-use assets 15,497   11,084   12,072  
Intangible assets   2,235   2,235  
Total non-current assets 187,810   142,933   170,350  
Total assets 1,210,157   973,972   1,064,338  
       
Liabilities      
Trade payables 5,503   4,123   4,696  
Financial derivatives and deferred consideration 5,040      
Other payables 18,456   21,837   25,265  
Current portion of lease liability 4,724   4,317   4,473  
Current portion of bank loan 347   138   38  
Total current liabilities 34,070   30,415   34,472  
       
Liability in respect of government grants 1,861   1,989   1,895  
Employee benefits 1,561   4,009   2,773  
Liability in respect of warrants 123      
Long term lease liability 11,409   7,900   8,742  
Deferred tax liabilities     75  
Bank loan 686   380   595  
  15,640   14,278   14,080  
Total non-current liabilities 49,710   44,693   48,552  
Total liabilities      
       
Equity      
Non-controlling interests 578   857   1,011  
Share capital 389,943   404,366   400,700  
Share premium and capital reserves 1,300,781   1,298,973   1,299,542  
Treasury shares (19,901 ) (149,461 ) (97,896 )
Foreign currency translation reserve 973   1,249   2,929  
Remeasurement of net defined benefit liability (IAS 19) 2,508   (726 ) 707  
Accumulated loss (514,435 ) (625,979 ) (591,207 )
Equity attributable to owners of the Company 1,159,869   928,422   1,014,775  
Total equity 1,160,447   929,279   1,015,786  
Total liabilities and equity 1,210,157   973,972   1,064,338  

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The December 31, 2023, balances were derived from the Company’s audited annual financial statements

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income
     
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
Year ended
December 31,
 
  2023 2024 2023
  Thousands Thousands Thousands
  USD USD USD
Revenues 14,965   13,364   56,314  
Cost of revenues 8,267   7,142   30,759  
Cost of revenues - write-down of inventories 132   44   97  
Total cost of revenues 8,399   7,186   30,856  
Gross profit 6,566   6,178   25,458  
Research and development expenses 19,250   9,133   62,004  
Sales and marketing expenses 7,486   6,517   31,707  
General and administrative expenses 11,033   9,602   58,254  
Other income, net   109   1,627  
Operating loss (31,203 ) (18,965 ) (124,880 )
Finance income 56,826   11,311   70,934  
Finance expenses 3,590   27,324   1,652  
Income (Loss) before taxes on income 22,033   (34,978 ) (55,598 )
Taxes benefit (expenses) (74 ) 16   (62 )
Income (Loss) for the period 21,959   (34,962 ) (55,660 )
Loss attributable to non-controlling interests (263 ) (190 ) (1,110 )
Income (Loss) attributable to owners 22,222   (34,772 ) (54,550 )
       
Income (Loss) per share      
Basic gain (loss) per share 0.09   (0.15 ) (0.22 )
       
Other comprehensive income items that after initial recognition in comprehensive income were or will be transferred to profit or loss      
Foreign currency translation differences for foreign operations 403   (1,704 ) 2,368  
Other comprehensive income items that will not be transferred to profit or loss      
Remeasurement of net defined benefit liability (IAS 19), net of tax   (1,433 ) (1,801 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss) for the period 403   (3,137 ) 567  
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period 22,362   (38,099 ) (55,093 )
Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interests (250 ) (214 ) (1,088 )
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to owners of the Company 22,612   (37,885 ) (54,005 )

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity (Unaudited)
(In thousands of USD)
 
  Share capital Share
premium
and capital
reserves
Remeasurement
of IAS 19
Treasury
shares
Foreign
currency
translation
reserve
Accumulated
loss
Total Non-controlling
interests
Total
equity
  Thousands Thousands Thousands Thousands Thousands Thousands Thousands Thousands Thousands
  USD USD USD USD USD USD USD USD USD
Balance as December 31, 2023 400,700 1,299,542   707   (97,896 ) 2,929   (591,207 ) 1,014,775   1,011   1,015,786  
Investment of non-controlling party in subsidiary             60   60  
Loss for the period         (34,772 ) (34,772 ) (190 ) (34,962 )
Other comprehensive loss for the period   (1,433 )   (1,680 )   (3,113 ) (24 ) (3,137 )
Exercise of warrants, options and
vesting of RSUs
3,666 (3,666 )              
Repurchase of
treasury shares
    (51,565 )     (51,565 )   (51,565 )
Share-based payment acquired (363 )         (363 )   (363 )
Share-based payments 3,460           3,460     3,460  
Balance as of March 31, 2024 404,366 1,298,973   (726 ) (149,461 ) 1,249   (625,979 ) 928,422   857   929,279  

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In thousands of USD)
     
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
Year ended
December 31
 
  2023 2024 2023
Cash flow from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) 21,959   (34,962 ) (55,660 )
Adjustments:      
Depreciation and amortization 1,423   2,066   6,544  
Financing income net (8,152 ) (9,798 ) (46,281 )
Revaluation of financial liabilities accounted at fair value 191   22   461  
Revaluation of financial assets accounted at fair value (45,276 ) 25,789   (23,462 )
Loss from disposal of property plant and equipment and right-of-use assets 124   6   326  
Increase in deferred tax (3 )   (11 )
Share-based payments 6,124   3,460   20,101  
Other 45   37   164  
  (45,524 ) 21,582   (42,158 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:      
Increase in inventory (545 ) (2,287 ) (340 )
(Increase) decrease in other receivables (851 ) 4,589   (5,775 )
(Increase) decrease in trade receivables (3,708 ) 313   (5,603 )
Increase (decrease) in other payables (528 ) (1,917 ) 4,856  
Increase (decrease) in employee benefits (561 ) 51   (1,478 )
Increase (decrease) in trade payables 1,805   (345 ) 1,089  
       
  (4,388 ) 404   (7,251 )
Net cash used in operating activities (27,953 ) (12,976 ) (105,069 )
       
Cash flow from investing activities:      
Change in bank deposits (228,497 ) (6,594 ) (189,060 )
Interest received 11,292   17,154   41,529  
Change in restricted bank deposits (271 ) (11 ) (27 )
Acquisition of property plant and equipment (3,944 ) (776 ) (9,098 )
Acquisition of intangible asset   (711 ) (1,524 )
Payment of a liability for contingent consideration in a business combination (3,960 )   (9,255 )
Other     835  
Net cash from (used in) investing activities (225,380 ) 9,062   (166,600 )
       
Cash flow from financing activities:      
Lease payments (1,220 ) (1,140 ) (4,823 )
Repayment long-term bank debt (57 ) (73 ) (536 )
Proceeds from non-controlling interests     1,089  
Amounts recognized in respect of government grants liability (85 ) (36 ) (298 )
Payments of share price protection recognized in business combination   (363 ) (4,459 )
Repurchase of treasury shares (18,392 ) (51,565 ) (96,387 )
Net cash used in financing activities (19,754 ) (53,177 ) (105,414 )
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (273,087 ) (57,091 ) (377,083 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period 685,362   309,571   685,362  
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash (103 ) (622 ) 1,292  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period 412,172   251,858   309,571  
       
Non-cash transactions:      
Intangible asset acquired on credit     711  
Property plant and equipment acquired on credit 476   286   214  
Recognition of a right-of-use asset 127   158   929  

 

Non-IFRS measures

The following are reconciliations of income before taxes, as calculated in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as well as of gross profit, as calculated in accordance with IFRS, to Adjusted Gross Profit:

  For the Three-Month Period
Ended March 31, 2024
   
Net loss (34,962)
Tax income (16)
Depreciation 2,066
Interest income (11,311)
EBITDA (loss) (44,223)
Finance expense from revaluation of assets and liabilities 25,972
Exchange rate differences 1,333
Share-based compensation expenses 3,460
Other extraordinary income, net (115)
Adjusted EBITDA (loss) (13,573)
   
Gross profit 6,178
Depreciation and amortization 141
Share-based payments 335
Adjusted gross profit 6,654
   

EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as income before taxes, excluding depreciation and amortization expenses and interest income. We believe that EBITDA, as described above, should be considered in evaluating the Company’s operations. EBITDA facilitates the Company’s performance comparisons from period to period and company to company by backing out potential differences caused by variations in capital structures, and the age and depreciation charges and amortization of fixed and intangible assets, respectively (affecting relative depreciation and amortization expense, respectively), and EBITDA is useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance because it is widely used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to the items mentioned above.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as earnings before other financial income, income tax, depreciation and amortization, share-based payments and other extraordinary income, net, which consists of additional compensation for damaged fixed assets. Other financial expense (income), net includes exchange rate differences as well as finance income or revaluation of assets and liabilities. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, as described above, should also be considered in evaluating the company’s operations. Like EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA facilitates operating performance comparisons from period to period and company to company by backing out potential differences caused by variations in capital structures (affecting other financial expenses (income), net), and the age and depreciation charges and amortization of fixed and intangible assets, respectively (affecting relative depreciation and amortization expense, respectively), as well as from share-based payment expenses, and Adjusted EBITDA is useful to an investor in evaluating our operating performance because it is widely used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to non-cash items, such as expenses related to share-based payments.

Adjusted gross profit, excluding depreciation and amortization and share-based compensation expenses, is a non-IFRS measure and is defined as gross profit excluding amortization expenses. We believe that adjusted gross profit, as described above, should also be considered in evaluating the Company’s operations. Adjusted gross profit facilitates gross profit and gross margin comparisons from period to period and company to company by backing out potential differences caused by variations in amortization of inventory and intangible assets. Adjusted gross profit is useful to an investor in evaluating our performance because it enables investors, securities analysts and other interested parties to measure a company’s performance without regard to non-cash items, such as amortization expenses. Adjusted gross margin is calculated by dividing the adjusted gross profit by the revenues.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted gross profit do not represent cash generated by operating activities in accordance with IFRS and should not be considered alternatives to net income (loss) as indicators of our operating performance or as measures of our liquidity. These measures should be considered in conjunction with net income (loss) as presented in our consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income. Other companies may calculate these measures differently than we do.

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1 Excluding cost of revenues from depreciation and share-based compensation expenses
2 Change in cash, cash equivalents and deposits net of treasury shares repurchase and Stratasys shares purchase


Source: Nano Dimension Ltd.
 

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