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Press Release

Jul 26,2018

Mitek Reports Record Third Quarter Revenue, Up 37% Year Over Year

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK, www.miteksystems.com), a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 ended June 30, 2018.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased 37% year over year to a record $16.1 million.
  • GAAP net loss of $(2.8) million, or $(0.08) per share.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $2.1 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.
  • Total cash and investments of $18.0 million at the end of the fiscal third quarter.

Commenting on the results, James DeBello, Chairman and CEO of Mitek, said:

“We had an excellent third quarter with revenues increasing 37% year over year, while reporting our eighteenth consecutive quarter of non-GAAP profitability. Banks, marketplaces and lenders continue to trust Mitek’s solutions to enable their digital commerce. Thanks to the team’s relentless focus on penetrating this market, we won a record number of new customers, validating the growing market opportunity for our trusted ID verification solution Mobile Verify. With the acquisition of A2iA during the quarter, we also advanced Mobile Deposit’s leading market position while accelerating the development of our next generation Identity solutions.”

Fiscal 2018 Financial Guidance

For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, the Company expects full year total revenue of $62 million to $63 million, which would represent growth between 37% and 39% year over year, and expects to generate a non-GAAP profit margin of approximately 15% to 16%.

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 listen to the live conference call, parties in the United States and Canada should dial 888-224-1005, access code 6006182. International parties should dial +1 323-994-2093, access code 6006182. Please dial in approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.

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.

About Mitek

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists financial institutions, payments companies and other businesses operating in highly regulated markets in mitigating financial risk and meeting regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Mitek also reduces the friction in the users’ experience with advanced data prefill and automation of the onboarding process. Mitek’s innovative solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 6,100 organizations and used by more than 80 million consumers for mobile check deposit, new account opening and more. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com.  [(MITK-F)]

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release relating to the Company’s or management’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s long-term prospects and market opportunities are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks related to the Company’s ability to withstand negative conditions in the global economy, a lack of demand for or market acceptance of the Company’s products, the Company’s ability to continue to develop, produce and introduce innovative new products in a timely manner or the outcome of any pending or threatened litigation and the timing of the implementation and launch of the Company’s products by the Company’s signed customers.

Additional risks and uncertainties faced by the Company are contained from time to time in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which you may obtain for free on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Collectively, these risks and uncertainties could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in its forward-looking statements and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release contains non-GAAP financial measures for non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share that exclude stock compensation expenses, intellectual property litigation costs, acquisition-related costs and expenses, income tax effect of pre-tax adjustments, impact of tax reform on deferred taxes, and the cash tax difference. These financial measures are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. In evaluating the Company’s performance, management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to supplement financial statements prepared under GAAP. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide a useful measure of the Company’s operating results, a meaningful comparison with historical results and with the results of other companies, and insight into the Company’s ongoing operating performance. Further, management and the Board of Directors utilize these non-GAAP financial measures to gain a better understanding of the Company’s comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis for planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP financial statements, are useful to investors because they provide a basis for meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s ongoing operating results, including results of operations against investor and analyst financial models, which helps identify trends in the Company’s underlying business and provides a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company’s underlying business.


(amounts in thousands except share data)  
  June 30, 2018   September 30, 2017  
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $   8,634     $   12,289    
Short-term investments     9,377         30,279    
Accounts receivable, net     12,124         7,099    
Other current assets     4,562         1,209    
Total current assets     34,697         50,876    
Long-term investments     -          3,780    
Property and equipment, net     3,847         613    
Goodwill and intangible assets     68,997         5,311    
Deferred income tax assets     14,903         11,065    
Other non-current assets     1,679         74    
Total assets $   124,123     $   71,719    
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $   3,853     $   1,918    
Accrued payroll and related taxes     6,614         3,709    
Deferred revenue, current portion     4,924         3,305    
Other current liabilities     4,047         602    
Total current liabilities     19,438         9,534    
Deferred revenue, non-current portion     246         85    
Deferred income tax liabilities     8,234         -     
Other non-current liabilities     1,981         692    
Total liabilities     29,899         10,311    
Stockholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding     -          -     
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized, 37,796,705 and 33,724,392
issued and outstanding, as of June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively
    38         34    
Additional paid-in capital     113,292         78,677    
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (231 )       147    
Accumulated deficit     (18,875 )       (17,450 )  
Total stockholders’ equity     94,224         61,408    
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $   124,123     $   71,719    




(amounts in thousands except per share data)  
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Nine Months Ended June 30,  
    2018       2017       2018       2017    
Software and hardware $   10,458     $   7,464     $   26,437     $   21,244    
SaaS, maintenance, and consulting     5,651         4,334         16,085         11,242    
Total revenue     16,109         11,798         42,522         32,486    
Operating costs and expenses                
Cost of revenue—software and hardware     1,023         404         2,227         772    
Cost of revenue—SaaS, maintenance, and consulting     1,655         778         3,785         2,131    
Selling and marketing     5,740         3,487         15,863         11,029    
Research and development     4,161         2,652         10,942         7,504    
General and administrative     3,239         3,363         10,529         8,348    
Acquisition-related costs and expenses     3,154         630         5,616         1,666    
Total operating costs and expenses     18,972         11,314         48,962         31,450    
Operating income (loss)     (2,863 )       484         (6,440 )       1,036    
Other income (loss), net     (1,351 )       149         (957 )       281    
Income (loss) before income taxes     (4,214 )       633         (7,397 )       1,317    
Income tax benefit (provision)     1,430         (17 )       (2,283 )       (91 )  
Net income (loss) $   (2,784 )   $   616     $   (9,680 )   $   1,226    
Net income (loss) per share—basic $   (0.08 )   $   0.02     $   (0.28 )   $   0.04    
Net income (loss) per share—diluted $   (0.08 )   $   0.02     $   (0.28 )   $   0.03    
Shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share—basic     36,190         33,024         35,122         32,732    
Shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share—diluted     36,190         35,610         35,122         35,033    




(amounts in thousands except per share data)  
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Nine Months Ended June 30,  
    2018       2017     2018       2017  
Net income (loss) $   (2,784 )   $   616   $   (9,680 )   $   1,226  
Non-GAAP adjustments:                
Acquisition-related costs and expenses(1)     4,406         630       6,868         1,666  
Litigation costs     -          -        50         -   
Stock compensation expense     1,980         1,637       5,927         3,945  
Income tax effect of pre-tax adjustments     (1,916 )       -        (3,854 )       -   
Impact of tax reform on deferred taxes     -          -        4,417         -   
Cash tax difference(2)     421         -        1,557         -   
Non-GAAP net income $   2,107     $   2,883   $   5,285     $   6,837  
Non-GAAP income per share—basic $   0.06     $   0.09   $   0.15     $   0.21  
Non-GAAP income per share—diluted $   0.06     $   0.08   $   0.14     $   0.20  
Shares used in calculating non-GAAP net income per share—basic     36,190         33,024       35,122         32,732  
Shares used in calculating non-GAAP net income per share—diluted     38,097         35,610       37,095         35,033  
(1)  Included a $1.3 million foreign currency exchange loss related to euros acquired in for the A2iA acquisition during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2018.  
(2)  The Company’s non-GAAP net income per share is calculated using the cash tax rate of 3%. The estimated cash tax rate is the estimated tax payable on the Company’s tax returns as a percentage of estimated annual non-GAAP pre-tax net income. The Company uses an estimated cash tax rate to adjust for the historical variation in the effective book tax rate associated with the reversal of valuation allowances, the utilization of research and development tax credits, and the utilization of loss carryforwards which currently have an overall effect of reducing taxes payable. The Company believes that the cash tax rate provides a more transparent view of the Company’s operating results. The Company’s effective tax rate used for the purposes of calculating GAAP net loss for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2018 was 34% and negative 31%, respectively.  


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