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Press Release

Jul 30,2020

Mitek Reports Record Revenue for Third Quarter Fiscal 2020

Strong growth reflects critical nature of company’s technology as commerce moves online

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK, http://www.miteksystems.com) today reported record revenue with significant increases in both GAAP and non-GAAP net income for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2020. Total revenue increased 16% year over year, fueled by an increase in demand for both mobile deposit and identity verification capabilities, as more people and businesses transact online.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 16% year over year to $25.4 million in a record quarter.
  • GAAP net income was $1.3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.
  • Non-GAAP net income increased 43% year over year to $6.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share.
  • Cash flow from operations was $9.0 million.
  • Total cash and investments were $52.2 million at the end of the fiscal third quarter.

Commenting on the results, Max Carnecchia, CEO of Mitek, said:

“Our record revenue and strong financial performance demonstrate the benefits of our technology solutions in this rapidly shifting digital economy. We are committed to helping our customers and partners navigate the challenging environment as they accelerate their digital transformation.”

Mitek is committed to providing convenience while preventing fraud in the digital world. The company’s technology ensures that more businesses can transact digitally and secure their platforms through easy, fast and secure identity verification. Also, Mitek remains the clear market leader with its remote check deposit solution, with more than 7,000 financial organizations using its products, and more than four billion transactions.

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 access the live call, dial 800-437-2398 (US and Canada) or +1 856-344-9206 (International) and give the participant passcode 3328519.

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at http://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 built on the latest advancements in computer vision and artificial intelligence. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable organizations to verify an individual’s identity during digital transactions to reduce risk and meet regulatory requirements, while increasing revenue from digital channels. More than 7,500 organizations use Mitek to enable trust and convenience for mobile check deposit, new account opening and more. Mitek is based in San Diego, Calif., with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. [(MITK-F)]

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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, the extent to which the COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken in response thereto impact our business, results of operations and financial condition, 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, 2019, 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 http://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, costs associated with our strategic process, executive transition costs, restructuring costs, income tax effect of pre-tax adjustments, 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, 2020   September 30, 2019
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,938     $ 16,748  
Short-term investments 30,281     16,502  
Accounts receivable, net 12,943     14,938  
Contract assets 3,410     2,350  
Prepaid expenses 2,016     1,487  
Other current assets 1,454     2,105  
Total current assets 69,042     54,130  
Long-term investments 2,942     1,552  
Property and equipment, net 3,638     4,231  
Right-of-use assets 5,683      
Goodwill and intangible assets 54,400     57,041  
Deferred income tax assets 15,875     16,596  
Other non-current assets 5,647     2,347  
Total assets $ 157,227     $ 135,897  
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 4,304     $ 3,555  
Accrued payroll and related taxes 7,375     6,410  
Deferred revenue, current portion 9,089     5,612  
Lease liabilities, current portion 1,651      
Acquisition-related contingent consideration 686     1,036  
Restructuring accrual 220     1,526  
Other current liabilities 942     1,909  
Total current liabilities 24,267     20,048  
Deferred revenue, non-current portion 1,240     736  
Lease liabilities, non-current portion 5,674      
Deferred income tax liabilities 5,699     5,555  
Other non-current liabilities 964     2,225  
Total liabilities 37,844     28,564  
Stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding, as of June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019      
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized, 41,282,779 and 40,367,456 issued and outstanding, as of June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively 41     40  
Additional paid-in capital 140,915     132,160  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,581 )   (4,061 )
Accumulated deficit (18,992 )   (20,806 )
Total stockholders’ equity 119,383     107,333  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 157,227     $ 135,897  

(amounts in thousands except per share data)
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Nine Months Ended June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Software and hardware $ 13,212     $ 11,888     $ 36,180     $ 32,468  
Services and other 12,201     10,018     34,492     27,104  
Total revenue 25,413     21,906     70,672     59,572  
Operating costs and expenses              
Cost of revenue—software and hardware 623     838     2,258     2,590  
Cost of revenue—services and other 2,873     2,330     7,357     6,447  
Selling and marketing 7,791     6,935     22,569     20,895  
Research and development 5,111     4,663     14,540     14,441  
General and administrative 5,884     5,074     16,382     15,743  
Acquisition-related costs and expenses 1,697     1,761     4,884     5,361  
Restructuring costs     3,214     (114 )   3,214  
Total operating costs and expenses 23,979     24,815     67,876     68,691  
Operating income (loss) 1,434     (2,909 )   2,796     (9,119 )
Other income, net 145     98     480     252  
Income (loss) before income taxes 1,579     (2,811 )   3,276     (8,867 )
Income tax benefit (provision) (231 )   2,712     (460 )   4,861  
Net income (loss) $ 1,348     $ (99 )   $ 2,816     $ (4,006 )
Net income (loss) per share—basic $ 0.03     $ (0.00 )   $ 0.07     $ (0.10 )
Net income (loss) per share—diluted $ 0.03     $ (0.00 )   $ 0.07     $ (0.10 )
Shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share—basic 41,483     39,936     41,251     39,034  
Shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share—diluted 42,428     39,936     42,239     39,034  

(amounts in thousands except per share data)
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Nine Months Ended June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Net income (loss) $ 1,348     $ (99 )   $ 2,816     $ (4,006 )
Non-GAAP adjustments:              
Acquisition-related costs and expenses 1,697     1,761     4,884     5,361  
Intellectual property litigation costs 998     334     2,032     334  
Costs associated with strategic process     141         1,224  
Executive transition costs(1)             251  
Stock compensation expense 2,501     2,268     7,112     7,291  
Restructuring costs     3,214     (114 )   3,214  
Income tax effect of pre-tax adjustments (1,195 )   (1,735 )   (3,200 )   (3,972 )
Cash tax difference(2) 1,426     (1,133 )   3,660     (1,162 )
Non-GAAP net income 6,775     4,751     17,190     8,535  
Non-GAAP income per share—basic $ 0.16     $ 0.12     $ 0.42     $ 0.22  
Non-GAAP income per share—diluted $ 0.16     $ 0.12     $ 0.41     $ 0.21  
Shares used in calculating non-GAAP net income per share—basic 41,483     39,936     41,251     39,034  
Shares used in calculating non-GAAP net income per share—diluted 42,428     41,209     42,239     40,821  

(1) Comprised of costs associated with the transition of the company’s former executive officers. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude these transition costs as we believe that such expense is inconsistent with the normally recurring operations of our company and the inclusion of these costs makes it difficult to make period-to-period comparisons of our operating performance.
(2) The company’s non-GAAP net income is calculated using a cash tax rate of 0% and 3% in fiscal years 2020 and 2019, respectively. 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 income (loss) for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was 15% and 96%, respectively. The company’s effective tax rate used for the purposes of calculating GAAP net income (loss) for the nine months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was 14% and 55%, respectively.


Investor Contact:
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Source: Mitek Systems, Inc.