Memex Inc. Releases Annual Financial Results

Record Annual Revenue and Gross Margin

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Dec 15, 2016) –  Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released its annual financial and operational highlights for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. All results are reported in Canadian dollars.

Summary Financial Highlights for the Year Ended September 30, 2016:

  • Memex reported revenue of $2.91 million, 51% higher than a year ago;
  • Gross margin of 66.2% was up from 58.9% reported a year ago;
  • Bookingsi for the year were $3.42 million (with no comparative information available);
  • The Company reported a net and comprehensive loss of $2.81 million for the year, equating to a $0.028 loss per share. This compares with a $2.35 million net and comprehensive loss last year, and a $0.030 loss per share; and
  • At September 30, 2016, the Company had $4.16 million in current assets including $2.90 million in cash and $3.11 million in working capital. Subsequent to year-end, Memex added $464 thousand to its cash reserves through 2.33 million redeemed Warrants.

Management Commentary:

“2016 was a transition year where early adopters more fully understood the value of our data-driven manufacturing solutions. Additionally, customers expanded their current deployments of our platform, and new prospects were asking about enterprise wide deployment strategies,” said David McPhail, President and CEO of Memex. “At IMTS, we introduced a whole new range of next generation IIoT products, and we believe that these products will increase MERLIN’s value proposition in Cisco’s Connected Machines Strategy.”

2016 Fiscal Year End and Operational Highlights:

  • The Company issued 11.83 million shares in the fourth quarter of 2016 through the redemption of Warrants for total proceeds of $2.03 million.
  • The Company acquired 37 new customers and received 44 follow-on orders from existing customers during fiscal 2016.
  • Memex was featured at Cisco Live (Cisco’s annual technology conference), where Cisco revealed that Memex’s MERLIN platform would be part of Cisco’s Connected Machines portfolio of solutions. A key component of Cisco’s value proposition is that MERLIN facilitates the real-time calculation of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Cisco demonstrated MERLIN’s integration in Cisco’s Connected Machines Strategy during IMTS 2016 while exhibiting in Memex’s booth.
  • Management finalized arrangements and completed the early payout of lender, Business Development Bank of Canada. The early payout eliminated future interest and royalty payments, and led to a one-time recovery adjustment of $74 thousand. Directors and Management provided most the funding to extinguish the debt by paying above market value (at the time) to redeem their expiring warrants.
  • The Company showcased a new league of next generation IIoT products. These included MERLIN Tempus, MERLIN Tempus EE, MERLIN FOEE, MERLIN MTC-One, MERLIN DNC and MERLIN Continuous Improvement Roadmap, which were launched during IMTS 2016. MERLIN OPTime, a free gateway to Real-Time manufacturing analytics, was launched at MC2 conference.
  • The Company was judged one of Canada’s “Top 20” hottest innovative public technology companies; the recipient of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) Top 20 Award. MERLIN, a next generation IIoT platform and MEMEX’s flagship product, received the 2016 Global Machine Monitoring Systems Product Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan.

Summary Financial Highlights for Fourth Quarter Ended September 30, 2016:

  • Memex reported revenue of $806 thousand, 40% higher than the same period in the prior year;
  • Gross margin of 72.0% was up from 67.3% reported in the same quarter a year ago;
  • Bookingsi were $811 thousand, up 46% from the same quarter a year ago; and
  • The Company showed a $726 thousand net and comprehensive loss for the quarter equating to a $0.007 loss per share. This compares with a $500 thousand net and comprehensive loss in the same quarter a year ago, and a $0.005 loss per share.

Selected Financial Information

Three-month period ended
Sep 30
Year ended
Sep 30
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except per share and margin%) 2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 change
Revenue 806 575 + 40% 2,910 1,929 + 51%
Bookingsi 811 556 + 46% 3,415 Note 1
Gross margin % 72.0 67.3 + 7% 66.2 58.9 + 12%
Operating expenses 1,296 987 + 31% 4,867 3,542 + 37%
Cash utilized in operating activities2 659 467 + 41% 2,720 2,076 + 31%
Net and comprehensive loss for the period (726) (500)  45% (2,805) (2,353) 19%
Basic and diluted loss per share – period (0.007) (0.005)  39% (0.028) (0.030) + 8%

1. Memex only began collecting bookings data July 1, 2015, comparable information is not available.

2. Before changes in non-cash working capital balances.

As at September 30
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except WC ratio)
2016 2015
Cash on hand 2,899 3,316
Current assets 4,156 4,219
Total assets 4,639 4,745
Current liabilities 1,047 990
Working capital* 3,109 3,229
Working capital ratio** 3.97 to 1 4.26 to 1
Backlogi 848 409

* Working Capital = current assets – current liabilities
** Working Capital ratio = current assets / current liabilities

About Memex Inc.

Memex, the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of, “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future”, and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, Memex is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. Memex envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate networks, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. Memex, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers Memex’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs, and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement.

For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

i This non-IFRS financial measure is identified, defined and reconciled to the closest IFRS measure, revenue, within our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the years ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.

For investor inquiries please contact:
Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-331-4343

ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com

 

David McPhail, President & CEO

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

 

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2801

sean@sophiccapital.com

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Memex Inc. Releases Q3 – 2016 Results

Another Record Sales Volume Achievement

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Aug 22, 2016) – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE) a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released financial and operational highlights from its third quarter of fiscal 2016 which ended June 30, 2016. All results are reported in Canadian dollars.

Summary Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter Ended June 30, 2016:

  • Memex reported revenue of $919 thousand, 104% higher than the same period in the prior year. Third quarter revenue was 61% higher than Q2-2016. Year-to-date sales of $2.1 million eclipsed the $2 million level for the first time in the Company’s history, with one quarter still remaining in the fiscal year.
  • Gross margin of 72.5% was up from 50.4% reported in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Bookings1 were $895 thousand, up 7% from the prior quarter, with year-to-date bookings exceeding $2.6 million.
  • The Company showed a $447 thousand net and comprehensive loss for the quarter equating to a $0.004 loss per share. This compares with a $880 thousand net and comprehensive loss in the same quarter last year, and a $0.011 loss per share.
  • At June 30, 2016 the Company had $2.7 million in current assets including more than $1.5 million in cash and $1.8 million in working capital. Subsequent to quarter end, Memex added $790 thousand to its cash reserves through 5.0 million exercised warrants primarily associated with a private placement completed in August 2014.

Q3 Fiscal 2016 and Subsequent Operational Highlights:

  • In July, Memex was featured at Cisco Live (Cisco’s annual technology conference), where Cisco revealed that Memex’s MERLIN platform would be part of Cisco’s Connected Machines portfolio of solutions. A key component of Cisco’s value proposition is that MERLIN facilitates the real-time calculation of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
  • Q3 saw Memex collect 5 new customer project orders and 5 follow on orders from its current customer group. Since quarter-end Memex has added another 3 new customer projects and 2 follow on orders, including a significant project from Pioneer Products Inc.
  • In April, Sun Hydraulics Corp. placed an 89 machine follow-on order for MERLIN MES Enterprise Edition Software, after completing an 11 machine initial phase.
  • In June, Company Management finalized arrangements and completed the early payout of lender Business Development Bank of Canada (the “BDC”). The early payout eliminated future interest and royalty payments, and led to a one-time recovery adjustment of $74 thousand for the period.

Management Commentary:

“Our third quarter financial and operational results show that manufacturers see MERLIN’s compelling value equation of delivering real returns from data-driven manufacturing,” said CEO David McPhail. “We are seeing an increase of follow-on orders as existing customers transition to company-wide deployments. This organic growth along with our recent partnership announcements positon the Company to continue on its current trajectory, delivering positive IIoT centric business outcomes.”

Selected Financial Information

Three-month period ended
June 30
Nine-month period ended
June 30
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except per share and margin%) 2016 2015 change 2016 2015 change
Revenue 919 451 + 104% 2,104 1,354 + 55%
Bookings1 895 Note 1 2,603 Note 1
Gross margin % 72.5 50.4 + 44% 64.0 55.4 + 16%
Operating expenses 1,188 1,095 + 8% 3,571 2,555 + 40%
Cash utilized in operating activities2 565 724  22% 2,186 1,608 + 36%
Net and comprehensive loss for the period (447) (880)  49% (2,079) (1,853) + 12%
Basic and diluted loss per share – period (0.004) (0.011)  62% (0.021) (0.026)  19%
1. Memex only began collecting bookings data July 1, 2015, comparable information is not available.
2. Before changes in non-cash working capital balances.
As at
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except WC ratio)
Jun 30,
2016
Sep 30, 2015
Cash on hand 1,516 3,316
Current assets 2,740 4,219
Total assets 3,235 4,745
Current liabilities 985 990
Working capital* 1,755 3,229
Working capital ratio** 2.78 to 1 4.26 to 1
Backlog1 782 409

* Working Capital = current assets – current liabilities
** Working Capital ratio = current assets / current liabilities

About Memex Inc.

Memex Inc., the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, Memex is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. Memex envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. Memex, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers Memex’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

1 This non-IFRS financial measure is identified, defined and reconciled to the closest IFRS measure, revenue, within our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.

For investor inquiries please contact:

 

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-331-4343

ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com

 

David McPhail, President & CEO

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

 

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2801

sean@sophiccapital.com

Memex Inc. Releases Q2 – 2016 : Results Investment in Sales Infrastructure Paying Off

Burlington, ON, Canada – May 16, 2016 – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE) a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released its financial results and operational highlights for its second quarter of fiscal 2016 which ended March 31, 2016. All results are reported in Canadian dollars.

Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2016:

·         Memex generated quarterly revenue of $571 thousand, 42% or $169 thousand, higher than the same period in the prior year, and 7% lower than Q1-2016.

·         Memex 53.4% gross margin for the quarter ($305 thousand in gross profit), was down 3.3% from the same quarter a year ago and 7.7% from Q1-2016. A higher hardware to software sales mix in the current quarter accounts for the decline.

·         Unearned revenue of $536 thousand closed the quarter up $54 thousand from December 31, 2016’s close and was $46 thousand off its highest level of $582 thousand at September 30, 2015.

·         Bookings[i] for the quarter were $833 thousand, down 5% from the prior quarter, but up 50% or $276 thousand from Q4-2015.

·         The Company showed a $991 thousand net and comprehensive loss for the quarter equating to a $0.01 loss per share.  This compares with a $512 thousand net and comprehensive loss in the same quarter last year, and a $0.007 loss per share.

·         At the end of the Q2 the Company had more than $3.0 million in current assets including more than $2.2 million in cash and $2.1 million in working capital.

 

Q2 Fiscal 2016 and Subsequent Operational Highlights:

  • In February, Memex received a substantial follow-on order from Kuss Filtration Inc. for 43 MERLIN licences as part of a multi-plant roll-out in the US, China, and Brazil. Memex also generated 5 new customer orders, and more than ten follow on orders from existing customers in the quarter.
  • Memex’s CEO and CTO were recognized by Smart Manufacturing Magazine as two of the top 30 advanced manufacturing visionaries.
  • In April, Memex launched MERLIN OPTime, a free downloadable real-time dashboard for manufacturing analytics.
  • In April, Sun Hydraulics Corp. placed an 89 machine follow-on order for MERLIN MES Enterprise Edition Software, after an 11 machine initial phase.

 

Management Commentary:

Memex’s President & CEO David McPhail said, “We continue to see strong interest in MERLIN with both follow-on orders from existing customers and new customers buying our solutions. Our investment into sales and marketing is paying off with substantial revenue gains over prior periods, and no reason not to expect the trend to continue.”

 

About Memex Inc.

Memex is a leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology platform provider that delivers real-time manufacturing productivity analytics. Industrial strength MERLIN software provides Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) efficiency metrics in real time, from shop-floor-to-top-floor. Specifically, MERLIN delivers a 10%-50% average productivity increase, and earns 20%-plus profit improvement based on just a 10% increase in OEE. It consistently achieves payback in less than four months with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) greater than 300%, and connects to any machine, old or new, utilizing native MTConnect, other protocols or MERLIN hardware adapters for older machines. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

 

For investor inquiries please contact:

 

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-635-1540 ext. 110

ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com

 

David McPhail, President & CEO

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2801

sean@sophiccapital.com

 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

[i] This non-IFRS financial measure is identified, defined and reconciled to the closest IFRS measure, revenue, within our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three and six month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, in the section “Other Financial Measures.”  That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.

Memex Inc. Grants Share Options

Burlington, ON, Canada – February 29, 2016 – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE) a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, announces that, effective Friday, February 26, 2016, it has granted an aggregate of 480,000 share options to four directors of the Company. The share options are exercisable at a price of $0.14 per share and vest over the next three years. One-third vested immediately upon grant, another third vest on February 26, 2017 and the remaining third vest on February 26, 2018. The share options expire on February 26, 2021.

About Memex Inc.

Memex is a leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology platform provider that delivers real-time manufacturing productivity analytics. Industrial strength MERLIN software provides Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) efficiency metrics in real time, from shop-floor-to-top-floor. Specifically, MERLIN delivers a 10%-50% average productivity increase, and earns 20%-plus profit improvement based on just a 10% increase in OEE. It consistently achieves payback in less than four months with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) greater than 300%, and connects to any machine, old or new, utilizing native MTConnect, other protocols or MERLIN hardware adapters for older machines. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For investor inquiries please contact:

David McPhail, President & CEO, Memex Inc.

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer, Memex Inc.

905-635-1540 ext. 110

ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations, Sophic Capital

416-565-2801

sean@sophiccapital.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Memex Inc. Releases Q1 – 2016 Results with Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth

Burlington, ON, Canada – February 22, 2016 – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE) a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released its financial results and operational highlights for its first quarter of fiscal 2016 which ended December 31, 2015. All results are reported in Canadian dollars.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter Ended December 31, 2015:

  • Memex generated record quarterly revenue of $614 thousand, $113 thousand higher than the same period in the prior year, and 7% higher than the fourth quarter of 2015. The Company also marked its fourth consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
  • Memex produced gross margin of $375 thousand, 27% higher than the same quarter in the prior year.
  • Unearned revenue of $482 thousand closed the quarter down $100 thousand from the Company’s record high of $582 thousand at the end of Q4-2015.
  • Memex’s sales force turned in $876 thousand in product bookings[i] for the quarter, 58% or $320 thousand more than Q4-2015.
  • The Company showed a $641 thousand net and comprehensive loss for the quarter equating to a $0.007 loss per share. This compares with a $461 thousand net and comprehensive loss in the same quarter last year, and a similar $0.007 loss per share.

Q1 Fiscal 2016 and Subsequent Operational Highlights:

  • Memex bolstered its sales and marketing infrastructure with the addition of a VP Marketing and three new US-based sales representatives. In January 2016 the Company also added a Director of Manufacturing Excellence to accelerate MERLIN adoption by larger high-potential existing customers.
  • On October 27-29 and November 3-5 at DISCOVER 2015 (Mazak Corporation’s Technology and Education event), MERLIN software along with hardware from information technology (IT) leader Cisco Systems, Inc. was showcased in an industry-first collaborative platform called SmartBox. The launch took place in front of metalworking managers and C-level executives. The co-promotion with Mazak and Cisco led to multiple media stories, blogs, and videos mainly in manufacturing trade press.
  • In December Memex received significant new orders from Aero Pacific Corporation in Placentia, CA. (30 MERLIN licenses and 28 MTConnect hardware adapters), and Homeyer Precision Manufacturing Co. in Marthasville, MO (23 licenses and 9 hardware adapters).
  • On January 18th, Memex was profiled in the National Post’s Entrepreneur section with the headline “Memex wins over industry giants.” The article explained how eight focused years of work on strategic partnerships resulted in successes with multinational giants Cisco and Mazak.
  • In February Memex received a substantial follow-on order from Kuss Filtration Inc. for 43 MERLIN licences as part of a multi-plant roll-out in the US, China, and Brazil. 

Management Commentary:

Memex’s President & CEO David McPhail stated, “The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, represents the next industrial revolution, and Memex’s flagship software product MERLIN is planted squarely in the middle of this manufacturing mega-trend. Our latest quarterly results, representing our fourth consecutive quarter of growth strongly indicate that manufacturers around the world see the value of our unique combination of industrial connectivity and analytics to drive productivity and profit. I want to thank our customers for their trust and our employees for their hard work to achieve these results.”

About Memex Inc.

Memex is a leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology platform provider that delivers real-time manufacturing productivity analytics. Industrial strength MERLIN software provides Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) efficiency metrics in real time, from shop-floor-to-top-floor. Specifically, MERLIN delivers a 10%-50% average productivity increase, and earns 20%-plus profit improvement based on just a 10% increase in OEE. It consistently achieves payback in less than four months with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) greater than 300%, and connects to any machine, old or new, utilizing native MTConnect, other protocols or MERLIN hardware adapters for older machines. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For investor inquiries please contact:

David McPhail, President & CEO

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-635-1540 ext. 110

ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2801

sean@sophiccapital.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

[i] This non-IFRS financial measure is identified, defined and reconciled to the closest IFRS measure, revenue, within our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.