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.
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:
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
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[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.