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Early indicators of Vantage DX momentum with key partnerships positioning Martello as a modern workplace optimization leader
Total revenue in the 2022 fiscal year reached $17.5M.
Industry-leading gross margins of 91% in the 2022 fiscal year.
98% of revenue was recurring in FY22.
Microsoft DEM revenue grew by 40% year over year in FY22.
Amendment to Mitel agreement subsequent to Q4 FY22 extends term by 3 years.
OTTAWA, ON, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ - Martello Technologies Group Inc., ("Martello" or the "Company") (TSXV: MTLO), a leading developer of enterprise digital experience monitoring ("DEM") solutions that optimize the modern workplace, today released financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2022. Martello software provides businesses with actionable insights on the performance and user experience of cloud services such as video conferencing and voice calls, with a focus on Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.
"Though financial performance in FY22 was below our expectations, I am confident in the platform we have created for growth in FY23" said John Proctor, President and CEO of Martello. "The end of the 2022 fiscal year marked an inflection point for Martello towards an absolute focus on becoming a Microsoft Modern Workplace optimization leader. In FY22 we built the product, sales channels and go-to-market strategy to address this market, one which has greater potential than anything Martello has ever done. We are seeing early indicators of momentum around the Vantage DX solution just a few months after launching. This momentum is driven in part by our elite partnership with Microsoft, which is bringing increased co-sell and joint marketing activity, and by our new partnership with Orange Business Services, one of the world's largest telecom companies. As adoption of Microsoft Teams telephony grows, we see a significant opportunity to become a Microsoft Modern Workplace optimization SaaS leader leveraging our unique expertise in real-time communications and working with Microsoft Operator Connect partners such as Orange Business Services."
"Martello's Vantage DX solution provides customers actionable enhancements to their Modern Workplace," said Jim Clark, Chief Financial Officer of Martello. "Our increasing internal focus on operational excellence will generate the opportunity for our clients and end users to realize optimal Microsoft 365 and Teams value while driving velocity in Martello's recurring revenue and accelerating positive cashflow from operations."
Q4 and FY22 Financial Highlights
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Revenues in FY22 reached $17.5M, a 4% increase compared to $16.8M in FY21. Q4 FY22 revenues decreased by 5% to $4.3M from $4.5M in the comparative period. On a constant currency basis, FY22 revenue grew by 10% compared to FY21 while Q4 FY22 decreased 1% over the comparative period. Growth in Martello's Microsoft DEM revenue in FY22 was offset by a decrease in Mitel UC performance analytics subscriptions, an expected decrease in revenue from two sunsetting legacy products and unfavourable currency exchange.
Revenue quality was consistently high throughout FY22. Gross margin was 91% in FY22, compared to 93% in FY21.
The recurring portion of total revenue was 98% in FY22 (97% in FY21).
In Q4 FY22, MRR (monthly recurring revenue) was $1.41M compared to Q4 FY21 MRR of $1.47M, a slight decline attributable to currency exchange, a minor decrease in Mitel UC performance analytics subscriptions, and decreased maintenance and support revenue on legacy products. The exit rate for MRR on a constant currency basis was $1.43 million, representing a 3% year over year increase. MRR is a non-IFRS measure, representing average monthly recurring revenues earned in a fiscal quarter.
Microsoft DEM is now Martello's dominant revenue stream, with 47% of total revenues in FY22 (41% in Q4 FY21), driven in part by the launch of Vantage DX in the third quarter. The remaining portions of total revenue are Mitel UC performance analytics, which represented 41% of total FY22 revenues, and legacy products, which represented 12% of revenues in FY22.
Operating expenses of $5.36M in Q4 FY22 declined 10% compared to the $5.96M reported in Q4 FY21. In FY22, total operating expenses were $21.72M, an increase of $1.3M or 6% compared to FY21. The increase is attributable to the reversal of previously implemented wage cuts, headcount increases in R&D and Sales, and spending on Marketing events in FY22.
The Q4 FY22 net loss of $2.16M vs a net loss of $1.90M in Q4 FY21 is attributable to a reduction in tax recoveries. The FY22 net loss of $8.22M compared to $6.37M in FY21. The increased net loss is due to the items outlined above plus unfavourable foreign currency conversion.
Adjusted EBITDA (a non-IFRS measure) loss in Q4 FY22 decreased to $0.83M, compared to a loss of $0.99M in Q4 FY21, related to share - based compensation. The FY22 adjusted EBITDA loss was $2.86M, compared to a loss of $0.74M in FY21 per items identified above.
The Company's cash and short-term investments balance was $5.02M at March 31, 2022, compared to $8.52M at March 31, 2021. The reduction in cash is primarily attributable to cash consumed in Operations and the buy-out of the warrants on the Vistara loan. Net working capital was $2.27M at March 31, 2022 compared to $4.50M at March 31, 2021.
The number of Microsoft users on Martello's DEM platform increased year over year to 2.76M, compared to 2.67M in Q4 FY21. More than 200,000 of these users are Vantage DX subscribers. The Company is focused on driving Microsoft user growth through sales of Vantage DX. This includes upgrading Microsoft 365 Monitoring customers and converting trials to paid subscriptions.
Vantage DX Progress and Outlook
Just two quarters following the launch of Vantage DX, there are early indicators of momentum behind the Microsoft Modern Workplace optimization SaaS. The number of Vantage DX paid users grew by 200% in Q4 FY22 to reach over 200,000 and in March 2022 there were more than one million users engaged in a trial of Vantage DX. Martello is receiving strong go to market and sales support from Microsoft.
"With Vantage DX, Microsoft's customers and partners can proactively optimize their Microsoft Teams voice, video and collaboration service delivery, which helps increase Microsoft Teams adoption," said John Proctor. "We are a highly engaged and fast-moving partner within the Microsoft ecosystem, and we are beginning to see results from this focus and drive to maximize the partnership."
Conference Call Details
Martello will host a conference call with John Proctor, President & CEO and Jim Clark, CFO at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 to discuss the Q4 FY22 financial results.
Canada/USA Toll Free: 1-800-319-4610
International Toll: +1-604-638-5340
Callers should dial in 5 – 10 min prior to the scheduled start time and ask to join the Martello call. An audio recording of the call will be available on June 29, 2022 at https://martellotech.investorroom.com/quarterly-results.
The financial statements, notes and Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") are available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on Martello's website at www.martellotech.com. The financial statements include the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Martello. All amounts are reported in Canadian dollars.
Two institutional investment firms provide research coverage of Martello. The Company does not endorse the research of third-party institutions.
The next issue of Martello's quarterly Investor Newsletter will be sent to subscribers in July 2022. To join the mailing list, complete the Subscribe form on Martello's website.
This press release does not constitute an offer of the securities of the Company for sale in the United States. The securities of the Company have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, (the "1933 Act") as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the 1933 Act.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Martello Technologies Group
Martello Technologies Group Inc. (TSXV: MTLO) is a technology company that provides digital experience monitoring (DEM) solutions to optimize the modern workplace. The company's products provide actionable insight on the performance and user experience of cloud business applications, while giving IT teams and service providers control and visibility of their entire IT infrastructure. Martello's software products include Vantage DX, which provides Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams end user experience monitoring and optimization. Martello is a public company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with employees in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. Learn more at http://www.martellotech.com
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Continued volatility in the capital or credit markets and the uncertainty of additional financing.
Our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so.
Changes in customer demand.
Disruptions to our technology network including computer systems and software, as well as natural events such as severe weather, fires, floods and earthquakes or man-made or other disruptions of our operating systems, structures or equipment.
Delayed purchase timelines and disruptions to customer budgets, as well as Martello's ability to maintain business continuity as a result of COVID-19.
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