Memex expects to achieve revenue of $919 thousand for the third quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 104% over the same period a year ago, and 61% higher than Q2 2016. Revenue growth was driven by both new customer wins and follow-on orders. 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 for the third quarter of 2016 is expected to be approximately 72.5%, up from 50.4% a year ago. Bookings1 remain strong with year-to-date bookings exceeding $2.6 million.
“A considerable jump in our Q3 sales combined with our solid bookings and backlog is evidence that manufacturers recognize the value and benefits of production analytics and data driven manufacturing,” said the VP of Sales John Rattray. “Our recently announced partnership with Cisco positions Memex to accelerate the delivery of this value proposition.”
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).
- In April, Sun Hydraulics Corp. placed an 89 machine follow-on order for MERLIN MES Enterprise Edition Software, after a successful 11 machine initial phase.
- Q3 saw Memex collect 5 significant new customer project orders and 5 follow on orders from its current customer base. Since quarter-end Memex has added another 2 new customer projects and 2 follow on orders.
- In June, Management finalized arrangements and completed the early payout of lender, Business Development Bank of Canada. The early payout eliminated future interest and royalty payments.
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
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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 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.
|Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer
|David McPhail, President & CEO
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations