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Velo3D Announces 119% Year Over Year Revenue Growth for the Third Quarter of 2022

Path to Profitability Driven by Strong Demand and Improved Efficiency
Q3 Bookings Growth / Increased Backlog by 20% Sequentially
Third Quarter Results Impacted by Supply Chain Shortages

• Continued revenue growth – up 119% year over year
• Strong demand – $27 million in new bookings / backlog at $66 million
• New customer expansion –2 European OEMs, U.S. automotive sector
• Updated 2022 revenue guidance of $75-$80M – result of supply chain disruptions causing Q322 shipment delays and potential Q422 impact

Velo3D, Inc. (NYSE: VLD), a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2022.

“Our third quarter performance reflects solid execution as we again posted strong year over year revenue growth, increased our sizeable backlog and expanded our new and existing customer footprint,” said Benny Buller, CEO of Velo3D. “However, our third quarter financial results were primarily impacted by key component shortages which affected our production schedule, resulting in certain system shipment delays. We have instituted a number of strategic initiatives to address these challenges and are confident in achieving our fourth quarter financial forecasts. As a result of the shipment delays, and potential fourth quarter supply chain and production disruptions, we are reducing our 2022 revenue forecast from $89 million to a range of $75 million to $80 million.”

“Specifically, demand for our industry-leading Sapphire family of systems remains high as we expanded both our new and existing customer footprint during the quarter. For example, new customer additions included two marquee European aerospace OEMs as well as our first sale to a strategic, Fortune 100, U.S. automotive manufacturer. Additionally, we had three customers purchasing multiple systems, reinforcing our credibility as a technology leader in the AM market. We also booked $27 million in new orders in the third quarter and our backlog now totals $66 million. This success provides significant revenue visibility for the fourth quarter as well as building a strong foundation for future growth as we enter 2023.”

“Looking forward, we remain very excited about the future as our bookings and backlog growth reflect the increasing adoption of our technology. We are confident that we have a clear path to profitability given our current capital resources. We expect to achieve this by leveraging our strong top line growth, our focus on rapidly accelerating production efficiency, prudent expense and working capital management and a return to normalized pricing. As a result, we believe we are well positioned to profitably capitalize on the rapidly expanding market for mission critical, high value metal parts,” concluded Buller.
Summary of Third Quarter 2022 results
Revenue for the third quarter was $19.1 million, in line with the second quarter of 2022 and an increase of 119% compared to the third quarter of 2021. Compared to our original 2022 plan, third quarter 2022 revenue reflected the impact of system shipment delays due to supply chain component shortages and production constraints. On a sequential basis, year of sale revenue was impacted by system sales mix as well as a higher proportion of launch customer shipments than in the second quarter. This impact was partially offset by higher recurring revenue due to a greater number of systems in the field. The year over year improvement in revenue was primarily driven by increased system sales and a more favorable mix of Sapphire XC system sales resulting in an increase in average selling price.

Gross margin for the quarter was negative 1% and down sequentially due to the margin impact of an increased number of launch customer deliveries for the company’s Sapphire XC systems, higher than expected inventory adjustment charges associated with the production of its Sapphire XC product. Labor and overhead costs for the third quarter were in line with forecasts and the company expects further improvement in its bill of material costs through the first half of 2023.

Operating expenses for the quarter were in line with the second quarter at $27.8 million. General and administrative cost increased due to re-allocations of facilities and IT costs between departments, higher professional services and taxes. Research and development expenses and selling and marketing expenses decreased slightly due to the above re-allocations. Non-GAAP operating expenses, which excludes, among other items, stock-based compensation expense of $5.2 million, was $22.7 million in the three months ended September 30, 2022.

Net loss for the quarter was $75.2 million and reflected a loss of $47.5 million on the fair value of warrants and contingent liabilities. Non-GAAP net loss, which excludes, among other items, the gain on fair value of warrants and contingent earnout liabilities as well as stock-based compensation, was $22.5 million in the three months ended September 30, 2022. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter, excluding the same metrics, was a loss of $21.2 million. For more information regarding the company’s non-GAAP financial measures, see “Non-GAAP Financial Information” below.

The company ended the quarter with a strong balance sheet with $113 million in cash and investments. As a result, the company believes it has the liquidity for ongoing technology investments as well as providing the resources needed to fund its growth plans.

Given its strong bookings and significant backlog, the company expects fourth quarter sequential revenue growth in the range of 25-50%. However, due to the impact of the third quarter shipment delays as well as potential fourth quarter supply chain and production disruptions, the company now expects 2022 revenue to be in the range of $75-$80 million compared to its previous guidance of $89 million.

Additional information for fiscal year 2022:
• The company shipped its final launch customer system in the fourth quarter.
• The company expects fourth quarter revenue in the range of $24 to $29 million.



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