Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Friday, August 12, 2022

Altair Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results 

TROY, Mich., Aug. 04, 2022 —  Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics and AI, today released its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

“Altair had a strong second quarter, driven by high double-digit software revenue growth, with all our key metrics coming in above our guidance ranges,” said James Scapa, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Altair. “While we are in a period of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, I am confident Altair’s culture, customer relationships, high recurring revenue and utilization, high-value business model, and exceptional technology leaves us well-positioned for the remainder of the year.”

“The second quarter was another big success, achieving revenue and profit ahead of expectations,” said Matt Brown, chief financial officer of Altair. “Led by our year-over-year software product revenue growth of over 17% in the second quarter, we continued to deliver on our commitment to software product revenue growth and margin expansion. While we are encouraged by our strong first half of 2022, we are reducing our full year guidance ranges for revenue and profit due to the impact foreign exchange rates are having on our results in reported currency.”

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Software product revenue was $116.9 million compared to $99.6 million for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 17.4%
  • Total revenue was $132.7 million compared to $119.9 million for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 10.6%
  • Net loss was $(33.8) million compared to $(13.6) million for the second quarter of 2021. Diluted net loss per share was $(0.43) based on 78.9 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to diluted net loss per share of $(0.18) for the second quarter of 2021, based on 75.3 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. Net loss margin was (25.5%) compared to (11.4%) for the second quarter of 2021
  • Non-GAAP net income was $10.9 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $5.6 million for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 94.7%. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.13 based on 86.3 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding, compared to non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.07 for the second quarter of 2021, based on 80.3 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $16.4 million compared to $9.5 million for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 73.1%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.4% compared to 7.9% for the second quarter of 2021
  • Cash provided by operating activities was 12.3 million, compared to 18.2 million for the second quarter of 2021
  • Free cash flow was $11.0 million, compared to $15.8 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of today, Altair is issuing the following guidance for the third quarter and full year 2022:

(in millions) Third Quarter 2022 Full Year 2022
Software Product Revenue $ 99.0 to $ 104.0 $ 487.0 to $ 498.0
Total Revenue $ 115.0 $ 120.0 $ 555.0 $ 566.0
Net Loss $ (34.9 ) $ (31.0 ) $ (66.1 ) $ (56.5 )
Non-GAAP Net Income $ (1.2 ) $ 1.8 $ 60.6 $ 68.0
Adjusted EBITDA $ 0.0 $ 4.0 $ 89.0 $ 99.0
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 15.1 $ 23.1
Free Cash Flow $ 8.0 $ 16.0

Conference Call Information
What: Altair’s Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call
When: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Webcast: http://investor.altair.com (live & replay)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP Net Income, Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share, Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow, Non-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Operating Expense.

Altair believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analysis, for purposes of determining executive and senior management incentive compensation and for budgeting and planning purposes. The Company also believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company’s financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions, restructuring charges, asset impairment charges, non-cash interest expense, other special items as identified by management and described elsewhere in this press release, and the impact of non-GAAP tax rate to income tax expense, which approximates our tax rate excluding discrete items and other specific events that can fluctuate from period to period.

Non-GAAP diluted common shares as defined starting with Q1 2022, includes the diluted weighted average shares outstanding per GAAP regardless of whether the Company is in a loss position. All periods presented will be adjusted to align with this new definition.

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income adjusted for income tax expense, interest expense, interest income and other, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, asset impairment charges and other special items as identified by management and described elsewhere in this press release.

Free cash flow consists of cash flow from operations less capital expenditures.

Non-GAAP gross profit represents gross profit adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, restructuring expense and other special items as identified by management and described elsewhere in this press release.

Non-GAAP operating expense represents operating expense excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization, restructuring charges, asset impairment charges and other special items as identified by management and described elsewhere in this press release.

Company management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. Altair urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing quarterly financial results, including this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business.

Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included with the financial tables at the end of this release.

About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future. To learn more, visit www.altair.com.


Source: Altair

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