Mitek Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

  • Record quarterly revenue of $6.4 million, up 38% year-over-year
  • Ten consecutive quarters of year-over-year revenue growth
  • GAAP profit of $0.9 million, recording fourth consecutive profitable quarter
  • Mobile Deposit® surpasses a new milestone, licensed by over 4,000 financial institutions
  • Acquired IDchecker, a global provider of identity document verification and facial recognition solutions

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) (, the leading innovator of mobile imaging for financial transactions and identification, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended June 30, 2015.

"Our quarterly revenue grew 38% year-over-year to over $6 million, demonstrating our success at providing a superior mobile experience," said James B. DeBello, president and CEO of Mitek. "Our acquisition of IDchecker solidifies Mitek's position as a global leader in mobile capture and identity solutions, increasing our recurring revenues with a cloud-based model."

Total revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $6.4 million compared to total revenue of $4.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, driven by Mitek's Mobile Deposit® and identity solutions.

GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $917,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $(1.6) million, or $(0.05) per share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $2.2 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $139,000, or breakeven per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

Fiscal 2015 Outlook

Fiscal 2015 revenue is expected to be between $23.5 million to $24.5 million, an increase of $1 million to both ends of the prior guidance range.

Conference Call

Mitek management will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors today at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the Company's financial results.

To listen to the live conference call, parties in the United States and Canada should dial 888-299-7209, access code 3912617. International parties should call 719-325-2308, access code 3912617. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at To access the live webcast, please log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software.

About Mitek

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Mitek (NASDAQ:MITK) is the leading innovator of mobile capture and identity solutions for customer acquisition. Mitek's mobile photo technology enables consumers to use the Camera as a Keyboard™ to reduce friction for mobile check deposit, account opening, insurance quoting, payments, and ID document authentication. This innovative mobile technology is licensed by more than 4,100 organizations and used by tens of millions of consumers. In June of 2015, Mitek acquired IDchecker, a global provider of cloud based identity document verification and facial recognition solutions. The acquisition broadens Mitek's global presence, expands document coverage to more than 3,500 document types and adds international customers in payments, financial services and information services. MITK-F

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release relating to the Company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the Company's long-term prospects and market opportunities beyond the financial services market are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks related to the Company's ability to withstand negative conditions in the global economy, a lack of demand for or market acceptance of the Company's products, the Company's ability to continue to develop, produce and introduce innovative new products in a timely manner or the outcome of any pending or threatened litigation and the timing of the launch of Mobile Deposit® by the Company's signed customers.

Additional risks and uncertainties faced by the Company are contained from time to time in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which you may obtain for free on the SEC's website at Collectively, these risks and uncertainties could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in its forward-looking statements and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release contains non-GAAP financial measures for non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share that exclude stock compensation expenses, litigation costs, acquisition-related costs and expenses, and certain income tax provisions or benefits. These financial measures are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. In evaluating the Company's performance, management uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to supplement financial statements prepared under GAAP. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide a useful measure of the Company's operating results, a meaningful comparison with historical results and with the results of other companies, and insight into the Company's ongoing operating performance. Further, management and the Board of Directors utilize these non-GAAP financial measures to gain a better understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance from period-to-period and as a basis for planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financials, are useful to investors because they provide a basis for meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company's ongoing operating results, including results of operations, against investor and analyst financial models, identifying trends in the Company's underlying business and performing related trend analyses, and they provide a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company's underlying business.

© 2015 Mitek Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Mobile Photo Bill Pay®, Mobile Deposit®, Mobile Photo Account Opening™ and the Mitek Systems name and logo are registered trademarks of Mitek Systems, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

June 30, September 30,
2015 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,730,826 $ 7,766,590
Short-term investments 21,222,669 16,269,170
Accounts receivable, net 3,807,947 2,955,350
Other current assets 832,341 704,409
Total current assets 28,593,783 27,695,519
Long-term investments 763,005 2,072,018
Property and equipment, net 1,065,633 1,293,270
Intangible assets 6,437,395 --
Other non-current assets 92,049 42,049
Total assets $ 36,951,865 $ 31,102,856
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,341,468 $ 1,792,267
Accrued payroll and related taxes 1,460,842 1,434,913
Deferred revenue, current portion 3,674,946 2,826,670
Other current liabilities 295,375 157,649
Total current liabilities 7,772,631 6,211,499
Deferred revenue, non-current portion 255,750 311,225
Other non-current liabilities 751,955 638,099
Total liabilities 8,780,336 7,160,823
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding -- --
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized, 30,855,511 and 30,521,080 issued and outstanding, respectively 30,856 30,521
Additional paid-in capital 62,603,445 59,946,288
Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss) (6,597) (7,810)
Accumulated deficit (34,456,175) (36,026,966)
Total stockholders' equity 28,171,529 23,942,033
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 36,951,865 $ 31,102,856
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Software $ 4,675,096 $ 3,176,686 $ 12,414,627 $ 9,468,663
Services 1,764,899 1,483,038 5,087,017 4,137,723
Total revenue 6,439,995 4,659,724 17,501,644 13,606,386
Operating costs and expenses
Cost of revenue-software 265,511 293,877 704,667 787,544
Cost of revenue-services 325,819 313,709 941,718 839,953
Selling and marketing 1,645,770 1,810,084 4,512,479 5,607,559
Research and development 1,353,285 1,589,521 3,896,255 4,745,723
General and administrative 1,804,025 2,302,973 5,700,453 6,968,419
Acquisition-related costs and expenses 736,172 -- 816,291 --
Total operating costs and expenses 6,130,582 6,310,164 16,571,863 18,949,198
Operating income (loss) 309,413 (1,650,440) 929,781 (5,342,812)
Other income (expense), net
Interest and other expense (342) (1,545) (2,511) (4,821)
Interest and other income 30,101 19,479 68,629 55,940
Total other income (expense), net 29,759 17,934 66,118 51,119
Income (loss) before income taxes 339,172 (1,632,506) 995,899 (5,291,693)
Income tax benefit (provision) 577,789 (95) 574,892 (2,226)
Net income (loss) $ 916,961 $ (1,632,601) $ 1,570,791 $ (5,293,919)
Net income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.03 $ (0.05) $ 0.05 $ (0.17)
Net income (loss) per share - diluted $ 0.03 $ (0.05) $ 0.05 $ (0.17)
Shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share - basic 30,764,694 30,481,168 30,704,250 30,451,058
Shares used in calculating net income (loss) per share - diluted 31,645,696 30,481,168 31,389,569 30,451,058
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Income (loss) before income taxes $ 339,172 $ (1,632,506) $ 995,899 $ (5,291,693)
Add back:
Acquisition-related expenses 80,160 -- 80,160 --
Acquisition-related costs 656,012 -- 736,131 --
Litigation costs 339,098 848,926 1,038,840 2,587,483
Stock compensation expense 809,588 922,848 2,494,769 2,667,969
Non-GAAP income (loss) before income taxes 2,224,030 139,268 5,345,799 (36,241)
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes (1) (57,141) (95) (60,038) (2,226)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 2,166,889 $ 139,173 $ 5,285,761 $ (38,467)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.07 $ 0.00 $ 0.17 $ (0.00)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - diluted $ 0.07 $ 0.00 $ 0.17 $ (0.00)
Shares used in calculating non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - basic 30,764,694 30,481,168 30,704,250 30,451,058
Shares used in calculating non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - diluted 31,645,696 31,057,905 31,389,569 30,451,058
(1) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2015 excludes a GAAP tax benefit of $634,930 related to the acquisition of IDchecker.

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