CAMPBELL, CA, Nov 9, 2022 – Velo3D, Inc. 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, US 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.
A complete chart of the financial results is available here.
Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing (AM)—has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are built. However, legacy metal AM has been greatly limited in its capabilities since its invention almost 30 years ago. This has prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful parts, restricting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable.
Velo3D has overcome these limitations so engineers can design and print the parts they want. The company’s solution unlocks a wide breadth of design freedom and enables customers in space exploration, aviation, power generation, energy and semiconductor to innovate the future in their respective industries. Using Velo3D, these customers can now build mission-critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture. The end-to-end solution includes the Flow print preparation software, the Sapphire family of printers and the Assure quality control system—all of which are powered by Velo3D’s Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process. The company delivered its first Sapphire system in 2018 and has been a strategic partner to innovators such as SpaceX, Honeywell, Honda, Chromalloy and Lam Research. Velo3D has been named to San Francisco Chronicle’s prestigious annual list of Top Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022.
For more information, please visit velo3d.com.