Altair Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

TROY, Mich., Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational intelligence, today released its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

"Altair finished 2023 with a strong fourth quarter, notching record-high revenue and profit for the quarter and full-year," said James R. Scapa, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Altair. "We are seeing strong momentum across a number of verticals, where computational intelligence is becoming increasingly important. We are excited about our recent and upcoming product releases and believe that our investments in engineering AI are positioning us as a leader in this important and growing domain.”

"Our global team worked hard to achieve outstanding results for 2023, and we finished the year exceeding our profitability goals. We are thrilled to have surpassed the 20% adjusted EBITDA margin target for 2023 that we established three years ago," said Matt Brown, chief financial officer of Altair. “Our strong results despite somewhat difficult macroeconomic conditions demonstrate the importance of our products in solving our customers’ most important challenges. We are excited about the tremendous opportunity ahead of us as we continue to execute on our financial targets.”

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Software product revenue was $155.9 million compared to $145.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of 7.6% in reported currency and 6.7% in constant currency
  • Total revenue was $171.5 million compared to $160.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of 6.9% in reported currency and 6.0% in constant currency
  • Net income was $19.7 million compared to $12.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Net income per share, diluted was $0.22 based on 89.0 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to net income per share, diluted of $0.14 for the fourth quarter of 2022, based on 87.5 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. Net income margin was 11.5% compared to net income margin of 7.5% for the fourth quarter of 2022
  • Non-GAAP net income was $41.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $27.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of 49.2%. Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted was $0.46 based on 89.0 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding, compared to non-GAAP net income per share, diluted of $0.31 for the fourth quarter of 2022, based on 87.5 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $53.6 million compared to $38.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of 38.3%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 31.2% compared to 24.1% for the fourth quarter of 2022
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $21.7 million, compared to $13.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2022
  • Free cash flow was $19.3 million, compared to $10.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2022.

Full Year 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Software product revenue was $550.0 million compared to $506.5 million for the full year of 2022, an increase of 8.6% in reported currency and 9.8% in constant currency
  • Total revenue was $612.7 million compared to $572.2 million for the full year of 2022, an increase of 7.1% in reported currency and 8.2% in constant currency
  • Net loss was $(8.9) million compared to net loss of $(43.4) million for the full year of 2022. Net loss per share, diluted was $(0.11) based on 80.6 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to net loss per share, diluted of $(0.55) for the full year of 2022, based on 79.5 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. Net loss margin was -1.5% compared to net loss margin of -7.6% for the full year of 2022
  • Non-GAAP net income was $98.8 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $75.6 million for the full year of 2022, an increase of 30.6%. Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted was $1.13 based on 87.6 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding, compared to non-GAAP net income per share, diluted of $0.89 for the full year of 2022, based on 85.4 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $129.1 million compared to $108.6 million for the full year of 2022, an increase of 18.9%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 21.1% compared to 19.0% for the full year of 2022
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $127.3 million, compared to $39.6 million for the full year of 2022
  • Free cash flow was $117.1 million, compared to $29.9 million for the full year of 2022.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of today, Altair is issuing the following guidance for the first quarter and full year 2024:

   
(in millions, except %) First Quarter 2024  Full Year 2024 
Software Product Revenue $152 to$155  $600 to$610 
Growth Rate  1.6%  3.6%  9.1%  10.9%
Growth Rate - Constant Currency    0.8 %     2.8 %     8.3 %     10.1 %
Total Revenue   $ 167     $ 170     $ 663     $ 673  
Growth Rate     0.6 %     2.4 %     8.2 %     9.8 %
Growth Rate - Constant Currency     -0.1 %     1.7 %     7.5 %     9.1 %
Net Income   $ 8.0     $ 11.0     $ 30.0     $ 37.7  
Non-GAAP Net Income   $ 29.5     $ 31.7     $ 114.4     $ 120.4  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 37     $ 40     $ 143     $ 151  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities               $ 140     $ 148  
Free Cash Flow               $ 129     $ 137  

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