- Revenue up 35% year-over-year for first quarter of fiscal 2014
- Mobile Deposit® licensed financial institutions grew to 1,780 banks signed, 1,362 banks live
- 18th and 19th patents issued for mobile imaging technologies
SAN DIEGO – February 6, 2014 - Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK, www.miteksystems.com), the leading innovator of mobile imaging for financial transactions, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended December 31, 2013.
“Strong user trends drove our solid first quarter results. A record 557 banks went live with Mobile Deposit in the quarter, illustrating this product is becoming mainstream” said James B. DeBello, president and CEO of Mitek. “We are excited about the launch of Mitek’s Mobile Photo Payments, our first solution designed for direct billers. As we expand into new areas, Mitek is continuing to develop its innovative mobile imaging platform that will serve the evolving needs of the mobile only consumer.”
Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $4.5 million compared to total revenue of $3.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, driven by strong demand for Mitek’s Mobile Deposit product.
GAAP net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $1.5 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to GAAP net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.05 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $0.6 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
Total operating expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $5.9 million compared to $4.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The increase in total operating expenses was primarily driven by investments in personnel to grow the business as well as litigation expense related to protecting the Company’s intellectual property.
- 18th and 19th patents issued by USPTO for Mobile Image Quality Assurance and additional Mobile Capture methods; 23 patents are pending
- Mobile Photo Bill Pay® licensed financial institutions grew to 20 banks signed with 13 banks live
- FirstBank first regional bank to offer Mobile Photo Bill Pay®
- Announced collaborations with Kony to deliver Mobile Photo Bill Pay® and Experian® to offer frictionless and safe Mobile Photo Account Opening™
Mitek management will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors today at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Company's financial results. To participate, please dial in as follows approximately ten minutes in advance of the scheduled start time:
- Parties in the United States and Canada can access the call by dialing 1-877-269-7756.
- International parties can access the call by dialing 1-201-689-7817.
Mitek will offer a live webcast of the conference call, which will also include forward-looking information. The live webcast will be accessible and on the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.miteksystems.com. An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call and will be archived for 30 days. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-877-660-6853 and enter conference code 13575433. International parties should call 1-201-612-7415 and enter conference code 13575433.
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is the leading innovator of mobile imaging for financial transactions. Mitek’s patented mobile photo technology automatically captures images of personal and financial documents and then extracts relevant data. This enables consumers to use the Camera as a Keyboard™ to reduce friction for mobile check deposit, account opening, bill payment, insurance quoting, and many other use cases. This innovative technology is licensed by more than 1,000 organizations and used by tens of millions of consumers enabling increased customer acquisition, retention and operational efficiency. www.miteksystems.com MITK-F
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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.
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