MITK reported yesterday. They’ve gone through A LOT of change. New CEO. Same - even though he was going to leave but now he is back - CFO. New Marketing officer.
And they are mulling a buyout offer from ASG rumored to be at $12/share.
Bear made the comment about SaaS growth, and I thought I’d highlight from their conference call.
“First quarter of fiscal 2019, Mitek generated revenue of $17.7 million, a 46% increase year-over-year”
“Services and other revenue, which includes transactional SaaS revenue, maintenance and consulting services, was $7.7 million for the quarter, an increase of 56% over revenue of $4.9 million in Q1 last year. This increase is primarily due to strong growth in transactional SaaS revenue, which increased 67% year-over-year to $4.4 million”
The back of the napkin math tells me that SaaS makes up ~25% of all revenue now, and is growing at 67% compared to 39% for all else.
Their growth is good, but lumpy, as is the case in small caps. From their conference call, they are in the Identify as a Service business to verify identities versus mobile check deposits.
Revenues (their FY ends Sept 30)
Q1 18: 12.14M - 31%
Q2 18: 14.28M - 25%
Q3 18: 16.11M - 37%
Q4 18: 21.01M - 63%
Q1 19: 17.7M - 46$
Q2 Guide: High side 19.5M - 37%
FY19 Guide: High side 86M - 35%
This is such a tiny company - even given its market share in mobile check deposit - there seems to be very little exertion of pricing power or realization of the large market they claim in this space. The only advantage I see of mobile check deposit at this point is that they have a strong base of customers to upsell.
The real future of this company could be in the identify verification, however, with such tiny sales growth - lumps truly stand out - although they reported 67% growth in this space in the FY and quarter - which should be mentioned - is a SaaS play with 92% margins: http://investors.miteksystems.com/static-files/65a20007-923b…
Just a Fool
Exited my position when the C-suite exited
Continue to follow and monitor due to high growth and high margins