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Kornit Digital posts $19m loss in volatile Q2 market; CFO exits

Textile printing technology manufacturer Kornit Digital recorded $58.1m in revenue for the second quarter to June 30, down from $81.7m pcp, with a GAAP net loss of $19.5m compared to net income of $5.6m in Q2 2021. The company announced that chief financial officer Alon Rozner is leaving for personal reasons and will be replaced by industry veteran Lauri Hanover.

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samuel and rosner kornit“While the overall operating environment remains challenging, we believe the industry will continue its long-term secular growth, fueled by the mega-trends we’ve discussed in the past,” said Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digital’s chief executive officer. 

“We are navigating the current market dynamics by working closely with global brands, retailers and fulfillers to shift production volumes to on-demand, executing on new product introductions and adoption of these innovative technologies, and focusing on returning to profitability.”

“Our vision remains unchanged and we remain extremely confident in the fundamentals of the business. With our solid financial foundation and dedicated global team of professionals, we continue to be laser focused on leading the industry’s transformation from analogue manufacturing to sustainable on-demand digital production.”

Alon Rozner, Kornit Digital’s outgoing chief financial officer said: “We continue to strategically look at all aspects of our business and are adjusting our cost structure as needed, including a recent focused reduction-in-force, while reallocating resources to key growth initiatives and investments in long-term programs that support our customers’ needs. Our extremely strong balance sheet provides us with a great foundation to navigate the current market conditions and volatility, while focusing on longer-term opportunities to drive profitable growth.”

Second Quarter 2022 Results of Operations

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $58.1 million, net of $4.5 million attributed to the non-cash impact of warrants, compared to $81.7 million, net of $6.6 million attributed to the non-cash impact of warrants in the prior year period.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2022 was $19.5 million, or ($0.39) per basic share, compared to net income of $5.6 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2022 was $15.6 million, or ($0.31) per basic share, net of $0.09 per basic share attributed to the non-cash impact of warrants, compared to non-GAAP net income of $10.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, net of $0.13 per diluted share attributed to the non-cash impact of warrants, for the second quarter of 2021.

For the third quarter of 2022, the Company expects revenue to be in the range of $66 million to $70 million.

$75 million Share Repurchase Authorization

The Company announced that its Board of Directors had authorized the repurchase of up to $75 million of the company’s ordinary shares, subject to the completion of required Israeli regulatory procedures.

“A share repurchase program is a flexible way to return capital to our shareholders when we see significant value in our stock,” said Rozner. “In evaluating our capital allocation plans and the current trading levels of our stock, the Board and management believe that using a portion of the cash on our extremely strong balance sheet – which included approximately $705 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities at the end of the second quarter – for repurchases of our ordinary shares is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders, and will not adversely impact our ability to execute on our growth plans.”

CFO Transition

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        Lauri Hanover, CFO
            Kornit Digital

The company also announced that Rozner will leave the company for personal reasons. “Kornit is pleased to appoint Lauri Hanover as the Company’s new CFO. To ensure an orderly transition, Mr. Rozner will continue as CFO until his expected departure in November.”

Since March 2015, Hanover has served as a member of the company’s board of directors. Hanover has over 25 years of CFO experience and financial expertise in the software, hardware, consumer goods, and industrials sectors. 

“I am truly honoured to undertake this role with Kornit in a new capacity as CFO and look forward to working with Alon on the transition, and with the entire management team to execute on our long-term strategy and drive value creation, Hanover said.

Samuel added: “Alon has been an integral member of our executive management team and an immensely valued colleague to everyone here at Kornit. His exceptional leadership and vital contributions further strengthened and expanded the financial foundation of the firm, especially through the global pandemic. We wish him only the best in the future.”

Rozner said: "It has been a pleasure to serve as Kornit’s CFO and to work with such an amazing team across the world. I have the utmost confidence in the company, its strategy, and its leadership team, and have no doubt the company will successfully transform the fashion and textile industry. I look forward to working with Lauri on a successful transition and wish everyone at Kornit tremendous success.”

Kornit Digital (NASDAQ: KRNT) is a worldwide market leader in textile production technologies, with end-to-end solutions including digital printing systems, inks, consumables, and an entire global ecosystem that manages workflows and fulfillment. Headquartered in Israel with offices in the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific, Kornit Digital serves customers in more than one hundred countries and states worldwide. 

www.kornit.com