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Recent surge leads to more than $380 Thousand in purchase orders for MEMEX

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Jun 27, 2017) – Memex Inc. (“MEMEX”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE) announced today that in the past six weeks (ending June 21, 2017) it has received more than $380 thousand of purchase orders. These are an aggregate of net-new orders and follow-on orders from existing customers.

“We believe these stronger recent results are an indication that the U.S. manufacturing technology market is beginning to strengthen, and that MEMEX’s efforts to revitalize its sales process and strategy are proving effective,” said MEMEX president and CEO David McPhail. “Existing customers are seeing significant improvements in the operating efficiency of the machines already connected in real time to the corporate network via MERLIN. These customers are now extending those benefits to the rest of their equipment to maximize both productivity and profits.”

Beyond existing customers expanding their deployments with MERLIN, new customers are also recognizing MEMEX as the vendor of choice with proven solutions that work on industry standards to help them remotely manage and monitor their equipment in real time and gain a better perspective of exactly what is happening on their shop floors.

“We are starting not only to see a recovery in US manufacturing spending, but we also feel more confident in the recent changes at MEMEX, including hiring a new U.S.-based vice president of sales, allowing a key executive to focus on business development and marketing, and reinvigorating the sales force,” said Mr. McPhail. “I believe the recent net-new orders are just the beginning. MEMEX has been working diligently to secure more sales and bring on additional new customers.”

About MEMEX

MEMEX was founded with a vision to improve the way automated machinery and production equipment work and connect on the factory floor. Since then, MEMEX has proved itself a pioneer in IIoT time and again. The company is committed to its mission of “successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future,” and envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX is the developer of MERLIN, an award-winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real Time. MEMEX’s software and hardware IIoT solutions enable customers to achieve tangible IIoT-centric business outcomes. The MERLIN software suite and connectivity products have enabled manufacturers to achieve upwards of a 50% increase in productivity and a 20%-plus increase in profits, on average. Additionally, customers have secured payback in less than four months, which equates to an Internal Rate of Return greater than 300%. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com.

REQUIRED CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements contained in this news release, including statements related to MEMEX’s belief that the recent net-new orders are just the beginning and that MEMEX has been working diligently to secure more sales and bring on additional new customers, constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. MEMEX believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and should not be unduly relied upon. In particular, no assurance can be given that the current trend in net-new orders will continue or that that MEMEX will secure more sales or bring on additional customers. Information on additional risks related to MEMEX’s business is included in our management’s discussion and analysis of our financial results for the year ended September 30, 2016 which may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. These forward-looking statements and information speak only as of the date of this news release. MEMEX does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

For investor inquiries please contact:

 

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager

Phone: 905-635-3040 ext. 103

Email: Rashi.Rathore@MemexOEE.com

 

David McPhail, President & CEO

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

 

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2805

sean@sophiccapital.com

 

Memex Inc. Releases Q2-2017 Financial Results

Strong End to the Quarter as Manufacturing Spending Begins to Recover

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – May 29, 2017) –  Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released its second quarter financial and operational highlights for its 2017 fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2017. All results are reported in Canadian dollars.

Summary Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2017:

  • Memex reported revenue of $348 thousand, 39% lower than the same quarter a year ago;
  • Gross margin of 32.1% was down from 53.5% reported the same quarter a year ago — (excluding Amortization and Client Services labour, which was up 1.42% in the current quarter over a year ago, gross margin percentage on variable expenses is down only 4.2% in the current quarter over a year ago).
  • Bookingsi for the quarter were $573 thousand, down 31% from the same quarter a year ago;
  • The Company reported a net and comprehensive loss of $1.26 million for the quarter, equating to a $0.011 loss per share. This compares with a $991 thousand net and comprehensive loss in Q2 last year, and a $0.010 loss per share.
  • At March 31, 2017, the Company had $3.12 million in current assets including $2.23 million in cash (down from $3.00 million last quarter) and $1.97 million in working capital.
  • The final two weeks of the quarter brought in more than $400 thousand in new and follow on orders.

Management Commentary:

“During the first six-months, Memex and the broader manufacturing industry saw decreased investment due to uncertainty concerning trade both before and after the U.S. Presidential election,” said David McPhail, President and CEO of Memex. “The American Manufacturing Association (AMT) echoed our observations, but AMT anticipates that a manufacturing resurgence should occur in the Spring. We have seen recent signs of this resurgence in our sales leads and orders. Given our strong cash balance and low burn rate, we are well positioned to weather this temporary market disturbance.”

Selected Financial Information for Q2 2017
Three-months period ended
March 31
Six-months period ended
March 31
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except per share and margin%) 2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change
Revenue 348 571 39% 853 1,185 – 28%
Bookingsi 573 833 31% 965 1,710 – 44%
Gross margin % 32.1 53.5 40% 46.7 57.4 – 19%
Operating expenses 1,362 1,338 + 2% 2,435 2,384 + 2%
Cash utilized in operating activities1 1,172 976 + 20% 1,904 1,620 + 18%
Net and comprehensive loss for the period (1,236) (991) + 27% (2,025) (1,632) + 24%
Basic and diluted loss per share – period (0.011) (0.010) + 10% (0.018) (0.017) – 7%
1. Before changes in non-cash working capital balances.
As at
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except WC ratio)
March 31, 2017 September 30, 2016
Cash on hand 2,232 2,899
Current assets 3,124 4,156
Total assets 3,587 4,639
Current liabilities 1,150 1,047
Working capital* 1,974 3,109
Working capital ratio** 2,72 to 1 3.97 to 1
Backlogii 997 848
* Working Capital = current assets – current liabilities
** Working Capital ratio = current assets / current liabilities

Summary Financial Highlights for the Six-months Ended March 31, 2017:

  • Memex reported revenue of $853 thousand, 28% lower than the same period a year ago;
  • Gross margin of 46.7% was down from 57.4% reported the same period a year ago – – (excluding Amortization and Client Services labour, which is down 2.75% in the current YTD over a year ago, GM% on variable expenses is down only 1.8% YTD over a year ago).;
  • Bookings(1) for the period were $965 thousand, down 44% from the same period a year ago;
  • The Company reported a net and comprehensive loss of $2.03 million for the period, equating to a $0.018 loss per share. This compares with a $1.63 million net and comprehensive loss in the prior year period, and a $0.017 loss per share

Q2 2017 and Subsequent Operational Highlights:

  • Announced MERLIN Tempus First Customer Ship (FCS) during the quarter;
  • In March, successful marketing efforts at AeroDef 2017 (Fort Worth, TX) and American Manufacturing Summit (Chicago, IL) generated more than 300 quality sales leads; and
  • The final two weeks of the quarter brought in more than $400 thousand in new and follow on orders.

About Memex Inc.

MEMEX was founded with a vision to improve the way automated machine and production equipment work and connect on the factory floor. Since then MEMEX has proved itself a pioneer in IIoT time and again. The company is committed to its mission of “successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX is the developer of MERLIN, an award-winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time. MEMEX’s software and hardware IIoT solution enable customers to achieve tangible IIoT-centric business outcomes. The MERLIN software suite and connectivity products have enabled manufacturers to achieve upwards of a 50% increase in productivity and a 20%-plus increase in profit, on average. Additionally, customers have secured payback in less than four months, which equates to an Internal Rate of Return greater than 300 per cent. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

i & ii These non-IFRS financial measures are identified, defined and reconciled to their closest IFRS measures, revenue and unearned revenue, within our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.

For investor inquiries please contact:

 

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-331-4343

ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com

 

David McPhail, President & CEO

519-993-1114

david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

 

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2805

sean@sophiccapital.com

MEMEX Recognized as one of the Strongest Performing Companies on the TSX Venture Exchange

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Feb 23, 2017) – Memex Inc. (“MEMEX” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE) announces today that it was recognized as a 2017 TSX Venture 50 Company. The TSX Venture 50™ are the 50 strongest performing companies (out of 1,643 listings) on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Memex was ranked 4th in the Technology category (out of 131 listings) based on a ranking formula which equally weights market cap, trading volume, and share price. To commemorate this achievement, CEO David McPhail will join other TSX Venture 50 representatives at a market opening ceremony on Friday, February 24th, 2017.

“It is an honour to be selected as one of the leading technology companies for the TSX Venture 50,” said David McPhail. “The award is a testament to our corporate vision, innovative product offerings, and execution in the growing Industrial Internet of Things market. We are well positioned in IIoT and are excited about our growth opportunity in 2017 and beyond. This achievement was made possible through the continued support and confidence MEMEX received from its employees, shareholders, customers, and other business partners.”

About TSX Venture 50:

The TSX Venture 50 is an annual ranking by the TMX Group of 50 upcoming companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. The list is determined by assigning equal weighting to share price appreciation, trading volume, and market capitalization growth. The companies in the list have results in key measures of market performance.

About MEMEX:

MEMEX was founded with a vision to improve the way automated machine and production equipment work and connect on the factory floor. Since then MEMEX has proved itself a pioneer in IIoT time and again. The company is committed to its mission of “successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX is the developer of MERLIN, an award-winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time. MEMEX’s software and hardware IIoT solution enable customers to achieve tangible IIoT-centric business outcomes. The MERLIN software suite and connectivity products has enabled manufacturers to achieve upwards of a 50% increase in productivity and a 20%-plus increase in profit, on average. Additionally, customers have secured payback in less than four months, which equates to an Internal Rate of Return greater than 300 per cent. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com.

Media Contacts

Memex Inc.: David McPhail, CEO

Phone: 519-993-1114

Email: david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

 

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager

Phone: 905-635-3040 ext 103

Email: Rashi.Rathore@MemexOEE.com

 

Investor Relations

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

Phone: 416-565-2805

Email: Sean@SophicCapital.com

Click here to download the 2017 TSX Venture 50 Winners

Frost & Sullivan recognizes MEMEX Inc. as 2016 Global Product leader in Machine Monitoring System

SANTA CLARA, California, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the global machine monitoring systems market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized MEMEX Inc. with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. With this award, MEMEX receives worldwide acclaim for its turnkey machine monitoring and automation solutions, especially its flagship product, MERLIN, a next generation scalable IIoT communication platform. The company continuously improves its products to stay relevant to a cross section of customers from the aerospace, automotive, and advanced industrial sectors. It further sets itself apart with its outstanding technical service, support, training, and software developm

By offering true shop floor to top floor communication and visibility at plant- and enterprise-level along with enhanced data collection, and tailored reporting capabilities, MERLIN presents specific data results that customers need to make strategic decisions reducing their overall capital expenditure. The MERLIN platform connects the shop floor with the top floor of any manufacturing facility by leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Mega Trend in its overall concept and design. Acknowledging the importance of user friendliness, MEMEX designed the system in a way that the installed communications base and open machine integration software collects and houses all machinery data in a single, easy-to-access control panel and displays the data on an interactive dashboard. Furthermore, MERLIN  helps customers track and understand various performance metrics displayed on its system dashboard and performance trend charts.

“One of the distinguishing features of MERLIN is its operator portal, with its ability to perform machine-related operator inputs through a Microsoft Windows-based application,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Rohit Karthikeyan. “This parameter-driven software allows operators to quickly tailor the operator portal to display the information they need on their personal devices. It makes the machine information accessible while still channeling operator information inputs, commands, and notices through the plant’s communication platform.”

Underlining its commitment to innovation, MEMEX expanded MERLIN’s offerings to include:

  • MERLIN Tempus, which supports enterprise-level machine connections and serves as a platform for shop floor communications
  • MERLIN MES, which enhances monitoring and browser-based graphical display capabilities for complete manufacturing execution systems
  • MERLIN DNC, which facilitates file transfers to machines from computer-aided drawing and manufacturing programs
  • MERLIN FOEE, which provides specialized financial overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) metrics to visualize real-time hourly profit contribution by product
  • MERLIN MTC-One, a circuit board hardware that connects machines to a network with multiple analog and digital inputs

MEMEX has taken innovation a step further by including product features such as the HTML-based widgets in the dashboard presentation layers of MERLIN. These widgets permit customers to smoothly tailor their data reporting to show only specific and relevant machine performance information to production teams. Combined, these features result in a highly scalable data reporting solution.

“MEMEX looks to make ‘cross-industry machine connections’ by providing machine and process monitoring, OEE, and communications functionalities,” noted Karthikeyan. “No other machine monitoring system offers such a solution, and it helped MEMEX achieve its mission of measuring manufacturing excellence.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that develops a product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid acceptance in the market. The award recognizes the solution quality and the customer value enhancements it enables.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.

About MEMEX

MEMEX Inc., the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, MEMEX is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. MEMEX envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers MEMEX’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

Media Contact
MEMEX Inc.:
David McPhail, CEO
Phone: 519-993-1114
Email: david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager
Phone: 905-635-3040 ext 103
Email: Rashi.Rathore@MemexOEE.com

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.

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Chiara Carella
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F: 210.348.1003
E: chiara.carella@frost.com

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Memex Inc. Presenting at the LD Micro “Main Event” Investor Conference

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2016 / Memex Inc. (“MEMEX”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, David McPhail, will present at the 9th annual LD Micro Main Event Investor Conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:30pm Pacific Time at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Mr. McPhail will also meet with investors.

“Our presentation at a recent U.S.-based conference generated significant interest and resulted in numerous meetings. I am excited to share the MEMEX story with investors at the LD Micro conference,” said Mr. McPhail. “We believe the quality and breadth of tech companies attending the LD Micro Investor Conference will attract like-minded investors with whom our story will resonate.”

View Memex Inc.’s profile here: http://www.ldmicro.com/profile/OEE.V

About LD Micro

LD Micro was founded in 2006 with the sole purpose of being an independent resource in the microcap space. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into an event platform hosting several influential conferences annually (Invitational, Summit, and Main Event).

In 2015, LDM launched the first pure microcap index (the LDMi) to exclusively provide intraday information on the entire sector. LD will continue to provide valuable tools for the benefit of everyone in the small and microcap universe.

For those interested in attending, please contact David Scher at david@ldmicro.com or visit www.ldmicro.com/events for more information.

About MEMEX

MEMEX, the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIot technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of, “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future”, and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, MEMEX is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. MEMEX envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate networks, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers MEMEX’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs, and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement.

Media Contact
Memex Inc.:
David McPhail, CEO
Phone: 519-993-1114
Email: david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager
Phone: 905-635-3040 ext 103
Email: Rashi.Rathore@MemexOEE.com

Investor Relations
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
Phone: 416-565-2805
Email: Sean@SophicCapital.com