Memex Inc. Secures up to $1.5 Million in Loan Facilities

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 28, 2019 / Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company“) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (“IIoT“) manufacturing productivity software, is pleased to announce it has finalized loan facilities arrangements with affiliates of G&G Private Capital (“G&G“) (for up to $1.4 million) and Officers of Memex (for up to $100 thousand) (collectively the “Lenders“), for a total of $1.5 million dollars (collectively, the “Loan“). The details of this now finalized Loan agreement were first announced February 26, 2019.

The first tranche of the loan, advanced March 28th, was for $750 thousand ($700 thousand from G&G and $50 thousand from Company Officers). Subsequent drawdowns could become available to the Company in April 2020 provided the Company achieves specific operational milestones related to bookings, revenue and operational performance and would be done in the same ratio between G&G and Company Officers. The proceeds of the Loan will be used by the Company to support ongoing operations and is secured by a first charge general security agreement against Company assets.

As previously announced, outstanding principal on the Loan bears interest at a rate of Royal Bank Prime Rate + 8% per annum payable in cash or, with a 35% premium to the cash price, payable in common shares of the Company (the “Shares“), the Shares being valued at the closing price of the Company’s Shares as traded on the TSX Venture Exchange on the last trading day preceding payment. Drawdown fees of 1.5% of the value of each tranche are payable at the time of drawdown, with a total of $11,250 being paid out already with the first tranche. No repayment of outstanding principal is required until April 2020, and the loan matures March 2022.

In connection with the initial tranche of the Loan, the Company issued the Lenders non-transferable Share purchase warrants (the “Warrants“) received a total of 3.75 million Warrants (3.5 million to G&G) exercisable at $0.05. The number of Warrants to be issued with any subsequent tranches would be equivalent to the number obtained by dividing ¼ (25%) of the drawdown amount by the closing price of the Company’s Shares as traded on the TSX Venture Exchange on the last trading day prior to the drawdown. These Warrants would have an exercise price equivalent to that trading value. Expiry of the Warrants would coincide with the maturity of the Loan.

“G&G’s engagement with Memex comes at a key moment in the company’s development,” said David McPhail, Memex’s CEO. “Operationally, while Memex is executing well on the metrics that matter-bookings, backlog, revenues, margins, and cash flow generation-we believe the share price does not currently reflect the improving trend in results reported in fiscal Q4 and confirmed in fiscal Q1.”

“Having now worked with their leadership team over the past month and developing a more in depth understanding of their business model and positioning within the Industrial Internet of Things (“IIoT”) marketspace G&G Private Capital is excited to be getting involved with Memex at this stage of their development” said Gregory Ellis, G&G Principal.

About G&G Private Capital:

G&G Private Capital Inc. (“G&G”), based in Toronto, Canada is an independent finance and investment company that provides private and public companies with debt and/or equity financing. G&G’s principals are experienced business people and former entrepreneurs focused on the capital and investments needs of high-growth technology companies. G&G works with profitable and near-profitable organizations and aligns itself with the long-term interests of its clients.

Options Grant to Sophic Capital:

As part of its ongoing capital markets advisory services arrangement with Sophic Capital (“Sophic”), on March 27, 2019 the Company granted Sophic 500,000 Stock Compensation Options (“Options”). These Options have an exercise value of $0.05, will vest in equal tranches over a twelve-month period, and expire in March 2022.

About Memex Inc.:

Established in 1992, Memex grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through the development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. Memex is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise.

Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from “Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world-class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom-line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com.

For investor inquiries please contact:

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements relating to any subsequent drawdowns under the Loan are forward-looking statements. Any subsequent drawdowns will be subject to the Company achieving specific operational milestones primarily related to bookings, revenue and operational performance. There can be no guarantee that the Company will be able to achieve the milestones required for additional drawdowns. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The aforementioned forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable securities legislation, MEMEX assumes no obligation to update publicly or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, or circumstances.

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.

Memex Inc. Reports Q1-2019 Results Record Quarterly Bookings, $1.5M Loan Facility Term Sheet Signed

Burlington, ON, Canada – February 28, 2019 – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released financial and operational highlights for its first-quarter 2019 ending December 31, 2018. All results are reported in Canadian dollars. A complete set of December 31, 2018 Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis has been filed at www.sedar.com.

Summary financial highlights for the three-months ended December 31, 2018:

  • Memex reported revenue of $693 thousand for the three-month period, as compared to $362 thousand in the same period a year ago (a 91% increase);
  • Bookingsi for the period totalled $1.04 million – a record for the Company and versus $660 thousand in the same period a year ago, a 58% increase;
  • The Company finished the period with $1.44 million in project backlogii, $344 thousand more than at the start of the quarter;
  • Gross margin was 67% for the period compared to 43% for the year-ago period, the increase was due primarily to higher software and support services sales volume in the current quarter;
  • Cash consumed from operations in Q1-2019 (before changes in non-cash items) was $301 thousand, equating to $600 thousand or 67% less consumed than the same period a year ago;
  • Net and comprehensive loss for the period was $348 thousand ($0.003 per share), compared to $985 thousand ($0.007 per share) for the same period a year ago; and
  • The Company had $380 thousand in working capital, including $553 thousand in cash at December 31, 2018, as compared with $723 thousand in working capital and $1.05 million in cash at September 30, 2018

Operational and other highlights:

  • Memex achieved record bookings in Q1-2019, ending December 31st, 2018 with $1.043 Million in new business.
  • To strengthen the Company’s working capital position and support ongoing operations, management along with the Company’s Board of Directors have been actively exploring opportunities to secure funding from non-operational sources. Memex recently signed a non-binding term sheet with affiliates of G&G Private Capital (“G&G”) which could provide up to $1.4 million in loan facilities in combination with an additional $100 thousand from Officers of Memex (condition of G&G financing) for a total of $1.5 million dollars in potential Loan Facility Financing. Provided G&G are satisfied with the results of their due diligence review, currently in process, the financing is estimated to close within the next 30 days. Additional information related to this potential financing was included in a previous press release dated February 20, 2019.
  • Memex joined Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program as a Silver Partner. MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects products, plants, systems and machines, enabling businesses to harness the wealth of data generated by the IoT with advanced analytics. This relationship will further enable Memex to service cloud-centric enterprise customers.
  • Memex continues to expand its arrangements with Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) solutions providers to seamlessly integrate MERLIN Tempus with leading ERP systems.

Management commentary:

“We’re pleased with the quarter’s year-over-year revenue growth and record bookings,” said Memex CEO David McPhail. “As we stated in our year-end press release, we anticipated that this quarter would be generally weaker due to holiday shutdowns in the manufacturing industry.” Mr. McPhail went on to comment: “Subsequent to quarter-end, we are seeing increased activity that should flow through the second quarter.”

Selected financial information:

Three-months periods ended

December 31

(Canadian dollars – in thousands except per share and margin%)

2018

2017 Change
Revenue 693 362 + 91%
Bookingsi 1,043 660 + 58%
Gross margin % 67.0 42.8 + 57%
Operating expenses 799 1,127  29%
Cash utilized in operating activities1 301 901  67%
Net and comprehensive loss for the period 348 985  65%
Basic and diluted loss per share – period (0.003) (0.007)  68%
  1. Before changes in non-cash working capital balances.
As at

(Canadian dollars – in thousands except WC ratio)

December 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

Cash on hand

553

1,048

Current assets

1,481

1,964

Total assets

1,819

2,319

Current liabilities

1,101

1,241

Working capital *

380

723

Working capital ratio**

1.35 to 1

1.58 to 1

Backlogii

1,444

1,100

* Working Capital = current assets – current liabilities

** Working Capital ratio = current assets / current liabilities

About Memex Inc.:

Established in 1992, Memex grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through the development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. Memex is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise.

Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from “Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world-class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom-line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For investor inquiries please contact:

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

647-977-9264

sean@sophiccapital.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements relating to the potential financing with affiliates of G&G Private Capital Inc., including statements related to the anticipated closing of the financing, are forward-looking statements. However, closing of the financing is subject to the lenders being satisfied with the results of their due diligence review, the execution of definitive binding documentation and the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent including, but not limited to, the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. There can be no guarantee that closing of the financing will occur or, if closing does occur, that the Company will be able to achieve the milestones required for additional drawdowns. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The aforementioned forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable securities legislation, MEMEX assumes no obligation to update publicly or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, or circumstances

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 December 31, 2018 and 2017, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available atwww.sedar.com under our company profile.

Memex Inc. Signs Term Sheet for up to $1.5 Million in Loan Facilities

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2019 / Memex Inc. (”Memex” or the ”Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, is pleased to announce it has signed a non-binding term sheet with affiliates of G&G Private Capital (”G&G”) (for up to $1.4 million) and Officers of Memex (for up to $100 thousand) (collectively the ”Lenders”), for a total of $1.5 million dollars (collectively, the ”Loan”), with G&G currently going through their due diligence process. Provided G&G agrees to proceed, the first tranche of the loan would be for an aggregate amount of $750 thousand ($700 thousand from G&G and $50 thousand from Company Officers). Subsequent drawdowns will be done in the same ratio between G&G and Company Officers and will be available to the Company beginning after 12 months from the initial drawdown subject to the Company achieving specific operational milestones primarily related to bookings and revenue.

Outstanding principal of the Loan would bear interest at a rate of Royal Bank Prime Rate + 8% per annum payable in cash or, with a 35% premium to the cash price, payable in common shares of the Company (the ”Shares”), the Shares being valued at the closing price of the Company’s Shares as traded on the TSX Venture Exchange on the last trading day preceding payment. Drawdown fees of 1.5% of the value of each tranche would also be payable at the time of drawdown. No repayment of outstanding principal would be required in the first twelve months of the Loan which would mature 36 months from the closing date. The proceeds of the Loan will be used by the Company to support ongoing operations. The Loan would be secured by a first charge general security agreement against Company assets.

In connection with the proposed Loan, the Company would also issue the Lenders non-transferable Share purchase warrants (the ”Warrants”) with each drawdown. For the first $750 thousand the Lenders would receive a total of 3.75 million Warrants (3.5 million to G&G ) exercisable at $0.05. The number of Warrants issued for any subsequent tranches would be equivalent to the number obtained by dividing 1/4 (25%) of the drawdown amount by the closing price of the Company’s Shares as traded on the TSX Venture Exchange on the last trading day prior to the drawdown. These Warrants would have an exercise price equivalent to that trading value. Expiry of the Warrants would coincide with the maturity of the Loan. Issuance of the Warrants is a condition of closing of the financing and is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

”Memex is very pleased to undertake this financing arrangement,” said David McPhail, Memex CEO. ”G&G’s knowledge of the software industry and their experience in the capital markets will provide tremendous strategic value.”

”Given the strength of Memex’s leadership team, their technology platform and their market presence within the digitally driven manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things marketspace, we believe Memex is uniquely positioned with significant potential,” said Gregory Ellis, G&G Principal. ”This financing will strengthen Memex’s balance sheet and secure their position as they expand their market dominance.”

About G&G Private Capital:

G&G Private Capital Inc. (”G&G”), based in Toronto, Canada is an independent finance and investment company that provides private and public companies with debt and/or equity financing. G&G’s principals are experienced business people and former entrepreneurs focused on the capital and investments needs of high-growth technology companies. G&G works with profitable and near-profitable organizations and aligns itself with the long-term interests of its clients.

About Memex Inc.:

Established in 1992, Memex grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through the development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. Memex is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise. Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from ”Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world-class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom-line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com.

For investor inquiries please contact:

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements relating to the initial closing of the financing or any subsequent drawdowns are forward-looking statements. However, the initial closing of the financing is subject to the lenders being satisfied with the results of their due diligence review, the execution of definitive binding documentation and the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent including, but not limited to, the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. Further, any subsequent drawdowns will be subject to the Company achieving specific operational milestones primarily related to bookings and revenue. There can be no guarantee that closing of the financing will occur or, of closing does occur, that the Company will be able to achieve the milestones required for additional drawdowns. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The aforementioned forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable securities legislation, MEMEX assumes no obligation to update publicly or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, or circumstances.

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.

Memex Inc. Reports Record Q4-2018 Results Momentum Continues with Record Bookings in Q1-2019

Monday, January 14, 2019 6:00 AM

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 14, 2019 / Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released its annual financial and operational highlights for its fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. All results are reported in Canadian dollars. A complete set of the Audited September 30, 2018 Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis has been filed at www.sedar.com.

Summary financial highlights for the three-months ended September 30, 2018:

  • Memex reported a record revenue quarter – $1.08 million for the three-month period, surpassing one million dollars for the first time. This compares to $626 thousand in revenue in the same period a year ago (a 72% increase) and $650 thousand in Q3-2018 (a 66% increase);
  • Gross margin was 82% (77% after Q4 adjustment) for the period compared to 66% for the year-ago period, the increase was due primarily to higher sales volume;
  • Cash consumed from operations in Q4-2018 (before changes in non-cash items) was $22 thousand, the lowest quarterly consumption in the Company’s history;
  • Bookingsi for the period totalled $420 thousand versus $365 thousand in the same period a year ago, a 15% increase; and
  • Net and comprehensive loss for the period was $70 thousand ($0.001 per share), compared to $881 thousand ($0.008 per share) for the same period a year ago, the Company’s best operational result ever.

Summary financial highlights for the year ended September 30, 2018:

  • Memex reported $2.85 million in revenue for fiscal 2018, a 42% increase compared to $2.01 million in fiscal 2017;
  • Gross margin was 70% versus 55% for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017;
  • The Company showed a $2.2 million net and comprehensive loss for 2018, equating to an $0.017 loss per share, compared to a $3.98 million net and comprehensive loss for fiscal 2017, and a $0.034 loss per share;
  • Bookings for the year totalled $2.75 million, up 16% from a year ago;
  • The Company finished the year with $1.10 million in project backlog, $211 thousand less than a year ago, and $680 thousand less than the end of Q3-2018;
  • Cash consumed from operating activities (before changes in working capital balances) was $1.95 million for the year, down $1.74 million (47%) from the same period last year; and
  • The Company had $723 thousand in working capital, including $1.05 million in cash at September 30, 2018, as compared with $2.79 million in working capital and $3.46 million in cash at September 30, 2017.

Other operational and subsequent to year-end highlights:

  • Record bookings were achieved in Q1-2019, ending December 31st, 2018 of just over $1.0 million. These strong bookings came on the back of participation at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (“IMTS”) in Chicago in September which continues to draw increased interest through inquires and requests for demos and more information about MERLIN Tempus.
  • The evolution of Tempus has continued with the development of add-on feature, MERLIN Performance Management Model (“MPMM”), available for use with the latest version release. MPMM is designed to leverage existing Continuous Improvement (“CI”) resources and expertise to quickly identify and target CI initiatives enterprise wide.
  • Memex has developed relationships with several large Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) solutions providers to seamlessly integrate MERLIN Tempus with leading ERP systems and provide unparalleled shop floor to top floor visibility. This capability has already resulted in several new customer wins and the expansion of existing customer deployments.

Management commentary:

“Demonstrated by our record revenue quarter in the fourth quarter, we’re seeing the adoption curve for data-driven manufacturing flatten out,” said Memex CEO Dave McPhail. “We have definitely seen an increase in sales activity following IMTS, and customers who have deployed MERLIN Tempus over the last several quarters are extremely pleased with its functionality and ROI. Although our first fiscal quarter of 2019 ending December 31st, 2018 is generally weaker due to holiday shutdowns in the manufacturing industry, I am very encouraged that we ended the quarter with record bookings of just over $1.0 million. Our pipeline of opportunities continues to solidify, and we expect additional order flow from new and existing customers throughout fiscal 2019.”

Selected financial information:

 

Three-months period ended
September 30
Twelve-months period ended
September 30
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except per share and margin%) 2018 2017 Change 2018 2017 Change
Revenue 1,077 626 +72% 2,853 2,008 +42%
Bookingsi 420 364 +16% 2,751 2,371 +16%
Gross margin % 81.9 66.5 +23% 69.9 55.4 +26%
Operating expenses 939 1,284 -27% 4,195 5,083 -17%
Cash utilized in operating activities1 22 779 -97% 1,949 3,689 -47%
Net and comprehensive loss for the period 70 881 -92% 2,254 3,984 -43%
Basic and diluted loss per share – period 0.001 0.008 -93% 0.017 0.034 -51%

 

  1. Before changes in non-cash working capital balances.

 

As at (Canadian dollars – in thousands except WC ratio) September 30, 2018 September 30, 2017
Cash on hand 1,048 3,458
Current assets 1,964 4,104
Total assets 2,319 4,522
Current liabilities 1,241 1,313
Working capital * 723 2,791
Working capital ratio** 1.58 to 1 3.13 to 1
Backlogii 1,100 1,311

 

* Working Capital = current assets – current liabilities
** Working Capital ratio = current assets / current liabilities

About Memex Inc.:

Established in 1992, Memex grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through the development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. Memex is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise.

Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from “Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world-class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom-line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For investor inquiries please contact:

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com
David McPhail, President & CEO
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.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 years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available atwww.sedar.com under our company profile.

MEMEX to Unveil MERLIN Performance Management Model at IMTS 2018

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 12, 2018 MEMEX Inc. (“MEMEX” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE) unveiled its MERLIN Performance Management Model (MPMM) this week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018, in Chicago. MEMEX is located at booth 133368.

Building upon the power of MERLIN Tempus, MPMM is a measurement framework that quantifies the effectiveness of a Data-Driven Manufacturing strategy on identified organizational objectives.

“By adding MEMEX’s MPMM to our product portfolio, we now offer manufacturers a comprehensive start-to-end Data-Driven Manufacturing solution,” says David McPhail, CEO & President, MEMEX Inc.

About MEMEX Inc.:

Established in 1992, MEMEX grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through the development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. MEMEX is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise.

Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from “Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world-class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom-line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For inquiries please contact:

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

MEMEX demonstrates MTC-One at IMTS 2018

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 10, 2018 / MEMEX Inc. (“MEMEX” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), will be demonstrating its MTC-One all week at the International Manufacturing Technology show (IMTS) 2018, in Chicago. The MTC-One, one of world’s most advanced and easiest to configure MTConnect® connectivity boards is MEMEX’s third generation offering. This component addresses the “last meter” challenge and ensures no machine is left behind on the plant floor. MEMEX has its entire MERLIN line-up of products on display at McCormick Place booth 133368 through to September 15th.

“We believe in providing our customers with a complete solution for their Data-Driven Manufacturing needs,” says David McPhail, CEO & President, MEMEX Inc. “One of the core elements of the solution is our MTC-One IIoT hardware which allows manufactures to connect all their machines, including those older legacy devices, into their network and draw accurate real-time production data from these machines.”

About MEMEX Inc.

Established in 1992, MEMEX grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. MEMEX is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise.

Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from “Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For inquiries please contact:

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

MEMEX Inc. to Showcase MERLIN Tempus at IMTS 2018: The Next Generation of Data-Driven Manufacturing Software

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 6, 2018 / MEMEX Inc. (“MEMEX” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE) is proud to announce that it will be showcasing and demonstrating its latest release of MERLIN Tempus Enterprise Edition (EE) at the International Manufacturing Technology show (IMTS) 2018, being held at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show runs from September 10th through the 15th, and MEMEX will be located at booth 133368.

Developed utilizing the latest technology (HTML5, .NET, RESTful API’s), MERLIN Tempus’ real-time data collection capabilities can capture machine-generated information and real-time sensor data including alarm states, feed and speed rate overrides, as well as various other green-light metrics. This data can then be contextualized in a wide array of easy-to-read visual dashboards and KPI reports.

Tempus provides for easy navigation and has many enhanced features useful to production personnel, engineers, operators and managers for shop floor production operations, including role-based dashboards, Op-Step management functionality, priority and alternate machine routings, asset management, traceability, event manager pan and zoom, analytics, and advanced data source conditioning. The ‘enterprise edition’ allows for all this plus, with its new durable gateway architecture, allows for multi-plant operations across time zones. The EE also offers bi-directional communication to virtually all ERP systems.

“The 5-steps to success in Data-Driven Manufacturing are: Connect – Visualize – Analyze – Optimize – Monetize. MERLIN Tempus allows manufacturers to take control of this process and optimize operational efficiency at a whole new level.”, says David McPhail, CEO & President, MEMEX Inc., “This release of MERLIN is the most scalable and powerful plant monitoring software in the Company’s history.”

About MEMEX Inc.:

Established in 1992, MEMEX grew to be an industry leader in Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) through the development of MERLIN Tempus, an award-winning platform that delivers real-time, tangible increases in manufacturing productivity. MEMEX is on the leading edge of industry trends in computing power, machine connectivity, industry standards, advanced software technology, and manufacturing domain expertise.

Our persistent pursuit of innovative IIoT solutions led to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges manufacturers face. We made it our mission to, “successfully transform factories of today into factories of the future.” As the global leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, our hardware and software products create unparalleled visibility at all levels, from “Shop-Floor-to-Top-Floor.”

The MERLIN Tempus Suite provides effective quantification and management of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by revealing hidden capacity using real-time objective data. Further, it offers sustainable benefits that enable world class OEE such as reducing costs, incorporating strategies for continuous LEAN improvement, and boosting bottom line financial performance. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For inquiries please contact:

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

MEMEX Secures $650 Thousand in New Purchase Orders

Company Announces Appointment of New Director

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / July 5, 2018 / Memex Inc. (“MEMEX” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today announced that in the month of June the Company secured more than $650 thousand in new (purchase) orders. Although June’s orders were primarily follow-on business from existing clientele, there were some new customer orders booked that have the potential to develop into significant future business.

“We are very pleased with the support shown by our current customer base and their continued willingness to expand MERLIN’s footprint within their manufacturing environments,” stated MEMEX President and CEO David McPhail. “June was a good month for business development, and we are continuing to see as much new business opportunity now as we did at the end of May.”

New Director Appointment

By unanimous resolution, on June 14th, MEMEX appointed Michael Christiansen to its Board of Directors. Mr. Christiansen is the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Weild & Co., Inc., a Colorado-based leading network investment bank serving independent investment bankers and corporate issuer clients. Michael brings more than three decades of Senior Management, Advisory, and Director-level experience and has a diverse background that includes Technology, Digital Media, Pharmaceuticals, and Mining, as well as investment banking.

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 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%. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

For investor inquiries please contact:

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

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Memex Inc. Releases Q2-2018 Financial Results

BURLINGTON, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 24, 2018 / Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, today released its financial highlights for the second quarter ending March 31, 2018. All results are reported in Canadian dollars. A complete set of the March 31, 2018 Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis has been filed at www.sedar.com.

Summary Financial Highlights for the Three-months Ended March 31, 2018:

  • Memex reported $764 thousand in revenue during the second quarter, up 120% from the $348 thousand in the year-ago quarter and up 111% from last quarter;
  • Gross margin was 71% during the quarter compared to 32% in the year-ago quarter and 43% last quarter, the significant improvement in margins this quarter was due to the increase in sales and flat direct labour cost;
  • Net and comprehensive loss was $511 thousand ($0.004 per share) compared to a $1.26 million loss ($0.011 per share) in the year-ago quarter, and $985 thousand ($0.007 per share) last quarter;
  • Bookingsi for the quarter were $633 thousand versus $573 thousand during Q2-2017 and $660 thousand last quarter;
  • Cash consumed from operating activities (before changes in working capital balances) was $416 thousand for the current period, an improvement of $756 thousand from the same period a year ago and better than the $901 thousand consumed last quarter, and;
  • The Company had $1.43 million in working capital including $1.78 million in cash at March 31, 2018, as compared with $1.87 million in working capital and $2.46 million in cash at December 31, 2017.

Summary Financial Highlights for the Six-months Ended March 31, 2018:

  • Memex reported $1.13 million in revenue for the six-months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $853 thousand in total revenue in the same period a year ago (a 32% increase);
  • Gross margin was 62% for the period compared to 47% for the year-ago period, primarily due to higher sales volume;
  • Bookingsi for the period totalled $1.29 million versus $966 thousand in the same period a year ago, a 34% increase;
  • Net and comprehensive loss for the period was $1.50 million ($0.011), compared to $2.03 million ($0.018) for the same period a year ago.

Management Commentary:

“I am pleased with both the sequential and year-over-year improvement in revenue and bookings in Q2, but we still have more work to do,” said Memex President and CEO David McPhail. “Following a few challenging quarters, we are starting to see a strong reversal in sales opportunities with more motivated prospects than ever before. While we continue to invest in targeted customer market outreach and will be showcasing our technology at IMTS 2018 in Chicago this coming September, we are now focusing on closing advanced sales opportunities.”

Selected Financial Information:

 

Three-months period ended
March 31
Six-months period ended
March 31
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except per share and margin%)
2018
2017
Change
2018
2017
Change
Revenue
764 348 + 120 % 1,126 853 + 32 %
Bookingsi
633 573 + 10 % 1,292 966 + 34 %
Gross margin %
71.1 32.1 + 121 % 62.0 46.7 + 33 %
Operating expenses
1,041 1,362 – 24 % 2,168 2,435 – 11 %
Cash utilized in operating activities1
416 1,172 – 65 % 1,317 1,904 – 31 %
Net and comprehensive loss for the period
(511 ) (1,263 ) – 60 % (1,497 ) (2,025 ) – 26 %
Basic and diluted loss per share – period
(0.004 ) (0.011 ) – 64 % (0.011 ) (0.018 ) – 37 %

 

1. Before changes in non-cash working capital balances.

 

As at
(Canadian dollars – in thousands except WC ratio)
March 31,
2018
September 30,
2017
Cash on hand
1,775 3,458
Current assets
2,632 4,104
Total assets
3,004 4,522
Current liabilities
1,206 1,313
Working capital*
1,426 2,791
Working capital ratio**
2.18 to 1
3.13 to 1
Backlogii
1,388 1,311

 

* Working Capital = current assets – current liabilities
** Working Capital ratio = current assets / current liabilities

Outlook:

Strategic cost saving initiatives implemented in March 2018, which included reducing Senior Management salaries as well as corporate overhead, are already yielding benefits. This is evident in the Company’s second quarter results and should help to produce better financial results in future quarters.

Based upon current backlogii of $1.39 million at March 31, 2018, Memex anticipates recognizing between $500 to $750 thousand in revenue for its third quarter of fiscal 2018, in addition to several larger projects moving towards completion but not anticipated to be completed in Q3. Management is still targeting a cash flow break-even run rate in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

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 its inception 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 enables 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

Forward-Looking Statements:

The statements “…Memex anticipates recognizing between $500 and $750 thousand in revenue for its fiscal Q3-2018…” and “Management is still targeting a cash flow break-even run rate in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018” are forward-looking statements. The intention was to communicate management’s interpretation of the Company’s backlog and the effect that their cost cutting initiatives will have on future financial results. These forward-looking statements are based upon bookings the Company has already received from its Customers that are supported by purchase orders, as well as from management’s best estimate of future bookings to be generated and converted into revenue beyond the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018. These statements also consider internally prepared future forecasts of Company performance and take into account the spending reductions implemented since the end of December 2017. However, there is no guarantee that revenues will fall within management’s projections or if actual cost cutting initiatives can or will be maintained or will have the anticipated effect, or if other factors may prevent the Company from achieving revenue growth, a cash flow break even run rate or profitability at any point in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risk factors such as anticipated future bookings not materializing, bookings not converting into revenue as quickly as management anticipates, or at all, and that unforeseen costs may be incurred delaying profitability beyond management’s expectations or achieving profitability at all. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to various unknown material risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. Such forward-looking information represents Management’s reasonable judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The aforementioned forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable securities legislation, MEMEX assumes no obligation to update publicly or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, or circumstances.

For investor inquiries please contact:

Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

David McPhail, President & CEO
905-635-1540
investor.relations@memexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
647-977-9264
sean@sophiccapital.com

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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, 2018 and 2017, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.

 

Click here to view: Memex-Q2 2018 MDA

Click here to view: Memex-Q2 2018 Financial Statements

Memex Inc. Receives Over $1 Million in Aggregate Purchase Orders Since Mid-December

Includes $560,000 in New Business Since February 1

Burlington, ON, Canada – March 27, 2018 – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: OEE), a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) manufacturing productivity software, is pleased to announce that it has received approximately $560,000 in new purchase orders since February 1, 2018. An aggregate of six existing and four new customers make up these new purchase orders. This builds upon the previously announced $475,000 in purchase orders from mid-December through February 1, 2018, bringing the total purchase orders received since mid-December to over $1 million.

“In less than 100 days, we have generated more than $1 million in new purchase orders,” said MEMEX President and CEO David McPhail. “We’ve noticed an uptick in order flow and prospects due to changes in U.S. tax code, namely the lowering of corporate tax rates, the repeal of the alternative minimum tax, and immediate expensing of certain capital expenditures. As a result, we’re seeing manufacturers take advantage of these reforms to invest in IIoT solutions, and we anticipate follow-on orders to continue.”

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the National Association of Manufacturers Outlook Survey of 14,000 manufacturers found that industry optimism is at a 20-year high. Nearly 63% stated that      business tax reform would encourage their company to increase capital spending, and almost 58% said they would expand their businesses.

Allied Market Research forecasts that the $115 billion IIoT market of 2016 could grow to $197 billion by 2023 with manufacturing maintaining its leading position through the period. IDC sees a $189 billion market for manufacturing IoT with manufacturing operations and production asset management being focus areas.

MEMEX also announces that it has renewed its contract with Sophic Capital for capital markets services for one year. As part of these services, the Company has granted Sophic Capital 500,000 options at a $0.07 strike. The options will vest in equal tranches over a twelve-month period. 

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

For investor inquiries please contact:

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Manager

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

 

David McPhail, President & CEO

905-635-1540

investor.relations@memexOEE.com

 

 

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations

416-565-2801

sean@sophiccapital.com

 


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