The Archtis (ASX:AR9) share price slides on quarterly update

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The Archtis Ltd (ASX: AR9) share price is down today, though rebounding strongly from earlier losses. At time of writing Archtis shares are down 2.94% after earlier posting losses of more than 7%.

Below, we take a look at the ASX cyber security company’s quarterly update for the quarter ending 30 June (Q4).

What quarterly update did Archtis report?

Archtis’ share price remains down at time of writing despite the company reporting a record-breaking quarter.

According to the release, total unaudited revenue for Q4 in the 2021 financial year came in at $1.25 million. That’s an increase of 80% on Q3 revenue. It’s also up 1,289% from Q4 in the 2020 financial year, when revenue came in at $162,000.

Archtis said the leap in revenue was mostly thanks to a 39% increase in annual recurring licensing revenue, as well as consulting services derived from its Australian Department of Defence contract.

The innovative software developer also realised an 86% increase in gross profits quarter-on-quarter, to $1.48 million, up from $797,000 in Q3.

With more money going into sales and marketing, operating expenses for the quarter were $2.3 million. This was up 8.6% from the prior quarter. As at 30 June, the company has a cash balance of $12.7 million, compared to $12.0 million in Q3.

Commenting on the results, Archtis’ CEO Daniel Lai said:

Archtis delivered a strong record-breaking quarter. We set out with a plan to scale the business through the expansion of a global sales distribution network, increased market awareness and technology-leading product innovation. This has provided shareholders with another quarter of record revenue growth, strong customer cash receipts and an increasing recurring licensing business.

The company credited the strong growth to some large new customer wins as well as renewals across government agencies, defence contractors and corporations around the world.

Archtis share price snapshot

The Archtis share price has gained 43% over the past 12 months, compared to a gain of 25% on the All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) over that same time.

Year-to-date the Archtis share price is up 6%.

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