Press Release

Bsquare Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Q1 Revenue $20.7 million including $2.6 million of DataV revenue; Q1 EPS $(0.19); F100 company converts from DataV pilot to full production

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

"Our first quarter results reflect several positive developments with DataV, our industrial Internet of Things (IoT) software solution," said Bsquare acting CEO Kevin Walsh. "We received customer acceptance with Itron, Inc., one of our marquee DataV customers, and we executed an agreement valued at just under $1.0 million to deliver DataV engineering services to a Fortune 100 company. Today, we announced that a Q4 2017 pilot has been converted to a three-year DataV SaaS agreement with that same company. We also recently formalized a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT services to use DataV's Manage application to allow enterprises to onboard, organize, monitor, and remotely manage connected devices at scale. We believe this collaboration will lead to additional customer opportunities."

"As we advance through 2018, we will be narrowing our focus to delight our current customers, accelerate the pace of customer acquisition and conversion, and improve our overall financial performance. As part of this sharpening of focus, we are reducing our annualized marketing, sales and administrative costs by approximately $5.0 million as we increase the efficiency of our DataV go to market strategy. We believe we can execute these changes while still addressing the large industrial IOT opportunity with DataV," concluded Mr. Walsh.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the quarter was $20.7 million, down 9.5% compared to the first quarter of 2017 and up 6.2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Net loss for the quarter was $2.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017 and net loss of $4.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDAS (1) was negative $2.0 million, down $2.6 million from the first quarter of 2017 and improved by $1.7 million from the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at March 31, 2018 totaled $21.4 million, a decrease of approximately $9.5 million from March 31, 2017 and $3.3 million from December 31, 2017.

Details as follows (unaudited, in thousands except percentages and per share amounts):


Three Months Ended



March 31,
2018



March 31,
2017



Q1-Q1
Change (2)



December 31,
2017



Q1-Q4
Change (2)


Revenue:




















Third-party software

$

16,064



$

16,797



$

(733)



$

17,213



$

(1,149)


Proprietary software


1,795




2,654




(859)




311




1,484


Professional engineering service


2,819




3,390




(571)




1,945




874


Total revenue


20,678




22,841




(2,163)




19,469




1,209


Total gross profit

$

5,200



$

6,253



$

(1,053)



$

3,616



$

1,584


Gross margins:




















Third-party software


16.9

%



16.2

%



0.7

%



16.6

%



0.3

%

Proprietary software


97.7

%



98.8

%



(1.1)

%



81.4

%



16.3

%

Professional engineering service


26.1

%



27.0

%



(0.9)

%



26.1

%



(—)

%

Total gross margin


25.1

%



27.4

%



(2.3)

%



18.6

%



6.5

%

Total operating expenses

$

7,678



$

6,212



$

1,466



$

7,913



$

(235)


Net income (loss)


(2,434)




202




(2,636)




(4,232)




1,798


Per diluted share


(0.19)




0.02




(0.21)




(0.33)




0.14


Adjusted EBITDAS (1)


(2,006)




593




(2,599)




(3,739)




1,733


Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

21,435



$

30,984



$

(9,549)



$

24,754



$

(3,319)



Notes:

(1)

Adjusted EBITDAS = Income (loss) from operations before depreciation, amortization and stock compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDAS is a non-GAAP measurement (reconciliation provided after financial statement tables).

(2)

For gross margin, amount represents percentage point change.

Financial Commentary on First Quarter 2018 Results (Compared to First Quarter 2017)

  • Third-party software revenue decreased for the quarterly period, primarily due to lower sales of Microsoft Windows Mobile operating systems, which was partially offset by higher sales of Microsoft Embedded operating systems.
  • Proprietary software revenue decreased for the quarterly period, primarily due to timing of DataV software revenue recognition, as a greater portion of a DataV software license fee with a customer was recognized in the prior year period compared to a DataV software license fee with another customer in the current year period.
  • Professional engineering service revenue decreased for the quarterly period, primarily due to the completion in 2017 of several existing customer projects and a shift in our sales generation and staffing priorities towards DataV.
  • Operating expenses increased for the quarterly period, due to continued investment in DataV sales, marketing, service delivery and product development.

Additional DataV Metrics (Including Non-GAAP Measures)

  • During the first quarter of 2018, we recorded $913,000 in DataV bookings (a non-GAAP measure defined as the contract value of new agreements signed with customers).
  • DataV backlog (a non-GAAP measure defined as total DataV bookings less DataV revenue recognized to date) was $4.7 million at March 31, 2018, compared to approximately $6.5 million at December 31, 2017.
  • Total deferred revenue at March 31, 2018 was $1.0 million, compared to $3.3 million at December 31, 2017. The March 31, 2018 balance included DataV deferred revenue of $0.6 million. The deferred revenue balances relating to our DataV sales do not represent the total contract value of our DataV agreements.
  • DataV unbilled deferred revenue (a non-GAAP measure defined as future contract billings that have not been invoiced and, accordingly, are not included in deferred revenue) was approximately $4.1 million at March 31, 2018 and approximately $3.7 million at December 31, 2017.

Bookings, backlog and unbilled deferred revenue are non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures have been included because management believes they provide meaningful information related to our new DataV product sales, since revenue from such sales may be recognized in different periods than those in which orders have been received or cash has been collected.

Second Quarter 2018 Outlook

Management currently has the following expectations for the second quarter of 2018:

  • Revenue in the range of $16.0 million to $18.0 million, reflecting a reduction in third-party software sales to Honeywell, which we expect will impact revenue by $1.2 million to $1.5 million per quarter.
  • Blended gross margin in the 17% to 19% range.
  • A net loss, reflecting moderated investments to grow DataV and one-time realignment costs, partially offset by reduced marketing, sales and administrative costs.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today, May 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time). To access the call dial 1-866-548-4713 or 1-323-794-2093 for international callers, and reference "BSQUARE Corporation First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call." A replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or 1-412-317-6671 for international callers; reference pin number 1354505. A live and replay Webcast of the call will be available at www.bsquare.com in the investor relations section.

About Bsquare Corporation

For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making these assets intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes. Bsquare DataV software solutions can be deployed by a wide variety of enterprises to create business-focused Internet of Things (IoT) systems that more effectively monitor device data, automate processes, predict events and produce better business outcomes. Bsquare goes a step further by coupling its purpose-built DataV software with comprehensive analytic and engineering services that help organizations of all types make IoT a business reality. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "expect," "believe," "plan," "strategy," "future," "may," "should," "will," and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding expected operating results in future periods, such as anticipated revenue, gross margins, profitability, cash and investments, and regarding strategies for customer retention, growth, new product and service developments, and market position. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances about future performance. Instead, they are based on current beliefs, expectations and assumptions about the future of our business and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements.

Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: our ability to execute our development initiatives and sales and marketing strategies around DataV™, the Internet of Things, and our product and service offerings more generally; the extent to which we are successful in gaining new long-term customers and retaining existing ones; whether we are able to maintain our favorable relationship with Microsoft as a systems integrator and distributor; our success in leveraging strategic partnering initiatives with companies such as Microsoft, AWS and Intel; and such other risk factors as discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Bsquare, the Bsquare Logo, and DataV are trademarks of Bsquare Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands herein may be trademarks of others.

BSQUARE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)



March 31, 2018


December 31, 2017


(Unaudited)




ASSETS






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$

10,692


$

12,859

Short-term investments


10,743



11,895

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $50 at March 31, 2018 and $50 at December 31, 2017


16,712



18,014

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


832



548

Contract assets


934



937

Total current assets


39,913



44,253

Equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements, net


954



989

Intangible assets, net


341



365

Goodwill


3,738



3,738

Other non-current assets including contract assets


164



89

Total assets

$

45,110


$

49,434

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:






Third-party software fees payable

$

10,689


$

10,547

Accounts payable


279



375

Accrued compensation


1,902



2,266

Other accrued expenses


1,114



681

Deferred rent, current portion


343



339

Deferred revenue


962



3,219

Total current liabilities


15,289



17,427

Deferred rent


429



516

Deferred revenue


52



61

Commitments and contingencies






Shareholders' equity:






Preferred stock, no par: 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding




Common stock, no par: 37,500,000 shares authorized; 12,688,791 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and 12,664,489 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017


137,965



137,622

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(915)



(916)

Accumulated deficit


(107,710)



(105,276)

Total shareholders' equity


29,340



31,430

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

45,110


$

49,434

 

BSQUARE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Revenue:






Third-party software

$

16,064


$

16,797

Proprietary software


1,795



2,654

Professional engineering service


2,819



3,390

Total revenue


20,678



22,841

Cost of revenue:






Third-party software


13,354



14,082

Proprietary software


41



32

Professional engineering service


2,083



2,474

Total cost of revenue


15,478



16,588

Gross profit


5,200



6,253

Operating expenses:






Selling, general and administrative


5,448



4,865

Research and development


2,230



1,347

Total operating expenses


7,678



6,212

Income (loss) from operations


(2,478)



41

Other income, net


44



55

Income (loss) before income taxes


(2,434)



96

Income tax benefit




106

Net income (loss)

$

(2,434)


$

202

Basic income (loss) per share

$

(0.19)


$

0.02

Diluted income (loss) per share

$

(0.19)


$

0.02

Shares used in per share calculations:






Basic


12,673



12,550

Diluted


12,673



12,848

 

BSQUARE CORPORATION

NON-GAAP INFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION TO COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017

Income (loss) from operations as reported

$

(2,478)


$

41

Depreciation and amortization


141



153

Stock-based compensation


331



399

Adjusted EBITDAS (1)

$

(2,006)


$

593



(1)

Adjusted EBITDAS is a non-GAAP financial measure. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flow that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDAS is defined as income (loss) from operations before depreciation expense on fixed assets and amortization expense (including impairment) on intangible assets, and stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDAS should not be construed as a substitute for net income (loss) or net cash provided (used) by operating activities (all as determined in accordance with GAAP) for the purpose of analyzing our operating performance, financial position and cash flows, as Adjusted EBITDAS is not defined by GAAP. However, BSQUARE regards Adjusted EBITDAS as a complement to net income and other GAAP financial performance measures, including an indirect measure of operating cash flow.

 

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SOURCE Bsquare

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