Bsquare Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Strong cash reserves; Exploring strategic alternatives in 2023
SEATTLE, March 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022. Revenue was $8.0 million, a decrease of $0.5 million or 5% from third quarter 2022. Fourth quarter operating expenses were $2.7 million, an increase of $0.5 million over the previous quarter. Loss from operations were $1.5 million which was $0.4 million larger than the previous quarter. Net loss was $1.2 million, which was slightly larger than the previous quarter. Year-end cash totaled $35.6 million, a decrease of $4.5 million from December 31, 2021.
"Q4 2022 was a was a mixed bag for us. Partner Solutions revenue was down and SquareOne revenue did not materialize as we hoped. On the plus side, improved margins and interest income from our investments helped to reduce our net loss. But those were offset by one-time restructuring charges associated with the workforce reduction we implemented in December 2022," said Ralph C. Derrickson, President and CEO of Bsquare.
Adds Derrickson: "We are entering 2023 with a plan and cost structure that aligns with reality. We are running the business as efficiently as possible, minimizing cash burn, seeking organic growth within our means, all while aggressively exploring alternatives to create shareholder value."
Fourth Quarter 2022 Compared to Third Quarter 2022
Revenue for the quarter was $8.0 million, a decrease of $0.5 million or 5% from the third quarter of 2022, driven primarily by a decline in the Partner Solutions segment.
Gross profit increased $0.1 million driven by gross margin rate improvement in both segments. The margin rate improvement in Partner Solutions was driven by increased rebate recognition and the rate improvement in Edge to Cloud was due to the increase in revenue combined with a slight decrease in cost of revenue.
Total operating expenses for the quarter were $2.7 million, an increase of $0.5 million compared to the third quarter of 2022. The increase was driven by marketing expenses and a restructuring charge related to the fourth quarter reduction in force action.
Loss from operations for the quarter was $1.5 million which was $0.4 million larger than the third quarter loss. Net loss for the quarter was $1.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2022.
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments totaled $35.6 million on December 31, 2022, a decrease of $4.5 million from December 31, 2021. The decrease was driven primarily by cash used in operations.
In the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company announced a plan to repurchase up to $5 million of its common stock. The plan is intended to return value to shareholders without compromising the Company's ability to pursue organic growth or strategic alternatives. During the quarter, we repurchased 178,857 shares for approximately $0.2 million.
The following table provides details regarding our financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022 (unaudited, in thousands except percentages and per share amounts):
Three Months Ended
Edge to Cloud
Total gross profit
Edge to Cloud
Total gross margin
Total operating expenses
Net loss per diluted share
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year changes represent percentage point change.
Fourth Quarter 2022 Compared to Fourth Quarter 2021
Total revenue decreased $1.1 million for the comparative period driven primarily by the Partner Solutions segment.
Total gross profit decreased $0.1 million for the comparative period driven by lower revenue.
Total operating expenses increased $0.6 million for the comparative period due to increases in marketing spend.
Net loss for the current quarter was $1.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.8 million or $0.04 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Management will host a conference call today, March 7, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time). To access the call dial 1-877-407-0789 or 1-201-689-8562 for international callers, and reference "Bsquare Corporation Fourth Quarter 2022 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 access ID 13736621. A live and replay Webcast of the call will be available at www.bsquare.com in the investor relations section.
About Bsquare Corporation
Bsquare helps companies build connected products that participate intelligently in their own security, deployment, operation, and management, allowing our customers to realize the full potential of a connected world. We have extensive experience designing with Windows, Linux, Android, and other embedded operating systems and now operate IoT networks ranging in size from 50,000 to more than 1 million devices for our customers. Our technology is powering devices that help people be productive, enhance quality of life, and preserve the resources of our planet. Bsquare serves a global customer base from offices in Seattle, WA, and the United Kingdom. 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," "continue," "believe," "plan," "strategy," "future," "may," "should," "will," and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, express or implied statements we make regarding the stability of our business, expected improvements to our IoT and software offerings, 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; 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; the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our business and on our customers and vendors; 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 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.
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Cheryl Wynne, Chief Financial Officer
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Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $50 at December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
Deferred tax assets
Right-of-use lease assets, net
Other non-current assets
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Third-party software fees payable
Other accrued expenses
Deferred revenue, current portion
Total current liabilities
Operating leases, long-term
Preferred stock, no par: 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, no par value: 37,500,000 shares authorized; 20,337,906 and 20,374,406 issued and outstanding on December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Total shareholders' equity
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
Three Months Ended
Edge to Cloud
Cost of revenue:
Edge to Cloud
Total cost of revenue
Selling, general and administrative
Research and development
Total operating expenses
Loss from operations
Other income, net
Loss before income taxes
Basic and diluted net loss per share
Shares used in per share calculations:
Basic and diluted
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