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Bsquare Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Q1 Revenue $15.1 million, Q1 EPS $(0.19)

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (BSQR) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

"Q1 was a difficult quarter for us," said newly-appointed Bsquare President and CEO Ralph C. Derrickson.  "The DataV product initiative has not met expectations, and the third-party software business has continued to decline.  To improve the business, we must lower expenses and rekindle revenue growth."

"In the second half of 2019 we are implementing a series of initiatives as part of a program I call One Bsquare that aligns our sales and marketing, strategic partnerships, and product development efforts. One Bsquare balances our third-party and IoT businesses, meeting our customers where they are, much earlier in their IoT/cloud journey.  We intend to go to market with a pragmatic edge-to-cloud message and offering that builds on our legacy embedded OS business with a complimentary suite of software and services that allows our customers to build and operate the next generation of intelligent devices and systems."

"While I expect these initiatives, when fully implemented over the next several quarters, will have a positive impact on revenue growth, we cannot wait and see. We must implement expense reductions now and to that end we have flattened the organization, eliminating positions and redundancy at all levels.  Last week we took the difficult step of downsizing our product development team and reducing annualized expense by approximately $4.5 million. Having these changes behind us in the second quarter will help set us up for reduced cash burn in the second half of 2019," concluded Mr. Derrickson.

First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $15.1 million, down 27% compared to the first quarter of 2018 and down 10% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Net loss was $2.8 million, or $(0.22) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million, or $(0.19) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018, and a net loss of $5.5 million, or $(0.43) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDAS (1) was negative $2.5 million, compared to negative $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2018 and negative $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments at March 31, 2019 totaled $15.3 million, a decrease of approximately $6.2 million from March 31, 2018 and a decrease of $1.7 million from December 31, 2018.

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


Three Months Ended



March 31,
2019



March 31,
2018



Q1-Q1
Change (2)



December 31,
2018



Q1-Q4
Change (3)


Revenue:




















Third-party software

$

13,101



$

16,064



$

(2,963)



$

13,862



$

(761)


Proprietary software


251




1,795




(1,544)




1,082




(831)


Professional engineering service


1,744




2,819




(1,075)




1,895




(151)


Total revenue

$

15,096



$

20,678



$

(5,582)



$

16,839



$

(1,743)


Total gross profit

$

2,391



$

5,200




(2,809)



$

3,690



$

(1,299)


Gross margins (2):




















Third-party software


15

%



17

%



(2)

%



17

%



(2)

%

Proprietary software


15

%



98

%



(83)

%



87

%



(72)

%

Professional engineering service


23

%



26

%



(3)

%



24

%



(1)

%

Total gross margin


16

%



25

%



(9)

%



22

%



(6)

%

Total operating expenses

$

5,270



$

7,678



$

(2,408)



$

9,293



$

(4,023)


Net loss

$

(2,846)



$

(2,434)



$

(412)



$

(5,533)



$

2,687


Per diluted share

$

(0.22)



$

(0.19)



$

(0.03)



$

(0.43)



$

0.21


Net loss excluding goodwill impairment (3)

$

(2,846)



$

(2,434)



$

(412)



$

(1,795)



$

(1,051)


Per diluted share excluding goodwill impairment (3)

$

(0.22)



$

(0.19)



$

(0.03)



$

(0.14)



$

(0.08)


Adjusted EBITDAS (1)

$

(2,517)



$

(2,006)



$

(511)



$

(1,634)



$

(883)


Cash, restricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

15,263



$

21,435



$

(6,172)



$

16,677



$

(1,414)


Notes:

(1) 

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

(2) 

For gross margin, amount represents percentage point change. 

(3) 

Net loss excluding goodwill impairment and per diluted share excluding goodwill impairment are non-GAAP measurements and exclude the goodwill impairment charge in the fourth quarter of 2018 of $3.7 million.

Financial Commentary on First Quarter 2019 Results (Compared to First Quarter 2018)

  • Third-party software revenue decreased for the quarterly period, driven by lower sales of Microsoft Embedded and Windows Mobile operating systems in Europe. 
  • 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 2018 of several existing customer projects.
  • Operating expenses decreased for the quarterly period, due to lower salary, benefit, and marketing costs in selling, general and administrative expense areas from spending reductions initiated in 2018.

Second Quarter 2019 Outlook

On May 9, 2019, our Board of Directors approved a restructuring plan to reduce our workforce by 38 positions, or approximately 25%, in the second and third quarters of 2019 in order to reduce expense and re-align our go-forward business model under the One Bsquare initiative.  The annualized expense equivalent of these reductions was approximately $4.5 million, including $1.0 million in contractor fees.  Severance costs associated with the one-time involuntary benefit arrangement were approximately $1.1 million in cash; approximately half of these costs will be paid out during the second quarter of 2019 with the remaining costs to be paid in subsequent periods.

Management currently has the following expectations for the second quarter of 2019:

  • Revenue in the range of $12.5 million to $14.5 million, reflecting a reduction in Embedded OS sales to Honeywell, which we expect will impact revenue by $1.2 million to $1.5 million per quarter.
  • Blended gross margin in the 15% to 17% range.
  • There will be a negative impact on cash in the second quarter associated with the one-time severance expense but an easing in cash utilization in the second half of 2019 as net losses will be moderated by lower operating expenses as a result of headcount reductions.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today, May 13, 2019, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time). To access the call dial 1-800-289-0438 or 1-323-794-2423 for international callers, and reference "BSQUARE Corporation First Quarter 2019 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 1638520. 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,



December 31,




2019



2018




(Unaudited)






ASSETS









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

7,489



$

10,005


Restricted cash



338




263


Short-term investments



7,173




6,409


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $31 at March 31, 2019 and $40 at December 31, 2018



9,713




11,581


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



874




685


Contract assets



841




1,053


   Total current assets



26,428




29,996


Restricted cash, long term



263




263


Equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements, net



989




911


Deferred tax assets



7




7


Intangible assets, net



242




267


Right-of-use assets, net



1,089




550


Other non-current assets including contract assets



655




550


   Total assets


$

29,673



$

32,544


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Third-party software fees payable


$

7,317



$

7,620


Accounts payable



221




565


Accrued compensation



1,810




1,629


Other accrued expenses



434




653


Deferred rent, current portion






347


Operating lease, current portion



1,131





Deferred revenue, current portion



1,551




1,652


   Total current liabilities



12,464




12,466


Deferred rent






150


Deferred revenue



1,162




1,037


Operating lease



374





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; 12,823,298 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and 12,777,573 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018



138,448




138,280


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(916)




(926)


Accumulated deficit



(121,859)




(119,013)


   Total shareholders' equity



15,673




18,341


   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

29,673



$

31,994


 

BSQUARE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2019



2018


Revenue:









Third-party software


$

13,101



$

16,064


Proprietary software



251




1,795


Professional engineering service



1,744




2,819


   Total revenue



15,096




20,678


Cost of revenue:









Third-party software



11,149




13,354


Proprietary software



213




41


Professional engineering service



1,343




2,083


   Total cost of revenue



12,705




15,478


   Gross profit



2,391




5,200


Operating expenses:









Selling, general and administrative



2,934




5,448


Research and development



2,336




2,230


   Total operating expenses



5,270




7,678


Loss from operations



(2,879)




(2,478)


Other income, net



33




44


Loss before income taxes



(2,846)




(2,434)


Income tax (expense) benefit







Net loss


$

(2,846)



$

(2,434)


Basic loss per share


$

(0.22)



$

(0.19)


Diluted loss per share


$

(0.22)



$

(0.19)


Shares used in per share calculations:









Basic



12,795




12,673


Diluted



12,795




12,673


 

BSQUARE CORPORATION

NON-GAAP INFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION TO COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2019



2018


Loss from operations as reported


$

(2,879)



$

(2,478)


Depreciation and amortization



194




141


Stock-based compensation



168




331


Adjusted EBITDAS (1)


$

(2,517)



$

(2,006)




(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, stock-based compensation expense, and goodwill impairment. 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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