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MICT Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Conference call scheduled for today, November 27 at 9:00 AM ET

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MICT, Inc. (MICT), a developer and manufacturer of rugged computers, tablets and computer-based systems for the commercial Mobile Resource Management (MRM) market, today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

"During the third quarter, MICT experienced a sharp decline in revenues and gross margins. We believe that with an increasing number of MRM companies having met their Electronic Logging Device, or ELD, mandate, we are now seeing a drop in demand for such products and, as a result, our pipeline has decreased and we have seen a decline in revenues.  We are focusing our efforts on the development of new products and services that we believe will serve the future needs of our MRM customers," stated David Lucatz, Chief Executive Officer of MICT, Inc.

Mr. Lucatz continued by stating that "while we are focusing our efforts on improving our business performance, we are also continuing to negotiate a definitive agreement for the BNN transactions contemplated by the letter of intent announced on July 2, 2018."

Q3 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2017
  • Gross profit was $54,000 in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2017
  • Gross profit margin was 2% in the third quarter of 2018, compared to 27% in the third quarter of 2017
  • Research and development (R&D) expense was $425,000, or 19% of sales, in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $526,000, or 10% of sales, in the third quarter of 2017  
  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense was $2.9 million, or 132% of sales, in the third quarter of 2018, as compared to $1.5 million, or 27% of sales, in the third quarter of 2017
  • Net loss from continuing operation was $4,178,000, or a net loss of $0.28 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $943,000, or a net loss of $0.09 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017 
  • Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operation was $2,031,000 in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $530,000 in the third quarter of 2017
  • At September 30, 2018, the Company reported cash totaling $2.5 million, working capital of $3.2 million, and $4.9 million in shareholder's equity
  • Backlog as of September 30, 2018 for Micronet Ltd., the Company's majority owned subsidiary, was $0.7 million

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net loss and loss per share is provided in the table at the end of this press release.

Nine Months 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $12.9 million in the first nine months of 2018, compared to $12.0 million in the first nine months of 2017
  • Gross profit was $3.3 million in the first nine months of 2018, compared to $2.7 million in the first nine months of 2017
  • Gross profit margin was 26% in the first nine months of 2018, compared to 22% in the first nine months of 2017
  • R&D expense was $1.5 million, or 11% of sales, for the first nine months of 2018, compared to $1.4 million, or 12% of sales, in the first nine months of 2017  
  • SG&A expense was $6.3 million, or 49% of sales, in the first nine months of 2018, compared to $4.4 million, or 37 % of sales, in first nine months of 2017
  • Net loss from continuing operation was $6,610,000, or a net loss of $0.54 per basic and diluted share, for the first nine months of 2018, compared to a net loss of $4,104,000, or a net loss of $0.37 per basic and diluted share, for the first nine months of 2017 
  • Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operation was $3,942,000 for the first nine months of 2018, compared to a Non-GAAP loss of $2,045,000 for the first nine months of 2017

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net loss and loss per share is provided in the table at the end of this press release.

Conference Call

MICT, Inc. will host a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. U.S. callers may dial: 1-888-407-2553. Callers from outside of the U.S. may access the call by dialing: 972-3-918-0685.

A slide presentation accompanying management's remarks can be accessed at www.mict-inc.com

Participants may also access a live webcast of the conference call through the Investor Relations section of MICT's website at: www.veidan-stream.com/micronetq3-2018.html 

A telephone replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 1-866-276-1485 outside of the U.S.: 972-3-925-5936.

About MICT, Inc.

MICT, Inc. (MICT), through its majority owned subsidiary Micronet Ltd., provides rugged mobile devices for the growing commercial Mobile Resource Management (MRM) market. MICT develops, manufactures and provides mobile computing platforms for the mobile logistics management market in the U.S., Europe and Israel. American manufactured systems are designed for outdoor and challenging work environments in trucking, distribution, logistics, public safety and construction.

Forward-looking Statement

This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other U.S. Federal securities laws.These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those statements regarding the proposed series of transactions, and timing of certain events associated therewith, with BNN Technologies PLC, or BNN, those statements regarding our belief that with an increasing number of companies having met their Electronic Logging Device, or ELD, mandate requirements, we are seeing a drop in demand and changes in customers' needs, our belief that we expect to deliver on our backlog in the fourth quarter of 2018, the timing of the release and success of new market initiatives, projects and product offerings and the potential for a second phase of additional trucks that may require compliance with the ELD mandate. Such forward-looking statements and their implications involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction with BNN, if an agreement is consummated, MICT and BNN will prepare a proxy statement/prospectus for MICT's stockholders and a registration statement on Form S-4 to be filed with the SEC.  MICT's proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to MICT's stockholders that do not opt to receive the document electronically. MICT and BNN urge investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read, when available, the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because these documents will contain important information. 

Such persons can also read MICT's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, for a description of the security holdings of its officers and directors and their respective interests as security holders in the consummation of the transactions described herein. MICT's definitive proxy statement/prospectus, which will also be included in the registration statement if a definitive agreement is reached, will be mailed to stockholders of MICT as of a record date to be established for voting on the transactions described in this report. MICT's stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of such documents, without charge, by directing a request to: MICT, Inc., 28 West Grand Avenue, Suite 3, Montvale NJ 07645.  These documents, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC's web site (http://www.sec.gov).

Participants in Solicitation

MICT and its directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies for the special meeting of MICT's stockholders to be held to approve the transactions if a definitive agreement is reached. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of MICT's stockholders in connection with the proposed transactions will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. You can find information about MICT's executive officers and directors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on April 13, 2018. After such filing, you can obtain free copies of these documents from MICT using the contact information above.

Non-Solicitation

This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Micronet or BNN, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Important Information about the Tender Offer

THE TENDER OFFER REFERRED TO IN THIS PRESS RELEASE HAS NOT YET COMMENCED. THIS PRESS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR PURCHASE, OR THE SOLICITATION OF TENDERS WITH RESPECT TO THE SHARES OF MICT.  NO OFFER, SOLICITATION, PURCHASE OR SALE WILL BE MADE IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH AN OFFER, SOLICITATION, PURCHASE OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.  THE OFFER WILL BE MADE SOLELY PURSUANT TO THE OFFERING DOCUMENTS.  THESE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TENDER OFFER AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO EVALUATE CAREFULLY ALL INFORMATION IN THE OFFERING DOCUMENTS AND TO CONSULT THEIR INVESTMENT AND TAX ADVISORS BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING THE TENDER OF THEIR SHARES.  IF THE TENDER OFFER IS COMMENCED, A TENDER OFFER STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE TO (THE "TENDER OFFER STATEMENT") WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC. IN ADDITION, FOLLOWING DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTATION, MICT INTENDS TO FILE WITH THE SEC A SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9 WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER.  THE TENDER OFFER STATEMENT, INCLUDING THE OFFER TO PURCHASE, THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, AND OTHER RELATED MATERIALS, AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT OF MICT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9, WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO MICT'S STOCKHOLDERS AT NO CHARGE ON THE SEC'S WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV



MICT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(USD In Thousands, Except Share and Par Value Data)



September 30,
2018


December 31,
2017


Unaudited


(Note 1)

ASSETS




Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,172


$

2,114

Restricted cash


365



284

Trade accounts receivable, net


2,945



5,183

Inventories


4,295



4,979

Other accounts receivable


594



1,092

Held for sale assets


-



11,656

Total current assets


10,371



25,308







Property and equipment, net


810



910

Intangible assets and others, net


868



1,494

Deferred tax assets


-



542

Long term deposit


731



12

Restricted cash- escrow


477



-

Goodwill


1,466



1,466

Total long term assets


4,352



4,424

Total assets

$

14,723


$

29,732




MICT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(USD In Thousands, Except Share and Par Value Data)



September 30,
2018


December 31,
2017


Unaudited


(Note 1)

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY








Short term bank credit and current portion of long term bank loans

$

2,225


$

1,582

Short term credit from others and current portion of long term loans from others


1,852



2,207

Trade accounts payable


1,712



3,973

Other accounts payable


1,329



3,146

Held for sale liabilities


-



11,338

Total current liabilities


7,118



22,246

Long term loans from bank


888



-

Long term loans from others


1,200



1,379

Accrued severance pay, net


130



133

Long term escrow


477



-

Total long term liabilities


2,695



1,512







Stockholders' Equity:






Preferred stock; $.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding






Common stock; $.001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, 9,342,115 and 8,645,650 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.


9



8

Additional paid in capital


11,866



10,881

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(439)



(363)

Accumulated loss


(10,137)



(10,147)

MICT, Inc. stockholders' equity


1,299



379







Non-controlling interests


3,611



5,595







Total equity


4,910



5,974







Total liabilities and equity

$

14,723


$

29,732




MICT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(USD In Thousands, Except Share and Earnings Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)



Nine months ended
September  30,


 

Three months ended
September  30,


2018


2017


2018


2017









Revenues

$

12,897



11,937



2,216



5,473

Cost of revenues


9,589



9,286



2,162



3,969

Gross profit


3,308



2,651



54



1,504













Operating expenses:












Research and development


1,457



1,430



425



526

Selling and marketing


1,217



1,330



383



480

General and administrative


5,070



3,077



2,544



1,033

Amortization of intangible assets


652



737



214



267

Total operating expenses


8,396



6,574



3,566



2,306













Loss from operations


(5,088)



(3,923)



(3,512)



(802)

Financial expenses, net


956



177



104



134

Loss before provision for income taxes


(6,044)



(4,100)



(3,616)



(936)

Provision for income taxes


566



4



562



7













Net loss from continued operation


(6,610)



(4,104)



(4,178)



(943)

Net profit (loss) from discontinued operation (includes capital gain from disposal amounting to $6,844)


4,894



(1,738)



-



(609)

Total net loss


(1,716)



(5,842)



(4,178)



(1,552)

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests


(1,726)



(1,604)



(1,542)



(257)













Net profit (loss) attributable to MICT, Inc.


10



(4,238)



(2,636)



(1,295)













Earnings (loss) per share attributable to MICT, Inc.












Basic and diluted loss per share from continued operation

$

(0.54)



(0.37)



(0.28)



(0.09)

Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share from discontinued operation


0.54



(0.26)



-



(0.08)













Weighted average common shares outstanding:


9,107,034



6,778,300



9,342,155



7,213,924

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to providing financial measurements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, we provide additional financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, or non-GAAP financial measures. Management uses non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for financial and operational decision making, for planning and forecasting purposes and to evaluate our financial performance.

Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect our ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful comparisons and analysis of trends in our business, as they exclude expenses and gains that are not reflective of our ongoing operating results. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.

The non-GAAP financial measures do not replace the presentation of our GAAP financial results and should only be used as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP.

The non-GAAP adjustments, and the basis for excluding them from non-GAAP financial measures are outlined below:

  • Amortization of acquired intangible assets - We are required to amortize the intangible assets, included in our GAAP financial statements, related to the through the acquisition of Beijer Electronics, Inc. in 2014. The amount of an acquisition's purchase price allocated to intangible assets and term of its related amortization are unique to this transaction. The amortization of acquired intangible assets is non-cash charges. We believe that such changes do not reflect our operational performance. Therefore, we exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets to provide investors with a consistent basis for comparing pre- and post-transaction operating results.
  • Stock-based compensation – Stock based compensation consists of share based awards granted to certain individuals. They are non-cash and affected by our historical stock prices which are irrelevant to forward-looking analyses and are not necessarily linked to our operational performance.

The following table reconciles, for the periods presented, GAAP net loss from continued operation attributable to MICT, Inc. to non-GAAP net loss attributable to MICT, Inc.:


Nine months ended
September 30,


(Dollars in thousands,
other than share and
per share amounts)


2018


2017

GAAP net loss from continued operation

$

(6,610)


$

(4,104)

GAAP net loss attributable to non-controlling interests


(1,726)



(1,604)

GAAP net loss attributable to MICT, Inc. from continued operation

$

(4,884)


$

(2,500)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets


325



384

Stock-based compensation and shares issued to service providers


617



74

Income tax-effect of above non-GAAP adjustments


-



(3)

Total Non-GAAP net loss attributable to MICT, Inc.

$

(3,942)


$

(2,045)

Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to MICT, Inc. continued operation


(0.43)



(0.30)

Shares used in per share calculations


9,107,034



6,778,300

GAAP net loss per share attributable to MICT, Inc. continued operation


(0.54)



(0.37)

Shares used in per share calculations


9,107,034



6,778,300




Three months ended
September 30,


(Dollars in thousands,
other than share and
per share amounts)


2018


2017

GAAP net loss from continued operation

$

(4,178)


$

(943)

GAAP net loss attributable to non-controlling interests


(1,542)



(257)

GAAP net (loss attributable to MICT, Inc. continued operation

$

(2,636)


$

(686)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets


107



134

Stock-based compensation and shares issued to service providers


498



22

Income tax-effect of above non-GAAP adjustments


-



-

Total Non-GAAP net loss attributable to MICT, Inc.

$

(2,031)


$

(530)

Non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to MICT, Inc. continued operation


(0.22)



(0.07)

Shares used in per share calculations


9,342,115



7,213,294

GAAP net loss per share attributable to MICT, Inc. continued operation


(0.28)



(0.09)

Shares used in per share calculations


9,342,115



7,213,294

 

 

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