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TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB), a global provider of secured solutions for the e-Government, IoT and Cybersecurity sectors, today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2021 ("Q3 2021").

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights (Compared to the average results of third and fourth quarter 20201):

  • Revenue increased to $3,108 million from $2,487 million

  • Gross margin increased to 34.9% from 27.3%.

  • Cash and cash equivalents at end of Q3 2021 was $6.3 million

  • Working Capital at end Q3 2021 was $23.9 million

Recent Business Highlights:

  • On July 2021, launched a new project in California, USA valued at up to $4 million over up to 5 years to provide Juvenile programming and rehabilitation services.

  • Won new project with probation department in California, USA valued at up to $1 million, providing rehabilitation services with an emphasis on employment services for women supporting those reentering the community from periods of incarceration. Project is expected to launch before the end of 2021.

  • Won and launched new project in California, USA valued at up to $240,000 per year, providing Juvenile Programing and Rehabilitative Services for out of custody juvenile programming.

  • Won $3.6 million national electronic monitoring project in Finland, through a competitive national RFP process, and scoring highly by offering SuperCom's proprietary PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring Suite.

  • Experienced an increase in market activity in SuperCom's IOT segment, resulting in new proposal submissions, RFPs and interest in SuperCom's proprietary IOT segment technology and service offerings in Europe and the USA.

  • Opened a new office in Kentucky, with new sales, sales support and tech support resources tailored to SuperCom's unique offerings for the USA market.

  • Launched new HR programs to attract top talent and are actively recruiting and building world class engineering teams to build SuperCom's next generation tracking and monitoring products.

  • Released new generations and capabilities to SuperCom's smartphone-based monitoring products and solutions including support for new OS and mobile phone architectures

  • Revenue in the USA continued to grow and revenues in Africa continued to decline, consistent with SuperCom's business plan to shift focus from Africa to the USA and Europe.

Management Commentary:

"We are encouraged by our accomplishments in the third quarter which further demonstrate the continued execution of our strategy to expand our footprint and positioning in our niche market of IOT tracking solutions for the public safety market. During the quarter, we had two new wins in California, USA for our offerings and launched another sizable project in California as well valued at up to $4 million. In Europe we won another national electronic monitoring project in Finland, valued at $3.6 million and have seen an increase in RFP activity with release of some government restrictions related to COVID. This can allow us to continue with consistent new electronic monitoring project wins on top of the over 30 new project wins we've had in this space in recent years. Incremental revenues from these contracts offset declines from our legacy business of electronic identification mainly in Africa. We've been able to replace those legacy revenues with new customer revenues in the USA and Europe, per our long-term strategy, and in-addition generate growth this quarter," commented Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom.

"The momentum we are seeing in our IoT Tracking segment is driven on one hand by correctional institutions looking for alternative solutions for the challenges associated with overpopulated prisons. And on the other hand, by our proprietary technology offerings which score highly on competitive tenders and help us displace incumbent vendors in countries around the world. Our electronic monitoring solutions address the challenges related to overcrowding, provide substantial cost savings, and reduce recidivism among offenders promoting public safety in communities around the world," continued Ordan.

"We believe our investments in research and development, as well as in sales and marketing, are paying off as we are seeing continued interest in our IoT products, which we expect will drive continued growth in the long-term. While the sales cycles for these contract wins can be long, the resulting business typically lasts for years, providing steady streams of recurring revenue. We are confident that we will continue to see a healthy amount of new projects and wins in the space as we continue gaining market share and expanding our footprint," Ordan concluded.

Conference Call

The company will hold a conference call today (November 11, 2021) at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (3:30 p.m. Israel time) to discuss these results, followed by a question and answer session.

Conference Call Dial-In Information:

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (5:30 a.m. Pacific time) (3:30pm Israel time)
U.S. toll-free: 888-506-0062 (Passcode: 846371)
Israel toll-free: 1-809-423-853 (Passcode: 846371)
International: 973-528-0011

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization.

SuperCom Investor Relations:
ir@supercom.com

1 SuperCom was not required to and did not report its Q3 2020 financial results and accordingly, comparable Q3 2020 financial results are not available without unreasonable effort and expense. In order to provide a reasonable comparison, an average of the Company's financial quarterly results for its third and fourth quarters of 2020 is presented.

About SuperCom

Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation. For more information, visit www.supercom.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements preceded or followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical or current facts. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding business and economic trends, the anticipated effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on travel and physical locations, the levels of consumer, business and economic confidence generally, the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and severity of such outbreak, the pace of recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak, the effect on our supply chain, our ability to implement cost containment and business recovery strategies and resulting anticipated impact of such outbreak on our business, financial condition and results of operations, the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business or the market price of our ordinary shares, and other risks and uncertainties described in the forward looking statements and in the section captioned "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 30, 2021, our reports on Form 6-K filed from time to time with the SEC and our other filings with the SEC. Except as required by law, we not undertake any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

Results presented in this press release are based on management's estimated unaudited analysis of financial results for the presented periods. SuperCom's independent registered accounting firm has not audited the financial data discussed in this press release. During the course of SuperCom's quarter- and fiscal year-end closing procedures and review process, SuperCom may identify items that would require it to make adjustments, which may be material, to the information presented in this press release. As a result, the estimate financial results constitute forward-looking information and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including possible adjustments to such results.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this release of operating results also contains non-GAAP financial measures, which SuperCom believes are the principal indicators of the operating and financial performance of its business. Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provided are useful to investors' understanding and assessment of the Company's on-going core operations and prospects for the future, as the charges eliminated are not part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a basis for strategic decisions, forecasting future results and evaluating the Company's current performance. However, such measures should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures are provided in the schedules attached to this release.

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SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)




September 30,


December 31,



2021


2020



Unaudited


Audited






CURRENT ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents


5,246


3,137

Restricted bank deposits


1,035


815

Trade receivable, net


14,387


12,427

Patents


5,283


5,283

Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses


1,507


876

Inventories, net


3,966


2,404






Total current assets


31,424


24,942






LONG-TERM ASSETS





Severance pay funds


391


531

Deferred tax long term


204


204

Customer Contracts


1,015


1,250

Software and other IP


2,561


2,677

Other Asset, net


2,334


2,343

Goodwill


7,026


7,026

Property & equipment, net


1,668


1,371

Total long-term assets:


15,199


15,402






Total Assets


46,623


40,344






CURRENT LIABILITIES





Short-term loans and other


1,004


7,204

Trade payables


2,010


2,860

Employees and payroll accruals


2,256


2,627

Related parties


164


1,749

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


1,531


4,393

Deferred revenues ST


514


766

Short-term liability for future earn-out


-


-






Total current liabilities


7,479


19,598






LONG-TERM LIABILITIES










Long-term bank loan


29,510


14,952

Accrued severance pay


499


656

Related Parties


-


-

Deferred tax liability


170


170

Deferred revenues


49


49






Total long-term liabilities


30,228


15,827






SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:





Ordinary shares


1,928


1,397

Additional paid-in capital


97,025


88,853

Accumulated deficit


(90,037)


(85,331)






Total shareholders' equity


8,916


4,919






Total liabilities and equity

46,623


40,344

SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)



Three months ended


September 30,

2021

Average of Q3
and Q4 20202







REVENUES

3,108

2,487

COST OF REVENUES

(2,022)

(1,808)




GROSS PROFIT

1,086

679




OPERATING EXPENSES:



Research and development

625

700

Selling and marketing

457

374

General and administrative

1,107

1,310

Other expense (income), net

689

552




Total operating expenses

2,878

2,936




OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)

(1,792)

(2,257)

FINANCIAL EXPENSES, NET

(647)

(1,486)




LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX

(2,439)

(3,743)

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

-

(2)




NET LOSS FOR THE PERIOD

(2,439)

(3,745)


2 SuperCom was not required to and did not report its Q3 2020 financial results and
accordingly, comparable Q3 2020 financial results are not available without
unreasonable effort and expense. In order to provide a reasonable comparison, an
average of the Company's financial quarterly results for its third and fourth quarters
of 2020 is presented.

SUPERCOM LTD.

Reconciliation Table of GAAP to Non-GAAP Figures and EBITDA to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands)



Three months ended
September 30, 2021


Unaudited





GAAP gross profit

1,086

Amortization of Software and IP

88

Non-GAAP gross profit

1,174



GAAP Operating Profit (Loss)

(1,792)

Amortization of Software and IP, Customer Contracts and Brand

380

Foreign Currency Loss

538

One-time expense related to settlement of old dispute

689



Non-GAAP operating profit(loss)

(185)

GAAP net Loss

(2,439)

Amortization of Software and IP, Customer Contracts and Brand

380

Foreign Currency Loss

538

Income tax expense(benefit)

-

One-time expense related to settlement of old dispute

689



Non-GAAP net Profit (Loss)

(832)

Non- GAAP EPS

Shares used in calculation:

Basic and Diluted

$ (0.03)

26,234,102

NET LOSS FOR THE PERIOD

(2,439)

Income tax expense (benefit)

-

Financial expenses (income), net

647

Depreciation and Amortization

512

Foreign Currency Loss

538

One-time expense related to settlement of old dispute

689

EBITDA *

(53)


* EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure generally defined as earnings before interest, taxes,
depreciation, and amortization.

SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)




Nine months ended

September 30, 2021



Unaudited







REVENUES


9,233

COST OF REVENUES


(4,691)




GROSS PROFIT


4,542




OPERATING EXPENSES:



Research and development


1,871

Selling and marketing


1,204

General and administrative


2,913

Other expense (income), net


689




Total operating expenses


6,677




OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)


(2,135)

FINANCIAL EXPENSES, NET


(2,566)




LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX


(4,701)

INCOME TAX EXPENSE


(5)




NET LOSS FOR THE PERIOD


(4,706)


SUPERCOM LTD.

Reconciliation Table of GAAP to Non-GAAP Figures and EBITDA to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands)





Nine months ended



September 30, 2021



Unaudited







GAAP gross profit


4,542

Amortization of Software and IP


264

Non-GAAP gross profit


4,806




GAAP Operating Profit (Loss)


(2,135)

Amortization of Software and IP, Customer Contracts and Brand


1,135

One time inventory write off


34

Foreign Currency Loss


1,195

One-time expense related to settlement of old dispute


689




Non-GAAP operating profit(loss)


918




GAAP net Loss


(4,706)

Amortization of Software and IP, Customer Contracts and Brand


1,135

One time inventory write off


34

Foreign Currency Loss


1,195

Income tax expense(benefit)


5

One-time expense related to settlement of old dispute


689




Non-GAAP net Profit (Loss)


(1,648)




NET LOSS FOR THE PERIOD


(4,706)

Income tax expense (benefit)


5

Financial expenses (income), net


2,566

Depreciation and Amortization


1,501

One time inventory write-off


34

Foreign Currency Loss


1,195

One-time expense related to settlement of old dispute


689

EBITDA *


1,284


* EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure generally defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

SuperCom Investor Relations: ir@supercom.com

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