Bsquare Fourth Quarter 2019 Results Demonstrate Continued Progress

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019.

"The pace of our work to stabilize and improve Bsquare accelerated in the fourth quarter and our financial results are a reflection of that effort. Opportunities we identified in the Partner Solutions segment in Q4 drove sequential revenue growth and the value we continue to deliver to customers in the Edge to Cloud segment lifted our margins above our guidance," said Bsquare President and CEO Ralph C. Derrickson.

"Our improving instrumentation of the business also helped us identify additional expense reductions, including closing the Taiwan operations and further reducing our personnel spending in the US. We now have a leadership team comprised of entrepreneurs and a clear plan based on a sustainable business model. With a relentless focus on operating discipline, we will build a growing, predictable enterprise in 2020," added Mr. Derrickson.

2019 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $15.4 million, up by $0.8 million from $14.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, primarily from higher sales of Microsoft operating systems in the Partner Solutions segment.
  • Blended gross margin was higher than expected, bolstered by continued strength in the Edge to Cloud segment.
  • GAAP net loss for the current quarter was $1.4 million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, compared to net loss of $1.1 million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDAS (1) was negative $0.3 million, compared to negative $0.5 million in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Net loss excluding restructuring costs was $0.6 million compared to $0.9 million in the third quarter of 2019
  • Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments on December 31, 2019 totaled $10.6 million, a decrease of approximately $1.0 million from September 30, 2019,
  • For the third consecutive sequential quarter, Bsquare's operating expenses, excluding restructuring costs, were at the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Partner Solutions business segment, formerly reported as Third-Party Software, generates revenue from the re-sale of partners' software, predominantly Microsoft OS software, and the services to support them. The Edge to Cloud business segment, formerly and separately reported as Professional Engineering Service and Proprietary Software, generates revenue from consulting and operating services and licensed software.

The following table provides details regarding our earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2019 (unaudited, in thousands except percentages and per share amounts):


Three Months Ended



December 31,
2019



December 31,
2018



Q4-Q4
Change
(2)



September 30,
2019



Q4-Q3
Change
(2)


Revenue:




















Partner Solutions

$

13,287



$

13,862



$

(575)



$

12,556



$

731


Edge to Cloud


2,079




2,977




(898)




2,085




(6)


Total revenue

$

15,366



$

16,839



$

(1,473)



$

14,641



$

725


Total gross profit

$

2,650



$

3,690




(1,040)



$

2,632



$

18


Gross margins:




















Partner Solutions


14

%



17

%



(3)

%



14

%



(—)

%

Edge to Cloud


35

%



47

%



(12)

%



40

%



(5)

%

Total gross margin


17

%



22

%



(5)

%



18

%



(1)

%

Total operating expenses

$

4,027



$

9,293



$

(5,266)



$

3,761



$

266


Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (3)

$

3,313



$

5,555



$

(2,242)



$

3,508



$

(195)


Net loss

$

(1,360)



$

(5,533)



$

4,173



$

(1,107)



$

(253)


Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.10)



$

(0.43)



$

0.33



$

(0.09)



$

(0.01)


Net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (3)

$

(646)



$

(1,795)



$

1,149



$

(854)



$

208


Diluted net loss per share excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (3)

$

(0.05)



$

(0.14)



$

0.09



$

(0.07)



$

0.02


Adjusted EBITDAS (1)

$

(314)



$

(1,634)



$

1,320



$

(472)



$

158


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

$

10,561



$

16,940



$

(6,379)



$

11,610



$

(1,049)




Notes:


(1)

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

(2)

For gross margin, amount represents percentage point change. 

(3)

Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment, net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment, and diluted net loss per share excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment are non-GAAP financial measures (reconciliation provided after financial statement tables.

Transfer to NASDAQ Capital Market

Effective February 25, 2020, Bsquare will transfer its listing from the NASDAQ Global Market to the NASDAQ Capital Market. The Company elected to shift to the NASDAQ Capital Market as a reflection of its current and expected shareholders' equity status. The BSQR stock ticker symbol remains the same and the Company's reporting and compliance requirements will not change.

First Quarter 2020 Outlook

The company expects revenue for the first quarter of 2020 to be in range of $13.0 million to $14.0 million; and blended gross margin in the 11.5% to 13.5% range.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today, February 24, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time). To access the call dial 1-888-394-8218 or 1-856-344-9221 for international callers, and reference "BSQUARE Corporation Fourth 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 5742195. A live and replay Webcast of the call will be available at www.bsquare.com in the investor relations section.

About Bsquare Corporation

Bsquare builds technology that is powering the next generation of intelligent systems. We help companies realize the promise of IoT through the development of devices and systems that are cloud-enabled, share data seamlessly, facilitate distributed learning and control, and operate securely at scale. We believe that IoT-enabled systems can not only deliver value to our customers, but also can help people make better use of the resources of our planet and work more effectively to improve quality of life. Bsquare's suite of services and software components create for our customers new revenue streams and operating models while providing opportunities for lowering costs and improving operations. We serve a global customer base from offices in Bellevue, Washington, 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," "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; 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 Contact:

Investor Contact:

Christopher Wheaton, Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Phillips

BSQUARE Corporation

The Blueshirt Group

+1 425.519.5900

+ 1 415.217.5869

investorrelations@bsquare.com

leslie@blueshirtgroup.com

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BSQUARE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts)




December 31,




2019



2018




(Unaudited)






ASSETS









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

7,712



$

10,005


Restricted cash



600




263


Short-term investments



2,249




6,409


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



9,216




11,581


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



244




685


Contract assets



494




1,053


   Total current assets



20,515




29,996


Restricted cash, long term






263


Equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements, net



252




911


Deferred tax assets



7




7


Intangible assets, net



169




267


Right-of-use lease assets, net



1,828





Other non-current assets including contract assets



284




550


   Total assets


$

23,055



$

31,994


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Third-party software fees payable


$

7,224



$

7,620


Accounts payable



408




565


Accrued compensation



1,001




1,629


Other accrued expenses



306




653


Deferred rent, current portion






347


Deferred revenue, current portion



1,559




1,652


Operating leases



702





   Total current liabilities



11,200




12,466


Deferred rent






150


Deferred revenue



903




1,037


Operating leases, long-term



1,256





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; 13,042,293 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 12,777,573 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018



138,877




138,280


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(987)




(926)


Accumulated deficit



(128,194)




(119,013)


   Total shareholders' equity



9,696




18,341


   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

23,055



$

31,994


 

BSQUARE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended December 31,



Year Ended December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2018



(Unaudited)







(Unaudited)






Revenue:
















Partner Solutions

$

13,287



$

13,862



$

50,628



$

61,159


Edge to Cloud


2,079




2,977




8,655




12,255


   Total revenue


15,366




16,839




59,283




73,414


Cost of revenue:
















Partner Solutions


11,364




11,571




43,198




51,408


Edge to Cloud


1,352




1,578




5,989




6,496


   Total cost of revenue


12,716




13,149




49,187




57,904


  Gross profit


2,650




3,690




10,096




15,510


Operating expenses:
















Selling, general and administrative


2,838




3,526




11,316




17,074


Research and development


475




2,029




5,751




8,629


Restructuring costs


714







2,343





Goodwill impairment





3,738







3,738


   Total operating expenses


4,027




9,293




19,410




29,441


Loss from operations


(1,377)




(5,603)




(9,314)




(13,931)


Other income, net


33




51




149




207


Loss before income taxes


(1,344)




(5,552)




(9,165)




(13,724)


Income tax (expense) benefit


(16)




19




(16)




(13)


Net loss

$

(1,360)



$

(5,533)



$

(9,181)



$

(13,737)


Basic net loss per share

$

(0.10)



$

(0.43)



$

(0.71)



$

(1.08)


Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.10)



$

(0.43)



$

(0.71)



$

(1.08)


Net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (3)

$

(646)



$

(1,795)



$

(6,838)



$

(9,999)


Diluted net loss per share excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (3)

$

(0.05)



$

(0.14)



$

(0.53)



$

(0.79)


Shares used in per share calculations:
















Basic


12,997




12,755




12,896




12,712


Diluted


12,997




12,755




12,896




12,712


 

 

BSQUARE CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO MOST DIRECTLY COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, unaudited)


Adjusted EBITDAS



Three Months Ended December 31,



Year Ended December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Loss from operations as reported

$

(1,377)



$

(5,603)



$

(9,314)



$

(13,931)


Depreciation and amortization


201




173




897




639


Share-based compensation


148




58




519




678


Restructuring costs


714







2,343





Goodwill impairment





3,738







3,738


Adjusted EBITDAS (1)

$

(314)



$

(1,634)



$

(5,555)



$

(8,876)




(1)

Adjusted EBITDAS is a non-GAAP financial measure that BSQUARE defines as income (loss) from operations before depreciation expense on fixed assets and amortization expense (including impairment) on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring costs, 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, and Adjusted EBITDAS has limitations, including that it does not reflect our entire cost structure to operate our business (such as the cost of replacing assets being depreciated or amortized, capital expenditures, and stock-based compensation expenses which we expect to continue being meaningful, and income tax expense (benefit)) and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. However, BSQUARE regards Adjusted EBITDAS as a complement to net income and other GAAP financial performance measures. BSQUARE uses Adjusted EBITDAS to evaluate BSQUARE's financial performance and the effectiveness of its business strategies on a consistent basis across reporting periods, and BSQUARE believes the measure is often used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate comparable companies.

 

Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment



Three Months Ended December 31,



Year Ended December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Total operating expenses

$

4,027



$

9,293



$

19,410



$

29,441


Restructuring costs


714







2,343





Goodwill impairment





3,738







3,738


Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (1)

$

3,313



$

5,555



$

17,067



$

25,703




(1)

Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment is a non-GAAP financial measure that BSQUARE defines as total operating expenses, plus an add-back for restructuring costs and goodwill impairment. This measure should not be construed as a substitute for total operating loss for the purpose of analyzing our operating performance, and it has limitations, including that it does not reflect our entire cost structure to operate our business. However, BSQUARE regards this measure as a complement to GAAP operating expenses because it excludes costs that may not be indicative of operating performance. BSQUARE uses this measure to evaluate BSQUARE's financial performance and the effectiveness of its business strategies on a consistent basis across reporting periods, and BSQUARE believes the measure is often used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate comparable companies.

 

Net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment



Three Months Ended December 31,



Year Ended December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Net loss

$

(1,360)



$

(5,533)



$

(9,181)



$

(13,737)


Restructuring costs


714







2,343





Goodwill impairment





3,738







3,738


Net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (1)

$

(646)



$

(1,795)



$

(6,838)



$

(9,999)




(1)

Net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment is a non-GAAP financial measure that BSQUARE defines as net loss, plus an add-back for restructuring costs and goodwill impairment. This measure should not be construed as a substitute for total operating loss for the purpose of analyzing our operating performance, and it has limitations, including that it does not reflect our entire cost structure to operate our business. However, BSQUARE regards this measure as a complement to GAAP net loss because it excludes costs that may not be indicative of operating performance. BSQUARE uses this measure to evaluate BSQUARE's financial performance and the effectiveness of its business strategies on a consistent basis across reporting periods, and BSQUARE believes the measure is often used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate comparable companies.

 

Net loss per diluted share excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment



Three Months Ended December 31,



Year Ended December 31,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.10)



$

(0.43)



$

(0.71)



$

(1.08)


Restructuring costs


0.05







0.18





Goodwill impairment





0.29







0.29


Diluted net loss per share excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment (1)

$

(0.05)



$

(0.14)



$

(0.53)



$

(0.79)




(1)

Diluted net loss per share excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment is a non-GAAP financial measure that BSQUARE defines as net loss per diluted share, plus an add-back for the per diluted share amount of restructuring costs and goodwill impairment. Other than being expressed on a per diluted share basis, this measure is the same as net loss excluding restructuring costs and goodwill impairment, and it has the same limitations, and it is used and disclosed by BSQUARE for the same reasons.

 

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