AirIQ Inc.
TSX VENTURE : IQ

AirIQ Inc.

August 05, 2015 17:00 ET

AirIQ Announces June 30, 2015 Financial Results; Records Double Digit Revenue and Profit Growth

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 5, 2015) - AirIQ Inc. ("AirIQ") (TSX VENTURE:IQ), a supplier of wireless asset management services, today announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

"The Company is continuing to produce growth and positive results in all areas," said Michael Robb, President and Chief Executive Officer of AirIQ. "We are very pleased with our progress and we continue to focus on driving revenue growth and profitability for future periods," continued Mr. Robb.

The main highlights of the quarter were as follows with comparisons to the same quarter the previous year (except as otherwise noted):

  • Revenue improved by 21% to $822,168 from $677,275
  • Recurring revenue improved by 14% to $541,802 from $474,368
  • EBITDAS improved by 2% to $107,275, from $105,535
  • Net income improvement of 37% to $73,695 from $53,661
  • Future revenue pools increased to $828,923 from $765,007 at March 31, 2015.

Unless otherwise noted herein, and except share and per share amounts, all references to dollar amounts from this point forward are in thousands of Canadian dollars.

Financial Highlights

Three months ended Three months ended
30-Jun-2015 30-Jun-2014
Total Revenue $822 $677
Gross Margin $445 $441
Gross Margin % (1) 54.0 % 65.1 %
Expenses (2) $338 $335
EBITDAS (3) $107 $106
Other expenses (4) $33 $52
Net Income (loss) $74 $54
Net Income (loss) per share, basic and diluted $0.00 $0.00
(1) Gross margins have declined during the past three quarters due to increased hardware costs as the Company started to deploy 3G product in the United States in advance of a 2G network shut down by one of its wireless carriers.
(2) Excludes share-based compensation.
(3) EBITDAS represents earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization, shared-based compensation expense and gain on business acquisition. See "Non-GAAP/IFRS Measures" below.
(4) Includes non-cash notional charges such as interest, depreciation and amortization, impairment of long lived assets, share-based compensation expense.

Business Review
The Company continues to focus on its key strategy elements to build revenues and reduce costs to achieve sustained profitability and positive cash flow and to seek opportunities to form value creating strategic partnerships.

Overview
The Company's unaudited consolidated condensed interim financial statements include the accounts of AirIQ and its subsidiaries, AirIQ U.S. Holdings, Inc., AirIQ U.S., Inc., and AirIQ, LLC. All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated on consolidation.

The Company's unaudited consolidated condensed interim financial statements as at and for the three months ended June 30, 2015, including notes thereto, and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the same period were filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on August 5, 2015, and will be available on the Company's website (www.airiq.com) and on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") website (www.sedar.com).

Revenues
Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015, increased 21% to $822 from $677 for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Approximately 66% of the total revenue for the period represents recurring revenue from the Company's airtime customers.

Revenues received from equipment sold in connection with service contracts are recorded as deferred revenue and recognized over the initial term of the service contract.

Sales of hardware units associated with service contracts recorded to deferred revenues were approximately $218, during the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $244 during the three months ended June 30, 2014. Revenues recognized from deferred hardware revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were approximately $151 compared to $122 during the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Overall, revenues related to service contracts sold in connection with hardware equipment increased by $68 or 14% from $474, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 to $542 for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

Included in the Company's revenues are sales of units that were sold without a fixed term service contract of approximately $116 and $75 respectively, during the three months June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014 respectively.

Gross Profit
Overall, gross profit increased by $4 or 1% to $445 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $441 for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Equipment gross profits decreased by approximately $45 to $39 during the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $84 for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Service contract gross profits increased by approximately 14% to $406 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $357 for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Expenses and Other Items
Sales and marketing, research and development and general and administrative expenses totalled $338 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $337 for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Overall these expenses were increased by $1 for the three months ended June 30, 2015, when compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Expense reductions for the three months ended June 30, 2015 when compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014 were achieved in the following areas; (a) computer operating costs of approximately $8, (b) rent and maintenance of approximately $3 and, c) miscellaneous expenses of $7. These savings were offset by an increase in (a) consulting fees of approximately $14, (b) stock based compensation costs by $2, (c) legal expenses of approximately $2 and, (d) public reporting costs of $1.

Net income/loss
The Company's generated net income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 of $74 or $nil per share as compared to $54 or $nil per share for the three months ended June 30, 2014, an improvement of $24.

The increase in net income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 when compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014 can be attributed to improvement in the following areas, a) expense increase of approximately $1, b) decrease in amortization of approximately $10, c) decreased interest expense of $11 and, d) increased gross profits of $4. These improvements were offset by an increase in foreign exchange of approximately $4.

Financial Statements & MDA
The Company's unaudited consolidated condensed interim financial statements for the three months ended June 30, 2015 including notes thereto, and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the same period are being filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on today's date, and will be available on the Company's website (www.airiq.com) and on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") website (www.sedar.com). The Company's financial statements include the accounts of AirIQ and its subsidiaries, AirIQ U.S. Holdings, Inc., AirIQ U.S., Inc., and AirIQ, LLC. All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated on consolidation.

About AirIQ
AirIQ currently trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol IQ. AirIQ's office is located in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. The Company offers a suite of asset management services that generate recurring revenues from each device deployed. AirIQ provides vehicle owners with the ability to monitor, manage and protect their mobile assets. Services include: instant vehicle locating, boundary notification, automated inventory reports, maintenance reminders, security alerts and vehicle disabling and unauthorized movement alerts. For additional information on AirIQ or its products and services, please visit the Company's website at www.airiq.com.

Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking information based on management's best estimates and the current operating environment. These forward-looking statements are related to, but not limited to, AirIQ's operations, anticipated financial performance, business prospects and strategies. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as "hope", "goal", "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan" or similar words suggesting future outcomes. These statements are based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection as reflected in the forward-looking statements, including AirIQ's perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such forward-looking statements are as of the date which such statement is made and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from future results expressed, anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in market and competition, technological and competitive developments and potential downturns in economic conditions generally. Therefore, actual outcomes may differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Other than as may be required by law, AirIQ disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of such information, future events or otherwise.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • AirIQ Inc.
    Michael Robb
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (905) 831-6444, Ext. 4371
    mrobb@airiq.com