SOURCE: BSQUARE Corporation

BSQUARE Corporation

February 25, 2014 16:15 ET

Bsquare Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Company Announces Permanent CEO

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected systems, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Total revenue for the quarter was $25.8 million, up 10% compared to the third quarter of 2013 and flat year-over-year. Total revenue for the year was $92.1 million, down 9% from 2012. The net loss for the quarter was $23,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.6 million, or $0.32 per share, in the third quarter of 2013 and net income of $696,000, or $0.06 per share, in the year-ago quarter. The net loss for the year was $5.3 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to net income of $916,000, or $0.08 per share, in 2012. Third quarter 2013 and full year 2013 results included the negative effect of a $2.2 million increase in the Company's deferred tax asset valuation allowance ($0.19 per share effect for the three months and $0.20 per share for the year). Adjusted EBITDAS for the quarter was $345,000 compared to negative $994,000 in the third quarter of 2013 and positive $1.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDAS for the year was negative $1.5 million compared to positive $3.1 million in 2012.

Details as follows (unaudited, in 000's except per share amounts):

             
             
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    12/31/2013     9/30/2013     12/31/2012     12/31/2013     12/31/2012  
Revenue:                                        
  Third-party Software   $ 21,142     $ 18,004     $ 18,706     $ 70,891     $ 71,130  
  Engineering Services     4,243       5,116       5,661       18,704       25,554  
  Proprietary Software     444       452       1,489       2,513       4,710  
Total Revenue     25,829       23,572       25,856       92,108       101,394  
Total Gross Profit     4,516       3,369       5,025       15,025       19,059  
Gross Margins:                                        
  Third-party Software     19 %     13 %     16 %     16 %     16 %
  Engineering Services     7 %     17 %     15 %     11 %     17 %
  Proprietary Software     56 %     42 %     86 %     66 %     78 %
Total Gross Margin     17 %     14 %     19 %     16 %     19 %
Total Operating Expenses     4,491       4,764       4,414       18,128       17,880  
Net Income (Loss)   $ (23 )   $ (3,567 )   $ 696     $ (5,257 )   $ 916  
  Per Share-Diluted   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.32 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.47 )   $ 0.08  
Adjusted EBITDAS   $ 345     $ (994 )   $ 1,112     $ (1,504 )   $ 3,123  
Cash and Investments EoQ   $ 21,055     $ 21,539     $ 20,604     $ 21,055     $ 20,604  
                                         
                                         

Notes:
Adjusted EBITDAS = Operating income (loss) before depreciation, amortization and stock compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDAS is a non-GAAP measurement (reconciliation provided after financial statement tables). Cash and Investments EoQ includes both short and long-term amounts (long-term at 12/31/13 = $250,000).

CEO Commentary
Jerry Chase, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bsquare, commented, "This was an important quarter for Bsquare, as we executed on a significant restructuring which positioned the Company for achieving our profitability objective which we currently expect in mid-2014. We remain focused on expanding our relationships with our existing world-class customers, and growing our presence within the Internet of Things ecosystem. I am increasingly excited about the opportunities before us. We have work to do, but I believe we are in a stronger competitive position as we end 2013 than we were at the beginning of the year, with the focus, opportunities and cost structure to deliver improved bottom-line results in 2014 and beyond."

"In my short time here at Bsquare, I have been impressed with the team and encouraged by the significant opportunities before the Company," continued Mr. Chase. "After productive discussions with the Board, and careful consideration, I am excited to formalize my position as chief executive officer and lead the Company in its efforts to increase shareholder value. What began as a short-term project to put the Company back on track has evolved into a long-term passion, as I join a solid team with the goal of taking Bsquare to the next level in its evolution."

Financial Commentary on Fourth Quarter Results (Comparison to Third Quarter Results)

  • The increase in third-party software sales, up $3.1 million or 17%, was due to a significant Adobe Flash sale and increased Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system sales;
  • The decrease in engineering services revenue, down $873,000 or 17%, was primarily due to the MyFord Touch program and, to a lesser extent, decreases at some of the Company's other larger customers;
  • The increase in third-party software margin, up 46% or six percentage points, was driven by the significant Adobe Flash sale;
  • The decrease in engineering services margin, down 59% or 10 percentage points, was driven primarily by an 8% decline in the Company's realized rate per hour; and
  • The decrease in operating expenses, down $273,000 or 6%, was driven by the cost reductions enacted this quarter and, to a lesser extent, lower marketing program costs.

Outlook
The Company currently has the following expectations for Q1 2014:

  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $20 million to $22 million; and
  • Cash and investments are projected to decline slightly from December 31, 2013.

Conference Call
Management will host a conference call today, February 25, 2014, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time). To access the call dial 1-877-941-2068 or +1-480-629-9857 for international callers, and reference "BSQUARE Corporation Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call." A replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing 1-877-870-5176, or +1-858-384-5517 for international callers; reference pin number 4667623. A live and replay Webcast of the call will be available at www.bsquare.com in the investor relations section.

About BSQUARE Corporation
Bsquare, a global leader in embedded solutions, applies experience and expertise on leading platforms to create new connections with customers, new business models and to enable new ways of working and communicating. Bsquare serves customers by forging connections among the partners, people, tools and technology needed to create smart connected devices. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding: our financial results in future periods such as anticipated revenue, margins, spending, profitability, and cash and investments; our strategies for customer retention, growth, and market position, including within the Internet of Things market; our sales opportunities or pipeline; expectations for specific customers, geographies or products; and anticipated effects of our 2013 restructuring. 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, the following: whether we are able to maintain our favorable relationship with Microsoft; changes in customer demand for our engineering services; the extent to which we are successful in gaining new long-term relationships with customers and retaining existing ones; our ability to execute our sales and marketing strategies around the Internet of Things and our product and service offerings more generally; our success in leveraging strategic partnering initiatives with companies such as Qualcomm; our management of risks associated with protection of intellectual property and potential infringement claims; risks associated with recent changes in our senior management team; risks associated with our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of our 2013 restructuring; and such other risk factors as discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. 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 is a registered trademark of BSQUARE Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

   
   
BSQUARE CORPORATION  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands, except share amounts)  
   
             
    December 31,
2013
    December 31,
2012
 
             
ASSETS            
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 13,510     $ 9,903  
  Short-term investments     7,295       9,826  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $214 at December 31, 2013 and $200 at December 31, 2012     15,893       16,095  
  Deferred tax assets     12       296  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,313       858  
                   
    Total current assets     39,023       36,978  
Equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements, net     411       759  
Restricted cash     250       875  
Deferred tax assets     304       2,255  
Intangible assets, net     863       1,069  
Goodwill     3,738       3,738  
Other non-current assets     59       117  
                 
    Total assets   $ 44,648     $ 45,791  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
  Third-party software fees payable   $ 12,746     $ 11,099  
  Accounts payable     634       553  
  Accrued compensation     2,383       2,205  
  Other accrued expenses     1,249       1,732  
  Deferred revenue     2,177       837  
                 
    Total current liabilities     19,189       16,426  
Deferred tax liability     144       206  
Deferred rent     644       154  
Shareholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock, no par value: 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding     --       --  
  Common stock, no par value: 37,500,000 shares authorized; 11,294,682 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 11,065,217 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012     129,423       128,474  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (759 )     (733 )
  Accumulated deficit     (103,993 )     (98,736 )
                   
    Total shareholders' equity     24,671       29,005  
                     
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 44,648     $ 45,791  
                 
                 
   
   
BSQUARE CORPORATION  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS  
(In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)  
   
                         
    Three Months Ended
December 31,
    Year Ended
December 31,
 
    2013
    2012
    2013
    2012
 
Revenue:                                
  Software   $ 21,586     $ 20,195     $ 73,404     $ 75,840  
  Service     4,243       5,661       18,704       25,554  
                                 
    Total revenue     25,829       25,856       92,108       101,394  
                                 
Cost of revenue:                                
  Software     17,351       16,018       60,438       61,112  
  Service     3,962       4,813       16,645       21,223  
                                   
    Total cost of revenue     21,313       16,081       77,083       82,335  
                                 
      Gross profit     4,516       5,025       15,025       19,059  
Operating expenses:                                
  Selling, general and administrative     3,940       3,724       15,372       14,281  
  Research and development     551       690       2.756       3,599  
                                   
    Total operating expenses     4,491       4,414       18,128       17,880  
                                 
Income (loss) from operations     25       611       (3,103 )     1,179  
Other income (expense), net     (60 )     (19 )     40       103  
                                 
Income (loss) before income taxes     (35 )     592       (3,063 )     1,282  
Income tax benefit (expense)     12       104       (2,194 )     (366 )
                                 
Net income (loss)   $ (23 )   $ 696     $ (5,257 )   $ 916  
                                 
Basic income (loss) per share   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.47 )   $ 0.08  
                                 
Diluted income (loss) per share   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.47 )   $ 0.08  
                                 
Shares used in calculation of income (loss) per share:                                
  Basic     11,246       11,058       11,174       10,945  
                                   
  Diluted     11,246       11,310       11,174       11,449  
                                 
                                 
 
 
BSQUARE CORPORATION
NON-GAAP INFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION TO COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Year Ended
December 31,
    2013   2012   2013     2012
                           
Adjusted EBITDAS:                          
  Operating income (loss), as reported   $ 25   $ 611   $ (3,103 )   $ 1,179
  Depreciation and amortization     148     235     701       993
  Stock-based compensation expense     172     266     898       951
                           
Adjusted EBITDAS (1)   $ 345   $ 1,112   $ (1,504 )   $ 3,123
                           
                           
 
(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 operating income (loss) before depreciation expense on fixed assets and amortization expense (including impairment) on intangible assets, and stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDAS should not be construed as a substitute for net income (loss) or net cash provided by (used in) 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, the Company regards Adjusted EBITDAS as a complement to net income and other GAAP financial performance measures, including an indirect measure of operating cash flow.
 
 

Contact Information

  • Bsquare Contact:
    Scott Mahan
    BSQUARE Corporation
    +1 425.519.5900
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    Investor Contact:
    Brett Maas
    Hayden IR
    + 1 646.536.7331
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