SOURCE: One Horizon Group, Inc.

One  Horizon Group, Inc.

April 01, 2015 08:30 ET

One Horizon Group Announces Full Year 2014 Results

LIMERICK, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) - One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) ("One Horizon", "We" or the "Company"), which develops and licenses bandwidth efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") platform for smart phones, announced financial and operational results for the calendar year ending December 31, 2014.

One Horizon developed a proprietary VoIP platform ("Horizon Platform") that enables wireless carriers around the world to provide customized and optimized voice and data services over any mobile, fixed and satellite network through an easy to install mobile App. Its SmartPacket™ technology underlying the Horizon Platform enables greater bandwidth efficiency by reducing IP overhead and optimizing packet flow, delivery and playback. One Horizon targets emerging markets with high population densities, high penetration of mobile phones, congested mobile networks, and high growth in smartphone adoption. In this context, it has formed strategic relationships with local partners in India, Russia and China.

Mobile operators pay an annual software licensing fee to the Company and a tiered user fee for each active subscriber using the white-label VoIP service powered by the Horizon Platform. As subscribers opt in, the Company receives user fees. The Company continues to expand its revenue sources to mobile advertising and mobile payments by introducing new value-added services and features.

The Company has negotiated with some tier-2 customers to change the contractual billing arrangements from fixed price for licenses and maintenance services supplied, to a revenue share arrangement where the Company receives a percentage of all future revenue generated by the customers from services to their subscribers using the Horizon platform. In the medium to long term this is expected to generate greater recurring income over a longer term especially with customers operating in niche areas with limited subscriber numbers with high Average Revenue Per User.

Following the first phase of its infrastructure rollout that commenced in six major cities in China in 2014, One Horizon is moving forward to penetrate the Chinese mobile VoIP market with their branded smartphone app called Aishou. Aishuo is available in over 40 smartphone App stores throughout China and the App supports a credit top-up facility linked to all of the major Chinese banks.

2014 and Recent Highlights

  • To address the significant growth in China, the Company:

    • Implemented rollout of the Aishou B2C service with virtual SIM solution; available on major App stores.

    • Commenced the first phase of its infrastructure rollout in six major cities in China - Tianjin, Beijing, Chongqing, Changchun, Nanjing and Shijiazhuang.

  • Continued its focus on emerging markets with high population densities, high penetration of mobile phones, congested mobile cellular networks and high growth in the adoption of smartphones, specifically:

    • Smartfren Telecom, Tbk in Indonesia commenced the rollout of a pre-paid VoIP Smartphone App using One Horizon's software platform 

    • Smartfren Telecom, Tbk in Indonesia commenced the delivery of its Andromax Android smartphones with their One Horizon app, branded SmartCall, pre-installed at the factory

    • One Horizon and Singapore Telecommunications Limited ("SingTel") signed agreement to deliver optimized VoIP to smartphones for mobile satellite users

    • Smart Communications, Inc. launched a pre-paid VoIP Smartphone App using One Horizon's optimized software platform.

"2014 was a transformative year for One Horizon," said Brian Collins, founder and CEO of One Horizon. "We have proven and validated our technology by signing up Tier-1 carriers such as SingTel, Smart Communications and Smartfren. Our first milestone was to demonstrate the value proposition the One Horizon platform brings. The next step is testing, due to Tier 1 carriers demanding stringent tests and carrier-grade requirements to gain acceptance before full adoption. We've been pleased to report that we passed their due diligence and have commenced rollouts in multiple capacities. A few of the aforementioned carriers have begun rollouts using our App technology, while another started shipping handsets with our platform pre-downloaded into the operating system as a standard feature."

"A few weeks ago we launched our platform in China, brand named Aishou. We immediately embarked on a rollout entailing multiple leveraging strategies including advertisements, search engine optimization, press releases, event marketing, business-traveler direct marketing, on and off-line promotions as well as the brand new One Horizon Sponsored-Call platform. We are very excited about this rollout since we have direct control of marketing efforts. I'm excited to report that we have seen considerable traction and will be reporting on key stats shortly," continued Mr. Collins.

Full Year 2014 Financial Results

Our revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 was approximately $5.1 million as compared to approximately $9.1 million in the same period in 2013. The decrease was primarily due to revenue generated in 2013 for the maintenance of a banking software which is now no longer supported by One Horizon, and licenses for a customer booked in January 2013 which were due for renewal in December 2013 and consequently issued and invoiced in December 2013, two of which accounted for approximately $700,000 in revenue for the comparative period in 2013. Going forward, the Company expects the percent of total sales to come from software licenses and revenue share which inherently incorporates higher margins. The Company expects revenue to increase in 2015 as more customers launch their service using the Horizon products and Aishou platform gains further traction.

Gross profit and gross profit margins amounted $2.9 million and 56.0% respectively for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014.

Operating expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 declined to $5.1 million from $6.9 million during the same period in 2013. In an effort to shift the Company's business model from being purely a B2B business, the Company has allocated its resources to developing the B2C network and system in China where they have a greater influence on customer product development. One Horizon undertook considerable work in 2014 and launched its App on B2C network February 2015.

Net loss and net loss per share attributable to common stockholders for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 were $1.9 million and $0.06, respectively, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million and a net loss per share of $0.02 during the same period in 2013. The weighted average shares outstanding increased to 33.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 from 31.7 million as of December 31, 2013.

Financial Condition

The company had $3.2 million in cash as of December 31, 2014, which includes proceeds from a private placement of $3.5 million that closed in December 2014. The Company has $24.4 million of assets and $17.0 million shareholders' equity as of December 31, 2014. Cash outflows from operations were $1.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.

One Horizon Group Inc.'s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex GmbH, Baar, which develops and markets one of the world's most bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data Applications including messaging and mobile advertising. The company owns and operates the Aishuo mobile VoIP service in China. Horizon Globex GmbH is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ireland. For more information on the Company, its products and services, please visit http://www.onehorizongroup.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company's products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company's SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

ONE HORIZON GROUP, INC.        
           
Consolidated Balance Sheets        
December 31, 2014 and 2013        
(in thousands, except share data)        
           
    2014   2013  
               
Assets            
               
Current assets:            
  Cash $ 3,172   $ 2,070  
  Accounts receivable, net   9,072     7,264  
  Other assets   576     139  
  Total current assets   12,820     9,473  
               
Property and equipment, net   212     315  
Intangible assets, net   10,960     12,760  
Investment   19     23  
Debt issue costs   395     -  
               
               
Total assets $ 24,406   $ 22,571  
               
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
               
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable $ 556   $ 661  
  Accrued expenses   360     964  
  Accrued compensation   15     59  
  Income taxes   93     117  
  Amount due to related parties   600     3,500  
  Current portion of long-term debt   73     65  
  Total current liabilities   1,697     5,366  
               
Long-term liabilities            
  Long term debt   108     184  
  Amount due to related parties   2,598     -  
  Convertible debenture   2,598     -  
  Deferred income taxes   235     445  
  Mandatorily redeemable preferred shares   90     90  
Total liabilities   7,326     6,085  
               
               
Equity            
One Horizon Group, Inc. stockholders' equity            
Preferred stock:            
  $0.0001 par value, authorized 50,000,000;            
  issued and outstanding 170,940 shares (2013 - nil)   1     -  
Common stock:            
  $0.0001 par value, authorized 200,000,000 shares            
  issued and outstanding 33,281,069 shares (2013 32,920,069)   3     3  
Additional paid-in capital   32,163     28,269  
Deferred Compensation   (214 )   -  
Retained Earnings (Deficit)   (15,227 )   (13,319 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     63     1,137  
  Total One Horizon Group, Inc. stockholders' equity   16,789     16,090  
Non-controlling interest   291     396  
  Total equity   17,080     16,486  
               
Total liabilities and equity $ 24,406   $ 22,571  
               
             
ONE HORIZON GROUP, INC.        
           
Consolidated Statements of Operations        
For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013        
(in thousands, except per share data)        
           
           
    Year ended
December 31,
 
    2014   2013  
               
               
Revenue   $ 5,122   $ 9,106  
               
Cost of revenue              
Hardware     362     545  
Amortization of intangibles     1,890     1,908  
      2,252     2,453  
Gross margin     2,870     6,653  
               
Expenses:              
  General and administrative   4,933     6,706  
  Depreciation   146     166  
      5,079     6,872  
               
Loss from operations     (2,209 )   (219 )
               
Other income and expense:              
  Interest expense   (16 )   (25 )
  Interest expense - related parties, net   36     (297 )
  Foreign exchange   8     (158 )
  Interest income   2     1  
      30     (479 )
               
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes   (2,179 )   (698 )
               
Income taxes (recovery)     (210 )   -  
Net loss for the year     (1,969 )   (698 )
               
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest   (105 )   (104 )
Net loss for the year atrributable to One Horizon Group, Inc.   (1,864 )   (594 )
               
Less: Preferred dividends     (44 )   -  
               
Net loss attributable to One Horizon Group, Inc. Common stockholders $ (1,908 ) $ (594 )
               
Earnings per share              
               
  Basic net loss per share $ (0.06 ) $ (0.02 )
               
  Diluted net loss per share $ (0.06 ) $ (0.02 )
               
Weighted average number of shares outstanding            
  Basic and diluted   32,981     31,661  
               

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