SOURCE: pdvWireless


August 11, 2015 16:00 ET

pdvWireless Reports First Quarter Results

WOODLAND PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2015) - Pacific DataVision, Inc., d/b/a pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) (the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile workforce management solutions, reported today its first fiscal quarter results for the period ended June 30, 2015.

Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $841,000 compared with $831,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the first quarter, the Company reported a net loss of ($4.35 million), or ($0.32) per share, compared with a net loss of ($2.59 million), or ($0.92) per share, the previous year.

Because the Company is currently in the process of deploying its advanced digital dispatch networks, the Company's revenues for the first quarter of FY 2016 principally represent its historical software as-a-service ("SAAS") business. The operating results, however, also include costs and expenses related to implementing the Company's digital dispatch networks, the costs associated with its initiatives to implement its broadband spectrum strategies and the costs incurred to raise funds to support its business initiatives.

The increase in revenues for the quarter is principally a result of spectrum leasing revenue, which began in September 2014, partially offset by a reduction in revenue resulting from higher customer churn in the Company's SAAS business. The functionality and solutions developed for the SAAS business are included in the Company's new DispatchPlus service offering.

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2015 increased by $1.30 million, or 53.6%, to $3.72 million from $2.42 million for three months ended June 30, 2014. These amounts include stock compensation in connection with the financing transactions and awards to employees in the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 in the amount of $1.35 million and $2.10 million, respectively. The increase in the June 30, 2015 quarter's general and administrative expenses is primarily due to an increase in headcount and related costs in order to support the Company's business initiatives.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was a negative ($2.95 million) as compared with a negative ($0.28 million) the prior year. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA losses in the first quarter was caused by higher selling, general and administrative costs as the Company incurred costs to support and implement its business initiatives and to a lesser degree, the effect of the decrease in gross margin of the Company's SAAS business resulting from the decline in revenues noted above.

John C. Pescatore, President and CEO of pdvWireless, said, "Our recent results continue to reflect the Company's forward momentum toward achieving its business imperatives on all fronts. By getting through the second phase of the rule making process, the FCC now has a more complete record of the issues. We remain confident that, by working with the incumbents at 900 MHz, we can and will address the issues raised as the rulemaking process moves forward."

He added "In the near term, the success of our DispatchPlus launch in Houston along with the activity in other markets such as Dallas, Philadelphia and Atlanta, has given us confidence that the estimates of capital required for the buildout of our market areas are in line with the results achieved to date. In addition, although it is very early in the market development process from a sales perspective, we are pleased with the initial feedback from dealers, prospects and customers. It is important to note that we are seeing activity and interest in our targeted business verticals, such as transportation, distribution and construction."

Strong Cash Position

The Company has a strong cash position, with $175.9 million in available cash as of June 30, 2015. In the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015, the Company spent approximately $1.4 million for the acquisition of equipment, design, and buildout of its networks.

The Company's cash position was enhanced during the first quarter by the $64.8 million in net proceeds it received from the follow-on public offering of its common stock in May 2015. The Company plans to use a major portion of the net proceeds to pursue its regulatory initiatives and broadband strategy, including purchasing additional spectrum. The remainder of the net proceeds from this recent public offering will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of complementary products, technologies, business or assets.

Broadband Initiative

In May 2015, the Company and the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) filed proposed rules with the FCC related to their Joint Petition for Rulemaking, which outline recommended procedural and technical operating parameters and processes related to the administration and sequence of the proposed realignment of the 900 MHz band. The proposed rules were placed on Public Notice by the FCC and the comment and reply comment cycle each have been completed. The petition for realignment of the band is aimed at making more efficient use of the Company's spectrum, and providing customers with more choices by giving the Company the flexibility to deploy more robust, broadband technologies in the future.

DispatchPlus Business

DispatchPlus is a next-generation push-to-talk solution utilizing state-of-the-art digital two-way radio technology integrated with pdvWireless' proprietary cloud-based mobile resource management solutions, including workforce tracking, status mapping and the Company's patented intelligent call prioritization. DispatchPlus enables communications to be sent, simultaneously, to one or many recipients, whether the recipient(s) is on pdvWireless' two-way service, a cellphone or at any email address. At the end of the first quarter, the Company announced the commercial launch of its first DispatchPlus two-way radio service in the greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area and had sites in service by the end of June 2015 in three additional metropolitan market areas, Dallas, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. The Company is currently in the market development process during which it will be ramping up its distribution channels, customer acquisition process and developing appropriate sales and marketing programs.

Conference Call

pdvWireless will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2016 financial results on August 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Investors in the United States can participate in the earnings call by dialing into the conference line at 888-267-2860 or 973-413-6102 and using the conference code 774894. The earnings call will also be available for replay until August 25, 2015 and can be accessed by dialing into the conference lines at 800-332-6854 or 973-528-0005 and using the conference code 774894. The replay will also be posted on the Company's website under Investors at

About pdvWireless

Pacific DataVision, Inc., d/b/a pdvWireless, is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. pdvWireless has commenced launching the nation's largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. pdvWireless's Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O'Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of combined experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. Pacific DataVision, Inc. is headquartered in Northern New Jersey.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release and the information contained herein present a non-GAAP financial measure, Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes certain amounts. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) with adjustments for depreciation and amortization, interest income (expense)-net, income taxes and stock-based compensation. The Company has included below unaudited adjusted financial information for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, which includes a reconciliation of net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA. The Company's management uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the Company's performance and provides this financial measure to investors as a supplement to the Company's reported results because management believes this information provides additional insight into the Company's operating performance by disregarding certain nonrecurring items or items that are not reflective of the day-to-day offering of its services. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or as superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the Company's financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and any reconciliation to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measure used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined under Federal securities laws). Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "outlook" or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the planned timing and scope of the Company's deployment of its dispatch network, the estimated costs of deploying its dispatch network, and its regulatory initiatives and plans. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from our current expectations or implied by any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: we have no operating history with respect to our proposed push-to-talk business; we have had net losses each year since our inception and may not achieve or maintain profitability in the future; we may experience delays in launching our nationwide network; customers may not adopt our technology; any efforts we pursue to increase the value of our spectrum may not be successful; we will rely on the equipment and selling efforts of other parties, such as indirect dealers; the wireless communication industry is highly competitive and we may not compete successfully; and government regulation could adversely affect our business and prospects. These and other factors that may affect our future results or operations are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on June 10, 2015 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, filed with the SEC on August 11, 2015. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. Except as required by applicable law, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to reflect actual results, later events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Pacific DataVision, Inc.  
Statements of Operations  
    Three months ended  
    June 30,  
    2015     2014  
Operating revenues                
Service revenue   $ 648,662     $ 831,138  
Spectrum lease revenue     182,186       -  
Other revenue     10,012       -  
  Total operating revenues     840,860       831,138  
Cost of revenue                
Sales and service     375,174       283,930  
    Gross profit     465,686       547,208  
Operating expenses                
General and administrative     3,722,406       2,423,191  
Sales and support     811,675       291,604  
Product development     304,897       226,695  
  Total operating expenses     4,838,978       2,941,490  
  Loss from operations     (4,373,292 )     (2,394,282 )
Interest expense - affiliated entities     -       (193,281 )
Interest income     22,220       -  
  Net loss   $ (4,351,072 )   $ (2,587,563 )
Net loss per common share basic and diluted   $ (0.32 )   $ (0.92 )
Weighted-average common shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share     13,492,560       2,827,574  
The table below reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to the Company's GAAP disclosure of net loss:                
    Three months ended  
    June 30,  
    2015     2014  
Adjusted EBITDA:                
Net loss   $ (4,351,072 )   $ (2,587,563 )
  Interest expense - affiliated entities     -       193,281  
  Depreciation and amortization     49,090       14,610  
  Stock Compensation expense     1,349,634       2,095,776  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (2,952,348 )   $ (283,896 )
Pacific DataVision, Inc.  
Balance Sheets  
    June 30,     March 31,  
    2015     2015  
Current Assets                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 175,851,438     $ 119,873,668  
  Accounts receivable, net     403,634       395,172  
  Prepaid expenses     728,570       629,790  
    Total current assets     176,983,642       120,898,630  
Property and equipment     7,736,538       6,384,602  
Intangible assets     100,298,444       100,298,444  
Capitalized patent costs, net     220,247       220,783  
Other assets     30,105       25,630  
  Total assets   $ 285,268,976     $ 227,828,089  
Current Liabilities                
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 2,324,196     $ 6,467,285  
  Accounts payable - officers     15,728       40,668  
  Deferred revenue     737,984       737,664  
    Total current liabilities     3,077,908       7,245,617  
Deferred Revenue     6,194,332       6,376,518  
    Total liabilities     9,272,240       13,622,135  
Commitments and Contingencies                
Stockholders' equity                
  Preferred Stock, $0.0001 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized and no shares outstanding at June 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015     -       -  
  Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized and 14,266,872 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2015 and 12,530,493 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015     1,438       1,253  
  Additional paid-in capital     322,003,549       255,861,880  
  Accumulated deficit     (46,008,251 )     (41,657,179 )
  Total stockholders' equity     275,996,736       214,205,954  
  Total liabilities & stockholders' equity   $ 285,268,976     $ 227,828,089  
Pacific DataVision, Inc.  
Statements of Cash Flows  
    Three months ended  
    June 30,  
    2015     2014  
Net loss   $ (4,351,072 )   $ (2,587,563 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided (used) by operating activities                
  Depreciation and amortization     49,090       14,610  
  Non-cash compensation expense attributable to stock awards     1,349,634       2,095,776  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities                
    Accounts receivable     (8,462 )     9,059  
    Prepaid expenses and other assets     (103,255 )     11,629  
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (4,143,089 )     1,048,222  
    Accounts payable - officers     (24,940 )     87  
    Accrued interest expense     -       193,280  
    Deferred compensation     -       6,085  
    Deferred revenue     (181,866 )     (10,751 )
      Net cash flows provided (used) by operating activities     (7,413,960 )     780,434  
Restricted cash     -       (182,165,999 )
Payment of deposit     -       (13,500,000 )
Purchases of intangible assets     -       (253,444 )
Purchases of equipment     (1,398,746 )     (3,743 )
Payments for patent costs     (1,744 )     (135 )
      Net Cash used by investing activities     (1,400,490 )     (195,923,321 )
Proceeds from notes payable     -       45,000  
Net proceeds from Section 144A Offering     -       202,003,249  
Net proceeds from follow-on offering     64,792,220       -  
      Net cash provided from financing activities     64,792,220       202,048,249  
      Net change in cash and cash equivalents     55,977,770       6,905,362  
Beginning of the period     119,873,668       45,679  
End of the period   $ 175,851,438     $ 6,951,041  
Taxes paid   $ 800     $ 500  


Contact Information

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    Timothy Gray
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