SuperCom Reports 42% Revenue Growth In First Quarter 2017 and 150% Improvement in Gross Margin

Jun. 5, 2017 9:21 am


HERZLIYA, Israel, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors, announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.  

First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights As Compared to First Quarter 2016

  • Revenue of $8.3 million compared to $5.9 million, an increase of 42%
  • Gross Margin of 36.5% compared to 14.7%, an increase of 150%
  • Non-GAAP Gross Margin of 39.2% compared to 17.7%
  • EBITDA loss totaled ($0.76 million) compared to ($0.95) million
  • Non-GAAP Net Loss of ($0.9 million) compared to ($1.2 million)
  • Non-GAAP EPS of $(0.07) compared to ($0.08)
  • R&D operating expenses of $1.7 million compared to $1.2 million

Arie Trabelsi, SuperCom's President and CEO commented, "During the first quarter, our dramatically improved results reflect the financial benefits we are beginning to realize from our strengthened business model.  2016 was a transformational year with four acquisitions that leveraged SuperCom's DNA of serving the chief security officer of a nation or enterprise and positioned us as a global provider of e-government and security solutions across several high growth markets including national identity, electronic monitoring, cyber security and secure connectivity. These markets have high barriers to entry and a broader base of predictable recurring revenues.  As we move through 2017, we will continue to drive our shift to more recurring revenue from a more diverse customer base to support our long term growth.  We remain comfortable with our previously stated expectation that the percentage of our steady-state revenues from developed markets will grow from less than 5% in 2015 to close to 50% in 2017.  As our customer base evolves from primarily government entities to now include top corporations from the banking, telecom, finance and retail industries, among others, we are lessening our exposure to the volatility we experienced with our previous concentration in national governments in emerging markets."

Mr. Trabelsi continued, "We have focused considerable attention on driving efficiencies in our business and drove margin improvement across our business, especially when comparing our results to the back half of 2016.  Gross margins more than doubled over the same quarter last year.  Furthermore, we reduced our operating costs as we realized synergies in our business, positioning us favorably to drive enhanced profitability as we grow revenue." 

Mr. Trabelsi concluded, "While we are pleased to have demonstrated progress in the first quarter of 2017, there is a great deal of work ahead.  We are increasingly confident about our revenue pipeline, contiue to drive integration, and are confident that we will continue to realize improved financial performance as we move through 2017." 

First Quarter 2017 Highlights by Segment: 

e-ID:

  • $9M Secure Web Land Geographical Information System project in Colombia, on track for deployment completion and transition to steady-state in July 2018. 
  • March 2017: Awarded $3 million contract to provide various core elements of our flexible electronic-ID solutions.

M2M:

  • March 2017: Awarded an EM contract in Ontario, Canada valued at up to $1.7 million in revenues.
  • March 2017: Selected by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Justice, for a $3.7 million national EM project.

Cyber Security:

  • Achieved quarterly sales growth as recognizable revenues move closer to bookings, with deferred revenues approaching further stability.

Connectivity and Payments

  • Launched a Mobile e-Wallet Solution with VeriFone and Nofshonit for one of Israel's largest loyalty clubs with over one million active clients

Financial Outlook

Based on the current information available to the Company, management re-affirms its belief that revenue for the full year 2017 will surpass $35 million, an approximately 75% increase compared to 2016.

Results Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call, today, Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. Eastern time to review the Company's first quarter financial results and business outlook.

To participate, interested investors should call one of the following telephone numbers. It is recommended that participants dial in at least five minutes before the start of the call:

 

US:

1- 877-407-9124

at 10 a.m. Eastern Time

International:

1- 201-689-8584


 

A webcast of the call will be available on the SuperCom investor relations website at http://www.supercom.com.

About SuperCom

Since 1988, SuperCom has been a leading global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure

Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.

SuperCom's website is http://www.supercom.com  

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements preceded or followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Forward-looking statements in this release also include statements about business and economic trends. Investors should also consider the areas of risk described under the heading "Forward Looking Statements" and those factors captioned as "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on May 16, 2016. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this release of operating results also contains non-GAAP financial measures, which SuperCom believes are the principal indicators of the operating and financial performance of its business. Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provided are useful to investors' understanding and assessment of the Company's on-going core operations and prospects for the future, as the charges eliminated are not part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company.  Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a basis for strategic decisions, forecasting future results and evaluating the Company's current performance.  However, such measures should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures are provided in the schedules attached to this release.

 

[Tables follow]


SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)









March 31,


December 31,



2017


2016



Unaudited


Audited






CURRENT ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents


773


1,708

Restricted bank deposits


1,355


1,110

Trade receivable, net


11,848


10,310

Deferred tax short term


1,469


1,567

Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses


2,663


2,500

Inventories, net


5,920


5,965






Total current assets


24,028


23,160






LONG-TERM ASSETS





Severance pay funds


298


282

Deferred tax long term


2,842


2,656

Customer Contracts


4,381


4,684

Software and other IP


5,791


5,987

Goodwill 


7,026


7,026

Patents


5,283


5,283

Other Intangible assets 


3,569


3,230

Property & equipment, net


1,053


1,165






Total Assets


54,271


53,473






CURRENT LIABILITIES





Short-term bank credit


316


-

Trade payables


4,921


3,958

Employees and payroll accruals


3,545


2,948

Related parties


88


56

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


3,135


3,497

Deferred revenues Short term


1,606


1,633

Deferred tax liability short term


9


156

Short-term liability for future earn-out


778


679






Total current liabilities


14,398


12,927






LONG-TERM LIABILITIES





Long-term loan and others


461


-

Long-term liability for future earn-out


946


946

Deferred revenues long term


514


423

Deferred tax liability long term


540


-

Accrued severance pay


513


453






Total long-term liabilities


2,974


1,822






SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:





Ordinary shares


1,024


1,024

Additional paid-in capital


81,686


81,515

Accumulated deficit


(45,811)


(43,815)






Total shareholders' equity


36,899


38,724







54,271


53,473
















 

 

 

SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 (U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)





Three months ended

March 31,




2017

2016



Unaudited

Unaudited






REVENUES



8,327

5,867

COST OF REVENUES



(5,285)

5,003






GROSS PROFIT



3,042

864






OPERATING EXPENSES:





   Research and development



1,681

1,189

   Selling and marketing



1,934

1,931

   General and administrative



1,675

1,596

   Other expenses (income)



(400)

(2,606)






Total operating expenses



4,890

2,110






OPERATING  INCOME (LOSS)



(1,848)

(1,246)

FINANCIAL INCOME (EXPENSES) , NET



(176)

(56)






INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX



(2,024)

(1,302)

INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSES)



28

1,381






NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD



(1,996)

79











Basic



(0.13)

0.01






Diluted



(0.13)

0.01






Weighted average number of ordinary shares

 used in computing basic income per share



14,938,339

15,130,490






Weighted average number of ordinary shares

 used in computing diluted income per share



15,018,901

15,219,619


 

 

 

SUPERCOM LTD.

Reconciliation Table of GAAP to Non-GAAP figures and EBITDA to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands)





Three months ended

March 31,




2017

2016



Unaudited

Unaudited






GAAP gross profit



3,042

864

    Amortization of Software and IP



154

89

    Stock-based compensation expenses



53

86






Non-GAAP gross profit



3,249

1,039






GAAP operating income (expense)



(1,848)

(1,246)

  Amortization of Software and IP



412

89

  Amortization of Customer Contracts



327

191

  Stock-based compensation expenses



171

489

  Expense related transaction DD



-

108

  Restructuring costs related to newly acquired operations



-


   Expense for doubtful debt



-

(800)






Non-GAAP operating income (loss)



(938)

(1,169)






GAAP net income(Loss)



(1,996)

79

    Amortization of Software and IP



412

89

    Amortization of Customer Contracts



327

191

    Stock-based compensation expenses



171

489

    Expense related transaction DD



-

108

   Expense for doubtful debt



-

(800)

Restructuring costs related to newly acquired operations



-

-

    Income tax benefit



(28)

(1,381)






Non-GAAP net income(Loss)



(1,141)

(1,225)






Non-GAAP EPS



(0.07)

(0.08)






NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD



(1,996)

79

    Income tax  expenses (income), net



(28)

(1,381)

    Financial  expenses (income), net



176

56

    Depreciation , amortization and stock-based compensation expenses



1,086

988

    Expense related transaction DD



-

108

    Expense for doubtful debt



-

(800)






EBITDA *



(762)

(950)






* EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure generally defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

 

 

Company Contact:

Ordan Trabelsi, President Americas

Tel: 1 212 675 4606

ordan@supercom.com

 

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