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BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2019.

"In May, we announced a series of initiatives called 'One Bsquare' that included a renewed focus on operating excellence. Our results for Q3 2019 suggest that this focus is starting to have an impact on our business," said Bsquare President and CEO Ralph C. Derrickson.

"Our rebuilding efforts continued in the third quarter. We added two more experienced entrepreneurs to the leadership team, with Chris Wheaton joining as CFO and Steven Gottlieb joining as VP of Marketing. We partnered with Synnex and Arrow, allowing us to offer Azure CSP product and services, expanded our collaboration with Microsoft to include their Sphere initiative, and launched the marketing of our B2IQ edge-to-cloud suite with our new website. While there is a lot of work yet to be done, there is reason to believe that our recovery is no longer a matter of 'if' but a matter of 'when'," concluded Mr. Derrickson.

In the third quarter, Bsquare's sales and marketing efforts re-established the clear connection between Bsquare's OS distribution business and its IoT business. As customers seek to use IoT, in any form, to transform their business, they often first require a device that leverages an embedded operating system. Bsquare's deep experience in these OS deployments, combined with expertise in IoT software components, helps customers then connect and operate their devices in a cloud-aware world. Bsquare anticipates this connection between embedded OS and IoT to be an increasingly important component of its efforts in the fourth quarter and throughout 2020.

Third Quarter 2019 Results 

Revenue for Q3 2019 was at the high end of guidance and margins were in-line with guidance. For the second sequential quarter, Bsquare's operating expenses, excluding restructuring costs, were at the lowest level since Q4 2016.

Effective in the third quarter of 2019, Bsquare made the following changes to our operating segments for financial reporting purposes:

  • Third-Party Software operating segment has been renamed to Partner Solutions;
  • Professional Engineering Service operating segment has been renamed to Edge to Cloud, consistent with the suite of software and services we offer; and
  • Bsquare will no longer present separate information for the Proprietary Software operating segment. The company has combined this segment with results for the Edge to Cloud segment, with comparable prior period results restated to conform to current period presentation.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $14.6 million, up by $0.4 million from $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, primarily due to higher sales of Microsoft Windows and Mobile operating systems, and down 12.3% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
  • GAAP net loss for the current quarter was $1.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018 and net loss of $3.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDAS (1) was negative $0.5 million, compared to negative $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2018 and negative $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments on September 30, 2019 totaled $11.6 million, a decrease of approximately $0.9 million from June 30, 2019, and a decrease of $5.3 million from December 31, 2018.

Details as follows (unaudited, in thousands except percentages and per share amounts):


Three Months Ended



September 30,
2019



September 30,
2018



Year-over-
Year Change



June 30,
2019



Quarter-over-
Quarter Change


Revenue:




















Partner Solutions

$

12,556



$

14,241



$

(1,685)



$

11,684



$

872


Edge to Cloud


2,085




2,453




(368)




2,496




(411)


Total revenue


14,641




16,694




(2,053)




14,180




461


Total gross profit

$

2,632



$

3,359



$

(727)



$

2,423



$

209


Gross margins (2):




















Partner Solutions


14

%



16

%



(2)

%



15

%



(1)

%

Edge to Cloud


40

%



46

%



(6)

%



27

%



14

%

Total gross margin


18

%



20

%



(2)

%



17

%



1

%

Total operating expenses

$

3,761



$

5,491



$

(1,730)



$

6,352



$

(2,591)


Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs (3)


3,508




5,491



$

(1,983)




4,976



$

(1,468)


Net loss


(1,107)




(2,087)




980




(3,868)




2,761


Per diluted share


(0.09)




(0.16)




0.07




(0.30)




0.21


Net loss excluding restructuring costs (3)


(854)




(2,087)




1,233




(2,492)




1,638


Per diluted share excluding restructuring costs (3)


(0.07)




(0.16)




0.09




(0.20)




0.13


Adjusted EBITDAS (1)


(472)




(1,666)




1,194




(2,252)




1,780


Cash, restricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

11,610



$

17,271



$

(5,661)



$

12,560



$

(950)




Notes:

(1)

Adjusted EBITDAS = Income (loss) from operations before depreciation, amortization, stock compensation expense, restructuring costs, and goodwill impairment charge. Adjusted EBITDAS is a non-GAAP measurement (reconciliation provided after financial statement tables).

(2)

For gross margin, amount represents percentage point change. 

(3)

Total operating expenses excluding restructuring costs, net loss excluding restructuring costs and per diluted share excluding restructuring costs are non-GAAP measurements.

Financial Commentary on Third Quarter 2019 Results (Compared to Third Quarter 2018)

  • Partner Solutions revenue decreased for the quarterly period, driven by lower sales of Microsoft operating systems in North America and Europe.
  • Edge to Cloud revenue decreased when compared to the prior year quarterly period, primarily from sale of DataVTM software in the prior period, partially offset by increased professional service revenue from completion of a customer project in the current quarter.
  • Operating expenses, excluding the charge for restructuring costs of $0.3 million, decreased when compared to the third quarter of 2018 due to lower salary, benefit and marketing costs from spending reductions initiated in second half of 2018 and first half of 2019.
  • Excluding the charge for restructuring costs of $0.3 million, net loss for the current quarter decreased by $1.2 million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, as adjusted, vs. the third quarter of 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Outlook

Bsquare's business rebuilding efforts will continue in the fourth quarter. The company expects revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 will be in range of $12.5 million to $14.5 million; and blended gross margin in the 14% to 16% range.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today, November 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time). To access the call dial 1-888-204-4368 or 1-856-344-9299 for international callers, and reference "BSQUARE Corporation Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call." A replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or 1-412-317-6671 for international callers; reference pin number 6396094. A live and replay Webcast of the call will be available at www.bsquare.com in the investor relations section.

About Bsquare Corporation

Bsquare builds technology that is powering the next generation of intelligent devices and the systems in which they operate. We believe the promise of IoT will be realized through the development of intelligent devices and intelligent systems that are cloud-enabled, contribute data, facilitate distributed control & decision making, and operate securely at scale. Bsquare's suite of services and software components allow our customers to create new revenue streams and operating models while providing new opportunities for lowering costs and improving operations. We serve a global customer base from offices in Bellevue, Washington, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "expect," "believe," "plan," "strategy," "future," "may," "should," "will," and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding expected operating results in future periods, such as anticipated revenue, gross margins, profitability, cash and investments, and regarding strategies for customer retention, growth, new product and service developments, and market position. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances about future performance. Instead, they are based on current beliefs, expectations and assumptions about the future of our business and other future conditions. 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: our ability to execute our development initiatives and sales and marketing strategies around DataV™, the Internet of Things, and our product and service offerings more generally; the extent to which we are successful in gaining new long-term customers and retaining existing ones; whether we are able to maintain our favorable relationship with Microsoft as a systems integrator and distributor; our success in leveraging strategic partnering initiatives with companies such as Microsoft, AWS and Intel; and such other risk factors as discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 Contact:

Investor Contact:

Christopher Wheaton, Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Phillips

BSQUARE Corporation

The Blueshirt Group

+1 425.519.5900

+ 1 415.217.5869

investorrelations@bsquare.com

leslie@blueshirtgroup.com

Bsquare, the Bsquare Logo, and DataV are trademarks of Bsquare Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands herein may be trademarks of others.

BSQUARE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)




September 30,
2019



December 31,
2018




(Unaudited)






ASSETS









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

6,763



$

10,005


Restricted cash



600




263


Short-term investments



4,247




6,409


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $31 and $40 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively



8,777




11,581


Contract assets



629




1,053


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



426




685


   Total current assets



21,442




29,996


Restricted cash, long-term






263


Equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements, less accumulated depreciation



351




911


Deferred tax assets



7




7


Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization



193




267


Right-of-use lease asset, net



702





Other non-current assets



361




550


   Total assets


$

23,056



$

31,994


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Third-party software fees payable


$

7,008



$

7,620


Accounts payable



203




565


Accrued compensation



1,332




1,629


Other accrued expenses



42




653


Deferred rent






347


Deferred revenue



1,806




1,652


Operating lease



835





   Total current liabilities



11,226




12,466


Deferred rent, long-term






150


Deferred revenue, long-term



835




1,037


Operating lease, long-term



107





Shareholders' equity:









Preferred stock, no par: 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding







Common stock, no par: 37,500,000 shares authorized; 12,982,252 and 12,777,573 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively



138,726




138,280


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,004)




(926)


Accumulated deficit



(126,834)




(119,013)


   Total shareholders' equity



10,888




18,341


   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

23,056



$

31,994


 

BSQUARE CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30,



Nine Months Ended September 30,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Revenue:
















Partner Solutions

$

12,556



$

14,241



$

37,341



$

47,297


Edge to Cloud


2,085




2,453




6,576




9,278


   Total revenue


14,641




16,694




43,917




56,575


Cost of revenue:
















Partner Solutions


10,762




12,003




31,834




39,837


Edge to Cloud


1,247




1,332




4,637




4,918


   Total cost of revenue


12,009




13,335




36,471




44,755


   Gross profit


2,632




3,359




7,446




11,820


Operating expenses:
















Selling, general and administrative


2,462




3,199




8,478




13,548


Research and development


1,046




2,292




5,276




6,600


Restructuring costs


253







1,629





   Total operating expenses


3,761




5,491




15,383




20,148


Loss from operations


(1,129)




(2,132)




(7,937)




(8,328)


Other income, net


22




65




116




156


Loss before income taxes


(1,107)




(2,067)




(7,821)




(8,172)


Income tax benefit (expense)





(20)







(32)


Net loss

$

(1,107)



$

(2,087)



$

(7,821)



$

(8,204)


Basic loss per share

$

(0.09)



$

(0.16)



$

(0.60)



$

(0.65)


Diluted loss per share

$

(0.09)



$

(0.16)



$

(0.60)



$

(0.65)


Net loss excluding restructuring costs (3)

$

(854)



$

(2,087)



$

(6,192)



$

(8,204)


Per diluted share excluding restructuring costs (3)

$

(0.07)



$

(0.16)



$

(0.48)



$

(0.65)


Shares used in per share calculations:
















Basic


12,934




12,721




12,982




12,697


Diluted


12,934




12,721




12,982




12,697


 

BSQUARE CORPORATION

NON-GAAP INFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION TO COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(In thousands, unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30,



Nine Months Ended September 30,



2019



2018



2019



2018


Loss from operations, as reported

$

(1,129)



$

(2,132)



$

(7,937)



$

(8,328)


Depreciation and amortization


216




161




696




466


Stock-based compensation


188




305




371




620


Restructuring costs


253







1,629





Adjusted EBITDAS (1)

$

(472)



$

(1,666)



$

(5,241)



$

(7,242)




(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 income (loss) from operations before depreciation expense on fixed assets and amortization expense (including impairment) on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring costs, and goodwill impairment. Adjusted EBITDAS should not be construed as a substitute for net income (loss) or net cash provided (used) by 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, BSQUARE regards Adjusted EBITDAS as a complement to net income and other GAAP financial performance measures, including an indirect measure of operating cash flow.

 

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