Phunware Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (“Phunware” or the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), the pioneer of Location Based SaaS that offers the only fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize anyone anywhere, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

“I am pleased to announce the launch of the Phunware 3.0 strategy, which focuses on the pillars of continued software sales, the development of additional strategies to monetize our IP, and the resumption of development and incipient launch of our digital assets ecosystem, including PhunToken, PhunCoin and Phunwallet,” said CEO Mike Snavely. “I’m glad to be back at Phunware, and am committed to guiding the organization toward a promising future of revolutionizing the way brands and consumers interact. We’ve already hit the ground running on aggressively pursuing our new corporate initiative and look forward to keeping our shareholders well-informed with regular updates.”

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

  • Net revenues for the quarter totaled $2.8 million
  • Platform revenues were $1.3 million
  • Hardware revenues were $1.5 million
  • Net loss was $(19.0) million
  • Net loss per share was $(0.16)
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA loss was $(4.3) million

Recent Business Highlights

  • Notable Corporate and Product Developments:
    • Announced Purchase Agreement for up to $30 Million with Lincoln Park Capital Fund
    • Provided Corporate Update Naming Mike Snavely as CEO
    • Announced Wind Down of Lyte Technology’s Operations to Reinforce Core Mission
  • Notable Customer and Partner Wins:
    • VHC Health Signs Multi-Year Renewal of Digital Front Door Application with Phunware
    • Partnered with Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui for its Enhanced Smart Hospitality Solution

Conference Call Information

Phunware management will host a conference call today (November 9, 2023) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 800-343-4136 in the United States, or 203-518-9843 from international locations with access code: PHUNWQ3. The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the Company’s website at investors.phunware.com.

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By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. We caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and developments in the industry in which we operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, even if our results or operations, financial condition and liquidity, and developments in the industry in which we operate are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

Disclosure Information

Phunware uses and intends to continue to use its Investor Relations website as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Company’s Investor Relations website, in addition to following the Company’s press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts.

About Phunware, Inc.
Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile — Transforming Digital Human Experience

Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), the pioneer of Location Based SaaS that offers the only fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize anyone anywhere. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & PhunToken) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with approximately one billion active devices touching its platform each month when operating at scale. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://phunware.com and follow @phunware on all social media platforms.

Phunware PR & Media Inquiries:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (512) 693-4199

Phunware Investor Relations:
Matt Glover and John Yi
Gateway Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (949) 574-3860

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share information)
 
  September 30,
2023
  December 31,
2022
  (Unaudited)    
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash $ 2,857     $ 1,955  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $68 and $198 at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   1,053       958  
Inventory   899       2,780  
Digital assets   75       10,137  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   599       1,033  
Total current assets   5,483       16,863  
Property and equipment, net   165       221  
Goodwill   16,731       31,113  
Intangible assets, net   2,023       2,524  
Right-of-use asset   3,041       3,712  
Other assets   367       402  
Total assets $ 27,810     $ 54,835  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 7,969     $ 7,699  
Accrued expenses   946       2,895  
Lease liability   1,008       954  
Deferred revenue   1,516       2,904  
PhunCoin deposits   1,202       1,202  
Current maturities of long-term debt, net   5,563       9,667  
Warrant liability         256  
Total current liabilities   18,204       25,577  
Deferred revenue   743       1,274  
Lease liability   2,308       3,103  
Total liabilities   21,255       29,954  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)      
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 129,062,144 shares issued and 128,555,644 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2023 and 103,153,337 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022, respectively   13       10  
Treasury stock at cost; 506,500 and 0 shares at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   (502 )      
Additional paid-in capital   287,498       275,562  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (463 )     (472 )
Accumulated deficit   (279,991 )     (250,219 )
Total stockholders’ equity   6,555       24,881  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 27,810     $ 54,835  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(In thousands, except per share information)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended 
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended 
September 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022
Net revenues $ 2,792     $ 4,758     $ 11,026     $ 17,021  
Cost of revenues   2,597       3,963       10,014       12,935  
Gross profit   195       795       1,012       4,086  
               
Operating expenses:              
Sales and marketing   1,027       1,819       3,627       5,232  
General and administrative   3,478       5,189       12,956       14,745  
Research and development   1,042       1,665       4,026       4,544  
Impairment of goodwill   13,188             14,391        
Total operating expenses   18,735       8,673       35,000       24,521  
Operating loss   (18,540 )     (7,878 )     (33,988 )     (20,435 )
               
Other income (expense):              
Interest expense   (264 )     (991 )     (1,354 )     (1,645 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt   (237 )           (237 )      
Impairment of digital assets               (50 )     (21,511 )
Gain on sale of digital assets         1       5,310       195  
Fair value adjustment of warrant liability         797       256       3,267  
Other income, net   62       53       291       123  
Total other income (expense), net   (439 )     (140 )     4,216       (19,571 )
Loss before taxes   (18,979 )     (8,018 )     (29,772 )     (40,006 )
Income tax expense                      
Net loss   (18,979 )     (8,018 )     (29,772 )     (40,006 )
Other comprehensive income (loss):              
Cumulative translation adjustment   (37 )     (84 )     9       (201 )
Comprehensive loss $ (19,016 )   $ (8,102 )   $ (29,763 )   $ (40,207 )
               
Loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.16 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.27 )   $ (0.41 )
               
Weighted-average common shares used to compute loss per share, basic and diluted   119,989       98,822       109,430       97,803  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Nine Months Ended 
September 30,
  2023   2022
Operating activities      
Net loss $ (29,772 )   $ (40,006 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:      
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs   832       690  
Loss on extinguishment of debt   237        
Gain on change in fair value of warrant liability   (256 )     (3,267 )
Gain on sale of digital assets   (5,310 )     (195 )
Impairment of digital assets   50       21,511  
Impairment of goodwill   14,391        
Stock-based compensation   3,662       2,169  
Other adjustments   1,945       1,185  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable   (122 )     (723 )
Inventory   1,470       (731 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets   583       (254 )
Accounts payable   269       925  
Accrued expenses   (921 )     (1,118 )
Lease liability payments   (1,008 )     (594 )
Deferred revenue   (1,919 )     (2,464 )
Net cash used in operating activities   (15,869 )     (22,872 )
Investing activities      
Proceeds received from sale of digital assets   15,390        
Purchase of digital assets         (923 )
Acquisition payment         (1,125 )
Capital expenditures   (7 )     (238 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   15,383       (2,286 )
Financing activities      
Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs         11,795  
Payments on borrowings   (5,056 )     (4,698 )
Proceeds from sales of common stock, net of issuance costs   6,879       3,655  
Proceeds from exercise of options to purchase common stock   58       16  
Payment for stock repurchase   (502 )      
Net cash provided in financing activities   1,379       10,768  
Effect of exchange rate on cash   9       (209 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash   902       (14,599 )
Cash at the beginning of the period   1,955       23,137  
Cash at the end of the period $ 2,857     $ 8,538  

  Nine Months Ended 
September 30,
  2023   2022
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:      
Interest paid $ 1,140   $ 613
Income taxes paid $   $
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:      
Issuance of common stock for 2022 Promissory Note $ 800   $
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations $   $ 3,053
Non-cash exchange of digital assets $ 557   $ 911
Issuance of common stock in connection with acquisition of Lyte Technology, Inc. $   $ 1,814
Issuance of common stock under the 2018 Employee Stock Purchase Plan previously accrued $ 47   $ 116
Issuance of common stock for payment of bonuses previously accrued $ 379   $

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation

Our non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) (our “non-GAAP financial measures”). Our non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. They are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to revenue or net loss, as applicable, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other businesses. Our non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations include: (i) non-cash compensation is and will remain a key element of our overall long-term incentive compensation package, although we exclude it as an expense when evaluating its ongoing operating performance for a particular period, (ii) our non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect the impact of certain charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of ongoing operations, and (iii) other companies in our industry may calculate our non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

We compensate for these limitations to our non-GAAP financial measures by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using our non-GAAP financial measures only for supplemental purposes. Our non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments for items that may not occur in future periods. However, we believe these adjustments are appropriate because the amounts recognized can vary significantly from period to period, do not directly relate to the ongoing operations of our business and complicate comparisons of our internal operating results and operating results of other peer companies over time. Each of the normal recurring adjustments and other adjustments described in this paragraph help management with a measure of our operating performance over time by removing items that are not related to day-to-day operations or are non-cash expenses.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except percentages)
 
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands) 2023   2022   2023   2022
Net loss $ (18,979 )   $ (8,018 )   $ (29,772 )   $ (40,006 )
Add back:  Depreciation and amortization   188       185       564       553  
Add back:  Interest expense   264       991       1,354       1,645  
Add back:  Income tax expense                      
EBITDA   (18,527 )     (6,842 )     (27,854 )     (37,808 )
Add Back: Stock-based compensation   838       899       3,662       2,169  
Add Back: Loss on extinguishment of debt   237             237        
Add Back: Impairment of digital currencies               50       21,511  
Add Back: Impairment of goodwill   13,188             14,391        
Less: Fair value adjustment for warrant liabilities         (797 )     (256 )     (3,267 )
Less: Gain on sale of digital assets         (1 )     (5,310 )     (195 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ (4,264 )   $ (6,741 )   $ (15,080 )   $ (17,590 )

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands, except percentages) 2023   2022   2023   2022
Gross profit $ 195     $ 795     $ 1,012     $ 4,086  
Add back:  Stock-based compensation   80       59       444       154  
Adjusted gross profit $ 275     $ 854     $ 1,456     $ 4,240  
Adjusted gross margin   9.8 %     17.9 %     13.2 %     24.9 %

Supplemental Information
(In thousands, except percentages)
 
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Change
(in thousands, except percentages) 2023   2022   Amount   %
Net Revenues                
Platform revenue $ 1,253     $ 1,259     $ (6 )   (0.5 )%
Hardware revenue   1,539       3,499       (1,960 )   (56.0 )%
Net revenues $ 2,792     $ 4,758     $ (1,966 )   (41.3 )%
Platform revenue as percentage of total revenue   44.9 %     26.5 %          
Hardware revenue as percentage of total revenue   55.1 %     73.5 %          

  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  Change
(in thousands, except percentages) 2023   2022   Amount   %
Net Revenues                
Platform revenue $ 3,893     $ 5,379     $ (1,486 )   (27.6 )%
Hardware revenue   7,133       11,642       (4,509 )   (38.7 )%
Net revenues $ 11,026     $ 17,021     $ (5,995 )   (35.2 )%
Platform revenue as percentage of total revenue   35.3 %     31.6 %          
Hardware revenue as percentage of total revenue   64.7 %     68.4 %          

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