Bsquare Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Bsquare Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 --  BSQUARE Corporation
(NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected systems, today
announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31,
2014. Total revenue for the quarter was $22.7 million, down 12%
compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 and up 9% year-over-year. The
net loss for the quarter was $393,000, or $0.03 per share, compared
to a net loss of $23,000, or $0.00 per share, in the fourth quarter
of 2013 and a loss of $862,000, or $0.08 per share, in the year-ago
quarter. Adjusted EBITDAS for the quarter was $210,000 compared to
$345,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 and negative $485,000 in the
year-ago quarter. The Company ended the quarter with $23.2 million in
cash and investments, up $2.2 million from December 31, 2013. 
Details as follows (unaudited, in 000's except per share amounts):  


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
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                                                Three Months Ended          
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                        3/31/2014   12/31/2013    3/31/2013 
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Revenue:                                                                    
  Third-party Software                $    17,695  $    21,142  $    15,491 
  Engineering Services                      4,281        4,243        4,359 
  Proprietary Software                        755          444        1,020 
                                     ---------------------------------------
Total Revenue                              22,731       25,829       20,870 
                                     ---------------------------------------
Total Gross Profit                          3,535        4,516        3,347 
Gross Margins:                                                              
  Third-party Software                         13%          19%          16%
  Engineering Services                         15%           7%           0%
 
 Proprietary Software                         78%          56%          83%
                                     ---------------------------------------
Total Gross Margin                             16%          17%          16%
                                     ---------------------------------------
Total Operating Expenses                    3,732        4,491        4,294 
                                     ---------------------------------------
Net Loss                              $      (393) $       (23) $      (862)
                                     =======================================
  Per Share-Diluted                   $     (0.03) $     (0.00) $     (0.08)
                                     =======================================
Adjusted EBITDAS                      $       210  $       345  $      (485)
                                     =======================================
Cash and Investments EoQ              $    23,226  $    21,055  $    20,297 
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Notes: 
Adjusted EBITDAS = Operating income (loss) before depreciation,
amortization and stock compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDAS is a
non-GAAP measurement (reconciliation provided after financial
statement tables). 
 Cash and Investments EoQ includes both short and
long-term amounts (long-term at 3/31/14 = $250,000). 
CEO Commentary 
Jerry Chase, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bsquare,
commented, "During Q1 we made solid progress on our commitment to
return Bsquare to profitability, as evidenced by the $562,000
reduction in operating expenses and the $695,000 positive swing in
Adjusted EBITDAS compared to the year-ago quarter. We continue to
engage with potential customers and partners around our Internet of
Things initiative, and believe IoT is a promising direction for
Bsquare. We currently anticipate revenue from this initiative
beginning in 2015. Looking forward, we currently expect to be GAAP
profitable in Q2 2014 and believe we have the business structure in
place to position Bsquare for success in the coming quarters." 
Financial Commentary on First Quarter Results (Comparison to Fourth
Quarter Results) 


 
--  The decline in third-party software sales, down $3.4 million or 16%,
    was primarily due to a significant Adobe Flash sale which benefited
    the fourth quarter;
--  The decline in third-party software margin, down 32% or six percentage
    points, was driven by the significant Adobe Flash sale which benefited
    the fourth quarter;
--  The increase in engineering services margin, up 114% or 8 percentage
    points, was driven primarily by utilization improvement resulting from
    the cost reductions enacted in the fourth quarter;
--  The decrease in operating expenses, down $759,000 or 17%, was driven
    primarily by the cost reductions enacted in the fourth quarter; and
--  The increase in cash, up $2.2 million or 10%, from December 31, 2013
    was driven primarily by positive working capital effects.

  
Outlook 
The Company currently has the following expectations for Q2 2014: 


 
--  Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $21 million to $23
    million; and
--  Cash and investments are projected to be down approximately $1.5
    million from March 31, 2014 due to negative working capital effects.

  
Conference Call 
Management will host a conference call today, May 15, 2014, at 5 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time (2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time). To access the
call dial 1-877-941-2068 or +1-480-629-9712 for international
callers, and reference "BSQUARE Corporation First Quarter 2014
Earnings Conference Call." A replay will be available for two weeks
following the call by dialing 1-877-870-5176, or +1-858-384-5517 for
international callers; reference pin number 4680691. A live and
replay Webcast of the call will be available at www.bsquare.com in
the investor relations section. 
About BSQUARE Corporation 
Bsquare, a global leader in embedded solutions, applies experience
and expertise on leading platforms to create new connections with
customers, new business models and to enable new ways of working and
communicating. Bsquare serves customers by forging connections among
the partners, people, tools and technology needed to create smart
connected devices. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.  
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include,
among others, statements we make regarding: our financial results in
future periods such as anticipated revenue, profitability, and cash
and investments; our strategies for customer retention, growth, and
market position, including within the Internet of Things market; our
sales opportunities or pipeline; and anticipated effects of our 2013
restructuring. Because forward-looking statements relate to the
future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes
in circumstances that are difficult to pre
dict 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, the following: whether we are able to maintain our favorable
relationship with Microsoft; the extent to which we are successful in
retaining existing customers and adding new long-term relationships;
our ability to execute our sales and marketing strategies around the
Internet of Things and our product and service offerings more
generally; our management of risks associated with protection of
intellectual property and potential infringement claims; risks
associated with recent changes in our senior management team; risks
associated with our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of
our 2013 restructuring; and such other risk factors as discussed in
our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the
SEC. 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 is a registered trademark of BSQUARE Corporation. All other
product and company names herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners. 


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                            BSQUARE CORPORATION                             
                   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                    
                    (In thousands, except share amounts)                    
                                                                            
                                                    March 31,     December  
                                                       2014       31, 2013  
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                   (Unaudited)              
                      ASSETS                                                
Current assets:                                                             
  Cash and cash equivalents                        $    16,845  $    13,510 
  Short-term investments                                 6,131        7,295 
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for                                 
   doubtful accounts of $215 at March 31, 2014 and                          
   $214 at December 31, 2013                            13,130       15,893 
  Deferred income taxes                                     12           12 
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets              1,808        2,313 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total current assets                                37,926       39,023 
Equipment, furniture and leasehold improvements,                            
 net                                                     1,496          411 
Restricted cash                                            250          250 
Deferred income taxes                                      304          304 
Intangible assets, net                                     830          863 
Goodwill                                                 3,738        3,738 
Other non-current assets                                    57           59 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total assets                                   $    44,601  $    44,648 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
       LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                                 
Current liabilities:                                                        
  Third-party software fees payable                $    11,424  $    12,746 
  Accounts payable                                         187          634 
  Accrued compensation                                   1,722        2,383 
  Other accrued expenses                                 1,711        1,249 
  Deferred revenue                                       2,707        2,177 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total current liabilities                           17,751       19,189 
Deferred incomes taxes                                     144          144 
Deferred rent                                            1,827          644 
Shareholders' equity:                                                       
  Preferred stock, no par value: 10,000,000 shares                          
   authorized; no shares issued and outstanding             --           -- 
  Common stock, no par value: 37,500,000 shares                             
   authorized; 11,459,676 shares issued and                                 
   outstanding at March 31, 2014 and 11,294,682                             
   shares issued and outstanding at December 31,                            
   2013                                                129,946      129,423 
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss                    (682)        (759)
  Accumulated deficit                                 (104,385)    (103,993)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total shareholders' equity                          24,879       24,671 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $    44,601  $    44,648 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                            BSQUARE CORPORATION                             
   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS   
            (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                      Three Months Ended    
                                                           March 31,  
      
                                                   ------------------------ 
                                                       2014         2013    
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
Revenue:                                                                    
  Software                                         $    18,450  $    16,511 
  Service                                                4,281        4,359 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total revenue                                       22,731       20,870 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Cost of revenue:                                                            
  Software                                              15,555       13,167 
  Service                                                3,641        4,356 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total cost of revenue                               19,196       17,523 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
      Gross profit                                       3,535        3,347 
Operating expenses:                                                         
  Selling, general and administrative                    3,300        3,631 
  Research and development                                 432          663 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
    Total operating expenses                             3,732        4,294 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Loss from operations                                      (197)        (947)
Other income (expense), net                                (91)          90 
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Loss before income taxes                                  (288)        (857)
Income tax expense                                        (105)          (5)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Net loss                                           $      (393) $      (862)
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Basic loss per share                               $     (0.03) $     (0.08)
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Diluted loss per share                             $     (0.03) $     (0.08)
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Shares used in calculation of loss per share:                               
  Basic                                                 11,390       11,107 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
  Diluted                                               11,390       11,107 
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
Comprehensive loss:                                                         
Net loss                                           $      (393) $      (862)
Other comprehensive income (expense):                                       
  Foreign currency translation, net of tax                  77          (96)
  Change in unrealized losses on investments, net                           
   of tax                                                    -           (2)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
        Total other comprehensive income (expense)          77          (98)
                                                   -----------  ----------- 
                                                                            
Comprehensive loss                                 $      (316) $      (960)
                                                   ===========  =========== 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                            BSQUARE CORPORATION                             
    NON-GAAP INFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION TO COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL    
                                  MEASURES                                  
                         (In thousands, unaudited)                          
                                                                            
                                                Three Months Ended          
                                       ------------------------------------ 
                                        March 31,     December   March 31,  
                                           2014       31, 2013      2013    
                                       -----------  ----------- ----------- 
                                                                            
Adjusted EBITDAS:                                                           
 Operating income (loss), as reported  $      (197) $        25 $      (947)
 Depreciation and amortization                 163          148         210 
 Stock-based compensation expense              244          172         252 
                                       -----------  ----------- ----------- 
                                                                            
Adjusted EBITDAS (1)                   $       210  $       345 $      (485)
                                       ===========  =========== =========== 
                                                                            
(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 operating income (loss) before depreciation expense on fixed 
 assets and amortization expense (including impairment) on intangible       
 assets, and stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDAS should not  
 be construed as a substitute for net income (loss) or net cash provided by 
 (used in) 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, the   
 Company regards Adjusted EBITDAS as a complement to net income and other   
 GAAP financial performance measures, including an indirect measure of      
 operating cash flow.                                                       

  
Bsquare Contact: 
Scott Mahan 
BSQUARE Corporation 
+1 425.519.5900 
investorrelations@bsquare.com  
Investor Contact:
Brett Maas
Hayden IR
+ 1 646.536.7331
Brett@haydenir.com 
 
 
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