|By Marketwired .||
|August 13, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
WALL, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a leader in fingerprint biometric identification technologies, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2014, including strong visibility for Q3 2014.
Three Month Comparison
Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $402,788, compared to Q2'13 revenue of $422,257, a decrease of approximately 5%. Sales fell largely as a result of lower license sales and expected orders slipping out beyond Q2. "Despite disappointing Q2 sales, our pipeline continues to grow and our visibility of large opportunities continues to improve," stated Michael DePasquale, BIO-key Chairman and CEO. "In Q1, we reiterated the variable nature of our business and the potential impact to individual quarterly results. Thus, it's important to note that our sales for the first half of 2014 grew 44% year over year and our booked sales, thus far, for Q3'14 have already substantially exceeded total Q3'13 sales. Therefore we remain confident 2014 should represent a breakout year for BIO-key."
Q2'14 gross margin decreased to 60% from 78% in Q2'13. Operating expenses for Q2'14 increased 58%, quarter over quarter, to $1,366,000 from approximately $867,000 in Q2'13. Net loss for Q2'14 was ($1,026,286), which increased from Q2'13 net loss of ($554,831). Q2'14 EPS was ($0.01) versus Q2'13 EPS of ($0.01). Mr. DePasquale continued, "As planned, we invested in sales and marketing, hiring new sales executives and developing new marketing and lead generation programs to grow our pipeline. We hired or contracted engineering resources to support the multitude of new opportunities in our pipeline and we are starting to see the results of these investments and efforts."
Six Month Comparison
Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $1,770,311, compared to the first half of 2013 revenue of $1,226,900, an increase of approximately 44%.
First half 2014 gross margin increased to 84% from 83% in first half 2013. Operating expenses for the first half 2014 increased 45%, year over year, to $2,710,000 from approximately $1,862,000 in the first half 2013. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was ($1,325,500), which increased from the first half 2013 net loss of ($870,409). First half 2014 EPS was ($0.01) versus first half 2013 EPS of ($0.01).
Liquidity and Capital Resources
The Company reported cash, cash equivalents, and accounts receivables of $902,578 as of June 30, 2014, as compared to $1.9 million at March 31, 2014. Mr. DePasquale concluded, "With our pipeline growing so quickly, we are supporting more opportunities that we expect to turn into sales. We need to stay the course and will continue to manage our resources as efficiently as possible with higher sales in sight."
Highlights from the second quarter included:
- Announced collaboration agreement with Experian whereby BIO-key technology will provide fingerprint biometric authentication for Experian's next generation fraud platform, Precise ID.
- Closed initial partner contract with Caradigm, to provide fingerprint authentication for Paulding County Hospital.
- Closed initial partner contract with HealthCast, providing fingerprint authentication for Rady's Children's Hospital which is part of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
- IBM Reseller - iLantis closed their first sales opportunity with White Wave Foods, a consumer food & beverage manufacturer (Land O'Lakes products etc.).
- Received Purchase Orders from 7 Eye Care Clinics through partner Medflow, we now have 57 customers in this category.
- Reached agreements with five top-tier IAM channel partner resellers.
- Continued restructuring and investing in the sales and marketing departments, including the addition of two new sales account managers.
- Grew the sales opportunity pipeline by over $10M.
2014 Third Quarter Outlook
For the Q3'14, the Company expects revenue between $800,000 and $1.2 million, representing growth of 100%-200% over Q3'13. Gross margin is expected to exceed 85%. The Company expects to generate operating income with incremental revenue above $1.5 million in sales. Further, the Company expects a modest backlog at the end of Q3'14. The twelve-month opportunity pipeline value was approximately $20 million at the beginning of the quarter and is currently approximately $30 million.
Conference Call and Webcast
In conjunction with this release, BIO-key has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Participate live via phone by dialing 1-877-317-6789 (U.S.) 412-317-6789 (International) and asking for the BIO-key Call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. A streaming audio replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on www.bio-key.com for a period of thirty days. You can also access the recorded call by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.) 412-317-0088 (International) and using access code 10050818.
BIO-KEY INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS June 30, December 31, 2014 2013 ------------- ------------- (Unaudited) ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 517,759 $ 2,023,349 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $20,526 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 384,819 284,025 Due from factor 21,127 2,449 Inventory 22,249 9,376 Prepaid expenses and other 74,191 73,482 ------------- ------------- Total current assets 1,020,145 2,392,681 ------------- ------------- Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 110,547 125,062 Deposits and other assets 8,712 8,712 Intangible assets -- less accumulated amortization 168,147 174,950 ------------- ------------- Total non-current assets 287,406 308,724 ------------- ------------- TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,307,551 $ 2,701,405 ============= ============= LIABILITIES Accounts payable $ 352,062 $ 540,912 Accrued liabilities 377,645 338,321 Deferred revenue 505,724 528,160 ------------- ------------- Total current liabilities 1,235,431 1,407,393 ------------- ------------- Warrant liabilities 307,219 243,077 ------------- ------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,542,650 1,650,470 ------------- ------------- Commitments and contingencies STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT): Common stock -- authorized, 170,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding; 116,052,320 of $.0001 par value at June 30, 2014 and 115,842,315 as of December 31, 2013 11,605 11,584 Additional paid-in capital 55,949,368 55,909,923 Accumulated deficit (56,196,072) (54,870,572) ------------- ------------- TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) (235,099) 1,050,935 ------------- ------------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) $ 1,307,551 $ 2,701,405 ============= =============
The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.
BIO-KEY INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three months ended Six months ended June 30, June 30, ------------------------- ------------------------- 2014 2013 2014 2013 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Revenues Services $ 281,711 $ 257,452 $ 530,942 $ 534,412 License fees and other 121,078 164,805 1,239,369 692,488 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- 402,789 422,257 1,770,311 1,226,900 Costs and other expenses Cost of services 113,105 28,150 152,280 68,864 Cost of license fees and other 48,146 66,815 126,195 143,914 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- 161,251 94,965 278,475 212,778 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Gross Profit 241,538 327,292 1,491,836 1,014,122 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Operating Expenses Selling, general and administrative 895,147 581,309 1,752,143 1,313,385 Research, development and engineering 470,888 286,166 957,545 548,975 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- 1,366,035 867,475 2,709,688 1,862,360 ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Operating loss (1,124,497) (540,183) (1,217,852) (848,238) ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Other income (expenses) Interest income (expense) 2 (14,648) 3 (22,171) Gain (loss) on derivative liabilities 98,209 - (106,739) - Income taxes - - (912) - ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Total other income (expenses) 98,211 (14,648) (107,648) (22,171) ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Net loss $ (1,026,286) $ (554,831) $ (1,325,500) $ (870,409) ============ =========== ============ =========== ------------ ----------- ------------ ----------- Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.01) ============ =========== ============ =========== Weighted Average Shares Outstanding: Basic and diluted 116,003,664 87,182,348 115,940,414 84,339,612
The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.
BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (http://www.bio-key.com)
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