Salt Lake City, UT, May 14, 2020 – OMNIQ Corp. (OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or “the Company”), a provider of Supply Chain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions, announced its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2020.
Shai Lustgarten, CEO, commented, “Our first quarter revenue demonstrated 21% sequential growth over our fourth quarter 2019 revenue, with a run rate slightly below 2019 full year revenues of $57.7 million. Along with the rest of the world, we are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and we attribute our relative success to our diversified end markets and our strength in the food and drug industry. These sectors have maintained ongoing operations which drove accelerated demand for our supply chain solutions. In other verticals like Smart City, Public Safety and Parking that require traveling, face-to- face meetings and our physical involvement in installations, we encountered order delays but thus far have not received any project cancellations. We expect purchase orders to pick up soon, as economies begin to more fully open after the COVID-19 shutdown. Given the challenging environment, while first quarter 2020 revenue grew sequentially and was higher than fourth quarter 2019, it came in below our particularly strong 2019 first quarter. Toward the close of the first quarter through the start of the second quarter, we announced several purchase orders totaling approximately $6.8 million, which adds to our confidence that we will exit the COVID-19 situation with solid positioning in the marketplace. We are enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead to drive our strategy to develop and market innovative, industry-changing AI-Machine Vision technologies.
“The current situation with the COVID-19 virus highlights the importance of accessible, hands-free, automated solutions. As the world intensifies its efforts around public safety with the goal of protecting both employees and customers, there is a strong desire for ‘contact less’ transport of items such as produce, from warehouse to point of sale. Our products and solutions heighten the ability of organizations to embrace ‘touch free’ supply chain management. We believe our proprietary AI-based solutions can contribute significant value to the Supply Chain vertical and we are well-positioned as a resource for the Smart City, Public Safety and Traffic Control industries as they transition to relying more and more on automated solutions for enhanced operations.”
Despite the challenging worldwide economic environment, during and after the close of the first quarter of 2020, OMNIQ recorded several major achievements:
Mr. Lustgarten concluded, “This is an unprecedented time, and we are mindful of balancing the implications of the evolving economic landscape while also staying focused as we pursue the opportunities we’re seeing in the markets in which we operate. We continue to see strong and growing interest in our AI-Machine vision solutions, particularly as the world looks to transition to hands-free, automated alternatives. Our ability to provide efficient and cost-saving solutions to enhance supply chain and public safety operations is a competitive advantage, especially as companies and municipalities focus more intently on ‘touchless’ transactions and technology. We remain focused on strengthening our capabilities and expanding the reach of our solutions as we move through 2020.”
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results:
OMNIQ reported revenue of $13.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to $18.6 million in the comparable 2019 period. Sequentially, revenue increased 21% as compared to fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $11.4 million. The revenue decrease for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 was primarily related to the COVID-19 effect on the sales of our AI-based solutions and strong fulfillment and deliveries by the Company’s subsidiary HTS Image Processing in first quarter 2019. The change in the product mix sold in first quarter 2020 resulted in a gross margin that was better than fourth quarter 2019 but lower than first quarter 2019. Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were $5.1 million as compared to $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. The increase in operating expenses was largely related to non-cash stock-based compensation and professional fees.
Net loss for the quarter was $2.9 million, compared to $0.6 million, for the first quarter of last year. Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) for the first quarter of 2020 was a loss of ($0.8) million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $1.1 million in first quarter 2019.
Conference Call Information
OMNIQ will host a conference call and webcast on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to provide an update on the quarter ended March 31, 2020.
To access the live webcast, go to the Company’s website at www.questsolution.com, and click on the Investor Relations tab.
To participate in the call by phone, dial (877) 407-9210 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (201) 689-8049.
A replay of the teleconference will be available until June 15, 2020 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010. International callers may dial (919) 882-2331. Callers should use conference ID: 34850.
About OMNIQ, Corp.
OMNIQ Corp. (OMQS) provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.
OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.
The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023.
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Financial Tables Follow
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
|For the three months ended
|(In thousands, except share and per share data)||2020||2019|
|Cost of goods sold|
|Cost of goods sold||10,763||14,023|
|General and administrative||793||689|
|Salary and employee benefits||2,856||2,855|
|Depreciation and amortization||548||543|
|Total operating expenses||5,072||4,502|
|Income (loss) from operations||(2,036)||95|
|Other income (expenses):|
|Other (expenses) income||(42)||(46)|
|Total other expenses||(837)||(730)|
|Net loss before Income Taxes||(2,873)||(635)|
|Provision for Income Taxes|
|Total Provision for Income Taxes||–||–|
|Net loss attributable to OMNIQ Corp.||$||(2,873)||$||(635)|
|Less: Preferred stock – Series C dividend||(72)||(47)|
|Net loss attributable to the common stockholders||$||(2,945)||$||(682)|
|Net loss per share – basic||$||(0.74)||$||(0.19)|
|Net loss per share from continuing operations – basic||$||(0.74)||$||(0.19)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic||3,984,006||3,584,076|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|(In thousands, except share and per share data)||As of|
|March 31, 2020||December 31, 2019|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||3,321||$||1,615|
|Accounts receivable, net||12,714||6,694|
|Other current assets||8||65|
|Total current assets||18,478||10,625|
|Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,221 and $2,195, respectively||417||463|
|Trade name, net of accumulated amortization of $3,018 and $2,932, respectively||1,372||1,458|
|Customer relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $6,954 and $6,578, respectively||5,636||6,012|
|Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $224 and $185, respectively||1,199||1,138|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||24,993||$||18,694|
|Accrued interest and accrued liabilities, related party||37||–|
|Line of credit||4,978||1,365|
|Accrued payroll and sales tax||2,287||1,556|
|Notes payable, related parties – current portion||790||1,025|
|Notes payable – current portion||6,450||6,497|
|Lease liability – current portion||49||54|
|Other current liabilities||1,410||1,599|
|Total current liabilities||40,994||30,790|
|Long term liabilities|
|Notes payable, related party, less current portion||1,065||1,172|
|Accrued interest and accrued liabilities, related party||42||76|
|Notes payable, less current portion||142||143|
|Other long term liabilities||444||384|
|Series A Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding||–||–|
|Series B Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 1 share designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding||–||–|
|Series C Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares designated, 4,828,530 and 4,828,530 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||5||5|
|Common stock; $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 4,024,837 and 3,960,405 shares issued and outstanding, respectively.||4||4|
|Additional paid-in capital||47,845||46,861|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(16)||1|
|Total stockholders’ equity||(156)||1,808|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||42,604||$||34,453|
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
|Three months ended|
|(In thousands)||March 31,|
|Adjusted EBITDA Calculation||2020||2019|
|Depreciation & amortization||548||543|
|Nonrecurring costs and loss events||153||190|
|Total revenues, net||13,799||18,620|
|Adjusted EBITDA as a % of total revenues, net||(6.04%)||5.93%|