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Smith Micro Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

Mar 08, 2016
Achieves non-GAAP Profitability in the Fourth Quarter

ALISO VIEJO, CA, March 8, 2016Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015, including a return to profitability for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

“Revenue for the fourth quarter was $10.0 million and we were profitable on a non-GAAP basis,” said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software.  “In 2015, we were able to increase revenues seven percent year over year to $39.5 million, increase gross profit 13 percent, decrease non-GAAP operating expenses by 11 percent, and hold cash and cash equivalents essentially flat for the year.”

“We worked hard in 2015 to engage significant new customers, and we signed multiple new deals in the fourth quarter that included a North America wireless carrier, our second MSO/cable company, and a well-known handset OEM, all using our NetWise solution.  We anticipate these new agreements will begin to ramp by mid-year, which will help offset the decreased revenue we expect from Sprint as a result of their cost cutting measures,” Mr. Smith concluded.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results:

Smith Micro reported revenues of $10.0 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015, compared to $10.6 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Fourth quarter 2015 gross profit on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis (which excludes stock compensation) was $8.0 million, compared to $8.3 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2014.

GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of revenues was 80.0 percent for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to a GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of revenues of 78.7 percent and 78.8 percent, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2014. 

GAAP net loss was $591,000, or $0.01 loss per share, for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to GAAP net income of $205,000, or $0.00 earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP net income (which excludes stock-based compensation and normalizes tax expense) for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $4,000, or $0.00 earnings per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $492,000, or $0.01 earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Fiscal 2015 Financial Results:

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, the Company reported revenues of $39.5 million, compared to $37.0 million for fiscal year 2014, an increase of 6.8 percent.

Fiscal year 2015 gross profit on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis (which excludes stock compensation) was $31.4 million, compared to $27.7 million on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the fiscal year 2014, an increase of 13.4 percent.

GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of revenues was 79.4 percent for fiscal year 2015, compared to 74.8 percent for the fiscal year 2014.

GAAP net loss for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 was $2.6 million, or $0.06 loss per share, compared to a net loss of $11.8 million, or $0.29 loss per share, for fiscal year 2014.  GAAP net loss for fiscal 2014 included restructuring charges to expense of $2.4 million.

Non-GAAP net loss (which excludes stock-based compensation and normalizes tax expense) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 was $0.2 million, or $0.00 loss per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $4.9 million, or $0.12 loss per share, for fiscal year 2014.

Total cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments at December 31, 2015 were $12.9 million.

The Company uses a non-GAAP reconciliation of gross profit, income (loss) before taxes, net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share in the presentation of financial results in this press release. Management believes that this presentation may be more meaningful in analyzing our income generation since stock-based compensation is excluded from the non-GAAP earnings calculation and adjustments are made for Proforma taxes. Since we are in a cumulative loss position, the non-GAAP income tax expense (benefit) for the fiscal year 2015 was computed by using a tax rate of 38 percent using the Company’s normalized combined U.S. federal, state and foreign statutory tax rates less various tax adjustments. This presentation may be considered more indicative of our ongoing operational performance. The tables below present the differences between non-GAAP earnings and net loss on an absolute and per-share basis. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP, and the non-financial measures as reported by Smith Micro Software may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies.

Investor Conference Call:

Smith Micro Software will hold an investor conference call today to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and total year 2015 results at 4:30 p.m. ET, March 8, 2016. To access the call, dial (888) 438-5519 and when prompted provide the passcode “4582975.”  Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins.  In addition, the conference call will be available on the Smith Micro website in the Investor Relations section.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro provides software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience. Our network access, insights, and optimization solutions ensure the best Quality of Experience for wireless users, while embedded mobile software creates new opportunities for wireless service providers and B2C businesses to engage with consumers via smartphones.  Our portfolio also includes content monetization solutions such as visual messaging, video streaming, and a variety of 2D and 3D graphics applications.  For more information, visit smithmicro.com. (NASDAQ: SMSI)

Safe Harbor Statement:

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, forward-looking statements relating to the company’s financial prospects and other projections of its performance, the existence of new sales opportunities and interest in the company’s products and solutions, the company's ability to increase its revenue by capitalizing on new opportunities, customer concentration given that the majority of our sales depend on a few large client relationships, including Sprint, and the risk of being delisted from NASDAQ if we fail to meet any of the listing requirements. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are changes in demand for the company’s products from its customers and their end-users, new and changing technologies, customer acceptance and timing of deployment of those technologies, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software and technology companies. These and other factors discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this release, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

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