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Smith Micro Reports 2017 First Quarter Financial Results

May 03, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, CA, May 3, 2017Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

“We have essentially completed the execution of Smith Micro’s restructuring plan, implemented over the past two quarters, to achieve a reduction of costs, improve utilization of our total resources, and streamline our management and business processes,” said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. “With our progress on these strategic efforts, we are excited and remain confident about maximizing the opportunities we continue to see ahead, particularly with our SafePath and QuickLink IoT Services (formerly known as NetWise DM/FOTA) Platforms.”

Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results:

Smith Micro Software reported revenue of $5.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $7.2 million reported in the first quarter of 2016.

First quarter gross profit was $4.3 million, compared to $5.1 million reported in the first quarter of 2016. 

Gross profit as a percentage of revenue was 77.0 percent for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 70.7 percent for the same quarter last year. 

GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2017 was $2.2 million, or a loss of $0.18 per share, compared to GAAP net loss of $3.7 million, or $0.32 per share, for the first quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP net loss (which excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments, non-cash debt issuance and discount costs, and normalizes tax expense) for the first quarter of 2017 was $1.4 million, or $0.11 loss per share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.18 per share, for the first quarter of 2016.

Total cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2017 were $2.5 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, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments, and non-cash debt issuance and discount costs are 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 2017 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 first quarter 2017 results at 4:30 p.m. ET, May 3, 2017. To access the call, dial 888-466-4582; international participants can call 719-325-2457. When prompted provide the participant pass code 5156133. 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 develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses around the world.  From optimizing wireless networks to uncovering customer experience insights, and from streamlining Wi-Fi access to ensuring family safety, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones. Our portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as visual messaging, video streaming, and 2D/3D graphics applications. For more information, visit (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, and customer concentration given that the majority of our sales depend on a few large client relationships, including Sprint. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are the company’s ability to continue as a going concern, our ability to raise more funds to meet our capital needs, 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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