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Smith Micro Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

Mar 14, 2018

ALISO VIEJO, CA, March 14, 2018 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.

“I’m encouraged by the positive strides we made as a company in Fiscal 2017,” said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. “Building off our 2016 restructuring, we achieved some significant milestones, which included the launch of our SafePath® Family platform with a Tier 1, U.S.-based carrier, and the implementation of significant product enhancements across our portfolio, all of which we expect to contribute to 2018 revenue growth.

“We are entering 2018 with momentum. The company is well-capitalized and ready to maximize the significant revenue opportunities that lay ahead. As such, I expect to see revenues build throughout 2018, which will return us to positive cash flow and profitability.”

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results:

Smith Micro Software reported revenue of $5.7 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to $7.1 million reported in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth quarter 2017 gross profit was $4.4 million, compared to $5.3 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) gross profit as a percentage of revenue was 76 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to 75 percent for the fourth quarter of 2016.    

GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $0.2 million, or $0.01 loss per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $3.7 million, or $0.30 loss per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP net loss (which excludes non-cash stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, loss on debt extinguishment, debt issuance and discount costs, impairment of long-lived assets, the reversal of restructuring reserves, and a normalized tax benefit) for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $0.7 million, or $0.05 loss per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.15 loss per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Year Ended 2017 Financial Results:

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported revenue of $23.0 million, compared to $28.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.

GAAP gross profit was $17.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $20.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. 

GAAP gross profit as a percentage of revenue was 78 percent for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to 73 percent for the same period last year.

GAAP net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $6.7 million, or $0.49 loss per share, compared to a GAAP net loss for the year ended December 31, 2016 of $15.3 million, or $1.28 loss per share.

Non-GAAP net loss (which excludes non-cash stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, loss on debt extinguishment, debt issuance and discount costs, impairment of long-lived assets, the reversal of restructuring reserves, and a normalized tax benefit) for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $3.5 million, or $0.26 loss per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $8.6 million, or $0.72 loss per share, for the year ended December 31, 2016. 

Total cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2017 were $2.2 million.

To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company considers and has included in this press release certain non-GAAP financial measures, including 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 this non-GAAP presentation may be more meaningful in analyzing our income generation and therefore has excluded the following non-cash items from GAAP earnings calculations: stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, fair value adjustments, and debt issuance and discount costs.  Additionally, since we are in a cumulative loss position, a non-GAAP income tax benefit was computed using a 38 percent tax rate 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 table below presents 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, March 14, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EDT, to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 results. To access the call, dial 1-877-270-2148; international participants can call 1-412-902-6510. A passcode is not required to join the call; ask the operator to be placed into the Smith Micro conference. 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 and 2D/3D graphics applications. For more information, visit smithmicro.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release are, and certain statements on the related teleconference call may be, forward-looking statements regarding future events or results, including without limitation, statements relating to our financial prospects and other projections of our performance, the existence of new sales opportunities and interest in our products and solutions, and our ability to increase our revenue by capitalizing on new opportunities, and other statements using such words as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “intend,” “could,” “will,” and other similar expressions.  Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.  Among the important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences are our ability to continue as a going concern, our ability to raise more funds to meet our capital needs, changes in demand for our products from our customers and their end-users, customer concentration, given that the majority of our sales depend on a few large customer relationships, new and changing technologies, customer acceptance and timing of deployment of those technologies, and our ability to compete effectively with other software and technology companies. These and other factors discussed in our 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 and on the related teleconference call 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 we do not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

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