Phunware Reports Full Year 2020 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (“Phunware” or “the Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, today announced financial results for its full year ended December 31, 2020.

“This past year was the genesis of an inflection point in our company’s history, as we shifted from a non-recurring, low margin transaction business to a far stickier, more scalable, recurring and high margin SaaS licensing business for our Multiscreen-as-a-Service (“MaaS”) platform,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware. “In addition to continued enterprise interest in our MaaS Digital Front Door solution for healthcare and our MaaS Smart Workplace solution for corporations, we have resumed conversations with customers from sectors that were hard hit by the pandemic, including the hospitality and real estate verticals. In conjunction with growing our portfolio of direct customers, we intend to expand our footprint globally by amplifying our go-to-market strategy with indirect sales and channel partners, including an anchor distribution partner that will be formally announced during Q2. In parallel, we are excited about the completion of PhunWallet next month as we launch our blockchain ecosystem powered by PhunCoin and PhunToken. We are on schedule to commercialize, scale and monetize this part of our business and look forward to the accelerated global adoption of our blockchain-enabled MaaS Customer Data Platform and MaaS Mobile Loyalty Ecosystem alike.”

Full Year 2020 Summary Financial Highlights

  • Net Revenues for the year totaled $10.0 million
  • Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) Platform Subscriptions and Services Revenues were $9.1 million
  • Gross Margin was 66.4%
  • Net Loss was ($22.2) million
  • Net Loss per Share was ($0.50)
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA Loss was ($8.4) million

“Our executive team continues to proactively attend well-respected financial conferences and meetings with accredited institutional investors in order to bolster our corporate profile within the capital markets,” said Matt Aune, CFO of Phunware. “With a robust cash position as a result of our recently completed institutional financing of approximately $25 million, we now have the financial flexibility to execute both our near-term and long-term operational initiatives.”

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Conference Call Information

Phunware management will host a conference call today (March 25, 2021) at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2020.

Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing (888) 506-0062 in the United States, or (973) 528-0011 from international locations. The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

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About Phunware, Inc.

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Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & Phun) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion active devices touching its platform each month. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit,,, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.

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Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share information)

  December 31,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash $ 3,940       $ 276    
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $356 and $3,179 at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively 664       1,671    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 304       368    
Total current assets 4,908       2,315    
Property and equipment, net 13       24    
Goodwill 25,900       25,857    
Intangible assets, net 111       253    
Deferred tax asset 537       241    
Restricted cash 91       86    
Other assets 276       276    
Total assets 31,836       29,052    
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 8,462       $ 10,159    
Accrued expenses 5,353       4,035    
Accrued legal settlement 3,000          
Deferred revenue 2,397       3,360    
PhunCoin deposits 1,202       1,202    
Factored receivables payable       1,077    
Current maturities of long-term debt, net 4,435          
Warrant liability 1,614          
Total current liabilities 26,463       19,833    
Long-term debt 3,762       910    
Long-term debt - related party 195       195    
Deferred tax liability 537       241    
Deferred revenue 2,678       3,764    
Deferred rent 180       83    
Total liabilities 33,815       25,026    
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)      
Common stock, $0.0001 par value 6       4    
Additional paid-in capital 144,156       128,008    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (338 )     (382 )  
Accumulated deficit (145,803 )     (123,604 )  
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit) (1,979 )     4,026    
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) 31,836       29,052    

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except per share information)

  Year Ended December 31,
  2020   2019
Net revenues $ 10,001       $ 19,150    
Cost of revenues 3,357       9,020    
Gross profit 6,644       10,130    
Operating expenses:      
Sales and marketing 1,653       2,706    
General and administrative 15,361       15,403    
Research and development 2,628       4,333    
Legal Settlement 4,500          
Total operating expenses 24,142       22,442    
Operating loss (17,498 )     (12,312 )  
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense (3,413 )     (581 )  
Loss on extinguishment of debt (2,158 )        
Fair value adjustment for warrant liabilities 872          
Other income       27    
Total other expense (4,699 )     (554 )  
Loss before taxes (22,197 )     (12,866 )  
Income tax (provision) benefit (2 )     (5 )  
Net loss (22,199 )     (12,871 )  
Cumulative translation adjustment 44       36    
Comprehensive loss $ (22,155 )     $ (12,835 )  
Loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.50 )     $ (0.35 )  
Weighted-average common shares used to compute loss per share, basic and diluted 44,269       36,879    

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

  Year Ended December 31,
  2020   2019
Operating activities      
Net loss $ (22,199 )     $ (12,871 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation 11       59    
Amortization of acquired intangibles 142       268    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs 2,185          
Gain on change in fair value of warrants (872 )        
Loss on sale of digital currencies       4    
Loss on extinguishment of debt 2,158          
Non-cash interest expense 55          
Bad debt (recovery) expense 205       114    
Settlement of accounts payable (453 )        
Stock-based compensation 4,492       1,784    
Deferred income taxes          
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable 796       1,817    
Prepaid expenses and other assets 65       184    
Accounts payable 427       740    
Accrued expenses 1,064       1,133    
Accrued legal settlement 3,000          
Deferred revenue (2,049 )     581    
Net cash used by operating activities (10,973 )     (6,187 )  
Investing activities      
Proceeds received from sale of digital currencies       88    
Capital expenditures       (18 )  
Net cash provided by investing activities       70    
Financing activities      
Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs 14,815       1,105    
Proceeds from related party bridge loans 560          
Payments on convertible notes (8,418 )        
Payments on related party notes (560 )        
Proceeds from PhunCoin deposits       212    
Net repayments on factoring agreement (1,077 )     (1,357 )  
Proceeds from sales of common stock, net of issuance costs 9,177          
Proceeds from warrant exercises       6,092    
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 99       287    
Series A convertible preferred stock redemptions and dividend payments       (6,240 )  
Net cash provided for financing activities 14,596       99    
Effect of exchange rate on cash and restricted cash 46       36    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and restricted cash 3,669       (5,982 )  
Cash and restricted cash at the beginning of the period 362       6,344    
Cash and restricted cash at the end of the period $ 4,031       $ 362    
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information      
Interest paid $ 1,251       $ 603    

  Year Ended December 31,
  2020   2019
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash information      
Issuance of common stock for payment of legal, earned bonus and board of director fees $ 1,283       $ 562    
Issuance of common stock upon partial conversions of Senior Convertible Note $ 2,266       $    
Reacquisition of equity component of Senior Convertible Note $ (1,388 )     $    
Equity classified cash conversion feature of Senior Convertible Note $ 219       $    
Waiver of sponsor promissory note $       $ 1,993    

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”). It is not a measurement of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), as applicable, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other businesses. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations include: (i) Non-cash compensation is and will remain a key element of our overall long-term incentive compensation package, although we exclude it as an expense when evaluating its ongoing operating performance for a particular period, (ii) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the impact of certain charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of ongoing operations, and (iii) other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

We compensate for these limitations to Adjusted EBITDA by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only for supplemental purposes. Adjusted EBITDA includes adjustments for items that may not occur in future periods. However, we believe these adjustments are appropriate because the amounts recognized can vary significantly from period to period, do not directly relate to the ongoing operations of our business and complicate comparisons of our internal operating results and operating results of other peer companies over time. Each of the normal recurring adjustments and other adjustments described in this paragraph help management with a measure of our operating performance over time by removing items that are not related to day-to-day operations or are non-cash expenses.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands)

  Year Ended December 31,
  2020   2019
Net loss $ (22,199 )     $ (12,871 )  
Add back:  Depreciation and amortization 153       328    
Add back:  Interest expense 3,413       581    
Add back/less:  Income tax (expense) benefit 2       5    
EBITDA (18,631 )     (11,957 )  
Add Back: Stock-based compensation 4,492       1,784    
Add Back: Legal settlement 4,500          
Add Back: Loss on extinguishment of debt 2,158          
Less: Fair value adjustment for warrant liabilities (872 )        
Adjusted EBITDA $ (8,353 )     $ (10,173 )  

Supplemental Information
($ In thousands)

  Year Ended December 31,   Change
  2020   2019   Amount   %
Net Revenue          
Platform subscriptions and services $ 9,108     $ 17,243     $ (8,135 )     (47.2 ) %
Application transaction 893     1,907     (1,014 )     (53.2 ) %
Total revenue $ 10,001     $ 19,150     $ (9,149 )     (47.8 ) %
Platform subscriptions and services as a percentage of total revenue 91.1 %   90.0 %        
Application transactions as a percentage of total revenue 8.9 %   10.0 %        


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