Phunware Reports Full Year 2022 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, March 23, 2023 (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 preliminary financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022.

“We are thrilled to see increased interest from our channel partners, who we believe will be a key catalyst of accelerated bookings of our core software solution in 2023,” said Russ Buyse, CEO of Phunware. “Our senior management team remains laser-focused on ramping up our MaaS offering through several essential verticals, with a key focus on hospitality and healthcare. Additionally, we plan to further expand our hardware business, which in the first full year under the Phunware umbrella, helped drive total revenue up 105% in 2022. Phunware helps brands enhance the consumer experience and we expect to further extend our footprint in industry segments where our products increase customer satisfaction and provide a strong ROI for our clients.”

Full Year 2022 Financial Results

  • Net revenues for the year totaled $21.8 million
  • Platform revenues were $6.5 million
  • Hardware revenues were $15.3 million
  • Net loss was $(50.9) million
  • Net loss per share was $(0.51)
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA loss was $(23.5) million

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Conference Call Information

Phunware management will host a conference call today (March 23, 2023) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022.

Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 888-506-0062 in the United States, or 973-528-0011 from international locations with access code: 446606. 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.

Everything You Need to Succeed on Mobile — Transforming Digital Human Experience

Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the only 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 & PhunToken) 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 approximately one billion active devices touching its platform each month when operating at scale. 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 on all social media platforms.

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

  December 31,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash $ 1,955     $ 23,137  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $198 and $10 at December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively   958       967  
Inventory   2,780       2,636  
Digital assets   10,137       32,581  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,033       686  
Total current assets   16,863       60,007  
Property and equipment, net   221        
Goodwill   31,113       33,260  
Intangible assets, net   2,524       3,213  
Deferred tax asset   1,960       1,278  
Right-of-use asset   3,712       1,260  
Other assets   402       276  
Total assets   56,795       99,294  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 7,699     $ 6,589  
Accrued expenses   2,895       9,621  
Lease liability   954       399  
Deferred revenue   2,904       3,973  
PhunCoin deposits   1,202       1,202  
Current maturities of long-term debt, net   9,667       4,904  
Warrant liability   256       3,605  
Total current liabilities   25,577       30,293  
Deferred tax liability   1,960       1,278  
Deferred revenue   1,274       1,299  
Lease liability   3,103       1,147  
Total liabilities   31,914       34,017  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2022 and 2021; 103,153,337 and 96,751,610 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively   10       10  
Additional paid-in capital   275,562       264,944  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (472 )     (352 )
Accumulated deficit   (250,219 )     (199,325 )
Total stockholders’ equity   24,881       65,277  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   56,795       99,294  

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

  Year Ended December 31,
    2022       2021  
Net revenues $ 21,794     $ 10,643  
Cost of revenues   16,718       7,030  
Gross profit   5,076       3,613  
Operating expenses:      
Sales and marketing   6,814       3,022  
General and administrative   19,554       13,256  
Research and development   6,149       4,179  
Impairment of goodwill   2,061        
Total operating expenses   34,578       20,457  
Operating loss   (29,502 )     (16,844 )
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense   (2,406 )     (4,481 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt         (7,952 )
Impairment of digital assets   (22,911 )     (9,383 )
Fair value adjustment for warrant liabilities   3,349       (18,139 )
Gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loan         2,850  
Other income, net   580       1  
Total other expense   (21,388 )     (37,104 )
Loss before taxes   (50,890 )     (53,948 )
Income tax (expense) benefit   (4 )     426  
Net loss   (50,894 )     (53,522 )
Cumulative translation adjustment   (120 )     (14 )
Comprehensive loss $ (51,014 )   $ (53,536 )
Loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.51 )   $ (0.71 )
Weighted-average common shares used to compute loss per share, basic and diluted   98,982       75,447  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

  Year Ended December 31,
    2022       2021  
Operating activities      
Net loss $ (50,894 )   $ (53,522 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Accretion of debt discount and amortization of deferred financing costs   1,034       2,942  
(Gain) loss on change in fair value of warrant liability   (3,349 )     18,139  
Loss on extinguishment of debt         7,952  
Impairment of digital assets   22,911       9,383  
Impairment of goodwill   2,061        
Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan         (2,850 )
Stock-based compensation   3,009       4,941  
Other adjustments   1,466       (478 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable   4       (16 )
Inventory   (412 )     (949 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (476 )     (383 )
Accounts payable   1,111       (1,568 )
Accrued expenses   (1,258 )     (1,131 )
Accrued legal settlement         (3,000 )
Lease liability payments   (905 )     (802 )
Deferred revenue   (1,129 )     (1,172 )
Net cash used by operating activities   (26,827 )     (22,514 )
Investing activities      
Proceeds received from sale of digital assets   1,282        
Purchases of digital assets   (923 )     (41,284 )
Acquisition payments, net of cash acquired   (2,375 )     (5,101 )
Capital expenditures           (271 )      
Net cash used in investing activities   (2,287 )     (46,385 )
Financing activities      
Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs   11,795       14,711  
Payments on borrowings   (8,066 )     (26,243 )
Proceeds from sales of common stock, net of issuance costs   4,298       94,737  
Proceeds from warrant exercises         4,635  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   28       179  
Net cash provided by financing activities   8,055       88,019  
Effect of exchange rate on cash and restricted cash   (123 )     (14 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and restricted cash   (21,182 )     19,106  
Cash and restricted cash at the beginning of the period   23,137       4,031  
Cash and restricted cash at the end of the period $ 1,955     $ 23,137  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information      
Interest paid $ 957     $ 1,364  
Income taxes paid $     $  

  Year Ended December 31,
    2022     2021
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash information      
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations $ 3,053   $
Non-cash exchange of digital assets $ 906   $
Issuance of common stock in connection with acquisition of Lyte Technology, Inc.         $ 3,064   $
Issuance of common stock under the 2018 employee stock purchase plan $ 214   $ 100
Issuance of common stock for payment of legal, earned bonus and board of director fees $   $ 66
Non-cash issuance of common stock upon partial exercise of a warrant $   $ 16,147

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation

Our non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") (our "non-GAAP financial measures"). Our non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. They are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to revenue or net 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. Our non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools 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) our non-GAAP financial measures do 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 our non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

We compensate for these limitations to our non-GAAP financial measures by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using our non-GAAP financial measures only for supplemental purposes. Our non-GAAP financial measures include 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, except percentages)

  Year Ended December 31,
    2022       2021  
(in thousands)  
Net loss $ (50,894 )   $ (53,522 )
Add back:  Depreciation and amortization   739       240  
Add back:  Interest expense   2,406       4,481  
Add back (Less):  Income tax expense (benefit)   4       (426 )
EBITDA   (47,745 )     (49,227 )
Add back: Stock-based compensation   3,009       4,941  
Add back: Loss on extinguishment of debt         7,952  
Add back: Impairment of digital assets   22,911       9,383  
Add back: Impairment of goodwill   2,061        
Less (Add back): Fair value adjustment for warrant liabilities   (3,349 )     18,139  
Less: Gain on forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loan                 (2,850 )
Less: Gain on sale of digital assets   (367 )      
Adjusted EBITDA $ (23,480 )   $ (11,662 )

  December 31,
    2022       2021  
(in thousands, except percentages)      
Gross profit $ 5,076     $ 3,613  
Add back:  Amortization of intangibles         7  
Add back:  Stock-based compensation   210       1,050  
Adjusted gross profit $ 5,286     $ 4,670  
Adjusted gross margin   24.3 %     43.9 %

Supplemental Information
(In thousands, except percentages)

  Year Ended December 31,   Change
(in thousands, except percentages)   2022       2021     Amount   %
Net Revenue          
Platform revenue $ 6,521     $ 7,548     $ (1,027 )   (13.6)%
Hardware revenue   15,273       3,095       12,178     393.5%
Total revenue $ 21,794     $ 10,643     $ 11,151     104.8%
Platform revenue as percentage of total revenue   29.9 %     70.9 %        
Hardware revenue as percentage of total revenue   70.1 %     29.1 %        


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