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

Recent Business Highlights

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%