WidePoint Corporation Reports 1Q17 Financial Results

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McLean, VA, May 15, 2017 – WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Recent Business Highlights

• Awarded approximately $16 million in new and option year contract awards for public sector TLM services
• Expanded cybersecurity business with the acquisition of the assets of Probaris’ Probaris ID® Identity Management System software suite
• Proactively adjusted commercial TLM partnership commission plans and re-negotiated TLM pricing plans with customers to lay the groundwork to improve gross margins and improve financial operating results
• Continued realignment of sales and marketing activities with launch of new lead generation activities to increase market awareness and drive commercial revenue growth
• Initiated development of new credentialing social media marketing and sales campaign in support of new executive order and driven by recent negative cyber events to drive revenue growth of higher margin offerings

• Continued the consolidation efforts of physical and logical infrastructure to eliminate redundant overheads and reduce costs, with consolidation of accounting functions, help desk functions, and platform unifications underway and in support of creating a more streamlined and costs effective operating environment.

First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

• Net revenue was approximately $18.6 million compared to $20.5 million in the first quarter of 2016
• Gross profit was approximately $3.4 million compared to $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2016
• Operating expenses were approximately $4.6 million compared to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2016
• Operating loss was approximately $(1.2 million) compared to $(0.6 million) in the first quarter of 2016
• Net loss was approximately $(1.1 million), or $(0.01) per basic and diluted share, compared to a loss of $(0.7 million), or $(0.01) per basic and diluted share
• Adjusted EBITDA loss was approximately $(0.7 million) compared to approximately $(0.2 million) first quarter of 2016

• Cash and cash equivalents was approximately $7.0 million as of March 31, 2017. Working capital was approximately $4.2 million.

“In the first quarter of 2017 we have begun taking steps to realign our cost structures with our revenues, with the goal of returning to operating profitability later in 2017,” stated Jeffrey O. Nyweide, WidePoint’s chief executive officer and president. “Our stated goals of eliminating approximately $2.5 million in annualized fixed costs through facility and functional consolidation and elimination of duplicative resources continue on pace. Coupling these cost cutting activities with our sales and marketing initiatives to expand awareness and better target our current offerings to the marketplace should put us on a path towards sustainable and profitable growth.”

Further, Mr. Nyweide stated, “In the first quarter, we demonstrated continued success in the public sector marketplace with new awards including two new task orders, three logical follow on task orders, and 11 option year exercises. These wins give me optimism that better financial performance is on the way. Our public sector and federal base of business will remain a key driver of revenue and profitability in 2017. We are particularly excited about our recent acquisition of the Probaris assets to support several new agency relationships and to enhance our core identity management credentialing services intellectual property.”

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

WidePoint uses a variety of operational and financial metrics, including non-GAAP financial measures such as Adjusted EBITDA, to enable it to analyze its performance and financial condition. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of Net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is included on the schedules attached hereto.

Conference Call Information

A conference call and live webcast will take place at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Monday, May 15, 2017. Anyone interested in listening to our analyst call should call 1-888-471-3840 if calling within the United States or 1-719-325-2499 if calling internationally. There will be a playback available until May 29, 2017. To listen to the playback, please call 1 844-512-2921 if calling within the United States or 1-412-317-6671 if calling internationally. Please use PIN code 2169455 for the replay. The call will also be accompanied live by webcast over the Internet and accessible at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=123939.

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.

 

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-Financial tables available on www.widepoint.com-

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