WidePoint Corporation (NYSE American:WYY), the innovative technology Managed Solution Provider (MSP) specializing in Identity and Access Management (IAM), Telecommunications and Managed Mobility Services (MMS), Digital Billing & Analytics, and IT as a Service (ITaaS), reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 and Recent Operational Highlights:
- Appointed Robert "Bob" George as Chief Financial Officer, who officially started on April 1, 2022. George replaced Kellie Kim, who previously announced her retirement in November 2021
- Expanded the company's portfolio of secure Technology Management as a Service offerings
- Awarded corporate contract for Software Solutions from the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), focusing on Mobile and Wireline Software as a Service solutions
- Announced that WidePoint's Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Identity Management solutions are Quantum-resistant
- DHS CWMS Seventeen (17) Contract actions totaling $17M in task order renewals and expansions.
- ESG Responsible recycling program continued to operate profitably and finding acceptance by our client base
- Purchased approximately 196,600 shares of common stock for a total of $818,200. In March of 2022, the company's board of directors suspended the repurchase plan in order to use the company's excess funds to invest into the business
First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:
- Revenues were $22.4 million
- Managed Services revenue increased by 2% to $9.5 million
- Gross margin was 17%
- Net loss totaled $393,000, or a loss of $0.04 per diluted share*
- EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $165,000
- Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $344,400
- As of March 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents equaled $7.3 million
(*Net loss reflects a benefit of $0.3 million due to fair value adjustment of contingent earn-outs)
"WidePoint continues to remain nimble, flexible, and resilient in combating uncontrollable macroeconomic headwinds while simultaneously executing our operational goals," said WidePoint's CEO, Jin Kang. "With the ITA integration going as planned and the joint sales and marketing initiatives continuing to expand, we see no signs of slowing down and expect to see improving results in the quarters going forward. WidePoint is committed to making strategic investments internally toward sales, marketing, branding and technology, with the ultimate goal of executing our organic and inorganic growth strategy, which is to grow the top line and operate profitably and stably. We remain In line with our budget expectations, are encouragingly trending toward our top line forecast, and are confident that the strategic investments we are making into the company will translate to profitable revenue growth later this year and beyond."
For the full year 2022, the company expects revenues to range between $92 million - $98 million and Adjusted EBITDA to range between $2.5 million - $3.5 million.
Share Repurchase Program
WidePoint has currently paused the repurchase program to preserve its cash balance, as it looks to invest back into the technology and prepare for potential acquisitions. Longer-term, the company still intends to leverage the buyback program when deemed appropriate.
WidePoint management will hold a conference call today (May 16, 2022) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results.
WidePoint's President and CEO Jin Kang, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Jason Holloway, and CFO Bob George will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.
U.S. dial-in number: 888-506-0062
International number: 973-528-0011
Access Code: 384243
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 949-574-3860.
The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the company's website.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through Monday, May 30, 2022.
Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Replay ID: 45316
WidePoint Corporation (NYSE American:WYY) is a leading technology Managed Solution Provider (MSP) dedicated to securing and protecting the mobile workforce and enterprise landscape. WidePoint is recognized for pioneering technology solutions that include Identity and Access Management (IAM), Mobility Managed Services (MMS), Telecom Management, Information Technology as a Service (ITaaS), Cloud Security, and Digital Billing & Analytics. For more information, visit widepoint.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
WidePoint uses a variety of operational and financial metrics, including non-GAAP financial measures such as EBITDA and 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. TO view full Financial Results please visit www.widepoint.com
WidePoint uses adjusted EBITDA as supplemental non-GAAP measure of performance. WidePoint defines EBITDA as net income excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) provision for or benefit from income taxes and (iii) depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain amounts included in EBITDA. WidePoint is not providing a quantitative reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA in reliance on the "unreasonable efforts" exception for forward-looking non-GAAP measures set forth in SEC rules because certain financial information, the probable significance of which cannot be determined, is not available and cannot be reasonably estimated without unreasonable effort and expense. In this regard, WidePoint does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) to GAAP net income, due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation. Because certain deductions for non-GAAP exclusions used to calculate projected net income may vary significantly based on actual events, WidePoint is not able to forecast on a GAAP basis with reasonable certainty all deductions needed in order to provide a GAAP calculation of projected net income at this time. The amounts of these deductions may be material and, therefore, could result in projected GAAP net income being materially less than is indicated by estimated adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP).
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