2014

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading supplier of biometrics software and services, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $6.6 million, an increase of 33% compared to $5.0 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income before patent related income in the first quarter of 2014 was $1.3 million compared to $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2013.

Net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $0.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, which compares to net income of $1.9 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago.

Financial results for the first quarter of 2014 reflect Aware's first quarter as primarily a biometrics software and services company after we completed the shutdown of DSL operations in the fourth quarter of 2013. Lower operating income before patent related income this quarter compared to the prior year quarter was primarily attributable to a large non-recurring direct sale to a government agency in the year ago quarter and new product development initiatives in the current quarter.

Net income in the year ago quarter also included $0.8 million of income from a patent arrangement. There was no such income in the current year quarter.

Rick Moberg, Aware's co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer, said, "Our first quarter financial performance was positive, particularly in light of the new product development investments we made. Notwithstanding these investments, cash and investment balances grew by $1.9 million to $77.3 million as of March 31, 2014.  As we move into the second quarter, we are focused on winning new customer biometrics projects and getting new products to market."

About Aware
Aware is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally. Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face, fingerprint, and iris autocapture, image quality assurance, data compliance, capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with biometrics for applications including border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement. Aware is a publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

See Aware's website for more information about our biometrics software products.

Safe Harbor Warning
Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as estimates or projections of future revenue and earnings, and the growth of the biometrics markets. Aware wishes to caution you that there are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by such statements.

Risk factors related to our business include, but are not limited to: i) our operating results may fluctuate significantly and are difficult to predict; ii) we derive a significant portion of our revenue from government customers, and our business may be adversely affected by changes in the contracting or fiscal policies of those governmental entities; iii) we derive a significant portion of our revenue from third party channel partners; iv) we face intense competition from other biometrics solution providers; v) our business is subject to rapid technological change; vi) our software products may have errors, defects or bugs which could harm our business; vii) our business may be adversely affected by our use of open source software; viii) our intellectual property is subject to limited protection; ix) we may be sued by third parties for alleged infringement of their proprietary rights; x) we must attract and retain key personnel; xi) we rely on single sources of supply for certain components used in our hardware products; xii) our business may be affected by government regulations and adverse economic conditions; and xiii) we may make acquisitions that could adversely affect our results.

We refer you to the documents Aware files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and other reports and filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Aware is a trademark or registered trademark of Aware, Inc.
Any other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

 


AWARE, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)



Three Months Ended
March 31,


2014


2013

Revenue:




    Software licenses

$1,617


$3,333

    Software maintenance

1,045


947

    Services

1,008


407

    Hardware sales

2,633


-

    Royalties

314


291

           Total revenue

6,617


4,978





Costs and expenses:




    Cost of hardware sales

1,902


-

    Cost of services

463


197

    Research and development

1,279


973

    Selling and marketing

858


876

    General and administrative

804


731

       Total costs and expenses

5,306


2,777





Operating income before patent related income

1,311


2,201

Income from patent arrangement

-


780

Operating income after patent related income

1,311


2,981

Interest income

86


82

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

1,397


3,063

Provision for income taxes

517


1,091

Income from continuing operations

880


1,972

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

-


(115)





Net income 

$880


$1,857





Basic net income per share:




   Basic net income per share from continuing operations 

$0.04


$0.09

   Basic net loss per share from discontinued operations 

-


(0.01)

Basic net income per share

$0.04


$0.08





Diluted net income per share:




   Diluted net income per share from continuing operations 

$0.04


$0.09

   Diluted net loss per share from discontinued operations  

-


(0.01)

Diluted net income per share

$0.04


$0.08





Weighted-average shares – basic

22,626


22,511

Weighted-average shares - diluted

22,699


22,564





 

 

AWARE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(unaudited)



March 31,

2014


December 31,

2013

 

ASSETS




     Cash and investments

$77,264


$75,414

     Accounts receivable, net

4,593


4,582

     Inventories

1


1,601

     Property and equipment, net

5,489


5,582

     Deferred tax assets

1,056


1,145

     Other assets, net

1,059


1,005





     Total assets

$89,462


$89,329





 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








     Total current liabilities

$2,792


$4,161

     Long-term deferred revenue

16


18

     Total stockholders' equity

86,654


85,150





     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$89,462


$89,329

 

SOURCE Aware, Inc.



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