AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Inside Secure (Paris:INSD), at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, is today reporting its IFRS unaudited2 consolidated results for the six-month period ended June 30, 2017.
|(in thousands of US$, unaudited)||H1 2017||H1 2016|
|Revenue||14 699||27 699|
|Revenue from core security sofware and silicon IP||14 699||13 831|
|EBITDA from continuing operations||824||5 320|
|EBITDA from core security sofware and silicon IP||824||(4 574)|
|Net income (IFRS)||(3 655)||(675)|
Commenting on these results, Amedeo D’Angelo, president and chief executive officer of Inside Secure, stated: “I am very pleased with the important progress we made during the first half of the year on our core security software and technology licensing business on both revenue and profitability3, while moving forward on our strategic development and roadmap. We saw continued traction in our mobile payments business, including a design-win at a major credit card association. We are also leading the way in the networking chip market with the release of the very first MACsec engine offering more than 400Gbps to secure the Cloud, with first customer wins.
Our strong cash balance, thanks to our operating performance and the successful issue of a EUR 15 million convertible bond in June 2017, gives us the flexibility to consider acquisition opportunities that would strengthen our portfolio of technologies, products and solutions, in important markets such as IoT and banking and payment.
With current market trends and our ongoing business initiatives, we are confident that we can generate strong sequential growth in our core business during the second half of the year.”
|(in thousands of US$)||H1 2017||H1 2016|
|Revenue||14 699||27 699|
|Adjusted gross profit||13 973||23 051|
|As a % of revenue||95,1%||83,2%|
|Research and development expenses||(5 594)||(6 907)|
|Selling and marketing expenses||(6 091)||(5 922)|
|General and administrative expenses||(2 927)||(5 091)|
|Other gains / (losses), net||940||(434)|
|Total adjusted operating expenses||(13 672)||(18 353)|
|Adjusted operating income from continuing operations||301||4 698|
|Net income (IFRS)||(3 655)||(675)|
|Net cash||43 845||15 937|
|Note: Sums may not equal totals due to rounding.|
The reconciliation of adjusted financial measures with IFRS is presented in Appendix 2 hereof.
Q2 2017 and H1 2017 revenue
|(in thousands of US$)||Q2-2017||Q2-2016||Q1-2017||
|Licences||2 040||1 708||2 175||19%||-6%||4 215||3 034||39%|
|Royalties||4 164||4 690||3 415||-11%||22%||7 578||8 094||-6%|
|Maintenance, development agreements, and other||1 551||1 296||1 354||20%||15%||2 905||2 704||7%|
|Total revenue from software and silicon IP||7 755||7 694||6 944||1%||12%||14 699||13 831||6%|
|Unallocated (*)||-||12 577||-||-||-||-||13 868||-|
|Total||7 755||20 271||6 944||-62%||12%||14 699||27 699||-47%|
|(*) unallocated amounts correspond mainly to non-recurring NFC patent license revenue|
In H1 2017, consolidated revenue was $14.9 million with no NFC-related revenue as compared to $27 million in H1 2016, including $13.9 million derived from the NFC patent license agreement signed by France Brevets with Samsung and Sony.
Revenue from the core secure software and technology licensing business for the first half of 2017 increased 6 percent compared with the first half of 2016, thanks to strong new license revenue which was up 39 percent. The Company experienced continued traction in mobile payments, including a design win at a major card association. On the technology licensing front, Inside Secure is demonstrating itself as a pioneer in the networking chip market with the release of the first MACsec engine offering more than 400Gbps and seeing its first customer wins for this new engine.
Consolidated revenue in Q2 2017 was $7.8 million, up 12 percent compared with first quarter of 2017 thanks to higher royalty collection.
As expected, Q2 2017 revenue is down compared with Q2 2016 which included $12.6 million related to the NFC patent license agreement signed by France Brevets with Samsung (compared to $0 in NFC-related revenue in Q2 2017).
Strong growth of adjusted gross margin
In the first half of 2017, adjusted gross profit stood at $14.0 as compared to $23.1 in H1 2016. The Company’s gross margin increased by 11.8 points to 95.1% in H1 2017 against H1 2016 as a result of product mix. In H1 2017, company generated all its revenue from the core software and silicon IP business which generates higher-margins than NFC patent licensing revenue (due to the agent commission payable to France Brevets).
Tight management of operating expenses
As expected, H1 2017operating expenses decreased by $4.7 million to $13.7 million with the benefits of the cost reduction derived from the company’s 2016 restructuring plan.
The evolution was primarily driven by:
- A decrease in research and development expense due to the rightsizing of the organization conducted in 2016 while preserving the product development capability.
- An increase in sales and marketing expenses, with the addition of sale resources, and a decrease in general and administrative expenses.
- Other net non-recurring income and foreign exchange gains on operating activities of $0.9 million.
For the second-half of 2017, the Company anticipates operating expenses between $17.0 million to $17.5 million with an increase vs. H1 2017 primarily due to investments in research and development, sales and marketing, in line with the Company’s operating plan.
Substantial improvement of adjusted operating income on core software and silicon IP business
Adjusted operating income stood at $0.3 million in H1 2017 with $0 revenue generated from NFC patent licensing program, as compared to $4.7 million in H1 2016 with $13.9 million revenue from the NFC patent licensing program ($10.2 million contribution to the adjusted operating income).
In H1 2017, the Company substantially improved profitability on its core software and silicon IP business due to an increase in new license revenue and tight management of expenses and overall operations.
Adjusted operating income oF the core software and silicon IP business (i.e. excluding the contribution of the non-recurring NFC patent license business) was +$0.3 million in H1 2017, compared with a loss of $5.3 million in H1 2016.
In H1 2017, EBITDA was $0.8 million, compared with $5.3 million in H1 2016 or a loss of $4.7 million excluding the strong contribution of non-recurring NFC patent licensing program.
Operating income (IFRS) impacted by non-cash items
Operating income from continuing operations showed a loss $3.0 million in H1 2017, compared with breakeven in H1 2016. The operating loss is explained by:
- the adjusted operating income of $ 0.3 million;
- the recognition of a $1.5 million net non-recurring charge arising from the company’s restructuring plan;
- amortization expense (non-cash item) related to assets arising upon the company’s acquisitions in recent years (ESS in 2012 and Metaforic in 2014) for $1.1 million, showing a strong decrease compared 2016, the acquired intangible assets being now almost completely amortized according to plan;
- share-based payment expense (non-cash item) for $0.6 million which increased in 2017 in relation with the grant of performance shares and stock-options in December 2016.
Consolidated net income
In H1 2017, the Company generated a consolidated net loss (IFRS) of $3.7 million, mainly explained by the operating income (loss $3.1 million) and by net financial expense for $0.3 million of and income tax expense for $0.3 million.
Strong increase in cash position and solid balance-sheet
As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s consolidated available cash stood at $43.9 million, significantly up from $27.1 million at December 31, 2016 and $20.4 million at June 30, 2016.
Net cash4 stood at $43.8 million at June 30, 2017, compared with 26.9 million at December 31, 2016 and $15.9 million at June 30, 2016.
The increase in cash position in H1 2017 notably reflects:
- the operating performance ($0.7 million generated by operations (before changes in working capital and excluding restructuring payments));
- the $4.4 million sale of listed WISeKey shares (see below);
- the $17.1 million (€15 million) convertible bond issue completed in June 2017 (see below);
- despite payments in relation with the completion of the 2016 restructuring plan during Q1 2017 for $2.2 million.
During the period, the Company converted 40 percent of the $11 million bond redeemable in shares received at the closing of the sale of the semiconductor business to WISeKey on September 20, 2016, and sold the shares on the Swiss stock market. The balance of 60 percent of the loan was converted into shares on July 20,2017, and is freely tradeable on the stock market.
Successful convertible bond issue
On June 27, 2017, the Company issued bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares for a nominal amount of €15 million. The 4,021,447 bonds issued mature on June 29, 2022, and bear interest at a nominal annual rate of 6.00%. The issue price was € 3.73 per bond.
This convertible bond issue provides Inside Secure with enhanced financial capacity and flexibility to contemplate acquisitions to further enrich its security solutions offering while optimizing the financing cost and the shareholders’ dilution.
Outlook for second-half 2017
The Company achieved profitability5 in H1 2017 thanks to growth in the core security software and technology licensing business and as a consequence of refocusing its activities and rightsizing its operating cost base in 2016.
For the second half 2017, the Company expects to benefit from a strong royalty stream and reiterates its intention to continue growing license revenue. It should sustain the profitability5 of its core security software and technology licensing business6 on a full-year basis.
Looking further ahead, Inside Secure is well positioned, with its products and technology and roadmap, to continue expand in growing and important areas such as IoT and banking and payment markets while generating profitability5.
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its earnings results at 10:00 CET on July 27, 2017. Access to the call will be by dial-in on one of the following numbers: +33 (0)1 72 00 15 10 (France) or +44 20 30 43 24 40 (UK), PIN 27318811#.
The presentation will be available online at www.insidesecure-finance.com. An audio webcast of the presentation and the Q&A session will be available on the Inside Secure website approximately three hours after the end of the presentation and will remain posted there for one year.
Third-quarter 2017 revenue: October 20, 2017 (before market opening)
About Inside Secure
Inside Secure (Euronext Paris – INSD) is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, content, applications, and communications. With its deep security expertise and experience, the company delivers products having advanced and differentiated technical capabilities that span the entire range of security requirement levels to serve the demanding markets of network security, IoT security, content and application protection, mobile payment and banking. Inside Secure’s technology protects solutions for a broad range of customers including service providers, content distributors, security system integrators, device makers and semiconductor manufacturers. For more information, visit www.insidesecure.com
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the Inside Secure group. Although Inside Secure believes its expectations to be based on reasonable assumptions, they do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Accordingly, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements owing to a number of risks and uncertainties. For a more detailed description of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the "Risk factors" section of the 2016 registration document filed with the French financial market authority (the Autorité des marchés financiers – the “AMF”) on March 28, 2017 under number D.17-0244, available on www.insidesecure-finance.com/en
Supplementary non-IFRS financial information
The supplementary non-IFRS financial information presented in this press release are defined within the press release. These indicators are not defined under IFRS, and do not constitute accounting elements used to measure the Company's financial performance. They should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, any other operating and financial performance indicator of a strictly accounting nature, as presented in the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements and the corresponding notes. The Company uses these indicators because it believes they are useful measures of its activity. Although they are widely used by companies operating in the same industry around the world, these indicators are not necessarily directly comparable to those of other companies, which may have defined or calculated their indicators differently to the Company, even though they use similar terms.
Appendix 1 - Consolidated income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement (IFRS)
The following tables are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS.
Consolidated income statement
|(In thousands of US$)||
as at June 30,
|Revenue||27 699||14 699|
|Cost of sales||(6 413)||(1 507)|
|Gross profit||21 286||13 192|
|Research and development expenses||(7 132)||(6 157)|
|Selling and marketing expenses||(6 060)||(6 359)|
|General and administrative expenses||(5 241)||(3 199)|
|Other gains / (losses), net||(2 834)||(589)|
|Operating loss||20||(3 112)|
|Finance income / (loss), net||386||(279)|
|Loss before income tax||406||(3 391)|
|Income tax expense||(1 413)||(264)|
|Net income/(loss) from continuing operations||(1 007)||(3 655)|
|Net income/(loss) from discontinued operations||332||-|
|Net income/(loss)||(675)||(3 655)|
|Equity holders of the Company||(675)||(3 655)|
Consolidated balance sheet
|In thousands of US$||December 31, 2016||
|Goodwill||18 773||19 089|
|Intangible assets||6 534||4 904|
|Property and equipment||1 523||1 480|
|Other receivables||5 361||1 218|
|Non-current assets||32 191||26 691|
|Trade receivables||8 630||7 620|
|Other receivables||4 845||6 096|
|Bonds reedemable in shares||11 648||7 374|
|Derivative financial instruments||90||39|
|Cash and cash equivalents||27 081||43 878|
|Current assets||52 358||65 054|
|Total assets||84 549||91 745|
|Equity and liabilities|
|In thousands of US$||December 31, 2016||
|Ordinary shares||22 023||22 046|
|Share premium||228 029||228 156|
|Other reserves||12 493||12 671|
|Retained earnings and other reserves||(211 218)||(198 875)|
|Income / (loss) for the period||12 344||(3 655)|
|Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company||63 670||60 343|
|Total equity||63 670||60 343|
|Derivatives financial instruments - Non-current portion||-||4 589|
|Convertible bonds at fair value||-||11 970|
|Provisions for other liabilities and charges||-||492|
|Retirement benefit obligations||336||278|
|Non-current liabilities||464||17 533|
|Trade and other payables||11 524||7 365|
|Provisions for other liabilities and charges||4 308||3 387|
|Unearned revenues||3 719||2 460|
|Current liabilities||20 414||13 869|
|Total liabilities||20 878||31 402|
|Total equity and liabilities||84 549||91 745|
Consolidated cash flow statement
|In thousands of US$||
|Income / (loss) for the period from continuing operations||(1 005)||(3 655)|
|Depreciation of tangible assets||779||147|
|Amortization of intangible assets||1 860||1 475|
|Impairment of receivables||(188)||3|
|Profit / (loss) on disposal of assets||(245)||-|
|Change in retirement benefit obligation||(103)||(59)|
|Income tax||1 209||51|
|Variation in provisions for risks||1 598||(429)|
|Cash generated by / (used in) continuing operations||3 883||(1 573)|
|Cash generated by / (used in) discontinued operations||(792)||-|
|Cash generated by / (used in) operations before changes in working capital||3 091||(1 573)|
|Changes in working capital|
|Trade receivables||(13 673)||2 329|
|Trade receivables transferred or derecognized||3 141||-|
|Other receivables||94||1 038|
|Research tax credit and grants||(2 265)||(294)|
|Trade and other payables||3 586||(1 715)|
|Other payables||1 243||(3 615)|
|Cash generated by / (used in) changes in working capital from discontinued operations||(2 428)||-|
|Cash generated by / (used in) changes in working capital||(10 259)||(2 276)|
|Cash generated by / (used in) operations||(7 168)||(3 849)|
|Interests and commissions received (paid), net||(26)||(13)|
|Income tax paid||-||(141)|
|Net cash generated by / (used in) operating activities||(7 194)||(4 002)|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Sale of listed WISeKey shares||-||4 377|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(129)||(253)|
|Purchases of intangible assets||-||-|
|Cash flows used in investing activites from discontinued operations||(102)||-|
|Cash flows used in investing activities||(231)||4 124|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares, net of issuance costs||5 375||127|
|Convertible bonds||-||16 276|
|Financing of the research tax credit||5 833||-|
|Principal repayment under finance lease||(58)||-|
|Cash flows from financing activities from discontinued operations||-||-|
|Cash flows from financing activities||11 207||16 428|
|Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||3 782||16 550|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period||16 434||27 081|
|Effect of exchange rate fluctuations||154||247|
|Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on discontinued operations||50||-|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period||20 420||43 878|
Appendix 2 - Non-GAAP measures - Reconciliation of IFRS results with adjusted results
The performance indicators presented in this press release that are not strictly accounting measures are defined below. These indicators are not defined under IFRS, and do not constitute accounting elements used to measure the Company’s financial performance. They should be considered as additional information, which cannot replace any other strictly accounting-based operating or financial performance measure, as presented in the Company’s consolidated financial statements and their related notes. The Company uses these indicators because it believes they are useful measures of its recurring operating performance and its operating cash flows. Although they are widely used by companies operating in the same industry around the world, these indicators are not necessarily directly comparable to those of other companies, which may have defined or calculated their indicators differently than the Company, even though they use similar terms.
Adjusted gross profit is defined as gross profit before (i) the amortization of intangible assets related to business combinations, (ii) any potential goodwill impairment, (iii) share-based payment expense and (iv) non-recurring costs associated with restructuring and business combinations and divestiture carried out by the Company.
Adjusted operating income/(loss) is defined as operating income/(loss) before (i) the amortization of intangible assets related to business combinations, (ii) any potential goodwill impairment, (iii) share-based payment expense and (iv) non-recurring costs associated with restructuring and business combinations and divestiture carried out by the Company.
EBITDA is defined as adjusted operating income before depreciation, amortization and impairment losses not related to business combinations.
The following tables show the reconciliation between the consolidated income statements and the adjusted financial indicators, as defined above, for the six-month periods to June 30, 2017 and 2016 respectively:
|(in thousands of US$)||
|Revenue||14 699||-||-||-||14 699|
|Cost of sales||(726)||(781)||-||-||(1 507)|
|Gross profit||13 973||(781)||-||-||13 192|
|As a % of revenue|
|R&D expenses||(5 594)||(318)||(76)||(169)||(6 157)|
|Selling & marketing expenses||(6 091)||-||(268)||-||(6 359)|
|General & administrative expenses||(2 927)||-||(272)||-||(3 199)|
|Other gains/(losses), net||940||-||-||(1 529)||(589)|
|Operating income from continuing operations||301||(1 099)||(616)||(1 698)||(3 112)|
|Amortization and depreciation of assets (**)||523|
|(in thousands of US$)||
|Revenue||27 699||-||-||-||27 699|
|Cost of sales||(4 648)||(1 764)||(1)||-||(6 413)|
|Gross profit||23 051||(1 764)||(1)||-||21 286|
|As a % of revenue||83,2%||76,8%|
|R&D expenses||(6 907)||(151)||(74)||-||(7 132)|
|Selling & marketing expenses||(5 922)||-||(138)||-||(6 060)|
|General & administrative expenses||(5 091)||-||(150)||-||(5 241)|
|Other gains/(losses), net||(434)||-||-||(2 400)||(2 834)|
|Operating loss from continuing operations||4 698||(1 915)||(363)||(2 400)||20|
|Amortization and depreciation of assets (**)||622||-||-||-||-|
|(*) the amounts correspond mainly to restructuring expenses.|
|(**) excluding amortization and depreciation of assets acquired through business combinations.|
|Sums may not equal totals due to rounding.|
Appendix 2 (cont’d) - Non-GAAP measures - Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income/(Loss)
|(in thousands of US$)||H1 2017||H1 2016||2017 vs. 2016|
|EBITDA from continuing operations||824||5 320||(4 496)|
|Amortization and depreciation of assets (*)||(523)||(622)||99|
|Adjusted operating income from continuing operations||301||4 698||(4 397)|
|Business combinations (**)||(1 099)||(1 915)||816|
|Other non recurring costs (***)||(1 698)||(2 400)||702|
|Share based payments||(616)||(363)||(253)|
|Operating income from continuing operations||(3 112)||20||(3 131)|
|Finance income / (losses), net||(279)||386||(665)|
|Income tax expense||(264)||(1 413)||1 149|
|Net income/(loss) from continuing operations (i)||(3 655)||(1 007)||(2 648)|
|Net income/(loss) from discontinued operations (ii)||-||332||(332)|
|Net income/(loss) (i) + (ii)||(3 655)||(675)||(2 980)|
(*) excluding amortization and depreciation of assets acquired
(**) amortization and depreciation of assets acquired
|(***) Restructuring expenses.|
|Sums may not equal totals due to rounding.|
1 Excluding contribution of NFC patent licensing program
2 Statutory auditors performed a limited scope review of the IFRS consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2017
3 On an EBITDA and adjusted operating income basis
4 Net cash consists of cash on hand, cash equivalents and short-term investments, the net current amount of derivatives, less bank overdrafts and the current portion of the financial debt including notably obligations under finance leases, bank loans, the debt component of the convertible bonds, and any deferred payments due in connection with business combinations. Debt related to the financing of research tax credit is not taken into account because it will be extinguished when the research tax credit claims are repaid by the French government.
5 On an EBITDA and adjusted operating income basis.
6 i.e. even excluding any additional potential revenue from the Company’s NFC patent licensing program.