Phunware Reports Record First Quarter 2022 Financial Results


AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2022 (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 record financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

“After previously guiding investors to top-line revenue growth exceeding 250% year-over-year for Q1, we are thrilled to have significantly outperformed that target with a new first quarter record for reported revenues as a public company, delivering actual revenues exceeding 310% growth to start the fiscal year,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware. “We are now operating effectively at the intersection of mobile, cloud, big data and blockchain across all lines of business and continue to activate our MaaS Loyalty and Rewards ecosystem through PhunWallet, PhunToken and PhunCoin, to commercialize a truly decentralized global data economy. For Q2, we are pleased to upwardly revise our top-line revenue growth forecast from up more than 250% year-over-year to up more than 275% year-over-year, which would represent another new second quarter record for reported revenues as a public company.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

  • Net Revenues for the quarter totaled $6.8 million
  • Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) Platform Revenues were $2.5 million
  • Hardware Revenues were $4.3 million
  • Net Loss was $(14.9) million
  • Net Loss per Share was $(0.15)
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA Loss was $(4.2) million

“We continued to build on the momentum from Q4 2021 by posting our largest revenue quarter as a public company,” said Matt Aune, CFO of Phunware. “In addition to the progress made with top line growth, we continued to invest in the business to further bolster our product offerings and expand the reach of our digital asset ecosystem. To that end, we were thrilled to not only see PhunToken become available on the decentralized exchange Uniswap, but also to provide additional resources to support decentralized finance through our new PhunToken website. Rolling forward, we expect to close the second quarter strong sequentially, activate PhunCoin for trading and continue to deliver dramatic year-over-year growth for the remainder of the fiscal year.”

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Conference Call Information

Phunware management will host a conference call today (May 12, 2022) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 877-545-0523 in the United States, or 973-528-0016 from international locations with access code: 588640. 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 pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, 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 & Phun) 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, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share information)

 March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
Current assets:   
Cash$10,815  $23,137 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $10 at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively 1,219   967 
Inventory 4,699   2,636 
Digital assets 24,244   32,581 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,294   686 
Total current assets 42,271   60,007 
Property and equipment, net 77    
Goodwill 33,227   33,260 
Intangible assets, net 3,030   3,213 
Deferred tax asset 1,278   1,278 
Right-of-use asset 1,186   1,260 
Other assets 354   276 
Total assets$81,423  $99,294 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$6,809  $6,589 
Accrued expenses 7,114   9,621 
Lease liability 424   399 
Deferred revenue 3,263   3,973 
PhunCoin deposits 1,203   1,202 
Current maturities of long-term debt, net 3,493   4,904 
Warrant liability 3,818   3,605 
Total current liabilities 26,124   30,293 
Deferred tax liability 1,278   1,278 
Deferred revenue 1,008   1,299 
Lease liability 1,023   1,147 
Total liabilities 29,433   34,017 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity   
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 97,250,520 and 96,751,610 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively 10   10 
Additional paid-in capital 266,606   264,944 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (384)  (352)
Accumulated deficit (214,242)  (199,325)
Total stockholders’ equity 51,990   65,277 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$81,423  $99,294 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(In thousands, except per share information)

 Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2022   2021 
Net revenues$6,778  $1,646 
Cost of revenues 5,007   692 
Gross profit 1,771   954 
Operating expenses:   
Sales and marketing 1,485   556 
General and administrative 4,305   2,758 
Research and development 1,003   1,052 
Total operating expenses 6,793   4,366 
Operating loss (5,022)  (3,412)
Other income (expense):   
Interest expense (381)  (2,219)
Loss on extinguishment of debt    (5,768)
Impairment of digital assets (9,353)   
Fair value adjustment of warrant liability (213)  (2,829)
Other income (expense), net 52   (79)
Total other expense (9,895)  (10,895)
Loss before taxes (14,917)  (14,307)
Income tax expense     
Net loss (14,917)  (14,307)
Other comprehensive income (loss):   
Cumulative translation adjustment (32)  10 
Comprehensive loss$(14,949) $(14,297)
Loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.15) $(0.22)
Weighted-average common shares used to compute loss per share, basic and diluted 96,844   64,587 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

 Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2022   2021 
Operating activities   
Net loss$(14,917) $(14,307)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:   
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs 155   1,642 
Loss on change in fair value of warrant liability 213   2,829 
Loss on extinguishment of debt    5,768 
Impairment of digital assets 9,353    
Stock-based compensation 564   1,055 
Other adjustments (97)  (10)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable (248)  (40)
Inventory (2,063)   
Prepaid expenses and other assets (687)  (490)
Accounts payable 219   (682)
Accrued expenses (1,489)  (2,287)
Lease liability payments (173)  64 
Deferred revenue (1,001)  (841)
Net cash used in operating activities (10,171)  (7,299)
Investing activities   
Purchase of digital assets (489)  (1,098)
Capital expenditures (80)   
Net cash used in investing activities (569)  (1,098)
Financing activities   
Proceeds from borrowings, net of issuance costs    9,981 
Payments on borrowings (1,566)  (11,835)
Proceeds from exercise of options to purchase common stock 16   65 
Proceeds from sales of common stock, net of issuance costs    29,705 
Net cash (used) provided by financing activities (1,550)  27,916 
Effect of exchange rate on cash and restricted cash (32)  10 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and restricted cash (12,322)  19,529 
Cash and restricted cash at the beginning of the period 23,137   4,031 
Cash and restricted cash at the end of the period$10,815  $23,560 

 Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2022   2021 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:   
Interest paid$204  $567 
Income taxes paid$  $ 
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash financing activities:   
Issuance of common stock in connection with acquisition of Lyte Technology, Inc.$1,125  $ 
Issuance of common stock for payment of legal, earned bonus and board of director fees$  $66 

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)

 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands) 2022   2021 
Net loss$(14,917) $(14,307)
Add back: Depreciation and amortization 186   33 
Add back: Interest expense 381   2,219 
EBITDA (14,350)  (12,055)
Add back: Stock-based compensation 564   1,055 
Add back: Loss on extinguishment of debt    5,768 
Add back: Impairment of digital assets 9,353    
Add back: Fair value adjustment of warrant liability 213   2,829 
Adjusted EBITDA$(4,220) $(2,403)

 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages) 2022   2021 
Gross profit$1,771  $954 
Add back: Amortization of intangibles    4 
Add back: Stock-based compensation 46   210 
Adjusted gross profit$1,817  $1,168 
Adjusted gross margin 26.8%  71.0%

Supplemental Information
(In thousands, except percentages)

 Three Months Ended March 31, Change
(in thousands, except percentages) 2022   2021  Amount %
Net Revenues       
Platform revenue$2,492  $1,646  $846 51.4%
Hardware revenue 4,286      4,286 100.0%
Net revenues$6,778  $1,646  $5,132 311.8%
Platform revenue as percentage of total revenue 36.8%  100.0%    
Hardware revenue as percentage of total revenue 63.2%  %