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TMCNet:  SuperCom Reports Full Year 2016 Financial Results

[May 15, 2017]

SuperCom Reports Full Year 2016 Financial Results

HERZLIYA, Israel, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --�SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors, announced today its results for the full year 2016 ended December 31, 2016.

Full-Year 2016 Financial Highlights As Compared to full-year 2015

  • Revenue of $20.3 million compared to $28.3 million
  • EBITDA loss�totaled ($8.25 million) compared to EBITDA of $6.9 million
  • Non-GAAP Net Loss of ($9.55 million) compared to Non-GAAP Net Income of $6.2 million
  • GAAP Net Loss of $11.251 million compared to GAAP Net Income of $1.02 million
  • R&D operating expenses of $6.72 million compared to $3.67 million
  • Total Assets of $56.65 million compared to $65.94 million as of December 31, 2015

Second Half 2016 Financial Highlights As Compared to Second Half 2015

  • Revenue of $9.45 million compared to $12.9 million
  • EBITDA loss totaled ($7.02 million) compared to EBITDA of $1.36 million
  • Non-GAAP Net Loss of ($7.71 million) compared to Non-GAAP Net Income of $0.9 million
  • GAAP Net Loss of ($9.89 million) compared to GAAP Net Income of $2.13 million
  • R&D operating expenses of $4.02 million compared to $2.16 million

Based on the current information available to the Company, management expects that revenue for first quarter 2017 will surpass $8 million, an over 35% increase compared to the first quarter 2016.

Arie Trabelsi, SuperCom's President and CEO commented, "2016 was a difficult year, but one in which we made substantial progress positioning the Company for longer- term sustained growth.� Unfortunately, our consolidated revenue and margins for the year were impacted by macro-economic challenges faced by our customers in developing countries, and the challenges associated with our integration of several newly acquired distressed businesses."

Mr. Trabelsi continued, "While our financial results were disappointing, with the four acquisitions consummated in 2016 at attractive valuations, we expanded our addressable markets, enhanced the quality and diversity of our revenue base, and broadened our technology offering.� SuperCom has strategically transformed from being primarily a secured electronic ID company for government identity programs at the beginning of 2016 to becoming a leading provider of e-government and security solutions across multiple high growth markets including national identity, electronic offender monitoring and cyber security.� We are also now also able to support these markets with state of the art WiFi and secure payment technologies.�"

Mr. Trabelsi continued, "An important evolution in 2016 is the shift to higher quality revenue with a healthier mix to support long term growth.� Based on current visibility, we expect the percentage of our steady-state revenues from developed markets to grow from less than 5% in 2015 to close to 50% in 2017.� Additionally, we expect the percentage of steady-state revenues contributed from our M2M, Cybersecurity, Secured Connectivity and Payments businesses to rise from less than 10% of total sales in 2015 to close to 50% in 2017. Our customer base which historically derived mainly from government customers, today includes top enterprises from various industries including banking, telecom, finance and retail around the world. As a result, we are becoming less sensitive to volatility in emerging markets and geopolitical environments and building a stronger foundation on which to substantially grow our business."�

Mr. Trabelsi concluded, "Finally, during the course of the year we enhanced our technology and IP.� At the beginning of 2016 we had under 7 patents and today we have 119] granted patents, most of which are in the USA.� Our expanded IP across high growth markets provides technology competitive advantages and new opportunities to drive sustained growth.� Although the ongoing integration efforts and process of converting billings into recognizable revenue have not yet delivered the anticipated financial benefits, we expect growth in revenues and we will continue to focus on capitalizing on operational efficiencies to drive enhanced margins and shareholder value.� We are optimistic that our results will be more reflective of these efforts as we progress through 2017."

Full Year 2016 and YTD 2017

General:

  • Diversified the customer base previously consisting primarily of 20 national governments to now include over 30,000 customers including governments and banks, telecom providers, retail chains and other enterprises in over 100 countries.
  • Completed four strategic acquisitions which expanded and enhanced our product offerings and target markets: Leaders of Community Alternatives (LCA), Safend, the PowaPOS business, and Alvarion.

e-Gov:

  • December� 2016:� Launched $9M Secure Web Land Geographical Information System project in Colombia, with deployment expected to be completed and transitioned to steady-state in July 2018.
  • Previously delayed deployments picked up pace; completed large-scale e-ID deployment in Africa and have started to generate steady-state recurring revenues; another large scale deployment is on track to completion and beginning of steady-state this year.
  • March 2017: Awarded $3 million contract to provide various core elements of� our flexible electronic-ID solutions.

M2M:

  • PureSecurity offender monitoring suite has won competitive bids for EM projects and contracts in 7 new countries globally since summer 2015.
  • Expanded PureSecurity presence in North America with deployments in Ohio, California, and Canada via partnerships with leading, local-based electronic monitoring service providers.
  • LCA was awarded electronic monitoring contracts in Marin county and two new counties in California, further expanding its presence in North America; integrated SuperCom's PureSecurity technology to monitor over 1,000 offenders in California.
  • December 2016:� LCA awarded a contract� valued between $750 thousand to $2.5 million for community-based services in a new county in California.
  • March 2017: Awarded an EM contract in Ontario, Canada valued at up to $1.7 million in revenues.
  • March 2017: Selected by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Justice, for a $3.7 million national EM project.


Cyber Security:

  • Safend restored its global distribution channels and relationships with its long term customer base including sophisticated Fortune 500 enterprises; sold tens of thousands of new licenses to new customers; achieved quarterly sales bookings of approximately $1.35 million in Q4 2016.
  • Safend and Alvarion have collaborated to launch a new secure Wi-Fi platform for enterprises, creating a trusted platform with multiple factor authentication to fight cyber-attacks and malicious entry into private networks.
  • Rebranded PowaPOS product line to VeloPOS, a point-of-sale product which meets market demand for an all-in-one mobile and traditional payment POS, enhanced by our product strategy to include proprietary cyber security capabilities and features.

Connectivity and Payments

  • Acquired Alvarion, a provider of autonomous Wi-Fi networks with a proven record of reliability and performance in over 25,000 sites in more than 95 countries.
  • Launched a Mobile e-Wallet Solution with VeriFone and Nofshonit for one of Israel's largest loyalty clubs with over one million active clients

Financial Outlook

Based on the current information available to the Company, management expects that revenue for first quarter 2017 will surpass $8 million, an over 35% increase compared to the first quarter 2016.

Based on the current information available to the Company, management re-affirms its belief that revenue for the full year 2017 will surpass $35 million, an approximately 75% increase compared to 2016.

Results Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call, today, Monday May 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. Eastern time to review the Company's financial results and business outlook.

To participate, interested investors should call one of the following telephone numbers. It is recommended that participants dial in at least five minutes before the start of the call:



US:

1- 877-407-9124

at 10 a.m. Eastern Time

Israel:

1- 809 406 247

at 5 p.m. Israel Time

International:

1- 201-689-8584


A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on the SuperCom investor relations website at http://www.supercom.com.

About SuperCom

Since 1988, SuperCom has been a leading global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure

Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.

SuperCom's website is http://www.supercom.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements preceded or followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Forward-looking statements in this release also include statements about business and economic trends. Investors should also consider the areas of risk described under the heading "Forward Looking Statements" and those factors captioned as "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on May 16, 2016. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this release of operating results also contains non-GAAP financial measures, which SuperCom believes are the principal indicators of the operating and financial performance of its business. Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provided are useful to investors' understanding and assessment of the Company's on-going core operations and prospects for the future, as the charges eliminated are not part of the day-to-day business or reflective of the core operational activities of the Company.� Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a basis for strategic decisions, forecasting future results and evaluating the Company's current performance.� However, such measures should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.� Reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures are provided in the schedules attached to this release.

[Tables follow]

�SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)




December 31,


December 31,



2016


2015



Unaudited


Audited






CURRENT ASSETS





�� Cash and cash equivalents


1,708


22,246

Restricted bank deposits


1,110


3,274

Trade receivable, net


11,174


15,122

Deferred tax short term


869


2,639

Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses


3,730


1,199

Inventories, net


5,965


3,602






Total current assets


24,556


48,082






LONG-TERM ASSETS





Severance pay funds


282


216

Deferred tax long term


6,016


1,433

Customer Contracts


4,684


4,052

Software and other IP


5,987


4,595

Goodwill


7,026


4,688

Other Intangible assets


6,930


1,988

Property & equipment, net


1,165


888






Total Assets


56,646


65,942

CURRENT LIABILITIES





Trade payables


3,958


3,705

Employees and payroll accruals


2,948


1,983

Related parties


56


77

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


3,497


2,422

Deferred revenues


1,633


-

Short-term liability for future earn-out


679


2,051






Total current liabilities


12,771


10,238






LONG-TERM LIABILITIES





Deferred tax liability long term


652


-

Deferred revenues LT


423


-

Long-term liability for future earn-out


946


931

Accrued severance pay


453


341






Total long-term liabilities


2,474


1,272






SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:





Ordinary shares


1,024


1,053

Additional paid-in capital


81,515


83,201

Accumulated deficit


(41,138)


(29,822)






Total shareholders' equity


41,401


54,432







56,646


65,942

SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

�(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)







Six months ended

December 31,




2016

2015



Unaudited

Unaudited






REVENUES



9,445

12,896

COST OF REVENUES



(8,772)

(5,330)






GROSS PROFIT



673

7,566






OPERATING EXPENSES:





�� Research and development



4,024

2,159

�� Selling and marketing



5,459

3,742

�� General and administrative



3,840

1,887

�� Other expenses (income)



(2,864)

2,174






Total operating expenses



10,549

9,962






OPERATING� LOSS(Profit)



9,786

2,396

FINANCIAL EXPENSES, NET



193

166






LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX



9,979

2,562

INCOME TAX BENEFIT�(EXPENSE)



94

433






NET INCOME (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD



(9,885)

2,129

SUPERCOM LTD.

Reconciliation Table of GAAP to Non-GAAP figures and EBITDA to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands)




Six months ended

December 30,




2016

2015



Unaudited

Unaudited






GAAP gross profit



673

7,566

Amortization of Software and IP



325

177

Stock-based compensation expenses



99

216






Non-GAAP gross profit



1,097

7,959






GAAP operating expense



9,786

2,396

� Amortization of Software and IP



387

177

� �Amortization of Brand (Alvarion)



41

-

� Amortization of Customer Contracts



830

458

Stock-based compensation expenses



325

650

� Expense related transaction DD



36

598

� Expenses for doubtful debt



700

1,576






Non-GAAP operating income (loss)



(7,467)

1,063






GAAP net Loss



9,885

2,129

��� Amortization of Software and IP



379

177

��� Amortization of Customer Contracts



830

458

��� Stock-based compensation expenses



325

650

��� Expense related transaction DD



36

598

��� Expenses for doubtful debts



700

1,576

��� Income tax expense (benefit)



(94)

(433)






Non-GAAP net income(Loss)



(7,709)

897






NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD



9,885

2,129

��� Income tax benefit (expense)



94

433

��� Financial� expenses (income), net



193

166

��� Depreciation , amortization and stock-based compensation expenses



2,027

1,580

��� Expense for doubtful debt



700

1,576

��� Expense related transaction DD



36

598






EBITDA *



(7,023)

1,358






* EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure generally defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

SUPERCOM LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

�(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)




Twelve months ended

December 31,




2016

2015



Unaudited

Unaudited






REVENUES



20,382

28,340

COST OF REVENUES



17,461

10,446






GROSS PROFIT



2,867

17,894






OPERATING EXPENSES:





�� Research and development



6,718

3,669

�� Selling and marketing



9,970

6,611

�� General and administrative



7,277

3,947

�� Other expenses (income)



(8,499)

(2,174)






Total operating expenses



(15,466)

(16,401)






OPERATING� INCOME (LOSS)



(12,599)

1,493

FINANCIAL EXPENSES , NET



303

277






INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX



(12,902)

1,216

INCOME TAX EXPENSES (BENEFIT)



(1,586)

197






NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD



11,316

1,019











Basic



(0.75)

0.07






Diluted



(0.75)

0.07






Weighted average number of ordinary shares

�used in computing basic income per share



15,048,812

15,047,496






Weighted average number of ordinary shares

�used in computing diluted income per share



15,138,620

15,202,303


SUPERCOM LTD.

Reconciliation Table of GAAP to Non-GAAP figures and EBITDA to Net Income

(U.S. dollars in thousands)




Twelve months ended

December 31,




2016

2015



Unaudited

�audited






GAAP gross profit



2,867

17,894

��� Amortization of Software and IP



544

354

��� Stock-based compensation expenses



267

309






Non-GAAP gross profit



3,678

18,557






GAAP operating income (expense)



(12,599)

1,493

� Amortization of Software and IP



632

354

� ����Amortization of Brand (Alvarion)



49

-

��� Amortization of Customer Contracts



1,388

917

� Stock-based compensation expenses



924

1,528

� Expense related transaction DD



165

598

��� Expense for doubtful debt



(100)

1,576

� Restructuring costs related to newly acquired operations



340

-






Non-GAAP operating income (loss)



(9,201)

6,466






GAAP net income(Loss)



(11,316)

1,019

��� Amortization of Software and IP



632

354

��� Amortization of Customer Contracts



1,388

917

��� Stock-based compensation expenses



924

1,528

��� Expense related transaction DD



165

598

��� Expense for doubtful debt



(100)

1,576

��� Income tax benefit



(1,586)

197

��� Restructuring costs related to newly acquired operations



340

-






Non-GAAP net income(Loss)



(9,553)

6,189






Non-GAAP EPS



(0.63)

0.41






NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD



(11,316)

1,019

��� Income tax� expenses (income), net



(1,586)

197

��� Financial� expenses (income), net



303

277

��� Depreciation , amortization and stock-based compensation expenses



3,880

3,201

��� Expense related transaction DD



165

598

��� Expense for doubtful debt



(100)

1,576

��� Restructuring costs related to newly acquired operations



340







EBITDA *



(8,314)

6,868






* EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure generally defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Company Contact:

Ordan Trabelsi, President Americas

Tel: 1 212 675 4606

ordan@supercom.com

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SOURCE SuperCom


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