SALT LAKE CITY, April 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OMNIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or the “Company”), a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT–based solutions will release Full Year 2023 Earnings after the market close on Monday, April 1st, 2024. The announcement will be followed by a live earnings call with management the following morning, Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, at 9:00 AM EST.

  • Reduction in General Administrative expenses by $4.7 million, or 17% YoY
  • Reduction of thirty-four employees compared to December 31st, 2022.
  • Increased Cash Assets by $300 Thousand.
  • Decrease in current liabilities by $836 Thousand.
  • For the year ended December 31, 2023, no customer accounted for more than 10% of the Company’s revenues. For the year ended December 31, 2022, one customer accounted for 30% of the Company’s revenues.
  • Losses reported are largely impacted by non-cash impairments*, our non-cash Goodwill impairment expenses amounted to $14.7 million for December 31st, 2023.

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results

OMNIQ reported revenue of $16 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2023. Our Gross Margin was 13% compared to 2022 which had a gross margin of 17%. As a result of management’s effort to reduce costs. The total operating expenses for the quarter before the non-cash impairment expenses were $6.5M, compared with $7.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2022. These results resulted in savings of $1.2M for the quarter. The total expenses including the $14.7M impairment were $19.1M.

Net loss for the quarter was $17.8 million, compared with a loss of $4 million, or a loss of $0.53 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of last year. The loss was largely impacted by the $14.7 impairment expense. Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) for the fourth quarter of 2023 amounted to a loss of $3.6 million compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Cash balance on December 31, 2023, was approximately $1.7 million compared with $1.1 million on December 31, 2022.

FY 2023 Financial Results

OMNIQ reported revenue of $81.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, a decrease of $19.6 million from $100.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Our Gross Profit decreased to $15.7 million in the year that ended December 31, 2023, compared to $22.1 million in 2022. Total operating expenses excluding the Impairment cost for the year ended December 31, 2023, were $27.2M a decrease of $4.5M compared with $31.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2022. While including the non-cash impairment the expenses were $41.9M for the year ended December 31st, 2023.

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2022, was $29.4 million, or a loss of $3.45 per basic share, compared with a loss of $13.6 million, or a loss of $1.82 per basic share, for the year ended December 31, 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) for the year ended December 31, 2023, amounted to a loss of $7.4 million compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.9 million in 2022.

Additional Q4 2023 and recent events:

  • Multi-year contract for Israel’s largest logistics center.
  • AI-machine vision ordered for La Guardia, NY Stewart, and Newark Airports.
  • Addition of AI based in-car face detection.
  • Acquisition of Codeblocks; a fintech company ensuring proprietary unique features.
  • Fintech solution ordered for Israel’s largest fast-food chain.
  • Self-Service Taxi kiosks ordered for Ben-Gurion Airport to improve service, safety, and regulate pricing for travelers.
  • Fintech solution ordered for U.S.-owned restaurant chain.
  • Contract to upgrade 450 sporting goods stores in the US.
  • Recent purchase order from Nestle for logistic operations.

Shareholder update

The Company dealt with the challenge of the need to conduct cost cuts mainly attributable to the temporary weakness in the market conditions combined with the need to maintain and improve its position in the huge markets it is involved with to support future growth and profitability. So far, management has taken, and is still taking, aggressive measures reducing annual SG&A costs by $4.7M and working on further measures to achieve profitability as soon as practically possible. Ultimately, we plan to prioritize timely and cost-effective development and business with the highest margins, while continuing cost reductions.

One challenge is that we are experiencing a working capital deficit of $45 million and an accumulated deficit of $114 million. We have also seen a year-over-year decrease in sales and a reduction of goodwill. To mitigate this, we have placed a strategic focus on increasing sales with prime customers. No customer accounted for more than 10% of the revenues in 2023 vs year end 2022 when one customer accounted for 30% of the Company’s revenues. Additionally, our sales efforts are focused on the most profitable product lines.

To ensure we have sufficient working capital, in October 2023, management finalized an equity raise which resulted in $2.5 million in net cash received from investors. Management also finalized a new line of credit with a new financial institution.

“In navigating through the complex landscape shaped by global and market events, it has provided us with a valuable opportunity to reflect deeply on our core operations and values. It's like looking in a mirror, not to critique what we see with harshness, but to understand where our strengths lie and where we need to evolve. These insights are now guiding us toward making significant, forward-thinking changes. We are not just addressing the immediate issues at hand; we are laying down the foundation for a healthier, more robust future for our company. This period of transformation, though demanding, is an investment in our collective future, ensuring we emerge not just intact but stronger and more aligned with our mission than ever before.” – Shai Lustgarten, CEO

OMNIQ Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Call Details

Tuesday, April 02, 2024 - 9:00 AM Eastern Time

Participant Numbers: Toll Free: 888-506-0062
International: 973-528-0011
Participant Access Code: 102048

Participants will be greeted by an operator and asked for the access code. If a caller does not have the code, they can reference the company name. We have found that using access codes expedites entry into the call and suggest the code be distributed with the dial in numbers.

Teleconference Replay Number:
Toll Free: 877-481-4010
International: 919-882-2331
Replay Passcode: 50290

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About OMNIQ Corp.

OMNIQ Corp. excels in providing state-of-the-art computerized and machine vision image processing technologies, anchored in its proprietary and patented artificial intelligence innovations. The Company's extensive range of services spans advanced data collection systems, real-time surveillance, and monitoring capabilities catered to various sectors, including supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, as well as traffic and parking management. These innovative solutions are strategically designed to secure and optimize the movement of individuals, assets, and information across essential infrastructures such as airports, warehouses, and national borders.

The Company serves a broad spectrum of clients, including government agencies and esteemed Fortune 500 corporations across several industries—manufacturing, retail, healthcare, distribution, transportation, logistics, food and beverage, and the oil, gas, and chemical sectors. By adopting OMNIQ Corp.'s advanced solutions, these organizations are better equipped to manage the intricacies of their domains, thereby enhancing their operational effectiveness.

OMNIQ Corp. has established a significant footprint in rapidly expanding markets. This includes the Global Safe City sector, predicted to reach $67.1 billion by 2028, the smart parking industry, expected to escalate to $16.4 billion by 2030, and the fast-casual restaurant market, projected to hit $209 billion by 2027. These engagements reflect the Company's strategic alignment with industries that are witnessing a growing need for cutting-edge AI technology solutions.

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Information about forward-looking statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, specifically under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements, which address expected future events, economic performance, and financial outcomes, are not historical facts but predictions based on current expectations and projections.

Such forward-looking statements, identifiable by terms like "anticipate," "expect," "may," "believe," and similar expressions, should not be seen as guarantees of future results. They are based on the information available at the time of making and reflect management's current expectations about future events. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected or implied. Some of these risks include fluctuations in product demand, the introduction of new offerings, maintaining customer and strategic relationships, competitive pressures, market growth, financial liquidity, debt management, and the ability to integrate new acquisitions effectively.

Specific forward-looking statements in this release include expectations regarding financial strategies, revenue growth, and operational improvements. For a detailed discussion of risks and uncertainties that could affect OMNIQ Corp.'s future performance, please refer to our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at OMNIQ Corp. does not commit to updating these forward-looking statements unless required by law.

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* Impairment of Goodwill – During the year ended December 31, 2023, the Company experienced significant decline in our stock price and sustained losses from operations. Therefore, we completed a quantitative goodwill impairment analysis as of December 31, 2023. The results of the analysis indicated an impairment loss for goodwill related to acquisitions prior to 2021, and we recorded a non-cash impairment of $14.7 million.

As of December 31,

(In thousands, except share and per share data) 2023  2022 
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $1,678  $1,311 
Accounts receivable, net  18,654   23,893 
Inventory  6,028   8,726 
Prepaid expenses  969   1,268 
Other current assets  25   473 
Total current assets  27,354   35,671 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,166 and $1,030 respectively  1,066   1,086 
Goodwill  1,788   16,542 
Trade name, net of accumulated amortization of $4,850 and $4,458, respectively  1,377   1,826 
Customer relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $11,814 and $10,762, respectively  3,777   4,967 
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $1,669 and $1,541, respectively  504   675 
Right of use lease asset  1,862   2,300 
Other assets  1,758   1,744 
Total Assets $39,486  $64,811 
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $56,741  $53,701 
Line of credit  240   1,971 
Accrued payroll and sales tax  1,537   2,633 
Notes payable, related parties – current portion  -   293 
Notes payable – current portion  10,196   11,572 
Lease liability – current portion  885   942 
Other current liabilities  3,106   2,429 
Total current liabilities  72,705   73,541 
Long term liabilities        
Notes payable, related party, less current portion  -   0 
Accrued interest and accrued liabilities, related party  73   72 
Notes payable, less current portion  265   55 
Lease liability  1,011   1,404 
Other long term liabilities  452   265 
Total liabilities  74,506   75,337 
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)        
Series A Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 2,000,000 shares designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding  -   - 
Series B Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 1 share designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding  -   - 
Series C Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 3,000,000 shares designated, 502,000 and 544,500 shares issued and outstanding, respectively  1   1 
Common stock; $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized; 10,675,802 and 7,714,780 shares issued and outstanding, respectively.  11   8 
Additional paid-in capital  78,339   73,714 
Accumulated (deficit)  (113,923)  (84,460)
Accumulated other comprehensive income  551   211 
Total OmniQ stockholders’ equity (deficit)  (35,020)  (10,526)
Total liabilities and equity (deficit) $39,486  $64,811 

For the Years Ended December 31,

(In thousands, except share and per share data) 2023  2022 
Revenues $81,193  $100,758 
Cost of goods sold  65,485   78,654 
Gross profit  15,708   22,104 
Operating expenses        
Research & Development  2,154   1,826 
Selling, general and administrative  22,960   27,707 
Depreciation  464   324 
Amortization  1,640   1,799 
Goodwill impairment expense  14,686   - 
Total operating expenses  41,904   31,656 
Loss from operations  (26,196)  (9,552)
Other income (expenses):        
Interest expense  (3,303)  (3,496)
Other (expenses) income  (1,145)  (601)
Total other expenses  (4,448)  (4,097)
Net Loss Before Income Taxes  (30,074)  (13,649)
Provision for Income Taxes        
Current  643   35 
Total Provision for Income Taxes  643   35 
Net Loss $(29,431) $(13,614)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest  -   67 
Net Loss attributable to OmniQ Corp $(29,431) $(13,681)
Net Loss $(29,431) $(13,614)
Foreign currency translation adjustment  340   365 
Comprehensive loss $(29,091) $(13,249)
Reconciliation of net loss to net loss attributable to common shareholders        
Net loss $(29,431) $(13,614)
Less: Dividends attributable to non-common stockholders’ of OmniQ Corp  (32)  (206)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders’ of OmniQ Corp $(29,463) $(13,820)
Net (loss) per share - basic attributable to common stockholders’ of OmniQ Corp $(3.50) $(1.82)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic  8,412,494   7,576,434 


  The year ended 
(In thousands) December 31, 
Adjusted EBITDA Calculation 2023  2022 
Net loss  (29,431)  (13,614)
Depreciation & amortization  2,104   2,119 
Interest expense  3,303   3,496 
Income taxes  (643)  (35)
Stock compensation  1,955   3,323 
Goodwill impairment  14,686   - 
Nonrecurring loss events  619   1,786 
Adjusted EBITDA  (7,407)  (2,925)
Total revenues, net  81,193   100,758 
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of total revenues, net  (9.12%)   (-2.9%)