SOCKET MOBILE REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2015 RESULTS Revenue and Margins Up Sequentially and Year-over-Year

- April 23, 2015 -

NEWARK, Calif., – April 23, 2015 – Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTC: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

 

Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was $4.0 million, an increase of 6 percent compared to revenue of $3.8 million for the same quarter a year ago, and an increase of 2 percent sequentially from revenue of $3.9 million in the immediately preceding quarter.  Net loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $72,000, or a loss of $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $72,000, or $0.01 per share, in the first quarter of 2014 and a net loss of $21,000, or a loss of $0.00 per share, in the immediately preceding quarter. Gross profit on revenue for the first quarter of 2015 was 45.1 percent, an increase from 42.8 percent for the same quarter a year ago and 44.6 percent for the immediately preceding quarter.

 

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2015 were $1.8 million, an increase of 16 percent compared to operating expenses of $1.6 million for the same quarter a year ago, and an increase of 7 percent compared to operating expenses of $1.7 million in the immediately preceding quarter. Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA), a non-GAAP measure of operating results, was $0.1 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to EBITDA earnings of $0.2 million or $0.04 per share for the first quarter a year ago and EBITDA earnings of $0.2 million, or $0.03 per share for the immediately preceding quarter.

 

Kevin Mills, president and chief executive officer, commented, “For the first quarter, we achieved sequential and year-over-year improvement in revenue and margins, as well as positive EBITDA and income from operations. Our barcode scanning revenue grew 22 percent year-over-year and 13 percent sequentially and represented 86 percent of total revenue for the quarter compared to 75 percent of revenue in last year’s first quarter and 78 percent in the immediately preceding quarter. 

 

“Mobile point of sale remains a key emerging market still in its early stages, as traditional cash registers are being replaced with tablets and other electronic devices. Mobile point of sale applications, particularly those addressing the underserved small and medium retailers, continue to be a key driver of our revenue growth. As we have previously experienced, mobile point of sale activity is lowest in our fourth and first quarters.

 

“Our barcode scanning revenue growth is driven by an increasing number of applications supporting our cordless barcode scanning products from our growing base of registered application developers. We now have more than 1,400 developers registered to use our software developer kit. Socket’s barcode scanning products are designed for use with smartphones and tablets using Apple®, Android® or Windows® operating systems. They are attractively priced, have antimicrobial housings and have a stylish look and feel in multiple colors for image conscious customers and retailers. We offer a wide range of barcode scanning products including entry level linear barcode scanners, powerful laser barcode scanners, and sophisticated 2D barcode scanners. All designed for ease of use in a mobile retail environment. Key markets being addressed by developers include mobile point of sale, hospitality, asset management and various commercial services and enterprise mobility applications.

 

“With the increasing number of applications supporting our broad product portfolio in emerging mobile markets, we believe we are positioned to achieve growth in 2015,” Mills concluded.

 

Conference Call
Management of Socket Mobile will hold a conference call and web cast today at 2 P.M. Pacific (5 P.M. Eastern) to discuss the quarterly results and outlook for the future.  The dial-in number to access the call is (877) 407-9210 from within the U.S. or (201) 689-8049 from international locations.  A replay will be available via telephone for a week following the call at (877) 660-6853 from within the U.S., or (201) 612-7415 from international locations.  The conference ID for the replay is 13605474#.  The call will also be carried live and available via replay through a link on Socket Mobile’s website at www.socketmobile.com. From the home page, select “About Socket”/”Investor Relations”/ and “Conference Calls and Events.”

 

About Socket Mobile, Inc.                   

Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading innovator of mobile devices and productivity tools for retail point-of-sale, field service, healthcare, and other mobile markets. Our portfolio includes wireless handheld and hands-free barcode scanners for tablets and smartphones and durable handheld computers and accessories for the mobile device market. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or www.socketmobile.com. Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook and Twitter @socketmobile and subscribe to SocketTalk, the company’s official blog.

Investor Relations Contact:    
Todd Kehrli / Jim Byers    
MKR Group, Inc.    
323-468-2300
sckt@mkr-group.com

Socket Investor Contact:
Dave Dunlap
Chief Financial Officer
510-933-3035
dave@socketmobile.com



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–Financial tables to follow –


Socket Mobile, Inc.

Condensed Summary Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(Amounts in Thousands except per share amounts and percentages)

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

  2015

2014

Revenue

  $4,006

  $3,795

Cost of revenue

        2,198

2,172

Gross profit

        1,808

        1,623

Gross profit percent

           45%

           43%

Research & development

           575

           554

Sales & marketing

           618

           476

General & administrative

           604

           521

Total operating expenses

        1,797

1,551

Interest (income) expense, net

             75

           136

Deferred income tax expense

        8

8

Net income (loss)

   $      (72)

$ (72)

Net income (loss) per share: 

Basic and Diluted

    
$  (0.01)

 

$ (0.01)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

Fully Diluted

 

       5,514

5,514

 

4,898

4,898

 

 Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Income Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) (Unaudited)

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

2015

2014

Net income (loss) GAAP

$ (72)

$ (72)

Interest expense, net

     75

  136

Income tax expense

        8

   8

Depreciation

      50

 65

Amortization of intangibles

      --

 15

Stock-based compensation expense

      47

52

Net income EBITDA

$  108

$ 204

 

 

Socket Mobile, Inc.

Condensed Summary Balance Sheets

(Amounts in Thousands)

 

 

 March 31, 2015

         (Unaudited)

December 31, 2014*

Cash

      $743

     $633

Accounts receivable

    1,671

   1,897

Inventories

      808

     957

Other current assets

        95

     125

Property and equipment, net

      222

      245

Goodwill

   4,427

   4,427

Other assets

86

86

Total assets

$ 8,052

$ 8,370

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 $ 3,179

 $ 3,535

Bank line of credit

      816

      816

Subordinated line of credit

                 600

      600

Convertible notes payable

 

Notes payable

Deferred income on shipments to distributors

                 753

      753

Deferred income on shipments to distributors

      888

                 979

Deferred service revenue

      199

      214

Other liabilities

      453

      444

Common stock

 61,926

 61,719

Accumulated deficit

(60,762)

(60,690)

Total liabilities and equity

$ 8,052

$ 8,370

*Derived from audited financial statements.

 

 

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