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Socket Mobile Takes Goodwill Impairment Charge in Q3 2020

- November 17, 2020 -
NEWARK, Calif., – November 17, 2020 – Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), a leading innovator of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity, announced today that it has completed the annual goodwill impairment test required by generally accepted accounting principles. As a result of the lower stock price from the beginning of 2020 through the annual goodwill measurement date of September 30th, the Company concluded that an adjustment to its fair value was required. 

The non-cash impairment charge totaled $4.4 million and was recorded in the Company’s Q3 2020 results. The impairment charge does not affect the Company’s cash position, cash flow from operating activities, bank debt covenants, and does not have any impact on future operations. 

The revised financial tables reflecting the goodwill impairment can be found at the end of this press release. For detailed information, please refer to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 at

About Socket Mobile, Inc.
Socket Mobile is a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity in workforce mobilization. Socket Mobile’s revenue is primarily driven by the deployment of third-party barcode enabled mobile applications that integrate Socket Mobile’s cordless barcode scanners and contactless reader/writers. Mobile Applications servicing the specialty retailer, field service, transportation, and manufacturing markets are the primary revenue drivers. Socket Mobile has a network of thousands of developers who use its software developer tools to add sophisticated data capture to their mobile applications. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook, Twitter @socketmobile and on our sockettalk blog.

Socket Mobile Investor Contact:
Lynn Zhao
Chief Financial Officer

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-- Revised financial tables to follow    --



Socket Mobile, Inc.
Summary Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(Amounts in Thousands except per share amounts and percentages) 

11/17/2020 Summary Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

*Included goodwill impairment adjustment of $4.43 million recorded as of September 30, 2020

Socket Mobile, Inc.
Condensed Summary Balance Sheets

(Amounts in Thousands)

11/17/2020 Condensed Summary Balance Sheets
*Included goodwill impairment adjustment of $4.43 million recorded as of September 30, 2020
**Derived from audited financial statements.


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