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oti Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

ROSH PINA, ISRAEL — (Marketwired) — 08/10/16 — (NASDAQ: OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment systems, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Partnered with Microtronic to bring world–s first open and closed loop payment solution to the global vending market

Formed partnerships with vending distributors to the Romanian, Netherlands and Flanders markets

Unattended Card Payments (UCP) selected the SATURN 6500 TRIO reader and CONNECT 3000 telemetry controller as part of its portfolio of offerings for the North American unattended market

Partnered with Samsung Pay and other global point-of-sale providers to accelerate adoption of mobile payments

Introduced PayCapsule-Flex, one of the smallest payment cards designed to turn existing products and apparel into payment devices with Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities

OTI PetroSmart partnered with Fuel Telematics Solutions to deliver secure mobile payment for corporate fleet vehicles

OTI PetroSmart received a follow-on order from Smart Applications International Ltd. for more than 500,000 MediSmart cards

Total revenues increased 4% to $5.1 million from $4.9 million in the prior quarter, and decreased 6% from $5.4 million in the same year-ago period.

Gross profit was $2.66 million (52.2% of revenue) compared to $2.70 million (49.8% of revenue) in the same year-ago period.

Operating expenses decreased 30% to $3.2 million from $4.6 million in the same year-ago period.

Net loss from continuing operations totaled $639,000 or $(0.02) per share, an improvement from a net loss from continuing operations of $2.0 million or $(0.05) per share in the same year-ago period.

Net income totaled $1.3 million or $0.03 per share, an improvement from a net loss of $2.0 million or $(0.05) per share in the same year-ago period.

Adjusted EBITDA loss from continuing operations improved to $155,000 from a loss of $683,000 in the same year-ago period (see discussion about the presentation of adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, a non-GAAP financial measure, below).

At quarter-end, cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments increased 16% to $11.2 million, compared to $9.6 million at the end of the prior quarter.

“Our performance in Q2 demonstrated once again the positive impact of the financial and operational initiatives we have implemented over the last four quarters,” said oti CEO, Shlomi Cohen. “In addition to the sequential increase in revenue, the quarter was highlighted by several milestones, including the fourth consecutive decrease in operating expenses and third consecutive improvement in adjusted EBITDA. In fact, due to the one-time payment we received in the second quarter related to the sale of our SmartID subsidiary, Q2 marked our first GAAP profitable quarter since Q4 2013.

“These significant improvements were the result of our efficiency program, which not only reduced costs and optimized our internal processes and manufacturing practices, but also established a solid foundation for our future growth. Along that line, we continue to execute on our plan to capture market share and drive growth across our business segments, particularly retail payments. In addition to the strategic partnerships we recently formed with companies like Samsung Pay and Microtronic, we made meaningful strides in our transition to a recurring revenue business model by focusing on selling a platform that includes telemetry systems and payment processing services. This was demonstrated by our ability to secure increased orders for otiMetry from the European market, which generated recurring revenue from the telemetry systems connected to our network. This platform approach allows us to target a significantly larger addressable market, while providing an opportunity to generate high-margin recurring revenue.

“We are implementing this same platform approach in Japan, which we believe presents a six-million-unit market opportunity for our industry-leading solutions given the untapped nature of the market and nationwide shift toward cashless payments. Last month we achieved a significant milestone by receiving FeliCa certification for our new SATURN 8700 reader. In fact, we were able to quickly capitalize on our early-mover advantage by already securing a letter of intent from a multi-billion dollar Japanese retailer to purchase 10,000 FeliCa-certified readers over the next three years. Our initial success in this important market reaffirms our belief that Japan will be a major market for oti in the years to come.

“Looking ahead, we plan to build on this momentum throughout the year and into 2017. We are confident in our continued ability to further penetrate our key markets and verticals, generate recurring revenue, and leverage our relatively fixed cost structure. We believe we have the right business model, partners, products, and team in place to further establish oti as the growing leader in cashless payment solutions globally.”

oti will hold a conference call today (August 10, 2016) at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss these results. oti CEO Shlomi Cohen and CFO Yishay Curelaru will host the presentation, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. Eastern time
U.S. dial-in: 877-407-0784
International dial-in: 201-689-8560

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay via the investor relations section of the company–s website , the content of which is not part of this press release.

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios at 949-574-3860.

A replay of the call will be available after 1:30 p.m. Eastern time through September 10, 2016.

U.S. replay dial-in: 877-870-5176
International replay dial-in: 858-384-5517
Replay ID: 13642381

This press release contains certain non-GAAP measures, namely, adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, or adjusted earnings from continuing operations before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations represents earnings before interest or financing expenses, income tax, depreciation and amortization, and further eliminates the effect of stock-based compensation expense, patent litigation and maintenance expenses and other expenses. oti believes that adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations should be considered in evaluating the company–s operations since it provides a clearer indication of oti–s operating results. This measure should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with US GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for the US GAAP results. The non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the US GAAP results in the tables below.

On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) is a leader in contactless and NFC applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. oti–s field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address NFC and other cashless payment solutions, petroleum payment and management, cashless parking fee collection systems and mass transit ticketing. oti markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. For more information, visit , the content of which is not part of this press release.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Whenever words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” or similar expressions are used, the company is making forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding our intent to rollout new products and our position to capitalize on the cashless payment market. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on oti–s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of oti could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. Forward-looking statements could be impacted by the effects of the protracted evaluation and validation periods in the U.S. and other markets for contactless payment cards, as well as oti–s new and existing products and our ability to execute production on orders, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can provide no assurance that expectations will be achieved. Except as otherwise required by law, oti disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.

Nir (Neil) Barr
oti Marketing Director

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