Oblong Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2021

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– Pipeline of Opportunities Remain Robust Ahead of Office Reopenings

– Releases Initial Version of MezzanineTM Cloud Service to Select Customers

– Management to Conduct Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. ET

Oblong, Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLG) ("Oblong" or the "Company"), the award-winning maker of multi-stream collaboration solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2021.

Q1 2021 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Introduced early-stage version of its MezzanineTM cloud collaboration product

  • Expanded product development team to accelerate engineering and software development

  • Invested in sales resources to expand distribution channels in anticipation of office reopenings

  • Began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market in February 2021 and simplified its capital structure by eliminating all outstanding preferred stock

"As each month passes, enterprises are getting closer to a broad return to office environments. We are confident that the ‘return to the office’ will be a substantial catalyst for the acceleration of our business," commented Pete Holst, Chairman and CEO of Oblong. "There are thousands of conference rooms where Mezzanine’s unique collaboration technology can be deployed when office reopenings occur. Further, as a natural and critically important extension of the Mezzanine conference room hubs, are the tens of thousands of team members that will, upon commercial launch, be able to enjoy the benefits of Mezzanine through our cloud offering designed for team members working remotely. Our growing, vertically-diverse pipeline of opportunities that address both in-room and hybrid next generation collaboration for the hybrid worker supports this optimism. Transforming team collaboration remains a priority for companies in our target market and, while ‘return to office’ announcements are encouraging, the actual re-openings are progressing at a measured and cautious pace. While near-term visibility into market re-openings remains uncertain, we are confident that our long-term vision that Mezzanine and the Mezzanine Cloud solution being developed will be an essential part of how team members engage with data to inform critical business decisions.

"Building on years of data from our Fortune 500 customer base, including specific feedback from our largest opportunities, it’s clear our development initiatives to create cloud-centric offerings are critical and, moreover, need to accelerate," continued Holst. "Oblong’s DNA is rooted in creating unique and highly engaging user experiences that maximize audience interaction and participation. Over the coming months we will be aggressively testing and iterating our next gen cloud services in lock step with customer feedback. The path to innovation and growth for many companies begins with changing the status quo and equipping teams with technology that accelerates all forms of decision making."

Q1 2021 Financial Highlights

The Company reported the following financial results for the first quarter of 2021:

  • First quarter 2021 product sales from its flagship Mezzanine™ collaboration suite of $0.3 million, versus $1.7 million for the first quarter of 2020. This decrease is primarily attributable to delayed orders in our distribution channels as a direct result of customer implementation schedules shifting due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • First quarter 2021 total revenue of $1.9 million compared to $5.3 million for the first quarter of 2020.

  • Gross profit margin of 33% for the first quarter of 2021 compared to 55% for the first quarter of 2020.

  • Net loss of $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to net loss of $3.1 million for the first quarter of 2020.

  • Adjusted EBITDA ("AEBITDA") loss of $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to an AEBITDA loss of $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2020. AEBITDA loss is a non-GAAP financial measure. See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" below for additional information regarding this non-GAAP financial measure, and "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net loss.

  • Total cash balance at March 31, 2021 was $4.0 million. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had no debt outstanding other than the Company’s $2.4 million PPP Loan. The Company recently applied for forgiveness of the PPP Loan and expects the entire amount to be forgiven.

  • On February 12, 2021, Oblong began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market and all Series D and Series E Preferred Stock converted to common stock. As of February 12, 2021, the Company has no remaining preferred stock outstanding.

Conference Call Details

Management will host a conference call with the investment community today to discuss the Company’s financial results.

Date:

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time:

4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Dial in Number for U.S. Callers:

1-866-269-4262

Dial in Number for International Callers:

1-856-344-9207

Please Reference Conference ID:

7727484

The call will also be accompanied live by webcast over the Internet and accessible at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=144942.

Participating on the call will be Peter Holst, CEO and David Clark, CFO. To join the live conference call, please dial in to the above referenced telephone numbers five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time.

A replay will be available for two weeks starting on May 13, 2021 at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET. To access the replay, please dial 1-844-512-2921 in the U.S. and 1-412-317-6671 for international callers. The conference ID# is 7727484.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted EBITDA ("AEBITDA") loss, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as net loss before depreciation and amortization, stock-based expense, impairment charges, severance, income tax expense, and interest and other expense, net. AEBITDA loss is not intended to replace operating loss, net loss, cash flow or other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Rather, AEBITDA loss is an important measure used by management to assess the operating performance of the Company and to compare such performance between periods. AEBITDA loss as defined here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in accounting policies. Therefore, AEBITDA loss should be considered in conjunction with net loss and other performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as operating loss or cash flow used in operating activities, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP measures, such as net loss, operating loss or any other GAAP measure of liquidity or financial performance. A GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation of net loss to AEBITDA loss is shown under "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" later in this release.

About Oblong, Inc.

Oblong (Nasdaq: OBLG) provides innovative and patented technologies that change the way people work, create, and communicate. Oblong’s flagship product Mezzanine™ is a remote meeting technology platform that offers simultaneous content sharing to achieve situational awareness for both in-room and remote collaborators. Oblong supplies Mezzanine systems to Fortune 500 enterprise customers and is a Cisco Solutions Plus integration partner. For more information, visit Oblong’s website, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Forward looking and cautionary statements

This press release and any oral statements made regarding the subject of this release contain forward-looking statements as defined under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities that Oblong assumes, plans, expects, believes, intends, projects, estimates or anticipates (and other similar expressions) will, should or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Oblong’s actual results may differ materially from its expectations, estimates and projections, and consequently you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release include statements relating to (i) potential forgiveness of any portion of the PPP Loan, (ii) the Company’s potential future growth and financial performance and (iii) the success of its products and services. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current belief, based on currently available information, as to the outcome and timing of future events, and involve factors, risks, and uncertainties, including the volatility of market price for our securities, that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from such statements. A list and description of these and other risk factors can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2020 and in other filings made by the Company with the SEC from time to time. Any of these factors could cause Oblong’s actual results and plans to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, the Company can give no assurance that its future results will be as estimated. The Company does not intend to, and disclaims any obligation to, correct, update, or revise any information contained herein.

OBLONG, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ in thousands)

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash

$

3,964

$

5,058

Current portion of restricted cash

61

158

Accounts receivable, net

1,779

3,166

Inventory

1,494

920

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,147

691

Total current assets

8,445

9,993

Property and equipment, net

430

573

Goodwill

7,367

7,367

Intangibles, net

9,543

10,140

Right-of-use assets, net

773

903

Other assets

113

167

Total assets

$

26,671

$

29,143

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

$

2,417

$

2,014

Accounts payable

1,079

313

Current portion of deferred revenue

930

1,217

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

1,533

1,201

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

797

830

Total current liabilities

6,756

5,575

Long-term liabilities:

Long-term debt, net of current portion and net of discount

403

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

423

602

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

561

506

Total long-term liabilities

984

1,511

Total liabilities

7,740

7,086

Total stockholder's equity

18,931

22,057

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

26,671

$

29,143

OBLONG, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Revenue

$

1,918

$

5,328

Cost of revenue (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

1,290

2,374

Gross profit

628

2,954

Operating expenses:

Research and development

692

1,327

Sales and marketing

527

1,220

General and administrative

2,067

2,028

Impairment charges

31

541

Depreciation and amortization

722

815

Total operating expenses

4,039

5,931

Loss from operations

(3,411)

(2,977)

Interest and other expense, net

22

152

Net loss before taxes

(3,433)

(3,129)

Income tax expense

Net loss

(3,433)

(3,129)

Preferred stock dividends

1

4

Undeclared stock dividends

366

Induced conversion of Series A-2 Preferred Stock

300

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(4,100)

$

(3,133)

Basic and diluted net loss per share

$

(0.23)

$

(0.60)

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

Net loss

$

(3,433)

$

(3,129)

Depreciation and amortization

722

815

Interest and other expense, net

22

152

Impairment charges

31

541

Severance

40

Stock-based expense

307

32

Adjusted EBITDA Loss

$

(2,351)

$

(1,549)

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Contacts

Investor Relations
Brett Maas
Hayden IR, LLC
brett@haydenir.com
646-536-7331

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