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WidePoint Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and FYE 2011 Results

Mar 29, 2012 (04:03 PM EDT)
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Reports Positive Net Income for the Fourth Quarter and Calendar Year; Company Positioned for Strong Performance in 2012

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Amex: WYY), a specialist in communications management and cybersecurity solutions, today announced financial results for the three months and year ending December 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter 2011 Highlights

  • Net revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 decreased 4.6% sequentially to $10.2 million from $10.7 million at September 30, 2011 driven by decreases in Communications Management and CyberSecurity Solutions, partially offset by a lesser increase in the IT Consulting Services and Products segment. Delay's in the awarding of task orders negatively affected revenue performance during the 4th qtr of 2011.  
  • Gross margin decreased in the fourth quarter on a sequential basis to approximately 21% compared to 24% in the third quarter 2011 as a result of a smaller mix of revenues from our higher margin services during the 4th qtr of 2011.
  • Net income for the quarter was approximately $132,000 when compared sequentially to net income of $218,000 in the third quarter of 2011.

Full Year 2011 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $41.4 million, a decline of $9.4 million from $50.8 million in last year's comparable period. The decline was materially a result of the deferral of anticipated awards in 2011 due to federal government budget and debt ceiling matters that were resolved during our fiscal year 2011, along with a reduction in billable calling minutes as we started to shift our revenue mix towards higher margin managed services.  We remain focused on the continued retention and expansion of our services to our existing customers, while focusing on winning new customers within the state and local municipal and commercial marketplaces.
  • Gross profit for the full year ended December 31, 2011 was $9.2 million, representing a 22.3% gross margin, compared to $13.3 million, representing 26.1% gross margin, last year. The percentage of gross profit was lower for the full year of 2011 as compared to the same period of 2010 as a result of a lower percentage of higher margin revenues from our CyberSecurity segment in 2011.  
  • Total operating expenses for the full year ended December 31, 2011, decreased approximately $1.3 million, or 12.6%, to $9.1 million, compared to $10.5 million for the year-ago period. The decline is primarily attributable to a decrease in targeted sales and marketing activities as well as internal efforts to centralize certain functions to support a growing infrastructure and optimize our sales and marketing expenses.
  • WidePoint reported operating income of approximately $105,000 for the 2011 year as compared to operating income of $2.8 million in the year ago period. Net income was approximately $247,000, which included a $199,000 income tax benefit, as compared to net income of approximately $6.4 million in the year-ago period, which included a $3.7 million income tax benefit.

Steve Komar, WidePoint's CEO commented, "Despite the lingering short-term hurdles that impacted our revenues throughout much of the year, we accomplished several strategic objectives that broadened our addressable business horizons in 2012, that included:

  • The successful targeting and expanded efforts by our Communications Management segment to reach out to the municipal government marketplace;
  • The successful business development effort by our CyberSecurity segment to respond to and lay the ground work for a growing pipeline of opportunities in 2012 that addresses several federal security mandates and initiatives for our approved credentialing services; and
  • The successful completion of the asset acquisition of Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. in a transaction that allowed us to broaden our federal customer base, add over 70 new commercial customers, and expand our commercial reach and cross-selling capabilities with the addition of a number of new channel partners."

Mr. Komar added, "As we continue to expand our capabilities and build out our proprietary strategic assets, we believe that our fiscal year 2012 will showcase our ability to successfully diversify our offerings beyond the federal marketplace and into the municipal and commercial markets. Our recent announcements in securing new Communications Management contracts with the State of Nevada and the Western States Contracting Alliance led and issued by the State of Utah, and the accelerating trend of contract awards by new commercial customers in early 2012, further supports our long-term strategy to continue to broaden our customer base and market reach. The outlook for our CyberSecurity-based businesses is also quite positive as the result of a number of backlogged Government-mandated programs scheduled for release in 2012.  We are successfully executing on our key initiatives and increasing our opportunities to profitably grow our business."

James McCubbin, WidePoint CFO added, "The persistent effects of the federal government gridlock continued to have an impact on our fourth quarter performance.  However, due to the strength of our underlying business model, we were able to maintain our profitability and paydown our debt, which allowed us to acquire the assets of Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. utilizing available financial liquidity and a modified and expanded debt facility.  In looking forward to our fiscal year 2012, we see pent up demand for our services along with federal mandates that should drive growth in all of our segments. Given these events, we are targeting revenues in fiscal 2012 in the range of $55-$65 million.  We believe our gross margins should expand initially into the mid-to high 20's percentage range and grow beyond that as we expand and win more higher margin services revenues that tend to experience margins in the 35%- 65% range."

Conference Call Information

A conference call and live webcast will take place at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Anyone interested in participating should call 1-877-941-4774 if calling within the United States or 1-480-629-9760 if calling internationally. There will be a playback available until April 5, 2012. To listen to the playback, please call 1-877-870-5176 if calling within the United States or 1-858-384-5517 if calling internationally. Please use pin number 4526313 for the replay.

The call will also be accompanied live by webcast over the Internet and accessible at http://viavid.net/dce.aspx?sid=0000952C.

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a specialist in providing Communications Management and CyberSecurity Solutions utilizing its advanced information technology products and services. WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major government and commercial contracts including, Operational Research Consultants, Inc., iSYS, LLC, WidePoint Solutions Corporation, Protexx Technology Corporation, Advanced Response Concepts Corporation, and WidePoint IL, Inc. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit http://www.widepoint.com.

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For More Information:



Jim McCubbin, EVP & CFO

Brett Maas or Dave Fore

WidePoint Corporation

Hayden IR

7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 520

(646) 536-7331

McLean, VA 22102

brett@haydenir.com

(703) 349-2577


jmccubbin@widepoint.com





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WIDEPOINT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  








ASSETS





DECEMBER 31,





2011


2010

CURRENT ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents

$   2,135,310


$   5,816,303


Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $35,684 and $0, respectively

7,884,802


7,794,913


Unbilled accounts receivable

2,715,406


3,059,665


Prepaid expenses and other assets

782,862


473,320


Deferred income taxes

473,430


412,801











Total current assets

13,991,810


17,557,002








NONCURRENT ASSETS





Property and equipment, net

1,336,134


1,241,510


Goodwill

18,193,561


11,329,917


Intangibles, net

5,421,655


1,104,551


Deferred income taxes

3,265,125


3,116,705


Deposits and other assets

81,941


46,455











TOTAL ASSETS

$ 42,290,226


$ 34,396,140








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT








CURRENT LIABILITIES





Short term notes payable

$      100,951


$        94,809


Line of credit

-


-


Accounts payable

8,418,854


7,725,727


Accrued expenses

1,851,678


2,643,613


Deferred revenue

390,506


294,541


Income tax payable

-


143,450


Current portion of long-term debt

798,319


572,943


Current portion of deferred rent

36,508


20,835


Current portion of capital lease obligations

22,908


44,724











Total current liabilities

11,619,724


11,540,642









Deferred income taxes

-


-


Long term debt, net

7,769,143


564,490


Capital lease obligations, net

-


22,908


Fair value of earnout liability

-


153,000


Deferred rent liability, net

65,207


98,702











Total liabilities

19,454,074


12,379,742








STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT





Common stock, $0.001 par value; 110,000,000 shares authorized;





63,226,857 and 62,690,873 shares issued and
outstanding, respectively

63,227


62,691


Additional paid-in-capital

69,326,705


68,754,353


Accumulated deficit

(46,553,780)


(46,800,646)











Total stockholders' deficit

22,836,152


22,016,398











TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

$ 42,290,226


$ 34,396,140



WIDEPOINT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS












YEAR ENDED





DECEMBER 31,





2011


2010








REVENUES


$ 41,372,490


$ 50,812,776








COST OF SALES (including amortization and depreciation of




$649,829 and 807,603, respectively)

32,128,988


37,548,018








GROSS PROFIT

9,243,502


13,264,758








OPERATING EXPENSES





Sales and marketing

1,484,003


1,811,305


General and administrative (including shared-based compensation





expense of $157,459 and $110,398, respectively

7,443,197


8,447,897


Depreciation and amortization

211,129


201,236











Total operating expenses

9,138,329


10,460,438








INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

105,173


2,804,320








OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)





Interest income

12,572


18,440


Interest expense

(69,317)


(90,052)


Other expense

(608)


-











Total other income (expense)

(57,353)


(71,612)








NET INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

47,820


2,732,708

INCOME TAX BENEFIT

(199,046)


(3,648,146)








NET INCOME


$      246,866


$   6,380,854








BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE

$          0.004


$          0.104








BASIC WEIGHTED-AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

$ 62,882,100


$ 61,555,664








DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

$          0.004


$          0.102








DILUTED WEIGHTED-AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

$ 64,148,331


$ 62,862,978



SOURCE WidePoint Corporation