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Identity and Access Management Cyber-Security Provider BIO-key’s Q2 Revenue Rises 96% to $1.9M, Driven by Growth in Software, Services and Products; Investor Call Today at 10am ET

WALL, N.J., Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key® International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) and large-scale identity solutions, featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2022 (Q2’22). BIO-key is hosting a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. ET (details below) to review its results and outlook.


BIO-key CEO Michael DePasquale commented, “Our second quarter and first half revenue demonstrate growing momentum in our base of annual recurring revenue (ARR) from software licenses, which is a core focus and principal value driver for our business. Our Q2’22 performance included the first full quarter of operating results from our Swivel Secure Europe operations acquired in March and the integration of this business is proceeding according to plan.

“PortalGuard continues to gain momentum in higher education, municipal governments, and enterprises as a high-value, easy-to-deploy solution for hybrid access needs. Our progress is being supported by a growing base of Channel Alliance Partners (CAP) around the world, strong customer references, an expanding base of industry awards, and our digital and direct sales and marketing initiatives. Customers are increasingly recognizing PortalGuard’s value, flexibility and support for sixteen multi-factor authentication factors, including BIO-key’s industry leading Identity Bound Biometric capabilities.


“BIO-key has built a strong base of products and services and a growing global footprint of partnerships and direct sales resources to address the substantial cybersecurity and IAM needs around the world. Given our progress to date and the growing scope of opportunities we are identifying, we remain confident in achieving our full-year 2022 revenue guidance of $10-13M, representing growth of over 100% above 2021. We believe BIO-key is positioned to achieve break-even operations within this range, subject to our mix of hardware and higher-margin software revenue.

“Our guidance anticipates continued growth in recurring software license revenue to roughly 70% of the lower end of our revenue range, supported by hardware and services revenue contributions that are generally tied to specific projects. Our outlook is supported by our strong capital position, talented management and product development teams, and our expanding global sales, marketing and channel partner footprint.”

Financial Results

Q2’22 revenues increased 96% to $1.9M from $0.9M in Q2’21, driven by a 75.5% increase in software license revenue as well as solid growth in both hardware and services revenue.

Gross profit grew to $1.2M in Q2’22 from $0.8M in Q2’21, due primarily to increased revenues. Gross profit margin declined from 75% in Q2’21 to 63% in Q2’22, due to growth in lower-margin hardware revenue and a decline in the gross margin realized on license fees as a result of third party-software required for Swivel Secure licenses.

Total operating expenses increased to $2.8M in Q2’22 from $1.9M in Q2’21, reflecting a $0.6M increase in selling, general and administrative expenses and a $0.3M increase in research, development and engineering expenses. Increases included the consolidation of Swivel Secure and increased personnel costs related to multiple new hires. Higher research, development & engineering costs were attributable to costs associated with the development and Q2 launch of significant enhancements and updates to our MobileAuth application, the only multi-factor authentication mobile app that integrates Identity-Bound Biometrics with other authentication modalities.

BIO-key reported a net loss of $1.7M, or $0.21 per share, compared to a Q2’21 loss of $1.2M, or $0.15 per share. Weighted average basic shares outstanding were approximately 8.1M in Q2’22 and 7.8M in Q2’21.

Financial Strength

BIO-key ended the second quarter with working capital of $8.8M, including $4.9M of cash and cash equivalents and $4.9M in inventory, and a book value of $13.6M, or approximately $1.61 per share.

Conference Call Details
Date / Time: Friday, August 12th at 10 a.m. ET
Call Dial In #: 1-877-418-5460 U.S. or 1-412-717-9594 International
Live Webcast / Replay:  Investor Webcast & Replay – Available for 3 months.
Audio Replay: 1-877-344-7529 U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 Int’l; code 6599160

About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.BIO-key.com)

BIO-key has over two decades of expertise in providing authentication technology for thousands of organizations and millions of users and is revolutionizing authentication with biometric-centric, multi-factor identity and access management (IAM) solutions, including PortalGuard that provides convenient and secure access to devices, information, applications, and high-value transactions. BIO-key's patented software and hardware solutions, with industry-leading biometric capabilities, enable large-scale on-premises and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions as well as customized enterprise and cloud solutions.

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement
All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Act. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those included within or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue; our ability to raise additional capital; our ability to protect our intellectual property; changes in business conditions; changes in our sales strategy and product development plans; changes in the marketplace; continued services of our executive management team; security breaches; competition in the biometric technology and identity access management industries; market acceptance of biometric products generally and our products under development; our ability to execute and deliver on contracts in Africa; our ability to expand into Asia, Africa and other foreign markets; our ability to integrate the operations and personnel of PistolStar and Swivel Secure into our business; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the duration and severity of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our business operations, sales cycles, personnel, and the geographic markets in which we operate;  the duration and extent of continued hostilities in Ukraine and its impact on our European customers, delays in the development of products and statements of assumption underlying any of the foregoing as well as other factors set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Engage with BIO-key
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LinkedIn – Corporate: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bio-key-international
Twitter – Corporate: @BIOkeyIntl
Twitter – Investors: @BIO_keyIR
StockTwits: BIO_keyIR

Media Contact Investor Contact
Erin Knapp William Jones, David Collins
Matter Communications Catalyst IR
[email protected] [email protected]
914-260-3158 212-924-9800


   June 30,
   December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents $4,893,042  $7,754,046 
Accounts receivable, net  2,039,062   970,626 
Due from factor  76,940   49,500 
Note receivable, net of allowance  119,644   82,000 
Inventory  4,888,601   4,940,660 
Prepaid expenses and other  331,697   216,041 
Total current assets  12,348,986   14,012,873 
Resalable software license rights  43,768   48,752 
Investment – debt security, net  302,821   452,821 
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net  135,237   69,168 
Capitalized contract costs, net  301,225   249,012 
Deposits and other assets  8,712   8,712 
Note receivable, net of allowance  68,356   113,000 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  206,792   254,100 
Intangible assets, net  1,952,606   1,298,077 
Goodwill  2,256,402   1,262,526 
Total non-current assets  5,275,919   3,756,168 
TOTAL ASSETS $17,624,905  $17,769,041 
Accounts payable $1,279,301  $427,772 
Accrued liabilities  849,719   828,997 
Earnout payable – Swivel acquisition  500,000   - 
Government loan – BBVA Bank, current portion  122,000   - 
Deferred revenue, current portion  588,949   565,355 
Operating lease liabilities, current portion  192,581   177,188 
Total current liabilities  3,532,550   1,999,312 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion  71,524   67,300 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion  22,004   86,974 
Government loan – BBVA Bank, net of current portion  379,287   - 
Total non-current liabilities  472,815   154,274 
TOTAL LIABILITIES  4,005,365   2,153,586 
Commitments and Contingencies        
Common stock — authorized, 170,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding; 8,441,574 and 7,853,759 of $.0001 par value at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively  844   786 
Additional paid-in capital  121,022,606   120,190,139 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (110,081)  - 
Accumulated deficit  (107,293,830)  (104,575,470)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY  13,619,540   15,615,455 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
  2022  2021  2022  2021 
Services $435,106  $286,641  $830,910  $666,663 
License fees  1,162,148   662,193   2,622,331   1,141,151 
Hardware  349,861   43,256   435,045   1,072,914 
Total revenues  1,947,115   992,090   3,888,286   2,880,728 
Costs and other expenses                
Cost of services  180,677   158,440   391,590   334,384 
Cost of license fees  358,136   48,373   431,366   87,342 
Cost of hardware  185,140   32,756   238,438   584,478 
Total costs and other expenses  723,953   239,569   1,061,394   1,006,204 
Gross profit  1,223,162   752,521   2,826,892   1,874,524 
Operating Expenses                
Selling, general and administrative  2,006,573   1,374,084   3,804,571   2,890,482 
Research, development and engineering  784,083   490,952   1,589,349   932,603 
Total Operating Expenses  2,790,656   1,865,036   5,393,920   3,823,085 
Operating loss  (1,567,494)  (1,112,515)  (2,567,028)  (1,948,561)
Other income (expense)                
Interest income  77   832   208   3,447 
Loss on foreign currency transactions  -   (50,000)  -   (50,000)
Investment-debt security reserve  (150,000)  -   (150,000)  - 
Interest expense  (1,540)  -   (1,540)  (18,000)
Total other income (expense), net  (151,463)  (49,168)  (151,332)  (64,553)
Net loss $(1,718,957) $(1,161,683) $(2,718,360) $(2,013,114)
Comprehensive loss:                
Net loss $(1,718,957) $(1,161,683) $(2,718,360) $(2,013,114)
Other comprehensive income – Foreign currency translation adjustment  (165,883)  -   (110,081)  - 
Comprehensive loss $(1,884,840) $(1,161,683) $(2,828,441) $(2,013,114)
Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share $(0.21) $(0.15) $(0.34) $(0.26)
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:                
Basic and diluted  8,098,020   7,776,190   7,992,102   7,774,946 

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