ImageWare Systems Issues Corporate Update
ImageWare Systems Issues Corporate Update
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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (ImageWare or IWS) (OTCQB:IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has issued financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, as well as a corporate update to highlight the company’s progress since its last quarterly update on May 10, 2017.

Operational Highlights

  • Expanded agreement with Fujitsu to support mobile devices and actively market the GoVerifyID suite of products in Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and the Americas.
  • Entered a resell agreement with Info X Distribution, a global distributor of storage and networking solutions, to market and sell the GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite.
  • Recognized by CIO Applications as one of the “Top 25 Cyber Security Companies for 2017.”
  • Finalized the integration of biometric identity management and credentialing software into five Alaskan airports.

Management Commentary

“Our second quarter was highlighted by several partnership developments,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare’s chairman and CEO. “In addition to expanding Fujitsu’s biometric security portfolio to support mobile devices, we entered into a reseller agreement with Info X Distribution for our GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite and SaaS solutions, and also completed the integration of our identity management and credentialing software into five Alaskan airports. In May, we were honored to be recognized by CIO Applications as one of the ‘Top 25 Cyber Security Companies for 2017,’ further validating our strong positioning and brand awareness in the marketplace.”

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Total revenues in the second quarter of 2017 were up 6% to $1.1 million compared to $1.0 million in the same year-ago period.

Gross margin in the second quarter of 2017 increased 400 basis points to 76.4% from 72.4% in the year-ago quarter. The increase was primarily due to higher software licensing revenues.

Net loss in the second quarter of 2017 was $2.5 million or $(0.03) per share, compared to a net loss of $2.1 million or $(0.02) per share in the year-ago quarter.

On June 30, 2017, cash and cash equivalents totaled $0.1 million compared to $1.6 million on December 31, 2016. As of June 30, 2017, the company carried $6.0 million in debt compared to $2.5 million at December 31, 2016.

Conference Call

ImageWare will hold a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss its second quarter 2017 results. The company’s Chairman and CEO Jim Miller and CFO Wayne Wetherell will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-800-334-0872
International dial-in number: 1-719-457-2652
Conference ID: 2666419

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 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 Group at 1-949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via ImageWare’s investor relations section at

A replay of the conference call will be available after 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through September 14, 2017.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 2666419

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric authentication solutions for the enterprise. The company delivers next-generation biometrics as an interactive and scalable cloud-based solution. ImageWare brings together cloud and mobile technology to offer multi-factor authentication for smartphone users, for the enterprise, and across industries.

ImageWare’s products support multi-modal biometric authentication including, but not limited to, face, voice, fingerprint, iris, palm, and more.  All the biometrics can be combined with or used as replacements for authentication and access control tools, including tokens, digital certificates, passwords, and PINS, to provide the ultimate level of assurance, accountability, and ease of use for corporate networks, web applications, mobile devices, and PC desktop environments. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices in Portland, OR, Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more about ImageWare, visit; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

Forward Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “if,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to ImageWare Systems, Inc. (“ImageWare”) are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. ImageWare may from time to time update these publicly announced projections, but it is not obligated to do so. Any projections of future results of operations should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee that such results will in fact occur. These projections are subject to change and could differ materially from final reported results. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see “Risk Factors” in ImageWare’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made.


(In thousands, except share and per share data)
     June 30,  December 31,
     2017  2016
  Cash   $   104 $   1,586
  Accounts receivable, net   332  287
  Inventories    53  23
  Other current assets   148  135
  Property and equipment, net  62  93
  Other assets    35  34
  Intangible assets, net   100  106
  Goodwill    3,416  3,416
Total Assets   $   4,250 $   5,680
Liabilities and Shareholders' Deficit:      
  Current liabilities   $  2,188 $   2,516
  Convertible line of credit to related party net of discount   5,687    2,528
  Pension obligation   1,955  1,895
  Shareholders' deficit   (5,580)  (1,259)
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Deficit $  4,250 $   5,680


(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended
    June 30,
     2017  2016 
  Product   $   407 $   356 
  Maintenance    653  640 
Total Revenues    1,060  996 
Cost of Revenue         
  Product    36  56 
  Maintenance    214  219 
Gross Profit    810  721 
     76%  72% 
Operating Expenses        
  General & administrative   1,042  899 
  Sales and marketing   702  743 
  Research and development   1,479  1,318 
  Depreciation and amortization  17  35 
  Total Operating Expenses   3,240  2,995 
Loss from operations   (2,430)  (2,274) 
Interest (income) expense, net  164  36 
Other (income) expense, net   (50)  (200) 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (2,544)  (2,110) 
Income taxes    3  4 
Income (loss) from continuing operations   (2,547)    (2,114) 
Net income (loss)  $   (2,547) $   (2,114) 
Preferred dividends     (514)    (309) 
Net income (loss) available to common shareholders$   (3,061) $   (2,423) 
Per share data - basic        
  Net income (loss) from continuing operations$   (0.03) $   (0.02) 
  Preferred dividends     (0.00)    (0.01) 
  Basic income (loss) per share available to common shareholders$   (0.03) $   (0.03) 
Basic weighted-average common shares   92,539,230    94,298,567 
CONTACT: Investor Relations:

Cody Slach 
Tel 1-949-574-3860

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