Investments In Transformation Continue-Expected to Begin Driving Revenue Growth in 2Q 2022
FAIRFAX, VA, May 16, 2022 – WaveDancer (NASDAQ: WAVD), today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022, which was characterized by continued investment in the WaveDancer’s software development and sales team. This included new hires, board appointments, partnerships, and a definitive acquisition agreement as WaveDancer strives to become a leader in the zero trust, blockchain, and secure supply chain market.
WaveDancer CEO Jamie Benoit commented, “Our first quarter 2022 saw the company continue to prioritize investments in key operational areas. In addition to the recent additions, we have made at the board and senior leadership levels, we have also added three new blockchain sales professionals as well as six engineers and developers.”
Mr. Benoit continued, “Our lower revenue over first quarter 2021 is a result of our continued effort in the Tellenger business to move away from low margin distribution and reselling and towards higher margin professional services opportunities.”
First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights (all comparisons to prior year period unless otherwise noted)
- Total revenues decreased 12.4% to $3.0 million, compared with $3.4 million.
- Professional fees decreased 15.3% to $2.1 million down from $2.4 million.Gross profit decreased to $0.4 million, compared with $1.0 million.
- Gross margin expanded to 12.6%; higher-margin professional fees accounted for 69.0% of revenues.
- Net loss of $(2.1) million, compared with net income of $0.3 million.
- Adjusted EBITDA1 of ($1.7) million, compared with $0.4 million.
WaveDancer (www.wavedancer.com), headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a provider of zero trust software solutions, specializing in secure blockchain supply chain management (SCM), asset tracking and security. Our technologies are deployed and being used to help organizations manage very complex supply chain challenges. Initially developed to secure a complex international supply chain for a global U.S. Government (USG) national security organization, the technology has matured to address multiple operational capabilities. Customers are using the WaveDancer platform to gain unprecedented levels of accountability, auditability, and predictability from their data, while giving insights to their partners and suppliers through a controlled, distributed ledger that is immutable and can be trusted by all parties. The sophisticated blockchain technology is now available to the entirety of the USG through GovCloud.
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The Equity Group
1 Please see non-GAAP reconciliation below or on page 5 (PDF)
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