Update on Partners’ Biometric Sales and Marketing
San Diego (May 10, 2018) – ImageWare® Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Q1 Summary of Results
- Revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 decreased 23% to $716,000 from $928,000 in the first quarter 2017.
- Gross profit for the first quarter was $468,000 (65%) as compared with $666,000 (72%) in the first quarter 2017.
- Net loss was $3.6 million in the first quarter compared with $2.7 million in the first quarter 2017.
Recently Announced Significant Events
- In April, ImageWare received a $730,000 order from an existing customer for additional licenses of its Biometric Engine® identification software.
- In January, the company brought on board David Somerville as Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing to help the company to navigate the expected increase in worldwide sales activity. Mr. Somerville has over 20 years of high-level experience in the sales and support of security software.
Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems said, “Revenues in the quarter continued to reflect primarily our legacy business. However, we did see initial orders from several of our sales partners. Thus far in 2018 we have seen our first sales, although modest, under that model from our partners CDW, Fujitsu, Extenua and Avatier. While we have limited direct visibility on when sales projects will actually close, we do know that every project is making progress and our partners have given us good reason to believe that several will close in the second quarter,” Miller concluded.
2018 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call
The Company will host an investor update call on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1:30pm PT (4:30pm ET).The Participant Dial-In Number for the conference call is Domestic/International 1-631-891-4304. Participants should dial in to the call at least five minutes before 1:30pm PT (4:30pm ET) on May 10, 2018. The call can also be accessed “live” online at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=129600.
A replay of the recorded call will be available for 90 days on the Company’s website (https://iwsinc.com/about/investors/). You can also listen to a replay of the call by dialing toll-free 1-844-512-2921 (international only – 1-412-317-6671) starting May 10, 2018, at 7:30pm ET through May 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. Please use PIN Number 10004818.
About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing patented biometric authentication solutions for the enterprise. Biometric technology uses unique physical characteristics to authenticate a person’s identity. 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, any individual use or combination of 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, California, with offices in Portland, Oregon, Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more about ImageWare, visit https://iwsinc.com/ and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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