Sphere 3D Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

May 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY), a company delivering containerization, virtualization, and data management solutions, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

“This quarter was the first full quarter since the divestiture of Overland in Q4 of 2018. We were able to reduce our operating expense in Q1 2019 vs Q1 2018 by just over 50%, and saw an increase in gross margins as well,” said Peter Tassiopoulos, chief executive officer of Sphere3D, adding, “We continue to assess the business for additional potential improvements to our operating results.”

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results:
On November 13, 2018, the Company closed the divestiture of its Overland subsidiary and related business. The financial results of Overland for the first quarter of 2018 have been reflected in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations as discontinued operations. All results below exclude discontinued operations.  Our results for first quarter 2019 were as follows:

  • Revenue for the first quarter of 2019 was $2.1 million, compared to $2.4 million for the first quarter 2018.

  • Gross margin for the first quarter of 2019 was 32.6%, compared to 18.7% for the first quarter of 2018. 

  • Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2019 were $2.4 million, compared to $4.9 million for the first quarter of 2018.

  • Share-based compensation expense for the first quarter of 2019 was $124,000, compared to $821,000 for the first quarter of 2018. Depreciation and amortization was $267,000 in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2018.

  • Net loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2019 was $1.8 million, or a net loss of $0.82 per share, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $5.1 million, or a net loss of $5.35 per share, for the first quarter of 2018.

  • Net loss from discontinued operations for the first quarter of 2018 was $1.7 million, or a net loss of $1.76 per share.

Investor Conference Call:
Sphere 3D will not be hosting a first quarter fiscal year 2019 earnings conference call.

About Sphere 3D:
Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) delivers containerization, virtualization, and data management solutions via hybrid cloud, cloud and on-premise implementations through its global reseller network and professional services organization. Sphere 3D has a portfolio of brands, including HVE ConneXionsUCX ConneXions, and SnapServer® dedicated to helping customers achieve their IT goals. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D and @HVEconneXions

Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, our inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing; any increase in our cash needs; the Company’s ability to maintain listing with the NASDAQ Capital Market; market adoption and performance of our products; the level of success of our collaborations and business partnerships; possible actions by customers, partners, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in our periodic reports contained in our Annual Information Form and other filings with Canadian securities regulators ( and in prior periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ( Sphere 3D undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor Contact:
Kurt Kalbfleisch

 (In thousands, except share and per share data) 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,
      2019       2018  
 Revenue $   2,130     $   2,373  
 Cost of revenue     1,435         1,930  
 Gross profit     695         443  
 Operating expenses:       
   Sales and marketing     453         781  
   Research and development     697         1,111  
   General and administrative     1,252         3,000  
        2,402         4,892  
 Loss from operations     (1,707 )       (4,449 )
   Interest expense - related party     (142 )       (558 )
   Interest expense     (3 )       -   
   Other income (expense), net     8         (126 )
 Net loss from continuing operations     (1,844 )       (5,133 )
 Net loss from discontinued operations     -         (1,690 )
 Net loss $   (1,844 )   $   (6,823 )
 Net loss per share:       
   Continuing operations $   (0.82 )   $   (5.35 )
   Discontinued operations     -          (1.76 )
   Net loss per share basic and diluted $   (0.82 )   $   (7.11 )
 Shares used in computing net loss per share:       
   Basic and diluted     2,236,590         959,828  


 (In thousands) 
    March 31,   December 31,
      2019       2018  
     (Unaudited)     (Unaudited) 
 Cash and cash equivalents $   139     $   341  
 Accounts receivable, net     859         1,142  
 Inventories     1,247         1,230  
 Other current assets     596         784  
   Total current assets     2,841         3,497  
 Investment in affiliate     2,100         2,100  
 Property and equipment, net     5         6  
 Intangible assets, net     3,101         3,348  
 Goodwill     1,385         1,385  
 Other assets     1,114         950  
   Total assets $   10,546     $   11,286  
 Current liabilities $   9,594     $   9,639  
 Series A redeemable preferred shares     6,701         6,571  
 Other long-term liabilities     1,433         683  
 Total shareholders' deficit     (7,182 )       (5,607 )
   Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit $   10,546     $   11,286  


Source: Sphere 3D Corp