WISeKey Announces Q1 2021 Unaudited Revenue of $4.9 Million and Ends the Quarter with a Strong Cash Position of $25 Million

WISeKey Announces Q1 2021 Unaudited Revenue of $4.9 Million and Ends the Quarter with a Strong Cash Position of $25 Million

Record demand and backlog, new revenue streams and strategic partnerships have positioned WISeKey well for a strong 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, May 11, 2022 – Ad-Hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 of SIX Listing Rules – WISeKey International Holding Ltd– WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey” or “Company”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT company, announced today its Q1 2022 unaudited revenues of $4.9 million, an increase of more than 4%, from the same period of last year. Furthermore, WISeKey ended the quarter with a strong cash position of $25 million as of March 31, 2022.

In 2022, WISeKey will continue making significant investments in the IoT Chip segment to maintain its position as a strategic European and USA player and to increase the production volume of semiconductors. Of note, the Global IoT Chip market was valued at $12.2 billion in 2021 and projected to reach $32.1 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 14.8% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s CEO noted, “Q1 2022 was a strong quarter for WISeKey despite the volatile geopolitical and macro conditions and demonstrates our ability to maintain sustainable growth.   In particular, our core IoT business grew at 15% in Q1 2022, from $3.3 million in Q1 2021 to $3.8 million in Q1 2022, as we continue to deliver on the increasing demand for our IoT products. We are now in a very strong position to handle the increased demand from our clients. Our backlog at the end of April increased by more than 170%, as compared to the same period of last year, and was higher than our revenues for full year 2021. The higher demand, increased backlog and several new customers are now positively impacting revenues and the Company’s expectations for full year 2022 which is set to be another strong year for WISeKey on several fronts. Demand for our IoT products remains very high and we have already started scheduling deliveries for 2023. While we continue to face semiconductors supply chain shortages, we are looking at every option to further shorten customer delivery times. WISeKey is positioning itself as a strong, reliable and customer-focused supplier. We are progressing well on our two new revenue streams with the launch of the first WISeSat PocketQube Satellite in January 2022 and the expansion of the NFT portfolio available on our WISe.ART NFT platform which already includes over 300 artists.”

“We expect strong demand for our cybersecurity IoT products during 2022 calendar year and sustained revenue derived from the increase in demand for our technology. It is anticipated that Cybersecurity companies like WISeKey with strong technology-IP assets will recover much faster from the current crisis. Overall, continued adoption of IoT technologies connected to secure clouds, and ultimately 5G, will be tremendous catalysts for security companies given the related risk of adoption,” concluded Mr. Moreira.

WISeKey’s strong financial position of $25 million cash at the end of Q1 2022 allows the Company to support investments in new products, IP, and faster growing IoT/Cybersecurity markets. During 2021, WISeKey made significant investments in R&D and new microchips design in order to maintain its leading-edge technology position and the competitive advantage of product offerings. WISeKey is also making progress with its investment in FOSSA Systems allowing their satellite technology to integrate into the WISeKey IoT platform connecting all IoT sectors through the development of a WISeSat PocketQube Satellite. The WISeSat Satellite will be a security-IoT hardened FOSSASAT-2E satellite designed to further drive down satellite costs for the already-small Cubesat size.

WISeKey will offer this technology to its IoT clients in a SaaS model allowing both remote and redundant urban IoT communications for companies seeking to securely connect their assets. WISeKey Trust and Security solutions offer unique integration into an end-to-end platform that communicates in real-time with the WISeSat Satellite by ensuring the authenticity, confidentiality, and integrity of the devices, objects, data and transactions.

Finally, after the successful deployment of several NFT Luxury watch projects, WISeKey has developed WISe.ART one of the most reliable and secure NFT platforms for businesses, in a strategic partnership to bring trust to NFT. This NFT platform will provide a dedicated, secure marketplace for buying and selling NFTs, including artwork and luxury goods.

2022 KEY GROWTH AREAS

  • The launch of the WISe.ART NFT platform in 2021 is expected to provide new WISe.ART revenue streams in the shape of commissions on the sales carried out on the platform, and the sale of a white label version of the WISe.ART platform for clients that wish to have their own branded platform for auctions and sales.
  • The launch of the first WISeSaT PocketQube Satellite in January 2022 is the result of the investment of WISeKey in FOSSA Systems to integrate their picosatellite technology into the WISeKey IoT Connect & Trust model and improve IoT communication in remote and poor connectivity areas.
  • New strategic partnerships to strengthen its position as IoT cybersecurity provider and to develop new use cases based on our established technologies (refer to page 29 of the FY 2021 financial report for details).
  • Investments in post-quantum cryptography that are resistant against quantum cryptanalysis so as to anticipate future cybersecurity threats, working in collaboration with the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).
  • Planned significant investment into new equipment to increase the production volume of semiconductors.
  • Investment in R&D to expand its patent portfolio.

More information on WISeKey’s FY 2021 financial results and new business initiatives are available at https://cdn.wisekey.com/uploads/WISeKey-International-Holding.mp3

About WISeKey
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.6 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd 
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com
WISeKey Investor Relations (US) 
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

Disclaimer:
This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of the Swiss Financial Services Act (“FinSA”), the FInSa’s predecessor legislation or advertising within the meaning of the FinSA. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.


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Arcane Crypto publishes Interim Report for Q1 2022

Arcane Crypto publishes Interim Report for Q1 2022

Published: 2022-05-10 08:00:24 CEST

Arcane Crypto AB
Interim information

First quarter of 2022
– compared to first quarter 2021 –

  • Group revenue increased to 105,865 kSEK (2,157)
  • EBITDA amounted to -2,124 kSEK (-11,043)
  • EBIT amounted to -8,835 kSEK (-11,079)
  • The result for the period amounted to -10,178 kSEK (-136,050)
  • Adjusted result for the period amounted to -10,178 kSEK (-9,097)
  • Earnings per share before dilution amounted to SEK -0.001 (-0.017)
  • Earnings per share after dilution amounted to SEK -0.001 (-0.016)

CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen comments:

“In first quarter of 2022, EBITDA improved to -2,124 kSEK compared to -3,383 kSEK in the previous quarter, mainly driven by increased activity in Arcane Green Data.

The adoption of digital assets is accelerating, and with the increased interest we see every day, I am more confident than ever that we are on track to build Arcane into one of the world’s leading players in the institutional digital asset space.”

Main events during Q1 2022

  • On January 13, Arcane Crypto’s wholly-owned subsidiary Kaupang Krypto AS entered into a collaboration with NFT AS and curator Sam Farao, to facilitate acquisitions of Bjarne Melgaard’s first crypto art collection The Lightbulb Man.
  • On February 1, Anna Svahn informed Arcane Crypto AB of her decision to resign from the board due to other professional obligations.
  • On March 1, Puremarkets Limited (branded as Pure Digital) announced its partnership with Copa Fin Ltd. (trading as Cobalt) to bring next-generation credit and post-trade solutions to market.
  • On March 11, Ijort Invest AB (branded as Trijo) announced its partnership with Freja eID, a provider of digital identification services. Freja’s solution allows Trijo to onboard customers from all Nordic countries.
  • On March 22, Arcane Crypto’s wholly owned subsidiary Kaupang Krypto AS announced its collaboration with Ræder in order to provide tax and legal advice to premium clients.

Events after the end of the period

  • On April 22, Arcane Crypto’s associated company LN Markets announced a launch of Bitcoin options trading built on top of the Lightning Network.
  • During the first quarter, 194,670,151 warrants were exercised resulting in an equal number of new shares being issued in April.
  • Kaupang Krypto achieved its earn-out target, 58,452,374 new shares will be issued in Q2 to settle the earn-out.
  • In April, a 15 MSEK loan was secured from DBT Capital with a 42 month term.

Webcast presentation

The company will hold a webcast presentation where CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen will present the report today at 10:00 CET. Investors, analysts, and media are invited to follow the webcast.

Webcast link: https://channel.royalcast.com/landingpage/hegnarmedia/20220510_6/

No pre-registration is needed. The presentation will be held in English and questions can be submitted in English during the webcast.

 

For further information, please contact:
Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB
e-mail: ir@arcanecrypto.no
web: investor.arcanecrypto.se

About Arcane Crypto
Arcane Crypto develops the infrastructure and products that enable worldwide adoption of bitcoin and digital assets. Arcane is building a platform for users to learn, trade and invest in digital assets, all from one account. Our market leading research content educates our users and builds trust. Arcane achieves scale by providing a platform with open APIs, allowing third parties to develop their own products using our technology and then distribute their product to our users.

Subscribe to press releases and financial information: https://investor.arcanecrypto.se/

The Company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser, tel. +46 8 5030 1550, e-mail: ca@mangold.se, web: www.mangold.se.

 

The information disclosed in this Interim Report is mandatory for Arcane Crypto AB to publish pursuant to the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). This information was submitted for publication at 08:00 (CET) on May 10, 2022, through the agency of the CEO.


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Neptune Announces Quarterly Results with 102% Increase in Gross Earnings over the Prior Quarter

Neptune Announces Quarterly Results with 102% Increase in Gross Earnings over the Prior Quarter

Vancouver, British Columbia–(May 2, 2022) – Neptune Digital Assets Corp. (TSXV: NDA) (OTC Pink: NPPTF) (FSE: 1NW) (“Neptune” or the “Company“), a blockchain technology and cryptocurrency leader in Canada, is pleased to announce that it has released its quarterly consolidated financial statements and management, discussion and analysis for the three and six months ended February 28, 2022.

Below are a number of financial highlights pertaining to the second quarter ending February 28, 2022 and for the period subsequent to year end up to the date of this news release.

  • Neptune earned $3,455,955 through Bitcoin mining and other income-generating activities during the three-month period ended February 28, 2022. This represents an increase of 102% over the prior quarter.
  • Neptune ended the quarter on February 28, 2022 with $62 million in assets and no debt. This equates to a slight decrease over the prior quarter due to cryptocurrency value fluctuation over the period. Neptune did not convert any cryptocurrency tokens into fiat currency with the exception of stable coins.
  • Total expenses for the six-month period were $1,255,808, including non-cash values of depreciation and foreign exchange loss.
  • Neptune’s two largest digital asset holdings as of the date of this release are 194 Bitcoin and 152,964 ATOM.
  • The Company also holds positions in FTM, TSHARE, DOT, DASH, Tomb, ETH, BCH, LTC, and a number of other tokens of immaterial values, as well as an investment in the Protocol Crypto Quant Fund valued at $6 million and a current cash/USD-loans/stablecoin balance of $23million for strategic acquisitions, Bitcoin mining rig purchases and operations.

“In spite of a pullback in cryptocurrency values from the first quarter, Neptune had a strong second quarter with a doubling in gross earnings,” stated Cale Moodie, Neptune CEO. “We have received another 53 petahash in mining rigs which are currently warehoused in the USA and those will be hashing as soon as possible. We hope to take advantage of any market weakness with our cashed-up balance sheet in terms of both rig acquisitions and general token purchases, all while appropriately managing market risk and exposure.”

Certain information provided in this news release is extracted from auditor reviewed financial statements and ‎management, discussion and analysis for the second quarter ended February 28, 2022 that are filed under the ‎Company’s profile on SEDAR and ‎should be read in conjunction with them. It is only in the context of ‎the information and disclosures ‎contained therein that an investor can properly analyze this ‎‎information. ‎

Operating and Financial Overview
($CAD) 
For the six months endedFebruary 28, 2022February 28, 2021
Mining revenue765,632
Mining expenses(121,329)
Other income*4,397,369140,153
Total earnings 5,041,672  140,153
Depreciation**419,504
Stock based compensation**184,2141,300,683
General expenses (recovery)652,090296,757
Realized gain (loss) on settlements and sales480,903232,454
Revaluation of digital currencies***882,8732,793,763
Unrealized gain (loss) related to lending activities and short term investments2,587,0434,746,826
Comprehensive income for the period 7,736,683  6,315,756
Financial Position
($CAD)
 As atFebruary 28, 2022August 31, 2021
Cash and cash loans23,163,000154,803
Total digital assets20,134,47448,182,494
Total other assets18,803,0346,338,384
Total liabilities273,013769,083
Total shareholders equity61,827,49553,906,598
Working capital****30,018,71436,141,081
* All non-Bitcoin mining revenue generating activities
** Non-cash items
***  Revaluation is calculated as the change in value (gain or loss) on the coin inventory. When coins are sold, the net difference between the proceeds and the carrying value of the digital currency (including the revaluation), is recorded as a gain (loss) on the sale of digital currencies
**** Current assets less current liabilities

 

About Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
Neptune Digital Assets (TSXV: NDA) is one of the first publicly-traded blockchain companies in Canada and is a cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure leader with operations across the digital asset ecosystem including Bitcoin mining, proof-of-stake mining, blockchain nodes, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other associated blockchain technologies.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Cale Moodie, President and CEO
Neptune Digital Assets Corp.
1-800-545-0941
www.neptunedigitalassets.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX ‎Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.‎

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans”, “proposes” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, Company’s operations and sustainable future profitability; potential further improvements to the profitability and efficiency across operations by optimizing cryptocurrency mining output, continuing to lower direct mining operations cost structure, and maximizing existing electrical and infrastructure capacity including with new mining equipment; continued adoption of cryptocurrency. Forward-looking statements and information are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that, while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, and contingencies. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including but not limited to: the inherent risks involved in the cryptocurrency and general securities markets; the Company’s ability to successfully mine digital currency; revenue of the Company may not increase as currently anticipated, or at all; the Company may not be able to profitably liquidate its current digital currency inventory, or at all; a decline in digital currency prices may have a significant negative impact on the Company’s operations; the volatility of digital currency prices; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, currency fluctuations; regulatory restrictions, liability, competition, loss of key employees and other related risks and uncertainties. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.


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All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed.Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC International.


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