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SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OMNIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or “the Company”), a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT – based solutions announces Q2 2023 revenue of $20.4M and increased AI based revenue by 91%.

Q2 2023 Revenue of $20.4 Million a 16% decrease vs Q2 2022 impacted by temporary delay of several large orders6 months 2023 Revenue of $48.26 Million a 4% decrease versus 6-month 2022AI Machine Vision Revenue increased by 91% for Q2, driven by strong customer demand across Homeland Security, Public Safety and Automation of Parking.Company continues the process of improving efficiencies initiated this year, resulting in approximately $1.7M reduction in Sales and G&A expenses maintaining its efforts to reach positive EBITDA. Q Shield AI based Machine Vision Safe City System added 2 new cities for a total of 19 under contract. The company has navigated thru regulatory requirements, is experiencing positive momentum, and expects an acceleration in Q3.
Q2 Adjusted EBITDA loss $1.5M versus Adjusted EBITDA loss of $777K in Q2 2022
Cash June 30, 2023, of $1,998 Million vs. $1,311 Million on December 31st, 2022.

Additional Q2 2023 and recent events:

Three additional Airport ordered OMNIQ’s AI based parking and security solution bringing the total to 60 Airports in the USOMNIQ’s AI – Machine vision systems to be deployed in South America in partnership with a multibillion-dollar publicly traded high-tech defense and homeland security company,AI based Border Safety System has been enhanced with real-time anomaly detection. The technology allows for identification of unusual acceleration of vehicle speeds in high-risk areas, enabling authorities to respond immediately to potential threats.OMNIQ partnered with EAGL Technology, Inc to offer Shot Detection as an important add on to its AI-Based solution with additional unique features like car’s color, model and manufacturer, essential features for crime and terron prevention.OMNIQ signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tadiran Telecomm. The company is waiting for governmental approvals before it can proceed with closing the transaction.

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Shai Lustgarten, CEO, commented “Our core legacy business services the needs of many of the world’s largest companies. While we remain confident in our continued success and the opportunities ahead, these large companies were more cautious, took more time to make decisions and pushed out orders as they were faced with the challenges of an uncertain economy over the last several months. This caused a temporary delay in receiving several large orders resulting in a $4M decrease in Q2 revenue vs 2022. Despite these challenges in the quarter, we continued to make significant advancements which provide us the ability to reach our yearly objectives and long-term growth plans.

Our dedicated team worked tirelessly throughout the quarter to provide excellent customer service and actively pursue numerous substantial new contracts. We are confident that these efforts will yield positive results soon, more than compensating for the $4 million decrease.

We continue to witness robust demand for our AI systems in the United States, South America and the Middle East which resulted in an overall AI revenue increase of 91%. Our Q-Shield, Safe City system has exhibited impressive success, fostering safer environments and generating increased revenues upon deployment. Currently, we have 15 additional cities eagerly anticipating the implementation of this system. As we ventured into a new industry with groundbreaking technology, we encountered several learning curves and navigated unexpected regulatory demands. We are pleased to inform you that these challenges are being successfully addressed. We anticipate a swifter pace of deployments for the additional 16 cities and continued positive pace of new contracts moving forward.

In our ongoing commitment to financial responsibility, we have continued with significant cost-cutting efforts in SG&A, resulting in a substantial reduction of expenses by $1.7 million. This aligns with our ongoing efforts to achieve positive EBITDA.

We are excited about our recent announcement regarding the definitive agreement for Tadiran Telecomm, and we are working on regulatory requirements to conclude the closing. Pending approval, upon closure, this acquisition will significantly enhance OMNIQ’s market positioning, adding robust technology to our product portfolio.”

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

OMNIQ reported revenue of $20.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, a decrease of 16% from $24.2 million in the second quarter of 2022. Our Gross Margin in the 2nd quarter was 19% compared to a Gross Margin of 25% in the same period in 2022. The decrease in Gross margin is due to the fix costs accounted to the cost of goods sold combined with the decrease in revenue. Margin on the variable cost (direct cost of material) is higher by 2% from 31% in Q2 2022 to 33% in Q2 2023. Total operating expenses for the quarter were $6.4 million, a decrease of 20% from $8M in the second quarter of 2022.

Net loss for the quarter was $3.9 million, or a loss of $.49 per basic share, compared with a loss of $3.2 million, or a loss of $.44 per basic share, for the second quarter of last year.

Adjusted EBITDA (adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) for the second quarter of 2023 amounted to a loss of $1.5 million compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $777 thousand in the second quarter of 2022.

Cash balance at June 30, 2022 was $2 million compared with $1.3 million at December 31, 2022.

Six Months ending June 30, 2023 Financial Results

OMNIQ reported revenue of $48 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023, a decrease of 4% from $50 million in the first six months of 2022. Our Gross Margin for the first half of 2023 was 20%, compared to a Gross Margin of 24% for the same period in 2022. Total operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023 were $14.1 million, compared with $15.5 million in the same period of 2022 a decrease of 9%.

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2023 was $7.4 million, or a loss of $0.95 per basic share, compared with a loss of $5.8 million, or a loss of $0.79 per basic share, for the first six months of last year.

Adjusted EBITDA (adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) for the six months ended June 30, 2023 amounted to a loss of $2.4 million compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $1 million in the same period of 2022.

Earnings Call Details

To participate in this event, dial approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the beginning of the call.

Event Date: August 15th – 8:00 AM Eastern Time

Toll Free: 888-506-0062

International: 973-528-0011

Participant Access Code: 261124

Event Link: Webcast URL:

Replay Number:

Toll Free: 877-481-4010

International: 919-882-2331

Replay Passcode: 48934

Replay will be available on the company website at under the investor tab.

About omniQ Corp.

omniQ Corp. (Nasdaq: OMQS) provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real-time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management, and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets, and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.

omniQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.

The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $67.1 billion by 2028, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $33.5 billion by 2023 and the fast casual restaurant sector expected to reach $209 billion by 2027.

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(In thousands) As of   June 30, 2023  December 31, 2022   (UNAUDITED)    ASSETS        Current assets        Cash and cash equivalents $1,998  $1,311 Accounts receivable, net  18,283   23,893 Inventory  6,685   8,726 Prepaid expenses  1,261   1,268 Other current assets  371   473 Total current assets  28,598   35,671          Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,069 and $1,030 respectively  1,373   1,086 Goodwill  16,432   16,542 Trade name, net of accumulated amortization of $4,669 and $4,458, respectively  1,522   1,826 Customer relationships, net of accumulated amortization of $11,241 and $10,762, respectively  4,261   4,967 Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $1,569 and $1,541, respectively  577   675 Right of use lease asset  1,800   2,300 Other assets  1,202   1,744 Total Assets $55,765  $64,811          LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT        Current liabilities        Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $52,859  $54,736 Line of credit  2,990   1,971 Accrued payroll and sales tax  1,699   2,633 Notes payable, related parties – current portion  97   293 Notes payable – current portion  8,941   11,572 Lease liability – current portion  829   942 Other current liabilities  1,431   1,394 Total current liabilities  68,846   73,541          Long term liabilities        Accrued interest and accrued liabilities, related party  73   72 Notes payable, less current portion  1,570   55 Lease liability  1,010   1,404 Other long term liabilities  178   265 Total liabilities  71,677   75,337          Stockholders’ deficit        Series A Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 2,000,000 shares designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding  –   – Series B Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 1 share designated, 0 shares issued and outstanding  –   – Series C Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 3,000,000 shares designated, 502,000 and 544,500 shares issued and outstanding, respectively  1   1          Common stock; $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized; 7,890,198 and 7,714,780 shares issued and outstanding, respectively.  8   8 Additional paid-in capital  75,000   73,714 Accumulated deficit  (91,849)  (84,460)Cumulative Translation Adjustment  928   211 Total OmniQ stockholders’ deficit  (15,912)  (10,526)         Total liabilities and deficit $55,765  $64,811 


  For the three months  For the Six months   ending June 30,  ended June 30, (In thousands, except share and per share data) 2023  2022  2023  2022 Revenues                Total Revenues $20,446  $24,209  $48,268  $50,531                  Cost of goods sold                Cost of goods sold  16,560   18,222   38,659   38,417                  Gross profit  3,886   5,987   9,609   12,114                  Operating expenses                Research & Development  559   468   982   990 Selling, general and administrative  5,315   7,072   12,082   13,547 Depreciation  96   58   204   151 Amortization  422   406   858   851 Total operating expenses  6,392   8,004   14,126   15,539                  Loss from operations  (2,506)  (2,017)  (4,517)  (3,425)                 Other income (expenses):                Interest expense  (740)  (878)  (1,678)  (1,689)Other (expenses) income  (721)  (389)  (1,472)  (653)Total other expenses  (1,461)  (1,267)  (3,150)  (2,342)Net Loss Before Income Taxes  (3,967)  (3,284)  (7,667)  (5,767)Provision for Income Taxes                Current  101   98   294   14 Total Provision for Income Taxes  101   98   294   14                  Net Loss $(3,866) $(3,186) $(7,373) $(5,753)Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest  –   –   –   67 Net Loss attributable to OmniQ Corp $(3,866) $(3,186) $(7,373) $(5,820)                 Net Loss $(3,866) $(3,186) $(7,373) $(5,753)Foreign currency translation adjustment  260   241   717   77 Comprehensive loss $(3,606) $(2,945) $(6,656) $(5,676)Reconciliation of net loss to net loss attributable to common shareholders                Net loss $(3,866) $(3,186) $(7,373) $(5,753)Less: Dividends attributable to non-common stockholders’ of OmniQ Corp  (8)  (141)  (16)  (189)Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest  –   –   –   67 Net loss attributable to common stockholders’ of OmniQ Corp $(3,874) $(3,327) $(7,389) $(6,009)Net (loss) per share – basic attributable to common stockerholders’ of OmniQ Corp $(0.49) $(0.44) $(0.95) $(0.79)                 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic  7,887,283   7,579,795   7,777,665   7,545,190   Six Months ended (In thousands)June 30, Adjusted EBITDA Calculation2023   2022        Net loss (7,373)   (5,754) Depreciation & amortization 1,062    1,002  Interest expense 1,678    1,689  Income taxes (294)   14  Stock compensation 1,032    1,203  Nonrecurring loss events 1,507    882  Adjusted EBITDA (2,388)   (964)         Total revenues, net 48,268    50,531          Adjusted EBITDA as a % of total revenues, net (5%)   (2%) 

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