Remark Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a diversified global technology company with leading artificial intelligence ("AI") solutions and digital media properties, today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Management Commentary

"The second quarter of 2020 was highlighted by the initial rollout of our AI-powered thermal imaging solutions for the U.S. market that generated $1.1 million in revenue during its introduction. With China now emerging from post-COVID-19 lockdowns, we anticipate growth on both sides of the Pacific moving forward," noted Kai-Shing Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Remark Holdings. "During the quarter we also successfully recapitalized our balance sheet by paying off over $13 million of debt and liabilities, while also ending the quarter with over $10 million of cash. These funds will help fuel our growth domestically and abroad as we grow our team, services and solutions."

Second Quarter 2020 Business Development Highlights

    --  Announced that shipments and deployments of the newly-repurposed Remark
        family of AI thermal solutions, including thermal kits, thermal pads,
        and thermal helmets, began in the United States and Japan.
    --  Received notification from Nasdaq that shares of Remark Holdings, Inc.
        had regained compliance with Nasdaq's minimum bid price and
        stockholders' equity rules and met the requirements of the Nasdaq
        Hearing Panel decision which requires that the company evidence
        compliance with all applicable criteria for continued listing.
    --  Launched Remark's thermal imaging is used to scan
        high-traffic areas to detect individuals with higher-than-acceptable
        skin temperature and track the individual for secondary screening. Each
        of the thermal imaging products is customizable and can operate as a
        standalone product or integrated into centralized control systems,
        specific to the needs of the customer.
    --  Announced the company won Phase 2 implementation of China Mobile's
        contract for the transformation of its 17,800 corporate stores into
        smart retail stores. Phase 2 is worth approximately $2.0 million.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

    --  Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $2.3 million, down from $2.9
        million during the second quarter of 2019. Revenue from the new
        bio-safety business totaled $1.1 million as thermal imaging products
        were delivered to casinos, restaurants, hotels, law enforcement
        agencies, medical centers, office buildings, and customers in other
        industries throughout the United States.Several factors, including
        COVID-19-related quarantines, continued to adversely impact revenue from
        the company's China business early in the second quarter by preventing
        personnel in China from continuing project roll outs and by delaying
        project testing and customization work on larger projects. However,
        projects resumed during the latter part of the second quarter, leading
        to approximately $1.0 million of revenue.
    --  Total cost and expense for the second quarter of 2020 was $5.1 million,
        a decrease from the $5.8 million reported in the same period of 2019.
        The decrease is primarily attributable to a $0.3 million decline in the
        cost of revenue resulting primarily from fewer international project
        completions, and decreases in sales and marketing expense of $0.2
        million, and in general and administrative expense of $0.6 million, as
        headcount declined. Such decreases were offset by a $0.6 million
        increase in share-based compensation expense in the technology and
        development cost category caused by an increase in the liability
        associated with share-based grants to our employees in China.
    --  Operating loss declined to $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2020
        from $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2019 commensurate with the
        cost and expense declines.
    --  Loss from continuing operations totaled $9.8 million, or $0.11 per
        diluted share, in the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to a
        net loss from continuing operations of $1.3 million, or $0.03 per
        diluted share in the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The bulk of the
        loss is tied to a non-cash change in the fair value of warrant liability
        of ($6.3) million compared to a $2.1 million gain in the comparable
        period of 2019, as a result of the increased share price of Remark's
        common shares.

At June 30, 2020, the cash and cash equivalents balance was $10.2 million, compared to a cash position of $0.3 million at December 31, 2019. Cash increased primarily due to $32.1 million in proceeds from common stock issuances, which increase was partially offset by use of the proceeds to make debt principal repayments of $13.3 million, to make other liability payments and to generally operate the business.

Subsequent Event

    --  On August 3, 2020, Remark entered into a Settlement Agreement and
        Release with the landlord of its former office space in Las Vegas,
        Nevada in exchange for a full release of all obligations and claims
        against the company.

"Our U.S. thermal business is off to a great start. We are seeing the momentum started in our second quarter carrying into our third quarter, and initial orders are leading to many new and large opportunities in various industries. Our ownership in Sharecare continues to grow more valuable each quarter, especially in light of Teladoc Health's recent acquisition of Livongo Health for $18.5 billion, which validates Sharecare's strategy of creating a platform versus a point solution. Finally, we expect our businesses to grow as the world's economies recover and reopen. Our AI-powered solutions are proven, tested and live," concluded Mr. Tao.

Conference Call Information

Management will hold a conference call this morning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss these financial results and provide an update on recent business developments. A question and answer session will follow management's presentation.

Toll-Free Number: 800.289.0438
International Number: 323.794.2423
Conference ID: 8269351
Participant Link:

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay via the investor section of the company's website here. A replay of the call will be available after 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 19, 2020.

Toll-Free Replay Number: 844.512.2921
International Replay Number: 412.317.6671
Replay ID: 8269351

About Remark Holdings, Inc.

Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) delivers an integrated suite of AI solutions that enable businesses and organizations to solve problems, reduce risk and deliver positive outcomes. The company's easy-to-install AI products are being rolled out in a wide range of applications within the retail, financial, public safety and workplace arenas. The company also owns and operates digital media properties that deliver relevant, dynamic content and ecommerce solutions. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou, China. For more information, please visit the company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

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Company Contact

E. Brian Harvey
Director of Capital Markets and Investor Relations
Remark Holdings, Inc.


            Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

           (dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

                                                                   June 30, 2020                       December 31,



      Cash and cash equivalents                                                    $
            10,233                     $

      Trade accounts receivable, net                                       2,235                               1,964

      Receivable from related parties                                        531

      Prepaid expense and other
       current assets                                                      5,803                               4,623


     Total current assets                                                18,802                               6,859

      Property and equipment, net                                            156                                 341

     Operating lease assets                                                 470                               4,359

      Investment in unconsolidated
       affiliates                                                          1,922                               1,935

     Intangibles, net                                                       472                                 509

     Other long-term assets                                               1,254                                 824


     Total assets                                                                 $
            23,076                  $

     Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

     Accounts payable                                                              $
            7,709                   $

      Accrued expense and other
       current liabilities                                                13,295                              14,326

     Contract liability                                                     566                                 313

     Note payable                                                         2,000                               3,000

      Loans payable, current, net of
       unamortized discount and debt
       issuance cost                                                           -                             12,025

      Total current liabilities                                           23,570                              37,790

      Operating lease liabilities,
       long-term                                                             202                               4,650

     Warrant liability                                                    6,318                                 115

     Total liabilities                                                   30,515                              42,555

     Commitments and contingencies

      Preferred stock, $0.001 par
       value; 1,000,000 shares
       authorized; none issued                                                 -

      Common stock, $0.001 par value;
       100,000,000 shares authorized;
       99,408,916 and 51,055,159
       shares issued and outstanding
       at June 30, 2020 and December
       31, 2019, respectively                                                 99                                  51

      Additional paid-in-capital                                         351,417                             319,275

      Accumulated other comprehensive
       income                                                                111                               (227)

     Accumulated deficit                                              (359,066)                          (346,827)

      Total stockholders' deficit                                        (7,439)                           (27,728)

      Total liabilities and
       stockholders' deficit                                                       $
            23,076                  $



        Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

              (dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                                 Three Months Ended June 30,                                    Six Months Ended June 30,

                                               2020                               2019                                2020                  2019

     Revenue                                           $
              2,299                               $
              2,865                            $
            2,730      $

     Cost and expense

      Cost of revenue (excluding
       depreciation and amortization)         1,210                              1,541                               1,231                 3,134

     Sales and marketing                       486                                687                                 902                 1,546

      Technology and development              1,477                                854                               2,125                 2,158

      General and administrative              1,898                              2,454                               4,638                 5,431

      Depreciation and amortization              66                                260                                 156                   585

      Other operating expense                     -                                                                                         6

     Total cost and expense                  5,137                              5,796                               9,052                12,860

     Operating loss                        (2,838)                           (2,931)                            (6,322)              (8,786)

     Other income (expense)

     Interest expense                        (775)                             (553)                            (1,236)                (940)

      Other income (expense), net                57                                 92                                  57                    47

      Change in fair value of warrant
       liability                            (6,260)                             2,078                             (6,203)                  662

      Gain on lease termination                   -                                                                1,538

     Other loss, net                             -                                27                                (73)                    1

      Total other income (expense), net     (6,978)                             1,644                             (5,917)                (230)

      Loss from continuing operations
       before income taxes                  (9,816)                           (1,287)                           (12,239)              (9,016)

      Benefit from income taxes                   -

      Loss from continuing operations                 $
              (9,816)                            $
              (1,287)                        $
            (12,239)    $

      Loss from discontinued
       operations, net of tax                     -                           (1,487)                                                 (2,610)

     Net loss                                        $
              (9,816)                            $
              (2,774)                        $
            (12,239)   $

     Other comprehensive income (loss)

      Foreign currency translation
       adjustments                              156                                127                                 338                    33

     Comprehensive loss                              $
              (9,660)                            $
              (2,647)                        $
            (11,901)   $

      Weighted-average shares
       outstanding, basic and diluted        89,264                             43,335                              71,527                39,994

      Net loss per share, basic and diluted

     Continuing operations                            $
              (0.11)                             $
              (0.03)                          $
            (0.17)     $

      Discontinued operations                     -                            (0.03)                                                  (0.07)

     Consolidated                                     $
              (0.11)                             $
              (0.06)                          $
            (0.17)     $


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