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Fingerprint Biometric Provider BIO-key Reports Record Revenue of $2.3M and Net Income of $753,000 for Q2 2015

WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2015) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a leading fingerprint biometric identification software and technology provider, today reported record results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015 and will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. EDT, details below.

Q2 Highlights:

  • Q2 '15 revenue increased to $2,272,804 compared to $402,879 in Q2 '14, principally reflecting a $2.0 million license order from an existing international customer.

  • Q2 '15 net income rose to $753,000, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1,026,286, or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share, in Q2 '14.

  • Executed a Memorandum of Understanding with an existing strategic partner Worldwide Touch Technology Holdings Limited regarding a proposed equity investment in BIO-key.

Michael DePasquale, Chairman and CEO of BIO-key, commented, "BIO-key continues to see growth in demand for our products as enterprises and governments move to deploy stronger user authentication technologies. Network breaches, identity theft and fraud are on the rise as traditional password and other single factor authentication methods continue to fail. BIO-key's proven, scalable and highly secure fingerprint biometric software solutions directly address this problem, providing security and convenience in a cost effective manner."

"Our favorable growth outlook is supported by a steady increase in customer dialogues across healthcare, financial services, mobile communications and government markets. The prospects are considering deployment of fingerprint biometrics to solve key cybersecurity, regulatory and fraud prevention goals. While we continue to expect variability in our quarterly operating results due to the size and timing of potential deals in our pipeline, we remain confident that we will achieve our full year revenue guidance of between 5 and 7 million and expect cash flow breakeven at or above revenue of 6.5 million," stated DePasquale.

"As previously announced and to support BIO-key's ability to capitalize on growing industry demand, we are in discussions with Worldwide Touch Technology, an existing BIO-key partner with substantial reach in Asia, regarding a strategic partnership and substantial capital infusion. We believe this relationship would substantially broaden our distribution reach while providing additional capital and opportunities to jointly develop new products based on our collective biometric technologies."

Q2 Results
BIO-key's Q2 '15 license fee revenue increased to $2,017,535 from $121,078 in Q2 '14, principally reflecting a large telecommunications license signed in Q2 '15. Service revenues decreased slightly to $255,269 in Q2'15 from $281,711 in Q2'14. Total revenue for Q2 '15 increased to $2,272,804 compared to $402,789 in Q2'14. In Q2, sales in highly regulated industries represented approximately 83% of total sales, with the OEM channel representing approximately 80% of total sales.

Q2'15 gross margin increased to 94% from 60% in Q2'14, principally due to the substantial increase in high-margin software license revenue. Q2 '15 operating expenses rose 1% to $1,373,860 from $1,366,035 in Q2 '14, reflecting increases in selling, general and administrative and reductions in research, development and engineering expense.

BIO-key reported Q2'15 net income of $753,146, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of ($1,026,286), or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share, in Q2'14. Share and per-share figures have been adjusted to reflect a February 2015 1-for-2 reverse split.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
BIO-key had total current assets of $2,445,334, including cash and cash equivalents of $282,376, at June 30, 2015, compared to total current assets $1,793,884, including cash and cash equivalents $843,632 at December 31, 2014. BIO-key expects to receive proceeds from the $2.0M license order...