HERZLIYA, Israel, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Safe-T Group Ltd. (Nasdaq, TASE: SFET) (“Safe-T” or the “Company”), a global provider of cyber-security and privacy solutions to consumers and enterprises, today announced record financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021.
- Revenues for the three-months ended September 30, 2021 reached a record high of $3,377,000, an increase of 137% compared to $1,426,000 reported in the three-month period ended September 30, 2020. Third quarter revenues exceeded the Company’s preliminary estimated revenues of $3.2 million.
- Gross profit for the three-month period ended September 30, 2021 amounted to $1,783,000, an increase of 108% compared to $859,000 reported in the same period in 2020.
- The Company’s cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments balances at the end of the quarter were $12,947,000, down from $19,304,000 reported at the end of the second quarter primarily due to a one-time cash payment of $3,700,000 related to the acquisition of CyberKick Ltd. (“CyberKick”).
Shachar Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of Safe-T, said, “We believe that the impressive financial results achieved in the third quarter of 2021 and through the first nine months of the year, reflect the successful execution of our aggressive growth strategy focused on bringing world-class cybersecurity and privacy technology to consumers and enterprises around the world. We are especially pleased by the performance of our consumer and enterprise privacy businesses which have significantly contributed to our growth as it gains sales traction in large geographic markets including the United States and Western Europe.”
Third Quarter of 2021 and Recent Business Developments:
- Completed the acquisition of CyberKick, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security and privacy tools for consumers designed to reduce their vulnerability while they are online and prevent and defend against a wide spectrum of cyber threats;
- The completion of the development of iShield™, an advanced cybersecurity product designed to help consumers as well as small and mid-sized businesses in detecting and defending against dangerous and malicious threats during online browsing activities;
- The launch of a new enterprise data collection solution, enabling unlimited collection of online, public, web-based data aid in enterprise data analysis and decision making; and
- Safe-T was named by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as a 2021 emerging leader as part of its SPARK Matrix™ analysis of the global Zero Trust Network Security (ZTNS) market.
“Momentum in our business is accelerating and through our continued commitment to advance our cybersecurity and privacy offerings with improvements such as our data collection service and more recently, our anti-ransomware technology, we intend to further capitalize on the large global growth opportunities created by both the Work-from-Home and Work-from-Anywhere paradigms. As our financial results indicate, we are building a high growth company, with high gross margins. While the company is currently investing in its growth in the short term, over the coming quarters, we believe significant continued growth in revenues will produce higher gross profits needed to support operations. Our outlook for the remainder of 2021 and into early 2022 remains bullish, and we look forward to reporting on our continued progress,” concluded Mr. Daniel.
Financial Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2021:
- Revenues in Q3.2021 amounted to $3,377,000 (Q3.2020: $1,426,000). The growth is attributed to the increase in enterprise privacy business revenues and the consolidation of CyberKick’s revenues following the completion of its acquisition on July 4, 2021.
- Cost of revenues in Q3.2021 totaled $1,594,000 (Q3.2020: $567,000). The increase is mainly a result of growth in revenue in the enterprise privacy business which involves higher costs related to internet services providers, as well as the consolidation of CyberKick’s cost of revenues, mainly in traffic acquisition costs for 3rd parties’ products.
- Research and development expenses in Q3.2021 totaled $1,388,000 (Q3.2020: $655,000). The increase is attributed to the consolidation of CyberKick’s research and development expenses, as well as to the Company’s salary costs and share-based compensation.
- Sales and marketing expenses in Q3.2021 totaled $3,109,000 (Q3.2020: $1,114,000). The increase is primarily attributed to the consolidation of CyberKick’s sales and marketing expenses, primarily in its products advertising costs,as well as to the Company’s salary costs and share-based compensation.
- General and administrative expenses in Q3.2021 totaled $1,827,000 (Q3.2020: $1,413,000). The increase is mainly due to higher professional fees, predominantly legal, in connection with intellectual property protection activities.
- IFRS net loss in Q3.2021 totaled $3,723,000, or $0.121basic loss per ordinary share (Q3.2020: net loss of $1,292,000, or $0.081 basic loss per ordinary share). The increase in IFRS net loss is a result of the items discussed above.
- Non-IFRS net loss in Q3.2021 totaled $3,225,000, or $0.101 basic loss per ordinary share (Q3.2020: loss of $1,638,000, or $0.101 basic loss per ordinary share).
1 Adjusted retrospectively to reflect a 40:1 reverse share split of the Company’s ordinary shares, which became effective on October 15, 2021.
The following table presents the reconciled effect of the non-cash expenses/income and certain expenses further described below, on the Company’s net loss for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021, and 2020, and for the year ended December 31, 2020:
|For the Nine-Month||For the Three-Month||For the year|
|Period Ended||Period Ended||Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,||December 31,|
|(thousands of U.S. dollars)||2021||2020||2021||2020||2020|
|Net loss for the period||8,605||2,836||3,723||1,292||7,845|
|Amortization and impairment of intangible assets and goodwill||983||1,636||425||330||3,781|
|Changes in fair value of Finance liabilities||(1,053||)||(3,253||)||(762||)||(985||)||(2,987||)|
|Non-IFRS net loss||7,274||3,948||3,225||1,638||6,153|
Balance Sheet Highlights:
- As of September 30, 2021, shareholders’ equity totaled $27,752,000, or approximately $0.93 per outstanding ADS as of September 30, 2021, compared to shareholders’ equity of $16,216,000 on December 31, 2020. The increase is mainly due to the February 2021 registered direct offering and warrants exercises, partially offset by the Company’s operating loss during the first nine months of 2021.
- As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents balance and short-term investments balance aggregated $12,947,000, compared to $11,017,000 on December 31, 2020.
Additional details on the Company’s financials, products and strategy will be available soon on the Company’s website here.
Use of Non-IFRS Financial Results
In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, this press release contains non-IFRS financial measures of net loss for the periods presented that exclude the effect of share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, non-cash issuance and acquisition expenses and the revaluation of finance liabilities at fair value. The Company’s management believes the non-IFRS financial information provided in this release is useful to investors’ understanding and assessment of the Company’s ongoing operations. Management also uses both IFRS and non-IFRS information in evaluating and operating its business internally, and as such deemed it important to provide this information to investors. The non-IFRS financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with IFRS, and the financial results calculated in accordance with IFRS and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-IFRS measures to their most directly comparable IFRS financial measures provided in the financial statement tables herein.
Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call
Mr. Shachar Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Shai Avnit, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call today, November 30, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. ET, to discuss the third quarter financial results, followed by a Q&A session.
To attend the conference call, please dial one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin by placing your call five minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free number, please try the international dial-in number:
The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay at https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1512893&tp_key=d8f6453d78 and via the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://www.safetgroup.com.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 11:30 a.m. Eastern time through December 30, 2021.
|Toll-free replay number:||1-844-512-2921|
|International replay number:||1-412-317-6671|
About Safe-T® Group Ltd.
Safe-T Group Ltd. (Nasdaq, TASE: SFET) is a global provider of cyber-security and privacy solutions to consumers and enterprises. The Company operates in three distinct segments, tailoring solutions according to specific needs. The segments include, enterprise cyber-security solutions, enterprise privacy solutions, and consumer cyber-security and privacy solutions.
Our cyber-security and privacy solutions for consumers provide a wide security blanket against ransomware, viruses, phishing, and other online threats as well as a powerful, secured and encrypted connection, masking their online activity and keeping them safe from hackers. The solutions are designed for both advanced and basic users, ensuring full protection for all personal and digital information.
ZoneZero® cyber-security solutions for enterprises, designed for cloud, on-premises and hybrid networks, mitigates attacks on enterprises’ business-critical services and sensitive data, while ensuring uninterrupted business continuity. Organizational access use cases, from outside the organization or within, are secured according to the “validate first, access later” philosophy of Safe-T’s zero trust.
Safe-T privacy solutions for enterprises are based on our advanced and secured proxy network, the world’s fastest, enabling our customers to collect data anonymously at any scale from any public sources over the web using a unique hybrid network. Our network is the only one of its kind that is comprised of millions of residential exit points and hundreds of servers located at our ISP partners around the world. The infrastructure is optimally designed to guarantee the privacy, quality, stability, and the speed of the service.
For more information about Safe-T, visit www.safetgroup.com
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