• Pre-Business Combination Quarterly Revenue of $42.0 million, up 51% Q2 21 vs. Q2 20
  • First Half Revenue of $88.0 million, increasing 59% 1H 21 vs. 1H 20
  • First half 2021 growth driven by contributions from 5G, Open RAN, and Fixed Wireless Access (“FWA”) solutions
  • Business combination with New Beginnings Acquisition Corp. closed August 13, 2021, after the close of Q2

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Airspan Networks Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO) (“Airspan”), which provides a groundbreaking next-generation 5G platform, today announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2021. On August 13, 2021, Airspan Networks Inc. became a subsidiary of Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. following closing of a previously announced business combination with New Beginnings Acquisition Corp.

2021 Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Revenue of $42.0 million, up 51% from $27.8 million in Q2 2020
  • Gross profit of $19.2 million, up 31% from $14.7 million in Q2 2020
  • Second quarter net loss of $10.4 million, decreased from $11.1 million in Q2 2020
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $5.4M Q2 2021 loss improved 25% from $7.1M loss in Q2 2020

First Half 2021 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $88.0 million, increased 59% from $55.4 million in 1H 2020
  • Gross profit of $40.2 million, increased 36% from $29.4 million in 1H 2020
  • First half net loss of $24.0 million, is unchanged from 1H 2020
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $10.7 million loss in the first half improved by 34% from $16.3 million loss in 1H 2020

Airspan President and CEO Eric Stonestrom said, “We are delighted to have completed our business combination on August 13. Our strong pre-combination second quarter 2021 results, when taken together with our first quarter performance, demonstrate we have excellent momentum as we continue to execute our growth strategy. We generated strong revenue from existing customers, expanded revenue from Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and continued to diversify our customer base. We launched new 5G products filling out our solutions portfolio as we pursue the growing 5G addressable market.”

“Airspan Networks Inc.’s second quarter performance was led by strong revenue growth, with an increase of 51% in the second quarter and 59% over the first six months of the year compared with the respective 2020 periods, while gross profit was up 31% and adjusted EBITDA improved by 25% in Q2 21 vs Q2 20,” said David Brant, Airspan SVP and Chief Financial Officer.

Airspan Networks Holdings Inc.’s first earnings call will be scheduled following the close of the September 30 quarter.

About Airspan
Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO) is a U.S.-based provider of groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks, and a pioneer in end-to-end Open RAN solutions that provide interoperability with other vendors. As a result of innovative technology and significant R&D investments to build and expand 5G solutions, Airspan believes it is well-positioned with 5G indoor and outdoor, Open RAN, private networks for enterprise customers and industrial use applications, fixed wireless access (FWA), and CBRS solutions to help mobile network operators of all sizes deploy their networks of the future, today. With over one million cells shipped to 1,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Airspan has global scale. For more information, visit www.airspan.com.

On August 13, 2021, Airspan closed its business combination agreement with New Beginnings Acquisition Corp. (“NBA”), pursuant to which Airspan became a wholly-owned subsidiary of NBA. At closing, NBA was renamed “Airspan Networks Holdings Inc.” and its common stock was listed on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol “MIMO.”

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, Airspan Networks Inc.’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning. Any such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Airspan’s management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond Airspan’s control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

Actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially, and potentially adversely, from any forward-looking statements and the assumptions on which those forward-looking statements are based. There can be no assurance that the data contained herein is reflective of future performance to any degree. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a predictor of future performance as projected financial information and other information are based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to various significant risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond Airspan’s control. All information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof in the case of information about Airspan or the date of such information in the case of information from persons other than Airspan, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. Forecasts and estimates regarding Airspan’s industry and end markets are based on sources we believe to be reliable, however there can be no assurance these forecasts and estimates will prove accurate in whole or in part.

Investor Relations and Media Contact:
Howie Waterman
917-359-5505
hwaterman@airspan.com

 
AIRSPAN NETWORKS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except for share data)
 
     
  June 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $12,208  $18,196 
Restricted cash  187   422 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $256 and $374 at June 30, 2021        
and December 31, 2020, respectively  40,671   71,621 
Inventory  13,048   12,019 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  9,062   7,602 
Total current assets  75,176   109,860 
Property, plant and equipment, net  6,425   4,833 
Goodwill  13,641   13,641 
Intangible assets, net  7,031   7,629 
Right-of-use assets, net  7,750   7,882 
Other non-current assets  3,781   3,837 
Total assets $113,804  $147,682 
     
LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $17,890  $36,849 
Deferred revenue  4,729   7,521 
Other accrued expenses  26,251   22,538 
Subordinated debt  10,316   10,065 
Current portion of long-term debt  288   298 
Total current liabilities  59,474   77,271 
Long-term debt     2,087 
Subordinated term loan - related party  36,325   34,756 
Senior term loan  38,895   36,834 
Other long-term liabilities  21,285   17,147 
Total liabilities  155,979   168,095 
         
Commitments and contingencies        
Mezzanine equity:        
Convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 9,293,156 shares        
authorized at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 4,594,410 and
4,581,404 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and
December 31, 2020
  364,128   363,481 
         
Stockholders’ deficit:        
Common stock, $0.0003 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized;        
205,057 and 202,705 shares issued at June 30, 2021 and December
31, 2020, and 205,057 and 202,582 shares outstanding at June 30,
2021 and December 31, 2020
  -   - 
Class B Common stock, $0.0003 par value; 482,838 shares authorized;        
466,952 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and
December 31, 2020
  -   - 
Class C Common stock, $0.0003 par value; 2,630,840 shares authorized;        
no shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and
December 31, 2020
  -   - 
Additional paid-in capital  312,989   311,431 
Accumulated deficit  (719,292)  (695,325)
Total stockholders’ deficit  (406,303)  (383,894)
Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and stockholders’ deficit $113,804  $147,682 
         


AIRSPAN NETWORKS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and for share data)
     
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
                 
Revenues:                
Products and software licenses $35,041  $16,565  $74,040  $35,293 
Maintenance, warranty and services  7,007   11,228   13,943   20,078 
Total revenues  42,048   27,793   87,983   55,371 
                 
Cost of revenues:                
Products and software licenses  21,727   11,846   45,615   23,835 
Maintenance, warranty and services  1,093   1,240   2,196   2,097 
Total cost of revenues  22,820   13,086   47,811   25,932 
Gross profit  19,228   14,707   40,172   29,439 
         
Operating expenses:        
Research and development  15,524   12,497   29,898   25,713 
Sales and marketing  7,482   6,490   14,842   14,413 
General and administrative  4,445   3,915   8,900   7,947 
Amortization of intangibles  299   389   598   778 
Loss on sale of assets           22 
Total operating expenses  27,750   23,291   54,238   48,873 
         
Loss from operations  (8,522)  (8,584)  (14,066)  (19,434)
         
Interest expense, net  (2,512)  (1,606)  (4,950)  (3,196)
Gain on extinguishment of debt  2,096   -   2,096   - 
Other expense, net  (1,388)  (770)  (6,880)  (1,240)
         
Loss before income taxes  (10,326)  (10,960)  (23,800)  (23,870)
         
Income tax expense  (92)  (93)  (167)  (198)
         
Net loss $(10,418) $(11,053) $(23,967) $(24,068)
         
         
Loss per share - basic and diluted $(15.55) $(16.51) $(35.78) $(35.95)
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted  670,043   669,534   669,839   669,534 
                 


AIRSPAN NETWORKS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
   
  Six Months Ended June 30,
   2021   2020 
     
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net loss $(23,967) $(24,068)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  2,129   2,436 
Foreign exchange gain on long-term debt  (1)  (12)
Bad debt expense  138    
Gain on extinguishment of debt  (2,096)  - 
Share-based compensation  1,489   987 
Total adjustments  1,659   3,321 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Decrease in accounts receivable  30,812   3,016 
(Increase) decrease in inventory  (1,029)  2,886 
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets  (1,460)  977 
Decrease (increase) in other operating assets  56   (15)
(Decrease) in accounts payable  (18,959)  (5,566)
(Decrease) increase in deferred revenue  (2,792)  391 
Increase (decrease) in other accrued expenses  3,713   (368)
Increase in other long-term liabilities  4,270   1,797 
Increase in accrued interest on long-term debt  3,881   1,800 
Net cash used in operating activities  (3,816)  (15,829)
     
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Purchase of property, plant and equipment  (3,123)  (404)
Net cash used in investing activities  (3,123)  (404)
     
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Borrowings under line of credit, net     1,790 
Borrowings under other long-term debt     2,073 
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options  69    
Proceeds from the sale of Series G stock, net     11,913 
Proceeds from the sale of Series H stock, net  505    
Proceeds from the issuance of Series H warrants  142    
Net cash provided by financing activities  716   15,776 
     
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  (6,223)  (457)
     
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of year  18,618   3,013 
     
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of year $12,395  $2,556 
         


AIRSPAN NETWORKS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)
(in thousands)
 
  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021 2020
        
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information       
Cash paid for interest $4,938 $3,144 
Cash paid for income taxes $976 $448 
        
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:       
Issuance of preferred stock upon conversion of debt $- $23,571 
Conversion of debt to preferred stock $- $(23,571)
        


AIRSPAN NETWORKS INC.
UNAUDITED NON-GAAP DATA
(in thousands)
     
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
                 
                 
Net Loss $10,418  $(11,053) $(23,967) $(24,068)
                 
Adjusted for:                
Interest expense, net  2,512   1,606   4,950   3,196 
Income tax expense  92   93   167   198 
Depreciation and amortization  1,076   1,204   2,129   2,346 
EBITDA  6,738   (8,150)  (16,721)  (18,328)
Share-based compensation expense  828   495   1,489   987 
Warrant fair value change  545   534   4,517   1,064 
Adjusted EBITDA $(5,365) $(7,121) $(10,715) $(16,277)