Austin, Texas [November 18, 2021] (ORIGINAL: GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (“the Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced today revenue guidance of $25 million for 2022, including a revised corporate investment policy providing even more flexibility for diversifying and maximizing returns on cash reserves that are not immediately required for operating liquidity.
“We were thrilled to announce over $65 million cash on-hand and are committed to leveraging a healthy balance sheet to support long-term organic and inorganic growth initiatives that seek to mitigate an operational backdrop of rapid inflation,” said Matt Aune, CFO of Phunware. “While we expect to more than double organic revenues to $25 million in 2022, our board has also taken a forward-thinking approach to managing our cash reserves and has chosen to leverage Decentralized Finance (DeFi) as a strategic and tactical competitive advantage, including bitcoin, stablecoins and alternative cryptocurrencies.”
As part of the updated corporate cash management policy, Phunware may save and/or invest cash reserves in certain specified alternative reserve assets to include, but not limited to:
- Bitcoin. Phunware currently holds approximately 127 bitcoin, which were acquired at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $7.75 million and an average purchase price of approximately $61,238 per bitcoin, inclusive of fees and expenses. The Company expects to add to its bitcoin total as a routine part of corporate operations and treasury management for the foreseeable future.
- Stablecoins. Phunware expects to use reserve-backed stablecoins, including stablecoin collateral loops, to maximize its savings yields in digital US dollar equivalents that can be far more attractive than traditional legacy banking yields in Annual Percentage Yield (APY) terms. The Company will not use Tether (USDT) stablecoins as any part of this strategy and fully expects to concentrate its stablecoin exposure on assets such as US Dollar Coin (USDC) and Gemini Dollar (GUSD) amongst other equivalents.
- Alternative cryptocurrencies. Phunware expects to initiate numerous diversified DeFi positions and techniques to generate financial returns consistent with financial lending, borrowing, market making, yield farming, collateralized looping, swapping, staking, bridging, wrapping, pooling and pairing. The Company will maintain its DeFi strategies, positions and techniques as both confidential and proprietary information.
In parallel to formally executing the board approved operating plan for 2022, Phunware will actively manage its cash management and treasury in conjunction with its ongoing board governance, oversight and compliance activities, including all requisite third party legal, audit and regulatory reviews, disclosures and filings as appropriate.
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About Phunware, Inc.
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Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & PhunToken) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with approximately one billion active devices touching its platform each month when operating at scale. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://phunware.com, https://phunwallet.com, https://phuncoin.com, https://phuntoken.com, https://lytetechnology.com/, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.