OSLO, NORWAY – 25 October 2022 – During the third quarter, Zwipe AS (“Zwipe” or “the company”) continued to strengthen its platform and market position to help its customers deliver biometric payment and access control cards to the market.
Significant events during the period
- Mastercard certifies Zwipe Pay Biometric Payment Card (“BPC”) Platform.
- Tag Systems, a major Zwipe Smart Card Manufacturer (“SCM”) customer, obtains Mastercard Letter of Approval (“LoA”) for cards built on the Zwipe Pay platform.
- Fraport announces that the project on biometric access control at Frankfurt Airport (The Digital Factory Project) was successfully completed, with Zwipe passing all required tests in order to successfully complete the pilot project.
- Zwipe’s SCM customers have expanded the issuer pipeline significantly - engagements started with 10 new large issuers globally.
- Zwipe creates Customer Success department to accelerate pilot execution and names Jens Hansen to head the unit.
Significant events after the period
- On 11 October 2022, Zwipe announced a significant commercial order for Zwipe Pay totaling $225,000 from a large European SCM, making it the single largest commercial order in a quarter to date for Zwipe. Delivery is targeted for the fourth quarter.
- On 14 October 2022, Civix announced a partnership with Zwipe to bring biometric access control cards to airports in the USA and elsewhere in the Americas.
In August 2022, Zwipe received the Component Conformity Statement (CCS) certificate from Mastercard, a significant milestone for the Zwipe Pay platform. With this certification, Zwipe became the first biometric payment card platform available to SCMs to achieve scheme approvals from both VISA and Mastercard. Soon after this announcement, Tag Systems was the first of our SCM customers to receive approval by Mastercard to deploy their biometric card products using the Zwipe Pay platform. Certification from Mastercard is expected to further accelerate issuer pilots and planned launches based on Mastercard's network.
Zwipe continues to focus on executing our signed issuers’ pilots. In total, seven issuer pilot projects are progressing according to issuer plans – including our first major announced pilot, the global Tier-1 bank pilot and the MEPS pilot. Additional pilot launches are expected in the coming quarters, with start dates to be defined by issuers. Zwipe’s SCM customers also saw a significant expansion in their issuer pipelines during the quarter, beginning engagements with ten new large and medium sized banks – primarily in the Latin America (“Latam”) and Asia Pacific (“APAC”) regions.
We also continued to make significant progress for Zwipe Access during the third quarter. In July, Fraport AG announced the conclusion of The Digital Factory – Biometric Security Controls project at Frankfurt Airport. Zwipe Access cards were tested by Fraport employees in real-time and passed all project requirements successfully. Zwipe is now shortlisted as a suitable contender to provide next generation access control when Fraport moves forward. Just after the end of the third quarter, Civix, one of America’s leading providers of security solutions to over 100 airports in North and Latin America, selected Zwipe’s access control technology to augment their security propositions for airport operations – further enhancing Zwipe’s position in the airport vertical.
On the technology side, the R&D team has continued to make good progress on finalizing our mobile enrollment solution for both Android and iOS, ensuring value-added enhancements that will enable consumers to have a seamless enrollment experience.
Zwipe also took an important step by establishing a dedicated Customer Success team to accelerate pilot execution. Jens Hansen was recruited to lead this department and becomes a member of the Zwipe Leadership Team, while several employees were transferred to the Customer Success unit.
Most importantly, Zwipe is ending the year with strong momentum, having announced the single largest commercial order in a quarter to date for Zwipe. Further traction with this SCM and others is expected in 2023.
Zwipe had total revenue of 0.8 mNOK during Q3 2022 versus revenue of 0.4 mNOK in Q3 2021. Net cash flow from operations was -24.2 mNOK versus -15.8 mNOK in Q3 2021, equating to an underlying average monthly operating cash flow in the third quarter of 2022 of -8.0 mNOK. Cash and cash equivalents stood at 85.8 mNOK at the end of Q3 2022 compared to 183.7 mNOK at the end of Q3 2021.
Operational update presentation
CEO Robert Puskaric and CFO Danielle Glenn will do a short presentation on the operational update today, Tuesday October 25th, at 09:30 CET.
Format: Webcast and Q&A
Link: Zwipe Q3 2022 operational update
Participants will be required to register to view the webcast and participate in the Q&A
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Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries and cultures to make convenience safe and secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card and wearables technology for payment and physical & logical access control and identification solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence.
To learn more, visit http://www.zwipe.com.
For more information, please contact:
Danielle Glenn, CFO and Head of IR
+47 909 98 201, firstname.lastname@example.org