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Zwipe H2 2023 Report – new focus on Zwipe Access


Zwipe H2 2023 Report – new focus on Zwipe Access




Zwipe AS

OSLO, NORWAY – 22 February 2024 – Zwipe AS ("Zwipe" or "the company") today announces its results for the first half of 2023.

Highlights H2 2023

Significant events after the period

H2 2023 operational review

Commenting on the second half of 2023, Zwipe CEO Robert Puskaric says, “Despite our many go-to-market partnerships around the globe and 50+ dialogues with issuers, market adoption of biometric payment cards in 2023 simply did not happen as Zwipe or anyone else in the industry expected. Issuers continue to be slow-moving meaning that commercial orders from our SCM customers and revenues for Zwipe Pay were far lower than anticipated at the start of the year.”

Progress in Zwipe Access has been much more positive, with Puskaric continuing, “Much more optimistically, we have seen considerable interest in biometric access control technology throughout 2023. Across the USA and Europe, we have more than 35 Zwipe Access go-to-market partnerships, and these partners are currently carrying out more than 65 proofs of concept.” These proofs of concept (“PoCs”) of Zwipe Access technology include end-user enterprises including Fortune 100 companies, Top 3 cloud service providers, healthcare facilities, airports, data centers, government agencies, and critical infrastructure operators. These PoCs are expected to translate into commercial orders and meaningful revenue in the short term, with an additional, powerful growth catalyst deriving from the EU NIS2 Directive on cybersecurity requirements in critical infrastructure sectors.

In the USA, Zwipe Access completed a critical operational test and evaluation by National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc. (Safe Skies) at Richmond International Airport (RIC) early in 2024. The Safe Skies team’s report offers a positive assessment of Zwipe Access technology in airports and is expected to motivate airports across the Americas to evaluate Zwipe Access technology. Zwipe continues to make positive progress with our key GTM partners including Schneider Electric, MC Dean, Matrix Systems and NCS in the Americas and in AWT, Assa Abloy, Certego and others in Europe.

Fundraising and new strategic direction

The negative developments in Zwipe Pay and positive developments in Zwipe Access during the second half led to our January 2024 announcement of a new strategic direction for Zwipe, which will see the company focus our resources almost exclusively on commercialization of Zwipe Access where the near-term commercial opportunity is clear.

Just before the January 2024 announcement, Zwipe completed a rights issue in December 2023 raising NOK 35 million in gross capital, with additional capital possible from an exercise of warrants in December 2024. Funds raised in addition to cash on hand will now be directed primarily to accelerating Zwipe Access commercialization, with substantially less required to support additional technology development or supply chain purchases associated with Zwipe Pay. When combined with the June 2023 restructuring, Zwipe expects operational costs to be more than NOK 40 million lower than in 2023. Total cash flow over the coming two years is also expected to be more than NOK 40 million better than if Zwipe had continued to focus on both business lines, giving Zwipe longer runway and greater financial flexibility.  These decisive actions alongside funds raised from the rights issue should put Zwipe on a path towards cashflow breakeven, which we hope to reach in 2025.

H2 2023 financial review

Zwipe reported total revenues of NOK 1.2 million during H2 2023, lower than the NOK 3.1 million reported in H2 2022 and the NOK 1.7 million reported in H1 2023.  Total operating expenses totalled NOK 44.6 million in H2 2023, down NOK 15.1 million compared to H2 2022, and down NOK 12.9 million compared to the first half of 2023. The above resulted in net income for H2 2023 of NOK -43.9 million, substantially better than NOK -57.1 million reported in H2 2022 and NOK -56.1 million in H1 2023.

Total net cash flow for H2 2023, including cash flow from financing and investing activities, was NOK -33.7 million compared to NOK -59.3 million in H2 2022.

On 31 December 2023, cash and cash equivalents were NOK 42.2 million, compared to NOK 50.5 million on 31 December 2022 and NOK 76.0 million on 30 June 2023. With the remaining outstanding funds from the rights issue of NOK 24.4 million received in early January 2024, the effective “turn of year” cash position was NOK 66.6 million.

Going forward

Zwipe’s priorities for 2024 all involve accelerating Zwipe Access commercialization and maximizing Zwipe’s financial flexibility:

Results presentation

CEO Robert Puskaric and CFO Hugo Petit will present the H2 2023 results by webcast today, February 22nd, at 13:00 CEST.

Webcast details:

Date: 22 February, 13.00 CET

Format: webcast and Q&A

Language: English


Participants will be required to register to view the webcast and participate in the Q&A, and are encouraged to submit their questions before the webcast to


This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in the Market Abuse Regulation (EU 596/2014) and the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12, and is information that Zwipe AS is obligated to make public pursuant to the continuing obligations of companies admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (Euronext Growth Oslo Rule Book – Part II) and on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is FNCA Sweden AB, The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 08:00 on 22 February 2024.                       


About Zwipe

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. 

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