HeartCore Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

NEW YORK and TOKYO, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. (“HeartCore” or “the Company”), a leading software development company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter 2022 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Grew total number of global enterprise customers to 877 as of June 30, 2022.
  • Launched “truRes-12K”, the world’s first 12k-compatible real-time 360° virtual reality camera.
  • Released Robot Store, an e-commerce website that provides Robotic Automation Process (“RPA”) services to its Japanese enterprise-level customers.
  • Launched the Human Resources Digital Transformation Development Service, to help implement and advance HR related digital transformation initiatives for its enterprise-level customers.
  • Authorized a $3.5 million share repurchase program.
  • Signed Go IPO consulting agreement with SYLA, marking the Company’s third Go IPO client.
  • Selected by BestStartup.Asia as one of the 101 top Tokyo software companies and startups.

Management Commentary

“We’ve begun generating momentum across all fronts of new and existing lines of business, as we look to expand through organic and inorganic methods,” said CEO Sumitaka Yamamoto. “Although the depreciation of the Yen against the U.S. dollar has been stark, I am encouraged by the 6% increase on Yen-based sales as we’re starting to recognize revenues from Go IPO and continuing to grow our core enterprise software business. The continued inbound interest we’ve received for Go IPO is promising and we expect to capitalize on that growing demand as the only company in Japan to provide this type of service. Additionally, we remain laser focused on looking to expand through M&A and are keen on finding the right company to help augment our growth efforts. I am truly encouraged by all the progress that is being made and look forward to finishing off what we expect will be a strong calendar year for HeartCore.”

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Revenues were $2.7 million compared to $2.9 million in the same period last year. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to a 14% depreciation of the Yen against the U.S. dollar, which was offset by revenue from the Company’s recently launched Go IPO program. On Yen-based sales, revenues increased by 6% year-over-year.

Gross profit decreased to $1.3 million (gross margin of 50%) from $1.7 million (gross margin of 59%) in the same period last year.

Operating expenses increased to $3.0 million from $1.2 million in the same period last year. The increase was due to an increase in selling, general and administrative, and research and development expenses. In particular, the Company experienced a one-time expense in developing the truRes-12K camera, in addition to an increase in employee salary expenses as it ramped up hiring efforts.

Net loss attributable to HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. was $1.7 million, or $(0.09) per share, compared to a net income attributable to HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. of approximately $401,000, or $0.03 per share, in the same period last year. The net loss was primarily due to an increase in operating expenses.

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had a cash balance of $12.5 million compared to $2.6 million in the same period last year.

About HeartCore Enterprises, Inc.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, HeartCore Enterprises is a leading software development company offering Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprise customers in Japan and worldwide. The Company also provides data analytics services that allow enterprise businesses to create tailored web experiences for their clients through best-in-class design. HeartCore’s customer experience management platform (CXM Platform) includes marketing, sales, service and content management systems, as well as other tools and integrations, which enable companies to enhance the customer experience and drive engagement. HeartCore also operates a digital transformation business that provides customers with robotics process automation, process mining and task mining to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. Additional information about the Company’s products and services is available at www.heartcore.co.jp and https://heartcore-enterprises.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

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HeartCore Investor Relations Contact:
Gateway Group, Inc.
Matt Glover and John Yi
(949) 574-3860

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