SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Borqs Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRQS), (the "Company", or "Borqs"), a global leader in embedded software and products for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, announced that due to travel restrictions and lockdown through June 30th related to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff of our Beijing based accounting department as well as our New York based auditor had not been able to travel freely within China and India, and from the U.S. to these two countries. Our China office had been very much affected as Beijing saw a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus recently. The Company was not able to complete its financial audit for the year ended December 31, 2019 and file the required annual report on Form 20-F by the deadline of June 30, 2020. As a result, the Company is not in compliance with the reporting rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The Company will make additional disclosure on the timing of the filing of the required report as the pandemic situation changes.
For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company's unaudited management prepared financial results showed that net revenue was $109.7 million with a net loss of $7.7 million. Under non-US GAAP basis, the adjusted EBITDA figure was $4.5 million which included adding back to net loss, interest expense of $5.4 million, income taxes of $0.5 million, depreciation and amortization of $6.0 million, and foreign exchange loss of $0.3 million.
Latest status of the COVID-19 lockdown:In China, from late January to April, most of the cities had been locked down due to COVID-19. The country started to ease traveling from late April; however, certain cities such as Wuhan and Beijing were still under stringent control. Recently, Beijing underwent a resurgence of the virus and parts of the city were subject to lockdown again. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/15/beijing-lockdown-tightens-as-new-coronavirus-outbreak-spreads
In India, the first COVID-19 lockdown started on March 25 and extended until June 30th in containment zones. Currently India has started Unlock 2.0 from July 1 to July 31, where only limited international travel has been permitted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_lockdown_in_India
About Borqs Technologies, Inc.
Borqs Technologies is a global leader in software and products for the IoT, providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions. Borqs has achieved leadership and customer recognition as an innovative end-to-end IoT solutions provider leveraging its strategic chipset partner relationships as well as its broad software and IP portfolio.
Borqs' unique strengths include its Android and Android Wear Licenses which enabled the Company to develop a software IP library covering chipset software, Android enhancements, domain specific usage and system performance optimization, suitable for large and low volume customized products. The Company is also currently in development of 5G products for phones and hotspots.
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