Extends Leadership Position in 3D Geolocation, with New Partnerships in Public Safety, Gaming and IOT
NextNav’s 3D Geolocation Data is Powering the Metaverse, Offering a Novel Approach to Authenticating Transactions
MCLEAN, Va., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NextNav (NASDAQ: NN) (“NextNav” or the “Company”), a leader in next generation GPS and 3D geolocation, today reported financial results for NextNav’s first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
Ganesh Pattabiraman, NextNav Co-founder and CEO, stated, “We are off to a solid start to the year as we expand on the foundational work behind building the future of next generation GPS. We continue to see strong momentum in the adoption of vertical location capabilities with our Pinnacle service across markets, including public safety, gaming and IoT, helping to drive $1.2 million in revenue in the first quarter. We are also making strong progress building towards the launch of our TerraPoiNT network, with its market leading accuracy and reliability continuing to be validated by independent agencies and groups at both the government and industry level. We remain encouraged by the traction we’re gaining in key markets and with notable platforms and partners and are excited for the opportunities ahead.”
Recent Operational Highlights:
- NextNav Partners With NGA to Bring Vertical Location to the NG9-1-1 Community: In April 2022, NextNav partnered with NGA 911, LLC (NGA) to provide actionable vertical location to its ever-growing public safety client base. Using the NGA-powered NGCS ESInet, agencies gain greater situational awareness and benefit from a common picture of Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) in a single framework.
- GeoComm Partners With NextNav to Improve Emergency Response Indoors: In May 2022, NextNav announced a partnership with GeoComm, one of the leaders in map data and location intelligence for Public Safety. Through the partnership, GeoComm will be able to convert position information and make it actionable – converting to street address, building, floor information making it more actionable.
- NextNav, Widow Games Bring First-Ever 3D Geolocation Authentication to the Metaverse: In April 2022, NextNav announced that it is partnering with Widow Games to bring NextNav’s 3D geolocation capabilities to their applications, enabling more immersive virtual experiences tied to the real environments of users, and leveraging location verification to validate transactions and interactions in the metaverse.
- echo3D Partnership to Unlock New Metaverse Experiences: In February 2022, NextNav announced that it has partnered with echo3D, a cloud platform that is revolutionizing the way 3D, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content is stored and streamed to provide echo3D developers with the crucial 3D location data needed to build immersive AR and VR content built on top of the physical world.
- NextNav Partners with Last Mile Technology to Enhance Asset Tracking: In April 2022, NextNav announced a partnership with Last Mile Technology, a provider of proprietary asset movement and sensor event analysis services, to enhance vertical location capabilities of their asset tracking solutions. With vertical location intelligence powered by NextNav’s Pinnacle service, Last Mile’s Multi-function Asset Tracker can now report precise 3D geolocation data of any asset via API, web, or mobile applications.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 Financial Highlights:
- Revenue: was $1.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2022, as compared to $251 thousand in the prior year period, primarily driven by increased revenue from technology and services contracts with commercial customers.
- Operating Loss: was $16 million in the three months ended March 31, 2022, including $7.2 million in stock compensation expense, as compared to an operating loss of $12.6 million in the prior year period, including $5.3 million related to issuance of vested warrants for rent expense.
- Net Loss: was $9.7 million in the three months ended March 31, 2022, including a gain of $6.4 million related to the change in fair value of warrants, as compared to $27.1 million in the prior year period, including a loss of $11.7 million related to a change in the fair value of warrants.
- Balance Sheet: As of March 31, 2022, the Company had $93.8 million in cash and was debt-free.
Conference Call Information
NextNav will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 5:00 PM ET on May 12, 2022, to discuss its financial results for the first quarter 2022 and business outlook. To access the call, please register by visiting the following website: https://conferencingportals.com/event/jDTlaQAq
Upon registering, each participant will be provided with call details and a registrant ID.
NextNav is also providing an investor relations presentation with information on its business and operations, which is available in the investor relations section of the NextNav website at https://ir.nextnav.com. Analysts and investors are directed to the website to review this information.
A replay of the call can also be accessed via phone through May 26, 2022, by dialing (800) 770-2030 from the U.S., or (647) 362-9199 from outside the U.S. The conference I.D. number is 62936.
About NextNav Inc.
NextNav (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services that rely upon vertical location and resilient geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflect the 3D world around us, and support innovative, new technologies. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS.
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