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Ethernity Networks Ltd

22 September 2022

22 September 2022

ETHERNITY NETWORKS LTD

("Ethernity" or the "Company" or the "Group")

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022

Ethernity Networks Ltd (AIM: ENET.L; OTCQB: ENETF), a leading supplier of networking processing semiconductor technology ported on FPGA (field programmable gate array) for virtualised networking appliances, announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022.

Financial summary

   --    Revenues lower than the comparable period by 26.22% to $704,853 (H1 2021: $955,371). 

-- Gross margin lower by 29.23% at $428,761 over the comparable period (H1 2021: $605,852) due to mix of product sales.

   --    Gross margin percentage of 60.83% (H1 2021: 63.42%). 

-- Net Comprehensive Loss for the period reduced by $897,216 to $3,502,733 (H1 2021: $4,399,949).

-- Research and Development, General and Administrative, and Marketing expenses (before amortisation, depreciation and IFRS adjustments) increased by an overall 29.94% due mainly to the planned increase in Research and Development resources.

-- EBITDA loss increased by 46.35% to $3,620,171 (H1 2021: $2,473,686), driven by the increase in the planned Research and Development costs.

-- Component inventories increased by $520,000 to $646,000 (H1 2021: $124,000) as the Company increased inventories on hand to meet deliveries due to the effects of the ongoing worldwide component shortages.

Current trading

Revenues to 31 August 2022 were 36% higher than the comparable period of 2021, as a result of an increase in activity in the second half of the year to date, with the July and August 2022 revenues being similar in value to the entire H1 2022 revenue.

The Company signed a new $4.6 million contract with an existing customer, a broadband network OEM as a follow-on to a prior contract, to supply system-on-chip (SoC) devices with support for Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) Optical Line Termination (OLT), adapted to enable Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) deployments.

Fiber-to-the-Room is a disruptive trend that is built on top of the Fiber-to-the-Home market estimated by Global Industry Analysts Inc. to reach $29.7 billion by 2026) and that uses passive optical fiber to reach residential, retail and enterprise deployments. Passive fiber optic deployments provide greater reliability and performance than Wi-Fi and a greener and more power efficient solution than traditional copper cabling. By bringing fiber into the individual rooms of an apartment or small office, end users can benefit from higher throughput with an unmatched level of service to enable today's most data-hungry applications without experiencing lags.

On 8 September 2022, the Company announced the commencement of trading in the Company's ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares") on the OTCQB Venture Market ("OTCQB"), in the United States, under the ticker symbol "ENETF". Cross trading on the OTCQB allows the Company access to one of the world's largest investment markets to expand its reach into a broader pool of investors. Ethernity's shares are available to US investors during US working hours and priced in US dollars, which has the potential to enable greater liquidity in the Company's Ordinary Shares on AIM by easing cross-border trading for potential US investors.

Company Strategy

The Company is operating in the competitive and growing Telecom industry offering and delivering innovative semiconductor technology, system platforms and differentiated offerings related to the 5G infrastructure market all based on the Company's semiconductor data processing technology, as patented programmable technical innovations to accelerate the telco/cloud network, each with its own set of rich networking and security features, to address the requirements of various markets.

As they do not detract from our continued strategy, the opportunities that are arising for the Company from the worldwide component shortages as outlined further in this report will be pursued, as they remain within the overall strategy.

The Management believes that the current signed contracts and orders received and expected, along with the many other ongoing customer discussions and potential opportunities, show that our unique and value-added offerings can capture significant interest in this market. With our main goal of becoming a supplier of customised and differentiated system and SoC solutions, we have elevated our offerings in the value chain. This focused and comprehensive strategy allows us to capture multiple times more revenue per unit as compared to that which can be derived from only selling FPGA code.

Whilst historically most of the Company's principal revenues have been generated from licensing and royalties, in H1 2022, 59% of revenues were derived from the change in the mix towards supply of our data processing FPGA SoC and Devices.

Half Year Review

The worldwide component shortage

The first half of 2022 was a challenging period for the Company as, subsequent to the Company having concluded a number of systems contracts, the worldwide component shortage and the unforeseen effects thereof started to impact on the Company and its customers. The Company was proactive in this area by procuring and investing in component inventory where it could, to ensure it was capable of delivering on various contracts. This is evidenced by the significant increase of inventories as shown in the balance sheet.

Impact on the Company

As the Company faced the components challenges, while progressing talks with new and existing customers, we could not commit to new possible contracts and opportunities because of the uncertainty of component supply. Along with this, the components shortages not only delayed deliveries to customers, but our customer orders were also extended by them as they felt the effects of the shortages on their own operations and deployments.

Furthermore, the situation resulted in exponential increases in the price of components, bringing the costs of the systems solutions and their economic viability for the customers into question.

Opportunities for the Company due to the worldwide shortages

During the period under review, supply chain issues created opportunities for the Company. As component shortages continued, we experienced a slight impact, as did larger system vendors.

This has created opportunities for the Company in that the system vendor customers are searching for alternative solutions, which include evaluating options to design their own Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) so as to allow them to overcome and control the critical components of their solutions and to control their costs. Therefore, the vendors have started looking to development of ASICs as an alternative, as these allow for a significantly lower cost alternative for them.

This has built new industry verticals and market opportunities for the Company to leverage our existing semiconductor technology and IP for use on potentially larger volume ASICs. To this end, the Company is currently in advanced discussions with existing and potential customers. There is significant interest in both our data processing SoC technology and our PON MAC SoC technology.

Operational highlights

During H1 2022 our activities have progressed in multiple domains:

-- Continued deliveries and growth in our fixed wireless OEM business, expecting to complete shipment by the end of 2022 of the entire $2.2 million order for our Data processing SoC on FPGA as planned for 2021 and 2022.

   --   Further development on a 2(nd) generation FPGA product based on Ethernity's advanced offering. 

-- Progress in the development of our UEP2025 product, in preparation for supply as a completed product towards the end of the year to potential customers.

-- Significant progress on the PON devices for current contracts and for offerings to potential customers, to expand significantly over and above the current $3 million delivery contract for PON, where the first 10G PON (XGS-PON platform) completed development by our Customer, with planned deployment during Q1/23.

-- The Company continues with engagements and discussions on our groundbreaking offering based on the ACE-NIC100 for Distribution Unit (DU) vRouter offload for 5G private networks.

Outlook for 2022 and 2023

2022

-- The shortage of components, including the current schedule of FGPA deliveries from suppliers, as well as the cancelled customer contract announced on 1 September 2022, has reduced the Company's previously notified revenue expectations for 2022.

-- Based on the current contract pipeline and component delivery schedule, the Management expect full year revenue to be in the region of $3.6 million

   --   Further discussions anticipated with customers for the Company's offerings of the UEP2025. 

-- New discussions for a second generation (Gen2) product and development for the fixed wireless customer.

-- Our PON technology offering is now creating great interest for use on low port count OLT platforms, as well as for optical SFP with single-port XGS-PON and GPON.

-- Currently in discussions with large companies for channel market and sales of our UEP2025 and its variants for the WISPs (wireless internet service providers) in the USA.

2023

-- Outlook remains as previously noted, with increased visibility based on the PON and XGS-PON contracts signed and $6 million in orders under current contracts.

   --   Potential for further revenue contribution, over and above the contracted orders, from: 

-- Anticipated contract wins from existing customers of FPGA SoC, which would lead to growth over 2022 with upside opportunities from follow-on platform deployments.

-- New discussions progressing for UEP cell site routers and ACE-NICs for the 5G and vRouter markets.

-- Continued positive engagements and discussions with current and potential new customers on the UEP2025.

-- Continued positive engagements and discussions for our existing semiconductor technology and IP for use on a potentially larger volume ASIC.

The Board remains confident that, based on the current contracts, continued increased customer engagements, focus on delivery of solutions and the anticipated customer deployments now being realised, Ethernity will meet its long-term objectives and is well positioned to become one of the key solutions providers in its marketplace. The Company continues to experience an increase in the outreach by OEMs and operators interested in Ethernity's solutions, where these solutions are proving increasingly aligned with operators' strategy with their customers in their marketplaces. Network service providers are requiring more flexible solutions to their technology and network needs for offloading support of new data appliances introduced by the market. Ethernity believes it has the best-in-class system solutions to address these needs.

In summary, the business, engagements and new opportunities remain positive and intact, however the Company recognises possible effects due to customer and component delays.

During 2023 and beyond, the Company anticipates generating further revenues from its FPGA SoC, UEP cell site routers and ACE-NICs for the 5G and vRouter markets, PON devices, and advances on ASIC developments with significant year-on-year revenue growth anticipated from product orders and contracts already signed, in particular our long-term contracts for Fixed Wireless Access and PON business. Resulting from the new contracts and orders, and notwithstanding the delays as mentioned above, the Company is satisfied that is has sufficient financial resources to meet its ongoing obligations and operating requirements for 2022.

David Levi, Chief Executive Officer of Ethernity Networks Ltd, commented:

"The positive mix of product, royalties and licensing revenues reflects the progress in our current strategy and are pleased to be continuing the evolution of the Company, with our strategy to focus on product and system revenue business. We do, however, continue to be mindful of the fact that delays from the component shortage situation experienced by our customers could defer planned Q3 and Q4 2022 revenues into the latter portions of Q1 and Q2 2023. We are excited by the opportunities being presented by the components shortages to leverage our data processing SoC technology and IP, as well as our PON semiconductor technology.

"The product contracts already signed, the product orders received (which are expected to grow), and the good progress in the PON devices business will all fuel our revenue growth to position us not just as a technology company, but as a validated semiconductor and system product supplier with differentiated offerings, resulting in growing revenue streams that will allow us to be considered for larger scale deployments."

For further information, please contact:

 
 Ethernity Networks Ltd                       Tel: +972 8 915 0392 
  David Levi, Chief Executive Officer 
  Mark Reichenberg, Chief Financial Officer 
  Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser   Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 
   and Joint Broker)                            5656 
  James Reeve / Piers Shimwell (Corporate 
   Finance) 
   Amrit Nahal (Sales and Corporate Broking) 
  Peterhouse Capital Limited (Joint Broker)    Tel: +44 (0)20 7562 
                                                0930 
  Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey / Eran Zucker 
  Harbor Access Inc (US Investor Relations)    Tel: +1 (475) 477 
   Jonathan Paterson                            9401 
 

MARKET ABUSE REGULATION

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse (amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019/310 ("MAR"). With the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

OPERATIONAL and financial REVIEW

Over the past six-month reporting period we continued with our goals to progress and diversify the Company's offerings to include systems solutions in addition to IP licensing and services, and this has been evidenced in the accomplishments and engagements attained over the 18 months.

During the period under review, the Company delivered revenues of $704,853 (H1 2021: $955,371) and a gross profit of $428,761 (H1 2021 $605,852). Revenues, while lower than the comparable period, are a reflection of the timing on deliveries as per the orders. In July and August 2022, revenues were similar in value to that of the entire H1 2022 period. As in the past, the greater majority of revenues are expected to be earned in the second half of the financial year. Booked revenues for the year to 31 August 2022 were 36% higher than the comparable period of 2021.

The gross profit margin of 60.83% is similar in range to H1 2021 of 63.42%, due to the different product mix within the revenue. In the past, design wins and royalty revenue contributed proportionately significantly more to revenues, however the focus on being a solutions provider has resulted in the mix of revenues trending toward the supply of product with lower margins albeit higher unit sales values.

EBITDA

The EBITDA for the period under review for the six months ended 30 June 2022 is presented as follows:

 
 EBITDA                                             US Dollar                  Increase        % 
                                                                               (Decrease) 
                                         For the 6 months       31 December 
                                               ended 
                                              30 June 
                                     ------------------------  ------------ 
                                         2022         2021         2021 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------ 
 Revenues                              704,853      955,371      2,635,420     -250,518     -26.22% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Gross Margin as presented             428,761      605,852      1,944,903     -177,091     -29.23% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Gross Margin %                         60.83%       63.42%       73.80%           -           - 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Operating Loss as presented          -4,478,031   -3,097,078   -6,327,475    -1,380,953     44.59% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Add back Amortisation of 
  Intangible Assets                    480,690      480,690       961,380          -           - 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Add back Share based compensation 
  charges                              127,444       36,969       77,583        90,475      244.73% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Add back vacation accrual 
  charges                               22,782      -18,154       -27,519       40,936      -225.49% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Add back depreciation charges 
  on fixed assets                       53,052       48,793       87,586         4,259       8.73% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 Add back IFRS operating 
  leases depreciation                  173,892       75,094       173,675       98,798      131.57% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 EBITDA                               -3,620,171   -2,473,686   -5,054,770    -1,146,485     46.35% 
                                     -----------  -----------  ------------  ------------  --------- 
 

EBITDA loss in the first six months of the year widened to $3,620,171 (H1 2021 loss: $2,473,686), which was anticipated over the previously reported comparable period. This loss is impacted by the planned increase in the Research and Development resource costs. As previously stated, the margin percentage is a direct result of the revenues mix and it is anticipated that the current margin percentage levels will continue.

Operating Costs

Operating expenses (before amortisation, depreciation and IFRS adjustments), increased by 29.9% in the current period against the same period in 2021 from $3,100,340 to $4,028,732.

Within the R&D division, as planned resource recruitment continued, the majority of the increased operating costs of $707,116 were made up of staffing resources increases of approximately $594,000.

General and Administration costs (before amortisation, depreciation and IFRS adjustments), increased by approximately $84,000, driven by the once off costs related to the required take-on of a new Nominated Advisor, planned increases in audit fees, and costs relating to the new premises.

The increase in the Marketing expenses (before amortisation, depreciation and IFRS adjustments) are a direct result of the increase in planned resources and attendance at worldwide conferences and exhibitions.

After adjusting for the capitalised Research and Development Costs, amortisation costs of the Development Intangible asset, Depreciation and Share Based Compensation adjustments, the resultant increases (decreases) in Operating costs, as adjusted would have been:

 
                                                       US Dollar                 Increase 
                                                                                 (Decrease) 
                                                                                    June 
                                            For the 6 months      31 December 
                                                  ended 
                                                 30 June 
                                         ----------------------  ------------ 
            Operating Costs                 2022        2021         2021                       % 
                                         ----------  ----------  ------------ 
 Research and Development Costs 
  net of amortisation, Share 
  Based Compensation, IFRS adjustments 
  and Vacation accruals                   2,689,191   1,982,075    4,568,491      707,116     35.68% 
                                         ----------  ----------  ------------  ------------  ------- 
 General and Administrative 
  expenses, net of depreciation, 
  Share Based Compensation, IFRS 
  adjustments, Vacation accruals 
  and impairments.                         726,893     642,685     1,372,043      84,208      13.10% 
                                         ----------  ----------  ------------  ------------  ------- 
 Marketing expenses, net of 
  Share Based Compensation and 
  Vacation accruals.                       612,648     475,580     1,024,451      137,068     28.82% 
                                         ----------  ----------  ------------  ------------  ------- 
 Total                                    4,028,732   3,100,340    6,964,985      928,392     29.94% 
                                         ----------  ----------  ------------  ------------  ------- 
 

Summarised trading results

 
 Summarised Trading Results                               US Dollar                   Increase        % 
                                                                                      (Decrease) 
                                             For the 6 months ended    31 December 
                                                     30 June 
                                           -------------------------  ------------ 
                                               2022          2021         2021 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------ 
 Revenues                                     704,853      955,371      2,635,420     -250,518     -26.22% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Gross Margin                                 428,761      605,852      1,944,903     -177,091     -29.23% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Gross Margin %                               60.83%        63.42%       73.80%           -           - 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Operating Loss Profit                      -4,478,031    -3,097,078   -6,327,475    -1,380,953    44.59% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Financing costs                             -274,565     -1,419,468   -3,074,452     1,144,903    -80.66% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Financing income (expenses)                 1,249,863     116,597       228,404      1,133,266    971.95% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 (Loss) Profit before tax                   -3,502,733    -4,399,949   -9,173,523      897,216     -20.39% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Tax benefit (reversal of previous 
  deferred tax benefit)                          0            0         -186,772          -           - 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Net comprehensive loss for the year        -3,502,733    -4,399,949   -9,360,295      897,216     -20.39% 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Basic and Diluted earnings per ordinary 
  share                                        -0.05        -0.09         -0.14         0.09 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ------------  -------- 
 Weighted average number of ordinary 
  shares for basic earnings per share       75,367,394    51,347,740   67,492,412 
                                           ------------  -----------  ------------  ---------------------- 
 

Revenue Analysis

Revenues for the six months ended 30 June 2022 of $704,853 (2021: $955,371) reflect the timing of deliveries as laid out in the various contracts.

The revenue mix will continue to evolve as the Company progresses in achieving the desired mix of the revenue streams from network solutions in addition to IP licenses and services.

Segment Reporting

The geographic mix is represented by the makeup of the products supplied, where in the first half of the current financial year the revenues were weighted towards foreign design wins while royalty revenues were earned in Israel. The trend is expected to continue during the second half of the year as design wins and product supply focussing on the Tier-1 OEMs outside of Israel continues to grow.

 
 SEGMENT REPORT sector analysis 
                                       ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 Region             Six months ended     Six months ended        Year ended 
                      30 June 2022         30 June 2021        31 December 2021 
                  -------------------  -------------------  -------------------- 
                      US$        %         US$        %         US$         % 
                  ----------  -------  ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 United States      512,650    72.7%     765,075    80.1%    1,146,003    43.5% 
                  ----------  -------  ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 Israel             149,403    21.2%     161,796    16.9%     760,559     28.9% 
                  ----------  -------  ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 Asia               42,800      6.1%     28,500      3.0%     598,858     22.7% 
                  ----------  -------  ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 Europe                0        0.0%        0        0.0%     130,000      4.9% 
                  ----------  -------  ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 Total              704,853    100.0%    955,371    100.0%   2,635,420    100.0% 
                  ----------  -------  ----------  -------  -----------  ------- 
 

Margins

Gross margins were line with Company expectations based on the product sales strategy focus, and the 2022 gross margin for the period was 60.83%. The gross margin will vary according to the revenue mix and as the revenue mix as noted above evolves, this will have a downward pressure on gross margin percentages as revenues from 100% margin sources become less prominent in the mix, being replaced by cost active product sales.

Financing Costs

As noted in the Annual Results for the year ended 31 December 2021, the financing costs have come about due to the two equity events referred to below and under the section "Balance Sheet".

It is to be noted that these two equity events, albeit in essence based on raising funds via equity issues, are nonstandard equity arrangements and have been dealt with in terms of the guidance in IFRS9-Financial Instruments. This guidance, albeit that it is not based on the actual cash cost of the financing arrangements to the Company, is significantly complex in its application, forces the recognition of the fair value of the equity issues, and essentially creates a recognition in differences between the market price of the shares issued at time of issue versus the actual price at which the equity is allotted. It is not a reflection of the cash inflows and outflows of the transactions. It is this differential or "derivative style instrument" that needs to be subject to a fair value analysis, and the instruments, the values received and outstanding values due being separated into equity, assets, finance income and finance charges in terms of the IFRS-9 guidance.

Referring to the two fundraise deals the Company completed during the year of 2021 and the first half of 2022 being;

   a.   Issuance of the Share and Warrants bundle (Peterhouse Capital Limited) in September 2021 

b. Share Subscription Agreement (5G Innovation Leaders Fund) in February 2022

It has been determined that in terms of IFRS-9, both transactions are to be recognised as equity and a liability of the Company and all adjustments to the liability value are to be recognised through the Income Statement. In both cases the equity differential based on allotment price and fair value at time of allotment charges to the income statement.

The liability in respect of deal a. above represents the outstanding 60p Warrants which had not been exercised as of 30 June 2022.

The liability in respect of deal b. represents the cash the Company has received during in February 2022 and that as of 30 June 2022 still has not allotted shares against the advance in settlement of the debt.

The above outlined treatment results in a significant adjustments to finance incomes and expenses charged to the Income Statement, however it should be noted that the expense is not an actual cash expense, rather an expense due to the accounting treatment and recognition of an expense instead of an asset in terms of IFRS guidance.

The Financing Expenses and Finance Income in the Income Statement are thus summarised as follows:

 
 Financing expenses for period ended June 30 2022 
 5G Innovation Leaders    $60,000    Face value premium of $60,000 on $2,000,000 funded to the Company 
  Fund                                in February 2022. 
                         ---------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
                          $80,000    Facility fee for the funding received by the Company in February 
                                      2022. 
                         ---------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
                          $140,000 
                         ---------  ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 
 Financing Income for the period ended June 30 2022 
 Peterhouse September   $1,209,960   Updating value of warrants issued, to fair value as at 30 
  2021 placing                        June 2022. 
                       -----------  ---------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 Liability at 30 June 2022 
 5G Innovation Leaders    $2,060,000   Liability to 5G representing the $2,000,000 funded to the 
  Fund                                  Company in February 2022, together with a $60,000 premium. 
                                        This was not revalued as there was no material difference 
                                        between market price and conversion price at 30 June 2022. 
                         -----------  ------------------------------------------------------------- 
                           $53,333     Liability to 5G for balance of $80,000 facility fee for the 
                                        funding received by the Company in February 2022. 
                         -----------  ------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Peterhouse September       $5,033     Warrants liability in regard to September 2021 placing deal, 
  2021 placing                          short term and long term (60p. Warrants) 
                         -----------  ------------------------------------------------------------- 
                          $2,118,366 
                         -----------  ------------------------------------------------------------- 
 

The cash resources during the period under review were further bolstered following further investment from the Share Subscription Agreement of $2m.

COVID-19 Impact and Going Concern

Currently, with the impact of COVID-19 in Israel and worldwide having been reduced significantly, we remain acutely aware that the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and potential for further outbreaks is something that can neither be predicted nor negated, not only in Israel but in the geographies that we trade and have development engagements. As such, we do realise the risk of an impact in current and possible further delays in the timing of revenues as well as delays in supplies not only to the Company but its customers, whose product deployment could be materially impacted, as evidenced by the ongoing worldwide component shortage which is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the abovementioned cash position and signed contracts, and in the light of enquiries made by the Directors as to the current liquidity position of the Company, as well as bearing in mind the ability and success of the Company to raise funds previously, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company will have access to adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and therefore have adopted the going concern basis of preparation in the financial statements.

Other than the points outlined above, there are no items on the Balance Sheet that warrant further discussion outside of the disclosures made in the Interim Unaudited Financial Statements presented below.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements". By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty since they relate to future events and circumstances. Actual results may, and often do, differ materially from any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements in this announcement reflect Ethernity's view with respect to future events as at the date of this announcement. Save as required by law or by the AIM Rules for Companies, Ethernity undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements in this announcement, following any change in its expectations or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement.

By order of the Board

Mark Reichenberg

Company Secretary

21 September 2022

Interim Unaudited Financial Statements

as at 30 June 2022

STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 
                                                                    US dollars 
                                                     ---------------------------------------- 
                                                              30 June            31 December 
                                                         2022          2021          2021 
                                                     ------------  ------------  ------------ 
                                                             Unaudited             Audited 
                                                     --------------------------  ------------ 
ASSETS 
Current 
Cash and cash equivalents                               4,164,415     3,442,309     7,060,824 
Trade receivables                                       1,273,328       769,919     1,545,598 
Inventories                                         5     771,122       255,269       284,810 
Other current assets                                      234,263       290,103       240,964 
   Current assets                                       6,443,128     4,757,600     9,132,196 
 
Non-Current 
Property and equipment                                    800,194       516,611       660,069 
Deferred tax assets                                             -       186,772             - 
Intangible asset                                        5,943,490     6,904,870     6,424,180 
Right-of-use asset                                      2,982,310       199,160     3,156,202 
Other long term assets                                     35,767        10,338        38,956 
   Non-current assets                                   9,761,761     7,817,751    10,279,407 
 
   Total assets                                        16,204,889    12,575,351    19,411,603 
                                                     ============  ============  ============ 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 
Current 
Short Term Borrowings                                      74,286       253,988       422,633 
Trade payables                                            739,258       508,434       651,758 
Liability related to share subscription agreement       2,060,000     1,619,509             - 
Warrants liability                                          5,033             -     1,214,993 
Other current liabilities                               1,100,706     1,002,185     1,097,359 
   Current liabilities                                  3,979,283     3,384,116     3,386,743 
 
Non-Current 
Lease liability                                         2,625,598        59,403     3,069,721 
                                                     ------------  ------------  ------------ 
   Non-current liabilities                              2,625,598        59,403     3,069,721 
 
   Total liabilities                                    6,604,881     3,443,519     6,456,464 
 
Equity 
Share capital                                              21,152        14,910        21,140 
Share premium                                          40,402,890    31,759,125    40,382,744 
Other components of equity                              1,131,473       850,225     1,004,029 
Accumulated deficit                                  (31,955,507)  (23,492,428)  (28,452,774) 
                                                     ------------  ------------  ------------ 
   Total equity                                         9,600,008     9,131,832    12,955,139 
 
 
   Total liabilities and equity                        16,204,889    12,575,351    19,411,603 
                                                     ============  ============  ============ 
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim financial statements.

STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 
                                                            US dollars 
                                              -------------------------------------- 
                                                  Six months ended        For the 
                                                       30 June           year ended 
                                                                         31 December 
                                                 2022         2021         202 1 
                                              -----------  -----------  ------------ 
                                        Note         Unaudited            Audited 
                                              ------------------------  ------------ 
 
Revenue                                  8        704,853      955,371     2,635,420 
Cost of sales                                     276,092      349,519       690,517 
                                              -----------  -----------  ------------ 
Gross profit                                      428,761      605,852     1,944,903 
Research and development expenses               3,276,067    2,496,084     5,550,912 
General and administrative expenses             1,001,705      779,149     1,721,873 
Marketing expenses                                629,020      448,499     1,044,905 
Other income                                            -     (20,802)      (45,312) 
                                              -----------  -----------  ------------ 
Operating loss                                (4,478,031)  (3,097,078)   (6,327,475) 
Financing costs                          6      (274,565)  (1,419,468)   (3,074,452) 
Financing income                         7      1,249,863      116,597       228,404 
                                              -----------  -----------  ------------ 
Loss before tax                               (3,502,733)  (4,399,949)   (9,173,523) 
Tax expense                                             -            -     (186,772) 
                                              -----------  -----------  ------------ 
Net comprehensive loss for the period         (3,502,733)  (4,399,949)   (9,360,295) 
                                              ===========  ===========  ============ 
 
Basic and diluted loss per ordinary 
 share                                             (0.05)       (0.09)        (0.14) 
                                              ===========  ===========  ============ 
 
Weighted average number of ordinary 
 shares for basic and diluted loss 
 per share                                     75,367,394   51,347,740    67,492,412 
                                              ===========  ===========  ============ 
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim financial statements.

STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 
 
                                                Amounts in US dollars (except number of shares) 
                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
                                                                            Other 
                                        Number    Share        Share   components   Accumulated        Total 
                                     of shares  Capital      premium    of equity       deficit       equity 
                                    ----------  -------  -----------  -----------  ------------  ----------- 
 
 
Balance at 1 January 2022                                                   1,004 
 (Audited)                          75,351,738   21,140   40,382,744         ,029  (28,452,774)   12,955,139 
Employee share-based compensation            -        -            -      127,444             -      127,444 
Expenses paid in shares                 37,106       12       20,146            -             -       20,158 
Net comprehensive loss for the 
 period                                      -        -            -            -   (3,502,733)  (3,502,733) 
                                    ----------  -------  -----------  -----------  ------------  ----------- 
Balance at 30 June 2022 
 (Unaudited)                        75,388,844   21,152   40,402,890    1,131,473  (31,955,507)    9,600,008 
                                    ==========  =======  ===========  ===========  ============  =========== 
 
 
Balance at 1 January 2021 
 (Audited)                          47,468,497   12,495   27,197,792      813,256  (19,092,479)    8,931,064 
Employee share-based compensation            -        -            -       36,969             -       36,969 
Exercise of employee options           226,667       71       23,041            -             -       23,112 
Exercise of options                  3,500,010    1,072    2,007,606            -             -    2,008,678 
Shares issued pursuant to share 
 subscription agreement              3,838,952    1,176    2,447,346            -             -    2,448,522 
Expenses paid in shares                305,000       96       83,340            -             -       83,436 
Net comprehensive loss for the 
 period                                      -        -            -            -   (4,399,949)  (4,399,949) 
                                    ----------  -------  -----------  -----------  ------------  ----------- 
Balance at 30 June 2021 
 (Unaudited)                        55,339,126   14,910   31,759,125      850,225  (23,492,428)    9,131,832 
                                    ==========  =======  ===========  ===========  ============  =========== 
 
 
Balance at 1 January 2021                         12,49 
 (Audited)                          47,468,497        5  27 ,197,792      813,256  (19,092,479)   8 ,931,064 
Employee share-based compensation            -        -            -       77,583             -       77,583 
Exercise of employee options           706,667      220       70,893            -             -       71,113 
Net proceeds allocated to the 
 issuance 
 of ordinary shares                 13,149,943    4,053    4,280,265            -             -    4,284,318 
Exercise of warrants                 3,500,010    1,072    2,007,606            -             -    2,008,678 
Shares issued pursuant to share 
 subscription agreement             10,221,621   3 ,204   6 ,742,848            -             -   6 ,746,052 
Expenses paid in shares and 
 warrants                              305,000       96       83,340      113,190             -     196 ,626 
Net comprehensive loss for the 
 year                                        -        -            -            -   (9,360,295)  (9,360,295) 
                                    ----------  -------  -----------  -----------  ------------  ----------- 
Balance at 31 December 2021                                                 1,004 
 (Audited)                          75,351,738   21,140   40,382,744         ,029  (28,452,774)   12,955,139 
 
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim financial statements.

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 
                                                                       US dollars 
                                                         -------------------------------------- 
                                                             Six months ended       Year ended 
                                                                  30 June           31 December 
                                                            2022         2021          2021 
                                                         -----------  -----------  ------------ 
                                                                Unaudited            Audited 
                                                         ------------------------  ------------ 
Operating activities 
Net comprehensive loss for the period                    (3,502,733)  (4,399,949)   (9,360,295) 
 
Non-cash adjustments 
Depreciation of property and equipment                        53,052       48,531        86,168 
Depreciation of operating lease right of use asset           173,892       75,094       173,675 
Share-based compensation                                     127,444       36,969        77,583 
Amortisation of intangible assets                            480,690      480,690       961,380 
Amortisation of liabilities                                (206,755)      (5,717)        39,042 
Deferred tax expenses                                              -            -       186,772 
Foreign exchange losses on cash balances                     369,053       50,733        30,214 
Capital loss                                                       -            -            70 
Income from change of lease terms                                  -        (442)       (8,929) 
Revaluation of financial instruments, net                (1,149,960)    1,279,477     2,691,145 
Expenses paid in shares and options                           20,158       83,436      196 ,626 
 
Net changes in working capital 
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables                     272,270        8,142     (767,537) 
Increase in inventories                                    (486,312)     (81,775)     (111,316) 
Decrease in other current assets                               6,701       34,929        84,068 
Increase (decrease) in other long-term assets                  3,189      (2,831)       (2,831) 
Increase in trade payables                                    87,500      218,260       361,583 
Decrease in other liabilities                               (17,733)    (101,184)      (24,071) 
Net cash used in operating activities                    (3,769,544)  (2,275,637)   (5,386,653) 
 
Investing activities 
Proceeds from other short-term financial assets                                 -      (28,618) 
Purchase of property and equipment                         (193,177)     (13,030)     (194,195) 
Net cash used in investing activities                      (193,177)     (13,030)     (222,813) 
 
Financing activities 
Proceeds from share subscription agreement                 2,000,000    2,153,856     3,177,306 
Proceeds allocated to ordinary shares, net                         -      356,443     5,016,494 
Proceeds allocated to warrants                                     -            -     1,472,561 
Issuance costs                                                     -            -     (390,398) 
Proceeds from exercise of warrants and options                     -    1,319,387     1,367,388 
Proceeds from short term borrowings                          100,283      398,656       900,192 
Repayment of short-term borrowings                         (448,630)    (550,676)     (887,585) 
Repayment of lease liability                               (216,288)     (76,683)     (136,180) 
Net cash provided by financing activities                  1,435,365    3,600,983    10,519,778 
 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents                  (2,527,356)    1,312,316     4,910,312 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year               7,060,824    2,180,726     2,180,726 
  Exchange differences on cash and cash equivalents        (369,053)     (50,733)      (30,214) 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period                   4,164,415    3,442,309     7,060,824 
                                                         ===========  ===========  ============ 
 
Supplementary information: 
Interest paid during the period                                6,049        8,376        13,468 
                                                         ===========  ===========  ============ 
Interest received during the period                            1,418            -            41 
                                                         ===========  ===========  ============ 
 
Supplementary information on non-cash activities: 
Recognition of right-of-use asset and lease liability              -            -     3,776,886 
                                                         ===========  ===========  ============ 
Shares issued pursuant to share subscription agreement             -    2,448,522     6,746,052 
                                                         ===========  ===========  ============ 
Expenses paid in shares and warrants                          20,158       83,436        83,436 
                                                         ===========  ===========  ============ 
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim financial statements.

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

   NOTE 1         -     NATURE OF OPERATIONS 

ETHERNITY NETWORKS LTD. (hereinafter: the "Company"), was incorporated in Israel on the 15th of December 2003 as Neracore Ltd. The Company changed its name to ETHERNITY NETWORKS LTD. on the 10th of August 2004.

The Company provides innovative, comprehensive networking and security solutions on programmable hardware for accelerating telco/cloud networks performance. Ethernity's FPGA logic offers complete Carrier Ethernet Switch Router data plane processing and control software with a rich set of networking features, robust security, and a wide range of virtual function accelerations to optimise telecommunications networks. Ethernity's complete solutions quickly adapt to customers' changing needs, improving time-to-market and facilitating the deployment of 5G, edge computing, and different NFV appliances including 5G UPF, SD-WAN, vCMTS and vBNG with the current focus on 5G emerging appliances. The Company's customers are situated worldwide.

   NOTE 2         -     SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

Basis of presentation of the financial statements and statement of compliance with IFRS

The interim condensed financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2022 have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting. The interim condensed financial statements do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS and should be read in conjunction with the Company's annual financial statements as at 31 December 2021. The accounting policies applied in the preparation of the interim condensed financial statements are consistent with those followed in the preparation of the Company's annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2021.

The interim condensed financial statements for the half-year ended 30 June 2022 (including comparative amounts) were approved and authorized for issue by the board of directors on 21 September 2022.

   NOTE 3         -      GOING CONCERN 

The financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. Under this assumption, an entity is ordinarily viewed as continuing in business for the foreseeable future unless management intends or has no realistic alternative other than to liquidate the entity or to stop trading for at least, but not limited to, 12 months from the reporting date. The assessment has been made of the Company's prospects, considering all available information about the future, which have been included in the financial budget, from managing working capital and among other factors such as debt repayment schedules. Consideration has been given inter alia to the significant values of funds raised during the year ended 31 December 2021 and to date, the current stage of the Company's life cycle, its losses and cash outflows, including with respect to the development of the Company's products, the expected timing and amounts of future revenues.

At 30 June 2022 the Company noted that its cash reserves were approximately $4.2m.

During the latter portion of 2020 and through 2021, the Company entered into new contracts for supply of the Company solutions and products along with deployment orders from existing customers, all of which including customer indications for significant amounts of revenue billings for the 2022,2023 financial years and onwards.

Based on the abovementioned cash position and signed contracts, and in the light of enquiries made by the Directors as to the current liquidity position of the Company, as well as bearing in mind the ability and success of the Company to raise funds previously, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company will have access to adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and therefore have adopted the going concern basis of preparation in the financial statements, and that there is no material uncertainty that may cast doubt on the Company's ability to continue as a going concern and fulfil its obligations and liabilities in the normal course of business in the near future.

   NOTE 4         -      SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 

EQUITY RELATED TRANSACTIONS DURING THE ACCOUNTING PERIOD

a. During the six month period ended 30 June 2022, ordinary shares of the Company were issued, as follows:

 
                                  Number of 
                                   ordinary 
                                     shares 
                                 ---------- 
 
 Expenses paid for in shares         37,106 
                                 ---------- 
                                     37,106 
                                 ========== 
 

b. On 25 February 2022 the Company entered into an agreement with 5G Innovation Leaders Fund, LLC ("5G Fund") to invest US$2,000,000 into the Company in exchange for new Shares ("Subscription Shares") valued at US$2,060,000. The Subscription Shares, will be issued, at 5G Fund's request, within 18 months of the date of the investment at a price per share determined by dividing the subscription value by the settlement price.

The Settlement Price will be equal to the sum of:

- the Reference Price (The Reference Price will be the average of 3 daily volume-weighted average prices ("VWAPs") of Shares selected by 5G Fund during a 15-trading day period immediately prior to the date of notice of their issue, rounded down to the next one tenth of a penny) and

- the Additional Price (The Additional Price will be equal to half of the excess of 85% of the average of the daily VWAPs of the Shares during the three consecutive trading days immediately prior to the date of notice of their issue over the Reference Price). As of 30 June 2022, no amounts have been converted into shares.

   NOTE 5         -      INVENTORIES 
 
                                        US dollars 
                               ----------------------------- 
                                   30 June       31 December 
                                2022     2021       2021 
                               -------  -------  ----------- 
                                  Unaudited        Audited 
                               ----------------  ----------- 
 
Components and raw materials   645,852  124,354      165,095 
Finished cards                 125,270  130,915      119,715 
   Total inventories           771,122  255,269      284,810 
                               =======  =======  =========== 
 
   NOTE 6         -      FINANCING COSTS 
 
                                                      US dollars 
                                           -------------------------------- 
                                            Six months ended    Year ended 
                                                 30 June        31 December 
                                            2022      2021         2021 
                                           -------  ---------  ------------ 
                                               Unaudited         Audited 
                                           ------------------  ------------ 
 
Bank fees and interest                      20,321     19,092        32,147 
Lease liability financial expenses         114,244      5,349       30 ,195 
Revaluation of liability related 
 to share subscription agreement 
 measured at FVTPL                          60,000  1,132,992     2,884,254 
Revaluation of warrant derivative 
 liability                                       -    262,035             - 
Expenses allocated to issuing 
 warrants                                        -          -       127,856 
Expenses allocated to share subscription 
 agreement                                  80,000          -             - 
   Total financing costs                   274,565  1,419,468     3,074,452 
                                           =======  =========  ============ 
 
   NOTE 7         -     FINANCING INCOME 
 
                                                  US dollars 
                                    -------------------------------------- 
                                        Six months ended       Year ended 
                                             30 June           31 December 
                                        2022         2021         2021 
                                    ------------  ----------  ------------ 
                                           Unaudited            Audited 
                                    ------------------------  ------------ 
 
Revaluation of proceeds due on 
 account of shares (financial 
 asset measured at FVTPL)                      -      49,723        49,723 
Revaluation of warrant derivative 
 liability                             1,209,960           -       108,723 
Lease liability financial income               -           -         8,929 
Interest received                          1,418           -            41 
Exchange rate differences                 38,485      66,874       60 ,988 
                                    ------------  ----------  ------------ 
   Total financing income              1,249,863     116,597       228,404 
                                    ============  ==========  ============ 
 
   NOTE 8 -              SEGMENT REPORTING 

The Company has implemented the principles of IFRS 8, in respect of reporting segmented activities. In terms of IFRS 8, the management has determined that the Company has a single area of business, being the development and delivery of high-end network processing technology.

The Company's revenues are divided into the following geographical areas:

 
                                                  US dollars 
                                       -------------------------------- 
                                        Six months ended     Year ended 
                                             30 June        31 December 
                                         2022      2021        2021 
                                       --------  --------  ------------ 
                                           Unaudited            Audited 
                                       ------------------  ------------ 
 
 
                       Asia              42,800    28,500       598,858 
                       Europe                 -         -       130,000 
                       Israel           149,403   161,796       760,559 
                       United States    512,650   765,075     1,146,003 
                                       --------  --------  ------------ 
                                        704,853   955,371     2,635,420 
                                       ========  ========  ============ 
 

The Company's revenues are divided into the following geographical areas:

 
                                                      % 
                                       -------------------------------- 
                                        Six months ended     Year ended 
                                             30 June        31 December 
                                         2022      2021       202 1 
                                       --------  --------  ------------ 
                                           Unaudited            Audited 
                                       ------------------  ------------ 
 
                       Asia                6.1%      3.0%         22.7% 
                       Europe              0.0%      0.0%          4.9% 
                       Israel             21.2%     16.9%         28.9% 
                       United States      72.7%     80.1%         43.5% 
                                       --------  --------  ------------ 
                                         100.0%    100.0%        100.0% 
                                       ========  ========  ============ 
 

Revenue from customers in the Company's domicile, Israel, as well as its major market, the United States and Asia, have been identified on the basis of the customer's geographical locations.

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