Exhibit 99.1



News Release


Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Results, with Momentum in Open RAN Deployments, 5G Private Networks and 5G CBRS Cable-Based Deployments


Expansion purchase order for ruggedized DU from large Open RAN-based operator


4 largest customers all signed new purchase orders during the quarter


Continued momentum in the US and Europe deploying private networks


Boca Raton, FL – May 10, 2022 – Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO), which provides ground-breaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks, and a pioneer in end-to-end Open RAN solutions, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.


Key First Quarter Financial Highlights


Revenue of $37.6 million, decreased 25% sequentially from fourth quarter 2021, and decreased 18% year-over-year


Gross margin of 32.1% compared to 41.1% in fourth quarter 2021, and 45.6% in first quarter 2021


Net loss of $29.7 million, compared to a net loss of $19.6 million in fourth quarter 2021, and a net loss of $13.5 million for first quarter 2021


Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) was a loss of $18.0 million compared to a loss of $8.0 million in fourth quarter 2021 and a loss of $5.4 million in first quarter 2021


Loss per share was 41 cents, compared to loss per share of 27 cents in the fourth quarter 2021 and a loss per share of 23 cents in first quarter 2021


First Quarter Business Highlights:


Four largest customers placed new purchase orders during the first quarter


Continued momentum in private network deployments:


Airspan continues to deploy private networks in both the US and Europe, accelerated by distribution agreements announced during the first quarter with some of Tech’s most admired companies


Continued progress on the deployment of Gogo Business Aviation’s (NYSE:GOGO) 5G Air-to-Ground network


Announced private networks in connected car applications and deployment of a hospitality industry private network represent additional use cases


Entered significant field trial phase with a large US cable operator’s CBRS network


Selected as the lead RAN vendor for CBRS Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions by Mercury Broadband, a leading provider of high-speed internet across rural markets in the midwestern US and a major winning bidder for the FCC’s RDOF initiatives


Entered FCC testing with our new A6/C6 P2MP fixed wireless access product


Continued focus on supply chain to mitigate related challenges including finding alternative components, instituting multiple technological design changes and working closely with our partners





Continued Strong Demand for Innovative Solutions Portfolio


“We continue to execute our growth plan and see healthy demand for our innovative products and solutions,” said Airspan Chairman and CEO Eric Stonestrom. “However, the supply chain environment is meaningfully impacting sales and margins as seen in this quarter’s results.”


“Despite the supply chain challenges, all four of our largest customers signed new purchase orders during the quarter and we continue to work closely with Gogo on the deployment of their national Air-to-Ground 5G network for business aviation,” said Airspan President and Chief Operating Officer Glenn Laxdal. “We continue to expand and diversify our customer base. Our momentum in private network deployments continues as well, particularly in the US and Europe. And Airspan was named lead RAN provider for our CBRS solutions with Mercury Broadband for their rural broadband network expansion, and have already deployed hundreds of radios, with more to come.”


Business Outlook


We anticipate second quarter 2022 revenue of $44 million - $48 million at a gross margin of 38% - 40%. Both figures continue to be impacted by component availability, related expenses and challenges from COVID-19 restrictions in Asia.


Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend to make publicly available any update or other revision to these financial projections. The Company has relied upon certain assumptions and estimates to develop these projections, including, among other things, assumptions about its order backlog and pipeline, customer adoption and subsequent expansion of 5G technologies, the mix of products sold, the performance of the Company’s outsourced supply chain and the costs of materials and services. These financial projections do not take into account any circumstances or events occurring after the date of this news release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these financial projections. None of Airspan or any of its directors, officers, advisors or other representatives has made or makes any representation regarding ultimate performance compared to these financial projections or that these financial projections will be achieved.


Earnings Conference Call


A conference call with Airspan executives will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 8:30 am ET. It can be accessed through a toll-free dial-in, 1-877-589-7296, or 1-215-268-9906 (local), by requesting the Airspan call, as well as on the Airspan investor relations website, ir.airspan.com. An audio replay will be available on the Airspan investor relations site following the call.


About Airspan


Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO) is a U.S.-based provider of groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks, and a pioneer in end-to-end Open RAN solutions that provide interoperability with other vendors. As a result of innovative technology and significant R&D investments to build and expand 5G solutions, Airspan believes it is well-positioned with 5G indoor and outdoor, Open RAN, private networks for enterprise customers and industrial use applications, fixed wireless access (FWA), and CBRS solutions to help mobile network operators of all sizes deploy their networks of the future, today. With over one million cells shipped to 1,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Airspan has global scale. For more information, visit www.airspan.com.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, Airspan’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services, projected financial performance, and other statements identified by words such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning. Any such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Airspan’s management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond Airspan’s control.





Actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially, and potentially adversely, from any forward-looking statements and the assumptions on which those forward-looking statements are based. There can be no assurance that the data contained herein is reflective of future performance to any degree. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a predictor of future performance as projected financial information and other information are based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to various significant risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond Airspan’s control, which may include, among other things: the risk of downturns and the possibility of rapid change in the highly competitive industry in which we operate; changes in laws and regulations affecting our business; the risk that we and our current and future collaborators are unable to successfully develop and commercialize our products or services, or experience significant delays in doing so; the risk that we do not achieve or sustain profitability; the risk that we will need to raise additional capital to execute our business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all; the risk that we experience difficulties in managing our growth and expanding operations; the risk that third-party suppliers and manufacturers are not able to fully and timely meet their obligations; the risk of product liability or regulatory lawsuits or proceedings relating to our products and services; and the risk that we are unable to secure our intellectual property. For further information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof in the case of information about Airspan or the date of such information in the case of information from persons other than Airspan, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. Forecasts and estimates regarding Airspan’s industry and end markets are based on sources we believe to be reliable, however there can be no assurance these forecasts and estimates will prove accurate in whole or in part.


Non-GAAP Measures


This news release references non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures do not have a standardized meaning and are, therefore, unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures referred to in this report are labeled as “non-GAAP measure.”







(in thousands, except for share data)


   March 31,
   December 31,
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $45,930   $62,937 
Restricted cash   185    185 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $308 and $309 as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   49,788    57,980 
Inventory   18,982    17,217 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   18,740    18,833 
Total current assets   133,625    157,152 
Property, plant and equipment, net   7,711    7,741 
Goodwill   13,641    13,641 
Intangible assets, net   6,154    6,438 
Right-of-use assets, net   5,957    6,585 
Other non-current assets   3,854    3,942 
Total assets  $170,942   $195,499 
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $28,621   $29,709 
Deferred revenue   3,219    2,902 
Accrued expenses   25,537    26,967 
Senior term loan, current portion   3,577    3,187 
Subordinated debt   10,707    10,577 
Current portion of long-term debt   272    275 
Total current liabilities   71,933    73,617 
Subordinated term loan - related party   38,834    37,991 
Senior term loan   37,702    37,876 
Convertible debt   41,970    41,343 
Other long-term liabilities   19,929    20,924 
Total liabilities   210,368    211,751 
Commitments and contingencies          
Stockholders’ deficit:          
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 72,335,952 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021   7    7 
Additional paid-in capital   756,156    749,592 
Accumulated deficit   (795,589)   (765,851)
Total stockholders’ deficit   (39,426)   (16,252)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit  $170,942   $195,499 








   Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2022   2021 
Products and software licenses  $33,576   $38,743 
Maintenance, warranty and services   3,988    7,192 
Total revenues   37,564    45,935 
Cost of revenues:          
Products and software licenses   24,473    23,889 
Maintenance, warranty and services   1,022    1,102 
Total cost of revenues   25,495    24,991 
Gross profit   12,069    20,944 
Operating expenses:          
Research and development   16,521    14,374 
Sales and marketing   9,330    7,360 
General and administrative   11,158    4,455 
Amortization of intangibles   284    299 
Total operating expenses   37,293    26,488 
Loss from operations   (25,224)   (5,544)
Interest expense, net   (4,568)   (2,438)
Other expense, net   (49)   (5,492)
Loss before income taxes   (29,841)   (13,474)
Income tax benefit (expense)   103    (75)
Net loss  $(29,738)  $(13,549)
Loss per share - basic and diluted  $(0.41)  $(0.23)
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted   72,335,952    59,710,047 









Three Months Ended

March 31,

   2022   2021 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(29,738)  $(13,549)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   1,121    1,053 
Foreign exchange (gain) loss on long-term debt   (3)   (8)
Bad debt expense   7    - 
Non-cash debt amendment fee   463    - 
Change in fair value of warrants and derivatives   457    3,972 
Share-based compensation   6,564    661 
Total adjustments   8,609    5,678 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Decrease in accounts receivable   8,185    39,223 
Increase in inventory   (1,765)   (49)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets   93    (1,624)
Decrease in other operating assets   88    119 
Decrease in accounts payable   (1,088)   (20,063)
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue   317    (714)
(Decrease) increase in other accrued expenses   (1,430)   2,388 
Decrease in other long-term liabilities   (824)   (495)
Increase in accrued interest on long-term debt   2,673    2,000 
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (14,880)   12,914 
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (807)   (1,390)
Net cash used in investing activities   (807)   (1,390)
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Repayment of senior term loan   (1,320)   - 
Proceeds from the sale of Series H stock, net   -    505 
Proceeds from the issuance of Series H warrants   -    142 
Net cash provided by financing activities   (1,320)   647 
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (17,007)   12,171 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of year   63,122    18,618 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period  $46,115   $30,789 





The following tables present the reconciliation of net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to Adjusted EBITDA:


   Three Months Ended 
   Mar. 31,   Dec. 31, 
($ in thousands)  2022   2021 
Net loss  $(29,738)  $(19,606)
Adjusted for:          
Interest expense, net   4,568    4,233 
Income tax benefit   (103)   (1,314)
Depreciation and amortization   1,121    1,177 
EBITDA   (24,152)   (15,510)
Share-based compensation expense   6,564    8,427 
Change in fair value of warrant liability and derivatives   (457)   (895)
Adjusted EBITDA  $(18,045)  $(7,978)


   Three Months Ended
March 31,
($ in thousands)  2022   2021 
Net loss  $(29,738)  $(13,549)
Adjusted for:          
Interest expense, net   4,568    2,438 
Income tax (benefit) expense   (103)   75 
Depreciation and amortization   1,121    1,053 
EBITDA   (24,152)   (9,983)
Share-based compensation expense   6,564    661 
Change in fair value of warrant liability and derivatives   (457)   3,972 
Adjusted EBITDA  $(18,045)  $(5,350)


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