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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 12, 2019

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Remark Holdings, Inc.

Delaware
 
001-33720
 
33-1135689
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 900
Las Vegas, NV
 
89169
 
702-701-9514
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
 
MARK
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

☐ Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange
Act.






Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 12, 2019, Remark Holdings, Inc. (“Remark”, “we”, “us” or “our”) issued a press release announcing our financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2019. A copy of such release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

The information hereunder shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
Exhibits

Exhibit Number
 
Description
 






Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    
 
 
 
 
Remark Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
November 12, 2019
 
By:
/s/ Kai-Shing Tao
 
 
 
Name:
Kai-Shing Tao
 
 
 
Title:
Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit

EXHIBIT 99.1


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Remark Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

Company Obtains $50 Million Contract to Provide Smart Retail Solutions to China Mobile’s Corporate Stores

LAS VEGAS, NV - November 12, 2019 - Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a diversified global technology company with leading artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and digital media properties, reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Management Commentary
“Our third quarter represented our largest win to date with China Mobile selecting our AI technology to transform all their 17,800 corporate stores into ‘smart’ retail outlets,” said Kai-Shing Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Remark Holdings. “This win validates our technology as it proved we can beat larger and entrenched competitors. The China Mobile project also adds to our momentum implementing our leading AI technology not only throughout China, but in other parts of Asia and the United States,” Mr. Tao added. “Additionally, we are close to finalizing the monetization of our investment in Sharecare, which will immediately eliminate our debt and provide us with the growth working capital necessary to propel our AI business forward.”

Recent Highlights
Partnered with Hanvon Technology, a publicly-listed Chinese systems integrator that won the master retail contract to transform China Mobile’s 17,800 corporate stores into smart retail stores. The first phase of this partnership with Hanvon is expected to bring $50.0 million of revenue to the Company over the three-year life of the project.

Announced the initial deployment of KanKan AI’s Smart Campus solution in the Hangzhou Primary School System in Hangzhou, China. The Smart Campus Solution uses facial recognition technology and object recognition technology to: automate student check-in and check-out at the school’s entrance and exit points; control access to dormitories, laboratories and libraries; alert school administrators of unauthorized persons who have trespassed on the school campus; ensure students are released only to parents or other pre-approved persons; and monitor for unauthorized objects, such as weapons, brought into school buildings.

Announced a new partnership with Tongyue Technologies to bring its KanKan’s AI leading AI technology to Tongyue’s recent launch of its Kindergarten Medical Robot, which identifies a student’s health condition, weight, height, and body temperature within ten seconds to determine whether the student is suspected of contracting hand, foot, and mouth disease or other potentially infectious diseases. Initially launching in Hangzhou with 30 kindergartens representing 12,000 students, the partnership is expected to deploy to over 500 kindergartens in the Hangzhou province, representing 200,000 students.

Sharecare received a strategic investment from Aflac Corporate Ventures, as a follow on to the investment by Quest Diagnostics, to accelerate digital health innovation, further highlighting the value Sharecare is creating. To date, Sharecare has raised in excess of $425 million. Additionally, Sharecare and Walmart announced a strategic partnership aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the retailer’s associates, families and friends, as well as the people living in the communities in which their stores operate. Remark continues to explore avenues to optimize the monetization of its investment in Sharecare to best create long-term value for its shareholders.




Three Months Ended September 30, 2019 compared to Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $0.7 million, down from $1.8 million during the comparable period of last year. Regulatory changes in China's financial services market caused the company to discontinue its FinTech business in 2018. At the same time, other business segments showed declining revenue associated with the expiration of contracts that were not renewed, and a decrease in e-commerce sales.

AI-based product and service revenue fell by $0.1 million during the third quarter and was negatively impacted by celebrations related to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the ongoing US-China trade war which caused disruption in supply chain management, extended project testing and customization work on our larger projects and, finally, by working capital constraints. 

Total cost and expense for the third quarter of 2019 was $5.0 million, a decrease from the $8.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease is primarily attributable to decreases in cost of sales as a result of the discontinuation of FinTech services and declines in payroll and related cost as a result of headcount reductions, all of which was partially offset by an increase of approximately $0.8 million in the bad debt allowance resulting from an increased risk that certain trade receivables may not be fully collected.

Operating loss declined to $4.3 million in the third quarter of 2019 from $6.4 million in the third quarter of 2018 commensurate with the cost and expense declines.

Adjusted EBITDA was ($4.0) million from continuing operations, as compared to ($5.1) million.

Net loss from continuing operations totaled $4.9 million or ($0.11) per diluted share in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared to a net loss of $3.8 million, or ($0.08) per diluted share in the comparable period of the prior year.

At September 30, 2019, the cash and cash equivalents balance was $0.7 million, compared to a cash position of $1.4 million at December 31, 2018. Cash declined primarily due to timing of payments related to elements of working capital, offsetting proceeds from common stock issuances.

Conference Call Information
Mr. Tao will hold a conference call today, November 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss these financial results. A question and answer session will follow management’s presentation.

Toll-Free Number: 800.263.0877
International Number: 646.828.8143
Conference ID: 6600270

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay via the investor section of the Company's website here.

A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 pm Eastern time on the same day through November 17, 2019.

Toll-Free Replay Number: 844.512.2921
International Replay Number: 412.317.6671
Replay ID: 6600270


About Remark Holdings, Inc.
Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) delivers an integrated suite of AI solutions that enable businesses and organizations to solve problems, reduce risk and deliver positive outcomes. The company’s easy-to-install AI



products are being rolled out in a wide range of applications within the retail, financial, public safety and workplace arenas. The company also owns and operates digital media properties that deliver relevant, dynamic content and ecommerce solutions. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou, China. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.remarkholdings.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information relating to future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, competitive environment and regulation. Words such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those discussed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in Remark Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K and Remark Holdings’ other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements reflect Remark Holdings’ current views with respect to future events, are based on assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Given such uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which represent Remark Holdings’ estimates and assumptions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, Remark Holdings undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements after the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Company Contact:
E. Brian Harvey
Remark Holdings, Inc.
ebharvey@remarkholdings.com
702-701-9514



REMARK HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
September 30, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
656

 
$
1,410

Trade accounts receivable, net
3,792

 
5,762

Prepaid expense and other current assets
6,233

 
7,907

Notes receivable, current

 
100

Assets of disposal group, current

 
28,966

Total current assets
10,681

 
44,145

Property and equipment, net
1,591

 
2,075

Operating lease assets
5,294

 

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates
1,920

 
2,005

Intangibles, net
752

 
1,010

Other long-term assets
1,245

 
450

Assets of disposal group, long-term

 
44,123

Total assets
$
21,483

 
$
93,808

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
7,585

 
$
5,675

Accrued expense and other current liabilities
12,861

 
16,812

Contract liability
312

 
132

Note payable
3,000

 
3,000

Loans payable, current, net of unamortized discount and debt issuance cost
11,632

 
35,314

Liabilities of disposal group, current

 
41,648

Total current liabilities
35,390

 
102,581

Operating lease liabilities, long-term
5,436

 

Warrant liability
881

 
1,383

Other liabilities

 
2,934

Liabilities of disposal group, long-term

 
34

Total liabilities
41,707

 
106,932

 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 48,430,159 and 39,053,312 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
48

 
39

Additional paid-in-capital
317,732

 
308,018

Accumulated other comprehensive income
(224
)
 
32

Accumulated deficit
(337,780
)
 
(321,213
)
Total stockholders’ deficit
(20,224
)
 
(13,124
)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit
$
21,483

 
$
93,808





REMARK HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Revenue
$
686

 
$
1,755

 
$
4,760

 
$
7,468

Cost and expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)
189

 
1,231

 
3,323

 
5,778

Sales and marketing
736

 
1,108

 
2,282

 
3,165

Technology and development
752

 
1,459

 
2,910

 
3,550

General and administrative
3,052

 
3,760

 
8,483

 
25,410

Depreciation and amortization
229

 
520

 
814

 
1,657

Other operating expense

 
47

 
6

 
93

Total cost and expense
4,958

 
8,125

 
17,818

 
39,653

Operating loss
(4,272
)
 
(6,370
)
 
(13,058
)
 
(32,185
)
Other income (expense)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(457
)
 
(345
)
 
(1,397
)
 
(1,017
)
Other income (expense), net
(24
)
 

 
23

 
44

Change in fair value of warrant liability
(160
)
 
3,525

 
502

 
22,190

Other gain (loss), net
(28
)
 
(16
)
 
(27
)
 
507

Total other income (expense), net
(669
)
 
3,164

 
(899
)
 
21,724

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes
(4,941
)
 
(3,206
)
 
(13,957
)
 
(10,461
)
Benefit from income taxes

 
442

 

 
1,437

Loss from continuing operations
$
(4,941
)
 
$
(2,764
)
 
$
(13,957
)
 
$
(9,024
)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

 
(1,001
)
 
(2,610
)
 
(5,415
)
Net loss
$
(4,941
)
 
$
(3,765
)
 
$
(16,567
)
 
$
(14,439
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(289
)
 
(82
)
 
(256
)
 
(67
)
Comprehensive loss
$
(5,230
)
 
$
(3,847
)
 
$
(16,823
)
 
$
(14,506
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted
46,282

 
35,463

 
43,085

 
33,608

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.11
)
 
$
(0.08
)
 
$
(0.32
)
 
$
(0.27
)
Discontinued operations

 
(0.03
)
 
(0.06
)
 
(0.16
)
Consolidated
$
(0.11
)
 
$
(0.11
)
 
$
(0.38
)
 
$
(0.43
)