SoundHound AI, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
SoundHound AI, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOUN) ("SoundHound," "we," or "our"), a global leader in voice artificial intelligence ("voice AI"), today reported the financial results of SoundHound, Inc. ("Legacy SoundHound"), at and for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The financial statements reflect the operations of Legacy SoundHound prior to it becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoundHound, as a result of the business combination with Archimedes, which closed on April 26, 2022. In connection with the business combination, the Company changed its name to SoundHound AI, Inc. The Company also published a Letter to Shareholders today which details SoundHound's technology moat, revenue models, commercial alliances, opportunities and near-term goals which can be accessed on its investor website at investors.soundhound.com.
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SoundHound AI, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results (Graphic: Business Wire)
"SoundHound's momentum in 2021 continued in the first quarter of 2022, with key business wins and tremendous growth in user engagement," stated Keyvan Mohajer, CEO and Co-Founder of SoundHound. "Our deep history of technological breakthroughs and competitive differentiators are rapidly enabling our mission to voice-enable the world, and our $230 million of cumulative bookings backlog highlight the confidence and commitment our customers have working with us to build the future together."
First Quarter Business Highlights
"Our first quarter results demonstrate the momentum we are experiencing with our customers and the continued voice AI market expansion and acceptance," said Nitesh Sharan, Chief Financial Officer, SoundHound. "We are accelerating growth through sales and marketing investments to expand into new verticals while deepening partnerships with existing customers."
First Quarter 2022 Summary Financial Results
SoundHound expects to file its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022 on May 16, 2022. In addition, on May 16, 2022, SoundHound expects to file an amendment to its Form 8-K, originally filed on May 2, 2022, to reflect Legacy SoundHound's financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations relating to those financial statements.
Closing of Business Combination
On April 26, SoundHound Inc. successfully completed its previously announced business combination with Archimedes. The resulting company, SoundHound AI, Inc., began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "SOUN" on April 28. SoundHound received gross cash proceeds of $118 million from transactions related to the business combination, which will enable the Company to continue its forward momentum in the rapidly growing voice AI market, where voice assistants are forecast to exceed the number of humans on earth, at 8.4 billion, by 2024.
On a pro forma basis, assuming the Business Combination occurred as of March 31, 2022, the Company's cash and cash equivalents would have amounted to $101.3 million at quarter-end. Primary use of proceeds from the transaction is expected to be in sales and marketing to fuel growth, in continued advancements in innovation and technology, and in global operating functions to support business expansion.
First Quarter 2022 Summary Cash Flows
Conference Call and Webcast
As a result of the timing related to the closing of the business combination, SoundHound will begin hosting regularly scheduled quarterly earnings conference calls beginning in the second quarter of 2022.
SoundHound, a leading innovator of conversational intelligence, offers an independent voice AI platform that enables businesses across industries to deliver best-in-class conversational experiences to their customers. Built on proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding® technologies, SoundHound's advanced voice AI platform provides exceptional speed and accuracy and enables humans to interact with products and services like they interact with each other-by speaking naturally. SoundHound is trusted by companies around the globe, including Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Pandora, Deutsche Telekom, Snap, VIZIO, KIA, and Stellantis. www.soundhound.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are not historical facts, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "likely," "will," "would" and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties impacting SoundHound's business including, current uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our inability to predict or measure supply chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and other causes, the potential future revenue associated with our AI platform products and services; our rate of growth; our ability to predict direct and indirect customer demand for our existing and future products and to secure adequate manufacturing capacity; our ability to hire, retain and motivate employees; the effects of competition, including price competition within our industry segment; technological, regulatory and legal developments that uniquely or disproportionately impact our industry segment; developments in the economy and financial markets and other risks detailed from time to time in SoundHound's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.