Remark Holdings


Remark Holdings Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

March 31, 2022 at 4:01 PM EDT

Annual Revenue Increases 58% to $16.0 Million

Full Year Earnings Per Share Total $0.27

LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a diversified global technology company with leading artificial intelligence ("AI") solutions and digital media properties, today announced financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Management Commentary 

"Fourth quarter 2021 revenue of $6.3 million represented a 33% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, and powered a 58% year-over-year increase. Adoption of our AI-powered solutions came from diverse industries including construction, infrastructure, banking and education," noted Kai-Shing Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Remark Holdings. "Our AI-driven security solutions are currently being evaluated for several U.S.-based infrastructure projects in the rail and public safety industries as well as for border control."

Fiscal Year 2021 Business Highlights 

  • Beginning in the third quarter of 2021, pandemic prevention controls at school campuses became a national priority in China. Additionally, regional and local governments implemented policies to increase automated campus administration. Such initiatives increased demand for smart campus solutions, and by the end of 2021 Remark's solutions were delivered to over 400 elementary schools, with a market opportunity of 160,000 schools in major cities.
  • AI solutions were utilized in the construction industry to monitor safety protocols at building sites, and to ensure safety codes for heavy equipment and personnel in construction zones were being followed. Business development is expected to continue throughout China for manufacturing and other industrial applications.
  • KanKan continued work with China Mobile to install KanKan AI's smart community offerings. Despite pandemic related slowdowns, implementations continue at over 150 residential communities. Solutions include access control for vehicles, residents, and delivery personnel, additional applications include elderly and child safety, elevator access control, restricted area access control, behavioral analysis, and messaging via communication screens.
  • Remark began development of VegasVerz, an augmented and virtual reality app platform powered by Remark AI, in partnership with a world renowned hospitality conglomerate and an acclaimed music company in order to enhance the customer experience by offering fun interactive games that bridge the physical and virtual worlds. In addition, Remark partnered with isMedia to launch a non-fungible token ("NFT") platform, with a drop anchored by the intellectual property collection of its subsidiary, expected to launch in mid-2022. The first phase of the carefully-curated NFT platform will feature collectible NFTs from's influencers.
  • Remark AI achieved a top-five ranking in computer-vision testing (the Face Recognition Vendor Test, or "FRVT") conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Specifically, 198 systems were tested in the FRVT for their ability to verify that a person is wearing a face mask.
  • During the year, Remark announced a collaboration with Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity rail in the United States, to implement Remark's Smart Safety Platform for unauthorized intrusion detection while working with Brightline to incorporate AI in additional technologies for other applications.

Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results 

  • Revenue for fiscal year 2021 totaled $16.0 million, up 58% from $10.1 million during fiscal year 2020.
    • Revenue in China grew by $4.3 million in 2021 to $12.2 million due to increased completions of AI-related projects, including bank branch conversions and ongoing projects with school districts.
    • Revenue from the U.S. was positively impacted by the completion of an AI data intelligence project with a new customer which offset a decrease in revenue from our biosafety business. Total US revenue increased by $1.5 million, or 68%, to $3.8 million.
  • Gross profit improved to $4.5 million in fiscal 2021 from $3.7 million in fiscal 2020 commensurate with increased revenue. Increased cost of revenue from a data analytics project was almost entirely offset by lower cost of revenue from our biosafety business.
  • The company incurred an operating loss of $13.9 million in 2021, a slight improvement from the operating loss of $14.2 million in 2020. Sales and marketing expense declined as startup costs associated with the biosafety business did not repeat. Increased technology and development expense came from new product development for the Smart Sentry product that is expected to be utilized by railway customers. Fiscal year 2021 general and administrative expense increased primarily from $3.5 million of share-based compensation from the recognition of the 2020 stock option issuance that did not have an accounting grant date until July 2021.
  • Net income totaled $27.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, compared to net loss of ($13.7 million), or ($0.16) per diluted share in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Net income was positively impacted by recording a $43.6 million gain on the revaluation of the investment in Sharecare, which was slightly offset by $2.3 million of interest expense.
  • At December 31, 2021, the cash balance totaled $14.2 million, compared to a cash position of $0.9 million at December 31, 2020. Cash increased primarily due to $32.2 million in net proceeds from debt issuances and $5.7 million in proceeds from a stock issuance, which were partially offset by debt repayments and payments of other operating liability payments.

"For fiscal year 2022, we anticipate continued growth in both our US and China AI businesses. Additionally, we have a robust pipeline of business opportunities in Europe which represents a previously untapped market. Finally, we will be introducing several new initiatives in the NFT and metaverse spaces in the coming months that are powered by our AI technology," concluded Mr. Tao.

Conference Call Information 

Management will hold a conference call this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the Company's financial results and provide an update on recent business developments. A question and answer session will follow management's presentation.

The live conference may be accessed via telephone or online webcast.

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
Toll-Free Number: 800.239.9838
International Number: 323.794.2551
Conference ID: 5585955

Online Webcast:

Participants are advised to login for the live webcast 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through April 5, 2022.

Toll-Free Replay Number: 844.512.2921
International Replay Number: 412.317.6671
Replay ID: 5585955

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About Remark Holdings, Inc. 

Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), its subsidiaries, and the variable-interest entities that the company consolidates, constitute a diversified global technology business with leading artificial intelligence ("AI") and data-analytics, as well as a portfolio of digital media properties The company's easy-to-install AI products are being rolled out in a wide range of applications within the  retail, urban life cycle and workplace and food safety arenas. The company also owns and operates digital media properties that deliver relevant, dynamic content and ecommerce solutions. The company's corporate headquarters and U.S. operations are based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it also maintain operations in London, England and Shanghai, China. The operations of the variable interest entities the company consolidates are headquartered in Chengdu, China with additional operations in Hangzhou. For more information, please visit the company's website at

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 Contacts 

E. Brian Harvey
Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations
Remark Holdings, Inc.

Fay Tian
Vice President of Investor Relations
(+1) 626.623.2000
(+86) 13702108000



Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

December 31,





$                  14,187

$                        854

     Trade accounts receivable, net



     Inventory, net



     Investment in marketable securities


     Prepaid expense and other current assets



          Total current assets



     Property and equipment, net



     Operating lease assets



     Investment in unconsolidated affiliate


     Other long-term assets



          Total assets

$                  75,503

$                  11,311


     Accounts payable

$                  10,094

$                    8,589

     Accrued expense and other current liabilities



     Contract liability



     Notes payable, net of unamortized discount and debt issuance cost of $2,189 and
     zero at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively



          Total current liabilities



     Long-term debt


     Operating lease liabilities, long-term



     Warrant liability


          Total liabilities



     Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

     Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; zero issued

     Common stock, $0.001 par value; 175,000,000 shares authorized; 105,157,769
     and 99,505,041 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and 2020,



     Additional paid-in-capital



     Accumulated other comprehensive income



     Accumulated deficit



          Total stockholders' equity (deficit)



          Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)

$                  75,503

$                  11,311




Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Year Ended December 31,



Revenue, including $3.8 million from China Business Partner

$                  15,990

$                  10,145

 Cost and expense

     Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)



     Sales and marketing



     Marketing expense (recovery) - China Business Partner activity



     Technology and development



     General and administrative



     Depreciation and amortization





     Other operating expense

          Total cost and expense



Operating loss



Other income (expense)

     Interest expense



     Other income (expense), net


     Change in fair value of warrant liability



     Gain on investment revaluation


     Gain on debt extinguishment


     Gain on lease termination


     Other gain (loss), net



          Total other income, net



Income (loss) from before income taxes



     Provision for income taxes


Net income (loss)

$                  27,472

$                 (13,685)

Other comprehensive loss

     Foreign currency translation adjustments



Comprehensive income (loss)

$                  27,428

$                 (13,684)

Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic



Weighted-average shares outstanding, diluted



Net income (loss) per share, basic

$                       0.27

$                     (0.16)

Net income (loss) per share, diluted

$                       0.27

$                     (0.16)


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