CXApp Inc. (NASDAQ:CXAI) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript August 17, 2023 Operator: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the CXApp Incorporated Quarter Two 2023 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen only mode, and please be advised that this call is being recorded. We will now turn the call over to Sir Khurram Sheikh as the Chairman and CEO of CXApp Incorporated. Please go ahead, sir. Khurram Sheikh: Thank you, operator, and thank you everyone for joining the first half earnings call for CXAI. Plan to discuss CXAI’s financial results for the second quarter of 2023 and provide an overall business update for the new public company. By now, everybody should have access to our earnings announcement and our 10-Q has been filed with the SEC. This information will also be shared on our website, www.cxapp.com. The next 2 slides are disclaimer slides. I would request the audience to review it, your convenience. Dear shareholders, as we gather for our inaugural earnings call, I’d like to take a moment to provide you with a glimpse into the world of CXAI, our company, the market we operate in, our amazing enterprise customer base, and the reasons why we believe that CXAI is well positioned to assume a dominant role in the rapidly expanding market of employee experiences.
Copyright: gmast3r / 123RF Stock Photo CXAI is a SaaS platform anchored on the intersection of customer experience, CX and artificial intelligence, AI providing digital transformation of the physical workplace to enhance experiences across people, places, and things. The future of work is one of the biggest issues of our century, and every single enterprise globally is looking to find solutions for the digital workplace and workforce, both leaders of enterprises and employees, and navigating unchartered waters relative to hybrid work in the post-pandemic world and encountering significant challenges. Companies C-Suite want employees back in the office to be more productive, engage in the corporate environment and better utilize the workspace. Employees want flexibility to work from their home or the office and have high expectations when it comes to having easy access to their workplace tools, finding information and ability to collaborate with peers from anywhere. To answer this, enterprise organizations are reevaluating many of the strategies hastily implemented in 2020 as their first response to hybrid work. It is not enough for companies to set rules for when employees should be at the office. They must also provide a bridge between employees to facilitate collaboration, innovation, conversations and connections. Employee engagement is mission critical for the hybrid workplace. That is the true measure of the productivity of the enterprise as well as the happiness of the employee. Great work has always been about the ability to feel connected to your employer’s mission and be able to fully productive in your office environment. Employee engagement can be as simple as being able to easily navigate your campus using step-by-step navigation from your employee’s workplace experience act to something as complex as building a long-term friendship with a coworker who you discovered loves CrossFit as much as you do through the app’s internal social feed. That connectedness inherent in successful workplace cultures now extends beyond the 4 walls of the office and the physical devices the company provides them. It now includes transformative workplace solutions that allow employees to experience their full work life lifecycle from anywhere. Our Workplace Super App provides a full stack solution that allows employees to experience all their work tools in a single application. When you provide your employees with a simplified user interface, easy to configure options and the flexibility to navigate your workday all seamlessly with an employee engagement app, you’re leaning towards a more human-centric work model. On the flip side, the Workplace Super app can provide employers a dashboard, a mobile app usage, office occupancy, sensor activity, and other key metrics that help with managing, refining, and even optimizing the health of hybrid workplaces. Leaders of organizations now understand that a piecemeal approach to hybrid work will not be successful and are looking to implement holistic solutions that not only solve the logistical problems of hybrid work, but also truly enhance the employee experience. In fact, are going to Gartner. Improving the employee experience is the number 1 priority for 67% of corporate real estate leaders. Fuel will by a significant shift in 2023 from a mostly remote working model to a hybrid working model, that return to office trend has solidified the need for organization to have tools that are adaptable to the dynamics of a changing workplace and can elegantly bridge the gap of their converging needs relative to asset management, facilities management, company communications, physical and virtual collaboration, onsite wisdom management among a host of other digital and physical needs. To make the industry’s rapid growth, CXAI stands uniquely positioned to lead the category and shape the Workplace experience landscape given the ongoing digital transformation of nearly all enterprise organizations. So let me talk about the CXAI platform. The CXAI platform is a full stack solution offering the most comprehensive solution. The marketplace anchored on AI, and when we think about AI, we think about all the technology capabilities we bring to the table. Our state-of-the-art technology platform is based on 37 file patents with 17 of them already granted. This substantial intellectual property not only establishes our company as a technological front runner, but also secures a position as a pioneer in the industry. On the bottom CS stack, we have an intuitive user interface UI that allows for customizable and differentiated user experiences UX. We have support for iOS, Android, and web app platforms. We have an advanced mapping solution that allows for accurate navigation indoors, as well as on device positioning for ODP. And we support all major cloud providers for secure app and data hosting, collection and analytics. On the AI stack, we have data analytics dashboards that based on the rich data sets from our diversified global customer base. Generative AI solutions that run the full myriad of use cases automating the workflow for the enterprise. Content management systems tailored to meet the needs of our enterprise customers and our upcoming augmented reality AI application provides seamless integration of digital experiences with the real world and transforms the way users navigate and interact with their environment. We also integrate with more than a hundred plus third-party solutions that provide our customers all their enterprise functions under 1 umbrella, as well as full visibility into their entire workplace environment. As part of the transaction, we have integrated all these technologies into a new simplified and powerful CXAI platform. We’ve also completed massive restructuring, saving over 50% in G&A costs and streamlining the organization to be action oriented and results driven. The new culture of the company is innovation focused with 3 core values, purpose, passion, and positivity. We are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area where regional tech hubs in Southeast Asia and Canada. The global presence and diversity of experiences gives us a leading edge as we shape the future of work everywhere. Our primary business is a SaaS platform that we sell to enterprise customers as an annual subscription for normally 3-year periods. The customers deploy our cloud hosted software across their enterprise campuses to allow employees to connect with their workplace for a myriad of use cases, examples being desk/room booking, collaboration, navigation, food ordering, and internal communications. Our large enterprise customers are mainly divided into the falling top 5 verticals, financial services, technology, media and entertainment, healthcare and consumer. We are proud to have some of the largest logos of the world as our customers that are at the leading edge of the workplace transformation. We have healthy distribution across all verticals, and we see the adoption trend developing from technology sector focused companies into the larger Fortune 500 portfolios. Our customers are sophisticated buyers of technology solutions and do not compromise on quality, performance, security, reliability, scalability, and technology roadmap. Our enterprise customers start with 1 campus deployment and typically go across all their campuses within a year or so. Today we have an existing base of 22 workplace experience customers, of which over a dozen of Fortune 500 companies. Certainly, we have deployed our solution to more than 463 campuses in 24 cities across 59 countries, with only a small direct sales force in the U.S. It’s the testament to the power of our platform that we have been able to deploy globally with a diversified set of customers equally in all geographic regions. One of our top customers is Pinterest, and they have deployed our workplace experience solution to 26 of their global campuses to help their employees navigate the workplace, find colleagues plan the best days to attend the workplace access amenities, along with leveraging the application of the centralized communications tool to keep employees informed and aligned. To further enhance the solution, Pinterest has planned to integrate wisdom management and occupancy sensors as part of a holistic approach to make Pinterest a fully, deeply connected workplace, and we’re super excited to have them as 1 of our top customers. As we move to discussing the financial results of Q2, we will like to remind the audience that the following Q2 results should serve as the first true baseline for the business structure of the new CXAI. The key highlight of this quarter has been the record growth we accomplished in our new bookings between April 1st to June 30, 2023. We increased sales bookings by over 55% from the previous quarter, which included a combination of expansions with existing customers as well as contracting new customers. We have added 4 new customers of which 2 or Fortune 200 customers, and have the potential to grow from the initial limited deployments to hundreds of additional campuses as we execute to our plans. These ones also demonstrate our focus effort to acquire quality customers with large scale potential. Another highlight of Q2 was being selected by one of the worst largest financial organizations after a rigorous due diligence process where the customer evaluated multiple vendors in the space. We were ultimately awarded a large subscription revenue contract for the initial 3-year term for potential expansions in value-based applications. In parallel, as we launched the first deployment. Our gross margin for the quarter was 75%, which is an attractive figure that will potentially increase as our subscription revenues increase. We have optimized the operation cost structure with a net 50% operating expense reduction as compared to prior to the acquisition and 25% from the previous quarter. With our new cost structure and our healthy balance sheet, the company’s well positioned to accelerate our growth initiatives to scale the business. CXAI strategy of land expand, also continues to be a contributor to growing subscription revenues with our existing customer base. As an example of this land and expand strategy, 1 of our media and entertainment clients has grown subscription revenues by over 80% since being contracted in 2021, growth has been fueled by product enhancements and a growing footprint from initially starting with 2 campuses, to now having contracted over 50 campuses globally with additional potential campuses to be deployed on the horizon. We believe this example is representative growth we can express from other existing and new customers. Other notable expansion and add-on revenue came from existing customers that included a global insurance provider and a next generation auto manufacturer. Professional services and one-time revenues decreased nearly 50% year-over-year compared to the same period in 2022. This represents a deliberate and focused strategy to move away from one-time revenues to growing a subscriber revenues or subscription based revenues. Moving into the future, we continue this shift to subscription revenues for refocus, go-to-market strategy and product innovation to further automate and accelerate our SaaS platform delivery. Our subscription based recurring revenue was 79% of the total revenue have an overall increase of more than 25% from last year. Organizationally, teams have been restructured to align with our goals to focus on customer retention, expansion, and value-based new business acquisition. With our 2 large Fortune 200 customer wins this quarter, coming from the financial service sector, we see a momentum gathering in regulated industries with a return to office or RTLS as we’re being called in the industry is gaining momentum as well as the enhanced collaboration and engagement paramount for enterprise success. The AI category is developing into 3 layers, foundational AI models, AI infrastructure, and AI business applications. The CXAI platform is anchored on AI and we are developing category leading horizontal and vertical AI applications. We believe these AI native applications will become the norm for the new knowledge economy and generate transformational employee experiences everywhere. AI is core to the transformation of the workforce in the workplace. AI powered tools will enhance the overall workplace experience by fundamentally automating all routine tasks to create new levels of productivity and efficiency. With enhanced tools like augmented reality and data visualization teams can collaborate more effectively, increase their ability to innovate faster. Personalization of employee preferences, as well as the workflow tasks, create a new digital twin model for employees and employees as they save precious time and create a new dynamic for engagement and job satisfaction. And lastly, we live in a world where we have conflicting priorities and having the tools create a flexible lifestyle optimized work-life balance is critical for employee engagement and retention. Our AI tools and models are being built on the strong foundation of our full stack software solution that provides contextual awareness using indoor mapping and on device positioning technology, as well as the data collection of millions of data points from our enterprise app. These rich data sets are super critical for the analytics dashboards as well as creating the new era of spatial intelligence, which creates the opportunity to personalize the workplace experience at the same time as we define the workplace environment. This quote by a noted VC Western AI software reinforces the key ingredients that are critical for creating leading AI applications and why we are well within our current assets and access to the data to create leading edge AI applications. I’m going to talk about one of the biggest problems our enterprise customers are facing today, which is where do you find information the right information in your enterprise? A Gartner report states that 47% employees surveyed struggle to find information or data needed to effectively perform their jobs. We believe the average knowledge worker spends 25% of their time searching for data in SharePoint and similar systems. And there’s also data that shows 80% of employees ask for help from coworkers to find what they can’t find why teams of slack? The search for answers is super critical in the new age of workplace transformation. I’m super excited about the new launch of this revolutionary CXAI search and AI based enterprise search solution that will transform the way an organization operates. This is a game changing AI application that swiftly recovers or delivers the right answers, regardless of the data location within the organization. Eliminating information silos and creating an answer engine that is intuitive, fast, dependable, and results oriented. The CXAI platform we like to call the Sky platform offers a secure, scalable, and permissioned federal search across the entire organization’s data, including tools and subscriptions, customer specific indexes are tailored to meet unique organizational needs. The platform utilize the reinforcement learning to continue refine search results and improve over time. And with always on assistant, it feels like having a well-informed colleague, always ready to help. Our focus has always been on delivering cutting edge solutions to empower users and I’m excited to see how this will transform employee experience. We have been playing with this technology for the last couple months and we are finding it to be super intuitive, super interesting, and we are excited to launch to our whole customer base, this platform. And so look out for the next thing around Sky Search. I’m going to conclude our call by my final slide of why do you want to invest in CXAI or Sky. We are shaping the future of work with leading edge technology solutions that are defining a new category in enterprise software employee experiences. We have an amazing customer base diversified globally across all major sectors ready for massive scale up with our next generation AI platform. And most importantly, we have the leadership team and board that has a track record of leading industry transformations. And we’re ready to take Sky to the Sky and beyond. Thank you everybody and look forward to the next earnings call. Back to you operator. See also 11 Most Undervalued Bank Stocks To Buy According To Wall Street Analysts and 11 Best Biotech Penny Stocks to Buy Now.Operator: