Topic: The History of Link Motion Inc.
- What is the Company’s History?
We commenced operations in October 2005, when our founders incorporated Beijing NQ Technology Co. Ltd. ("Beijing Technology") in China. Beijing Technology is primarily engaged in the research and development of products and services related to mobile security, privacy and productivity. We have been a pioneer in the consumer mobile security industry since 2005.
Prior to our IPO, we received Pre-IPO investments from private equity funds such as Sequoia and Fidelity, and introduced strategic investors such as HTC and Qualcomm. The Company completed its IPO on the NYSE in May 2011. Building upon the success of our mobile security offerings, we expanded our product and service offerings to provide mobile privacy and productivity, and started to offer additional mobile value added services, such as mobile entertainment applications and platforms and other mobile applications. We also started to offer a full set of enterprise mobility solutions. Additionally, we began offering our products and services to our channel partners to provide these products and services to their own users. We also enhanced our ability to monetize our mobile users through advertising and technology licensing.
In order to seize the opportunities arising from the smart car industry, and to position the company for that future development, the company acquired a controlling stake of Linkmotion Holdings Ltd. ("Linkmotion"), a smart car company in 2015. We believe the new focus on smart cars will become our major business focus in the future. With this new major business focus in mind, we completed the divestments of many of our existing smartphone related businesses that would not be a part of our smart car related business focus in the future and changed our name from "NQ Mobile Inc." to "Link Motion Inc."
- What exchange does the Company trade on and what is the ticker symbol?
The Company trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol of LKM.
- Where is our corporate headquarters located?
No. 4 Building, 11 Heping Li East Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100013, the People's Republic of China
- How can I buy or sell the shares of the Company?
As a company that trades publicly on the NYSE, shares can be bought and sold through your registered representative.
- Questions about name changes, changes of address, lost, stolen or destroyed stock certificates?
If you are a stockholder of record, please contact our transfer Agent: Deutsche Bank, Depository Receipts, Trust & Agency Services.
General investor questions about us or our common stock?
Topic: The Smart Car and Smart Ride Business
- Why is the Company focusing on the automotive sector going forward?
In the previous decade, technology innovation and advancement within the mobile landscape has been centered around the smartphone device. We believe the connected automotive and smart car markets will lead mobile innovation and technology advancements over the next decade. Put simply, the smartphone was the dominant technology device of the past and we believe the connected car is the device of the future.
- Describe the Smart Car business opportunity.
The automotive OEMs and carmakers today are laying the groundwork for the software-defined vehicle for the future. Linkmotion is primarily engaged in development of an optimized software and hardware in-vehicle platform that enables the automotive OEMs and carmakers to provide highly secure, robust, customizable and a fully integrated solution that helps them reduce their overall costs and increase their smart solution offering.
Through Linkmotion, we are selling this hardware and software solution, in the form of our CarBrain platform, directly to the carmakers and OEMs. In addition, we also are selling the platform to public transportation end-markets as well. We expect to utilize the CarBrain platform in our own Smart Ride service as we believe that the smart car of the future will become a personalized mobile "smart space" for passengers to enjoy and use their transportation time to the fullest.
- Describe the Smart Ride business opportunity.
We will bring a full internet experience to passengers, enabling the smart car to act as a "smart space", which will link your home and office to create a seamless internet lifestyle while you are riding from one location to another. Growing urbanization trends in China raise major traffic issues and congestion that are being addressed partially by various ridesharing businesses. We will offer ridesharing services, along with our unique "smart space" services and passenger-centric smart cars, to allow riders to enjoy the time they spend in a car in any way that they desire. Our mission is to help people enjoy their ride time through our smart space services, bringing hardware and car design together with software and services. We will own our own fleet of customized smart cars with a special "smart space" designed for the passenger.
Topic: Financial Information
- What are the revenue opportunities for the new Smart Car and Smart Ride business?
With the roll out of our new business, we expect to end the year of 2018 on an annualized revenue run-rate of approximately $100 million, or $25 million per quarter.
We would also point you to our IR presentation: (https://nqmobileinc.gcs-web.com/events/event-details/non-deal-roadshow-unveil-link-motion-inc)
where you will find more information relating to our 2018 expectations for our smart car and smart ride business opportunities.
Topic: Corporate Actions
- What is the current status of the Company buyback?
On November 13, 2017, the board authorized the Company to repurchase up to US$150 million of its shares or convertible notes over the next 12 months and to date we have used $93 million. This included the early redemption of $88 million of the Company's outstanding convertible notes and about $5 million for the repurchase of ADSs on the open market. The average price of the ADSs repurchased so far is $3.95.
Forward Looking Statements
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