3/6/2017 8:01:07 AM
Company’s plans for launching scanning engines on track and expected
to contribute to significant growth in 2017
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 6, 2017–
Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature
projection display and sensing technology, today announced its 2016
operating and financial results and an overview of its 2017 business
2016 Operating Results
MicroVision achieved over 60 percent revenue growth with $14.8 million
for the full year 2016 compared to $9.2 million the prior year. The 2016
full year revenue was consistent with the company’s guidance. The
company also improved gross margin to 30 percent in 2016 compared to 22
percent in 2015.
In line with its technology advancement plans, the company invested in
internal development of its PicoP® scanning technology for new “beyond
projection” applications. MicroVision announced its plans to begin
selling laser beam scanning (LBS) engines in 2017 based on 2016 research
and development efforts. These scanning engines are targeted to a wide
variety of OEM and ODM customers for multiple applications, and they are
planned to consist of:
PSE-0403: A small form factor, high definition display engine for
applications where form factor and flexibility of product design are
PSE-0403sti: An interactive display engine that integrates display and
3D sensing to allow the user to interact with projected images;
PSE-0400Li: A mid-range light detection and ranging (LIDAR) engine for
autonomous industrial products and robotics.
MicroVision began shipping samples of the small form factor display
engine to potential customers in December 2016 and expects to be ready
for mass production in the second quarter of 2017. The company also
plans to begin providing engineering samples of the interactive display
engine in the second quarter. In the third quarter of 2017 MicroVision
plans to be ready for mass production of the interactive display engine.
In the second half of 2017 MicroVision plans to begin shipping samples
of the mid-range LIDAR engine, with mass production readiness for that
engine targeted for the first half of 2018.
The company also contracted with two top technology companies for proof
of concept demonstrators for augmented reality (AR) and advanced driver
assistance system (ADAS) 3D sensing. Work on those contracts began in
2016 and is continuing in 2017.
In November 2016, MicroVision announced a co-marketing agreement with
STMicroelectronics (ST) targeting the joint sales and promotion of MEMS
mirror-based LBS solutions for applications such as pico projection,
augmented and virtual reality, 3D sensing, and ADAS. MicroVision had
demonstration systems in ST’s customer suites at CES 2017 in Las Vegas
in January and on the show floor in ST’s booth at Mobile World Congress
2017 in Barcelona, February 27-March 2.
2016 Financial Results
MicroVision reported the following financial results for the fourth
quarter and year ended December 31, 2016:
Annual revenue of $14.8 million in 2016, compared to $9.2 million in
2015. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $2.9 million,
compared to $1.8 million for the same quarter in 2015.
Operating loss was $16.5 million for 2016, compared to $14.6 million
in 2015, and $5.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to
$4.3 million for the same quarter in 2015.
Net loss for the year of $16.5 million, or $0.32 per share, compared
to $14.5 million, or $0.31 per share for the prior year and $5.4
million, or $0.09 per share, compared to $4.3 million, or $0.09 per
share, for the same quarter in 2015.
Cash used in operations was $14.8 million in 2016, compared to $5.8
million for 2015 reflecting the $8 million up-front license fee
received in early 2015.
As of December 31, 2016, backlog was $942,000 and cash and cash
equivalents were $15.1 million.
MicroVision anticipates another year of significant growth in 2017.
MicroVision anticipates revenue from its planned LBS engines line of
business to be in the range of $30 million to $60 million in the 12 to
18 months following the shipment of the first mass production engines
which is expected in Q2 2017. Revenue in 2017 from these products is
expected to be weighted to the second half of the year.
According to a recent report from Juniper Research1, smart
home hardware and service take-up in entertainment, automation,
healthcare and connected devices is projected to drive revenues from $83
billion in 2017 to $195 billion by 2021. This growing market for smart
home devices is an example of a new product category that MicroVision
believes can benefit from its LBS engine line.
In January 2017, MicroVision delivered to a top technology company the
augmented reality proof of concept demonstrator it began in 2016 and
signed a second phase NRE contract for that program which the company
expects to complete in 2017. MicroVision also expects to deliver the
proof of concept demonstrator for ADAS in 2017 that it is developing for
another major technology company.
The company also plans to support its existing customers who have
licensed MicroVision technology and incorporate MicroVision components
in their display engine products.
1 Smart Home Markets: Entertainment,
Monitoring, Automation, Health, Metering, Appliances 2017-2021, Juniper
Research, January, 2017
The company will host a conference call today to discuss its 2016
financial and operating results and 2017 objectives at 8:30 a.m. ET /
5:30 a.m. PT. Participants may join the conference call by dialing
1-888-771-4371 (for U.S. participants) or +1-847-585-4405 (for
international participants) ten minutes prior to the start of the call.
The conference call pass code number is 44416602. A live webcast of the
call can be accessed from the company’s web site in the Investor
Events Calendar section of the Investors page. A replay of this call
will be available after 8:00 a.m. PT the day of the conference call
through the same link or by calling 1-888-843-7419 (U.S.) or
+1-630-652-3042 (international), pass code 4441 6602#. The call-in
replay will be available through March 13, 2017.
MicroVision is the creator of PicoP® scanning technology, an
ultra-miniature laser projection and sensing solution based on the laser
beam scanning methodology pioneered by the company. MicroVision’s
platform approach for this advanced display and imaging solution means
that it can be adapted to a wide array of applications and form factors.
It is an advanced solution for a rapidly evolving, always-on world.
Extensive research has led MicroVision to become an independently
recognized leader in the development of intellectual property.
MicroVision’s IP portfolio has been recognized by the Patent Board as a
top 50 IP portfolio among global industrial companies and has been
included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The company is based in
MicroVision and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the
properties of their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating
to timing of product introductions and supply chain capabilities, future
operating results, fulfillment of orders, product sales, performance of
contract parties under agreements, potential customer agreements,
arrangements and sales, potential demand for MicroVision technology and
products and potential applications and features of MicroVision
technology, and those containing words such as “plans,” “targeted,”
“anticipates,” “objectives,” “could,” “believes,” “projected,” and
“expects,” are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks
and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected in the company’s forward-looking
statements include the following: our ability to raise additional
capital when needed; products incorporating our PicoP display engine may
not achieve market acceptance, our ability to conclude agreements with
potential customers, commercial partners may not perform under
agreements as anticipated, we may be unsuccessful in identifying parties
interested in paying any amounts or amounts we deem desirable for the
purchase or license of IP assets, our or our customers failure to
perform under open purchase orders; our financial and technical
resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up
with rapid technological change; government regulation of our
technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights
and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain
additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product launches
and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key technical
milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to develop,
manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product liability
claims; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the
company’s SEC reports, including the company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by federal
securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||15,139||$||7,888|
|Accounts receivable, net||245||1,687|
|Other current assets||731||638|
|Total current assets||17,348||11,075|
|Property and equipment, net||1,537||1,669|
|Intangible assets, net||718||845|
|Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)|
|Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of related costs||168||–|
|Total current liabilities||7,244||7,704|
|Deferred revenue, net of current portion||5,150||6,149|
|Deferred rent, net of current portion||185||342|
|Other long-term liabilities||53||–|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)|
|Common stock at par value||68||47|
|Additional paid-in capital||507,249||483,171|
|Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)||7,474||(153||)|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)||$||20,106||$||14,042|
|Statement of Operations|
|(In thousands, except earnings per share data)|
Three months ended December 31,
Twelve months ended December 31,
|Cost of product revenue||2,378||1,463||10,320||6,384|
|Cost of contract revenue||22||4||54||796|
|Total cost of revenue||2,400||1,467||10,374||7,180|
|Research and development expense||3,605||2,540||12,134||8,680|
|Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense||2,273||2,139||8,743||7,879|
|Gain on sale of previously reserved inventory||(32||)||–||(32||)||(1||)|
|Total operating expenses||5,846||4,679||20,845||16,558|
|Loss from operations||(5,341||)||(4,300||)||(16,458||)||(14,550||)|
|Other income, net||(29||)||2||(14||)||8|
|Net loss per share – basic and diluted||$||(0.09||)||$||(0.09||)||$||(0.32||)||$||(0.31||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding – basic and diluted||56,538||47,276||51,958||46,540|
Source: MicroVision, Inc.