8/6/2014 8:00:38 AM
Company Says Progress Being Made on Major Customer Projects
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 6, 2014–
Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature
projection display technology, today announced its operating and
financial results for the second quarter of 2014 and the advancement of
its 2014 business objectives.
MicroVision continued its positive momentum in the second quarter
related to its business goals for 2014, which include:
Complete display module development with Fortune Global 100 customer,
support customer with commercialization efforts and supply key
Build pipeline of consumer and automotive OEM opportunities for
MicroVision’s go-to-market partners that are providing display engines
incorporating PicoP® display technology.
Ramp supply chain for high volume production of MicroVision components
in the second half of 2014.
Fortune Global 100 Update
MicroVision and its Fortune Global 100 customer are developing a custom
display module incorporating PicoP® display technology
intended for use in a variety of products. The current focus of
engagement is on planning for production and commercialization
activities now that the design and development phases are nearly
complete. The parties made progress on the terms of the commercial
agreement with a goal for completion in the second half of 2014.
In June MicroVision announced collaboration with a second electronics
company in the Fortune Global 500. The companies are developing a
display engine for use in an innovative smartphone product. The company
has communicated to MicroVision that it is targeting market introduction
of the product in the second half of 2015.
MicroVision is on track to deliver custom PicoP® display
modules in the third quarter to a third previously announced Fortune
Global 500 customer: UPS. The modules are part of a new package guidance
application aimed at increasing processing efficiency in real-time
package sorting and routing. UPS has informed MicroVision of its plans
to deploy the system in a facility in the United States.
In the automotive segment, MicroVision previously announced that it is
working with a global Tier One supplier and a major vehicle OEM.
MicroVision delivered multiple prototype HUD systems to the Tier One
supplier in the second quarter. The prototype HUD system for the vehicle
OEM is slated for delivery in the third quarter. These programs are in
the evaluation and test phases, critical steps to having new technology
adopted in embedded automotive applications.
In addition to the announced relationships with multiple, major consumer
electronics companies, automotive companies and UPS, MicroVision has
continued to build a pipeline of opportunities for consumer products and
automotive solutions that incorporate PicoP display technology.
MicroVision is engaged in discussions with major retailers and OEMs to
gain commitments from each element of the go-to-market value chain. The
company is undertaking these activities, which align all parties, to
accelerate bringing PicoP display technology to market.
MicroVision is excited about the rapidly expanding consumer behavior of
watching video on mobile devices and the opportunity it creates for pico
projection. According to Adobe1, more than 25 percent of
online video views occur on a mobile device, a market share increase of
57 percent year-over-year. Breaking down that finding further by device
type, smartphones are rapidly gaining popularity with 73 percent
year-over-year growth. Tablets are also taking market share of online
video consumption with 42 percent year-over-year growth.
Supply Chain Update
The company continues to build the supply chain capabilities required
for volume production for its key components. MicroVision has selected
outstanding partners to manufacture MEMS and other components that it
plans to sell to ODMs and OEMs developing display engines under its
Image by PicoP® ingredient brand licensing business model.
Production capacity for MicroVision components is expected to be
available in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The company continued its aggressive management of cash used in
operations with very little change in the first half of 2014 compared to
the same period in 2013. There was no change in operating loss or net
loss for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013.
The following financial results are for the three and six months ended
June 30, 2014, compared to the same periods one year earlier.
Revenue was $611,000 for the second quarter 2014 compared to $1.9
million for the second quarter a year ago. Revenue for the first half
of 2014 was $1.8 million, compared to $3.7 million for the first half
Operating loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $3.4 million,
compared to $3.4 million for the second quarter a year ago. Operating
loss was $6.5 million for the first half of 2014, compared to $7.1
million for the first half of 2013.
Net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $3.4 million, or $0.08 per
share, compared to $3.4 million, or $0.13 per share, for the same
quarter a year ago. Net loss was $11.4 million, or $0.29 per share, for
the first half of 2014 compared to $7.1 million, or $0.27 per share, for
the first half of 2013. The first half 2014 net loss includes a $5.0
million non-cash loss recognized on the fair value adjustment of our
For the second quarter of 2014, cash used in operations was $3.7
million compared to $2.8 million for the same period in 2013. For the
six months ended June 30, 2014, cash used in operations was $6.7
million compared to $6.3 million for the same period in 2013.
As of June 30, 2014, backlog was $ 1.1 million and cash and cash
equivalents were $12.5 million. The cash balance includes net proceeds
of $933,000 attained under the $4.5 million At-the-Market (ATM) equity
offering agreement the company announced in June.
The company will host a conference call today to discuss its second
quarter 2014 results and current business operations at 8:30 a.m. ET /
5:30 a.m. PT. Participants may join the conference call by dialing
1-800-446-1671 (for U.S. participants) or + 1-847-413-3362 (for
international participants) ten minutes prior to the start of the call.
The conference call pass code number is 37729501. A live webcast of the
call can be accessed from the company’s web site in the Investor
Events Calendar section on the Investor’s 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 888-843-7419 (U.S.) or
(International) +1-630-652-3042, pass code 3772 9501#. The phone in
replay will be available for one week.
MicroVision is the creator of PicoP® display technology, an
ultra-miniature laser projection solution for mobile consumer
electronics, automotive head-up displays and other applications.
MicroVision’s patented display technology helps OEMs break down display
boundaries and offer enhanced visibility to mobile experiences. Nearly
two decades of research has led MicroVision to become an independently
recognized leader in the development of intellectual property. The
company is based in Redmond, Wash.
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 growth, future product and technology development and sales,
performance under orders and contracts, supply chain developments, and
those containing words such as “goals,” “on track,” “targets,” “plans,”
“intended,” “slated,” “aims,” 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, 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.
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||12,464||$||5,375|
|Accounts receivable, net||54||24|
|Other current assets||547||336|
|Total current assets||13,096||5,784|
|Property and equipment, net||893||1,065|
|Intangible assets, net||1,079||1,145|
|Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity|
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted
|Current portion of capital lease obligations||–||15|
|Total current liabilities||3,953||9,662|
|Deferred rent, net of current portion||557||481|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock at par value||44||32|
|Additional paid-in capital||473,095||448,981|
|Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)||11,011||(1,696||)|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)||$||15,521||$||8,447|
|Statement of Operations|
|(In thousands, except earnings per share data)|
Three months ended June 30,
Six months ended June 30,
|Cost of product revenue||33||837||23||1,501|
|Cost of contract revenue||135||26||144||163|
|Total cost of revenue||168||863||167||1,664|
|Research and development expense||2,236||2,339||4,779||4,591|
|Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense||1,869||2,101||3,828||4,504|
|Gain on disposal of fixed assets||(28||)||–||(28||)||(2||)|
|Gain on sale of previously reserved inventory||(228||)||(1||)||(455||)||(6||)|
|Total operating expenses||3,849||4,439||8,124||9,087|
|Loss from operations||(3,406||)||(3,432||)||(6,461||)||(7,080||)|
|Loss on warrant exchange||–||–||(4,967||)||–|
|Other income (expense)||5||(4||)||9||(10||)|
|Net loss per share – basic and diluted||$||(0.08||)||$||(0.13||)||$||(0.29||)||$||(0.27||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding – basic and diluted||43,015||26,493||38,951||25,870|
Source: MicroVision, Inc.