MicroVision Announces First Quarter 2013 Results Development Agreement with Leading Electronics OEM Brand and Significant Reduction in Operating Expenses Set Stage for Future Growth Business Wire REDMOND, Wash. -- May 02, 2013 MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display technology, today announced its operating and financial results for the first quarter of 2013 and the advancement of its 2013 business objectives. The company made demonstrable progress on its objectives of securing licensing design wins and aggressively managing costs and cash used in operations. On April 3, 2013 MicroVision announced a development agreement with a major electronics company to incorporate MicroVision’s patented PicoP® display technology into a display engine that could enable a variety of new products from this Fortune Global 100 company. This agreement includes $4.6 million in fees for MicroVision’s support to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in its development of a display engine based on patented PicoP display technology. The companies have begun commercial negotiations with the expectation that licensing and component supply agreements would constitute the next stage of engagement leading to the OEM’s introduction of commercial products incorporating PicoP display technology. In line with its objective of managing costs, MicroVision realized a reduction in the quarterly operating and net losses of 63 percent compared to the same quarter in 2012 as a result of improved gross margin and reduction in operating expenses. The company continues to realize the benefits from the significant cost-reduction measures from the past year including a restructuring in 2012 to align to its ingredient brand “Image by PicoP®” licensing business model. “We showed strong progress in the first quarter on our key objectives,” said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO of MicroVision. “The combination of improved green laser supply, the transition to our core business model and the evolving mobility ecosystem facilitated our ability to attract global OEMs. Additionally we were able to significantly lower our operating expenses and improve on critical financial metrics.” Under the ingredient brand business model, MicroVision would license its patented PicoP display technology and sell key display engine components to customers to integrate into their products. MicroVision has provided samples to a number of potential customers in the consumer electronics and automotive markets and continues its discussions and negotiations to potentially secure additional design wins this year. Market dynamics in the consumer electronics and automotive segments are seeing positive advances that align to potential growth opportunities for MicroVision. According to industry sources, consumer interest in watching video content from mobile devices has continued to grow at double digit rates. FierceOnlineVideo recently reported on AccuStream Research’s findings that the digital video viewing audience grew 20.3 percent in 2012, topping the 500 billion view mark and encompasses content that is both professionally produced such as TV and movies and user-generated content such as YouTube videos. On the head-up display (HUD) front, rapid growth is expected on the horizon as well as reported in a recent Wall Street Journal article by Chester Dawson. The article noted that according to Masahiro Ohta, an analyst at Tokyo-based research firm Fuji Chimera Research Institute, HUD sales in 2012 exceeded 800,000 units, and demand is expected to rise to 10 times that level over the next decade. “The traditional dashboard-embedded instrument panel behind the steering wheel could disappear altogether in favor of HUDs within the next 20 years,” Mr. Ohta said. Financial Results The following financial results are for the three months ended March 31, 2013, compared to the same period one year earlier. *Revenue was $1.8 million, compared to $1.7 million a year ago, primarily from fulfillment of orders to Pioneer Corporation and performance under the recently announced development agreement. *Operating loss was $3.7 million, compared to $9.8 million for the same quarter a year ago. *Net loss was $3.7 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to $9.8 million, or $0.58 per share for the same quarter a year ago. *Cash used in operations was $3.5 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to $6.2 million for the first quarter of 2012. As of March 31, 2013, backlog was $5.1 million and cash and cash equivalents were $3.3 million. Conference Call The company will host a conference call today to discuss its first quarter 2013 results and current business operations at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT. Participants may join the conference call by dialing 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 34764347. 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 34764347#. About MicroVision 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. MicroVision’s IP portfolio has been recognized by the Patent Board as a top 50 IP portfolio among global industrial companies and is also included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The company is based in Redmond, Wash. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.microvision.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MicroVisionInc or follow MicroVision on Twitter at @MicroVision. 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. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating to contract benefits and negotiations, strategy, expected market interest and growth, and future product and technology development and sales, and those containing words such as “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: we may be unable to successfully perform our obligations under the agreement, our contract party may not perform its obligations under the agreement, 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 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. MicroVision, Inc. Balance Sheet (In thousands) (Unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 Assets Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,310 $ 6,850 Accounts receivable, net of allowances 1,506 1,115 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of 12 12 billings on uncompleted contracts Inventory 217 497 Other current assets 699 1,221 Total current assets 5,744 9,695 Property and equipment, net 1,003 1,205 Restricted cash 435 436 Intangible assets 1,540 1,580 Other assets 18 22 Total assets $ 8,740 $ 12,938 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current Liabilities Accounts payable $ 2,314 $ 3,035 Accrued liabilities 3,501 4,007 Deferred revenue 363 609 Billings in excess of costs and estimated 692 98 earnings on uncompleted contracts Current portion of capital lease 51 48 obligations Current portion of long-term debt 42 67 Total current liabilities 6,963 7,864 Capital lease obligations, net of current 5 20 portion Total liabilities 6,968 7,884 Commitments and contingencies Shareholders' Equity Common stock at par value 25 25 Additional paid-in capital 442,932 442,560 Accumulated deficit (441,185 ) (437,531 ) Total shareholders' equity 1,772 5,054 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 8,740 $ 12,938 MicroVision, Inc. Statement of Operations (In thousands, except earnings per share data) (Unaudited) Three months ended March 31, 2013 2012 Product revenue $ 1,219 $ 1,529 Contract revenue 282 201 Development revenue 300 - Total revenue 1,801 1,730 Cost of product revenue 664 4,175 Cost of contract revenue 137 155 Total cost of revenue 801 4,330 Gross margin 1,000 (2,600 ) Research and development expense 2,252 3,940 Sales, marketing, general and 2,403 3,288 administrative expense Gain on disposal of fixed assets (2 ) - Total operating expenses 4,653 7,228 Loss from operations (3,653 ) (9,828 ) Other income (expense) (1 ) 25 Net loss $ (3,654 ) $ (9,803 ) Net loss per share - basic and diluted $ (0.14 ) $ (0.58 ) Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic 25,240 17,027 and diluted Contact: MicroVision, Inc. Dawn Goetter, 425-882-6629 (investors) or Edelman Joani Jones, 503-471-6863 (media/PR)
MicroVision Announces First Quarter 2013 Results
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