Liquidmetal ® Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: LQMT ) today reported its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2010. For the Third Quarter, the Company reported revenue of $17.3 million achieving a 686% increase over the prior quarter. The increase in revenue was primarily attributable to the recognition of a portion of a license fee for its technology. The Company closed out the quarter with $12.9 million of income from operations.

Mr. Tom Steipp, President and C.E.O., commented, “Our Third Quarter results mark a significant change in the competitive posture for Liquidmetal Technologies. The license agreement that was signed is a validation of our technology and has produced an upsurge in both partnership and prototyping opportunities. We believe that this opens the door for a new phase in our evolution and technological maturity. We have seen partnership interest from alloy suppliers, injection molding machine makers, and contract manufacturers. In addition, we have had renewed interest from customers in the Medical, Aerospace, and Sporting Goods markets. We hope to capitalize on this renewed interest in our solutions and look forward to further advancing our technology, business model, and profits in the years to come.”

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Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations Data
(In thousands, except per share data)
  For the three months ended   For the nine months ended
  9/30/2010       9/30/2009     9/30/2010       9/30/2009  
 
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Revenue $ 17,309 $ 4,209 $ 22,213 $ 11,320
Cost of sales   1,604     2,909     5,376     6,945  
Gross profit 15,705 1,300 16,837 4,375
 
Operating expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,444 1,341 5,088 4,286
Research and development expenses   331     349     804     897  
Total operating expenses   2,775     1,690     5,892     5,183  
 
Income (loss) from operations 12,930 (390 ) 10,945 (808 )
Loss from extinguishment of debt - - - (1,471 )
Change in value of warrants, (loss) gain (27,199 ) 2,015 (24,361 ) 8,138
Change in value of conversion feature, gain 15 474 444 1,434
Other income 18 - 81 -
Interest expense   (2,504 )   (1,055 )   (5,053 )   (4,760 )
Net (loss) income before income taxes (16,740 ) 1,044 (17,944 ) 2,533
Income taxes - (75 ) - (120 )
Net (loss) income (16,740 ) 969 (17,944 ) 2,413
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   114     39     250     59  
 
Net (loss) income attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. $ (16,626 ) $ 1,008   $ (17,694 ) $ 2,472  
 
Net (loss) income per share - basic and diluted:
Net (loss) income attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. - basic $ (0.23 ) $ 0.02   $ (0.31 ) $ 0.05  
Net (loss) income attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. - diluted $ (0.23 ) $ 0.01   $ (0.31 ) $ 0.01  
 
 
Weighted average common shares - basic   72,928     46,595     56,329     45,610  
Weighted average common shares - diluted   72,928     192,404     56,329     191,418  

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