Delivery of samples for evaluation is the first step in the company’s design win process which encompasses multiple phases including evaluation, negotiation, product development and commercialization. MicroVision has moved to the negotiation phase with its top priority customers from those that indicated a desire to move forward following the evaluation phase. The company also continues to engage with other customers as they evaluate the technology.“The progress we made in 2012 to advance PicoP display technology, improve our operating results and transition to our licensing business model form a solid foundation for further advancement with OEMs in 2013,” said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO of MicroVision. “We are in discussions with multiple OEMs in our target markets and with ODMs and suppliers who can enable OEMs to integrate PicoP display technology into their products.” 2012 Financial Results MicroVision reported the following financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the same periods one year ago.
- Grew annual revenue to $8.4 million in 2012, compared to $5.6 million in 2011. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $2.7 million, compared to $1.5 million for the same quarter in 2011.
- Reduced operating loss to $22.9 million for 2012, compared to $36.0 million in 2011, and $4.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $9.9 million for the same quarter in 2011. The decrease in operating loss for 2012 was driven by higher margins on shipments to Pioneer and lower operating cost associated with transitioning to an ingredient brand licensing strategy.
- Reduced net loss to $22.7 million, or $1.05 per share, compared to $35.8 million, or $2.57 per share for the prior year and $4.1 million, or $0.16 per share, compared to $9.8 million, or $.62 per share for the same quarter a year ago.
- Decreased cash used in operations to $20.6 million in 2012, compared to $27.9 million for 2011, reflecting a 26% decrease from a year ago.
2013 Objectives and OutlookMicroVision’s key goals for 2013 include:
- Secure design wins and enter into licensing agreements.
- Strengthen the supply chain for key components of PicoP display technology to offer multiple sources to OEMs as they prepare to bring their products to market.
- Aggressively manage cash used in operations.
Conference CallThe company will host a conference call today to discuss its financial and operating results for 2012, 2013 business objectives 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 34315398. A live webcast of the call can be accessed from the investor page of the company’s web site. 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 34315398#. 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 future product development and commercial contracting, operating results, and product commercialization, which includes the risk that no definitive agreements result from the memorandum of understanding, and those using words such as “goals,” “could,” “potential,” and “will” 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; 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||$||6,850||$||13,075|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances||1,115||463|
|Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts||12||70|
|Other current assets||1,221||793|
|Total current assets||9,695||18,655|
|Property and equipment, net||1,205||2,347|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts||98||156|
|Current portion of capital lease obligations||48||39|
|Current portion of long-term debt||67||93|
|Total current liabilities||7,864||12,742|
|Capital lease obligations, net of current portion||20||72|
|Long-term debt, net of current portion||-||67|
|Deferred rent, net of current portion||-||187|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock at par value||25||17|
|Additional paid-in capital||442,560||425,658|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||-||(35||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||5,054||10,802|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||12,938||$||23,870|
|Statement of Operations|
|(In thousands, except earnings per share data)|
|Three months ended Dec. 31 ,||Twelve months ended Dec. 31 ,|
|Cost of product revenue||1,304||3,932||6,085||11,640|
|Cost of contract revenue||185||494||839||1,425|
|Total cost of revenue||1,489||4,426||6,924||13,065|
|Research and development expense||2,871||3,833||13,135||15,279|
|Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense||2,475||3,132||11,252||13,314|
|Gain on disposal of fixed assets||(32||)||-||(79||)||(11||)|
|Total operating expenses||5,314||6,965||24,308||28,582|
|Loss from operations||(4,076||)||(9,887||)||(22,867||)||(36,030||)|
|Other income (expense)||2||81||174||222|
|Net loss per share - basic and diluted||$||(0.16||)||$||(0.62||)||$||(1.05||)||$||(2.57||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted||25,135||15,880||21,595||13,919|