- Support its Fortune Global 100 customer with display module commercialization
- Develop new OEM/channel opportunities for display engine manufacturing partners that are incorporating PicoP® display technology
- Increase supply capacity for key components
- Achieve significant year-over-year growth through component sales and licensing of PicoP display technology
- Evolve technology platform to offer enhanced features and capabilities for licensees of PicoP display technology.
Looking beyond the products that came to market in 2015, a number of OEMs are in product development with the display module from the Fortune Global 100 customer. MicroVision expects several of these products to come to market later in 2016. Throughout the year the company also nurtured other relationships for future opportunities in emerging markets such as 3D imaging and augmented reality.Increase Supply Capacity Capacity was expanded in 2015 after receiving $14.5 million in purchase orders for key components. Equipment for the capacity expansion came online in Q4 2015. A shortage of parts manufactured by a contract manufacturer impacted the volume of third and fourth quarter shipments. MicroVision and its contract manufacturer addressed the issue and production resumed in mid-November. Achieve Significant Year-Over-Year Growth MicroVision achieved 164 percent revenue growth in 2015 with more than $9 million in total revenue for the year. Product and royalty revenue was $7.2 million more in 2015 than 2014 as a result of the company's transition to production and commercialization of its PicoP scanning technology. Evolve Technology Platform In January MicroVision showcased an array of product concepts and demonstrations for its customers at CES 2016. Demonstrations covered four application areas the company has identified for its PicoP scanning technology platform: projection and display, automotive head up display, 3D imaging and eyewear. 2015 Financial Results MicroVision reported the following financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015:
- Annual revenue of $9.2 million in 2015, compared to $3.5 million in 2014. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $ 1.8 million, compared to $0.7 million for the same quarter in 2014.
- Operating loss was $14.6 million for 2015, compared to $13.2 million in 2014, and $4.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to $3.4 million for the same quarter in 2014.
- Net loss for the year of $14.5 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to $18.1 million, or $0.44 per share for the prior year and $4.3 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to $3.3 million or $0.08 per share for the same quarter in 2014. The 2014 net loss includes a $5.0 million non-cash loss on the exchange of warrants in the first quarter.
- Cash used in operations was $5.8 million in 2015, compared to $13.0 million for 2014 reflecting the $8 million up-front license fee received in early 2015.
2016 Objectives and Outlook"Last year was marked by significant progress and growth. In fact, we are in the best position of our company's history with two customers in production with our technology," said Alexander Tokman, president and CEO of MicroVision. "We are very optimistic about 2016 both in terms of revenue growth potential from pico projection and advancing our technology to address emerging applications such as augmented reality and 3D sensing and imaging." To attain its revenue growth goals MicroVision plans to continue supporting its Fortune Global 100 customer to secure design wins for pico projection applications. The company also looks forward to the commercial availability of Sharp's innovative mobile robot phone product, RoBoHoN, that is expected to come to market later this year. The company also has programs in place that are expected to improve gross margin through improved efficiency and reduced cost in the production of its key components. Looking to new markets for growth beyond 2016, MicroVision is investing in internal development of its PicoP scanning technology for new "beyond projection" applications. The company believes emerging products for augmented reality and 3D sensing and imaging can benefit from the unique ability of its technology to integrate projection and sensing capabilities in a single, tiny module. Conference Call The company will host a conference call today to discuss its financial and operating results for 2015, 2016 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 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 41934562. 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 4193 4562#. The call-in replay will be available through March 15, 2016. About MicroVision MicroVision is the creator of PicoP® scanning technology, an ultra-miniature laser projection and imaging 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 Redmond, Wash.
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||7,888||$||8,349|
|Accounts receivable, net||1,687||669|
|Other current assets||638||491|
|Total current assets||11,075||9,625|
|Property and equipment, net||1,669||894|
|Intangible assets, net||845||973|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of related costs||-||230|
|Total current liabilities||7,704||4,585|
|Deferred revenue, net of current portion||6,149||-|
|Deferred rent, net of current portion||342||488|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Common stock at par value||47||45|
|Additional paid-in capital||483,171||475,656|
|Total shareholders' equity (deficit)||(153||)||6,872|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity (deficit)||$||14,042||$||11,945|
|Statement of Operations|
|(In thousands, except earnings per share data)|
|Three months ended December 31,||Twelve months ended December 31,|
|Cost of product revenue||1,463||200||6,384||228|
|Cost of contract revenue||4||309||796||816|
|Total cost of revenue||1,467||509||7,180||1,044|
|Research and development expense||2,540||1,919||8,680||9,067|
|Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense||2,139||1,618||7,879||7,005|
|Gain on sale of previously reserved inventory||-||(8||)||(1||)||(463||)|
|Total operating expenses||4,679||3,529||16,558||15,609|
|Loss from operations||(4,300||)||(3,351||)||(14,550||)||(13,168||)|
|Loss on warrant exchange||-||-||-||(4,967||)|
|Other income, net||2||5||8||15|
|Net loss per share - basic and diluted||$||(0.09||)||$||(0.08||)||$||(0.31||)||$||(0.44||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted||47,276||44,548||46,540||41,599|