Microvision Announces Second Quarter 2010 Results

Quarterly Revenue Grows to $2.1 Million and Backlog to $20.1 Million

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display technology, today reported its operating and financial results for the second quarter of 2010.

Operating Results

"I'm pleased to report that our ongoing investment to improve our production and supply chain capabilities resulted in a more stable and predictable flow of finished product in the second quarter," stated Alexander Tokman, President and CEO. "We continue to see an increase in our green laser supply and smooth conversion of raw materials into finished goods. This strengthening of capacity will become increasingly important in the second half of 2010 as we plan to deliver larger volumes of PicoP(R)-based products to our customers to meet their strong demand.

"Our backlog grew to a record $20.1 million and includes a $3.4 million follow-on order from our initial OEM display engine customer. The demand for our PicoP-based products remains strong from both existing and new customers who are excited about the unique capabilities of our PicoP projection solution. In connection with our capacity increase during the second quarter, we have increased our global distribution points and continue to qualify additional distribution partners. Customer response to the SHOWWX(TM) laser pico projector has been very positive.

"Our future success will depend on our ability to anticipate consumer needs and rapidly innovate to bring new products to market leveraging the unique capabilities of our PicoP technology. With this in mind, we recently unveiled a 15-lumen, 720p HD-ready pico projector prototype. We have received a very enthusiastic response to the high resolution, brighter images from this prototype and believe that advancing our PicoP technology platform will continue to position us as a premier provider of customer-focused projection solutions," concluded Mr. Tokman.

Financial Results

The following financial results are for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively, compared to the same period one year earlier.

    --  Revenue was $2.1 million compared to $987,000 for the second quarter and
        $2.8 million, compared to $1.9 million for the first half. The company's
        quarterly revenue grew from the first quarter of 2010 and year-over-year
        as higher volumes of PicoP-based products were shipped to customers.
    --  Backlog was $20.1 million at June 30, 2010 compared to $854,000 at June
        30, 2009. The backlog is composed almost exclusively of orders for the
        company's PicoP embedded engine and its SHOWWX laser pico projector.
    --  Operating loss was $11.1 million compared to $9.5 million for the
        quarter, and $20.6 million compared to $18.6 million for the first half.
        The increased operating loss was due to higher operating costs
        attributable to commercialization of the SHOWWX product.
    --  Net loss for the quarter was $11.1 million, or $0.12 per share compared
        to $10.4 million, or $0.15 per share. Net loss for the six months was
        $20.2 million, or $0.23 per share compared to $19.3 million, or $0.28
        per share.
    --  Net cash used in operating activities for the six months was $22.3
        million, compared to $16.3 million. The increase was attributable to a
        higher net loss and an increase in working capital requirements. The
        increase in working capital requirements reflected a combination of
        increased inventory of raw materials and subassemblies with long lead
        times as the company prepares to ship higher product volumes in the
        second half of the year to meet customer delivery requirements, and a
        higher accounts receivable balance due to the timing of product
        shipments during the quarter.
    --  The company ended the quarter with $22.2 million in cash, cash
        equivalents and investment securities.

Management will discuss the company's operating and financial results and current business operations in more detail during its conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT today.

Conference Call

Microvision will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT. Participants may join the conference call by dialing 1-866-788-0545 (for U.S. participants) or 1-857-350-1683 (for international participants) ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call pass-code number is 27717076. Additionally, the call will be broadcast over the Internet and can be accessed from the company's web site at www.microvision.com/investors. The webcast and information needed to access the telephone replay will be available through the same link approximately one hour after the conference call concludes.

About Microvision

Microvision provides the PicoP(R) display technology platform designed to enable next-generation display and imaging products for pico projectors, vehicle displays and wearable displays that interface with mobile devices. The company's projection display engine uses highly efficient laser light sources which can create vivid images with high contrast and brightness. For more information, visit the company's website (www.microvision.com) and corporate blog (www.microvision.com/displayground).

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating to future delivery, business success, operating results, product development, and potential product benefits, in addition to statements containing "plan, "believe" and similar words, 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: capital market risks, our ability to raise additional capital when needed; market acceptance of our technologies and products; our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; our dependence on the defense industry and a limited number of government development contracts; 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; our customers' or our failure to perform under open purchase orders; potential product liability claims; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC reports and other filings, 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.

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Balance Sheet

(In thousands)


                                                    June 30,      December 31,

                                                    2010          2009


Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents                           $ 19,636      $ 43,025

Investment securities, available-for-sale             2,613         2,710

Accounts receivable, net of allowances                1,505         913

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings    7             70
on uncompleted contracts

Inventory                                             6,600         926

Current restricted investments                        305           -

Other current assets                                  736           751

Total current assets                                  31,402        48,395

Property and equipment, net                           4,912         3,904

Restricted investments                                1,189         1,189

Other assets                                          47            48

Total assets                                        $ 37,550      $ 53,536

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable                                    $ 7,878       $ 4,949

Accrued liabilities                                   3,813         4,190

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings    47            55
on uncompleted contracts

Liability associated with common stock warrants       349           840

Current portion of capital lease obligations          51            62

Current portion of long-term debt                     81            78

Total current liabilities                             12,219        10,174

Capital lease obligations, net of current portion     132           157

Long-term debt, net of current portion                203           244

Deferred rent, net of current portion                 887           1,070

Total liabilities                                     13,441        11,645

Commitments and contingencies                         -             -

Shareholders' Equity

Common stock at par value                             89            89

Additional paid-in capital                            375,810       373,405

Accumulated other comprehensive loss                  (30      )    (33      )

Accumulated deficit                                   (351,760 )    (331,570 )

Total shareholders' equity                            24,109        41,891

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity          $ 37,550      $ 53,536

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Statement of Operations

(In thousands, except earnings per share data)


                         Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,

                         2010         2009             2010         2009

Contract revenue         $ 73         $ 813            $ 371        $ 1,525

Product revenue            2,015        174              2,385        413

Total revenue              2,088        987              2,756        1,938

Cost of contract           21           527              149          910

Cost of product revenue    3,337        543              4,496        784

Total cost of revenue      3,358        1,070            4,645        1,694

Gross margin               (1,270  )    (83     )        (1,889  )    244

Research and               6,043        5,716            11,041       11,326
development expense

Sales, marketing,
general and                3,817        3,667            7,705        7,481
administrative expense

Total operating            9,860        9,383            18,746       18,807

Loss from operations       (11,130 )    (9,466  )        (20,635 )    (18,563 )

Interest income            50           79               79           143

Interest expense           (16     )    (20     )        (33     )    (31     )

Gain (loss) on
derivative instruments,    34           (982    )        429          (802    )

Other expense              (11     )    (5      )        (30     )    (6      )

Net loss                 $ (11,073 )  $ (10,394 )      $ (20,190 )  $ (19,259 )

Net loss per share -     $ (0.12   )  $ (0.15   )      $ (0.23   )  $ (0.28   )
basic and diluted

Weighted-average shares
outstanding - basic and    88,767       68,881           88,730       68,482

    Source: Microvision, Inc.