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.
"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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Microvision, Inc. Balance Sheet (In thousands) (Unaudited) June 30, December 31, 2010 2009 Assets 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
Microvision, Inc. Statement of Operations (In thousands, except earnings per share data) (Unaudited) 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 revenue 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 expenses 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 ) net 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 diluted
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Released August 5, 2010