LOS GATOS, Calif., May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM), a semiconductor materials and intellectual property licensing company focused on deploying its proprietary technology into the semiconductor industry, today provided a corporate update and announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Announced a 50% performance improvement for 5V analog devices using MST as detailed in a contemporaneous release.
Increased total number of engagements to 22 at 17 customers
Continued to recognize license revenue from integration licenses
“Atomera achieved major technical performance breakthroughs this past quarter that have the potential to significantly accelerate our business,” said Scott Bibaud, President and CEO. “We will be using these results to aggressively build our customer engagements and license opportunities.”
First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
During the first quarter of 2019, revenue was $71,000, compared with no revenue in the first quarter of 2018. The Company incurred a net loss of $3.5 million, or ($0.24) per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss of $3.0 million, or ($0.26) per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) in the first quarter of 2019 was a loss of $2.9 million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.6 million in the first quarter of 2018.
The Company had $15.1 million in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2019, compared to $18.9 million as of December 31, 2018.
The total number of shares outstanding was 15.3 million as of March 31, 2019.
First Quarter 2019 Results Conference Call and Webcast
Atomera will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results and recent progress. Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) Phone: (844) 263-8318 (domestic); +1 (213) 3580960 (international) Replay: Available until May 8, 2019; (855) 8592056 (domestic); +1(404) 5373406 (international); passcode 4966015. Webcast: Accessible at www.atomera.com
Note about NonGAAP Financial Measures In addition to the unaudited results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in this press release, Atomera presents adjusted EBITDA, which is a nonGAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking net loss and eliminating the impacts of interest, depreciation, amortization and stockbased compensation. Our definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the definitions of similarlytitled measures used by other companies. We believe that this nonGAAP financial measure, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of our reported GAAP results, provides useful information to investors by providing a more focused measure of operating results. This metric is used as part of the Company's internal reporting to evaluate its operations and the performance of senior management. A table reconciling this measure to the comparable GAAP measure is available in the accompanying financial tables below.
About Atomera Incorporated Atomera Incorporated has developed Mears Silicon Technology™ ("MST®"), which increases performance and power efficiency in semiconductor transistors. MST can be implemented using equipment already deployed in semiconductor manufacturing facilities and is complementary to other nanoscaling technologies already in the semiconductor industry roadmap.
Safe Harbor This press release contains forwardlooking statements concerning Atomera Incorporated, including statements regarding the prospects for the semiconductor industry generally and the ability of our MST technology to significantly improve semiconductor performance. Those forwardlooking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Among those factors are: (1) the fact that, to date, we have only recognized minimal engineering services and licensing revenues and we have not yet commenced principal revenue producing operations or entered into a definitive royalty-based manufacturing and distribution license agreement with regard to our MST technology, thus subjecting us to all of the risks inherent in an early-stage enterprise; (2) risks related to our ability to advance the licensing arrangements with our initial integration licensees, Asahi Kasei Microdevices and STM Microelectronics, to royalty-based manufacturing and distribution licenses or our ability to add other licensees; (3) risks related to our ability to raise sufficient capital, as and when needed, to pursue the further development, licensing and commercialization of our MST technology; (4) our ability to protect our proprietary technology, trade secrets and knowhow and (5) those other risks disclosed in the section "Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 11, 2019. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forwardlooking statements. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.
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Atomera Incorporated Condensed Balance Sheets (in thousands, except per share data)
Cash and cash equivalents
Unbilled contracts receivable
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Property and equipment, net
Operating lease right-of-use asset
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Accrued payroll related expenses
Current operating lease liability
Total current liabilities
Long term operating lease liability
Commitments and contingencies
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 2,500 shares; none issued and
outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.
Common stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 47,500 shares; 15,332 and 15,034
shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
Additional paid-in capital
Total stockholders’ equity
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Atomera Incorporated Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months ended March 31,
Cost of revenue
Research and development
General and administrative
Selling and marketing
Total operating expenses
Loss from operations
Total other income
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted
Atomera Incorporated Reconciliation to Non-GAAP EBITDA (Unaudited)