UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 8, 2018

 

Atomera Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-37850 30-0509586
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation) Number) Identification Number)
     
 

750 University Avenue, Suite 280 Los Gatos, California 95032

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)

 
     
 

(408) 442-5248

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 
     
  (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)  

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

 

On August 8, 2018, Atomera Incorporated issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. The Company also intends to conduct an earnings call over which it will distribute an investor presentation. The text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and the investor presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2, both are incorporated by reference herein.

 

The information in this Current Report, including the exhibits attached hereto, is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits:

 

99.1Press release dated August 8, 2018 Atomera Incorporated
99.2Investor presentation August 8, 2018 Atomera Incorporated

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  ATOMERA INCORPORATED
     
August 8, 2018 By: /s/ Francis Laurencio
    Francis Laurencio
    Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Atomera Provides Second Quarter 2018 Results

 

LOS GATOS, CA Aug 8, 2018 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 

Company Highlights

 

·Grew the number of engagements in the Integration Phase to eleven
·Recognized engineering services revenue
·Working with 4 customers on multiple processes
·18 engagements underway with 14 customers
·Announced results showing MST technology significantly improves High-K/Metal gate transistors

 

Management Commentary

 

“Atomera has deepened and extended its relationships with significant semiconductor fabs in the second quarter toward an end goal of licensing and royalty agreements,” commented Scott Bibaud, President and CEO. “We continue to demonstrate the efficacy of MST and further engage in planning and integration with our prospective customers.”

 

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

 

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company incurred a net loss of $3.2 million, or ($0.26) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.6 million, or ($0.31) per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) in the second quarter of 2018 was a loss of $2.6 million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.2 million in the second quarter of 2017.

 

The Company had $12.3 million in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2018, compared to $14.5 million as of March 31, 2018 and $17.4 million as of December 31, 2017.

 

The total number of shares outstanding was 12,408,525 as of June 30, 2018.

 

2018 Second Quarter Results Conference Call and Webcast

 

Atomera will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results and recent progress.

 

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

 

Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)

 

Phone: (844) 263-8318 (domestic); +1 (213) 358-0960 (international)

 

Replay: Available until Aug. 15, 2018; 855-859-2056 (domestic); +1(404) 537-3406 (international); passcode 3855109.

 

Webcast: Accessible at www.atomera.com

 

 

 

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Atomera Provides Second Quarter 2018 Results

 

 

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, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stockbased compensation, the change in fair value of derivative liabilities, and the gain on the extinguishment of debt. 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 its 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 we have not yet commenced principal revenue producing operations or entered into a definitive agreement with regard to the licensing or commercialization of our MST technology, thus subjecting us to all of the risks inherent in a prerevenue enterprise; (2) 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; (3) our ability to protect our proprietary technology, trade secrets and knowhow and (4) those other risks disclosed in the section "Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and filed with the SEC on March 6, 2018. 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 Provides Second Quarter 2018 Results

 

Atomera Incorporated

Condensed Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2018   2017 
    (Unaudited)      
           
ASSETS          
           
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $12,254   $17,369 
Accounts receivable   96    110 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   296    248 
Total current assets   12,646    17,727 
           
Property and equipment, net   65    67 
Security deposit   13    13 
           
Total assets  $12,724   $17,807 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $339   $198 
Accrued expenses   285    239 
Accrued payroll related expenses   338    512 
           
Total liabilities   962    949 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ equity:          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 2,500 shares; none issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017        
Common stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 47,500 shares; 12,408 and 12,161 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.   12    12 
Additional paid-in capital   127,078    125,911 
Accumulated deficit   (115,328)   (109,065)
Total stockholders’ equity   11,762    16,858 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $12,724   $17,807 

 

 

 

 

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Atomera Provides Second Quarter 2018 Results

 

Atomera Incorporated

Condensed Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months ended

June 30,

  

Six Months ended

June 30,

 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
                     
Revenue  $96   $   $96   $ 
Cost of revenue   (113)       (113)    
Gross margin   (17)       (17)    
Operating expenses                    
Research and development   1,738    1,444    3,428    2,900 
General and administrative   1,254    1,712    2,457    3,315 
Selling and marketing   212    508    458    1,017 
Total operating expenses   3,204    3,664    6,343    7,232 
                     
                     
Loss from operations   (3,221)   (3,664)   (6,360)   (7,232)
                     
Other income/(expense)                    
Interest income   50    36    97    64 
Other expense       (2)       (6)
Total other income/(expense), net   50    34    97    58 
                     
Net loss  $(3,171)  $(3,630)  $(6,263)   (7,174)
                     
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted  $(0.26)  $(0.31)  $(0.52)   (0.62)
                     
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted   12,078    11,616    12,060    11,594 

 

 

 

 

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Atomera Provides Second Quarter 2018 Results

 

 

Atomera Incorporated

Reconciliation to Non- GAAP EBITDA

(Unaudited)

 

     

Three Months ended

June 30,

     

Six Months ended

June 30,

 
      2018       2017       2018       2017  
                                 
Net loss (GAAP)   $ (3,171 )   $ (3,630 )   $ (6,263 )   $ (7,174 )
Add (subtract) the following items:                                
Interest income     (50 )     (36 )     (97 )     (64 )
Depreciation and amortization     8       4       16       9  
Stock-based compensation     621       1,428       1,166       2,638  
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)   $ (2,592 )   $ (2,239 )   $ (5,178 )   $ (4,591 )

 

 

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Investor Contact:

Bishop IR

Mike Bishop

(415) 894-9633

investor@atomera.com

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.2

 

2Q 2018 Conference Call

 
 

Forward - Looking Statements This presentation contains forward - looking statements concerning Atomera Incorporated (“Atomera,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “potentially,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “woul d,” “project,” “plan,” “expect” and similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to iden tif y forward - looking statements. These forward - looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10 - K for the year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the SEC on March 6, 2018 (the “2017 Annual Report”). In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the f orw ard - looking events and circumstances discussed in this presentation may not occur and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in our forward - looking statements. You should not rely upon forward - looking statements as predictions of future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward - looking statement s are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances desc rib ed in the forward - looking statements will be achieved or occur. This presentation contains only basic information concerning Atomera . The Company’s filings with the Securities Exchange Commission, including the 2017 Annual Report, include more information about factors that could affect the Company’s operatin g and financial results. We assume no obligation to update information contained in this presentation. Although this presentati on may remain available on the Company's website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that we are reaffirm ing or confirming any of the information contained herein. 2

 
 

Technology at the Atomic Level 3 Company Overview Strong, Growing and Defensible Patent Portfolio High Leverage IP Licensing Business Model Top Tier Management Team Transistor enhancement technology for the $400B semiconductor market

 
 

4 Customer Engagement Phases Customer Wafer Manufacturing Atomera MST® Deposition Customer MST® Deposition Phase 3 Integration Phase 4 Installation Phase 5 Qualification Phase 6 Production Phase 1 Planning Phase 2 Setup

 
 

Customer Pipeline Now engaged with 50% of the world’s top semiconductor makers* * 10 of the top 20 (IC Insights, McClean Report 2017) Customer Engagement Pipeline 5 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 IPO 3Q 16 4Q 16 1Q 17 2Q 17 3Q 17 4Q 17 1Q 18 2Q 18 Number of Customer Engagements Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

 
 

1 2 Faster Results Readily Available 3 Simulation Confidence 6 Shortening the Integration Phase 1 2 Process R&D Fab Leased Epi Tool 3 TCAD Simulation Customer Wafer Manufacturing Atomera MST® Deposition Customer MST® Deposition Phase3 Integration Phase4 Installation Phase 5 Qualification Phase 6 Production Phase 1 Planning Phase 2 Setup

 
 

Technology and market segment Maximizing MST Performance 7 Performance Gain End Oxygen Dose 100% MST film

 
 

Technology and market segment 8 100% Maximizing MST Performance Performance Gain End Oxygen Dose MST film Optimized MST film

 
 

Technology and market segment MST and High - k/Metal gates 9 • Tests conducted on MST by the University of Notre Dame • Results showed MST improved performance of High - k products • 23% mobility enhancement • 2.7x gate leakage reduction • High - k/Metal gate widely used in advanced manufacturing nodes

 
 

Financials * For a full reconciliation of GAAP and non - GAAP results, please see our press release issued August 8, 2018. 10 Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q3 2017Q2 2017Q1 2017 GAAP Results Revenue $0.1M - $0.1M - - - Gross Profit ($0.02M) - $0.1M - - - Operating Expense ($3.2M) ($3.1M) ($2.7M) ($3.3M)($3.7M)($3.6M) Net Loss ($3.2M) ($3.1M) ($2.6M) ($3.3M)($3.6M)($3.5M) Loss Per Share ($0.26) ($0.26) ($0.21) ($0.28) ($0.31) ($0.31) Reconciliation between GAAP & Non-GAAP Net Loss (GAAP) ($3.2M) ($3.1M) ($2.6M) ($3.3M)($3.6M)($3.5M) Interest Expense - - - - - - Stock-Based Compensation $0.6M $0.5M $0.5M $0.9M $1.4M $1.2M Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)* ($2.6M) ($2.6M) ($2.1M) ($2.4M)($2.2M)($2.4M) Cash at June 30, 2018 $12.3M Shares Outstanding at June 30, 2018 12.4M 20172018 YTD

 
 

Summary slide? Summary 11 • Reached 18 total engagements with 14 different customers • 11 engagements in critical integration phase • In multi - process engagements with four customers • First wafer run being planned using customer - installed Epi tools • New MST recipe should speed integration process and improve manufacturability • New results in High - k/Metal Gate expand our technology reach • Building momentum to commercialization

 
 

2Q 2018 Conference Call