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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2020
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On August 5, 2020, Atomera Incorporated issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. 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.
|99.1||Press release dated October 29, 2020 Atomera Incorporated|
|99.2||Investor presentation dated October 29, 2020 Atomera Incorporated|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: October 29, 2020||/s/ Francis B. Laurencio|
|Francis B. Laurencio,|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Atomera Provides Third Quarter 2020 Results
LOS GATOS, Calif. — Oct. 29, 2020 — 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 third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020.
|·||Commenced MST deposition on 300mm wafers on new epi tool|
|·||Achieved further gains on MST-SP’s industry leading performance|
|·||Bolstered balance sheet with proceeds of At-The-Market (ATM) equity program|
“Atomera made excellent progress on customer and R&D developments in the third quarter,” said Scott Bibaud, President and CEO. “We believe we are drawing closer to a joint development agreement encompassing development, licensing and manufacturing, which we believe will decrease the time to commercialization of MST. As our 300mm wafer deposition capability comes online, paired with our new TCAD capabilities, we believe we are poised to accelerate customers’ time to production. With our ATM facility, we strengthened the balance sheet and positioned the Company for the next phase of growth.”
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
During the third quarter of 2020, revenue was $0, compared with $254 thousand in the third quarter of 2019. The Company incurred a net loss of $3.6 million, or ($0.19) per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $3.1 million, or ($0.19) per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) in the third quarter of 2020 was a loss of $2.7 million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2019.
The Company had $25.3 million in cash and cash equivalents as of Sept. 30, 2020, compared to $14.9 million as of December 31, 2019. During the quarter, Atomera sold 845,730 shares under its ATM facility resulting in net proceeds of $8.6 million. The total number of shares outstanding was 21.0 million as of Sept. 30, 2020.
Third Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call and Webcast
Atomera will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results and recent progress.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)
Webcast: Accessible at www.atomera.com
Phone: (844) 263-8318 (domestic); +1 (213) 358-0960 (international); passcode 6268059
Replay: Available until Nov. 5, 2020; (855) 859-2056 (domestic); +1(404) 537-3406 (international); passcode 6268059.
Note about Non-GAAP 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 non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking net loss and eliminating the impacts of interest, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation. Our definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the definitions of similarly-titled measures used by other companies. We believe that this non-GAAP 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 nano-scaling technologies already in the semiconductor industry roadmap.
This press release contains forward-looking 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 forward-looking 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, ST Microelectronics and our fabless licensee, 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) impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our customers, partners, internal operations and market conditions, including our ability to access financial markets on favorable terms, (5) our ability to protect our proprietary technology, trade secrets and know-how and (6) those other risks disclosed in the section "Risk Factors" included in our Prospectus Supplement filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) with the SEC on September 2, 2020. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking 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.
-- Financial Tables Follow --
Condensed Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share data)
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||25,297||$||14,871|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||181||132|
|Total current assets||25,478||15,003|
|Property and equipment, net||87||63|
|Operating lease right-of-use asset||735||161|
|Long-term prepaid rent||450||–|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued payroll related expenses||511||819|
|Current operating lease liability||92||152|
|Total current liabilities||1,400||1,468|
|Long term operating lease liability||631||–|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 2,500 shares; none issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.||–||–|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 47,500 shares; 20,971 and 17,117 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.||21||17|
|Additional paid-in capital||170,975||149,017|
|Total stockholders’ equity||24,732||13,772|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||26,763||$||15,240|
Condensed Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months ended
Nine Months ended
|Cost of revenue||–||(204||)||(13||)||(224||)|
|Research and development||2,049||1,746||6,197||5,930|
|General and administrative||1,322||1,239||4,247||4,048|
|Selling and marketing||208||240||648||712|
|Total operating expenses||3,579||3,225||11,092||10,690|
|Loss from operations||(3,579||)||(3,175||)||(11,043||)||(10,519||)|
|Total other income||1||89||41||265|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(0.19||)||$||(0.19||)||$||(0.61||)||$||(0.66||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||19,337||16,567||18,028||15,597|
Reconciliation to Non- GAAP EBITDA
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
|Net loss (GAAP)||$||(3,578||)||$||(3,086||)||$||(11,002||)||$||(10,254||)|
|Add (subtract) the following items:|
|Depreciation and amortization||11||12||32||33|
|Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)||$||(2,739||)||$||(2,365||)||$||(8,648||)||$||(8,206||)|
Q3 2020 Conference Call October 29, 2020 1
2 Safe Harbor 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,” “would,” “project,” “plan,” “expect” and similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward - looking statements. These forward - looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those disclosed in the section "Risk Factors" included in our Prospectus Supplement filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5)with the SEC on September 2, 2020. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward - 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 statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances described 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 Prospectus Supplement , include more information about factors that could affect the Company’s operating and financial results. We assume no obligation to update information contained in this presentation. Although this presentation may remain available on the Company's website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that we are reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.
Mears Silicon Technology (MST®) Quantum Engineered Materials 3 Company Overview Strong, Growing and Defensible Patent Portfolio High Leverage IP Licensing Business Model Top Tier Management Team Transistor enhancement technology for the $450B semiconductor market 3
4 Customer Pipeline • 19 customers, 25 engagements • Working with 50% of the world’s top semiconductor makers* 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 IPO 3Q 16 4Q 16 1Q 17 2Q 17 3Q 17 4Q 17 1Q 18 2Q 18 3Q 18 4Q 18 1Q 19 2Q 19 3Q 19 4Q 19 1Q 20 2Q 20 3Q 20 Number of Customer Engagements Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 * At least 10 of the top 20 (IC Insights, McClean Report 2019)
5 Customer engagement model v Customer Wafer Manufacturing Atomera MST ® Deposition Customer MST ® Deposition Phase 1 . Planning 2 . Setup 3 . Integration 4 . Installation 5 . Qualification 6 . Production Royalties Engineering Service Fees • MST deposition on customer wafers • Integration consulting License Fees • Integration licenses • Manufacturing licenses • Distribution licenses Joint Development Agreements
6 Atomera MSTcad ™ progress ⒒ Leading semiconductor companies use TCAD ⒒ MST is modelled with a TCAD add - on called MSTcad ⒒ These plots show silicon verification of MSTcad simulations ⒒ Enables good electrical match - up for 5V NMOS and MST SP ⒒ Should speed time to successful results with customers Atomera Confidential
7 300mm Epi tool Source: The McClean Report - 2019 300mm Epi Deposition Tool
8 Financial review FY 2019 Q1 '20 Q2 '20 Q3 '20 YTD 2020 GAAP Results Revenue $0.53M $0.06M -$ -$ $0.06M Gross Profit $0.28M $0.05M -$ -$ $0.05M Operating Expense R&D $7.7 $2.1M $2.1M $2.0M $6.2M G&A $5.2 $1.4M $1.5M $1.3M $4.2M S&M $1.0 $0.2M $0.2M $0.2M $0.6M Total Operating Expense $13.9M $3.7M $3.8M $3.6M $11.1M Net Loss ($13.3M) ($3.6M) ($3.8M) ($3.6M) $11.0M Loss Per Share ($0.84) ($0.22) ($0.21) ($0.19) ($0.62) Reconciliation between GAAP & Non-GAAP Net Loss (GAAP) ($13.3M) ($3.6M) ($3.8M) ($3.6M) ($11.0M) Stock-Based Compensation $2.9M $0.6M $0.8M $0.8M $2.2M Warrant Modification - $0.1M - - $0.1M Other income (expense) ($0.3M) - - - - Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)* ($10.7M) ($2.9M) ($3.0M) ($2.7M) ($8.6M) * Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A full reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results is contained in our Q3 press release. Some totals reflect rounding.
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