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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 10, 2021
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On February 10, 2021, Atomera Incorporated issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 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 February 10, 2021 Atomera Incorporated|
|99.2||Investor presentation dated February 10, 2021 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: February 10, 2021||/s/ Francis B. Laurencio|
|Francis B. Laurencio,|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Atomera Provides Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results
LOS GATOS, Calif. Feb. 10, 2021 Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM), a semiconductor materials and technology licensing company, today provided a corporate update and announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.
Recent Company Highlights
|·||Executed Joint Development Agreement with a market leading semiconductor company|
|·||Strengthened balance sheet by completing $25 million at-the-market equity offering|
|·||Announced availability of MSTcad V1.0 for modeling semiconductor device improvements with MST|
“The JDA we recently announced marks a major milestone for Atomera, including a manufacturing license which will enable our customer to deposit MST film on its wafers in its own fab positioning them for fast integration and transition to production. Our release of MSTcad V1.0 simplifies customer evaluation of MST, which should extend our reach to new customers and technologies and shorten time to revenue” said Scott Bibaud, President and CEO. “With our strong balance sheet and foundational improvements to our business, we believe we are starting 2021 in the strongest position in Atomera history.”
During the fourth quarter of 2020, revenue was $0, compared with $138,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Company incurred a net loss of ($3.9) million, or ($0.19) per basic and diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of ($3.0) million, or ($0.18) per basic and diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) in the fourth quarter of 2020 was a loss of ($3.0) million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of ($2.4) million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
For fiscal year 2020, revenue was $62,000, compared with $533,000 in fiscal 2019. Net loss was ($14.6) million, or ($0.79) per basic and diluted share for fiscal 2020, compared to ($13.3) million, or ($0.84) per basic and diluted share in fiscal 2019. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2020 was a loss of ($11.7) million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of ($10.7) million in fiscal 2019.
The Company had $37.9 million in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020, compared to $14.9 million as of December 31, 2019. The Company completed an at-the-market equity offering on January 5, 2021, raising net proceeds (after commission and expenses) of $24.2 million through the sale of 2,221,575 shares at an average price of $11.25 per share between September 2, 2020 and January 5, 2021.
The total number of shares outstanding was 22.4 million as of December 31, 2020.
Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results Webinar
Atomera will host a live video webinar today to discuss its financial results and recent progress.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)
Webcast: Accessible at https://ir.atomera.com
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 is a semiconductor materials and technology licensing company focused on deploying its proprietary, silicon-proven technology into the semiconductor industry. Atomera 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. More information can be found at www.atomera.com
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 our ability to successfully complete the milestones in our joint development agreement or, even if successfully completed, to reach a commercial distribution license with our JDA customer; (3) risks related to our ability to advance the licensing arrangements with our initial integration licensees, Asahi Kasei Microdevices, STM Microelectronics and our fabless licensee, to royalty-based manufacturing and distribution licenses or our ability to add other licensees; (4) 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; (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 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 --
(in thousands, except per share data)
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||37,942||$||14,871|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||132||132|
|Total current assets||38,074||15,003|
|Property and equipment, net||153||63|
|Operating lease right-of-use asset||705||161|
|Long-term prepaid rent||450||–|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued payroll related expenses||705||819|
|Current operating lease liability||90||152|
|Total current liabilities||1,448||1,468|
|Long term operating lease liability||602||–|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 2,500 shares; none issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.||–||–|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 47,500 shares; 22,375 and 17,117 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.||22||17|
|Additional paid-in capital||187,463||149,017|
|Total stockholders’ equity||37,345||13,772|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||39,395||$||15,240|
Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months ended
|Cost of revenue||–||(29||)||(13||)||(253||)|
|Research and development||2,227||1,818||8,424||7,748|
|General and administrative||1,377||1,155||5,624||5,203|
|Selling and marketing||273||242||921||954|
|Total operating expenses||3,877||3,215||14,969||13,905|
|Loss from operations||(3,877||)||(3,106||)||(14,920||)||(13,625||)|
|Total other income||1||60||42||325|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(0.19||)||$||(0.18||)||$||(0.79||)||$||(0.84||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||20,908||16,606||18,752||15,852|
Reconciliation to Non- GAAP EBITDA
Three Months Ended
|Net loss (GAAP||$||(3,876||)||$||(3,046||)||$||(14,878||)||$||(13,300||)|
|Add (subtract) the following items:|
|Depreciation and amortization||9||11||41||44|
|Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)||$||(3,049||)||$||(2,446||)||$||(11,697||)||$||(10,652||)|
Q4 2020 Conference Call February 10, 2021 Atomera Incorporated 1
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,” “woul d,” “project,” “plan,” “expect” and similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forwar d - 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 ar e reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein. Atomera Incorporated 2
3 Strong, Growing and Defensible Patent Portfolio High Leverage IP Licensing Business Model Top Tier Management Team Transistor enhancement technology for the $450B semiconductor market Mears Silicon Technology (MST®) Quantum Engineered Materials 3
Customer Pipeline Atomera Incorporated 4 • 19 customers, 25 engagements • Working with 50% of the world’s top semiconductor makers* * At least 10 of the top 20 (IC Insights, McClean Report 2021)
Joint Development Agreements ► Advantages of joint development ▪ Atomera and customer engineers aligned on common goal ▪ Customer “resident expert” team develops expertise on Atomera technology ▪ Resident experts become natural advocates ► First JDA signed with market leading semiconductor company ▪ Includes a manufacturing license, putting them in Phase 4 ▪ Upon completion, MST can more easily be adopted by business units ▪ Each business unit is an incremental licensing opportunity Atomera Incorporated 5
Atomera MSTcad ► Leading semiconductor companies use TCAD to model manufacturing processes ► MSTcad is an add - on for MST ► MSTcad can optimize complex statistical experiments to assess impact of multiple manufacturing options ► Lowers cost of MST evaluation ► Accelerates time to successful results by customers Atomera Confidential 6
7 Epi deposition tool Source: The McClean Report - 2019 300mm Epi Deposition Tool
Patent Portfolio – 17% increase YoY Atomera Incorporated 8 269 Patents Granted and Pending Core MST Method and Device MST Enabled Devices/Architecture Next - Gen Architectures using MST Discoverable These distinctive layers are visible on products using MST Extensive know - how Extends life and value of patents 75 Foreign Patents 112 US Patents 59 Foreign 21 US 80 Pending
Financial Review Atomera Incorporated 9 FY 2019 Q1 '20 Q2 '20 Q3 '20 Q4 '20 FY 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 $2.2M $8.4M G&A $5.2 $1.4M $1.5M $1.3M $1.4M $5.6M S&M $1.0 $0.2M $0.2M $0.2M $0.3M $0.9M Total Operating Expense $13.9M $3.7M $3.8M $3.6M $3.9M $15.0M Net Loss ($13.3M) ($3.6M) ($3.8M) ($3.6M) ($3.9M) ($14.9M) Loss Per Share ($0.84) ($0.22) ($0.21) ($0.19) ($0.19) ($0.79) Reconciliation between GAAP & Non-GAAP Net Loss (GAAP) ($13.3M) ($3.6M) ($3.8M) ($3.6M) ($3.9M) ($14.9M) Stock-Based Compensation $2.9M $0.6M $0.8M $0.8M $0.8M $3.0M Warrant Modification - $0.1M - - - $0.1M Other income (expense) ($0.3M) - - - - $0.1M Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)* ($10.7M) ($2.9M) ($3.0M) ($2.7M) ($3.0M) ($11.7M) * Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. A full reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results is contained in our press release. Some totals reflect rounding
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