LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (LQMT), the leading developer of amorphous alloys and composites, reported results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Dr. Bruce Bromage, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, stated that “While we continue to make progress in executing our business strategy to develop high volume applications, the pace remains slow and below our financial targets. As a result, we have deemed it prudent to undertake a comprehensive review of strategic options, with the goal of maximizing the current and long-term value of the Company."
Q1 2019 Financial Summary
During the first quarter of 2019, the Company generated $223 thousand in revenue through the completion of initial production part runs on our AMM platform and the completion of additional tooling orders on our MIM platform.
Cost of goods sold was $179 thousand in Q1 2019 and $81 thousand in Q1 2018. This increase was primarily attributable to higher production part deliveries under recurring orders and lower material costs due to prior year book markdowns of inventory.
Selling, marketing, general and administrative expense was $1.4 million in Q1 2019 and $1.6 million in Q1 2018. The decrease is primarily due to slightly lower costs associated with employee compensation, inclusive of non-cash stock-based compensation.
Research and development decreased to $489 thousand from $610 thousand in Q1 2018. The decrease is mainly due to a shift to customer support activities as a result of increased production orders.
Cash and restricted cash totaled $33.9 million at March 31, 2019, as compared to $35.2 million at December 31, 2018.
For a more detailed and complete analysis of the Company’s financial results, please refer to the Company’s March 31, 2019 Form 10Q, which was filed earlier today.
About Liquidmetal Technologies
Lake Forest, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. is the leading producer of parts made with amorphous alloys, also known scientifically as Bulk Metallic Glasses or BMGs. The non-crystalline atomic structure of these materials imparts unique performance properties, including the ability to injection-mold with micron-level precision, lustrous finishes, high strength, hardness and corrosion resistance, and remarkable elasticity. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloy parts commercially, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. For more information, go to www.liquidmetal.com.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including but not limited to statements regarding the advantages of Liquidmetal's amorphous alloy technology, scheduled manufacturing of customer parts and other statements associated with Liquidmetal's technology and operations. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from Liquidmetal's expectations and projections. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things; customer adoption of Liquidmetal's technologies and successful integration of those technologies into customer products; potential difficulties or delays in manufacturing products incorporating Liquidmetal's technologies; Liquidmetal's ability to fund its current and anticipated operations; the ability of third party suppliers and manufacturers to meet customer product requirements; general industry conditions; general economic conditions; and governmental laws and regulations affecting Liquidmetal's operations. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors can be found in Liquidmetal's public periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading "Risk Factors" in Liquidmetal's 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
|LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(in thousands, except par value and share data)|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Trade accounts receivable||124||120|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||311||363|
|Total current assets||$||34,374||$||35,748|
|Property and equipment, net||11,727||11,767|
|Patents and trademarks, net||301||322|
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
|Total current liabilities||$||694||$||554|
|Other long-term liabilities||856||856|
Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,100,000,000 shares authorized; 914,316,624 and 914,206,832 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||286,469||286,276|
|Non-controlling interest in subsidiary||(74||)||(74||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||44,866||46,441|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||46,416||$||47,851|
|LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|For the Three Months Ended|
|Licensing and royalties||-||-|
|Cost of sales||179||81|
|Gross margin (loss)||44||(1||)|
|Selling, marketing, general and administrative||1,433||1,585|
|Research and development||489||610|
|Total operating expenses||1,922||2,195|
|Net loss and comprehensive loss||(1,768||)||(2,163||)|
|Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest||-||-|
Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies shareholders
Net loss per common share attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies shareholders, basic and diluted
|Number of weighted average shares - basic and diluted||914,280,027||908,912,441|