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MicroVision Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

REDMOND, WA / ACCESSWIRE / August 4, 2021 / MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in MEMS based solid state automotive lidar and micro-display technology for augmented reality, today announced its second quarter 2021 results.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $0.7 million, compared to $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2020. MicroVision's net loss for the second quarter of 2021 was $15.0 million, or $0.09 per share, which includes $7.9 million of non-cash compensation expense, compared to a net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.02 per share, which includes $0.2 million of non-cash compensation expense, for the second quarter of 2020.  Cash used in operations in the second quarter of 2021 was $6.7 million, compared to cash used in operations in the second quarter of 2020 of $2.9 million. The Company ended the second quarter of 2021 with $135.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared to $16.9 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.

"During the second quarter we provided potential customers, which included OEM, Tier 1 and Mobility-as-a-Service companies, with performance data from outdoor testing results and deeper evaluation of our product, technology and differentiated IP," said Sumit Sharma, MicroVision's Chief Executive Officer. "The feedback we've received from potential customers so far has been very positive. With our proprietary active scan locking architecture based on proven technologies, we believe our lidar meets and exceeds their product expectations and will be the most cost effective lidar product to address their needs. We expect our LRL product family will be available for sale, in small quantities, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021."

Financial Results Webcast

MicroVision will host a webcast which will start at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The webcast can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of MicroVision's website on the Investor Relations Events Calendar page at Investors may submit questions for management in advance to or beginning 10 minutes before or during the live webcast on August 4, 2021, from the webcast link. The webcast will be available for rebroadcast from the Investor Relations section of MicroVision's website on the Investor Relations Calendar page.

About MicroVision

MicroVision is a pioneering company in MEMS based laser beam scanning technology that integrates MEMS, lasers, optics, hardware, algorithms and machine learning software into its proprietary technology to address existing and emerging markets. The Company's integrated approach uses its proprietary technology to provide solutions for automotive lidar sensors, augmented reality micro-display engines, interactive display modules and consumer lidar modules.

For more information, visit the Company's website at, on Facebook at or follow MicroVision on Twitter at @MicroVision.
MicroVision is a trademark of MicroVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release, including the Company's plans for product sales, progress on development, ability to meet and exceed customer expectations, cost effectiveness and statements using words such as "expect" "will" and "believe" are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include the risk its ability to operate with limited cash or to raise additional capital when needed; market acceptance of its technologies and products or for products incorporating its technologies; the failure of its commercial partners to perform as expected under its agreements, including from the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus); its financial and technical resources relative to those of its competitors; its ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government regulation of its technologies; its ability to enforce its intellectual property rights and protect its proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain customers and develop partnership opportunities; the timing of commercial product launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to develop, manufacture, sell and market its products; potential product liability claims; its ability to maintain its listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market, and other risk factors identified from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the SEC. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the general or specific factors that may affect the Company. It should be recognized that other factors, including general economic factors and business strategies, may be significant, now or in the future, and the factors set forth in this release may affect the Company to a greater extent than indicated. Except as expressly required by federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.

MicroVision, Inc.
Balance Sheet
(In thousands)

 June 30,
  December 31,
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
 $135,288  $16,862 
  151   - 
Other current assets
  885   698 
Total current assets
  136,324   17,560 
Property and equipment, net
  2,742   1,883 
Operating lease right-of-use asset
  753   946 
Restricted cash
  435   435 
Intangible assets, net
  139   164 
Other assets
  24   18 
Total assets
 $140,417  $21,006 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable
 $1,540  $630 
Accrued liabilities
  641   495 
Contract liabilities
  6,540   7,765 
Current portion of long-term debt
  968   431 
Current portion of operating lease liability
  686   676 
Current portion of finance lease obligations
  24   31 
Total current liabilities
  10,399   10,028 
Long term debt, net of current portion
  621   1,151 
Operating lease liability, net of current portion
  467   774 
Finance lease obligations, net of current portion
  33   44 
Total liabilities
  11,520   11,997 
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' Equity
Common stock at par value
  164   153 
Additional paid-in capital
  736,159   601,224 
Subscriptions receivable
  -   (6,135)
Accumulated deficit
  (607,426)  (586,233)
Total shareholders' equity
  128,897   9,009 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
 $140,417  $21,006 

Statement of Operations
(In thousands, except earnings per share data)

  Three months ended 
June 30,
  Six months ended 
June 30,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Product revenue
 $-  $-  $-  $1,247 
License and royalty revenue
  746   572   1,225   784 
Contract revenue
  -   15   -   25 
Total revenue
  746   587   1,225   2,056 
Cost of product revenue
  (31)  (1)  (36)  1,394 
Cost of contract revenue
  -   -   -   4 
Total cost of revenue
  (31)  (1)  (36)  1,398 
Gross margin
  777   588   1,261   658 
Research and development expense
  7,376   1,607   11,838   5,290 
Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense
  8,355   1,280   10,602   3,051 
Gain on disposal of fixed assets
  -   -   -   (450)
Total operating expenses
  15,731   2,887   22,440   7,891 
Loss from operations
  (14,954)  (2,299)  (21,179)  (7,233)
Other expense, net
  (8)  (5)  (14)  (5)
Net loss
 $(14,962) $(2,304) $(21,193) $(7,238)
Net loss per share - basic and diluted
 $(0.09) $(0.02) $(0.13) $(0.05)
Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted
  158,818   140,107   157,136   133,661 

Investor Relations Contact

David H. Allen
Darrow Associates, Inc.

SOURCE: MicroVision, Inc.

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