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MicroVision Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results

REDMOND, WA / ACCESSWIRE / February 28, 2023 / MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in MEMS-based solid-state automotive lidar and ADAS solutions, today announced its fourth quarter and full year 2022 results.

"2022 was a transformational year for MicroVision. We announced the joining of forces with Ibeo Automotive which closed in January 2023 and uniquely positions us in the market." said Sumit Sharma, MicroVision's Chief Executive Officer. "Our expanded product portfolio now includes the dynamic view MEMS-based scanning lidar for long-range highway pilot, flash-based short-range lidar for automotive and non-automotive applications, and a validation software suite for OEMs and Tier 1s."

Buoyed by actions taken in the fourth quarter, the Company is now the only lidar company in the market able to offer hardware and software solutions ready to deliver to the ADAS market; sensors for non-automotive markets including industrial, robotics, and smart infrastructure; and a software suite for automotive customers in their ADAS validation work.

"MicroVision continues to strategically deploy capital, emerging as one of the strongest lidar companies on the market," continued Sharma. "I am pleased with how quickly our engineering teams from the U.S. and Germany came together to integrate MAVIN TM DR with mature perception software. This early demonstration of synergies, combining MAVIN with perception, advances our positioning in existing RFIs and RFQs as well as others that are expected this year and beyond from several OEMs across the globe. We expect to accelerate our 2023 revenue in the range of $10-15 million from our expanded product suite. Our very competitive cost structure combined with our superior design and technology positions us well relative to our peers."

Key Financial Highlights for Q4 and Full Year 2022

  • Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $0, compared to $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. As stated in prior quarters, the revenue was recognized against cash that had been received in an earlier period.
  • Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $13.5 million, or $0.08 per share, which includes $3.5 million of non-cash, share-based compensation expense, compared to a net loss of $12.6 million, or $0.08 per share, which includes $2.9 million of non-cash, share-based compensation expense, for the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2022 was a $9.7 million loss, compared to a $9.3 million loss for the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Cash used in operations in the fourth quarter of 2022 remained flat at $8.4 million, compared to cash used in operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 of $8.2 million.
  • The Company ended the fourth quarter of 2022 with $82.7 million in cash and cash equivalents including investment securities, compared to $115.4 million at December 31, 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast: Q4 and Full Year 2022 Results

MicroVision will host a conference call and webcast, consisting of prepared remarks by management, a slide presentation, and a question-and-answer session at 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 to discuss the financial results and provide a business update. Analysts and investors may pose questions to management during the live webcast on February 28, 2023.

The live webcast and slide presentation can be accessed on the Company's Investor Relations website under the Events tab at . The webcast will be archived on the website for future viewing.

About MicroVision

With over 350 employees and offices in Redmond, Detroit, Hamburg, and N├╝rnberg, 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 today to develop automotive lidar sensors and provide solutions for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), leveraging its experience building augmented reality micro-display engines, interactive display modules, and consumer lidar modules.

For more information, visit the Company's website at , on Facebook at , follow MicroVision on Twitter at @MicroVision , and LinkedIn at .

MicroVision and MAVIN are trademarks of MicroVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Non-GAAP information

To supplement MicroVision's condensed financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents investors with the non-GAAP financial measure "adjusted EBITDA." Adjusted EBITDA consists of GAAP net income (loss) excluding the impact of the following: interest income and interest expense; income tax expense; depreciation and amortization; and share-based compensation.

MicroVision believes that the presentation of adjusted EBITDA provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends, provides consistency and comparability with MicroVision's past financial reports, and facilitates comparisons with other companies in the Company's industry, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Internally, management uses this non-GAAP measure when evaluating operating performance because the exclusion of the items described above provides an additional useful measure of the Company's operating results and facilitates comparisons of the Company's core operating performance against prior periods and its business objectives. Externally, the Company believes that adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in their assessment of MicroVision's operating performance and the valuation of the Company.

Adjusted EBITDA is not calculated in accordance with GAAP, and should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of MicroVision's business as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from its non-GAAP financial measure should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual or infrequent. The Company compensates for limitations of the measure by prominently disclosing GAAP net income (loss), which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, and providing investors with a reconciliation from GAAP net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA.

MicroVision has included a reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA for the relevant periods.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release, including the Company's plans regarding benefits of the acquisition, market position, product portfolio, product capabilities, and expected revenue, expenses and cash usage 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.
Consolidated Balance Sheet
(In thousands)

December 31, December 31,
2022 2021
Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents
$ 20,536 $ 82,647
Investment securities, available-for-sale
62,173 32,720
1,861 1,780
Advance to IBEO
4,132 -
Other current assets
2,306 2,283
Total current assets
91,008 119,430

Property and equipment, net
6,830 3,026
Operating lease right-of-use asset
14,579 5,577
Restricted cash
1,418 1,092
Intangible assets, net
75 115
Other assets
1,086 985
Total assets
$ 114,996 $ 130,225
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable
$ 2,061 $ 3,584
Accrued liabilities
2,058 1,170
Contract liabilities
4,601 5,265
Other current liabilities
839 1,181
Current portion of long-term debt
- 392
Current portion of operating lease liability
1,846 849
Current portion of finance lease obligations
21 21
Total current liabilities
11,426 12,462

Operating lease liability, net of current portion
13,829 4,983
Finance lease obligations, net of current portion
- 26
Total liabilities
25,255 17,471

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' Equity
Common stock at par value
171 164
Additional paid-in capital
772,221 742,042
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(127 ) (19 )
Accumulated deficit
(682,524 ) (629,433 )
Total shareholders' equity
89,741 112,754
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$ 114,996 $ 130,225

MicroVision, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31,

2022 2021 2022 2021
Product revenue
$ - $ - $ - $ -
License and royalty revenue
- 557 664 2,500
Total revenue
- 557 664 2,500
Cost of product revenue
33 48 100 2
Total cost of revenue
33 48 100 2
Gross margin
(33 ) 509 564 2,498
Research and development expense
7,585 6,482 30,413 24,111
Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense
6,377 6,648 24,041 22,256
Total operating expenses
13,962 13,130 54,454 46,367
Loss from operations
(13,995 ) (12,621 ) (53,890 ) (43,869 )
Gain on debt extinguishment
- - - 692
Other income (expense), net
520 (4 ) 799 (23 )
Net income (loss)
$ (13,475 ) $ (12,625 ) $ (53,091 ) $ (43,200 )
Net income (loss) per share - basic and diluted
$ (0.08 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (0.32 ) $ (0.27 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted
168,308 164,220 165,958 160,662

MicroVision, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

Twelve months ended December 31,

2022 2021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss
$ (53,091 ) $ (43,200 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operations:
Depreciation and amortization
2,246 1,464
Impairment of property and equipment
64 882
Share-based compensation expense
15,461 15,284
Non-cash interest expense
- (10 )
Inventory write-downs
87 48
Net accretion of premium on short-term investments
21 86
Gain on debt extinguishment
- (692 )
Change in
(168 ) (1,828 )
Other current and non-current assets
(217 ) (2,552 )
Accounts payable
(1,737 ) 2,520
Accrued liabilities
888 675
Contract liabilities and other current liabilities
(293 ) (1,319 )
Operating lease liabilities
(1,280 ) (762 )
Net cash used in operating activities
(38,019 ) (29,404 )

Cash flows from investing activities
Sales of investment securities
60,576 -
Purchases of investment securities
(90,158 ) (32,825 )
Advance to IBEO
(4,132 ) -
Purchases of property and equipment
(4,359 ) (2,493 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
(38,073 ) (35,318 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Principal payments under finance leases
(26 ) (28 )
Principal payments under long-term debt
(392 ) (488 )
Payments received on subscriptions receivable
- 6,135
Proceeds from stock option exercises
726 2,654
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock
13,999 122,891
Net cash provided by financing activities
14,307 131,164
Change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
(61,785 ) 66,442
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period
83,739 17,297

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period
$ 21,954 $ 83,739

MicroVision, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Measure
(In thousands, except earnings per share data)

Three months ended December 31, Twelve months ended December 31,

2022 2021 2022 2021
GAAP net loss
$ (13,475 ) $ (12,625 ) $ (53,091 ) $ (43,200 )
Add Interest (net)
(554 ) (2 ) (954 ) 7
Add Income taxes
- - - -
Add Depreciation & amorization
821 424 2,246 1,464
Add Share-based compensation expense
3,526 2,939 15,461 15,284
Adjusted EBITDA
$ (9,682 ) $ (9,264 ) $ (36,338 ) $ (26,445 )

Investor Relations Contact

Jeff Christensen
Darrow Associates Investor Relations

Media Contact

Robyn Komachi

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