SANTA CLARA, CA. – August 6, 2014 – Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON), the optical touch technology company, today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2014.
• Neonode zForce technology has been selected by a major global PC OEM for 2015 product lines.
• Hewlett Packard (“HP”) printers with zForce touch started generating revenue in the second quarter.
• Neonode recently signed a license with top-tier automotive system OEM, Magneti Marrelli.
• Neonode currently has 45 patents issued and 105 pending, up from 37 and 93 last quarter.
• Neonode Appoints Per Lofgren as new independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee effective, August 5, 2014 and Lars Lindqvist as new Chief Financial Officer effective August 15, 2014. CFO David Brunton will retire on August 15, 2014 and transition into a consulting role for Neonode.
“The ramp of our printer business is progressing and related revenues should continue to ramp as new printers incorporating our technology keep getting introduced. We expect to expand our share of the ~100 million unit printer market as two additional Tier One OEMs are in late stage contract negotiations” said Neonode CEO Thomas Eriksson.
“We are executing on our strategy to penetrate the ~300 million unit PC market and I am happy to announce that we have been selected as a touch technology partner by a major PC OEM. It has become increasingly apparent that zForce PLUS strongest value proposition for the PC segment is our high performance features and that we can provide touch solutions at a significantly lower cost than our competitors” said Thomas Eriksson.
“Finally, I would like to welcome Lars Lindqvist to the CFO helm, along with Per Lofgren to the Board of Directors” concluded Mr. Eriksson.
Financial Results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014
Net revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 were $0.9 million and $1.9 million, respectively, compared to net revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 of $1.1 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Our net revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 included $0.4 million and $1.3 million from license fees plus $0.5 million and $0.6 million, respectively, of fees for engineering design services. Our net revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 included $0.6 million and $1.2 million from license fees plus $0.5 million and $0.4 million, respectively, of fees for engineering design services.
Gross margin was $0.4 million and $1.3 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to $0.4 million and $1.0 million for the same periods in 2013, respectively. Our total operating expenses were $4.3 million and $9.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to $3.5 million and $7.6 million for the same periods in 2013, respectively.
We recorded a net loss of $3.9 million and $7.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to a net loss of $3.1 million and $6.7 million, respectively, in the comparable periods in 2013.
Our net cash used by operating activities was $6.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $4.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. During the three months ended June 30, 2014, we issued 2,500,000 shares of our common stock to an accredited institutional investor at a price of $4.00 per share and a warrant for an aggregate purchase price of $10,000,000 in gross proceeds and net proceeds of approximately $9.3 million after expenses and fees, including a placement agent fee.
Cash totaled $12.0 million at June 30, 2014 compared to $8.8 million at December 31, 2013. Common shares on a fully diluted basis totaled 45.8 million on June 30, 2014, compared to 40.4 million at December 31, 2013.
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 10AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) featuring remarks by, and Q&A with, Neonode’s CEO Thomas Eriksson, CFO David Brunton, and Daniel Gelbtuch (SVP of Corporate Finance & IR).
The dial-in number for the conference call is toll-free: (877) 539-0733 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (678) 607-2005 (international). To access the call all participants must use the following Conference ID: # 81344901. Please make sure to call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.
To register for the call, and listen online, please visit http://goo.gl/9tJ00n
For interested individuals unable to join the live event, a digital recording for replay will be available for 30 days after the call’s completion – 8/6/2014 (1PM EST) to 9/6/2014. To access the recording, please use one of these Dial-In Numbers (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406, and the Conference ID # 81344901.
Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of Multisensing touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch solutions at a competitive cost. Neonode is at the forefront of providing unparalleled user experiences that offer significant advantages for OEM’s. This includes state-of-the-art touch technology features such as low latency pen or brush sensing, remarkably high speed scanning, proximity-, pressure-, and depth sensing capabilities and object-size measuring.
Neonode’s patented Multisensing technology is developed for a wide range of devices such as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers, white goods, wearable goods and advanced automotive infotainment systems. Neonode, the Neonode logo, Multisensing, and zForce are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. Liquid Sensing, It Makes Sense and AlwaysON are trademarks of Neonode Inc. For more information please visit www.neonode.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, but are not limited to, statements relating to expectations, future performance or future events, and product cost, performance, and functionality matters. These statements are based on current assumptions, expectations and information available to Neonode management and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Neonode’s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
These risks, uncertainties, and factors are discussed under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in Neonode’s public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including Neonode’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K. You are advised to carefully consider these various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although Neonode management believes that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be fulfilled. Forward-looking statements are made as of today’s date, and Neonode undertakes no duty to update or revise them.
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