Stockholm, Sweden – November 6, 2014 – Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON), the optical touch technology company, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.
- Hewlett Packard (“HP”) printers with Neonode touch continues to ramp up with 12 models currently in the worldwide market compared to 3 models last quarter
- Signed a technology development agreement with a leading Japanese printer OEM
- Amazon launched their new E-reader incorporating Neonode’s touch technology
- Volvo launched their new premium XC90 SUV incorporating Neonode’s zForce CORE touch technology in their infotainment system and another 3 car OEM’s have launched vehicles using our technology
“The ramp of our printer business is progressing according to plan and related revenues should continue to increase as new printers are introduced and shipping is ramping. We expect to solidify our share of the more than 100 million unit printer market. We believe our technology is the most compelling touch solution for the printer market,” said Neonode’s VP Consumer Sales Bengt Edlund.
“We are in business discussions with a majority of the major OEM’s and ODM’s in the PC segment. We have also enhanced our value proposition even further by developing an end-to-end supply chain with our partners and they can now deliver fully tested touch module which will simplify the integration and reduce the time-to-market,” said Neonode’s CEO Thomas Eriksson.
“After several years of development with our automotive customers we are beginning to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Volvo, and several other auto OEMs are going into production on specific models of automobiles that incorporate our touch in the infotainment systems. We are extremely satisfied of our accomplishments in successfully completing these demanding projects and seeing the first cars hit the market,” said Neonode’s VP Automotive Sales Gunnar Frojdh.
Financial Results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014
Net revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $1.1 million and $3.0 million, respectively, compared to net revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 of $1.1 million and $2.7 million, respectively. Our net revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 included $0.6 million and $1.9 million from license fees plus $0.5 million and $1.1 million, respectively, of fees for engineering design services related to our touch solutions for customers. Our net revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 included $0.9 million and $2.1 million from license fees plus $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, of fees for engineering design services related to our touch solutions for customers.
Gross margin was $0.7 million and $2.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, compared to $0.3 million and $1.3 million for the same periods in 2013, respectively. Our total operating expenses were $3.9 million and $13.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, compared to $3.6 million and $11.2 million for the same periods in 2013, respectively.
We recorded a net loss of $3.2 million and $11.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, compared to a net loss of $3.3 million and $10.0 million, respectively, in the comparable periods in 2013.
Our net cash used by operating activities was $9.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to $6.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
Cash totaled $8.8 million at September 30, 2014 compared to $8.8 million at December 31, 2013. Common shares on a fully diluted basis totaled 45.6 million on September 30, 2014, compared to 40.4 million at December 31, 2013.
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call Thursday November 6, 2014 at 10AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) featuring remarks by, and Q&A with, Neonode’s CEO Thomas Eriksson, CFO Lars Lindqvist, and David Brunton (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: # 15346269. Please make sure to call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.
To register for the call, and listen online, please click http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=861779&s=1&k=744EE4E878B4748FE054D05EF6AC95FA
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 – 11/6/2014 (13:00PM EDT) to 12/6/2014 (23:59PM EDT). To access the recording, please use one of these Dial-In Numbers (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406, and the Conference ID # 15346269.
Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of Multisensing touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch and proximity 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 and proximity 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 to support IOT (Internet of Things) applications 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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