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Neonode(R) Reports Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neonode Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON), the optical touch technology company, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Highlights

  • 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 Standard Time (EST) 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 EST) to 12/6/2014 (23:59PM EST). To access the recording, please use one of these Dial-In Numbers (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406, and the Conference ID # 15346269.

About Neonode

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.

Copyright © 2014, Neonode Inc. All rights reserved. Neonode is a registered trademark of Neonode Inc.

NEONODE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
ASSETS (Unaudited) (Audited)
Current assets:
Cash $ 8,844 $ 8,815
Accounts receivable, net 558 969
Projects in process 503 736
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 651 616
Total current assets 10,556 11,136
Property and equipment, net 758 335
Total assets $ 11,314 $ 11,471
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 651 $ 479
Accrued expenses 848 978
Deferred revenue 3,252 3,666
Current portion of capital lease obligations 66 --
Total current liabilities 4,817 5,123
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion 410 --
Total liabilities 5,227 5,123
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Series B Preferred stock, 54,425 shares authorized with par value $0.001 per share; 83 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013. (In the event of dissolution, each share of Series B Preferred stock has a liquidation preference equal to par value of $0.001 over the shares of common stock) ---- ----
Common stock, 70,000,000 shares authorized with par value $0.001 per share; 40,455,352 and 37,933,799 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 40 38
Additional paid-in capital 168,875 157,994
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (6) 11
Accumulated deficit (162,822) (151,695)
Total stockholders' equity 6,087 6,348
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 11,314 $ 11,471
NEONODE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net revenues $ 1,126 $ 1,076 $ 3,005 $ 2,708
Cost of revenues 422 765 1,040 1,443
Gross margin 704 311 1,965 1,265
Operating expenses:
Product research and development 1,767 2,211 5,293 5,286
Sales and marketing 725 406 2,523 2,104
General and administrative 1,457 972 5,275 3,813
Total operating expenses 3,949 3,589 13,091 11,203
Loss before provision for income taxes (3,245) (3,278) (11,126) (9,938)
Provision for income taxes -- 65 1 95
Net loss $ (3,245) $ (3,343) $ (11,127) $ (10,033)
Loss per common share:
Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.08) $ (0.09) $ (0.28) $ (0.29)
Basic and diluted – weighted average number of common shares outstanding 40,455 35,437 39,219 34,366
NEONODE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net loss $ (3,245) $(3,343) $(11,127) $(10,033)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments (82) (46) (17) 8
Total comprehensive loss $ (3,327) $ (3,389) $ (11,144) $ (10,025)
NEONODE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Nine months ended
September 30,
2014 2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (11,127) $ (10,033)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Stock-based compensation expense 1,594 2,101
Bad debt expense 18 --
Depreciation and amortization 145 104
Loss on disposal of property and equipment -- 1
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 393 1,040
Projects in process 229 --
Prepaid expenses and other assets (176) (458)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 252 (32)
Deferred revenue (381) 748
Net cash used in operating activities (9,053) (6,529)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (98) (136)
Net cash used in investing activities (98) (136)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from sales of common stock, net of offering costs 9,253 6,899
Proceeds from exercise of stock options -- 524
Proceeds from exercise of stock warrants 36 699
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (18) --
Net cash provided by financing activities 9,271 8,122
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (91) 14
Net increase in cash 29 1,471
Cash at beginning of period 8,815 9,097
Cash at end of period $ 8,844 $ 10,568
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for income taxes 1 --
Cash paid for interest $ 8 $ 95
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:
Purchase of equipment with capital lease obligation $ 530 $ --
Cashless exercise of warrants $ -- $ 3
Stock subscription receivable $ -- $ 286

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: Investor Relations: David Brunton Email: david.brunton@neonode.com CFO Lars Lindqvist E-mail: lars.lindqvist@neonode.com

Source:Neonode Inc.