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Nanophase Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB:NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

"We exceeded third quarter performance from last year, with higher revenue and a much improved bottom line result," commented Nanophase CEO and President Jess Jankowski. "Our personal care business has strengthened, and that is related to the new coating patent issuance that we shared earlier in October, to which we refer to as 'C-3.' We view this new platform as an evolution that both improves and transcends personal care, our strongest market for many years. The third quarter of 2015 saw increased revenue from one of our energy-related products, and we now have a six figure follow-on order that we have started to fulfill."

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the first nine months of 2015 was $8.0 million, vs. the $8.1 million reported during the same period of 2014.
  • The net loss for the first nine months of 2015 was $0.9 million, or a loss of $0.03 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.8 million, or $0.03 per share, for the comparable period of 2014.
  • The Company finished the quarter with approximately $1.2 million in cash and cash equivalents; the Company borrowed $200,000 on its working capital line on September 29th and repaid that borrowing on October 2nd.

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the third quarter was $2.8 million during 2015 and $2.7 million during 2014.
  • The net loss for the quarter was $0.2 million, or a loss of $0.01 per share, for 2015 compared to a net loss of $0.3 million and $0.01 per share for the comparable period of 2014.

Jankowski continued, "We have earned a positive adjusted EBITDA during three of the past six quarters, and continue to grow our new revenue streams. We continue to become a stronger company."

Shareholders and members of the financial community are encouraged to participate in the upcoming conference call, where Mr. Jankowski will discuss the company's current and long-term prospects.

Third Quarter 2015 Conference Call

The Nanophase conference call, to be hosted by Jess Jankowski, the Company's President & CEO, is scheduled for October 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. CDT, 11:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call dial-in number for U.S. callers is 877-312-8776 and for international callers is 408-774-4007. The conference ID is 53737375. Please dial in to the conference at least five minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

The call may also be accessed through the company's website, at www.nanophase.com, by clicking on Investor Relations, Investor News and the link in the conference call announcement release.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Nanophase believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items, such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

About Nanophase Technologies

Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), www.nanophase.com, is a leader in nanomaterials technologies and provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial product applications. Using a platform of patented and proprietary integrated nanomaterial technologies, the Company creates products with unique performance attributes from two ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 facilities. Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of media.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains words such as "expects," "shall," "will," "believes," and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements in this announcement are made based on the Company's current beliefs, known events and circumstances at the time of publication, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's results of operations, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following: a decision by a customer to cancel a purchase order or supply agreement in light of the Company's dependence on a limited number of key customers; uncertain demand for, and acceptance of, the Company's nanocrystalline materials; the Company's manufacturing capacity and product mix flexibility in light of customer demand; the Company's limited marketing experience; changes in development and distribution relationships; the impact of competitive products and technologies; the Company's dependence on patents and protection of proprietary information; the resolution of litigation in which the Company may become involved; the impact of any potential new government regulations that could be difficult to respond to or too costly to comply with while remaining financially viable; the ability of the Company to maintain an appropriate electronic trading venue; and other factors described in the Company's Form 10-K filed March 27, 2015. In addition, the Company's forward-looking statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates. Except as required by federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events, uncertainties or other contingencies.

NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
BALANCE SHEETS
September 30,
2015 December 31,
ASSETS (Unaudited) 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,248,985 $ 1,861,524
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $6,000 on September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 1,477,901 387,760
Other receivable 4,049 65
Inventories, net 643,424 950,106
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 247,288 367,860
Total current assets 3,621,647 3,567,315
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 1,915,766 2,137,549
Other assets, net 23,005 24,864
$ 5,560,418 $ 5,729,728
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Line of Credit $ 200,000 $ --
Current portion of capital lease obligations 81,774 69,733
Accounts payable 814,740 492,718
Accrued expenses 477,579 412,824
Total current liabilities 1,574,093 975,275
Long-term portion of capital lease obligations 112,845 120,787
Long-term deferred rent 544,429 621,475
Asset retirement obligation 170,703 166,099
Total long-term liabilities 827,977 908,361
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 24,088 shares authorized and no shares issued and outstanding -- --
Common stock, $.01 par value, 35,000,000 shares authorized; 28,585,496 and 28,516,163 shares issued and outstanding on September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 285,855 285,162
Additional paid-in capital 96,131,405 95,965,739
Accumulated deficit (93,258,912) (92,404,809)
Total stockholders' equity 3,158,348 3,846,092
$ 5,560,418 $ 5,729,728
NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue:
Product revenue, net $ 2,778,756 $ 2,647,111 $ 7,999,940 $ 8,070,472
Other revenue 6,875 6,755 33,490 45,690
Net revenue 2,785,631 2,653,866 8,033,430 8,116,162
Operating expense:
Cost of revenue 1,902,815 1,857,957 5,592,892 5,580,801
Gross profit 882,816 795,909 2,440,538 2,535,361
Research and development expense 324,538 315,875 969,428 989,458
Selling, general and administrative expense 709,473 828,390 2,315,839 2,391,333
Loss from operations (151,195) (348,356) (844,729) (845,430)
Interest income -- 114 -- 810
Interest expense (3,646) (1,309) (9,374) (4,346)
Other, net -- -- -- --
Loss before provision for income taxes (154,841) (349,551) (854,103) (848,966)
Provision for income taxes -- -- -- --
Net loss $ (154,841) $ (349,551) $ (854,103) $ (848,966)
Net loss per share- basic and diluted $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $ (0.03) $ (0.03)
Weighted average number of basic and diluted common shares outstanding 28,585,496 28,481,496 28,571,332 28,481,496
NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - EXPANDED SCHEDULE
(Unaudited)
Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue:
Product revenue, net $ 2,778,756 $ 2,647,111 $ 7,999,940 $ 8,070,472
Other revenue 6,875 6,755 33,490 45,690
Net revenue 2,785,631 2,653,866 8,033,430 8,116,162
Operating expense:
Cost of revenue detail:
Depreciation 146,351 150,352 433,697 450,219
Non-Cash equity compensation 5,597 5,508 17,264 19,402
Other costs of revenue 1,750,867 1,702,097 5,141,931 5,111,180
Cost of revenue 1,902,815 1,857,957 5,592,892 5,580,801
Gross profit 882,816 795,909 2,440,538 2,535,361
Research and development expense detail:
Depreciation 26,838 23,642 85,568 76,082
Non-Cash equity compensation 8,757 11,453 26,101 42,512
Other research and development expense 288,943 280,780 857,759 870,864
Research and development expense 324,538 315,875 969,428 989,458
Selling, general and administrative expense detail:
Depreciation and amortization 10,090 10,090 30,359 29,253
Non-Cash equity compensation 30,852 26,219 95,926 87,251
Other selling, general and administrative expense 668,531 792,081 2,189,554 2,274,829
Selling, general and administrative expense 709,473 828,390 2,315,839 2,391,333
Loss from operations (151,195) (348,356) (844,729) (845,430)
Interest income -- 114 -- 810
Interest expense (3,646) (1,309) (9,374) (4,346)
Other, net -- -- -- --
Loss before provision for income taxes (154,841) (349,551) (854,103) (848,966)
Provision for income taxes -- -- -- --
Net loss $ (154,841) $ (349,551) $ (854,103) $ (848,966)
Non-GAAP Disclosure (see note regarding Non-GAAP disclosures):
Addback Interest, net 3,646 1,195 9,374 3,536
Addback Depreciation/Amortization 183,279 184,084 549,624 555,554
Addback Non-Cash Equity Compensation 45,206 43,180 139,291 149,165
Adjusted EBITDA $ 77,290 $ (121,092) $ (155,814) $ (140,711)

CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACT Nancy Baldwin Investor Relations 630-771-6708Source:Nanophase Technologies Corporation

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