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Nanophase Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB:NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

“We have visibility to a strong first half of 2017,” commented Nanophase CEO and President Jess Jankowski. “The base business is solid, we are penetrating the personal care market more deeply through our fully formulated personal care subsidiary, and we are seeing early stage commercial expansion in the solar control space. New product development in personal care has consumed dollars that would have otherwise increased our quarterly profit, but we believe the longer-term result will justify our investment.”

First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the first quarter was $3.5 million, vs. the $2.2 million reported during the first quarter of 2016.
  • The net income for the quarter was $47,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0.02 per share, for the comparable 2016 quarter.
  • The Company finished the quarter with approximately $1.5 million in cash and cash equivalents; the Company has no debt.

Jankowski continued, “We had some swing items go our way, but overall our results are indicative of a stronger business. It is no secret that we expect to grow during 2017.”

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.

First Quarter 2017 Conference Call
The Nanophase conference call, to be hosted by Jess Jankowski, the Company’s President & CEO, is scheduled for April 26, 2017, 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 8270913. 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 first quarter 2017 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 29, 2017. 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
March 31,
2017 December 31,
ASSETS(Unaudited) 2016
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$1,526,860 $1,779,027
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
of $5,000 on March 31, 2017 and on December 31, 2016 1,338,357 434,226
Other receivables, net 1,987 96
Inventories, net 739,961 771,975
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 337,127 441,634
Total current assets 3,944,292 3,426,958
Equipment and leasehold improvements, net 1,432,048 1,395,441
Other assets, net 19,280 19,893
$5,395,620 $4,842,292
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of capital lease obligations$48,674 $107,021
Accounts payable 936,196 669,025
Accrued expenses 623,082 521,302
Total current liabilities 1,607,952 1,297,348
Long-term portion of capital lease obligations 272,666 109,448
Long-term deferred rent 447,990 465,850
Asset retirement obligations 179,913 178,378
900,569 753,676
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 24,088 shares authorized and
no shares issued and outstanding - -
Common stock, $.01 par value, 42,000,000 shares authorized; 31,234,330 and
31,229,996 shares issued and outstanding on March 31, 2017 and 312,343 312,300
December 31, 2016, respectively
Additional paid-in capital 97,408,715 97,359,324
Accumulated deficit (94,833,959) (94,880,356)
Total stockholders' equity 2,887,099 2,791,268
$5,395,620 $4,842,292


NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
Three months ended
March 31,
2017 2016
Revenue:
Product revenue $3,466,465 $2,189,223
Other revenue 19,138 21,881
Total revenue 3,485,603 2,211,104
Operating expense:
Cost of revenue 2,281,333 1,754,636
Gross profit 1,204,270 456,468
Research and development expense 383,699 301,598
Selling, general and administrative expense 763,837 761,221
Income/(loss) from operations 56,734 (606,351)
Interest income - -
Interest expense (10,338) (4,258)
Other, net - 7
Income/(loss) before provision for income taxes 46,396 (610,602)
Provision for income taxes - -
Net income/(loss) $46,396 $(610,602)
Net income/(loss) per share-basic and diluted $- $(0.02)
Weighted average number of basic and diluted
common shares outstanding 31,230,092 30,014,067
NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - EXPANDED SCHEDULE
(Unaudited)
Three months ended
March 31,
2017 2016
Revenue:
Product revenue, net $3,466,465 $2,189,223
Other revenue 19,138 21,881
Total revenue 3,485,603 2,211,104
Operating expense:
Cost of revenue detail:
Depreciation 71,792 142,923
Non-Cash equity compensation 6,126 5,993
Other costs of revenue 2,203,415 1,605,720
Cost of revenue 2,281,333 1,754,636
Gross profit 1,204,270 456,468
Research and development expense detail:
Depreciation 18,259 28,555
Non-Cash equity compensation 11,894 9,331
Other research and development expense 353,546 263,712
Research and development expense 383,699 301,598
Selling, general and administrative expense detail:
Depreciation and amortization 4,594 10,209
Non-Cash equity compensation 29,684 31,297
Other selling, general and administrative expense 729,559 719,715
Selling, general and administrative expense 763,837 761,221
Income/(loss) from operations 56,734 (606,351)
Interest income - -
Interest expense (10,338) (4,258)
Other, net - 7
Income/(loss) before provision for income taxes 46,396 (610,602)
Provision for income taxes - -
Net income/(loss) $46,396 $(610,602)
Non-GAAP Disclosure (see note regarding Non-GAAP disclosures):
Addback Interest, net 10,338 4,258
Addback Depreciation/Amortization 94,645 181,687
Addback Non-Cash Equity Compensation 47,704 46,621
Adjusted EBITDA $199,083 $(378,036)

COMPANY CONTACT Nancy Baldwin Investor Relations 630-771-6708

Source:Nanophase Technologies Corporation