Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), a leader in transforming the way radio frequency, or RF, front-ends are being designed and delivered for mobile handset and wireless devices, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and provided a business update.

“2019 was a pivotal year for Resonant,” stated George B. Holmes, Chairman & CEO of  Resonant, “ At MWC 2019 we demonstrated our industry leading 5G XBAR® technology and subsequently signed strategic investment and commercial agreements with the world’s largest RF filter manufacturer for use of this technology for mobile applications. This commercial agreement contains prepaid royalties, diversifying our revenue streams beyond the per unit royalties we historically secure for our custom filter and Filter IP Standard Library-based designs.

“In 2020 we anticipate further broadening our potential revenue streams and expanding our served markets. Already in the first quarter, we signed prepaid license agreements that specify prepaid royalties as well as additional royalties once minimum volumes are exceeded, and we anticipate adding white label sales from our foundry supply chain. In addition, we are targeting the delivery of the first non-mobile samples, based on XBAR, in the first half of 2020.

“As many companies have already announced, the first half of 2020 may see lighter demand due to the seasonal weakness in the first quarter combined with challenges in the supply chain created by worldwide health concerns. However, our success in 2019 and in the first quarter of 2020 to secure multiple agreements with multiple parties that include prepayments should allow our momentum to continue in the first quarter and throughout 2020.”

2019 Highlights

  • Demonstrated the first working XBAR 5G filters with 10% bandwidth and high-power handling at Mobile World Congress 2019.
  • Signed a strategic investment and commercial agreement totaling $16 million with the world’s largest filter manufacturer.
  • Total units shipped to-date reached to over 35M. -- In the first half of 2019, customers shipped 1.5M units. -- In the third quarter of 2019, customers shipped 1.5M units. -- In the fourth quarter of 2019, customers met expectation shipping over 2.25M units.

Other Recent Highlights

  • Development progress remains on track with XBAR and Resonant’s partner, the world’s largest RF filter manufacturer
  • Signed three new license agreements with an existing customer for custom RF filter designs.
  • Gained net proceeds of approximately $26.3 million from February underwritten public offering.

For the Fourth Quarter ended December 31, 2019, Resonant recorded:

  • Billings of $100,000, compared $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Revenue of $459,000, compared to $79,000 for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Deferred revenues totaled $1.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter.
  • Research and development expenses of $5.2 million, compared to $4.6 million for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Sales, marketing and administration expenses of $3.1 million, compared to $3.0 million for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Operating loss of $7.9 million, compared to a loss of $7.5 million for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Net loss of $7.8 million, or $(0.24) per share, based on 32.7 million weighted average shares outstanding, compared to net loss of $7.4 million, or $(0.26) per share, based on 29.2 million weighted average shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Non-GAAP, adjusted EBITDA of $(6.0) million, or $(0.18) per fully diluted share, compared to $(5.9) million, or $(0.20) per fully diluted share for the third quarter in 2019.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, Resonant recorded:

  • Revenues of $735,000, compared to $524,000 for the full year 2018.
  • Research and development expenses of $18.9 million, compared to $14.3 million for the full year 2018.
  • Sales, marketing and administration expenses of $12.0 million, compared to $11.5 million for the full year 2018.
  • Operating loss of $30.2 million, compared to a loss of $25.3 million for the full year 2018.
  • Net loss of $29.9 million, or $(1.02), per share, based on 29.4 million weighted average shares outstanding, compared to net loss of $24.8 million, or $(0.98) per share, based on 25.3 million weighted average shares outstanding for the full year 2018.
  • Non-GAAP, adjusted EBITDA of $(23.4) million, or $(0.80) per fully diluted share, compared to $(19.2) million, or $(0.76) per fully diluted share for the full year 2018.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $10.7 million, compared to $21.3 million at December 31, 2018.

Conference Call and WebcastDate: Tuesday, March 10, 2020Time: 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time)U.S. Dial-in: 1-877-423-9813International Dial-in: 1-201-689-8573Conference ID: 13699618Webcast: RESN Q4 2019 Webcast

Please dial in at least 10 minutes before the start of the call to ensure timely participation.

A playback of the call will be available through April 10, 2020. To listen, call 1-844-512-2921 within the United States or 1-412-317-6671 when calling internationally. Please use the replay pin number 13699618. A webcast will also be available for 90 days on the IR section of the Resonant website or by clicking here: RESN Q4 2019 Webcast.

Note about Non-GAAP Financial Measures

A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. Other companies may use different non-GAAP measures and presentation of results.

In addition to financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release presents adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking net loss and adding interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expenses. The company believes that this non-GAAP measure, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of net loss, provides useful information to investors by providing a more focused measure of operating results. This metric is an integral part of the Company’s internal reporting to evaluate its operations and the performance of senior management. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most comparable GAAP measure, is available in the accompanying financial tables below. The non-GAAP measure presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

About Resonant Inc.

Resonant (NASDAQ: RESN) is transforming the market for RF front-ends (RFFE) by disrupting the RFFE supply chain through the delivery of solutions that leverage our Infinite Synthesized Network (ISN) software tools platform, capitalize on the breadth of our IP portfolio, and are delivered through our services offerings. In a market that is critically constrained by limited designers, tools and capacity, Resonant addresses these critical problems by providing customers with ever increasing design efficiency, reduced time to market and lower unit costs. Customers leverage Resonant’s disruptive capabilities to design cutting edge filters and modules, while capitalizing on the added stability of a diverse supply chain through Resonant’s fabless ecosystem-the first of its kind. Working with Resonant, customers enhance the connectivity of current mobile devices, while preparing for the demands of emerging 5G applications.

To learn more about Resonant, view the series of videos published on its website that explain Resonant's technologies and market positioning:

  • Resonant Corporate Video
  • ISN and XBAR: Speeding the Transition to 5G
  • Infinite Synthesized Networks, ISN Explained
  • What is an RF Filter?
  • RF Filter Innovation
  • Transforming the Mobile Filter Supply Chain

For more information, please visit www.resonant.com.

Resonant uses its website (https://www.resonant.com) and LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/resonant-inc-/) as channels of distribution of information about its products, its planned financial and other announcements, its attendance at upcoming investor and industry conferences, and other matters. Such information may be deemed material information, and Resonant may use these channels to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Therefore, investors should monitor the company’s website and its social media accounts in addition to following the company’s press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, and webcasts.

About Resonant’s ISN® TechnologyResonant can create designs for difficult bands, modules and other complex RF Front End requirements that we believe have the potential to be manufactured for half the cost and developed in half the time of traditional approaches. ISN is a suite of proprietary mathematical methods, software design tools and network synthesis techniques that enable us to explore a much larger set of possible design solutions that regularly incorporate our proprietary technology. We then quickly deliver design simulations to our customers, which they manufacture or have manufactured by one of our foundry partners. These improved solutions still use Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) or Temperature Compensated Surface Acoustic Wave (TC-SAW) manufacturing methods and perform as well as those using higher cost manufacturing methods such as Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW). Resonant's method delivers excellent predictability, enabling achievement of the desired product performance in roughly half as many turns through the fab. In addition, because Resonant's models are fundamental, integration with its foundry and fab customers is seamless because its models speak the "fab language" of basic material properties and dimensions.

Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements, which include the following subjects, among others: the status of filter designs under development, the capabilities of our filter designs and software tools, the timing and amount of future revenues, and our views on future financial performance and market share. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following: our limited operating history; our ability to complete designs that meet customer specifications; the ability of our customers (or their manufacturers) to fabricate our designs in commercial quantities; our customers’ ability to sell products incorporating our designs to their OEM customers; changes in our expenditures and other uses of cash; the ability of our designs to significantly lower costs compared to other designs and solutions; the risk that the intense competition and rapid technological change in our industry renders our designs less useful or obsolete; our ability to find, recruit and retain the highly skilled personnel required for our design process in sufficient numbers to support our growth; our ability to manage growth; and general market, economic and business conditions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward-looking statements are under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our most recent Annual Report (Form 10-K) or Quarterly Report (Form 10-Q) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and we expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update forward-looking statements.

Investor Relations Contact:

Moriah Shilton, LHA Investor Relations, 1-415-433-3777, RESN@lhai.com

Resonant Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

 Three Months Ended (Unaudited) Year Ended (Audited)
 December 31, 2019 September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 December 31, 2019 December 31, 2018
REVENUE$459,000  $79,000  $128,000  $735,000  $524,000 
OPERATING EXPENSES         
Research and development5,226,000  4,609,000  4,086,000  18,854,000  14,271,000 
Sales, marketing and administration3,109,000  2,952,000  3,046,000  12,040,000  11,546,000 
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES8,335,000  7,561,000  7,132,000  30,894,000  25,817,000 
OPERATING LOSS(7,876,000) (7,482,000) (7,004,000) (30,159,000) (25,293,000)
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)         
Interest and investment income33,000  42,000  158,000  253,000  481,000 
Other expense(5,000) (7,000) (7,000) (21,000) (3,000)
TOTAL OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)28,000  35,000  151,000  232,000  478,000 
  LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES(7,848,000) (7,447,000) (6,853,000) (29,927,000) (24,815,000)
Provision for income taxes0  0  20,000  1,000  1,000 
NET LOSS$(7,848,000) $(7,447,000) $(6,873,000) $(29,928,000) $(24,816,000)
NET LOSS PER SHARE – BASIC AND DILUTED$(0.24) $(0.26) $(0.25) $(1.02) $(0.98)
Weighted average shares outstanding — basic and diluted32,747,090  29,169,495  27,203,705  29,409,776  25,290,426 
               

Resonant Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 December 31, 2019 December 31, 2018
ASSETS   
Cash and cash equivalents$10,688,000  $4,394,000 
Investments held-to-maturity  16,863,000 
Other current assets453,000  529,000 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS11,141,000  21,786,000 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET1,885,000  1,987,000 
TOTAL NONCURRENT ASSETS5,121,000  2,471,000 
TOTAL ASSETS$18,147,000  $26,244,000 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$3,989,000  $2,994,000 
Other current liabilities2,343,000  271,000 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES6,332,000  3,265,000 
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES2,059,000  81,000 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   
Common stock33,000  27,000 
Additional paid-in capital132,214,000  115,450,000 
Accumulated other comprehensive income / (loss)1,000  (15,000)
Accumulated deficit(122,492,000) (92,564,000)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY9,756,000  22,898,000 
    
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY$18,147,000  $26,244,000 
        

Resonant Inc.Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Information(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended (Unaudited) Year Ended (Audited)
 December 31, 2019 September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 December 31, 2019 December 31, 2018
          
Net loss (GAAP)$(7,848,000) $(7,447,000) $(6,873,000) $(29,928,000) $(24,816,000)
Adjusted for the following items:         
Interest Income(33,000) (42,000) (158,000) (253,000) (481,000)
R&D Stock Compensation797,000  703,000  523,000  2,823,000  2,556,000 
G&A Stock Compensation809,000  686,000  781,000  2,983,000  2,706,000 
R&D Depreciation and amortization199,000  183,000  197,000  788,000  732,000 
G&A Depreciation and amortization51,000  51,000  43,000  197,000  108,000 
Income taxes    20,000  1,000  1,000 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$(6,025,000) $(5,866,000) $(5,467,000) $(23,389,000) $(19,194,000)
NET EBITDA PER SHARE – BASIC AND DILUTED (non-GAAP)$(0.18) $(0.20) $(0.20) $(0.80) $(0.76)
Weighted average shares outstanding — basic and diluted32,747,090  29,169,495  27,203,705  29,409,776  25,290,426 

 

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