• Q2 Product Revenues Increase 50% Year Over Year
  • R&D and SG&A expenses Decline 41% Year over Year
  • Breakthrough Developments with Dual-Stack OLED Micro Displays
  • Shipped First Production Order of OLED Backplane Wafers; Received Follow-on Order

 

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. –
Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high resolution micro displays, optical modules and display sub-assemblies, today provided an update on its business initiatives and financial results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020.

“We are very pleased that strong demand for our products continued in the second quarter with our total product revenues growing by 50% year over year,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin.” Revenue growth was driven by shipments for current defense production programs along with funded development programs tied to longer term revenue opportunities. Our strong pipeline of defense development programs, which are in support of soldiers, fixed-wing and rotary aircraft and armored vehicles, continues to expand and is now the strongest in Kopin’s history. While some of these development programs may not contribute significantly to product revenue for the next year or two, or perhaps not all, we expect the strength in our defense revenues to continue.”

Dr. Fan continued, “From an operational standpoint, our ongoing initiatives to improve execution and manufacturing efficiencies are starting to show results, and we achieved further progress in reducing our cost structure. In the second quarter R&D and SG&A were lower by 41% versus the second quarter of 2019, with current internal R&D investments primarily focused on our Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays. We recently announced our latest achievement in the Lightning® 2.6K x 2.6K OLED display (2560 x 2560 resolution) based on our duo-stack, ColorMaxTM technology, which demonstrated breakthrough color fidelity (> 115% sRGB) combined with high efficiency (> 6 candela per ampere) and brightness (> 1000 nits). In addition to shipping our first production order of OLED backplane wafers in the quarter, we also received a follow-on order.

“Our continued success would not be possible without the dedication of our employees. Kopin has remained open and operating during the COVID 19 lockdown due to the essential nature of our defense-related business. I believe we have done a great job coordinating the activities of our employees, both working on-site and remotely. While we continue to take additional precautions, our AMLCD products are made in a Class 10 cleanroom where our employees have always been gowned and worn masks and gloves, providing important protection.”

Dr. Fan concluded, “While we continue to manage through these unusual times, we believe our strong defense business, our full suite of micro displays, OLED micro displays development activities and continued emphasis on efficiently managing our cost structure will enable us to continue our momentum into the second half of 2020 and beyond.”

Second Quarter Financial Results

Product revenues for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020 were $6.7 million, compared with $4.4 million for the second quarter ended June 29, 2019, a 50% increase year over year. Funded research, development and other revenues were $2.1 million for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020 compared with $4.7 million for the second quarter ended June 29, 2019. Included in the $4.7 million of revenues for the second quarter of 2019 was a one-time license fee payment of $3.5 million. Total revenues were $8.8 million for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020 compared with $9.1 million for the second quarter ended June 29, 2019.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the second quarter of 2020 were $2.2 million compared to $3.3 million for the second quarter of 2019, a 33% decrease year over year. The decline in R&D expenses is due in part to the licensing and sale of our Golden-I Infinity and Solos technologies as part of our commercialization strategy which we commenced in 2019. In fiscal year 2020, we expect our R&D expenditures to primarily focus on our display products, overlay weapon sights and organic light emitting diode (“OLED”) display technologies.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $2.9 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $5.4 million for the second quarter of 2019, a 46% decrease year over year. SG&A decreased for the three and six months ended June 27, 2020 as compared to the three and six months ended June 29, 2019 primarily due to a decrease in compensation expenses including stock-based compensation, bad debt expense, professional fees, information technology expenses, travel and accretion of the NVIS contingent consideration.

The net loss attributable to controlling interest for the second quarter of 2020 was $1.1 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with net loss of $4.3 million, or 5 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2019.

Net cash used in operating activities for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020 was approximately $2.9 million. Kopin’s cash and equivalents and marketable securities were approximately $15.3million at June 27, 2020 as compared to $21.8 million at December 28, 2019.

All amounts above are estimates and readers should refer to our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 27, 2020, for final disposition as well as important risk factors.

Conference Call

Kopin will host a conference call this morning at 8:30am ET. To participate, please dial 888-254-3590 (U.S. and Canada) or 323-794-2551 (International). The call will also be available as a live and archived audio webcast on the Investor Relations section of Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of transmissive and reflective active matrix liquid crystal and organic light emitting diode (OLED) micro displays for integration into systems for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, and low-power ASICs. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which are subject to the safe harbor created by such sections. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “can,” “will,” “estimates,” and variations of such words and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such “forward-looking statements,” which speak only as of the date made, and advise readers that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, estimates, and assumptions by us that are difficult to predict. These forward-looking statements may include statements with respect to: our expectation that the strength in our defense revenues will continue; our belief that our strong defense business, our full suite of micro displays, OLED micro displays development activities and continued emphasis on efficiently managing our cost structure will enable us to continue our momentum into the second half of 2020 and beyond; and our expectation that our R&D expenditures will primarily focus on our display products, overlay weapon sights and organic light emitting diode (“OLED”) display technologies. Various factors, some of which are beyond our control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by us or on our behalf, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements that may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except as may otherwise be required by the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are only predictions, subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Important factors that could affect performance and cause results to differ materially from management’s expectations are described in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors; Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations; and other parts of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2019, or as updated from time to time our Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

 
Kopin Corporation
Supplemental Information
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 
June 27, 2020 June 29, 2019 June 27, 2020 June 29, 2019
Revenues by Category (in millions)
Military Applications

$

4.5

$

1.8

$

8.0

$

3.2

Industrial Applications

 

1.4

 

2.1

 

3.6

 

4.6

Consumer Applications

 

0.2

 

0.5

 

0.4

 

1.2

Research and Development and other

 

2.7

 

4.7

 

4.7

 

5.6

Total

$

8.8

$

9.1

$

16.7

$

14.6

 
 
Stock-Based Compensation Expense
Cost of product revenues

$

16,000

$

32,000

$

30,000

$

64,000

Research and development

 

58,000

 

84,000

 

113,000

 

188,000

Selling, general and administrative

 

88,000

 

422,000

 

177,000

 

1,102,000

$

162,000

$

538,000

$

320,000

$

1,354,000

 
 
Other Financial Information
Depreciation and amortization

$

171,000

$

174,000

$

342,000

$

438,000

 
 
Kopin Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 27, 2020 June 29, 2019 June 27, 2020 June 29, 2019
Revenues:
Net product revenues

$

6,670,303

$

4,435,401

$

12,589,510

$

9,049,257

Research and development and other revenues

 

2,144,343

 

4,674,732

 

4,103,742

 

5,603,801

 

8,814,646

 

9,110,133

 

16,693,252

 

14,653,058

Expenses:
Cost of product revenues

 

4,779,577

 

5,242,514

 

10,427,424

 

11,119,591

Research and development

 

2,221,154

 

3,330,202

 

4,560,902

 

8,296,918

Selling, general and administration

 

2,909,366

 

5,375,671

 

6,341,457

 

11,658,474

 

9,910,096

 

13,948,387

 

21,329,783

 

31,074,983

 
Loss from operations

 

(1,095,450)

 

(4,838,254)

 

(4,636,532)

 

(16,421,925)

 
Other (expense) income, net

 

(5,733)

 

627,230

 

(92,642)

 

916,991

 
Loss before provision for income taxes and net loss (income) from noncontrolling interest

 

(1,101,183)

 

(4,211,024)

 

(4,729,174)

 

(15,504,934)

 
Tax provision

 

(42,000)

 

(26,000)

 

(71,000)

 

(52,000)

 
Net loss

 

(1,143,183)

 

(4,237,024)

 

(4,800,174)

 

(15,556,934)

 
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

21,642

 

(23,367)

 

83,114

 

(34,384)

 
Net loss attributable to the controlling interest

$

(1,121,541)

$

(4,260,391)

$

(4,717,060)

$

(15,591,318)

 
Net loss per share:
Basic and diluted

$

(0.01)

$

(0.05)

$

(0.06)

$

(0.20)

 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted

 

82,569,379

 

81,950,352

 

82,552,896

 

78,459,666

 
 
Kopin Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
June 27, 2020 December 28, 2019
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and marketable securities

$

15,262,516

$

21,782,244

Accounts receivable, net

 

6,682,329

 

6,023,250

Contract assets and unbilled receivables

 

2,509,258

 

921,082

Inventory

 

3,712,047

 

3,768,696

Prepaid and other current assets

 

1,397,051

 

1,269,369

 
Total current assets

 

29,563,201

 

33,764,641

 
Plant and equipment, net

 

1,328,207

 

1,473,341

Operating lease right of use assets

 

2,260,319

 

2,753,963

Equity investments

 

4,222,896

 

4,537,159

Other assets

 

253,750

 

517,411

 
Total assets

$

37,628,373

$

43,046,515

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

3,068,658

$

3,998,234

Accrued expenses

 

4,638,925

 

4,947,990

Operating lease liabilities

 

1,077,756

 

1,041,695

Taxes payable

 

506,000

 

525,000

Contract liabilities and billings in excess of revenues earned

 

1,687,403

 

796,794

 
Total current liabilities

 

10,978,742

 

11,309,713

 
Other long term liabilities

 

1,352,898

 

1,353,600

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

1,236,818

 

1,791,590

 
Total Kopin Corporation stockholders’ equity

 

24,160,053

 

28,608,635

Noncontrolling interest

 

(100,137)

 

(17,023)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

24,059,916

 

28,591,612

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

37,628,373

$

43,046,515

 

 

For Further Information Please Contact:

Richard Sneider508-870-5959

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Richard_Sneider@kopin.com

or

Market Street Partners

Joann Horne415-445-3233

JHorne@marketstreetpartners.com