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Intermolecular Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

By Business Wire News   

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Intermolecular, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMI) – accelerating research and development (R&D) for advanced materials – today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was $11.0 million, compared to $9.9 million in the same period a year ago. CDP and services revenue was $7.2 million for the quarter, compared to $6.9 million in the prior year. Licensing and royalty revenue was $3.7 million, compared to $3.1 million in the prior year.

As reported under GAAP, the Company reported a net loss of $(5.7) million, or $(0.12) per share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net loss of $(6.9) million, or $(0.15) per share, for the second quarter of 2014.

Intermolecular reports revenue, cost of revenue, gross margin, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and additionally on a non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP measures, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP measures, is included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $(3.9) million, or $(0.08) per share. This compared with non-GAAP net loss of $(5.3) million, or $(0.11) per share, for the second quarter of 2014.

“The results of our second quarter were excellent as we made good progress in key areas that are necessary for Intermolecular’s future growth and profitability. We were able to carry forward our work and contracts with one of our key customers this quarter, and it is clear to me that our more flexible business model is allowing us to engage with a strong slate of new customers, as well as re-engage with prior customers,” stated Bruce McWilliams, President and CEO of Intermolecular.

Outlook for Third Quarter 2015

The following statements are based on current expectations for the third quarter of 2015. The Company does not plan to update, nor does it undertake any obligation to update, this outlook in the future.

  • Intermolecular projects revenue in the range of $10.5 to $11.5 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, is projected between $(4.0) million and $(5.0) million, or between $(0.08) to $(0.10) per share, on approximately 49 million shares outstanding.

Conference Call Today

Intermolecular will host a conference call and simultaneous audio-only webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time with Bruce McWilliams, president and chief executive officer, and Rick Neely, senior vice president and chief financial officer, for Intermolecular.

The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 251-1860; international callers should dial (224) 357-2386. Please dial-in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast (audio only) of the call will be available on Intermolecular’s Website at for up to 30 days after the call.

About Intermolecular, Inc.

Intermolecular® provides thin film solutions to advanced technological problems using its proprietary approach to accelerate research and development. The approach consists of its proprietary High Productivity Combinatorial (HPC™) platform, application-specific workflows and its multi-disciplinary team. By collaborating with its customers, Intermolecular develops proprietary technology for its customers focused on advanced materials, processes, integration and device architectures. Founded in 2004, Intermolecular is based in San Jose, California. “Intermolecular” and the Intermolecular logo are registered trademarks; and “HPC” is a trademark of Intermolecular, Inc.; all rights reserved. Learn more at

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release and the earnings call referencing the press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements relate to, but are not limited to, recent efforts to expand our product offerings to a broader customer base, including on our ability to realize cost savings as well as make the necessary investments in new technology and product capabilities; the effects of our engagement with our key markets and customers and our focus on customers that are semiconductor companies; our ability to productize our workflows with existing and future customers; expectations regarding our future revenue, cash flow and GAAP and non-GAAP net income or loss; our backlog and our expectations that it will convert to revenue; the ability of our business model to generate long-term shareholder returns; the extent to which the IP we have generated will generate revenue in the future, whether through royalties or sale of such assets; the extent to which technology developed in collaboration with our customers will continue to remain on the critical path and have significant value for such customers and us as well as the industry as a whole; the strength of our intellectual property and patent portfolio; expectations of customers with respect to their business and technology in the third quarter of 2015 and beyond, including but not limited to implementation of their technology roadmaps (including timing), performance relative to the competitors in their respective fields, and successful volume manufacturing and commercialization of products that incorporate our technology; the scalability of our financial model and future earnings leverage; and anticipated growth in our current markets through expansion of existing customer programs and the entry into other engagements with new customers and sale of our assets. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, including but not limited to: our ability to execute on our strategy, prove our business model and remain technologically competitive in rapidly evolving industry conditions; commercial acceptance of our HPC platform and methodology as effective R&D tools; our ability to achieve and sustain profitability; the ability of our customers to achieve their announced product roadmaps in a timely manner; the extent to which we are able to successfully extend and expand relationships with existing customers; our ability to manage the growth of our business; the rapid technology changes and volatility of the customers and industries we serve; our potential need for future capital to finance our operations; and other risks described in our 2014 Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, each as filed with the SEC and available at, particularly in the sections titled “Risk Factors.” Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available to us at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual performance or results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.


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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts, Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
Collaborative development program and services revenue $ 7,176 $ 6,865 $ 14,274 $ 15,751
Product revenue 75 75
Licensing and royalty revenue   3,743   3,069   6,490   10,088
Total revenue 10,994 9,934 20,839 25,839
Cost of revenue   4,620   5,636   10,107   12,204
Gross profit 6,374 4,298 10,732 13,635
Operating expenses:
Research and development 7,160 6,212 13,660 13,168
Sales and marketing 1,587 1,379 2,896 3,027
General and administrative 3,186 3,097 6,596 6,410
Restructuring charges     293     1,361
Total operating expenses   11,933   10,981   23,152   23,966
Operating loss (5,559) (6,683) (12,420) (10,331)
Interest expense, net (121) (179) (255) (373)
Other income (expense), net   2   5   7  
Loss before provision for income taxes (5,678) (6,857) (12,668) (10,704)
Income tax provision   2   2   5   6
Net loss $ (5,680) $ (6,859) $ (12,673) $ (10,710)
Basic and diluted net loss per common share $ (0.12) $ (0.15) $ (0.27) $ (0.23)
Shares used in basic and diluted net loss per common share   47,935   47,193   47,768   46,560

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, Unaudited)

As of June 30,As of December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 14,376 $ 21,765
Marketable securities   44,445   43,304
Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities 58,821 65,069
Accounts receivable, net 6,056 5,321
Inventory, current portion 34
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,772   1,784
Total current assets 66,649 72,208
Inventory, net of current portion 5,343 5,894
Property and equipment, net 16,459 19,106
Intangible assets, net 7,474 7,941
Other assets   287   288
Total assets $ 96,212 $ 105,437
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 1,129 $ 862
Accrued compensation and employee benefits 2,873 1,628
Deferred revenue 2,300 3,540
Accrued liabilities 2,285 2,101
Note payable   2,000   2,000
Total current liabilities 10,587 10,131
Note payable, net of current portion 20,000 21,000
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 559 1,103
Other long-term liabilities   3,238   2,938
Total liabilities 34,384 35,172
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock 49 48
Additional paid-in capital 206,387 202,139
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (50) (37)
Accumulated deficit   (144,558)   (131,885)
Total stockholders’ equity   61,828   70,265
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 96,212 $ 105,437

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands, Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (12,673) $ (10,710)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,240 5,164
Stock-based compensation 3,643 2,793
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Prepaid expenses and other assets (311) 845
Inventory 585 (497)
Accounts receivable (735) 2,398
Accounts payable 144 (492)
Accrued and other liabilities 1,925 (525)
Deferred revenue   (1,784)   1,683
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (3,966)   659
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of short-term investments (31,047) (28,214)
Redemption of short-term investments 29,753
Purchase of property and equipment (1,299) (1,958)
Capitalized intangible assets   (435)   (948)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (3,028)   (31,120)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payment of debt (1,000) (1,000)
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options   605   1,163
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (395)   163
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents (7,389) (30,298)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   21,765   72,083
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 14,376 $ 41,785

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial data presented on a GAAP basis, we also disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude the effect of stock-based compensation and restructuring related charges. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, do not serve as an alternative to GAAP and may be calculated differently than non-GAAP financial information disclosed by other companies. These results should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. We believe that our non-GAAP financial information provides useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations because the non-GAAP measures exclude charges that management considers to be outside of Intermolecular’s core operating results. We believe that the non-GAAP measures of revenue, cost of net revenue, gross profit, gross margin, operating (loss) income, net (loss) income, earnings per share and net (loss) income per share, viewed in combination with our financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, provide investors with additional perspective and a more meaningful understanding of our ongoing operating performance. In addition, management uses these non-GAAP measures to review and assess financial performance, to determine executive officer incentive compensation and to plan and forecast performance in future periods.


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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share amounts and percentages, Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,
GAAP cost of net revenue $ 4,620 $ 5,636 $ 10,107 $ 12,204
Stock-based compensation expense (a)   (312)   (243)   (784)   (548)
Non-GAAP cost of net revenue $ 4,308 $ 5,393 $ 9,323 $ 11,656
GAAP gross profit $ 6,374 $ 4,298 $ 10,732 $ 13,635
Stock-based compensation expense (a)   312   243   784   548
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 6,686 $ 4,541 $ 11,516 $ 14,183
As a percentage of net revenue:
GAAP gross margin   58.0 %   43.3 %   51.5 %   52.8 %
Non-GAAP gross margin   60.8 %   45.7 %   55.3 %   54.9 %
GAAP operating loss $ (5,559) $ (6,683) $ (12,420) $ (10,331)
Stock-based compensation expense (a):
– Cost of net revenue 312 243 784 548
– Research and development 511 257 1,018 580
– Sales and marketing 312 315 523 660
– General and administrative 612 490 1,318 1,005
Restructuring charges (b)     293     1,361
Non-GAAP operating loss $ (3,812) $ (5,085) $ (8,777) $ (6,177)
GAAP net loss $ (5,680) $ (6,859) $ (12,673) $ (10,710)
Stock-based compensation expense (a) 1,747 1,305 3,643 2,793
Restructuring charges (b)     293     1,361
Non-GAAP net loss $ (3,933) $ (5,261) $ (9,030) $ (6,556)
Shares used in computing Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share 47,935 47,193 47,768 46,560
Non-GAAP earnings per share:
Basic and diluted net loss per common share $ (0.08) $ (0.11) $ (0.19) $ (0.14)
(a)   Stock-based compensation reflects expense recorded relating to stock-based awards. The Company excludes this item when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company, as management believes this GAAP measure is not indicative of its core operating performance.
(b) Restructuring charges incurred in connection with a reduction in headcount primarily comprised of employee severance and benefit costs.

Intermolecular, Inc.
Rick Neely, +1-408-582-5430
Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


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