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Liquidmetal Technologies Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

May 5, 2015
By Business Wire News


Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT), the leading developer of amorphous alloys, reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Q1 2015 Operational Highlights

  • Conducted 50 customer visits in 1Q
  • Received 36 RFQs (Request for Quotations)
  • Received mold for Miltner-Adams production run
  • Acknowledged as “Best-of-the-Best” technology in a 10X10 booth at SAE show in Detroit

“In our first quarter of 2015, many of the seeds that were planted in the past several years began to emerge as operational highlights. With the technology stable, world-class partners in place, and our own Manufacturing Center of Excellence now operational, the sales and marketing team has begun to make significant progress on identifying customer applications and generating actionable interest in our new technology,” said Tom Steipp, President and CEO.

Q1 2015 Financial Summary

In Q1 2015, the Company generated revenues of $26 thousand as it continued to focus on the development of prototype and commercial parts for its customers and partnering with licensees on the development of the Company’s technology and production processes.

Selling, marketing, general and administrative expense was $1.9 million in both Q1 2015 and Q1 2014.

Research and development expense was $482 thousand in Q1 2015, compared to $334 thousand in Q1 2014.

Cash totaled $8.2 million, which includes $2.0 million of restricted cash, at March 31, 2015, as compared to $10 million at December 31, 2014.

Conference Call

Liquidmetal Technologies management will hold a conference call later today (May 5, 2015) to discuss these results. The Company’s President and CEO Tom Steipp, Paul Hauck, VP or Sales and Marketing, and CFO Tony Chung will host the call starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. A question and answer session will follow management’s presentation.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)
Dial-In Number: 1-888-539-3612
International: 1-719-457-2661
Conference ID: 1622211

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay via the investor section of the Company’s website at

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization.

A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through May 12, 2015.

Toll-Free Replay Number: 1-888-203-1112
International Replay Number: 1-719-457-0820
Replay PIN Number: 1622211

About Liquidmetal Technologies

Rancho Santa Margarita, California-based Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. is the leading developer of bulk alloys that utilize the performance advantages offered by amorphous alloy technology. Amorphous alloys are unique materials that are distinguished by their ability to retain a random structure when they solidify, in contrast to the crystalline atomic structure that forms in ordinary metals and alloys. Liquidmetal Technologies is the first company to produce amorphous alloys in commercially viable bulk form, enabling significant improvements in products across a wide array of industries. For more information, go to

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including but not limited to statements regarding the advantages of Liquidmetal’s amorphous alloy technology, scheduled manufacturing of customer parts and other statements associated with Liquidmetal’s technology and operations. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from Liquidmetal’s expectations and projections. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things; customer adoption of Liquidmetal’s technologies and successful integration of those technologies into customer products; potential difficulties or delays in manufacturing products incorporating Liquidmetal’s technologies; Liquidmetal’s ability to fund its current and anticipated operations; the ability of third party suppliers and manufacturers to meet customer product requirements; general industry conditions; general economic conditions; and governmental laws and regulations affecting Liquidmetal’s operations. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors can be found in Liquidmetal’s public periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading “Risk Factors” in Liquidmetal’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

(in thousands, except par value and share data)
March 31,December 31,





Current assets:
Cash $ 6,200 $ 10,009
Restricted cash 2,005
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 21 83
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   381     374  
Total current assets $ 8,607 $ 10,466
Property and equipment, net 1,139 1,118
Patents and trademarks, net 644 669
Other assets   31     31  
Total assets $ 10,421   $ 12,284  


Current liabilities:
Accounts payable 246 155
Accrued liabilities   655     705  
Total current liabilities $ 901 $ 860
Long-term liabilities:
Warrant liabilities 2,166 2,005
Other long-term liabilities   856     856  
Total liabilities $ 3,923 $ 3,721
Stockholders’ equity:

Convertible, redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 700,000,000 shares authorized; 464,482,819 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

464 464
Warrants 18,179 18,179
Additional paid-in capital 201,025 200,610
Accumulated deficit (213,114 ) (210,636 )
Non-controlling interest in subsidiary (56 ) (54 )
Total stockholders’ equity 6,498 8,563
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 10,421   $ 12,284  
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 For the Three Months

Ended March 31,




Products $ 23 $ 156
Licensing and royalties   3     4  
Total revenue 26 160
Cost of sales   19     140  
Gross profit 7 20
Operating expenses
Selling, marketing, general and administrative 1,852 1,851
Research and development   482     334  
Total operating expenses   2,334     2,185  
Operating loss (2,327 ) (2,165 )
Change in value of warrants, loss (161 ) (1,726 )
Debt discount amortization expense (21 )
Interest income   8      
Net loss (2,480 ) (3,912 )
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest   2     3  

Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies stockholders

$ (2,478 ) $ (3,909 )

Net loss per common share attributable to Liquidmetal Technologies stockholders, basic and diluted

$ (0.01 ) $ (0.01 )
Number of weighted average shares – basic and diluted   464,482,819     387,601,876  

Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.
Otis Buchanan
Media Relations