Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, Luna realized a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $0.6 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $0.4 million, or $0.03 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenues decreased 5% to $7.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $8.1 million in the fourth quarter of the preceding year, reflecting $0.2 million growth in the Technology Development segment more than offset by a decrease of $0.6 million in revenue from the Products and Licensing segment. Gross profit remained relatively unchanged at approximately $2.7 million for the most recent quarter and for the fourth quarter of last year.
For the year, total revenues decreased 9% to $32.3 million for 2012 compared to $35.6 million in 2011. Products and Licensing revenue was $11.3 million in 2012 compared to $13.2 million in 2011, while full year revenues in the company’s technology development segment declined to $21.1 million in 2012 compared to $22.4 million in 2011. Gross profit decreased to $12.2 million for 2012 compared to gross profit of $13.2 million in 2011. Net loss attributable to common stockholders remained unchanged at $1.5 million, or $0.11 per common share, for 2012 and 2011.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, which is earnings before interest, taxes, and non-cash expenses of share-based compensation, depreciation, amortization and warrant expense, decreased to $0.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 and to $1.9 million for full year 2012 from $2.6 million in 2011.
On March 4, 2013, the company announced that it had sold its Secure Computing and Communications (“SCC”) group effective March 1, 2013, a component of the Technology Development segment. Revenues for 2012 included approximately $6 million associated with SCC.
“The sale of our SCC group allowed us to increase liquidity while continuing to focus on the growth potential of our core fiber-optic technologies,” said My Chung, chief executive officer of Luna. “With the completion of this transaction, we have accelerated the monetization of our secure computing technologies and generated cash to mitigate our risk of reductions in government spending.”
Fourth Quarter Financial and Business Summary
-- Total revenues decreased by 5%, to $7.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, from $8.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Technology development revenues increased by 4%, to $5.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, from $5.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Products and licensing revenues decreased by 19%, to $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, from $3.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, including a decrease of approximately $0.3 million in sales of fiber optic test and measurement equipment and approximately $0.3 million of reductions in funded product development activities.
-- Gross profit decreased to $2.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, from $2.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 7% to $2.6 million, or 34% of total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012, from $2.4 million, or 30% of total revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Total operating expenses remained relatively unchanged at $3.2 million, or 41% of total revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2012 and 39% of total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $0.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, from $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Net loss attributable to common stockholders declined to $0.6 million, or ($0.04) per basic and diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $0.4 million, or ($0.03) per basic and diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2011.
-- Cash and cash equivalents totaled $6.3 million at December 31, 2012, as compared to $8.9 million at December 31, 2011. Outstanding principal on our term loan decreased from $5.3 million at December 31, 2011, to $3.6 million at December 31, 2012.
-- Introduced the OBR 5T-50 in November of 2012 to address the production line needs of the telecommunications industry.
Year Ended December 31, 2012 Financial Summary
-- Total revenue decreased $3.3 million, or 9%, to $32.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $35.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Products and licensing revenue decreased by 15%, to $11.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, from $13.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Technology development revenues decreased by 6%, to $21.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, from $22.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Gross profit decreased by 8%, to $12.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, from $13.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by 8% to $10.8 million, or 33% of total revenues, for the year ended December 31, 2012, from $11.8 million, or 33% of total revenues, for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Total operating expenses decreased by 8% to $13.4 million, or 41% of total revenues, for the year ended December 31, 2012, from $14.5 million, or 41% of total revenues, for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $1.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 from $2.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.
-- Net loss attributable to common stockholders remained unchanged at $1.5 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2012 and for the year ended December 31, 2011.
In evaluating the operating performance of its business, Luna’s management excludes certain charges and credits that are required by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding items that the company believes may not be indicative of its operating performance, because either they are unusual and the company does not expect them to recur in the ordinary course of its business or they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results and guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure in the table following the financial statements attached to this press release.
Conference Call Information
As previously announced, Luna will conduct an investor conference call at 5:00 p.m. (EST) today to discuss its financial results and business developments for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. The call can be accessed by dialing 866.713.8565 domestically or 617.597.5324 internationally prior to the start of the call. The participant access code is 21120821. Investors are advised to dial in at least five minutes prior to the call to register. The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet. The webcast can be accessed by logging on to the “Investor Relations” section of the Luna website, www.lunainc.com, prior to the event. The webcast will be archived under the “Webcasts and Presentations” section of the Luna website for at least 30 days following the conference call.
Luna Innovations Incorporated (www.lunainc.com) is focused on sensing and instrumentation. Luna develops and manufactures new-generation products for the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and defense markets. The company’s products are used to measure, monitor, protect and improve critical processes in the markets it serves. Through its disciplined commercialization business model, Luna has become a recognized leader in transitioning science to solutions. Luna is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.
The statements in this release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include our expectations regarding the growth potential of fiber-optic technology and the company’s technical capabilities. Management cautions the reader that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to a number of both known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance, and/or achievements of the company may differ materially from the future results, performance, and/or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. These factors include, without limitation, failure of demand for the company’s products and services to meet expectations, technological challenges and those risks and uncertainties set forth in the company’s periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such filings are available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and at the company’s website at www.lunainc.com. The statements made in this release are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release and Luna undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
|Luna Innovations Incorporated|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
Three months ended|
|Products and licensing||2,535,087||3,137,113||11,250,717||13,195,822|
|Cost of revenues|
|Products and licensing||1,420,063||1,530,436||5,242,043||6,589,943|
|Total cost of revenues||5,100,497||5,412,944||20,170,930||22,383,222|
|Selling, general and administrative||2,620,524||2,448,321||10,804,156||11,788,866|
|Research, development and engineering||589,540||724,455||2,558,417||2,674,730|
|Total operating expenses||3,210,064||3,172,776||13,362,573||14,463,596|
|Other income (expense)|
|Loss before income taxes||(586,908||)||(353,338||)||(1,362,968||)||(376,524||)|
|Income tax expense||—||—||21,417||10,307|
|Preferred stock dividend||24,780||32,510||119,754||127,462|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders||$||(611,688||)||$||(385,848||)||$||(1,504,139||)||$||(1,519,822||)|
|Net loss per share of common stock|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.04||)||$||(0.03||)||$||(0.11||)||$||(0.11||)|
|Weighted average shares|
|Basic and diluted||14,008,772||13,794,361||13,930,267||13,647,555|
|Luna Innovations Incorporated|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||6,340,461||$||8,939,127|
|Accounts receivable, net||7,059,635||5,958,086|
|Other current assets||35,629||35,717|
|Total current assets||17,440,414||19,355,141|
|Property and equipment, net||2,426,638||2,816,674|
|Intangible assets, net||437,839||539,563|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Current portion of long term debt obligation||$||1,500,000||$||1,625,000|
|Current portion of capital lease obligation||54,091||50,949|
|Total current liabilities||6,931,659||8,407,347|
|Long term debt obligations||2,125,000||3,625,000|
|Long term capital lease obligations||128,917||183,008|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||61,361,505||59,289,516|
|Total stockholders’ equity||11,272,192||10,704,066|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||20,457,768||$||22,919,421|
|Luna Innovations Incorporated|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Year ended December 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash (used in)/ provided by operating activities|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,092,027||1,462,511|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||(724,050||)||(288,989||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(416,768||)||2,990,389|
|Cash from investing activities|
|Acquisition of property and equipment||(371,390||)||(327,704||)|
|Intangible property costs||(224,537||)||(347,813||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(595,927||)||(675,517||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Proceeds from debt obligations|
|Payments on debt obligations||(1,625,000||)||(6,867,393||)|
|Payment on capital lease obligations||(50,949||)||(42,383||)|
|Proceeds from exercise of options and warrants||89,978||317,451|
|Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities||(1,585,971||)||(592,325||)|
|Net change in cash||(2,598,666||)||1,722,547|
|Cash and cash equivalents—beginning of period||8,939,127||7,216,580|
|Cash and cash equivalents—end of period||$||6,340,461||$||8,939,127|
|Luna Innovations Incorporated|
|Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA|
Three months ended|
|Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:|
|Depreciation and amortization||277,529||419,811||1,092,027||1,462,511|
|Share based compensation expense||450,861||426,018||1,862,533||2,163,290|
Dale Messick, CFO