Netlist Reports First Quarter 2022 Results
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Netlist Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

Monday, May 2, 2022 8:00 AM
Netlist, Inc.
https://netlist.com/
Topic:
Earnings

IRVINE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 2, 2022 / Netlist, Inc. (OTCQB:NLST) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022.

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First Quarter 2022 Highlights:

  • Revenue more than tripled to $50.2 million compared to $14.9 million for last year's quarter
  • Gross profit dollars more than doubled to $3.4 million compared to $1.5 million for last year's quarter

"Netlist delivered revenue and gross profit growth on both a year over year and consecutive quarter basis," said Netlist's Chief Executive Officer, C.K. Hong. "During the quarter, we also made targeted investments in sales, marketing and research and development. As we execute on our product and licensing strategies, we remain well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities in front of us."

Net sales for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 were $50.2 million, compared to net sales of $14.9 million for the first quarter ended April 3, 2021 and $36.3 million in the prior quarter. Gross profit for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $3.4 million, compared to a gross profit of $1.5 million for the first quarter ended April 3, 2021 and $2.0 million for the prior quarter.

Net loss for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 was ($5.9) million, or ($0.03) per share, compared to a net loss in the prior year period of ($4.0) million, or a loss per share of ($0.02). These results include stock-based compensation expense of $0.7 million and $0.3 million for the quarters ended April 2, 2022 and April 3, 2021, respectively.

As of April 2, 2022, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $58.3 million, total assets were $88.5 million, working capital was $48.7 million, total debt was $5.1 million, and stockholders' equity was $50.2 million.

Conference Call Information

C.K. Hong, Chief Executive Officer, and Gail Sasaki, Chief Financial Officer, will host an investor conference call today, May 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to review Netlist's results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022. The live webcast and archived replay of the call can be accessed for 90 days in the Investors section of Netlist's website at www.netlist.com.

About Netlist

Netlist provides high-performance solid state drives and modular memory solutions to enterprise customers in diverse industries. The Company's NVMe™ SSDs in various capacities and form factors and the line of custom and specialty memory products bring industry-leading performance to server and storage appliance customers and cloud service providers. Netlist licenses its portfolio of intellectual property including patents, in server memory, hybrid memory and storage class memory, to companies that implement Netlist's technology. To learn more, visit www.netlist.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical facts and often address future events or Netlist's future performance. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release include statements about Netlist's ability to execute on its strategic initiatives. All forward-looking statements reflect management's present expectations regarding future events and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: risks related to Netlist's plans for its intellectual property, including its strategies for monetizing, licensing, expanding, and defending its patent portfolio; risks associated with patent infringement litigation initiated by Netlist, or by others against Netlist, as well as the costs and unpredictability of any such litigation; risks associated with Netlist's product sales, including the market and demand for products sold by Netlist and its ability to successfully develop and launch new products that are attractive to the market; the success of product, joint development and licensing partnerships; the competitive landscape of Netlist's industry; and general economic, political and market conditions, including quarantines, factory slowdowns or shutdowns, and travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine may increase the likelihood of supply interruptions. All forward-looking statements reflect management's present assumptions, expectations and beliefs regarding future events and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any forward-looking statements. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in Netlist's annual report on Form 10-K for its most recently completed fiscal year filed on March 1, 2022, and the other filings it makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including any subsequently filed quarterly and current reports. In light of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, these forward-looking statements should not be relied on as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements represent Netlist's assumptions, expectations and beliefs only as of the date they are made, and except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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For more information, please contact:

The Plunkett Group
Mike Smargiassi
[email protected]
(212) 739-6729

Netlist, Inc.
Gail M. Sasaki
Chief Financial Officer
(949) 435-0025

Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)


(unaudited)

April 2,
2022
January 1,
2022
ASSETS


Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents
$37,530 $47,679
Restricted cash
20,800 10,800
Accounts receivable, net
5,777 12,727
Inventories
19,503 15,670
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
1,167 1,126
Total current assets
84,777 88,002

Property and equipment, net
1,129 989
Operating lease right-of-use assets
2,279 1,891
Other assets
287 294
Total assets
$88,472 $91,176

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$28,963 $25,887
Revolving line of credit
4,732 7,000
Accrued payroll and related liabilities
1,345 1,308
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
709 632
Long-term debt due within one year
376 562
Total current liabilities
36,125 35,389
Operating lease liabilities
1,994 1,593
Other liabilities
187 152
Total liabilities
38,306 37,134

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock
- -
Common stock
232 231
Additional paid-in capital
245,861 243,866
Accumulated deficit
(195,927) (190,055)
Total stockholders' equity
50,166 54,042
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$88,472 $91,176

Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended

April 2,
2022
April 3,
2021



Net sales
50,200 14,897
Cost of sales(1)
46,837 13,396
Gross profit
3,363 1,501
Operating expenses:
Research and development(1)
2,457 1,124
Intellectual property legal fees
2,826 2,287
Selling, general and administrative(1)
3,938 1,957
Total operating expenses
9,221 5,368
Operating (loss) income
(5,858) (3,867
Other (expense) income, net:
Interest expense, net
(11) (147
Other income, net
(2) (2
Total other (expense) income, net
(13) (149
(Loss) income before provision for income taxes
(5,871) (4,016
Provision for income taxes
1 1
Net (loss) income
$(5,872) $(4,017

Net loss per common share:
Basic and diluted
$(0.03) $(0.02
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted
230,546 205,680

(1) Amounts include stock-based compensation expense as follows:

Cost of sales
$3 $3
Research and development
176 110
Selling, general and administrative
503 225
Total stock-based compensation
$682 $338

SOURCE: Netlist, Inc.

Topic:
Earnings
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