HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / March 23, 2023 / Meta Materials Inc. (the "Company" or "META®") (NASDAQ:MMAT)(FSE:MMAT), a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced fourth quarter and FY 2022 results.
The complete Q4 and FY 2022 financial statements, updated risk factors, going concern discussion, summary of progress made on identifying and addressing remaining material weaknesses in META's internal controls and associated management discussion and analysis for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022, are available on the Investors section of our website as well as on Nasdaq.com, or on the SEC EDGAR website at www.sec.gov.
In Q4:22, total revenue was $1.4MM, compared to $2.3MM in Q4:21. FY 2022 revenue grew 150%, to $10.2MM, compared to $4.1MM in FY 2021. Total operating expenses were $24.8MM, vs. $18.9MM in Q4:21. FY 2022 operating expenses totaled $90.4MM, vs. $41.5MM in FY 2021. The Q4:22 net loss was $15.2MM, or 4c per share on 362.5 million weighted average shares and including a one-time gain of $4.0MM resulting from the deconsolidation of the Next Bridge Hydrocarbons, Inc. assets and liabilities and the recording of the net estimated collectible value of notes receivable of $2.2MM due from Next Bridge Hydrocarbons, Inc., compared to the Q4:21 net loss of $29.5MM, or 13c per share on 232.9 million weighted average shares. The FY 2022 net loss was $79.1MM or $0.24 per share on 328.3 million weighted average shares and including a one-time gain of $4.0MM resulting from the deconsolidation of the Next Bridge Hydrocarbons, Inc. assets and liabilities and the recording of the net estimated collectible value of notes receivable of $2.2MM due from Next Bridge Hydrocarbons, Inc. compared to a FY 2021 net loss of $91.0MM, or $0.39 per share on 232.9 million weighted average shares.
On December 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $11.8MM, including $1.7MM in restricted cash. In Q4:22, net cash used in operations totaled $13.7MM, and non-cash expenses were $7.8MM, including $3.9MM in depreciation and amortization and $3.4MM in stock-based compensation. In Q4:22, changes in working capital contributed $4.4MM and capital expenditures were $7.6MM. In FY 2022, net cash used in operations totaled $62.2MM.
META has identified factors that raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue to operate as a going concern and to achieve compliance with NASDAQ continued listing requirements. META anticipates that it needs to implement expense reduction measures under its control and immediately raise additional capital to expand the commercialization of its products, fund its operations, further its research and development activities and ensure that it can continue to operate as a going concern. META may pursue sources of additional capital through various financing transactions or arrangements, including the sale/leaseback of certain properties, joint venturing of projects, debt financing, equity financing, or other means. Meta may not be successful in identifying suitable financing transactions in the time period required or at all, and it may not obtain the capital it requires by other means.
Future capital requirements may vary materially from period to period and will depend on many factors, including the timing and extent of spending on research and development efforts, and capital expenditures. On November 9, 2022, META filed a registration statement (the "Prospectus") no. 333-268282 on form S-3 allowing it to issue securities with aggregate offering price not to exceed $250 million. The Prospectus was declared effective by the SEC on November 18, 2022.
On February 10, 2023, META entered into a sales agreement (the "ATM Agreement") with an investment bank with the establishment of an "at-the-market" offering program under which the Company may sell up to an aggregate of $100 million of shares of common stock (the "ATM Shares") from time to time. The sales agents are entitled to compensation at a fixed commission rate of 3.0% of the gross proceeds of each sale of shares of our common stock.
About Meta Materials Inc.
META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, high-performance, functional materials, components and systems. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic metamaterial technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com.
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Meta Materials Inc.
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This press release includes forward-looking information or statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the reduction in expenses, the ability of the Company to meet its capital needs, the business strategies, product development, expansion plans and operational activities of the Company. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "pursuing", "potential", "predicts", "projects", "seeks", "plans", "expect", "intends", "anticipated", "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of the management of the Company and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although the management of the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, the capabilities of our facilities and the expansion thereof, research and development projects of the Company, the total available market and market potential of the products of the Company, the market position of the Company, the need to raise more capital and the ability to do so, the scalability of the Company's production ability, capacity for new customer engagements, material selection programs timeframes, the ability to reduce production costs, enhance metamaterials manufacturing capabilities and extend market reach into new applications and industries, the ability to accelerate commercialization plans, the possibility of new customer contracts, the continued engagement of our employees, the technology industry, market strategic and operational activities, and management's ability to manage and to operate the business. More details about these and other risks that may impact the Company's businesses are described under the heading "Forward-Looking Information" and under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 23, 2023, and in subsequent filings made by Meta Materials with the SEC, which are available on SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.
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