Immersion Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. In a separate press release issued today, the Company also announced that it has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Motorola Mobility LLC (Motorola), resolving patent infringement litigation brought by Immersion against Motorola in 2017.

“With the settlement of Motorola, Immersion has achieved a major milestone as we have no ongoing IP litigation for the first time in almost two decades,” said Ramzi Haidamus, Immersion President and CEO. “With this accomplishment and under a newly formed executive management team, we are now able to focus on creating long-term value for our shareholders as we undertake a fresh direction and new strategy geared towards reaching sustained profitability and growth.”

Second Quarter Financial Summary

  • Total revenues grew 42 percent to $8.7 million, compared to $6.1 million in the second quarter of 2018. Royalty and license revenues were $8.7 million, compared to $6.0 million in the second quarter of 2018.
  • GAAP net loss was $(8.6) million, or $(0.27) per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $(7.8) million, or $(0.25), in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP net loss was $(7.6) million, or $(0.24) per share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $(5.4) million, or $(0.18), in the second quarter of 2018. (See attached table for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.)
  • As of June 30, 2019, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $101.6 million.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Entered into a settlement and license agreement with Motorola covering Motorola-branded mobile devices. While the terms of the agreement are confidential, the overall settlement and license fall in line with Immersion’s business model of quarterly payments and revenue recognition.
  • Added five world-class members to its new senior leadership team: Todd Conroy, Senior Vice President of Research and Development; Jared Smith, Vice President of Worldwide Sales; John Griffin, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing; Mike Okada, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, IP Licensing & Legal Affairs; and Patricia Winter, Head of Human Resources.
  • Signed a license agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, providing access to Immersion’s patented haptic technology for use in in-flight entertainment systems.
  • Signed a new license with Continental to include access to Immersion’s patented haptic technology for use in Continental’s Accelerator Force Feedback Pedals.

Outlook

For 2019, Immersion continues to expect revenues to be in the range of $36 million to $41 million and Non-GAAP net loss to be in the range of ($6) million to ($13) million.

Conference Call and Webcast

Immersion will host a conference call with company management today at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to discuss financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should dial +1 800-353-6461 (conference ID: 1017953) at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be available for 90 days within the “News and Events” section of Immersion’s investor relations website at https://ir.immersion.com/news-and-events.

About Immersion

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, also known as haptics. The company provides technology solutions for creating immersive and realistic experiences that enhance digital interactions by engaging users’ sense of touch. With more than 3,600 issued or pending patents, Immersion’s technology has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices, and provides haptics in mobile, automotive, gaming, medical and consumer electronics products. Immersion is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide. Learn more at www.immersion.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Immersion reports all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), but it believes that evaluating its ongoing operating results may be difficult to understand if limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures. Immersion discloses this non-GAAP information, such as Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share because it is useful in understanding the company’s performance as it excludes certain non-cash expenses like stock-based compensation expense and other special charges, such as deferred tax assets valuation allowance and restructuring costs, that many investors feel may obscure the company’s true operating performance. Likewise, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to manage and assess the profitability of its business.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties as well as assumptions that, if they never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of Immersion Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

All statements, other than the statements of historical fact, are statements that may be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the company being well positioned to introduce new haptic technology to maintain and grow our leadership in the haptics market, the timing of expected revenue generation from our expanded roster of licensees, our revenue outlook for 2019 anticipated to be in the range of $36 to $41 million, and our expectation that non-GAAP net loss will be between ($6) and ($13) million for 2019. Immersion’s actual results might differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties associated with Immersion’s business, which include, but are not limited to, the inability of Immersion to enter into new and renewed licensing arrangements with its existing licensees and additional third parties for its touch-enabling technologies, the loss of a major customer, potential and actual claims and proceedings, including litigation involving Immersion’s intellectual property, the ability of Immersion to protect and enforce its intellectual property rights, changes in patent law, companies choosing to implement haptics without Immersion’s software or a license to Immersion’s patents, the ability of Immersion to return to consistent profitability in the future, the inability of Immersion to retain or recruit necessary personnel and other factors. Many of these risks and uncertainties are beyond the control of Immersion.

For a more detailed discussion of these factors, and other factors that could cause actual results to vary materially, interested parties should review the risk factors listed in Immersion’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2018 and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect Immersion’s beliefs and predictions as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, Immersion disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business, or any other developments occurring after the date of this release or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Immersion, the Immersion logo and TouchSense are trademarks or registered trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” in this press release does not mean a legal partner or legal partnership.

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Immersion Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
 
 
June 30, 2019 December 31, 2018
Unaudited

(1)

ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents

$

92,614

$

110,988

 

Short-term investments

 

8,997

 

13,930

 

Accounts and other receivables

 

4,967

 

1,051

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

8,240

 

9,856

 

Total current assets

 

114,818

 

135,825

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,947

 

2,343

 

Other assets

 

18,271

 

7,827

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

135,036

$

145,995

 

LIABILITIES
Accounts payable

$

7,371

$

3,612

 

Accrued compensation

 

1,945

 

3,948

 

Other current liabilities

 

5,968

 

3,194

 

Deferred revenue

 

4,742

 

4,591

 

Total current liabilities

 

20,026

 

15,345

 

Long-term deferred revenue

 

27,945

 

30,203

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

3,355

 

787

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

51,326

 

46,335

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

83,710

 

99,660

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

135,036

$

145,995

 

 
(1) Derived from Immersion’s annual audited consolidated financial statements.
 
Immersion Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 
Revenues:
Royalty and license

$

8,668

 

$

5,992

 

$

13,715

 

$

91,327

 

Development, services, and other

 

75

 

 

152

 

 

150

 

 

233

 

Total revenues

 

8,743

 

 

6,144

 

 

13,865

 

 

91,560

 

 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenues

 

40

 

 

94

 

 

55

 

 

129

 

Sales and marketing

 

1,579

 

 

1,570

 

 

3,188

 

 

2,790

 

Research and development

 

1,831

 

 

2,222

 

 

4,133

 

 

5,042

 

General and administrative

 

14,448

 

 

10,553

 

 

27,143

 

 

21,789

 

Total costs and expenses

 

17,898

 

 

14,439

 

 

34,519

 

 

29,750

 

 
Operating income (loss)

 

(9,155

)

 

(8,295

)

 

(20,654

)

 

61,810

 

Interest and other income

 

532

 

 

375

 

 

1,130

 

 

606

 

 
Income (loss) before benefit (provision) for income taxes

 

(8,623

)

 

(7,920

)

 

(19,524

)

 

62,416

 

 
Benefit (provision) for income taxes

 

3

 

 

162

 

 

(112

)

 

(291

)

 
Net income (loss)

$

(8,620

)

$

(7,758

)

$

(19,636

)

$

62,125

 

Basic net income (loss) per share

$

(0.27

)

$

(0.25

)

$

(0.63

)

$

2.06

 

Shares used in calculating basic net income (loss) per share

 

31,578

 

 

30,527

 

 

31,335

 

 

30,116

 

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$

(0.27

)

$

(0.25

)

$

(0.63

)

$

2.00

 

Shares used in calculating diluted net income (loss) per share

 

31,578

 

 

30,527

 

 

31,335

 

 

31,074

 

 
Immersion Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 
GAAP net income (loss)

$

(8,620

)

$

(7,758

)

$

(19,636

)

$

62,125

 

 
Add: Benefit (provision) for income taxes

 

(3

)

 

(162

)

 

112

 

 

291

 

 
Less: Non-GAAP benefit (provision) for income taxes

 

(13

)

 

2

 

 

(56

)

 

(88

)

 
Add: Stock-based compensation

 

1,081

 

 

2,530

 

 

3,184

 

 

3,752

 

 
Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$

(7,555

)

$

(5,388

)

$

(16,396

)

$

66,080

 

 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share

$

(0.24

)

$

(0.18

)

$

(0.52

)

$

2.12

 

 
Dilutive shares used in calculating Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share

 

31,578

 

 

30,527

 

 

31,335

 

 

31,074

 

 
Immersion Corporation
Disaggregated Revenue Information
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

 
Fixed fee license revenue

$4,254

$1,881

$5,994

$77,637

Per-Unit royalty revenue

4,414

4,111

7,721

13,690

Total royalty and license revenue

8,668

5,992

13,715

91,327

Development, services, and other revenue

75

152

150

233

Total revenues

$8,743

$6,144

$13,865

$91,560

 
Immersion Corporation
Revenue by Line of Business
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Mobility

51

%

45

%

41

%

90

%

Gaming

36

%

27

%

24

%

2

%

Automotive

13

%

27

%

33

%

8

%

Medical –%

1

%

2

%

–%
 
Immersion Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Expenses to Non-GAAP Operating Expenses
(In thousand)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30, Ended June 30,

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 
GAAP operating expenses

$ 17,858

 

$ 14,345

 

$ 34,464

 

$ 29,621

 

 
Adjustments to non-GAAP operating expenses:
 
Stock-based compensation expense – S&M

(173

)

(366

)

(493

)

(299

)

 
Stock-based compensation expense – R&D

(190

)

(564

)

(820

)

(820

)

 
Stock-based compensation expense – G&A

(718

)

(1,600

)

(1,871

)

(2,633

)

 
Depreciation and amortization expense

(200

)

(212

)

(405

)

(439

)

 
Non-GAAP operating expense

$ 16,577

 

$ 11,603

 

$ 30,875

 

$ 25,430

 

 

 

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