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Netlist Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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Netlist Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 were $8.4 million, compared to revenues of $11.4 million for the quarter ended July 1, 2017.  Gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $0.5 million, or 5.7% of revenues, compared to a gross profit of $0.6 million, or 5.6% of revenues, for the quarter ended July 1, 2017.  

GAAP net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 was ($3.4) million, or ($0.04) loss per share, compared to a net loss in the prior year period of ($3.8) million, or ($0.06) loss per share.  These results include stock-based compensation expense of $0.2 million and $0.4 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2018 and July 1, 2017, respectively.

As of June 30, 2018, cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash were $8.1 million, total assets were $16.7 million, working capital was $5.0 million, total debt and accrued interest, net of debt discount, was $17.3 million, and stockholders' deficit was ($8.4) million.

"Second quarter performance reflected the continuing growth in sales of specialty memory along with ongoing cost controls, resulting in the improvement of the bottom line on both a year-over-year and sequential quarter basis," said C.K. Hong, Netlist's Chief Executive Officer.  "The second International Trade Commission (ITC) action against SK hynix continues to move forward as the investigation was remanded in Netlist's favor. We expect to receive the Judge's order on claim construction in several weeks with a trial date set for December."

Adjusted EBITDA (loss) was ($3.0) million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to adjusted EBITDA (loss) of ($3.3) million for the quarter ended July 1, 2017.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Non-GAAP financial measures are described below under "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures," and are reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net loss, below under "Unaudited Schedule Reconciling GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA."

Conference Call Information
C.K. Hong, Chief Executive Officer, and Gail Sasaki, Chief Financial Officer, will host an investor conference call today, July 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to review Netlist's results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.  The dial-in number for the call is 1-412-317-5443.  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.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Certain of the data included in this press release, including EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, are non-GAAP financial measures. Netlist believes this information is useful to investors because it provides a basis for measuring the operating performance of Netlist's business excluding certain items that it believes are not attributable to or reflective of its core operating results.  Netlist defines EBITDA as net loss calculated and presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), plus interest expense, net, plus provisions for income taxes, and plus depreciation and amortization; and Netlist defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus stock-based compensation expense and plus (minus) other expense (income), net. Netlist expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the line items added to or subtracted from net loss to calculate EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA; accordingly, the exclusion of these items in the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Netlist's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure net loss in evaluating Netlist's operating performance. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in conformity with GAAP, and non-GAAP financial measures as reported by Netlist may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies.

About Netlist
Netlist provides high-performance SSDs and modular memory subsystems to enterprise customers in diverse industries. Flagship products NVvault® and EXPRESSvault™ enable customers to accelerate data in their servers and storage and reliably protect enterprise-level cache, metadata and log data in the event of a system failure or power outage. HybriDIMM™, Netlist's next-generation storage class memory product, addresses the growing need for real-time analytics in Big Data applications, in-memory databases, high-performance computing and advanced data storage solutions. Netlist also manufactures and provides a line of specialty and legacy memory products to storage customers, appliance customers, system builders and cloud and datacenter customers. Netlist holds a portfolio of patents, many seminal, in the areas of hybrid memory, storage class memory, rank multiplication and load reduction. To learn more, visit www.netlist.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
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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, among other things, trends in Netlist's performance; Netlist's efforts to expand and strengthen its patent portfolio; Netlist's strategy to license or otherwise monetize its intellectual property; Netlist's pending legal proceedings; customer interest in and market acceptance of Netlist's products, as well as Netlist's efforts to support increases in such interest and acceptance; and Netlist's ability to execute its other strategic initiatives.

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, such as its ongoing proceedings against SK hynix Inc., 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, including its relationship with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; the competitive landscape of Netlist's industry; and general economic, political and market conditions.  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 30, 2018, 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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The Plunkett Group                                                               

Netlist, Inc.

Mike Smargiassi/Sharon Oh                                                   

Gail M. Sasaki

NLST@theplunkettgroup.com                                               

Chief Financial Officer

(212) 739-6729                                                                      

(949) 435-0025

 

Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

























June 30,


December 30, 




2018


2017




(unaudited)


(audited)


ASSETS








Current assets:








  Cash and cash equivalents


$

6,981


$

6,720


  Restricted cash



1,100



2,800


  Accounts receivable, net



2,831



2,997


  Inventories



3,465



4,105


  Prepaid expenses and other current assets



581



303


     Total current assets



14,958



16,925










  Property and equipment, net



364



459


  Other assets



1,396



1,406


     Total assets


$

16,718


$

18,790










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT








Current liabilities:








  Accounts payable


$

6,805


$

6,120


  Revolving line of credit



2,133



2,024


  Accrued payroll and related liabilities



595



807


  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



356



338


  Note payable



115



-


    Total current liabilities



10,004



9,289


Convertible promissory note and accrued interest, net of debt discount



15,022



14,766


Long-term warranty liability



70



61


    Total liabilities



25,096



24,116










Commitments and contingencies
















Stockholders' deficit:








  Preferred stock



-



-


  Common stock



102



80


  Additional paid-in capital



157,656



152,640


  Accumulated deficit



(166,136)



(158,046)


    Total stockholders' deficit



(8,378)



(5,326)


    Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit


$

16,718


$

18,790










 

Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)























 

Three Months Ended


 

Six Months Ended




June 30,

July 1,

June 30,

July 1,



2018

2017

2018

2017











Net sales


$  8,426


$ 11,404


$ 17,305


$ 20,830


Cost of sales(1)


7,944


10,760


16,444


19,506


Gross profit 


482


644


861


1,324


Operating expenses:










  Research and development(1)


783


1,487


1,791


2,983


  Intellectual property legal fees


1,388


915


3,599


1,381


  Selling, general and administrative(1)


1,585


1,951


3,276


3,865


     Total operating expenses


3,756


4,353


8,666


8,229


Operating loss


(3,274)


(3,709)


(7,805)


(6,905)


Other income (expense):










  Interest expense, net


(133)


(138)


(280)


(286)


  Other (expense) income, net


(10)


-


(5)


2


     Total other expense, net


(143)


(138)


(285)


(284)


Loss before provision for income taxes 


(3,417)


(3,847)


(8,090)


(7,189)


Provision  for income taxes


-


-


-


-


Net loss


$ (3,417)


$ (3,847)


$ (8,090)


$ (7,189)


Net loss per common share:










  Basic and diluted


$   (0.04)


$   (0.06)


$   (0.09)


$   (0.12)


Weighted-average common shares outstanding:










 Basic and diluted


91,685


61,844


87,073


61,763






















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


















Cost of sales


$         6


$        13


$        12


$        29


Research and development


56


114


136


180


Selling, general and administrative


111


254


266


436


Total stock-based compensation


$     173


$      381


$      414


$      645












 

Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Schedule Reconciling GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)




































Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended






June 30,


July 1,


June 30,


July 1,






2018


2017


2018


2017




















GAAP net loss


$

(3,417)


$

(3,847)


$

(8,090)


$

(7,189)




















Interest expense, net



133



138



280



286




Provision for income taxes



-



-



-



-




Depreciation and amortization



65



71



132



144




















EBITDA (loss)



(3,219)



(3,638)



(7,678)



(6,759)




















Stock-based compensation



173



381



414



645




Other expense (income), net



10



-



5



(2)




















Adjusted EBITDA (loss)


$

(3,036)


$

(3,257)


$

(7,259)


$

(6,116)



































 

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