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Immersion Corporation Reports Results for Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

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  • First half 2018 revenues of $91.6 million
  • First half 2018 operating expenses down 33% over same period last
    year
  • Strong cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investment position
    of $137 million
  • Maintaining Annual Revenue Guidance

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor
of touch feedback technology, today reported financial results for the
second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Effective January 1, 2018, the company adopted a new revenue recognition
standard ("ASC 606"), which impacted the company's recognition of
revenue from certain of its fixed-fee and per-unit license agreements.
The company adopted ASC 606 using the modified retrospective method,
which means that the total amount of revenue reported for second quarter
2017 has not been restated in the current financial statements. In the
interest of comparability during the transition year to ASC 606, the
company has provided revenue, net income and earnings per share
information in accordance with both ASC 606 and revenue recognition
rules in effect prior to the adoption of ASC 606 ("ASC 605").

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 Financial Highlights

Total revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $91.6
million. Royalty and license revenues for the six months ended June 30,
2018 were $91.3 million.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $62.1 million, or
$2.00 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $66.1
million, or $2.13 per diluted share.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $6.1 million. Royalty
and license revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $6.0 million.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2018 was $(7.8) million, or $(0.25)
per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2018 was $(5.4) million, or
$(0.18) per diluted share. (See attached table for a reconciliation of
GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.)

As of June 30, 2018, Immersion's cash, cash equivalents and short-term
investments were $136.7 million, compared to $139.0 million as of March
31, 2018 and $46.5 million as of December 31, 2017.

Management Commentary and Business Outlook

"We are very pleased with the progress we continued to make in the
second quarter along both customer and technology fronts, positioning
the company well for the remainder of 2018 and into next year," said
Carl Schlachte, interim CEO and Chairman of the Board. "Our culture of
driving change and influencing the haptic ecosystem is one that will
continue to push us to challenge ourselves and think innovatively, in
order to bring the best technology to market for our customers."

"Taking into account results for the first half of 2018 and our recently
announced settlement with Fitbit, we are maintaining the previously
provided annual revenue guidance range of $108 million to $118 million.
We continue to anticipate Non-GAAP net income of $59 million to $67
million. Our guidance remains independent of possible additional
litigation outcomes currently ongoing in our largest Mobility line of
business," said Nancy Erba, CFO.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Signed a license agreement with Stanley Electric, a leading supplier
    of lighting products and electronic components including control
    panels for printers, providing access to Immersion's patented haptics
    IP within its electronic printer equipment.
  • Signed a license agreement with Toyodenso, a global automotive,
    motorcycle and power product components manufacturer, providing access
    to Immersion's patented haptics technology for use in its automotive
    solutions.
  • Reached a settlement and license agreement with Fitbit.
  • Signed a license agreement with Calsonic Kansei, a leading supplier of
    automotive components including cockpit systems, thermal systems,
    exhaust systems and advanced electronic products, providing access to
    Immersion's patented haptic technology for its automotive solutions.
  • Reached 3,000 haptics patents issued or pending worldwide.

Conference Call and Audio Webcast Information

Immersion will host a conference call with company management on
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern
time) to discuss financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,
2018. To participate on the live call, analysts and investors should
dial 877-260-1479 (conference ID: 4518981) 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 investor relations
section of Immersion's corporate Web site at www.immersion.com.

About Immersion

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) is the leading innovator 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 3,000 issued or pending patents, Immersion's technology
has been adopted in more than 3 billion digital devices, and provides
haptics in mobile, automotive, advertising, 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 more closely reflects its
expected long-term effective tax rates and excludes certain non-cash
expenses 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. Investors are encouraged to review
the related GAAP financial measures.

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, our expectation that revenues for 2018 will be in the
range of $108 million to $118 million and non-GAAP net income for 2018
ranging from $59 million to $67 million and statements regarding
litigation outcomes.

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, potential and actual claims and proceedings,
including litigation involving Immersion's intellectual property; the
impact of litigation developments on existing and potential customers;
delay in or failure to achieve commercial demand for Immersion's or its
licensees' products; the impact of new accounting standards that will
affect key items such as revenue recognition and sales commissions;
unexpected difficulties in monetizing the patent portfolio; the
commercial success of applications or devices into which Immersion's
technology is licensed; the continued popularity of mobile games and
wearables; potentially lengthy sales cycles and design processes;
unanticipated difficulties and challenges encountered in development
efforts; unexpected costs; the fact that certain target markets are
still relatively nascent; risks associated with doing business
internationally; litigation costs in any current or future litigation;
failure to retain key personnel; ability to retain personnel;
competition; the inherently uncertain nature of litigation which makes
future outcomes and timing difficult to predict; the impact of global
economic conditions and foreign currency exchange rates 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 2017 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. 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.

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, 2018 December 31, 2017
(Unaudited) (1)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 116,437 $ 24,622
Short-term investments 20,245 21,916
Accounts and other receivables 1,026 806
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,821   736  
Total current assets 143,529 48,080
Property and equipment, net 2,716 3,150
Deferred income tax assets 371 401
Other assets   4,421   344  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 151,037 $ 51,975  
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable $ 3,359 $ 6,647
Accrued compensation 3,180 4,133
Other current liabilities 4,046 3,896
Deferred revenue   4,769   4,424  
Total current liabilities 15,354 19,100
Long-term deferred revenue 32,536 22,303
Other long-term liabilities   1,190   915  
TOTAL LIABILITIES 49,080 42,318
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   101,957   9,657  
TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 151,037 $ 51,975  
 
(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,
2018 2017 2018 2017
Revenues:
Royalty and license $ 5,992 $ 6,785 $ 91,327 $ 15,791
Development, services, and other   152     245     233     463  
Total revenues   6,144     7,030     91,560     16,254  
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of revenues 94 54 129 97
Sales and marketing 1,570 3,461 2,790 6,766
Research and development 2,222 2,826 5,042 6,022
General and administrative   10,553     15,600     21,789     31,132  
Total costs and expenses   14,439     21,941     29,750     44,017  
 
Operating income (loss) (8,295 ) (14,911 ) 61,810 (27,763 )
Interest and other income   375     165     606     304  
 
Income (loss) before benefit (provision) for income taxes (7,920 ) (14,746 ) 62,416 (27,459 )
 
Benefit (provision) for income taxes   162     (99 )   (291 )   (251 )
 
Net income (loss) $ (7,758 ) $ (14,845 ) $ 62,125   $ (27,710 )
Basic net income (loss) per share $ (0.25 ) $ (0.51 ) $ 2.06   $ (0.95 )
Shares used in calculating basic net income (loss) per share   30,527     29,193     30,116     29,109  
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ (0.25 ) $ (0.51 ) $ 2.00     $ (0.95 )
Shares used in calculating diluted net income (loss) per share   30,527     29,193     31,074     29,109  
Immersion Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
         
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
2018   2017

As Reported
(ASC 606)

Adjustments* ASC 605*

As Reported
(ASC 605)

Revenues:
Fixed fee license revenue $ 1,881 $ 2,431 $ 4,312 $ 1,765
Per-unit royalty revenue   4,111     94     4,205     5,020  
Total royalty and license revenue 5,992 2,525 8,517 6,785
Development, services, and other revenue   152     -     152     245  
Total revenues $ 6,144 $ 2,525 $ 8,669 $ 7,030
Operating expenses   14,439     -     14,439     21,941  
Operating income (loss) (8,295 ) 2,525 (5,770 ) (14,911 )
Interest and other income   375     -     375     165  
Income (loss) before benefit (provision) for income taxes (7,920 ) 2,525 (5,395 ) (14,746 )
Income tax benefit (provision)   162     -     162     (99 )
Net income (loss) $ (7,758 ) $ 2,525 $ (5,233 ) $ (14,845 )
Basic net income (loss) per share $ (0.25 ) $ 0.08 $ (0.17 ) $ (0.51 )
 
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ (0.25 ) $ 0.08 $ (0.17 ) $ (0.51 )
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
2018   2017

As Reported
(ASC 606)

Adjustments* ASC 605*

As Reported
(ASC 605)

Revenues:
Fixed fee license revenue $ 77,637 $ (69,909 ) $ 7,728 $ 4,275
Per-unit royalty revenue   13,690     (4,257 )   9,433     11,516  
Total royalty and license revenue 91,327 (74,166 ) 17,161 15,791
Development, services, and other revenue   233     -     233     463  
Total revenues $ 91,560 $ (74,166 ) $ 17,394 $ 16,254
Operating expenses   29,750     -     29,750     44,017  
Operating income (loss) 61,810 (74,166 ) (12,356 ) (27,763 )
Interest and other income   606     -     606     304  
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes 62,416 (74,166 ) (11,750 ) (27,459 )
Income tax provision   (291 )   -     (291 )   (251 )
Net income (loss) $ 62,125 $ (74,166 ) $ (12,041 ) $ (27,710 )
Basic net income (loss) per share $ 2.06 $ (2.46 ) $ (0.40 ) $ (0.95 )
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ 2.00 $ (2.46 ) $ (0.40 ) $ (0.95 )
 

*The Company is presenting the ASC 606 results together with the
adjustments made to reconcile the ASC 606 presentation to the results
that would have been applicable under ASC 605. The ASC 605 information
should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, nor
superior to or in isolation from, the financial information prepared in
accordance with ASC 606.

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,
2018   2017 2018   2017
 
GAAP net income (loss) $ (7,758 ) $ (14,845 ) $ 62,125 $ (27,710 )
 
Add: Benefit (provision) for income taxes (162 ) 99 291 251
 
Less: Non-GAAP benefit (provision) for income taxes 2 (99 ) (98 ) (171 )
 
Add: Stock-based compensation   2,530     1,178     3,752     2,735  
 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (5,388 ) $ (13,667 ) $ 66,070   $ (24,895 )
 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share $ (0.18 ) $ (0.47 ) $ 2.13   $ (0.86 )
 

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

  30,527     29,193     31,074     29,109  
Immersion Corporation
Revenue by Line of Business
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Three Months
Ended June 30, Ended March 31,
2018   2017 2018   2017
 
Mobility 45% 44% 90% 32%
 
Gaming 27% 25% 2% 47%
 
Automotive 27% 22% 8% 12%
 
Medical 1% 9% 0% 9%
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,
2018   2017 2018   2017
 
GAAP operating expenses $ 14,345 $ 21,887 $ 29,621 $ 43,920
 
Adjustments to non-GAAP operating expenses:
 
Stock-based compensation expense - R&D (564 ) (213 ) (820 )

(549

)
 
Stock-based compensation expense - S&M (366 ) (281 ) (299 )

(491

)
 
Stock-based compensation expense - G&A (1,600 ) (684 ) (2,633 ) (1,695 )
 
Depreciation and amortization expense   (212 )   (237 )   (439 )   (469 )
 
Non-GAAP operating expense $ 11,603   $ 20,472   $ 25,430   $ 40,716  

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