Kopin Reports Strong Results for Second Quarter 2022

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  • Q2 2022 Total Revenues of $11.9 Million – a 20% Increase over Q2 last year
  • Product Revenues Increase 30% Year over Year Driven by 87% Year Over Year increase in Defense Product Revenues
  • Good progress on Micro OLED and LED Display Development Programs

August 02, 2022 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution micro-displays and sub-systems for defense, enterprise and consumer augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality systems, today provided an update on its business initiatives and reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 25, 2022.

“As we expect the helicopter program using the Brillian display and one other program to go into production in the second half of 2022, which may increase working capital needs, management deemed it prudent to partially fund our working capital through the use of the ATM”

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“We had a good second quarter with overall revenues up 20% over the second quarter of last year, which were driven by the strong 30% year-over-year growth of product revenue,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin’s CEO. “We achieved this growth while at the same time managing through the intermittent supply chain disruptions for some of our materials. We believe the supply issues are getting better, though they are not over.”

“Our defense business was very strong in the second quarter of 2022 with 87% year-over-year product revenue growth. In the second quarter of 2022, we announced another order of our displays for F-35 helmets and a follow-on development order for imaging systems used in armored vehicles. After quarter end we announced a new $3.8 million production order for our Brillian® high-brightness color displays for helicopter pilot helmets. Each of these three programs use different Kopin microdisplays technologies. We are proud to point out that we are the sole-source microdisplay supplier to the three programs. In addition, we continue to see strong growth potential in defense markets due to the turbulence in Europe and geopolitical tensions. The growth in the defense business was partially offset by lower revenues in Industrial/Enterprise business, which declined 38% year over year in the second quarter of 2022 primarily driven by lower product sales for wearable headsets. During the second quarter we also announced a new Korean 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) customer for our spatial light modulators (SLMs). With this win we are now supplying our high speed, high performance SLMs to three leading Korean 3D AOI equipment manufacturers, in addition to other key manufacturers in China, Japan and Germany,” said Dr. Fan.

“Our funded Research and Development (R&D) revenues grew 4% in the second quarter of 2022 year over year, the $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2022 and $7.7 million for the first six months of 2022 represent significant investments by our partners into Kopin and in what we expect will be future production programs. Our customer-funded R&D revenue growth is largely driven by activities in both our organic light emitting diode (OLED) and inorganic light emitting diode (LED) microdisplay technologies and we are making good progress. We believe our experience in designing, developing and manufacturing advanced liquid crystal microdisplays, new duo stack OLED microdisplays and micro LED displays, together with our expertise in customized optics and ruggedized sub-system packaging, is a critical reason our customers seek us out to source sophisticated displays and sub-systems that they integrate into their products. Our microdisplays and optics are used in the most advanced defense pilot helmets and industrial wearable headsets and our experience in these markets will be a critical factor in our success as the headset technology migrates to consumer augmented and virtual reality applications,” concluded Dr. Fan.

Second Quarter Financial Results

Total revenues for the second quarter ended June 25, 2022 were $11.9 million, compared to $9.9 million for the second quarter ended June 26, 2021, a 20% year-over-year increase.

Cost of Product Revenues for the second quarter of 2022 was $7.9 million, or 88% of net product revenues, compared with $6.0 million, or 87% of net product revenues, for the second quarter of 2021. The higher cost of product revenues as a percentage of net product revenues is due to inefficiencies resulting from supply chain disruptions.

Research and Development (R&D) expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were $5.1 million compared to $3.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, a 38% increase year over year. The increase was driven equally by increases in customer-funded and internal R&D expenses. The increase in customer-funded R&D is a result of an increase in customized product development activities. The increase in internal R&D expense is primarily for OLED display development and the redesign of certain defense products with alternative semiconductor components, which we believe will be more readily available in the future.

Selling, General and Administration (SG&A) expenses were $4.3 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in compensation, information technology expenses and travel costs which were partially offset by lower bad debt expense and stock-based compensation.

Net Loss Attributable to Kopin Corporation for the second quarter of 2022 was $5.6 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with Net Loss Attributable to Kopin Corporation of $3.8 million, or $0.04 per share, for the second quarter of 2021.

Net Cash Used in Operating Activities for the six months ended June 25, 2022, was approximately $11.4 million. Kopin's cash and equivalents and marketable securities were approximately $18.6 million at June 25, 2022 as compared to $29.3 million at December 25, 2021. During the second quarter of 2022, we sold 1.7 million shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $2.1 million (average of $1.26 per share) before deducting broker expenses of less than $0.1 million, pursuant to the Company’s At-The-Market Equity Offering Sales Agreement (ATM) with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated.

“Lower production rates in the first quarter and into the second quarter of 2022 due to supply chain and other issues resulted in disruptions in our manufacturing processes which in turn affected working capital flows.,” said Richard Sneider, Kopin’s CDO. “As we expect the helicopter program using the Brillian display and one other program to go into production in the second half of 2022, which may increase working capital needs, management deemed it prudent to partially fund our working capital through the use of the ATM,” said Richard Sneider, Kopin’s CFO. The Company has approximately $41.4 million worth of common stock remaining under the March 5, 2021 ATM. We have no long-term debt.

All amounts above are estimates and readers should refer to our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 25, 2022, for final disposition as well as important risk factors.

Conference Call

Kopin will host a conference call this morning at 8:30am ET. To participate, please dial 1-855-327-6837 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-631-891-4304 (International). The call will also be available as a live and archived audio webcast on the Investor Relations section of Kopin's website at www.kopin.com.


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