Atomera Provides First Quarter 2021 Results

Recognizes Revenue from JDA Customer

LOS GATOS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / ­­ April 28, 2021 / ­­ Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ:ATOM), a semiconductor materials and technology licensing company, today provided a corporate update and announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Recent Company Highlights

  • Recognized revenue from Phase 4 manufacturing license of MST technology
  • Appointed Sudarsan Srinivasan as Vice President of Engineering
  • Positioned MST as potential solution to industry's long-term capacity issues

Management Commentary

"This quarter we reached another major milestone in our efforts to drive commercial adoption of MST by delivering Atomera's MST film recipe to our JDA customer, granting them our first manufacturing license to deposit MST film in their fab using their own tools. Working together with our customer, we look forward to proving the benefit of MST in a real-world semiconductor manufacturing environment," said Scott Bibaud, President and CEO. "We also augmented our senior leadership team with our recent hire of Sudarsan Srinivasan as our new Vice President of Engineering, who will help drive the commercialization of MST. Sudarsan was most recently with Applied Materials where he led the customer applications technology group. His guidance will be appreciated as we respond to new MST opportunities arising out of current industry production capacity issues."

Financial Results

During the first quarter of 2021, revenue was $400,000, compared with $62,000 in the first quarter of 2020. The Company incurred a net loss of ($3.6) million, or ($0.16) per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of ($3.6) million, or ($0.22) per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) in the first quarter of 2021 was a loss of ($2.9) million compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of ($2.9) million in the first quarter of 2020.

The Company had $36.7 million in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021, compared to $37.9 million as of December 31, 2020.

The total number of shares outstanding was 23.0 million as of March 31, 2021.

First Quarter 2021 Results Webinar

Atomera will host a live video webinar today to discuss its financial results and recent progress.

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)
Webcast: Accessible at

Note about Non­GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the unaudited results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in this press release, Atomera presents adjusted EBITDA, which is a non­GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking net loss and eliminating the impacts of interest, depreciation, amortization and stock­based compensation. Our definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the definitions of similarly­titled measures used by other companies. We believe that this non­GAAP financial measure, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of our reported GAAP results, provides useful information to investors by providing a more focused measure of operating results. This metric is used as part of the Company's internal reporting to evaluate its operations and the performance of senior management. A table reconciling this measure to the comparable GAAP measure is available in the accompanying financial tables below.

About Atomera Incorporated

Atomera Incorporated is a semiconductor materials and technology licensing company focused on deploying its proprietary, silicon-proven technology into the semiconductor industry. Atomera has developed Mears Silicon Technology™ (MST®), which increases performance and power efficiency in semiconductor transistors. MST can be implemented using equipment already deployed in semiconductor manufacturing facilities and is complementary to other nano-scaling technologies already in the semiconductor industry roadmap. More information can be found at

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward­looking statements concerning Atomera Incorporated, including statements regarding the prospects for the semiconductor industry generally and the ability of our MST technology to significantly improve semiconductor performance. Those forward­looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Among those factors are: (1) the fact that, to date, we have only recognized minimal engineering services and licensing revenues and we have not yet commenced principal revenue producing operations or entered into a definitive royalty-based manufacturing and distribution license agreement with regard to our MST technology, thus subjecting us to all of the risks inherent in an early-stage enterprise; (2) risks related our ability to successfully complete the milestones in our joint development agreement or, even if successfully completed, to reach a commercial distribution license with our JDA customer; (3) risks related to our ability to advance the licensing arrangements with our initial integration licensees, Asahi Kasei Microdevices, ST Microelectronics and our fabless licensee, to royalty-based manufacturing and distribution licenses or our ability to add other licensees; (4) risks related to our ability to raise sufficient capital, as and when needed, to pursue the further development, licensing and commercialization of our MST technology; (5) our ability to protect our proprietary technology, trade secrets and know­how and (6) those other risks disclosed in the section "Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 19, 2021. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward­looking statements. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

Atomera Incorporated
Condensed Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share data)

  March 31,  December 31, 
  2021  2020 
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $36,738  $37,942 
Accounts receivable, net  66   - 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  811   132 
Total current assets  37,615   38,074 
Property and equipment, net  164   153 
Operating lease right-of-use asset  1,046   705 
Long-term prepaid rent  450   450 
Security deposit  14   13 
Total assets $39,289  $39,395 
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $508  $442 
Accrued expenses  196   211 
Accrued payroll related expenses  288   705 
Current operating lease liability  195   90 
Total current liabilities  1,187   1,448 
Long term operating lease liability  888   602 
Total liabilities  2,075   2,050 
Commitments and contingencies        
Stockholders' equity:        
Preferred stock $0.001 par value, authorized 2,500 shares; none issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020  -   - 
Common stock: $0.001 par value, authorized 47,500 shares; 23,073 and 20,971 shares issued March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 23,027 and 20,971 shares outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  23   22 
Additional paid-in capital  190,951   187,463 
Accumulated deficit  (153,760)   (150,140) 
Total stockholders' equity  37,214   37,345 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $39,289  $39,395 

Atomera Incorporated
Condensed Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months ended March 31, 
  2021  2020 
Revenue $400  $62 
Cost of revenue  -   (13) 
Gross margin  400   49 
Operating expenses        
Research and development  2,229   2,062 
General and administrative  1,513   1,445 
Selling and marketing  266   225 
Total operating expenses  4,008   3,732 
Loss from operations  (3,608)   (3,683) 
Other income        
Interest income  2   38 
Total other income, net  2   38 
Net loss before taxes  (3,606)   (3,645) 
Provision for income taxes  14   - 
Net loss $(3,620)  $(3,645) 
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted $(0.16)  $(0.22) 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted  22,090   16,760 

Atomera Incorporated
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP EBITDA


  Three Months ended
March 31,
  2021  2020 
Net loss (GAAP)      
Add (subtract) the following items: $(3,620)  $(3,645) 
Interest income  (2)   (38) 
Provision for income taxes  14   - 
Depreciation and amortization  13   10 
Warrant modification  -   139 
Stock based compensation  731   629 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) $(2,864)  $(2,905) 


Investor Contact:

Bishop IR
Mike Bishop
(415) 894-9633

SOURCE: Atomera, Inc

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