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Momentus Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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SAN JOSE, Calif., November 09, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) ("Momentus" or the "Company"), a U.S. commercial space company that plans to offer transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

"During the third quarter, we took major steps toward our goal of providing the transportation and infrastructure services that will enable people, companies and industries to use space in exciting new ways," said Momentus Chief Executive John Rood. "We completed our Business Combination with Stable Road, resulting in the public listing of the Company's stock and a meaningful improvement in its liquidity position, added key staff to our executive leadership team and Board of Directors, continued to mature our product in advance of our inaugural mission, progressed on our vehicle fabrication and rigorous ground-testing efforts, settled all outstanding claims with SEC Enforcement, paving the way for us to de-SPAC, and made significant progress toward implementing our National Security Agreement."

Third Quarter 2021 Business Highlights:

  • Completed a business combination with Stable Road Acquisition Corporation, which effectively listed the company’s equity on the Nasdaq Global Select Markets stock exchange and bolstered the Company’s liquidity position to fund the next phase of its business plan.

  • Added key defense and security experience to the executive leadership team including the addition of John C. Rood, former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer as well as the additions of Paul Ney, former General Counsel for the Department of Defense as the Company’s new Chief Legal Officer, and Karen Plonty as the Company’s new Chief Security Officer.

  • Reconstituted the Board of Directors for effective public company governance including the appointment of Victorino Mercado, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, as the Company’s new Security Director to oversee implementation of the National Security Agreement (NSA) that the Company signed with CFIUS in June.

  • Made significant progress under new leadership toward NSA implementation. Of the 62 discrete compliance tasks required under the NSA, we have fully implemented the majority and have partially implemented the remaining items.

  • Refocused product development strategy into actionable steps that will help build a foundation for the future. Step one is to bring our Vigoride vehicle to market as early as possible with the features and reliability we know our customers want. This will be closely followed by a focused expansion of our service offerings as we bring online a reusable version of Vigoride that we think will be able to effectively and economically support customer demands for payload hosting and in-orbit servicing.

  • Completed the initial assembly and initial system-level functional testing of Vigoride 3 and drafted a plan to address anomalies uncovered by these tests. Remediation and planned rework of some components are ongoing, and the vehicle will soon enter system-level thermal vacuum testing, which is late-stage environmental testing that simulates the environment in space.

  • Completed performance testing of latest-generation Microwave Electrothermal Thruster (MET) with life testing now underway. So far, the MET has performed as expected during these tests.

  • Settled all obligations related to the previously-announced repurchase of our co-founders’ shares for $40 million.

  • Settled all outstanding claims with SEC Enforcement. Subsequent to the close of the quarter, we have fully engaged with an independent compliance consultant as is required by our settlement agreement.

  • Subsequent to the close of the quarter, we signed a Launch Services Agreement that reserves space for Vigoride on SpaceX’s Transporter-5 mission, which is targeted for June of 2022. While securing space on the manifest is an important step, our plan to launch in June remains subject to the receipt of licenses and other government approvals, and successful completion of our current efforts to get the system ready for flight.

Conference Call Information

Momentus Inc. will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) today. To access the conference call, parties should dial (844) 646-2696 and enter the conference ID number 6765477 (international participants should dial +1 (918) 922-6901). The live audio webcast along with supplemental information will be accessible on the Company’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.momentus.space/events-and-presentations. A recording of the webcast will also be available following the conference call.

About Momentus Inc.

Momentus is a U.S. commercial space company that plans to offer in-space infrastructure services, including in-space transportation, hosted payloads and in-orbit services. Momentus believes it can make new ways of operating in space possible with its planned in-space transfer and service vehicles that will be powered by an innovative water plasma-based propulsion system that is under development. The Company anticipates flying its first two Vigoride vehicles to Low Earth Orbit on a third-party launch provider no earlier than June 2022, subject to receipt of appropriate government licenses, approvals and availability of slots on its launch provider's manifest, for which there is no assurance such licenses, approvals and availability will be received, if at all.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements which may constitute "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Momentus or its management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, and are not guarantees of future performance. The words "may," "will," "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "continue," "could," "estimate," "future," "expect," "intends," "may," "might," "plan," "possible," "potential," "aim," "strive," "predict," "project," "should," "would" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions.

Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of Momentus’ control. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: the ability of the Company to obtain licenses and government approvals for its missions, which are essential to its operations; the ability of the Company to effectively market and sell satellite transport services and planned in-orbit services; the ability of the Company to protect its intellectual property and trade secrets; the development of markets for satellite transport and in-orbit services; the ability of the Company to develop, test and validate its technology, including its water plasma propulsion technology; delays or impediments that the Company may face in the development, manufacture and deployment of next generation satellite transport systems; the ability of the Company to convert backlog or inbound inquiries into revenue; changes in applicable laws or regulations and extensive and evolving government regulations that impact operations and business, including export control license requirements; the ability to attract or maintain a qualified workforce with the required security clearances and requisite skills; level of product service or product or launch failures or delays that could lead customers to use competitors’ services; investigations, claims, disputes, enforcement actions, litigation and/or other regulatory or legal proceedings; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business; the Company’s ability to comply with the terms of its National Security Agreement and any related compliance measures instituted by the director who was approved by the CFIUS Monitoring Agencies (the "Security Director"); the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and/or other risks and uncertainties included under the "Risk Factors" in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus filed by the Company on July 23, 2021, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.momentus.space. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

MOMENTUS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Service revenue 1

$

200

$

$

330

$

Cost of revenue (decrease) 2

(184

)

(135

)

Gross margin

384

465

Operating expenses:

Research and development expenses

9,047

5,377

39,747

13,758

Selling, general and administrative expenses

12,057

4,056

35,802

7,478

Total operating expenses

21,104

9,433

75,549

21,236

Loss from operations

(20,721

)

(9,433

)

(75,084

)

(21,236

)

Other income (expense):

Decrease (increase) in fair value of SAFE notes

26,924

(99,107

)

209,291

(102,695

)

Decrease (increase) in fair value of warrants

(2,712

)

(1,324

)

9,826

(1,317

)

Interest income

1

2

7

Interest expense

(4,328

)

(67

)

(8,685

)

(145

)

SEC settlement

(7,000

)

Other income (expense) 3

(4,778

)

(993

)

(4,965

)

(942

)

Total other income (expense)

15,107

(101,489

)

198,469

(105,093

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(5,614

)

(110,923

)

123,385

(126,329

)

Income tax provision

1

1

Net income ( loss)

$

(5,614

)

$

(110,923

)

$

123,384

$

(126,329

)

Net income ( loss) per share, basic

$

(0.09

)

$

(1.77

)

$

2.06

$

(1.97

)

Net income ( loss) per share, fully diluted

$

(0.09

)

$

(1.77

)

$

1.92

$

(1.97

)

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic

60,589,566

62,722,340

59,873,199

64,244,006

Weighted average shares outstanding, fully diluted

60,589,566

62,722,340

64,232,537

64,244,006

1 -

Revenue recognized related to cancellations of customer contracts, resulting in the forfeiture of customer deposits

2 -

The reduction of cost of revenue represents the reversal of a contingency recorded during the prior year for loss contracts related to free slots on future missions. During the three months ended September 30, 2021 the Company signed amendments or terminations with those customers such that the services will no longer be free of charge. The reversed contingency was offset by costs incurred related to one of the cancelled contracts.

3 -

Other expenses during three months ended September 30, 2021 were due to the transaction costs allocated to the liability-classified warrant assumed in connection with the Business Combination. Other expense in the three months ended September 30, 2020 was due to banking fees related to SAFE financing raised during the period.

MOMENTUS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

September 30,
2021

December 31,
2020

(unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

178,059

$

23,005

Restricted cash, current

820

100

Prepaids and other current assets

10,408

4,508

Total current assets

189,287

27,613

Property, machinery and equipment, net

4,786

2,321

Intangible assets, net

344

305

Operating right-of-use asset

7,846

316

Deferred offering costs

2,610

Restricted cash, non-current

313

415

Other non-current assets

3,065

2,740

Total assets

$

205,640

$

36,320

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

Accounts payable

$

4,755

$

1,863

Accrued expenses

6,733

3,064

Loan payable, current

17,613

Contract liabilities, current

1,914

Operating lease liability, current

1,146

254

Other current liabilities

5,066

220

Total current liabilities

35,313

7,314

Contract liabilities, non-current

1,554

711

Warrant liability

33,254

3,206

SAFE notes

314,440

Operating lease liability, non-current

7,565

72

Other non-current liabilities

437

49

Total liabilities

78,122

325,792

Shareholders’ equity (deficit):

Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized and 80,580,232 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021; 142,804,498 shares authorized and 62,510,690 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020

1

1

Additional paid-in capital

333,471

39,866

Treasury Stock

Accumulated deficit

(205,954

)

(329,338

)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

127,518

(289,472

)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$

205,640

$

36,320

MOMENTUS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

(in thousands)

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

123,384

$

(126,329

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

768

419

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

6,935

34

(Decrease) increase in fair value of warrants

(9,826

)

1,317

(Decrease) increase in fair value of SAFE notes

(209,291

)

102,695

Impairment of prepaid launch costs

9,450

Stock-based compensation expense

11,187

1,642

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Prepaids and other current assets

(15,350

)

(4,873

)

Other non-current assets

(2,908

)

360

Accounts payable

4,357

865

Accrued expenses

4,546

1,061

Other current liabilities

4,829

61

Contract liabilities

(1,071

)

1,681

Lease liability and right of use asset

856

Other non-current liabilities

5

Net cash used in operating activities

(72,129

)

(21,068

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property, machinery and equipment

(2,835

)

(1,245

)

Purchases of intangible assets

(16

)

(99

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,852

)

(1,345

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of SAFE notes

30,853

44,650

Proceeds from issuance of loan payable

25,000

2,458

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

278

61

Payment of notes payable

(1,015

)

Payment of debt issuance costs

(144

)

(37

)

Payment of warrant issuance costs

(31

)

(1

)

Payment for share repurchase

(40,000

)

Proceeds from PIPE

110,000

Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon Merger

137,282

Payments for transaction costs

(32,585

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

230,653

46,116

Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

155,672

23,704

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

23,520

13,002

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

179,191

$

36,706

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities

Issuance of common stock related to conversion of SAFE notes

$

136,001

$

Issuance of common stock related to exercise of warrant liabilities

$

7,001

$

Reclassification of deferred offering costs

$

6,203

$

Deferred offering costs in accounts payable and accrued expenses at period end

$

$

979

Assumption of merger warrants liability

$

31,225

$

Operating lease right-of-use assets in exchange for lease obligations

$

8,501

$

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

Cash paid for income taxes

$

1

$

1

Cash paid for interest

$

1,750

$

84

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year’s financial statements to conform to the current year’s presentation. None of the reclassifications have changed the total assets, liabilities, shareholders’ deficit, income, expenses or net losses previously reported.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)

This press release references certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expense and non-GAAP research and development expense. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, and certain other items the Company believes are not indicative of its core operating performance. The Company defines non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses and research and development expenses as those respective GAAP amounts, excluding stock-based compensation and non-recurring items not indicative of core operating performance None of these non-GAAP financial measures is a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) and should not be considered as an alternative to any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP.

The Company believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental information to investors about the Company in understanding and evaluating its operating results, enhancing the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects, and allowing for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics used by its management in financial and operational-decision making. However, there are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP measures and their nearest GAAP equivalents. For example, other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently, or may use other measures to calculate their financial performance, and therefore any non-GAAP measures the Company uses may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss for the three months September 30, 2021, September 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, respectively, are set forth below:

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30,
2021

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2021

Net Income (Loss)

$

(5,614

)

$

(110,923

)

$

64,327

Income tax expense

1

Interest income

(1

)

(1

)

Interest expense

4,328

67

3,389

Depreciation & amortization

320

156

249

EBITDA

(966

)

(110,701

)

67,965

(Decrease) increase in fair value of SAFE notes

(26,924

)

99,107

(100,803

)

(Decrease) increase in fair value of warrants

2,712

1,324

(4,454

)

SEC settlement

7,000

Transaction costs allocated to warrant liability

4,780

Investment banking fees related to SAFE financing

1,005

Prepaid launch deposit impairment

8,700

SEC and CFIUS legal expenses

2,188

3,514

Severance and other related expenses

156

Stock-based compensation

3,075

1,374

2,344

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(15,136

)

$

(7,892

)

$

(15,578

)

A reconciliation of selling, general, and administrative expenses to non-GAAP selling, general, and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021, September 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, respectively, are set forth below:

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30,
2021

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2021

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

$

12,057

$

4,056

$

9,740

Stock-based compensation

$

3,023

$

1,339

$

2,278

SEC and CFIUS legal expenses

$

2,188

$

$

3,514

Severance and other related expenses

$

$

$

76

Non-GAAP selling, general, administration expenses

$

6,846

$

2,717

$

3,872

A reconciliation of research and development expenses to non-GAAP research and development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021, September 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, respectively, are set forth below:

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30,
2021

September 30,
2020

June 30,
2021

Research and development expenses

$

9,047

$

5,377

$

20,794

Prepaid launch deposit impairment

$

$

$

8,700

Stock-based compensation

$

52

$

34

$

66

Severance and other related expenses

$

$

$

80

Non-GAAP Research and development expenses

$

8,995

$

5,343

$

11,948

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Contacts

For investor relations inquiries:
Darryl Genovesi at investors@momentus.space

For media inquiries:
Jessica Pieczonka at press@momentus.space

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