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Netlist Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

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Irvine, 05/02/2022 / 08:00, EST/EDT - EQS Newswire - Netlist, Inc.


IRVINE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 2, 2022 / Netlist, Inc. (OTCQB:NLST) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022.

Netlist logo (PRNewsFoto/Netlist, Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/Netlist, Inc.)

First Quarter 2022 Highlights:

  • Revenue more than tripled to $50.2 million compared to $14.9 million for last year's quarter

  • Gross profit dollars more than doubled to $3.4 million compared to $1.5 million for last year's quarter

"Netlist delivered revenue and gross profit growth on both a year over year and consecutive quarter basis," said Netlist's Chief Executive Officer, C.K. Hong. "During the quarter, we also made targeted investments in sales, marketing and research and development. As we execute on our product and licensing strategies, we remain well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities in front of us."

Net sales for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 were $50.2 million, compared to net sales of $14.9 million for the first quarter ended April 3, 2021 and $36.3 million in the prior quarter. Gross profit for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 was $3.4 million, compared to a gross profit of $1.5 million for the first quarter ended April 3, 2021 and $2.0 million for the prior quarter.

Net loss for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 was ($5.9) million, or ($0.03) per share, compared to a net loss in the prior year period of ($4.0) million, or a loss per share of ($0.02). These results include stock-based compensation expense of $0.7 million and $0.3 million for the quarters ended April 2, 2022 and April 3, 2021, respectively.

As of April 2, 2022, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $58.3 million, total assets were $88.5 million, working capital was $48.7 million, total debt was $5.1 million, and stockholders' equity was $50.2 million.

Conference Call Information

C.K. Hong, Chief Executive Officer, and Gail Sasaki, Chief Financial Officer, will host an investor conference call today, May 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to review Netlist's results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022. 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.

About Netlist

Netlist provides high-performance solid state drives and modular memory solutions to enterprise customers in diverse industries. The Company's NVMe™ SSDs in various capacities and form factors and the line of custom and specialty memory products bring industry-leading performance to server and storage appliance customers and cloud service providers. Netlist licenses its portfolio of intellectual property including patents, in server memory, hybrid memory and storage class memory, to companies that implement Netlist's technology. To learn more, visit www.netlist.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
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, 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; the competitive landscape of Netlist's industry; and general economic, political and market conditions, including quarantines, factory slowdowns or shutdowns, and travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine may increase the likelihood of supply interruptions. 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 1, 2022, 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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For more information, please contact:

The Plunkett Group
Mike Smargiassi
NLST@theplunkettgroup.com
(212) 739-6729

Netlist, Inc.
Gail M. Sasaki
Chief Financial Officer
(949) 435-0025

Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)


(unaudited)



April 2,
2022

January 1,
2022

ASSETS



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$

37,530

$

47,679

Restricted cash

20,800

10,800

Accounts receivable, net

5,777

12,727

Inventories

19,503

15,670

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,167

1,126

Total current assets

84,777

88,002


Property and equipment, net

1,129

989

Operating lease right-of-use assets

2,279

1,891

Other assets

287

294

Total assets

$

88,472

$

91,176


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

28,963

$

25,887

Revolving line of credit

4,732

7,000

Accrued payroll and related liabilities

1,345

1,308

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

709

632

Long-term debt due within one year

376

562

Total current liabilities

36,125

35,389

Operating lease liabilities

1,994

1,593

Other liabilities

187

152

Total liabilities

38,306

37,134


Commitments and contingencies


Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock

-

-

Common stock

232

231

Additional paid-in capital

245,861

243,866

Accumulated deficit

(195,927

)

(190,055

)

Total stockholders' equity

50,166

54,042

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

88,472

$

91,176


Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended


April 2,
2022

April 3,
2021




Net sales

50,200

14,897

Cost of sales(1)

46,837

13,396

Gross profit

3,363

1,501

Operating expenses:

Research and development(1)

2,457

1,124

Intellectual property legal fees

2,826

2,287

Selling, general and administrative(1)

3,938

1,957

Total operating expenses

9,221

5,368

Operating (loss) income

(5,858

)

(3,867

Other (expense) income, net:

Interest expense, net

(11

)

(147

Other income, net

(2

)

(2

Total other (expense) income, net

(13

)

(149

(Loss) income before provision for income taxes

(5,871

)

(4,016

Provision for income taxes

1

1

Net (loss) income

$

(5,872

)

$

(4,017


Net loss per common share:

Basic and diluted

$

(0.03

)

$

(0.02

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted

230,546

205,680


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


Cost of sales

$

3

$

3

Research and development

176

110

Selling, general and administrative

503

225

Total stock-based compensation

$

682

$

338


SOURCE: Netlist, Inc.


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