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March 1, 2021
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March 1, 2021, Netlist, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release of Netlist, Inc., dated March 1, 2021.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: March 1, 2021||By:||/s/ Gail M. Sasaki|
|Gail M. Sasaki|
|Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Netlist Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 Results
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 1, 2021 - Netlist, Inc. (OTCQB: NLST) today reported financial results for the full year and the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2021.
Net sales for the full year ended January 2, 2021 were $47.2 million, compared to net sales of $26.1 million for the full year ended December 28, 2019. Gross profit for the full year ended January 2, 2021 was $6.7 million, or 14.3% of net sales, compared to a gross profit of $2.6 million, or 9.8% of net sales, for the full year ended December 28, 2019.
Net loss for the full year ended January 2, 2021 was ($7.3) million, or a loss per share of ($0.04), compared to a net loss in the prior year period of ($12.5) million, or a loss per share of ($0.08). These results include stock-based compensation expense of $0.8 million and $1.0 million for the years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively.
Net sales for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2021 were $11.5 million, compared to net sales of $9.4 million for the quarter ended December 28, 2019. Gross profit for the quarter ended January 2, 2021 was $1.5 million, or 12.7% of net sales, compared to a gross profit of $1.4 million, or 15.3% of net sales, for the quarter ended December 28, 2019.
Net loss for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2021 was ($1.8) million, or a loss per share of ($0.01), compared to a net loss in the prior year period of ($1.8) million, or a loss per share of ($0.01). These results include stock-based compensation expense of $0.2 million for both of the quarters ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019.
As of January 2, 2021, cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $16.5 million, total assets were $25.3 million, working capital was ($2.7) million, total debt and accrued interest, net of debt discount, was $20.9 million, and stockholders’ deficit was ($2.6) million.
“During 2020 revenue grew by 81%, gross profit dollars improved by 162% and operating expenses decreased by 3.5%, resulting in a 42% improvement to the bottom line compared to the prior year,” said Netlist’s Chief Executive Officer, C.K. Hong. “For 2021 we are well positioned to execute on the product business and our intellectual property initiatives. We look forward to the resumption of the Google case and the SK hynix jury trial.”
Conference Call Information
C.K. Hong, Chief Executive Officer, and Gail Sasaki, Chief Financial Officer, will host an investor conference call today, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to review Netlist’s results for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2021. 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.
Netlist provides high-performance SSDs and modular memory subsystems to enterprise customers in diverse industries. The Company's NVMe™ SSD portfolio provides industry-leading performance offered in multiple capacities and form factors. HybriDIMM™, Netlist's next-generation storage class memory product, addresses the growing need for real-time analytics in Big Data applications, in-memory databases, high-performance computing and advanced data storage solutions. Netlist also manufactures a line of specialty and legacy memory products to storage customers, appliance customers, system builders and cloud and datacenter customers. Netlist holds a portfolio of patents in the areas of server memory, hybrid memory, storage class memory, rank multiplication and load reduction. 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, such as its ongoing proceedings against SK hynix Inc., 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. 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 10, 2020, 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.
For more information, please contact:
|The Plunkett Group||Netlist, Inc.|
|Mike Smargiassi||Gail M. Sasaki|
|NLST@theplunkettgroup.com||Chief Financial Officer|
|(212) 739-6729||(949) 435-0025|
|Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|January 2,||December 28,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||13,326||$||8,966|
|Accounts receivable, net||4,680||3,672|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||514||627|
|Total current assets||24,918||19,511|
|Property and equipment, net||182||286|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets||114||968|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Revolving line of credit||3,678||2,990|
|Accrued payroll and related liabilities||806||740|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||777||793|
|Long-term debt due within one year||17,056||412|
|Total current liabilities||27,644||14,069|
|Operating lease liabilities||—||498|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||192,071||179,086|
|Total stockholders' deficit||(2,620||)||(8,363||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit||$||25,272||$||22,141|
|Netlist, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
Three Months Ended
|January 2,||December 28,||January 2,||December 28,|
|Cost of sales(1)||10,026||7,933||40,503||23,533|
|Research and development(1)||870||645||2,953||2,383|
|Intellectual property legal fees||111||564||2,368||4,131|
|Selling, general and administrative(1)||2,253||1,822||8,247||7,546|
|Total operating expenses||3,234||3,031||13,568||14,060|
|Other income (expense), net:|
|Interest expense, net||(94||)||(170||)||(531||)||(945||)|
|Other income (expense), net||103||1||101||(4||)|
|Total other income (expense), net||9||(169||)||(430||)||(949||)|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(1,766||)||(1,763||)||(7,267||)||(12,439||)|
|Provision for income taxes||—||12||1||13|
|Net loss per common share:|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.04||)||$||(0.08||)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding:|
|Basic and diluted||195,964||164,658||183,594||148,132|
|(1) Amounts include stock-based compensation expense as follows:|
|Cost of sales||$||2||$||6||$||10||$||26|
|Research and development||42||50||196||213|
|Selling, general and administrative||137||151||557||750|
|Total stock-based compensation||$||181||$||207||$||763||$||989|