Exhibit 99.1

 

ASTROTECH REPORTS FIRST QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Austin, Texas – November 14, 2018 Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 ended September 30, 2018.

 

Astrotech’s 1st Detect subsidiary recently accomplished significant milestones by being accepted by both the U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) for testing of its mass spectrometry-based explosives trace detector, the TRACER 1000. To be accepted for testing, the TRACER 1000 completed a stringent pre-test requirement that verifies the instrument’s viability and performance. During this quarter, the TRACER 1000 has been undergoing TSA and ECAC testing in both the U.S. and Europe.

 

“In anticipation of our expected growth, Astrotech is overseeing the transition of 1st Detect from a devoted R&D company to a manufacturing organization. The Company is able to use its existing facilities to accommodate the near-term manufacturing requirements and does not expect to incur any additional facilities costs,” stated Thomas B. Pickens III, Chairman and CEO of Astrotech.

 

In October, Astrotech completed a $3 million private investment from its Chairman and CEO and another long-term investor.

 

“These investments are expected to provide the necessary resources to continue working uninterrupted toward the goal of securing TSA and ECAC certification for the TRACER 1000,” continued Pickens.

 

There is no assurance that TSA or ECAC certifications will be granted.

 

Finally, Astrotech filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in anticipation of accessing the capital markets for growth capital, which became effective on August 20.

 

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights

Management continues efforts to optimize our resources while reducing cost and adding financial flexibility.

 

Operating expenses decreased $829 thousand, or 27%, during the first quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2018, due to an ongoing emphasis on cost reduction.

 

Our monthly cash burn for this quarter has been reduced to $749 thousand, a 17% reduction from our run rate in fiscal year 2018.


 

Astrotech Corporation had no debt at September 30, 2018.

 

About Astrotech

Astrotech (NASDAQ: ASTC) is a science and technology development and commercialization company that launches, manages, and builds scalable companies based on innovative technology in order to maximize shareholder value. 1st Detect develops, manufactures, and sells chemical analyzers for use in the security, defense, healthcare, and environmental markets. Astral Images sells film-to-digital image enhancement, defect removal, color correction, and post processing software, providing economically feasible conversion of film to the new 4K ultra-high definition (UHD), high-dynamic range (HDR) format. Astrotech is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For information, please visit www.astrotechcorp.com.

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, the Company’s use of proceeds from the private placement transaction, whether we can successfully develop our proprietary technologies and whether the market will accept our products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. In addition, any forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date of its publication and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 

Company Contact: Eric Stober, Chief Financial Officer, Astrotech Corporation, (512) 485-9530

IR Contact: Nicole Conser, Director of Marketing, Astrotech Corporation, (512) 485-9530

 

Tables follow



ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Revenue

 

$

33

 

 

$

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

1,144

 

 

 

1,407

 

Research and development

 

 

1,103

 

 

 

1,669

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

2,247

 

 

 

3,076

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(2,225

)

 

 

(3,076

)

Interest and other (expense) income, net

 

 

(13

)

 

 

70

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(2,238

)

 

 

(3,006

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,238

)

 

$

(3,006

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

4,073

 

 

 

4,057

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(0.55

)

 

$

(0.74

)

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,238

)

 

$

(3,006

)

Available-for-sale securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized gain

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Reclassification adjustment for realized loss

 

 

31

 

 

 

1

 

Total comprehensive loss

 

$

(2,207

)

 

$

(3,004

)

 



ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

September 30,

2018

 

 

June 30,

2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,906

 

 

$

552

 

Short-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

3,551

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

 

29

 

 

 

12

 

Inventory, net

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

270

 

 

 

154

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,205

 

 

 

4,276

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

664

 

 

 

733

 

Long-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

Other assets, net

 

 

81

 

 

 

81

 

Total assets

 

$

2,950

 

 

$

5,140

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

105

 

 

$

112

 

Payroll related accruals

 

 

313

 

 

 

412

 

Accrued liabilities and other

 

 

526

 

 

 

434

 

Income tax payable

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

946

 

 

 

960

 

Other liabilities

 

 

177

 

 

 

188

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,123

 

 

 

1,148

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, convertible, 2,500,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding, at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 4,495,290 and 4,496,873 shares issued at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively; 4,095,374 and 4,097,346 shares outstanding at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively

 

 

190,565

 

 

 

190,570

 

Treasury stock, 399,916 and 399,527 shares at cost at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively

 

 

(4,129

)

 

 

(4,128

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

1,793

 

 

 

1,745

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(186,402

)

 

 

(184,164

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

(31

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

1,827

 

 

 

3,992

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

2,950

 

 

$

5,140

 

 

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