Exhibit 99.1

 

ASTROTECH REPORTS FIRST QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2020

FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

Austin, Texas November 13, 2019 – Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, which ended September 30, 2019.

 

The beginning of fiscal 2020 has been pivotal for the Company’s development of its mass spectrometry technology. 1st Detect completed numerous domestic and international product demonstrations and field trials where the TRACER 1000™ outperformed antiquated ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) based explosives trace detectors (ETDs). Among these demonstrations was a field trial with Finavia, one of the world’s leading airport operators. The Finavia case study is available on our website at https://www.1stdetect.com/finavia-cs/ and further demonstrates that the TRACER 1000 outperforms IMS-ETDs. The TRACER 1000 does not confuse common household products with explosives, has a virtually unlimited threat library, and delivers near 100% up-time. IMS-ETDs, in contrast, are hampered by high false alarms, have a limited threat library, and exhibit significant down-time.

 

The Company also launched Agriculture Technology Corporation (AG-TECH) and introduced the AG-LAB-1000™ series of mass spectrometers to address the needs of the agriculture market. With minimal additional R&D required, this introduction was largely in response to a growing concern in the hemp and cannabis market regarding the detection of pesticides in the field or greenhouse. We believe there are currently no other ruggedized instruments in the field that can detect pesticides at parts per billion (ppb) in real-time.

 

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights

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

Operating expenses decreased $190 thousand, or 8.5%, during the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019, due to an ongoing emphasis on cost reduction.

Monthly cash burn for this quarter has been reduced to approximately $610 thousand, an 19.9% reduction from our cash burn rate in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.

In September 2019, Astrotech completed an investment from its Chairman and CEO of a $1.5 million secured promissory note.

 

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 trace detectors for use in the security and detection market. AG-TECH develops, manufactures, and sells chemical analyzers for use in the agriculture market. 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. 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

Tables follow



 

 

ASTROTECH CORPORATION

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Revenue

 

$

1

 

 

$

33

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

Gross profit

 

 

1

 

 

 

22

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

1,202

 

 

 

1,144

 

Research and development

 

 

855

 

 

 

1,103

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

2,057

 

 

 

2,247

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(2,056

)

 

 

(2,225

)

Interest and other expense, net

 

 

(12

)

 

 

(13

)

Loss from operations before income taxes

 

 

(2,068

)

 

 

(2,238

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,068

)

 

$

(2,238

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

5,591

 

 

 

4,073

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(0.37

)

 

$

(0.55

)

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,068

)

 

$

(2,238

)

Available-for-sale securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclassification adjustment for realized loss

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

Total comprehensive loss

 

$

(2,068

)

 

$

(2,207

)

 



ASTROTECH CORPORATION

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

 

 

September 30,

2019

 

 

June 30,

2019

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Note)

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,579

 

 

$

1,588

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Inventory:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials

 

 

121

 

 

 

150

 

Work-in-process

 

 

209

 

 

 

181

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

643

 

 

 

429

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

338

 

 

 

371

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,893

 

 

 

2,722

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

409

 

 

 

469

 

Operating leases, right-of-use assets

 

 

1,527

 

 

 

 

Long-term tax receivable

 

 

214

 

 

 

429

 

Other assets

 

 

72

 

 

 

72

 

Total assets

 

$

5,115

 

 

$

3,692

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

99

 

 

 

160

 

Payroll related accruals

 

 

388

 

 

 

319

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

290

 

 

 

357

 

Income tax payable

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Term note payable - related party

 

 

1,500

 

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities - current

 

 

237

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

2,516

 

 

 

838

 

Operating lease liabilities, non - current

 

 

1,304

 

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

146

 

Total liabilities

 

 

3,820

 

 

 

984

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,500,000 shares authorized; 280,898 shares of Series C and 280,898 shares of Series D issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 6,188,198 and 6,184,698 shares issued at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively; 5,926,137 and 5,775,171 shares outstanding at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

190,597

 

 

 

190,571

 

Treasury stock, 399,916 shares at cost at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

(4,129

)

 

 

(4,129

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

8,363

 

 

 

7,964

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(193,536

)

 

 

(191,698

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

1,295

 

 

 

2,708

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

5,115

 

 

$

3,692

 

 

Note: The balance sheet at June 30, 2019, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by the United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

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