EXHIBIT 99.1

MicroVision Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

REDMOND, Wash., May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.


Revenue for the first quarter of 2018 was $2.2 million, compared to $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2017. MicroVision's net loss for the first quarter of 2018 was $7.1 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.09 per share for the first quarter of 2017.

The company has implemented Revenue Standard ASC 606 for the year beginning January 1, 2018. The Company transitioned to the new standard using the full retrospective approach, and per the standard, historical periods have been adjusted as if the new standard was in place for historical periods.

“I am very pleased with the progress we have made over the last several months. Earlier this week we signed a new $10 million worldwide exclusive license agreement with a leading global technology company for the manufacture and distribution of display-only products, one of our five key vertical markets. This new agreement provides validation of our product roadmap and our revised Go-To-Market strategy. We also continued to make significant progress on our previously announced $24 million contract with a Tier 1 technology company,” said Perry Mulligan, MicroVision’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We also have achieved significant milestones in elements of our core technology, including a new time-of-flight ASIC and a next generation, high resolution MEMS scanner, both necessary to enable our goal of being ready for mass production with several of our new products in early 2019. We are currently working to complete the next generation of development kits that will support our Interactive Display and Sensing products,” Mulligan added.

Financial Results Conference Call

The company will host a conference call today to discuss its first quarter 2018 results and current business operations at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT. Interested parties can listen to the company's conference call by accessing the Investor Relations’ section of MicroVision’s web site on the Investor Events Calendar page or dialing 1-877-883-0383 (for U.S. participants) or 1-412-902-6506 (for international participants) ten minutes prior to the start of the call using pass code number 9474035. A replay webcast of the call will also be available from the Investor Relations’ section of MicroVision’s web site on the Investor Events Calendar page.

About MicroVision 

MicroVision is the creator of PicoP® scanning technology, and ultra-miniature laser projection and sensing solutions. MicroVision’s patented technology is a single platform that can enable projected displays, image capture and interaction for a wide array of future-ready products in this rapidly evolving, always-on world. Extensive research has led MicroVision to become an independently recognized leader in the development of intellectual property. MicroVision’s IP portfolio has been recognized by the Patent Board as a top 50 IP portfolio among global industrial companies and has been included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The company is based in Redmond, Washington.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.microvision.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/microvisioninc or follow MicroVision on Twitter at @MicroVision.

MicroVision and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements  

Certain statements contained in this release,  including those relating to providing solutions, benefits under license agreements, progress on development contracts, potential customer agreements, milestones, potential demand for MicroVision technology and products, product roadmaps, Go-To-Market strategy, potential products and applications, features of MicroVision technology, and those containing words such as “validation,” “enable” and “goal” are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to raise additional capital when needed; products incorporating our PicoP® display technology may not achieve market acceptance, commercial partners may not perform under agreements as anticipated, we may be unsuccessful in identifying parties interested in paying any amounts or amounts we deem desirable for the purchase or license of IP assets, our or our customers failure to perform under open purchase orders; our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product liability claims; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.

     
MicroVision, Inc.
Balance Sheet
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
  March 31, December 31,
   2018   2017 
         
Assets    
Current Assets    
  Cash and cash equivalents $  7,228  $  16,966 
  Accounts receivable, net    2,502     15 
  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of     
   billings on uncompleted contracts    258     680 
  Inventory    4,519     4,541 
  Other current assets    1,547     1,015 
      Total current assets    16,054     23,217 
     
Property and equipment, net    2,950     3,251 
Restricted cash    435     435 
Intangible assets, net    573     602 
Other assets    2,506     2,262 
      Total assets $  22,518  $  29,767 
     
     
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity    
Current Liabilities    
  Accounts payable $  1,989  $  3,063 
  Accrued liabilities    6,607     5,864 
  Billings on uncompleted contracts     
   in excess of related costs    4     5 
  Other current liabilities    10,103     10,142 
      Total current liabilities    18,703     19,074 
     
Deferred rent, net of current portion     366     302 
Other long-term liabilities    163     305 
      Total liabilities    19,232     19,681 
         
Commitments and contingencies    
 
Shareholders' Equity    
  Common stock at par value    79     79 
  Additional paid-in capital    529,205     528,873 
  Accumulated deficit    (525,998)    (518,866)
    Total shareholders' equity    3,286     10,086 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $  22,518  $  29,767 
     


     
MicroVision, Inc.
Statement of Operations
(In thousands, except earnings per share data)
(Unaudited)
     
     
  Three months ended March 31,
   2018   2017 
         
 
Royalty revenue $  11  $  97 
Contract revenue    2,177     471 
Total revenue    2,188     568 
         
Cost of product revenue    238     213 
Cost of contract revenue    1,635     403 
Total cost of revenue    1,873     616 
         
  Gross margin    315     (48)
         
     
Research and development expense     4,828     3,318 
Sales, marketing, general and administrative expense     2,607     2,580 
        Total operating expenses    7,435     5,898 
         
Loss from operations    (7,120)    (5,946)
     
Other income (expense), net    (12)    (3)
     
Net loss $  (7,132) $  (5,949)
     
Net loss per share - basic and diluted $  (0.09) $  (0.09)
     
Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted    78,610     68,113 
     

Investor Relations Contacts:

Ted Moreau
Darrow Associates, Inc.
608.298.7369
tmoreau@darrowir.com

or

David H. Allen
Darrow Associates, Inc.
408.427.4463
dallen@darrowir.com


The following information was filed by Microvision, Inc. (MVIS) on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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