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Sigma Labs Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

 November 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM EST
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Sigma Labs Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Conference Call to Be Held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:30am Eastern Time

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) (“Sigma Labs,” “we," "our" or the “Company”), a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and provided an overview of recent accomplishments.

Third Quarter 2018 and Recent Business Highlights

  • October 2018 – Sigma was awarded a Test and Evaluation program contract with a leading provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions for its new PrintRite3D® version 4.0 hardware and software.
     
  •  October 2018 – Announced the launch of PrintRite3Dâ 4.0 product suite at a leading trade fair for additive manufacturing.
     
  • September 2018 – Announced that Darren Beckett and Dr. Martin Piltch will both step in and assume the responsibilities of retiring CTO and Founder Mark Cola.
     
  • September 2018 – Sigma was notified by NASDAQ that they are again in compliance with NASDAQ’s listing rule sustaining the closing bid price of Sigma’s common stock at or above $1.00 per share.
     
  • August 2018 – Sigma was awarded a contract for its PrintRite3D® hardware, software and engineering services by a federally funded organization involved in the space industry.
     
  • June 2018 – Announced the closing of a public offering for gross proceeds of $2,390,000.

“Our company continues to execute on our commercialization efforts.  Since I became CEO, we have focused on installations of PrintRite 3Dâ systems with companies now making or buying production runs of 3D metal parts and who are unhappy with their quality/yields,” said John Rice, Chairman and CEO of Sigma Labs. “Sigma has begun implementing a new proof of concept sales program that was made possible and practicable by the attainment of a major product development milestone with the recent launch of version 4.0 of Sigma’s PrintRite3Dâ product suite. Beta test results have demonstrated that Sigma can now install and commence manufacturing test-runs on many AM machines in a 24-hour period and that a proof of concept and value analysis can be accomplished in a matter of weeks, subject to how promptly customers and third-party laboratories commit resources and deliver their feedback on the results. Year-to-date, we have worked hard to cultivate and develop a robust pipeline of new and existing customers. As an example, during the quarter we were awarded a new contract to provide PrintRite3D® hardware and related products and services to a federally funded organization involved in the space industry. Under the contract, our sensor arrays will determine and communicate the quality of manufactured parts in real time to the end-user.  Further, we are very pleased to have just this week announced that Sigma has entered the oil and gas industry, with a Test and Evaluation Program Contract with a large oil and gas company. Under the Test and Evaluation program, Sigma will provide comprehensive PrintRite3D INSPECT® 4.0 In-Process Quality Assurance (IPQA®) system and services—hardware, software, training, engineering and metallurgical consulting and support services—to demonstrate the ability to monitor and characterize material, machine process, and production consistency and repeatability of additive manufacturing operations. Successful completion of this Test and Evaluation program has the potential to lead to Sigma’s first commercial production order from a very large industry that Sigma has not previously engaged with. If the Test and Evaluation program is deemed successful, we have been encouraged to complete a PrintRite3D INSPECT® In-Process Quality Assurance (IPQA®) system performance validation across a three heterogeneous machine network over a planned Pilot Deployment Program.”

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

In the third quarter of 2018, we recognized revenue of $128,593 compared to $78,046 during the same period of 2017, an increase of $50,547. This 64% increase quarter over quarter resulted from increases of $69,000 in commercial sales and $22,472 in contract AM service revenue in the third quarter of 2018 offset by a decrease in revenue from government programs of $37,903 between the two quarters.

Sigma’s total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were $1,401,087 compared to $1,095,206 for the same period of 2017, a $305,881 increase. Our operating expenses are comprised of internal operating and sales expenses, outside service fees, research & development costs, and depreciation & amortization.

Personnel costs, comprised of payroll and stock-based compensation expense, consistently account for slightly more than half of Sigma’s total operating costs. In the third quarter of 2018 payroll costs were $524,508 compared to $335,495 for the same period in 2017. The $189,013 increase resulted primarily from the strategic addition of six employees since the third quarter of 2017, three in the third quarter of 2017 and three in the second quarter of 2018, as we continue the concentrated acceleration of technology development and our expansion into the European 3D manufacturing market. Stock-based compensation for the third quarter of 2018 was $198,578 compared to $199,225 for the same period in 2017, a decrease of $647.

During the three months ended September 30, 2018, Sigma incurred research and development expenditures of $139,090 compared to $68,543 in the same period of 2017. The $70,547 increase in these expenditures resulted primarily from an increase in software and algorithm consultant costs and an increase in purchases of component parts, upgraded servers and specialized equipment directly related to the development of our PrintRite 3D® 4.0 product suite being launched at the Formnext trade fair this week.

Sigma’s total net loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $1,320,825 as compared to $1,116,910 for the third quarter of 2017, a $203,915 increase with operating income contributing $230,429 to the increased loss and increased other income and expense offsetting it by $26,514.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we recognized revenue of $330,671 compared to $483,122 of revenue recognized during the same period of 2017. The primary contributors to the $152,450 reduction were revenue decreases of $174,726 from government program work and $57,227 in new system sales, partially offset by increased contract AM service sales in 2018 of $79,503.

Sigma’s total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $4,000,728 compared to $3,209,923 for the same period in 2017, a $790,805 increase.

Payroll costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $1,349,214 compared to $1,120,699 for the same period in 2017. The $228,515 increases resulted primarily from the foregoing addition of six employees beginning in the third quarter of 2017. Stock-based compensation for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $783,167 compared to $505,630 for the same period in 2017. This $277,537 increase was comprised primarily from $156,712 in vesting recognized on stock options granted to our Chief Executive Officer in the second and third quarters of 2018 and the amortization of an additional $92,371 of stock compensation paid to non-employee directors over the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, Sigma incurred research and development expenditures of $356,112 compared to $254,956 in the same period of 2017. The $101,156 increase resulted primarily from an increase in software and algorithm consultant costs and an increase in purchases of component parts, upgraded servers and specialized equipment as part of our continued concentrated acceleration of technology development, along with the development of our PrintRite 3D® 4.0 product suite in the third quarter of 2018.

Sigma’s net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 totaled $3,880,505 as compared to $2,932,283 for the same period of 2017, a $948,222 increase, with operating income contributing $874,768 and other income and expense contributing $73,454.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2018, we had $2,228,547 in cash and had a working capital surplus of $2,208,620, as compared with $1,515,674 in cash and a working capital surplus of $2,273,801 as of December 31, 2017.

Investor Conference Call

Management will host a conference call to review financial results and corporate highlights on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:30 am ET. Participating in the call will be John Rice, Chairman and CEO, and Nannette Toups, CFO. Following formal remarks there will be a Q&A session.

To listen to the call by phone, interested parties within the U.S. should call 1-844-802-2441 and international callers should call 1-412-317-5134. All callers should ask for the Sigma Labs conference call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast at www.sigmalabsinc.com. Details for the webcast may be found on the Company’s IR events page at: http://client.irwebkit.com/sigmalabsinc/events

A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through December 16, 2018. The replay can be accessed via Sigma Labs' website or by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) or Canada toll free at 855-669-9658. The replay conference ID number is 10125911. The webcast replay will be available through February 16, 2019.

About Sigma Labs, Inc.
Sigma Labs, Inc. is a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand and a developer of advanced, in-process, non-destructive quality assurance software for commercial firms worldwide seeking productive solutions for advanced manufacturing. For more information please visit us at www.sigmalabsinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “prospects,” “outlook,” and similar words or expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may,” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any anticipated results, performance or achievements. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, a future event, or otherwise. For additional risks and uncertainties that could impact the Company’s forward-looking statements, please see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (including but not limited to the discussion under “Risk Factors” therein) filed with the SEC on April 17, 2018 and which may be viewed at http://www.sec.gov

Investor Relations Contact:
Bret Shapiro
Managing Director
CORE IR
561-479-8566
brets@coreir.com


 
Sigma Labs, Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
 September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
 
      
ASSETS       
Current Assets:       
Cash$2,228,547  $1,515,674 
Accounts Receivable, net 112,039   104,538 
Note Receivable 120,149   788,500 
Inventory 236,522   192,705 
Prepaid Assets 80,764   55,278 
Total Current Assets 2,778,021   2,656,695 
        
Other Assets:       
Property and Equipment, net 301,640   411,643 
Intangible Assets, net 363,842   294,396 
Investment in Joint Venture 500   500 
Prepaid Stock Compensation 64,066   31,576 
Total Other Assets 730,048   738,115 
        
TOTAL ASSETS$3,508,069  $3,394,810 
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY       
        
Current Liabilities:       
Accounts Payable$270,404  $100,884 
Preferred Dividends Payable 7,639   - 
Notes Payable 50,000   100,000 
Deferred Revenue 54,230   35,680 
Accrued Expenses 187,128   146,330 
Total Current Liabilities 569,401   382,894 
        
TOTAL LIABILITIES 569,401   382,894 
        
Commitments & Contingencies -   - 
        
Stockholders’ Equity       
Preferred Stock, $0.001 par; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 250 and 0 shares issued and outstanding, respectively -   - 
Common Stock, $0.001 par; 22,500,000 shares authorized; 8,348,729 and 4,978,929 issued and outstanding, respectively 8,349   4,979 
Additional Paid-In Capital 21,011,406   17,192,394 
Accumulated Deficit (18,081,087)  (14,185,457)
Total Stockholders’ Equity 2,938,668   3,011,916 
        
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY$3,508,069  $3,394,810 
        


 
Sigma Labs, Inc.
Condensed Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 2018  2017  2018  2017 
            
REVENUES$128,593  $78,046  $330,671  $483,122 
                
COST OF REVENUE 56,309   81,214   198,672   267,160 
                
GROSS PROFIT 72,284   (3,168)  131,999   215,962 
                
OPERATING EXPENSES:               
Salaries & Benefits 524,508   335,495   1,349,214   1,120,699 
Stock-Based Compensation 198,578   199,225   783,167   505,630 
Operating R&D Costs 139,090   68,543   356,112   254,956 
Investor & Public Relations 142,821   118,586   426,417   362,499 
Legal & Professional Service Fees 185,676   209,563   502,028   499,057 
Office Expenses 131,629   78,044   337,671   226,988 
Depreciation & Amortization 48,013   45,502   143,587   137,153 
Other Operating Expenses 30,772   40,248   102,532   102,941 
Total Operating Expenses 1,401,087   1,095,206   4,000,728   3,209,923 
                
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (1,328,803)  (1,098,374)  (3,868,729)  (2,993,961)
                
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)               
Interest Income 9,862   13,675   26,948   26,616 
State Incentives -   2,500   -   154,568 
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities -   -   -   93,206 
Exchange Rate Gain (Loss) (606)  -   697   - 
Interest Expense (1,278)  (50,411)  (2,688)  (149,589)
Loss on Disposal of Assets -   15,700   (36,733)  (6,682)
Debt discount amortization -   -       (56,441)
Total Other Income (Expense) 7,978   (18,536)  (11,776)  61,678 
                
LOSS BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES (1,320,825)  (1,116,910)  (3,880,505)  (2,932,283)
                
Provision for income Taxes -   -   -   - 
                
Net Loss$(1,320,825) $(1,116,910) $(3,880,505) $(2,932,283)
                
Net Loss per Common Share – Basic and Diluted$(0.16) $(0.24) $(0.62) $(0.68)
                
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding – Basic and Diluted 8,281,338   4,574,460   6,295,658   4,330,565 
                

 

 
Sigma Labs, Inc.
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
 Nine months Ended 
 September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2017
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES       
Net Loss$(3,880,505) $(2,932,283)
Adjustments to reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash used in operating activities:       
Noncash Expenses:       
Depreciation and Amortization 143,587   137,154 
Stock Based Compensation 793,492   506,994 
Loss on Write-off of Asset 36,733   - 
(Gain) on Change in Derivative Balance -   (93,206)
Original Issue Discount Amortization -   74,794 
Debt Discount Amortization -   56,441 
Change in assets and liabilities:       
Accounts Receivable (7,501)  182,511 
Interest Receivable 36,154   - 
Inventory (21,280)  (1,666)
Prepaid Assets (25,486)  (13,840)
Accounts Payable 169,520   2,572 
Deferred Revenue 18,550   35,680 
Accrued Expenses 40,797   94,455 
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES (2,695,939)  (1,950,394)
        
INVESTING ACTIVITIES       
Purchase of Property and Equipment (55,147)  (16,381)
Purchase of Intangible Assets (107,152)  (37,498)
Advance of Funds for Note Receivable -   (775,267)
Payment received from Note Receivable 632,197   - 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES 469,898   (829,146)
        
FINANCING ACTIVITIES       
Proceeds from issuance of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock & Warrants 1,000,000   - 
Proceeds from issuance of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock & Warrants 350,000   - 
Gross Proceeds from issuance of Common Stock and Warrants 2,040,100   5,823,300 
Offering Costs Paid (443,700)  (750,664)
Dividend on Preferred (7,486)  - 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES 2,938,914   5,072,636 
        
NET CHANGE IN CASH FOR PERIOD 712,873   2,293,096 
        
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD 1,515,674   398,391 
        
CASH AT END OF PERIOD$2,228,547  $2,691,487 
        
Supplemental Disclosures:       
Noncash investing & financing activities disclosure:       
Conversion of Convertible Debt for Stock$(50,000) $- 
Common Stock issued for Conversion of Series B Preferred$1,100   - 
Common Stock issued for Cashless Exchange of Warrants$5  $- 
Disclosure of cash paid for:       
Interest$12,205  $50,418 
Income Taxes$-  $- 

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Source: GlobeNewswire (November 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM EST)

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