LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2022 — McapMediaWire — Crown Electrokinetics Corp. (NASDAQ: CRKN) (“Crown” or the “Company”), a leading smart glass technology company, will today report its financial results for the nine-month Stub Period ended December 31, 2021.
Doug Croxall, Crown, CEO, “In less than one year we have vertically integrated all manufacturing processes internally. This is quite an accomplishment and a departure from our original plan to have contract manufacturers produce our electrokinetic film. The growth of our talented team and the execution of our business plan now positions Crown for first product delivery in a matter of months. We look forward to delivering our generation 1.0 Smart Window Insert this summer.”
Crown Updates During and Subsequent to the nine-month Stub Period
The Company expects to have its new facilities in Oregon operational by the end of the second quarter 2022. The Salem facility will manage the assembly of the Inserts and the Research and Development lab in Corvallis, will continue to improve its defect-free film and run its initial production of electrokinetic film for first product launch in the Summer 2022.
Key product differentiators will include extremely low power consumption (solar-powered), faster tinting speed and the ability to retrofit existing windows.
On March 25th, the Company entered its third MSA (Master Supply Agreement) with another large REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), to install its Smart Window Inserts powered by DynamicTintTM in its office buildings. The MSA provides the terms and conditions under which purchase orders will be executed.
Financial Results for the nine-month Stub Period ended December 31, 2021, compared to the nine months ended December 2020
Net Loss: Net loss for the nine-month Stub period ended December 31, 2021, was $16.5 million which included $8.7 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense. This Net loss was $3.6 million lower than the $20.1 million recorded during the nine months ended December 31, 2020, which included $16.5 million of non-cash compensation and financing expenses.
Operating Expenses: Operating Expenses were $16.9 million comprising $8.7 million of non-cash stock-based compensation, $4.5 million of payroll expense, $2.3 million in consulting and professional fees, and $1.5 million of operating overhead. Operating expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2020, were $14.1 million which included non-cash stock-based compensation of $11.0 million.
Other Income/Expenses: Other Income was $0.4 million during the nine months ended December 31, 2021. Other Expense was $6.0 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2020 and was primarily due to interest incurred on convertible notes.
Cash Position: For the nine months ended December 31, 2021, the Company deployed $8.6 million of cash for operations and $0.8 million for investing activities. As of December 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents were $6.1 million. In March 2022 Crown executed a $10 million standby letter of credit.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast that morning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time featuring remarks by Doug Croxall, Chairman & CEO and Joel Krutz, CFO.
|Event:||Crown Electrokinetics Earnings Conference Call for the nine-month Stub Period ended December 31, 2021,|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 30, 2022|
|Time:||11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time|
|Live Call:||+ 1-877-451-6152 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-201-389-0879 (International)|
For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a replay will be available through April 13, 2022, at +1-844-512-2921 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-412-317-6671 (International). Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 13727498.
An archived version of the webcast will also be available on Crown’s Investor Relations site: https://ir.crownek.com/.
About Crown Electrokinetics
Crown is a smart glass technology company and the creator of DynamicTint™ We Make Your Glass Smarter™. Originally invented by Hewlett-Packard (HP, Inc.), our technology allows any glass surface to transition between clear and dark in seconds. With applications to a wide array of windows, including commercial buildings, automotive sunroofs, and residential skylights, we partner with leading glass and film manufacturers for mass production and distribution. At the core of our technology is a thin film that is powered by electrically charged pigment which not only replaces common window tints but is also a more sustainable alternative to traditional window treatments. With its unique ability to be retrofitted to existing glass, DynamicTint™ offers myriad benefits related to reducing carbon emissions. The company is supported by a robust patent portfolio.
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