GOLETA, Calif.—August 16, 2021—Transphorm, Inc. (OTCQX: TGAN)—a pioneer in and global supplier of high reliability, high performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products, today announced financial results for the company’s fiscal first quarter of 2022 ended June 30, 2021.
Revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2022 increased 33% sequentially to $3.2 million driven by record product sales from ramping shipments of Transphorm GaN devices for fast chargers and adapters as well as increased traction for higher power conversion applications, including gaming, data centers and crypto-mining. This compares to revenue of $2.4 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021 ended March 31, 2021 and $6.3 million (included $5.0 million of licensing revenue) in the fiscal first quarter of 2021 ended June 30, 2020.
Operating expenses on a GAAP basis were $5.3 million in the fiscal first quarter of 2022, compared to $5.2 million in the prior quarter and $4.2 million in the fiscal first quarter of 2021. Fiscal first quarter 2022 operating expenses consisted of R&D expenses of $1.8 million and SG&A expenses of $3.4 million. On a non-GAAP basis, operating expenses in the fiscal first quarter of 2022 were $4.6 million, compared with non-GAAP operating expenses of $4.5 million in the prior quarter and $3.9 million in the fiscal first quarter of 2021.
GAAP net loss for the fiscal first quarter of 2022 was ($7.1) million, or ($0.17) per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of ($6.6) million, or ($0.16) per share, in the prior quarter and a GAAP net loss of ($2.3) million, or ($0.06) per share, in the fiscal first quarter of 2021. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the fiscal first quarter of 2022 was ($5.3) million, or ($0.13) per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of ($5.2) million, or ($0.13) per share, in the prior quarter and a non-GAAP net loss of ($0.3) million, or ($0.01) per share, in the fiscal first quarter of 2021.
Cash and equivalents as of June 30, 2021 were $2.5 million, compared to $9.5 million as of March 31, 2021. In a subsequent private placement transaction completed on August 13, 2021, the company closed $5.0 million of equity financing at $5.00 per share from a multi-billion dollar public company in Asia with international operations in the semiconductor ecosystem.
“We achieved another consecutive quarter of strong sequential growth and record product revenue,” commented Primit Parikh, Transphorm’s President and Co-founder. “We more than doubled shipments of Transphorm’s GaN power devices for the third consecutive quarter to fulfill growing customer demand in the consumer adapter and high-power markets. Additionally, we recently completed the planned transition of our AFSW wafer-fab into a new JV with a strong strategic-financial partner that shares our goals of accelerating GaN adoption. Looking ahead, our team remains focused on expanding capacity over the coming quarters, as we continue to secure and ramp a growing pipeline of design wins.”
“Along with the strong operating performance, the company remains committed to its previously communicated ambition to uplist on the NASDAQ later in the calendar year,” said Mario Rivas, Transphorm’s CEO. “In July, we were also excited to strengthen our Board, with the addition of Ms. Kelly Smales as an independent director, with an extensive semiconductor finance background.”
Transphorm will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to review the Company’s fiscal first quarter results and provide a business update. The conference call will be webcast live over the Internet with an associated slide presentation, which can be accessed by all interested parties in the Investor Relations section of Transphorm’s website at www.transphormusa.com. Investors and analysts may also join the conference call by dialing 1-833-529-0218 and providing the conference ID 3299126.
For those unable to attend the live webcast, a replay and the supporting presentation materials will be available on the day of the conference call and for approximately 90 days in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. Additionally, a telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and through August 23, 2021. The telephone replay can be accessed by dialing +1-416-621-4642 and entering the conference ID 3299126.
Transphorm, Inc., a global leader in the GaN revolution, designs and manufactures high performance and high reliability GaN semiconductors for high voltage power conversion applications. Having one of the largest Power GaN IP portfolios of more than 1,000 owned or licensed patents, Transphorm produces the industry’s first JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified high voltage GaN semiconductor devices. The Company’s vertically integrated device business model allows for innovation at every development stage: design, fabrication, device, and application support. Transphorm’s innovations are moving power electronics beyond the limitations of silicon to achieve over 99% efficiency, 40% more power density and 20% lower system cost. Transphorm is headquartered in Goleta, California and has manufacturing operations in Goleta and Aizu, Japan. For more information, please visit www.transphormusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @transphormusa and WeChat @ Transphorm_GaN.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes and makes reference to certain non-GAAP financial measures. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.
Transphorm believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. Transphorm believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight into Transphorm’s ongoing performance and core operational activities and has chosen to provide these measures for more consistent and meaningful comparison between periods. These measures should only be used to evaluate Transphorm’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The non-GAAP results exclude the effect of stock-based compensation, depreciation, amortization and change in fair value of promissory note.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided in the financial statements portion of this press release.
This press release contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning the Company’s planned application to uplist to the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company’s technology and anticipated product offerings, industry acceptance of GaN technology, and the Company’s pipeline and future anticipated growth. Forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “look forward,” and other similar expressions among others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: risks related to Transphorm’s operations, such as additional financing requirements and access to capital; competition; the ability of Transphorm to protect its intellectual property rights; and other risks set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.