GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Straight Path Communications Inc. (“SPCI”) (NYSE MKT: STRP), a communications asset company, announced today operating results for its second quarter of fiscal 2017, the three months ended January 31, 2017. Straight Path holds an extensive portfolio of 39 GHz and LMDS wireless spectrum licenses with deep coverage across the entire United States, is developing next generation wireless technology, and owns an intellectual property portfolio focused on communications over computer networks.
Q2 Fiscal Year 2017 Highlights
|(In millions of USD)||Fiscal 2017 – Q2||Fiscal 2016 – Q2||Fiscal 2017 – Q1|
|Total Costs and Expenses||$3.8||$2.7||$4.4|
|Civil Penalty - FCC Consent Decree||$15.0||$0||$0|
|Loss from Operations||-$25.8||-$2.6||-$4.3|
|Net Loss attributable to SPCI||-$25.4||-$2.0||-$4.1|
Some items in the table may not foot correctly due to rounding
- Total Revenues of $0.2 million unchanged from the prior fiscal quarter and compared to $0.1 million in second quarter fiscal 2016.
- Loss from Operations of $25.8 million compared to Loss from Operations of $4.3 million in the prior fiscal quarter and $2.6 million in second quarter 2016. The current quarter’s loss includes the full accrual of $15.0 million for a Civil Penalty relating to the FCC Consent Decree, $7.2 million relating to settlement of a putative Class Action litigation, $129 thousand of R&D expenses and $2.0 million in non-cash compensation related to the issuance and vesting of equity grants.
- Net Loss attributable to SPCI of $25.4 million compared to $4.1 million in the prior fiscal quarter and $2.0 million in second quarter fiscal 2016.
- Cash and cash equivalents of $7.8 million at January 31, 2017, down by $1.7 million from the prior quarter close.
- The Company secured a loan for $17.5 million in February 2017.
Davidi Jonas, Chief Executive Officer of Straight Path commented, “I am proud to announce that Straight Path continues to deliver on its strategic objectives and adhere to its mission. We have resolved some serious challenges, and are able to pursue continued progress in several key areas of our business:
- We are pleased to have achieved a comprehensive settlement with the FCC, allowing us to move forward as the largest holder of 39 GHz spectrum in the United States, with about 95 percent of the total licenses commercially available at this time, as well as a significant holder of 28 GHz in major markets, including New York and San Francisco.
- Following the quarter close, we secured $17.5 million in financing from a syndicate led by affiliates of a long-term shareholder. $15 million of these funds will be paid to the FCC, and $2.5 million will be used for general operations.
- With the FCC investigation behind us and our near-term obligations to the FCC covered by the recent financing, we are able to continue our focus on exploring strategic alternatives for the Company in order to maximize value for our stockholders.
- We are also pleased by our recent entry into a memorandum of understanding to settle the putative class action litigation against the Company.
- Our Gigabit Mobility Lab in Plano, Texas continues to refine our recently demonstrated prototype 39 GHz Gigarray® 5G transceiver.”
Mr. Jonas added, “We continue attempts at resolution and/or furthering the progress of our IP enforcement actions.”
Mr. Jonas concluded, “We are energized by our recent progress, and enthusiastic about the role our spectrum can play in the 5G ecosystem. As we look to the future, we hope to continue to deliver on our strategic objectives and generate increased value for our stockholders.”
Investor Conference Call
Straight Path will host a conference call this afternoon, Friday, March 10th at 4:15pm ET to provide a business update. To participate, please call 1-855-327-6837 from the U.S. or +1-631-891-4304 internationally and request to join the Straight Path Communications Inc. earnings call. The conference call will also be available via a listen-only webcast by accessing the Investors section of Straight Path Communications’ website, www.straightpath.com/investors. A replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after completion of the live conference call at www.straightpath.com/investors. A telephonic replay of the call will be available until March 17, 2017. To access the replay, please dial: 1-844-512-2921 from the U.S. or +1-412-317-6671 internationally. Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 10002576.
About Straight Path Communications Inc. (STRP)
Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSE MKT: STRP) holds an extensive portfolio of 39 GHz and 28 GHz wireless spectrum licenses through its Straight Path Spectrum subsidiary. Straight Path is developing next generation wireless technology through its Straight Path Ventures subsidiary. Straight Path holds, licenses, and conducts other business related to certain patents through its Straight Path IP Group subsidiary. Additional information is available on Straight Path’s website: www.straightpath.com.
In this press release, all statements that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate, "target" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2016 and our other periodic filings with the SEC (under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations"). We are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update the forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Thousands, except per share data)
|January 31,||January 31,||July 31,|
|(Unaudited)||- Note 12)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||7,837||$||10,337||$||11,361|
|Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $7 and $0, respectively||40||40||40|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||919||919||1,627|
Total current assets
|Liabilities and Equity (Deficiency)|
|Trade accounts payable||$||1,016||$||1,016||$||684|
|Loan payable, net of debt discount||-||13,460||
|FCC consent decree payable||15,000||15,000||-|
|Income taxes payable||221||221||225|
|Total current liabilities||16,802||30,262||2,024|
|Settlement payable - stockholders||7,200||7,200||-|
|Deferred revenue - long-term portion||80||80||92|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Straight Path Communications Inc. stockholders' equity:|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 3,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding||-||-||-|
|Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 2,000 shares authorized;787 shares issued and outstanding||8||8||8|
|Class B common stock, $0.01 par value; 40,000 shares authorized; 11,741 and 11,431 shares issued, 11,701 and 11,391 shares outstanding as of January 31, 2017 and July 31, 2016||117||117||114|
|Additional paid-in capital||26,073||30,113||21,589|
|Treasury stock, 40 shares at cost||(428||)||(428||)||(428||)|
|Total Straight Path Communications Inc. stockholders' equity (deficiency)||(12,011||)||(7,971||)||13,058|
|Total equity (deficiency)||(14,167||)||(10,127||)||11,381|
|Total liabilities and equity (deficiency)||$||9,915||$||27,415||$||13,497|
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|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(In Thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|January 31,||January 31,|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Direct cost of revenues||26||13||67||795|
|Research and development||129||374||289||374|
|Selling, general and administrative (related party of $205, $0, $205, and $0)||3,596||2,346||7,831||3,958|
|Total costs and expenses||3,751||2,733||8,187||5,127|
|Loss from operations before item listed below||(3,586||)||
|Civil penalty – FCC decree||(15,000||)||-||(15,000||)||-|
|Loss from operations||(25,786||)||(2,621||)||(30,063||)||(3,312||)|
|Total other income||6||400||35||410|
|Loss before income taxes||(25,780||)||(2,221||)||(30,028||)||(2,902||)|
|Provision for income taxes||-||-||(7||)||(6||)|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||355||195||479||250|
|Net loss attributable to Straight Path Communications Inc.||$||(25,425||)||$||(2,026||)||$||(29,556||)||$||(2,658||)|
|Loss per share attributable to Straight Path Communications Inc. stockholders:|
|Basic and diluted||$||(2.10||)||$||(0.17||)||$||(2.45||)||$||(0.23||)|
|Weighted-average number of shares used in calculation of loss per share:|
|Basic and diluted||12,132||11,854||12,075||11,832|
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|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Six Months Ended|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Common stock issued for compensation||4,286||1,586|
|Allowance for doubtful accounts||7||-|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||(7||)||34|
|Prepaid expenses – related to IP settlements and licensing||-||783|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||65||1|
|Prepaid expenses – development agreement||-||(700||)|
|Trade accounts payable||324||(114||)|
|FCC consent decree payable||15,000||-|
|Income taxes payable||(4||)||-|
|Settlement payable - stockholders||7,200||-|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(3,532||)||(3,215||)|
|Purchases of property and equipment||-||(56||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||-||(56||)|
|Common stock issued upon exercise of stock options||8||1|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||8||1|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(3,524||)||(3,270||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||11,361||18,620|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||7,837||$||15,350|
|Supplemental schedule of noncash activities|
|Reclassification of prepaid marketing to inventory||$||643||$||-|
|Unpaid deferred loan costs||$||8||$||-|
|Supplemental cash flow information|
|Cash paid during the period for income taxes||$||7||$||3|