LQMT stock is attracting some buyers after the company updated investors on its restructuring efforts in its November 12, 2019, quarterly report.
On November 12, 2019, Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT), the foremost authority on commercial applications of amorphous alloys, reported results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2019.
“Our operating results for the third quarter reflect operations related to on-going manufacturing efforts from our Lake Forest, CA facility. These efforts have been executed to provide existing customers with buffer inventories to sustain them through our transition to outsourced manufacturing, both domestically and abroad. As of today, we have shipped all remaining quantities due under these orders to our customers, thus marking the end of our on-site manufacturing. In addition, we are nearing the completion of the remaining elements of our previously announced restructuring plan, with the full effect of associated cost reductions beginning Q1 2019… Going forward, we will continue to develop domestic and global markets for amorphous metal applications. This will be in partnership with Dongguan Yihao Metal Materials Technology Co. Ltd., which is continuing to see progress in volume production and entrance into new markets.”
Q3 2019 Financial Summary
During the third quarter of 2019, the Company generated $421 thousand in revenue primarily as a result of the completion of transition orders with existing customers, as well as continued product development efforts with the goal of furthering the commercialization of the Company’s technology and generating sustained part deliveries.
Selling, marketing, general and administrative expense was $1.4 million in both Q3 2019 and Q3 2018. Expenses for Q3 2019 are inclusive of $272 thousand in additional expense related to our restructuring efforts. Resulting headcount reductions are expected to result in a lower overall cost structure in subsequent periods.
Research and development expense was $0.3 million in Q3 2019, as compared to $0.6 million in Q3 2018. The decrease from the prior year was mainly due to decreases in expenses associated with alloy and application development efforts. Such trend is expected to continue as a result of our restructuring efforts.
Cash and restricted cash totaled $31.2 million at September 30, 2019, as compared to $35.2 million at December 31, 2018.