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AUSTIN, Texas–()–Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq:ASTC) reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.

Fiscal year 2020 has been a pivotal year for Astrotech Corporation. We had the first sales of our TRACER 1000™ explosives trace detector (ETD), we completed a number of successful field trials including a live screening with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Miami International Airport, and we signed a key contract with a global shipping and logistics company. In addition, as much of the research and development is now complete for our core mass spectrometry technology, we looked to diversify our business. In response to a growing number of inquiries from the hemp and cannabis market, we launched AgLAB, Inc. In addition, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched BreathTech Corporation to continue the foundational research on breath analysis that was conducted in conjunction with UT Health San Antonio, as we look to develop a screening instrument for lung diseases, including COVID-19 and pneumonia. Finally, we consolidated ownership of all mass spec-based intellectual property with Astrotech Technologies, Inc. (ATI) as we look to license the technology to other attractive markets.

“With the sales of our TRACER 1000 product proving the validity of our next generation mass spectrometry technology, we are eager to expand the markets we serve. AgLAB, Inc. has licensed the technology for the agriculture market and is developing the AgLAB-1000™ series of mass spectrometers for the fast-growing hemp and cannabis industry. In addition, BreathTech Corporation has licensed the technology for the breath analysis market and is developing the BreathTest-1000™ to screen for volatile organic compound (VOC) metabolites in the breath caused by diseased lungs. We hope that 1st Detect will see a growing demand for the TRACER 1000 and that AgLAB and BreathTech will successfully complete the development of the AgLAB-1000 and the BreathTest-1000. We believe that we are positioned well for future growth with highly differentiated products for attractive and growing markets,” stated Thomas B. Pickens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Astrotech Corporation. “This coming fiscal year will be defining for us as we look to expand sales of the TRACER 1000, launch the AgLAB-1000 in the hemp and cannabis market, and offer a game changing breath analysis tool to help in the battle against COVID-19.”

Today, AgLAB is also announcing the official introduction of the AgLAB-1000-D2™. The D2 is a testing device that has been designed to increase consistency, potency, and productivity in the hemp and cannabis oil extraction and distillation process while maximizing the product quality and yield. “We believe it will be the only solution currently on the market that can provide critical information on the extraction and distillation process in near real-time, making it an essential tool for the high-end operator,” said Mr. Pickens.

Financial Highlights

Management continues efforts to optimize our resources while reducing cost and adding financial flexibility.

  • Revenue generated in fiscal year 2020 was $488 thousand, an increase of 284% from the prior fiscal year.
  • Total operating expenses decreased by 3.6% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, compared to the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, due to an ongoing emphasis on optimizing our resources despite the added expenses associated with several capital raises and with launching two new subsidiaries.
  • Monthly cash burn for fiscal year 2020 was reduced to approximately $575 thousand, an 18.2% reduction from our run rate in fiscal year 2019.
  • During fiscal year 2020, we raised $8.7 million, including a $2.5 million investment from the Chairman and CEO, two registered direct offerings of approximately $4.4 million, $1.3 million through the ATM (at-the-market offering) through B. Riley, and $0.5 million through the Paycheck Protection Program administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

About Astrotech

Astrotech (NASDAQ:ASTC) is a science and technology development and commercialization company that launches, manages, and builds scalable companies based on innovative technology in order to maximize shareholder value. 1st Detect develops, manufactures, and sells trace detectors for use in the security and detection market. AgLAB is developing chemical analyzers for use in the agriculture market. BreathTech is developing a breath analysis tool to provide early detection of lung diseases. Astrotech is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For information, please visit www.astrotechcorp.com.

About AgLAB-1000™ and BreathTest-1000™

This press release contains information about our new products under development, AgLAB-1000 and BreathTest-1000. Product development involves a high degree of risk and uncertainty, and there can be no assurance that our new products will be successfully developed, achieve their intended benefits, receive full market authorization, or be commercially successful. In addition, FDA approval will be required to market BreathTest-1000 in the United States. Obtaining FDA approval is a complex and lengthy process, and there can be no assurance that FDA approval for BreathTest-1000 will be granted on a timely basis or at all.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the U.S. and worldwide economy, the timing, scope and effect of further U.S. and international governmental, regulatory, fiscal, monetary and public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company’s use of proceeds from the common stock offerings, whether we can successfully complete the development of our new products and proprietary technologies, whether we can obtain the FDA and other regulatory approvals required to market our products under development in the United States or abroad, and whether the market will accept our products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. In addition, any forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date of its publication and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 

ASTROTECH CORPORATION

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue

 

$

488

 

 

$

127

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

449

 

 

 

90

 

Gross profit

 

 

39

 

 

 

37

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

4,716

 

 

 

4,876

 

Research and development

 

 

3,437

 

 

 

3,578

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

8,153

 

 

 

8,454

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(8,114

)

 

 

(8,417

)

Interest and other (expense) income, net

 

 

(197

)

 

 

25

 

Loss from operations before income taxes

 

 

(8,311

)

 

 

(8,392

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

858

 

Net loss

 

$

(8,311

)

 

$

(7,534

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

6,346

 

 

 

4,940

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share:

 

$

(1.31

)

 

$

(1.53

)

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(8,311

)

 

$

(7,534

)

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclassification adjustment for realized losses included in net loss, net of zero tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

Total comprehensive loss

 

$

(8,311

)

 

$

(7,503

)

 

ASTROTECH CORPORATION

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

3,349

 

 

$

1,588

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

101

 

 

 

3

 

Inventory:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials, net

 

 

416

 

 

 

150

 

Work-in-process

 

 

38

 

 

 

181

 

Finished goods

 

 

222

 

 

 

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

429

 

 

 

429

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

117

 

 

 

371

 

Total current assets

 

 

4,672

 

 

 

2,722

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

99

 

 

 

469

 

Assets held for disposal, net

 

 

237

 

 

 

 

Operating leases, right-of-use asset, net

 

 

851

 

 

 

 

Long-term income tax receivable

 

 

 

 

 

429

 

Other assets, net

 

 

71

 

 

 

72

 

Total assets

 

$

5,930

 

 

$

3,692

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

239

 

 

$

160

 

Payroll related accruals

 

 

433

 

 

 

319

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

627

 

 

 

357

 

Income tax payable

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Term note payable – related party

 

 

2,500

 

 

 

 

Term note payable

 

 

210

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities, current

 

 

339

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

4,350

 

 

 

838

 

Term note payable, net of current portion

 

 

332

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities, non-current

 

 

623

 

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

146

 

Total liabilities

 

 

5,305

 

 

 

984

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,500,000 shares authorized; 0 and 280,898 shares of Series C and 280,898 shares of Series D issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 and 15,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively; 8,250,286 and 6,184,698 shares issued at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively; 7,850,362 and 5,775,171 shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively

 

 

190,599

 

 

 

190,571

 

Treasury stock, 399,916 shares at cost at June 30, 2020 and 2019

 

 

(4,129

)

 

 

(4,129

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

13,934

 

 

 

7,964

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(199,779

)

 

 

(191,698

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

625

 

 

 

2,708

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

5,930

 

 

$

3,692

 

 

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