ParkerVision Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

JACKSONVILLE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / May 15, 2020 / ParkerVision, Inc. (OTCQB:PRKR), a developer and marketer of technologies and products for wireless applications, today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Summary and Recent Developments

  • Received a favorable claim construction ruling (Markman Order) in the U.S. district court case against Qualcomm and HTC in Orlando, Florida.
    • Case is stayed through May 29, 2020 due to COVID-19.
    • Case is currently scheduled for jury trial commencing December 1, 2020.
  • Infringement case against Qualcomm and Apple in Jacksonville, Florida, has been stayed pending the resolution of the patent infringement case in Orlando, Florida.
    • Case was originally scheduled for trial commencing August 2020 but was placed on administrative stay due to COVID-19.
  • Filed an action against Intel Corporation in the Western District of Texas in February 2020, as amended in May 2020, for infringement of ten of the Company’s patents.
  • Filed an action against Chinese TCL Technology Group Corp and its U.S. subsidiary, TTE Technology, Inc. (collectively “TCL”) in U.S. district court in the Central District of California for infringement of nine of the Company’s patents in May 2020.
    • TCL was reported to be the second largest brand of smart televisions in the United States in 2019.

First Quarter Financial Results

  • Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $7.9 million, or $0.21 per common share, compared to $2.1 million, or $0.07 per common share, for the same period in 2019.
    • $4.0 million of the net loss for the first quarter of 2020 is comprised of non-cash expense for changes in the estimated fair value of contingent payment obligations of $2.2 million and a one-time charge of approximately $1.8 million recognized upon modification of existing warrant agreements and issuance of new warrants.
    • $2.7 million of the net loss for the first quarter of 2020 is comprised of litigation fees and expenses primarily due to the cost of expert reports and fact discovery activities in the Jacksonville, Florida patent infringement case against Qualcomm and Apple, representing an increase of approximately $1.6 million over litigation fees and expenses for the same period in 2019.
  • Cash used for operations was $1.3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $1.7 million during the same period in 2019.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company received $1.5 million in proceeds from the sale of debt and equity securities and $0.5 million from the exercise of outstanding warrants.

Jeffrey Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We believe that our new patent enforcement program with Goldberg Segalla, who represents us in the recently filed cases against Intel in Texas and TCL in California, is important to broaden our licensing potential to additional companies and markets that are benefiting from products in which our technologies are deployed. I also believe the ability to better focus our resources on the Orlando case against Qualcomm and HTC, in light of the recent stay in the Jacksonville case, is a positive for the Company. The Orlando case includes all of the Qualcomm products accused in the Jacksonville case plus numerous additional products, and the case covers ten years of infringement which is seven years longer than the infringement period in the Jacksonville case.”

About ParkerVision

ParkerVision, Inc. has designed and developed proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies which enable advanced wireless solutions for current and next generation wireless communication products. ParkerVision is engaged in a number of patent enforcement actions in the U.S. to protect patented rights that it believes are broadly infringed by others. For more information, please visit (PRKR-I)

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or projected.


Cindy Poehlman
Chief Financial OfficerParkerVision, Inc.



ParkerVision, Inc.
Balance Sheet Highlights

(in thousands)
  (unaudited) March 31, 2019     December 31, 2019  
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 173     $ 57  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    739       622  
Property and equipment, net
    62       70  
Intangible assets & other noncurrent assets
    2,982       3,177  
Total assets
    3,956       3,926  
Current liabilities
    6,344       6,138  
Contingent payment obligations
    29,894       26,651  
Convertible notes
    2,951       2,733  
Other long-term liabilities
    1,042       1,501  
Shareholders’ deficit
    (36,275 )     (33,097 )
Total liabilities and shareholders’ deficit
  $ 3,956     $ 3,926  

ParkerVision, Inc.
Summary Results of Operations

  Three Months Ended  
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
  March 31,  
  2020     2019  
Product revenue
  $     $ 10  
Cost of sales
          (10 )
Gross margin
Research and development expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    5,495       2,156  
Total operating expenses
    5,495       2,490  
Interest expense
    (186 )     (62 )
Change in fair value of contingent payment obligations
    (2,240 )     458  
Total interest and other
    (2,426 )     396  
Net loss
  $ (7,921 )   $ (2,094 )
Basic and diluted net loss per common share
  $ (0.21 )   $ (0.07 )
Weighted average shares outstanding
    38,329       29,186  

ParkerVision, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

  Three Months Ended  
(in thousands)
  March 31,  
  2020     2019  
Net cash used in operating activities
  $ (1,301 )   $ (1,673 )
Net cash provided by investing activities
Net cash provided by financing activities
    1,417       515  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    116       (1,152 )
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period
    57       1,527  
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period
  $ 173     $ 375  

SOURCE: ParkerVision, Inc.

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