Foresight Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

NESS ZIONA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24FRSX&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$FRSXlt;/agt; lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FRSX?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#FRSXlt;/agt;–Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision
systems (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), today reported financial results for
the first quarter 2019. Foresight ended the first quarter of 2019 with
$19.3 million in cash and short-term deposits, GAAP net loss of $3.3
million, and non-GAAP net loss for the same period of $2.9 million.

“The year has started off on a very positive note as we demonstrated
progress across all business activities, including an additional sale of
our QuadSight™ prototype. Our unique technology continues to gain
recognition in the autonomous vehicle industry illustrated by increased
demand,” commented Haim Siboni, CEO of Foresight. “In addition, our
wholly owned subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., completed another trial of
its accident prevention solution with one of Israel’s largest cities as
well as initial installation with a leading Israeli cellular provider.
We expect this progress to continue as our recently announced capital
raise of $6.2 million will support our development efforts and marketing
initiatives throughout the year.”

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Research and development (R&D) expenses for the three months ended
    March 31, 2019 were $2,070,000, compared to $2,075,000 in the three
    months ended March 31, 2018. During the first quarter of 2019 we
    continued accelerated employee recruitment and subcontracted services.
  • General and administrative (G&A) expenses for the three months ended
    March 31, 2019 were $908,000, compared to $1,054,000 in the three
    months ended March 31, 2018. The decrease is attributed primarily to
    stock-based compensation expenses.
  • GAAP net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was
    $3,315,000, or $(0.025) per ordinary share, compared to a GAAP net
    profit of $2,598,000, or $0.02 per ordinary share, in the three months
    ended March 31, 2018. The decrease is attributed mainly to income from
    revaluation of derivative warrant liability recorded in the three
    months ended March 31, 2018.
  • Non-GAAP net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was
    $2,919,000, or $(0.02) per ordinary share, compared to a non-GAAP net
    loss of $3,548,000, or $(0.03) per ordinary share, in the three months
    ended March 31, 2018. A reconciliation between GAAP net loss and
    non-GAAP net loss is provided in the financial statements that are
    part of this release. Non-GAAP results exclude the effect of
    stock-based compensation expenses.

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Cash and short-term deposits totaled $19.3 million as of March 31,
    2019, compared to $15.7 million on December 31, 2018. The increase is
    attributed mainly to the public offering completed during March 2019,
    which amounted to approximately $5.5 million, net.
  • Foresight’s investments in its affiliate Rail Vision Ltd. totaled
    $7,823,000 as of March 31, 2019, compared to $7,913,000 on December
    31, 2018. The decrease is attributed primarily from participation in
    the net loss of Rail Vision in the amount of $793,000, set off by gain
    from the issuance of shares by Rail Vision to a third party in the
    amount of $703,000. As of March 31, 2019, Foresight Holdings in Rail
    Vision Ltd amounts to 28.94%.
  • On January 1, 2019 the Company adopted ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842)
    (“ASU 2016-02”) using the modified retrospective approach for all
    lease arrangements at the beginning of the period of adoption. The
    Company leases facilities and vehicles under operating leases. At
    March 31, 2019, the Company’s right of use assets and lease
    liabilities for operating leases totaled $1,493,000 and $1,589,000,
    respectively. The impact of adopting the new lease standard was not
    material to the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of
    operations for the periods presented.
  • GAAP shareholders’ equity totaled $26.7 million as of March 31, 2019,
    compared to $23.6 million on December 31, 2018.

Recent Corporate Highlights:

  • Foresight Priced Offering of 4,000,000 ADSs: Foresight
    announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,000,000
    American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at a price to the public of $1.50
    per ADS. The gross proceeds to the Company from this offering,
    including the proceeds from over-allotment option granted to and
    partially exercised by the underwriters, amounted to approximately
    $6.2 million.
  • Rail Vision Received $10 Million Strategic Investment from
    Knorr-Bremse:
    Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH, an
    affiliate of Knorr-Bremse AG (Frankfurt: KBX), a $15 billion
    European-based group, to invest $10 million in Rail Vision,
    Foresight’s affiliate, in consideration of a 21.3% equity stake. The
    first installment of $5 million has already been invested in Rail
    Vision.
  • Eye-Net Mobile Successfully Completed Additional Trial of its
    Accident Prevention Solution in Collaboration with One of Israel’s
    Largest Cities:
    Foresight’s wholly owned subsidiary, Eye-Net
    Mobile Ltd., successfully completed a controlled trial of its Eye-Net™
    accident prevention solution in collaboration with the municipality of
    Netanya.
  • Foresight Completed Additional Sale of QuadSight™ Prototype
    Purchased by One of Israel’s Leading Defense companies:
    Foresight
    announced an additional sale of a prototype of its flagship product
    QuadSight™, a four-camera vision system targeted for the
    semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle market. Revenue from the
    prototype system sale is expected to total tens of thousands of
    dollars.
  • Foresight’s QuadSight™ Vision System Selected as Gold Winner in
    2019 Edison Awards:
    Foresight’s QuadSight™ vision system was named
    a Gold Winner in the Transportation & Logistics, Autonomous Vehicles
    category in the prestigious 2019 Edison Awards.
  • Foresight Received $1 Million Investment from RH Electronics at
    $4.08 per ADS:
    Foresight entered into a development services
    agreement, a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for
    manufacturing and engineering consulting services, and an investment
    agreement with RH Electronics Ltd.
  • Eye-Net Mobile Successfully Completed Initial Integration with the
    Assistance of a Leading Israeli Cellular Provider:
    Foresight’s
    wholly owned subsidiary Eye-Net Mobile Ltd. successfully completed
    initial integration by installing the Eye-Net™ application’s
    communication layer on the data center of a leading Israeli cellular
    provider.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Results

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance
with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the
company’s earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures of net
loss for the period that excludes the effect of stock-based compensation
expenses, the revaluation of other investments and revaluation of
derivative warrant liability, and non-GAAP financial measures of
shareholders’ equity that excludes the effect of derivative warrant
liability and the revaluation of other investments. The company’s
management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this
release is useful to investors’ understanding and assessment of the
company’s ongoing operations. Management also uses both GAAP and
non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating business internally and
as such deemed it important to provide all this information to
investors. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the company
should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or
superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and
the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and
reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully
evaluated. Reconciliations between GAAP measures and non-GAAP measures
are provided later in this press release.

About Foresight

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), founded in
2015, is a technology company engaged in the design, development and
commercialization of sensor systems for the automotive industry. Through
our wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net
Mobile Ltd., we develop both “in-line-of-sight” vision systems and
“beyond-line-of-sight” cellular-based applications. Foresight’s vision
sensor is a four-camera system based on 3D video analysis, advanced
algorithms for image processing, and sensor fusion. Eye-Net Mobile’s
cellular-based application is a V2X (vehicle-to-everything) accident
prevention solution based on real-time spatial analysis of clients’
movement.

The company’s systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling
highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest
rates of false alerts and are targeting the semi-autonomous and
autonomous vehicle markets. The company predicts that its systems will
revolutionize automotive safety by providing an automotive-grade,
cost-effective platform and advanced technology.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words
such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,”
“seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions or variations of such words
are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example,
Foresight is using forward-looking statements in this press release when
it discusses that it expects progress to continue, that the Company’s
CEO will be committing 50% of his salary for the next six months to
purchasing Foresight stock, revenues from the sales of prototypes, and
collaboration with other parties. Because such statements deal with
future events and are based on Foresight’s current expectations, they
are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results,
performance or achievements of Foresight could differ materially from
those described in or implied by the statements in this press release.
The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press
release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those
discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Foresight’s annual report
on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)
on March 20, 2019, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as
otherwise required by law, Foresight undertakes no obligation to
publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to
reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the
occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites
have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on
such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

FORESIGHT AUTONOMOUS HOLDINGS LTD.

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE
SHEETS

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

  As of As of As of
March 31, March 31, December 31,
2019 2018   2018

ASSETS

 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,954 $ 5,181 $ 3,158
Short Term Deposits 10,323 11,512 12,506
Marketable equity securities 20 52 23
Other Investments 345 3,865 345
Other receivables   488   489 471
Total current assets 20,130 21,099 16,503
 
Non-current assets:
ROU Asset 1,493
Investment in affiliate company 7,478 3,614 7,568
Other investments 4,908
Fixed assets, net   756   529 787
9,727 9,051 8,355
 
Total assets $ 29,857 $ 30,150 $ 24,858
 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 
Current liabilities:
Trade payables $ 404 $ 296 $ 344
Operating Lease Liability 400
Other accounts payables

 

 

1,155

 

1,027

 

947

Total current liabilities 1,959 1,323 1,291
 
Non-current liabilities:
Operating Lease Liability 1,189
Derivative warrant liability     646
1,189 646
Total liabilities   3,148   1,969 1,291
 
Shareholders’ equity:
 
Common stock of NIS 0 par value;
Additional paid-in capital 63,978 44,880 57,521
Accumulated deficit   (37,269 )   (16,699 ) (33,954 )
Total shareholders’ equity   26,709   28,181 23,567
 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 29,857 $ 30,150   $ 24,858

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO
NON-GAAP SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

U.S. dollars in thousands
       
As of As of As of
March 31, March 31, December 31,
2019 2018   2018
GAAP Shareholders’ equity   26,709 28,181 23,567
Revaluation of other investments (5,328 ) (316 )
Derivative warrant liability   646  
Non-GAAP Shareholders’ equity   26,709 23,499 23,252  

FORESIGHT AUTONOMOUS HOLDINGS LTD.

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS
OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

U.S. dollars in thousands
 
Three months ended
March 31,
2019   2018
 
Research and development expenses $ (2,070 ) $ (2,075 )
 
Marketing and sales (598 ) (307 )
 
General and administrative expenses   (908 )   (1,054 )
 
Operating loss (3,576 ) (3,436 )
 
Equity in net loss of an affiliated company 90 618
 
Financing income, net   351     6,652  
 
Net profit (loss) $ (3,315 ) $ 2,598  

FORESIGHT AUTONOMOUS HOLDINGS LTD.

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS
OF CASH FLOW

U.S. dollars in thousands
 
Three Months ended
March 31,
2019   2018
 

Net cash used in operating activities

Profit (Loss) for the Period (3,315 ) 2,598
 
Adjustments to reconcile profit (loss) to net cash used in operating
activities:

802

(5,191

)

 
Net cash used in operating activities (2,513 ) (2,593 )
 
 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

Changes in short term deposits 2,183 657
Investment in affiliate company (2,240 )
Purchase of fixed assets (31 ) (279 )
 
Net cash provided (used) in investing activities 2,152   (1,862 )
 
 

Cash flows from Financing Activities:

Issuance of ordinary shares, net of issuance expenses 6,231

Exercise of warrants and options, net of issuance expenses

  159  
 
Net cash provided by financing activities 6,231   159  
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (74 ) (159 )
   
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 5,796 (4,455 )
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

3,158

9,636

   
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

8,954

 

5,181

 

FORESIGHT AUTONOMOUS HOLDINGS LTD.

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS
OF CASH FLOW

U.S. dollars in thousands
 
Three months

Adjustments to reconcile profit (loss) to
net cash

ended

used in operating activities:

March 31,
2019   2018
Share-based payment 395 607
Depreciation 62 39
Revaluation of warrant liability 1 (1,425)
Equity in loss of an affiliated company 90 618
Revaluation of securities 3 (30)
Revaluation of other investments (5,328)
exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 74 159
 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Decrease (increase) in other receivables 24 (7)
Increase (decrease) in Trade payables (33) (34)
Change in operating lease liability 50
Increase (decrease) in other accounts payable 136 210
 
   
Adjustments to reconcile profit (loss) to net cash used in
operating activities

802

(5,191)

FORESIGHT AUTONOMOUS HOLDINGS LTD.

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO
NON-GAAP RESULTS

U.S. dollars in thousands
   
Three months ended
March 31,

Year ended

December
31,

2019   2018 2018
 
GAAP operating loss (3,576 ) (3,436 ) (13,321 )
Stock-based compensation in research and development 124 183 621
Stock-based compensation in sales and marketing 48 48 196
Stock-based compensation in general and administrative 223 376 1,223  
Non-GAAP operating loss (3,181 ) (2,829 ) (11,281 )
 
GAAP Financing income (expenses), net 351 6,652 1,569
Revaluation of other investments (5,328 ) (316 )
Revaluation of derivative warrant liability expenses (income) 1 (1,425 ) (2,071 )
Non-GAAP financing (expenses) income, net 352 (101 ) (818 )
 
GAAP net profit (loss) (3,315 ) 2,598 (14,657 )
Stock-based compensation expenses 395 607 2,040
Revaluation of other investments (5,328 ) (316 )
Revaluation of derivative warrant liability expenses (income) 1 (1,425 ) (2,071 )
Non-GAAP net loss (2,919 ) (3,548 ) (15,004 )

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact:
Miri Segal-Scharia
CEO
MS-IR
LLC
msegal@ms-ir.com
917-607-8654

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