SmartKem, Inc. to Provide Investor Update on Monday, April 4th at 4:30 P.M. EDT

Mar 28th, 2022 12:34 EST

MANCHESTER, England, March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SmartKem, Inc., (OTCQB: SMTK), a company seeking to reshape the world of electronics with a revolutionary semiconductor platform that enables a new generation of displays, sensors and logic, today reported its consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in U.S. dollars and presented under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

2021 Financial Take Outs and Recent Highlights include:

  • Becoming publicly listed on the OTCQB market in Q1.
  • $24.6 million fund raising and acquisition.
  • Joint development agreement with RiTDisplay to collaborate on the production of full color demonstration AMOLED display.
  • Becoming a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) for research into the development of microLED displays.
  • Receipt of DTC eligibility and subsequent trading on the OTCQB market in Q1 2022.
  • Continued building of a pipeline of prototypes.
  • Research and Development expenditure, excluding stock-based compensation expense, increased by 21%.
  • Cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021 was $12.2 million.

SmartKem CEO Ian Jenks commented, “After what has been a challenging year for international travel, and many global industries, we have taken great leaps forward with our business and our TRUFLEX® technology. Already in 2022, we have raised a further $2 million from Octopus Ventures, a longstanding stakeholder in the business, and have commenced trading on the OTCQB market. We have also secured our second joint development agreement with Nanosys to collaborate on the production of microLED displays. We will continue to work at pace with our exceptional team and industry leading partners to deliver the next generation of displays, sensors and logic.”

Business Update Webcast:

SmartKem CEO Ian Jenks will provide a business update on Monday, April 4th at 4:30 P.M. EDT.

The presentation will be available via a live video on the Sequire platform via the following link:https://audience.mysequire.com/webinar-view?webinar_id=0915daa8-cd5d-45dc-87d6-17b3a8d7a830

The presentation will also be available via the Investor Relations portal of the SmartKem website:ir.smartkem.com

Year End Financial Results:

R&D expenses: Research and development expenses for the fiscal year 2021 were $8.2 million, compared with $4.3 million for the same period in 2020. Excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $3.0 million, R&D expense increased by $0.9 million, or 21%, compared to 2020 as we further developed core materials and fabricated demonstrator devices to promote our technology to prospective customers and partners.

SG&A expenses: Selling, general and administrative expenses for the fiscal year 2021 were $8.1 million, compared with $1.7 million for 2020. The increase is primarily due to a $3.2 million non-cash stock-based compensation expense in 2021, as we added to our sales team, as well as the additional legal, finance, accounting and insurance expenses of operating as a public company.

Net Loss: For the fiscal year 2021 our net loss was $17.1 million, or $0.68 per share, compared with a net loss of $23.1 million, or $1.80 per share, for 2020.

Cash Position: As of December 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents were $12.2 million, compared to $0.8 million as of December 31, 2020. 

About SmartKem

SmartKem is seeking to reshape the world of electronics with a revolutionary semiconductor platform that enables a new generation of displays, sensors, and logic. SmartKem’s patented TRUFLEX® inks are solution deposited at a low temperature, on low-cost substrates to make organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) circuits. The company’s semiconductor platform can be used in a number of applications including mini-LED displays, AMOLED displays, fingerprint sensors and integrated logic circuits. SmartKem develops its materials at its research and development facility in Manchester, UK, and its semiconductor manufacturing process at the Centre of Process Innovation (CPI) in Sedgefield, UK. The company has an extensive IP portfolio including approximately 120 issued patents.

For more information, visit https://www.smartkem.com/

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements, including, among other things, statements relating to the SmartKem’s expectations regarding its market position and market opportunity, expectations and plans as to its product development, manufacturing and sales, and relations with its partners and investors. These statements are not historical facts but rather are based on SmartKem Inc.’s current expectations, estimates, and projections regarding its business, operations and other similar or related factors. Words such as “may,” will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “believe,” “estimate,” and other similar or related expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult or impossible to predict and, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update information in this release to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available.

Financial Information

The tables below present financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020.

SMARTKEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Balance Sheets(in thousands, except number of shares and per share data)

December 31, 

2021

2020

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

12,226

$

764

Accounts receivable

18

Research and development tax credit receivable

1,070

982

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

802

259

Total current assets

14,098

2,023

Property, plant equipment

802

682

Right-of-use assets, net

154

236

Other assets

6

8

Total assets

$

15,060

$

2,949

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

1,423

$

861

Current lease liabilities

87

217

Total current liabilities

1,510

1,078

Non-current lease liabilities

28

20

Total liabilities

1,538

1,098

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ Equity:

Common stock

3

1

Additional paid-in capital

89,954

61,276

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,363)

(1,480)

Accumulated deficit

(75,072)

(57,946)

Total Stockholders’ equity

13,522

1,851

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

15,060

$

2,949

SMARTKEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss(in thousands, except number of shares and per share data)

Year Ended December 31,

2021

2020

Revenue

$

18

$

94

Cost of revenue

8

55

Gross margin

10

39

Other operating income

1,285

1,437

Operating Expenses:

Research and development

8,199

4,319

Selling, general and administrative

8,069

1,707

Transaction expenses

1,329

Total operating expenses

17,597

6,026

Loss from operations

(16,302)

(4,550)

Non-operating (Expense)/Income

(Loss) on foreign currency transactions

(808)

Other income

1

Interest expense

(19)

(6,835)

Interest income

3

3

Change in fair value of derivative asset

(6,282)

Loss on conversion of convertible notes payable

(5,470)

Total non-operating (expense)

(824)

(18,583)

Loss before income taxes

(17,126)

(23,133)

Income tax expense

Net loss

$

(17,126)

$

(23,133)

Net loss

$

(17,126)

$

(23,133)

Other comprehensive loss:

Foreign currency translation

117

(284)

Total comprehensive loss

$

(17,009)

$

(23,417)

Basic & diluted net loss per common share

$

(0.68)

$

(1.80)

Basic & diluted weighted average shares outstanding

25,233,384

12,821,748

SMARTKEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of Cash Flows(in thousands)

Year Ended December 31,

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net loss

$

(17,126)

$

(23,133)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation

209

197

Common shares issued to vendor for services

263

Amortization of right of use asset

234

176

Stock-based compensation

6,196

Non-cash interest expense

6,835

Change in fair value of embedded conversion feature

6,282

Loss on conversion of convertible notes payable

5,470

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

19

(17)

Research & development tax credit receivable

(104)

551

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(532)

(70)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

579

(214)

Lease liabilities

(276)

(157)

Other assets

2

(2)

Net cash used in operating activities

(10,536)

(4,082)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(341)

(118)

Net cash used by investing activities

(341)

(118)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from term loan payable

738

Repayment of term loan payable

(738)

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

4,592

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock and warrants in private placement

24,638

Payment of issuance costs

(2,454)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

20

Net cash provided by financing activities

22,204

4,592

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

135

(40)

Net change in cash

11,327

392

Cash, beginning of year

764

412

Cash, end of year

$

12,226

$

764

SOURCE SmartKem, Inc.

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