SOURCE: Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

August 08, 2017 16:30 ET

Spectra7 Announces Record Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2017

Strong Momentum Improving Visibility for Rest of 2017

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 08, 2017) - (TSX: SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., ("Spectra7" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), data center and other connectivity markets, today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. The unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the corresponding management's discussion and analysis will be available under the Company's profile on All amounts are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended June 30, 2017

  • Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was a record $3.1 million, representing an increase of 16% from the prior quarter and 18% compared to the second quarter of the prior year.
  • Gross margin(1) as a percentage of revenue grew to 63% for the three months ended June 30, 2017 up from 60% in the previous quarter, as a result of an improved margin product mix.
  • Operating expenditures for the Company, excluding non-cash items, decreased by $0.2 million from the prior quarter.
  • Operating losses dropped over 30% Q2FY17 over Q2FY16.

CEO Commentary

"I am very pleased with the second quarter's record revenue and overall financial results," said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. "Design win activity remains robust and we expect this activity to convert into revenue in the coming quarters. Activity across the AR/VR/MR market remains strong and we are optimistic that we will end the year with continued growth. Data center initiatives are progressing and we anticipate delivering initial revenue from this segment in 2018."

Other Quarterly Highlights

  • On June 27, 2017, the Company closed a bought deal offering of units for aggregate gross proceeds of CDN $4.6 million and the first tranche of a private placement of units for additional gross proceeds of CDN $1.3 million.
  • The Company gained two additional Tier-one mixed reality (MR) design wins in Q2.
  • Critical Tier-one design wins secured in Q1 progressed with material revenue growth expected in the second half of 2017.
  • Two Tier-one data center customers successfully completed first round technical evaluations of the Company's GaugeChangerPlus™ solution. The Company continues to see strong market traction with this solution.

Subsequent to Quarter-end

  • The Company confirmed two additional mixed reality design wins in Q2 followed by three subsequent to the end of the quarter. This brings to eight the total wins in this market that management re-affirms will be the most important wins in the AR/VR/MR industry. These designs will begin to ramp into production in Q3 with significant expected revenue contribution in Q4.
  • On July 21, 2017, the Company closed the final tranche of its private placement of units, which together with the bought deal and the first tranche of the private placement raised aggregate gross proceeds of CDN $6.0 million.


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit


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(1) Additional GAAP Measure - Gross margin is presented in this press release consistent with information presented in the Company's financial statements. Gross margin has been calculated by deducting manufacturing cost of sales, and provision for inventory write downs from revenue. Management of the Company believes that providing this information allows investors to better understand the Company's historical and future financial performance.

Contact Information

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    Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
    Sean Peasgood
    Investor Relations

    Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
    David Mier
    Chief Financial Officer