Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): November 8, 2017  

Adesto Technologies Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware 001-37582 16-1755067
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


3600 Peterson Way, Santa Clara, California 95054
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(408) 400-0578
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

1250 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 8, 2017, the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1. Press release dated November 8, 2017


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  Adesto Technologies Corporation
Date: November 8, 2017 By:  /s/ RON SHELTON        
    Ron Shelton
    Chief Financial Officer and Secretary



Adesto Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Achieves Non-GAAP Profitability On Record Revenue; Growing 36.3% Year-Over-Year

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adesto Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:IOTS), a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power and smart non-volatile memory products, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter Highlights:

Commenting on the quarter, Narbeh Derhacobian, Adesto’s president and CEO, stated ”We achieved another quarter of record revenue, increasing 36% year-over-year to $15.2 million and exceeding our guidance range of $14.3 to $14.7 million. Notably, we achieved non-GAAP profitability one quarter ahead of plan as a result of our strong revenue growth and expense management. Our significant momentum is a direct result of our past design wins ramping into production with increasing traction on new product introductions. Also during the quarter, we continued to make great strides expanding our tier-one customer base by leveraging our new standard serial flash offerings allowing us to showcase the value-added features of our smart-memory devices.

“We also continue to see strong design win activity, with over 75% of our design wins within our two largest end-markets of industrial and consumer, where our products are ideally suited for connected, low-energy applications. An increasing number of our design wins involve applications such as smart meters, smart lighting, fitness devices, voice-activated home appliances, touch-sensor applications as well as many other types of IoT and embedded devices.”

Mr. Derhacobian concluded, “As we look to the fourth quarter, we expect to continue our growth trajectory and for the third consecutive quarter are projecting revenue to grow approximately 30% over the prior year period. We also expect to maintain non–GAAP operating expenses, as a percent of revenue, consistent with the third quarter to improve bottom-line results.”

Third Quarter 2017 Results
Revenue in the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was a record $15.2 million, an increase of 36.3% from $11.2 million in the third quarter of 2016 and an increase of 13.6% from $13.4 million last quarter.

Gross margin in the third quarter of 2017 was 49.0%, compared to 48.1% in the third quarter of 2016 and 50.1% in the second quarter of 2017. Gross margin continues to be within the Company’s targeted range.

GAAP operating expenses in the third quarter of 2017 were $8.3 million, compared to $8.8 million in the prior year quarter and $8.3 million last quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, operating expenses in the third quarter of 2017 were $6.9 million, compared to $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $7.0 million in the prior quarter.

GAAP net loss in the third quarter of 2017 was $1.0 million, or ($0.05) per share, compared to a net loss of $4.1 million, or ($0.27) per share, in the third quarter of 2016 and a net loss of $1.8 million, or ($0.11) per share, in the previous quarter.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income in the third quarter of 2017 was $0.4 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.9 million, or ($0.19) per share, in the third quarter of 2016 and a net loss of $0.5 million, or ($0.03) per share, last quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter was a positive $0.9 million, compared to a loss of $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2016 and a positive $0.1 million in the previous quarter.

A reconciliation of our GAAP results to non-GAAP results is provided in the financial statement tables following the text of this press release.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $30.5 million as of September 30, 2017, compared to $31.9 million as of June 30, 2017.

Business Outlook
For the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company expects revenue to range between $15.8 million and $16.2 million, resulting in another quarter of record revenue and approximately 30% year-over-year growth at the mid-point. Gross margin is expected to be between 47% and 50%. GAAP operating expenses are expected to range between $8.1 million and $8.3 million, or $7.1 million and $7.3 million on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes approximately $0.7 million in stock-based compensation expense and $0.3 million in amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. 

Conference Call Information
Adesto will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its financial results. Investors and analysts may join the call by dialing 1-844-419-1786 and providing confirmation code 1910401. International callers may join the teleconference by dialing +1-216-562-0473 using the same confirmation code. The call will also be available as a live and archived webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://www.adestotech.com.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call until Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at midnight Pacific Time. The replay dial-in number is 1-855-859-2056. International callers should dial +1-404-537-3406. The pass code is 1910401.

Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables and the related earnings conference call contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per share and non-GAAP operating expenses. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating our past financial performance and future results. Our non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to help us evaluate growth trends, establish budgets, measure the effectiveness of our business strategies and assess operational efficiencies. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Our non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments based on the following items:  

Our non-GAAP Financial Measures are described as follows:

For reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled, “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information.”

About Adesto Technologies
Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) is a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power and smart non-volatile memory products. The company has designed and built a portfolio of innovative products with intelligent features to conserve energy and enhance performance, including Fusion Serial Flash, DataFlash®, EcoXiP™ and products based on its trademark resistive RAM technology, called Conductive Bridging RAM (CBRAM®). For more information, please visit http://www.adestotech.com.

Adesto Technologies and the Adesto logo are trademarks of Adesto Technologies in the United States and other regions. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Forward looking Statements
The quotes of our Chief Executive Officer in this release regarding our momentum and expected revenue growth and non-GAAP operating expense maintenance, as well as all statements under “Business Outlook” are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: our ability to predict the timing of design wins entering production and the potential future revenue associated with our design wins; market adoption of our CBRAM-based products; our limited operating history; our rate of growth; our ability to predict customer demand for our existing and future products and to secure adequate manufacturing capacity; consumer demand conditions affecting our end markets; our ability to manage our growth; our ability to hire, retain and motivate employees; the effects of competition, including price competition; technological, regulatory and legal developments; and developments in the economy and financial markets.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2017, filed with the SEC on August 14, 2017, which are available on our investor relations Web site (ir.adestotech.com) and on the SEC’s Web site (www.sec.gov).

All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of November 8, 2017, and stockholders of Adesto are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. Adesto does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after November 8, 2017 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Company Contact:
David Viera
Director, Corporate Communications
P: 408-419-4844
E: david.viera@adestotech.com

Adesto Technologies Investor Relations:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers, President
P: 949-224-3874
E: sheltonir@sheltongroup.com

(in thousands) 
     September 30,  December 31, 
     2017  2016 
Current assets:        
 Cash and cash equivalents $  30,508   $  19,719  
 Accounts receivable, net    8,810      6,111  
 Inventories    4,263      5,182  
 Prepaid expenses    348      462  
 Other current assets    103      105  
  Total current assets    44,032      31,579  
Property and equipment, net    6,325      5,962  
Intangible assets, net    7,397      8,324  
Other non-current assets    607      296  
Goodwill    22      22  
Total assets $  58,383   $  46,183  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity        
Current liabilities:        
 Accounts payable    5,907      5,167  
 Accrued compensation and benefits    2,132      1,599  
 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities    1,946      2,176  
 Term loan, current    -       6,466  
  Total current liabilities    9,985      15,408  
Line of credit    2,000      1,807  
Term loan, non-current    11,396      9,775  
Deferred rent, non-current    2,511      2,826  
Deferred tax liability, non-current    2      2  
   Total liabilities    25,894      29,818  
Stockholders' equity:        
 Common stock    2      2  
 Additional paid-in capital    132,467      110,749  
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (301)     (230) 
 Accumulated deficit    (99,679)     (94,156) 
Total stockholders' equity    32,489      16,365  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $  58,383   $  46,183  


(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
     Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30, 
    2017   2016   2017   2016 
 Revenue, net   $   15,239    $   11,180    $   39,958    $   31,638 
 Cost of revenue     7,773      5,803      20,215      16,531 
    Gross profit     7,466      5,377      19,743      15,107 
 Operating expenses:                
  Research and development     3,606      4,390      10,653      12,527 
  Sales and marketing     2,897      2,870      8,408      8,315 
  General and administrative     1,761      1,586      5,569      4,984 
  Gain from settlement with former foundry supplier     -       -       -       (1,962)
     Total operating expenses     8,264      8,846      24,630      23,864 
 Loss from operations     (798)     (3,469)     (4,887)     (8,757)
 Other income (expense):                
  Interest expense, net     (170)     (576)     (581)     (1,058)
  Other income (expense), net     (12)     (18)     2      (29)
   Total other income (expense), net     (182)     (594)     (579)     (1,087)
 Loss before provision for income taxes     (980)     (4,063)     (5,466)     (9,844)
 Provision for income taxes     17      15      57      46 
 Net loss   $   (997)   $   (4,078)   $   (5,523)   $   (9,890)
 Net loss per share:                
  Basic and diluted   $   (0.05)   $   (0.27)   $   (0.31)   $   (0.66)
 Weighted average number of shares used in computing                
 net loss per share:                
  Basic and diluted     21,058,635      15,034,475      17,701,230      14,997,417 


(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
      Three Months Ended    Nine Months Ended 
      September 30,
   September 30,
   September 30,
   September 30,
GAAP gross profit    $    7,466    $    5,377    $    19,743    $    15,107 
Stock-based compensation expense       35       22       86       60 
Non-GAAP gross profit    $    7,501    $    5,399    $    19,829    $    15,167 
GAAP research and development expenses    $    3,606    $    4,390    $    10,653    $    12,527 
Stock-based compensation expense       (373)      (273)      (937)      (787)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets       (121)      (121)      (364)      (363)
Non-GAAP research and development expenses    $    3,112    $    3,996    $    9,352    $    11,377 
GAAP sales and marketing expenses    $    2,897    $    2,870    $    8,408    $    8,315 
Stock-based compensation expense       (239)      (186)      (621)      (530)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets       (188)      (188)      (563)      (564)
Non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses    $    2,470    $    2,496    $    7,224    $    7,221 
GAAP general and administrative expenses    $    1,761    $    1,586    $    5,569    $    4,984 
Stock-based compensation expense       (420)      (398)      (1,229)      (1,131)
Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses    $    1,341    $    1,188    $    4,340    $    3,853 
GAAP operating expenses    $    8,264    $    8,846    $    24,630    $    23,864 
Stock-based compensation expense       (1,032)      (857)      (2,787)      (2,448)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets       (309)      (309)      (927)      (927)
Gain from settlement with former foundry supplier       -        -        -        1,962 
Non-GAAP operating expenses    $    6,923    $    7,680    $    20,916    $    22,451 
GAAP loss from operations    $    (798)   $    (3,469)   $    (4,887)   $    (8,757)
Stock-based compensation expense       1,067       879       2,873       2,508 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets       309       309       927       927 
Gain from settlement with former foundry supplier       -        -        -        (1,962)
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations    $    578    $    (2,281)   $    (1,087)   $    (7,284)
Reconciliation from GAAP net loss to adjusted EBITDA:                 
GAAP net loss:    $    (997)   $    (4,078)   $    (5,523)   $    (9,890)
   Stock-based compensation expense       1,067       879       2,873       2,508 
 Gain from settlement with former foundry supplier       -        -        -        (1,962)
 Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets       309       309       927       927 
     Non-GAAP net income (loss)     379       (2,890)      (1,723)      (8,417)
 Interest expense       182       585       611       1,094 
 Provision for income taxes       17       15       57       46 
 Depreciation and amortization       360       255       1,004       684 
     Adjusted EBITDA  $    938    $    (2,035)   $    (51)   $    (6,593)
Non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share    $0.02    ($0.19)   ($0.10)   ($0.56)
Reconciliation of shares used in computing non-GAAP                 
net income (loss) per share:                 
Diluted shares:                 
 Weighted-average shares used in calculating                  
 non-GAAP basic net income (loss) per share       21,058,635       15,034,475       17,701,230       14,997,417 
  Incremental shares upon conversion of                  
  stock options, restricted stock units and warrants      963,798       -        -        -  
 Weighted-average shares used in calculating                  
 non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share       22,022,433       15,034,475       17,701,230       14,997,417