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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 15, 2024

MOVING iMAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

001-40511

85-1836381

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

17760 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA

92708

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

(714) 751-7998

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbols

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value

MITQ

NYSE American LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 2.02

ReResults of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 15, 2024, Moving iMage Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release and conducted a conference call, both of which reported certain financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2024. Copies of the press release and the transcript of the conference call are attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, and the information therein is incorporated herein by reference.

The press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because it excludes a one-time event. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the three months ended March 31, 2023 $81,000 realized gain as well as the nine months ended March 31, 2023 $(167,000) unrealized loss and the $243,000 realized gains which the Company believes are not reflective of its ongoing operations and performance. These March 31, 2023 non-GAAP items represent a one-time event and did not reoccur in March 31, 2024. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enhance investors’ understanding of the Company’s financial and operating performance from period to period and enable investors to evaluate the Company’s operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are set forth below. This information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for, or superior to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The following presentation contains Non-GAAP Net Income and Income per Share, to supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We adjusted Other Income (Expense) to remove the one-time 2023 unrealized and realized losses from marketable securities from our GAAP prepared statement.

Dollars in thousands

Three Months Ended March 31,

Nine Months Ended March 31,

2024

2023

2024

2023

Net income (loss)

    

$

(601)

    

$

(424)

$

(956)

    

$

(472)

Unrealized marketable securities (loss)

(167)

Realized marketable securities gain

81

243

Non-GAAP Net loss

$

(601)

$

(343)

$

(956)

$

(396)

Weighted average shares outstanding: basic and diluted

10,436,519

10,958,398

10,593,229

10,947,790

Non-GAAP Net income loss per common share basic and diluted

$

(0.06)

$

(0.03)

$

(0.09)

$

(0.04)

Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

The information under Item 2.02 above is incorporated herein by reference.

The information reported under this Item 7.01 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 attached herein, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the securities Act of the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit
No.

    

Exhibit

99.1

Press Release dated May 15, 2024

99.2

Transcript of earnings call on May 15, 2024

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

SIGNATURES

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.

Moving iMage Technologies, Inc.

Date: May 15, 2024

By:

/s/ William Greene

Name:

William Greene

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1

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Moving iMage Technologies Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results

Fountain Valley, CA – May 15, 2024: Moving iMage Technologies, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: MITQ), (“MiT”), a leading technology and services company for cinema, Esports, stadiums, arenas and other out-of-home entertainment venues, today announced results for its third quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“As expected, our third quarter results were impacted by the long tail of the actors and writers strike in late 2023,” said Phil Rafnson, chairman and chief executive officer of MiT. “This has had an industry-wide impact year to date for several reasons, including the lower 2024 domestic box office, which analysts expect to be flat to down, and budgeting delays at many of our customers. Specifically, we have seen multiple projects and orders pushed out into future quarters. Additional impacts on our financial results specific to our third quarter included a large order for seats, which have a significantly lower gross margin than the Company average, and in general, the negative side to having strong operating leverage, which we expect will be a benefit to the Company’s bottom line when we achieve higher revenue levels.”

Third Quarter Highlights (Fiscal 2024 versus Fiscal 2023)

Revenue increased 4.0% to $3.9 million compared to $3.7 million;
Gross Profit decreased to $0.7 million compared to $1.0 million; Gross Margin was 17.4%;
GAAP Operating Loss of ($0.6) million compared to ($0.5) million;
GAAP Net Loss and Loss per Share (EPS) of ($0.6) million and ($0.06) compared to ($0.4) million and $(0.04), respectively;
Non-GAAP Net Loss and Loss per Share (EPS) of ($0.6) million and ($0.06) compared to ($0.4) million and $(0.04), respectively;
As of March 31, 2024, the Company held cash of $5.9 million;
During the quarter, the Company repurchased 310,000 shares.


Select Financial Metrics: FY24 versus FY23 as of 3/31/2024*

in millions, except for Income (loss) per Share and percentages

3Q24

3Q23

Change

YTD FY24

YTD FY23

Change

Total Revenue

$3.9

$3.7

4.0%

$13.8

$14.4

-4.5%

Gross Profit

$0.7

$1.0

-35.1%

$3.3

$3.9

-16.8%

Gross Margin

17.4%

27.9%

 

23.6%

27.1%

 

Operating Income (Loss)

($0.6)

($0.5)

-23.4%

($1.1)

($0.6)

-77.8%

Operating Margin

-16.7%

-14.1%

 

-7.9%

-4.3%

 

GAAP Net Income (Loss)

($0.6)

($0.4)

-41.7%

($1.0)

($0.5)

-105.3%

GAAP Earnings (Loss) per Share

(0.06)

($0.04)

-48.8%

($0.09)

($0.04)

-96.8%

Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)

($0.6)

($0.4)

-40.6%

($1.0)

($0.5)

-103.2%

Non-GAAP Income (Loss) Per Share

($0.06)

($0.04)

-47.6%

($0.09)

($0.04)

-104.8%

nm = not measurable/meaningful; *may not add up due to rounding

Fiscal 2024 Commentary

“While we expect the industry hangover to continue into our fourth fiscal quarter, we have seen activity that give us optimism that the impact of the strikes will lessen in the quarters to come. First, we finished field testing for LEA’s smart power amps with a top-10 circuit, and the results were promising. We also began testing these products at another top-10 circuit, and hope to start field testing at two other top-10 circuits over the next few quarters. While we have had some early success scoping LEA products into new builds, keep in mind the attrition market for LEA smart power amplifiers represents a $30-60 million annual TAM in North America for us to penetrate over time.

“Behind the scenes, we continue moving forward with our emerging product lines. Our E-caddy concept, which was well received by the handful of Major League Baseball and other sports stadium executives we met, is expected to move into the early manufacturing and testing stage during our fourth quarter. Here, we also had some recent positive news on power consumption, which could materially expand the type of services that we can offer.

“For CineQC, the SaaS quality control and management platform that we license and resell into cinema, the broader rollout has been delayed due to needing a more robust system. While we’ve been co-developing with our paying client, at zero expense to us, after a thorough evaluation, we’ve decided that the underlying technology needs some alterations to scale, and we plan to invest a low six-figure amount to significantly upgrade the technology that should take approximately two quarters to complete. When finished, we expect to have direct control of the technology and a path to finally market the offering more broadly.

“For Esports, we’ve pivoted recently to take a parallel approach with certain larger potential customers while SNDBX is working to raise growth capital. If successful, we believe this could help scale our Esports business more quickly,” concluded Rafnson.


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Dial-in and Webcast Information

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m. ET

Toll-Free: 1-877-407-4021
Toll/International: 1-201-689-8472

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Telephone Replay
Replay Dial-In: 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671
Replay Expiration: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET
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Telephone Replays will be made available after conference end time.

About Moving iMage Technologies

Moving iMage Technologies is a leading manufacturer and integrator of purpose-built technology solutions and equipment to support a wide variety of entertainment applications, with a focus on motion picture exhibitions, sports venues and eSports. MiT offers a wide range of products and services, including custom engineering, systems design, integration and installation, enterprise software solution, digital cinema, A/V integration, as well as customized solutions for emerging entertainment technology. MiT’s Caddy Products division designs and sells proprietary cup-holder and other seating-based products and lighting systems for theaters and stadiums.  For more information, visit www.movingimagetech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements above that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” “target” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors. Our filings with the SEC provide detailed information on such statements and risks and should be consulted along with


this release. To the extent permitted under applicable law, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Brian Siegel, IRC, MBA

Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Communications for MiT

Senior Managing Director, Hayden IR

(346) 396-8696

Brian@haydenir.com


MOVING IMAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands except share and per share amounts)

    

March 31,

June 30, 

    

2024

    

2023

(unauditied)

Assets

 

  

 

  

 

Current Assets:

 

  

 

  

 

Cash

$

5,946

$

6,616

Accounts receivable, net

 

890

 

905

Inventories, net

 

4,220

 

4,419

Prepaid expenses and other 

 

938

 

451

Total Current Assets

 

11,994

 

12,391

Long-Term Assets:

 

  

 

  

Right-of-use asset

214

415

Property and equipment, net

 

31

 

28

Intangibles, net

 

437

 

480

Other assets

 

16

 

16

Total Long-Term Assets

 

698

 

939

Total Assets

$

12,692

$

13,330

 

 

  

Liabilities And Stockholders’ Equity

 

  

 

  

Current Liabilities:

 

  

 

  

Accounts payable

$

1,457

$

1,507

Accrued expenses

 

747

 

618

Customer deposits

 

3,895

 

3,169

Lease liability–current

 

224

 

280

Unearned warranty revenue 

 

52

 

26

Total Current Liabilities

 

6,375

 

5,600

 

  

 

  

Long-Term Liabilities:

 

  

 

  

Lease liability–non-current

 

 

151

Total Long-Term Liabilities

 

 

151

Total Liabilities

 

6,375

 

5,751

Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

Common stock, $0.00001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 10,285,971 and 10,685,778 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and June 30, 2023, respectively

Additional paid-in capital

12,157

12,462

Accumulated deficit

(5,840)

(4,883)

Total Stockholders’ Equity

6,317

7,579

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

12,692

$

13,330


MOVING IMAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

    

Three Months Ended

    

Nine Months Ended

March 31, 

March 31, 

2024

2023

2024

2023

Net sales

 

$

3,890

 

$

3,741

 

$

13,790

 

$

14,435

Cost of goods sold

 

3,214

 

2,699

 

10,536

 

10,523

Gross profit

 

 

676

 

 

1,042

 

 

3,254

 

 

3,912

  

  

  

  

Operating expenses:

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

Research and development

73

66

212

195

Selling and marketing

 

 

547

 

 

663

 

 

1,717

 

 

1,867

General and administrative

 

705

 

839

 

2,421

 

2,464

Total operating expenses

 

 

1,325

 

 

1,568

 

 

4,350

 

 

4,526

Operating loss

 

(649)

 

(526)

 

(1,096)

 

(614)

Other income (expense)

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

Unrealized loss on marketable securities

81

243

Realized loss on marketable securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(167)

Interest and other income, net

 

48

 

21

 

140

 

66

Total other income (expense)

 

 

48

 

 

102

 

 

140

 

 

142

Net income/(loss)

 

$

(601)

 

$

(424)

 

$

(956)

 

$

(472)

Net profit/(loss) per common share basic and diluted

$

(0.06)

$

(0.04)

$

(0.09)

$

(0.04)

Weighted average shares outstanding: basic and diluted

 

 

10,436,519

 

 

10,956,413

 

 

10,593,229

 

 

10,947,790


MOVING IMAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

    

Nine Months Ended

December 31, 

2024

2023

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

 

$

(956)

 

$

(472)

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Provision for credit lossses

 

 

(52)

 

 

(5)

Inventory reserve

433

80

Depreciation expense

 

 

9

 

 

6

Amortization expense

43

72

ROU amortization

 

 

201

 

 

Stock option compensation expense

15

Realized gain on investments

 

 

 

 

(76)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

Accounts receivable

 

 

67

 

 

778

Inventories, net

(234)

(883)

Prepaid expenses and other

 

 

(487)

 

 

289

Accounts payable

(50)

558

Accrued expenses

 

 

129

 

 

(6)

Unearned warranty revenue

26

30

Customer deposits

 

 

726

 

 

(1,066)

Lease liabilities

 

(207)

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(337)

 

 

(685)

Cash flows from investing activities

Sales of marketable securities

 

 

 

 

12,418

Purchases of marketable securities

(7,660)

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(12)

 

 

(7)

Net cash provided by used in investing activities

 

(12)

 

4,751

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock Buyback

(334)

(49)

Stock issued for Director expense

 

 

13

 

 

Net cash (used in) financing activities

 

(321)

 

(49)

Net increase (decrease) in cash

 

 

(670)

 

 

4,017

Cash, beginning of the year

 

6,616

 

2,340

Cash, end of the year

 

$

5,946

 

$

6,357


Use of Non-GAAP Measures

The Company uses non-GAAP net income/loss and earnings/loss per share as a measure customarily used by investors and analysts to evaluate the financial performance of companies in addition to the GAAP measures that we present. Our management also believes that eliminating one-time items and non-cash stock compensation expense is useful in evaluating our core operating results and comparing results to prior periods. However, non-GAAP metrics are not a measure of financial performance under GAAP in the United States of America and should not be considered an alternative to Net Income as an indicator of our operating performance.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ITEMS

(in $millions except for per share numbers)

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Exhibit 99.2

Brian Siegel

Thank you, Operator.

Good morning and welcome to Moving iMage Technologies' earnings conference call and webcast.

With me today is Chairman and CEO, Phil Rafnson, who will provide an industry overview; Co-Founder and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, Joe Delgado, who will provide a strategy and business overview; and our CFO, Bill Greene. For those of you that have not seen today's release, it is available in the Investors section of our website.

Before beginning, I would like to remind everyone that, except for historical information, the matters discussed in this presentation are forward-looking statements that involve several risks and uncertainties. Words like believe, expect, anticipates, mean that these are our best estimates as of this writing, but that there can be no assurances that expected or anticipated results or events will actually take place. Actual future results could differ materially from those statements. Further information on the Company's risk factors is contained in the Company's quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC.

Now, I'd like to turn the call over to Phil. Go ahead Phil.

Phil Rafnson

Thank you, Brian, and thank you all for joining us today. I'm Phil Rafnson, CEO of Moving iMage Technologies, or MiT. As you look at MiT as an investment, industry and company-specific factors will contribute to our future performance. First, I'll address the cinema industry as it stands today, and then Joe will discuss why we’re so excited about the future, where we are introducing potentially disruptive technologies into cinema, Esports, stadiums, arenas and other live entertainment venues.

Historically, our business has been cyclical, driven by new technology and technology upgrade cycles, which has caused lumpiness in our results. We are currently still in the early days of one right now, where newer technologies such as laser projectors with upgraded servers, new screens and smart sound systems are being purchased to replace older technologies. Additionally, we are seeing cinema owners build new theaters, and upgrade or refurbish older ones. These new theaters often include new amenities such as dine-in, bars and more, all with the idea of making going to the movies a destination experience.

Prior to the actors and writers strikes during the second half of 2023, the industry was normalizing and heading towards pre-Covid box office levels. Unfortunately, the now-settled Hollywood strikes impacted the industry during latter part of 2023 and are expected to be a headwind for box office growth in 2024 due to the delays in filming and releasing new content. This has had a trickle-down effect on our business in 2024, but we are cautiously optimistic about momentum starting to return as we get closer to 2025.


Before turning the call over to Joe, I'd like to thank our dedicated employees. Without them, we would not be in what I believe is the strongest position we've ever been in as a Company from an operational, financial product, and competitive perspective.

Thank you. Joe?

Joe Delgado

Thank you, Phil, and good morning, everyone.

I'll start by briefly reviewing our business and providing updates on each area. Today, cinema is our core legacy business, which consists of FF&E projects and selling our proprietary US-manufactured goods and third-party technologies. As Phil mentioned, this part of our business has historically been more cyclical and lumpy, with project start dates often being pushed out, as we have seen so far this year due to the strikes. Additionally, FF&E projects tend to be at the low end of our gross margin profile, although there is strong operating leverage in this part of the business.

Given the lower margin profile, lumpiness, and timing factors I just mentioned, a major part of our strategy going forward is to shift our mix towards higher margin products, as well as smooth out the lumpiness and cyclicality.

For Cinema, this includes expanding our existing lineup of over 50 proprietary manufactured products, including our ADA compliance products and Caddy lines. By manufacturing these products, we can significantly increase our blended margins on FF&E projects and our overall company gross margin when sold à la carte.

Additionally, our partnership with LEA Professional for smart power amps is a potential source of growth and margin expansion for both FF&E projects and a la carte sales. There are two parts to this opportunity. The first is power amplifier attrition. On average, each movie screen needs 5 or 6 power amps, and these tend to have annual attrition rates of 5-10%. We estimate the total installed market for power amps in North America to be about $630 million dollars, so the annual TAM is around $30-60 million. Given LEA is so confident in its product quality, with a warranty that is two times the industry standard; combined with challenges at their competitors, which are also de-emphasizing the cinema market, I feel optimistic about sales continuing to ramp in 2024. Of note, we just successfully completed testing with a top 5 cinema circuit, another top 5 circuit is in field testing and two other top 10 circuits are in discussions to begin testing over the next few quarters. Additionally, there is a huge trade show in Europe in June, which is a market we are optimistic about contributing to the medium to long term growth in these products. The second part of this opportunity is the new builds and the refurb/upgrades of cinemas. For example, we have scoped LEA smart power amps into a current project, and we expect to continue to expand this opportunity going forward.

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Now I’ll provide an update on the MiTranslator, our multi-language technology solution with a recurring revenue stream; that forms the high end of our accessibility strategy. The market in North America alone is tremendous, with over 70 million non-English proficient speakers who may not have previously attended the movies. With this product and service, those who did attend previously can now have a significantly enhanced moviegoing experience. This is a new product class for the industry, and adoption has yet to occur.

While a lot of the progress is in the background, we are moving this initiative forward by working with multiple industry groups to standardize the secure transfer of data files between the studios and the cinemas. In parallel, we continue to build awareness for this product, and we believe the industry efforts bode well for a successful ramp in MiTranslator once these items are resolved. We will keep you apprised as things develop.

CineQC, our SaaS-based quality control platform, is another example. CineQC is actually a third-party developed platform, and we exclusively license the global cinema distribution rights. As you know, we have been working with the developer, at no cost to us, and National Amusements, a large international movie circuit and paying customer, on upgrading the product for the past year, including developing more robust reporting capabilities. While we’ve made significant progress with the system at National Amusements, after significant analysis, we recently came to the conclusion that the overall technology needs to be ugraded in order to scale, and as such, we plan to more directly control the software development going forward. Our current estimate is for the new development work to be complete by the end of the calendar year. However, once complete, we will have a much more robust, tested and scaleable offering to enable National Amusements to role CineQC out to its global cinemas and begin marketing to other clients.

The next opportunity for us is to move beyond Cinema. Here, we are targeting two areas – other live entertainment venues and Esports.

I believe eSports has the potential to be a significant incremental growth driver for us in the years to come. There is an opportunity to create the Little League of Esports, hosted locally in cinema auditoriums, creating a safe, inclusive environment for kids to interact with each other in-person through gaming. We believe this is a very attractive value proposition for parents, cinema owners, us and our partner SNDBX. Here, our product, MovEsports, integrates 6 gaming stations with a master cart that enables live play on the big screen. Right now, given SNDBX’s delays in raising growth equity, we have begun talking to certain larger customers with robust internal marketing capabilities about running their own leagues. Talks are still in the preliminary stages, but we believe that our parallel paths for MovEsports will help turn this business into a solid contributor and drive growth in the future.

Finally, the growth opportunity I’m most excited about is what we currently call eCaddy. The TAM here is huge, with millions of existing seats becoming retrofit candidates in addition to new stadium and arena builds. We have infused our Caddy product line of cupholders with technology and will develop applications and services for use in stadiums and arenas. We introduced the eCaddy concept to executives at a handful of major league baseball stadiums, as well as those at other major sports stadiums over the past six months. We got great feedback on the type of applications that would excite them and identified other potential

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ecosystem partners as well. We also recently got positive news from a vendor about significantly improved battery consumption, which we believe can open up more services to this technology. Now that we have a module with the new battery, we are currently working on the firmware and initial applications as well as low volume manufacturing planning, with initial prototype units likely being available over the Summer. We are also putting together proposals to field test with potential customers. Once available, we can move to the next step with potential customers and partners.

I believe this product will be a success. It’s just a matter of to what degree – whether it’s adding material, high margin growth to potentially being transformational for MiT. While the potential here on its own is tremendous, in combination with eSports, MiTranslator, and CineQC, I believe it can reshape our business and financial models in the future. We'll keep you appraised as we hit milestones.

Finally, we have an active corporate development program that includes the business development deals we made with SNDBX and LEA, acquisitions such as the ADA product line, and other ongoing activities.

In conclusion, while things have played out much more slowly than I had originally hoped, much of this due to industry factors, we are still in the early innings of our growth opportunity for our emerging technologies while our strong positioning in our legacy business continues to improve, which will be a benefit to our results once the industry manages through the after effects of the strikes.

With that, I thank you, and I'll turn it over to Brian.

Brian Siegel

Thanks Joe, and thank you, everyone, for attending our earnings call. I'm going to spend a little time reviewing our model, and then I'll take you through the quarter, followed by a Q&A.

Historically, our legacy FF&E projects have been the key driver for our business, making up roughly 60% to 65% of revenue. As Joe and Phil mentioned, FF&E projects are more cyclical and can often see start dates pushed out, as we’ve seen over the past three quarters due to the strikes.

We serve as a project manager, procuring and reselling FF&E and services for refurbishing, upgrading, and building new theaters. Since a large part of these projects involve pass-through costs with a small margin added in, project margins are in the mid-teens. We have several routes to improve these margins including upselling installation services, scoping our proprietary manufactured products into the project, through the resale of higher margin technology products, including projectors and servers, and more recently, sound system products through our relationship with LEA Professional.

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Next, we sell our higher margin proprietary manufactured offerings à la carte, which have margins ranging from 35% to 55% and include our fabrication, Caddy and ADA compliance products. Additionally, since we are in the early days of a multi-year technology upgrade cycle, we receive discreet orders for servers, projectors and LEA power amps, all of which have gross margins above the Company average.

In the near future, as our emerging products like MiTranslator, CineQC, and eCaddy hit the market and start to scale, we expect our mix to shift even more significantly away from FF&E, as these products will likely have 50%+ gross margins.

Now, moving to our third quarter results. We reported revenue of $3.9 million, up 4.0% versus last year.

Gross profit decreased to $0.7 million from $1 million last year. Gross margin was down 1050 basis points to 17.4% in the quarter, resulting from an unfavorable product mix due to an order to resell seats, which had a low double digit gross margin.

GAAP Operating expenses were $1.3 million, down $0.3 million or 18.8% versus $1.6 million last year.

GAAP Operating loss was $(0.6) million versus a loss of $(0.4) million last year, due to lower gross profits and also demonstrating the downside of our high operating leverage.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP net loss was $(0.6) million or $(0.06) per share, versus GAAP and non-GAAP net loss of $(0.4) million or  $(0.04) per share last year.

Moving to the balance sheet, our cash and cash equivalents were $5.9 million at the end of the third quarter. Finally, even with lower liquidity, we bought back about 310,000 shares during the quarter.

Now I’ll provide an update on our FY24 outlook. The writers and actors strikes have impacted our customers due to the lower expected box office and by driving uncertainty into their 2024 budgeting process. Given these factors, we expect revenue and gross margin to be down in fiscal Q4, as we complete the remainder of the order to resell seats.

Next, I previously provided upside opportunities that were excluded from our forecast. I will now update these items.

The ADA product refresh at a top 5 cinema circuit is still in play for us, but the customer is still completing its budgeting process. We believe it is a question of when, not if this customer begins to place orders.
We don’t expect to recognize any revenue from Esports during the quarter.
With respect to LEA smart power amplifiers, we do have this product scoped into some upcoming projects for new builds, and we remain positive on the ability of this product line to ramp throughout the calendar year.

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In summary, while the strikes have disrupted the industry for most of this year, we’ve continued to move forward with our emerging growth initiatives that will drive growth for the Company in the years to come. Unfortunately for investors, most of the progress is happening in the background at this point.

Regarding catalysts, we plan to announce whatever orders we can through press releases and earnings calls this year, and of course we will provide any milestone updates related to our key emerging growth initiatives as appropriate.

I want to thank everyone for attending today's call and look forward to speaking with you again on our next call in September.

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