Costa Mesa, CA (April 1, 2013) (NYSE MKT: TTTM) www.t3motion.com - a producer of clean tech/green tech electric personal mobility vehicles, (the "Company" or "T3") today announced that it is filing a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with regard to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. The company was unable to file the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 without unreasonable effort or expense due to recent financing events that resulted in delays by the Company to the completion of the registrant’s annual audit and receipt of the report from the registrant’s auditors. The Company expects that it should be able to complete the work necessary for it to file its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 within the fifteen-day extension provided by Rule 12b-25.
The Company is providing the following unaudited estimates of its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Net Losses. The Company’s net loss for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 was approximately $21.2 million compared to a net loss of $5.5 million during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (an increase of approximately $15.7 million). The loss for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 consisted of operating losses of approximately $6.1 million in 2012 and other expenses of $15.1 million in 2012, primarily non-cash expenses related to derivative liabilities for securities issued with the Company’s $4.3 million November 27, 2012 secured convertible debentures (see below). In 2011, the Company had operating losses of $7.2 million and other (income) of ($1.7 million).
Loss Per Share. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, basic and fully diluted loss per share were approximately $(1.57), compared to a loss per share of ($0.99) on a basic and fully diluted basis for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.
Revenues. Consolidated revenues were approximately $4.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, a decrease of $0.8 million or 18% as compared to consolidated revenues of $5.3 million for the corresponding period in 2011. The decrease in consolidated revenues was a result of a decrease in international T3 units shipped, as well as delays of North American dealer channel shipments caused by cash shortfalls in the third and fourth quarters of 2012 which impacted the Company’s ability to build and ship units to its new North American distribution channel.
Gross Profits. Consolidated gross profit decreased from $0.6 million in 2011 to $0.5 million in 2012. The decrease of $0.1 million resulted from lower international unit shipments as compared to the corresponding period for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. The gross margin was approximately 11% in both fiscal years.
Operating Expenses. Operating expenses include corporate overhead, financial and administrative contracted services, marketing, consulting costs, sales expenses, and research and development expenses. During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we incurred approximately $6.6 million in Operating expenses compared to $7.8 million incurred during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (a decrease of $1.2 million or 15%). The decrease was driven primarily by a decrease of $1.1 million in outsourced R&D expenses and materials charges incurred in 2011 for costs related to the Company’s next generation T3 units and its R3 electric automobile project. The Company significantly reduced its R&D expenses beginning in April 2012.
Other (income) expense. Other (income) expense includes cash and non-cash charges for interest expense, losses on debt extinguishment, and mark to market gains and losses on the Company’s derivative liabilities. For the year ended December 31, 2012, the company had other expenses of $14.8 million compared to other (income) of ($1.7 million) for the year ended December 31, 2011.
In 2012, the Company incurred significant non-cash expenses related to the November 27, 2012 issuance of $4,353,250 in senior convertible debentures. The debentures were issued with additional detachable equity and derivative equity securities, recorded as derivative liabilities, and consisting of 4,353,250 shares of stock valued at the issuance date of approximately $1.4 million; 43,532,500 5-year warrants with an exercise price of $0.10 per share and valued as of the issuance date at approximately $13.8 million, and a conversion feature that allows for the debt holders to convert their principal into 43,532,500 shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.10 per share for one year and valued as of the issuance date at approximately $10.4 million. The Company recorded a debt discount of $4.3 million on the issuance date and recorded charges to other expense of $21.3 million reflecting the excess fair value of the securities issued over the face value of the notes issued. Between November 27, 2012 and December 31, 2012, the Company amortized $0.4 million of debt discount to interest expense and marked to market the derivative securities issued as of December 31, 2012, which resulted in a gain of $7.5 million due to the reduction in market values of the issued equity and derivative securities between the November 27, 2012 issuance date and the December 31, 2012 balance sheet date. The net effect of the charges as of the November 27, 2012 issuance of the debt securities, the mark to market gain through December 31, 2012, and the amortization of the debt discount recorded totaled approximately $14.2 million. The Company expects that the existence of the derivative securities will result in significant gains and losses in future periods until the securities have all been exercised, converted, cancelled or retired.
In 2011, the Company had other (income) of ($1.7 million) consisting of a ($2.3 million) gain on changes in derivative liabilities and $0.6 million in interest expense. That gain on derivative liabilities was due to the conversion of derivative securities into the Company’s May 2011 public offering financing and is non-recurring in nature.
Balance Sheet. The Company ended 2012 with total assets of approximately $3.8 million (representing a decrease of $0.7 million as compared to the corresponding period for the year ended December 31, 2011), including $1.3 million in cash, $0.5 million in accounts receivable, and $1.2 million in inventories. At December 31, 2011, the Company had total assets of $4.5 million, including $2.2 million in cash, $0.5 million in accounts receivable, and $1.8 million in inventories. At December 31, 2012, the Company had liabilities of approximately $19.9 million including accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $1.8 million, debt of $1.4 million (net of $3.9 million of unamortized debt discount), and derivative liabilities associated with marked to market warrants and debt conversion features of $16.7 million. At December 31, 2011, the Company had liabilities of $2.7 million consisting of $1.4 million of accounts payable and accrued liabilities and $1.3 million of debt.
T3 Motion, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TTTM) headquartered in Orange County, California, T3 Motion is dedicated to raising the bar on personal mobility technology. More than 4,000 T3 Series vehicles have been deployed in over 30 countries worldwide. For more information, visitwww.t3motion.com.
“Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding T3 Motion’s business, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" that are not guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, factors associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering. For additional information concerning these and other factors that may cause actual results to differ from thsoe contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company’s Registration Statement filed on Form S-1, as amended, and in periodic reports the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.