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Meta Materials Announces Q4 and FY 2021 Results

HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2022 / Meta Materials Inc. (the "Company" or "META®") (NASDAQ:MMAT)(FSE:MMAT) a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced fourth quarter and FY 2021 results. Please visit the Investors section of our website to view the 2021 Shareholder Letter and Annual Report . The Company will host a webcast on Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 11:00 AM EST.

The 2021 financial statements and the associated management discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021 are available on the Investors section of our website as well as on or on the SEC EDGAR website at .

In 2021, total revenue grew 264%, to $4,082,517, compared to $1,122,183 in 2020. In Q4 2021, total revenue of $2,289,282, compared to $273,324 in Q4 2020, reflects a contribution of approximately $1.8 million from the acquisition of Nanotech Security Corp., which closed on October 5, 2021. The 2021 net loss was $90,997,261 (which includes a one-time, non-cash loss of $40,540,091 on financial instruments), or $0.39 per share on 232,898,398 weighted average shares, compared to a net loss of $11,611,259, or $0.08 per share on 137,258,259 weighted average shares in 2020. For Q4 2021, the net loss was $29,530,191, or $0.13 per share on 232,898,398 weighted average shares, compared to a loss of $5,796,026 or $0.04 per share on 137,258,259 weighted average shares.

Net cash used in operating activities during the year ended December 31, 2021, was $34,764,911, compared to $7,929,046 in 2020. In 2021, capital expenditures for purchases of property, plant, and equipment and intangible assets totaled $12,789,311. Cash used for the acquisition of Nanotech Security Corp. was approximately $66.1 million, net of cash acquired. Proceeds from the RTO of Torchlight Energy Resources were approximately $146.9 million. As of December 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents totaled approximately $50.3 million, including about $0.8 million in restricted cash and $2.8 million in short-term investments. The Company has no debt, except for approximately $3.2 million in various interest-free loans from ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and common shares outstanding were 284,573,316.

Webcast Details:
Date: March 2, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST

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About Meta Materials Inc.
META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at .


As of As of

December 31, 2021 December 31, 2020


Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents
$46,645,704 $1,395,683
Restricted cash
788,768 -
Short-term investments
2,875,638 -
Grants receivable
175,780 327,868
Accounts and other receivables
1,665,700 22,833
265,718 463,382
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
3,451,367 514,203
Assets held for sale
75,500,000 -
Due from related parties
10,657 -
Total current assets
131,379,332 2,723,969
Intangible assets, net
28,971,824 4,476,614
Property, plant and equipment, net
27,018,114 2,761,171
Operating lease right-of-use assets
6,278,547 270,581
240,376,634 -
Total assets
$434,024,451 $10,232,335

Liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables
13,335,470 2,940,452
Due to related party
- 245,467
Current portion of long-term debt
491,278 290,544
Current portion of deferred revenue
779,732 1,239,927
Current portion of deferred government assistance
846,612 779,578
Preferred stock liability
Current portion of operating lease liabilities
663,861 150,802
Asset retirement obligations
Unsecured convertible promissory notes
- 1,203,235
Secured convertible debentures
- 5,545,470
Total current liabilities
91,638,890 12,395,475
Deferred revenue
637,008 804,143
Deferred government assistance
3,038 146,510
Deferred tax liability
324,479 318,054
Unsecured convertible debentures
- 1,825,389
Long-term operating lease liabilities
3,706,774 119,779
Funding obligation
268,976 776,884
Long-term debt
2,737,171 2,743,504
Total liabilities
99,316,336 19,129,738

Stockholders' equity (deficit)
Common stock - $0.001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 284,573,316 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021, and $Nil par value; unlimited shares authorized, 154,163,975 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020
262,751 132,347
Additional paid-in capital
463,136,404 29,022,977
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(296,936) (655,884)
Accumulated deficit
(128,394,104) (37,396,843)
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
334,708,115 (8,897,403)
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)
$434,024,451 $10,232,335


Three months ended Year ended

December 31, December 31,

2021 2020 2021 2020


Product sales
86,484 - 407,915 2,905
Development revenue
2,202,798 273,324 3,674,602 1,119,278
Total Revenue
2,289,282 273,324 4,082,517 1,122,183
Cost of goods sold
529,764 159 675,973 3,254
Gross Profit
1,759,518 273,166 3,406,544 1,118,929
Operating Expenses
Selling & Marketing
1,144,885 543,989 2,267,354 1,064,659
General & Administrative
13,483,954 2,086,817 29,699,601 6,707,858
Research & Development
4,266,606 1,166,275 9,497,427 4,102,791
Total operating expenses
18,895,445 3,797,081 41,464,382 11,875,308
Loss from operations
(17,135,927) (3,523,915) (38,057,838) (10,756,379)
Other income (expense)
Interest expense, net
(12,612) (536,953) (1,106,445) (1,429,954)
(Loss) Gain on foreign exchange, net
564,660 (345,990) (205,882) (264,831)
Loss on financial instruments, net
- (2,012,303) (40,540,091) (844,993)
Other (loss) income, net
(13,612,192) 517,076 (11,939,068) 1,491,188
Total other income (expenses)
(13,060,144) (2,378,170) (53,791,486) (1,048,590)
Loss before income taxes
(30,196,071) (5,902,085) (91,849,324) (11,804,969)
Income tax recovery
665,880 106,059 852,063 193,710
Net loss
(29,530,191) (5,796,026) (90,997,261) (11,611,259)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) net of tax
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)
(303,902) 79,480 (321,230) 88,173
Fair value gain (loss) on changes of own credit risk
- (91,749) 680,178 (680,178)
Total Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(303,902) (12,269) 358,948 (592,005)
Comprehensive loss
(29,834,093) (5,808,295) (90,638,313) (12,203,264)
Basic and diluted loss per share
(0.13) (0.04) (0.39) (0.08)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic and diluted
232,898,398 137,258,259 232,898,398 137,258,259


Year ended

December 31, 2021 December 31, 2020

$ $
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss
(90,997,261) (11,611,259)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Non-cash finance income
(471,689) 138,927
Non-cash interest expense
902,940 1,052,776
Non-cash lease expense
439,791 -
Deferred income tax
(852,063) (193,710)
Depreciation and amortization
3,491,493 2,326,220
Impairment of assets
237,013 4,018
Unrealized foreign currency exchange loss (gain)
407,352 205,001
Loss (gain) on financial instruments, net
40,540,091 844,994
Change in deferred revenue
(679,541) (551,374)
Non-cash government assistance
(544,932) (775,800)
Loss on debt settlement
19,253 -
Stock-based compensation
1,576,849 1,509,684
Non-cash consulting expense
6,513,378 2,307
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
4,652,415 (880,830)
Net cash used in operating activities
(34,764,911) (7,929,046)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of intangible assets
(1,133,894) (104,132)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
(11,655,417) (555,013)
Purchases of short-term investments
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired
(66,131,025) -
Proceeds from reverse takeover
146,954,733 3,072,136
Net cash provided by investing activities
65,144,545 2,412,991
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from long-term debt
1,127,151 25,783
Repayments of long-term debt
(1,090,047) (190,633)
Proceeds from government grants
223,384 198,286
Proceeds from unsecured promissory notes
13,963,386 1,378,042
Proceeds from secured convertible debentures
- 3,630,019
Proceeds from unsecured convertible debentures
- 693,784
Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants, net
- 598,546
Proceeds from stock option exercises
1,293,263 -
Proceeds from warrant exercises
138,726 -
Net cash provided by financing activities
15,655,863 6,333,827

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
46,035,497 817,772
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period
1,395,683 407,061
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
3,292 170,850
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period
47,434,472 1,395,683

Supplemental cash flow information
Accrued purchases of property, equipment, and patents
1,692,969 1,449,197
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease liabilities
3,590,148 309,907
Right-of-use assets and prepaid expenses recognized in exchange for common stock
2,149,381 -
Settlement of liabilities in common stock
51,992,451 -
Interest paid on debt
64,528 193,745

Forward-Looking Information
This press release includes forward-looking information or statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the business strategies, product development, expansion plans and operational activities of the Company . Often but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "pursuing", "potential", "predicts", "projects", "seeks", "plans", "expect", "intends", "anticipated", "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of the management of the Company and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although the management of the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, the capabilities of our facilities and the expansion thereof, research and development projects of the Company, the market potential of the products of the Company , the market position of the Company, the scalability of the Company's production ability, capacity for new customer engagements, material selection programs timeframes, the ability to reduce production costs, enhance metamaterials manufacturing capabilities and extend market reach into new applications and industries, the ability to accelerate commercialization plans, the possibility of new customer contracts, the continued engagement of our employees, the technology industry, market strategic and operational activities, and management's ability to manage and to operate the business. More details about these and other risks that may impact the Company's businesses are described under the heading "Forward-Looking Information" and under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2022, with SEC filing date of March 2, 2022, in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 15, 2021, and in subsequent filings made by Meta Materials with the SEC, which are available on SEC's website at . Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.

Media Inquiries
Rob Stone
Vice President, Corporate Development and Communications
Meta Materials Inc.

Investor Contact
Mark Komonoski
Senior Vice President
Integrous Communications
Phone: 1-877-255-8483

SOURCE: Meta Materials Inc.

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