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Unwired Planet, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

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Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Revenue for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014 was $1.3 million, while operating loss from continuing operations totaled $11.4 million.

“We continue to make progress on our litigation efforts and are encouraged by the results of the Markman hearings which occurred during the quarter,” said Phil Vachon, chairman of the board.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014 was $12.1 million, or $0.11 per share, compared with a net loss of $7.2 million, or $0.07 per share, in the September quarter of the preceding year. G&A expense during the September 2014 quarter was adversely impacted by expenses related to compensation and evaluating strategic options.

Conference Call Information

Unwired Planet has scheduled a conference call for 5:00 p.m. eastern time today to discuss its financial results for its first quarter fiscal 2015. Interested parties may access the conference call over the Internet through the company’s website at or by telephone at 800-211-3767 or 719-457-2618 (international). A replay of the conference call will be available for one week (November 6), beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern time on October 30 by calling 888-203-1112. The replay can be accessed internationally by calling 719-457-0820, access code: 8039558.

A live webcast of the call, together with supplemental financial information, will also be available on the Investors section of Unwired Planet’s website at A replay will be available on the website for at least three months.

About Unwired Planet

Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) is the inventor of the Mobile Internet and a premier intellectual property company focused exclusively on the mobile industry. The company’s patent portfolio of approximately 2,500 issued and pending U.S. and foreign patents, includes technologies that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet and enable mobile communications. The portfolio spans 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies, as well as cloud-based mobile applications and services. Unwired Planet’s portfolio includes patents related to key mobile technologies, including baseband mobile communications, mobile browsers, mobile advertising, push notification technology, maps and location based services, mobile application stores, social networking, mobile gaming, and mobile search. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. References in this release to Unwired Planet may be to Unwired Planet, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release with respect to future events or expectations, including statements regarding the Company’s licensing activities and related recognition of revenue, litigation strategy and prospects and expectations regarding enhancing shareholder value are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1943 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. These forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to matters relating to any forward looking statements, Unwired Planet assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release. For a detailed discussion of these and other factors that may cause these forward looking statements not to come true, please refer to the risk factors discussed in Unwired Planet’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. These documents are available through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at or from Unwired Planet’s website at



(In thousands, except par value)


September 30,

June 30,
2014 2014


Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 73,777 $ 93,877
Short-term investments 38,078 40,068
Restricted cash 298 378
Prepaid and other current assets 925 666
Total current assets 113,078 134,989
Property and equipment, net 161 187
Long-term investments 3,710 11,745
Initial direct license costs, net 1,854 2,061
Debt issuance costs and other assets, net 1,403 1,459
Total assets $ 120,206 $ 150,441


Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,337 $ 1,181
Fee share obligation 12,850
Deferred revenue 5,005 5,005
Accrued liabilities 1,344 1,577
Accrued legal expense 3,649 4,054
Accrued compensation and related costs 1,920 605
Accrued restructuring costs 130 254
Total current liabilities 14,385 25,526
Fee share obligation, net of current portion 7,182
Long-term note payable 26,679 25,693
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 27,316 28,566
Other long-term liabilities 401 403
Total liabilities 68,781 87,370
Stockholders’ equity
Preferred stock
Common stock 112 111
Treasury stock (76 ) (884 )
Additional paid-in-capital 3,243,417 3,243,756
Accumulated other comprehensive income 26 24
Accumulated deficit (3,192,054 ) (3,179,936 )
Total stockholders’ equity 51,425 63,071
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 120,206 $ 150,441



(In thousands, except per share data)


Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013
Net revenue $ 1,251 $
Operating costs and expenses:
Patent licensing expenses 7,582 4,803
General and administrative 5,072 1,784
Restructuring and other related costs 2
Total operating costs and expenses 12,656 6,587
Operating loss from continuing operations (11,405 ) (6,587 )
Interest income 24 43
Interest expense (1,017 ) (883 )
Other income (expense), net 292 354
Loss from continuing operations (12,106 ) (7,073 )
Discontinued operations:
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (12 ) (113 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (12 ) (113 )
Net loss $ (12,118 ) $ (7,186 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share from:
Continuing operations $ (0.11 ) $ (0.07 )
Discontinued operations 0.00 0.00
Net loss $ (0.11 ) $ (0.07 )
Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic and diluted

111,724 102,144



(In thousands)


Three Months Ended
September 30,
2014 2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (12,118 ) $ (7,186 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided in (used in) in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 26 23
Stock-based compensation 467 445
Non-cash restructuring charges 2 6
Amortization of premiums/discounts on investments, net 27 16
Realized loss on sale of investments 115
Gain on change in fair value of consultant incentive award obligation (295 ) (409 )
In kind interest payments on note payable 914 796
Amortization debt discount and issuance costs 103 87
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 88
Initial licensing costs 228
Prepaid assets, deposits, and other assets (255 ) (90 )
Accounts payable 1,156 (52 )
Fee share obligation (20,032 )
Accrued liabilities 970 (412 )
Deferred revenues (1,250 )
Accrued restructuring costs (126 ) (176 )
Restricted cash 80 17,251
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (30,103 ) 10,502
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (50 )
Purchases of investments (68,336 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments 10,000 7,643
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 10,000 (60,743 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from rights offering issuance of common stock 12,500
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 79 107
Payment of debt and equity issuance costs (284 )
Purchase of treasury stock (76 ) (70 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 3 12,253
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (20,100 ) (37,988 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 93,877 47,613
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 73,777 $ 9,625
Non-cash financing activity
Retirement of treasury stock $ 884 $

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