Investors still waiting for Heat Biologics (NASDAQ:HTBX) to trade at a market cap of $100 million will have to wait longer. The stock surged to above $4 a share in May, but that proved temporary.
The biotechnology company, whose market capitalization is just $43 million, which puts it in the nano-cap territory, does not have much to offer except for hope. That started when HTBX issued a share issuance in May.
On May 3, HTBX stock slumped by around 50% when the company filed a preliminary prospectus for the public sale of nearly 4.3 million shares.
The company estimated net proceeds of $16.2 million from the deal and will use it to fund preclinical and clinical programs. On the balance sheet, this will show up as working capital and general corporate purposes. In the filing, the company wrote:
“To acquire, license or invest in complementary businesses, technologies, product candidates or other intellectual property. We have broad discretion in determining how the proceeds of this offering will be used, and our discretion is not limited by the aforementioned possible uses. Our board of directors believes the flexibility in [the] application of the net proceeds is prudent.”
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FormFactor, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 1993, designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports semiconductor probe card products. The Company is a supplier of probe cards to the manufacturers of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), flash memory devices, microprocessor, chipset and other system on chip (SoC) devices. Semiconductor manufacturers use its probe cards to perform wafer test (also known as wafer sort), which is the testing of the semiconductor die, or chips. The Company’s products utilize a range of technologies, including micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies, automation systems, various product architectures and design tools. Its MEMS technologies enable manufacturing of multi-material composite spring-like electrically-conductive contact elements. These contact elements, such as its MicroSpring contacts, optimize the relative amounts of force on, and across, a chip’s bond pad, solder bump, or copper pillar during the test process, and maintain their shape and position over a range of compression. The Company’s product and technology names include Apollo, ATRE, DC-Boost, Matrix, MicroProbe, the MicroProbe logo, MicroSpring, Mx-FinePitch, OneTouch, QiLin, RapidSoak, SmartMatrix, SMART Matrix 100, TouchMatrix, Takumi, TRE, TrueScale and TrueScale Lite, Vector, Vx-MP and Vx-RF. Its technologies enable probe cards to be populated with over 100,000 contact elements, with contact element spacing of approximately 40 microns, distributed over extents of 300 millimeters (mm).
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The Company competes with AMST Co., Ltd., Cascade Microtech, Inc., Feinmetall GmbH, Japan Electronic Materials Corporation, Korea Instrument Co., Ltd., M2N Co., Ltd., Microfriend Inc., Micronics Japan Co., Ltd., MPI Corporation, NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Soulbrain Engineering, SV Probe, Inc., Synergie CAD, Technoprobe, TSE Co., Ltd. and WILL-Technology Co., Ltd.
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FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET
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