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Impinj Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Impinj delivered a strong third quarter, exceeding revenue and earnings guidance.

Seattle, WA November 3, 2016 - Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ:PI), a leading provider and pioneer of RAIN RFID solutions for identifying, locating and authenticating everyday items, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016.

“We delivered a strong third quarter, exceeding our revenue and earnings guidance. Revenue in the quarter grew 50% year-over-year to reach a record $31.0 million, driven primarily by accelerating demand for our endpoint ICs, followed by growing demand for our connectivity products. We view endpoint IC volumes as an indicator of market adoption and are excited by the broad-based demand we saw this quarter,” said Chris Diorio, Impinj co-founder and CEO. “We will continue investing in this massive market opportunity to enhance our leading market position and foster adoption of our platform.”

Third Quarter Financial Summary

  • Revenue grew 50% year-over-year to $31.0 million
  • GAAP gross margin of 52.8%; non-GAAP gross margin of 53.6%
  • GAAP net income of $0.8 million; GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of $0.2 million, or income of $0.01 per diluted share using 16.9 million shares
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.2 million
  • Non-GAAP net income of $1.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted share using 18.6 million shares

A reconciliation between historical GAAP and non-GAAP information, including weighted average basic and diluted shares, is contained in the tables below. Additionally, descriptions of these non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section below.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Outlook

Impinj provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations; actual results may differ materially. Please refer to the comments below regarding forward-looking statements. For the fourth quarter of 2016, Impinj currently expects:

  • Revenue in the range of $31.5 million to $33.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $0.75 million to $2.25 million
  • Non-GAAP net income in the range of $0.75 million to $2.25 million, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of $0.04 and $0.11 using approximately 20.2 million shares

All forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures in this section titled "Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Outlook" exclude non-cash income and expenses. Impinj has not reconciled guidance for these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures because some items that impact these measures are either not within our control or not reasonably predictable, at least not without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call Information

Impinj will host a conference call and webcast today, Nov. 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT for analysts and investors to discuss the company’s third quarter results and outlook for the fourth quarter of 2016. Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing +1-412-317-6060. A live webcast of the conference call will also be accessible on the company's website at Following the webcast, an archived version will be available on the website for one year. A telephonic replay of the call will be available one hour after the call and will run for five business days and may be accessed by dialing +1-412-317-0088 and entering passcode 10094192.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the market for RAIN RFID, our strategy, prospects, and our financial outlook for the fourth quarter of 2016. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted include, among others, those risks and uncertainties included under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on September 2, 2016. All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of the date hereof, and we undertake no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements, which we have prepared and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (GAAP), we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP gross margin, net income and earnings per share and Adjusted EBITDA. In computing these non-GAAP financial measures, we exclude the effects of stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, non-cash interest and other income/expense, and non-cash income tax expense not considered to be indicative of our ongoing core business operating results. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and liquidity by excluding certain income, expenses and expenditures that may not be indicative of our ongoing core business operating results. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance. Our presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and our non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" included at the end of this release.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

About Impinj

Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) helps businesses and people analyze, optimize, and innovate by wirelessly connecting billions of everyday things—such as apparel, automobile parts, luggage, and shipments—to the Internet. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely data about these everyday things to business and consumer applications, enabling a boundless Internet of Things.

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