Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5)

Registration No. 333-231932

 

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

(To Prospectus dated June 13, 2019)

 

 

5,000,000 Shares of Common Stock

  

Vuzix Corporation is offering 5,000,000 shares of our common stock.

 

Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “VUZI.” On May 8, 2020, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market was $2.74 per share.

 

Investing in our securities involves significant risks. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page S-3 of this prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement.

  

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus supplement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

    Per
Share
    Total  
Offering price   $ 2.25     $ 11,250,000  
Placement agent fees (1)   $ 0.1125     $ 562,500  
Proceeds, before expenses, to us   $ 2.1375     $ 10,687,500  

       

(1) See “Plan of Distribution” for additional disclosure regarding placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses.

 

Delivery of the shares of common stock to the investors in book-entry form through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company, is expected to be made on or about May 13, 2020.

 

 

 

The Special Equities Group, LLC

 

a division of Bradley Woods & Co., Ltd.

 

The date of this prospectus supplement is May 11, 2020. 

 

 

 

  

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

 

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT Page  
   
ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT S-1
PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY S-1
THE OFFERING S-2
RISK FACTORS S-3
FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION S-4
USE OF PROCEEDS S-5
CAPITALIZATION S-5
DILUTION S-6
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION S-7
LEGAL MATTERS S-8
EXPERTS S-8
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION S-8
INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE S-9

  

PROSPECTUS Page
   
ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS 3
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 3
ABOUT VUZIX 4
RISK FACTORS 5
USE OF PROCEEDS 5
DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK 5
DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED STOCK 6
DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS 8
DESCRIPTION OF UNITS 9
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION 9
EXPERTS 11
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION 11
INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE 11

 

You should rely only on the information incorporated by reference or provided in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Neither we nor the placement agent have authorized anyone to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, the securities offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus in any jurisdiction where it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation. You should assume that the information contained in this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus, or any document incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus, is accurate only as of the date of those respective documents. Neither the delivery of this prospectus supplement nor any distribution of securities pursuant to this prospectus supplement shall, under any circumstances, create any implication that there has been no change in the information set forth or incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement or in our affairs since the date of this prospectus supplement. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

 

This document is in two parts. The first part is this prospectus supplement, which describes the specific terms of this offering of securities. The second part is the accompanying prospectus, which provides more general information, some of which may not apply to this offering. The information included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement also adds to, updates and changes information contained or incorporated by reference in the accompanying prospectus. If information included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement is inconsistent with the accompanying prospectus or the information incorporated by reference therein, then this prospectus supplement or the information incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement will apply and will supersede the information in the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference therein.

 

This prospectus supplement is part of a registration statement that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, using a “shelf” registration process. Under the shelf registration process, we may from time to time offer and sell any combination of the securities described in the accompanying prospectus up to a total dollar amount of $100,000,000, of which this offering is a part.

 

This prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the information incorporated herein and therein by reference includes trademarks, service marks and trade names owned by us or other companies. All trademarks, service marks and trade names included or incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus are the property of their respective owners.

 

Unless the context indicates otherwise, in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus the terms, the terms “Vuzix,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us” in this prospectus refer to Vuzix Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights selected information about our company, this offering and information appearing elsewhere in this prospectus supplement, in the accompanying prospectus, and in the documents we incorporate by reference. This summary is not complete and does not contain all the information that you should consider before investing in our common stock. You should read this entire prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus carefully, including the “Risk Factors” contained in this prospectus supplement beginning on page S-3, and the risk factors, financial statements and notes incorporated by reference herein, before making an investment decision. This prospectus supplement may add to, update or change information in the accompanying prospectus.

 

Company Overview

 

We are engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of wearable computing devices and augmented reality wearable display devices also referred to as head mounted displays (or HMDs, but also known as HUDs or near-eye displays), in the form of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) glasses. Our wearable display devices are worn like eyeglasses or attach to a head-worn mount. These devices typically include cameras, sensors, and a computer that enable the user to view, record and interact with video and digital content, such as computer data, the Internet, social media or entertainment applications. Our wearable display products integrate micro-display technology with our advanced optics to produce compact high-resolution display engines, less than half an inch diagonally, which when viewed through our smart glasses products create virtual images that appear comparable in size to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television.

 

With respect to our Smart Glasses and AR products, we are focused on the enterprise, industrial, commercial, first responder, and medical markets. All of the mobile display and mobile electronics markets in which we compete have been and continue to be subject to rapid technological change almost yearly over the last decade including the rapid adoption of tablets, larger screen sizes and display resolutions along with declining prices on mobile phones and other computing devices, and as a result we must continue to improve our products’ performance and lower our costs. We believe our intellectual property portfolio gives us a leadership position in the design and manufacturing of micro-display projection engines, waveguides, mechanical packaging, ergonomics, and optical systems.

 

Our principal executive offices are located at 25 Hendrix Road, West Henrietta, New York 14586. Our telephone number is (585) 359-5900. We maintain an Internet website at www.vuzix.com. The information contained on, connected to or that can be accessed via our website is not part of this prospectus. We have included our website address in this prospectus as an inactive textual reference only and not as an active hyperlink.

 

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THE OFFERING

 

Securities we are offering   5,000,000 shares of common stock
     
Common stock to be outstanding after this offering   39,307,210 shares
     
Offering price   $2.25 per share  
     
Use of proceeds   We estimate the net proceeds to us from this offering will be approximately $10.6 million, after deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us. We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities offered by this prospectus for general corporate purposes, including working capital to accelerate the building of finished goods inventory to address increasing customer demand.
     
Prohibitions on subsequent equity sales and variable rate transactions.   Pursuant to the purchase agreement with the purchasers, we and our subsidiaries are prohibited from entering into any agreement to issue or announcing the issuance or proposed issuance of any shares of common stock or securities convertible or exercisable into common stock, subject to certain exceptions, for a period commencing on the date of the purchase agreement, and terminating on the earlier of (a) 90 days from the closing date of the offering, or (b) the date that the closing price of the Company’s common stock exceeds $3.50 for a period of 15 consecutive trading days.
     
    Pursuant to the purchase agreement, we are prohibited from effecting any variable rate transaction (as defined in the purchase agreement), subject to certain exceptions, for a period of one year commencing on the date of the purchase agreement.
     
Dividend policy   We do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future.  
     
Nasdaq Capital Market symbol   Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “VUZI.”
     
Risk factors   Investing in our securities involves significant risks. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page S-3 of this prospectus supplement and on page 5 of the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein.

  

Unless we indicate otherwise, all information in this prospectus is based on 34,307,210 shares of common stock outstanding as of May 11, 2020 and excludes, as of that date:

 

  · Approximately 2,753,591 shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options under our equity incentive plans having a weighted average exercise price of $3.07 per share;

 

  · Approximately 6,512,516 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants, with a weighted average exercise price was $4.56 per share; and

 

  · 4,962,600 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of an aggregate of 49,626 shares of Series A Preferred Stock (excluding conversion of related accumulated and unpaid dividends).

 

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RISK FACTORS

 

Any investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Investors should carefully consider the risks described below and all of the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, including the risk factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020, before deciding whether to purchase the securities offered hereby. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be materially and adversely affected by these risks.

 

You will experience immediate and substantial dilution as a result of this offering and may experience additional dilution in the future.

 

You will incur immediate and substantial dilution as a result of this offering. After giving effect to the sale by us of 5,000,000 shares offered in this offering at the offering price of $2.25 per share, and after deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us, investors in this offering can expect an immediate dilution of $1.63 per share. See “Dilution.”

 

Because we will have broad discretion and flexibility in how we use the net proceeds from this offering, we may use the net proceeds in ways in which you disagree.

 

We currently intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital to accelerate the building of finished goods inventory to address increasing customer demand. See “Use of Proceeds.” Our management will have significant discretion and flexibility in applying the net proceeds of this offering. You will be relying on the judgment of our management with regard to the use of these net proceeds, and you will not have the opportunity, as part of your investment decision, to assess whether the net proceeds are being used appropriately. The failure of our management to use such funds effectively could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, operating results and cash flow.

 

Additional stock offerings in the future may dilute then existing stockholders’ percentage ownership of our company.

 

Given our plans and expectations that we may need additional capital, we may need to issue additional shares of common stock or securities convertible or exercisable for shares of common stock, including convertible preferred stock, convertible notes, stock options or warrants. The issuance of additional securities in the future will dilute the percentage ownership of then existing stockholders.    

     

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FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

 

This prospectus supplement and the documents and information incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. These statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning:

 

  · trends in our operating expenses, including personnel costs, research and development expense, sales and marketing expense, and general and administrative expense;

 

  · the effect of competitors and competition in our markets;

 

  · our wearable products and their market acceptance and future potential;

 

  · our ability to develop, timely introduce, and effectively manage the introduction of new products and services or improve our existing products and services;

 

  · expected technological advances by us or by third parties and our ability to leverage them;

 

  · our ability to attract and retain customers;

 

  · our ability to accurately forecast consumer demand and adequately manage our inventory;

 

  · our ability to deliver an adequate supply of product to meet demand;

 

  · our ability to maintain and promote our brand and expand brand awareness;

 

  · our ability to detect, prevent, or fix defects in our products;

 

  · our reliance on third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers and logistics providers and our limited control over such parties;

 

  · trends in revenue, costs of revenue, and gross margin and our possible or assumed future results of operations;

 

 

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  · our ability to attract and retain highly skilled employees;

 

  · the impact of foreign currency exchange rates;

 

  · the effect of future regulations;

 

  · the sufficiency of our existing cash and cash equivalent balances and cash flow from operations to meet our working capital and capital expenditure needs for at least the next 12 months; and

 

  · general market, political, economic and business conditions.

 

All statements in this prospectus supplement and the documents and information incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. We may, in some cases, use terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions or the negative of such items that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify forward-looking statements.

 

Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as may be required by applicable law. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. 

  

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We estimate that the net proceeds from this offering, after placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us, will be approximately $10.6 million.

 

We currently intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital to accelerate the building of finished goods inventory to address increasing customer demand.

 

Until we use the net proceeds of this offering for the above purposes, we intend to invest the funds in short-term, investment grade, interest-bearing securities. We cannot predict whether the proceeds invested will yield a favorable return. We have not yet determined the amount or timing of the expenditures for the categories listed above, and these expenditures may vary significantly depending on a variety of factors. As a result, we will retain broad discretion over the use of the net proceeds from this offering.

 

CAPITALIZATION

 

The following table sets forth our consolidated cash and cash equivalents and capitalization as of March 31, 2020. Such information is set forth on the following basis:

 

  · on an actual basis; and

 

  · on an as adjusted basis, giving effect to the sale of the 5,000,000 shares of common stock in this offering at an offering price of $2.25 per share, after deducting estimated placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses.

 

You should read this table together with the section of this prospectus supplement entitled “Use of Proceeds” and with the financial statements and related notes and the other information that we incorporate by reference into this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

 

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    As of March 31, 2020  
    Actual     As adjusted  
       
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 6,142,658     $ 16,720,158  
                 
Total liabilities     3,938,843       3,938,843  
Stockholders’ equity:                
Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 49,626 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding     50       50  
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 33,128,620 shares outstanding actual; 38,128,620 shares outstanding as adjusted     33,128       38,128  
Additional paid-in capital     169,160,041       179,732,541  
                 
Accumulated deficit     (150,104,435 )     (150,104,435 )
                 
Total stockholders’ equity     19,088,784       29,666,284  

 

DILUTION

 

If you invest in our common stock, your interest will be diluted immediately to the extent of the difference between the offering price per share and the adjusted net tangible book value per share of our common stock after this offering.

 

Our net tangible book value as of March 31, 2020 was approximately $16.2 million, or $0.43 per share (on an as-converted basis with respect to our outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, excluding conversion of related accumulated and unpaid dividends). “Net tangible book value” is total assets minus the sum of liabilities and intangible assets. “Net tangible book value per share” is net tangible book value divided by the total number of shares outstanding.

 

After giving effect to the sale of the common stock in this offering at the offering price set forth on the cover page of this prospectus supplement and after deducting estimated placement agent fees and expenses payable by us, our as adjusted net tangible book value as of March 31, 2020 would have been approximately $26.8 million or $0.62 per share of common stock. This represents an immediate increase in net tangible book value of $0.19 per share to our existing stockholders and an immediate dilution in net tangible book value of $1.63 per share to investors participating in this offering. The following table illustrates this dilution per share to investors participating in this offering:

  

Offering price per share   $ 2.25  
         
Net tangible book value per share as of March 31, 2020   $ 0.43  
         
Increase per share attributable to this offering   $ 0.19  
         
As adjusted net tangible book value per share as of March 31, 2020 after this offering   $ 0.62  
         
Dilution per share to new investors participating in this offering   $ 1.63  

 

The information above is as of March 31, 2020 and excludes, as of that date:

 

  · Approximately 1,383,591 shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options under our equity incentive plans having a weighted average exercise price of $4.77 per share; and

 

  · Approximately 6,512,516 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants, with a weighted average exercise price was $4.56 per share.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We engaged The Special Equities Group, LLC, a division of Bradley Woods & Co., Ltd., as our placement agent to solicit offers to purchase the securities in this offering. The placement agent is not purchasing or selling any of the securities we are offering, and it is not required to arrange the purchase or sale of any specific number of securities or dollar amount, but has agreed to use reasonable best efforts to arrange for the sale of the securities.

 

The placement agent proposes to arrange for the sale of the securities we are offering pursuant to this prospectus supplement to one or more investors through securities purchase agreements directly between the purchasers and us. We established the price following negotiations with the placement agent and prospective investors and with reference to the prevailing market price of our common stock, recent trends in such price and other factors. It is possible that not all of the securities we are offering pursuant to this prospectus supplement will be sold at the closing, in which case our net proceeds would be reduced. We anticipate that the sale of the securities will be completed on the date indicated on the cover page of this prospectus supplement, subject to customary closing conditions. On the closing date, the following will occur:

 

  · We will receive funds in the amount of the aggregate purchase price;
  · The placement agent will receive the placement agent fees; and
  · We will deliver the securities to the investors.

 

In connection with this offering, the placement agent may distribute this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus electronically.

 

We will pay the placement agent a cash fee equal to 5.0% of the gross proceeds we receive in the offering. We have also agreed to reimburse the placement agent for its legal expenses in connection with the offering in the amount of $20,000.

 

We currently anticipate that the sale of securities offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus will be completed on or about May 13, 2020 subject to customary closing conditions. At the closing, The Depository Trust Company will credit the shares of common stock to the respective accounts of the purchasers. The estimated offering expenses payable by us, excluding the placement agent fees payable to the placement agent, will be approximately $90,000, which includes legal and printing costs and various other fees associated with registering and listing the common stock. After deducting the placement agent fees and our estimated offering expenses, we expect the net proceeds from this offering to be approximately $10.6 million.

  

We have agreed to indemnify the placement agent against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, and liabilities arising from breaches and representations and warranties. We have also agreed to contribute to payments the placement agent may be required to make in respect of such liabilities.

  

The placement agent may be deemed to be an underwriter within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act, and any commissions received by it and any profit realized on the resale of the securities sold by them while acting as principal might be deemed to be underwriting discounts or commissions under the Securities Act. As an underwriter, the placement agent would be required to comply with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including, without limitation, Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act and Rule 10b-5 and Regulation M under the Exchange Act. These rules and regulations may limit the timing of purchases and sales of securities by the placement agent acting as principal. Under these rules and regulations, the placement agent:

 

  · may not engage in any stabilization activity in connection with our securities; and

 

  · may not bid for or purchase any of our securities or attempt to induce any person to purchase any of our securities, other than as permitted under the Exchange Act, until it has completed its participation in the distribution.

   

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Electronic Distribution

 

A prospectus supplement in electronic format may be made available on websites or through other online services maintained by the placement agent of the offering, or by its affiliates. Other than the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus in electronic format, the information on the placement agent’s website and any information contained in any other website maintained by the placement agent is not part of this prospectus supplement or the registration statement of which this prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus form a part, has not been approved and/or endorsed by us or the placement agent in its capacity as a placement agent and should not be relied upon by investors.

  

Nasdaq Listing

 

Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “VUZI”.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

The validity of the securities being offered under this prospectus by us will be passed upon for us by Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP, New York, New York. The placement agent is being represented in connection with this offering by Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, New York, New York.

 

EXPERTS

 

The consolidated financial statements of Vuzix Corporation as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2019, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019, appearing in Vuzix Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, have been audited by Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., as set forth in its report thereon, included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements are incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such report given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

We are subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act and file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. These reports, proxy statements and other information are available at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are only part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we have filed with the SEC under the Securities Act and therefore omit certain information contained in the registration statement. We have also filed exhibits and schedules with the registration statement that are excluded from this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and you should refer to the applicable exhibit or schedule for a complete description of any statement referring to any contract or other document. The registration statement, including the exhibits and schedules, without charge, are available at the SEC’s website.

 

We also maintain a website at www.vuzix.com, through which you can access our SEC filings. The information set forth on our website is not part of this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus.

 

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INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

 

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” the information we file with the SEC. This permits us to disclose important information to you by referring to these filed documents. Any information referred to in this way is considered part of this prospectus supplement. The information incorporated by reference is an important part of this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the following documents that have been filed with the SEC (other than information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and all exhibits related to such items): 

 

  · our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the SEC on March 16, 2020;

 

  · our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on May 11, 2020;

 

  · our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 22, 2020 and May 6, 2020;

 

  · our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 29, 2020;

 

  · the description of our common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the SEC on January 26, 2015 (File No. 001-35955), including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description; and

 

  · all reports and other documents subsequently filed by us pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of this prospectus and prior to the termination of this offering. 

 

Any information in any of the foregoing documents will automatically be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that information in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus or in a later filed document that is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated herein by reference modifies or replaces such information.

 

We will provide, upon written or oral request, without charge to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom a copy of this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus is delivered, a copy of any or all of the information incorporated herein by reference (exclusive of exhibits to such documents unless such exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference herein). You may request a copy of any or all of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us at: Steven D. Ward, Vuzix Corporation, 25 Hendrix Road, Suite A, West Henrietta, New York 14586, telephone number 585-359-5900.

 

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PROSPECTUS

 

$100,000,000

 

Vuzix Corporation

 

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Warrants

Units

  

We may from time to time, in one or more offerings at prices and on terms that we will determine at the time of each offering, sell common stock, preferred stock, warrants, or a combination of these securities, or units, for an aggregate initial offering price of up to $100,000,000. This prospectus describes the general manner in which our securities may be offered using this prospectus. Each time we offer and sell securities, we will provide you with a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. Any prospectus supplement may also add, update, or change information contained in this prospectus. You should carefully read this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement as well as the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus before you purchase any of the securities offered hereby.

 

This prospectus may not be used to offer and sell securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement.

 

Our common stock is currently traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “VUZI.” On May 31, 2019, the last reported sales price for our common stock was $2.08 per share. We will apply to list any shares of common stock sold by us under this prospectus and any prospectus supplement on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The prospectus supplement will contain information, where applicable, as to any other listing of the securities on the NASDAQ Capital Market or any other securities market or exchange covered by the prospectus supplement. The aggregate market value of our outstanding common stock held by non-affiliates as of the date of this prospectus was approximately $68,125,855, based on 27,602,803 shares of common stock outstanding, 23,820,229 of which were held by non-affiliates, and a per share price of $2.86 based on the closing sale price of our common stock on April 16, 2019. We have sold no securities pursuant to General Instructions I.B.6 of Form S-3 during the prior 12 calendar month period that ends on, and includes, the date of this prospectus.

 

The securities offered by this prospectus involve a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 5, in addition to Risk Factors contained in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any State securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

We may offer the securities directly or through agents or to or through underwriters or dealers. If any agents or underwriters are involved in the sale of the securities their names, and any applicable purchase price, fee, commission or discount arrangement between or among them, will be set forth, or will be calculable from the information set forth, in an accompanying prospectus supplement. We can sell the securities through agents, underwriters or dealers only with delivery of a prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the offering of such securities. See “Plan of Distribution.”

 

This prospectus is dated June 13, 2019

 

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Table of Contents

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS 3
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 3
ABOUT VUZIX 4
RISK FACTORS 5
USE OF PROCEEDS 5
DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK 5
DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED STOCK 6
DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS 8
DESCRIPTION OF UNITS 9
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION 9
EXPERTS 11
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION 11
INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE 11

  

You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with information different from that contained or incorporated by reference into this prospectus. If any person does provide you with information that differs from what is contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, you should not rely on it. No dealer, salesperson or other person is authorized to give any information or to represent anything not contained in this prospectus. You should assume that the information contained in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement is accurate only as of the date on the front of the document and that any information contained in any document we have incorporated by reference is accurate only as of the date of the document incorporated by reference, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement or any sale of a security. These documents are not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities in any circumstances under which the offer or solicitation is unlawful.

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, using a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf registration process, we may sell any combination of the securities described in this prospectus in one of more offerings up to a total dollar amount of proceeds of $100,000,000. This prospectus describes the general manner in which our securities may be offered by this prospectus. Each time we sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. The prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus or in documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus. The prospectus supplement that contains specific information about the terms of the securities being offered may also include a discussion of certain U.S. Federal income tax consequences and any risk factors or other special considerations applicable to those securities. To the extent that any statement that we make in a prospectus supplement is inconsistent with statements made in this prospectus or in documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, you should rely on the information in the prospectus supplement. You should carefully read both this prospectus and any prospectus supplement together with the additional information described under “Where You Can Find More Information” before buying any securities in this offering.

 

The terms “Vuzix,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us” in this prospectus refer to Vuzix Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, unless the context suggests otherwise.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This prospectus and the documents and information incorporated by reference in this prospectus include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. These statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning:

 

· trends in our operating expenses, including personnel costs, research and development expense, sales and marketing expense, and general and administrative expense;

 

· the effect of competitors and competition in our markets;

 

· our wearable products and their market acceptance and future potential;

 

· our ability to develop, timely introduce and effectively manage the introduction of new products and services or improve our existing products and services;

 

· expected technological advances by us or by third parties and our ability to leverage them;

 

· our ability to attract and retain customers;

 

· our ability to accurately forecast consumer demand and adequately manage inventory;

 

· our ability to deliver an adequate supply of product to meet demand;

 

· our ability to maintain and promote our brand and expand brand awareness;

 

· our ability to detect, prevent, or fix defects in our products;

 

· our reliance on third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers and logistics providers and our limited control over such parties;

 

· trends in revenue, costs of revenue, and gross margin and our possible or assumed future results of operations;

 

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· our ability to attract and retain highly skilled employees;

 

· the impact of foreign currency exchange rates;

 

· the effect of future regulations;

 

· the sufficiency of our existing cash and cash equivalent balances and cash flow from operations to meet our working capital and capital expenditure needs for at least the next 12 months;

 

· our ability to obtain additional financing, if needed or on acceptable terms; and

 

· general market, political, economic and business conditions.

 

All statements in this prospectus and the documents and information incorporated by reference in this prospectus that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. We may, in some cases, use terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions or the negative of such items that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify forward-looking statements.

 

Forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as may be required by applicable law. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

 

ABOUT VUZIX

 

We are engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of augmented reality wearable display devices also referred to as head mounted displays (or HMDs, but also known as Video Eyewear or near-eye displays), in the form of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) glasses. Our AR wearable display devices are worn like eyeglasses or attach to a head worn mount. These devices typically include cameras, sensors, and a computer that enable the user to view, record and interact with video and digital content, such as computer data, the Internet, social media or entertainment applications. Our wearable display products integrate micro-display technology with our advanced optics to produce compact high-resolution display engines, less than half an inch diagonally, which when viewed through our smart glasses products create virtual images that appear comparable in size to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television.

 

In the past, see-through HMDs displayed the real world using semi-transparent mirrors placed in front of the user’s eyes. These HMDs were large and bulky and as a result, they had little mass-market appeal. We have developed thin optics, called waveguides, that are fully see-through and enable miniature display engines to be mounted in the temples of the HMD which allows the form factor of our Smart Glasses to be comparable to conventional eyeglasses. Our Smart Glasses and AR Glasses are designed for all day use cases and are small enough to fit in a user’s pocket or purse.

 

We believe that our waveguide optics and display engines offer a number of significant advantages over other wearable display solutions, including higher contrast, greater power efficiency, less weight, more compact size, and high brightness images for use outdoors. We also believe that our waveguide optics give us a substantial advantage over other competitors’ optics, including other waveguides, because our solution allows us to produce optics that are fully transparent when off while also delivering the high brightness required for AR and enterprise Smart Glasses applications.

 

We believe that a key growth area for us is the consumer electronics, OEM and defense and homeland security markets. Our potential channels to these markets, beyond our own direct efforts, include supplying mass production of waveguide optics and display engines to select third parties to use in their products. We believe that our waveguides and compact display engine technologies are a key differentiator for enabling next generation AR and Smart Glasses hardware for the consumer and enterprise segments because they will ultimately allow us to make HMDs nearly indistinguishable from regular eyeglasses.

 

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We have developed our own intellectual property portfolio that includes patents, over 20 years of manufacturing know-how, proprietary processes, materials and equipment to create high performance waveguides, and near-eye display products. We believe our technology, intellectual property portfolio and position in the marketplace give us a leadership position in AR and Smart Glasses products and waveguide optics and display engine technology

 

We reported a net loss of $6,359,761 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, a net loss of $21,875,713 for the year ended December 31, 2018, a net loss of $19,663,502 for the year ended December 31, 2017, and a net loss of $19,250,082 for the year ended December 31, 2016. We have an accumulated deficit of $124,626,202 as of March 31, 2019.

 

Our principal executive offices are located at 25 Hendrix Road, West Henrietta, New York 14586. Our telephone number is (585) 359-5900. We maintain an Internet website at www.vuzix.com. The information contained on, connected to or that can be accessed via our website is not part of this prospectus. We have included our website address in this prospectus as an inactive textual reference only and not as an active hyperlink.

   

RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Before making an investment decision, you should consider carefully the risks, uncertainties and other factors described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as supplemented and updated by subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we have filed or will file with the SEC, which are incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

 

Our business, affairs, prospects, assets, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows could be materially and adversely affected by these risks. For more information about our SEC filings, please see “Where You Can Find More Information”.

 

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities under this prospectus for general corporate purposes, including expanding our products, and for general working capital purposes.

  

DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK

 

General

 

We are authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share.

 

Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share on all matters submitted to a stockholder vote. Holders of common stock do not have cumulative voting rights. Therefore (subject to the rights of the holders of our Series A Preferred Stock, as discussed below), holders of a majority of the shares of common stock voting for the election of directors can elect all of the directors to our Board of Directors. Holders of the Company’s common stock representing one-third of the voting power of the Company’s capital stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote, represented in person or by proxy, are necessary to constitute a quorum at any meeting of stockholders. A vote by the holders of a majority of the Company’s outstanding shares is required to effectuate certain fundamental corporate changes such as a liquidation, merger or an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation.

 

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Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to share in all dividends that the Board of Directors, in its discretion, declares from legally available funds. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up, each outstanding share entitles its holder to participate pro rata in all assets that remain after payment of liabilities and after providing for each class of stock, if any, having preference over the common stock. The Company’s common stock has no pre-emptive rights, no conversion rights, and there are no redemption provisions applicable to the Company’s common stock.

  

Transfer Agent and Registrar

 

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Computershare Trust Company.

 

Listing

 

Our common stock is currently traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “VUZI”.

 

DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED STOCK

 

We are authorized to issue up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, from time to time, in one or more series.

 

On December 30, 2014, the Company filed a Certificate of Designation of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Certificate of Designation”) with the secretary of state of the State of Delaware, pursuant to which 49,626 shares of preferred stock were designated as Series A Preferred Stock. All such 49,626 shares are currently outstanding and held by Intel Corporation (the “Series A Purchaser”).

 

Each share of Series A Preferred Stock is entitled to receive dividends at a rate of 6% per annum, compounded quarterly and payable in cash or in kind, at the Company’s sole discretion. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, each share of Series A Preferred Stock is entitled to a liquidation preference equal to one times (1x) the Series A Purchaser’s original per share purchase price, plus a right to receive an additional liquidation distribution together with the common stock holders pro rata on an as-converted basis, but not in excess of $1,000 per share in the aggregate (subject to adjustment for accrued but unpaid dividends and in the event of stock splits, dividends or other combinations). Each share of Series A Preferred Stock is entitled to vote with the holders of the Company’s common stock on matters presented to its stockholders, and is entitled to cast such number of votes equal to the whole number of shares of common stock into which such shares of Series A Preferred Stock are convertible. The holders of record of the Series A Preferred Stock will be entitled to nominate and elect 2 directors to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board Election Right”), at least one of whom will be required to qualify as an “independent” director, as that term is used in applicable exchange listing rules. The Board Election Right with respect to the independent director will terminate on such date as the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock then outstanding is less than 40% of the original amount purchased by the Series A Purchaser. The Board Election Right with respect to the second director shall terminate on such date as the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock then outstanding is less than 20% of the original amount purchased by the Series A Purchaser. The Series A Purchaser has not yet exercised its Board Election Right. The Company also granted the Series A Purchaser the right to have a board observer at meetings of the Company’s Board of Directors and committees thereof.

 

For as long as at least 25% (or 12,406 shares) of the Series A Preferred Stock is outstanding, the Company may not, without the consent of holders of at least 60% of the then outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, take certain actions, including but not limited to: (i) liquidate, dissolve, or wind up the business and affairs of the Company; (ii) amend, alter or repeal any provision of its charter or bylaws in a manner that adversely effects the rights of the Series A Preferred Stock; (iii) create or issue any capital stock that is equal to or senior to the Series A Preferred Stock with respect to preferences; (iv) create or issue any debt security, subject to certain exceptions; (v) pay off any debt obligation prior to its stated maturity date; or (vi) enter into any stockholders’ rights plan or similar arrangement or take other actions that may limit actions that holders of a majority of the Series A Preferred Stock can take under Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, as well as such other customary provisions protecting the rights of the holder of the Series A Preferred Stock, as are outlined in the Certificate of Designation.

 

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Subject to the foregoing, our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes our Board of Directors to issue preferred stock from time to time with such designations, preferences, conversion or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, dividends or limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications or terms or conditions of redemption as shall be determined by the Board of Directors for each class or series of stock. Preferred stock is available for possible future financings or acquisitions and for general corporate purposes without further authorization of stockholders unless such authorization is required by applicable law, the rules of the NASDAQ Capital Market or other securities exchange or market on which our stock is then listed or admitted to trading.

 

Our Board of Directors may authorize the issuance of preferred stock with voting or conversion rights that could adversely affect the voting power or other rights of the holders of common stock. The issuance of preferred stock, while providing flexibility in connection with possible acquisitions and other corporate purposes could, under some circumstances, have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change-in-control of the Company.

 

A prospectus supplement relating to any series of preferred stock being offered will include specific terms relating to the offering. Such prospectus supplement will include:

 

· the title and stated or par value of the preferred stock;

 

· the number of shares of the preferred stock offered, the liquidation preference per share and the offering price of the preferred stock;

 

· the dividend rate(s), period(s) and/or payment date(s) or method(s) of calculation thereof applicable to the preferred stock;

 

· whether dividends shall be cumulative or non-cumulative and, if cumulative, the date from which dividends on the preferred stock shall accumulate;

 

· the provisions for a sinking fund, if any, for the preferred stock;

 

· any voting rights of the preferred stock;

 

· the provisions for redemption, if applicable, of the preferred stock;

 

· any listing of the preferred stock on any securities exchange;

 

· the terms and conditions, if applicable, upon which the preferred stock will be convertible into our common stock, including the conversion price or the manner of calculating the conversion price and conversion period;

 

· if appropriate, a discussion of Federal income tax consequences applicable to the preferred stock; and

 

· any other specific terms, preferences, rights, limitations or restrictions of the preferred stock.

 

The terms, if any, on which the preferred stock may be convertible into or exchangeable for our common stock will also be stated in the preferred stock prospectus supplement. The terms will include provisions as to whether conversion or exchange is mandatory, at the option of the holder or at our option, and may include provisions pursuant to which the number of shares of our common stock to be received by the holders of preferred stock would be subject to adjustment.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

 

 We may issue warrants for the purchase of preferred stock or common stock. Warrants may be issued independently or together with any preferred stock or common stock, and may be attached to or separate from any offered securities. Each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement to be entered into between a warrant agent specified in the agreement and us. The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants of that series and will not assume any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. This summary of some provisions of the securities warrants is not complete. You should refer to the securities warrant agreement, including the forms of securities warrant certificate representing the securities warrants, relating to the specific securities warrants being offered for the complete terms of the securities warrant agreement and the securities warrants. The securities warrant agreement, together with the terms of the securities warrant certificate and securities warrants, will be filed with the SEC in connection with the offering of the specific warrants.

 

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the following terms, where applicable, of the warrants in respect of which this prospectus is being delivered:

 

· the title of the warrants;

 

· the aggregate number of the warrants;

 

· the price or prices at which the warrants will be issued;

 

· the designation, amount and terms of the offered securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants;

 

· if applicable, the date on and after which the warrants and the offered securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants will be separately transferable;

 

· the terms of the securities purchasable upon exercise of such warrants and the procedures and conditions relating to the exercise of such warrants;

 

· any provisions for adjustment of the number or amount of securities receivable upon exercise of the warrants or the exercise price of the warrants;

 

· the price or prices at which and currency or currencies in which the offered securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants may be purchased;

 

· the date on which the right to exercise the warrants shall commence and the date on which the right shall expire;

 

· the minimum or maximum amount of the warrants that may be exercised at any one time;

 

· information with respect to book-entry procedures, if any;

 

· if appropriate, a discussion of Federal income tax consequences; and

 

· any other material terms of the warrants, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the warrants.

 

Warrants for the purchase of common stock or preferred stock will be offered and exercisable for U.S. dollars only. Warrants will be issued in registered form only.

 

Upon receipt of payment and the warrant certificate properly completed and duly executed at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will, as soon as practicable, forward the purchased securities. If less than all of the warrants represented by the warrant certificate are exercised, a new warrant certificate will be issued for the remaining warrants.

 

Prior to the exercise of any securities warrants to purchase preferred stock or common stock, holders of the warrants will not have any of the rights of holders of the common stock or preferred stock purchasable upon exercise, including in the case of securities warrants for the purchase of common stock or preferred stock, the right to vote or to receive any payments of dividends on the preferred stock or common stock purchasable upon exercise.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

 

As specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, we may issue units consisting of shares of common stock, shares of preferred stock or warrants or any combination of such securities.

 

The applicable prospectus supplement will specify the following terms of any units in respect of which this prospectus is being delivered:

 

· the terms of the units and of any of the common stock, preferred stock and warrants comprising the units, including whether and under what circumstances the securities comprising the units may be traded separately;

 

· a description of the terms of any unit agreement governing the units; and

 

· a description of the provisions for the payment, settlement, transfer or exchange of the units.

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We may sell the securities offered through this prospectus (i) to or through underwriters or dealers, (ii) directly to purchasers, including our affiliates, (iii) through agents, or (iv) through a combination of any these methods. The securities may be distributed at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, market prices prevailing at the time of sale, prices related to the prevailing market prices, or negotiated prices. The prospectus supplement will include the following information:

 

· the terms of the offering;

 

· the names of any underwriters or agents;

 

· the name or names of any managing underwriter or underwriters;

 

· the purchase price of the securities;

 

· any over-allotment options under which underwriters may purchase additional securities from us;

 

· the net proceeds from the sale of the securities;

 

· any delayed delivery arrangements;

 

· any underwriting discounts, commissions and other items constituting underwriters’ compensation;

 

· any initial public offering price;

 

· any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers;

 

· any commissions paid to agents; and

 

· any securities exchange or market on which the securities may be listed.

 

Sale Through Underwriters or Dealers

 

Only underwriters named in the prospectus supplement are underwriters of the securities offered by the prospectus supplement.

 

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If underwriters are used in the sale, the underwriters will acquire the securities for their own account, including through underwriting, purchase, security lending or repurchase agreements with us. The underwriters may resell the securities from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions. Underwriters may sell the securities in order to facilitate transactions in any of our other securities (described in this prospectus or otherwise), including other public or private transactions and short sales. Underwriters may offer securities to the public either through underwriting syndicates represented by one or more managing underwriters or directly by one or more firms acting as underwriters. Unless otherwise indicated in the prospectus supplement, the obligations of the underwriters to purchase the securities will be subject to certain conditions, and the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all the offered securities if they purchase any of them. The underwriters may change from time to time any initial public offering price and any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers.

 

If dealers are used in the sale of securities offered through this prospectus, we will sell the securities to them as principals. They may then resell those securities to the public at varying prices determined by the dealers at the time of resale. The prospectus supplement will include the names of the dealers and the terms of the transaction.

 

Direct Sales and Sales Through Agents

 

We may sell the securities offered through this prospectus directly. In this case, no underwriters or agents would be involved. Such securities may also be sold through agents designated from time to time. The prospectus supplement will name any agent involved in the offer or sale of the offered securities and will describe any commissions payable to the agent. Unless otherwise indicated in the prospectus supplement, any agent will agree to use its reasonable best efforts to solicit purchases for the period of its appointment.

 

We may sell the securities directly to institutional investors or others who may be deemed to be underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act with respect to any sale of those securities. The terms of any such sales will be described in the prospectus supplement.

 

Delayed Delivery Contracts

 

If the prospectus supplement indicates, we may authorize agents, underwriters or dealers to solicit offers from certain types of institutions to purchase securities at the public offering price under delayed delivery contracts. These contracts would provide for payment and delivery on a specified date in the future. The contracts would be subject only to those conditions described in the prospectus supplement. The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the commission payable for solicitation of those contracts.

 

Continuous Offering Program

 

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we may enter into a continuous offering program equity distribution agreement with a broker-dealer, under which we may offer and sell shares of our common stock from time to time through a broker-dealer as our sales agent. If we enter into such a program, sales of the shares of common stock, if any, will be made by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions on the NASDAQ Capital Market at market prices, block transactions and such other transactions as agreed upon by us and the broker-dealer. Under the terms of such a program, we also may sell shares of common stock to the broker-dealer, as principal for its own account at a price agreed upon at the time of sale. If we sell shares of common stock to such broker-dealer as principal, we will enter into a separate terms agreement with such broker-dealer, and we will describe this agreement in a separate prospectus supplement or pricing supplement.

 

Market Making, Stabilization and Other Transactions

 

Unless the applicable prospectus supplement states otherwise, other than our common stock, all securities we offer under this prospectus will be a new issue and will have no established trading market. We may elect to list offered securities on an exchange or in the over-the-counter market. Any underwriters that we use in the sale of offered securities may make a market in such securities, but may discontinue such market making at any time without notice. Therefore, we cannot assure you that the securities will have a liquid trading market.

 

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Any underwriter may also engage in stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids in accordance with Rule 104 under the Securities Exchange Act. Stabilizing transactions involve bids to purchase the underlying security in the open market for the purpose of pegging, fixing or maintaining the price of the securities. Syndicate covering transactions involve purchases of the securities in the open market after the distribution has been completed in order to cover syndicate short positions.

 

Penalty bids permit the underwriters to reclaim a selling concession from a syndicate member when the securities originally sold by the syndicate member are purchased in a syndicate covering transaction to cover syndicate short positions. Stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids may cause the price of the securities to be higher than it would be in the absence of the transactions. The underwriters may, if they commence these transactions, discontinue them at any time.

  

General Information

 

Agents, underwriters, and dealers may be entitled, under agreements entered into with us, to indemnification by us against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. Our agents, underwriters, and dealers, or their affiliates, may be customers of, engage in transactions with or perform services for us, in the ordinary course of business.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

The validity of the issuance of the securities offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP, New York, New York.

 

EXPERTS

 

The consolidated financial statements of Vuzix Corporation as of and for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, and for the year ended December 31, 2016, appearing in Vuzix Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, have been audited by Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., as set forth in its report thereon, included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements are incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such report given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

We file annual, quarterly and special reports, along with other information with the SEC. Our SEC filings are available to the public over the Internet at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the SEC to register the securities offered hereby under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This prospectus does not contain all of the information included in the registration statement, including certain exhibits and schedules. You may obtain the registration statement and exhibits to the registration statement from the SEC from the SEC’s internet site.

 

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement filed with the SEC. The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” into this prospectus the information that we file with them, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. The following documents are incorporated by reference and made a part of this prospectus:

 

· our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 15, 2019;

 

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· our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019 filed with the SEC on May 9, 2019;

 

· our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 26, 2019, March 13, 2019, and May 17, 2019;

 

· our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 24, 2019;

 

· the description of our common stock contained in the our Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the SEC on January 26,  2015 (File No. 001-35955), including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description; and

 

· all reports and other documents subsequently filed by us pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of this prospectus and prior to the termination of this offering.

 

We also incorporate by reference into this prospectus all documents filed by us with the SEC pursuant to Sections 12(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the termination of any offering of securities made by this prospectus. Nothing in this prospectus shall be deemed to incorporate information furnished but not filed with the SEC (including without limitation, information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, and any exhibits relating to such information).

 

Any statement contained in this prospectus or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained herein or in the applicable prospectus supplement or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference modifies or supersedes the statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

  

The information about us contained in this prospectus should be read together with the information in the documents incorporated by reference. You may request a copy of any or all of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us at: Steven D. Ward, Vuzix Corporation, 25 Hendrix Road, West Henrietta, New York 14586, telephone number 585-359-5900.

 

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5,000,000 Shares of Common Stock

 

 

 

 

PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

 

The Special Equities Group, LLC

 

a division of Bradley Woods & Co., Ltd.

 

May 11, 2020

  

 

 

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