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PLANO, Texas, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuvectra Corporation (NASDAQ: NVTR), a neurostimulation medical device company, announced today financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Recent Business Highlights
Fred Parks, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our primary focus remains on advancing Algovita to deliver stronger results through the duration of 2019. We are continuing to drive our clinical efforts, accelerating productivity, and increasing our sales force from approximately 60 territories as of May 1, 2019 to approximately 75 by year end. Therefore, we are introducing full year 2019 Algovita revenue guidance of $57-62 million.”
Mr. Parks continued, “We remain committed to the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) opportunity via the eventual FDA approval of Virtis, our SNM system for the treatment of chronic urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder. As an update, the FDA has requested additional information as part of our PMA application. To satisfy their request, we will secure supplementary data on the biocompatibility of our Virtis leads and expect to submit this information around year end 2019. Accordingly, we project potential Virtis approval in the first half of 2020 and therefore no longer expect Virtis-related revenue in 2019.”
First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Total revenue in the first quarter 2019 was $11.1 million, a 17% increase from $9.5 million in the first quarter of 2018. Total Algovita revenue in the first quarter of 2019 was $11.0 million, a 22% increase from $9.1 million in the first quarter of 2018.
Gross profit in the first quarter of 2019 was $5.1 million, or 46% gross margin, a decrease from $5.1 million, or 54% gross margin, in the first quarter of 2018. This decrease was primarily due to an increased inventory yield charge of $0.5 million from our manufacturer as defined in our supply agreement, which was unusually high and we do not expect to recur at this level. The decrease was also attributable to a one-time charge of $0.3 million related to minimum order quantity requirements under our supply agreement and a charge of $0.2 million related to our annual inventory revaluation.
Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2019 were $19.0 million, a 28% increase from $14.8 million in the first quarter of 2018. SG&A expenses increased $2.8 million, which included a severance charge of $1.2 million related to the resignation of the former CEO and an increase of approximately $1.1 million in selling expenses. Additionally, RD&E expenses increased $1.4 million from the comparable prior period.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2019 was $(14.8) million or $(0.83) per share, compared with a net loss of $(10.5) million, or $(0.84) per share, for the first quarter of 2018.
Total cash and cash equivalents were $81.3 million as of March 31, 2019.
2019 Algovita Revenue Guidance
The Company anticipates full year 2019 Algovita revenue in the range of $57-62 million.
Conference Call Information
Nuvectra will hold a conference call on May 1, 2019 at 4:30pm ET to discuss the results. The dial in numbers are (844) 882-7830 for domestic callers and (574) 990-9704 for international callers. The conference ID is 7086025. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.nuvectramed.com/.
A replay of the call will be available starting on May 1, 2019 through May 8, 2019. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers and enter access code 7086025. The webcast will be available in the investor relations section of the Company’s website for 90 days following the completion of the call.
About Nuvectra Corporation
Nuvectra® is a neurostimulation company committed to helping physicians improve the lives of people with chronic conditions. The Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System is our first commercial offering and is CE marked and FDA approved for the treatment of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Our innovative technology platform also has capabilities under development to support other indications such as sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for the treatment of overactive bladder, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Visit the Nuvectra website at www.nuvectramed.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements we make regarding the outlook for Nuvectra as an independent publicly-traded company. Forward-looking statements are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions, and therefore they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and may be outside of our control. Our actual performance may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include: (i) our ability to successfully commercialize Algovita and to develop, complete and commercialize enhancements or improvements to Algovita; (ii) our ability to successfully compete with our current SCS competitors and the ability of our U.S. sales representatives to successfully establish market share and acceptance of Algovita, (iii) the uncertainty and timing of obtaining regulatory approvals in the United States and Europe for our Virtis SNM system, (iv) our ability to successfully launch and commercialize the Virtis SNM system if and when it receives regulatory approval (v) our ability to demonstrate the features, perceived benefits and capabilities of Algovita to physicians and patients in competition with similar products already well established and sold in the SCS market; (vi) our ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs and preferences and to develop, introduce and commercialize new products or advancements and improvements to Algovita in order to successfully meet our customers’ expectations; (vii) the outcome of our development plans for our neurostimulation technology platform, including our ability to identify additional indications or conditions for which we may develop neurostimulation medical devices or therapies and seek regulatory approval thereof; (viii) our ability to identify business development and growth opportunities and to successfully execute on our strategy, including our ability to seek and develop strategic partnerships with third parties to, among other things, fund clinical and development costs for new product offerings; (ix) the performance by our development partners, including Aleva Neurotherapeutics, S.A., of their obligations under their agreements with us; (x) the scope of protection for our intellectual property rights covering Algovita and other products using our neurostimulation technology platform, along with any product enhancements or improvements; (xi) our ability to successfully build, attract and maintain an effective commercial infrastructure and qualified sales force in the United States; (xii) our compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements regarding implantable medical devices and interactions with healthcare professionals; (xiii) our reliance on each of Integer, our exclusive and sole manufacturer and supplier of parts and components for Algovita, and Minnetronix, Inc., our sole-source supplier of external peripheral devices; (xiv) any supplier shortages related to Algovita or its components and any manufacturing disruptions which may impact our inventory supply as we expand our business; (xv) any product recalls, or the receipt of any warning letters, mandatory corrections or fines from any governmental or regulatory agency; (xvi) our ability to satisfy the conditions and covenants of our Credit Facility; and (xvii) our ability to raise capital should it become necessary to do so, through another public offering of our common stock, private equity or debt financings, strategic partnerships, or other sources. Please see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Nuvectra’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other quarterly and periodic filings for a description of these and other risks and uncertainties. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS — UNAUDITED|
|(IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)|
Three Months Ended
|March 31, 2019||March 31, 2018|
|Cost of sales:|
|Total cost of sales||6,037||4,420|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||14,746||11,911|
|Research, development and engineering costs, net||4,227||2,861|
|Total operating expenses||18,973||14,772|
|Interest expense, net||851||850|
|Other (income) expense, net||(6||)||23|
|Loss from continuing operations before taxes||(14,730||)||(10,528||)|
|Provision for income taxes||40||10|
|Loss from continuing operations||(14,770||)||(10,538||)|
|Income from operations of discontinued operations||—||8|
|Provision for income taxes||—||3|
|Income from discontinued operations||—||5|
|Other comprehensive gain:|
|Unrealized holding gain on investments arising during period||—||1|
|Other comprehensive gain||—||1|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share:|
|Loss from continuing operations||$||(0.83||)||$||(0.84||)|
|Income from discontinued operations||—||—|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.83||)||$||(0.84||)|
|Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding||17,739||12,509|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS — UNAUDITED|
|(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||81,310||$||99,240|
|Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $720 and $691 in 2019 and 2018, respectively||10,245||12,324|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,093||1,117|
|Total current assets||100,735||119,308|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||5,305||5,213|
|Other long-term assets||1,285||—|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Total current liabilities||15,259||20,544|
|Other long-term liabilities||1,629||490|
|Long-term debt, net||44,375||44,082|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 17,792,244 and 17,689,928 shares issued and outstanding in 2019 and 2018, respectively||18||18|
|Additional paid-in capital||220,271||218,844|
|Accumulated other comprehensive gain||1||1|
|Total stockholders’ equity||79,553||92,896|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||140,816||$||158,012|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
Walter Berger, COO & CFO
The Ruth Group
Tram Bui / Brian Johnston
(646) 536-7035 / 7028