-- Generates Two Niobe® ES Orders
-- Exceeds Milestone With 41 Niobe ES Upgrades in First Half 2012
-- Reduces Operating Loss by 51% to $4.6 Million Over Prior Year Quarter
-- Reports Diluted EPS of $0.32, Including Gain on Mark-to-Market Conversion Features;
Adjusted Diluted Loss Per Share of $(0.91)
-- Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq:STXS) today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.
"In the second quarter, we generated two new Niobe® ES orders and upgraded 22 customer sites, bringing the total upgrade installations to 41 in the first half of the year and surpassing our milestone," said Michael P. Kaminski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stereotaxis. "Clinical adoption at Niobe ES sites strengthened as utilization rose 28% during the first half of 2012, compared to the year ago period. Overall, the pipeline of interest in our Epoch™ Solution robotic system grew stronger and we are encouraged by our steady progress in driving the system into the existing customer base."
Kaminski continued, "We reduced operating expenses 33% in the second quarter compared to the year ago quarter and strengthened our financial position by securing $18.5 million in gross proceeds from our successful financing. Our focus on driving capital sales and clinical adoption of the Epoch Solution on a significantly reduced cost structure positions us for improved operating performance and financial results in the second half of 2012."
Second Quarter Financial Results
Revenue totaled $10.5 million compared to $11.6 million in the prior year quarter. The decline was primarily due to one less Niobe ES system than in the year ago quarter, and lower Odyssey® revenue. The Company recognized revenue of $2.7 million on two Niobe ES systems and upgrades as well as $1.1 million in Odyssey system sales in the second quarter 2012. Recurring revenue of $6.6 million in the quarter was unchanged from the year ago period as higher disposable sales were offset by lower royalty and service revenue. Utilization in Niobe ES sites increased 25% for the second quarter of 2012 over the same period last year, and overall utilization was up 10%.
The Company generated new capital orders of $3.1 million in the second quarter, compared to $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2011. Ending capital backlog for the second quarter was $12.0 million.
Gross margin in the quarter was $7.3 million, or 69.0% of revenue, versus $8.1 million, or 69.7% of revenue, in the second quarter 2011.
Operating expenses decreased to $11.9 million in the second quarter, down $5.7 million or 32.6% from the year ago period. The decline was primarily attributed to reduced headcount and lower consulting and discretionary spending.
Operating loss in the quarter was reduced to $(4.6) million, compared to $(9.5) million in the prior year quarter, a 51.4% improvement.
Interest expense increased to $1.8 million in the second quarter, compared to $0.8 million in the prior year quarter. The rise was primarily related to the Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners II, LP (Cowen) financing in November 2011 and amortization of warrants issued in conjunction with the renewal of the revolving line of credit.
Net income for the second quarter was $2.8 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(9.7) million, or $(1.77) per diluted share, reported for the second quarter 2011. The weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the second quarter of 2012 and 2011 totaled 9.3 million and 5.5 million, respectively. The 2012 second quarter results included a $9.0 million gain related to mark-to-market conversion features of the warrants and subordinated convertible debt associated with the $18.5 million financing in May 2012. Excluding the gain associated with the mark-to-market conversion features, the second quarter of 2012 adjusted net loss would have been $(6.2) million or $(0.91) per adjusted diluted share with 6.7 million adjusted average diluted shares outstanding.
Cash burn for the 2012 second quarter was $4.2 million, compared to $5.9 million in the prior year quarter.
At June 30, 2012, Stereotaxis had cash and cash equivalents of $12.1 million, compared to $10.5 million at March 31, 2012. At quarter end, total debt was $29.1 million, including $14.1 million related to Cowen debt.
Six Month Financial Results
Revenue for the first six months of 2012 was $22.8 million, up 4.4% compared to $21.8 million in the first six months of 2011. System and recurring revenue were $9.0 million and $13.8 million respectively during the first half of 2012, compared to $9.3 million and $12.5 million for system and recurring revenue during the same period of 2011. Utilization in Niobe ES sites increased 28% for the first half of 2012 over the same period last year, and overall utilization was up 13%.
Gross margin was $15.8 million, or 69.2% of revenue, compared with $15.3 million, or 70.1% of revenue, in the first six months of the prior year. Operating expenses were $24.6 million for the first six months of 2012 compared with $33.6 million in the same period of 2011, a 26.9% reduction. Operating loss was $8.8 million versus $18.3 million in the first six months of 2011, a 51.9% decrease.
Interest expense increased to $3.3 million for the first six months of 2012, compared to $1.6 million in the first six months of 2011. The rise was primarily related to the Cowen financing in November 2011 and amortization of warrants issued in conjunction with the renewal of the revolving line of credit.
The net loss was $(3.0) million for the first six months of 2012 versus $(19.2) million for the comparable period in 2011, an 84.4% decline. The results for the first six months of 2012 included a $9.0 million gain related to mark-to-market conversion features of subordinated convertible debt and the warrants associated with the $18.5 million financing in May 2012. Cash burn was $8.5 million, compared to $16.9 million in the first six months of 2011.
On July 23, 2012, the Company received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a human trial of the Vdrive™ Robotic Mechanical Navigation system's V-Loop™ circular mapping catheter manipulator in order to obtain scientific data to support clearance in the U.S. The randomized, multi-center study, involving 120 patients, will compare the V-Loop device's manipulation of a circular mapping catheter to traditional methods. Patient enrollment is expected to begin in the third quarter.
Stereotaxis has set the following milestones for the remainder of 2012:
Conference Call and Webcast
Stereotaxis will host a conference call and webcast today, August 6, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss second quarter results. The dial-in number for the conference call is 1-800-659-1966 for domestic participants and 1-617-614-2711 for international participants, with passcode 39526855. Participants are asked to call the above numbers 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. A real-time, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be accessible at www.stereotaxis.com in the Investors section. Listeners should go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the live conference call to install any necessary audio software. The archived webcast will be available on the website.
Stereotaxis is a healthcare technology and innovation leader in the development of robotic cardiology instrument navigation systems designed to enhance the treatment of arrhythmias and coronary disease, as well as information management solutions for the interventional lab. With over 100 patents for use in a hospital's interventional surgical suite, Stereotaxis helps physicians around the world provide unsurpassed patient care with robotic precision and safety, improved lab efficiency and productivity, and enhanced collaboration of life-saving information. Stereotaxis' core technologies are the Niobe® ES Remote Magnetic Navigation system, the Odyssey® portfolio of lab optimization, networking and patient information management systems and the Vdrive™ Robotic Mechanical Navigation system and consumables.
The core components of Stereotaxis systems have received regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe, Canada and elsewhere; the V-Loop™ circular catheter manipulator is currently under regulatory review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, please visit www.stereotaxis.com and www.odysseyexperience.com
This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our continued access to capital and financial resources, in each case on a timely basis and on terms that are acceptable, continued acceptance of the Company's products in the marketplace, the effect of global economic conditions on the ability and willingness of customers to purchase our systems and the timing of such purchases, the outcome of various shareholder litigation recently filed against us, competitive factors, changes resulting from the recently enacted healthcare reform in the U.S., including changes in government reimbursement procedures, dependence upon third-party vendors, timing of regulatory approvals, and other risks discussed in the Company's periodic and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release. There can be no assurance that the Company will recognize revenue related to its purchase orders and other commitments in any particular period or at all because some of these purchase orders and other commitments are subject to contingencies that are outside of the Company's control. In addition, these orders and commitments may be revised, modified, delayed or canceled, either by their express terms, as a result of negotiations, or by overall project changes or delays.
|STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
|System||$ 3,863,107||$ 5,024,543||$ 9,042,612||$ 9,312,719|
|Disposables, service and accessories||6,649,791||6,577,596||13,753,514||12,514,124|
|Cost of revenue|
|Disposables, service and accessories||1,084,107||995,915||2,503,528||1,816,416|
|Total cost of revenue||3,260,078||3,516,346||7,021,909||6,521,325|
|Research and development||2,196,073||3,311,177||5,021,280||6,705,436|
|Sales and marketing||6,223,330||9,712,519||12,222,069||18,050,855|
|General and administration||3,469,346||4,606,555||7,342,219||8,856,824|
|Total operating expenses||11,888,749||17,630,251||24,585,568||33,613,115|
|Net income (loss)||$ 2,806,427||$ (9,694,685)||$ (3,006,485)||$ (19,244,618)|
|Net earnings (loss) per common share:|
|Basic||$ 0.42||$ (1.77)||$ (0.49)||$ (3.51)|
|Diluted||$ 0.32||$ (1.77)||$ (0.49)||$ (3.51)|
|Weighted average shares used in computing net earnings (loss) per common share:|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 12,119,450||$ 13,954,919|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $713,142 and $667,529 in 2012 and 2011, respectively||8,235,138||11,104,038|
|Current portion of long-term receivables||60,692||59,679|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,858,824||3,081,484|
|Total current assets||31,652,699||34,236,171|
|Property and equipment, net||2,763,723||3,323,856|
|Intangible assets, net||2,129,236||2,279,153|
|Total assets||$ 36,615,855||$ 39,931,832|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)|
|Current maturities of long-term debt||$ 13,891,182||$ 21,173,321|
|Deferred contract revenue||7,535,373||8,220,306|
|Total current liabilities||34,088,930||40,832,389|
|Long-term debt, less current maturities||15,237,558||17,290,531|
|Long-term deferred contract revenue||766,860||634,713|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit):|
Preferred stock, par value $0.001; 10,000,000 shares authorized at
2012 and 2011, none outstanding at 2012 and 2011
Common stock, par value $0.001; 100,000,000 shares authorized at
2012 and 2011, 7,812,206 and 5,543,157 shares issued
at 2012 and 2011, respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||365,133,838||356,779,007|
|Treasury stock, 4,015 shares at 2012 and 2011||(205,999)||(205,999)|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||(13,478,280)||(18,828,895)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)||$ 36,615,855||$ 39,931,832|
Company Contact: Sam Duggan Chief Financial Officer 314-678-6007 Investor Contact: EVC Group, Inc. Gregory Gin / Robert Jones 646-445-4801 / 646-201-5447 Media Contact: Frank Cheng Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development 314-678-6111