Strong Quarter-Over-Quarter Performance

  • 26% Increase in U.S. Product Revenue
  • 46% Increase in Dermatology Revenue
  • 23% Reduction in Operating Expenses

PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNOA), a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, developing and commercializing unique, differentiated therapies to millions of patients living with chronic skin conditions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

“We are pleased with the strong growth for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019. We have significantly slowed our cash burn and continue to build a sustainable business,” said Bubba Sandford, CEO of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals. “Our performance in dermatology has improved substantially, resulting in gross margins of 50% of total revenues compared to 40% a year ago, and our efforts to grow revenues while containing expenses resulted in one of our strongest quarters to date. While our quarterly results were impacted by one-time sale of our animal rights in Asia, revenue growth in our core U.S. dermatology business year-over-year out-paced our total revenue growth.”

Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

Total revenue of $4.7 million for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019, increased by $342,000, or 8%, from $4.4 million for the same period last year. Product revenues of $4.4 million for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019, were up by 7%, or $290,000, when compared to $4.1 million in the same period last year. This increase was primarily the result of growth in product revenue of $516,000, or 26%, in the United States, and growth of product revenue of $199,000, or 19%, in Europe and Rest of World offset by a decrease of $425,000, or 39% in Latin America primarily due to timing of orders from our customer in Mexico.

Product revenues in the United States for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 of $2,487,000 increased by $516,000, or 26%, as compared to $1,971,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. This increase was primarily the result of an increase of $551,000, or 46%, in sales of dermatology products, and an increase of $74,000, or 19%, in sales of acute care products offset by a decrease of $125,000 in sales of animal health care products.

During the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Sonoma reported total revenues of $4.7 million and cost of revenues of $2.3 million resulting in total gross profit of $2.4 million, or 50% of total revenue, compared to a gross profit of $1.7 million, or 40% of total revenue in the same period last year. The improved gross margins are primarily the result of an increase in dermatology revenues combined with cost savings in the U.S.

Total operating expenses during the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 were $4.1 million, down $1.2 million, or 23%, as compared to the same period in the prior year. This decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to lower employee costs resulting from a reduction in headcount combined with cost-cutting across all divisions. 

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $715,000, up $4.2 million, or 121%, compared net loss of $3.5 million for the same period last year. The increase in net income is primarily due to a decrease in operating loss of $1,820,000 due to an increase in sales and a decrease in operating expenses of $1.2 million. Additionally, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Sonoma reported income related to the sale of certain assets to Petagon in the amount of $2,472,000.

As of June 30, 2019, Sonoma had cash and cash equivalents of $4.3 million compared to $3.7 million at March 31, 2019. The operating loss minus non-cash expenses (EBITDA) was $1.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared to $3.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

About Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sonoma Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, developing and commercializing unique, differentiated therapies to millions of patients living with chronic skin conditions. Sonoma offers early-intervention relief with virtually no side-effects or contraindications. The company believes its products, which are sold throughout the United States and internationally, have improved patient outcomes for more than six million patients by treating and reducing certain skin diseases including acne, atopic dermatitis, scarring, infections, itch, pain and harmful inflammatory responses. Sonoma’s vision is to be a catalyst for improved care and increased access for all patients. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Latin America. European marketing and sales are headquartered in Roermond, Netherlands. More information can be found at www.sonomapharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information herein, matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the commercial and technology progress and future financial performance of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “company”). These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as “continue,” “build,” and “expand,” among others. Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties inherent in the company’s business that could cause actual results to vary, including such risks that regulatory clinical and guideline developments may change, scientific data may not be sufficient to meet regulatory standards or receipt of required regulatory clearances or approvals, clinical results may not be replicated in actual patient settings, protection offered by the company’s patents and patent applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by its competitors, the available market for the company’s products will not be as large as expected, the company’s products will not be able to penetrate one or more targeted markets, revenues will not be sufficient to meet the company’s cash needs, fund further development and clinical studies, as well as uncertainties relative to varying product formulations and a multitude of diverse regulatory and marketing requirements in different countries and municipalities, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Sonoma Pharmaceuticals™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.



SONOMA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share amounts)

 June 30,  March 31, 
 2019  2019 
 (Unaudited)    
 ASSETS     
Current assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents$4,284  $3,689 
Accounts receivable, net 4,315   3,481 
Inventories 3,368   3,409 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,641   1,694 
Current portion of deferred consideration, net of discount 226   223 
Total current assets 13,834   12,496 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 1,316    
Property and equipment, net 564   727 
Deferred consideration, net of discount, less current portion 1,081   1,103 
Other assets 123   122 
Total assets$16,918  $14,448 
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable$1,518  $1,255 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 1,414   1,501 
Deferred revenue 228   47 
Deferred revenue Invekra 56   55 
Operating lease liabilities 438    
Current portion of long-term debt 211   322 
Current portion of capital leases    141 
Common stock liability 270   270 
Total current liabilities 4,135   3,591 
Operating lease liabilities-non-current 933    
Long-term deferred revenue Invekra 346   356 
Long-term debt, less current portion    12 
Total liabilities 5,414   3,959 
Commitments and Contingencies       
Stockholders’ Equity       
Convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 714,286 shares authorized at June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively, 1.55 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019     
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 24,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, 1,317,170 and 1,316,335 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively 2   2 
Additional paid-in capital 184,366   184,074 
Accumulated deficit (168,582)  (169,238)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (4,282)  (4,349)
Total stockholders’ equity 11,504   10,489 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$16,918  $14,448 




SONOMA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
 2019  2018 
Revenues     
Product$4,385  $4,095 
Service 326   274 
Total revenues 4,711   4,369 
Cost of revenues       
Product 2,202   2,424 
Service 142   214 
Total cost of revenues 2,344   2,638 
Gross profit 2,367   1,731 
Operating expenses       
Research and development 338   350 
Selling, general and administrative 3,759   4,933 
Total operating expenses 4,097   5,283 
Loss from operations (1,730)  (3,552)
Interest expense (10)  (12)
Interest income 42   55 
Other (expense) income, net (59  51 
Gain on sale of assets 2,472    
Net income (loss) 715   (3,458)
Net income (loss) per share: basic$0.54  $(4.99)
Net income (loss) per share: diluted$0.54  $(4.99)
Weighted-average number of shares used in per common share calculations: basic 1,316   693 
Weighted-average number of shares used in per common share calculations: diluted 1,336   693 
Other comprehensive income (loss)       
Net income (loss)$715  $(3,458)
Foreign currency translation adjustments 67   (502)
Comprehensive income (loss)$782  $(3,960)




SONOMA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures To Non-GAAP Measures
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2019  2018 
(1) Loss from operations minus non-cash expenses (EBITDA):        
GAAP loss from operations as reported $(1,730) $(3,552)
Non-cash adjustments:        
Stock-based compensation  292   347 
Depreciation and amortization  76   121 
Non-GAAP loss from operations minus non-cash expenses (EBITDA) $(1,362) $(3,084)
         
(2) Net income (loss) minus non-cash expenses:        
GAAP net loss as reported $715  $(3,458)
Non-cash adjustments:        
Stock-based compensation  292   347 
Depreciation and amortization  76   121 
Non-GAAP net income (loss) minus non-cash expenses $1,083  $(2,990)
         
(3) Operating expenses minus non-cash expenses        
GAAP operating expenses as reported $4,097  $5,283 
Non-cash adjustments:        
Stock-based compensation  (275)  (312)
Depreciation and amortization  (22)  (56)
Non-GAAP operating expenses minus non-cash expenses $3,800  $4,915 


(1) Loss from operations minus non-cash expenses (EBITDA) is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines operating loss minus non-cash expenses as GAAP reported operating loss minus operating depreciation and amortization, and operating stock-based compensation. The Company uses this measure for the purpose of modifying the operating loss to reflect direct cash related transactions during the measurement period.
  
(2) Net loss minus non-cash expenses is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines net loss minus non-cash expenses as GAAP reported net loss minus depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, and non-cash foreign exchange transaction losses. The Company uses this measure for the purpose of modifying the net loss to reflect only those expenses to reflect direct cash transactions during the measurement period.
  
(3) Operating expenses minus non-cash expenses is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines operating expenses minus non-cash expenses as GAAP reported operating expenses minus operating depreciation and amortization, and operating stock-based compensation. The Company uses this measure for the purpose of identifying total operating expenses involving cash transactions during the measurement period.