Stereotaxis Reports 2020 Full Year Financial Results

Saint Louis, Missouri, UNITED STATES

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stereotaxis (NYSE: STXS), the global leader in innovative robotic technologies for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

“2020 was a year of significant progress despite a challenging macro environment,” said David Fischel, Chairman and CEO. “The highlight of the year was receipt of FDA clearance for the Genesis RMN System and successful installations of the first systems in the United States and Europe. We begin 2021 with purchase orders for five robotic systems reflecting the initial green shoots of a broad-based global resurgence in interest in our robotic technology.”

“Stereotaxis continues to advance a robust innovation pipeline. Our proprietary robotically-navigated magnetic ablation catheter is poised to enter formal validation studies and on track for EU commercialization and initiation of a US pivotal trial in late 2021. We have made methodical progress on a set of additional innovations and expect to be in a position to showcase them at the end of the year. We are confident in the positive impact these innovations will have on patients, physicians, providers, and on Stereotaxis’ financial and strategic foundation.”

“Our commercial and technological progress was accomplished while remaining prudent with shareholder capital. Stereotaxis starts the year in the strongest financial position of its history with $44 million in cash and a modest controlled operating loss as we invest in meaningful innovation and growth initiatives.”

2020 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 totaled $6.8 million, consistent with the prior year fourth quarter. Recurring revenue for the quarter was $5.9 million and system revenue was $0.7 million. Revenue for the full year 2020 totaled $26.6 million. Recurring revenue of $22.0 million for the full year 2020 declined 15% from the prior year, primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on procedure volumes. System revenue of $3.6 million for the full year 2020 increased from $2.1 million in the prior year reflecting the successful installation of our initial Genesis RMN Systems.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 were approximately 77% and 71% of revenue, respectively. Operating expenses in the fourth quarter were $6.4 million, consistent with the $6.3 million in the prior year quarter. Operating expenses for the full year 2020 totaled $25.7 million, down from $27.6 million in the prior year. Operating loss and net loss in the fourth quarter were both ($1.2) million. For the full year 2020, operating loss was ($6.7) million and net loss was ($6.6) million. Negative free cash flow for the full year 2020 was ($3.3) million, and including funding from the payroll protection program was ($1.2) million, compared to ($4.6) million for the full year 2019.

Cash Balance and Liquidity
At December 31, 2020, Stereotaxis had cash and cash equivalents of $44.2 million.

Forward Looking Expectations
Stereotaxis anticipates robust double-digit revenue growth in 2021, with robotic system revenue of $10-$20 million. Stereotaxis’ balance sheet allows it to reach profitability without the need for additional financings.

Conference Call and Webcast
Stereotaxis will host a conference call and webcast today, February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To access the conference call, dial 1-800-430-8332 (US and Canada) or 1-929-477-0591 (International) and give the participant pass code 1129681. Participants are asked to call 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. To access the live and replay webcast, please visit the investor relations section of the Stereotaxis website at

About Stereotaxis
Stereotaxis is the global leader in innovative robotic technologies designed to enhance the treatment of arrhythmias and perform endovascular procedures. Its mission is the discovery, development and delivery of robotic systems, instruments, and information solutions for the interventional laboratory. These innovations help physicians provide unsurpassed patient care with robotic precision and safety, improved lab efficiency and productivity, and enhanced integration of procedural information. The core components of Stereotaxis’ systems have received regulatory clearance in the United States, European Union, Japan, Canada, China, and elsewhere. For more information, please visit

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, the Company's ability to continue to manage expenses and cash burn rate at sustainable levels, 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 its systems and the timing of such purchases, competitive factors, changes resulting from healthcare policy in the United States, including changes in government reimbursement of procedures, dependence upon third-party vendors, timing of regulatory approvals, the impact of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our response to it, 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.

Company Contacts:                                                        
David L. Fischel
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly R. Peery                                                        
Chief Financial Officer


 Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
Systems$660,510  $311,238  $3,626,284  $2,066,253 
Disposables, service and accessories 5,917,716   6,335,049   22,017,631   25,850,174 
Sublease 246,530   246,530   986,120   986,123 
Total revenue 6,824,756   6,892,817   26,630,035   28,902,550 
Cost of revenue:       
Systems 461,440   688,595   3,715,416   1,411,423 
Disposables, service and accessories 894,625   810,196   2,962,710   3,738,914 
Sublease 246,530   246,530   986,120   986,122 
Total cost of revenue 1,602,595   1,745,321   7,664,246   6,136,459 
Gross margin 5,222,161   5,147,496   18,965,789   22,766,091 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development 2,098,161   1,615,941   8,136,914   9,021,403 
Sales and marketing 2,898,472   3,066,414   11,178,325   12,733,389 
General and administrative 1,402,138   1,651,881   6,364,365   5,838,158 
Total operating expenses 6,398,771   6,334,236   25,679,604   27,592,950 
Operating loss (1,176,610)  (1,186,740)  (6,713,815)  (4,826,859)
Interest income (expense) (4,240)  102,245   67,356   235,575 
Net loss$(1,180,850) $(1,084,495) $(6,646,459) $(4,591,284)
Cumulative dividend on convertible preferred stock (340,471)  (358,049)  (1,369,421)  (1,429,400)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders$(1,521,321) $(1,442,544) $(8,015,880) $(6,020,684)
Net loss per share attributed to common stockholder:       
Basic$(0.02) $(0.02) $(0.11) $(0.10)
Diluted$(0.02) $(0.02) $(0.11) $(0.10)
Weighted average number of common shares and equivalents:       
Basic 74,954,091   67,937,383   72,746,268   63,051,581 
Diluted 74,954,091   67,937,383   72,746,268   63,051,581 

 December 31,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$43,939,512  $30,182,115 
Compensating cash arrangement 250,620   - 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $123,614 and $380,212 at 2020 and 2019, respectively 3,515,136   5,329,577 
Inventories, net 3,295,457   1,847,530 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 2,235,442   - 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,716,014   1,470,922 
Total current assets 54,952,181   38,830,144 
Property and equipment, net 195,129   250,443 
Operating lease right-of-use assets -   4,286,064 
Other assets 308,515   218,103 
Total assets$55,455,825  $43,584,754 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity   
Current liabilities:   
Short-term debt$1,185,058  $- 
Accounts payable 1,608,636   2,099,097 
Accrued liabilities 3,209,235   2,721,104 
Deferred revenue 5,282,770   5,092,455 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities 2,287,487   2,248,189 
Total current liabilities 13,573,186   12,160,845 
Long-term debt 973,252   - 
Long-term deferred revenue 548,915   554,258 
Operating lease liabilities -   2,089,537 
Other liabilities 131,231   255,517 
Total liabilities 15,226,584   15,060,157 
Series A - Convertible preferred stock:   
Convertible preferred stock, Series A, par value $0.001; 22,513 and 23,110 shares outstanding at 2020 and 2019, respectively 5,605,323   5,758,190 
Stockholders' equity:   
Convertible preferred stock, Series B, par value $0.001; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 5,610,121 shares outstanding at 2020 and 2019 5,610   5,610 
Common stock, par value $0.001; 300,000,000 shares authorized, 73,694,203 and 68,529,623 shares issued at 2020 and 2019, respectively 73,694   68,530 
Additional paid-in capital 522,709,846   504,211,040 
Treasury stock, 4,015 shares at 2020 and 2019 (205,999)  (205,999)
Accumulated deficit (487,959,233)  (481,312,774)
Total stockholders' equity 34,623,918   22,766,407 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$55,455,825  $43,584,754