ClearPoint Neuro Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Record Case Volume Supported Clinically During the Quarter

Solana Beach, California, UNITED STATES


SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLPT) (the “Company”), a global therapy-enabling platform company providing navigation and delivery to the brain, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Reported revenue of $3.4 million, a 38% year-over-year increase;
  • Clinical team supported a record 249 cases, a 98% year-over- year increase;
  • Increased biologics and drug delivery revenue to $1.4 million, a 19% year-over-year increase;
  • Added biologics and drug delivery relationships bringing current count of active partners to approximately 35 from approximately 30 in Q1 2021; and
  • Announced FDA clearance of the SmartFrame Array and performed first human cases.

Business Outlook

  • The Company continues to estimate total case volume supported to be in the range of 900 – 1000 for 2021; and
  • The Company continues to estimate revenue to be between $16.0 and $17.5 million for 2021.

“The ClearPoint Neuro team enjoyed multiple significant successes in the 2021 second quarter, headlined by our record case volume result, which demonstrated a return to pre-pandemic levels a quarter ahead of schedule,” commented Joe Burnett, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Also encouraging has been the resumption of clinical and pre-clinical activities by our biologics and drug delivery partners who have resumed lab-based activities and enrollment in human clinical trials, which we believe puts the regulatory pathway for their therapies back on track. We are currently working with more than 30 partners in the drug delivery space and expect to add additional partners in the second half of 2021. Further, our development and production teams remain on track for all the programs we announced in February, which keeps our planned timelines and key milestones on schedule. While we are monitoring the impact of the new Delta wave of COVID-19 cases, which has again started to put pressure on elective procedures at several customer sites as hospital ICU beds fill up, we believe our biologics and drug delivery business will make up for any potential impact in the second half and we continue to estimate that the range of cases supported by our clinical team will be in a range of 900 – 1000, and that our revenues will be in a range of $16.0 - $17.5 million for 2021.”

Financial Results – Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

Total revenue was $3.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, and $2.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, which represents an increase of $0.9 million, or 38%.

Functional neurosurgery navigation revenue, which consists of disposable product commercial sales related to cases utilizing the ClearPoint system, increased 74% to $1.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, from $1.1 million for the same period in 2020. This increase reflects the resumption in the three months ended June 30, 2021, of elective surgical procedures, which were postponed or cancelled during the three months ended June 30, 2020, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biologics and drug delivery revenue, which includes sales of disposable products and services related to customer-sponsored clinical trials utilizing our products, increased 19% to $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, from $1.2 million for the same period in 2020. This increase was due to an increase, during the quarter ended June 30, 2021, relative to the same period in 2020, in biologic and drug delivery service revenue of $0.2 million, and an increase in biologic and drug delivery product revenue of $0.04 million.

Capital equipment and software revenue, consisting of sales of ClearPoint reusable hardware and software, and of related services, were $0.2 million for each of the three months ended June 30, 2021. Revenue from this product line historically has varied from quarter to quarter, and overall, the Company believes that hospitals’ capital equipment acquisition activities remain at a low level, relative to the acquisition activity prior to the onset in 2020 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gross margin for the three months ended June 30, 2021, was 67%, as compared with gross margin of 68% for the same period in 2020. This decrease in gross margin was due primarily to a decreased contribution, during the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to the same period in 2020, from service revenue, which carries a higher gross margin relative to product lines, substantially offset by an increased contribution from functional neurosurgery navigation disposable product sales, which carry a higher gross margin relative to other product lines.

Research and development costs were $2.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $0.8 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of $1.3 million, or 161%. The increase was due primarily to increases in personnel costs due to growth in headcount, and software development and product development costs. Sales and marketing expenses were $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $1.1 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of $0.5 million, or 42%. This increase was due primarily to increases in marketing personnel costs resulting from increases in headcount, and a commensurate increase in marketing activities including our expansion into Europe. General and administrative expenses were $2.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $1.2 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of $0.8 million, or 63%. This increase was due primarily to increases in state franchise taxes, share-based compensation, occupancy costs, insurance and professional fees related primarily to public company reporting.

At June 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents totaling $61.5 million as compared to $20.1 million at December 31, 2020, with the increase resulting primarily from the completion of a public offering of its common stock in February 2021.

Teleconference Information

Investors and analysts are invited to listen to a live broadcast review of the Company's 2021 second quarter on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) which may be accessed online here. Investors and analysts who would like to participate in the conference call via telephone may do so at (877) 407-9034, or at (201) 493-6737 if calling from outside the U.S. or Canada and then entering conference I.D. number 13721705.

For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the completion of the call until September 10, 2021, by calling (877) 660-6853, or (201) 612-7415 if calling from outside the U.S. or Canada, and then entering conference I.D. number 413671. An online archive of the broadcast will be available on the Company's website at www.clearpointneuro.com, on the “Investor Relations” page.

About ClearPoint Neuro

ClearPoint Neuro’s mission is to improve and restore quality of life to patients and their families by enabling therapies for the most complex neurological disorders with pinpoint accuracy. Applications of the Company’s current product portfolio include deep brain stimulation, laser ablation, biopsy, neuro-aspiration, and delivery of drugs, biologics, and gene therapy to the brain. The ClearPoint® Neuro Navigation System has FDA clearance, is CE-marked, and is installed in over 60 active sites in the United States, Canada, and Europe. ClearPoint Neuro is partnered with approximately 35 biologics/pharmaceutical companies and academic centers, providing solutions for direct CNS delivery of therapeutics in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials worldwide. To date, more than 4,500 cases have been performed and supported by the Company’s field-based clinical specialist team, which offers support and services to our customers and partners. For more information, please visit www.clearpointneuro.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements herein concerning the Company’s plans, growth and strategies may include forward-looking statements within the context of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding the Company's future events, developments and future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. Uncertainties and risks may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements. Particular uncertainties and risks include those relating to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted to contain its spread; future revenue from sales of the Company’s ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System products; the Company’s ability to market, commercialize and achieve broader market acceptance for the Company’s ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System products; and risks inherent in the research and development of new products. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect the Company’s actual results are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2021, both of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2021, which the Company intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or before August 16, 2021.


CLEARPOINT NEURO, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except for per share data)

 For The Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
 2021   2020 
Revenue:       
Product revenue$2,363  $1,636 
Service and other revenue 1,050   842 
Total revenue 3,413   2,478 
Cost of revenue 1,123   802 
Gross profit 2,290   1,676 
Research and development costs 2,123   812 
Sales and marketing expenses 1,592   1,125 
General and administrative expenses 1,982   1,214 
Operating loss (3,407)  (1,475)
Other expense:       
Other (expense) income, net (96)  11 
Interest expense, net (240)  (197)
Net loss$(3,743) $(1,661)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:       
Basic and diluted$(0.17) $(0.11)
Weighted average shares used in computing net loss per share:       
Basic and diluted 21,523,393   15,504,169 


 For The Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 2021  2020 
Revenues:       
Product revenues$5,525  $3,814 
Service and other revenues 1,918   1,779 
Total revenues 7,443   5,593 
Cost of revenues 2,539   1,733 
Gross profit 4,904   3,860 
Research and development costs 3,687   1,631 
Sales and marketing expenses 3,167   2,423 
General and administrative expenses 3,638   2,490 
Operating loss (5,588)  (2,684)
Other income (expense):       
Other (expense) income, net (122)  6 
Interest expense, net (571)  (1,038)
Net loss$(6,281) $(3,716)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:       
Basic and diluted$(0.31) $(0.24)
Weighted average shares used in computing net loss per share:       
Basic and diluted 20,195,488   15,471,222 



CLEARPOINT NEURO, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands, except for per share data)

      
 June 30,
2021
(Unaudited)
  December 31,
2020

 
ASSETS       
Current assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents$61,524  $20,099 
Accounts receivable, net 2,407   1,881 
Inventory, net 3,575   3,238 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,003   244 
Total current assets 68,509   25,462 
Property and equipment, net 349   319 
Operating lease rights of use 2,489   2,736 
Software license inventory 519   589 
Licensing rights 309   353 
Other assets 151   59 
Total assets$72,326  $29,518 
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable$1,252  $300 
Accrued compensation 1,411   1,595 
Other accrued liabilities 892   349 
Operating lease liabilities, current portion 462   394 
Deferred product and service revenue 368   562 
Total current liabilities 4,385   3,200 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 2,203   2,446 
Deferred product and service revenue, net of current portion 268   215 
2020 senior secured convertible notes payable, net 17,504   21,280 
Total liabilities 24,360   27,141 
Commitments and contingencies       
Stockholders’ equity:       
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 -   - 
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 22,322,344 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021; and 17,047,584 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 223   170 
Additional paid-in capital 173,546   121,729 
Accumulated deficit (125,803)  (119,522)
Total stockholders’ equity 47,966   2,377 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$72,326  $29,518 



CLEARPOINT NEURO, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Dollars in thousands)

 For The Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 2021  2020 
Cash flows from operating activities:       
Net loss$(6,281) $(3,716)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating activities:       
Allowance for doubtful accounts 92   2 
Depreciation and amortization 62   116 
Share-based compensation 567   469 
Payment-in-kind interest 189   - 
Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discounts 54   821 
Amortization of lease rights of use, net of accretion in lease liabilities 267   50 
Increase (decrease) in cash resulting from changes in:       
Accounts receivable (617)  (76)
Inventory, net (304)  (313)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (760)  (181)
Other assets (93)  70 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,312   93 
Accrued interest -   (960)
Lease liabilities (195)  (48)
Deferred revenue (142)  (366)
Net cash flows from operating activities (5,849)  (4,039)
Cash flows from investing activities:       
Purchases of property and equipment (5)  - 
Acquisition of licensing rights -   (441)
Net cash flows from investing activities (5)  (441)
Cash flows from financing activities:       
Proceeds from issuance of 2020 senior secured convertible notes, net of financing costs and discount -   16,758 
Proceeds from issuance of Paycheck Protection Program loan -   896 
Proceeds from public offering of common stock, net of offering costs 46,785   - 
Proceeds from stock option and warrant exercises 494   - 
Repayment of notes payable -   (2,838)
Net cash flows from financing activities 47,279   14,816 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents 41,425   10,336 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 20,099   5,696 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$61,524  $16,032 
        
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION       
Cash paid for:       
Income taxes$-  $- 
Interest$353  $1,043 

 

 

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