Silk Road Medical Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Sunnyvale, California, UNITED STATES

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILK), a company focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact, today reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

“Our third quarter results reflect strong execution across our entire organization,” said Erica Rogers, Chief Executive Officer. “With our intense focus on building best-in-class clinical evidence and executing our commercial strategy, TCAR is finding its place prominently in the carotid treatment continuum. While we are still in early in our journey to reach standard of care, we are well positioned for continued progress.”

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results 
Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $17.0 million, an increase of $7.4 million or 77%, compared to the third quarter of 2018. The increase was driven primarily by growing adoption of the TCAR procedure across an expanded base of hospital accounts, trained physicians, and active sales territories.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 was $12.9 million compared to $6.7 million for the third quarter of 2018. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2019 increased to 76% compared to 70% in the third quarter of 2018, driven primarily by leveraging manufacturing overhead costs across a greater number of products sold and higher revenue. 

Operating expenses were $20.3 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $11.4 million in the corresponding prior year period, which represents an increase of 77%. The increase was driven primarily by selling, general and administrative expenses related to growth in our commercial team and marketing efforts as well as costs related to being a public company.

Net loss was $8.0 million in the third quarter of 2019, or a loss of $0.26 per share, as compared to $9.0 million, or a loss of $8.49 per share, in the corresponding period of the prior year.

Cash and cash equivalents were $112.3 million as of September 30, 2019.

2019 Financial Guidance
Silk Road Medical projects revenue for the full year 2019 to range from $62 million to $63 million, which represents 79% to 82% growth over the company’s prior year revenue. This compares to previous revenue guidance of $60 million to $62 million.

Conference Call
Silk Road Medical will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to discuss its third quarter 2019 financial results. The call may be accessed through an operator by calling (844) 883-3861 for domestic callers and (574) 990-9820 for international callers using conference ID: 2651007. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at

About Silk Road Medical
Silk Road Medical, Inc. is a medical device company located in Sunnyvale, California, that is focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact. The company has pioneered a new approach for the treatment of carotid artery disease called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a clinically proven procedure combining surgical principles of neuroprotection with minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat blockages in the carotid artery at risk of causing a stroke.               

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements regarding financial guidance, ability to penetrate the market, adoption and expectations for growth.  Such statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include risks described in the section entitled Risk Factors and elsewhere in our filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Silk Road’s Form 10-Q filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 13, 2019. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and should not be unduly relied upon. Silk Road Medical disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Lynn Lewis or Carrie Mendivil
Gilmartin Group

Joni Ramirez
Merryman Communications

Statements of Operations Data
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)

 Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018 
Revenue$  17,026  $  9,614  $  44,721  $  23,087 
Cost of goods sold 4,170   2,882   11,206   7,207 
Gross profit 12,856   6,732   33,515   15,880 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development 3,187   2,442   9,008   6,868 
Selling, general and administrative 17,064   8,973   45,064   23,108 
Total operating expenses 20,251   11,415   54,072   29,976 
Loss from operations (7,395)  (4,683)  (20,557)  (14,096)
Interest income 565   28   1,215   65 
Interest expense (1,176)  (1,065)  (3,736)  (3,065)
Remeasurement of warrant liability and other income (expense), net (1)  (3,233)  (21,046)  (4,915)
  Net loss and comprehensive loss$  (8,007) $  (8,953) $  (44,124) $  (22,011)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$  (0.26) $  (8.49) $  (2.18) $  (24.14)
Weighted average common shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted  30,764,354    1,054,794    20,249,580    911,873 

Balance Sheets Data
(Unaudited, in thousands)

  September 30,
 December 31,
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $  112,277  $  24,990 
Accounts receivable, net  6,932   4,520 
Inventories  9,275   5,744 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  3,503    1,408 
Total current assets  131,987   36,662 
Property and equipment, net  2,697   2,880 
Restricted cash  310   310 
Other non-current assets  3,575   1,029 
Total assets $  138,569  $  40,881 
Liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)    
Current liabilities    
Accounts payable $  1,965  $  1,252 
Accrued liabilities   10,476    7,586 
Total current liabilities  12,441    8,838 
Long-term debt   44,785    44,201 
Redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liability   -     16,091 
Other liabilities   3,900    1,069 
Total liabilities   61,126    70,199 
Convertible preferred stock   -     105,235 
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)    
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value   -     -  
Common stock, $0.001 par value   31    1 
Additional paid-in capital   260,647    4,557 
Accumulated deficit   (183,235)   (139,111)
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   77,443    (134,553)
Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit) $  138,569  $  40,881