BrainsWay Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Operational Highlights

Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Strong Revenue Growth of 47% Year-over-Year in Q1 2021

Successfully Executed Initial U.S. Controlled Market Release of Deep TMS for Smoking Addiction

Strengthened Balance Sheet Through Successful Equity Offering; Ended Q1 2021 with $58.5 Million in Cash

Conference Call to be held Today at 8:30 AM ET

CRESSKILL, N.J. and JERUSALEM, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BrainsWay Ltd. (NASDAQ & TASE: BWAY) (“BrainsWay” or the “Company”), a global leader in advanced noninvasive neurostimulation treatments for mental health disorders, today reported first quarter 2021 financial results and provided an operational update.

Recent Financial and Operational Highlights

  • For the three months ended March 31, 2021, revenues were $6.1 million, a 47% increase as compared to the same period in 2020.
  • Operating loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $2.1 million, which included a one-time $2.0 million expense for stock-related compensation, as compared to $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2020.
  • As of March 31, 2021, BrainsWay’s Deep TMS installed base was 652 total systems, a 19% increase from the installed base at the same point in the prior year.
  • During the first quarter 2021, the Company shipped 9 OCD coils as add-on helmets to certain of BrainsWay’s new and existing systems, increasing the total number of OCD add-on helmets to 225.
  • Surpassed 100,000 patients treated with Deep TMS therapy.
  • Launched Deep TMS as an aid for short-term smoking cessation in the U.S.
  • Received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Company’s Theta Burst three-minute protocol utilizing Deep TMS for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).
  • Appointed seasoned healthcare industry finance executive R. Scott Areglado as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“We are extremely pleased with the overall trends in our business, and are working to continue the strong momentum achieved late in 2020 and during the first quarter throughout the year,” stated Christopher von Jako, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of BrainsWay. “Our revenues of $6.1 million represented a significant 47% increase over our first quarter of 2020, demonstrating the resiliency of our business and continued emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic. We marked a true milestone for our revolutionary approach to mental health treatment with the recent treatment of our 100,000th patient, and this was complemented by impressive commercial and regulatory achievements, including our successful follow-on raise of $45.2 million in gross proceeds, the controlled market release of our smoking addiction system, and the FDA’s clearance of our three-minute Theta Burst depression protocol. We believe these accomplishments position us well to generate long-term shareholder value and to advance in our mission to improve health and transform lives.”

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • Total revenues for the first quarter of 2021 were $6.1 million, compared to $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 47%. Quarterly recurring lease revenues were $3.5 million, remaining consistent with the first quarter of 2020, and comprising approximately 56% of total revenues.
  • Gross margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 75%, compared to 76% for the first quarter of 2020.
  • Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $6.8 million, including a one-time $2.0 million expense for stock-related compensation, compared to $6.8 million for the first quarter of 2020.
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2021, operating loss was $2.1 million, of which $2.0 million was a one-time expense for stock-related compensation. This is compared to an operating loss of $3.6 million during the same period in the prior year.
  • As of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and short-term deposits of approximately $58.5 million, compared to $17.2 million at December 31, 2020. The significantly increased cash position reflects the completion of the Company’s public offering, which was closed in March 2021 and generated gross proceeds of $45.2 million.

Conference Call and Webcast

BrainsWay’s management will host a conference call today, May 20, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results and answer questions.

Thursday, May 20, at 8:30 AM Eastern Time:

United States:877-407-3982
Israel:1 809 406 247
Conference ID:13719155

To listen to a live webcast, please visit the Investors section of the BrainsWay website at Please access the Company’s website at least 10 minutes ahead of the conference call to register. The webcast replay will be available on the website for two weeks following the completion of the call.

About BrainsWay
BrainsWay is a global leader in advanced noninvasive neurostimulation treatments for mental health disorders. The Company is boldly advancing neuroscience with its proprietary Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) platform technology to improve health and transform lives. BrainsWay is the first and only TMS company to obtain three FDA-cleared indications backed by pivotal studies demonstrating clinically proven efficacy. Current indications include major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and smoking addiction. The Company is dedicated to leading through superior science and building on its unparalleled body of clinical evidence. Additional clinical trials of Deep TMS in various psychiatric, neurological, and addiction disorders are underway. Founded in 2003, with offices in Cresskill, NJ and Jerusalem, Israel, BrainsWay is committed to increasing global awareness and broad access to Deep TMS. For the latest news and information about BrainsWay, please visit

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be preceded by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words. These forward-looking statements and their implications are based on the current expectations of the management of the Company only and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: inadequacy of financial resources to meet future capital requirements; changes in technology and market requirements; delays or obstacles in launching and/or successfully completing planned studies and clinical trials; failure to obtain approvals by regulatory agencies on the Company’s anticipated timeframe, or at all; inability to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is essential to the development of Deep TMS products; unforeseen difficulties with Deep TMS products and processes, and/or inability to develop necessary enhancements; unexpected costs related to Deep TMS products; failure to obtain and maintain adequate protection of the Company’s intellectual property, including intellectual property licensed to the Company; the potential for product liability; changes in legislation and applicable rules and regulations; unfavorable market perception and acceptance of Deep TMS technology; inadequate or delays in reimbursement from third-party payers, including insurance companies and Medicare; inability to commercialize Deep TMS, including internationally, by the Company or through third-party distributors; product development by competitors; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, and the effect of the global COVID-19 health pandemic on our business and continued uncertainty and market impact relating thereto.

Any forward-looking statement in this press release speaks only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward- looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws. More detailed information about the risks and uncertainties affecting the Company is contained under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s web site at

Scott Areglado
SVP and Chief Financial Officer

Bob Yedid
LifeSci Advisors

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)   
  March 31,  December 31,  
  2021  2020  
ASSETS Unaudited  Audited  
Current Assets       
Cash and cash equivalents $58,280  $16,961  
Short-term deposits 221  221  
Trade receivables, net 6,674  5,582  
Other accounts receivable 1,516  1,534  
Total current assets 66,691  24,298  
Long-term deposits 165  163  
Leased systems 4,538  4,966  
System components and other property and equipment 4,696  4,584  
Total assets $76,090  $34,011  
Current Liabilities       
Trade payables $1,072  $781  
Other accounts payable 3,557  3,769  
Deferred revenue 1,812  1,543  
Liability in respect of research and development grants 417  707  
Total current liabilities 6,858  6,800  
Deferred revenue and other liabilities 1,939  2,015  
Liability in respect of research and development grants 5,963  5,524  
Warrants 7  38  
Total Liabilities 14,767  14,377  
Share capital 346  233  
Share premium 137,282  95,135  
Share-based payment 5,906  3,748  
Adjustments arising from translating financial statements from
functional currency to presentation currency
 (2,188) (2,188
Accumulated deficit (80,023) (77,294
Total Equity 61,323  19,634  
Total Liabilities and Equity $76,090  $34,011  

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)   
  For the three months ended March 31,   
  2021  2020  
Revenues $6,121  $4,157  
Cost of revenues 1,515  1,015  
Gross profit 4,606  3,142  
Research and development expenses, net 1,228  1,795  
Selling and marketing expenses 3,578  3,713  
General and administrative expenses 1,956  1,255  
Total operating expenses 6,762  6,763  
Operating loss (2,156 (3,621 
Finance (expense) income, net (412)  309  
Loss before income taxes (2,568 (3,312 
Income taxes 160  130  
Net loss and total comprehensive loss $(2,728) $(3,442) 
Basic and diluted net comprehensive loss per share $(0.11) $(0.15) 

U.S. dollars in thousands   
  For the three months ended March 31,
  2021  2020  
Cash flows from operating activities:       
Net loss and total comprehensive loss $(2,728) $(3,442) 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:       
Adjustments to profit or loss items:       
Depreciation and amortization 403  445  
Depreciation of leased systems 292  294  
Finance expenses (income), net 412  (309
Cost of share based payment 2,158  308  
Income taxes 160  130  
Changes in asset and liability items:       
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables (1,093) 88  
Decrease in other accounts receivable 18  264  
Increase (decrease) in trade payables 291  (413
Increase (decrease) in other accounts payable (212
) 74  
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenues and other liabilities 162  (15
Cash paid and received during the period for:       
Interest paid (20
) (23
Interest received 2  31  
Taxes paid (160
) (9
Cash used from operating activities: (315
) (2,577
Cash flows from investing activities:       
Purchase of property and equipment(*) (379
) (946
Withdrawal of long-term deposits, net -  10  
Net cash used for investing activities (379
) (936
Cash flows from financing activities:       
Receipt of government grants 90  42  
Repayment of lease liability -  (110
Issuance of share capital 42,260  -  
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities 42,350  (68
Exchange rate differences on cash and cash equivalents (337
) (124
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 41,319  (3,705
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 16,961  21,674  
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $58,280  $17,969  
(a) Significant non cash transactions:       
Purchase of property and equipment on credit -  192  
(*) Derived mainly from purchase of system components