Cesca Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Year End Results

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:KOOL), an autologous cell-based regenerative medicine company, today reported fourth quarter and full year financial results for fiscal 2016 and provided an update to investors.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Net revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 were $3.0 million, compared to $3.7 million in the same period last year.  The decline in net revenues was primarily the result of a decrease in BioArchive device sales.  Also contributing to the decline was a reduction in ResQ sales related to our June 2015 decision to withdraw ResQ from the market. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in AXP sales.

Gross profit was $941 thousand for the 4th quarter of FY2016 compared to $879 thousand for the same quarter in the prior year. The Company increased its gross profit percentage from 24% to 32% despite a decrease in revenues as the result of lower personnel expenses and other cost-saving initiatives, partially offset by a change in the mix of products sold.

Operating expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 were $3.2 million compared to $3.3 million for the same quarter last year. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily attributable to lower personnel costs and reduced spending for clinical programs tied to the deferral of  the start of  the Company’s FDA approved phase III clinical trial for critical limb ischemia (CLI). 

Net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $3.7 million compared to $2.4 million for the same quarter in the prior year. The increase in net loss was attributable to non-cash, financing and interest costs associated with the February 2016 $12.5 million convertible debenture.

Full Year Fiscal 2016 Financial Results

Net revenues for 2016 were $11.9 million compared to $16.0 million for 2015, a decrease of $4.1 million.  The decline was primarily attributable to softness in BioArchive unit sales since we shipped ten fewer devices during the year ended June 30, 2016 than we did in the year ended June 30, 2015, and diminished Res-Q sales as a result of our June 2015 decision to withdraw the product from the market.

Gross profit was $2.7 million or 23% of revenues for 2016 compared to $4.7 million or 30% of revenues for 2015.  Our gross profit declined primarily due to changes in the mix of products sold and increases in inventory reserves. The Company expects gross profit percentage to return to normal levels in fiscal 2017.

Operating expenses for 2016 were $13.6 million compared to $19.6 million for 2015, a decrease of $6.0 million. The decrease in operating expense was primarily attributable to reductions in legal expenses of approximately $2.9 million as a result of the settlement of certain patent litigation cases in 2015, lower personnel and other costs attributable to our cost-saving initiatives and deferral of spending associated with our CLI and other clinical programs.

Net loss from operations for 2016 was $10.9 million compared to $14.9 million for 2015, a decrease of $4.0 million. The reduction in net loss from operations was due to the significant decrease in overall operating expenses partially offset by a decrease in gross profit as already described.

Net loss for 2016 was $18.6 million compared to $14.9 million for 2015, an increase of $3.7 million. The increase in net loss was primarily the result of charges associated with two debenture transactions, partially offset by improvement in net loss from operations as already described.

Adjusted EBITDA loss (a non-GAAP measurement) was $9.0 million for 2016, compared to $12.1 million for 2015. The reduction in the adjusted EBITDA loss was due primarily to the reduction in net loss from operations as already described.

At June 30, 2016, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.8 million and working capital of $7.3 million.  This compared to cash and cash equivalents of $3.3 million and working capital of $5.3 million at June 30, 2015.  In August 2016, the Company sold 600,000 shares of common stock for net proceeds of $2.2 million.  Based upon the cash balance, the August 2016 financing, as well as expected outflows and projections for revenues, the Company believes it have sufficient cash to provide for its operations and working capital requirements for at least the next 12 months.

Company’s Conference Call and Webcast

Management will host a conference call on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM Pacific (5:00 PM Eastern).

The call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-860-2442 within the U.S. or 1-412-858-4600 outside the U.S. and referencing, “Cesca”.  Mr. Robin Stracey, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Michael Bruch, Chief Financial Officer will be on the call to discuss the fourth quarter results and other corporate events, followed by a Q&A session.  Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately five minutes before the conference call begins. 

To listen to the audio webcast of the call during or after the event, please visit: http://services.choruscall.com/links/kool160920

Replay
A replay of the conference call will be available two hours after the call for the following five business days by dialing 1-877-344-7529 within the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 outside the U.S. and entering the following account number when prompted ‘10092230’.

About Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (www.cescatherapeutics.com) is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of cellular therapies and delivery systems for use in regenerative medicine. The Company is a leader in the development and manufacture of automated blood and bone marrow processing systems that enable the separation, processing and preservation of cell and tissue therapeutics.  These include:

  • The SurgWerks™ System (in development) – a proprietary system comprised of the SurgWerks Processing Platform, including devices and analytics, and indication-specific SurgWerks Procedure  Kits  for use in regenerative stem cell therapy at the point-of-care for  vascular and orthopedic diseases.
  • The CellWerks™ System (in development) – a proprietary cell processing system with associated analytics for intra-laboratory preparation of adult stem cells from bone marrow or blood.
  • The AutoXpress® System (AXP®) – a proprietary automated device and companion sterile disposable for concentrating hematopoietic stem cells from cord blood.
  • The MarrowXpress™ System (MXP™) – a derivative product of the AXP and its accompanying sterile disposable for the isolation and concentration of hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow.
  • The BioArchive® System – an automated cryogenic device used by cord blood banks for the cryopreservation and storage of cord blood stem cell concentrate for future use.
  • Manual bag sets for use in the processing and cryogenic storage of cord blood.

Forward-Looking Statement
The statements contained herein may include statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. A more complete description of risks that could cause actual events to differ from the outcomes predicted by Cesca Therapeutics’ forward-looking statements is set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Cesca Therapeutics annual report on Form 10-K and other reports it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, and you should consider each of those factors when evaluating the forward-looking statements.

Financials


Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(in thousands)   June 30,
2016
  June 30,
2015
 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,835     $ 3,357    
Accounts receivable, net     3,169       5,133    
Inventories     3,593       4,598    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     246       163    
           
Total current assets     12,843       13,251    
           
Equipment, net     2,962       2,937    
Goodwill     13,195       13,195    
Intangible assets, net     20,821       21,295    
Other assets     78       79    
           
Total assets   $ 49,899     $ 50,757    
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable   $ 2,648     $ 5,079    
Other current liabilities     2,894       2,867    
           
Total current liabilities     5,542       7,946    
           
Long-term liabilities     12,084       7,909    
           
Stockholders’ equity     32,273       34,902    
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 49,899     $ 50,757    
                   

Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
 
(in thousands) Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Year Ended
June 30,
      2016       2015       2016       2015  
                 
Net revenues   $ 2,980     $ 3,702     $ 11,929     $ 16,042  
                 
Cost of revenues     2,039       2,823       9,185       11,293  
                 
Gross profit     941       879       2,744       4,749  
                 
Expenses:                
                 
Sales and marketing     452       658       2,148       2,974  
                 
Research and development     779       1,208       3,230       5,939  
                 
General and administrative     1,952       1,398       8,231       10,695  
                 
Total operating expenses     3,183       3,264       13,609       19,608  
                 
Loss from operations     (2,242 )     (2,385 )     (10,865 )     (14,859 )
                 
Amortization of debt discount     (938 )           (6,127 )      
Fair value change of derivative instruments     243             3,395        
Registration rights liquidated damages                 (1,100 )      
Loss on cashless exercise of warrants                 (1,039 )      
Loss on extinguishment of debt                 (795 )      
Loss on modification of Series A warrants                 (149 )      
Interest and other     (757 )     9       (1,908 )     7  
Net loss   ($ 3,694 )   ($ 2,376 )   ($ 18,588 )   ($ 14,852 )
                 

Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
(in thousands) Years Ended
June  30,
    2016       2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net cash used in operating activities ($ 9,625 )   ($ 10,649 )
       
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Capital expenditures   (710 )     (587 )
       
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Gross proceeds from convertible debentures   18,000        
Payment of financing cost-convertible debentures   (961 )      
Repayment of convertible debentures   (6,444 )      
Payment to extinguish derivative obligations   (159 )      
Payments on capital lease obligations   (67 )     (60 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net   2,463        
Repurchase of common stock   (8 )     (129 )
       
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   12,824       (189 )
       
Effects of foreign currency rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (11 )     (29 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   2,478       (11,454 )
       
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   3,357       14,811  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 5,835     $ 3,357  
       

Cesca Therapeutics Inc.
Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
 
(in thousands)   Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Year Ended
June 30,
      2016       2015       2016       2015  
Loss from operations   ($ 2,242 )   ($ 2,385 )   ($ 10,865 )   ($ 14,859 )
                 
Add:                
                 
Depreciation and amortization     292       338       1,168       1,351  
                 
Stock-based compensation expense     191       281       742       1,247  
                 
Impairment of intangible asset                       117  
                 
Adjusted EBITDA loss   ($ 1,759 )   ($ 1,766 )   ($ 8,955 )   ($ 12,144 )
                                 
CONTACT: Company Contact: Cesca Therapeutics Inc. 
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Investor Contact: The Ruth Group 
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