Stereotaxis Reports 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results


-Total Quarterly Revenue Increased 5% Year over Year on Improved System and Recurring Revenues- 
-Total Revenue for First Nine Months Increased 13% Year over Year to $28.5 Million- 
-System Revenue for First Nine Months Increased 76% Year over Year to $8.2 Million- 
-Operating Loss Decreased 23% Year over Year and 29% for the First Nine-Month Period-
-Third Niobe® ES System Shipment to Japan-
-New System Automation Features Released-
-Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time-

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:STXS), a global leader in innovative technologies for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. 

“Our year-over-year revenue gains reflect increased Niobe® ES system sales and strong recurring revenue,” said William C. Mills, Stereotaxis Chief Executive Officer. “During the quarter, we recognized revenue on two new Niobe ES systems, including our third system shipment to Japan and our first to the Canadian province of Quebec. We also reduced operating loss by 23% in the third quarter and by 29% for the nine-month period compared to last year.  

“Our ongoing marketing strategies in Japan are fueling excitement among high-profile physicians on the benefits of bringing Stereotaxis technologies to their patients, and we look forward to engaging with them and others in the region at the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions later this month. We also are increasing interest worldwide in our technologies through enhanced automation features and growing clinical evidence of improved outcomes with our remote navigation suite in the setting of ventricular tachycardia (VT) compared to traditional approaches.

“As we continue to focus on optimizing patient outcomes and expanding adoption of our cutting-edge solutions, we are encouraged by our progress in building a commercial base in Japan, translating the clinical value of our system into a greater share of the VT market, and introducing new innovations that exceed customer expectations and support our vision of fully automated procedures,” Mr. Mills concluded.

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $9.3 million, a 5% increase from $8.9 million in the prior year third quarter and a 4% decline from $9.7 million in the second quarter 2015. System revenue was $2.3 million, up 5% from $2.2 million in the prior year quarter and down 26% sequentially from $3.1 million in the second quarter. During the third quarter, the Company recognized revenue of $1.7 million on two Niobe ES systems and $0.5 million in Odyssey® solution sales. Recurring revenue was $7.0 million in the third quarter on strong service contract revenue, compared to $6.7 million in the prior year quarter and $6.6 million in the second quarter. Total procedures declined 6% year over year.

The Company generated new capital orders of $3.1 million on two Niobe ES system orders, seven Odyssey solution orders and one Vdrive® system, compared to $1.5 million in the prior year third quarter and $1.6 million in the second quarter. Ending capital backlog for the 2015 third quarter was $3.6 million.

Gross margin in the quarter was $6.8 million, or 73.6% of revenue, versus $6.5 million, or 73.6% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2014 and $6.7 million, or 69.5% of revenue, in the second quarter of 2015. Operating expenses in the third quarter were $7.7 million, unchanged from the prior year quarter and a sequential decrease from $8.4 million in the second quarter.  

Operating loss in the third quarter was $(0.9) million, a 23% improvement over $(1.2) million in the prior year third quarter and a 47% improvement from $(1.7) million in the second quarter. Interest expense was $0.8 million in all three quarters.  

Net loss for the 2015 third quarter was $(1.0) million, or $(0.05) per share, compared to net income of less than $0.1 million, or $0.00 per share, reported in the third quarter of 2014. Excluding mark-to-market warrant revaluation, the Company would have reported a net loss of $(1.7) million, or $(0.08) per share, for the 2015 third quarter, compared to a net loss of $(2.0) million, or $(0.10) per share, for the 2014 third quarter. The weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the third quarters of 2015 and 2014 totaled 21.1 million and 20.5 million, respectively.

Cash burn was less than $0.1 million, compared to $2.3 million in the year ago quarter and $0.9 million in the second quarter.

Nine-Month Financial Results

Revenue for the first nine months of 2015 was $28.5 million, up 13% compared to $25.3 million in the first nine months of 2014. System revenue was $8.2 million, a 76% increase compared to $4.7 million in the prior year period. Recurring revenue was $20.2 million, compared to $20.6 million in the prior year period. Procedures were down 2% from the same period last year.

Gross margin was $20.4 million, or 71.8% of revenue, compared to $19.3 million, or 76.5% of revenue, in the first nine months of the prior year. Operating expenses were $24.5 million, a 2% decrease from $25 million in the same period of 2014. Operating loss was $(4.0) million, a 29% improvement, compared to $(5.7) million in the first nine months of 2014.

Interest expense was $2.5 million in both the first nine months of 2015 and 2014.

Net loss was $(5.7) million for the first nine months of 2015, or $(0.27) per share, a 6% improvement compared to $(6.1) million, or $(0.31) per share, for the comparable period in 2014. Excluding mark-to-market warrant revaluation, the year-to-date 2015 net loss would have been $(6.5) million, or $(0.31) per share, compared to $(8.2) million, or $(0.41) per share, in 2014.

At September 30, 2015, Stereotaxis had cash and cash equivalents of $3.6 million, unchanged from June 30, 2015, with unused borrowing capacity of $5.8 million on its revolving line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank. During the quarter, the Company raised $0.3 million through its Controlled Equity Offering. Proceeds from the Company’s recent warrants offering, which grossed $0.3 million, will be recognized in the fourth quarter. Cash burn for the first nine months of 2015 was $4.3 million compared to $7.8 million in the first nine months of 2014. At September 30, 2015, total debt was $18.3 million related to HealthCare Royalty Partners long-term debt.

Conference Call and Webcast

Stereotaxis will host a conference call and webcast today, November 3, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss third quarter results. To access the conference call, dial 877-876-9175 (United States and Canada) or 1-785-424-1668 (International) and give the participant pass code 884437. Participants are asked to call the above numbers 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 www.stereotaxis.com.

About Stereotaxis

Stereotaxis is a healthcare technology and innovation leader in the development of robotic cardiology instrument navigation systems designed to enhance the treatment of arrhythmias and coronary disease, as well as information management solutions for the interventional lab. Over 100 issued patents support the Stereotaxis platform, which helps physicians around the world provide unsurpassed patient care with robotic precision and safety, improved lab efficiency and productivity, and enhanced integration of procedural information. Stereotaxis’ core Epoch® Solution includes the Niobe® magnetic navigation system, the Odyssey® portfolio of lab optimization, networking and patient information management solutions, and the Vdrive® robotic navigation system and consumables.

The core components of Stereotaxis’ systems have received regulatory clearance in the United States, European Union, Canada, China, Japan, and elsewhere. The V-Sono™ ICE catheter manipulator, V-Loop™ variable loop catheter manipulator, and V-CAS™ catheter advancement system have received clearance in the United States, Canada, and the European Union. For more information, please visit www.stereotaxis.com.

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 raise additional capital on a timely basis and on terms that are acceptable, its ability to continue to manage expenses and cash burn rate at sustainable levels, its ability to continue to work with lenders to extend, repay or refinance indebtedness on acceptable terms, 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 the recently enacted healthcare reform in the United States, including changes in government reimbursement procedures, dependence upon third-party vendors, timing of regulatory approvals, 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.

 

STEREOTAXIS, INC.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
               
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2015       2014       2015       2014  
               
Revenue              
Systems $   2,298,608     $   2,181,088     $   8,222,722     $   4,669,224  
Disposables, service and accessories     6,976,006         6,673,013         20,247,169         20,587,084  
Total revenue     9,274,614         8,854,101         28,469,891         25,256,308  
               
Cost of revenue              
Systems     1,286,849         1,318,456         4,536,391         2,958,668  
Disposables, service and accessories     1,159,547         1,019,476         3,483,906         2,983,111  
Total cost of revenue     2,446,396         2,337,932         8,020,297         5,941,779  
               
Gross margin     6,828,218         6,516,169         20,449,594         19,314,529  
               
Operating expenses:              
Research and development     1,494,201         1,214,405         4,399,734         4,030,594  
Sales and marketing     3,691,805         3,717,670         11,976,955         11,445,089  
General and administrative     2,549,690         2,763,667         8,116,989         9,537,043  
Total operating expenses     7,735,696         7,695,742         24,493,678         25,012,726  
Operating loss     (907,478 )       (1,179,573 )       (4,044,084 )       (5,698,197 )
               
Other income     725,356         2,034,731         832,148         2,139,718  
Interest income     267         1,736         1,622         5,665  
Interest expense     (815,071 )       (834,224 )       (2,460,881 )       (2,505,842 )
Net income (loss) $   (996,926 )   $   22,670     $   (5,671,195 )   $   (6,058,656 )
               
Net earnings (loss) per common share:              
Basic $   (0.05 )   $   0.00     $   (0.27 )   $   (0.31 )
Diluted $   (0.05 )   $   0.00     $   (0.27 )   $   (0.31 )
               
Weighted average shares used in computing net earnings (loss) per common share:              
Basic      21,142,795         20,326,169         20,965,012         19,767,545  
Diluted      21,142,795         20,518,757         20,965,012         19,767,545  
               
               
               

 

STEREOTAXIS, INC.
BALANCE SHEETS
 
 
  September 30,
 2015
  December 31,
 2014
  (Unaudited)    
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $   3,618,469     $   7,270,301  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $113,963 and $131,464 in 2015 and 2014, respectively     6,598,667         6,480,499  
Inventories     5,132,532         6,371,903  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     760,745         1,094,837  
Total current assets     16,110,413         21,217,540  
Property and equipment, net     1,076,692         894,728  
Intangible assets, net     1,154,778         1,379,653  
Other assets     294,900         388,850  
Total assets $   18,636,783     $   23,880,771  
       
Liabilities and stockholders’ deficit      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $   2,323,086     $   2,353,133  
Accrued liabilities     6,042,517         5,505,142  
Deferred revenue     6,447,824         6,658,170  
Warrants     1,302,039         2,134,187  
Total current liabilities     16,115,466         16,650,632  
       
Long-term debt, less current maturities     18,283,492         18,388,764  
Long-term deferred revenue     812,070         976,165  
Other liabilities     5,589         414,928  
       
Stockholders’ deficit:      
Preferred stock,  par value $0.001; 10,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding at 2015 and 2014     –          –   
Common stock, par value $0.001; 300,000,000 shares authorized, 21,271,844 and 20,480,874 shares issued at 2015 and 2014, respectively     21,272         20,481  
Additional paid-in capital     447,881,991         446,241,703  
Treasury stock, 4,015 shares at 2015 and 2014     (205,999 )       (205,999 )
Accumulated deficit     (464,277,098 )       (458,605,903 )
Total stockholders’ deficit     (16,579,834 )       (12,549,718 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit $   18,636,783     $   23,880,771  
       

 

CONTACT: Company Contact:		
Martin C. Stammer		
Chief Financial Officer	
314-678-6155			

Investor Contact:	
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