InspireMD Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

 In the second quarter the Company was granted approval to market its CGuard™ MicroNet stent in Brazil and completed an $11.5 million capital raise; reported outstanding results in studies treating patients with the CGuard™ MicroNET stent 

Management to host investor conference call today, August 5, 2020 at 8:30am ET

 

Tel Aviv, Israel— August 5, 2020 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE American: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke caused by the treatment of Carotid Artery Disease (CAD), today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 and recent highlights: 

  • Received approval from the Brazilian registration authority (ANVISA), to market the CGuard™ MicroNet®- covered stent, effectively clearing it for sale and distribution in Brazil. SUPRI Artigos Médicos Hospitalares Ltda. will serve as distribution partner.
  • Completed an $11.5 million follow-on underwritten public offering, which included $1.5 million from the exercise by the underwriter of its full over-allotment option for the offering.
  • On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted InspireMD conditional approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to initiate a pivotal study of CGuard™ EPS. We are in the process of addressing the Agency’s remaining requests, specifically related to the stent-embolic protection device (EPD) compatibility performance testing that was previously conducted.
  • Published 12-month PARDIGM trial results in the journal, EuroIntervention, a prestigious peer-reviewed publication covering the latest advancements in vascular intervention. The paper, titled “Routine MicroNET” details the results of 101 unselected consecutive real-life patients treated with the CGuard™ MicroNET covered stent for carotid stenosis and the 12-month prevention of post-procedural neurologic events. The results indicate that 12 months following carotid intervention the CGuard EPS MicroNET-covered stent delivers sustained protection against postprocedural neurologic events.
  • Announced early results from the investigator-initiated SIBERIA randomized clinical trial of CGuard™ compared to Acculink™, evaluating 30-day silent brain infarcts in 100 patients who qualified for carotid revascularization with high risk for surgery. The results indicated that significantly fewer silent brain infarcts were associated with CGuard™ EPS versus Acculink™ at 30 days post-procedure.

“COVID-19 placed significant pressure on the operations of healthcare facilities worldwide, resulting in interruptions in elective procedure volumes, including critical carotid artery treatments.  However, we are encouraged by the gradual resumption of these crucial procedures in a growing number of our key markets in Europe and other territories, and we look forward to this expansion taking hold in South America as well. We are also buoyed by the scientific validation we continue to receive in both peer-reviewed publications and opportunities to present at medical conferences where our CGuard MicroNet technology is being recognized as a valued advancement in the carotid stent category,” said Marvin Slosman, InspireMD’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our expansion strategy continues to progress, with our recent Brazilian approval for CGuard™ MicroNetâ introducing us to the largest market for medical devices in Latin America and one of the top overall global markets for carotid artery disease. We believe this approval will set the stage for continued expansion into other countries in South America.

“We are in the process of addressing the agencies remaining requests, specifically related to the stent-embolic protection device (EPD) compatibility performance testing to gain full FDA approval of our Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to initiate a pivotal study of CGuard™ EPS. We have already completed the testing of additional stents according to the FDA’s specifications, and have employed alternative visualization modalities that, we believe, will ultimately allow us to gain full approval. Having an approved IDE is an extremely significant step towards enabling us to initiate a pivotal trial in the United States, clearly one of the world’s most important markets for carotid artery disease and other vascular treatments. We previously indicated that the FDA has concurred with our clinical study design and data requirements to support the market approval of the device. Accordingly, we believe that we are well positioned from a regulatory perspective in terms of our ability to initiate a trial.

“In addition, we believe the completion of our $11.5M financing will help ensure we are capable of advancing our commercial expansion and research and development activities as a pillar of our growth objectives. Although the pandemic has put a spotlight on the supply chain infrastructure challenges many in our field are facing, we stand at the ready to fulfill the needs of physicians and their patients for these serious and lifesaving procedures,” Mr. Slosman concluded.

 

Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months ended June 30, 2020

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, revenue decreased by $1,041,000, or 76.9%, to $313,000, from $1,354,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2019. This decrease was predominantly driven by a 75.7% decrease in sales volume of CGuard EPS from $1,116,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2019, to $271,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2020. This decrease was mainly due to the fact that procedures with CGuard EPS, which are generally scheduled or non-emergency procedures, were mostly postponed as hospitals shifted resources to patients affected by COVID-19. The decrease was also due to the large shipments of CGuard EPS that we made during the three months ended June 30, 2019 of backlog that accumulated in the three months ended March 31, 2019 that we were unable to ship previously due to our former third-party sterilizer equipment failures. Those large shipments did not recur during the three months ended June 30, 2020. In addition, there was an 82.4% decrease in sales volume of MGuard Prime EPS, from $238,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2019, to $42,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2020, mainly due to similar reasons as mentioned above.

The company recorded a gross loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 of $120,000, compared to a gross profit of $442,000 for the same period in 2019. This decrease in gross profit resulted primarily from a $448,000 decrease in revenues (as described above), less the related material and labor costs, and a decrease following a receipt of $135,000 compensation received in the quarter ended June 30, 2019 from our former third-party sterilizer for the delays related to the product sterilization interruption during the three months ended March 31, 2019, which did not reoccur in the three months ended June 30, 2020, offset by a $21,000 decrease in miscellaneous expenses. Gross margin (gross profits as a percentage of revenue) decreased to (38.3)% during the three months ended June 30, 2020 from 32.6% during the three months ended June 30, 2019, driven by the reasons mentioned above.

Total operating expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 were $2,326,000, a decrease of 11.4% compared to $2,625,000 for the same period in 2019. This decrease was primarily due to a reduction of $382,000 in clinical expenses associated with CGuard EPS, mainly related to the IDE approval process, $235,000 in compensation related to temporary salary reductions due to the immediate impact of COVID-19 on cash flow, and $82,000 of miscellaneous expense reductions offset by  an increase of $400,000 due to a settlement agreement with the underwriter of our prior offerings.

Financial expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 were $34,000 compared to $23,000 for the same period in 2019. Net loss for the second quarter of 2020 totaled $2,480,000, or $0.20 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2,206,000, or $1.59 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2019.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, revenue decreased by $422,000, or 23.9%, to $1,347,000, from $1,769,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2019. This decrease was predominantly driven by a 16.8% decrease in sales volume of CGuard EPS from $1,492,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2019, to $1,242,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2020, mainly due to the postponement of procedures with CGuard EPS, which are generally scheduled or non-emergency procedures, as hospitals shifted resources to patients affected by COVID-19. In addition, there was a 62.1% decrease in sales volume of MGuard Prime EPS from $277,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2019, to $105,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2020, mainly due to the impact of COVID-19, as mentioned above.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, gross profit decreased by $194,000, or 52.6%, to $175,000 from $369,000 for the same period in 2019. This decrease in gross profit resulted primarily from a $225,000 decrease in revenues (as mentioned above), less the related material and labor costs and a $61,000 increase in write-offs driven by a non-recurring component supply issue. This decrease was partially offset by a decrease of $69,000 of expenses related to upgrades made to our production facilities during the six months ended June 30, 2019, which did not reoccur during the six months ended in June 30, 2020 and a decrease of $23,000 in miscellaneous expenses during the six months ended June 30, 2020.  Gross margin (gross profits as a percentage of revenue) decreased to 13.0% during the six months ended June 30, 2020 from 20.9% during the six months ended June 30, 2019, driven by the reasons mentioned above. 

Total operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were $4,642,000, a decrease of 18.3% compared to $5,682,000 for the same period in 2019. This decrease was primarily due to a reduction of $710,000 in clinical expenses associated with CGuard EPS, mainly related to the IDE approval process, $354,000 due to settlement expenses that were paid to a former service provider pursuant to a settlement agreement during the six months ended June 30, 2019, $235,000 in compensation expenses, primarily related to temporary salary reductions due to the immediate impact of COVID-19 on cash flow, and $141,000 of miscellaneous expense reductions offset by an increase of $400,000 due to a settlement agreement with the underwriter of our prior offerings.

Financial income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $9,000 compared to $100,000 of financial expenses for the same period in 2019. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $4,458,000, or $0.52 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $5,413,000, or $4.86 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2019.

As of June 30, 2020, cash and cash equivalents were $13,861,000 compared to $5,514,000 as of December 31, 2019.

 

Conference Call and Webcast Details

 Management will host a conference call at 8:30AM ET, to review financial results and provide an update on corporate developments.  Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question and answer session. Participants are asked to pre-register for the call through the following link: http://dpregister.com/10146840. Please note that registered participants will receive their dial in number upon registration and will dial directly into the call without delay. Those without internet access or unable to pre-register may dial in by calling: 1-866-777-2509 (domestic) or 1-412-317-5413 (international). All callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask for the InspireMD call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast, which can be accessed through the following link: https://services.choruscall.com/links/nspr200805.html .

The link is also available through the company’s website at https://www.inspiremd.com/en/investors/investor-relations/.

A webcast replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through November 4, 2020 at the above links. A telephonic replay of the call will be available through August 19, 2020 and may be accessed by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using access code 10146840.

 

About InspireMD, Inc.

InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet® technology to make its products the industry standard for carotid stenting by providing outstanding acute results and durable stroke free long-term outcomes.

InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS and NSPR.WSB.

 

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements.” Such statements may be preceded by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with (i) market acceptance of our existing and new products, (ii) negative clinical trial results or lengthy product delays in key markets, (iii) an inability to secure regulatory approvals for the sale of our products, (iv) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our manufacturing, sales, business plan and the global economy; (v) intense competition in the medical device industry from much larger, multinational companies, (vi) product liability claims, (vii) product malfunctions, (viii) our limited manufacturing capabilities and reliance on subcontractors for assistance, (ix) insufficient or inadequate reimbursement by governmental and other third party payers for our products, (x) our efforts to successfully obtain and maintain intellectual property protection covering our products, which may not be successful, (xi) legislative or regulatory reform of the healthcare system in both the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, (xii) our reliance on single suppliers for certain product components, (xiii) the fact that we will need to raise additional capital to meet our business requirements in the future and that such capital raising may be costly, dilutive or difficult to obtain and (xiv) the fact that we conduct business in multiple foreign jurisdictions, exposing us to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, logistical and communications challenges, burdens and costs of compliance with foreign laws and political and economic instability in each jurisdiction. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Investor Contacts:

Craig Shore

Chief Financial Officer

InspireMD, Inc.

888-776-6804

craigs@inspiremd.com 

 

CORE IR
investor-relations@inspiremd.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (1)

 

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$313

 

$1,354

 

$1,347

 

$1,769

 

Cost of revenues

433

 

912

 

1,172

 

1,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit

(120)

 

442

 

175

 

369

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

444

 

865

 

967

 

1,990

 

Selling and marketing

377

 

620

 

1,001

 

1,254

 

General and administrative

1,505

 

1,140

 

2,674

 

2,438

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

2,326

 

2,625

 

4,642

 

5,682

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

(2,446)

 

(2,183)

 

(4,467)

 

(5,313)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial income (expenses)

(34)

 

(23)

 

9

 

(100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

$(2,480)

 

$(2,206)

 

$(4,458)

 

$(5,413)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share – basic and diluted

$(0.20)

 

$(1.59)

 

$(0.52)

 

$(4.86)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares of common stock used in computing net loss per share – basic and diluted

12,681,757

 

1,383,238

 

8,652,396

 

1,112,888

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (2)

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

ASSETS

June 30,

 

December 31,

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$13,861

 

$5,514

Accounts receivable:

 

 

 

     Trade, net

416

 

823

     Other

152

 

150

Prepaid expenses

40

 

87

Inventory

1,402

 

1,236

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

15,871

 

7,810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets:

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

459

 

547

Operating lease right of use assets

790

 

937

Funds in respect of employee rights upon retirement

620

 

586

 

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

1,869

 

2,070

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$17,740

 

$9,880

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

June 30,

 

December 31,

2020

 

2019

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accruals:

 

 

 

     Trade

$458

 

$646

     Other

2,774

 

2,449

Contract liability

17

 

20

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

3,249

 

3,115

 

 

 

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities

476

 

653

Liability for employees rights upon retirement

801

 

729

Total long-term liabilities

1,277

 

1,382

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

4,526

 

4,497

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 150,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 33,358,994 and 3,916,134 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

3

 

Preferred B shares, par value $0.0001 per share;
500,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 17,303 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

 

Preferred C shares, par value $0.0001 per share;
1,172,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 2,343 and 34,370 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

Additional paid-in capital

175,301

 

163,015

Accumulated deficit

(162,090)

 

(157,632)

 

 

 

 

Total equity

13,214

 

5,383

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

$17,740

 

$9,880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) All 2020 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2020 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; all 2019 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2019 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

(2) All June 30, 2020 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2020 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All December 31, 2019 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2019 audited financial statements as disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.