Tel Aviv, Israel—November 7, 2017 – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in Embolic Prevention Systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced preliminary results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017.
James Barry, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD, commented, “Not only did we achieve a 90% year-over-year increase in sales of CGuard™ EPS for the third quarter of 2017, but we also achieved a 22% sequential increase versus the second quarter of 2017. We achieved these strong results, even though the third quarter tends to be seasonally weak. We believe this growth is evidence that our new distribution and key opinion leader strategy is working. We are hopeful that this growth will continue as the broader community of mainstream vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, and interventional radiologists begin to adopt our technology. Given the safety advantages of the CGuard™ EPS, we believe that CGuard™ has the potential to become the standard of care and to be regarded by physicians as a safer alternative to vascular surgery for patients with carotid artery disease, thereby expanding the addressable market opportunity.”
Dr. Barry continued, “We had several other notable accomplishments during the quarter. Most recently a live endovascular interventional procedure featuring the CGuard™ EPS was transmitted real time at the Cracow Vascular Summit (CVS) 2017. The case was extremely challenging, and CGuard™ EPS Carotid System performance was excellent. Additionally, patient enrollment began in an investigator initiated trial in Russia, to assess the neuro protection and clinical superiority of the CGuard™ EPS versus Abbott’s RX ACCULINK® Carotid Stent in subjects at high risk for Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA), a surgical procedure. Earlier in the second quarter, we announced publication of an independent clinical review, authored by leading U.S. and European physicians supporting the safety advantages of treating carotid artery disease with next generation carotid devices, specifically highlighting the CGuardTM EPS clinical data compared to its competitors. We also announced that an endovascular interventional procedure featuring the CGuard™ EPS was performed by two of the top key opinion leaders in Latin America and was broadcast at the SOLACI CACI Congress of Cardiology 2017 in Buenos Aires. We believe these premier presentations, publications, and live clinical cases at major clinical meetings further illustrate the growing interest and support for CGuard™ across Europe and around the world.”
Dr. Barry concluded, “Operationally, we believe that the business looks very good as we continue to implement the strategy we set out at the end of last year. We continue to grow our sales with our European distributors and are expanding our distribution network globally. Several top key opinion leaders in Europe are embracing and advocating the CGuard™ EPS to their colleagues. This is evident not only through their use of the product, but further illustrated by the testimonials we recently posted on our website featuring leading clinicians from the fields of vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and interventional neuroradiology. As a result, we remain hopeful CGuard™ EPS will in time become standard-of-care.”
Revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017 was $718,000 compared to $469,000 during the same period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to an increase in sales of CGuard™ EPS as we continued focus on expanding existing markets such as Italy, expansion into new geographies such as Russia as well as the transition from our prior exclusive distribution partner for most of Europe to local distributors. Total operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were $2,238,000, an increase of 25.2% compared to $1,788,000 for the same period in 2016. This increase was primarily due to an increase in sales and marketing expenses to support the commercialization of CGuard™ EPS. Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 totaled $2,086,000, or $0.19 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1,995,000, or $0.85 per basic and diluted share, in the same period in 2016.
Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $1,927,000 compared to $1,572,000 during the same period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to an increase in sales of CGuard™ EPS as we expanded into new geographies such as Russia, continued focus on expanding existing markets such as Italy as well as the transition from our prior exclusive distribution partner for most of Europe to local distributors. Total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were $7,157,000, an increase of 25.3% compared to $5,712,000 for the same period in 2016. This increase was primarily due to an increase in sales and marketing expenses (primarily to support the commercialization of CGuard™ EPS), as well as an increase in salary expenses primarily due to a salary related accrual. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 totaled $6,939,000, or $0.87 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $6,193,000, or $5.98 per basic and diluted share, in the same period in 2016.
As of September 30, 2017, cash and cash equivalents were $4,765,000, compared to $7,516,000 as of December 31, 2016. Based on the Company’s current business plan, the Company believes its cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2017, will be sufficient to meet its operating requirements up to 4 months from the date of issuing these interim consolidated financial statements.
The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be available via telephone by dialing toll free 888-567-1602 for U.S. callers or +1 404-267-0373 for international callers, or on the Company’s Investor Relations section of the website: http://www.inspiremd.com/en/investors/investor-relations/.
A webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website and a telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through midnight November 22, 2017, and can be accessed by dialing 877-481-4010 for U.S. callers or +1 919-882-2331 for international callers and entering conference ID: 22280.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet™ technology to make its products the industry standard for embolic protection and to provide a superior solution to the key clinical issues of current stenting in patients with a high risk of distal embolization, no reflow and major adverse cardiac events.
InspireMD intends to pursue applications of this MicroNet technology in coronary, carotid (CGuard™), neurovascular, and peripheral artery procedures. 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.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (1)
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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (2)
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Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 150,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016; 7,465,889 and 1,475,318 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
Preferred B shares, par value $0.0001 per share;
500,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016; 180,992 and 311,521 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
Preferred C shares, par value $0.0001 per share;
1,172,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017; 743,213 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017
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(1) All 2017 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2017 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all 2016 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2016 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(2) All September 30, 2017 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2017 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, 2016 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2016 audited financial statements as disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.