– 20% growth in CGuard™ revenue Year-over-Year –
– C-Guardian FDA IDE Trial Completes First European Enrollment –
– Held Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Webinar on Carotid Artery Disease Management and Stroke Prevention, highlighting CGuard™ clinical advantages –
– European logistics hub established with BOMI Group –for direct market access as well as establishing the commercial footprint for a growing portfolio of new systems across different channels –
– Upcoming Clinical Evidence and Live Case to be presented at LINNC 2022-
Management to Host Investor Conference Call Today, May 10, at 8:30am ET
Tel Aviv, Israel— May 10, 2022 – InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for treatment of carotid artery disease and prevention of stroke today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 and Recent Highlights:
Marvin Slosman, CEO of InspireMD, commented: “The first quarter marked important progress, as we continued to execute our commercial strategies, increase our market share, and grow revenue across most of our served markets in particular in Europe. The CGuard, with the unique MicroNet mesh for sustained cerebral protection, continues to demonstrate steady physician adoption by improving the endovascular standard of care for the prevention of stroke caused by carotid artery disease. Our focus on superior stent performance translates directly to best patient outcomes serving all vascular specialties. As we expand our delivery systems around CGuard, we expect to continue to grow our market share and drive conversion of surgeries to stenting.
Our pipeline of innovative delivery solutions such as CGuard Prime and SwitchGuard are anticipated to launch early 2023, to facilitate greater utilization of our devices as first line solution for carotid artery disease management.
Ongoing enrollment in the C-Guardians IDE pivotal study in the United States has now expanded to include European participation, which we believe will continue to accelerate enrollment with experienced CGuard investigators,” said Marvin Slosman, CEO of InspireMD.
“We remain committed to our core mission to establish a new standard of care for addressing carotid artery disease and stroke prevention, delivering best patient outcomes both short and long term through stent performance, which delivers unmatched clinical results to this ever-expanding endovascular focused market. We believe our CGuard EPS stent with MicroNet mesh combined with the broadest range of new delivery options, will establish a new standard of care,” Marvin Slosman added.
Financial Results for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2022
For the first quarter of 2022, revenue increased 17.6%, to $1,183,000, from $1,006,000 during the first quarter of 2021. This increase was predominantly driven by a 19.8% increase in sales volume of CGuard EPS from $969,000 in the same period one year ago, to $1,161,000 for the first quarter 2022. This sales increase was mainly due to growth in existing and new markets as well as the returning demand from hospitals in a post COVID 19 environment. In addition, US sales increased related to stents used in the C-Guardian U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial. The increase in sales of CGuard EPS was slightly offset by a lack of sales to Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine in quarter due to the regional conflict and related currency restrictions.
Gross profit for the first quarter of 2022 increased by $16,000, to $122,000, compared to a gross profit of $106,000 for the first quarter of 2021. This increase in gross profit resulted from a $30,000 decrease in write-offs which were driven mainly by components supply issues. Gross margin decreased to 10.3% during the three months ended March 31, 2022 from 10.5% during the three months ended March 31, 2021, driven by the factors mentioned above.
Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2022, were $4,608,000, an increase of $1,188,000, or 34.7% compared to $3,420,000 for the first quarter of 2021. This increase was primarily due to increases in expenses related to the commencement of the C-Guardians FDA study and share based compensation.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2022 totaled $4,481,000, or $0.57 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3,243,000, or $0.53 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2021.
As of March 31, 2022, cash, cash equivalents and short-term bank deposits were $29.9 million compared to $34.0 million as of December 31, 2021.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
Management will host a conference call at 8:30AM ET today, May 10, 2022, to review financial results and provide an update on corporate developments. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. ET
Conference ID: 13729033
Webcast: Webcast Link – Click Here
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 Nasdaq under the ticker symbol NSPR.
For more information, please visit www.inspiremd.com.
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Chief Financial Officer
Chuck Padala, Managing Director
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