Stereotaxis Reports 2019 Third Quarter Financial Results
Posted on November 14, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff
Stereotaxis (NYSE: STXS), the global leader in innovative robotic technologies for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.
“The third quarter was highlighted by successful reengagement with the capital markets, meaningful progress in our commercial growth strategy, and continued innovation and industry collaboration,” said David Fischel, Chairman and CEO. “We are pleased with the methodical progress across all aspects of Stereotaxis.”
“In the quarter, we listed on the NYSE American exchange and closed a $25 million equity financing. These reflect increasing awareness and confidence in Stereotaxis’ significant clinical value and growth opportunity. Stereotaxis is in the strongest financial position in its history, and will use this strength to accelerate the development and commercial introduction of innovations in electrophysiology and beyond.”
“Our revenue growth and net income in the quarter is reflective of the positive impact a resurgence of robotic system sales can have on our financial performance. Stereotaxis continues to make tangible progress in the regulatory process, supply-chain optimization, and commercial discussions necessary for a broad launch of the Genesis RMN® System. As we plan towards 2020 and the broad commercialization of Genesis, we expect an exciting year of significant growth.”
“Development of Stereotaxis’ proprietary catheter continues to advance well in accordance with previously disclosed timelines. The multiple, recently announced collaborations to integrate advanced preoperative mapping information enhance the robotic ecosystem and will increasingly drive personalized patient-specific therapy in electrophysiology.”
Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 totaled $8.2 million, up 9% from $7.6 million in the prior year third quarter. Recurring revenue for the quarter was $6.3 million and system revenue for the quarter was $1.7 million. System revenue primarily reflects the establishment of a new robotic electrophysiology program.
Gross margin in the quarter was $6.4 million or 78% of revenue, consistent with the 78% reported in the third quarter of 2018. Gross margin on recurring revenue and system revenue were 85% and 61%, respectively. Operating expenses in the third quarter of $6.4 million increased from $6.0 million in the prior year quarter.
Operating and net income for the quarter were both near breakeven, with an operating loss of ($41,000) and net income of $44,000, compared to an operating loss and net loss of ($0.1) million in the third quarter of 2018. Negative free cash flow for the quarter was ($0.4) million.
Cash Balance and Liquidity At September 30, 2019, Stereotaxis had cash and cash equivalents of $31.7 million and no debt.
Forward Looking Expectations Stereotaxis’ innovation accomplishments support an expectation of robust revenue growth in 2020, accelerating throughout the year.
Conference Call and Webcast Stereotaxis will host a conference call and webcast today, November 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To access the conference call, dial 1-800-367-2403 (US and Canada) or 1-334-777-6978 (International) and give the participant pass code 4492256. Participants are asked to call 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 the global leader in innovative robotic technologies designed to enhance the treatment of arrhythmias and perform endovascular procedures. Its mission is the discovery, development and delivery of robotic systems, instruments, and information solutions for the interventional laboratory. These innovations help physicians provide unsurpassed patient care with robotic precision and safety, improved lab efficiency and productivity, and enhanced integration of procedural information. Stereotaxis’ robotic technology has received various regulatory clearances in the United States, European Union, Japan, Canada, China, and elsewhere. The Stereotaxis Genesis RMN System is CE marked and will become available in other global geographies subject to regulatory approvals. Stereotaxis Imaging Model S is CE marked and FDA cleared. For more information, please visit www.stereotaxis.com.
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