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Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (BBII) Reports Continued Strong Sales Growth


5/16/2014 8:54:47 AM

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SOUTH EASTON, Mass.
, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014 and provided a business update.

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $404,147 compared to $370,737 for the same period in 2013, a 9% increase. Revenue from the sale of products and services was $404,147 for Q1 2014 compared to $221,569 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 82%. Grant revenue in Q1 2014 was $0 compared to $149,168 for the same period in the prior year. Sales of consumables were $54,612 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to $27,224 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 101%.

Operating loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $782,366 compared to $725,024 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 8%. Contributing to this increase in operating loss was the lack of grant revenue in the first quarter of 2014, which negatively impacted gross margins. Work on government grants is typically performed by the Company's research and development staff and their cost is recorded as R&D with little incremental direct costs charged to cost of sales. Operating expenses in Q1 2014 were consistent with 2013 levels.

Loss per common share (basic and diluted) was $0.25 for the 2014 first quarter compared to $0.11 for the same period in 2013. The additional loss per common share was due primarily to the change in the fair value of derivative instruments in Q1 2014 and a deemed dividend on our convertible preferred stock.

Richard P. Thomley, Chief Financial Officer of PBI, said: "Despite having no grant revenue in the first quarter of 2014 (compared to $149,168 in the same quarter of 2013), total revenue still increased by $33,410 or 9%. Products and services revenue showed a substantive sequential quarterly increase in Q1 2014 over Q1 2013, posting a gain of 82%. This was aided by a 101% increase in consumables revenue. It is important to note that we achieved these results while keeping operating expenses close to 2013 levels. We believe our Q1 2014 financial performance reflects continued, measurable progress in our stated goal of developing a sound financial roadmap for PBI moving forward."

Mr. Richard T. Schumacher, President and CEO of PBI, commented: "In addition to the strong financial results reported for the 2014 first quarter, we achieved several other notable successes, including:

  • The closing of two tranches ($1.8M) of our Series K PIPE (initial goal $1.5M) to supplement the $1M we had already raised in December 2013.
  • The release of our ultra-high pressure HUB880 instrument to the market as scheduled (Q1 2014).
  • Continued progress on the development of our game-changing, high-throughput ("HT"), pressure cycling technology ("PCT")-based Platform. We remain on target to release this new PCT System as planned at the annual meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry in mid-June 2014."

Mr. Schumacher continued: "We believe 2014 revenue will continue to increase, and for the year will exceed our record revenue of 2013. We believe this revenue ramp will be driven by sales from both existing and new products (instruments and consumables), from our expanding network of international distributors, and from grants currently being reviewed. We also believe that the release of the new HT PCT-based Platform next month will help foster discussions with large, multi-national sales, marketing, and distribution partners, and that these discussions will lead to at least one major strategic partnership before years' end. For all of these reasons and more, we believe there has never been a better time to be a stakeholder in PBIO."

Earnings Call
The Company will hold an Earnings Conference Call at 4:30 PM EDT on Thursday, May 15, 2014. To attend this teleconference via telephone: Dial-in: (877) 407-8031 (North America); (201) 689-8031 (International). Verbal Passcode (to be given to the operator): PBI First Quarter 2014 Financial Conference Call.

About Pressure BioSciences, Inc.
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. ("PBI") (OTCQB: PBIO) develops, markets, and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the estimated $6 billion life sciences sample preparation market. Our products are based on the unique properties of both constant (i.e., static) and alternating (i.e., pressure cycling technology, or PCT) hydrostatic pressure. PCT is a patented enabling technology platform that uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to safely and reproducibly control bio-molecular interactions. To date, we have installed over 250 PCT systems in approximately 160 sites worldwide. There are over 100 publications citing the advantages of the PCT platform over competitive methods, many from key opinion leaders. Our primary application development and sales efforts are in the biomarker discovery, drug discovery & design, and forensics areas. Customers also use our products in other areas, such as bio-therapeutics characterization, soil & plant biology, vaccine development, and counter-bioterror applications.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed, implied or inferred by these forward looking-statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expects," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," estimates," "predicts," "projects," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors. Actual events or results may differ materially. The Company's financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 may not necessarily be indicative of future results. These and other factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and other reports filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the information included in this release, except as otherwise required by law.

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PRESSURE BIOSCIENCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)










For the Three Months Ended





March 31,





2014


2013








Revenue:






Products, services, other


$404,147


$221,569


Grant revenue


-


149,168



Total revenue


404,147


370,737








Costs and expenses:






Cost of products, services and grants


177,606


104,544


Research and development


231,088


246,458


Selling and marketing


171,340


193,900


General and administrative


606,479


550,859



Total operating costs and expenses


1,186,513


1,095,761










Operating loss


(782,366)


(725,024)








Other (expense) income:






Interest (expense) income, net


(244,612)


(8,900)


Change in fair value of derivative liabilities


(732,677)


(45,445)



Total other (expense) income


(977,289)


(54,345)









Net loss


(1,759,655)


(779,369)


Accrued dividend on convertible preferred stock


(44,987)


(32,173)


Deemed dividend on convertible preferred stock


(1,280,066)


(582,548)


Net loss applicable to common shareholders


$(3,084,708)


$(1,394,090)
















Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders - basic and diluted

$(0.25)


$(0.11)









Weighted average common stock shares outstanding used in the basic and diluted net loss per share calculation


12,122,045


12,149,267

PRESSURE BIOSCIENCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS







March 31,


December 31,

ASSETS

2014

(Unaudited)


2013

(Audited)

CURRENT ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents

$428,537


$31,417


Accounts receivable

178,362


147,635


Inventories, net of $50,000 reserve at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

786,752


736,676


Prepaid income taxes

7,381


7,381


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

228,972


85,573


Total current assets

1,630,004


1,008,682

Property and equipment, net

55,714


58,102


Intangible assets, net

24,340


36,498

TOTAL ASSETS

$1,710,058


$1,103,282


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT




CURRENT LIABILITIES





Accounts payable

$1,012,785


$1,102,772


Accrued employee compensation

131,351


149,333


Accrued professional fees and other

569,270


615,244


Deferred revenue

23,774


28,189


Promissory note

-


75,000


Related party debt

5,249

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