SOUTH EASTON, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014, which included record products and services revenue compared to any prior half-year period. The Company also provided a business update.
Revenue from the sale of products and services was $307,464 for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $196,522 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 56%. Sales of consumables were $48,417 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $26,034 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 86%. Company operations included no grant revenue for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $161,214 for the comparable period in 2013. Total revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $307,464 compared to $357,736 for the same period in 2013, a 14% decrease. This decrease was due solely to the loss of $161,214 in grant revenue in the second quarter of 2014, offset almost entirely by a 56% increase in products and services revenue, as stated.
Operating loss for the second quarter of 2014 decreased slightly to $846,757 from $858,026 for the same period in 2013. Although total revenue was down for the three months ended June 30, 2014, attributable solely to the loss in grant revenue, we were able to offset the lost margin through continued increases in products and services revenue and strict control of operating costs.
Revenue from the sale of products and services was $711,611 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $418,092 for the same period in 2013, a 70% increase. Sales of consumables were $103,029 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $53,258 for the same period in 2013, a 93% increase. Grant revenue for the six month period ended June 30, 2014 was $0 compared to $310,382 for the same period in 2013. Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $711,611 compared to $728,474 for the same period in 2013, a 2% decrease. This decrease was due solely to the loss of $310,382 in grant revenue in the six month period ended June 30, 2014, offset almost entirely by a 70% increase in products and services revenue, as stated.
Operating loss for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $1,629,123 compared to $1,583,049 for the same period in 2013. This small increase in operating loss was attributable solely to the 100% loss in grant revenue in the first six months of 2014.
Loss per common share basic and diluted was $0.05 for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $0.10 for the same period in 2013. Loss per common share basic and diluted was $0.30 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $0.22 for the same six-month period of 2013.
Mr. Richard T. Schumacher, President and CEO of PBI, said: "On June 15th we launched our first-in-class, bench top, high throughput pressure cycling technology ("PCT")-based instrument, the Barozyme HT48, at a major worldwide scientific meeting. The Barozyme HT48 was designed to work with the standardized, high throughput, liquid-handling robotic and analytical systems currently installed in tens of thousands of biological research labs worldwide. With the addition of this important automation compatibility feature, we believe the Barozyme HT48 has the potential to significantly fuel growth and increase revenue for existing and new PCT-based applications and products, and to greatly facilitate future strategic partnership discussions."
Mr. Schumacher continued: "We believe the number of PCT-based applications with exciting market potential significantly exceeds the number we can realistically work on. Consequently, during the second quarter we engaged IssuWorks to begin a review of the possible spin-off of vertical market applications into new, stand-alone businesses. The goal is to have the new business(es) generate a revenue stream for PBI through royalty payments, licensing agreements, equity ownership, etc., while bringing investor and industry awareness to PBI and our powerful PCT Platform. IssuWorks is led by Mr. David Weild, a former vice-Chairman of NASDAQ, former head of global equity transactions at Prudential Securities, and the person many consider to be the 'Father of the JOBS Act'."
Mr. Richard P. Thomley, Chief Financial Officer of PBI, commented: "We are focused on the achievement of a number of important goals during the second half of 2014. Specifically, we believe we can:
- Continue to increase products and services revenue over 2013 levels.
- Be in a position to decide on the possible spin-off of selective PCT applications into new, stand-alone businesses designed to generate a revenue stream and favorable visibility for PBI.
- Secure a strategic marketing and distribution partner for the new Barozyme HT48 high throughput system.
- Complete the manufacture of 25 Barozyme HT48 and HUB880 instruments and ready them for sale.
- Develop and implement a successful marketing campaign for the recently released, patent-pending micro-Pestle that has the potential to significantly add to products revenue during the second half of 2014.
- Continue our measureable progress in developing a sound financial roadmap for future growth."
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 development and sales efforts are in the biomarker discovery, drug discovery and 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.
The Company will hold an Earnings Conference Call at 4:30 PM EDT on Thursday, August 14, 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 Second Quarter 2014 Financial Conference Call, ID 13589201.
Forward Looking Statements
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