Aethlon Medical Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Results


SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD), a therapeutic technology company focused on unmet needs in global health and biodefense, today announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2018.

First Quarter Financial Results

At June 30, 2018, the Company had a cash balance of approximately $6.1 million.

The Company's net loss was approximately $1.1 million, or $(0.06) per share for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to a net loss of approximately $1.8 million, or $(0.21) for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company recorded $149,625 in revenues under its contract with the National Cancer Institute. During the three months ended June 30, 2017, no government contract revenues were recorded.

Consolidated operating costs and expenses were approximately $1.247 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $1.160 million in the three months ended June 30, 2017, an increase of approximately 87,000. The $87,000 increase was due to an increases in professional fees of approximately $106,000 and in general and administrative expense of approximately $8,000, which were partially offset by a reduction in payroll and related expenses of approximately $27,000.

The $106,000 increase in professional fees was due to increases in Aethlon's professional fees of $95,000 and in professional fees at ESI of $11,000. The $95,000 increase in our professional fees was due to a $66,000 increase in scientific consulting fees, which includes payments to subcontractors under our NCI contract, a $41,500 increase in Board fees, and a $39,000 increase in marketing and investor relations fees. Those increases were partially offset by a $35,000 decrease in legal fees and smaller decreases in other professional fees.

The $8,000 increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to an increase in rent expense of $15,000, which was partially offset by reductions in a number of additional expenses.

The $27,000 decrease in payroll and related expenses was primarily due to the combination of a $17,000 decrease in stock-based compensation and a $10,000 decrease in cash-based payroll and related expenses due to a headcount reduction.

The Company had other expense of approximately $55,000 in the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to other expense of approximately $685,000 in for three months ended June 30, 2017.

The unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet for June 30, 2018 and the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 follow at the end of this release.

Conference Call

Aethlon will hold a conference call for investors today, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET).

To listen to the call by phone, interested parties within the U.S. should call 1-844-836-8741 and international callers should call 1-412-317-5442. All callers should ask for the Aethlon Medical Inc., conference call.

A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through August 15, 2018. The replay can be accessed via Aethlon Medical's website or by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) or Canada Toll Free at 1-855-669-9658. The replay conference ID number is 10123025.

About Aethlon Medical, Inc.

Aethlon Medical is focused on addressing unmet needs in global health and biodefense. The Aethlon Hemopurifier® is a first-in-class therapeutic device designed to address life-threatening viral infections. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Hemopurifier® as a Breakthrough Device related to the treatment of life-threatening viruses that are not addressed with approved therapies.

In collaboration with leading government and non-government research institutes, Aethlon has validated the ability of the Hemopurifier® to capture a broad-spectrum of pandemic influenza viruses, mosquito-borne viruses and deadly hemorrhagic viruses. Based on its use to treat Ebola virus, the Hemopurifier® was named a "Top 25 Invention" and one of the "Eleven Most Remarkable Advances in Healthcare," by TIME Magazine.

Aethlon is also investigating the potential therapeutic use of the Hemopurifier® to reduce the presence of tumor-derived exosomes, which contribute to immune-suppression and the spread of metastasis in cancer patients. Additionally, Aethlon is the majority owner of Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), which is focused on the discovery of exosomal biomarkers to diagnose and monitor cancer and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Additional information can be found online at and You can also connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements containing words such as "may," "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "will," "projections," "estimate," or similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may contribute to such differences include, without limitation, the Company's ability to maintain its listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or any other national securities exchange, that the Company or its subsidiary will not be able to commercialize its products, that the FDA will not approve the initiation or continuation of the Company's clinical programs or provide market clearance of the Company's products, the Company's ability to raise capital when needed, the Company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the Company's ability to manufacture its products either internally or through outside companies, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, the ability of the Company to meet the milestones contemplated in its contract with DARPA, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative, but is not exhaustive. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements can be found under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2018, and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not intend, nor does it undertake any duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances.

Company Contact:

Jim Frakes, CFO
858-459-7800 extension 3300

                                                                          AETHLON MEDICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                                                                           Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet


                                                                                         June 30, 2018                                                                 March 31, 2018


                                     Cash                                                                                                                   $6,122,902                   $6,974,070

                                     Accounts receivable                                                                                                        74,813                       74,813

                                     Prepaid expenses                                                                                                          143,620                      181,367

    TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS                                                                                                                                   6,341,335                    7,230,250
                                                                                                                                                           ---------                    ---------

                                     Property and equipment, net                                                                                                21,734                       27,552

                                     Patents, net                                                                                                               73,541                       75,832

                                     Deposits                                                                                                                   17,131                       18,270

    TOTAL NONCURRENT ASSETS                                                                                                                                  112,406                      121,654
                                                                                                                                                             -------                      -------

                                     TOTAL ASSETS                                                                                                           $6,453,741                   $7,351,904

                                                                           LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


                                     Accounts payable                                                                                                          143,102                      124,450

                                     Due to related parties                                                                                                     90,366                       90,366

                                     Other current liabilities                                                                                                 237,990                      263,141

    TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES                                                                                                                                471,458                      477,957
                                                                                                                                                             -------                      -------


                                     Convertible notes payable, net                                                                                            871,440                      841,153

    TOTAL NONCURRENT LIABILITIES                                                                                                                             871,440                      841,153
                                                                                                                                                             -------                      -------

    TOTAL LIABILITIES                                                                                                                                      1,342,898                    1,319,110
                                                                                                                                                           ---------                    ---------



                                     Common stock, par value of $0.001, 30,000,000 shares authorized; 17,761,206 and 17,739,511 issued and outstanding          17,762                       17,740

                                     Additional paid in capital                                                                                            105,804,417                  105,574,014

                                     Deficit accumulated during the development stage                                                                    (100,603,942)                (99,457,714)

    TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY BEFORE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                                                                                             5,218,237                    6,134,040
                                                                                                                                                           ---------                    ---------

    Noncontrolling interests                                                                                                                               (107,394)                   (101,246)
                                                                                                                                                            --------                     --------

    TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                                                                                                             5,110,843                    6,032,794
                                                                                                                                                           ---------                    ---------

                                     TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                                                             $6,453,741                   $7,351,904


                                                                                   AETHLON MEDICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                                                                               Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

                                                                          For the three month periods ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

                                                                                                                                   Three Months             Three Months

                                                                                                                                              Ended 6/30/18            Ended 6/30/17
                                                                                                                                              -------------            -------------

    Government contract revenue                                                                                                                    $149,625                        $-


       Professional fees                                                                                                                            449,435                   343,023

       Payroll and related                                                                                                                          602,565                   630,227

       General and administrative                                                                                                                   194,897                   186,999

                                                                                                                                                  1,246,897                 1,160,249
                                                                                                                                                  ---------                 ---------

    OPERATING LOSS                                                                                                                              (1,097,272)              (1,160,249)


    Loss on debt extinguishment                                                                                                                           -                  376,909

    Loss on share for warrant exchanges                                                                                                                   -                  119,789

    Interest and other debt expenses                                                                                                                 55,104                   188,604

                                                                                                                                                     55,104                   685,302
                                                                                                                                                     ------                   -------

    NET LOSS BEFORE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                                                                                                   $(1,152,376)             $(1,845,551)

    Loss attributable to noncontrolling interests                                                                                                   (6,148)                  (3,769)
                                                                                                                                                     ------                    ------

    NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS                                                                                               $(1,146,228)             $(1,841,782)
                                                                                                                                                ===========               ===========

    Basic and diluted net loss available to common stockholders per share                                                                           $(0.06)                  $(0.21)
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    Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                                                                                         17,754,728                 8,805,522
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