AVITA Medical Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avita Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: RCEL, ASX: AVH) (the “Company”), a regenerative medicine company leading the development and commercialization of first-in-class devices and autologous cellular therapies for skin restoration, today reported financial results for the second quarter June 30, 2023.

Financial Highlights and Recent Updates

  • Commercial revenue of $11.7 million, a 42% increase compared to $8.2 million for the same period in 2022
  • Received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of premarket approval (PMA) supplement for the use of RECELL to treat full-thickness skin defects on June 7
  • Initiated commercial launch of full-thickness skin defects, along with additional eligible burn procedures, with expanded U.S. commercial organization on June 8
  • Received FDA approval of PMA application to use RECELL for repigmentation of stable depigmented vitiligo lesions on June 16
  • Submitted PMA supplement for automated cell disaggregation device, RECELL GO™, which maintains the FDA Breakthrough Device designation
  • As of June 30, 2023, $68.8 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities, with no debt

“We had an extraordinary second quarter with significant revenue growth, two landmark FDA approvals, and a pivotal FDA submission,” said Jim Corbett, AVITA Medical Chief Executive Officer. “As anticipated, our expanded U.S. commercial organization was fully prepared for the FDA approval of full-thickness skin defects. Our proactive preparation enabled us to initiate the commercial launch the day after receiving FDA approval. Additionally, our PMA supplement for RECELL GO is on track, and we expect approval before the end of the year. Collectively, these approvals and submission mark significant advancement of our platform, empowering us to continue to unlock our growth potential.”

Future Milestones

  • Anticipate FDA approval of RECELL GO by December 27, 2023
  • Conducting post-market study with vitiligo patients to demonstrate the repigmentation and mental health benefits of treatment with RECELL, and reduction of associated health care costs
  • Pursuing site of service reimbursement for the use of RECELL in the physician office setting, which is expected in 2025

Financial Guidance

  • Commercial revenue for the third quarter 2023 is expected to be in the range of $13 to $14 million
  • Raising commercial revenue for the full year 2023 from $49 to $51 million to an expected range of $51 to $53 million
  • Gross margin for the full year 2023 expected to be in the range of 83% to 85%

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Our commercial revenue, which excludes Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) revenue, increased by 42% to $11.7 million in the three-months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $8.2 million in the same period in 2022. Total revenue, which includes BARDA revenue, increased by 41% to $11.8 million compared to $8.3 million in the same period in 2022.

Gross profit margin decreased by 2% to 81% compared to 83% for the second quarter of 2022. The decrease was largely driven by lower production in one month of the quarter caused by the need to qualify new vendors for certain manufacturing components.

Total operating expenses for the quarter increased by 53% to $21.1 million, compared to $13.9 million in the same period in 2022, primarily due to the significant increase of the commercial organization in preparation of the full-thickness skin defect launch. Additionally, our research and development expenses increased by approximately $2.0 million due to ongoing development of the RECELL GO device and costs associated with our Medical Science Liaison team.

Net loss was $10.4 million, or a loss of $0.41 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.3 million, or a loss of $0.25 per share, in the same period in 2022.

BARDA income consisted of funding from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under ongoing USG Contract No. HHSO100201500028C.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter financial results and, recent business highlights on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the live call via telephone, please register in advance using the link here. Upon registering, each participant will receive an email confirmation with dial-in numbers and a unique personal PIN that can be used to join the call. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available via the Company’s website at https://ir.avitamedical.com.


AVITA Medical® is a regenerative medicine company leading the development and commercialization of devices and autologous cellular therapies for skin restoration. The RECELL® System technology platform, approved by the FDA for the treatment of thermal burn wounds and full-thickness skin defects and for repigmentation of stable depigmented vitiligo lesions, harnesses the regenerative properties of a patient’s own skin to create Spray-On Skin™ cells. Delivered at the point-of-care, RECELL enables improved clinical outcomes. RECELL is the catalyst of a new treatment paradigm and AVITA Medical is leveraging its proven and differentiated capabilities to develop first-in-class cellular therapies for multiple indications.

In international markets, our products are approved under the RECELL System brand to promote skin healing in a wide range of applications including burns, soft tissue repair, vitiligo, and aesthetics. The RECELL System is TGA-registered in Australia, received CE-mark approval in Europe and has PMDA approval in Japan.

To learn more, visit www.avitamedical.com.


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Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
    As of
    June 30, 2023   December 31, 2022
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 37,485     $ 18,164  
Marketable securities     28,562       61,178  
Accounts receivable, net     5,754       3,515  
BARDA receivables     442       898  
Prepaids and other current assets     2,194       1,578  
Inventory     3,058       2,125  
Total current assets     77,495       87,458  
Marketable securities long-term     2,754       6,930  
Plant and equipment, net     1,598       1,200  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     1,651       851  
Corporate-owned life insurance asset     2,091       1,238  
Intangible assets, net     456       465  
Other long-term assets     285       122  
Total assets   $ 86,330     $ 98,264  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     3,837       3,002  
Accrued wages and fringe benefits     6,200       6,623  
Current non-qualified deferred compensation liability     2,572       78  
Other current liabilities     1,201       990  
Total current liabilities     13,810       10,693  
Non-qualified deferred compensation liability     1,224       1,270  
Contract liabilities     374       698  
Operating lease liabilities, long term     1,047       306  
Total liabilities     16,455       12,967  
Non-qualified deferred compensation plan share awards     1,228       557  
Contingencies (Note 13)        
Stockholders' equity:        
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 25,447,615 and 25,208,436 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2023 and      December 31, 2022, respectively     3       3  
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.     -       -  
Company common stock held by the non-qualified deferred compensation plan    ("NQDC Plan")     (892 )     (127 )
Additional paid-in capital     343,769       339,825  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     7,959       7,627  
Accumulated deficit     (282,192 )     (262,588 )
Total stockholders' equity     68,647       84,740  
Total liabilities, non-qualified deferred compensation plan share awards and stockholders' equity   $ 86,330     $ 98,264  


Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
    Three-Months Ended   Six-Months Ended
    June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022
Revenues   $ 11,753     $ 8,335     $ 22,303     $ 15,874  
Cost of sales     (2,204 )     (1,386 )     (3,871 )     (3,164 )
Gross profit     9,549       6,949       18,432       12,710  
BARDA income     530       551       1,157       1,285  
Operating expenses:                
Sales and marketing expenses     (10,003 )     (5,332 )     (16,543 )     (10,160 )
General and administrative expenses     (6,165 )     (5,471 )     (14,460 )     (13,005 )
Research and development expenses     (5,076 )     (3,059 )     (9,662 )     (6,679 )
Total operating expenses     (21,244 )     (13,862 )     (40,665 )     (29,844 )
Operating loss     (11,165 )     (6,362 )     (21,076 )     (15,849 )
Interest expense     (7 )     (4 )     (11 )     (4 )
Other income     801       109       1,526       137  
Loss before income taxes     (10,371 )     (6,257 )     (19,561 )     (15,716 )
Provision for income tax     (13 )     (4 )     (43 )     (8 )
Net loss   $ (10,384 )   $ (6,261 )   $ (19,604 )   $ (15,724 )
Net loss per common share:                
Basic and Diluted   $ (0.41 )   $ (0.25 )   $ (0.78 )   $ (0.63 )
Weighted-average common shares:                
Basic and Diluted     25,239,723       24,971,243       25,221,009       24,954,712  

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