Collplant Biotechnologies Announces Full-Year Financial Results For 2022 and Provides Corporate Update
REHOVOT, Israel, March 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- CollPlant Biotechnologies (Nasdaq: CLGN), a regenerative and aesthetics medicine company developing innovative technologies and products based on its non-animal-derived collagen for tissue regeneration and organ manufacturing, today announced financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2022 and provided a corporate update on its programs.
Yehiel Tal, CollPlant's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We remain highly focused on becoming a global leader in regenerative medicine with our pioneering collagen-based platform to help people live longer and better. Towards this goal, we have been advancing our programs and recently announced successful completion of a preclinical study of our 3D bioprinted regenerative breast implants, that would address the $2.6 billion global breast implant market, and, importantly, offer an alternative with an improved safety profile. In addition, we are pleased to have recently announced encouraging data from a 12-month preclinical study of our proprietary, paradigm-shifting photocurable dermal and soft-tissue filler, which demonstrated superior tissue regeneration, lifting capacity and volume retention when compared to a commercial standard. We believe this product candidate has the potential to be highly competitive by providing both refined aesthetic results as well as uniquely regenerative benefits. CollPlant has granted its global pharmaceutical partner, AbbVie, the right of first negotiation to obtain a worldwide exclusive license to this product."
Mr. Tal, continued, "Furthermore, we expanded our bioinks product portfolio adding recombinant human collagen-based ink products with very competitive features for the end-user. Our portfolio of bioink products is yet another category where we believe that we can deliver clear and distinct advantages, including biofunctionality, homogeneity and safety. We are confident that our collaboration with a worldwide pharmaceutical leader as well as other numerous collaborations and partnership agreements has validated our technology and its multiple areas of applicability, and remain in discussions with several other industry leaders for partnership opportunities. We look forward to a communicating our additional progress and a promising remainder this year."
Q4 and recent corporate highlights
Commercial portfolio of bioink solutions
Fundamental optionality is expanded with these new bioinks since they will enable both specificity and flexibility for the end user for use in a wide range of 3D bioprinting applications, including drug discovery, drug screening and tissue testing, as well as the development of transplantable tissues and organs.
Intellectual property developments
During 2022, CollPlant developed a proprietary aseptic process to mass-produce sterile recombinant human collagen. This is a first-of-its-kind, non-animal-derived collagen that will allow for production flexibility with partners.
Year ended December 31, 2022 financial results
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposits as of December 31, 2022, were $29.7 million (excluding restricted cash).
GAAP revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022, was $0.3 million and included income from sales of the Company' BioInk and rhCollagen. Revenues decreased by $15.3 million, compared to $15.6 million in the year ended December 31, 2021. The decrease resulted mainly from the $14 million upfront payment received from AbbVie in 2021.
GAAP cost of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022, was $0.4 million, a decrease of 80% compared to $2.0 million in the year ended December 31, 2021. Cost of revenue includes mainly the cost of the Company's rhCollagen-based BioInk products, and royalties to the Israel Innovation Authority, or IIA, for the Company's sales. The decrease in cost of revenue in the amount of approximately $1.6 million is mainly comprised of: (i) a decrease of approximately $460,000 in royalty expenses to the IIA and (ii) a decrease in the amount of approximately $1.0 million relating to BioInk and rhCollagen sales.
GAAP gross loss for the year ended December 31, 2022 was $0.1 million, a decrease of $13.5 million compared to gross profit of $13.6 million in the year ended December 31, 2021.
GAAP operating expenses for the year-ended December 31, 2022, were $17.0 million, compared to $13.6 million in the year ended December 31, 2021. The increase in expenses amounting to approximately $3.4 million is mainly comprised of: (i) $1.4 million in research and product development activities including process development, (ii) $1.0 million in employees' salaries and share base compensation, including recruitment of new employees for development of new products in 3D bioprinting and medical aesthetics, and (iii) an increase of $0.9 million in general and administrative employees and directors salaries and insurance policy expenses. On a non-GAAP basis, the operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2022 were $15.2 million, compared to $11.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. Non-GAAP measures exclude certain non-cash expenses.
GAAP financial income, net for each of the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 totaled $172,000. Financial income net is mainly attributed to interest received from the Company's short-term cash deposits.
GAAP net loss for the year ended December 31, 2022 was $16.9 million, or $1.53 basic loss per share, compared to a net income of $237,000, or $0.02 income per share, for the year ended December 31, 2021. Non-GAAP net loss the year ended December 31, 2022 was $15.2 million, or $1.37 basic loss per share, compared to $1.9 million income, or $0.19 basic income per share, for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Cash used by operating activities during the year 2022, was $13.7 million compared to $2.5 million cash provided by operating activities in the year 2021.
Cash provided by investing activities during the year 2022, was $28.9 million compared to $31.6 million cash used in the year 2021. The decrease is mainly attributed to repayment and investment in short-term cash deposits.
Cash provided by financing activities during the year 2022 was $1.9 million compared to cash provided in financing activities of $38.8 million in the year 2021. In 2022, the Company received $1.9 million mainly from the exercise of warrants into the Company's shares. In 2021, the Company completed a registered direct offering, which resulted in net proceeds of $32 million, and, in addition, had proceeds in the amount of $6.0 million from exercise of options and warrants.
Conference call information
CollPlant will hold a conference call to discuss its full and year and fourth quarter 2022 financial results along with corporate updates on March 29th at 10 am ET. To participate in the conference call, please use the dial-in information below:
U.S. investors: 1-877-407-9716
Note, you can avoid long wait times for the operator by using the Call me™ feature and clicking the link below 15 minutes prior to the scheduled call start time:
To participate in listen-only mode, and to view slides corresponding to the Company's conference call, please visit the News & Events section of the CollPlant Investor Relations website.
CollPlant is a regenerative and aesthetic medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and medical aesthetics. The Company's products are based on its rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology. These products address indications for the diverse fields of tissue repair, aesthetics, and organ manufacturing, and are ushering in a new era in regenerative and aesthetic medicine.
In 2021, CollPlant entered into a development and global commercialization agreement for dermal and soft tissue fillers with Allergan, an AbbVie company, the global leader in the dermal filler market.
For more information about CollPlant, visit http://www.collplant.com
Use of Non-US GAAP ("non-GAAP")
Financial results for 2022 and 2021 are presented on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. GAAP results were prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and include all revenue and expenses recognized during the period. The release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures for operating costs and expenses, operating income, comprehensive income and basic and diluted comprehensive income per share that exclude the effects of non-cash expense for fair market value attributed to change in fair value of financial instruments, share-based compensation to employees, directors and consultants, and change in operating lease accounts. CollPlant's management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's performance that enhances management's and investors' ability to evaluate the Company's operating costs, comprehensive income and income per share, and to compare them to historical Company results.
The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures when operating and evaluating the Company's business internally and therefore decided to make these non-GAAP adjustments available to investors. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company in this press release may be different from the measures used by other companies.
For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures, please see the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" later in this release. This accompanying table has more details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.
The Company's consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022, are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S..
A copy of the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022 has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov and posted on the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.collplant.com/. The Company will deliver a hard copy of its annual report, including its complete audited consolidated financial statements, free of charge, to its shareholders upon request to CollPlant Investor Relations at 4 Oppenheimer, Weizmann Science Park, Rehovot 767104, Israel or by phone at +972-73-232 5600.
Safe Harbor Statements
This press release may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to CollPlant's objectives plans and strategies, as well as statements, other than historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that CollPlant intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. These statements are often characterized by terminology such as "believes," "hopes," "may," "anticipates," "should," "intends," "plans," "will," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "positioned," "strategy" and similar expressions and are based on assumptions and assessments made in light of management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Many factors could cause CollPlant's actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the Company's history of significant losses, its ability to continue as a going concern, and its need to raise additional capital and its inability to obtain additional capital on acceptable terms, or at all; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the Company's expectations regarding the timing and cost of commencing clinical trials with respect to tissues and organs which are based on its rhCollagen based BioInk and products for medical aesthetics; the Company's ability to obtain favorable pre-clinical and clinical trial results; regulatory action with respect to rhCollagen based BioInk and medical aesthetics products including but not limited to acceptance of an application for marketing authorization review and approval of such application, and, if approved, the scope of the approved indication and labeling; commercial success and market acceptance of the Company's rhCollagen based products in 3D Bioprinting and medical aesthetics; the Company's ability to establish sales and marketing capabilities or enter into agreements with third parties and its reliance on third party distributors and resellers; the Company's ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships and other corporate collaborations; the Company's reliance on third parties to conduct some or all aspects of its product manufacturing; the scope of protection the Company is able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights and the Company's ability to operate its business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others; the overall global economic environment; the impact of competition and new technologies; general market, political, and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates; projected capital expenditures and liquidity; changes in the Company's strategy; and litigation and regulatory proceedings. More detailed information about the risks and uncertainties affecting CollPlant is contained under the heading "Risk Factors" included in CollPlant's most recent annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC, and in other filings that CollPlant has made and may make with the SEC in the future. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and reflect CollPlant's current views with respect to future events, and CollPlant does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Company Codes: NASDAQ-NMS:CLGN