CollPlant Biotechnologies Reports First Quarter (Q1) 2020 Financial Results
REHOVOT, Israel, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN), a regenerative and aesthetics medicine company, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 and provided an update on the Company's business developments. Certain metrics, including those expressed on an adjusted basis, are non-GAAP measures. See "Use of Non-GAAP Measures" below.
CollPlant reported revenues of $609,000 for the first quarter of 2020. The Company ended the first quarter of 2020 with $5.6 million in cash and cash equivalents. Comprehensive loss for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.6 million on a GAAP basis, or adjusted comprehensive loss of $1.4 million, on a non-GAAP basis.
"We are advancing the development of dermal fillers that combine our rhCollagen with hyaluronic acid to treat wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. We also continue the intensive development work with United Therapeutics which is using our rhCollagen-based BioInk for 3D bioprint lung scaffolds, all despite the inherent challenges stemming from the rapid global spread of COVID-19," stated Yehiel Tal, the Chief Executive Officer of CollPlant. "We implemented remote working and workplace protocols for our employees in accordance with Israel Health Ministry guidelines and all employees have been instructed on and encouraged to practice best social distancing behaviors. We continue to closely evaluate the evolving pandemic as it unfolds and we currently remain on track to achieve the Company's business plan. Additionally, I am happy to share with you a new scientific animation video for our cutting-edge Photocurable Dermal Filler product, that is currently in the pre-clinical phase. We continue to advance discussions towards new strategic partnerships with industry leaders, relying on our technology platform to develop innovative products regenerative and aesthetic medicine."
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results on US GAAP basis ("GAAP")
Revenues for the first three months ended March 31, 2020 increased by 3% to $609,000, compared to $594,000 in the first quarter of 2019. Revenues were derived mainly from CollPlant's BioInk for the development of 3D bioprinting of tissues and life savings organs, and from sales of rhCollagen to medical aesthetics and 3D bioprinting business collaborators.
The Company's gross profit for the first three months ended March 31, 2020 decreased by 23% to $134,000 compared to $174,000 in the first quarter of 2019.
Total operating costs and expenses for the first three months ended March 31, 2020 were $1.8 million, an increase of 6% compared to $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Operating loss for the first three months ended March 31, 2020 was $1.7 million, an increase of 13% compared to an operating loss of $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Financial income, net for the first three months ended March 31, 2020 was $106,000 compared to financial expenses, net of $713,000 in the first quarter of 2019. Financial income in the first three months ended March 31, 2020 derived from non-cash exchange differences of operating lease liabilities under ASC 842, compared to financial expenses in the first three months ended March 31, 2019 which derived from re-evaluation of financial instruments.
Comprehensive loss for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.6 million, or $0.24 per share, compared to a comprehensive loss of $2.2 million, or $0.48 per share, for the first quarter of 2019.
Cash used in operating activities during the first quarter was $2.6 million compared to $959,000 in the first quarter of 2019. As of March 31, 2020, cash and cash equivalents totaled $5.6 million.
Cash used in investing activities during the first quarter was $85,000 compared to $711,000 in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease is mainly attribute to the establishment in 2019 of CollPlant's new HQ and R&D center in Rehovot, Israel.
Cash provided by financing activities during the first quarter was $4.5 million compared to $21,000 in the first quarter of 2019. The increase is mainly attribute to proceeds from issuance of shares in a private placement in February 2020.
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results on Non-US GAAP Basis ("non-GAAP")
On a non-GAAP basis, the operating costs and expenses for the first quarter of 2020 were $1.6 million, compared to $1.2 million for the first quarter of 2019.
Comprehensive loss for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.4 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to $1.1 million, or $0.23 per share, for the first quarter of 2019.
Non-GAAP measures exclude certain non-cash expenses. The table on page 11 includes a reconciliation of the Company's GAAP results to non-GAAP results. The reconciliation reflects non-cash expenses in the amount of $212,000 with respect to (i) change in fair value of financial instruments, (ii) share-based compensation to employees, directors and consultants and (iii) change of operating lease accounts, including related financial expenses.
Use of Non-GAAP Measures
This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures for operating costs and expenses, operating loss, comprehensive loss and basic and diluted comprehensive loss per share that exclude the effects of non-cash expense for fair market value attributed to services received through the share purchase agreement, change in fair value of financial instruments, share-based compensation to employees, directors and consultants, and change in operating lease accounts. 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 loss and loss 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" table on page 11 in this press release. This accompanying table on page 11 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 as of, and for the three months ended 31, 2020 are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP").
CollPlant is a regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and medical aesthetics. Our products are based on our rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) that is produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology.
Our products address indications for the diverse fields of tissue repair, aesthetics and organ manufacturing, and, we believe, are ushering in a new era in regenerative and aesthetic medicine.
Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. In October 2018, we entered into a licensing agreement with United Therapeutics, whereby United Therapeutics is using CollPlant's BioInks in the manufacture of 3D bioprinted lungs for transplant in humans.
In January 2020, we also entered into a Joint Development Agreement with 3D Systems Corporation, or 3D Systems, pursuant to which we and 3D Systems jointly develop tissue and scaffold bioprinting processes for third party collaborators. Our industry collaboration also includes the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, or ARMI.
For more information about CollPlant, visit http://www.collplant.com
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 outbreak of coronavirus; 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.
Contact at CollPlant:
Sophia Ononye-Onyia, PhD MPH MBA
Company Codes: NASDAQ-NMS:CLGN, ISIN:IL0004960188, RICS:CLPT.TA, RICS:CQPTY