Pulse Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Nov. 9, 2020 21:05 UTC

 

 
 

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLSE), a novel bioelectric medicine company developing its Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Recent Highlights

  • Submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the CellFX® System seeking to obtain initial clearance for a general dermatologic indication. Potential clearance remains on track to be received as early as the first quarter of 2021.
  • Received FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval and completed enrollment ahead of schedule in a pivotal comparison study to evaluate the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia (SH) lesions using the CellFX System, accelerating the planned 510(k) submission into the first quarter of 2021 versus the previous estimate of the second quarter of 2021.
  • Submitted a Medical Device License application to Health Canada for the CellFX System after receiving the Medical Device Single Audit Program certification, now on track for a potential Health Canada license as early as the first quarter of 2021.
  • Advanced the interactive review process with the notified body and on track for potential controlled launch in the European Union as early as the first quarter of 2021.
  • Clinical results from four studies of the CellFX System were presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery virtual annual meeting on October 9-11, 2020.

“We made excellent progress over the last several months on our clinical and regulatory objectives. We remain on track to potentially receive marketing clearances for our CellFX System in our three top geographies, the United States, Canada, and the European Union by the end of the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, completing enrollment in our sebaceous hyperplasia pivotal study in just over five weeks, two months ahead of schedule, is a testament to the interest physicians and patients have regarding the CellFX procedure for this application,” said Darrin Uecker, President and CEO of Pulse Biosciences. “Importantly, I would like to thank our team for their hard work and recognize their accomplishments during this last quarter.”

Financial Update
Cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $29.6 million as of September 30, 2020, compared to $37.8 million as of June 30, 2020. Cash used in the third quarter of 2020 totaled $8.2 million. This compares with $7.9 million used in the second quarter of 2020 net of the rights offering proceeds.

Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $12.9 million, compared to $12.0 million for the prior year period. Third quarter 2020 operating expenses included stock-based compensation expense of $2.6 million, compared to $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2019. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by general and administrative increases for facilities expansion, and research and development increases for headcount growth.

Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $36.2 million, compared to $34.0 million for the prior year period. Stock-based compensation expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $7.7 million, consistent with the prior year period. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by the expansion of operational infrastructure and increased headcount to support commercial preparations.

Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was ($12.9) million compared to ($11.7) million for the three months ended September 30, 2019. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was ($36.1) million compared to ($33.2) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Impact of COVID-19
Operations in the third quarter of 2020 experienced minimal impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Product development and regulatory timelines have not been materially affected at this time but due to the uncertain scope and duration of the pandemic, future impact to our operations and financial results cannot be reasonably estimated.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
Pulse Biosciences’ management will host a conference call today, November 9, 2020 beginning at 1:30pm PT. Investors interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing 1-877-705-6003 for domestic callers or 1-201-493-6725 for international callers. A live and recorded webcast of the event will be available at http://investors.pulsebiosciences.com/.

About Pulse Biosciences®
Pulse Biosciences is a novel bioelectric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients. If cleared, the CellFX® System will be the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of the Company’s proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology, such as the ability to non-thermally clear cells wile sparing non-cellular tissue, to treat a variety of applications for which an optimal solution remains unfulfilled. Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology delivers nano-second pulses of electrical energy. Subject to regulatory approval, the initial commercial use of the CellFX System is expected to address a range of dermatologic conditions that share high demand among patients and practitioners for improved dermatologic outcomes. Designed as a multi-application platform, the CellFX System is intended to offer customer value with a utilization-based revenue model across a spectrum of clinical applications. To learn more please visit www.pulsebiosciences.com.

Caution: Pulse Biosciences’ CellFX System and Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology are for investigational use only.

Pulse Biosciences, CellFX, Nano-Pulse Stimulation, NPS and the stylized logos are among the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pulse Biosciences, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Forward-Looking Statements
All statements in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements, including, among other things, statements relating to Pulse Biosciences’ expectations regarding regulatory clearance and the timing of FDA and other regulatory filings or approvals, including meetings with FDA and the ability of the Company to successfully complete a 510(k) submission for the CellFX System, the ability of the Company to prepare and provide data to FDA and the notified body responsible for conducting CE mark review, the ability of the Company to obtain a CE mark or Health Canada approval for the CellFX System, NPS technology including the effectiveness of such technology and the effectiveness of related clinical studies in predicting outcomes resulting from the use of NPS technology, the CellFX System including the benefits of the CellFX System and commercialization of the CellFX System, current and planned future clinical studies and the ability of the Company to execute such studies and results of any such studies, other matters related to its pipeline of product candidates, the Company’s market opportunity and commercialization plans, including the market for the treatment of SH, the Company’s ability to effectively use capital raised through the rights offering, future financial performance, the impact of COVID-19 and other future events. These statements are not historical facts but rather are based on Pulse Biosciences’ current expectations, estimates, and projections regarding Pulse Biosciences’ business, operations and other similar or related factors. Words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” and other similar or related expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult or impossible to predict and, in some cases, beyond Pulse Biosciences’ control. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described in Pulse Biosciences’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pulse Biosciences undertakes no obligation to revise or update information in this release to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available.

PULSE BIOSCIENCES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except par value)

(Unaudited)

             
             
   

September 30,

 

December 31,

   

2020

 

2019

ASSETS

           

Current assets:

           

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

7,070

 

 

$

6,899

 

Investments

   

22,516

 

   

18,499

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

   

748

 

   

1,005

 

Total current assets

 

 

30,334

 

 

 

26,403

 

             

Property and equipment, net

   

2,562

 

   

2,566

 

Intangible assets, net

   

4,048

 

   

4,547

 

Goodwill

   

2,791

 

   

2,791

 

Right-of-use assets

   

9,595

 

   

5,114

 

Other assets

   

365

 

   

494

 

Total assets

 

$

49,695

 

 

$

41,915

 

             

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

           

Current liabilities:

           

Accounts payable

 

$

1,432

 

 

$

1,963

 

Accrued expenses

   

4,111

 

   

2,496

 

Lease liability, current

   

457

 

   

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

6,000

 

 

 

4,459

 

             

Lease liability, less current portion

 

 

10,991

 

 

 

6,719

 

Total liabilities

 

 

16,991

 

 

 

11,178

 

             

Stockholders’ equity:

           

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; authorized – 50,000 shares; no shares issued and outstanding

   

 

   

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value: authorized – 500,000 shares; issued and outstanding – 25,290 shares and 20,825 shares at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

   

25

 

   

21

 

Additional paid-in capital

   

191,468

 

   

153,401

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

   

1

 

   

4

 

Accumulated deficit

   

(158,790

)

   

(122,689

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

32,704

 

 

 

30,737

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

49,695

 

 

$

41,915

 

PULSE BIOSCIENCES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

                         
                         
   

Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

   

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

   

5,771

 

   

5,606

 

   

16,691

 

   

15,153

 

Research and development

   

6,968

 

   

6,192

 

   

19,019

 

   

18,371

 

Amortization of intangible assets

   

166

 

   

166

 

   

499

 

   

500

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

12,905

 

 

 

11,964

 

 

 

36,209

 

 

 

34,024

 

Other income:

         

 

         

 

Interest income

 

 

9

 

 

 

218

 

 

 

108

 

 

 

841

 

Total other income

 

 

9

 

 

 

218

 

 

 

108

 

 

 

841

 

Net loss

 

 

(12,896

)

 

 

(11,746

)

 

 

(36,101

)

 

 

(33,183

)

Other comprehensive loss:

                       

Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities

   

1

 

   

(14

)

   

(3

)

   

9

 

Comprehensive loss

 

$

(12,895

)

 

$

(11,760

)

 

$

(36,104

)

 

$

(33,174

)

Net loss per share:

                       

Basic and diluted net loss per share

 

$

(0.51

)

 

$

(0.57

)

 

$

(1.60

)

 

$

(1.60

)

Weighted average shares used to compute net loss per common share — basic and diluted

 

 

25,223

 

 

 

20,774

 

 

 

22,540

 

 

 

20,728

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         
                         
   

Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

   

September 30,

 

September 30,

Stock Based Compensation Expense:

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

General and administrative

 

$

1,465

 

 

$

1,735

 

 

$

4,729

 

 

$

4,881

 

Research and development

   

1,183

 

   

944

 

   

2,957

 

   

2,858

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

 

$

2,648

 

 

$

2,679

 

 

$

7,686

 

 

$

7,739

 

 

Contacts

Investors:
Pulse Biosciences
Sandra Gardiner, EVP and CFO
510.241.1077
IR@pulsebiosciences.com
or
Gilmartin Group
Philip Trip Taylor
415.937.5406
philip@gilmartinir.com

Media:
Tosk Communications
Nadine D. Tosk
504.453.8344
nadinepr@gmail.com or
press@pulsebiosciences.com

 
 

Source: Pulse Biosciences, Inc.

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