RxSight, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NASDAQ: RXST) – RxSight, Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company dedicated to providing high-quality customized vision to patients following cataract surgery, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Key Quarterly Highlights

  • Reported first quarter 2023 revenue of $17.5 million, an increase of 96% compared to the first quarter of 2022, reflecting:
    • The sale of 56 Light Delivery Devices (LDD™s), representing a 40% increase in unit sales compared to the first quarter of 2022 and expanding the installed base to 456 LDDs at the end of the quarter, representing an 85% increase compared to end of the first quarter of 2022; and
    • The sale of 10,523 Light Adjustable Lenses (LAL®s), representing a 153% increase in procedure volumes compared to the first quarter of 2022.
  • The company increased its 2023 full-year revenue, increased its gross margin and reiterated operating expense guidance.

“The RxSight team extended its track record of solid growth with first quarter 2023 results that reflect increasing adoption and utilization of our unique Light Adjustable Lens system,” said Ron Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer and President of RxSight. “As the only premium cataract solution that enables doctors to customize their patients’ visual acuity after surgery, the LAL consistently delivers superior outcomes across a wide array of patient needs and preferences. We continue to work closely with a growing number of practices to make this breakthrough technology broadly available to cataract patients.”

First Quarter Financial Results

In the first quarter of 2023, total revenue was $17.5 million, an increase of 96% compared to $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2022. Revenue growth was driven by a 42% increase in LDD revenue and a 153% increase in LAL revenue compared to the first quarter of 2022.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2023 was $10.4 million or 59% of revenue, an increase of $6.6 million or 176% compared to gross profit of $3.8 million or 42% of revenue for the first quarter of 2022.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2023 were $23.5 million, a 15% increase from $20.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, reflecting the company’s ongoing investments to grow its LDD installed base and support increased LAL procedure volumes.

In the first quarter of 2023, the company reported a net loss of $(13.2) million, or $(0.42) per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $(17.6) million, or $(0.64) per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2022. Adjusted net loss in the first quarter of 2023 was $(9.9) million, or $(0.31) per basic and diluted share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $(14.9) million, or $(0.54) per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2022.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of March 31, 2023, were $153.9 million compared to $105.8 million at December 31, 2022. In the first quarter of 2023, the company raised approximately $64.5 million in net proceeds which included (i) $53.6 million in net proceeds through a public offering of 4.6 million shares of its common stock and (ii) $10.9 million in net proceeds from selling 879,341 shares of common stock through the company's equity offering program. Long-term debt as of March 31, 2023, was $40.3 million.

Financial Outlook
The company increased its 2023 full-year revenue, increased its gross margin and reiterated operating expense guidance as follows:

  • Revenue of $79.0 million to $84.0 million, representing implied growth of 61% to 71% compared to 2022, up from prior guidance of $78.0 million to $83.0 million
  • Gross margin in range of 56% to 58%, representing an implied increase of 27% to 32% compared to 2022, up from prior guidance of 52% to 54%
  • Operating expenses in the range of $105 million to $108 million, representing an implied increase of 24% to 28% compared to 2022.

Conference Call

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, the company will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results. Participants may register for the call and listen through a live and archived webcast of the event available for one year at https://investors.rxsight.com/. While not required, it is recommended participants join ten minutes prior to the event start time to ensure the necessary audio applications are downloaded and installed. Instructions are provided (including a dial-in option).

About RxSight, Inc.

RxSight, Inc. is a commercial-stage medical technology company dedicated to improving the vision of patients following cataract surgery. The RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens system, comprised of the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® (LAL®), RxSight Light Delivery Device (LDD™) and accessories, is the first and only commercially available intraocular lens (IOL) technology that can be adjusted after surgery enabling doctors to customize and deliver high-quality of vision to patients after cataract surgery. Additional information about RxSight can be found at www.rxsight.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including with respect to increasing adoption and utilization of Light Adjustable Lens system; RxSight having the only premium cataract solution that enables doctors to customize their patients’ visual acuity after surgery; the ability of the LAL to consistently deliver superior outcomes; working closely with a growing number practices to make RxSight’s technology broadly available to cataract patients; and RxSight’s projected revenue, gross margin, and operating expenses for 2023. Such statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed, implied or inferred by these forward-looking statements, and among other things, our ability to maintain cash balances and successfully commercialize or partner our product candidates currently under development. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expects," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "projects," "potential," or "continue" or the negative of such terms and other same terminology. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors. These and other factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform those statements to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by applicable law.

Company Contact:
Shelley B. Thunen
Chief Financial Officer
sthunen@rxsight.com

Investor Relations Contact:
IR@rxsight.com

RxSIGHT, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (UNAUDITED)  
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)  
   
    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2023     2022  
Sales   $ 17,489     $ 8,942  
Cost of sales     7,123       5,181  
Gross profit     10,366       3,761  
Operating expenses:            
Selling, general and administrative     16,255       13,620  
Research and development     7,208       6,719  
Total operating expenses     23,463       20,339  
Loss from operations     (13,097 )     (16,578 )
Other income (expense), net:            
Interest expense     (1,507 )     (1,060 )
Interest and other income     1,392       46  
Loss before income taxes     (13,212 )     (17,592 )
Income tax expense           4  
Net loss   $ (13,212 )   $ (17,596 )
             
Other comprehensive income (loss)            
Unrealized gain (loss) on short-term investments     84       (74 )
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)     2       (4 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss)     86       (78 )
Comprehensive loss   $ (13,126 )   $ (17,674 )
Net loss per share:            
Basic & diluted   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.64 )
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share:            
Attributable to common stock, basic & diluted     31,637,097       27,425,610  
RxSIGHT, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)  
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)  
    March 31,     December 31,  
    2023     2022  
    (Unaudited)        
Assets            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 11,012     $ 11,834  
Short-term investments     142,927       93,968  
Accounts receivable     12,668       10,956  
Inventories     18,067       14,835  
Prepaid and other current assets     2,992       2,962  
Total current assets     187,666       134,555  
Property and equipment, net     9,804       10,138  
Operating leases right-of-use assets     3,555       3,943  
Restricted cash     761       761  
Other assets     746       767  
Total assets   $ 202,532     $ 150,164  
Liabilities and stockholders' equity            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $ 3,717     $ 2,595  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     9,181       12,672  
Lease liabilities     1,978       1,970  
Total current liabilities     14,876       17,237  
Long-term lease liabilities     2,338       2,856  
Term loan, net     40,309       40,169  
Total liabilities     57,523       60,262  
Commitments and contingencies            
Stockholders' equity:            
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 900,000,000 shares authorized, 33,966,697 shares issued and
outstanding as of March 31, 2023 and 28,268,389 shares issued and
outstanding as of December 31, 2022
    34       28  
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued
and outstanding
           
Additional paid-in capital     704,228       636,001  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (9 )     (95 )
Accumulated deficit     (559,244 )     (546,032 )
Total stockholders' equity     145,009       89,903  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 202,532     $ 150,164  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we believe certain non-GAAP measures, including adjusted net loss, and adjusted net loss per share, basic and diluted, provide useful information to investors and are useful in evaluating our operating performance. For example, we exclude stock-based compensation expense because such expense is non-cash in nature and we believe excluding this item provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational performance and allows investors the ability to make more meaningful comparisons between our operating results and those of other companies.

We believe that non-GAAP financial information, when taken collectively, may be helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance. However, non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly titled non-GAAP measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance. A reconciliation is provided below for each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss Per Share

Adjusted net loss is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net loss adjusted for stock-based compensation. We believe adjusted net loss provides investors with useful information on period-to-period performance as evaluated by management and comparison with our past financial performance and is useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry, as this metric generally eliminates the effects of certain items that may vary from company to company for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

Reconciliations of net loss to adjusted net loss and the presentation of adjusted net loss per share, basic and diluted, are as follows:

RxSIGHT, INC.  
GAAP To NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS (UNAUDITED)  
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)  
       
    Three months ended March 31,  
    2023     2022  
Common Stock            
Numerator:            
Net loss available to stockholders, basic and diluted   $ (13,212 )   $ (17,596 )
Add:            
Stock-based compensation     3,295       2,649  
Adjusted net loss available to common stockholders, basic and diluted:   $ (9,917 )   $ (14,947 )
             
Denominator:            
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted     31,637,097       27,425,610  
Adjusted net loss per share, basic and diluted   $ (0.31 )   $ (0.54 )


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