Semler Reports Record Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2020 Financial Results
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: SMLR), a company that provides technology solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare providers, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.
"In the third quarter of 2020, the financial performance of the company rebounded from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Doug Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., chief executive officer of Semler Scientific.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, compared to the corresponding period of 2019, Semler Scientific reported:
For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to the corresponding period of 2019, Semler Scientific reported:
THIRD QUARTER 2020 MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Among the achievements during the third quarter of 2020 were:
Early in the fourth quarter, the company made an investment in the equity securities of the second private company referred to above and another investment in a different private company working in a third new product area.
Management may discuss these agreements and companies in further detail in the future if they become material to Semler Scientific's business. These arrangements have no material effect on the third quarter 2020 financial results, other than the commitment to purchase product inventory ($1,200,000) and the bridge loan ($500,000). In the fourth quarter of 2020, the company used 40,922 shares of its common stock to make the investment in equity securities, while the investment (both debt and equity) in the third company was for cash amounting to approximately $1,808,000.
The company's two largest customers comprised 39.2% and 29.8%, respectively, of quarterly revenues. Revenues from fixed-fee software license arrangements were approximately $6,307,000, variable-fee software license arrangements were approximately $4,088,000 and equipment sales were $332,000.
Although the company does not provide formal guidance, Semler Scientific expects continued profitability and generation of cash from operating activities, as well as increased spending to support anticipated growth in its business for the remainder of 2020 and in 2021.
It is the company's intent to grow revenues at a faster rate than expenses and to remain profitable. However, there remains some uncertainty as to state and local governments continuing to revise restrictions related to COVID-19. Semler Scientific intends to manage its expenses and other costs in line with changes in revenues and cash position during these uncertain times.
"Semler is actively trying to improve services and economics to the medical community," said Dr. Murphy-Chutorian. "The objectives may be to encourage healthier lifestyles, ameliorate risk factors, diminish morbidity and decrease mortality by synergistic products that aid appropriate care for our customers' patients."
Notice of Conference Call
Semler Scientific will host a conference call today at 3:00 p.m. ET. The call will address results of the third quarter and year-to-date 2020 as well as provide a business update on the company's market outlook and strategies for the near-term future.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call using the following link. Callers who pre-register will be given a conference passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. To pre-register, go to: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10149275/db8f27cceb.
Those without internet access or who are unable to pre-register may dial in by calling:
Please specify to the operator that you would like to join the "Semler Scientific Call." The conference call will be archived on Semler's website at www.semlerscientific.com.
About Semler Scientific, Inc.:
Semler Scientific, Inc. is a company that provides technology solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare providers. Semler Scientific's mission is to develop, manufacture and market innovative proprietary products and services that assist its customers in evaluating and treating chronic diseases. Semler Scientific commercially launched its first patented and U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, cleared product in 2011, and received FDA 510(k) clearance for QuantaFlo®, the next generation version of this product, in 2015. QuantaFlo® is a rapid point-of-care test that measures arterial blood flow in the extremities to aid in the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease. QuantaFlo® is used by Semler Scientific's customers to more comprehensively evaluate their patients for risk of heart attacks and strokes. Semler Scientific believes it is positioned to provide valuable information to its insurance company and physician customers, which in turn permits them to better guide patient care. Additional information about Semler Scientific can be found at semlerscientific.com.
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. Such statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking language such as the words "may," "will," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "would," "could" or words with similar meaning or the negatives of these terms or by the discussion of strategy or intentions. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding expected continued profitability, generation of cash from operating activities and operating expense increases, intent to manage expenses and other costs and preserve cash, as well as statements regarding the effects of COVID-19. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause Semler Scientific's actual results to differ materially from those discussed here, such as whether or not insurance plans and other customers will continue to license its cardiovascular testing products, and its ability to continue to control expenses and preserve cash, as well as uncertainty created by COVID-19, along with those risk factors detailed in Semler Scientific's SEC filings. These forward-looking statements involve assumptions, estimates, and uncertainties that reflect current internal projections, expectations or beliefs. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and the risk factors described above. Furthermore, all such statements are made as of the date of this release and Semler Scientific assumes no obligation to update or revise these statements unless otherwise required by law.
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Company Codes: OTC-PINK:SMLR, OTC-QB:SMLR