– Completed transformational private placement for up to $113.6 million, including $42.2 million upfront –
– Completed enrollment in the C-Guardians US IDE trial; on track to announce primary and secondary endpoints and, if successful, submit PMA application in H2 2024 –
– Generated Q2 2023 CGuard EPS revenue of $1.6 million, an increase of nearly 10% over Q2 2022 –
Management to host investor conference call today, August 8, at 8:30am ET
TEL AVIV, Israel, and MIAMI, Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention Stent System (EPS) for treatment of carotid artery disease and prevention of stroke today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Second Quarter 2023 and Recent Developments:
- Successfully completed a transformational private placement of common shares, prepaid warrants and warrants for up to $113.6 million in gross proceeds, including $42.2 million upfront and additional proceeds of up to $71.4 million upon exercise of milestone-driven warrants.
- Completed enrollment in the C-Guardians Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Clinical Trial. The Company anticipates announcing primary and secondary endpoints and, if successful, submitting a Premarket Approval (PMA) application to FDA in the second half of 2024.
- Announced the first-in-human cases successfully performed with its CGuard Prime CAS stent delivery platform as part of C-Guardians trial enrollment.
- Generated record CGuard revenue for the second quarter 2023 of $1,649,000, a 9.6% increase over the same period in 2022 and a 33% increase over the first quarter of 2023.
- Sold 2,804 CGuard EPS stent systems in the second quarter of 2023, as compared to 2,602 in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 7.8%, and compared to 2,033 in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 38%.
Marvin Slosman, CEO of InspireMD, commented: “Our second quarter was marked by several transformational milestones for our business, including the financing of up to $113.6 million that we announced in May. This capital allows us to advance our business towards multiple value-creating milestones, including obtaining potential regulatory approval of and launching our CGuard stent system in the U.S., initiating regulatory pathways for new advanced indications for CGuard, and developing new products, while at the same time continuing to grow our business in approved markets outside of the United States.
“We also announced completion of enrollment in our C-Guardians IDE trial, which includes the first ever cases performed with our CGuard Prime CAS stent delivery platform that we also plan to include in our regulatory submissions. Importantly, enrollment was completed efficiently in under 24 months and gives us line of sight to results and, if successful, a PMA submission in the second half of next year. In parallel, we continue to advance critical pre-commercial activities in the U.S. with the goal of launching CGuard Prime in the first half of 2025, if approved.
“The ongoing shift toward an endovascular standard of care with both CAS and TCAR, highlighted by the current CMS proposed decision memo to expand reimbursement for CAS, further validates our strategic direction. We are striving to serve all physician specialties that treat carotid disease, both CAS and TCAR, with our best-in-class CGuard EPS implant. We believe we are optimally positioned to make the CGuard EPS stent system the standard of care, not only in the U.S. but globally,” Mr. Slosman concluded.
Financial Results for the Second Quarter ended June 30, 2023
For the three months ended June 30, 2023, revenue increased by $118,000, or 7.7%, to $1,649,000, from $1,531,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2022. This increase was predominantly driven by a 9.6% increase in sales of CGuard EPS from $1,505,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2022, to $1,649,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2023.
For the three months ended June 30, 2023, gross profit (revenue less cost of revenues) increased by $60,000, or 14.0%, to $491,000, from $431,000 during the three months ended June 30, 2022. This increase in gross profit resulted from a $90,000 increase in revenues (as mentioned above), less the associated related material and labor offset by $30,000 in miscellaneous expenses. Gross margin (gross profits as a percentage of revenue) increased to 29.8% during the three months ended June 30, 2023, from 28.1% during the three months ended June 30, 2022, driven by the factors mentioned above.
Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2023, were $5,806,000, an increase of $694,000 or 13.6% compared to $5,122,000 for the second quarter of 2022. This increase was primarily due to an increase in compensation expenses.
Net loss for the second quarter of 2023 totaled $5,077,000 or $0.24 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4,636,000, or $0.59 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2022.
As of June 30, 2023, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments and bank deposits were $47.0 million compared to $17.8 million as of December 31, 2022. This includes the initial net funding of $37.5 million received upon closing of the transformational private placement that was announced in May, after deducting transaction expenses.
Financial Results for the Six Months ended June 30, 2023
For the six months ended June 30, 2023, revenue increased by $174,000, or 6.4%, to $2,888,000, from $2,714,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2022. This increase was predominantly driven by a 8.3% increase in sales volume of CGuard EPS from $2,666,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2022, to $2,888,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2023.
For the six months ended June 30, 2023, gross profit (revenue less cost of revenues) increased by 56.2%, or $311,000, to $864,000, compared to a $553,000 for the same period in 2022. This increase in gross profit resulted from a decrease in write-offs of $181,000 and a $161,000 increase in revenues (as mentioned above) less the associated related material and labor costs. This increase was partially offset by an increase of $31,000 in miscellaneous expenses. Gross margin (gross profits as a percentage of revenue) increased to 29.9% during the six months ended June 30, 2023, from 20.4% during the six months ended June 30, 2022, driven by the reasons mentioned above.
Total operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023, were $10,560,000, an increase of $840,000, or 8.6% compared to $9,720,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2022. This increase was primarily due to an increase in compensation and other general and administrative expenses.
Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2023 totaled $9,333,000, or $0.64 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $9,117,000, or $1.17 per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
Management will host a conference call today, Tuesday, August 8, at 8:30 AM ET, to review financial results and provide an update on corporate developments. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.
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About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet® technology to make its products the industry standard for carotid stenting by providing outstanding acute results and durable, stroke-free, long-term outcomes. InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol NSPR.
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Chief Financial Officer
Chuck Padala, Managing Director
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (1)|
|(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)|
|Six months ended|
|Three months ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Cost of revenues||1,158||1,100||2,024||2,161|
|Research and development||1,993||2,056||3,836||3,736|
|Selling and marketing||892||986||1,680||1,732|
|General and administrative||2,921||2,070||5,044||4,252|
|Total operating expenses||5,806||5,112||10,560||9,720|
|Loss from operations||(5,315||)||(4,681||)||(9,696||)||(9,167||)|
|Net loss per share – basic and diluted||$(0.24||)||$(0.59||)||$(0.64||)||$(1.17||)|
|Weighted average number of shares of common stock used in computing net loss per share – basic and diluted||21,074,187||7,807,795||14,619,622||7,806,030|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (2)|
|(U.S. dollars in thousands)|
|ASSETS||June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$11,545||$4,632|
|Short-term bank deposits||6,631||13,171|
|Total current assets||50,520||21,326|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||873||917|
|Operating lease right of use assets||1,388||1,554|
|Funds in respect of employee rights upon retirement||857||856|
|Total non-current assets||3,118||3,327|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||June 30,||December 31,|
|Accounts payable and accruals:|
|Total current liabilities||4,829||5,070|
|Operating lease liabilities||970||1,195|
|Liability for employees rights upon retirement||1,026||995|
|Total long-term liabilities||1,996||2,190|
|Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 150,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022; 21,192,204 and 8,330,918 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively||2||1|
|Preferred C shares, par value $0.0001 per share;
1,172,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022; 1,718 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||257,729||218,977|
|Total liabilities and equity||$53,638||$24,653|
(1) All 2023 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2023 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; all 2022 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2022 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(2) All June 30, 2023 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2023 unaudited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All December 31, 2022 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2022 audited financial statements as disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities