Neuronetics Reports Record Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Operating Results

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Neuronetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STIM) (the “Company” or “Neuronetics”) a commercial stage medical technology company with a strategic vision of transforming the lives of patients whenever and wherever they need help with the best neurohealth therapies in the world, today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2023.

Second Quarter 2023 Highlights

  • Second quarter 2023 revenue of $17.6 million, an increase of 8% over the second quarter of 2022
  • U.S. treatment session revenue increased 9% over the second quarter of 2022
  • Shipped 54 NeuroStar systems

Recent Operational Highlights

  • BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Michigan updated its healthcare policy, reducing the number of antidepressant medication attempts from four down to two prior to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment eligibility
  • Aetna improved its healthcare policy to allow behavioral health nurse practitioners to prescribe TMS and remove a four-month psychotherapy trial before a patient becomes eligible for treatment
  • Received 510(k) clearance for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) motor threshold (MT) cap technology
  • Transitioning to a more advanced contract manufacturer

Recent Marketing Highlights

  • Achieved milestone of over 156,000 global patients treated with 5.6 million of our treatment sessions, another Company record

“We are pleased to report a solid second quarter, driven in part by a robust 19% year-over-year growth in our local consumable segment. The positive outcomes of our initiatives, such as NeuroStar University, the 5-STARS training program, the PHQ-10 tool, and practice management training, have all contributed to this success,” said Keith J. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neuronetics. “As we move forward, we remain fully committed to executing our strategic vision and building on this positive momentum. With a strong track record of execution, we are well-positioned to continue delivering results and making a meaningful impact in the lives of those suffering from mental health disorders.”

Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Operating Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2023

    Revenues by Geography      
    Three Months Ended June 30,       
    2023   2022      
    Amount   Amount   % Change  
    (in thousands, except percentages)  
U.S.   $ 17,289   $ 16,132   7 %
International     321     197   63 %
Total revenues   $ 17,610   $ 16,329   8 %

Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2023, was $17.6 million, an increase of 8% compared to the revenue of $16.3 million in the second quarter of 2022. During the quarter, total U.S. revenue increased by 7% and international revenue increased by 63% over the second quarter of 2022. The U.S. growth was primarily driven by an increase in NeuroStar treatment session sales. The increase in international growth was mainly due to an increase in NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system sales and treatment session revenue.

    U.S. Revenues by Product Category      
    Three Months Ended June 30,       
    2023   2022      
    Amount   Amount   % Change  
    (in thousands, except percentages)  
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System   $ 4,489   $ 4,382   2 %
Treatment sessions     12,314   $ 11,295   9 %
Other     486   $ 455   7 %
Total U.S. revenues   $ 17,289   $ 16,132   7 %

    U.S. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System      
    Revenues by Type      
    Three Months Ended June 30,       
    2023   2022      
    Amount   Amount   % Change  
    (in thousands, except percentages)  
NeuroStar capital   $ 4,301   $ 4,272   1 %
Operating lease     67     49   37 %
Other     121     61   98 %
Total U.S. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system revenues   $ 4,489   $ 4,382   2 %

U.S. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2023, was $4.5 million, an increase of 2% compared to the revenue of $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2022. For the three months ended June 30, 2023, and 2022, the Company shipped 54 and 59 systems, respectively.

U.S. treatment session revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2023, was $12.3 million, an increase of 9% compared to the revenue of $11.3 million in the second quarter of 2022. The revenue growth was primarily driven by an increase in utilization, in particular within our local consumable customer segment.

In the second quarter of 2023, U.S. treatment session revenue per active site was approximately $11,392 compared to approximately $11,280 in the second quarter of 2022.

Gross margin for the second quarter of 2023 was 72.5%, a decrease of approximately 280 basis points from the second quarter of 2022 gross margin of 75.3%. The decline in gross margin was driven by an increase in amortization expense associated with the latest product release. We also incurred one-time expenses related to our transition to a new contract manufacturer. Without these expenses, gross margin would have been 75.6%.

Operating expenses during the second quarter of 2023 were $20.1 million, a decrease of $2.0 million, or 9%, compared to $22.1 million in the second quarter of 2022.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2023 was $(4.9) million, or $(0.17) per share, as compared to the second quarter 2022 net loss of $(10.4) million, or $(0.39) per share. Net loss per share was based on 28,589,976 and 26,786,778 weighted-average common shares outstanding for the second quarters of 2023 and 2022, respectively.

EBITDA for the second quarter of 2023 was $(3.3) million as compared to the second quarter of 2022 EBITDA of $(9.1) million. See the accompanying financial table that reconciles EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, to net loss.

Cash and cash equivalents were $45.9 million as of June 30, 2023. This compares to cash and cash equivalents of $70.3 million as of December 31, 2022, and $70.9 million as of June 30, 2022.

BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan Reduces Prior Number of Antidepressant Medication Attempts

BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan expanded transcranial magnetic stimulation (“TMS”) treatment access for depression patients, reducing antidepressant medication attempts from four to two. As the largest payer in the state with over 5.6 million covered lives, BCBS of Michigan’s policy update reflects the momentum in the industry to expand TMS therapy coverage.

Aetna to Allow Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners to Prescribe TMS

Aetna announced a healthcare policy update that improves access to NeuroStar. The update allows behavioral health nurse practitioners to order and conduct TMS treatment for patients with major depressive disorder and removes the four-month psychotherapy trial requirement before starting TMS treatment. This change aims to reduce access barriers and provide earlier mental health treatment for patients in need.

Received 510(k) Clearance for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (“OCD”) Motor Threshold (“MT”) Cap Technology

The Company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) clearance for OCD MT cap technology. The OCD MT cap simplifies initial coil placement, shortening treatment time and reducing steps, while offering the same advantages as the current MDD MT cap, including compatibility with Fast MT™ for up to 40%-time savings. The OCD MT cap will be available nationwide in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Business Outlook

For the full year 2023, the Company now expects total revenue to be between $69.0 million and $73.0 million, increasing the bottom end of the range by $1.0 million.

For the full year 2023, the Company now expects total operating expenses to be between $82.0 million and $86.0 million, an improvement from prior guidance of $84.0 million to $88.0 million.

For the third quarter of 2023, the Company expects total revenue between $17.0 million and $18.0 million.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Neuronetics’ management team will host a conference call on August 8, 2023, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

The conference call will be broadcast live in listen-only mode via webcast at To listen to the conference call on your telephone, participants may register for the call here. While it is not required, it is recommended you join 10 minutes prior to the event start.

About Neuronetics

Neuronetics, Inc. believes that mental health is as important as physical health. As a global leader in neuroscience and the largest TMS company in the industry, Neuronetics is redefining patient and physician expectations by designing and developing products that improve the quality of life for people suffering from psychiatric disorders. An FDA-cleared, non-drug, noninvasive treatment for people with depression, Neuronetics’ NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy system is today’s leading TMS treatment for MDD with over 4.8 million treatments delivered. NeuroStar is widely researched and backed by the largest clinical data set of any TMS system for depression, including the world’s largest depression outcomes registry. Our NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy system is also FDA-cleared to treat people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as for the treatment of comorbid anxiety symptoms (“anxious depression”) for adults with MDD suffering from anxiety symptoms. Neuronetics is committed to transforming lives by offering an exceptional treatment option that produces extraordinary results. For safety information and indications for use, visit

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Statements in the press release regarding the Company that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as “outlook,” “potential,” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “would” and “should” as well as the negative of these terms and similar expressions. These statements include those relating to the Company’s business outlook and current expectations for upcoming quarters and fiscal year 2023, including with respect to revenue, expenses, growth, and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing items. These statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to: the impact of public health crises on the Company’s operations, manufacturing and supply chain interruptions or delays; the Company’s ability to execute its business strategy; the Company’s ability to achieve or sustain profitable operations due to its history of losses; the Company’s reliance on the sale and use of its NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system to generate revenues; the scale and efficacy of the Company’s salesforce; the Company’s ability to retain talent; availability of coverage and reimbursement from third-party payors for treatments using the Company’s products; physician and patient demand for treatments using the Company’s products; developments in competing technologies and therapies for the indications that the Company’s products treat; product defects; the Company’s ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for its technology; developments in clinical trials or regulatory review of NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system for additional indications; and developments in regulation in the U.S. and other applicable jurisdictions. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to the Company’s recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which are available on the SEC’s website at These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events, or changes in the Company’s expectations.

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Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
    Three Months ended   Six months ended
    June 30,    June 30, 
    2023     2022     2023     2022  
Revenues   $ 17,610     $ 16,329     $ 33,150     $ 30,510  
Cost of revenues     4,836       4,039       8,980       7,524  
Gross Profit     12,774       12,290       24,170       22,986  
Operating expenses:                        
Sales and marketing     11,559       13,685       23,461       26,334  
General and administrative     6,200       6,356       12,812       12,734  
Research and development     2,364       2,045       5,154       3,849  
Total operating expenses     20,123       22,086       41,427       42,917  
Loss from Operations     (7,349 )     (9,796 )     (17,257 )     (19,931 )
Other (income) expense:                        
Interest expense     1,144       1,000       2,396       1,978  
Other income, net     (3,592 )     (374 )     (4,232 )     (649 )
Net Loss   $ (4,901 )   $ (10,422 )   $ (15,421 )   $ (21,260 )
Net loss per share of common stock outstanding, basic and diluted   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.39 )   $ (0.54 )   $ (0.80 )
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted     28,590       26,787       28,316       26,692  

Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share data)
       June 30,    December 31, 
    2023     2022  
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 45,905     $ 70,340  
Accounts receivable, net     13,145       13,591  
Inventory     8,871       8,899  
Current portion of net investments in sales-type leases     1,072       1,538  
Current portion of prepaid commission expense     2,204       1,997  
Current portion of note receivables     1,975       230  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     4,504       2,174  
Total current assets     77,676       98,769  
Property and equipment, net     2,108       1,991  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     3,056       3,327  
Net investments in sales-type leases     859       1,222  
Prepaid commission expense     7,980       7,568  
Long-term notes receivable     4,671       362  
Other assets     4,042       3,645  
Total Assets   $ 100,392     $ 116,884  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $ 4,143     $ 2,433  
Accrued expenses     8,375       14,837  
Deferred revenue     1,674       1,980  
Current portion of operating lease liabilities     834       824  
Current portion of long-term debt, net           13,125  
Total current liabilities     15,026       33,199  
Long-term debt, net     36,713       22,829  
Deferred revenue     513       829  
Operating lease liabilities     2,663       2,967  
Total Liabilities     54,915       59,824  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 17)            
Stockholders’ Equity:            
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding on June 30, 2023, and December 31, 2022            
Common stock, $0.01 par value: 200,000 shares authorized; 28,813 and 27,268 shares issued and outstanding on June 30, 2023, and December 31, 2022, respectively     288       273  
Additional paid-in capital     406,502       402,679  
Accumulated deficit     (361,313 )     (345,892 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity     45,477       57,060  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 100,392     $ 116,884  

Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
    Six months ended June 30, 
    2023     2022  
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:            
Net loss   $ (15,421 )   $ (21,260 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization     1,004       657  
Allowance for credit losses     (266 )     328  
Share-based compensation     3,838       4,455  
Non-cash interest expense     322       340  
Cost of rental units purchased by customers           92  
Changes in certain assets and liabilities:            
Accounts receivable, net     (5,456 )     (4,013 )
Inventory     (7 )     (840 )
Net investment in sales-type leases     828       102  
Prepaid commission expense     (620 )     (610 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets     (2,762 )     1,517  
Accounts payable     1,577       (2,256 )
Accrued expenses     (6,462 )     1,451  
Deferred revenue     (622 )     (1,095 )
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities     (24,047 )     (21,132 )
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:            
Purchases of property and equipment and capitalized software     (938 )     (2,040 )
Repayment of notes receivable     113        
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities     (825 )     (2,040 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:            
Payments of debt issuance costs     (863 )     (90 )
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt     2,500        
Repayment of long-term debt     (1,200 )      
Proceeds from exercises of stock options           52  
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities     437       (38 )
Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents     (24,435 )     (23,210 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period     70,340       94,141  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period   $ 45,905     $ 70,931  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.   (“GAAP”), and should not be construed as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP net loss. However, management uses both the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate and manage the Company’s operations and to better understand its business. Further, management believes the addition of the non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplementary information to, and facilitates analysis by, investors in evaluating the Company’s financial performance, results of operations and trends. The Company’s calculation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly designated measures reported by other companies, because companies and investors may differ as to what type of events warrant adjustment.

The following table reconciles reported net loss to EBITDA:

    Three Months ended   Six months ended
    June 30,    June 30, 
    2023     2022     2023     2022  
    (in thousands)   (in thousands)
Net loss   $ (4,901 )   $ (10,422 )   $ (15,421 )   $ (21,260 )
Interest expense     1,144       1,000       2,396       1,978  
Income taxes                        
Depreciation and amortization     488       338       1,004       657  
EBITDA   $ (3,269 )   $ (9,084 )   $ (12,021 )   $ (18,625 )

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