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Invuity Announces First Quarter Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Invuity, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVTY), a leading medical technology company focused on minimal access surgery, today announces financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Q1 2018 Highlights

  • First quarter 2018 revenue grew 5.3% to $9.5 million compared to revenue of $9.0 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Disposable revenue in the first quarter of 2018 grew 21.7% to $8.6 million compared to $7.0 million in the first quarter of 2017.
  • The number of accounts buying PhotonBlade® increased 23% from the fourth quarter of 2017 indicating continued strong adoption

“In the first quarter we made progress towards our near and long term goals. During the quarter, we completed an equity offering, adding $21.7 million of cash and strengthening our balance sheet. In addition, this month we have taken steps to reduce our operating expenses by implementing a restructuring designed to streamline the company and increase productivity in our commercial operations and our product development process.” said Interim Chief Executive Officer Scott Flora. “PhotonBlade continues to be an outstanding product. We saw a 23% increase in accounts ordering PhotonBlade during the quarter demonstrating continued adoption in the market. While there is still work to be done to create a balanced approach to selling our entire disposable product portfolio, I am excited by the opportunity we have in front of us and confident we can demonstrably expand the Invuity franchise.”

Financial Results

Revenue was $9.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, up 5.3% from revenue of $9.0 million in the first quarter of 2017 driven primarily by strong market acceptance of PhotonBlade.

Disposable revenue was $8.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, up 21.7% from revenue of $7.0 million in the first quarter of 2017. Disposable revenue comes from the sale of single use devices; waveguides that are attached to retractors, illuminated aspirators – both Yankauer and Frazier designs – and most recently the addition of PhotonBlade. These revenues are driven by per procedure adoption and represent the primary driver of the Company’s growth.

Gross margin for the first quarter was 69.3% compared to 76.7% for the same period in 2017. The consolidated gross margin was primarily impacted on a comparative basis by the increase in sales of PhotonBlade, which currently has a lower gross margin than other disposable products. Progress continues to be made on cost reduction programs to improve PhotonBlade margins.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 were $17.0 million, including $3.0 million in severance and litigation expenses, compared to $17.3 million, including $1.4 million in severance and litigation expenses, in the prior year period.

The net loss for the first quarter of 2018 was $11.2 million, or $0.62 loss per share, compared to a net loss of $13.2 million, or $0.78 loss per share, for the first quarter of 2017.

The Company's balance sheet as of March 31, 2018 included total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $32.6 million.

Corporate Restructuring

In May the Company implemented a corporate restructuring to streamline the business and increase productivity in the Company’s commercial operations and product development process.  It is anticipated this restructuring will reduce operating expenses by approximately $6 million on an annualized basis.

Business Outlook

For 2018 Invuity continues to expect revenue to exceed $46 million and disposable revenue to grow in excess of 25%.

Conference Call

Invuity's management will discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 and provide a general business update during a conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, May 3, 2018. To join the live call, participants may dial 1-877-556-8638 (U.S.) or 1-615-247-0174 (International), Conference ID: 9299518. To listen to the live call via Invuity's website, go to, in the Events & Presentations section. A webcast replay of the call will be available following the conclusion of the call for a period of 90 days in the Events & Presentations section of the website.

About Invuity®

Invuity, Inc. is a leading medical technology company focused on developing and marketing advanced surgical devices to improve the ability of physicians to perform minimal access surgery through smaller and hidden incisions. The Company’s patented Intelligent Photonics® technology delivers enhanced visualization, which facilitates surgical precision, efficiency and safety.  Clinical applications include women’s health, encompassing breast cancer and breast reconstruction surgery, gynecology and thyroid surgery.  Additional applications include procedures for electrophysiology, spine, orthopedic, cardiothoracic and general surgery. Invuity is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding financial projections for 2018 and expectations regarding our restructuring efforts, planned reduction in operating expenses, adoption of PhotonBlade, future product introductions, future sales and marketing initiatives, and market opportunities.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to: fluctuations in demand or failure to gain market acceptance for the Company's devices; the Company's ability to demonstrate to and gain approval from hospitals to use the Company's devices; the highly competitive business environment for surgical medical devices; the Company's ability to sell its devices at prices that support its current business strategies; the adequacy of the Company’s existing cash resources and funding requirements; difficulty forecasting future financial performance; protection of the Company's intellectual property; and compliance with necessary regulatory clearances or approvals. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and "Risk Factors," which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Company Contact:
Jim Mackaness
Chief Financial Officer
Invuity, Inc.

Mark Klausner
Westwicke Partners

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended March 31, 
    2018     2017  
Revenue   $ 9,505     $ 9,023  
Cost of goods sold     2,923       2,099  
Gross profit     6,582       6,924  
Operating expenses:            
Research and development     1,882       2,428  
Selling, general and administrative     15,112       14,853  
Total operating expenses     16,994       17,281  
Loss from operations     (10,412 )     (10,357 )
Interest expense     (775 )     (487 )
Interest income     56       57  
Other expense, net     (66 )     (127 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt           (2,303 )
Net loss and comprehensive loss   $ (11,197 )   $ (13,217 )
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted   $ (0.62 )   $ (0.78 )
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per common share, basic and diluted     18,124,529       16,958,332  

Condensed Balance Sheets
as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
    March 31,   December 31,
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 29,539     $ 17,962  
Short-term investments     3,044       3,040  
Restricted cash - current     181       181  
Accounts receivable, net     6,257       7,421  
Inventory, net     8,729       7,436  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     1,103       1,274  
Total current assets     48,853       37,314  
Restricted cash     727       727  
Property and equipment, net     6,989       7,169  
Other long-term assets     243       285  
Total assets   $ 56,812     $ 45,495  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $ 3,206     $ 3,598  
Accrued and other current liabilities     6,832       5,179  
Deferred revenue - short term     44        
Short-term debt     4,386       5,859  
Total current liabilities     14,468       14,636  
Deferred rent     2,520       2,569  
Deferred revenue - long term     80       36  
Long-term debt     29,182       29,116  
Total liabilities     46,250       46,357  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 8)            
Stockholders’ equity (deficit):            
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value—10,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017            
Common stock, $0.001 par value—100,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017; 24,023,517 and 17,179,258 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017     24       17  
Additional paid-in capital     207,869       185,255  
Accumulated deficit     (197,331 )     (186,134 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)     10,562       (862 )
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)   $ 56,812     $ 45,495  


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