APYX MEDICAL CORPORATION REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS
CLEARWATER, FL — NOVEMBER 9, 2020 – Apyx® Medical Corporation (NASDAQ:APYX) (the “Company”), a maker of medical devices and supplies and the developer of Helium Plasma Technology, marketed and sold as Renuvion® in the cosmetic surgery market and J-Plasma® in the hospital surgical market, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Summary
- Total revenue of $7.0 million, down 8.2% year-over-year.
- Advanced Energy revenue of $5.5 million, down 10.1% year-over-year.
- OEM revenue of $1.5 million, down 0.4% year-over-year.
- GAAP net loss of $3.7 million, compared to GAAP net loss of $4.4 million for the third quarter of 2019.
- Adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.1 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.8 million for the third quarter of 2019.
- As of September 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $43.5 million, compared to $58.8 million as of December 31, 2019. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had working capital of $58.1 million, compared to $64.4 million as of December 31, 2019.
Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End
- On October 20, 2020 the Company announced the publication of two separate peer-reviewed articles published in the journal, Dermatological Reviews:
- “A Retrospective Chart Review of Subdermal Neck Coagulation Using Helium Plasma Technology” (Article link: https://doi.org/10.1002/der2.32)
- “Safety and Efficacy of Helium Plasma for Subdermal Coagulation” (Article link: https://doi.org/10.1002/der2.34)
- On November 9, 2020, the Company announced that it has completed subject enrollment in a U.S. Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study evaluating the use of its Renuvion technology in dermal resurfacing procedures.
- On November 9, 2020, the Company announced that the FDA has concluded that the requirements were met for its Safety Report for the Feasibility Study (Phase I) of its U.S. IDE clinical study evaluating the use of its Renuvion technology in skin laxity procedures in the neck and submental region.
“We were pleased to see improving trends in our Advanced Energy business as the global recovery continued to progress during the third quarter,” said Charlie Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While our third quarter revenue decreased 8% year-over-year due to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw strong utilization of our Renuvion handpieces from existing customers in the U.S., along with shipments to several new customers in our international markets, which helped to offset sluggish global demand for generators during the third quarter. Our team continues to do an excellent job of supporting our customers during this challenging time. In addition to their efforts, our third quarter financial performance benefited from our initiatives to reduce near-term spending, while continuing to invest in key initiatives related to our long-term growth strategy.”
Mr. Goodwin continued: “While we were pleased to see overall improvement in our Advanced Energy business trends during the third quarter, demand for handpieces remains uneven across, and within, the primary markets that we serve, and global demand trends for generator adoption remain in the early stages of recovery. Although the timing of a return to a more normalized environment remains uncertain, we remain cautiously optimistic with respect to the continued recovery of the surgery market. Subject to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to target returning to year-over-year growth in our U.S. Advanced Energy business in the fourth quarter, and year-over-year growth in our international Advanced Energy business in early 2021. Ultimately, Apyx Medical remains well-capitalized – with $43.5 million in cash and equivalents at quarter-end – and well-positioned to weather the continued impacts of COVID-19, while investing in our primary initiatives to drive strong, long-term growth in the global surgery market as the recovery continues.”
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Third Quarter 2020 Results
Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020, decreased $0.6 million, or 8.2%, to $7.0 million, compared to $7.6 million in the prior year. Advanced Energy segment sales decreased approximately $0.6 million, or 10.1% year-over-year, to $5.5 million, compared to approximately $6.1 million last year. OEM segment sales decreased 0.4% year-over-year. For the third quarter 2020, revenue in the United States decreased $0.3 million, or 6.1% year-over-year, to $5.2 million, and international revenue decreased $0.3 million, or 14.0% year-over-year, to $1.7 million. During the third quarter, we continued to see reduced demand for our products, both domestically and internationally, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2020, decreased $0.6 million, or 10.7% year-over-year, to $4.7 million, compared to $5.3 million in the prior year. Gross margin for the three months ended September 30, 2020, was 67.9%, compared to 69.9% for the same period in 2019. The decrease in profit margins for the three months ended September 30, 2020 from the prior period is primarily attributable to product mix within our Advanced Energy segment and higher OEM segment sales as a percentage of total sales. These were partially offset by improved product margins within our Advanced Energy segment as a result of our continued manufacturing efficiency initiatives and improved margins attributable to product mix within our OEM segment.
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2020 decreased $1.0 million, or 9.5% year-over-year, to $9.1 million, compared to $10.1 million for the third quarter of 2019. The year-over-year change in operating expenses was primarily driven by a $1.1 million decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses and a $0.2 million decrease in professional services, partially offset by a $0.3 million increase in salaries and related costs.
Net loss for third quarter of 2020 was $3.7 million, or $(0.11) per share, compared to a net loss of $4.4 million, or $(0.13) per share, for the third quarter of 2019. The decrease in net loss was primarily due to the Company’s income tax benefit of $0.7 million related to its provision for the carryback of net operating losses for the third quarter of 2020.
First Nine Months of 2020 Results
Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, decreased $3.6 million, or 18.2%, to $16.2 million, compared to $19.9 million in the prior year. Advanced Energy segment sales decreased approximately $3.5 million, or 22.0% year-over-year, to $12.3 million, compared to approximately $15.8 million last year. OEM segment sales decreased $0.1 million, or 3.0% year-over-year, to $3.9 million, compared to $4.0 million last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, revenue in the United States decreased $1.8 million, or 12.7% year-over-year, to $12.2 million, and international revenue decreased $1.8 million, or 31.3% year-over-year, to $4.0 million. The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in decreased demand for our products, both domestically and internationally, during the first nine months of 2020.
Net loss for nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $10.4 million, or $(0.30) per share, compared to a net loss of $14.3 million, or $(0.42) per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The decrease in net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was primarily due to the Company’s income tax benefit of $7.1 million related to its provision for the carryback of net operating losses for 2019, offset partially by lower sales, and gross profit, as a result of COVID-19, compared to the prior year period.
Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Outlook
Given the continued challenges and uncertainties posed by the ongoing global pandemic, the Company will not be providing full year 2020 financial guidance at this time.
Conference Call Details
Management will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 9 to discuss the results of the quarter and to host a question and answer session. To listen to the call by phone, interested parties may dial 877-407-8289 (or 201-689-8341 for international callers) and provide access code 13711022. Participants should ask for the Apyx Medical Corporation Call. A live webcast of the call will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website and at:
A telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call through November 23, 2020. The replay can be accessed by dialing 877-660-6853 for U.S. callers or 201-612-7415 for international callers and using the replay access code: 13711022. The webcast will be archived on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.
Investor Relations Contact
Westwicke Partners on behalf of Apyx Medical Corporation
Mike Piccinino, CFA
About Apyx Medical Corporation
Apyx Medical Corporation is an advanced energy technology company with a passion for elevating people’s lives through innovative products in the cosmetic and surgical markets. Known for its innovative Helium Plasma Technology, Apyx is solely focused on bringing transformative solutions to the physicians and patients it serves. The Company’s Helium Plasma Technology is marketed and sold as Renuvion in the cosmetic surgery market and J-Plasma in the hospital surgical market. Renuvion offers surgeons and physicians a unique ability to provide controlled heat to the tissue to achieve their desired results. The J-Plasma system allows surgeons to operate with a high level of precision and virtually eliminating unintended tissue trauma. The Company also leverages its deep expertise and decades of experience in unique waveforms through original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreements with other medical device manufacturers. For further information about the Company and its products, please refer to the Apyx Medical Corporation website at www.ApyxMedical.com.
Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved.
Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this release can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company’s Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. For forward-looking statements in this release, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We present these non-GAAP measures because we believe these measures are useful indicators of our operating performance. Our management uses these non-GAAP measures principally as a measure of our operating performance and believes that these measures are useful to investors because they are frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in our industry. We also believe that these measures are useful to our management and investors as a measure of comparative operating performance from period to period.
The Company has presented the following non-GAAP financial measures in this press release: adjusted EBITDA. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as its reported net income/(loss) attributable to APYX (GAAP) plus income tax expense, interest, depreciation and amortization, and stock-compensation expense.