APYX MEDICAL CORPORATION REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2023 FINANCIAL RESULTS AND UPDATES FULL YEAR 2023 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
Advanced Energy Sales increased 39% year-over-year in Q3
CLEARWATER, FL — November 9, 2023 – Apyx® Medical Corporation (NASDAQ:APYX) (the “Company”), the manufacturer of a proprietary helium plasma and radiofrequency technology marketed and sold as Renuvion®, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2023, and updated its financial expectations for the full year ending December 31, 2023.
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Summary:
- Total revenue of $12.0 million, up 31% year-over-year.
- Advanced Energy revenue of $9.8 million, up 39% year-over-year.
- OEM revenue of $2.1 million, up 5% year-over-year.
- Net loss attributable to stockholders of $4.6 million, down $1.1 million, or 20%, year-over-year.
- Adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.1 million, down $0.8 million, or 21%, year-over-year.
Highlights Subsequent to Quarter End
- On November 9, 2023, the Company announced a new, five-year credit agreement with Perceptive Credit Holdings IV, LP (“Perceptive”), an affiliate of Perceptive Advisors. The credit agreement provides for a facility of up to $45.0 million consisting of senior, secured term loans. The Perceptive credit facility matures on November 8, 2028 and includes an initial loan of $37.5 million and a delayed draw loan of $7.5 million. The initial loan of $37.5 million was fully funded on November 8, 2023, with approximately $11.0 million of the proceeds used to satisfy all obligations under the Company’s MidCap credit agreement, as well as approximately $2.5 million of transaction fees and other expenses related to the transactions.
- On November 9, 2023, the Company and Tara Semb, Chief Financial Officer, announced that Ms. Semb would be leaving the Company in order to pursue other opportunities. Ms. Semb’s departure is not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter, including matters related to the Company’s operations, policies, practices, financial reporting or controls. The Board of Directors initiated a formal search process which has resulted in the Company identifying her successor. Ms. Semb plans to continue in her position as Chief Financial Officer until her successor is formally appointed.
“We delivered Advanced Energy revenue growth in the third quarter of 39% year-over-year, fueled primarily by global sales of our generators, which increased by more than 65% both in the U.S. and internationally, along with significant contributions from handpiece sales as well.” said Charlie Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our Advanced Energy sales performance benefited from multiple factors, including our recently obtained FDA 510(k) clearances for new clinical indications, the commercialization of our next-generation Apyx One Generator and strong demand from distributors in key geographic regions. We complemented our revenue performance with continued profitability improvements as well, reducing our net loss attributable to stockholders and adjusted EBITDA by 20% and 21% year-over-year, respectively.”
Mr. Goodwin continued: “Ultimately, we did not see the level of revenue performance in our Advanced Energy segment that we had anticipated in the third quarter. We believe this was due to a combination of factors, including stronger-than-anticipated seasonality, surgeon reticence to purchase capital equipment given the current financing environment and sales and marketing team execution that did not meet our expectations. Our updated guidance reflects both our third quarter results and our revised expectations for the balance of the year. We are committed to achieving our stated expectations for 2023 by executing our growth strategy in the fourth quarter, while continuing to leverage our recent progress in securing new 510(k) clearances, introducing new products and raising awareness of the safety and efficacy of our Renuvion technology for cosmetic procedures at both the surgeon and patient level. Subsequent to quarter end, we capitalized on the multiple regulatory, operating and commercial milestones achieved in 2023 to secure a new credit facility with Perceptive Advisors, providing us with additional capital – with more favorable terms overall than our prior agreement – which significantly strengthens our balance sheet and enhances our financial flexibility.”
The following tables present revenue by reportable segment and geography:
Third Quarter 2023 Results:
Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2023 increased $2.9 million, or 31% year-over-year, to $12.0 million, compared to $9.1 million in the prior year period. Advanced Energy segment sales increased $2.8 million, or 39% year-over-year, to $9.8 million. OEM segment sales increased $0.1 million, or 5% year-over-year to $2.1 million. The increase in Advanced Energy sales was primarily due to growth in domestic sales, which was driven by sales of the Company’s recently launched Apyx One Console to both new and existing customers. Advanced Energy sales also benefited from growth in international generator and handpiece sales. The increase in OEM sales was due to increased sales volume to existing customers. For the third quarter of 2023, revenue in the United States increased $1.7 million, or 24% year-over-year, to $8.7 million, and international revenue increased $1.2 million, or 57% year-over-year, to $3.3 million.
Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2023, increased $2.2 million, or 39% year-over-year, to $8.0 million, compared to $5.8 million in the prior year period. Gross profit margin for the three months ended September 30, 2023, was 66.6%, compared to 63.2% in the prior year period. The increase in gross profit margins for the three months ended September 30, 2023 from the prior year period is primarily attributable to changes in the sales mix between the Company’s two segments, with the Advanced Energy segment comprising a higher percentage of total sales and sales mix within our Advanced Energy segment. These increases were partially offset by geographic mix within the Advanced Energy segment, with international sales comprising a higher percentage of total sales, and by product mix.
Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2023 increased $1.1 million, or 9% year-over-year, to $12.6 million, compared to $11.5 million in the prior year period. The year-over-year change in operating expenses was driven by a $0.8 million increase in salaries and related costs, a $0.2 million increase in selling, general and administrative expenses and a $0.2 million increase in research and development expenses. These increases were partially offset by a $0.1 million decrease in professional services.
Income tax (benefit) expense for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 was $(0.3) million and $0.1 million, respectively.
Net loss attributable to stockholders for the three months ended September 30, 2023 was $4.6 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to $5.8 million, or $0.17 per share, in the prior year period.
Adjusted EBITDA loss for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 was approximately $3.1 million and $3.9 million, respectively.
First Nine Months of 2023 Results:
Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, increased $5.8 million, or 18%, to $37.7 million, compared to $31.9 million in the prior year period. Advanced Energy segment sales increased $5.0 million, or 19% year-over-year, to $31.2 million, compared to $26.3 million in the prior year period. OEM segment sales increased $0.8 million, or 14% year-over-year, to $6.4 million, compared to $5.6 million in the prior year period. For the first nine months of 2023, revenue in the United States increased $5.2 million, or 23% year-over-year, to $27.7 million, and international revenue increased $0.6 million, or 7% year-over-year, to $10.0 million. The increase in Advanced Energy sales was driven by domestic sales of the Company’s recently launched Apyx One Console to both new and existing customers. The increase in OEM sales was due to increased sales volume to existing customers, as well as incremental new sales upon the commencement of the supply arrangement related to the completion of the development portion of some of the Company’s OEM development agreements.
Net loss attributable to stockholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 was $9.1 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to $17.1 million, or $0.50 per share, in the prior year period. Included in net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 was a $2.7 million gain on the sale-leaseback of our Clearwater, FL facility.
Full Year 2023 Financial Outlook:
The Company is updating its financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2023 to:
- Total revenue in the range of $53.0 million to $54.0 million, representing growth of approximately 19% to 21% year-over-year, compared to total revenue of $44.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company’s prior guidance range for total revenue was $59.0 million to $62.0 million, representing growth of 33% to 39% year-over-year.
- Total revenue guidance assumes:
- Advanced Energy revenue in the range of $44.5 million to $45.5 million, representing growth of approximately 21% to 24% year-over-year, compared to Advanced Energy revenue of $36.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company’s prior guidance range for Advanced Energy revenue was $51.0 million to $54.0 million, representing growth of 39% to 47% year-over-year.
- OEM revenue of approximately $8.5 million, representing growth of approximately 10% year-over-year, compared to $7.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company’s prior guidance for OEM revenue was $8.0 million, representing growth of 4% year-over-year.
- Total revenue guidance assumes:
- Net loss attributable to stockholders of approximately $16 million, compared to $23.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company’s prior guidance for net loss attributable to stockholders was approximately $10.5 million.
Conference Call Details:
Management will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 9, 2023 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 13741467. 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 three hours after the end of the call through the following two weeks. 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: 13741467. The webcast will be archived on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.
Investor Relations Contact:
ICR Westwicke 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, including its Helium Plasma Technology products marketed and sold as Renuvion in the cosmetic surgery market and J-Plasma® in the hospital surgical market. Renuvion and J-Plasma offer surgeons a unique ability to provide controlled heat to tissue to achieve their desired results. The Company also leverages its deep expertise and decades of experience in unique waveforms through 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.
All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, net earnings, net earnings per share, or other financial items; projections or assumptions concerning the possible receipt by the Company of any regulatory approvals from any government agency or instrumentality including but not limited to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”), supply chain disruptions, component shortages, manufacturing disruptions or logistics challenges; or macroeconomic or geopolitical matters and the impact of those matters on the Company’s financial performance.
Forward-looking statements and information are 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 the Company’s actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this release include but are not limited to risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the regulatory environment in which the Company is subject to, including the Company’s ability to gain requisite approvals for its products from the FDA and other governmental and regulatory bodies, both domestically and internationally; the impact of the March 14, 2022 FDA Safety Communication on our business and operations; sudden or extreme volatility in commodity prices and availability, including supply chain disruptions; changes in general economic, business or demographic conditions or trends; changes in and effects of the geopolitical environment; liabilities and costs which the Company may incur from pending or threatened litigations, claims, disputes or investigations; and other risks that are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 and the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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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