Axonics® Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Operational Update

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXNX), a medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing novel implantable Sacral Neuromodulation (“SNM”) devices for the treatment of urinary and bowel dysfunction, reported today financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, and provided an update on operational initiatives.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Net sales of the Axonics r-SNM® System from international markets totaled $1.3 million in the third quarter of 2019 as compared to $0.2 million in revenue in the same period last year.
  • Sales in the third quarter were derived primarily from England and the Netherlands along with three hospitals in Germany and three hospitals in Switzerland ordering in the quarter. A total of 32 hospitals in these markets and one in Canada are now implanting the Axonics r-SNM System.
  • The first commercial patient was implanted in the United States at the University of California, Irvine on October 29 followed by a few dozen implants primarily for patients with bowel or dual incontinence in the first weeks following the commencement of sales in the U.S.
  • During October and November, physician seminars were completed in Orlando, Irvine, Dallas and Boston. These one-day Saturday seminars were attended by 273 U.S.-based SNM implanters. A fifth program has been added in early December to accommodate demand with 46 additional physicians currently registered.
  • On November 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved the Axonics r-SNM® System for the clinical indication of overactive bladder (“OAB”) which includes urinary urge incontinence and urinary urge frequency as well as urinary retention.

Raymond W. Cohen, CEO of Axonics, commented, “We are satisfied with the results of the third quarter considering the fact that a significant number of our small, but growing customer base in Europe did not perform implants in August during the summer holiday season. While we will continue to add new customer accounts in Germany and Switzerland and look to increase implants in England to close out 2019, the Company is now focused on the launch of our product in the U.S. market.”

Cohen continued, “Given the attendance at our physician seminar series and enthusiastic response by the SNM implanting community to our product, we have made excellent strides towards establishing Axonics as a serious contender in sacral neuromodulation by bringing innovation and awareness to a therapy that has been underutilized. With respect to FDA approval for urinary clinical indications, we can now begin to communicate the outstanding clinical results of the Axonics r-SNM System. Survey results from the seminar attendees clearly indicate that these physicians place a high value on clinical results and state that when considering what product to offer their patients, efficacy is the single most important factor, followed by a long-lived device. Our 146-person U.S. field team is now able to directly and effectively deliver this message while providing the level of support required to convert customers to Axonics and retain them.”

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Net revenue was $1.3 million in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 as compared to net revenue of $0.2 million for the same period of last year.
  • Gross margin was 51.7%.
  • Operating expense was $25.7 million for the third quarter of 2019, as compared to $7.6 million in the prior-year quarter. This increase was primarily due to higher personnel costs for the U.S. commercial team and across the organization related to increased headcount to support the commercial launch of the Company’s r-SNM System in the U.S.
  • Net loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $25.0 million, as compared to $7.6 million in the prior-year quarter. Net loss per share was $0.89 per share.
  • As of September 30, 2019, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $101.5 million.

Webcast and Conference Call

Today, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Company will host a conference call with the investment community to discuss its financial results and recent business developments.

Interested parties may access the live call via telephone by dialing (866) 687-5771 (U.S.) or (409) 217-8725 (International) and using conference ID 4373989.

A live webcast of the call may be accessed by visiting the Events & Presentations page of the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at ir.axonics.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will be archived on the Company’s website for 90 days.

About Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

Axonics, based in Irvine, Calif., has developed and is commercializing novel implantable SNM devices for patients with urinary and bowel dysfunction. These conditions are caused by a miscommunication between the bladder and the brain and significantly impacts quality of life. Overactive bladder affects an estimated 87 million adults in the U.S. and Europe. Another estimated 40 million adults are reported to suffer from fecal incontinence/accidental bowel leakage. SNM therapy has been employed to reduce symptoms and restore pelvic floor function for the past two decades. Reimbursement coverage is well established in the U.S. and Europe. The Axonics System is the first rechargeable SNM system approved for sale in the world, and the first to gain full-body MRI conditional labeling. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.axonics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that relate to future plans, events, prospects or performance are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “planned,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “designed,” and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of management, such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in this press release, including the risks and uncertainties disclosed in Axonics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available online at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, Axonics undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, changed circumstances or unanticipated events.

 

Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

(unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

76,231

 

 

$

98,306

 

Short-term investments

25,311

 

 

59,218

 

Accounts receivable

954

 

 

427

 

Inventory, net

12,703

 

 

3,673

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,625

 

 

3,716

 

Total current assets

117,824

 

 

165,340

 

Property and equipment, net

2,952

 

 

2,784

 

Intangible asset, net

340

 

 

426

 

Other assets

4,928

 

 

3,356

 

Total assets

$

126,044

 

 

$

171,906

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

4,232

 

 

$

3,436

 

Accrued liabilities

4,304

 

 

1,683

 

Lease liability, current portion

625

 

 

768

 

Debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs, current portion

6,382

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

15,543

 

 

5,887

 

Lease liability, net of current portion

4,573

 

 

3,281

 

Debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs, net of current portion

13,740

 

 

19,463

 

Total liabilities

33,856

 

 

28,631

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.0001, 50,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 28,633,911 and 27,806,934 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

3

 

 

3

 

Additional paid-in capital

249,599

 

 

243,337

 

Accumulated deficit

(156,833

)

 

(99,649

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(581

)

 

(416

)

Total stockholders’ equity

92,188

 

 

143,275

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

126,044

 

$

171,906

 

 

Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net revenue

$

1,309

 

 

$

201

 

 

$

3,874

 

 

$

213

 

Cost of goods sold

632

 

 

106

 

 

1,952

 

 

111

 

Gross profit

677

 

 

95

 

 

1,922

 

 

102

 

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

4,855

 

 

3,898

 

 

13,948

 

 

14,619

 

General and administrative

5,162

 

 

2,790

 

 

13,539

 

 

5,861

 

Sales and marketing

15,707

 

 

949

 

 

32,371

 

 

2,308

 

Total operating expenses

25,724

 

 

7,637

 

 

59,858

 

 

22,788

 

Loss from operations

(25,047

)

 

(7,542

)

 

(57,936

)

 

(22,686

)

Other Income (Expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

627

 

 

172

 

 

2,500

 

 

448

 

Interest and other expense

(586

)

 

(196

)

 

(1,747

)

 

(579

)

Other income (expense), net

41

 

 

(24

)

 

753

 

 

(131

)

Loss before income tax expense

(25,006

)

 

(7,566

)

 

(57,183

)

 

(22,817

)

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

Net loss

(25,006

)

 

(7,566

)

 

(57,184

)

 

(22,818

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(112

)

 

(1

)

 

(165

)

 

(4

)

Comprehensive loss

$

(25,118

)

 

$

(7,567

)

 

$

(57,349

)

 

$

(22,822

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.89

)

 

$

(2.67

)

 

$

(2.05

)

 

$

(8.10

)

Weighted-average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share

28,098,564

 

 

2,830,591

 

 

27,958,376

 

 

2,817,652

 

 

Contacts

Axonics’ Contact
Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.

Dan Dearen, +1-949-396-6320

President & Chief Financial Officer

[email protected]

Investor & Media Contact
W2Opure

Matt Clawson, +1-949-370-8500

[email protected]

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