MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 ended December 31, 2008. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $3.4 million versus $3.7 million during last fiscal year's third quarter.
"As we discussed in conjunction with the release of our fiscal second quarter results, our Urgent PC system to treat overactive bladder syndrome has been facing a challenging market environment created by insurance reimbursement uncertainties," said David Kaysen, President and CEO. "While a growing number of physicians are recognizing the benefits of Urgent PC, and the treatment continues to receive reimbursement from many insurance plans, our market momentum has slowed due to the uncertainty with insurance reimbursement.
"A major part of our strategy to expand and support third-party reimbursement coverage of Urgent PC treatment is the SUmiT study, which we announced in October. The study is designed to directly compare the effectiveness of Urgent PC treatment to non-active treatment and the enrollment of 221 patients was completed two months ahead of schedule," added Mr. Kaysen. The SUmiT study is evaluating reductions in urinary urgency, urge incontinence and frequency of urinary voids, as well as patient quality of life measures. This study, now expected to be completed by late summer of 2009, is taking place at 23 urology and urogynecology centers across the United States.
"Meanwhile, U.S. sales of Macroplastique are building momentum," added Mr. Kaysen. "Through our expanded sales focus and training, we are capitalizing on recent market concerns regarding competitive products that treat urinary incontinence. In addition, the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Urology highlighted results from a clinical study of Macroplastique. The study concluded that in the Macroplastique patient group, the dry/cure rate was 36.9% versus 24.8% in the control patient group. The authors of the study concluded that Macroplastique is a safe, effective, minimally invasive material that can be administered on an outpatient basis. The combination of these factors resulted in record sales for Macroplastique in our fiscal third quarter," concluded Mr. Kaysen.
Fiscal Third Quarter and Nine Month Results for the Periods Ended December 31, 2008
Net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2008 were $3.4 million versus $3.7 million for the same period a year ago. Net sales for the nine months ended December 31, 2008 were $11.8 million, up 22% from $9.7 million for the same period a year ago.
Sales to customers in the U.S. for the three months ended December 31, 2008 were $1.9 million, down one percent, compared with $2.0 million in the same period a year ago. This decrease was due to the reimbursement uncertainty that has developed in the U.S. market for Urgent PC treatments. Sales to customers outside of the U.S. for the three months ended December 31, 2008 were $1.4 million, down 18% from $1.8 million in the year ago period. Excluding the translation impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, sales to customers outside of the U.S. declined approximately 5%.
Nine month sales to customers in the U.S. were $6.4 million, an increase of 52% from $4.2 million for the same period last year. Nine month sales to customers outside of the U.S. were flat at $5.5 million as compared with the same period last year. Excluding the translation impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, sales to customers outside of the U.S. declined approximately 2%.
Net loss for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2008 was $894,000, or $0.06 per diluted share versus $900,000, or $0.06 per diluted share for the third quarter of last year. For the nine months ended December 31, 2008, net loss was $1.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share compared with a net loss of $3.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share for the same period last year.
At December 31, 2008, cash and cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $8.6 million compared with $9.0 million at September 30, 2008 and $10.1 million at March 31, 2008.
"We continue to implement a comprehensive program designed to educate Medicare carrier and private payer medical directors around the country about the benefits and clinical study results of Urgent PC," continued Mr. Kaysen. "The medical directors have asked for additional peer-reviewed publications in medical journals on PTNS treatments. We expect the first of such articles to be published within the next 30 days."
"In the meantime, physicians using Urgent PC are communicating their successes to these medical directors and we are in active communication with professional associations who are involved with reimbursement and believe we have the right people and the right resources to proactively address various reimbursement related issues. It is important to remember that reimbursement uncertainties are common with practically every new medical technology. Gaining a specific CPT code for the procedure is our end goal and we believe our strategies to achieve that endpoint are generating positive responses from the market and will lead to achieving our objective," Mr. Kaysen concluded.
For fiscal 2009, the Company currently expects overall sales to grow by approximately 4% to 7% over fiscal 2008, and U.S. sales to grow between 20% and 25%. The Company continues to expect consistent operating income breakeven on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes non-cash and unusual charges, to occur between revenues of $19 million to $20 million.
Uroplasty will host an audio conference call today at 3:30 pm Central, 4:30 pm Eastern, to review the financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2009. David Kaysen, President and Chief Executive Officer and Medi Jiwani, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer will host the call. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should dial 800-218-0713 (domestic) or 303-262-2140 (international). An audio replay will be available for 30 days following the call at 800-405-2236 (domestic) or 303-590-3000 (international), with the passcode 11123736#.
About Uroplasty, Inc.
Uroplasty, Inc., headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with wholly-owned subsidiaries in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, is a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions. Our focus is the continued commercialization of our Urgent PC system, which we believe is the only FDA-approved minimally invasive nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence -- symptoms often associated with overactive bladder. We also offer Macroplastique(R) Implants, an injectable bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at http://www.uroplasty.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect our best estimates regarding future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our anticipated results. We discuss in detail the factors that may effect the achievement of our forward-looking statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Further, we cannot assure you that our SUmiT clinical trial will produce favorable results, that even if it does produce favorable result third-party payors will provide or continue to provide coverage and reimbursement, or reimburse the providers an amount sufficient to cover their costs and expenses, or that we will timely obtain, or even succeed at all at obtaining, a specific "listed" CPT reimbursement code from the AMA for Urgent PC treatments. We further cannot assure that reimbursement or other issues will not further impact our fiscal 2009 results.
For Further Information: Uroplasty, Inc. EVC Group David Kaysen, President and CEO, or Doug Sherk (Investors) Medi Jiwani, Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer, 415.896.6820 952.426.6140 Chris Gale (Media) 646.201.5431 UROPLASTY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Net sales $3,387,285 $3,729,314 $11,833,422 $9,717,531 Cost of goods sold 533,987 789,955 1,791,153 2,053,208 Gross profit 2,853,298 2,939,359 10,042,269 7,664,323 Operating expenses General and administrative 713,545 799,193 2,670,653 2,755,000 Research and development 723,673 460,374 1,457,170 1,393,496 Selling and marketing 2,125,274 2,399,227 7,250,906 6,006,598 Amortization of intangibles 211,626 209,862 633,567 632,865 3,774,118 3,868,656 12,012,296 10,787,959 Operating loss (920,820) (929,297) (1,970,027) (3,123,636) Other income (expense) Interest income 24,001 74,928 162,657 216,550 Interest expense (1,787) (6,497) (15,372) (27,141) Foreign currency exchange loss - (37,632) (731) (53,538) Other, net - 2,134 (4,687) 4,014 22,214 32,933 141,867 139,885 Loss before income taxes (898,606) (896,364) (1,828,160) (2,983,751) Income tax expense (benefit) (4,684) 4,004 33,374 141,944 Net loss $(893,922) $(900,368) $(1,861,534) $(3,125,695) Basic and diluted loss per common share $(0.06) $(0.06) $(0.12) $(0.23) Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic and diluted 14,924,540 14,119,583 14,919,216 13,482,928 UROPLASTY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS December 31, 2008 March 31, 2008 (unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents & short-term investments $8,562,280 $10,146,081 Accounts receivable, net 1,501,037 2,318,604 Income tax receivable 56,488 50,841 Inventories 549,653 558,657 Other 215,086 244,517 Total current assets 10,884,544 13,318,700 Property, plant, and equipment, net 1,506,053 1,638,953 Intangible assets, net 3,590,605 4,200,890 Prepaid pension asset 33,984 26,482 Deferred tax assets 104,840 105,298 Total assets $16,120,026 $19,290,323 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Total current liabilities 1,675,169 2,739,933 Long-term debt - less current maturities - 413,279 Deferred rent - less current portion 155,927 180,979 Accrued pension liability 329,155 353,411 Total liabilities 2,160,251 3,687,602 Total shareholders' equity 13,959,775 15,602,721 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $16,120,026 $19,290,323 UROPLASTY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS Nine Months Ended December 31, 2008 and 2007 (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended December 31, 2008 2007 Cash flows from operating activities: Net loss $(1,861,534) $(3,125,695) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 849,933 796,748 (Gain) Loss on disposal of equipment 4,687 (2,769) Share-based consulting expense 52,567 37,942 Share-based compensation expense 583,013 829,146 Deferred income taxes (11,531) 7,113 Deferred rent (26,250) (26,250) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 668,510 (534,542) Inventories (34,427) 64,390 Other current assets and income tax receivable 8,173 191,921 Accounts payable (91,686) 94,198 Accrued liabilities (802,027) 312,158 Accrued pension liability, net (7,585) (247,388) Net cash used in operating activities (668,157) (1,603,028) Cash flows from investing activities: Proceeds from sale of short-term investments 14,157,410 4,200,000 Purchase of short-term investments (7,891,373) (3,648,447) Purchases of property, plant and equipment (181,354) (210,875) Proceeds from sale of equipment - 4,811 Payments for intangible assets (23,282) (92,013) Net cash provided by investing activities 6,061,401 253,476 Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from financing obligations - 178,374 Repayment of debt obligations (455,913) (239,872) Net proceeds from issuance of common stock, warrants and option exercise - 5,374,233 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (455,913) 5,312,735 Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents (255,095) 131,929 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 4,682,236 4,095,112 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 3,880,044 3,763,702 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $8,562,280 $7,858,814 Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information: Cash paid during the period for interest $13,612 $25,204 Cash paid during the period for income taxes 53,739 87,900 Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing and investing activities: Purchase of intellectual property funded by issuance of stock $ - $4,658,861
Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The following table reconciles our financial results calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (GAAP) to non-GAAP financial measures that exclude non-cash charges for share-based compensation under SFAS 123(R), and depreciation and amortization expenses from gross profit, operating expenses and operating loss. The non-GAAP financial measures used by management and disclosed by us are not a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures and consolidated financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP, and you should carefully evaluate our reconciliations to non-GAAP. We may calculate our non-GAAP financial measures differently from similarly titled measures used by other companies. Therefore, our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to those used by other companies. We have described the reconciliations of each of our non-GAAP financial measures above to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
We use these non-GAAP financial measures, and in particular non-GAAP operating loss, for internal managerial purposes because we believe such measures are one important indicator of the strength and the performance of our business as they provide a link to operating cash flow. We also believe that analysts and investors use such measures to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies in our industry, including as a means of comparing period-to-period results and as a means of evaluating our results with those of other companies.
Our non-GAAP operating loss for each of the three-month periods ended December 31, 2008 and 2007 was approximately $0.5 million. Compared to the year-ago period, an improvement in gross profit rate and a decrease in cash operating expenses were about offset by a decrease in sales. Our non-GAAP operating performance improved from a loss of approximately $1.5 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2007 to a loss of approximately $0.5 million for the same period in 2008. We attribute this improvement in non-GAAP operating performance to the increase in sales and an improvement in gross profit rate, offset partially by an increase in cash operating expenses.
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Gross Profit GAAP gross profit $2,853,298 $2,939,359 $10,042,269 $7,664,323 % of sales 84% 79% 85% 79% SFAS 123(R) share-based compensation 8,879 9,008 34,132 18,695 Depreciation expenses 12,436 13,277 38,283 41,882 Non-GAAP gross profit 2,874,613 2,961,644 10,114,684 7,724,900 Operating Expenses GAAP operating expenses 3,774,118 3,868,656 12,012,296 $10,787,959 SFAS 123(R) share-based compensation 136,701 187,438 601,448 848,394 Depreciation expenses 58,922 43,842 178,083 122,001 Amortization expenses 211,626 209,862 633,567 632,865 Non-GAAP operating expenses 3,366,869 3,427,514 10,599,198 9,184,699 Operating Loss GAAP operating loss (920,820) (929,297) (1,970,027) (3,123,636) SFAS 123(R) share-based compensation 145,580 196,446 635,580 867,089 Depreciation expenses 71,358 57,119 216,366 163,883 Amortization expenses 211,626 209,862 633,567 632,865 Non-GAAP operating loss $(492,256) $(465,870) $(484,514) $(1,459,799)
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