Results for the year ended December 31, 2008 follow. All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
The consolidated net loss for the year ended December 31, 2008 was $34,259,565 or $2.94 basic loss per share as compared with a net loss of $7,830,954 or $1.59 basic loss per share for the comparative period in 2007. The increase in loss of approximately $26 million is substantially due to a non-cash $23 million impairment charge on technology and goodwill, a non-cash $2 million increase in amortization expense on technology and a $1 million increase in other losses.
Impairment of Goodwill and Technology
During the fourth quarter of 2008, the Company's market capitalization remained below the value of the shareholders equity for a significant period of time, indicating potential impairment of the Company's goodwill and other intangible assets. As a result of these market indicators and the Company's impairment testing, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $3,557,082 to write down acquired goodwill to $nil and an impairment charge of $19,503,930 to write down the net book value of acquired technologies to $nil.
Termination of Distribution Agreement
On December 22, 2008, the distribution agreement between Neovasc and a third party distributor was terminated. On termination the Company was required to repurchase invent
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