Amortization expenses for equipment and acquired technology for 2007 amounted to $166,000 compared with $180,000 in 2006. The reduction in 2007 reflects the reduced amortization on the disposal of equipment related to skin cholesterol clinical trials. Amortization of deferred financing fees amounted to $139,000 in 2006.
The gain on foreign exchange was $1,313,000 for 2007 compared to a loss of $98,000 in 2006. The major reason for the increase was the impact of foreign exchange rates on the convertible debentures which are repayable in US dollars. This resulted in an unrealized gain of $1,355,000 on the convertible debenture.
Recoveries of provincial scientific investment tax credits ("ITCs") amounted to $140,000 for 2007 compared with $200,000 in 2006. The lower accrual is based on the reduced spending on clinical trials in 2007.
As at December 31, 2007, PreMD had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaling $1,190,000 ($3,276,000 as at December 31, 2006). To date, we have financed our activities through product sales, license revenues, the issuance of shares and convertible debentures and the recovery of provincial ITCs. The Company reported a loss of $6,316,000 for the year ended December 31, 2007, has a shareholders' deficiency of $4,420,000 as at December 31, 2007 and has experienced significant operating losses and cash outflows from operations since its inception. The Company has operating and liquidity concerns due to its significant net losses and negative cash flows from operations.
On March 12, 2008, the Company issued, by way of private placement,
$1,435,294 senior unsecured debentures maturing on September 12, 2009 and
5,072,395 common share purchase warrants for gross proceeds of
approximately $1,220,000. Each common share purchase warrant expires in
|SOURCE PreMD Inc.|
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