1st quarter revenues grow by 31% and gross profit increases 85%
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, announced today that revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were over $2.1 million, a 31% increase over prior year's first quarter. The gross profit for the first quarter of 2009 was $1,119,786 compared to $604,119 in the first quarter of 2008, representing an 85% increase. Gross margin increased to 52%, in the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 compared to 37% in the first quarter of 2008, a 41% improvement. The Company's operating loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 was reduced by $591,243, or 62%, to $360,412 compared to a loss of $951,655 in the prior year's comparable period. Additionally, recent accounting pronouncements require the Company to reflect the changes in fair value of certain outstanding warrants. As a result, a non-cash, marked to market adjustment of $397,409 was recorded in the first quarter of 2009. Subsequent changes in fair values will be similarly reflected and included in the net income or loss for the reported period.
"The first quarter was extremely strong for VirtualScopics," stated Jeff Markin, president and chief executive officer of VirtualScopics. "We are especially encouraged in today's challenging economic environment that we have delivered greater than 80% growth in our project balance and 30% growth in revenue so far in 2009." He added, "Operationally we are seeing the benefits of this growth, along with our focus on systems and processes, which has yielded a 52% gross margin in the first quarter." He concluded, "Our first quarter top line and bottom line performance continues to demonstrate the increasing value we are providing to our customers and stockholders."
"The first quarter of 2009 represents the first quarter in the company's history where we generated cash from our operations(1)," said Molly Henderson, chief business and financial officer of VirtualScopics, Inc. She continued, "During the first quarter, the number of projects we performed services for increased 46% compared to the first quarter of 2008. Additionally, over 55% of our project work was in Phase II/III studies during the first quarter, compared to 27% a year ago. This greater demand, along with our processes that were built to efficiently scale the business, has allowed us to deliver solid results to start the year." She concluded, "We are very pleased with our financial performance for the first quarter and remain optimistic on our outlook for 2009."
Jeff Markin and Molly Henderson will provide a business update and discuss these results during the conference call on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Interested participants should call 877-407-8031 when calling within the United States or 201-689-8031 when calling internationally. There will be a playback available until June 7, 2009. To listen to the playback, please call 877-660-6853 when calling within the United States or 201-612-7415 when calling internationally. For the replay, please use account number: 286, conference ID number: 320761.
About VirtualScopics, Inc.
VirtualScopics, Inc. is a leading provider of imaging solutions to accelerate drug and medical device development. VirtualScopics has developed a robust software platform for analysis and modeling of both structural and functional medical images. In combination with VirtualScopics' industry-leading experience and expertise in advanced imaging biomarker measurement, this platform provides a uniquely clear window into the biological activity of drugs and devices in clinical trial patients, allowing sponsors to make better decisions faster. For more information about VirtualScopics, visit www.virtualscopics.com.
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(1) Cash from operations = operating loss plus non-cash items (depreciation, amortization and stock compensation expense)
VirtualScopics, Inc. and Subsidiary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2009 2008 Revenues $2,134,370 $1,634,103 Cost of services 1,014,584 1,029,984 Gross profit 1,119,786 604,119 Gross margin 52% 37% Operating expenses Research and development 235,555 251,829 Sales and marketing 282,454 288,874 General and administrative 559,347 494,441 Stock-based compensation expense 285,332 403,063 Depreciation and amortization 117,510 117,567 Total operating expenses 1,480,198 1,555,774 Operating loss (360,412) (951,655) Other income (expense) Interest income 3,193 28,725 Other expense (1,485) (1,583) Loss on derivative financial instruments (397,409) - Total other income (395,701) 27,142 Net Loss (756,113) (924,513) Series B preferred stock cash dividend 84,520 85,240 Net loss attributable to common stockholders $(840,633) $(1,009,753) Basic and diluted net loss per common share $(0.04) $(0.04) Weighted average number of common shares outstanding basic and diluted 23,533,785 23,246,067 VirtualScopics, Inc. and Subsidiary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets March 31, December 31, 2009 2008 Assets (unaudited) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $3,137,405 $3,143,904 Accounts receivable 1,189,828 1,021,110 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 306,792 263,297 Total current assets 4,634,025 4,428,311 Patents, net 1,898,431 1,920,446 Property and equipment, net 368,079 355,479 Other assets 125,905 156,788 Total assets $7,026,440 $6,861,024 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $691,412 $659,009 Accrued payroll 310,104 554,425 Unearned revenue 740,557 291,594 Derivative liability 820,317 - Total current liabilities 2,562,390 1,505,028 Stockholders' Equity Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized; 8,400 shares designated Series A; issued and outstanding: 3,816 at March 31, 2009, 3,976 at December 31, 2008; liquidation preference $1,000 per share 4 4 6,000 shares designated Series B; issued and outstanding: 4,226 at March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008; liquidation preference $1,000 per share 4 4 Common Stock, $0.001 par value; 85,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding, 23,723,342 at March 31, 2009 and 23,502,352 at December 31, 2008 23,724 23,503 Additional paid-in capital 13,694,405 16,546,550 Accumulated deficit (9,254,087) (11,214,065) Total stockholders' equity 4,464,050 5,355,996 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $7,026,440 $6,861,024
CONTACT: Company Contact: Molly Henderson Chief Business and Financial Officer 500 Linden Oaks Rochester, New York 14625 (585)249.6231
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