MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XTENT, Inc. (Nasdaq: XTNT) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008.
The company reported a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.37 per share, for the third quarter of 2008, compared to a net loss of $9.5 million, or $0.42 per share, for the third quarter of 2007. For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, XTENT had a net loss of $34.0 million, compared to $26.9 million for the same period last year. As of September 30, 2008, XTENT had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $25.6 million.
Research and development expenses decreased to $6.7 million in the third quarter of 2008 from $7.8 million for the same period in 2007, primarily due to a decrease in expenditures for prototype parts and supplies as well as consulting and other costs incurred for clinical trials, after a cost of $170,000 related to the reduction in force completed in July 2008. General and administrative expenses were $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2008 versus $2.6 million for the same period in 2007, primarily due to a decrease in consulting, legal, and professional costs, after a cost of $40,000 related to the reduction in force completed in July 2008. Research and development expenses for the nine month period ended September 30, 2008 totaled $25.9 million, compared to $21.7 million for the same period last year. General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 totaled $9.0 million compared to $7.9 million for the same period in 2007.
On July 9, 2008, XTENT announced the implementation of cost reduction initiatives through a workforce reduction of approximately 34 percent. The company incurred approximately $210,000 in expenses in connection with this workforce reduction including approximately $7,000 of non-cash expenses. All of these expenses were incurred during the third quarter of 2008. Average cost savings from the workforce reduction initiative, combined with other cost saving initiatives planned by the company, is anticipated to be approximately $1.3 million each month.
"We remain encouraged by the level of enthusiasm expressed for our Custom NX customizable drug eluting stent systems at this year's TCT," commented Gregory D. Casciaro, XTENT's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Discussions with physicians at TCT were very positive and reinforce our belief that practitioners are interested in customizable stent technology."
"We have realized our anticipated cost reductions during the third quarter of 2008 and expect this favorable spending profile to continue through the fourth quarter," said Casciaro. "The total loss from operations has decreased by $4.3 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2008 as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2008."
XTENT, Inc. is a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative customizable drug eluting stent (DES) systems for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the most common form of cardiovascular disease and the number one cause of death in the United States and Europe. XTENT(R) Custom NX(R) DES Systems are designed to enable the treatment of single lesions, long lesions and multiple lesions of varying lengths and diameters, in one or more arteries with a single device. Note: XTENT(R) Custom NX(R) DES Systems have not been approved for sale by any regulatory authority.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Statements in this press release regarding XTENT's business that are not
historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. Specifically, these statements include, but are not limited
to those concerning: XTENT's expectations with respect to the timing and
amount of any savings that may result from the company's cost reduction
initiatives. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current,
preliminary expectations, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted and which
are included in the "Risk Factors" section of XTENT's most recent quarterly
report on Form 10- Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. This quarterly
report was filed with the SEC on August 12, 2008, and is available on the
company's investor relations website at http://www.xtentinc.com and on the
SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.
XTENT undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking
statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the
date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
(a development stage company)
Condensed Statements of Operations
(unaudited; in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2008 2007 2008 2007
Research and development (1) $6,679 $7,767 $25,918 $21,694
General and administrative (1) 2,179 2,632 8,952 7,894
Total operating expenses 8,858 10,399 34,870 29,588
Loss from operations (8,858) (10,399) (34,870) (29,588)
Interest and other income, net 193 860 862 2,658
Net loss $(8,665) $(9,539) $(34,008) $(26,930)
Net loss per share - basic and
diluted $(0.37) $(0.42) $(1.48) $(1.35)
Weighted-average common shares
outstanding used in per share
calculation 23,211 22,656 23,056 19,999
(1) Includes the following stock-
based compensation charges:
Research and development $369 $294 $1,150 $1,030
General and administrative $594 $490 $1,939 $1,322
(a development stage company)
Condensed Balance Sheets
(unaudited, in thousands)
September 30, December 31,
Cash, cash equivalents and short term
investments $25,585 $57,760
Working capital 23,369 54,581
Total assets 30,856 62,415
Deficit accumulated during the
development stage (126,868) (92,860)
Total stockholders' equity 27,839 58,331
|SOURCE XTENT, Inc.|
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