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Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

BELGRADE, Mont., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE) ("Bacterin"), a creator and developer of revolutionary bone graft material and anti-microbial coatings for medical applications, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011.  Since the beginning of the new year, Bacterin:

  • materially increased the number of medical facilities in which its products are used,
  • doubled its capacity through installation of new equipment and increased its donor supply,
  • added executive management talent,
  • secured $5 million credit facility with BridgeBank and completed a private equity round totaling $1.9 million,
  • launched its second scaffold Osteosponge®SC in mid February and immediately secured a major orthopedic hospital group to begin use of the product,
  • launched on May 5, 2011 its third biologics scaffold hMatrix that addresses dermal defects,
  • signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Robinson MedSurg, and,
  • on March 7, 2011 achieved NYSE Amex listing status.  

  • Bacterin reported revenues of $6.0 million for the first quarter 2011, an increase of approximately 119 percent as compared to $2.7 million for the previous year first quarter and an increase of 13.5 percent compared to revenues of $5.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.  This quarter marks Bacterin's sixth consecutive growth quarter and is due largely to product penetration and continued expansion of a direct sales force.  Bacterin anticipates continued revenue growth acceleration with the maturation of its expanded sales force and as the two recently launched significant biologics scaffolds, Osteosponge®SC and hMatrix penetrate the market.

    The Company reported net income of $4.9 million or $0.11 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2011, which includes approximately $7.2 million of income from the decrease in non cash warrant derivative liability. This compares to a net loss of $(1.6) million or $(0.05) per basic share for the first quarter 2010 and a net loss of $(6.7) million or $(0.18) per basic share for the prior fourth quarter 2010, which included a non cash warrant derivative liability charge of $2.4 million.  Bacterin reported a loss from operations of $(1.9) million during the first quarter 2011 versus a loss from operations of $(1.0) million during the prior year first quarter and a loss from operations of $(3.9) million in the fourth quarter 2010.  The Company expects to achieve operating and cash flow profitability during 2011.  

    For the three months ended March 31, 2011, Bacterin's gross profit on revenue totaled $5.0 million, yielding a gross margin of 83.5 percent, compared to 77.9 percent for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 71.1 percent for the fourth quarter of 2010.  The increase in the gross margin compared to the first quarter of 2010 was due to improved manufacturing efficiencies associated with a higher utilization of the company's manufacturing capacity.  Bacterin expects gross margin to remain above 75 percent for the foreseeable future.

    Operating expenses during the first quarter of 2011 totaled $6.9 million, an increase of approximately $3.8 million or 120 percent over the first quarter of 2010 and an increase of approximately $675,000 or 9 percent over the fourth quarter of 2010.  A significant portion of that increase was attributed to costs associated with sales and marketing due to increased commission and travel costs of the larger direct sales force as well as a substantial increase in marketing and advertising activities in 2011 as part of the Company's continue conversion to a direct sales force model from a distributor based model.  As a percentage of revenue, sales and marketing costs were 71 percent in the first quarter of 2011.  Going forward, the Company expects this percentage to decrease.  As the direct sales force reaches year two of their employment, commission rates will decrease per the Company's commission program.  In addition, the direct sales force carries a lower commission rate than distributor commissions and an increasing portion of company sales will come from the direct sales force.  General and administrative costs during the quarter totaled $2.3 million, which included approximately $195,000 of non recurring charges and $380,000 of non cash stock option compensation expense.  Although general and administrative costs increased 57 percent year-over-year as the company built its support infrastructure and became a public company, quarter-over-quarter costs declined by $508,000.  While Bacterin anticipates a continued increase in total operating expenses going forward as its revenues increase due to variable sales commissions, it expects to leverage its general and administrative expenses for the remainder of the year.  The Company incurred interest expense for the quarter of $372,000, a year-over-year decrease of $151,000 and a quarter-over-quarter decrease of $112,000.

    As of March 31, 2011, the Company reported cash and equivalents balance of $375,000, accounts receivable of $4.2 million and an inventory balance of $7.4 million.  During January 2011, Bacterin closed a credit facility for up to $5 million, subject to certain borrowing base limitations, with Bridge Bank that provides access to credit secured by certain accounts receivable balances. The Company has drawn down $1.8 million during the first quarter 2011 from this credit facility. In addition, on May 3, 2011, the Company announced that it has raised approximately $1.9 million in a private placement transaction under Rule 506 of Regulation D.  The transaction resulted in the issuance of 563,000 shares of the Company's common stock and warrants to purchase 225,000 shares of the Company's common stock.

    At March 31, 2011 the Company's current ratio was 1.5 to 1 with long term debt totaling $3.4 million.  At quarter end, stockholders' equity totaled $5.8 million. As of March 31, 2011, Bacterin had approximately 37.7 million shares of common stock outstanding and fully diluted shares of approximately 51.5 million (inclusive of all options and warrants).  At March 31, 2011 the Company had operating tax loss carry forwards of approximately $16.3 million that may be used to offset future taxable income, the earliest portion of which expires in 2024.

    "Since the beginning of the year, we have put the pieces in place to support a dynamic year for Bacterin.  It became evident to us that the demand for our current and newly launched products is growing rapidly.  Our challenge is to further develop the operations to meet the increasing order flow.  Financially, we have always run the business with a lean amount of working capital.  We have begun addressing this issue with our accounts receivable credit line and the recently announced equity capital raise of $1.9 million.  In order to meet the growing demand for our products, we installed additional equipment and are in the process of increasing our donor allotment.  In addition, we realized that shifting to a direct sales force model requires us to provide a more comprehensive product line.  We have addressed this point by launching two additional scaffolds with characteristics that distinguish them in their prospective markets.  We will continue to position Bacterin for accelerated, profitable growth and are within sight of quickly achieving this goal," commented Guy Cook, the Company's chairman and CEO.Conference Call Details:Date/Time:Thursday, May 12, 2011—4:30 p.m. (ET)Telephone Number:888-713-4216International Dial-In Number:617-213-4868Participant Pass code:87304304Internet or www.earnings.comIt is recommended that participants phone-in at least 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. Participants may pre-register for the call at  Pre-registrants will be issued a pin number to use when dialing into the live call which will provide quick access to the conference by bypassing the operator upon connection. A replay of the conference call in its entirety will be available approximately one hour after its completion by dialing 888-286-8010 (U.S.), 617-801-6888 (International) and entering the pass code 46840748 and on the Internet at

    About Bacterin International Holdings, Inc.Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. ("the "Company" or "Bacterin") develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets.  Bacterin's proprietary methods optimize the growth factors in human allografts to create the ideal stem cell scaffold and promote bone and other tissue growth.  These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain with a facet joint stabilization, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.

    Bacterin's Medical Device division develops antimicrobial coatings based upon proprietary coating technologies. Bacterin's strategic coating initiatives include antimicrobial coatings designed to inhibit biofilm formation and microbial contamination. Headquartered in Belgrade, Montana, Bacterin operates a 42,000 square foot., state-of-the-art, fully compliant and FDA registered facility, equipped with five "Class 100" clean rooms. For further information please visit

    This news release contains certain disclosures that may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as "continue," "efforts," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," "strategy," "will," "goal," "target," "prospects," "potential," "optimistic," "confident," "likely," "probable" or similar expressions or the negative thereof. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations or beliefs and include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company's earnings release and its expectations based on the results of full year 2010 and first quarter 2011, including reductions in expenses and increases in revenues due to among other things, the growth of its sales force. Statements of historical fact also may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. We caution that these statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others: the Company's ability to meet its obligations under existing and anticipated contractual obligations; the Company's ability to develop, market, sell and distribute desirable applications, products and services and to protect its intellectual property; the ability and willingness of third-party manufacturers to timely and cost-effectively fulfill orders from the Company; the ability of the Company's customers to pay and the timeliness of such payments, particularly during recessionary periods; the Company's ability to obtain financing as and when needed; changes in consumer demands and preferences; the Company's ability to attract and retain management and employees with appropriate skills and expertise; the impact of changes in market, legal and regulatory conditions and in the applicable business environment, including actions of competitors; and other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

    *** Financial Statements Follow ***BACTERIN INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSMarch 31,December 31,20112010ASSETS  (Unaudited)Current Assets:  Cash and cash equivalents

    327,481  Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $125,603 and $157,269, respectively

    4,238,6453,522,031  Accounts receivable – related party

    654,461613,034  Inventories, net

    6,233,0915,440,638  Prepaid and other current assets

    517,311572,01512,018,92110,475,199  Property & equipment, net

    3,406,5593,397,320  Non-current inventories, net

    1,118,1701,439,384  Intangible assets, net

    417,151355,639  Note receivable – related party

    82,39882,398  Other assets

    17,28113,675  Total Assets  

    7,060,480$  15,763,615LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)Current Liabilities:  Accounts payable  

    2,260,237  Accounts payable – related party

    789,935573,036  Accrued liabilities

    1,924,9091,391,540  Warrant derivative liability

    1,654,7509,690,741  Current portion of capital lease obligations

    15,81730,105  Current portion of long-term debt

    991,520234,1497,815,95214,179,808Long-term Liabilities:Capital lease obligation, less current portion

    16,96513,185Long-term debt, less current portion

    3,390,4342,189,866  Total Liabilities  

    11,223,35116,382,859Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)  Preferred stock, $.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding

    --  Common stock, $0.000001 par value; 95,000,000 shares authorized; 37,677,334  Issued shares and outstanding as of March 31, 2011 and 36,994,715 shares issued and outstanding  on December 31, 2010

    3837  Additional paid-in capital

    37,865,56236,325,976  Retained deficit

    (32,028,471)(36,945,257)  Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)


    ED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(Unaudited)ThreeMonths Ended March 31,20112010RevenueTissue sales



    2,704,975Royalties and other131,88031,458Total Revenue6,000,8042,736,433Cost of tissue sales987,356604,622Gross Profit5,013,4482,131,811Operating ExpensesGeneral and administrative2,297,3751,466,138Sales and marketing4,264,2821,442,717Depreciation147,159152,501Non-cash consulting expense240,99193,596Total Operating Expenses6,949,8073,154,952Loss from Operations(1,936,359)(1,023,141)Other Income (Expense)Interest expense(372,433)(523,417)Change in warrant derivative liability7,218,806(102,395)Other income 6,7725,924Total Other Income (Expense)6,853,145(619,888)Net Income  (Loss) Before Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes4,916,786(1,643,029)Benefit (Provision) for Income TaxesCurrent--Deferred--Net Income (Loss)



    (1,643,029)Net Income (Loss) per share:Basic





    0.11NAShares used in the computation:Basic37,330,66536,468,563Dilutive44,419,879NA

    SOURCE Bacterin International Holdings, Inc.
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