15 Aug 2019, 22:31 GMT+10
LIVINGSTON, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2019 / Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE American:MLSS), a leading developer of computerized drug delivery instruments that provide painless and precise injections, today provided a business update and announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2019.
Leonard Osser, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, commented, "We have made substantial progress advancing our commercial efforts around the CompuFlo® Epidural system. At the same time, our Wand Dental subsidiary remains cash flow positive on a standalone basis with continued growth opportunities. Although revenues within our Wand Dental subsidiary declined slightly from the same period last year, this was due to a one-time order in 2018 from an overseas distributor. Moreover, we reported an 18% sequential increase in revenue versus the first quarter of 2019."
"A key element in our strategy to accelerate market adoption of the CompuFlo® Epidural system is entering the medical education market. In May, we unveiled the new CompuFlo® Epidural Trainer and educational suite to thousands of anesthesia professionals at the Euroanethesia 2019 Congress, Europe's largest annual event showcasing the latest knowledge in the field of anesthesia. By providing a complete training solution, medical residency programs and simulation labs are now able to accelerate the procedure's learning curve by reducing stress, uncertainty and the number of attempts to locate the epidural space. We also announced that the CompuFlo® Epidural system was featured in two research abstracts at the Euroanethesia 2019 Congress. The abstracts were presented during scientific poster sessions highlighting how CompuFlo's objective detection of tissue pressure makes challenging procedures with difficult patients more efficient and how it accelerates clinical competency for trainees."
"Most recently, we signed a distribution agreement for the CompuFlo® Epidural System with Paragon Care Limited, a leading provider of medical equipment, devices and consumables in Australia. Australia is a large market, as epidural anesthesia is used in one third of the approximately 300,000 births in Australia each year. We believe Paragon Care is the perfect partner as they have strong connections and a deep reach into Australian hospitals and medical schools."
For the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, revenues were approximately $2.3 million and $2.4 million, respectively. The decrease of approximately $171,000 is primarily due to a non-recurring order for handpieces and devices in 2018 from a distributor in Mexico of approximately $400,000. Gross profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 was approximately $1.5 million, or 67% of revenue, versus approximately $1.4 million, or 58% of revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2018 included an inventory reserve expense of $290,000. Operating loss for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was approximately $(1.1) million versus approximately $(1.4) million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in the operating loss is due to the increase in gross profit and a reduction in general and administration expenses of approximately $300,000, partially offset by an increase of approximately $100,000 in research and development expense. Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was approximately $(1.0) million, or $(0.02) per share, versus a net loss of $(1.3) million, or $(0.04) per share, in the prior period.
For the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, revenues were approximately $4.2 million and $4.2 million, respectively. Dental revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2018 included a non-recurring order for handpieces and devices in 2018 from a distributor in Mexico of approximately $400,000. Gross profit for the first six months of 2019 was $2.8 million or 67% of revenue versus $2.6 million or 63% of revenue for the first six months of 2018. Operating loss for the first six months of 2019 was approximately $(1.9) million versus approximately $(3.4) million for the first six months of 2018. The decrease in operating loss is due to the increase in gross profit, reduction in general and administrative expenses of approximately $1.2 million and reduction in research and development expenses of approximately $135,000. Net loss for the first six months of 2019 was $(1.8) million, or $(0.04) per share, versus net loss of $(3.2) million, or $(0.09) per share, for the comparable period in 2018.
Milestone Scientific's executive management team will host a conference call at 8:30 AM Eastern Time on Friday, August 16, 2019 to discuss the Company's financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, as well as the Company's corporate progress and other developments.
The conference call will be available on the Company's website at www.milestonescientific.com, or via telephone by dialing toll free 888-394-8218 and entering the pass code: 7780393. For those unable to participate at that time, a replay of the call will be archived on the company's website or can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 and entering the pass code 7780393. The replay will be available for 90 days.
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a biomedical technology research and development company that patents, designs and develops innovative diagnostic and therapeutic injection technologies and instruments for medical, dental, cosmetic and veterinary applications. Milestone's computer-controlled systems are designed to make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. Milestone's proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology® is our technology platform that advances the development of next-generation devices, regulating flow rate and monitoring pressure from the tip of the needle, through platform extensions for local anesthesia for subcutaneous drug delivery, with specific applications for cosmetic botulinum toxin injections, epidural space identification in regional anesthesia procedures and intra-articular joint injections. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and financial impact of Milestone's ability to implement its business plan, expected revenues, timing of regulatory approvals and future success. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions, future business decisions and regulatory developments, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond Milestone's control. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, failure to achieve expected revenue growth, changes in our operating expenses, adverse patent rulings, FDA or legal developments, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Milestone's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, Milestone's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2018. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. Milestone undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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David Waldman or Natalya Rudman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
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