Revenue of $2.3 million up 132% over prior year
Gross margin of 73% up 500 basis points over prior year
Q1 cash used in operations decreased 14% to $2.1 million
Conference call begins at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time today
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE American: MYO) (“Myomo” or the “Company”), a wearable medical robotics company that offers increased functionality for those suffering from neurological disorders and upper-limb paralysis, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
Financial and operational highlights for the first quarter of 2021 include the following (all comparisons are with the first quarter of 2020, unless otherwise noted):
- Revenue was $2.3 million, up 132%
- Revenue units were 65, up 117%
- Gross margin was 73%, up 500 basis points
- The reimbursement pipeline as of March 31, 2021 consisted of 940 MyoPro units, an increase of 22% with a record 386 candidates entering the pipeline during the quarter
- Revenue from the direct billing channel represented 73% of total revenue, compared with 77% of total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020
- Backlog, which represents insurance authorizations received but not yet converted to revenue, was 118 units as of March 31, 2021, a 48% increase.
- The Company received insurance authorizations and orders for 66 patients to receive a MyoPro during the first quarter
- Continued progress in international markets, including additional Statutory Health Insurance payments in Germany and the agreement to form a Joint Venture to serve patients in China
“We are pleased to deliver another quarter of solid revenue growth,” stated Paul R. Gudonis, Myomo’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our efforts to increase lead generation began to pay off as we generated a record number of additions to our reimbursement pipeline, following a return to a more normal marketing environment after the 2020 U.S. election cycle. In addition, although the year started off slowly, insurance authorizations have begun to pick up, with 35 authorizations received in April.”
Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $2.3 million, an increase of 132% compared with the first quarter of 2020, due to a higher average selling price and a greater number of revenue units. Myomo recognized revenue on 65 units in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 117% compared with the first quarter of 2020.
Gross margin for the first quarter of 2021 was 73%, compared with 68% for the first quarter of 2020. The margin expansion primarily reflects a higher average selling price, as well as more revenue units in the first quarter than deliveries, which is when cost of revenues generally are recognized. The Company delivered 50 units to patients in the first quarter.
Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $4.6 million, an increase of 13% over the first quarter of 2020. The increase primarily reflects higher payroll and advertising costs.
Operating loss for the first quarter of 2021 narrowed to $2.9 million from $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2020. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2021 was $3.0 million, or $0.57 per share, compared with a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $4.5 million, or $2.51 per share, for the first quarter of 2020. Net loss available to common stockholders in the first quarter of 2020 includes a deemed dividend of $0.7 million related to the repricing of certain warrants.
Adjusted EBITDA1 for the first quarter of 2021 was negative $2.7 million, compared with negative $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2020. A reconciliation of GAAP net loss to this non-GAAP financial measure appears below.
“We expect the number of pipeline additions during the second quarter of 2021 to be approximately equal to the number of additions during the first quarter. We expect the record number of pipeline additions in the first quarter to result in a growing number of insurance authorizations in the second quarter, as demonstrated by April’s insurance authorizations,” said Gudonis. “Year-over-year revenue growth in the second quarter is expected to be in line with the first quarter’s growth rate.”
Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 were $17.4 million, which includes $7.3 million received from the exercise of warrants. Cash used by operating activities was $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2021, which includes a deposit of $0.5 million paid to one of the Company’s subcontractors to enable the procurement of inventory in support of projected 2021 demand. Cash used by operations is expected to increase in the second quarter of 2021 due to annual incentive compensation payments. The Company continues to believe that its existing cash is sufficient to fund operations well into 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Myomo will hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the call using the following link: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10154899/e6c77b54c5. Callers who pre-register will be given a conference passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. Those without internet access or unable to pre-register may dial in by calling, 1-844-707-6932 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-9250 (International). A webcast of the call may also be accessed at Myomo’s Investor Relations page at http://ir.myomo.com/.
A replay of the webcast will be available beginning approximately one hour after the completion of the live conference call at http://ir.myomo.com/. A dial-in replay of the call will be available until May 19, 2021; please dial 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-0088 (International) and provide the passcode #10154899.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Myomo has provided in this press release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. This information includes Adjusted EBITDA. This non-GAAP financial measure is not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be different from similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Myomo believes that the use of this non-GAAP financial measure provides supplementary information for investors to use in evaluating operating performance and in comparing Myomo’s financial measures with other companies in its industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, the impact of the fair value revaluation of derivative liabilities and loss of extinguishment of debt. This non-GAAP financial measure is not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for results of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should be viewed in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables included as part of this press release.
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