Reports 34.4% sequential increase in sales over the second quarter of 2022
ROSELAND, N.J., Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE: 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Arjan Haverhals, CEO and President of Milestone Scientific, stated, “I am pleased to report we achieved both sequential and year-over-year revenue growth for third quarter of 2022. Although our dental segment faced temporary challenges in the second quarter of 2022, due in part to the challenging situation in China and the Russia-Ukraine war, we are back on a solid growth trajectory in the third quarter with sequential sales growth of 34.4% over the second quarter of 2022. In addition, our revenue for the third quarter of 2022, increased 28.6% over the same period last year, excluding sales to China. This growth reflects the success of our expanded sales and marketing activities.”
“Turning out to our medical division, we continue to advance our commercial efforts around the CompuFlo® Epidural and CathCheck® Verification System. Specifically, we added new distributors and have commenced sales in key hospitals, healthcare systems and pain management clinics. As an example, in August we began implementing the CompuFlo Epidural System at UofL Health (University of Louisville) across three distinct departments: labor & delivery, acute pain and in the operating room. Moreover, we believe that the recent issuance of a Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code to identify the use of our patented technology, which goes into effect on January 1, 2023, would allow billing and payment pathways for health care personnel who choose to use our technology for coverage and discretionary payment by payers such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as commercial health plans. We believe that reimbursement would aid in the financial decision making process, within both private pain clinics and hospital settings, thereby potentially helping to accelerate our commercial rollout. In the meantime, we continue to advance discussions with other key healthcare institutions and pain management clinics.”
“We have taken steps to further streamline operations and continue to carefully manage expenses, which should result in improved performance as we continue to grow revenues. At the same time, we have maintained a solid balance sheet with approximately $9.8 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand. Overall, we remain encouraged by the outlook for the business and remain focused on driving value for shareholders.”
For the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, revenues were approximately $2.2 million and $2.1 million, respectively. Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $1.5 million versus $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2021. Operating loss was approximately $(2.0) million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2021. Net loss was approximately $(2.0) million or $(0.03) per share for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2021.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, revenues were approximately $6.6 million and $7.5 million, respectively. Gross profit for the first nine months of 2022 was $3.8 million versus $4.5 million for the first nine months of 2021. Operating loss for the first nine months of 2022 was approximately $(6.8) million versus approximately $(5.8) million for the first nine months of 2021. Net loss for the first nine months of 2022 was $(6.7) million, or $(0.10) per share, versus net loss of $(5.7) million, or $(0.08) per share, for the comparable period in 2021.
As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $9.8 million, working capital of approximately $10.8 million and no long-term debt.
Milestone Scientific’s executive management team will host a conference call today, November 15, 2022, at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, as well as the Company’s corporate progress and other developments.
The conference call will be available via telephone by dialing toll free 877-545-0523 for U.S. callers or +1 973-528-0016f or international callers and by entering the access code: 570917. A webcast of the call may be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2306/47097
or on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://www.milestonescientific.com/investors.
An audio replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, November 29, 2022, and can be accessed by dialing 877-481-4010 for U.S. callers or +1 919-882-2331 for international callers and by entering the access code: 47097.
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS), a technology focused medical research and development company that patents, designs and develops innovative injection technologies and instruments for medical, dental and cosmetic applications. Milestone Scientific’s computer-controlled systems are designed to make injections precise, efficient and increase the overall patient comfort and safety. Their proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing Technology® instruments is the platform to advance the development of next-generation devices, regulating flow rate and monitoring pressure from the tip of the needle, through platform extensions of subcutaneous drug delivery, including local anesthetic. To learn more, view the MLSS brand video or visit 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, 2021. 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.
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|September 30, 2022||December 31, 2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||9,811,673||$||14,764,346|
|Accounts receivable, net||1,091,729||943,272|
|Accounts receivable, related party net||–||–|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||478,218||375,360|
|Advances on contracts||1,581,483||1,309,260|
|Total current assets||14,514,945||18,933,751|
|Furniture, fixtures and equipment, net||17,401||23,713|
|Right of use assets||484,327||550,511|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accounts payable, related party||910,999||395,857|
|Accrued expenses and other payables||1,050,173||1,417,248|
|Accrued expenses, related party||333,483||414,241|
|Current portion of finance lease liabilities||9,153||8,545|
|Current portion of operating lease liabilities||88,933||81,001|
|Total current liabilities||3,675,461||3,097,320|
|Non-current portion of finance lease liabilities||13,120||20,062|
|Non-current portion of operating lease liabilities||408,998||476,980|
|Common stock, par value $.001; authorized 100,000,000 shares; 68,907,394 and 68,153,336 shares issued on September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, and 68,874,061 and 68,120,003, shares outstanding as September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021.||$||68,907||$||68,153|
|Additional paid in capital||126,666,340||124,915,560|
|Treasury stock, at cost, 33,333 shares||(911,516||)||(911,516||)|
|Total Milestone Scientific, Inc. stockholders’ equity||11,387,451||16,367,923|
|Total stockholders’ equity||11,180,879||16,215,382|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||15,278,459||$||19,809,744|
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|Three months ended|
|Nine months ended|
|Product sales, net||$||2,215,699||$||2,108,233||$||6,564,969||$||7,458,678|
|Cost of products sold||762,964||747,997||2,749,160||2,926,794|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||3,283,378||2,968,625||9,681,326||9,729,594|
|Research and development expenses||166,191||356,179||897,218||588,043|
|Depreciation and amortization expense||16,661||16,353||50,121||52,113|
|Total operating expenses||3,466,230||3,341,157||10,628,665||10,369,750|
|Loss from operations||(2,013,495||)||(1,980,921||)||(6,812,856||)||(5,837,866||)|
|Interest income (expense)||28,012||(4,608||)||26,819||(11,604||)|
|Gain on debt extinguishment-PPP||–||–||–||276,180|
|Loss before provision for income taxes and equity investments||(1,985,483||)||(1,985,529||)||(6,786,037||)||(5,573,290||)|
|Provision for income taxes||–||–||–||(333||)|
|Loss before equity investment||(1,985,483||)||(1,985,529||)||(6,786,037||)||(5,573,623||)|
|Deferred profit and divesture-equity investment||–||(69,905||)||–||(164,461||)|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||(13,680||)||(12,227||)||(54,030||)||(41,540||)|
|Net loss attributable to Milestone Scientific Inc.||$||(1,971,803||)||$||(2,043,207||)||$||(6,732,007||)||$||(5,696,544||)|
|Net loss per share applicable to common stockholders—|
|Weighted average shares outstanding and to be issued—|
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