Osiris Reports First Quarter 2014 Results: Revenue Up 25% and Gross Margin Improved from 73% to 78%

COLUMBIA, Md.--()--Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR), the leading stem cell company focused on developing and marketing products in wound care, orthopedic and sports medicine markets announced today its financial results for the first quarter of 2014.

Highlights and Recent Developments

  • Increased product revenue for the quarter to $10.1 million - a 146% increase over the first quarter of 2013 and 25% from previous quarter.
  • Improved gross margin from 73% in previous quarter to 78% in the first quarter of 2014 – gross profit increased 169% over the first quarter of 2013 and 32% over the previous quarter.
  • Obtained Medicare coverage in 9 states, representing 18% of Medicare-insured lives.
  • Expanded commercially, adding 70 experienced wound care professionals to the organization.
  • Presented Grafix® pharmacoeconomic and scientific studies at Symposium for Advanced Wound Care – demonstrating statistically significant economic benefits of wound closure and showing a quantitative comparison of wound relevant pharmacological parameters between cryopreserved and non-cryopreserved human amnion membranes.
  • Featured at the 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, a Cartiform® study confirming preservation of the three-dimensional biologic architecture found in native articular cartilage.
  • Strengthened management team – promoting Frank D. Czworka, Jr., to Vice President and General Manager of Wound Care, appointing Therésa K. Dixon, to General Manager, Market Access and Reimbursement, and Dwayne Montgomery to General Manager, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
  • Engaged Synthes Chairman Emeritus Hansjörg Wyss to serve as a strategic advisor to the company.
  • Received $15 million cash payment from Mesoblast related to Prochymal – the third milestone of the Purchase Agreement worth up to $100 million plus royalties.
  • Reported loss from continuing operations of $0.6 million for first quarter 2014, ending the quarter with $91.3 million of total assets.

“Our focus on execution has driven this strong start to 2014,” said Lode Debrabandere, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Osiris. “Now, along with the addition of key leadership, we are poised to carry this momentum forward as we continue to grow every facet of our business.”

First Quarter Financial Results

Product revenues during the first quarter of 2014 were $10.1 million, compared to $4.1 million during the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 146%. Gross margin during the first quarter was 78% compared to 72% during the first quarter of 2013. Gross profit was $7.8 million during the first quarter of 2014 and $2.9 million during the same period of 2013. The net loss from continuing operations was $0.6 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared to $0.3 million during the first quarter of 2013. As of March 31, 2014, Osiris had $91.3 million of total assets.

Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2014 were $0.7 million, decreased from the $1.0 million incurred in the first quarter of 2013. As a result of our increased commercial activity, our selling, general and administrative expenses were $7.2 million for the first quarter of 2014, compared to $2.4 million for the same period of the prior year.

Webcast and Conference Call

A webcast and conference call to discuss the financial results is scheduled for tomorrow, May 13, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. ET. To access the webcast, visit the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://investor.osiris.com/events.cfm. Alternatively, callers may participate in the conference call by dialing (877) 303-6133 (U.S. participants) or (970) 315-0493 (international participants).

An archive of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the call. To access the archived webcast, visit the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://investor.osiris.com/events.cfm.

About Osiris Therapeutics

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. is the leading stem cell company, having developed the world’s first approved stem cell drug, remestemcel-L for graft versus host disease. Osiris’ products include Grafix and Ovation® for acute and chronic wounds, Cartiform, a viable cartilage mesh for cartilage repair and the latest addition to Osiris’ line of products, OvationOSTM, a viable bone matrix. Osiris is a fully integrated company with capabilities in research, development, manufacturing and distribution. Osiris has developed an extensive intellectual property portfolio to protect the company's technology and commercial interests.

Osiris, Grafix, Ovation and Cartiform are registered trademarks of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. More information can be found on the company's website, www.Osiris.com. (OSIR-G)

Forward-Looking Statements

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Condensed Balance Sheets
Amounts in thousands, except per share amount(s)
March 31, 2014 December 31, 2013
Current assets:
Cash $ 2,342 $ 2,416
Investments available for sale 34,650 39,508
Trading securities 16,907 17,086
Trade accounts receivable, net of reserves 11,763 7,459
Other receivables 15,130 15,265
Inventory 2,337 1,929
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 318 355
Current assets of discontinued operations   96     91  
Total current assets 83,543 84,109
Property and equipment, net 1,809 1,896
Deferred tax asset 5,737 5,849
Restricted cash   243     243  
Total assets $ 91,332   $ 92,097  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 4,025 $ 4,842
Capital lease obligations, current portion 45 45
Deferred tax liability 5,737 5,849
Current liabilities of discontinued operations   17     57  
Total current liabilities 9,824 10,793
Other long-term liabilities 319 355
Total liabilities   10,143     11,148  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $.001 par value, 90,000 shares
authorized, 34,222 shares outstanding - 2014,
34,115 shares outstanding - 2013 34 34
Additional paid-in capital 284,219 282,702
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income 55 (33 )
Accumulated deficit   (203,119 )   (201,754 )
Total stockholders' equity   81,189     80,949  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 91,332   $ 92,097  
Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Loss
Amounts in thousands, except per share data
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014   2013
Product revenues $ 10,054 $ 4,055
Cost of product revenues   2,212     1,135  
Gross profit   7,842     2,920  
Operating expenses:
Research and development 670 957
Selling, general and administrative 7,235 2,404
Fees paid to related parties 149 62
Share based payments to related parties   403     180  
  8,457     3,603  
Loss from operations (615 ) (683 )
Other income (expense), net   (126 )   29  
Loss from continuing operations, before income taxes (741 ) (654 )
Income tax benefit   130     358  
Loss from continuing operations   (611 )   (296 )
Discontinued operations:
Loss from operations of discontinued operations, net of   (754 )   (2,439 )
income taxes of $165 and $358, respectively, in 2014 and 2013
Net loss   (1,365 )   (2,735 )
Other comprehensive income
Unrealized gain on investments available for sale   88     25  
Comprehensive loss $ (1,277 ) $ (2,710 )
Basic and diluted loss per share
Loss from continuing operations $ (0.02 ) $ (0.01 )
Loss from discontinued operations   (0.02 )   (0.07 )
Basic loss per share $ (0.04 ) $ (0.08 )
Weighted average common shares (basic and diluted)   34,148     32,912  
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
Amounts in thousands
Quarter ended March 31,
2014   2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Continuing operations
Loss from continuing operations $ (611 ) $ (296 )
Adjustments to reconcile loss from continuing operations
to net cash used in operations of continuing operations:
Unrealized loss on trading securities 179 -
Depreciation and amortization 214 146
Non cash share-based payments 883 473
Provision for bad debts - 22
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (4,204 ) (2,244 )
Inventory (408 ) (333 )
Prepaid expenses, and other current assets 72 141
Lease reserves (25 ) -
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities   (817 )   (52 )
Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations   (4,717 )   (2,143 )
Discontinued operations
Loss from discontinued operations (754 ) (2,439 )
Adjustments to reconcile loss from discontinued
operations to net cash used in operations of discontinued operations:
Depreciation and amortization - 39
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable and other current assets (5 ) (61 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (40 )   19  
Net cash used in operations of discontinued operations   (799 )   (2,442 )
Net cash used in operating activities   (5,516 )   (4,585 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (127 ) (111 )
Proceeds from sale of investments available for sale 5,000 4,000
Purchases of investments available for sale   (54 )   (29 )
Net cash provided by investing activities   4,819     3,860  
Cash flows from financing activities:
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (11 ) (11 )
Proceeds from the exercise of options to purchase common stock   634     169  
Net cash provided by financing activities   623     158  
Net increase in cash (74 ) (567 )
Cash at beginning of period   2,416     1,854  
Cash at end of period $ 2,342   $ 1,287  


Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Aziz Ahmad, 443-545-1834


Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Aziz Ahmad, 443-545-1834