EXETER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vapotherm, Inc. (NYSE: VAPO) (“Vapotherm” or the “Company”), a global medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of its proprietary Hi-VNI® Technology products that are used to treat patients of all ages suffering from respiratory distress, today announced certain preliminary unaudited fourth quarter and full year 2019 revenue results.
Preliminary revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 is expected to be approximately $12.9 million, an increase of approximately 10% when compared with $11.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.
Preliminary revenue for the full year 2019 is expected to be approximately $48.0 million, an increase of approximately 13% when compared with $42.4 million for the full year 2018.
“We are pleased with our solid finish to 2019, as our worldwide installed base of Precision Flow systems continues to grow in-line with our expectations, U.S. disposable utilization rates are consistent with or better than prior years, and our gross margin improvement plan is right on track.” said Joe Army, President and CEO of Vapotherm. “As we move into 2020, we expect to continue to add to our portfolio of high clinical value products and expand our body of clinical evidence, with the goal of driving further adoption of our Hi-VNI Technology products.”
The Company plans to release its fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results in early March 2020. The quarterly and annual revenue estimates for 2019 included in this press release are preliminary. Actual fourth quarter and full year 2019 revenue results are subject to the completion of the Company’s year end financial closing procedures and review and audit procedures by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
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Vapotherm, Inc. is a publicly traded developer and manufacturer of advanced respiratory technology based in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. The Company develops innovative, comfortable, non-invasive technologies for respiratory support of patients with chronic or acute breathing disorders. Over 2.0 million patients have been treated with Vapotherm Hi-VNI Technology. Hi-VNI Technology is mask-free noninvasive ventilatory support for spontaneously breathing patients and is a front-line tool for relieving respiratory distress—including hypercapnia, hypoxemia, and dyspnea. It allows for the fast, safe treatment of undifferentiated respiratory distress with one tool. Hi-VNI Technology’s mask-free interface delivers optimally conditioned breathing gases, making it comfortable for patients and reducing the risks associated with mask therapies. While being treated, patients can talk, eat, drink, and take oral medication. For more information, visit www.vapotherm.com.
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