TransEnterix, Inc. Reports Operating and Financial Results for the First Quarter 2020

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--()--TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American: TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced its operating and financial results for the first quarter of 2020.

Recent Highlights

  • Obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for First Machine Vision System in Robotic Surgery in March 2020
  • Received CE Mark approval for Pediatric indication for Senhance® Surgical System on February 12, 2020
  • Raised approximately $15 million in gross proceeds in an underwritten public offering in March of 2020 and $11.6 million in ATM offering gross proceeds since January 2020
  • Increased the number of procedures performed with Senhance by 43% in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter of 2019
  • Reduced anticipated cash burn during 2020 by approximately 35% as a result of restructuring and cost saving initiatives

“I would first like to say how proud I am of every one of our team members around the world as they have managed the COVID-19 crisis extremely well despite the challenges and uncertainty that continue to exist,” said Anthony Fernando, President and CEO of TransEnterix. “During the first two months of 2020, we generated significant momentum with the successful execution of our strategy that we first announced in November 2019. While we have seen some headwinds as a result of COVID, we believe we are well-positioned to continue to deliver on our strategy and bring transformative technology to surgeons, hospitals, and patients globally.”

Commercial and Clinical Update

During the quarter, three hospitals initiated Senhance Digital Laparoscopy Programs, one in the U.S., one in Europe, and one in Asia.

In addition, the Company has signed two other agreements with hospitals, one in EMEA and one in Asia, who are on track to begin their respective Senhance programs during 2020, once their respective local environments reopen subsequent to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Quarter Financial Results

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company reported revenue of $0.6 million as compared to revenue of $2.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019. Revenue in the first quarter of 2020 included no system sales, $0.2 million in system leasing and instruments and accessories, and $0.4 million in services.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, total operating expenses were $16.0 million, as compared to $21.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, net loss attributable to common stockholders was $17.0 million, or $0.59 per share, as compared to a net loss of $22.5 million, or $1.35 per share, in the three months ended March 31, 2019.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders was $12.0 million, or $0.41 per share, as compared to an adjusted net loss of $18.7 million, or $1.12 per share in the three months ended March 31, 2019, after adjusting for the following charges: change in fair value of warrant liabilities, amortization of intangible assets, change in fair value of contingent consideration, restructuring and other charges, acquisition related costs, deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of preferred stock and loss from sale of SurgiBot assets. Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation from GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures below.

The Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of approximately $22.7 million as of March 31, 2020.

As a result of restructuring, cost optimization efforts and recent equity financing, we believe that current cash on hand will be sufficient to meet our anticipated cash needs into the fourth quarter of 2020.

COVID-19 Update and Business Outlook

During the fourth quarter of 2019, prior to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, the Company instituted a corporate restructuring in conjunction with our strategy shift. As part of that restructuring, we reduced our headcount by approximately 40% compared to our peak in 2019.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company instituted a number of initiatives aimed at keeping its employees and their families safe while at the same time ensuring business continuity.

  • Employee safety, including remote working for applicable employees, as well as establishing safe working environments, in accordance with all federal, state, local and foreign directives.
  • Expense reduction measures, including cash compensation reductions for certain members of the management team; partial furloughs of our commercial, clinical, and service organizations; a reduction in travel and training spending; cancellation of participation in all trade shows in 2020; and, as previously announced, conversion of Board compensation to all equity compensation, and
  • Adding cash to the balance sheet to fund payroll costs and other approved expenses through the receipt of approximately $2.8 million in the form of a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Company believes that the combined impact of the restructuring along with the initiatives instituted in response to COVID-19 have reduced the anticipated cash burn during 2020 by approximately 35%.

The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and we expect will continue to have, a negative impact on the Company’s operations and financial results. Due to the uncertain scope and duration of the pandemic, and uncertain timing of global recovery and economic normalization, we are unable to estimate the overall impacts on our operations and financial results, which could be material. Accordingly, we are withdrawing our previously provided full-year 2020 revenue guidance of $3.0 - $3.2 million.

Conference Call

TransEnterix, Inc. will host a conference call on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 8:00 AM ET to discuss its first quarter 2020 operating and financial results. To listen to the conference call on your telephone, please dial 1-844-804-5261 for domestic callers and 1-612-979-9885 for international callers, and reference conference ID 1946139 approximately ten minutes prior to the start time. To access the live audio webcast or archived recording, use the following link http://ir.transenterix.com/events.cfm. The replay will be available on the Company’s website.

About TransEnterix

TransEnterix is a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery by addressing the clinical and economic challenges associated with current laparoscopic and robotic options in today's value-based healthcare environment. The Company is focused on the market development activities for, and increasing utilization of, its Senhance Surgical System, which digitizes laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery. The system allows for robotic precision, haptic feedback, surgeon camera control via eye sensing and improved ergonomics while offering responsible economics. The Senhance Surgical System is available for sale in the US, the EU, Japan and select other countries. For more information, visit www.transenterix.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

The adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share presented in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures. The adjustments relate to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities, amortization of intangible assets, change in fair value of contingent consideration, restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related costs, deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of the preferred stock and the loss from sale of SurgiBot assets. These financial measures are presented on a basis other than in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("Non-GAAP Measures"). In the tables that follow under "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures,” we present adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share, reconciled to their comparable GAAP measures. These items are adjusted because they are not operational or because these charges are non-cash or non-recurring and management believes these adjustments are meaningful to understanding the Company's performance during the periods presented. These Non-GAAP Measures should be considered a supplement to, not a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements relating to the current market development and operational plans for the Senhance System, as well as 2020 first quarter financial results and plans for 2020. These statements and other statements regarding our future plans and goals constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict, are beyond our control and which may cause results to differ materially from expectations and include the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our current and future results of operations, whether we will be well-positioned to continue to deliver on our strategy and bring transformative technology to surgeons, hospitals and patients globally, whether we have cash on hand sufficient to meet our anticipated cash needs into the fourth quarter of 2020 and whether we can meet the operational goals we have set forth for 2020. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties associated with TransEnterix's business, please review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which we filed on March 16, 2020. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the origination date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
 

TransEnterix, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

$

242

 

 

$

1,829

 

Service

 

 

358

 

 

 

352

 

Total revenue

 

 

600

 

 

 

2,181

 

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

 

913

 

 

 

1,273

 

Service

 

 

825

 

 

 

1,194

 

Total cost of revenue

 

 

1,738

 

 

 

2,467

 

Gross loss

 

 

(1,138

)

 

 

(286

)

Operating Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

3,934

 

 

 

5,655

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

4,253

 

 

 

7,674

 

General and administrative

 

 

3,349

 

 

 

4,560

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

2,564

 

 

 

2,611

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

1,056

 

 

 

998

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

 

858

 

 

 

 

Acquisition related costs

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

Loss from sale of SurgiBot assets, net

 

 

 

 

 

97

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

 

16,014

 

 

 

21,640

 

Operating Loss

 

 

(17,152

)

 

 

(21,926

)

Other Income (Expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

 

(155

)

 

 

(106

)

Interest income

 

 

27

 

 

 

318

 

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

(1,116

)

Other expense

 

 

(15

)

 

 

(305

)

Total Other Income (Expense), net

 

 

(143

)

 

 

(1,209

)

Loss before income taxes

 

$

(17,295

)

 

$

(23,135

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

697

 

 

 

610

 

Net loss

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(22,525

)

Deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of preferred stock

 

 

(412

)

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common stockholders

 

$

(17,010

)

 

$

(22,525

)

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(22,525

)

Foreign currency translation loss

 

 

(872

)

 

 

(1,949

)

Comprehensive loss

 

$

(17,470

)

 

$

(24,474

)

Net loss per common share attributable to common stockholders – basic and diluted

 

$

(0.59

)

 

$

(1.35

)

Weighted average number of shares used in computing net loss per common share – basic and diluted

 

 

28,906

 

 

 

16,677

 

TransEnterix, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

(Unaudited) 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

21,816

 

 

$

9,598

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

951

 

 

 

620

 

Inventories

 

 

9,829

 

 

 

10,653

 

Other current assets

 

 

7,341

 

 

 

7,084

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

39,937

 

 

 

27,955

 

Restricted cash

 

 

925

 

 

 

969

 

Inventories, net of current portion

 

 

7,201

 

 

 

7,594

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

6,060

 

 

 

4,706

 

Intellectual property, net

 

 

27,939

 

 

 

28,596

 

In-process research and development

 

 

 

 

 

2,470

 

Other long term assets

 

 

2,168

 

 

 

2,489

 

Total Assets

 

$

84,230

 

 

$

74,779

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

4,047

 

 

$

3,579

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

8,026

 

 

 

8,553

 

Deferred revenue – current portion

 

 

903

 

 

 

818

 

Contingent consideration – current portion

 

 

72

 

 

 

73

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

13,048

 

 

 

13,023

 

Long Term Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred revenue – less current portion

 

 

13

 

 

 

27

 

Contingent consideration – less current portion

 

 

2,068

 

 

 

1,011

 

Warrant liabilities

 

 

73

 

 

 

2,388

 

Net deferred tax liabilities

 

 

649

 

 

 

1,392

 

Other long term liabilities

 

 

1,217

 

 

 

1,403

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

17,068

 

 

 

19,244

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock $0.001 par value, 750,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 47,078,314 and 20,691,301 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

47

 

 

 

21

 

Preferred stock $0.01 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, including 7,937,057 and 0 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and 4,884,117 and 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

49

 

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

749,506

 

 

 

720,484

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(680,198

)

 

 

(663,600

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(2,242

)

 

 

(1,370

)

Total Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

67,162

 

 

 

55,535

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

$

84,230

 

 

$

74,779

 

TransEnterix, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Operating Activities

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(16,598

)

 

$

(22,525

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash and cash equivalents used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from sale of SurgiBot assets, net

 

 

 

 

 

97

 

Depreciation

 

 

570

 

 

 

563

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

2,564

 

 

 

2,611

 

Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

330

 

Amortization of short-term investment discount

 

 

 

 

 

(220)

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

1,923

 

 

 

2,981

 

Interest expense on deferred consideration – MST acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

204

 

Deferred tax benefit

 

 

(697

)

 

 

(610

)

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

 

155

 

 

 

106

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

1,056

 

 

 

998

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(340

)

 

 

(129

)

Inventories

 

 

(1,063

)

 

 

(4,621

)

Other current and long term assets

 

 

(76

)

 

 

(2,663

)

Accounts payable

 

 

509

 

 

 

286

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

(433

)

 

 

(2,518

)

Deferred revenue

 

 

83

 

 

 

(197

)

Other long term liabilities

 

 

(130

)

 

 

1,112

 

Net cash and cash equivalents used in operating activities

 

 

(12,477

)

 

 

(24,195

)

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of short-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

(10,894

)

Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

40,000

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(118

)

Net cash and cash equivalents (used in) provided by investing activities

 

 

(2

)

 

 

28,988

 

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, preferred stock and warrants under 2020 financing, net of issuance costs

 

 

13,525

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants, net of issuance costs

 

 

11,212

 

 

 

 

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of vesting of restricted stock units

 

 

(33

)

 

 

(499

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants

 

 

 

 

 

236

 

Net cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

24,704

 

 

 

(263

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(51

)

 

 

(58

)

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

12,174

 

 

 

4,472

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

 

10,567

 

 

 

21,651

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

 

$

22,741

 

 

$

26,123

 

Supplemental Disclosure for Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

 

 

$

750

 

Supplemental Schedule of Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer of inventories to property and equipment

 

$

1,958

 

 

$

86

 

Exchange of common stock for Series B Warrants

 

$

2,470

 

 

 

 

Transfer of in-process research and development to intellectual property

 

$

2,425

 

 

 

 

Conversion of preferred stock to common stock

 

$

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted Net Loss and Net Loss per Share

(in thousands except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

   
 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

2020

2019

(Unaudited, U.S. Dollars, in thousands)

 

Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders (GAAP)

 

$

(17,010

)

$

(22,525

)

   

Adjustments

 
Loss from sale of SurgiBot assets, net  

 

97

 

Amortization of intangible assets  

2,564

 

2,611

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

1,056

 

998

 

Acquisition related costs

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

155

 

106

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

 

858

 

 

 

 

 

Deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of preferred stock

 

 

412

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders (Non-GAAP)

 

$

(11,965

)

$

(18,668

)

   
 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

2020

2019

(Unaudited, per basic share)

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders (GAAP)

 

$

(0.59

)

$

(1.35

)

   

Adjustments

 

Loss from sale of SurgiBot assets, net

 

 

0.00

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

0.09

 

0.16

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

0.04

 

0.06

 

Acquisition related costs

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

0.01

 

0.01

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

 

Deemed dividend related to beneficial conversion feature of preferred stock

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders (Non-GAAP)

 

$

(0.41

)

$

(1.12

)

The non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 provide management with additional insight into the Company’s results of operations from period to period without non-recurring and non-cash charges, and are calculated using the following adjustments:

a)

Loss from sale of SurgiBot assets relates to additional outside service costs to transfer the assets in connection with the sale of SurgiBot assets to Great Belief International Limited.

 

b)

Intangible assets that are amortized consist of developed technology and purchased patent rights recorded at cost and amortized over 5 to 10 years.

 

c)

Contingent consideration in connection with the acquisition of the Senhance System in 2015 is recorded as a liability and is the estimate of the fair value of potential milestone payments related to business acquisitions. Contingent consideration is measured at fair value using a discounted cash flow model utilizing significant unobservable inputs including the probability of achieving each of the potential milestones and an estimated discount rate associated with the risks of the expected cash flows attributable to the various milestones. Significant increases or decreases in any of the probabilities of success or changes in expected timelines for achievement of any of these milestones would result in a significantly higher or lower fair value of these milestones, respectively, and commensurate changes to the associated liability. The contingent consideration is revalued at each reporting period and changes in fair value are recognized in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.

 

d)

Acquisition related costs were incurred in connection with the MST purchase agreement and consist of legal, accounting, and other costs.

 

e)

The Company’s Series B Warrants are measured at fair value using a simulation model which takes into account, as of the valuation date, factors including the current exercise price, the expected life of the warrant, the current price of the underlying stock, its expected volatility, holding cost and the risk-free interest rate for the term of the warrant. The warrant liability is revalued at each reporting period or upon exercise and changes in fair value are recognized in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.

 

f)

During the fourth quarter of 2019, we announced the implementation of a restructuring plan to reduce operating expenses as we continue the global market development of the Senhance platform. During March 2020, the Company continued the restructuring efforts with additional headcount reductions which resulted in $0.9 million related to severance costs.

 

g)

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company closed an underwritten public offering under which it issued, as part of units and the exercise of an over-allotment option, 25,367,646 Series C Warrants, each to acquire one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.68 per share, and 25,367,646 Series D Warrants, each to acquire one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.68 per share. The Company concluded that the Series C Warrants and Series D Warrants are considered equity instruments. The fair value of the Series C and Series D Warrants on the issuance date was determined using a Black-Scholes Merton model. The unit proceeds were then allocated to the Series A preferred stock, Series C Warrants, and Series D Warrants, respectively, based on their relative fair values. As a result, the Company determined that a beneficial conversion feature was created by the difference between the effective conversion price of the preferred stock of $0.37 and the fair value of the Company's common stock as of the issuance date of $0.42. The Company therefore recorded a beneficial conversion charge of $0.4 million as an immediate charge to earnings available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

Contacts

Investors:
Mark Klausner, 443-213-0501
invest@transenterix.com
or
Media:
Terri Clevenger, 203-856-8297
terri.clevenger@icrinc.com

Contacts

Investors:
Mark Klausner, 443-213-0501
invest@transenterix.com
or
Media:
Terri Clevenger, 203-856-8297
terri.clevenger@icrinc.com