PolarityTE Reports First Quarter Results and Provides Business Update

First Quarter 2021 Total Revenues of $4.71 million Compared to $3.59 million in Fourth Quarter of 2020

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SALT LAKE CITY--()--PolarityTE, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTE), a biotechnology company developing regenerative tissue products and biomaterials, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Business Update

  • Reiterates previous guidance on Investigational New Drug (IND) submission in 2H:21
  • Plans to wind down commercial sales of SkinTE® consistent with FDA enforcement discretion period ending on May 31, 2021
  • Expects substantial spending cuts in connection with the end of commercial operations and confident in ability to manage cash effectively
  • Reported positive top-line data from full 100 patient dataset of SkinTE diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) randomized controlled trial (RCT)
  • Announced publication of complete interim analysis data from DFU RCT in the International Wound Journal

Operating Highlights for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

  • Total revenues were $4.71 million in Q1:21 compared to $3.59 million in Q4:20, representing a 31% increase quarter over quarter
  • SkinTE revenues were $1.73 million in Q1:21 compared to $1.20million in Q4:20, representing a 44% increase quarter over quarter (these revenues are not expected to recur in future reporting periods due to wind down of commercial operations)
  • Contract services revenues were $2.98 million in Q1:21 compared to $2.39 million in Q4:20, representing a 25% increase quarter over quarter
    • Contract services revenues for Q1:21 includes $1.69 million from COVID-19 related testing (these revenues are expected to decrease in future reporting periods due to the loss of a significant customer, which has not and may not be replaced)
  • Operational cash burn for Q1:21 was $6.61 million representing a 52% reduction from Q1:20, and includes $0.82 million of offering costs associated with capital raises in January 2021.

SkinTE Biologic License Application (BLA) Update

PolarityTE continues to make strong progress with its pursuit of a BLA for SkinTE and is reiterating its guidance on the submission of an IND to the FDA in the second half of 2021. In connection with this transition to the BLA pathway and based on the FDA’s recent announcement that enforcement discretion related to 361 HCT/P products will not be extended beyond May 31, 2021, the Company will cease commercial sales of SkinTE and wind down commercial operations. The Company is planning to make substantial reductions in the costs associated with its commercial operations, which will mitigate the effect on cash flow resulting from the loss of SkinTE revenues.

David Seaburg, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The decision to wind down our commercial effort is based on the end of FDA’s stated period of enforcement discretion, and given our pending IND submission, to complete our transition to a clinical stage biotech company. I am incredibly grateful to the commercial team for what they have achieved through their dedication to SkinTE, and to the many providers who have successfully treated patients suffering from debilitating wounds of various types. With a limited team of just eight sales representatives, we reported record SkinTE sales of $1.73 million in the first quarter of 2021. This is not only a testament to the true potential of SkinTE, but to the amazing talent of all those involved with the product.” Mr. Seaburg continued, “Because many HCPs have already witnessed the benefits SkinTE can offer patients with challenging, hard to heal wounds, we are committed to exploring opportunities for physicians to continue to treat patients in need through compassionate use programs, such as FDA’s Expanded Access IND program.”

Richard Hague, President & COO, commented, “Our team firmly believes that a successful BLA for SkinTE will create a highly valuable asset based on the clinical data that will support our eventual BLA submission, which should drive widespread adoption, enable favorable payer coverage and clear marketing claims, and provide regulatory exclusivity if SkinTE is deemed a reference product. With over 1,200 clinical uses of SkinTE to date and many positive outcomes, we look forward to submitting an IND and commencing the clinical trials that will support our BLA, so that many more patients can benefit from treatment with SkinTE.”

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

Net revenues increased by 405% to $4.71 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, compared to $0.93 million for the same period in 2020. The increase in net revenues for sale of products was the result of a sales strategy adopted in May 2020 to focus on regions and facilities where we had repeat users of SkinTE. During the first quarter of 2021 the average wound size treated with SkinTE was 637 cm2 compared to 62 cm2 in the first quarter of 2020, which corresponds with the difference in revenue between those periods. The increase in net revenues for services was the result of new COVID-19 testing services we began to offer through our Arches Research, Inc. subsidiary at the end of May 2020, which we did not offer in the first three months of 2020.

Total operating costs and expenses decreased to $10.75 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, compared to $18.12 million for the same period in 2020, a decrease of 41%. The decrease is largely attributable to the substantial reduction in personnel effectuated in May 2020 that reduced salary and benefit costs across the Company. Salary and benefits totaled $3.86 million for the first three months of 2021 compared to $6.67 million for the same period in 2020, a decrease of 42%. Severance expenses decreased from $495,000 in the first quarter of 2020 to $4,000 in the first quarter of 2021. Stock-based compensation decreased 49% from $3.22 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $1.65 million in the first quarter of 2021. In addition to the reduction of salary and benefit costs, the following significant changes also contributed to the decrease in operating costs and expenses, which are a consequence of our reduction of personnel and adjustment of our operating activities that began in May 2020:

  • Travel and related costs decreased from $0.525 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $0.123 million in the first quarter of 2021;
  • Issuance costs, which are included in operating expenses, decreased from $1.156 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $0.824 million in the first quarter of 2021;
  • Consulting costs, including legal, accounting, and audit fees, decreased from $1.301 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $0.897 million in the first quarter of 2021;
  • Promotional consulting and expense decreased from $0.701 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $0.045 million in the first quarter of 2021;
  • Lease expenses for our corporate office facility was $0.119 million in the first quarter of 2020, which did not recur in the first quarter of 2021 because the lease expired in 2020.

In connection with discontinuing commercial sales of SkinTE, we recorded as a restructuring charge a loss on impairment of property and equipment in the amount of $0.425 million during the first quarter of 2021, while the $0.452 million of restructuring and other charges in the first quarter of 2020 were severance costs arising from a reduction in force in March 2020.

Our operating loss decreased from an operating loss of $17.71 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, to an operating loss of $8.21 million for the comparable period in 2021. Net loss, however, increased from $13.04 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, to $17.41 million for the comparable period in 2021. The increase in net loss is attributable to the change in fair value of common stock warrant liability and warrant inducement loss.

The table below shows adjusted net loss, which is a non-GAAP measure that shows net loss before fair value adjustments relating to our common stock warrant liability and warrant inducement loss. We believe this measure is useful to investors because it eliminates the effect of non-operating items that can significantly fluctuate from period to period due to fair value remeasurements. For purposes of calculating non-GAAP per share metrics, the same denominator is used as that which would be used in calculating net loss per share under GAAP.

Adjusted Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders

(in thousands - unaudited non-GAAP measure)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

GAAP Net loss

 

$

(17,410

)

 

$

(13,040

)

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liability

 

4,027

 

 

(4,532

)

Inducement loss on sale of liability classified warrants

 

 

5,197

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders

 

$

(8,186

)

 

$

(17,572

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.23

)

 

$

(0.39

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.24

)

 

$

(0.39

)

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

Basic

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.53

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.12

)

 

$

(0.53

)

Cash and Liquidity as of March 31, 2021

As of March 31, 2021, we had $37.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and working capital of approximately $34.5 million. Based on currently available information as of the date we file this press release, we believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund our activities at least for the next 12 months.

Cash used in operating activities for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was approximately $6.61 million, which included $0.82 million of offering costs. Cash used in operating activities for the three-month period ended December 31, 2020 was approximately $5.58 million, which included $0.76 million of offering costs. The higher quarter over quarter cash burn is attributable to annual prepaid expenses paid in the first quarter of the year, such as insurance.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The conference call can be accessed by calling 1-800-377-1217 (U.S. and Canada) or +44 (0)330 027 2386 (International), with confirmation code 231666 and referencing “PolarityTE First Quarter 2021 Earnings Call.” A webcast of the conference call can be accessed by using the link below.

Earnings Call Webcast – CLICK HERE

A replay of the earnings conference call will be available for 30 days, beginning approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and can be found by visiting PolarityTE’s website at https://www.polarityte.com/news-media/events or by clicking on the link above.

About PolarityTE®

PolarityTE is focused on transforming the lives of patients by discovering, designing, and developing a range of regenerative tissue products and biomaterials for the fields of medicine, biomedical engineering and material sciences. Rather than manufacturing with synthetic and foreign materials within artificially engineered environments, PolarityTE manufactures products from the patient's own tissue and uses the patient's own body to support the regenerative process. From a small piece of healthy autologous tissue, the company creates an easily deployable, dynamic, and self-propagating product designed to regenerate the target tissues. PolarityTE's innovative methods are intended to promote and accelerate growth of the patient's tissues to undergo a form of effective regenerative healing. Learn more at www.PolarityTE.com – Welcome to the Shift®.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "intend," "plan," "will," "would," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and FDA regulatory matters, which cannot be predicted, and the risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and other filings with the SEC (copies of which may be obtained at www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and other filings with the SEC (copies of which may be obtained at www.sec.gov).

POLARITYTE, the POLARITYTE logo, SKINTE, WHERE SELF REGENERATES SELF and WELCOME TO THE SHIFT are trademarks or registered trademarks of PolarityTE, Inc.

 

POLARITYTE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

37,237

 

 

$

25,522

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

4,320

 

 

 

3,819

 

Inventory

 

 

373

 

 

 

883

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

2,631

 

 

 

992

 

Total current assets

 

 

44,561

 

 

 

31,216

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

9,414

 

 

 

10,550

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

2,087

 

 

 

2,452

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

495

 

 

 

542

 

Goodwill

 

 

278

 

 

 

278

 

Other assets

 

 

227

 

 

 

472

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

57,062

 

 

$

45,510

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

4,295

 

 

$

4,148

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

3,039

 

 

 

2,106

 

Current portion of long-term notes payable

 

 

2,508

 

 

 

2,059

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

207

 

 

 

168

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

10,049

 

 

 

8,481

 

Common stock warrant liability

 

 

15,866

 

 

 

5,975

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

1,142

 

 

 

1,476

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

596

 

 

 

723

 

Long-term notes payable

 

 

1,068

 

 

 

1,517

 

Total liabilities

 

 

28,721

 

 

 

18,172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock - 25,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock – $.001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 80,316,309 and 54,857,099 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

80

 

 

 

55

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

523,882

 

 

 

505,494

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(495,621

)

 

 

(478,211

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

28,341

 

 

 

27,338

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

$

57,062

 

 

$

45,510

 

 

POLARITYTE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

Net revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products

 

$

1,729

 

 

$

428

 

Services

 

 

2,980

 

 

 

505

 

Total net revenues

 

 

4,709

 

 

 

933

 

Cost of sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products

 

 

241

 

 

 

340

 

Services

 

 

1,924

 

 

 

176

 

Total cost of sales

 

 

2,165

 

 

 

516

 

Gross profit

 

 

2,544

 

 

 

417

 

Operating costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

2,431

 

 

 

3,373

 

General and administrative

 

 

6,371

 

 

 

10,605

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

1,526

 

 

 

3,694

 

Restructuring and other charges

 

 

425

 

 

 

452

 

Total operating costs and expenses

 

 

10,753

 

 

 

18,124

 

Operating loss

 

 

(8,209

)

 

 

(17,707

)

Other income (expenses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liability

 

 

(4,027

)

 

 

4,532

 

Inducement loss on sale of liability classified warrants

 

 

(5,197

)

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(38

)

 

 

(12

)

Other income, net

 

 

61

 

 

 

147

 

Net loss

 

$

(17,410

)

 

$

(13,040

)

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.23

)

 

$

(0.39

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.24

)

 

$

(0.39

)

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

76,158,275

 

 

 

33,019,994

 

Diluted

 

 

76,396,078

 

 

 

33,019,994

 

 

POLARITYTE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(17,410

)

 

$

(13,040

)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

1,651

 

 

 

3,221

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

701

 

 

 

752

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

47

 

 

 

48

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

Bad debt expense

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

Change in inventory reserve

 

 

391

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of common stock warrant liability

 

 

4,027

 

 

 

(4,532

)

Inducement loss on sale of liability classified warrants

 

 

5,197

 

 

 

 

Loss on restructuring and other charges

 

 

425

 

 

 

 

Loss on sale of property and equipment

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

Other non-cash adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

(16

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(598

)

 

 

545

 

Inventory

 

 

119

 

 

 

19

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(1,639

)

 

 

(1,543

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

328

 

 

 

448

 

Other assets

 

 

245

 

 

 

4

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

138

 

 

 

818

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

(15

)

 

 

(61

)

Deferred revenue

 

 

39

 

 

 

(75

)

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

(360

)

 

 

(450

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(6,610

)

 

 

(13,854

)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(12

)

 

 

(999

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

Purchase of available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

(14,144

)

Proceeds from maturities of available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

15,945

 

Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

16,171

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

 

 

(2

)

 

 

16,973

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from term note payable and financing arrangements

 

 

1,028

 

 

 

1,053

 

Principal payments on term note payable and financing arrangements

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(55

)

Principal payments on financing leases

 

 

(135

)

 

 

(123

)

Net proceeds from the sale of common stock and warrants

 

 

 

 

 

24,276

 

Net proceeds from the sale of common stock, warrants and pre-funded warrants

 

 

9,884

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from the sale of new warrants

 

 

1,002

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from warrants exercised

 

 

6,671

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from pre-funded warrants exercised

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for tax withholdings related to net share settlement

 

 

(125

)

 

 

(2

)

Proceeds from stock options exercised

 

 

3

 

 

 

31

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

18,327

 

 

 

25,180

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

11,715

 

 

 

28,299

 

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

 

 

25,522

 

 

 

10,218

 

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

 

$

37,237

 

 

$

38,517

 

 

Contacts

Investors:
Rich Haerle
VP, Investor Relations
PolarityTE, Inc.
ir@PolarityTE.com
(385) 315-0697

Contacts

Investors:
Rich Haerle
VP, Investor Relations
PolarityTE, Inc.
ir@PolarityTE.com
(385) 315-0697