Encision Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

BOULDER, Colo., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Encision Inc. (OTCQB:ECIA), a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents dangerous stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended June 30, 2014.

The Company posted quarterly net revenue of $2.476 million for a quarterly net loss of $202 thousand, or $(0.02) per share. These results compare to net revenue of $2.682 million for a net loss of $311 thousand, or $(0.04) per share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin on net revenue was 49.4 percent in the fiscal 2015 first quarter and 54.4 percent in the fiscal 2014 first quarter. Gross margin on net revenue was lower in the fiscal 2015 first quarter as a result of scrap costs and higher unit overhead costs on lower sales volume. The medical device excise tax is included in other expense.

"We are disappointed with our 8% decrease in net revenue for the first quarter compared to last year's first quarter," said Greg Trudel, President and CEO. "We have realigned our sales structure and increased regional responsibilities among our team to provide greater customer support and drive results in the U.S. market."

"Our marketing emphasis and expanded sales channel are making great strides in creating awareness of the risks of stray energy and the new levels of safety that AEM® Technology brings to advanced energy used in laparoscopic surgery. Coupling this market momentum with the impending launch of our new AEM EndoShield™ Burn Protection System will provide our customers with new levels of clinical and economic value and drive technology adoption."

Encision Inc. designs and markets a portfolio of high performance surgical instrumentation that delivers advances in patient safety with AEM technology, surgical performance, and value to hospitals across a broad range of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Based in Boulder, CO, the company pioneered the development and deployment of Active Electrode Monitoring, AEM technology, to eliminate dangerous stray energy burns during minimally invasive procedures.

In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company notes that statements in this press release and elsewhere that look forward in time, which include everything other than historical information, involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially include, among others, its ability to increase net sales through the Company's distribution channels, its ability to compete successfully against other manufacturers of surgical instruments, insufficient quantity of new account conversions, insufficient cash to fund operations, delay in developing new products and receiving FDA approval for such new products and other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are encouraged to review the risk factors and other disclosures appearing in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2014 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events, or otherwise.

CONTACT: Mala Ray, Encision Inc., 303-444-2600, mray@encision.com

 

Encision Inc.

Condensed Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




June 30, 2014


March 31, 2014

ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents


$ 1,147


$    1,690

Accounts receivable, net


937


863

Inventories, net


2,161


2,224

Prepaid expenses


245


65

    Total current assets


4,490


4,842

Equipment, net


1,024


1,106

Patents, net


258


249

Other assets


18


14

    Total assets


$ 5,790


$ 6,211

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Accounts payable


471


666

Accrued compensation


258


265

Other accrued liabilities


401


409

Lease and deferred rent payable – short term


95


97

    Total current liabilities


1,225


1,437

Lease and deferred rent payable – long term


165


186

    Total liabilities


1,390


1,632

Common stock and additional paid-in capital


23,560


23,545

Accumulated (deficit)


(19,160)


(18,957)

    Total shareholders' equity


4,400


4,588

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$ 5,790


$  6,211

 


Encision Inc.

Condensed Statements of Operations

(Amounts in thousands, except per share information)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended



June 30, 2014


June 30, 2013

Net revenue:


$2,476


$2,682

Cost of revenue:


1,254


1,224

Gross profit


1,222


1,458

Operating expenses:





    Sales and marketing


683


951

    General and administrative


370


353

    Research and development


315


388

        Total operating expenses


1,368


1,692

Operating loss


(146)


(234)

Interest and other expense, net


(56)


(77)

Loss before provision for income taxes


(202)


(311)

Provision for income taxes


––


––

Net loss


$(202)


$ (311)

Net loss per share—basic and diluted


$ (0.02)


$ (0.04)

Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares


10,673


8,210


Note: The three months ended June 30, 2013 was restated to include an additional $70 thousand in cost of revenue.

 

SOURCE Encision Inc.



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