Encision Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results

Feb 02, 2016, 07:00 ET from Encision Inc.

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Encision Inc. (PK: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 2016 third quarter that ended December 31, 2015.

The Company posted quarterly net revenue of $2.293 million for a quarterly net loss of $200 thousand, or $(0.02) per share. These results compare to net revenue of $2.608 million for a net loss of $417 thousand, or $(0.04) per share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin on net revenue was 51 percent in the fiscal 2016 third quarter and 47 percent in the fiscal 2015 third quarter. Gross margin on net revenue was higher in the fiscal 2016 third quarter as a result of a price increase that was established during the prior quarter, lower scrap costs and lower costs in manufacturing operations. The increase in gross margins was partially reduced by higher material costs.

The Company posted nine months net revenue of $7.047 million for a nine months net loss of $598 thousand, or $(0.06) per share. These results compare to net revenue of $7.364 million for a net loss of $1.034 million, or $(0.10) per share, in the year-ago nine months. Gross margin on net revenue was 50 percent in the fiscal 2016 nine months and 48 percent in the fiscal 2015 nine months. Gross margin on net revenue was higher in the fiscal 2016 nine months as a result of lower scrap costs and lower costs in manufacturing operations. The increase in gross margins was partially reduced by higher material costs.

"We continue to execute to our plan and the results are evident and encouraging. We continue to hone our focus both internally and in the field to drive success. While not satisfied with any loss, our team continues to make significant progress towards profitability during a time when many of the major players in medical devices are posting challenging results. Our R&D team is on track to deliver a number of exciting innovations over the current calendar year and our Sales team continues to push through the lengthy value analysis hurdles to open new opportunities and to drive account penetration. We also anticipate near term CE approval which will open the door for introduction of our products into the European marketplace," said Greg Trudel, President and CEO.

"During our fourth quarter, we expect to release our latest innovation in AEM® safety, the 'AEM EndoShield® 2 Burn Protection System'. This reposable monitor will reduce the cost per procedure to a hospital and will interface with its existing electrosurgical generators. Hospitals will soon be able to eliminate the patient and economic risks of potentially deadly stray energy burns for the cost of a disposable trocar or grasper. Having a lower cost per use will help to support our customers as they wrestle with continued cost containment and providing for optimal levels of patient safety."

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, 2015 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)

 



December 31,

 2015


   March 31,

2015

ASSETS





Cash and cash equivalents


$   107


$   259

Accounts receivable, net


862


965

Inventories, net


2,001


2,338

Prepaid expenses


131


109

    Total current assets


3,101


3,671

Equipment, net


589


777

Patents, net


257


258

Other assets


16


20

    Total assets


$ 3,963


$ 4,726

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Accounts payable


443


676

Accrued compensation


204


262

Other accrued liabilities


246


325

Line of credit


236


Lease and deferred rent payable


30


30

    Total current liabilities


1,159


1,293

Line of credit – long-term



64

Lease and deferred rent payable


78


101

    Total liabilities


1,237


1,458

Common stock and additional paid-in capital


23,664


23,608

Accumulated (deficit)


(20,938)


(20,340)

    Total shareholders' equity


2,726


3,268

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$ 3,963


$ 4,726

 

 

Encision Inc.

Condensed Statements of Operations

(Amounts in thousands, except per share information)

(Unaudited)

 



Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended



December 31, 2015


December 31, 2014


December 31, 2015


December 31, 2014


Net revenue


$2,293


$2,608


$7,047


$7,364


Cost of revenue


1,119


1,392


3,519


3,851


Gross profit


1,174


1,216


3,528


3,513


Operating expenses:










    Sales and marketing


626


791


1,952


2,175


    General and administrative


354


434


1,088


1,185


    Research and development


340


354


929


1,026


        Total operating expenses


1,320


1,579


3,969


4,386


Operating loss


(146)


(363)


(441)


(873)


Interest and other expense, net


(54)


(54)


(157)


(161)


Loss before provision for income taxes


(200)


(417)


(598)


(1,034)


Provision for income taxes


––


––


––


––


Net loss


$(200)


$ (417)


$(598)


$ (1,034)


Net loss per share—basic and diluted


$(0.02)


$ (0.04)


$(0.06)


$ (0.10)


Weighted average number of shares—basic and diluted


 

10,673


 

10,673


 

10,673


 

10,673


 

 

SOURCE Encision Inc.



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