Roka Bioscience Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Nov 11, 2015, 16:02 ET from Roka Bioscience, Inc.

WARREN, N.J., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, today reported its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results:

Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was $1.5 million compared with $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2014 and $1.5 million for the second quarter of 2015.  As of September 30, 2015, the Company had 39 instruments placed with customers under commercial agreements compared to 36 instruments as of September 30, 2014 and 41 instruments as of June 30, 2015.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were $9.6 million compared with $9.9 million in the third quarter of 2014.  Net loss for the third quarter of 2015 was $8.5 million, or $0.49 per share, compared with a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.64 per share, in the third quarter of 2014.  In July 2014, upon completion of the Company's IPO, all shares of Convertible Preferred Stock were converted into common stock at their respective conversion ratio.  The calculation of net loss per share in 2014 prior to the completion of the IPO excludes all potential Common shares issuable for Convertible Preferred Stock because the effect of including them would have been anti-dilutive.

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities of $37.9 million compared with $57.1 million at December 31, 2014.

Nine Month Financial Results:
Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $4.5 million compared with $3.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.  Total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $29.5 million compared with $26.4 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2014.  Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $26.6 million, or $1.54 per share, compared with a net loss of $24.8 million, or $4.78 per share, in the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Conference Call
Roka Bioscience will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results and answer questions. During the conference call, material information concerning the Company, its operations, strategies and prospects may be discussed.  To listen to the conference call live, go to http://rokabio.investorroom.com/ or dial 1-888-347-1331 for domestic callers and 1-412-902-4277 for international callers.  A replay of the conference call will be available after the completion of the call by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) and 1-412-317-0088 (international). The replay access code is 10074957.  An online archive of the conference call will also be available at http://rokabio.investorroom.com/.


About Roka Bioscience
Roka Bioscience is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing advanced testing solutions for the food safety testing market. Our Atlas Detection Assays incorporate our advanced molecular technologies and are performed on our "sample-in, result-out" Atlas System that automates all aspects of molecular diagnostic testing on a single, integrated platform. The Atlas System and Detection Assays are designed to provide our customers with accurate and rapid test results with reduced labor costs and improved laboratory efficiencies.  For more information, visit http://rokabio.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and management's current beliefs and assumptions. Any statements contained herein (including, without limitation, statements to the effect that we "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "plan" and similar expressions) that are not statements of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements and should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Financial Statements  included in this press release and the discussion below. These statements relate to future events or our financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include those set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.  Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or review publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release.

 

Investor Contact:
Roka Bioscience, Inc.
ir@rokabio.com
855-ROKABIO (855-765-2246)


 

Condensed Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)










Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenue


1,508



1,483



$

4,484



$

3,701


Operating expenses:









Cost of revenue


1,672



2,578



5,391



5,416


Research and development


2,058



1,922



5,823



5,991


Selling, general and administrative


4,924



4,618



15,453



14,214


Amortization of intangible assets


937



738



2,811



822


Total operating expenses


9,591



9,856



29,478



26,443


Loss from operations


(8,083)



(8,373)



(24,994)



(22,742)


Other income (expense):









Change in fair value of financial instruments




(223)





(785)


Interest income (expense), net


(404)



(476)



(1,588)



(1,244)


Loss before income taxes


(8,487)



(9,072)



(26,582)



(24,771)


Income tax provision (benefit)


4



11



10



28


Net loss and comprehensive loss


$

(8,491)



$

(9,083)



$

(26,592)



$

(24,799)


Net Loss per Common Share:









Basic and diluted


$

(0.49)



$

(0.64)



$

(1.54)



$

(4.78)


Weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing net loss per common share:









Basic and diluted


17,303,490



14,153,715



17,262,033



5,188,516


 

 

Condensed Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)






September 30, 2015


December 31, 2014

ASSETS




Current Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

6,949



$

7,503


Short-term marketable securities

30,946



36,231


Trade accounts receivable, net of $0 allowance for doubtful accounts

681



670


Inventories

4,366



4,930


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,975



2,115


Total current assets

44,917



51,449


Long-term marketable securities



13,366


Property and equipment, net

10,524



12,186


Intangible assets, net

23,345



26,156


Goodwill

360



360


Other assets

264



262


Total assets

$

79,410



$

103,779


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current Liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

413



$

1,134


Short-term deferred payments

1,660



695


Notes payable, current

9,811



9,910


Accrued expenses and other short-term liabilities

2,723



2,125


Total current liabilities

14,607



13,864


Deferred payments

10,187



10,457


Deferred tax liabilities

49



49


Other long-term liabilities

321



334


Total liabilities

25,164



24,704


Stockholders' Equity:




Total Stockholders' Equity

54,246



79,075


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

79,410



$

103,779


 

SOURCE Roka Bioscience, Inc.



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