LONE TREE, Colo., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zynex, Inc. (OTCQB: ZYXI), an innovative medical technology company specializing in the manufacture and sale of non-invasive medical devices for pain management, stroke rehabilitation, cardiac monitoring and neurological diagnostics, announced today April orders for the electrotherapy product line.
Thomas Sandgaard, Founder and CEO of Zynex, said: "In April we processed 2,556 patient files, primarily for our NexWave electrotherapy device. This is more than twice the amount of 1,200 orders in the month of April a year ago, yet a 15% decline compared to March 2016 orders. We expect to see a small incremental increase in orders in May, which should bring us to a level of three times higher than the 900 orders we had in May of last year.
We see a huge potential for growing orders as we are the only provider left in the industry with a national footprint, yet keeping up with manufacturing enough units for the orders we are receiving continues to be a problem. We are facing financial constraints from the past two years of losses and have limited support from our lender to finance increase production and sales commission levels. Our lender has continued to make advances to support our business during the past two years of being in default, and we are yet to see the benefits of increased orders turn into a significant increase in cash collections. We are actively looking to finance our growth through additional debt and/or equity."
Revenue from the placement of a NexWave electrotherapy unit is normally derived over time from monthly billings for the sale or rental and from monthly supplies during the treatment period after the initial patient order. A sharp increase in orders does not show in revenue numbers until monthly rentals and monthly supplies are billed to the insurance carriers, and the cash collections do not occur until a while after that, thus generating a steady stream of recurring revenue, yet only growing slowly.
Zynex, founded in 1996, markets and sells its own design of electrotherapy medical devices used for pain management and rehabilitation, and the company's proprietary NeuroMove device is designed to help recovery of stroke and spinal cord injury patients. Zynex is also developing a new blood volume monitor for use in hospitals and surgery centers. For additional information, please visit: Zynex.com.
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