SOURCE: Atossa Genetics Inc

Atossa Genetics Inc

August 12, 2014 16:01 ET

Atossa Genetics Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Provides Company Update

Conference Call to Be Held Today at 4:45 pm Eastern Time

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2014) - Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) today announced Second Quarter 2014 financial results and provided an update on recent corporate developments.

"During the second quarter of 2014 we hired two key executives and we received important registration certifications, including ISO 13485:2003, EN ISO 13485:2012 and AC:2012, and ISO 9001:2008," stated Dr. Steven C. Quay, Chairman, CEO & President. "We have also generated the information and data that we plan to submit to the FDA on or before August 20, 2014 in response to questions we received from them on our 510(k) submission for the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator," added Dr. Quay.

Recent Corporate Developments

Important recent corporate developments include the following:

  • Hired two key executives: John E. Sawyer, Sr. VP of Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and Jelle W. Kylstra, M.D., M.B.A., VP of Clinical Research and Development. These executives each have more than 20 years of experience in their respective fields.

  • Continued to execute on our non-U.S. strategy and have now received registration certificates under the following standards:

    • ISO 13485:2003 "Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes"

    • EN ISO 13485:2012 and AC:2012 (Canadian)

    • ISO 9001:2008 "Quality managements systems - Requirements"

  • The International Organization for Standardization, or "ISO," is the world's largest developer of international standards, which are recognized globally for their stringent criteria.

  • Atossa is nearing completion of the preparation of additional information and data to be submitted to the FDA in response to a request from the FDA on February 28, 2014, related to Atossa's 510(k) submission on the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator. Atossa intends to submit this information and data to the FDA on or before August 20, 2014.

  • Atossa entered into a new lease agreement for office space in Seattle, Washington, which will replace Atossa's current administrative offices that are under a lease that will expire in November 2014. 

Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results  

Revenue for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $9,875 and $33,999, consisting of additional cash collected in excess of the amounts we previously accrued at the Medicare rates. Total revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 was $326,078 and $508,748. Cost of revenue totaled $0 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $222,160 and $288,624 in the same periods in 2013.

For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014, gross profit totaled $9,875 and $33,999, compared to $103,918 and $220,124 in the same period in 2013. The Company has recognized virtually no revenue or cost of revenue since the voluntary recall in October 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, total operating expenses were $3,196,408 consisting of general and administrative (G&A) expenses of $2,462,256, research and development (R&D) expenses of $510,767, and selling expenses of $223,385, representing an increase of $509,143, or 19% from $2,687,265 in the same period in 2013, consisting of G&A expenses of $2,177,920, R&D expenses of $189,955, and selling expenses of $319,390. Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $5,631,457 consisting of G&A expenses of $4,236,964, R&D expenses of $933,270, and selling expenses of $461,223. Operating expenses increased $886,553, or 19% from $4,744,904 for the same period in 2013 consisting of $3,742,792 in G&A expenses, $410,147 in R&D expenses, and $591,965 in selling expenses.

We expect that our G&A and selling expenses will continue to increase in the foreseeable future, and if we successfully relaunch the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator and begin to offer laboratory tests, we would also begin to incur additional sales and marketing expenses as we continue building a regional, and ultimately national, sales force for both our medical device business and for the laboratory tests offered through our subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc., or NRLBH.

Selling expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $223,385, a decrease of $96,005, or 30%, from $319,390 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Selling expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 consisted primarily of $115,640 in selling and marketing professional fees and $106,985 in compensation expenses. Selling expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $461,223, a decrease of $130,742, or 22% from $591,965 for the same period in 2013. Selling expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 consisted of $192,989 in salaries and $267,474 in selling and marketing professional fees.

Selling expenses decreased as a result of the voluntary recall in October 2013. We expect selling expenses will increase when we receive the FDA clearance and prepare for and execute the relaunch of ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator and as the NRLBH begins to offer laboratory tests.

R&D expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $510,767, an increase of $320,812, or 169%, from $189,955 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. R&D expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $933,270, an increase of $523,123, or 128% from the same period in 2013.

The increase in R&D expenses in 2014 is attributed to additional R&D expenditures on the development of our new products and tests in the pipeline, including the NextCYTE Test and FullCYTE microcatheters. We expect that our R&D expenses will continue to increase as we add additional full time employees and incur additional costs to continue the development of our products and services under development throughout 2014.

G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $2,462,256, an increase of $284,336, or 13%, from $2,177,920 in the same period in 2013. The G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 consisted primarily of $818,906 in compensation expenses, $606,696 in legal and regulatory expenses, $330,992 in consulting and professional fees, $53,737 in travel expenses, $124,101 in insurance expenses, $127,827 in amortization and depreciation expenses, and $104,167 in Board of Directors fees. G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were $2,177,920 which primarily consisted of $457,165 in compensation expenses, $162,106 in legal expenses, $615,846 in consulting and professional fee expenses, $48,059 in travel expense, $96,588 in insurance expenses, and $391,029 in Board of Directors annual fees consisting of cash fees and the non-cash expense associated with fees paid in the form of options. 

G&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $4,236,964, an increase of $494,172, or 13% from $3,742,792 for the same period in 2013. G&A expenses for the six months June 30, 2014 primarily consisted of $1,484,041 in compensation expenses, $816,459 in legal fees, $589,197 in consulting and professional fees, $97,763 in travel expenses, $256,893 in insurance expenses, $64,758 in bad debt expenses, $252,921 in amortization and depreciation expenses, and $123,167 in Board of Directors fees. G&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2013 mainly consisted of $964,025 in compensation expenses, $340,053 in legal expenses, $1,219,099 in consulting and professional fees, $68,545 in travel expenses, $159,510 in insurance expenses, $105,771 in marketing expenses, and $436,029 in Board of Directors fees.

Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call today, August 12, 2014, at 4:45 pm Eastern Time to review the financial results and recent corporate developments. To listen to the call by phone, interested parties within the U.S. may dial 866-652-5200 or 412-317-6060 for international callers. All callers should ask for the Atossa Genetics conference call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast at www.atossagenetics.com.

A replay of the call will be available one hour after the end of the call through September 12, 2014, and can be accessed via Atossa's website or by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international). The replay conference ID number is 10046259.

About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc. is focused on improving breast health through the development of laboratory developed tests (LDTs), medical devices and therapeutics. The Company's LDTs are being developed by its subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc. The LDT's and the Company's medical devices are being developed so they can be used as companions to therapeutics to treat various breast health conditions. For additional information, please visit www.atossagenetics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated or estimated future results, including the risks and uncertainties associated with actions by the FDA, including timing of review by the FDA of 510(k) submissions, and actions related thereto, whether Atossa can submit additional information to the FDA in a timely fashion and whether the FDA will find that information acceptable and/or request additional information and/or clear the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator for marketing in the U.S., the outcome of the FDA re-inspection completed on March 14, 2014, the outcome or timing of regulatory clearances needed by Atossa to sell its products, responses to regulatory matters, Atossa's ability to continue to manufacture and sell its products, recalls of products, the efficacy of Atossa's products and services, performance of distributors, estimated future expenses and cash needs, whether Atossa can launch in the United States and foreign markets the additional tests, devices and therapeutics in its pipeline in a timely and cost effective manner, and other risks detailed from time to time in Atossa's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as amended and supplemented from time to time.

   
   
ATOSSA GENETICS INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
   
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2014     2013  
    (Unaudited)     (Audited)  
Assets                
Current assets                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 14,298,491     $ 6,342,161  
  Accounts receivable, net     48,155       139,072  
  Prepaid expense     325,346       280,627  
  Inventory, net     1,910       -  
    Total current assets     14,673,902       6,761,860  
                 
  Furniture and equipment, net     127,741       163,147  
  Intangible assets, net     4,454,185       4,395,633  
  Deferred financing costs     501,961       651,961  
  Security deposit     61,309       36,446  
    Total assets   $ 19,819,098     $ 12,009,047  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
                 
Current liabilities                
  Accounts payable   $ 790,184     $ 248,142  
  Accrued expenses     226,642       399,478  
  Deferred rent     21,372       48,157  
  Payroll liabilities     508,646       476,477  
  Product recall liabilities     12,028       211,493  
  Other current liabilities     4,622       23,649  
    Total current liabilities     1,563,494       1,407,396  
                 
Stockholders' Equity                
  Preferred stock - $.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively     -       -  
  Common stock - $.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized, 24,444,058 and 18,574,334 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively     24,444       18,574  
  Additional paid-in capital     44,347,281       31,099,691  
  Accumulated deficit     (26,116,121 )     (20,516,614 )
    Total stockholders' equity     18,255,604       10,601,651  
                 
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 19,819,098     $ 12,009,047  
                 
   
   
ATOSSA GENETICS INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(UNAUDITED)  
   
    For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
    For The Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
                                 
Revenue                                
  Diagnostic testing service   $ 9,875     $ 120,488     $ 33,999     $ 289,718  
  Product sales     -       205,590       -       219,030  
    Total Revenue     9,875       326,078       33,999       508,748  
                                 
Cost of Revenue                                
  Diagnostic testing service     -       2,356       -       49,955  
  Product sales     -       219,804       -       238,669  
    Total Cost of Revenue     -       222,160       -       288,624  
                                 
    Gross Profit     9,875       103,918       33,999       220,124  
                                 
Selling expenses     223,385       319,390       461,223       591,965  
Research and development expenses     510,767       189,955       933,270       410,147  
General and administrative expenses     2,462,256       2,177,920       4,236,964       3,742,792  
    Total operating expenses     3,196,408       2,687,265       5,631,457       4,744,904  
                                 
Operating Loss     (3,186,533 )     (2,583,347 )     (5,597,458 )     (4,524,780 )
                                 
Interest income     -       -       143       -  
Interest expense     1,443       352       2,192       359  
                                 
Loss before Income Taxes     (3,187,976 )     (2,583,699 )     (5,599,507 )     (4,525,139 )
                                 
Income Taxes     -       -       -       -  
                                 
Net Loss   $ (3,187,976 )   $ (2,583,699 )   $ (5,599,507 )   $ (4,525,139 )
                                 
Loss per common share - basic and diluted   $ (0.23 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.24 )   $ (0.32 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic & diluted     24,430,346       14,808,728       23,515,576       14,120,962