BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 25, 2021) – Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in highly effective, non-invasive, minimally-invasive and cost-effective treatments for oncological and non-oncological conditions, announces financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2020.
Highlights from the fourth quarter of 2020 and recent weeks include the following (all comparisons are with the fourth quarter of 2019, unless otherwise indicated):
“Revenues improved significantly during the fourth quarter compared with the first three quarters of the year. Reflecting our keen attention to operating expenses. We generated net income of $1.0 million for the quarter, a positive finish to a very challenging year,” said Joe Sardano, chairman and chief executive officer of Sensus Healthcare. “While our business continues to be impacted by the pandemic, the cautious reopening of regional economies across the U.S. allowed Sensus to resume sales. We were delighted to
ship 18 SRT systems during the quarter, including 12 domestic direct sales and three to China. We are cautiously optimistic that markets will recover during the coming year, and plan to step up select hiring in our sales organization.
“During the fourth quarter, two clinical studies on the use of SRT for the prevention of keloid recurrence were published. One showed keloidectomy followed by SRT had an approximate 10% recurrence rate, compared with an expected recurrence rate of more than 80% following surgical excision alone. The other showed that a single low dose of SRT following excision of 14 keloids had an approximate 6.25% recurrence rate at six months, and for the 10 patients available for follow-up at 24 months none of the keloids had recurred.
“We were delighted that CMS revalued our main code following years of lobbying, issuing a new, final reimbursement amount for CPT® code 77401 of approximately $44 per treatment, effective January 1, 2021. In addition, E/M codes that CMS directs users of SRT to utilize have increased by 30%. Other codes were revalued upward for the ultrasound capability in our SRT-100 Vision systems. Zoom Meetings to present these new coding values have been scheduled, hosted by Dr. Mark Nestor, President of the American Cutaneous Oncology Society (ACOS). We are pleased our physician customers will now be provided with a more fair and equitable reimbursement for a procedure with favorable outcomes without the potential complications. While in the midst of peak Covid – 19 conditions, SRT was proven a valuable tool for our physicians and their patients and should become part of “best practices” procedure in the new normal post Covid-19 as well. We believe new reimbursement amounts will catalyze additional physician interest in adding SRT to their treatment armamentarium.
“Although COVID-19 impacted sales, it also presented an opportunity for Sensus to offer a treatment for pneumonia in COVID-19 patients by delivering superficial radiation to the lung. We shipped an SRT system to Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey, a hospital on the forefront of COVID-19 therapy. We expect to receive data on the efficacy of our system for this use during the next weeks and note that preliminary data suggest a positive therapeutic effect. Our SRT systems are well-suited for COVID-19 as they are portable and allow for bedside treatment in the intensive care unit, rather than transporting patients to a cancer treatment center for radiation therapy and possibly exposing vulnerable patients to the virus.”
Mr. Sardano added, “We have 510(k) clearance for four aesthetic lasers equipped with our SentinelTM IT Solutions software to be introduced by the end of the first quarter 2021. Sentinel provides asset management and HIPAA-compliant patient data and storage capability, and also contains the software necessary to support shared service models including direct patient billing. We have integrated these lasers into SLAS, our mobile aesthetic laser division that we expect will become a meaningful source of revenue growth, in particular as we roll out two disruptive rental strategies during the first quarter of 2021. These strategies are designed to generate consistent revenue for Sensus, while providing physician customer with access to multiple lasers. We are also looking at expanding our mobile aesthetic laser business beyond Florida via strategic transactions.
“Business in China picked up during the fourth quarter with the sale of three systems. Plus, as of January 1, 2021 we have a new distribution partner for China and Hong Kong. Our new VP of international sales has developed an extensive network of prospects in China, and we are optimistic that China represents an excellent growth opportunity. In addition, we are finalizing a new distributor in Taiwan and are preparing SculpturaTM for the regulatory process in China. Sculptura is our Anisotropic Radiation Therapy with Beam SculptingTM capabilities and Robotic Respiratory Tracking for up to 17 different indications.
“I am so very proud of our staff and the way we kept our focus on customers and patients throughout the pandemic. We believe the worst is behind us and that we are well positioned to resume the growth trajectory that was interrupted almost exactly one year ago,” concluded Mr. Sardano.
Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 were $5.1 million, compared with $8.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease was due to lower number of units sold as a result of COVID-19.
Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $3.2 million, or 63.4% of revenues, compared with $5.5 million, or 64.1 % of revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2019.
Selling and marketing expense for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $1.3 million, compared with $2.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease was primarily due to a reduction in tradeshow expense and sales commissions.
General and administrative expense for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $0.8 million, compared with $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease primarily reflects the impact of bad debt expense in 2019.
Research and development expense for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $0.8 million, compared with $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease was mainly due to lower expenses related to Sculptura development, as commercial production started.
Net income for both the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2019 was $1.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.
Adjusted EBITDA for both the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2019 were $1.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA a non- GAAP financial measure, is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-compensation expense. Please see below for a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, and the specific reasons these non-GAAP financial measures are provided.
Cash and investments were $14.9 million as of December 31, 2020, compared with $15.5 million as of December 31, 2019. The company had a small long-term debt and no outstanding borrowings under its revolving line of credit both during 2020 and as of December 31, 2020.
Full Year 2020 Financial Results
Total revenues for 2020 were $9.6 million, compared with $27.3 million for 2019. Gross profit for 2020 was $5.2 million, or 54.8% of revenue, compared with $17.6 million, or 64.4% of revenue, for 2019. The decrease in revenue, gross profit and gross margin is primarily due to the lower number of units sold, reflecting the impact of COVID-19.
Selling and marketing expense decreased to $5.3 million for 2020 from $9.1 million in the prior year, primarily due to cancellations of trade shows due to COVID-19, a decrease in commission expense due to lower sales, and reduced spending on marketing activities. General and administrative expense was unchanged at $4.0 million for both years. Research and development expense was $4.2 million for 2020, compared with $6.4 million for 2019. The decrease was primarily due to lower spending as the Sculptura project entered commercial production during 2020.
The net loss for 2020 was $(6.8) million, or $(0.42) per share, compared with a net loss of $(1.7) million, or $(0.10) per share, for 2019.
Adjusted EBITDA for 2020 was $(5.8) million, compared with $(0.8) million for 2019.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release contains supplemental financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). Sensus Healthcare management uses Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, in its analysis of performance. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures nor should it be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP. Management believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-compensation expense, provides useful supplemental information that is essential to a proper understanding of the financial results of Sensus Healthcare. Non-GAAP financial measures are not formally defined by GAAP, and other entities may use calculation methods that differ from those used by Sensus Healthcare. As a complement to GAAP financial measures, management believes that Adjusted EBITDA assists investors who follow the practice of some investment analysts who adjust GAAP financial measures to exclude items that may obscure underlying performance and distort comparability. A reconciliation of the GAAP net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the schedule below.
Conference Call and Webcast
The Company will host an investment community conference call today beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, during which management will discuss financial results for the 2020 fourth quarter, provide a business update and answer questions. To access the conference call, the dial-in numbers are 888-390- 3967 (U.S. and Canada) or 862-298-0702 (International). Please direct the operator to be connected to the Sensus Healthcare conference call. The call will be webcast live and can be accessed here or in the Investors section of the Company’s website here.
Following the conclusion of the conference call, a replay will be available and can be accessed by dialing 888-539-4649 (U.S. and Canada) or 754-333-7735 (International). At the prompt, enter replay code
155222 followed by the # sign. An archived webcast of the call will also be available in the Investors section of the Company’s website for a period of time.
About Sensus Healthcare
Sensus Healthcare, Inc. is a medical device company specializing in highly effective, non-invasive, minimally-invasive and cost-effective treatments for both oncological and non-oncological conditions. The SculpturaTM modulated robotic brachytherapy radiation oncology system provides targeted directional anisotropic radiation therapy (ART) and brachytherapy utilizing our proprietary, state-of-the-art 3D Beam SculptingTM to treat patients undergoing cancer treatment during surgery, or at the tumor site, fast and efficiently. Sensus also offers its proprietary low-energy X-ray technology known as superficial radiation therapy (SRT), which is the culmination of more than a decade of research and development, to treat non- melanoma skin cancers and keloids with its SRT-100TM, SRT-100+TM and SRT-100 VisionTM systems. With its portfolio of innovative medical device products, Sensus provides revolutionary treatment options to enhance the quality of life of patients around the world.
For more information, visit www.sensushealthcare.com.
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