LENSAR Inc.

03/04/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/04/2024 06:07

LENSAR Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results and Provides Business Update

44 ALLY® Adaptive Cataract Treatment Systems were placed in 2023, significantly exceeding the target of 30, increasing the ALLY installed base to 54 and a backlog of 9 additional systems as of December 31, 2023

Total revenue increased 18% in the fourth quarter and 19% over full year 2022

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LENSAR, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNSR) ("LENSAR" or the "Company"), a global medical technology company focused on advanced femtosecond laser solutions for the treatment of cataracts, today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023 and provided an update on key operational initiatives.

"Our strong performance throughout 2023 continued in the fourth quarter, resulting in total revenue up 18% over the fourth quarter of 2022, with full-year revenue increasing 19%. We significantly exceeded our 2023 target of 30 ALLY placements, with 15 systems placed in the fourth quarter alone, marking the highest number of installations in a quarter since ALLY's launch. We are confident that ALLY's superior performance and efficiency will continue to drive more widespread adoption, solidifying our position as a leader in next-generation femtosecond laser cataract surgery technology," said Nick Curtis, President and CEO of LENSAR. "Half of our 2023 ALLY installations were to new customers, and the vast majority of these 'new' LENSAR customers switched from competitive systems. With continued strong growth in mind, we are working toward securing additional regulatory approvals outside the U.S. and intend to launch in select international markets subject to receiving regulatory clearances, which we expect in 2024, while continuing to expand the ALLY installed base in the U.S."

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Total revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 was $12.1 million, an increase of $1.9 million, or 18%, compared to total revenue of $10.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. The increase from the fourth quarter of 2022 was primarily due to increases in ALLY System sales and procedure volume. For both the quarters ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, approximately 73% of our revenue was attributable to recurring sources.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 were $6.4 million, a decrease of $0.8 million, or 12%, compared to $7.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to decreased stock compensation expense and professional expenses, somewhat offset by higher sales and marketing expenses related to the ongoing commercial launch of ALLY in the United States.

Research and development expenses were $1.5 million and $1.6 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, a decrease of $0.1 million or 9%.

Net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2023, was $3.9 million, or ($0.35) per share, compared to net loss of $2.5 million, or ($0.24) per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. Included within operating expenses are stock-based compensation expenses recorded for the quarters ended December 31, 2023 and 2022 of $0.8 million and $1.7 million, respectively.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 was ($3.2) million, compared with ($1.8) million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. Adjusted EBITDA, which we calculate by adding back stock-based compensation expense, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, and the Employee Retention Credit to EBITDA, was ($1.2) million for the quarter ended December 31, 2023 and ($0.1) million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures, and a reconciliation of these measures to net loss is set forth below in this press release.

Full Year 2023 Financial Results

Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2023 was $42.2 million, an increase of $6.8 million, or 19%, compared to total revenue of $35.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The increase from 2022 was associated with increases in all revenue categories, with ALLY system sales representing the largest contributor to the increase.

For the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, approximately 77% and 86% of our revenue was attributable to recurring sources, respectively. The differential in these percentages is due to a higher volume of ALLY sales units and dollars in 2023 as compared to 2022. We project our recurring revenue base going into 2024, excluding any contribution from the South Korean market, to be over $33 million.

The following table provides information about procedure volume:

2023

2022

2021

Q1

31,600

38,901

28,122

Q2

35,349

33,359

30,966

Q3

32,649

28,453

30,765

Q4

37,414

31,400

41,642

Total

137,012

132,113

131,495

Worldwide procedure volume continues to be negatively impacted by third-party payor reimbursement issues in South Korea, which began in mid-2022. Procedure volume in South Korea for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022, and 2021 was 1,100, 14,281, and 20,474, respectively. Excluding South Korea, procedure volume increased 15% and 6% in the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2023 were $26.1 million, a decrease of $1.1 million, or 4%, compared to $27.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to less stock-based compensation and professional expenses, as well as recording an Employee Retention Credit of $1.4 million, partially offset by higher sales and marketing expenses related to the ongoing commercial launch of the ALLY System. We expect selling, general and administrative expenses to continue to increase from current levels to support the expansion of commercial efforts in the U.S. and internationally for the ALLY System.

Research and development expenses were $6.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, a decrease of $5.7 million, or 48%, compared with $11.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Research and development expenses in the year ended December 31, 2023 decreased from 2022 as a result of the 510(k) clearance of the ALLY System by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") in June 2022. Inventory costs for the manufacture of ALLY Systems of $3.4 million were included in research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2022. Following our receipt of 510(k) clearance for the ALLY System from the FDA, all ALLY System inventory costs are being capitalized to inventory.

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2023 was $14.4 million, or ($1.31) per share, as compared to a net loss of $19.9 million, or ($1.96) per share, for the year ended December 31, 2022. Total stock-based compensation expense recorded for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022 was $5.5 million and $6.6 million, respectively.

EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2023 was ($11.6) million, compared with ($16.8) million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Adjusted EBITDA was ($4.5) million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with ($10.2) million for the year ended December 31, 2022.

As of December 31, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and investments of $24.6 million as compared to $14.7 million at December 31, 2022. Cash utilized in the quarter ended December 31, 2023 was $0.4 million, and cash utilized in the year ended December 31, 2023 was $9.9 million, which includes the $19.1 million of net proceeds received in our May 2023 financing.

Conference Call:

LENSAR management will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the fourth quarter results and provide a business update today, March 4, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. ET.

To participate by telephone, please dial (888) 259-6580 (Domestic) or (206) 962-3782 (International). The conference ID number is 48034263. The live webcast can be accessed under "Events & Presentations" in the Investor Relations section of the company's website at https://ir.lensar.com. Please log in approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to the call to register and to download and install any necessary software. The call and webcast replay will be available until March 15, 2024.

About LENSAR

LENSAR is a commercial-stage medical device company focused on designing, developing, and marketing advanced systems for the treatment of cataracts and the management of astigmatism as an integral aspect of the cataract procedure. LENSAR has developed its next-generation ALLY® Adaptive Cataract Treatment System, the first platform to integrate proprietary imaging and software, with an extremely fast dual-pulse femtosecond laser in a compact, highly ergonomic system. ALLY is designed to transform premium cataract surgery by utilizing LENSAR's advanced technologies with the ability to perform the entire procedure in an operating room or in-office surgical suite, delivering operational efficiencies and reduced overhead. ALLY includes LENSAR's proprietary Streamline® software technology, designed to guide surgeons to achieve better outcomes.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's business strategies, expected growth, commercialization and production of the ALLY® Adaptive Cataract Treatment System, including new ALLY System installations and planned international launch, the Company's ability to obtain additional regulatory approvals for the ALLY System, the ALLY System's performance and market adoptions and usage, the Company's position within applicable markets, and the Company's expected financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "aim," "anticipate," "approach," "believe," "contemplate," "could," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "look," "may," "mission," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "pursue," "should," "target," "will," "would," or the negative thereof and similar words and expressions.

Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us. Such statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to various important factors, including, but not limited to: our history of operating losses and ability to achieve or sustain profitability; our ability to develop, receive and maintain regulatory clearance or certification of and successfully commercialize the ALLY System and to maintain our LENSAR Laser System; the impact to our business, financial condition, results of operations and our suppliers and distributors as a result of global macroeconomic conditions; the willingness of patients to pay the price difference for our products compared to a standard cataract procedure covered by Medicare or other insurance; our ability to grow our U.S. sales and marketing organization or maintain or grow an effective network of international distributors; our future capital needs and our ability to raise additional funds on acceptable terms, or at all; the impact to our business, financial condition and results of operations as a result of a material disruption to the supply or manufacture of our systems or necessary component parts for such systems or material inflationary pressures affecting pricing of component parts; our ability to compete against competitors that have longer operating histories, more established products and greater resources than we do; our ability to address the numerous risks associated with marketing, selling and leasing our products in markets outside the United States; the impact to our business, financial condition and results of operations as a result of exposure to the credit risk of our customers; our ability to accurately forecast customer demand and our inventory levels; the impact to our business, financial condition and results of operations if we are unable to secure adequate coverage or reimbursement by government or other third-party payors for procedures using our ALLY System or our other future products, or changes in such coverage or reimbursement; the impact to our business, financial condition and results of operations of product liability suits brought against us; risks related to government regulation applicable to our products and operations; risks related to our intellectual property and other intellectual property matters; and the other important factors that are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2023 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as such factors may be updated from time to time in its other filings with the SEC, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, to be filed with the SEC, each accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://ir.lensar.com.

All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing LENSAR's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company prepares and analyzes operating and financial data and non-GAAP measures to assess the performance of its business, make strategic and offering decisions and build its financial projections. The key non-GAAP measures it uses are EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as net loss before interest expense, interest income, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expenses. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. EBITDA is included in this filing because we believe that EBITDA provides meaningful supplemental information for investors regarding the performance of our business and facilitates a meaningful evaluation of actual results on a comparable basis with historical results. Adjusted EBITDA is also a non-GAAP financial measure. We believe Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as EBITDA and further excluding stock-based compensation expense, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, and income from the Employee Retention Credit, provides meaningful supplemental information for investors when evaluating our results and comparing us to peer companies as stock-based compensation expense and change in fair value of warrant liabilities are significant non-cash charges and the Employee Retention Credit is not recurring. We use these non-GAAP financial measures in order to have comparable financial results to analyze changes in our underlying business from quarter to quarter. However, there are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP measures and their nearest GAAP equivalents. For example, other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently, or may use other measures to calculate their financial performance and, therefore, any non-GAAP measures we use may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Investors should not consider our non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.

A reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to their most comparable GAAP financial measure are set forth below.

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December. 31,

(Dollars in thousands)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Net loss

$

(3,926

)

$

(2,490

)

$

(14,383

)

$

(19,914

)

Less: Interest income

(233

)

(123

)

(698

)

(263

)

Add: Depreciation expense

651

577

2,418

2,258

Add: Amortization expense

273

276

1,097

1,148

EBITDA

(3,235

)

(1,760

)

(11,566

)

(16,771

)

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

816

1,695

5,539

6,611

Add: Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

1,198

-

2,852

-

Less: Employee retention credit

-

-

(1,368

)

-

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(1,221

)

$

(65

)

$

(4,543

)

$

(10,160

)

LENSAR, Inc.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2023

2022

2023

2022

Revenue

Product

$

9,452

$

7,771

$

31,643

$

25,959

Lease

1,604

1,629

6,448

5,915

Service

1,049

832

4,073

3,484

Total revenue

12,105

10,232

42,164

35,358

Cost of revenue (exclusive of amortization)

Product

5,005

2,262

13,902

8,910

Lease

577

495

2,091

1,941

Service

1,374

993

5,064

4,552

Total cost of revenue

6,956

3,750

21,057

15,403

Operating expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses

6,374

7,204

26,100

27,170

Research and development expenses

1,463

1,615

6,139

11,814

Amortization of intangible assets

273

276

1,097

1,148

Operating loss

(2,961

)

(2,613

)

(12,229

)

(20,177

)

Other (expense) income

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

(1,198

)

-

(2,852

)

-

Other income, net

233

123

698

263

Net loss

(3,926

)

(2,490

)

(14,383

)

(19,914

)

Other comprehensive gain

Change in unrealized gain on investments

4

-

4

-

Net loss and comprehensive loss

$

(3,922

)

$

(2,490

)

$

(14,379

)

$

(19,914

)

Net loss per common share:

Basic and diluted

$

(0.35

)

$

(0.24

)

$

(1.31

)

$

(1.96

)

Weighted-average number of common shares used in calculation of net loss per common share:

Basic and diluted

11,237

10,364

10,971

10,159

LENSAR, Inc.

BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

20,621

$

14,674

Short-term investments

3,443

-

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $62 and $56, respectively

4,001

6,040

Notes receivable, net of allowance of $7 and $4, respectively

323

200

Inventories

15,689

11,740

Prepaid and other current assets

2,367

1,062

Total current assets

46,444

33,716

Property and equipment, net

679

563

Equipment under lease, net

7,459

6,316

Long-term investments

492

-

Notes and other receivables, long-term, net of allowance of $26 and $9, respectively

1,279

442

Intangible assets, net

11,025

12,122

Other assets

2,207

2,685

Total assets

$

69,585

$

55,844

Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock, and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,007

$

5,422

Accrued liabilities

5,717

4,700

Deferred revenue

1,349

768

Operating lease liabilities

559

531

Total current liabilities

11,632

11,421

Long-term operating lease liabilities

1,750

2,272

Warrant liabilities

8,457

-

Other long-term liabilities

570

167

Total liabilities

22,409

13,860

Series A Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, 20 and no shares authorized at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively; 20 and no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively; aggregate liquidation preference of $20,000 and $0 at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively

13,747

-

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 9,980 and 10,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2023 and 2022; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 and 2022

-

-

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 150,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2023 and 2022; 11,327 and 11,093 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively

113

111

Additional paid-in capital

145,203

139,381

Accumulated other comprehensive income

4

-

Accumulated deficit

(111,891

)

(97,508

)

Total stockholders' equity

33,429

41,984

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock, and stockholders' equity

$

69,585

$

55,844

Thomas R. Staab, II, CFO

[email protected]

Lee Roth / Cameron Radinovic

Burns McClellan for LENSAR

[email protected] / [email protected]

Source: LENSAR, Inc.