IceCure Medical Reports Financial Results for the First Half of 2021 and Recent Operating Highlights
CAESAREA, Israel, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IceCure Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICCM) (TASE: ICCM) ("IceCure" or the "Company"), developer of the next generation minimally invasive cryoablation technology that destroys tumors by freezing, today reported its financial results as of and for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021.
First Half 2021 and Recent Operating Highlights
"I am excited by our team's growing list of accomplishments throughout the business thus far in 2021. This includes the significant progress we've made expanding the global distribution network for our ProSense Cryoablation System. This steady growth is especially impressive taking into account the impact of the ongoing global pandemic. I have great appreciation for the team we've put together and their continued efforts to bring our system to patients," commented Eyal Shamir, Chief Executive Officer of IceCure.
"As the most commonly diagnosed cancer, breast cancer continues to be a serious life-threatening disease with an estimated 325,0001 new breast cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020, and more than 2.3 million new cases worldwide in 20202. The incidence of breast cancer is expected to continue to rise, with the U.S. National Cancer Institute estimating a 50% increase in new cases of breast cancer in 20303. As such, we have dedicated a tremendous amount of our time and resources towards treating breast cancer with our ProSense System, which we believe enables shorter, simpler, and cost-effective procedures with lower risk of complications," continued Mr. Shamir. "We are working relentlessly to establish a regulatory path towards making the ProSense System available to early-stage breast cancer patients in the U.S. or high-risk patients to surgery as a minimal invasive treatment."
"Being a Nasdaq listed company has made it easier for global institutional investors to be part of our journey. It also helps us expand our global reach and execute on our international expansion through a distribution network of leading medical device companies and distributors across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. These partners provide specialized local experience and resources to navigate each country's regulatory pathways and distribution needs. We believe there are tremendous opportunities to continue building out this network with new and existing partners in additional countries and territories," concluded Mr. Shamir.
Financial Results for the Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 2021
For the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenue increased by 12% to approximately $2.1 million, compared to approximately $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020.
Gross profit was $1.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, which is relatively unchanged compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020. Gross margin was 58% for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, compared to 62% for the six months ended June 30, 2020. The decrease in gross margin compared to the same period last year is attributable to the changes in the mix of products sold, and sales to distributors instead of direct sales to end customers.
Total operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2021 were approximately $4.9 million. Total operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2020 were approximately $2.8 million. The increase in operating expenses is attributable to the development of the Company's next generation cryoablation systems and probes and the Nasdaq listing related expenses.
As a result of the increase of the Company's expenses, net loss reported for the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, increased to approximately $3.8 million, or $0.16 per share, compared with a net loss of approximately $1.6 million, or $0.11 per share, for the same period last year.
As of June 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $18.6 million, compared with approximately $3.5 million as of December 31, 2020.
About IceCure Medical
Founded in 2006, Israel-based IceCure Medical (NASDAQ: ICCM) (TASE: ICCM) develops and markets an advanced liquid-nitrogen-based cryoablation therapy for the treatment of tumors (benign and cancerous) by freezing, with the primary focus areas being breast, kidney, bone and lung cancer. Its minimally-invasive technology is a safe and effective alternative to hospital surgical tumor removal that is easily performed in a relatively short procedure. The system is marketed and sold worldwide, after receiving certain FDA and CE approvals.
1 The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. - https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-Breast-Cancer-Stats.pdf
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, IceCure is using forward looking statement in this press release when it discusses the development of distribution networks for its products, the Company's regulatory strategy and developing a regulatory path towards approvals of its ProSense System, commercialization activities and the market opportunity for the Company's ProSense Cryoablation System in Turkey, India, Brazil and other countries across the Middle-East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on IceCure's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of IceCure could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company's Registration Statement on Form F-1 filed with the SEC on August 10, 2021. Copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.
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