TELA Bio Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
MALVERN, Pa., May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TELA Bio, Inc. ("TELA"), a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on providing innovative soft-tissue reconstruction solutions that optimize clinical outcomes by prioritizing the preservation and restoration of the patient's own anatomy, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
"Our latest results reflect another solid quarter for our soft-tissue reconstruction solutions. Strong demand for our novel preservation and restoration products grew throughout the quarter and has continued into the second quarter," said Antony Koblish, co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of TELA Bio. "We were especially encouraged by the positive response to our third hands-on medical education course held in March, which was attended by over 30 healthcare personnel. The popularity of these courses remains strong and our next hands-on event will be held later this week. These educational activities and our growing sales force combined with the continued shift from plastic mesh to natural repair solutions and our ever-increasing volume of compelling clinical research, lead us to believe that 2022 will be a breakout year for TELA Bio."
First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue was $8.2 million in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 40% compared to the prior year. The increase was due to the expansion of our commercial organization, increased penetration within our existing customer accounts and stronger international sales.
Gross profit was $5.0 million in the first quarter of 2022, or 61% of revenue, compared to $3.5 million, or 59% of revenue, in the same period in 2021. The increase in gross margin was due primarily to a decrease in the excess and obsolete inventory adjustments as a percentage of revenue as compared to the prior year.
Operating expenses were $14.8 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $10.7 million in the same period in 2021. The increase was due to higher salaries and employee-related expenses from additional headcount as we continue to expand of our organization, increased travel expenses and increased professional and consulting fees.
Loss from operations was $9.8 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to a loss from operations of $7.3 million in the same period in 2021.
Net loss was $10.9 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to a net loss of $8.1 million in the same period in 2021.
Cash and cash equivalents on March 31, 2022 totaled $33.0 million.
2022 Financial Guidance
We continue to monitor and evaluate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have on our results of operations. Despite these challenges, full year 2022 revenue remains projected to range from $40 million to $45 million, reflecting growth of 36% to 53% over full year 2021. A higher than expected impact from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 could materially affect this projection.
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Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
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