InspireMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
- 2022 CGuard EPS revenue of $5.1 million increased 18.9% over 2021 -
- Resumed shipments of CGuard EPS to CE Mark territories under the pre-existing Medical Device Directive (MDD) regulatory framework; Company anticipates re-certification under new Medical Device Regulation (MRD) framework in coming weeks -
- Continued enrollment in the C-Guardian US IDE trial, with 20 sites currently enrolling patients; on track to complete enrollment by approximately end of Q2 2023 -
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for treatment of carotid artery disease (CAD) and prevention of stroke today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022.
Fourth Quarter 2022 and Recent Developments:
Marvin Slosman, CEO of InspireMD, commented: “We are very pleased to have resumed shipments of CGuard to our major European markets under the existing MDD framework as we await final approval and CE Mark recertification under MDR. While revenues in Q4 of 2022 and Q1 of 2023 were impacted by the temporary lapse of our CE Mark, our team did an outstanding job converting backlog to revenue, and we anticipate that the remaining backlog will be shipped over the next two quarters.”
“Our U.S. IDE trial continues to progress, and now has 20 sites enrolling patients. We anticipate having the trial fully enrolled by approximately the end of the second quarter, a critical step forward in our goal to gain eventual marketing approval of CGuard EPS in the U.S.”
“With the expectation of potentially obtaining CE Mark recertification under MDR in the next few weeks, we plan to work tirelessly to continue to gain share in our key European territories, further driven by conversion of existing endovascular carotid procedures to CGuard from other stent systems, and the potential introduction of two new delivery systems, our SwitchGuard Trans Carotid (TCAR) and CGuard Prime Transfemoral (TFEM) platforms, later this year, subject to regulatory approval. I believe we are well positioned for continued success as we progress through 2023,” Mr. Slosman concluded.
Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter ended December 31, 2022
For the fourth quarter of 2022, total revenue decreased 25.7%, to $1,026,000, from $1,380,000 during the fourth quarter of 2021. This decrease was predominantly driven by a 20.6% decrease in sales of CGuard EPS, to $1,026,000 in the fourth quarter of 2022 from $1,291,000 in the same period one year ago. This sales decrease was due to the temporary expiration of the CE Mark and resulting inability to ship to EU countries for the second half of the quarter, due to delays in the European regulatory bodies in the MDR recertification process, offset by an increase in US sales related to stents used in the C-Guardian U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial.
Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2022 decreased by $96,000, or 32.7%, to $198,000, compared to a gross profit of $294,000 for the fourth quarter of 2021. This decrease resulted from lower revenue offset by a decrease in miscellaneous expenses. Gross margin (gross profits as a percentage of revenue) decreased to 19.3% during the three months ended December 31, 2022, from 21.3% during the three months ended December 31, 2021.
Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2022, were $5,134,000, an increase of $909,000, or 21.5% compared to $4,225,000 for the fourth quarter of 2021. This increase was primarily due to increases in expenses related to the commencement of the C-Guardians FDA study, sales and marketing expenses, and regulatory expenses.
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 totaled $4,845,000, or $0.60 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4,097,000, or $0.53 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2021.
As of December 31, 2022, cash, cash equivalents and short-term bank deposits were $17.8 million compared to $34.0 million as of December 31, 2021.
Financial Results for the full year ended Dec 31, 2022
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2022, total revenue increased by $676,000, or 15.0%, to $5,171,000, from $4,495,000 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2021. This increase was predominantly driven by a 18.9% increase in sales of CGuard EPS, to $5,123,000 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 from $4,309,000 during the twelve months ended December 31, 2021. This sales increase was mainly due to growth in existing and new markets and sales in the United States related to stents used in our C-Guardians FDA study as enrollment accelerated.
Gross profit for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 increased by $363,000, or 48.1%, to $1,117,000, compared to a gross profit of $754,000 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021. This increase in gross profit resulted from higher revenue, and a decrease of $177,000 in miscellaneous expenses. Gross margin increased to 21.6% during the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 from 16.8% during the twelve months ended December 31, 2021.
Total operating expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022, were $19,830,000, an increase of $4,360,000, or 28.2% compared to $15,470 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021. This increase was primarily due to increases in expenses related to the commencement of the C-Guardians FDA study, share-based compensation, resumed activities in tradeshows and travel, regulatory expenses, and miscellaneous expenses.
Net loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 totaled $18,491,000, or $2.35 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $14,918,000, or $2.03 per basic and diluted share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
Management will host a conference call at 8:30AM ET today, March 30th, to review financial results and provide an update on corporate developments. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.
About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet® technology to make its products the industry standard for carotid stenting by providing outstanding acute results and durable, stroke-free, long-term outcomes. InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol NSPR.
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Chuck Padala, Managing Director
(1) All financial information for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 is derived from the Company's 2022 audited financial statements and all financial information for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 is derived from the Company's 2021 audited financial statements, included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All financial information for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 is derived from the Company’s unaudited, financial statements.
(2) All December 31, 2022 financial information is derived from the Company's 2022 audited financial statements and all December 31, 2021 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2021 audited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.