Lattice Biologics Ltd. (TSX-V: LBL) (OTCBB: LBLTF) (Lattice Biologics or the Company) announces financial results for Q1 2019, and preliminary revenues for Q2 2019.
Sales and Product Offerings
- Completion of the relocated processing facility to Belgrade, Montana and expanding reach into dental markets.
- Gross profit margin was 69% for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to 65.8% for the same period in the previous year.
- Sales increased 29% year over year, while gross profit increased 35% year over year.
- Launched new products into a higher margin dental market.
- Sales have increased quarter over quarter for three successive quarters with estimated revenues of $700,000 – $750,000 for the 3 months ended March 31, 2019.
- Relocated operations to Belgrade, Montana from Scottsdale, AZ, resulting in operational efficiencies.
- Gross profit of $.32 million on sales of $.46 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in the previous year of $0.2 million on $0.4 million of sales.
- Incurred a net loss of less than $0.1 million ($0.00 per share) for the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to $0.1 million ($0.00 per share) for the same period in the previous year.
- Total liabilities increased to $8.5 million at December 31, 2018 from $8.4 million at September 30, 2018. Current liabilities increased to $7.1 million at December 31, 2018 from $7.0 million at September 30, 2018.
Research and Development
- Patent pending for AmnioBoost product.
- Developed next generation AmnioBoost for dental indications.
- Developing pipeline of new products to compete in new dental markets.
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I am pleased to announce that the Company has had four quarters of successive growth culminating in the second quarter 2019 sales estimate of $ 700,000 – $750.000, said Guy Cook, CEO of Lattice Biologics Ltd. We estimate revenues to be $ 2.2-2.4 million for 2019.
With strong distribution partners and an enhanced product line intended for dental indications, we expect sales to continue to grow throughout 2019. Operationally, the company is much more efficient and has lowered its operating and overhead costs to effectively compete in the dental market space.
As we continue to focus to higher margin product line, and to re-position the Amnioboost line for dental indications, we are confident we have turned the corner and positioned the company for profitable and continued growth.
The Company continues to make significant improvements on the balance sheet, and is working with creditors to convert certain balances to equity for working capital purposes.
Lattice Biologics maintains its commitment to honoring the gift of donation by implementing a strong quality control environment for the recovery and processing of donors. The Company has significantly increased its processing efficiencies, and has substantial inventory reserves to meet customer demand.
As indicated below, the Company continues efforts to diversify the sales mix across the new higher margin product lines added in prior years.
Year End Financial Results (all figures denoted in USD):
The product launches have been well received by our clients and the Company continues to replace unprofitable legacy contracts and focus on the newer higher margin products. Lattice Biologics total revenue was $467,311 in the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to $362,137 for the three months ended December 31, 2017, an increase of 29%, as shown in the following quarter sales table:
|Cost of sales||144,849||271,398||115,588||102,963||123,938||554,717||514,761||533,957|
|Operating costs (i)||283,062||567,058||434,925||382,764||336,332||536,590||605,968||950,833|
|Gross margin percent||69.0||%||2.5||%||39.3||%||68.2||%||65.8||%||-39.2||%||24.7||%||30.2||%|
The following table sets out selected unaudited financial information, prepared in accordance with IFRS. The information contained herein is drawn from interim financial statements of the Company for each of the following quarterly periods ending:
|Revenue per quarterly data table||467,311||278,459||190,524||323,921||362,137||398,542||684,026||765,357|
Certain adjustments have been made to the quarterly information for the first three quarters of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, as compared to data contained in the quarterly filings for such quarters. These changes relate to certain adjustments for cost of sales and operating costs that were not recognized until the fourth quarter of such fiscal year.
(i) Operating costs are defined as all general and administrative costs, professional fees, rent, salaries and benefits, sales and marketing, and utilities expenses.
(ii) EBITDA is defined as gross profit less operating costs (as defined above).
About Lattice Biologics Ltd.:
Lattice Biologics is traded on the TSX-V under the symbol: LBL. The Company is an emerging personalized/precision medicine leader in the field of cellular therapies and tissue engineering, with a focus on bone, skin, and cartilage regeneration.
Lattice Biologics develops and manufactures biologic products to domestic and international markets. The Companys products are used in a variety of surgical applications.
Lattice Biologics maintains its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities in Belgrade, Montana as well as offices in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility includes ISO Class 1000 and ISO Class 100 clean rooms, and specialized equipment capable of crafting traditional allografts and precision specialty allografts for various clinical applications. The Lattice Biologics team includes highly trained tissue bank specialists, surgical technicians, certified sterile processing and distribution technicians, and CNC operators who maintain the highest standards of aseptic technique throughout each step of the manufacturing process. From donor acceptance to the final packaging and distribution of finished allografts, Lattice is committed to maintaining the highest standards of allograft quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
Lattice Biologics maintains all necessary licensures to process and sell its tissue engineered products within the U.S. and internationally. This includes Certificates to Foreign Governments from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and registrations for 29 countries, which allow the export of bone, tendon, meniscus, ligament, soft tissue, and cartilage products outside of the U.S.
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