Acutus Medical Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020 Financial Results Carlsbad, Calif.

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.
 – March 18, 2021 – Acutus Medical, Inc. (“Acutus”) (Nasdaq: AFIB), an arrhythmia management company focused on improving the way cardiac arrhythmias are diagnosed and treated, today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.
Recent Highlights:
Reported revenue of $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to
$0.7 million
in the same quarter last year.
Reported revenue of $8.5 million for the full year of 2020, compared to $2.8 million for the full year of 2019.
Increased worldwide installed base of second generation AcQMap consoles to 51 as of December 31, 2020, up from 37 at the end of the prior quarter – bringing the total installed base of AcQMap consoles to 58 as of December 31, 2020.
Appointed David Roman as Chief Financial Officer and Duane Wilder as Chief Commercial Officer.
Expanded Board of Directors to include Daniella Cramp and John Sheridan.
Vince Burgess, President and CEO of Acutus, said, “In the fourth quarter we made important progress on a number of fronts. Our US commercial team continued to expand our installed base of consoles, our EU direct organization grew their sales and clinical support teams in advance of the launch of our first therapy system, and our global partnership with Biotronik gained considerable momentum. Internally, our development and operations teams gained key approvals and made important progress on product improvements and line expansion, both critical elements of our plan to offer a complete suite of the most innovative products in the field of electrophysiology. Like most of our peers, we did face renewed COVID-19 related headwinds in the fourth quarter and into the first quarter of 2021, although we are starting to see hospital access improve and a pick-up in procedures.”
Mr. Burgess further highlighted, “I’m most excited about the results of our limited release of the AcQBlate Force Sensing Ablation System in Europe. In just the first nine weeks since introduction, we and our partner Biotronik have had successful ablation cases in ten centers across five countries with over 15 physicians in the UK and EU. These results have confirmed the quality and performance of our ablation system. It also reaffirms our view that adding ablation to our product bag streamlines procedures and facilitates a different level of engagement with our customers. We believe this will drive increased market share across multiple product lines and further reinforces our value proposition.”
Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Revenue
was $2.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $0.7 million in the fourth quarter last year. The improvement over the same quarter last year was driven by increased direct sales of Acutus disposables, sales of our AcQMap consoles, and distributor sales through our partner, Biotronik
Gross margin was negative 90% for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with negative 254% in the same quarter last year. The improvement was driven by greater production volumes and efficiencies in labor and manufacturing overhead absorption when compared to the same period last year. We continue to make significant investments in our manufacturing infrastructure to support our aggressive launch expectations and to position us to scale in-house production as our business grows. As production volumes increase over time, and we recognize the benefits of console sales and conversions, we expect to see continued improvements to our gross margin profile.
Operating expenses were $25.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $16.0 million in the same quarter last year. The increase was driven by the expansion of our commercial team in conjunction with our full commercial launch, increased
fair value of the contingent consideration related to our acquisition of Rhythm Xience,
and increased general and administrative costs incurred associated with our initial public offering and becoming a public company.
Net loss on a GAAP basis was $29.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and net loss per share was $1.05 on a weighted average basic and diluted outstanding share count of 27.9 million, compared to $19.9 million and a net loss per share of $28.98 on a weighted average basic and diluted outstanding share count of 0.7 million in the same period of the prior year. Excluding income tax expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, acquisition related costs, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, remeasurement of our warrant liability, and changes in the fair value of contingent consideration, our non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2020 was
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er share, compared to
million, or
per share, after giving effect to the pro forma conversion of our convertible preferred stock for the
quarter of 2019.
Cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash were $139.9 million as of December 31, 2020, which includes the $166.3 million in net proceeds from our IPO, which closed on August 10, 2020.
Full Year 2020 Financial Results
Revenue was $8.5 million for the full year of 2020, compared to $2.8 million in the prior year. The increase was driven by increased direct sales of Acutus disposables, sales of our AcQMap consoles, and distributor sales through our partner, Biotronik. Gross margin was negative 88% for the full year of 2020, compared with negative 226% in the prior year. This improvement was attributable to increased revenue and higher production volumes.
Operating expenses were $83.9 million for the full year of 2020, compared with $66.2 million in the prior year. The increase was driven primarily by general and administrative expenses related to growth in our commercial team in conjunction with our full commercial launch, costs related to being a public company, and various research and development projects offset by our prior year research and development license expense related to the Biotronik asset acquisition.
Net loss on a GAAP basis was $102.0 million for the full year of 2020 and net loss per share was $8.94 on a weighted average basic and diluted outstanding share count of 11.4 million, compared to $97.0 million and a net loss per share of $144.41 on a weighted average basic and diluted outstanding share count of 0.7 million in the prior year. Excluding income tax expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, acquisition related costs, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, remeasurement of our warrant liability, and changes in the fair value of contingent consideration, our non-GAAP net loss for the full year of 2020 was $83.7 million, or $3.91 per share, compared to $76.2 million, or $5.77 per share, after giving effect to the pro forma conversion of our convertible preferred stock for the fourth quarter of 2019.
Outlook and COVID-19
COVID-19 continues to create a high degree of uncertainty as well as pressure on the Company’s end-markets, business and operating results. This dynamic is reflected in our fourth quarter financial results, and management anticipates continued headwinds in 2021, particularly in the first half of the year. For the full year 2021, management expects revenue to range between $22.0 million and $30.0 million. With respect to the first quarter of 2021, management expects revenue to range between $2.6 million and $3.0 million.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes references to non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share, which are non-GAAP financial measures, to provide information that may assist investors in understanding the Company’s financial results and assessing its prospects for future performance. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are important indicators of our operating performance because they exclude items that are primarily non-cash accounting line items unrelated to, and may not be indicative of, our core operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures, as we calculate them, may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for comparing the performance of other companies relative to the Company. These non-GAAP financial results are not intended to represent and should not be considered to be more meaningful measures than, or alternatives to, measures of operating performance as determined in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP net loss is defined as net loss before income taxes, adjusted for stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, acquisition related costs, discontinued operations, asset impairments, non-operating items, restructuring charges, stock repurchases, and other adjustments. To the extent we utilize such non-GAAP financial measures in the future, we expect to calculate them using a consistent method from period to period. A reconciliation of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measure has been provided under the heading “Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Results” in the financial statement tables attached to this press release.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Acutus will host a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results after market close on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone (833) 570-1131 for U.S. callers or (914) 987-7078 for international callers, using conference ID: 1667255. The live webinar can be accessed at
https://ir.acutusmedical.com
About Acutus Medical, Inc.
Acutus is an arrhythmia management company focused on improving the way cardiac arrhythmias are diagnosed and treated. Acutus is committed to advancing the field of electrophysiology with a unique array of products and technologies which will enable more physicians to treat more patients more efficiently and effectively. Through internal product development, acquisitions and global partnerships, Acutus has established a global sales presence delivering a broad portfolio of highly differentiated electrophysiology products that provide its customers with a complete solution for catheter-based treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Founded in 2011, Acutus is based in Carlsbad, California.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements, usually containing the words “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “expect” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our ability to continue to manage expenses and cash burn rate at sustainable levels, continued acceptance of our products in the marketplace, the effect of global economic conditions on the ability and willingness of customers to purchase our systems and the timing of such purchases, competitive factors, changes resulting from healthcare policy in the United States, including changes in government reimbursement of procedures, dependence upon third-party vendors and distributors, timing of regulatory approvals, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our response to it, and other risks discussed in our periodic and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, we undertake no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.
Investor Contact:
Caroline Corner
Westwicke ICR
D: 415-314-1725
Caroline.corner@westwicke.com
Holly Windler
M: 619-929-1275
media@acutusmedical.com
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
25,234
Marketable securities, short-term
105,839
62,351
Restricted cash
Accounts receivable
Inventory
12,958
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
151,388
82,456
Marketable securities, long-term
Property and equipment, net
12,356
Right-of-use asset, net
Intangible assets, net
Goodwill
12,026
Other assets
Total assets
192,535
105,455
LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
Accrued liabilities
10,076
Contingent consideration, short-term
Operating lease liabilities, short-term
Common and preferred stock warrant liability
Total current liabilities
21,907
31,910
Operating lease liabilities, long-term
Long-term debt
39,011
38,244
Contingent consideration, long-term
Total liabilities
65,952
77,908
Series A convertible preferred stock
Series B convertible preferred stock
40,685
Series C convertible preferred stock
74,575
Series D convertible preferred stock
135,039
Stockholders' equity (deficit)
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value
Common stock, $0.001 par value
Additional paid-in capital
487,290
33,252
Accumulated deficit
(361,015
(259,034
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
126,583
(225,811
Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
Three Months Ended December 31,
Year Ended December 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Costs and operating expenses:
Cost of products sold
15,889
Research and development
33,454
23,029
Research and development - license acquired
15,000
Selling, general and administrative
15,164
50,357
26,847
Impairment of property and equipment
Change in fair value of contingent consideration
Total costs and operating expenses
30,580
18,340
99,797
75,405
Loss from operations
(28,006
(17,671
(91,333
(72,569
Other income (expense):
Change in fair value of warrant liability and embedded derivative
(1,311
(5,555
(1,919
Loss on debt extinguishment
(1,447
Interest income
Interest expense
(1,416
(1,363
(5,506
(22,268
Total other expense, net
(1,373
(2,243
(10,625
(24,470
Loss before income taxes
(29,379
(19,914
(101,958
(97,039
Income tax expense
(29,402
(101,981
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Unrealized (loss) gain on marketable securities
Foreign currency translation adjustment
Comprehensive loss
(29,189
(19,954
(101,671
(97,089
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted
(28.98
(144.41
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted
27,897,224
687,176
11,407,542
671,953
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation expense
Amortization of intangible assets
Stock-based compensation expense
12,103
Amortization of premiums/(accretion of discounts) on marketable securities, net
Amortization of debt issuance costs
17,579
Amortization of right-of-use assets
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect from business combination:
(1,897
(3,891
(5,421
(3,383
Net cash used in operating activities
(85,169
(55,986
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchases of available-for-sale marketable securities
(114,694
(68,735
Sales of available-for-sale marketable securities
17,095
Maturities of available-for-sale marketable securities
45,000
14,700
Purchases of property and equipment
(11,225
(3,395
Purchase of research and development license
(10,000
Cash paid, net of cash acquired for the Rhythm Xience Acquisition
(3,000
Net cash used in investing activities
(63,824
(70,430
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of debt and warrants
77,000
Repayment of debt
(15,000
Payment of issuance and extinguishment costs related to debt
(2,332
Payment of contingent consideration
(2,500
Proceeds from issuance of convertible preferred stock, net of issuance costs
66,563
Proceeds from warrants exercises
Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon IPO, net of issuance costs
166,286
Proceeds from stock options exercises
Net cash provided by financing activities
164,433
126,339
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
15,782
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, at the beginning of the period
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, at the end of the period
25,384
Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Results
Amortization of acquired intangibles
Acquisition related costs
15,221
Change in fair value of continent consideration
(24,858
(17,862
(83,746
(76,155
Denominator
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding used in GAAP per share calculations
Adjustments to reflect the assumed conversion of convertible preferred stock (1)
16,179,872
10,011,750
12,522,622
Shares used in non-GAAP per share calculations
16,867,048
21,419,293
13,194,575
Non-GAAP net loss per share
Assumes the conversion of outstanding shares of convertible preferred stock into shares of common stock as if such conversion had occurred at the beginning of the period or their issuance dates, if later.
Key Business Metrics
Installed Base
Our total installed base as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 is set forth in the table below:
As of December 31,
Acutus Direct
Total Acutus Direct
Total installed base
Our net increase in installed base for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, exclusive of transfers between Acutus and Biotronik, is set forth in the table below:
Net systems to Biotronik
Total net system placements
The following tables sets forth our revenue for disposable, systems and service/other for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:
Disposables
Systems
Service/Other
Total Acutus direct revenue
Distribution agreements
Total revenue
Distribution Agreements
Total revenue through distribution

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