The burn of ($1.7Million) can be attributed to the addition of 18 new marketing/sales persons for the PINPOINT and LUNA launches. They also added ~$1million in inventory for the same. If they hadn't "invested" for these new launches there would have been positive earnings of around $700k or ~$.02 per share! There is a self described 6-12 month lag between hiring and full production revenue out of the new sales force. There is also a lag of ~6 weeks from shipping of their new machines until the hospital has it installed, tested, training completed for surgeons and staff and actual ussage. This investment is absolutely prudent and GREAT news. It will add handsomely (1000%-5000%) to those long term stock holders.
They have $~37 Million cash on hand. At a burn rate of $1.7 Million per quarter, the revenue from these new ventures ($1.0 Million annual sales per person estimate from Q4 2012 CC) will kick in long before the cash runs out.
This could be one of those few companies that has the potential to exceed the 10 bagger status.
First quarter of 2013 loss per share was $0.07. Excluding the impact of non-cash $2.1 million warrants revaluation expense in first quarter 2013, loss per share was $0.02, compared with $0.03 in first quarter 2012.