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Alimera Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update


Second Quarter and Recent Company Highlights:

  • Consolidated Net Revenue Up 2% Compared to Second Quarter 2018

  • International Net Revenue Up 21% Compared to Second Quarter 2018

  • UK’s NICE Provided Positive Opinion for Reimbursement of ILUVIEN® in Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis Indication

  • Launched Pilot Direct-to-Patient Marketing Campaign for ILUVIEN in the U.S. for diabetic macular edema (DME)

ATLANTA, July 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (ALIM) (Alimera), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmology treatments for the management of retinal diseases, announces financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Alimera will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM ET to review these financial results and provide an update on corporate developments.

“During the second quarter we continued to advance our business strategy in many areas, including obtaining a positive outcome from NICE for non-infectious posterior uveitis and launching our direct-to-patient pilot campaign,” said Rick Eiswirth, president and CEO of Alimera. “Although we were disappointed in the consolidated net revenue this quarter, we are pleased with our international segment growth year over year. Our U.S. sales were impacted by greater than expected turnover in our sales force due to several new ophthalmic product launches by other companies in the first half of the year. We aggressively addressed this issue during the quarter and were fully staffed by early July.”

ILUVIEN showed a strong performance in markets outside the U.S., with international segment sales up 21% compared to the same period last year. International geographic expansion remains a strategic focus for Alimera, with new country approvals and launches for ILUVIEN expected in the latter half of this year. Alimera had previously announced the positive outcome for NICE on June 20 and the launching of the direct-to-patient campaign on May 22.

Mr. Eiswirth added, “We are now focused on returning to growth domestically, and with the recent approval of ILUVIEN for non-infectious posterior uveitis in our European markets, as well as the second quarter launch of ILUVIEN in France, we look forward to increasing share in all markets in the second half of this year. We intend to continue pursuing our strategy to leverage our global sales infrastructure and build a leading company focused on the treatment of retinal diseases.”

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Net Revenue

Consolidated net revenue grew 2% to $10.9 million, compared to $10.7 million during the second quarter of 2018. U.S. net revenue was $7.3 million during the second quarter of 2019, down 6% from $7.8 million during the same period in 2018. End user demand, which represents units purchased by physicians and pharmacies from Alimera’s U.S. distributors, decreased 4% in the quarter ended June 30, 2019, decreasing to 917 units compared to 955 units from the second quarter of 2018.

The difference between our U.S. GAAP revenue and U.S. end user demand was negligible during the second quarter of 2019.

International net revenue increased 21% to $3.5 million during the second quarter of 2019, compared to $2.9 million for the same period during 2018. Revenue in the international segment will fluctuate from quarter to quarter depending primarily on the timing and size of our international distributor ordering patterns. For example, our Q1 2019 revenues were significantly impacted by orders related to our expansion into Spain and France.

Operating Expenses
Total operating expenses during the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased by $700,000, or 6%, to $13.3 million, compared to $12.6 million during the same period of 2018.

General and administrative expenses for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 16% to $3.7 million, compared to $3.2 million for the same period in the prior year. The increase was primarily attributable to professional fees and logistics costs, some of which are attributable to Brexit preparation.

Net Loss and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA
During the second quarter of 2019, Alimera reported a net loss of $5.0 million, compared to a net loss of $4.0 million for the same period in 2018. “Adjusted EBITDA,” a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, was a loss of $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $980,000 during the quarter ended June 30, 2018. GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $0.07 on approximately 71 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to basic and diluted net loss per share of $0.06 on approximately 70 million weighted average shares outstanding during the same period in 2018.

Cash and Cash Equivalents
As of June 30, 2019, Alimera had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $12.2 million, compared to $13.0 million in cash and cash equivalents reported on December 31, 2018.

Definition of Non-GAAP Financial Measure
For purposes of this press release, “Adjusted EBITDA” is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expenses, net unrealized gains and losses from foreign currency exchange transactions, losses on extinguishment of debt and non-cash accrued severance expenses. Please refer to the sections of this press release entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” and “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA.”

Conference Call to Be Held July 30, 2019
A conference call will be hosted on July 30, 2019 at 9:00am eastern time by Rick Eiswirth, president and chief executive officer, and Phil Jones, chief financial officer, to discuss Alimera’s financial results. Please refer to the information below for conference call dial-in information and webcast registration.

Conference date: Tuesday July 30, 2019, 9:00 AM ET
Conference dial-in: 866-777-2509
International dial-in: 412-317-5413
Conference Call Name: Alimera Sciences (ALIM) Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call
Conference Call Pre-registration:
Participants can register for the conference by navigating to http://dpregister.com/10131060
Please note that registered participants will receive their dial in number upon registration and will dial directly into the call without delay.
Live Webcast URL: https://services.choruscall.com/links/alimera190430.html

A replay will be available on Alimera’s website, www.alimerasciences.com, under “Investor Relations” one hour following the live call.
Conference Call replay: US Toll Free: 1-877-344-7529
International Toll: 1-412-317-0088
Canada Toll Free: 855-669-9658
Replay Access Code: 10131060
End Date: September 13, 2019

About Alimera Sciences, Inc.

www.alimerasciences.com

Alimera, founded in June 2003, is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Alimera is presently focused on diseases affecting the back of the eye, or retina, because these diseases are not well treated with current therapies and affect millions of people in our aging populations. For more information, please visit www.alimerasciences.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

This press release contains a discussion of a non-GAAP financial measure, as defined in Regulation G promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Alimera reports its financial results in compliance with GAAP but believes that the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding Alimera’s operating performance. Alimera uses Adjusted EBITDA in the management of its business. Accordingly, Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 has been presented in certain instances excluding items identified in the reconciliations provided in the table entitled “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA.” GAAP net loss is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies because not all companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA in an identical manner. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily an accurate measure of comparison between companies.

The presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of this non-GAAP financial measure is that it excludes significant elements required by GAAP to be recorded in Alimera’s financial statements. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is subject to inherent limitations as it reflects the exercise of judgments by management in determining this non-GAAP financial measure.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding, among other things, Alimera’s belief that new country approvals and launches are to be expected in the latter half of this year, Alimera’s intentions to leverage its global sales infrastructure and build a leading company focused on the treatment of retinal diseases and Alimera’s statement that it is looking forward to increasing share in all markets in the second half of this year. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change either of them, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Meaningful factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, (a) a slowdown or reduction in Alimera’s sales in 2019 due to a reduction in end user demand, unanticipated competition, regulatory issues, including delays in obtaining reimbursement approval in various countries in the EU for the treatment of non-infectious posterior uveitis, or other unexpected circumstances, and (b) other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Alimera’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and Alimera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2019, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Additional factors will also be described in those sections of Alimera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2019, to be filed with the SEC soon.

The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release (unless another date is indicated). Alimera undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For investor inquiries:
Scott Gordon
for Alimera Sciences
scottg@coreir.com

For media inquiries:
Jules Abraham
for Alimera Sciences
julesa@coreir.com


ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

June 30,
2019

December 31,
2018

(unaudited)

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

12,157

$

13,043

Restricted cash

32

32

Accounts receivable, net

13,892

17,259

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,691

2,109

Inventory

2,141

2,405

Total current assets

30,913

34,848

NON-CURRENT ASSETS:

Property and equipment, net

1,095

1,355

Right of use assets, net

1,299

Intangible asset, net

15,761

16,723

Deferred tax asset

1,174

1,182

TOTAL ASSETS

$

50,242

$

54,108

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable

$

7,875

$

6,355

Accrued expenses

3,468

3,643

Finance lease obligations

247

236

Total current liabilities

11,590

10,234

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Note payable

38,288

37,873

Finance lease obligations — less current portion

172

305

Other non-current liabilities

3,874

2,974

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY:

Preferred stock:

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock

19,227

19,227

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock

11,117

11,117

Common stock

710

701

Additional paid-in capital

347,524

346,108

Common stock warrants

3,707

3,707

Accumulated deficit

(384,928

)

(377,127

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,039

)

(1,011

)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY

(3,682

)

2,722

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY

$

50,242

$

54,108


ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 AND 2018
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

NET REVENUE

$

10,855



$

10,717

$

23,745

$

20,347



COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(1,174

)

(913

)

(2,774

)

(2,017

)

GROSS PROFIT

9,681

9,804

20,971

18,330

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES

2,834

2,777

5,561

5,599

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

3,675

3,229

7,068

7,084

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

6,108

5,926

12,021

11,895

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

654

650

1,306

1,299

OPERATING EXPENSES

13,271

12,582

25,956

25,877

NET LOSS FROM OPERATIONS

(3,590

)

(2,778

)

(4,985

)

(7,547

)

INTEREST EXPENSE AND OTHER

(1,236

)

(1,178

)

(2,464

)

(2,329

)

UNREALIZED FOREIGN CURRENCY GAIN (LOSS), NET

49

32

(20

)

34

LOSS ON EARLY EXTINGUISHMENT OF DEBT

(1,766

)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

(4,777

)

(3,924

)

(7,469

)

(11,608

)

PROVISION FOR TAXES

(261

)

(76

)

(332

)

(76

)

NET LOSS

$

(5,038

)

$

(4,000

)

$

(7,801

)

$

(11,684

)

NET LOSS PER SHARE — Basic and diluted

$

(0.07

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.17

)

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING — Basic and diluted

70,990,340

70,022,100

70,866,285

69,952,940


ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 AND 2018
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2019

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2018

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

(unaudited)

NET REVENUE

$

7,320



$

3,535



$



$

10,855



$

7,799



$

2,918



$



$

10,717



COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(808

)

(366

)

(1,174

)

(656

)

(257

)

(913

)

GROSS PROFIT

6,512

3,169

9,681

7,143

2,661

9,804

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES

1,630

1,090

114

2,834

1,602

954

221

2,777

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

2,150

946

579

3,675

1,866

723

640

3,229

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

4,217

1,779

112

6,108

4,142

1,493

291

5,926

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

654

654

650

650

OPERATING EXPENSES

7,997

3,815

1,459

13,271

7,610

3,170

1,802

12,582

SEGMENT LOSS FROM OPERATIONS

(1,485

)

(646

)

(1,459

)

(3,590

)

(467

)

(509

)

(1,802

)

(2,778

)

OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES, NET

(1,187

)

(1,187

)

(1,146

)

(1,146

)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

$

(4,777

)

$

(3,924

)


Six Months Ended
June 30, 2019

Six Months Ended
June 30, 2018

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

(unaudited)

NET REVENUE

$

14,086



$

9,659



$



$

23,745



$

14,604



$

5,743



$



$

20,347



COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(1,493

)

(1,281

)

(2,774

)

(1,369

)

(648

)

(2,017

)

GROSS PROFIT

12,593

8,378

20,971

13,235

5,095

18,330

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES

3,057

2,261

243

5,561

3,242

1,904

453

5,599

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

4,084

1,933

1,051

7,068

4,159

1,630

1,295

7,084

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

8,258

3,484

279

12,021

8,514

2,771

610

11,895

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

1,306

1,306

1,299

1,299

OPERATING EXPENSES

15,399

7,678

2,879

25,956

15,915

6,305

3,657

25,877

SEGMENT (LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

(2,806

)

700

(2,879

)

(4,985

)

(2,680

)

(1,210

)

(3,657

)

(7,547

)

OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES, NET

(2,484

)

(2,484

)

(4,061

)

(4,061

)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

$

(7,469

)

$

(11,608

)


RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED MEASURES
GAAP NET LOSS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended
June 30,

Six Months Ended
June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

GAAP NET LOSS

$

(5,038

)



$

(4,000

)



$

(7,801

)



$

(11,684

)



Adjustments to net loss:

Interest expense and other

1,236

1,178

2,464

2,329

Provision for taxes

261

76

332

76

Depreciation and amortization

654

650

1,306

1,299

Stock-based compensation expenses

629

1,151

1,399

2,358

Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gains) losses

(49

)

(32

)

20

(34

)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

1,766

Non-cash accrued severance expenses

175

175

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA

$

(2,132

)



$

(977

)



$

(2,105

)



$

(3,890

)