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Alimera Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Alimera Sciences, Inc.
·16 min read

Rebound Continues from COVID Challenges

Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Consolidated Net Revenue of $12.5 Million Up 25% vs. Second Quarter 2020

  • U.S. Net Revenue of $7.0 Million Up 106% vs. Second Quarter 2020

  • Consolidated Net Revenue Down 3% vs. Third Quarter 2019

  • International Net Revenue Up 31% vs. Third Quarter 2019

  • Net Loss of ($0.6) Million vs. ($3.1) Million in Third Quarter 2019

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 Million vs. Negative $(0.5) Million Adjusted EBITDA in Third Quarter 2019

ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmology treatments for the management of retinal diseases, announces financial results for the third quarter of 2020. Alimera will host a conference call on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET to review these financial results and provide an update on corporate developments.

“Our strategy to retain our entire work force through the COVID-19 pandemic is paying off as we were able to drive a 25% sequential increase in global net revenue over the second quarter of 2020 and maintain sales through the first nine months of 2020 despite the challenges of the current environment,” said Rick Eiswirth, Alimera’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Importantly, we are achieving our goal of delivering positive adjusted EBITDA, reporting $1.4 million for the third quarter and $2.4 million year to date.”

Mr. Eiswirth continued, “During this challenging year we are continuing to invest in ILUVIEN® and to expand geographically to fuel our significant international growth. In the third quarter we initiated the NEW DAY study, our landmark clinical trial that we believe has the potential to position ILUVIEN as the preferred first-line treatment for diabetic macular edema, and we entered into partnerships to make ILUVIEN available in six additional countries in the future.”

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Net Revenue
Consolidated net revenue for Q3 2020 was down 3% to $12.5 million, compared to $12.9 million for Q3 2019, and up 25% over Q2 2020.

U.S. net revenue was $7.0 million for Q3 2020, down 20% from $8.7 million during the same period in 2019 but was up 106% over Q2 2020. End user demand, which represents units purchased by physicians and pharmacies from Alimera’s U.S. distributors, was 728 units in Q3 2020 compared to 973 units in Q3 2019, a decrease of 25%, but up sequentially from 625 units in Q2 2020, as some recovery from the COVID-19 impact was realized.

The difference between GAAP revenue and end user demand in the U.S. is due to the timing of distributor purchases from quarter to quarter. In both Q3 2020 and Q3 2019, Alimera’s distributors purchased more units than they sold to end users, increasing their stock on hand during that quarter. Distributors purchased approximately 19% and 9% more units than they sold to end users in Q3 2020 and Q3 2019, respectively.

International net revenue increased 31% to approximately $5.5 million in Q3 2020, compared to approximately $4.2 million for the same period during 2019, primarily as a result of increased sales in the markets where we sell direct. These direct sales included sales revenue for our posterior uveitis indication.

Operating Expenses
Total operating expenses for Q3 2020 decreased by $2.5 million or 19% to $10.5 million, compared to $13.0 million during Q3 2019. Alimera achieved major expense reductions by reducing travel costs, decreasing attendance at medical conferences that were cancelled or converted to virtual meetings and reducing its spending on external commercial and medical affairs activities. Additionally, Alimera benefitted from a one-time favorable impact of approximately $400,000 associated with recovery of previously paid VAT expense in Germany for the years 2014 through 2018.

Net Loss and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA
For Q3 2020, Alimera reported a net loss of approximately $(0.6) million, compared to a net loss of $(3.1) million for Q3 2019. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, was approximately $1.4 million for Q3 2020, an improvement of approximately $1.9 million compared to negative Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $0.5 million for Q3 2019.

Net Loss per Share
Basic and diluted net loss per share for Q3 2020 was $(0.12). This compares to basic and diluted net loss per share for Q3 2019 of $(0.66). (The per share amounts in this press release reflect the impact from Alimera’s one-for-15 reverse stock split in November 2019.)

Cash and Cash Equivalents
As of September 30, 2020, Alimera had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $11.3 million, compared to $9.4 million as of December 31, 2019 and $13.5 million as of June 30, 2020. The sequential decrease in cash of $2.2 million from Q2 2020 reflects the impact of lower Q2 2020 revenue on working capital in 2020 and the planned one-time build-up of inventory for the transition of Alimera’s component manufacturing to the United States and related transition expenses.

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 (losses) from foreign currency exchange transactions and 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 October 29, 2020
Management will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET on Thursday, October 29, 2020, to review financial results and provide an update on corporate developments. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question and answer session.

Participants are asked to pre-register for the call. Please note that registered participants will receive their dial in number upon registration and will dial directly into the call without delay. Those without internet access or unable to pre-register may dial in by calling: 1-866-777-2509 (domestic) or 1-412-317-5413 (international). All callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask to be joined into the Alimera Sciences call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast which is also available through the company’s website.

A webcast replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through January 29, 2021. The replay can be accessed through the above links or by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using access code 10149051. The telephonic replay will be available until November 12, 2020.

About Alimera Sciences, Inc.

www.alimerasciences.com

Alimera 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 globally. For more information, please visit www.alimerasciences.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

This press release contains a discussion of Adjusted EBITDA, 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 nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 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 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.

About ILUVIEN

ILUVIEN (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) 0.19 mg is a sustained release intravitreal implant, injected into the back of the eye. With its CONTINUOUS MICRODOSING™ technology, ILUVIEN is designed to release submicrogram levels of fluocinolone acetonide, a corticosteroid, for up to 36 months, to reduce the recurrence of disease. ILUVIEN enables patients to maintain vision longer with fewer injections. ILUVIEN is approved in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Kuwait, Lebanon and the U.A.E. to treat diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure. ILUVIEN is indicated in 17 European countries for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic DME considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies and in 16 European countries for prevention of relapse in recurrent non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye (NIPU). Alimera does not have the contractual right to pursue approval to treat uveitis in the U.S., and therefore does not have a regulatory license in the U.S. to treat NIPU. For important safety information on ILUVIEN, see https://iluvien.com/#isi.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains, and the remarks by Alimera’s officers on the conference call may contain, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding, among other things, Alimera’s expectations with respect to its strategy to retain its work force through the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to drive revenue, its ability to continue to deliver positive adjusted EBITDA, its ability to continue investing in ILUVIEN and expanding geographically, its ability to position ILUVIEN as the preferred first-line treatment for DME through the NEW DAY Study and the ability of new partners to make ILUVIEN available in additional countries. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change 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, continuing risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic that could (a) reverse the current trends in Alimera’s revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, due to increased COVID-19 cases in certain states within the U.S. and in Alimera’s international markets that have resulted or may again result in reduced access to medical facilities for patient visits with their physicians and continuing concerns of patients with diabetes who may be unwilling to visit their physicians in person (even if otherwise permitted) due to their fear of contracting COVID-19, (b) adversely affect Alimera’s ability to maintain its work force and (c) limit Alimera’s ability to continue investing in ILUVIEN and expanding geographically. Other meaningful factors that could cause actual results to differ include (i) risks associated with conducting the NEW DAY study during a pandemic and other risks of such a study, including the risk that the results may not meet Alimera’s expectations that it will position ILUVIEN as the preferred first-line treatment for DME, and (ii) regulatory and business risks in the countries in which Alimera’s new partners are or will be seeking proper authorization for the sale of ILUVIEN. Other factors are 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, 2019 and Alimera’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Applicable risk factors will also be described in those sections of Alimera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2020, 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 due to new information, future events or otherwise.

For investor inquiries:

For media inquiries:

Scott Gordon

Jules Abraham

for Alimera Sciences

for Alimera Sciences

scottg@coreir.com

julesa@coreir.com


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

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2019

(unaudited)

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,254

$

9,426

Restricted cash

32

33

Accounts receivable, net

15,628

19,331

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,177

2,565

Inventory

2,522

1,390

Total current assets

32,613

32,745

NON-CURRENT ASSETS:

Property and equipment, net

1,582

940

Right of use assets, net

791

1,107

Intangible asset, net

13,327

14,783

Deferred tax asset

767

734

TOTAL ASSETS

$

49,080

$

50,309

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable

$

5,356

$

7,077

Accrued expenses

3,475

4,716

Notes payable

1,185

Finance lease obligations

219

255

Total current liabilities

10,235

12,048

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Note payable, net of discount

42,459

38,658

Finance lease obligations — less current portion

452

94

Other non-current liabilities

3,567

3,954

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT:

Preferred stock:

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock

19,227

19,227

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock

9,474

11,117

Common stock

51

50

Additional paid-in capital

352,728

350,117

Common stock warrants

3,707

3,707

Accumulated deficit

(391,932

)

(387,570

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(888

)

(1,093

)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(7,633

)

(4,445

)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

$

49,080

$

50,309


ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(unaudited)

NET REVENUE

$

12,473

$

12,850

$

37,046

$

36,595

COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(1,537

)

(1,579

)

(4,949

)

(4,353

)

GROSS PROFIT

10,936

11,271

32,097

32,242

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES

2,469

2,761

7,162

8,322

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

2,619

3,121

8,775

10,189

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

4,764

6,437

14,818

18,458

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

677

668

2,016

1,974

OPERATING EXPENSES

10,529

12,987

32,771

38,943

NET INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

407

(1,716

)

(674

)

(6,701

)

INTEREST EXPENSE AND OTHER

(1,285

)

(1,232

)

(3,928

)

(3,696

)

UNREALIZED FOREIGN CURRENCY GAIN (LOSS), NET

267

(115

)

295

(135

)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

(611

)

(3,063

)

(4,307

)

(10,532

)

PROVISION FOR TAXES

(7

)

(77

)

(55

)

(409

)

NET LOSS

$

(618

)

$

(3,140

)

$

(4,362

)

$

(10,941

)

NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE — Basic and diluted

$

(0.12

)

$

(0.66

)

$

(0.87

)

$

(2.31

)

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING — Basic and diluted

5,068,701

4,733,484

5,026,905

4,727,472


ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.

CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

(unaudited)

NET REVENUE

$

6,962

$

5,511

$

$

12,473

$

8,692

$

4,158

$

$

12,850

COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(746

)

(791

)

(1,537

)

(1,001

)

(578

)

(1,579

)

GROSS PROFIT

6,216

4,720

10,936

7,691

3,580

11,271

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES

1,560

861

48

2,469

1,573

1,100

88

2,761

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
EXPENSES

1,952

475

192

2,619

2,032

768

321

3,121

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

3,461

1,226

77

4,764

4,502

1,840

95

6,437

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

677

677

668

668

OPERATING EXPENSES

6,973

2,562

994

10,529

8,107

3,708

1,172

12,987

SEGMENT (LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

(757

)

2,158

(994

)

407

(416

)

(128

)

(1,172

)

(1,716

)

OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES, NET

(1,018

)

(1,018

)

(1,347

)

(1,347

)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

$

(611

)

$

(3,063

)


ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.

CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019
(in thousands)

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

U.S.

International

Other

Consolidated

(unaudited)

NET REVENUE

$

17,449

$

19,597

$

$

37,046

$

22,778

$

13,817

$

$

36,595

COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(1,928

)

(3,021

)

(4,949

)

(2,494

)

(1,859

)

(4,353

)

GROSS PROFIT

15,521

16,576

32,097

20,284

11,958

32,242

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES

4,580

2,418

164

7,162

4,629

3,361

332

8,322

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

5,867

2,250

658

8,775

6,116

2,876

1,197

10,189

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

10,948

3,618

252

14,818

12,760

5,324

374

18,458

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

2,016

2,016

1,974

1,974

OPERATING EXPENSES

21,395

8,286

3,090

32,771

23,505

11,561

3,877

38,943

SEGMENT (LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS

(5,874

)

8,290

(3,090

)

(674

)

(3,221

)

397

(3,877

)

(6,701

)

OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES, NET

(3,633

)

(3,633

)

(3,831

)

(3,831

)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

$

(4,307

)

$

(10,532

)


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

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(unaudited)

GAAP NET LOSS

$

(618

)

$

(3,140

)

$

(4,362

)

$

(10,941

)

Adjustments to net loss:

Interest expense and other

1,285

1,232

3,928

3,696

Provision for taxes

7

77

55

409

Depreciation and amortization

677

668

2,016

1,974

Stock-based compensation expenses

317

504

1,074

1,903

Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gains) losses

(267

)

115

(295

)

135

Severance expenses

23

198

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA

$

1,401

$

(521

)

$

2,416

$

(2,626

)