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SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. (SILK), a company focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
“As we continue through these challenging times, we are confident in the foundational strength of our business and the culture that we have built at Silk Road Medical,” said Erica Rogers, Chief Executive Officer. “While our short-term priorities have temporarily shifted in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we remain undeterred in our longstanding pursuit to change the standard of care. We have proven that TCAR is a more efficient, safer procedure for many patients and we are committed to improving the lives of carotid artery disease patients with this technology.”
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $18.9 million, an increase of $6.2 million or 48%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. The increase was driven primarily by growing adoption of the TCAR procedure across an expanded base of hospital accounts, trained physicians, and active sales territories.
Gross profit for the first quarter of 2020 was $13.7 million compared to $9.4 million for the first quarter of 2019. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2020 declined slightly to 72% compared to 74% in the first quarter of 2019, driven by previously announced investments in manufacturing engineering and infrastructure projects.
Operating expenses were $22.8 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $16.6 million in the corresponding prior year period, which represents an increase of 38%. The increase was driven primarily by selling, general and administrative expenses related to growth in our commercial team and marketing efforts as well as costs related to being a public company.
Net loss was $9.9 million in the first quarter of 2020, or a loss of $0.32 per share, as compared to $24.2 million, or a loss of $20.12 per share, in the corresponding period of the prior year. This metric for the first quarter of 2019 included a $15.7 million noncash charge resulting from the remeasurement of the fair value of our convertible preferred stock warrant liability at each balance sheet date. We continued to record adjustments to the estimated fair value of the convertible preferred stock warrants until they were exercised in connection with our IPO offering in April 2019.
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $97.6 million as of March 31, 2020.
2020 Financial Guidance
Silk Road Medical withdrew its previously announced annual guidance for 2020 on April 6, 2020. Given the uncertain scope and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company remains unable to accurately estimate the impact of the pandemic on its operations and financial results.
Silk Road Medical will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 30, 2020 to discuss its first quarter 2020 financial results. The call may be accessed through an operator by calling (844) 883-3861 for domestic callers and (574) 990-9820 for international callers using conference ID: 3089203. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at https://investors.silkroadmed.com/.
About Silk Road Medical
Silk Road Medical, Inc. (SILK), is a medical device company located in Sunnyvale, California, that is focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact. The company’s flagship procedure, TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), is clinically proven to treat blockages in the carotid artery at risk of causing a stroke. For more information on how Silk Road Medical is delivering brighter patient outcomes through brighter clinical thinking, visit www.silkroadmed.com and connect on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our business, financial guidance, and overall strength of our business and culture. Such statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include risks described in the section entitled Risk Factors and elsewhere in our filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Silk Road’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 2020. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and should not be unduly relied upon. Silk Road Medical disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Lynn Lewis or Caroline Paul
Silk Road Medical
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