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Champions Oncology Reports Results for Quarter and Full Year Ended April 30, 2015

Dienstag, 28.07.2015 14:35 von PR Newswire

PR Newswire

HACKENSACK, N.J., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Champions Oncology, Inc. (OTC: CSBR), engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs, today announced its financial results for the year ended April 30, 2015.

Fourth Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

  • Quarterly revenue increased 32% over the same prior year period result
  • Procured a quarterly record high of more than 140 implants

Joel Ackerman, Champions Oncology CEO, stated, "The end of fiscal 2015 is an opportune time to assess the accomplishments and challenges of the past year. While the Company experienced  an anticipated slowdown in revenue growth in the earlier part of the year, the foundation for long term success and operational improvements continued to progress. The $14 million of capital raised during the year demonstrated continued investor confidence in the Company and provides the ability to execute our strategic vision." 

Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of 2015, revenue was $3.2 million, as compared to $2.5 million for the three months ended April 30, 2014, an increase of 32%. For the twelve-month period ended April 30, 2015, revenue was $8.9 million, as compared to $11.6 million for the same period of the prior year, a decrease of 23%. Total operating expense for the fourth quarter 2015 was $5.7 million as compared to $4.8 million for the fourth quarter 2014. For the twelve months ended April 30, 2015, total operating expense was $22.1 million, as compared to $17.8 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2014.

For the fourth quarter of 2015 and 2014, Champions reported a loss from operations of $2.4 million. Excluding stock-based compensation of $0.9 million and $0.8 million for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, Champions recognized a loss from operations of $1.5 million and $1.4 million respectively. For the twelve months ended April 30, 2015, Champions reported a loss from operations of $13.2 million as compared to a loss from operations of $6.3 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2014. Excluding stock-based compensation of $3.2 million and $2.8 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, Champions recognized a loss from operations of $10.0 million and $3.5 million respectively.

Operating Results

The number of implants during the quarter was 143 consisting of 51 commercial implants and 92 implants from research partnerships and trials. Total implants increased 39% over the same period last year with a 149% increase in implants from research partnerships. The increase in research implants were the result of continued effort to expand our TumorBank by partnering with academic medical centers. These implants will further the Company's efforts to increase the scale of our platform.

POS revenue was $418,000 and $430,000 for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, a decrease of $12,000 or 3%. Core revenue from our TumorGraft technology platform decreased $35,000 or 9%. This decrease is due to the cessation of implant activities in our Singapore entity due to regulatory restrictions. Non-core POS revenue increased $24,000. POS revenue was $1.7 million and $2.3 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, a decrease of $0.6 million or 27%. The decrease is due to a reduction in the number of tests per panel resulting in a $300,000 decrease in panel revenue. Non-core revenue decreased $212,000.  

POS cost of sales was $543,000 and $628,000 for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, a decrease of $85,000, or 14%. POS cost of sales was $2.73 million for both the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014. For the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, gross margin for POS was negative 30% and negative 46%, respectively. For the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, gross margin for POS was negative 64% and negative 21%, respectively. The decline in gross margin is attributed to the decrease in core POS revenue and a fixed cost component to the cost of sales. Non-core revenue, which has a lower cost of sale and higher margins, declined, contributing to lower overall margins in POS.  

Translational Oncology Solutions (TOS):

TOS revenue was $2.8 million and $2.0 million for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, an increase of $0.8 million or 39%. TOS revenue was $7.2 million and $9.3 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, a decrease of $2.1 million, or 23%. The decline is largely due to a slower conversion of bookings to revenue.

TOS cost of sales was $1.7 million and $1.0 million for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, an increase of $0.7 million, or 74%. TOS cost of sales was $4.9 million and $3.5 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, an increase of $1.4 million, or 39%.  For the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, gross margin for TOS was 41% and 52%, respectively. Gross margin fluctuates from quarter to quarter generally due to the timing of revenue recognition. Gross margin for the quarter was below usual levels due to an increase in TOS studies whose revenue will be recognized upon study completion. For the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, gross margin for TOS was 32% and 62%, respectively.  

Research and development expense was $1.1 million and $663,000 for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Research and development expense was $4.8 million and $2.3 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The increase is largely due to investment in characterizing the TumorBank. Sales and marketing expense for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014 was $943,000 and $1.0 million respectively. Sales and marketing expense for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014 was $4.3 million and $3.2 million, respectively. The increase was the result of the expansion of the TOS sales force offset by reduced sales and marketing expense for POS. General and administrative expense for the three months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014 was $1.4 million and $1.5 million, respectively. General and administrative expense for the twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014 was $5.3 million and $6.1 million, respectively.

Conference Call Information:

The Company will host a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. EDT (6:00 a.m. PDT) to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 financial results. To access the conference call, domestic participants should dial 800-875-3456, Canadian participants should dial 800-648-0973, and international participants should dial 302-607-2001. The participant passcode is "Champions Oncology."

Full details of the Company's financial results will be available Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the Company's Form 10-K at www.championsoncology.com.

* Non-GAAP Financial Information

See the attached Reconciliation of GAAP net loss to non-GAAP net loss for an explanation of the amounts excluded to arrive at non-GAAP net loss and related non-GAAP net loss per share amounts for the three and twelve months ended April 30, 2015 and 2014. Non-GAAP financial measures provide investors and management with supplemental measures of operating performance and trends that facilitate comparisons between periods before and after certain items that would not otherwise be apparent on a GAAP basis.  Certain unusual or non-recurring items that management does not believe affect the Company's basic operations do not meet the GAAP definition of unusual or non-recurring items.  Non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP loss per share are not, and should not be viewed as a substitute for similar GAAP items.  Champions' defines non-GAAP dilutive loss per share amounts as non-GAAP net loss divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding.  Champions' definition of non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP diluted loss per share may differ from similarly named measures used by others.

About Champions Oncology, Inc.

Champions Oncology, Inc. is engaged in the development of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs.  The Company's TumorGraft technology platform is a novel approach to personalizing cancer care based upon the implantation of primary human tumors in immune deficient mice followed by propagation of the resulting engraftments, or TumorGrafts, in a manner that preserves the biological characteristics of the original human tumor in order to determine the efficacy of a treatment regimen.  The Company uses this technology in conjunction with related services to offer solutions for two customer groups:  Personalized Oncology Solutions, in which results help guide the development of personalized treatment plans, and Translational Oncology Solutions, in which pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies seeking personalized approaches to drug development can lower the cost and increase the speed of developing new drugs. TumorGrafts are procured through agreements with a number of institutions in the U.S. and overseas as well as through Champions' Personalized Oncology Solutions business. For more information, please visit www.championsoncology.com.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995) that inherently involve risk and uncertainties.  Champions Oncology generally uses words such as "believe," "may," "could," "will," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements.  One should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many unforeseen factors.  See Champions Oncology's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015 for a discussion of such risks, uncertainties and other factors.  Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and Champions Oncology's future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations.  The Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in Champions Oncology's expectations, except as required by law.

Champions Oncology, Inc.

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)


Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Net Loss (Unaudited)


Three Months Ended
April 30,

Twelve Months Ended
April 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net loss - GAAP

($3,678)

($2,272)

($13,140)

($7,406)

Less: 
  Stock-based compensation

 

878

 

839

 

3,162

 

2,807

Net loss - non-GAAP

($2,799)

($1,433)

($9,978)

($4,599)

 

Reconciliation of GAAP EPS to Non-GAAP EPS (Unaudited)


Three Months Ended
April 30,

Twelve Months Ended
April 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

EPS – GAAP

($0.05)

($0.03)

($0.18)

($0.11)

Less: 





  Effect of stock-based compensation on EPS

0.01

0.01

0.04

0.04

EPS - non-GAAP

($0.04)

($0.02)

($0.14)

($0.07)

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)







Three Months Ended
April 30,

Twelve Months Ended
April 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

POS operating revenue

$418

$430

$1,663

$2,264

TOS operating revenue

2,823

2,029

7,200

9,286

  Total operating revenue

$3,241

$2,459

$8,863

$11,550






Cost of POS

543

628

2,733

2,731

Cost of TOS

1,675

965

4,900

3,532

Research and development

1,088

663

4,845

2,265

Sales and marketing

943

1,027

4,283

3,155

General and administrative

1,396

1,544

5,340

6,127






  Loss from Operations

($2,404)

($2,368)

($13,238)

($6,260)






Other Income (Expense)

(1,174)

110

225

(1,129)






  Net Loss before income tax expense

($3,578)

($2,258)

($13,013)

($7,389)

Income taxes

100

14

127

17

  Net Loss

($3,678)

($2,272)

($13,140)

($7,406)

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of (Unaudited)


April 30,

April 30,


2015

2014

Cash and cash equivalents

$9,357

$5,891

Accounts receivable

1,060

1,325

Other current assets

346

383

  Total current assets

10,763

7,599




Restricted cash

163

165

Property and equipment, net

452

434

Goodwill

669

669

  Total assets

$12,047

$8,867




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$1,787

$1,568

Deferred revenue

2,009

2,091

  Total current liabilities

3,796

3,659




Warrant liability

-

2,011

Other Non-current Liability

192

-

Stockholders' equity

8,059

3,197

  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$12,047

$8,867

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)



Twelve Months Ended

April 30,

2015

2014

Cash flows from operating activities:



Net Loss

($13,140)

($7,406)

Adjustments to reconcile net cash used in operations:



  Stock-based compensation expense

3,162

2,807

  Net foreign currency remeasurement loss

-

124

  Depreciation and amortization expense

214

213

  Change in fair value of warrant liability

(981)

965

  Modification of warrant liability

586

-

  Gain/loss on sales of assets

5

-

  Long-term tax liability

100

-

  Changes in operating assets and liabilities

424

(136)

Net cash used in operating activities

(9,630)

(3,433)




Cash flows from investing activities:



  Purchases of property and equipment

(119)

(234)

  Proceeds of sale of fixed assets

5

-

Net cash used in investing activities:

(114)

(234)




Cash flows from financing activities:



  Private placement financing, net of financing costs of $880k

11,220

21

  Proceeds from Executive Note financing

2,000

-

  Capital lease payments

(12)

-

  Proceeds from exercise of options and warrants

2

-

Net cash provided by financing activities:

13,210

21




Exchange rate effect on cash and cash equivalents

0

(24)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

3,466

(3,670)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

5,891

9,561

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$9,357

$5,891




Non-cash investing activities:



  Purchased equipment under capital lease

124

-




  Conversion of executive note financing

2,000

-




  Reclassification of warrant liability to equity

1,616

-

 

 

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SOURCE Champions Oncology, Inc.