Investors: Press Release

AVITA Medical Reports Quarter Ending December 31, 2021, and Transition Period July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, Financial Results

February 28, 2022 at 4:01 PM EST

VALENCIA, Calif. and MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVITA Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCEL, ASX:AVH) (the “Company”), a regenerative medicine company that is developing and commercializing a technology platform that enables point-of-care autologous skin restoration for multiple unmet needs, today reported its financial results for the quarter ending December 31, 2021, and its transition period fiscal year ("Transition Period") from July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021.

As announced in December 2021, the Company determined to change the Company’s fiscal year from June 30 to December 31. As a result of this change, the Company is reporting a six-month Transition Period.

Financial Highlights and Recent Updates:

  • Revenue increased 37% to $14.0 million in the Transition Period ended December 31, 2021, compared to $10.2 million over the six-month corresponding period in the prior year
  • Revenue increased 35% to $6.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $5.1 million in the corresponding period in the prior year
  • Completed enrollment in two clinical trials with the goal of submitting premarket approval (PMA) supplements in 2022
    • In December 2021, completed enrollment of pivotal clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the RECELL® System for the repigmentation of stable vitiligo lesions
    • In January 2022, completed enrollment of pivotal study of the RECELL System for soft tissue reconstruction (trauma)
  • In January 2022, successfully established proof of concept with preclinical data in two key areas of cell-based gene therapy – skin rejuvenation and epidermolysis bullosa
  • In February 2022, received FDA approval of the premarket approval application (PMA) supplement for RECELL® Autologous Cell Harvesting Device, an enhanced RECELL system aimed at providing clinicians a more efficient user experience and simplified workflow
  • In February 2022, Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) approved our application for commercialization of the RECELL system with an initial burns indication in Japan to be commercialized in a marketing and distribution partnership with COSMOTEC (an M3 company)
  • As of December 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $55.5 million in cash and cash equivalents and $49.3 million in short-term and long-term marketable securities, and no debt

“We are pleased with the terrific results that we are achieving with RECELL in US burn centers, as well as with our recent achievement of many key corporate milestones,” said Dr. Mike Perry, AVITA Medical Chief Executive Officer. “Our success in burns will help us prepare for and is expected to increase our future adoption with respect to commercialization in much larger markets for soft tissue reconstruction and vitiligo in the second half of 2023.”

Financial Results for the Three-Months Ended December 31, 2021, compared to the Three-Months Ended December 31, 2020

Revenue increased 35% to $6.9 million, compared to $5.1 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase was largely driven by broader utilization among our customer base as well as deeper penetration within individual customer accounts.

Gross profit margin was 88% compared with 84% in the corresponding period in the prior year. Higher gross margin was driven by increased production at our Ventura facility and the extension of our shelf-life.

Total operating expenses increased 42% to $14.8 million, compared to $10.4 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by higher share-based compensation costs, higher costs with ongoing development of a next generation automated skin preparation device, pre-commercialization planning for RECELL launches in soft tissue reconstruction and vitiligo, as well as increased hands-on professional education and training events. Higher share-based compensation costs in the current year were due to the reversal of a previously recognized expense for unvested awards related to the resignation of an executive officer in the prior year.  A decrease in COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the current year enabled more in-person professional education and training events.

Net loss increased 52% or $2.9 million to $8.5 million, over the $5.6 million recognized in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in net loss was driven by higher operating expenses as described above, partially offset by higher revenue during the year.

Adjusted EBITDA* loss increased by 13%, or $0.7 million to $6.5 million, over the $5.8 million recognized in the corresponding period in the prior year. A table reconciling non-GAAP measures is included in this press release for reference.

Financial Results for the Transition Period Ended December 31, 2021, compared to the Six Months Ended December 31, 2020

Revenue increased 37% to $14.0 million, compared to $10.2 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. RECELL® commercial revenues were $13.8 million, while RECELL revenues associated with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (“BARDA”) were $0.2 million. Revenues associated with BARDA were attributable to our services over the vendor managed inventory for RECELL units purchased in the prior year.

Gross profit margin was 86% compared with 83% in the corresponding period in the prior year, driven largely by the extension of our shelf-life.    

Total operating expenses increased 7% to $27.1 million, compared to $25.3 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by ongoing development of a next generation automated skin preparation device, pre-commercialization planning for RECELL launches in soft tissue reconstruction and vitiligo, as well as increased hands-on professional education and training events. These higher costs were partially offset by certain one-time professional services to establish the Company as a domestic filer with the SEC following completion of the AVITA corporate group's redomiciliation to the United States, and severance costs associated with a former executive employee incurred in the prior year.

Net loss decreased 9%, or $1.5 million to $14.4 million compared to the $15.9 million recognized in the corresponding period in the prior year. The decrease in net loss was driven by higher revenue during the year, partially offset by higher operating expenses as described above.

Adjusted EBITDA* loss decreased by 17%, or $2.1 million to $10.4 million compared to $12.5 million recognized over the corresponding period in the prior year. A table reconciling non-GAAP measures is included in this press release for reference.

Calendar Year 2022 Revenue Guidance

Total revenues in calendar year 2022 are projected to be approximately $30 million, excluding BARDA revenues, which represents a 20% increase year-over year. We project BARDA revenues of approximately $0.3 million in calendar year 2022, as compared to $7.9 million in calendar year 2021, since we completed delivery of RECELL units into the national stockpile in 2021.   As we emerge from COVID-19, we expect further RECELL adoption in US burn centers where we are focusing our commercial efforts. The adoption of RECELL, and its positive patient outcomes and safety profile, positions us very well for broader commercial expansion planned for soft tissue reconstruction and vitiligo indications in the second half of 2023 following anticipated FDA approval.

*Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the appendix to this release for a discussion of Non-GAAP financial measures, including a reconciliation to the most closely correlated GAAP measure.

Authorized for release by the Chief Financial Officer of AVITA Medical, Inc.

ABOUT AVITA Medical, Inc.
AVITA Medical, Inc. is a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in burns, chronic wounds, and aesthetics indications. AVITA Medical Inc. patented and proprietary collection and application technology provides innovative treatment solutions derived from the regenerative properties of a patient’s own skin. The medical devices work by preparing a RES® REGENERATIVE EPIDERMAL SUSPENSION, an autologous suspension comprised of the patient’s skin cells necessary to regenerate natural healthy epidermis. This autologous suspension is then sprayed onto the areas of the patient requiring treatment.

AVITA Medicals’ first U.S. product, the RECELL® System, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2018. The RECELL® System is approved for acute partial-thickness thermal burn wounds in patients 18 years of age and older or application in combination with meshed autografting for acute full-thickness thermal burn wounds in pediatric and adult patients. The RECELL® System is used to prepare Spray-On Skin™ Cells using a small amount of a patient’s own skin, providing a new way to treat severe burns, while significantly reducing the amount of donor skin required. The RECELL® System is designed to be used at the point of care alone or in combination with autografts depending on the depth of the burn injury. Compelling data from randomized, controlled clinical trials conducted at major U.S. burn centers and real-world use in more than 8,000 patients globally, reinforce that the RECELL® System is a significant advancement over the current standard of care for burn patients and offers benefits in clinical outcomes and cost savings. Healthcare professionals should read the INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE - RECELL® Autologous Cell Harvesting Device (https://recellsystem.com/) for a full description of indications for use and important safety information including contraindications, warnings, and precautions.

In international markets, our products are marketed under the RECELL® System brand to promote skin healing in a wide range of applications including burns, chronic wounds, and aesthetics. The RECELL® System is TGA-registered in Australia and received CE-mark approval in Europe.
To learn more, visit www.avitamedical.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measure
AVITA Medical’s reported earnings are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, and represent earnings as reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. AVITA Medical has provided in this release certain financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. AVITA Medical’s management believes that the non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA described in the release, which includes adjustments for specific items that are generally not indicative of our core operations, provides additional information that is useful to investors in understanding AVITA Medical’s underlying performance, business and performance trends, and helps facilitate period-to-period comparisons and comparisons of its financial measures with other companies in AVITA Medical’s industry. However, the non-GAAP financial measures that AVITA Medical uses may differ from measures that other companies may use. Non-GAAP financial measures are not required to be uniformly applied, are not audited and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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AVITA MEDICAL, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
  As of
   December 31,
2021
 June 30,
2021
 June 30, 2020
ASSETS      
Cash and cash equivalents $55,511  $110,746  $73,639 
Marketable securities  29,649   -   - 
Accounts receivable, net  3,118   3,467   2,076 
BARDA receivables  308   3,936   356 
Prepaids and other current assets  1,213   1,333   990 
Restricted cash  201   201   201 
Inventory  2,132   1,647   1,125 
Total current assets  92,132   121,330   78,387 
Marketable securities long-term  19,692   -   - 
Plant and equipment, net  1,262   1,458   1,363 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  1,544   1,480   2,347 
Intangible assets, net  443   472   364 
Other long-term assets  942   761   1 
Total assets $116,015  $125,501  $82,462 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  2,708   3,120   4,333 
Accrued wages and fringe benefits  5,363   3,321   2,816 
Other current liabilities  1,075   949   560 
Total current liabilities  9,146   7,390   7,709 
Contract liabilities  952   1,075   435 
Operating lease liabilities, long term  918   878   1,917 
Other long-term liabilities  375   503   - 
Total liabilities  11,391   9,846   10,061 
Contingencies (Note 10)      
Shareholders' Equity:      
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 24,925,743 and 24,895,864 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021, respectively  3   3   3 
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding at June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020  -   -   - 
Additional paid-in capital  332,484   328,889   259,165 
Accumulated other comprehensive income  8,060   8,259   8,146 
Accumulated deficit  (235,923)  (221,496)  (194,913)
Total shareholders' equity  104,624   115,655   72,401 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $116,015  $125,501  $82,462 


AVITA MEDICAL, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  Three-months
ended
 Three-months
ended
 Transition
Period
 Six-Month
Period
  December 31,
2021
 December 31,
2020
 July 1 –
December 31,
2021
 July 1 –
December 31,
2020
         
Revenues $6,936  $5,103  $13,956  $10,163 
Cost of sales  (817)  (821)  (1,905)  (1,750)
Gross profit  6,119   4,282   12,051   8,413 
BARDA income  206   449   580   1,045 
Operating expenses:        
Sales and marketing expenses (1)  (4,954)  (3,600)  (8,472)  (6,865)
General and administrative expenses (1)  (5,647)  (3,401)  (10,996)  (11,703)
Research and development expenses (1)  (4,198)  (3,361)  (7,586)  (6,735)
Total operating expenses  (14,799)  (10,362)  (27,054)  (25,303)
Operating loss  (8,474)  (5,631)  (14,423)  (15,845)
Interest expense  (8)  (3)  (17)  (10)
Other income  22   4   38   8 
Loss before income taxes  (8,460)  (5,630)  (14,402)  (15,847)
Income tax benefit/(expense)  (19)  (11)  (25)  (21)
Net loss $(8,479) $(5,641) $(14,427) $(15,868)
Net loss per common share:        
Basic $(0.34) $(0.26) $(0.58) $(0.74)
Diluted $(0.34) $(0.26) $(0.58) $(0.74)
Weighted-average common shares:        
Basic  24,925,424   21,623,509   24,915,414   21,563,576 
Diluted  24,925,424   21,623,509   24,915,414   21,563,576 
           
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as noted in table below.    
  Three-months ended Three-months ended Transition
Period
 Six-Month
Period
 
  December 31,
2021
 December 31,
2020
 July 1 –
December 31,
2021
 July 1 –
December 31,
2020
 
          
Sales and marketing expenses  372   294   663   624 
General and administrative expenses  1,067   (774)  2,318   1,992 
Research and development expenses  307   134   607   304 
Total operating expenses  1,746   (346)  3,588   2,920 


Reconciliation of reported Net Loss (GAAP) to Adjusted EBIDTA (NON-GAAP) Measure – Unaudited
 
 Three-months ended Three-months ended Transition Period Ended Six-Month Period
 December 31, 2021 December 31, 2020 July 1 - December 31, 2021 July 1 - December 31, 2020
Net loss$(8,479) $(5,641) $(14,427) $(15,868)
Depreciation Expense 127   135   274   324 
Patent Amortization 32   27   56   49 
Share Based Payment Expense 1,746   (346)  3,588   2,920 
Interest Expense 9   3   17   10 
Income Tax Expense 19   11   25   21 
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)$(6,546) $(5,811) $(10,467) $(12,544)