Bacterin Announces Record 2012 Revenue of $33 Million

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 Bacterin Announces Record 2012 Revenue of $33 Million

Full Year 2012 Highlights:

    Revenue increased 9% to approximately $33.0 million in 2012, compared to approximately $30.1 million for fiscal year 2011
    Loss from operations improved by 23% to approximately $(4.9) million, compared to approximately $(6.5) in fiscal year 2011

Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights:

    Revenue for the period was approximately $8.1 million, compared to the approximately $9.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding a $1.4 million corporate stocking order sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, revenue increased [5%] for the fourth quarter of 2012.
    Loss from operations increased to approximately $(3.5) million, compared to a loss of approximately $(2.7) million in the fourth quarter of 2011

BELGRADE, Mont.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and coatings for medical applications, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. The Company reported 2012 revenues of $33.0 million, an increase of 9% from reported 2011 revenues of $30.1 million. In addition, the Company reported a net loss for 2012 of approximately $7.7 million, or ($0.18) per common share, compared to a net loss of approximately $3.0 million, or ($0.08) per common share, reported during the same period in 2011.

    "We will continue to develop our core-business, while focusing on channel development to enhance our distribution capabilities domestically and internationally, and we believe these efforts are now beginning to gain traction."

Revenue

Revenue for the year was a record $33.0 million, up 9% compared to approximately $30.1 million for 2011. The increase during the period was primarily attributed to the higher sales from the Company's sales force combined with improved penetration into its existing accounts.

Revenue softened during the fourth quarter to $8.1 million, compared to $9.1 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2011. The lower results reflect not closing anticipated, larger sales to corporate entities as well as increased pricing pressure. Excluding a $1.4 million corporate stocking order sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, revenue increased 5% for the fourth quarter of 2012.

"Despite competitive challenges in the marketplace during the fourth quarter, we were able to deliver an improved topline for the year," said Guy Cook, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bacterin International. "Our sales approach and model has adapted to this evolving sales environment and we have made solid progress in mitigating the factors that impeded our sales growth during the fourth quarter."

Mr. Cook continued, "We will continue to develop our core-business, while focusing on channel development to enhance our distribution capabilities domestically and internationally, and we believe these efforts are now beginning to gain traction."

Gross Profit

For 2012, gross profit was $22.6 million, an increase of 7.6% over $21.0 million in 2011. Gross margins for the period were 69%, a 1% decrease from gross margins reported in 2011.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter was $4.6 million, or 56% of sales, and includes the impacts associated with an increase in inventory reserves and a write-down of expired inventory of approximately $671,000. In addition, fourth quarter gross margins were negatively impacted by increased sales price discounts for hospital accounts and higher sales of lower gross margin products compared to the prior quarter. Excluding the increase in reserves and write off of expired products, gross margins would have been 65% for the quarter.

Sales and Marketing Expenses

Sales and marketing expenses decreased to $15.6 million as compared to $18.5 million for 2011. As a percentage of revenues, selling and marketing expenses decreased to 47% in 2012 from 61% in the prior year.

Fourth quarter 2012 sales and marketing expenses decreased $813,000 to $4.3 million from $5.1 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The decrease was primarily the result of more variable compensation paid to the direct sales force in 2012 compared to fixed salaries earned in the comparable period of 2011, and a lower corporate sales commission structure for direct sales representatives and independent distributors.

General and Administrative Expenses

In 2012, general and administrative expenses increased to $11.1 million for the period as compared to $6.9 million reported for the same period last year. As a percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses increased to 34% for 2012 compared to 23% in 2011.

Fourth quarter 2012, general and administrative expenses increased to $3.8 million compared to $908,000 in 2011. Sequentially, compared to the third quarter of 2012, higher expenses are due, in large part, to a decrease in overhead applied to cost of goods sold, the recording of royalty expense, an increase in allowance for doubtful accounts, an increase in non-cash stock option expense, and increases in salaries, wages and benefits.

"We've initiated a Company wide cost reduction program to align our expense levels with our revenue expectations for 2013. This will reduce our current spending by approximately $1.7 million per year as well as an additional $1.3 million of previously planned expenditures which will not be made," said John Gandolfo, Chief Financial Officer.

EBITDA

EBITDA for 2012 improved to a loss of $2.6 million, compared to a loss of $3.0 million in 2011.

Mr. Gandolfo further commented, "If we are successful in achieving the previously given 2013 revenue guidance of $38 to $40 million, as well as the expense reductions referred to above, we believe we would generate positive operating income as well as positive EBITDA for the year."

Financial Liquidity

Cash and cash equivalents and net accounts receivable, was $12.1 million at December 31, 2012, compared to $7.8 million at December 31, 2011.

On August 24, 2012, the Company entered into a Credit Agreement with an entity managed by OrbiMed, whereby OrbiMed agreed to provide an initial $20 million term loan and Bacterin may also borrow an additional approximately $5 million upon achievement of certain revenue objectives prior to December 31, 2013. Approximately half of the proceeds of this credit facility were used to repay existing debt and expenses related to the transaction.

Conference Call Details

The company also announced that it will hold a conference hosted by Guy Cook, Chief Executive Officer, and John Gandolfo, Chief Financial Officer, to discuss its financial results at 10:00 a.m. ET, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Please refer to the information below for conference call dial-in information and webcast registration.

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact The Cockrell Group at 1-877-889-1972.