focuses mainly on the measure of FFR in interventional cardiology.
Opsens offers an advanced optical-based pressure guidewire (OptoWire)
that aims at improving the clinical outcome of patients with coronary
artery disease. Opsens is also involved in industrial activities.
Opsens Reports 2017 Results - Consolidated Revenues Up 85% for Fiscal 2017
QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. ("Opsens" or the
"Company") (TSX: OPS) (OTCQX: OPSSF) today reported its results for the
year ended August 31, 2017.
Record consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2017 at $17.8 million;
Revenues for Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR") at $12.4 million for
fiscal year 2017 compared with $5.2 million in fiscal year 2016, an
increase of 138%;
FFR revenues at $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared
with $2.1 million in the corresponding quarter of 2016, an increase of
The performance of the OptoWire featured in an article in Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics;
Closing of a $15 million equity financing;
Graduation to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the largest stock market in Canada.
Opsens' commercial teams continue to demonstrate the ability to gain
market share in FFR by driving growth more than 138% to $12.4 million
in fiscal year 2017. "Our commercial teams, coupled with the OptoWire's
distinctive features, will enable us to continue to capitalize on the
fast-growing FFR market," said Louis Laflamme, Opsens' President and
Chief Executive Officer.
"Key opinion leaders in interventional cardiology are increasingly
recognizing the value and advantages of the OptoWire which is driving
our continuous growth. We continue to focus on production process
enhancements that improve yields and reduce costs as we gain more share
and sell more units," Louis Laflamme added.
The OptoWire's Performance Highlighted in a Medical Journal
The OptoWire' performance was highlighted recently in the journal
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics. According to the results
obtained with 90 OptoWire units, it may be reasonable to use Opsens'
guidewire as a workhorse-type guidewire in percutaneous coronary
interventions. These results are quite positive and support the
OptoWire's strong value proposition.
Financial Results for the Year Ended August 31, 2017
Opsens' revenues were higher for the year ended August 31, 2017, at
$17.8 million compared with $9.6 million in 2016. Opsens saw an
increase of $7.1 million in FFR revenues, $1.7 million in other medical
revenues and of $1.0 million in non-recurring partnership revenues.
Total revenues were partially offset by a decrease of $1.6 million in
(In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share information)
For the year ended August 31, 2017For the year ended August 31, 2016 $ $
Sales 16,378 9,234
Licensing agreement 1,374 367 17,752 9,601
Cost of sales 10,252 7,970
Gross margin 7,500 1,631
Administrative expenses 3,774 3,685
Sales and marketing expenses 6,975 3,694
R&D expenses 3,131 2,744
Financial expenses (revenues) (7) 57
Change in fair value of embedded derivative 164 733 14,037 10,913
Loss before income taxes (6,537) (9,282)
Current income tax expense - -
Net loss and comprehensive loss (6,537) (9,282)
Net loss per share – Basic (0.08) (0.14)
Net loss per share – Diluted (0.08) (0.14)
Financial Results for the Three-Month Period Ended August 31, 2017
Consolidated sales reached $4.3 million for the three-month period
ended August 31, 2017 compared with $3.0 million for the same period in
2016. This 43% increase is explained by an increase of $0.8 million in
medical sales other than FFR and of a growth of $0.7 million in FFR
sales, partially offset by a decrease in industrial revenues.
For the three-month periods ended August 31, 2017 and 2016, gross
margin reached $2.0 million in 2017 compared with a negative margin of
$0.1 million in 2016. This sharp increase is the result of continued
optimization of FFR production activities, as well as the increase of
other medical income.
In 2016, the gross margin had been affected by higher production
losses. In addition, $0.5 million in non-recurring write-offs in
inventories related to our oil and gas operations also had an
unfavorable impact on gross margin.
For fiscal year 2018, management anticipates production output will
continue to grow to a higher target level given the improvements in
operations already in effect.
About Opsens Inc. (www.opsens.com or www.opsensmedical.com)
Opsens focuses mainly on the measure of FFR in interventional
cardiology. Opsens offers an advanced optical-based pressure guidewire
(OptoWire) that aims at improving the clinical outcome of patients with
coronary artery disease. Opsens is also involved in industrial
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actual results, performance and achievements of Opsens to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by the said forward-looking statements.
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SOURCE OPSENS INC.
CONTACT: Louis Laflamme, CPA, CA, Chief Executive Officer,
418.781.0333; Robin Villeneuve, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer,