Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN), a vertically integrated medical technology company with the first and only FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

“2019 was an eventful year for Obalon as we recapitalized and repositioned the business to efficiently leverage our FDA-approved weight loss system through our new retail treatment center business model,” said Bill Plovanic, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are very pleased with the opening and initial operations of our first treatment center in San Diego California, in addition to the recent opening of our second treatment center in Orange County, California. Our priorities in 2020 are focused on expanding our retail treatment center footprint, raising awareness of the Obalon Centers for Weight Loss™ brand, and working to create shareholder value by building a standardized, repeatable business using the Company-owned or managed retail treatment center model.”

Key Accomplishments in 2019:

  • Opened the first Obalon-managed retail treatment center in San Diego
  • Commercialized Obalon Navigation System and Obalon Touch Inflation Dispenser
  • Streamlined operations and spend to support new commercial strategy
  • Repaid all outstanding long-term debt
  • Promoted Bill Plovanic from Chief Financial Officer to President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Appointed Bob MacDonald as Chief Retail Officer to establish and grow our network of Obalon Centers for Weight Loss facilities
  • Promoted Nooshin Hussainy from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer
  • Engaged Helmuth T. Billy, MD as Medical Director for Company-managed California retail treatment centers
  • Entered into one-year distribution agreement with distributor for Qatar
  • Announced clinical data presentation at ASMBS annual meeting at Obesity Week 2019 demonstrating clinically meaningful weight loss for patients treated with the Obalon Balloon System with no serious adverse events reported

Fourth Quarter 2019 Results:

The Company reported revenue of $0.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. U.S. revenue of $0.5 million represented 62% of revenue as compared to $0.8 million and 41% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018. International revenue of $0.3 million represented 38% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $1.2 million and 59% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Cost of revenue was $0.6 million during the three months ended December 31, 2019, down from $1.5 million for the prior-year comparable period. Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $0.2 million, resulting in a gross margin of 20%, compared to a gross profit of $0.5 million and gross margin of 26% for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Research and development expense for the fourth quarter of 2019 totaled $1.5 million, down from $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Selling, general and administrative expense decreased to $3.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $6.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $5.0 million, compared to an operating loss of $8.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $4.9 million, compared to a net loss of $8.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The net loss per share was $0.64 for the fourth quarter of 2019 as compared to the net loss per share of $3.87 for the fourth quarter of 2018.

As of December 31, 2019, Obalon had cash and cash equivalents of $14.1 million and no outstanding debt.

Full Year 2019 Results:

Obalon reported full year 2019 revenue of $3.3 million, as compared to $9.1 million for the full year 2018. U.S. revenue of $2.4 million represented 73% of full year 2019 revenue, decreasing from $4.7 million or 52% of full year 2018 revenue. International revenue of $0.9 million in 2019 equated to 27% of full year 2019 revenue as compared to $4.4 million of international revenue in 2018 which equated to 48% of full year 2018 revenue.

Gross profit for the full year 2019 was $0.3 million, resulting in a gross margin of 10%, as compared to $3.7 million for the full year 2018 and a gross margin of 40%.Research and development expense totaled $6.9 million for the full year 2019, as compared to $10.7 million for the full year 2018. Selling, general and administrative expense decreased to $16.7 million for the full year 2019, as compared to $29.9 million for the full year 2018.

Operating loss for the full year 2019 was $23.2 million, compared to an operating loss of $37.0 million for the full year 2018.

Net loss was reported at $23.7 million for the full year 2019 compared to a net loss of $37.4 million for the full year 2018. The net loss per share was $5.03 for the full year 2019, as compared to the net loss per share of $19.64 for the full year 2018.

Call Information

A conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results is scheduled for today, February 27, 2020, at 8:30 AM Eastern Time (5:30 AM Pacific Time). Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing (844) 889-7791 (U.S.) or (661) 378-9934 (international) using passcode 6573298.  Media and individuals will be in a listen-only mode. Participants are asked to dial in a few minutes prior to the call to register for the event.  The conference call will also be webcast live at: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/c8zmkz5x.An archive of the webcast will be available for twelve months following the event on the Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. website located at http://investor.obalon.com in the “News & Events” section.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not purely historical regarding Obalon’s or its management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations and strategies for the future, including those related to new products and their potential benefits. All forward-looking statements and reasons why results might differ included in this press release are made as of the date of this release, based on information currently available to Obalon, deal with future events, are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from Obalon’s current expectations are more fully described in Obalon’s annual report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2020, and its other reports, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Obalon assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement after the date of this report or to conform these forward-looking statements to actual results.

About Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.  Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN) is a San Diego-based company focused on developing and commercializing novel technologies for weight loss. For more information, please visit www.obalon.com.

For Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.

Investor Contact:  William Plovanic  President & Chief Executive Officer  Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.  Office: +1 760 607 5103  wplovanic@obalon.com

OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(in thousands, except shares and per share data)
 
 Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
        
 (Unaudited)        
Revenue$787  $2,036  $3,281  $9,101 
Cost of revenue627  1,504  2,950  5,423 
Gross profit160  532  331  3,678 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development1,492  2,338  6,893  10,697 
Selling, general and administrative3,643  6,854  16,668  29,946 
Total operating expenses5,135  9,192  23,561  40,643 
Loss from operations(4,975) (8,660) (23,230) (36,965)
Interest income (expense), net63  (62) (385) (226)
Other expense(1) (34) (61) (189)
Net loss(4,913) (8,756) (23,676) (37,380)
Other comprehensive income  2    5 
Net loss and comprehensive loss$(4,913) $(8,754) $(23,676) $(37,375)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.64) $(3.87) $(5.03) $(19.64)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted7,692,673  2,259,645  4,706,775  1,903,734 
            

OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except shares and par value data)
 
 December 31,
 2019 2018
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$14,055  $21,187 
Short-term investments  2,548 
Accounts receivable, net285  870 
Inventory1,936  1,580 
Other current assets1,959  2,462 
Total current assets18,235  28,647 
Lease right-of-use assets1,077   
Property and equipment, net1,081  1,739 
Total assets$20,393  $30,386 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$648  $1,159 
Accrued compensation820  3,805 
Deferred revenue424  352 
Other current liabilities1,524  1,985 
Current portion of lease liabilities561   
Current portion of long-term loan  9,930 
Total current liabilities3,977  17,231 
Lease liabilities long term567   
Other long-term liabilities  48 
Total liabilities4,544  17,279 
    
Commitments and contingencies   
    
Stockholders’ equity:   
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018; 7,724,100 and 2,351,333 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively8  2 
Additional paid-in capital188,271  161,859 
Accumulated deficit(172,430) (148,754)
Total stockholders’ equity15,849  13,107 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$20,393  $30,386 
        

OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
  
 Year Ended December 31,
 2019 2018
    
  
Operating activities:   
Net loss$(23,676) $(37,380)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:   
Depreciation479  581 
Stock-based compensation2,983  4,693 
Amortization of right-of-use asset415   
Loss on disposal of fixed assets128  107 
Accretion of investment discount, net(2) (50)
Amortization of debt discount70  37 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable, net585  3,353 
Inventory12  (162)
Other current assets411  98 
Accounts payable(543) 70 
Accrued compensation(2,985) (689)
Deferred revenue72  (158)
Lease liabilities, net(364)  
Other current and long term liabilities(451) 68 
Net cash used in operating activities(22,866) (29,432)
Investing activities:   
Purchases of short-term investments  (9,102)
Maturities of short-term investments2,550  29,901 
Purchases of property and equipment(194) (1,282)
Net cash provided by investing activities2,323  19,517 
Financing activities:   
Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants, net of issuance costs23,377  9,823 
Proceeds from long-term loan, net of issuance costs10,000   
Fees paid in connection with loan amendment  (30)
Repayments of long-term loans(20,000)  
Proceeds from common stock issued under employee stock purchase plan  148 
Proceeds from sale of common stock upon exercise of stock options1  53 
Net cash provided by financing activities13,378  9,994 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents(7,132) 79 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period21,187  21,108 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$14,055  $21,187 
Supplemental cash flow information:   
Interest paid$719  $642 
Income taxes paid$  $7 
Property and equipment in accounts payable$32  $201 
Unpaid issuance costs$  $250 
Fair value of commitment shares issued$  $595 
        

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