IMRIS Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014 Financial Results

  • New order bookings of $4.7 million in fourth quarter resulted in ending backlog of $116.4 million;
  • New order bookings totaled $51.4 million in 2014, up 55.8 percent versus $33 million in 2013;
  • Quarterly revenues of $9.6 million were near IMRIS' expectations, resulting in full-year revenues of $28.9 million;
  • Gross margin reached 41.1 percent in the fourth quarter;
  • Net loss in the fourth quarter improved to $6.8 million from $21.6 million a year earlier;
  • Submitted 510(k) application to FDA for SYMBIS Surgical System;
  • Completed $3.0 million financing to provide growth capital and obtained covenant waiver;
  • 2015 full-year outlook provided.

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. All figures are reported in U.S. dollars. The Company's net loss in the 2014 fourth quarter was $6.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, on net revenues of $9.6 million. In the prior-year quarter, IMRIS reported a net loss of $21.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, on net revenues of $10.0 million. New order bookings were $4.7 million in the quarter resulting in a backlog of $116.4 million.

Commented Jay D. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of IMRIS: "In the fourth quarter, revenues were near our expectations, and our gross margins and net loss significantly improved. We remain on track to make further gains in each of these areas. We ended the year with a near-record backlog that positions us well for growth in 2015."

Miller added: "We achieved our goal to submit a 510(k) application of our robotic SYMBIS Surgical System in November and successfully completed a round of financing. Importantly, after year end, we announced a collaboration with Siemens Healthcare to integrate our VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative MRI into operating suites that Siemens recently sold to Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden. We are pleased to closely partner with Siemens to bring advanced imaging to the operating room."

Fourth-Quarter Operating Review
Revenue for the 2014 fourth quarter was $9.6 million compared with $10.0 million in the same period of 2013, due to the timing of VISIUS Surgical Theatre systems' installation and delivery.

Gross profit for the 2014 fourth quarter was $3.9 million compared with $2.8 million in the same period last year. Gross profit as a percentage of sales in the 2014 fourth quarter was 41.1 percent compared with 27.7 percent in the same period last year. Total gross profit as a percentage of sales in 2013 was negatively impacted by additional costs for the initial installations of the first VISIUS iCT deliveries and other clinical beta sites for certain research projects. 

Operating expenses for the 2014 fourth quarter declined to $8.2 million from $22.6 million in the 2013 fourth quarter, partially due to improved operating efficiencies following completion of the Company's relocation to Minnesota and related expenses. Operating expenses for the 2013 fourth quarter were affected by a non-cash research and development charge of $8.3 million related to the completion of a collaborative arrangement, along with one-time costs of $3.5 million related to the relocation.

Foreign exchange expense for the 2014 fourth quarter was $0.8 million compared with $0.6 million in the 2013 fourth quarter, due to a strengthening U.S. dollar against IMRIS' foreign denominated monetary assets. Other expense for the 2014 fourth quarter included interest expense of $0.6 million, debt discount amortization of $0.4 million and debt issuance cost amortization of $0.1 million, as well as other net interest expense and banking fees.

IMRIS' net loss for the 2014 fourth quarter narrowed to $6.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $21.6 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the 2013 fourth quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA for the 2014 fourth quarter was negative $3.3 million, improved from negative $18.8 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the 2014 fourth quarter primarily reflects lower operating expenses. (See Table Four)

Backlog1

During the 2014 fourth quarter, IMRIS received $4.7 million in new orders and converted $9.6 million of backlog into revenues. The change in the U.S. dollar versus the orders denominated in foreign currencies in backlog resulted in a decrease of $2.7 million in the value of the backlog. In the fourth quarter of 2014 one order in backlog was not proceeding at a rate consistent with our expectations. As a result, we have removed this order, valued at approximately $3.2 million, from backlog. Backlog on December 31, 2014, totaled $116.4 million.

Liquidity
IMRIS completed a $3.0 million private placement offering in the 2014 fourth quarter. IMRIS intends to use the net proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes, including commercialization activities of new products, research and development programs and working capital needs. The Company also obtained a covenant waiver on its debt facility until September 2015.

Cash at December 31, 2014, totaled $5.4 million and accounts receivable were $8.6 million. These funds, together with ongoing operating cash flow, will be used to fund the Company's working capital and overall operations.

2014 Annual Results
Revenue for the full year ended December 31, 2014, totaled $28.9 million compared with $46.0 million in 2013. Net loss in 2014 improved to $30.2 million compared with a net loss of $42.0 million in 2013. Net loss narrowed to $0.58 per diluted share compared with $0.83 per diluted share in 2013.

Gross profit in 2014 was $10.2 million compared with $15.7 million in 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of sales rose to 35.1 percent from 34.0 percent in 2013.

Operating expenses declined to $33.1 million from $55.0 million in 2013, chiefly stemming from lower research and development costs and relocation costs.  Foreign exchange expense was $2.2 million compared with $1.2 million in 2013, due to a strengthening U.S. dollar against the Company's foreign denominated monetary assets.

Full-year Adjusted EBITDA was negative $18.6 million compared with negative $33.9 million in 2013. The 2014 Adjusted EBITDA chiefly stems from lower operating expenses of $21.9 million.

Business Outlook
Commented Miller: "We are positioned to grow IMRIS' revenues in 2015, and our focus remains on improving new order bookings performance, converting qualified customer prospects to sales, and building our service revenues." 

IMRIS' full-year 2015 revenues, comprised of systems, service, upgrades and disposables sales, are expected to be in the range of $40 million to $55 million. The Company anticipates its 2015 first quarter revenues will be in the range of $3.5 million to $4.5 million, with the strongest quarterly revenue following in the second half of 2015.

For the 2015 year, IMRIS anticipates a higher gross profit margin of approximately 42 percent to 45 percent. The expected increase is a result of the Company's multi-source sales strategy, growing services contribution that carry higher margins and completion of lower margin beta sites in prior years. IMRIS forecasts capital expenditures in 2015 to be approximately $2.5 million and operating expenses to be approximately $30 million to $32 million.

Conference Call
Management will host a conference call to discuss the Company's results at 9 a.m. ET, March 4, 2015. Following Management's presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session for analysts and institutional investors. To participate in the teleconference, please call 1-800-499-4035 and enter access code 6282071. To access the live audio webcast, please visit IMRIS' website at www.imris.com. A taped rebroadcast will be available to listeners following the call until 12 p.m. ET on March 12, 2015. To access the rebroadcast, please call 1-888-203-1112 and enter access code 6282071.

Description of Tables
Table One – Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
Table Two – Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)
Table Three – Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
Table Four – Non-GAAP Measures, Adjusted EBITDA

About IMRIS
IMRIS (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) is a global leader in providing image guided therapy solutions through its VISIUS Surgical Theatre – a revolutionary, multifunctional surgical environment that provides unmatched intraoperative vision to clinicians to assist in decision making and enhance precision in treatment. The multi-room suites incorporate diagnostic quality high-field MR, CT and angio modalities accessed effortlessly in the operating room setting. VISIUS Surgical Theatres serve the neurosurgical, cardiovascular, spinal and cerebrovascular markets and have been selected by leading medical institutions around the world. For more information, visit www.imris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipate", "may", "expect", "believe", "prospective", "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. These statements should not be understood as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management's reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

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 1  

New order bookings (or bookings) are customer orders for VISIUS Surgical Theatres, accessories, disposables and service contracts. Bookings have been confirmed with a  purchase order or a deposit received, or are orders subject to the completion of formal documentation. Backlog is the unrecognized portion of revenues anticipated to be recorded from bookings.

 

Table One

IMRIS INC.




Consolidated Balance Sheets




Expressed in U.S. $000's except share and per share data



 and except as otherwise indicated








(Unaudited)









December 31,


December 31,


2014


2013





 Assets 




 Current assets 





Cash

$

5,002


$

6,382


Restricted cash

371


7,500


Accounts receivable

8,564


13,979


Unbilled receivables

8,347


12,080


Inventory

9,130


10,005


Prepaid expenses and other

3,345


3,067


34,759


53,013





 Property, plant and equipment, net  

14,311


14,038

 Intangible assets, net  

7,904


8,999

 Goodwill  

6,498


6,498

 Other assets 

2,012


3,013

 Total assets 

$

65,484


$

85,561





 Liabilities and Shareholders' equity 








 Current liabilities 





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

12,774


$

18,335


Deferred revenue

16,272


9,500


Current portion of long term debt

2,456


-


31,502


27,835





 Long term debt, net of discount  

21,026


21,204

 Other liabilities 

945


1,501


21,971


22,705





 Total liabilities 

53,473


50,540





 Commitments and contingencies 




 Shareholders' equity  

12,011


35,021

 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 

$

65,484


$

85,561

 

Table Two

IMRIS INC.









Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss







Expressed in U.S. $000's except share and per share data







 and except as otherwise indicated


















(Unaudited)











Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2014


2013


2014


2013




























 Revenue 









  Systems


$

6,567


$

7,132


$

17,591


$

36,459

  Services


2,991


2,853


11,300


9,583


Total Revenue


9,558


9,985


28,891


46,042

 Cost of sales and services 


5,633


7,222


18,738


30,369

 Gross profit (exclusive of depreciation and  









 amortization shown below) 


3,925


2,763


10,153


15,673










 Operating expenses 










Administrative


1,841


4,803


7,130


12,326


Sales and marketing


1,623


2,905


7,129


9,986


Customer support and operations


2,197


3,048


9,213


11,357


Research and development


1,869


11,211


6,764


17,823


Depreciation and amortization


665


630


2,836


3,486

 Total operating expenses 


8,195


22,597


33,072


54,978










 Operating loss  


(4,270)


(19,834)


(22,919)


(39,305)










 Other income (expense) 










Gain (loss) on asset disposals


(2)


(120)


(196)


(120)


Foreign exchange


(842)


(557)


(2,232)


(1,208)


Interest and other


(1,358)


(992)


(4,577)


(1,223)

 Total other income (expense) 


(2,202)


(1,669)


(7,005)


(2,551)










 Net loss before taxes 


(6,472)


(21,503)


(29,924)


(41,856)










 Income tax expense 


374


112


242


144

 Net loss 


$

(6,846)


$

(21,615)


$

(30,166)


$

(42,000)



















 Other comprehensive income (loss) 










Foreign currency translation adjustment


503


425


1,231


818










 Other comprehensive income (loss)


$

503


$

425


$

1,231


$

818










 Comprehensive loss for the year 


$

(6,343)


$

(21,190)


$

(28,935)


$

(41,182)










 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 


52,834,701


52,030,966


52,233,551


50,714,678










 Basic and diluted loss per share  


$

(0.13)


$

(0.42)


$

(0.58)


$

(0.83)

 

Table Three

IMRIS INC.




Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows




For the years ended December 31




Expressed in U.S. $000's except share and per share data




 and except as otherwise indicated








(Unaudited)









2014


2013





OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Net loss for the year

$

(30,166)


$

(42,000)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash 




used in operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization

2,836


3,486


Stock based compensation

1,524


1,885


(Gain) loss on asset disposals

196


120


Advance payment

544


314


Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs

1,884


475


Other

(512)


2,501

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





Accounts receivable

5,415


(2,849)


Unbilled receivables

3,733


(1,113)


Inventory

875


(3,985)


Prepaid expenses and other

(317)


3,484


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(3,694)


(2,217)


Deferred revenue

6,772


(682)

Net cash used in operating activities

(10,910)


(40,581)





FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Proceeds from issuance of share capital

3,000


18,931


Proceeds from long-term debt

500


25,000


Payment of debt issuance costs

-


(1,872)

Net cash provided by financing activities

3,500


42,059





INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Restricted cash

7,129


(5,580)


Proceeds from sale of assets

7


-


Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(2,510)


(9,179)


Acquisition of intangible assets

(140)


(227)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

4,486


(14,986)





Foreign currency translation adjustment on cash

1,544


830





Decrease in cash 

(1,380)


(12,678)





Cash, beginning of year

6,382


19,060





Cash, end of year

$

5,002


$

6,382









Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information




Cash paid during the year for:





Interest

$

772


$

16


Income taxes

4


359





Noncash items during the year:





Payment-in-kind ("PIK") interest

$

1,791


$

665


Warrant repricing fair value adjustment

$

1,401



-

 

Table Four

IMRIS INC.









Adjusted EBITDA









Expressed in U.S. $000's except share and per share data









 and except as otherwise indicated


















(Unaudited)











Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2014


2013


2014


2013










Net loss


$

(6,846)


$

(21,615)


$

(30,166)


$

(42,000)

Stock based compensation


319


437


1,524


1,885

Foreign exchange


842


557


2,232


1,208

Interest and other


1,358


992


4,577


1,223

Depreciation and amortization


665


630


2,836


3,486

(Gain) Loss on asset disposals


2


120


196


120

Income tax expense


374


112


242


144

Adjusted EBITDA


$

(3,286)


$

(18,767)


$

(18,559)


$

(33,934)

 


 

SOURCE IMRIS Inc.

For further information: Jeffery Bartels, Director - Finance, IMRIS Inc., Tel: 763-203-6328, Email: jbartels@imris.com

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