OpGen Announces 2017 First Quarter Financial Results


GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPGN) today reported financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 and summarized recent business highlights.

“In the first quarter, we presented preliminary results supporting the Acuitas® Rapid Test in development for detection of resistance genes in multi-drug resistant pathogens and demonstrated the bioinformatics capabilities of the Acuitas Lighthouse® Knowledgebase to predict antibiotic susceptibility and resistance.” said Evan Jones, Chairman & CEO of OpGen. “As we look forward, the milestones achieved in the first quarter will provide the foundation for growth in the coming years as we progress development of our Acuitas® technology.”

2017 First Quarter Financial Results

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $0.8 million compared with $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Operating Expenses: Operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were $5.7 million compared with $5.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Net Loss: Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $5.0 million compared with $4.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Cash Position: Cash and cash equivalents were $1.7 million as of March 31, 2017 compared with $4.1 million as of December 31, 2016.

Q1 2017 Enterprise Highlights and Recent Developments:

  • Moved our Acuitas Rapid Test into full development with a goal of implementing the technology for external research use in the second half of the year.
  • Continued to build and expand our Acuitas Lighthouse Knowledgebase by completing genotype/phenotype testing for 4,000 clinical isolates from the Merck SMART Surveillance Network and other collaborator clinical sites.
  • Presented rapid Acuitas genetic test data at Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting.
  • Presentation of posters highlighting ability of our Acuitas technology to rapidly predict antibiotic resistance and detect outbreaks with drug resistance gene profiles at ECCMID 2017.
  • Raised $2.1 million of net proceeds through the sale of common stock under our at the market offering.

“As we transition our business to the new Acuitas family of genomic and informatic products under development for management of drug resistant infections, our Q1 2017 revenue was impacted by decreased sales associated with the company’s legacy FISH pathogen identification family of products and the discontinuation of our whole genome mapping products,” stated Mr. Jones. “We are working through this transition as we move forward with development and the planned commercialization of our Acuitas Rapid Test.”

2017 Outlook

Throughout 2017, we are focusing on advancing development of our Acuitas Rapid Test for complicated UTI infections (cUTI) and infection control alongside the Acuitas Lighthouse Knowledgebase with a goal of implementing the technology for external research use in the second half of the year. We are also working to further accelerate the growth of our business in the United States and international markets.  We anticipate sharing additional commercial, technical and health outcomes data that support our position and capabilities as they become available.  

In the fight to help address the global antibiotic resistance crisis, OpGen expects to advance the following business objectives in 2017:

  • Genomic and antibiotic resistance testing of 10,000 multidrug resistant organisms to support initial development of the first Acuitas Rapid Test kits and deployment of the Acuitas Lighthouse Knowledgebase.
  • Completion of initial Acuitas Rapid Test development and Acuitas Lighthouse genotype/phenotype predictive algorithms and clinical performance verification.
  • Announcement of in vitro diagnostic instrument supply and cooperation agreement to support global commercialization of the Acuitas Rapid Test.
  • Establishment of distribution and partnering relationships to support commercialization of the Acuitas Rapid Test and the Acuitas Lighthouse Knowledgebase in international markets.
  • Establishment of Acuitas Rapid Test early access and performance verification programs to support regulatory approval clinical trials and publications.
  • Presentation of Acuitas Rapid Test and performance data at medical meetings and in peer reviewed journals.

Conference Call Information

OpGen management will hold a conference call today beginning at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) to discuss first quarter 2017 financial results and other business activities. The call can be accessed by dialing 844-420-8185 (domestic) or 216-562-0481 (international) and providing passcode 11373581. A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at http://ir.opgen.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call on the company’s website for 90 days.

A telephone replay also will be available at 7:30 p.m. ET through May 1, 2017 and may be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 from within the U.S. or 404-537-3406 from outside the U.S. All listeners should provide passcode 11373581.

About OpGen
OpGen, Inc. is harnessing the power of informatics and genomic analysis to provide complete solutions for patient, hospital and network-wide infection prevention and treatment. Learn more at www.opgen.com and follow OpGen on Twitter and LinkedIn.

OpGen®, Acuitas® , Acuitas Lighthouse® and QuickFISH® are registered trademarks of OpGen, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements relating to the company's products and services, its development efforts, and its commercialization plans for these products and services. These statements and other statements regarding our future plans and goals constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict, are beyond our control, and which may cause results to differ materially from expectations. Factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully, timely and cost-effectively develop, seek and obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize our product and services offerings, the rate of adoption of our products and services by hospitals and other healthcare providers, the success of our commercialization efforts, the effect on our business of existing and new regulatory requirements, and other economic and competitive factors. For a discussion of the most significant risks and uncertainties associated with OpGen's business, please review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

OpGen, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    March 31, 2017     December 31, 2016
Current assets              
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,670,311     $ 4,117,324  
Accounts receivable, net     379,246       542,420  
Inventory, net     642,961       692,368  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     267,971       329,646  
Total current assets     2,960,489       5,681,758  
Property and equipment, net     743,521       800,723  
Goodwill     600,814       600,814  
Intangible assets, net     1,554,044       1,620,998  
Other noncurrent assets     298,081       279,752  
Total assets   $ 6,156,949     $ 8,984,045  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity              
Current liabilities              
Accounts payable   $ 2,017,202     $ 2,232,563  
Accrued compensation and benefits     1,019,962       578,480  
Accrued liabilities     883,105       1,215,283  
Deferred revenue     31,233       37,397  
Short-term notes payable     998,958       1,023,815  
Current maturities of long-term capital lease obligation     170,297       184,399  
Total current liabilities     5,120,757       5,271,937  
Deferred rent     374,194       398,084  
Long-term capital lease obligation and other noncurrent liabilities     107,940       146,543  
Total liabilities     5,602,891       5,816,564  
Stockholders' equity              
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 27,377,490 and 25,304,270 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively     273,775       253,042  
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively            
Additional paid-in capital     138,546,915       136,199,382  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     2,419       6,176  
Accumulated deficit     (138,269,051 )     (133,291,119 )
Total stockholders’ equity     554,058       3,167,481  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 6,156,949     $ 8,984,045  

OpGen, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss  
    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2017     2016  
Product sales   $ 734,502     $ 947,219  
Laboratory services     16,105       129,420  
Collaboration revenue     21,164        
Total revenue     771,771       1,076,639  
Operating expenses                
Cost of products sold     424,950       345,967  
Cost of services     100,233       315,709  
Research and development     2,122,515       1,953,429  
General and administrative     1,969,216       1,538,046  
Sales and marketing     1,105,586       1,399,435  
Total operating expenses     5,722,500       5,552,586  
Operating loss     (4,950,729 )     (4,475,947 )
Other expense                
Interest and other income     21       173  
Interest expense     (29,844 )     (41,734 )
Foreign currency transaction gains     2,620       11,328  
Total other expense     (27,203 )     (30,233 )
Loss before income taxes     (4,977,932 )     (4,506,180 )
Provision for income taxes            
Net loss     (4,977,932 )     (4,506,180 )
Preferred stock dividends and beneficial conversion            
Net loss available to common stockholders   $ (4,977,932 )   $ (4,506,180 )
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted   $ (0.19 )   $ (0.36 )
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted     26,079,461       12,568,941  
Net loss   $ (4,977,932 )   $ (4,506,180 )
Other comprehensive loss - foreign currency translation     (3,757 )     (1,112 )
Comprehensive loss   $ (4,981,689 )   $ (4,507,292 )

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