OpGen Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Business Update


Revenue up 28% Quarter-over-Quarter

Progression of 510(k) submission to the FDA for clearance of the Acuitas® AMR Gene Panel test for bacterial isolates

Conference call to be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) today reported financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and provided a business update. Total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.0 million, compared with $0.8 million for the second quarter of 2018. Recent business highlights include:

  • Submission and ongoing review of 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for clearance of the Acuitas® AMR Gene Panel test for the detection of antimicrobial resistance genes in bacterial isolates;
  • Initiation of testing to support de novo submission for our lead rapid molecular diagnostic test, the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel Urine;
  • Achievement of second $500,000 program milestone under the New York State Infectious Disease Digital Health Initiative demonstration project;
  • Presentation of new data demonstrating the potential clinical utility of Acuitas AMR Gene Panel and Acuitas Lighthouse® for antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection patient management and for rapid carbapenem-resistant bacteria outbreak detection during a podium presentation at ASM Microbe 2019;
  • Presentation of data by collaborator, Geisinger, obtained from the first multisite assessment evaluating the potential clinical utility of OpGen’s Acuitas AMR Gene Panel using clinical samples presented at ASM Microbe 2019;
  • Advancement of South America initiative to commercialize rapid testing products, marked by the closing of OpGen’s first customer accounts in Colombia; and
  • Launch of new OpGen website and branding to reflect our transformation into an innovative commercial organization and leader in precision medicine. 

“During the second quarter, we continued to execute against OpGen’s highest priority of bringing our novel Acuitas AMR Gene Panel and Acuitas Lighthouse Software to market. We engaged in ongoing dialogue with the FDA regarding our recent 510(k) submission for the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel for use with bacterial isolates. We are encouraged by our interactions with the Agency and we are continuing to work towards receiving our first FDA clearance during 2019,” said Evan Jones, Chairman and CEO of OpGen.  

“We are also working to complete two (2) additional FDA pre-market submissions for our lead rapid molecular diagnostic test, the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel Urine, and for the Acuitas Lighthouse Software. We have begun testing to support the AMR Gene Panel Urine submission, and we plan to complete the trials and make an initial FDA submission by year-end or in the first quarter of 2020.”

“Finally, we continued to build commercial momentum in preparation of our anticipated receipt of regulatory clearance. To meet our capital needs, which will enable us to pursue the development and regulatory work to complete our additional FDA filings and, once clearance is received, execute a successful commercial launch, we are considering multiple alternatives ranging from strategic financings to other potential transactions. This consideration includes potential partnering arrangements and business combination transactions in order to obtain sufficient financing so we can continue to deliver distinct and differentiated precision medicine capabilities and maximize our shareholder value.” Evan Jones concluded.  

2019 Second Quarter and First Half Financial Results

  • Total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.0 million, compared with $0.8 million for the second quarter of 2018. Total revenue for the first half of 2019 was $2.0 million, compared with $1.6 million for the first half of 2018;
  • Operating expenses for the second quarter 2019 were $3.6 million, compared with $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2018. Operating expenses for the first half of 2019 were $8.4 million, compared with $7.9 million for the first half of 2018;
  • The net loss for the second quarter of 2019 was $2.6 million or $0.15 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.3 million or $0.57 per share for the second quarter of 2018. The net loss for the first half of 2019 was $6.4 million or $0.48 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.4 million or $1.29 per share for the first half of 2018; and
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $3.1 million as of June 30, 2019.

Business and Operations Outlook

  • Obtain FDA clearance to market the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel for use with bacterial isolates;
  • Complete clinical studies and file de novo submissions with the FDA for the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel Urine and the Acuitas Lighthouse Software for rapid testing of urine specimens and prediction of antibiotic resistance to front-line antibiotics;
  • Continue to install Acuitas AMR Gene Panel systems in support of Research Use Only (“RUO”) sales and full launch following first FDA clearance;
  • Expand commercial activities to support FDA clearance and launch of the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel products;
  • Enter data collection phase for New York State Infectious Disease Digital Health Initiative demonstration project; and
  • Commercialize rapid testing products in South America, using Colombia as a springboard.

Annual Meeting

We are holding our Annual Meeting of stockholders on August 22, 2019 and are asking our stockholders to approve a reverse stock split proposal to help us maintain our Nasdaq Capital Market listing and position the Company to pursue potential partnering arrangements and business combination transactions.

Conference Call Information

OpGen management will hold a conference call today, August 7, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss second quarter 2019 financial results and other business activities, and answer questions.

Dial-in Information 
U.S. Dial-In Number: (844) 420-8185
International Dial-In Number: (216) 562-0481 Conference ID: 7288909
Webcast URL: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/6grvivzp

Replay Dial-in Information 
U.S. Dial-In Number: (855)-859-2056
International Dial-In Number: (404)-537-3406
Conference ID: 7288909

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.ir.opgen.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call for 90 days.

About OpGen

OpGen, Inc. is a precision medicine company harnessing the power of molecular diagnostics and informatics to help combat infectious disease. We are developing molecular information products and services for global healthcare settings, helping to guide clinicians with more rapid and actionable information about life threatening infections, improve patient outcomes, and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms, or MDROs.

Our molecular diagnostics and informatics products, product candidates and services combine our Acuitas molecular diagnostics and Acuitas Lighthouse informatics platform for use with our proprietary, curated MDRO knowledgebase. We are working to deliver our products and services, some in development, to a global network of customers and partners. The Acuitas AMR Gene Panel (RUO) is intended for Research Use Only and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. The Acuitas Lighthouse Software is not distributed commercially for antibiotic resistance prediction and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. For more information, please visit www.opgen.com.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements relating to OpGen’s outlook for 2019 and 2020. These statements and other statements regarding OpGen’s 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 timely and cost-effectively seek and obtain regulatory clearance for and commercialize our product and services offerings, our ability to successfully complete the demonstration project portion of the New York State Infectious Disease Digital Health Initiative, 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, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and subsequent filings. 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 Contact:

Michael Farmer
Vice President, Marketing (240) 813-1284 

Press Contact:
Matthew Bretzius 
FischTank Marketing and PR

Investor Contacts:
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OpGen, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    June 30, 2019   December 31, 2018  
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 3,055,894     $ 4,572,487    
Accounts receivable, net     772,914       373,858    
Inventory, net     567,422       543,747    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     178,356       292,918    
Total current assets       4,574,586         5,783,010    
Property and equipment, net     197,502       1,221,827    
Finance lease right-of-use assets, net     984,742          
Operating lease right-of-use assets     1,381,830          
Goodwill     600,814       600,814    
Intangible assets, net     951,458       1,085,366    
Other noncurrent assets     241,182       259,346    
Total assets   $   8,932,114     $   8,950,363    
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable   $   1,258,908     $   1,623,751    
Accrued compensation and benefits       1,190,500         1,041,573    
Accrued liabilities       820,667         902,019    
Deferred revenue       9,993         15,824    
Short-term notes payable       343,330         398,595    
Short-term finance lease liabilities       576,322         399,345    
Short-term operating lease liabilities       958,992         —    
Total current liabilities       5,158,712         4,381,107    
Deferred rent       —         162,919    
Note payable       494,897         660,340    
Warrant liability       —         67    
Long-term finance lease liabilities       379,825         437,189    
Long-term operating lease liabilities       1,071,677         —    
Total liabilities       7,105,111         5,641,622    
Stockholders' equity          
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 17,645,720 and
  8,645,720 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and
  December 31, 2018, respectively
      176,457         86,457    
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and
  outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
      —         —    
Additional paid-in capital       170,190,415         165,313,902    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss       (15,217 )       (13,093 )  
Accumulated deficit       (168,524,652 )       (162,078,525 )  
Total stockholders’ equity       1,827,003         3,308,741    
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $   8,932,114     $   8,950,363    

OpGen, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,  
      2019       2018       2019       2018    
Product sales   $ 504,293     $ 632,525     $ 1,024,470     $ 1,266,021    
Laboratory services     5,250       1,100       5,250       9,790    
Collaboration revenue     500,000       155,276       1,000,000       359,316    
Total revenue       1,009,543         788,901         2,029,720         1,635,127    
Operating expenses                  
Cost of products sold     198,493       303,663       419,195       646,495    
Cost of services     251,981       179,402       396,463       347,955    
Research and development     1,153,584       1,304,388       2,929,966       2,534,817    
General and administrative     1,592,845       1,831,063       3,340,430       3,621,585    
Sales and marketing     393,567       426,297       765,800       756,070    
Impairment of right-of-use asset                 520,759        
Total operating expenses       3,590,470         4,044,813         8,372,613         7,906,922    
Operating loss       (2,580,927 )       (3,255,912 )       (6,342,893 )       (6,271,795 )  
Other (expense) income                  
Other income (expense)     15,166       5       (9,256 )     5,303    
Interest expense     (37,129 )     (54,533 )     (93,573 )     (112,379 )  
Foreign currency transaction gains (losses)     9,879       (21,762 )     (472 )     (9,581 )  
Change in fair value of derivative financial instruments           (11 )     67       8,155    
Total other expense       (12,084 )       (76,301 )       (103,234 )       (108,502 )  
Loss before income taxes       (2,593,011 )       (3,332,213 )       (6,446,127 )       (6,380,297 )  
Provision for income taxes                          
Net loss       (2,593,011 )       (3,332,213 )       (6,446,127 )       (6,380,297 )  
Net loss available to common stockholders   $   (2,593,011 )   $   (3,332,213 )   $   (6,446,127 )   $   (6,380,297 )  
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted   $   (0.15 )   $   (0.57 )   $   (0.48 )   $   (1.29 )  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted     17,645,720       5,826,947       13,518,648       4,950,517    
Net loss   $ (2,593,011 )   $ (3,332,213 )   $ (6,446,127 )   $ (6,380,297 )  
Other comprehensive (loss) gain  - foreign currency translations     (4,950 )     18,113       (2,124 )     5,534    
Comprehensive loss   $   (2,597,961 )   $   (3,314,100 )   $   (6,448,251 )   $   (6,374,763 )  



Source: OpGen, Inc.