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Surgalign Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgalign Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SRGA) a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital surgery, today reported operating results for the second quarter of 2021.

Highlights:

  • Total global spine revenue of $24.8 million, compared to $20.5 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Net loss from continuing operations of $10.6 million, or $.09 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $8.5 million, compared to a loss of $21.4 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Submitted initial 510(k) to the FDA for the Holo digital surgery platform
  • Completed a registered direct offering, raising approximately $50 million in gross proceeds
  • Strengthened the Board of Directors’ global medical technology experience with the addition of Sheryl Conley
  • Announced collaboration with Inteneural Networks, a leading developer of artificial intelligence for clinical neurosciences

“During the second quarter we made significant progress towards the ongoing development of our digital surgery platform, which included the filing of our initial 510(k) submission to the FDA. Looking to the back half of the year, while there are some headwinds within our legacy business stemming from the divestiture of the OEM business and the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we remain on track to hit our goal of having the first procedures performed using the Holo platform in the U.S. by the end of 2021,” said Terry Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Surgalign Holdings. “We see the incredible potential of the Holo platform to evolve the way surgery is performed, and we have put together a world-class team to drive our transformation into a digital medical technology company. The addition of Sheryl Conley to the Board, is a meaningful enhancement to the team. While we initially focused on spine and the large opportunity that exists, we continue to invest in the expansion of the platform’s capabilities to bring the benefits of digital surgery to a variety of anatomic areas and surgical specialties in order to improve patient outcomes.”

Second Quarter 2021

Global revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, was $24.8 million compared to $20.5 million for the prior year period. The increase in revenue is primarily due to increased demand during the quarter as a result of the partial return of elective surgical procedures in the current quarter.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2021 was $17.6 million or 71% of revenue compared to $11.1 million or 54% of revenue in the second quarter of 2020.

Marketing, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2021 were $25.5 million compared to $32.1 million in the second quarter of 2020. The reduction in marketing, general and administrative expenses was predominantly driven by the simplification of our distribution and administrative infrastructure due to the sale of the OEM business and the receipt of $2.0 million in insurance recoveries for professional fees incurred in 2020.

R&D expense for the second quarter of 2021 was $3.2 million compared to $3.3 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2021 was $10.6 million compared to $24.9 million for the second quarter of 2020.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA), for the second quarter of 2021 was a loss of $8.5 million compared to a loss of $21.4 million for the second quarter of 2020.

As of June 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents were approximately $70 million, reflective of the net proceeds of the financing completed on June 14, 2021, as well as final settlements related to the sale of the OEM business for tax liabilities and the resolution of the working capital dispute.

In addition, on July 27, 2021, the Company entered into a binding term sheet to fully resolve the class action securities litigation pending against the Company. The term sheet provides for a $10.5 million settlement payment that is anticipated to be fully paid by the Company’s directors’ and officers’ insurance providers under existing policies.

Fiscal 2021 Business Outlook

The Company has revised its outlook for the year and now expects full year revenue in the range of $95 million to $100 million compared to previous revenue guidance of 5% – 10% growth compared to the prior year’s global spine revenue of approximately $102 million. The Company’s prior guidance assumed global procedure volumes returned to normal levels in the second quarter of 2021. Our revised outlook reflects the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on demand, particularly in the global markets as well as the impact of quality issues in our global supply chain.

The Company continues to anticipate full year adjusted EBITDA loss will be in the range of $35 – $40 million.

Conference Call

Surgalign will host a conference call and audio webcast at 9:00 a.m. ET today. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (866) 604-1616 (U.S.) or (201) 689-8043 (International), using conference ID 13721429. The webcast can be accessed through the investor section of Surgalign’s website at surgalign.com/investors/. A replay of the conference call will be available on Surgalign’s website for one month following the call.

About Surgalign Holdings, Inc.

Surgalign Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company committed to the promise of digital surgery and is building out its digital surgery platform to drive transformation across the surgical landscape. Uniquely aligned and resourced to advance the standard of care, the company is building technologies surgeons will look to for what is truly possible for their patients. Surgalign is focused on bringing surgeons solutions that predictably deliver superior clinical and economic outcomes. Surgalign markets products throughout the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide through an expanding network of top independent distributors. Surgalign, a member of AdvaMed, is headquartered in Deerfield, IL, with commercial, innovation and design centers in San Diego, CA, Warsaw, Poland, and Wurmlingen, Germany. Learn more at www.surgalign.com and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, our management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by our management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based on certain assumptions including general economic conditions, as well as those within the Company’s industry, and numerous other factors and risks identified in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. Our actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results reflected in these forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties relating to the following: (i) the risk of existing or potential litigation or regulatory action arising from the previously announced SEC and internal investigations and their findings; (ii) the identification of control deficiencies, including material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and the impact of the same; (iii) potential reputational damage that the Company has or may suffer as a result of the findings of the SEC and internal investigations and related litigation; (iv) general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties; (v) the continued impact of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic and the Company’s attempts at mitigation, particularly in international markets served by the Company; (vi) the failure by the Company to identify, develop and successfully implement immediate action plans and longer-term strategic initiatives; (vii) the reliability of our supply chain; (viii) our ability to meet obligations, including purchase minimums, under our vendor and other agreements; (ix) the duration of decreased demand for our products; (x) whether or when the demand for procedures involving our products will increase; (xi) the Company’s access to adequate operating cash flow, trade credit, borrowed funds and equity capital to fund its operations and pay its obligations as they become due, and the terms on which external financing may be available, including the impact of adverse trends or disruption in the global credit and equity markets; (xii) our financial position and results, total revenue, product revenue, gross margin, and operations; (xiii) failure to realize, or unexpected costs in seeking to realize, the expected benefits of the Holo Surgical, Inc. (“Holosurgical”)  acquisition, including the failure of Holosurgical’s products and services to be satisfactorily developed or achieve applicable regulatory approvals or as a result of the failure to commercialize and distribute its products; (xiv) the failure to effectively integrate Holosurgical’s operations with those of the Company; (xv) the failure to retain key personnel of Holosurgical; (xvi) the number of shares and amount of cash that will be required in connection with any post-closing milestone payments, including as a result of changes in the trading price of the Company’s common stock and their effect on the amount of cash needed by the Company to fund any post-closing milestone payments in connection with the acquisition; (xvii) the effect of the transaction on relationships with customers, suppliers and other third parties; (xviii) the diversion of management time and attention on the transaction and subsequent integration; (xix) the effect of the recent resignation of our auditor and our ability to onboard a new auditor; (xx) the continuation of recent quality issues with respect to our global supply chain; (xxi) the effect and timing of changes in laws or in governmental regulations; and (xxii) other risks described in our public filings with the SEC. These factors should be considered carefully, and undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement in this communication speaks only as of the date of the particular statement. Copies of the Company’s SEC filings may be obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC or by visiting Surgalign’s website at www.surgalign.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

Jonathon Singer
Investor and Media Contact
jsinger@surgalign.com
+1 877-343-6832

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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