Surgalign Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 09, 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 third quarter of 2021.


  • Total global spine revenue of $20.5 million, compared to $27.9 million in the third quarter of 2020
  • Net loss from continuing operations of $8.3 million, or $0.06 share
  • Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2021 was $68.4 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $13.6 million, compared to a loss of $6.2 million in the third quarter of 2020
  • Sheryl Conley appointed as non-executive Chair of Board of Directors

“We are very proud of the work we have done to transform Surgalign into a leader in the digital surgery space with the development of the HOLO AI Digital Platform. We believe this platform is truly revolutionary, and by changing the way surgery is performed through the delivery of intelligent solutions to surgeons, the platform will help drive improved patient outcomes,” said Terry Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Surgalign Holdings. “Like others in our industry, third quarter performance within our legacy business was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 Delta variant, including associated pressures on elective procedures, as well as systemic hospital staffing shortages.”

Mr. Rich continued, “We are incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity that lies ahead for the organization. While our near term HOLO milestones have shifted slightly as a result of an automated FDA documentation error, our belief in the quality of the submission and our expectations for a clearance remain unchanged. Subsequent to clearance, our focus will quickly shift to getting the platform into the hands of surgeons as we work towards a limited market release. We also continue to invest in the long-term expansion of the platform’s capabilities, where a large opportunity exists to bring the benefits of HOLO to additional anatomic areas and surgical specialties.”

Third Quarter 2021

Global revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, was $20.5 million compared to $27.9 million for the prior year period. The decrease in revenue is primarily due to decreased demand as a result of COVID-19 related elective surgical procedure headwinds in the third quarter.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2021 was $13.7 million or 66.8% of revenue compared to $16.0 million or 57.4% of revenue in the third quarter of 2020.

Marketing, general and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $27.6 million compared to $27.7 million in the third quarter of 2020.

R&D expense for the third quarter of 2021 was $2.9 million compared to $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2020.

Net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2021 was $8.3 million compared to a net loss of $26.6 million for the third quarter of 2020.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA), for the third quarter of 2021 was a loss of $13.6 million compared to a loss of $6.2 million for the third quarter of 2020.

As of September 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents were approximately $68.4 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.

Fiscal 2021 Business Outlook
Based on the unforeseen continued impact of COVID-19 on demand, as well as hospital staffing shortages and global supply chain related headwinds, the Company has revised its outlook for the year and now expects full year revenue in the range of $88 million to $92 million compared to previous revenue guidance of $95 million to $100 million.

The Company expects full year adjusted EBITDA loss will be in the range of $44 – $48 million.

Chair of Board of Directors Appointment
On September 14, 2021, Sheryl Conley was appointed to the role of non-executive Chair of the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Conley’s appointment follows her appointment the Board in May of 2021. Ms. Conley brings more than 35 years of expertise and broad-based executive leadership experience in the orthopedic medical device industry to the Company.

Conference Call

Surgalign will host a conference call and audio webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET today. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (866) 682-6100 (U.S.) or (862) 298-0702 (International), using conference ID 13724073. The webcast can be accessed through the investor section of Surgalign’s website at 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 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, including: retention of key Holosurgical personnel; the effect on relationships with customers, suppliers, and other third parties; and the diversion of management time and attention to the integration; (xv) 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; (xvi) the effect of the recent resignation of our auditor and our ability to successfully onboard a new auditor; (xvii) the continuation of recent quality issues with respect to our global supply chain; (xviii) the effects of the recent resignations from our Board of Directors and executive leadership team, including our ability to find qualified candidates to fill those vacancies; (xix) the effect and timing of changes in laws or in governmental regulations; and (xx) 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 or the SEC’s website at We undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

Mike Vallie
Investor and Media Contact


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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