- New order bookings of $22.6 million in second quarter;
- Order bookings of $40.5 million in first half of 2014 compared with $33 million for the entire 12-month period of 2013;
- Four VISIUS Surgical Theatres booked in the second quarter across the globe;
- Backlog increases 26 percent in first six months to record $128.7 million;
- Quarterly revenues of $4.3 million;
- Gross margin 45.0 percent versus 30.4 percent in prior-year quarter;
- Company updates 2014 full-year guidance, and provides preliminary outlook for 2015 revenues in the $60 million to $65 million range
WINNIPEG, MB and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) today reported financial results for the 2014 second quarter. All figures are reported in U.S. dollars. The Company's net loss in the 2014 second quarter improved to $7.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, on net revenues of $4.3 million. In the prior-year quarter, IMRIS reported a net loss of $8.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, on net revenues of $10.2 million. New order bookings were $22.6 million in the second quarter resulting in a record backlog of $128.7 million.
Commented Jay D. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of IMRIS: "Revenue in the 2014 second quarter came in above our guidance range, reflecting our continued focus on building revenues from service contracts, disposables and upgrades, in addition to VISIUS sales. We are encouraged by the gains in order bookings and backlog during the second quarter and first half of the year. We are beginning to benefit from the steady stream of positive clinical data from hospitals that use our intraoperative imaging technology. As we have stated, a primary 2014 focus is to improve order bookings performance and convert qualified customer prospects to new sales orders."
Added Miller: "Notably, four VISIUS Surgical Theatres booked in the second quarter were geographically dispersed in the United States, Canada, Japan and China - and three of the four involved our multi-source pricing strategy. We are pleased to see continued success across our global sales efforts and to offer flexible pricing strategies that meet our customers' needs."
Second-Quarter Operating Review
Revenue for the 2014 second quarter was $4.3 million compared with $10.2 million in the same period last year, due to the timing of VISIUS Surgical Theatre systems installation and delivery. Contributing to sales was extended maintenance contract revenue that was $0.5 million higher than the year-ago period. The increase reflects additional extended maintenance contracts from a larger installed base that have transitioned off warranty to chargeable service programs.
Gross profit in the 2014 second quarter was $1.9 million compared with $3.1 million in the same period last year. Gross profit as a percentage of sales in the 2014 second quarter was 45.0 percent compared with 30.4 percent in the same period last year. The higher gross profit margin in the 2014 second quarter primarily stemmed from revenues for service maintenance contracts on a growing base of VISIUS system installations. Gross profit as a percentage of sales rose significantly from 23.6 percent in the 2014 first quarter.
Operating expenses for the 2014 second quarter declined to $8.7 million from $10.8 million for the prior-year period, primarily due to improved operating efficiencies following completion of the Company's relocation to Minnesota and related expenses.
Foreign exchange income in the 2014 second quarter was $0.7 million compared with expense of $0.5 million in 2013, due to a weakening U.S. dollar against IMRIS' foreign denominated monetary assets. Interest and other expense during the three months ended June 30, 2014, includes interest expense of $0.6 million, debt discount amortization of $0.3 million and debt issuance cost amortization of $0.1 million, as well as other net interest expense and banking fees.
IMRIS' net loss in the 2014 second quarter narrowed to $7.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $8.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the same period last year. The improvement was primarily due to lower operating expenses and foreign exchange income, partially offset by lower gross profit, and higher interest and other expense.
Adjusted EBITDA1 for the 2014 second quarter was negative $5.7 million compared with negative $6.3 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the 2014 second quarter reflects lower gross profit and operating expenses, and higher foreign exchange income and interest expense.
During the 2014 second quarter, IMRIS received $22.6 million in new orders and converted $4.3 million of backlog into revenues. The change in the U.S. dollar versus the orders denominated in foreign currencies in backlog resulted in a slight decrease in the value of the backlog. Backlog on June 30, 2014, totaled $128.7 million.
Cash and restricted cash at June 30, 2014, totaled $10.2 million and accounts receivable were $6.6 million. These funds, together with ongoing operating cash flow, will be used to fund the Company's working capital and overall operations. At December 31, 2013, the Company had cash and restricted cash of $13.9 million.
Commented Miller: "In 2014, we remain focused on executing our strategic plans, in order to set the stage for growth in 2015 and beyond. We also are committed to improving the Company's bottom-line performance, with an emphasis on controlling costs and increasing gross margins. We are encouraged by our progress in the second quarter in all areas, but specifically around our gross margins. Our continued priorities for 2014 are to: increase our market penetration and order bookings by making it easier for our hospital customers to purchase our VISIUS iMR; build momentum for our VISIUS iCT and service sales in the U.S. and Europe; and increase revenues from our expanded portfolio of options, upgrades, disposables and services with our installed base of satisfied customers. We also anticipate market excitement around the development of our second generation SYMBIS MR and CT-compatible robotic system."
IMRIS' 2014 third-quarter revenues are anticipated to be in the range of $6 million to $7 million. The Company continues to expect its strongest quarterly revenue performance in the 2014 second half. Although IMRIS' 2014 second quarter and first half bookings exceeded plan, some IMRIS customers in backlog have shifted VISIUS system installations originally scheduled for 2014 into 2015. As a result, IMRIS now expects 2014 full-year revenues in the range of $30 million to $34 million, compared with the previous range of $44 million to $46 million. Looking ahead to 2015, IMRIS anticipates full-year revenues of approximately $60 million to $65 million, reflecting growth in the business and the timing of installations from 2014 to 2015.
IMRIS continues to expect improved 2014 full-year gross profit performance versus the prior year. Based on lower projected 2014 revenues, however, the Company now anticipates a gross profit margin of approximately 35 percent to 36 percent. Quarterly gross profit margins will vary, depending on the underlying system installations in each quarter. The Company expects a modest net cash burn in 2014.