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Nuvectra™ Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Record Quarterly Algovita® Revenues, Increasing 62% Sequentially

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuvectra Corporation (NASDAQ:NVTR), a neurostimulation medical device company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.


  • Record consolidated revenues of $7.2 million, including total Algovita® sales of $5.5 million
  • Completed FDA regulatory submission for full-body MRI-conditional approval for the Algovita SCS system
  • On track with the Virtis™ U.S. and European regulatory approval timelines

Scott Drees, CEO, said, “During the second quarter our U.S. commercial organization, which includes approximately 50 active territories, continued to increase Algovita penetration into more hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices that provide SCS therapy. This contributed to record Algovita revenue, up 62% sequentially, demonstrating our team’s growing momentum in the SCS market. We also completed our FDA regulatory submission for full-body MRI-conditional approval for the Algovita SCS system. Finally, we remain on track with our FDA and CE mark timelines for the Virtis Sacral Neuromodulation System.”

Second Quarter Financial Results

Total revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was $7.2 million, a 183% increase from $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2016. Gross profit in the second quarter of 2017 was $3.7 million, or 51.0% gross margin, an increase from $1.3 million, or 50.5% gross margin, in the second quarter of 2016.

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2017 were $14.4 million, a 51% increase from $9.5 million in the second quarter of 2016. The increase primarily reflects investments in scaling the Company’s sales and marketing team and corporate infrastructure.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2017 was $(11.2) million or $(1.07) per share, compared with a net loss of $(8.8) million, or $(0.85) per share, for the second quarter of 2016.

Total cash and cash equivalents were $34.4 million as of June 30, 2017.

Conference Call Information

Nuvectra will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 4:30pm ET to discuss the results. The dial in numbers are (844) 882-7830 for domestic callers and (574) 990-9704 for international callers. The conference ID is 58530044.  A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

A replay of the call will be available starting on August 8, 2017 through August 15, 2017. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and (404) 537-3406 for international callers and enter access code 58530044. The webcast will be available in the investor relations section of the Company’s website for 90 days following the completion of the call.

About Nuvectra Corporation

NuvectraTM is a neurostimulation company committed to helping physicians improve the lives of people with chronic neurological conditions. The Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System is our first commercial offering and is CE marked and FDA approved for the treatment of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Our innovative technology platform also has capabilities under development to support other indications such as sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for the treatment of overactive bladder, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. In addition, our NeuroNexus subsidiary designs, manufactures and markets leading-edge neural-interface technologies for the neuroscience clinical research market. Visit the Nuvectra website at

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements we make regarding the outlook for Nuvectra as an independent publicly-traded company. Forward-looking statements are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions, and therefore they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and may be outside of our control. Our actual performance may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include: (i) our ability to successfully commercialize Algovita and to develop, complete and commercialize enhancements or improvements to Algovita; (ii) our ability to successfully compete with our current SCS competitors and the ability of our U.S. sales representatives to successfully establish market share and acceptance of Algovita, (iii) the uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals in the United States and Europe for our Virtis SNM system, (iv) our ability to successfully launch and commercialize the Virtis SNM system if it receives regulatory approval (v) our ability to demonstrate the features, perceived benefits and capabilities of Algovita to physicians and patients in competition with similar products already well established and sold in the SCS market; (vi) our ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs and preferences and to develop, introduce and commercialize new products or advancements and improvements to Algovita in order to successfully meet our customers’ expectations; (vii) the outcome of our development plans for our neurostimulation technology platform, including our ability to identify additional indications or conditions for which we may develop neurostimulation medical devices or therapies and seek regulatory approval thereof; (viii) our ability to identify business development and growth opportunities and to successfully execute on our strategy, including our ability to seek and develop strategic partnerships with third parties to, among other things, fund clinical and development costs for new product offerings; (ix) the performance by our development partners, including Aleva Neurotherapeutics, S.A., of their obligations under their agreements with us; (x) the scope of protection for our intellectual property rights covering Algovita and other products using our neurostimulation technology platform, along with any product enhancements or improvements; (xi) our ability to successfully build, attract and maintain an effective commercial infrastructure and qualified sales force in the United States; (xii) our compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements regarding implantable medical devices and interactions with healthcare professionals; (xiii) any product recalls, or the receipt of any warning letters, mandatory corrections or fines from any governmental or regulatory agency; (xiv) our ability to satisfy the conditions and covenants, including trailing six month revenue milestones, of our Credit Facility; and (xv) our ability to raise capital through means other than or in addition to the Credit Facility should it become necessary to do so, through a public offering of our common stock, private equity or debt financings, strategic partnerships, or other sources. Please see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Nuvectra’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other quarterly and periodic filings for a description of these and other risks and uncertainties.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

(in thousands except share and per share data)
    As of  
    June 30,
    December 30,
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 34,424     $ 63,710  
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $225 in fiscal 2017 and $10 in fiscal 2016     5,026       3,177  
Inventories     3,542       5,233  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     1,136       443  
Total current assets     44,128       72,563  
Property, plant and equipment, net     6,338       6,317  
Intangible assets, net     1,570       1,714  
Goodwill     38,182       38,182  
Other long-term assets     526       526  
Total assets   $ 90,744     $ 119,302  
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 3,285     $ 9,928  
Accrued liabilities     2,853       3,355  
Accrued compensation     3,977       2,757  
Short-term debt     1,500        
Total current liabilities     11,615       16,040  
Other long-term liabilities     1,209       940  
Long-term debt, net     12,529       13,744  
Total liabilities     25,353       30,724  
Stockholders’ equity:                
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 10,489,091 and 10,319,627 shares issued and outstanding in fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016, respectively     10       10  
Additional paid-in capital     122,977       121,806  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss           (2 )
Accumulated deficit     (57,596 )     (33,236 )
Total stockholders’ equity     65,391       88,578  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 90,744     $ 119,302  

(in thousands except per share data)
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30, 2017   July 1, 2016   June 30, 2017   July 1, 2016
Product   $ 6,665     $ 1,890     $ 11,253     $ 3,441  
Service     558       664       1,010       1,175  
Total sales     7,223       2,554       12,263       4,616  
Cost of sales:                
Product     3,273       927       5,374       1,728  
Service     266       336       576       590  
Total cost of sales     3,539       1,263       5,950       2,318  
Gross profit     3,684       1,291       6,313       2,298  
Operating expenses:                
Selling, general and administrative expenses     11,186       6,094       21,991       10,179  
Research, development and engineering costs, net     3,221       3,447       7,594       6,983  
Other operating expenses                       469  
Total operating expenses     14,407       9,541       29,585       17,631  
Operating loss     (10,723 )     (8,250 )     (23,272 )     (15,333 )
Interest expense, net     398       464       768       523  
Other expense, net     117       47       320       47  
Loss before provision for income taxes     (11,238 )     (8,761 )     (24,360 )     (15,903 )
Provision for income taxes                        
Net loss   $ (11,238 )   $ (8,761 )   $ (24,360 )   $ (15,903 )
Other comprehensive gain:                
Unrealized holding gain on investments arising during period     2             2        
Other comprehensive gain     2             2        
Comprehensive loss   $ (11,236 )   $ (8,761 )   $ (24,358 )   $ (15,903 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share   $ (1.07 )   $ (0.85 )   $ (2.34 )   $ (1.55 )
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding     10,458       10,266       10,396       10,262  


Company Contacts:
Nuvectra CorporationWalter Berger, COO & CFO
(214) 474-3102

Jennifer Armstrong, Media Relations
(214) 474-3110

Investor Contacts:
The Ruth GroupZack Kubow
(646) 536-7020

Brian Johnston
(646) 536-7028