In a research report released this morning, Brean Capital analyst Jonathan Aschoff reiterated a Buy rating on Cytosorbents Corp (NASDAQ:CTSO) with a $25 price target, after the company raised net proceeds of $9.5M in January to fund its planned pivotal trials in the US and Germany and to expand production.
Aschoff noted, “We project the company to have about $15M in cash after 1Q15. In 4Q14, CytoSorbents implemented a 1-25 reverse split, allowing the company to be up-listed on the Nasdaq market later in December. We raise our TP to $25 from $1 due to the reverse split. CytoSorbents submitted an IDE application to the FDA in December 2014 and is currently preparing for a pivotal trial in the US using CytoSorb intra-operatively in patients undergoing complex cardiac surgery requiring the use of a heart-lung machine.”
The analyst continued, “CytoSorb sales were $1M in 3Q14 up from $0.7M in 2Q14, driven by strong uptake and reorders from customers and distributors. In 4Q14, CytoSorbents entered into a multi-year partnership with Fresenius to distribute CytoSorb in the ICU in 6 European countries. As physicians become more comfortable with CytoSorb, its use should grow broader and deeper.”
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