Ekso Bionics Holding (OTCBB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as well as recent highlights.

“I am pleased to report that shipments of Ekso Bionics medical exoskeletons and utilization continue to increase,” shared Nathan Harding, chief executive officer and co-founder of Ekso Bionics. “I’m equally excited by the number of studies our partner sites have initiated on our medical exoskeletons in rehabilitation. It is clearly the right time for us to leverage that progress by initiating our own pivotal study, an important step towards becoming standard of care.”

“The commercialization push for our industrial exoskeleton by Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Labs, and his team is now in field testing and showing positive results including an increase in efficiency and the potential for reducing load and related workplace injuries,” added Harding.

SECOND QUARTER AND RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • We recognized revenue of $2.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $1.2 million for the same period of 2014.
  • We shipped a net 17 new units in the three months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to 15 units for the same period of 2014. We have now sold or rented over 145 medical devices to over 100 customers.
  • We have recorded over 21,000 patient sessions with a total of 26.5 million steps, an increase of 16.5 million from one year ago.
  • We announced our SmartAssist software upgrade, the next generation of Variable Assist, as well as FES integration module, to be released in Europe this fall.
  • We held the first Exoskeleton Clinical Science Organization (ECSO) meeting; this group will lay the groundwork for the clinical evidence roadmap necessary to become part of standard of care treatment.
  • We now hold 12 U.S. patents and have an additional 40 U.S. patent applications filed. These have generated an additional 40 internationally issued patents and 49 international applications filed.

SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenue:

For the three months ended June 30, 2015

Medical device revenue increased $0.4 million, or 52%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to the near doubling of the number of medical device sales being recognized to revenue during the three months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to the same period in the prior year. Engineering services revenue increased by $0.6 million, or 110%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to an overall increase in Ekso Labs projects period over period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015

Medical device revenue increased $0.8 million, 67%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to the more than doubling of the number of medical device sales being recognized to revenue during the six months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to the same period in the prior year. Engineering services revenue increased by $0.7 million, or 70%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to an overall increase in Ekso Labs projects period over period.

Gross Profit:

For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015

Our gross profit for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, increased over the prior year’s period by $457,000 and $380,000, respectively, and overall gross margins increased by 20 percentage points for the three months and were relatively flat for the six months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively.

The increase in medical device cost of revenue as compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, exceeded the increase in associated revenue during the same periods, resulting in lower margins on medical devices, primarily due to increased levels of service expenses, which we recognize on an as-incurred basis. This increase in service expenses is a result of enhancements we are making to our fleet in order to implement numerous technological improvements we have developed subsequent to many of our units being placed into service. The Company expects this level of increased cost associated with enhancing our fleet to continue for the next quarter or two.

The drop in gross profit and margins for our medical devices was more than offset by improvements in gross profit and margins for our engineering services business during the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. The improvement in this segment was driven primarily by a better balance of higher margin projects compared to the prior year.

Operating Expenses:

For the three months ended June 30, 2015

Sales and marketing expenses increased $0.7 million, or 36%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014, due to an increase in sales and marketing personnel and related resources, the greatest of which is an increase of $0.2 million in compensation related costs.

Research and development expenses increased $1.0 million, or 149%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to an increase of $0.4 million in compensation related expenses as a result of increases in headcount and $0.2 million in development of our industrial business.

General and administrative expenses increased $0.1 million, or 3%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in professional services fees primarily related to public company requirements and investor relations expenses.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015

Sales and marketing expenses increased $1.0 million, or 29%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, due to an increase in sales and marketing personnel and related resources, the greatest of which is an increase of $0.4 million in compensation related costs.

Research and development expenses increased $1.3 million, or 86%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to an increase of $0.5 million in compensation related expenses as a result of increases in headcount and $0.3 million in expenses related to the development of our industrial business.

General and administrative expenses decreased $0.3 million, or 9%, as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to an overall $0.5 million decline in compensation costs. This decrease was offset by a $0.2 million increase in professional services fees primarily related to public company requirements and investor relations expenses.

Other Income (Expense), Net:

For the three months ended June 30,2015

Total other income (expenses), net decreased $60.5 million, or 100%, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2014. The decrease of $60.5 million was primarily attributable to a non-cash benefit in the 2014 period relating to outstanding warrants, with no comparable amount in the 2015 period. The 2014 benefit of $60.5 million was attributable to warrants issued in the private placement offering in the first quarter of 2014, the value of which declined from March 31, 2014 to June 30, 2014. Due to the price-based anti-dilution provision in the warrants, the Company was required to classify the warrants as a liability and to adjust their fair value to market at each measurement period. In November 2014, the holders of a majority of the warrants approved an amendment to remove the price-based anti-dilution provisions in the warrants. As a result, the warrants are no longer recorded as a liability effective November 2014 because they met the criteria for equity treatment.

For the six months ended June 30,2015

Total other expense, net for the six months ended June 30, 2015, reflected a decrease of $17.4 million as compared to the six months period ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to a $17.0 million non-cash charge during the 2014 period relating to outstanding warrants with no comparable amount in the 2015 period. The $17.0 million of prior year warrant liability charges was attributable to warrants issued in the private placement offering in the first quarter of 2014. Interest expense decreased by $0.4 million during the six months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to the prior year periods due to the repayment of outstanding debt in January 2014.

Net Loss

The net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was $5.6 million, or ($0.06) per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $56.1 million or $0.72 per basic share and ($0.05) per diluted share for the same period of 2014. The net income in the 2014 period was primarily due to a gain of $60.5 million related to warrant liabilities.

The net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $9.8 million, or ($0.10) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $25.6 million or ($0.35) per basic and diluted share for the same period of 2014. The net loss in the 2014 period was primarily due to the $17.0 million non-cash warrant liability related charge.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Since the Company’s inception, we have incurred recurring net losses and negative cash flows from operations. We incurred net losses of $33.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, and $9.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015. In addition, our operating activities used $15.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2014 and $8.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015. (Original Source)

Shares of Ekso Bionics Holding closed today at $1.10, up $0.02 or 1.85%. EKSO has a 1-year high of $2.34 and a 1-year low of $0.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $1.13 and its 200-day moving average is $1.41.

On the ratings front, Rodman & Renshaw analyst Amit Dayal maintained a Buy rating on EKSO, with a price target of $3, in a report issued on June 3. The current price target implies an upside of 167.9% from current levels. According to TipRanks.com, Dayal has a total average return of -25.8%, an 8.3% success rate, and is ranked #3645 out of 3729 analysts.

Ekso Bionics Holdings Incdesigns, develops and sells wearable bionic human exoskeletons that have applications in healthcare, industrial, military, and consumer markets.