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Transenterix Inc (TRXC) Reports Results for 2017 4Q and Full Year


Transenterix Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:TRXC) announced its operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017.

Recent Highlights

  • Thus far in the quarter ending March 31, 2018, the Company has sold two Senhance Systems
  • In January of 2018, the Company filed a FDA 510(k) submission to expand the indications for use of the Senhance System, potentially doubling the Senhance System’s total addressable procedures
  • During the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company sold two Senhance Systems, including its first in the U.S.
  • As of December 31, 2017, the Company had cash and restricted cash of approximately $97.6 million
  • On December 18, 2017, the Company announced the sale of its SurgiBot assets, providing the Company with proceeds of at least $29 million as well as the option to commercialize the SurgiBot outside of China.
  • On October 13, 2017, the Company received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance System for use in colorectal and gynecologic laparoscopic surgery

“We made incredible progress during 2017, including the receipt of 510(k) clearance for the Senhance, the establishment of a global sales infrastructure, generating commercial momentum, and solidifying our balance sheet, ” said Todd M. Pope, President and CEO at TransEnterix. “As we look to 2018, our focus is driving the commercial adoption of Senhance globally by leveraging our sales infrastructure, expanding our instrument offerings, broadening Senhance’s indications for use, and obtaining additional regulatory approvals in key geographies.”

Commercial and Clinical Update

Thus far in the quarter ending March 31, 2018, the Company has sold two Senhance Systems. Both of these sales have come from sales to end user hospitals by distributors in the Company’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region.

In January of 2018, the Company filed a 510(k) submission with the FDA to expand the indication for use of the Senhance System to include laparoscopic hernia and gallbladder surgery. The Senhance System is currently cleared for use in the U.S. for laparoscopic colorectal and laparoscopic gynecologic surgery, accounting for approximately 1.5 million procedures in the U.S. annually. Upon clearance, we anticipate these additional indications would bring the Senhance System’s total addressable procedures in the U.S. to approximately 3 million.

During the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company sold two Senhance Systems for total revenue of approximately $3.4 million.

The Company’s U.S. sales team currently includes 17 professionals.

On December 18, 2017, the Company announced that it had entered into an agreement to advance the SurgiBot System towards global commercialization. The agreement provides the Company with proceeds of at least $29 million, of which $7.5 million was received in December of 2017. This agreement transfers ownership of the SurgiBot System assets, while the Company retains the option to distribute or co-distribute the SurgiBot system outside of China.

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported revenue of $3.4 million, primarily related to the sale of two Senhance Systems during the quarter, as compared to revenue of $53 thousand in the three months ended December 31, 2016.

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, total operating expenses were $17.8 million, as compared to $14.4 million in the three months ended December 31, 2016.

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, net loss was $76.2 million, or $0.40 per share, as compared to a net loss of $14.0 million, or $0.12 per share, in the three months ended December 31, 2016.

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, adjusted net loss was $14.1 million, or $0.08 per share, as compared to an adjusted net loss of $13.6 million, or $0.12 per share in the three months ended December 31, 2016, after adjusting for non-cash charges related to amortization of intangible assets, change in fair value of contingent consideration, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, and restructuring and other charges.

Full Year Financial Highlights

For the full year ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported revenue of $7.1 million, primarily related to revenue recognized on the sale of four Senhance Systems.

For the full year ended December 31, 2017, total operating expenses were $62.3 million, as compared to $124.1 million for the full year ended December 31, 2016.

For the full year ended December 31, 2017, net loss was $144.8 million, or $0.97 per share, as compared to a net loss of $120.0 million, or $1.07 per share, for the full year ended December 31, 2016.

For the full year ended December 31, 2017, adjusted net loss was $51.2 million, or $0.35 per share, as compared to $45.1 million, or $0.41 per share in the full year ended December 31, 2016, after adjusting for non-cash charges related to amortization of intangible assets, change in fair value of contingent consideration, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, inventory write-down related to restructuring, restructuring and other charges, and goodwill impairment.

The Company had cash and restricted cash of approximately $97.6 million as of December 31, 2017.

Analyst Ratings

If we turn to the Street in general, we can see that the stock has a Buy analyst consensus rating. In the last 12 months, Transenterix has received 3 Buy and 3 Hold ratings. These analysts have an average price target on the stock of 3.55. Given that TRXC is currently trading at $1.88, this suggests a potential upside of nearly 89%