BELGRADE, Mont.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lattice Biologics Ltd. (TSX-V:
LBL) (OTCBB: LBLTF) (“Lattice Biologics” or the “Company”)
announces financial results for Q2 2019.
Sales and Product Offerings
Completion of the relocated processing facility to Belgrade, Montana
and expanding reach into dental markets.
Gross profit margin was 77.0% for the three months ended March 31,
2019, compared to 68.2% for the same period in the previous year.
Gross profit margin was 73.9% for the six months ended March 31, 2019,
compared to 66.9% for the same period in the previous year.
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, sales increased over 100%
year over year, while gross profit also increased over 100% year over
year. For the six months ended March 31, 2018, sales increased 78%
year over year, while gross profit increased 96% year over year.
- Launched new products into a higher margin dental market.
Cash from operations was $134,890 for the six months ended March 31,
2019 compared to $58,902 for the six months ended March 31, 2018.
Relocated operations to Belgrade, Montana from Scottsdale, Arizona,
resulting in operational efficiencies.
Gross profit of $0.6 million on sales of $0.8 million for the three
months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the same period in the
previous year of $0.2 million on $0.3 million of sales. Gross profit
of $0.9 million on sales of $1.2 million for the six months ended
March 31, 2019 compared to the same period in the previous year of
$0.5 million on $0.7 million of sales.
Recognized net income of $0.1 million ($0.00 per share) for the three
months ended March 31, 2019 compared to a net loss of $0.2 million
($0.00 per share) for the same period in the previous year. Incurred a
net loss of $0.1 million ($0.00 per share) for the six months ended
March 31, 2019 compared to $0.4 million ($0.00 per share) for the same
period in the previous year.
Total liabilities increased to $8.6 million at March 31, 2019 from $8.4
million at September 30, 2018. Current liabilities increased to $7.2
million at March 31, 2019 from $7.0 million at September 30, 2018.
Q2 2019 Business Update:
“I am pleased to announce that the Company has had three quarters of
successive growth culminating in the second quarter 2019 sales of $
751,084,” said Guy Cook, CEO of Lattice Biologics Ltd. We are restating
guidance of revenues to be $ 2.2-2.4 million for 2019.
With strong distribution partners and an enhanced product line intended
for dental indications, we expect sales to continue to grow throughout
2019. Operationally, the company is much more efficient and has lowered
its operating and overhead costs to effectively compete in the dental
As we continue to focus to higher margin product line, and to
re-position the Amnioboost line for dental indications, we are confident
we have turned the corner and positioned the company for profitable and
The Company continues to make significant improvements on the PnL, and
is working with creditors to convert certain debt balances to equity for
working capital purposes.
Lattice Biologics maintains its commitment to honoring the gift of
donation by implementing a strong quality control environment for the
recovery and processing of donors. The Company has significantly
increased its processing efficiencies, and has substantial inventory
reserves to meet customer demand.
As indicated below, the Company continues efforts to diversify the sales
mix across the new higher margin product lines added in prior years.
Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results (all figures denoted in USD):
The product launches have been well received by our clients and the
Company continues to replace unprofitable legacy contracts and focus on
the newer higher margin products. Lattice Biologics’ total revenue was
$751,084 in the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $323,921
for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 132%, as shown
in the following quarter sales table:
|Cost of sales||172,788||144,849||271,398||115,588||102,963||123,938||554,717||514,761|
|Operating costs (i)||344,397||283,062||567,058||434,925||382,764||336,332||536,590||605,968|
|Gross margin percent||77.0||%||69.0||%||2.5||%||39.3||%||68.2||%||65.8||%||-39.2||%||24.7||%|
The following table sets out selected unaudited financial information,
prepared in accordance with IFRS. The information contained herein is
drawn from interim financial statements of the Company for each of the
following quarterly periods ending:
Certain adjustments have been made to the quarterly information for the
first three quarters of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, as
compared to data contained in the quarterly filings for such quarters.
These changes relate to certain adjustments for cost of sales and
operating costs that were not recognized until the fourth quarter of
such fiscal year.
(i) Operating costs are defined as all general and administrative costs,
professional fees, rent, salaries and benefits, sales and marketing, and
(ii) EBITDA is defined as gross profit less operating costs (as defined
About Lattice Biologics Ltd.:
Lattice Biologics is traded on the TSX-V under the symbol: LBL. The
Company is an emerging leader in the field of cellular therapies and
tissue engineering, with a focus on bone, skin, and cartilage
Lattice Biologics develops and manufactures biologic products to
domestic and international markets. The Company’s products are used in a
variety of surgical applications.
Lattice Biologics maintains its headquarters, laboratory and
manufacturing facilities in Belgrade, Montana as well as offices in
Phoenix, Arizona. The facility includes ISO Class 1000 and ISO Class 100
clean rooms, and specialized equipment capable of crafting traditional
allografts and precision specialty allografts for various clinical
applications. The Lattice Biologics team includes highly trained tissue
bank specialists, surgical technicians, certified sterile processing and
distribution technicians, and CNC operators who maintain the highest
standards of aseptic technique throughout each step of the manufacturing
process. From donor acceptance to the final packaging and distribution
of finished allografts, Lattice is committed to maintaining the highest
standards of allograft quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
Lattice Biologics maintains all necessary licensures to process and sell
its tissue engineered products within the U.S. and internationally. This
includes Certificates to Foreign Governments from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and registrations for 29 countries, which allow the
export of bone, tendon, meniscus, ligament, soft tissue, and cartilage
products outside of the U.S.
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