Tis one is a must listen to. I spoke with Company last night. New CFO is very capable.CorMedix Reports Second Quarter 2013 ResultsAlso Reports Board and Officer Appointments
Company to Host Conference Call at 9:00 a.m. EDT, August 15, 2013
- BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMedix Inc. ("CorMedix") (NYSE MKT: CRMD), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of cardiorenal disease, announces its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. With the receipt in July 2013 of the CE Mark for Neutrolin®, CorMedix is now focused on commercializing Neutrolin in the European Union and rest of world. CorMedix estimates the market potential for Neutrolin to be between $300 - 400 million.
To help guide the company forward in this new commercial phase a number of management and board changes have been made including the appointment to the Board of Directors of Randy Milby, the company's CEO, the appointment of Gary A. Gelbfish as non-executive Chairman of the Board, the appointment of Dr. Antony E. Pfaffle as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Steven Lefkowitz as interim CFO. Richard Cohen, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, resigned from CorMedix to pursue his other business interests. "Rich has made significant contributions to CorMedix during his tenure as Executive Chairman of the Board, Acting CEO and CFO. He spearheaded the initiative to obtain the CE Mark and provided valuable leadership and guidance," said Randy Milby CEO. "I would like to express our appreciation and wish him success as he focuses his efforts on building Chord Advisors, his growing healthcare advisory business." The company believes that the above appointments will enable the company to advance on the commercial, financial, clinical and regulatory fronts.
CorMedix is in the process of evaluating strategic partnerships and funding opportunities, with a focus on non-dilutive transactions.
Planned Second Half 2013 Milestones:
- Neutrolin sales in Germany
- Strategic partnerships for the commercialization of Neutrolin
- FDA pre-IND meeting for Neutrolin
Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013
The net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $2.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012. The increase in the net loss was attributable to increased interest expense of $0.7 million due to a non-cash beneficial conversion feature related to the senior convertible notes and warrants issued in September and November 2012, amortization of deferred financing fees and accrued interest related to the 2012 senior convertible notes; increased research and development ("R&D") of $0.2 million due to expenses related to the CE Mark approval process and launch for Neutrolin in the European Union as well as the non-cash value of the warrants issued to ND Partners, LLC as a result of the amendment to the License and Assignment Agreement with ND Partners, LLC; and general and administrative ("G&A") expenses of $0.5 million during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012, due to non-cash stock-based compensation expense and professional services and filing fees.
The net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $3.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.5 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The increase in net loss was attributable to an increase of interest expense of $1.1 million comprised of a non-cash beneficial conversion feature related to the senior convertible notes and warrants issued in September and November 2012, amortization of deferred financing fees and accrued interest related to the 2012 senior convertible notes and an increase in G&A expenses of $0.6 million attributable to non-cash stock-based compensation expense and professional services and filing fees.
At June 30, 2013, the Company's cash was $0.2 million, as compared to $0.8 million at December 31, 2012, a decrease attributed to the development of and preparation to launch Neutrolin and general working capital requirements.
Second Half 2013 Financial Highlight
In July 2013, CorMedix received net proceeds of $1.4 million upon the CE Mark approval from a financing of senior secured convertible notes in the aggregate principal amount of $1.5 million and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1.0 million shares of the Company's common stock, and also received $0.5 million upon the sale of 454,546 shares of its Series B Non-Voting Convertible preferred stock and warrants to purchase up to 227,273 shares of the Company's common stock.
The conference call may be accessed on August 15, 2013 at 9 am ET by dialing 866-866-1333 for domestic callers and 404-260-1421 for international callers. Please specify to the operator that you would like to join the "CorMedix Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results Call." All participants who dial in will need to give the operator the following information:
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Disclosure: I am long CRMD.