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Profound Medical Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

/EIN News/ -- - Receives Notification of FDA Acceptance of 510(k) Application Filing for TULSA-PRO® -

TORONTO, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profound Medical Corp. (TSX:PRN; OTCQX:PRFMF) (“Profound” or the “Company”), the only company to provide customizable, incision-free therapies which combine real-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“MRI”), thermal ultrasound and closed-loop temperature feedback control for the radiation-free ablation of diseased tissue, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and provided an update on its operations.

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • On January 21, 2019, the Company and Siemens Healthcare GmbH (“Siemens”) executed a new co-marketing and co-selling agreement, pursuant to which all prior financial commitments and obligations owed to Siemens under the previous agreement were released and replaced with a one-time, fixed license fee of US$100,000 and a relatively small annual license fee for each TULSA-PRO® system interfaced to a Siemens MRI Scanner.
  • On April 4, 2019, Profound announced positive topline results from the TACT (TULSA-PRO® Ablation Clinical Trial) pivotal study designed to support its application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or the “Agency”) for 510(k) clearance to market TULSA-PRO® in the United States. In the TACT trial, all primary efficacy and safety endpoints, as well as all key secondary endpoints, were achieved.
  • On April 11, 2019, the Company hosted its first Analyst & Investor Day in New York, NY.  The program featured presentations on TULSA-PRO® from key opinion leaders in the United States who have gained first-hand experience with the technology as investigators for the TACT trial and from current commercial users in Europe. In addition, leading global researchers and clinicians presented on both current and potential future applications for Sonalleve®.
  • On April 17, 2019, Profound announced that the first prostate cancer treatment using a first-of-its-kind installation combining its TULSA-PRO® system with Philips’ newest digital MR solution, the Ingenia Elition, was  performed in Trier, Germany.
  • On May 5, 2019, Dr. Scott Eggener, Chief Investigator of the TACT study, and Director of the Prostate Cancer Program at the University of Chicago, shared detailed results from TACT during a late-breaking abstract presentation as part of the plenary session programming at the American Urological Association’s (“AUA”) 2019 Annual Meeting being held in Chicago, IL.

“Building on this quarter’s financial results, momentum from the compelling pivotal clinical trial data from TACT, positive user feedback on TULSA-PRO® and Sonalleve® presented by leading researchers and clinicians during our first Analyst & Investor Day event, and the strong reception that TULSA-PRO® received at AUA, we are very well positioned for growing commercial traction throughout the remainder of 2019,” said Arun Menawat, Profound’s CEO.

510(k) Application Acceptance for TULSA-PRO®

Profound announced today that its 510(k) application for premarket clearance filed recently with the FDA for TULSA-PRO® has cleared the Agency's acceptance review. The application now moves to a substantive review. The Company’s TACT clinical trial, designed to support the 510(k) application, demonstrated that treatment with TULSA-PRO® provides safe and effective prostate tissue ablation, with little impact on men’s functional ability compared to well-established treatment modalities such as radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy. The study also demonstrated a superior risk-benefit profile compared to other ablative approaches, including whole-gland HIFU and cryotherapy.

Dr. Menawat commented, “With the FDA having found that our submission contained all the necessary elements and information, we look forward to the Agency’s substantive review and clearance of TULSA-PRO®."

Summary First Quarter 2019 Results

All amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, applicable to the preparation of interim financial statements, including IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded revenue of $1,475,788, with $1,347,781 from the sale of products and $128,007 from installation and training services. First quarter 2019 revenue increased approximately 292% from $376,335 in the same three-month period a year ago. 

The Company recorded a net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 of $2,926,686, or $0.03 per common share, compared to a net loss of $4,938,186, or $0.06 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The decrease in net loss was primarily attributed to a decrease in selling and distribution expenses of $1,476,247, net finance costs of $107,355 and an increase in gross profit of $797,172. These were partially offset by an increase in research and development (“R&D”) expenses of $160,965 and an increase in general and administration (G&A”) expenses of $210,909.

Expenditures for R&D for the three months ended March 31, 2019 increased $160,965 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. Materials increased by $489,386 due to increased spending and testing on R&D projects and investment tax credits decreased by $60,000 because of lower eligibility for refundable tax credits. Offsetting these amounts were decreases in clinical trial costs, consulting fees and rent of $332,549, $52,210 and $38,030, respectively, due to the completion of the TACT trial enrollment initiatives and the adoption of IFRS 16 resulting in the recognition of lower rental costs. Depreciation expense increased by $28,412 partly due to the adoption of IFRS 16 with the depreciation of the right-of-use assets.

G&A expenses for the first quarter of 2019 were higher by $210,909 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. Salaries and benefits increased by $195,151 due to increased employee head count, board members and overall salary increases. These costs were offset by a decrease in rent and office and other of $15,470 and $18,508, respectively, due to the adoption of IFRS 16 resulting in lower rental costs and decreased spending on office supplies. Depreciation expenses increased by $73,580 partly due to the adoption of IFRS 16 with the depreciation of the right-of-use assets.

Liquidity and Outstanding Share Capital

As at March 31, 2019, the Company had cash of $27,048,837. 

As at May 6, 2019, Profound had an unlimited number of authorized common shares with 108,054,939 common shares issued and outstanding.

For complete financial results, please see our filings at and our website at

Conference Call Details

Profound Medical is pleased to invite all interested parties to participate in a conference call today, May 6, 2019, at 4:30 pm.ET during which time the results will be discussed.

Live Call:         1-877-407-9210 (Canada and the United States)
          1-201-689-8049 (International)
Replay:         1-919-882-2331
Replay ID:         46016

The call will also be broadcast live and archived on the Company's website at under "Webcasts" in the Investors section.

About Profound Medical Corp.

Profound develops and markets customizable, incision-free therapies for the ablation of diseased tissue.

Profound is commercializing TULSA-PRO®, a novel technology that combines real-time MRI, robotically-driven transurethral ultrasound and closed-loop temperature feedback control. TULSA-PRO® is designed to provide customizable and predictable radiation-free ablation of a surgeon-defined prostate volume while actively protecting the urethra and rectum to help preserve the patient’s natural functional abilities.

TULSA-PRO® is CE marked and commercially launched in key European and other CE mark jurisdictions. TULSA-PRO® is demonstrating to be a flexible technology in customizable prostate ablation, including intermediate stage cancer, localized radio-recurrent cancer, retention and hematuria palliation in locally advanced prostate cancer, and the transition zone in large volume benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Profound recently announced positive topline results from a multicenter, prospective clinical trial, TACT. In the TACT trial, all primary efficacy and safety endpoints, as well as all key secondary endpoints, were achieved. Data from the TACT trial are expected to support Profound’s recent application to the FDA for 510(k) clearance to market TULSA-PRO® in the United States. 

Profound is also commercializing Sonalleve®, an innovative therapeutic platform that is CE marked for the treatment of uterine fibroids and palliative pain treatment of bone metastases. Sonalleve® has also been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids. The Company is in the early stages of exploring additional potential treatment markets for Sonalleve® where the technology has been shown to have clinical application, such as non-invasive ablation of abdominal cancers and hyperthermia for cancer therapy.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Profound and its business which may include, but is not limited to, the expectations regarding the efficacy of Profound’s technology in the treatment of prostate cancer, uterine fibroids and palliative pain treatment. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "is expected", "expects", "scheduled", "intends", "contemplates", "anticipates", "believes", "proposes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.  Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Profound. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, including risks regarding the pharmaceutical industry, economic factors, the equity markets generally and risks associated with growth and competition. Although Profound has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Profound undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, other than as required by law.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
T: 647.872.4849

Profound Medical Corp.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    March 31,     December 31,  
    2019     2018  
    $     $  
Current assets            
Cash   27,048,837     30,687,183  
Trade and other receivables   3,046,677     2,686,112  
Investment tax credits receivable   480,000     480,000  
Inventory   3,414,010     3,631,623  
Prepaid expenses and deposits   183,220     434,871  
Total current assets   34,172,744     37,919,789  
Property and equipment   1,048,399     1,207,357  
Intangible assets   3,731,451     4,013,561  
Right-of-use assets   2,513,092     -  
Goodwill   3,409,165     3,409,165  
Total assets   44,874,851     46,549,872  
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   3,581,671     3,912,350  
Deferred revenue   417,669     312,558  
Long-term debt   1,962,416     1,339,583  
Provisions   99,890     1,352,017  
Other liabilities   618,491     567,296  
Derivative financial instrument   155,674     98,203  
Lease liabilities   203,807     -  
Income taxes payable   309,926     297,353  
Total current liabilities   7,349,544     7,879,360  
Long-term debt   9,966,848     10,615,662  
Deferred revenue   712,239     379,044  
Provisions   45,744     49,319  
Other liabilities   578,393     1,000,153  
Lease liabilities   2,335,767     -  
Total liabilities   20,988,535     19,923,538  
Shareholders’ Equity        
Share capital   120,932,404     120,932,404  
Contributed surplus   16,828,932     16,756,294  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (75,092 )   (28,703 )
Deficit   (113,799,928 )   (111,033,661 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity   23,886,316     26,626,334  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity   44,874,851     46,549,872  

Profound Medical Corp.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss
    Three months     Three months  
    ended     ended  
    March 31,     March 31,  
    2019     2018  
    $     $  
Products   1,347,781     372,494  
Services   128,007     3,841  
Total revenue   1,475,788     376,335  
Cost of sales   533,356     231,075  
Gross profit   942,432     145,260  
Research and development - net of investment tax credits of $nil            
(2018 – $60,000)   2,677,746     2,516,781  
General and administrative   1,514,113     1,303,204  
Selling and distribution - net of revenue share obligation reversal   (529,345 )   946,902  
Total expenses   3,662,514     4,766,887  
Finance costs   314,685     319,963  
Finance income   (141,881 )   (39,804 )
Net finance costs   172,804     280,159  
Loss before income taxes   2,892,886     4,901,786  
Income tax expense   33,800     36,400  
Net loss attributable to shareholders for the period   2,926,686     4,938,186  
Other comprehensive income        
Item that may be reclassified to profit or loss        
Foreign currency translation adjustment - net of tax   (46,389 )   43,248  
Net loss and comprehensive loss for the period   2,880,297     4,981,434  
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding   108,054,939     77,334,044  
Basic and diluted loss per common share   0.03     0.06  

Profound Medical Corp.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    Three months     Three months  
    ended     ended  
    March 31,     March 31,  
    2019     2018  
    $     $  
Cash provided by (used in)            
Operating activities            
Net loss for the period   (2,926,686 )   (4,938,186 )
Depreciation of property and equipment   129,325     141,729  
Amortization of intangible assets   282,110     282,109  
Depreciation of right-of-use assets   102,224     -  
Share-based compensation   72,638     241,058  
Interest and accretion expense   342,012     187,597  
Change in deferred rent   -     6,048  
Deferred revenue   438,306     9,138  
Change in fair value of derivative financial instrument   57,471     -  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration   (72,876 )   48,647  
Net change in non-cash working capital balances        
Investment tax credits receivable   -     (60,000 )
Trade and other receivables   (360,565 )   3,205,680  
Prepaid expenses and deposits   41,650     (206,100 )
Inventory   217,613     (391,994 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (347,454 )   (2,321,907 )
Provisions   (1,206,383 )   34,498  
Income taxes payable   12,573     40,340  
Total cash used in operating activities   (3,218,042 )   (3,721,343 )
Financing activities        
Issuance of common shares   -     34,500,000  
Transaction costs paid   -     (2,194,123 )
Payment of other liabilities   (8,545 )   (143,897 )
Payment of long-term debt and interest   (331,490 )   (1,528,897 )
Payment of lease liabilities   (80,269 )   -  
Total cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (420,304 )   30,633,083  
Increase (decrease) in cash during the period   (3,638,346 )   26,911,740  
Cash Beginning of period   30,687,183     11,103,223  
Cash End of period   27,048,837     38,014,963