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Milestone Scientific Provides Business Update for the Second Quarter of 2018

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE: MLSS), a leading developer of computerized drug delivery instruments that provide painless and precise injections, today provided a business update and announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.

Leonard Osser, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, commented, “We continue to focus on commercial efforts around the CompuFlo® Epidural system. During the second quarter we expanded our network to eight independent distributors covering key markets across the U.S., including the Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. We believe our rapid progress is due to our new decentralized sales strategy, whereby we are targeting independent distributors with existing physician and hospital relationships within their respective territories and clinical specialties.”

“Last month, we announced that the CompuFlo® Epidural System was featured in a prominent peer-reviewed scientific journal. The CompuFlo® Epidural System was selected to objectively measure and evaluate the integrity of a third-party epidural simulator. We believe this further illustrates that CompuFlo® is becoming accepted as best-in-class for its ability to measure tissue density and accurately identify the tip of the needle in real time.”

“We experienced some weakness within our dental division in the second quarter of 2018 due to advance purchases in both China and the U.S. late last year, as well as a manufacturing delay, which has since been resolved. Nevertheless, we did see an increase of approximately 66% in international dental revenue, excluding China, for the second quarter of 2018 versus the same period last year. We anticipate some continued lumpiness in the dental business quarter-to-quarter, due to the timing of orders, but overall, we anticipate our dental division will continue to generate steady growth and maintain solid margins.”

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $2.4 million versus $2.5 million for the second quarter of 2017. Domestic sales decreased by approximately $231,000 in 2018. The decrease in revenue was due in part to advanced purchases from Henry Schein in the fourth quarter of 2017, in anticipation of a planned price increase in 2018.  Additionally, total revenues during the three months ended June 30, 2018 did not include sales to Milestone China, compared to approximately $356,000 in sales to Milestone China for the three months ended June 30, 2017. International dental revenue excluding China increased approximately $492,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 was $1.4 million or 58% of revenue versus $1.7 million or 65% of revenue in the second quarter of 2017. Net loss applicable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2018 was $(1.3) million, or $(0.04) per share, versus net loss applicable to common stockholders of $(1.5) million, or $(0.05) per share, for the comparable period in 2017.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $4.2 million versus $6.2 million for the second quarter of 2017. Domestic dental revenue decreased approximately $1.0 million during the six months ended June 30, 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017, of which, approximately $1 million was related to the advanced purchases from Henry Schein in the fourth quarter of 2017. Additionally, total revenues during the six months ended June 30, 2018 did not include sales to Milestone China, compared to approximately $1.4 million in sales to Milestone China for the six months ended June 30, 2017. International dental revenue excluding China increased approximately $407,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017. Gross profit for the first six months of 2018 was $2.6 million or 63% of revenue versus $3.9 million or 63% of revenue in the first six months of 2017. Net loss applicable to common stockholders for the first six months of 2018 was $(3.2) million, or $(0.09) per share, versus net loss applicable to common stockholders of $(2.0) million, or $(0.06) per share, for the comparable period in 2017.

Conference Call

Milestone Scientific’s executive management team will host a conference call at 8:30 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to discuss the Company’s financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, as well as the Company’s corporate progress and other developments.

The conference call will be available on the Company’s website at www.milestonescientific.com, or via telephone by dialing toll free 800-263-0877 and entering the pass code: 9671500. For those unable to participate at that time, a replay of the call will be archived on the company’s website or can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 and entering the pass code 9671500. The replay will be available for 90 days.

About Milestone Scientific Inc.

Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a biomedical technology research and development company that patents, designs, develops and commercializes innovative diagnostic and therapeutic injection technologies and instruments for medical, dental, cosmetic and veterinary applications. Milestone's computer-controlled systems are designed to make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. Milestone’s proprietary DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology® is our technology platform that advances the development of next-generation devices, regulating flow rate and monitoring pressure from the tip of the needle, through platform extensions for local anesthesia for subcutaneous drug delivery, with specific applications for cosmetic botulinum toxin injections, epidural space identification in regional anesthesia procedures and intra-articular joint injections. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and financial impact of Milestone's ability to implement its business plan, expected revenues, timing of regulatory approvals and future success. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions, future business decisions and regulatory developments, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond Milestone's control. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, failure to achieve expected revenue growth, changes in our operating expenses, adverse patent rulings, FDA or legal developments, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Milestone's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, Milestone's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2017. The forward looking statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. Milestone undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

  
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
  
ASSETSJune 30, 2018 December 31, 2017 
  (Unaudited)  (Audited) 
Current Assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $865,654  $2,636,956 
Accounts receivable, net 1,840,145  1,535,513 
Accounts receivable, from related party 2,817,990  1,725,450 
Note receivable from financing transaction, current -  500,000 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 484,753  436,410 
Deferred cost, related party 1,796,036  1,109,671 
Inventories, net 2,310,330  3,379,209 
Advances on contracts 861,782  697,192 
Total current assets 10,976,690  12,020,401 
Furniture, fixtures & equipment, net 105,529  141,760 
Patents, net 2,320,392  2,789,748 
Note receivable from financing transaction, noncurrent -  650,000 
Other assets 26,878  26,878 
Total assets 13,429,489  15,628,787 
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current Liabilities:      
Accounts payable$1,365,491 $853,859 
Accounts payable, related party 1,352,802  1,109,442 
Accrued expenses and other payables 1,937,571  2,287,908 
Deferred profit, related party 636,126  751,500 
Deferred revenue, related party 2,817,990  1,725,450 
Total current liabilities 8,109,980  6,728,159 
Deferred gain from financing transaction -  1,400,000 
Total liabilities$8,109,980 $8,128,159 
       
Commitments and Contingencies      
       
Stockholders’ Equity      
Series A convertible preferred stock, par value $.001, authorized 5,000,000 shares, and 7,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017$7 $7 
Common stock, par value $.001; authorized 50,000,000 shares; 33,660,970 shares issued, 1,912,503 shares to be issued and 33,627,637 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2018; 33,191,571 shares issued, 1,401,247 shares to be issued and 33,158,238 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2017; 35,571  34,593 
Additional Paid in Capital 87,832,358  86,689,084 
Accumulated deficit (81,784,998) (78,568,284)
Treasury stock, at cost, 33,333 shares (911,516) (911,516)
Total Milestone Scientific Inc. stockholders' equity 5,171,422  7,243,884 
Noncontrolling interest 148,087  256,744 
Total stockholders’ equity 5,319,509  7,500,628 
       
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$13,429,489 $15,628,787 


  
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(UNAUDITED)  
  
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 
 2018 2017 2018 2017 
             
Product sales, net$2,428,498 $2,523,750 $4,234,103 $6,212,738 
Cost of products sold 1,021,573  873,586  1,584,250  2,275,871 
Gross profit 1,406,925  1,650,164  2,649,853  3,936,867 
             
Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,821,837  3,082,534  5,840,601  5,790,161 
Research and development expenses 9,775  120,065  235,592  225,080 
Total operating expenses 2,831,612  3,202,599  6,076,193  6,015,241 
Loss from operations (1,424,687) (1,552,435) (3,426,340) (2,078,374)
Other expenses (1,756) (1,024) (3,457) (1,763)
Interest income 1,926  2,154  4,590  2,442 
Loss before provision for income taxes and equity in net losses of equity investments (1,424,517) (1,551,305) (3,425,207) (2,077,695)
Provision for income taxes (4,075) (4,664) (15,538) (11,865)
Loss before equity in net losses of equity investments (1,428,592) (1,555,969) (3,440,745) (2,089,560)
Earnings (Loss) on earnings from China Joint Venture 78,591  15,460  115,374  (28,941)
Net loss (1,350,001) (1,540,509) (3,325,371) (2,118,501)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 6,994  61,684  108,657  134,808 
Net loss attributable to Milestone Scientific Inc.$(1,343,007)$(1,478,825)$(3,216,714)$(1,983,693)
             
Net loss per share applicable to common stockholders—            
Basic (0.04) (0.05) (0.09) (0.06)
Diluted (0.04) (0.05) (0.09) (0.06)
             
Weighted average shares outstanding and to be issued— 35,297,906  32,399,997  34,939,306  32,122,482 
Basic 35,297,906  32,399,997  34,939,306  32,122,482 
Diluted            


  
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(UNAUDITED)  
  
  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2018  2017 
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss $(3,325,371) $(2,118,501)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:        
Depreciation expense  40,762   31,023 
Amortization of patents  469,356   35,364 
Stock compensation  170,901   237,858 
Equity (income) loss on China joint venture  (115,374)  28,941 
Inventory reserve  290,349   - 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Increase in accounts receivable  (304,632)  (617,347)
Increase (decrease) in accounts receivable, related party  (1,092,540)  2,358,200 
Decrease in other receivables  -   10,000 
Decrease in inventories  778,530   104,348 
Increase to in advances on contracts  (164,590)  (150,604)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets  (48,343)  (454,562)
Increase in other assets  -   (9,523)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable  511,632   (355,471)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, related party  243,360   (853,620)
(Decrease) in deferred cost, related party  (686,365)  438,925 
(Decrease) increase in accrued expenses and other payables  623,014   1,007,983 
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue, related party  1,092,540   (645,400)
Net cash used in operating activities  (1,516,771)  (952,386)
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Purchase of intangible assets  (4,531)  (39,199)
Purchase of property and equipment  -   (3,349)
Net cash used in investing activities  (4,531)  (42,548)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Net proceeds on Private Placement Offering  -   150,836 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options  -   62,500 
Proceeds (payments) financing transaction  (250,000)  125,000 
Net cash provided by financing activities  (250,000)  338,336 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (1,771,302)  (656,598)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  2,636,956   3,602,229 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $865,654  $2,945,631 
         
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:        
Shares issued to employees for bonuses $399,500  $194,885 
Shares issued to consultants in lieu of cash payments $249,749  $422,249 
Common stock issued for asset acquisition $286,602  $- 
Sale of Milestone China share, financing transaction $(1,400,000) $1,400,000 
         

Contact:
David Waldman or Natalya Rudman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
Email: mlss@crescendo-ir.com
Tel: 212-671-1020

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 17:12