INVO Bioscience Reports Record Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results with Revenue Increasing 498%
SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: IVOB), a medical device company which was granted FDA clearance for its Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30, 2019.
Q2 2019 Financial Results and Recent Highlights:
- Revenue for the quarter totaled $658,638 compared to $110,210 in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 498%. Revenue growth was driven primarily by increased product sales in the U.S. as shipments to Ferring were above expectations outlined in May 2019 as they began to increase their marketing activities.
- Sequentially, revenue increased approximately 248% for the second quarter compared to $189,432 in the first quarter of 2019.
- Gross margins for the quarter improved to approximately 92% compared to approximately 85% in the second quarter of 2018.
- Improved net loss to $(241,552) during the second quarter compared to $(458,570) during the first quarter of 2019.
- Company ended the quarter in a strong cash position of approximately $2.7 million.
- Announced the appointment of Pressly Ahammed as the Company’s new Director of International Business Development. Ahammed, together with Chief Operating Officer, Michael Campbell, have advanced business development efforts outside the U.S., including India, China, Latin America and the European Union.
- On January 14, 2019 the Company closed an exclusive U.S. licensing agreement with Ferring International Center S.A. the parent Company of Ferring Pharmaceuticals U.S. to commercialize the INVOcell™ system for use in the treatment of infertility. As part of the U.S. licensing agreement the Company received a $5 million one-time milestone payment, with the ability to receive an additional $3 million upon obtaining a label enhancement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Katie Karloff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of INVO Bioscience, commented, “We are extremely pleased that our second quarter revenues were significantly higher both year-over-year – approximately 498% and sequentially – approximately 248%. Ferring, as our U.S commercialization partner, is exceeding our expectations as they begin to increase both the number of clinics offering the INVOcell and awareness of its attributes. During the quarter we shipped nearly $500,000 in product to them, putting them well above their prorated annual minimum requirements. We are confident in Ferring’s capabilities to expand adoption of the INVOcell procedure and look forward to their continued efforts to grow market share in the years to come.”
Karloff continued, “We are seeing interest from a number of international reproductive specialists to add the INVOcell technology into their respective practices in markets ranging from India, China, Latin America and the European Union. Our business development team is engaging with potential partners who have strong capabilities in these various markets and are staying diligent in our efforts to align ourselves with the best partners that can help bring INVOcell to the millions of couples around the world for which we believe it is an ideal solution to their fertility needs. Domestically, beyond Ferring’s efforts, we are making consistent progress with a number of key opinion leaders in the reproductive industry to establish INVOcell centers throughout the United States with a goal to have multiple centers up and running in 2020.”
“As industry research continues to indicate, the need for affordable and effective reproductive services are highly sought after, both in the U.S. and around the world. We believe INVOcell has an important role to play in this large and expanding global market. We have made tremendous progress over the last twelve months, particularly in the U.S. through our agreement with Ferring, and look to further advance INVOcell’s adoption throughout the rest of the world in the future,” Karloff concluded.
Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2019, was $658,638 compared to $110,210 for the same three-month period in 2018, an increase of $548,428 or approximately 498%. The increase was primarily the result of increased product sales as Ferring began to increase their marketing activities as well as from recognizing 3.6% of the Ferring seven-year U.S. exclusive licensing & distribution fee.
Gross margin reported for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 was approximately 92% or $603,356 compared to 85% or $93,500 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase in gross margin was related to the 2019 licensing fee that did not have any cost of sales expenses associated with it. The cost of sales recognized during the second quarter of 2019 were attributed to product shipments to Ferring.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $669,152 as compared to $1,883,946 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of $1,214,794 or approximately 64%.
During the three-month period ended June 30, 2019 we incurred $175,756 in interest expense compared to $74,682 in the three-month period ended June 30, 2018. The primary reason for the increase in 2019 was the amortization of discount on the 2018 Convertible Notes Payable in the amount of $163,466 as compared to $56,446 during the same period of 2018.
Net loss of $241,552, or $(0.00) per basic and diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to a net loss of $1,865,128, or $(0.01) per basic and diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2018.
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About INVO Bioscience
We are a medical device company focused on creating simplified, lower cost treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Our solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology. The INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experience. Our lead product, the INVOcell, is a patented medical device used in infertility treatment and is considered an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The INVOcell is the first Intravaginal Culture (IVC) system in the world used for the natural in vivo incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development, as an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Our mission is to increase access to care and expand fertility treatment across the globe with a goal to lower the cost of care and increase availability of care. For more information, please visit http://invobioscience.com/
Safe Harbor Statement
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Kathleen Karloff, CEO
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