Nephros Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Quarterly Product Revenue Up 96% Year-over-Year; Total Revenue Up 88%

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., Nov. 08, 2018 (NewMediaWire) -- Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH) (“Nephros”), a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification ultrafilters, today announced financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

“Today’s results represent our ninth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth averaging over 60%,” said Daron Evans, President and CEO. “Our high-performance ultrafilters and customer-service-driven culture are driving increasing confidence in Nephros products. We believe we are well positioned to continue to grow our network of customers in partnership with our valued distribution partners.”

“As announced last quarter, we are pursuing a national stock exchange listing, which will likely be coupled with a reverse split of our common stock in order to satisfy applicable listing criteria,” said Andy Astor, CFO. “We believe that an uplist is likely to increase the visibility and liquidity of Nephros’s stock, exposing us to a broader audience of additional investors who will be able to consider investing in Nephros.”

Financial Performance for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

Product revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2018 were approximately $1,648,000, compared to approximately $841,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of approximately $807,000, or 96%. Total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2018 were approximately $1,724,000, compared to approximately $916,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of approximately $808,000, or 88%.

Cost of goods sold was approximately $772,000 and $384,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Research and development expenses were approximately $352,000 and $237,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Selling, general and administrative expenses were approximately $1,069,000 and $753,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

As of September 30, 2018, Nephros had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $5,322,000 on a consolidated basis, including approximately $3,000,000 of cash held by its subsidiary, Specialty Renal Products, Inc.

Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. EDT

Nephros will host a conference call at 4:30 PM EDT today, during which management will discuss Nephros’s financial results and provide a general business overview.

Participants may dial into the following number to access the call: 1-866-652-5200 or international callers using 1-412-317-6060. Please ask to be joined into the Nephros conference call. A replay of the call can be accessed until November 15, 2018 at 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088 for international callers, and entering Replay Access Code: 10126116. An audio archive of the call will be available shortly after call on the Nephros investor relations page at https://www.nephros.com/investor-relations/.

About Nephros, Inc.

Nephros is a commercial stage medical device company that develops and sells high performance liquid purification filters, known as ultrafilters. Nephros ultrafilters are primarily used in hospitals and medical clinics for added protection in retaining bacteria (e.g., Legionella, Pseudomonas), viruses, and endotoxins from water. They provide barriers that assist in improving infection control in showers, sinks, and ice machines. Additionally, Nephros ultrafilters are used by dialysis centers for assisting in the added removal of biological contaminants from the water and bicarbonate concentrate supplied to hemodialysis machines and the patients.

For more information about Nephros, please visit its website at www.nephros.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such statements include statements regarding Nephros’s expected financial results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, its plans to obtain a listing on a national securities exchange, and the expected benefits that may result from such a listing, its expected growth in medical, commercial and industrial filter sales, including the expansion into new markets, its anticipated reverse split of its common stock, including the timing for doing so, and other statements that are not historical facts, including statements which may be accompanied by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words.  Actual results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including uncertainty in clinical outcomes, potential delays in the regulatory approval process, changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, the availability of capital when needed, dependence on third party manufacturers and researchers, regulatory reforms, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in Nephros’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.  Nephros does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.

Contact:
Andrew Astor, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 201-345-0824
Email: andy@nephros.com


NEPHROS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts)

  (Unaudited)  (Audited) 
  September 30, 2018  December 31, 2017 
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash $5,322  $2,194 
Accounts receivable, net  1,508   836 
Investment in lease, net-current portion  24   20 
Inventory, net  1,459   674 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  63   85 
Total current assets  8,376   3,809 
Property and equipment, net  20   52 
Investment in lease, net-less current portion  26   39 
License and supply agreement, net  971   1,072 
Other asset  11   11 
Total assets $9,404  $4,983 
         
LIABILITIES, NONCONTROLLING INTEREST AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Secured revolving credit facility $163  $711 
Current portion of secured note payable  191   - 
Accounts payable  562   872 
Accrued expenses  524   218 
Deferred revenue, current portion  -   70 
Total current liabilities  1,440   1,871 
Secured note payable, net of current portion  897   - 
Unsecured long-term note payable, net of debt issuance costs and debt discount of $0 and $233, respectively  -   954 
Long-term portion of deferred revenue  -   208 
Total liabilities  2,337   3,033 
         
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 18)        
         
Noncontrolling interest  3,000   - 
         
Stockholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized at Sept. 30, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2017; no shares issued and outstanding at Sept. 30, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2017  -   - 
Common stock, $.001 par value; 90,000,000 shares authorized at Sept. 30, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2017; 64,166,988 and 55,293,267 shares issued and outstanding at Sept. 30, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2017, respectively  64   55 
Additional paid-in capital  127,419   122,924 
Accumulated other comprehensive income  73   77 
Accumulated deficit  (123,489)  (121,106)
Total stockholders’ equity  4,067   1,950 
Total liabilities, noncontrolling interest and stockholders’ equity $9,404  $4,983 
         


NEPHROS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
  2018  2017  2018  2017 
Net revenues:                
Product revenues $1,648  $841  $3,822  $2,316 
License, royalty and other revenues  76   75   253   193 
Total net revenues  1,724   916   4,075   2,509 
Cost of goods sold  772   384   1,826   1,005 
Gross margin  952   532   2,249   1,504 
Operating expenses:                
Research and development  352   237   993   744 
Depreciation and amortization  42   60   123   178 
Selling, general and administrative  1,069   753   3,420   2,405 
Total operating expenses  1,463   1,050   4,536   3,327 
Loss from operations  (511)  (518)  (2,287)  (1,823)
Loss on extinguishment of debt  -   -   (199)  - 
Interest expense  (32)  (88)  (146)  (218)
Interest income  1   1   3   3 
Other expense  (8)  (27)  (32)  (60
Net loss  (550)  (632)  (2,661)  (2,098)
Less: Undeclared deemed dividend attributable to noncontrolling interest  (16)  -   (16)  - 
Net loss attributable to Nephros, Inc.  (566)  (632)  (2,677)  (2,098)
Other comprehensive (loss) income, foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax  (1)  1   (4)  9 
Total comprehensive loss attributable to Nephros, Inc. $(567)  $(631)  $(2,681)  $(2,089)
                 
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted $(0.01) $(0.01) $(0.04) $(0.04)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted  64,166,988   54,142,791   60,762,239   52,473,518 
                 

Source: Nephros, Inc.



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