8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 11, 2022

Minerva Surgical, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

001-40919

 

26-3422906

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

4255 Burton Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(855) 646-7874

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 

 

 

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share

 

UTRS

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 


 

Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 11, 2022, Minerva Surgical, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the results of the Company’s operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

 

 

Exhibit
No.

 

Description

 

 

99.1

 

Press release of Minerva Surgical, Inc., dated May 11, 2022, announcing first quarter financial results.

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 


 

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

MINERVA SURGICAL, INC.

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Joel R. Jung

Name:

 

Joel R. Jung

Title:

 

Chief Financial Officer

Date: May 11, 2022.

 


EX-99.1

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Minerva Surgical Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

 

Santa Clara, Calif. – May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Minerva Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTRS) (Minerva Surgical or the Company), a woman's health company focused on the treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB), today reported first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2022.

 

First Quarter and Business Highlights:

 

Reported revenue of $10.9 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared with revenue of $11.8 million in the first quarter of 2021.
Symphion revenues of $2.7 million were up 20% from Q1 2021.
DTC (direct-to-consumer) digital marketing campaign launched in 10 markets.
Website visitors for AUBandMe.com up from 650 visitors in January to over 14,000 new visitors in April.
238 new accounts added in the past 12 months focusing on both new Minerva and Symphion products.

 

"In March we held our first in-person national sales meeting in two years, and despite the rather slow start to sales experienced in January and February, our team is now seeing our sales trending up, especially with Symphion,” said David M. Clapper, Minerva Surgical’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re encouraged with the number of Symphion evaluations currently in process at both existing Minerva accounts and new hospitals. We look forward to continuing to grow the business as patients feel more comfortable returning to the hospital setting to seek treatment for their abnormal uterine bleeding.”

 

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

 

Revenue was $10.9 million for the first quarter of 2022, compared to $13.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $11.8 million for the first quarter of 2021. The 7.6% decrease in revenue compared to the first quarter of 2021, was the result of a decrease in revenue for our endometrial ablation products, Minerva ES and Genesys HTA, partially offset by an increase in Symphion product revenue. We believe these trends are consistent with those experienced by other participants in the markets that we serve.

 

Overall gross margin was 49.5% for the first quarter of 2022, compared to 57.7% in the same period of 2021. The gross margin was negatively impacted by the product mix shift from Minerva ES and Genesys HTA to Symphion which has a lower gross margin. Additionally, our fixed overhead costs were spread over a smaller base of product revenue in the first quarter of 2022, contributing to the decrease in gross margin.

 

Operating expenses were $15.7 million for the first quarter of 2022, compared to $11.6 million in the same period of 2021. The increase in operating expenses was driven by: (1) increases in sales and marketing expenses due to expansion of the sales force as well as an increase in spending on physician and patient outreach, (2) additional general and administrative expenses associated with operating as a public company, and (3) an increase in non-cash stock-based compensation expenses due to option grants to new employees, and refresh option and restricted stock unit (RSU) grants to existing employees, combined with an increase in the per share fair value of the options and RSUs granted compared to prior periods.

 

Net loss in the first quarter 2022 was $10.9 million, compared to a net loss of $14.9 million for the same period in 2021.

 

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2022 was negative $6.3 million, compared to negative $2.2 million in the same period of 2021.

 

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Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2022

 

Annual revenue guidance is unchanged from previous levels of $60 million to $63 million. Sales revenue has been significantly impacted over the past two years, including the first quarter 2022, by both government and hospital restrictions on elective surgeries in select markets and staffing challenges at hospitals. Our guidance assumes that recent increases and ordering patterns with our customers continue to return to pre-pandemic levels. For the remaining three quarters of 2022, the Company is cautiously optimistic that its customers will return to surgery schedules that are more in-line with pre-COVID levels with hospital environments and patient behaviors continuing to improve.

 

Webcast and Conference Call Information

 

Minerva Surgical will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2022 financial results after market close on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone (877) 804-7316 for U.S. callers or (629) 228-0696 for international callers, using conference ID: 5665795. The live webinar can be accessed at https://ir.minervasurgical.com.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

To provide investors with additional information regarding the Company’s financial results, it has provided EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. The Company calculates EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, as net income/(loss) excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expense and income tax benefit. The Company calculates adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure by further excluding non-cash items for stock-based compensation expenses, change in fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liability, change in fair value of contingent consideration liability and change in fair value of derivative liabilities. EBITDA margin represents EBITDA as a percentage of revenue. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should be viewed as measures of operating performance that are supplements to, and not substitutes for, operating (income) loss, net (income) loss and other U.S. GAAP measures of income and loss.

 

The Company has included adjusted EBITDA in this earnings release because it is a key measure used by the Company’s management and board of directors to evaluate and compare the Company’s financial and operational performance over multiple periods, identifying trends affecting the Company’s business, formulating business plans and making strategic decisions. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating adjusted EBITDA facilitates operating performance comparability across reporting periods by removing the effect of non-cash expenses and certain non-recurring variable charges. In addition, the Company believes that providing each of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, together with a reconciliation of net loss to each such measure, helps investors make comparisons between Minerva Surgical and other companies that may have different capital structures, different tax rates, and/or different forms of employee compensation.

 

Each of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is used by the Company’s management team as an additional measure of Company performance for purposes of business decision-making, including managing expenditures, and evaluating potential acquisitions. Period-to-period comparisons of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA help the Company’s management identify additional trends in our financial results that may not be shown solely by period-to-period comparisons of net income or income from continuing operations. Each of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA has inherent limitations because of the excluded items, and may not be directly comparable to similarly titled metrics used by other companies.

 

 

 

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current assumptions and expectations of future events and trends, which affect or may affect the Company’s business, strategy, operations or financial performance, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements due to numerous risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements may include information regarding trends and expectations for the Company’s products and technology, demand for the Company’s products, the Company’s expected financial performance, expenses, and position in the market and outlook for fiscal year 2022, and the impact of COVID-19 and its variants on the Company’s operations and those of its customers. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release can be found in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 11, 2022, and available at www.SEC.gov. Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or review any estimate, projection, or forward-looking statement. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business.

 

About Minerva Surgical, Inc.

 

Minerva Surgical is a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing minimally invasive solutions to meet the distinct uterine healthcare needs of women. The Company has established a broad product line of commercially available, minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy, which are designed to address the most common causes of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) in most uterine anatomies. The Minerva Surgical solutions can be used in a variety of medical treatment settings and aim to address the drawbacks associated with alternative treatment methods and to preserve the uterus by avoiding unnecessary hysterectomies.

 

Contact:
Media/Press: Mike Clapper– mike.clapper@minervasurgical.com

Investors: Caroline Corner- caroline.corner@westwicke.com

 

www.minervasurgical.com

www.AUBandMe.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Minerva Surgical, Inc.

Statements of Operations

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenues

$

 

10,935

 

 

$

 

11,838

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

5,522

 

 

 

 

5,005

 

Gross profit

 

 

5,413

 

 

 

 

6,833

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

9,473

 

 

 

 

6,469

 

General and administrative

 

 

4,985

 

 

 

 

4,003

 

Research and development

 

 

1,255

 

 

 

 

1,151

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

15,713

 

 

 

 

11,623

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(10,300

)

 

 

 

(4,790

)

Interest income

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

1

 

Interest expense (includes $nil million and $1.4 million to related parties in three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively)

 

 

(632

)

 

 

 

(3,451

)

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,121

)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

(587

)

Net loss before income taxes

 

 

(10,925

)

 

 

 

(14,948

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

 

(10,925

)

 

$

 

(14,948

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

 

(0.38

)

 

$

 

(12.77

)

Weighted-average common shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted

 

 

28,480,745

 

 

 

 

1,170,458

 

 

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Minerva Surgical, Inc.

Balance Sheets

(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

 

27,904

 

 

$

 

40,608

 

Restricted cash, current

 

 

 

7,283

 

 

 

 

7,283

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

 

7,150

 

 

 

 

7,292

 

Inventory

 

 

 

16,004

 

 

 

 

15,682

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

 

3,142

 

 

 

 

4,139

 

Total current assets

 

 

 

61,483

 

 

 

 

75,004

 

Restricted cash, net of current portion

 

 

 

524

 

 

 

 

524

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

 

32,938

 

 

 

 

34,970

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

 

4,817

 

 

 

 

4,594

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

 

741

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

 

100,503

 

 

$

 

115,092

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

 

3,061

 

 

$

 

3,629

 

Accrued compensation

 

 

 

2,887

 

 

 

 

3,518

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

 

10,748

 

 

 

 

10,662

 

Contingent consideration liability, current

 

 

 

8,943

 

 

 

 

5,000

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

 

831

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

26,470

 

 

 

 

22,809

 

Long-term debt

 

 

 

39,146

 

 

 

 

39,085

 

Operating lease liability, net of current portion

 

 

 

143

 

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration liability, net of current portion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,094

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

65,759

 

 

 

 

70,988

 

Stockholders` equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively; no shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 28,827,449 and 28,822,283 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

 

28

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

 

295,186

 

 

 

 

293,621

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

11

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

 

(260,481

)

 

 

 

(249,556

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

34,744

 

 

 

 

44,104

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

 

100,503

 

 

$

 

115,092

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin: The following table presents reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods indicated.

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

(in thousands, except percentage figures)

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

$

 

(10,925

)

 

$

 

(14,948

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

2,668

 

 

 

 

2,643

 

Interest (income) expense, net

 

 

623

 

 

 

 

3,450

 

EBITDA

$

 

(7,634

)

 

$

 

(8,855

)

EBITDA margin

 

 

(69.8

%)

 

 

 

(74.8

%)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

1,523

 

 

 

 

131

 

Change in fair value of redeemable convertible preferred stock warrant liability

 

 

 

 

 

 

582

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration liability

 

 

(151

)

 

 

 

(204

)

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,121

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

 

(6,262

)

 

$

 

(2,225

)

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

(57.3

%)

 

 

 

(18.8

%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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