Predictive Technology Group Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results
Revenue jumps 216% for the quarter to $10.7 million versus the prior year; and up 246% for the six month period to $18.8 million with $2.0 million in positive cash flow from operations
Salt Lake City (February 15, 2019) — Predictive Technology Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PRED), a leader in the use of data analytics for disease identification and subsequent therapeutic intervention through precision therapeutic treatments, reports financial results for the three and six months ended December 31, 2018 and provides a business update.
“I’m pleased with our financial performance with revenue for our most recent quarter of nearly $11 million, up more than three-fold from the year-ago period, marking our ninth consecutive quarter of growth,” said Bradley C. Robinson, CEO of Predictive Technology Group. “Our strong revenue performance for the quarter puts Predictive on a run rate exceeding $40 million for fiscal 2019. Additionally, we generated $2 million in positive cash flow from operations for the past six months that supported the further development and commercialization of proprietary genetic-based diagnostics and therapeutics. We completed the quarter with $2.6 million in cash and no long-term debt.
“We filed a Form 10 registration statement in December 2018 and have been fortunate to have numerous industry-leading advisors assist in guiding this process. Predictive is now a fully reporting company, providing investors with heightened transparency of our financials and operations,” he added. “Importantly, this filing is a major step in the process to list our common stock on NASDAQ, which we expect will provide greater visibility and credibility, and expand our reach to a substantially larger market.”
- Filed a Form 10 registration statement with the SEC. Predictive is now subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, including the filing of annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and periodic reports on Form 8-K, among other requirements.
- Announced John E. Sorrentino as Chairman of the Board in addition to his role as Chair of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Mr. Sorrentino has more than 35 years of senior management experience in the life sciences industry, including 15 years in leadership positions at Wyeth/Pfizer.
- Appointed Charles Andres, J.D., Ph.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Andres leads the life sciences group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Washington, DC office and has significant expertise in intellectual property, FDA/regulatory, transactions, business and government matters.
- Completed the initial phase of its new laboratory facility featuring an ISO clean room, which meets Good Tissue Practices (GTP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements for human cell and tissue products. Predictive expects phase two of the laboratory facility to be completed during second calendar quarter of 2019.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
Revenues from operations (net) for the three months ended December 31, 2018 totaled $10.7 million, compared with $3.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The increase of $7.3 million was the result of an expansion of our sales force and distribution networks leading to increased sales of our HCT/Ps and regenerative medicine products.
Cost of goods sold (“COGS”) includes expenses associated with acquisition and processing, manufacture (including material and direct labor), property and equipment depreciation, shipping, and other direct expenses relating to our HCT/Ps and regenerative medicine products. Our gross profit for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $7.6 million compared with $2.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The increased gross profit resulted from increased sales and efficiencies introduced into our manufacturing processes.
Sales and marketing expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $3.4 million, compared with $953,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The increased sales and marketing expenses resulted from corresponding increases in sales and an increase in the number of distributors.
Research and development (R&D) expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $1.8 million, compared with $37,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The increased research and development expenses resulted from increased focus on product development, streamlining manufacturing methods and additional proprietary research and development work relating to our HCT/Ps and regenerative medicine products. Additionally, we have invested significant amounts in laboratory support in anticipation of the sale of diagnostic products.
General and Administrative (G&A) expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $2.5 million compared with $1.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The changes in general and administrative expenses resulted from increased management headcount in fiscal 2018, and stock options and warrants issued for consulting services relating to all business entities in fiscal 2017.
Amortization and depreciation expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $2.0 million, compared with $850,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2017. The reason for the increase in amortization and depreciation expenses relate primarily to the expense of costs relating to our acquisitions.
The net loss attributable to controlling interest for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $2.6 million, or $0.01 per share, versus a net loss attributable to controlling interest for the three months ended December 31, 2018 of $376,000, or $0.00 per share.
Year-to-date Financial Results
Revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2019 was $18.8 million, a 246% increase from $5.4 million reported for the first six months of fiscal 2018. Gross profit margin for first six months of 2019 was 68.4%, an improvement from 67.5% from the prior year period.
Operating expenses for the first six months of fiscal 2019 were $17.0 million versus $9.4 million for the prior year period. The increase in the fiscal 2019 period was due to increases in sales and marketing expenses, R&D expenses, and amortization and depreciation expenses, offset in part by lower G&A expenses. For the six months ended December 31, 2018, sales and marketing expenses were $5.8 million, G&A expenses were $5.1 million, R&D expenses were $2.4 million, and amortization and depreciation expenses was $3.7 million.
The company reported an investment loss of $915,000 for the first six months of 2019. The company did not report an investment loss or gain in the prior year period.
The net loss attributable to controlling interest for the first six months of fiscal 2019 was $5.0 million, or $0.02 per share, versus a net loss attributable to controlling interest for the first six months of fiscal 2018 of $5.5 million, or $0.03 per share.
The company reported cash and cash equivalents of $2.6 million as of December 31, 2018 compared with $1.2 million as of June 30, 2018.
About Predictive Technology Group, Inc.
Predictive Technology Group aims to revolutionize patient care through predictive data analytics, novel gene-based diagnostics and companion therapeutics through its subsidiaries Predictive Therapeutics, Predictive Biotech, Predictive Diagnostics and Predictive Laboratories. These subsidiaries are focused on endometriosis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and human cell and tissue products. The subsidiaries use genetic and other information as cornerstones in the development of new diagnostics that assess a person’s risk of illness and therapeutic products designed to identify, prevent and treat diseases more effectively. Additional information is available at Predtechgroup.com; Predrx.com and Predictivebiotech.com.
To the extent any statements made in this release contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting FDA approvals, acceptance and demand for human cell and tissue products and other pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development and launch, reliance on key strategic alliances, availability of raw materials, availability of additional intellectual property rights, availability of future financing sources, the regulatory environment, and other risks the Company may identify from time to time in the future.