Axonics Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Generated quarterly revenue of $70.7 million, an increase of 46% year over year

Fiscal year 2023 revenue guidance increased to $348 million

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AXNX), a global medical technology company that is developing and commercializing novel products for the treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

“Our commercial team continues to execute at a high level, generating revenue growth of 46% year over year in the first quarter,” said Raymond W. Cohen, chief executive officer. “Our sacral neuromodulation growth was driven by higher utilization and share gains while Bulkamid® continues to benefit from physicians enthusiastically adopting our durable hydrogel to treat their stress urinary incontinence patients. Based on the strong results generated in the first quarter, we are raising our fiscal year 2023 revenue guidance to $348 million, representing 27% growth year over year.”

Cohen continued, “We continue to focus on bringing new innovations to the incontinence market, with the goal of increasing the penetration of advanced therapies for this vastly undertreated patient population. In the first quarter, we received FDA approval and commercially launched the Axonics R20™, our fourth-generation rechargeable SNM system that requires recharging just once every six to ten months for one hour. In addition, last week we announced the acquisition of a technology to facilitate easier and faster lead placement during the SNM external trial. We are confident that this commitment to innovation, increasing public awareness, and providing physicians and patients strong clinical support will continue to drive market expansion and advance Axonics on its path to incontinence market leadership.”

1Q23 Financial Results

Net revenue was $70.7 million in 1Q23, an increase of 46% compared to the prior year period.

Sacral neuromodulation revenue was $55.2 million, of which $53.9 million was generated in the U.S. and the remainder in international markets.

Bulkamid revenue was $15.5 million, of which $11.6 million was generated in the U.S. and the remainder in international markets.

Gross margin was 74.3% in 1Q23 compared to 68.7% in the prior year period.

Operating expenses were $66.9 million in 1Q23 and included a $1.8 million non-cash charge for the change in fair value of contingent consideration related to the Bulkamid acquisition. Operating expenses were $56.8 million in the prior year period.

Excluding acquisition-related charges, adjusted operating expenses were $65.1 million in 1Q23.

Adjusted EBITDA was $0.9 million in 1Q23 compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $13.4 million in the prior year period.

Net loss was $9.2 million in 1Q23 compared to a net loss of $22.7 million in the prior year period.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $357 million as of March 31, 2023.

Fiscal Year 2023 Revenue Guidance

Axonics has updated its fiscal year 2023 revenue guidance as follows:

Total company revenue of $348 million, an increase of 27% compared to fiscal year 2022.

This compares to initial fiscal year 2023 revenue guidance of $342 million.

Sacral neuromodulation revenue of $280.5 million, an increase of 26% compared to fiscal year 2022.

Bulkamid revenue of $67.5 million, an increase of 31% compared to fiscal year 2022.

Webcast and Conference Call

Axonics will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss financial results and recent business developments. To access the conference call by telephone, interested parties may register at the following link: Axonics 1Q23 registration.

For those not planning to ask a question, the company recommends accessing the conference call by webcast at the following link: Axonics 1Q23 webcast. A replay of the webcast will be archived in the Events section of the Axonics investor relations website.

About Axonics

Axonics is a global medical technology company that is developing and commercializing novel products for adults with bladder and bowel dysfunction. Axonics recently ranked No. 2 on the 2023 Financial Times ranking of the fastest growing companies in the Americas and No. 4 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

Axonics® sacral neuromodulation systems provide adults with overactive bladder and/or fecal incontinence with long-lived, easy to use, safe, clinically effective therapy. In addition, the company’s best-in-class urethral bulking hydrogel, Bulkamid®, provides safe and durable symptom relief to women with stress urinary incontinence. In the U.S., moderate to severe urinary incontinence affects an estimated 28 million women and fecal incontinence affects an estimated 19 million adults. Axonics’ clinically proven products are offered at hundreds of medical centers across the U.S. and abroad. Reimbursement coverage is well established in the U.S. and is a covered service in most European countries. For more information, visit www.axonics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that relate to future plans, events, prospects or performance are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “plans,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “designs,” and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of management, such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in this press release, including the risks and uncertainties disclosed in Axonics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available online at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, Axonics undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, changed circumstances or unanticipated events.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Axonics’ consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Axonics provides certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release as supplemental financial metrics.

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income (loss) before other income/expense (including interest), income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, loss on disposal of property and equipment, and expense related to impairment of intangible assets. Management believes that in order to properly understand short-term and long-term financial trends, investors may want to consider the impact of these excluded items in addition to GAAP measures. The excluded items vary in frequency and/or impact on our results of operations and management believes that the excluded items are typically not reflective of our ongoing core business operations and financial condition. Further, management uses adjusted EBITDA for both strategic and annual operating planning. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA reported in this release to the most comparable GAAP measure for the respective periods appears in the table captioned “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA” later in this release.

The non-GAAP financial measures used by Axonics may not be the same or calculated in the same manner as those used and calculated by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for Axonics’ financial results prepared and reported in accordance with GAAP. We urge investors to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included in this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

Axonics, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

240,105

 

 

$

238,846

 

Short-term investments

 

116,957

 

 

 

118,365

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $322 and $321 at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

40,200

 

 

 

44,817

 

Inventory, net

 

66,067

 

 

 

55,765

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

6,342

 

 

 

7,282

 

Total current assets

 

469,671

 

 

 

465,075

 

Property and equipment, net

 

7,017

 

 

 

6,798

 

Intangible assets, net

 

85,888

 

 

 

86,253

 

Other assets

 

6,534

 

 

 

6,813

 

Goodwill

 

96,581

 

 

 

94,414

 

Total assets

$

665,691

 

 

$

659,353

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

14,737

 

 

$

9,070

 

Accrued liabilities

 

6,640

 

 

 

6,520

 

Accrued compensation and benefits

 

8,836

 

 

 

15,495

 

Operating lease liability, current portion

 

1,557

 

 

 

1,562

 

Other current liabilities

 

34,400

 

 

 

32,600

 

Total current liabilities

 

66,170

 

 

 

65,247

 

Operating lease liability, net of current portion

 

7,178

 

 

 

7,555

 

Deferred tax liabilities, net

 

15,737

 

 

 

16,412

 

Total liabilities

 

89,085

 

 

 

89,214

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.0001, 75,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022; 50,110,667 and 49,546,727 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

5

 

 

 

5

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

982,189

 

 

 

969,545

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(383,512

)

 

 

(374,264

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(22,076

)

 

 

(25,147

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

576,606

 

 

 

570,139

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

665,691

 

 

$

659,353

Axonics, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Net revenue

$

70,650

 

 

$

48,420

 

Cost of goods sold

 

18,150

 

 

 

15,178

 

Gross profit

 

52,500

 

 

 

33,242

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

Research and development

 

8,056

 

 

 

11,236

 

General and administrative

 

12,168

 

 

 

10,013

 

Sales and marketing

 

42,654

 

 

 

33,063

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

2,222

 

 

 

2,463

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

1,766

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

66,866

 

 

 

56,775

 

Loss from operations

 

(14,366

)

 

 

(23,533

)

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

Interest and other income

 

3,628

 

 

 

43

 

Interest and other expense

 

683

 

 

 

(289

)

Other income (expense), net

 

4,311

 

 

 

(246

)

Loss before income tax benefit

 

(10,055

)

 

 

(23,779

)

Income tax benefit

 

(807

)

 

 

(1,111

)

Net loss

 

(9,248

)

 

 

(22,668

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

3,071

 

 

 

(4,920

)

Comprehensive loss

$

(6,177

)

 

$

(27,588

)

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.50

)

Weighted-average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share

 

48,579,084

 

45,139,038

Axonics, Inc.

Net Revenue by Product and Region

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

Sacral neuromodulation

 

 

 

United States

$

53,853

 

$

37,715

International

 

1,305

 

 

1,355

Sacral neuromodulation total

$

55,158

 

$

39,070

 

 

 

 

Bulkamid

 

 

 

United States

$

11,613

 

$

6,569

International

 

3,879

 

 

2,781

Bulkamid total

$

15,492

 

$

9,350

Total net revenue

$

70,650

 

$

48,420

Axonics, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

GAAP Net loss

$

(9,248

)

 

$

(22,668

)

Non-GAAP Adjustments:

 

 

 

Interest and other income

 

(3,628

)

 

 

(43

)

Interest and other expense

 

(683

)

 

 

289

 

Income tax benefit

 

(807

)

 

 

(1,111

)

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

2,813

 

 

 

3,029

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

10,714

 

 

 

7,138

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

1,766

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

927

 

 

$

(13,366

)

 

Contacts

Axonics
Neil Bhalodkar

949-336-5293

[email protected]

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