Motus GI Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

  • Revenue growth reflects rebound of inpatient colonoscopy volumes in Q3 and increased demand for the Pure-Vu system from early adopter hospitals
  • Q3 Pure-Vu-enabled procedures increased by more than 50% above prior quarterly average

  • First major metropolitan health system collaboration intends to utilize Pure-Vu as new standard for facilitating inpatient colonoscopy.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motus GI Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOTS) ("Motus GI" or the "Company"), a medical technology company providing endoscopy solutions that improve clinical outcomes and enhance the cost-efficiency associated with the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal conditions, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, and provided a corporate update.

“In Q3 there was a positive turn in our commercial momentum following the headwinds we faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am pleased that we continue to execute our strategy of getting our Pure-Vu system into the hands of nearly two dozen of the most prominent healthcare institutions in the United States. During Q3, we saw these hospitals have ramped up inpatient colonoscopy volumes to approximately 80-90% of pre-pandemic levels. The Motus GI team has remained actively engaged with our early adopter accounts and we are resuming the trajectory we started in Q1, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are seeing positive trends in utilization. Moving forward, we believe we can start to achieve sustainable procedure volumes at target accounts, and we expect to see a continuation of our progress and momentum into the fourth quarter,” stated Tim Moran, Chief Executive Officer of Motus GI.

Progress Updates

Since the first commercial placement of a Pure-Vu® System in October 2019, Motus GI has focused its U.S. sales efforts on early adopter hospitals and larger hospital networks. During this time, Motus GI has placed the Pure-Vu® System in more than 20 of these targeted hospitals. In Q3, the Company initiated new Pure-Vu evaluations at NYU Langone, Ascension – St. John Hospital, and Indiana University, while also resuming activities at several existing sites, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, who put their new product evaluations on hold while managing the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of the strategy to drive sustainable and growing Pure-Vu single-use sleeve volumes, the Company will collaborate with major hospitals to develop and implement protocols for inpatient colonoscopies that include the Pure-Vu® System. Last week, the Company announced its first major collaboration with NYU Langone Health on its protocol to include the Pure-Vu System for the effective management of inpatient colonoscopy. The Company believes these protocols can improve patient care and hospital economics. In addition, the Company believes these protocols will likely drive expanded adoption of the Pure-Vu® System among these hospitals over time.

The Company has successfully published several clinical hospital case studies in conjunction with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) from hospitals currently using the Pure-Vu® System for marketing and training purposes. Motus GI has developed a series of podcasts and KOL webinars to provide broad access to these examples of the impact the Pure-Vu® System can provide as it relates to positive clinical and economic outcomes for treating patients with poorly prepped colons. The podcast series is available at the MotusGI YouTube channel under Pure-Vu Review (Click Here).

In the third quarter of 2020, the Company received notice that the China National Intellectual Property Administration ("CNIPA") issued a patent covering the method of mounting Motus GI’s proprietary sensing technology and enhanced suction systems with the distal end of a colonoscope. This patent further protects the Company’s flagship product – the Pure-Vu® System – in this key potential market. The Company has now more than 29 granted patents and 27 pending patents protecting the Pure-Vu® System.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2020

The Company reported revenue of approximately $33,000 for the third quarter of 2020, compared to approximately $3,000 for the same period last year. Revenue for the third quarter is from new account and site reorder sales of Pure-Vu single-use sleeves.

For the three months ended September 30, 2020, the Company reported a net loss of approximately $3.9 million, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.13, compared to $5.2 million, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.18, for the same period last year. During the third quarter, net cash used in operating activities and for the purchase of fixed assets was $2.7 million as compared to $4.8 million for the same period of 2019.  These decreases were primarily attributable to the Company’s cost-cutting measures that were announced on March 30, 2020. These measures reduced the Company’s quarterly cash burn by approximately 50% compared to previously forecasted rates for the second half of 2020.

The Company reported approximately $23.7 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments as of September 30, 2020, compared to $28.7 million as of December 31, 2019. In September 2020, the Company sold common stock and other equity securities which raised net proceeds of approximately $9.2 million.

Conference Call:

The Motus GI management team has scheduled a conference call for today, November 12th, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss these results. To access the conference call, investors are invited to dial (877) 407-0792 (U.S. and Canada) or (201) 689-8263 (International). The conference ID number is 13711588. A live audio webcast can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of the Company’s website, or A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Motus GI website for 90 days following the event.

About Motus GI

Motus GI Holdings, Inc. is a medical technology company, with subsidiaries in the U.S. and Israel, providing endoscopy solutions that improve clinical outcomes and enhance the cost-efficiency associated with the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal conditions.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking expressions, including, but not limited to, "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "would" and similar expressions and the negatives of those terms, including without limitation, risks related to the Company’s cost reduction plan, the cost savings and the cash expenses related to the implementation of the plan, risks related to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks inherent in the development and commercialization of potential products, uncertainty in the timing and results of clinical trials or regulatory approvals, maintenance of intellectual property rights or other risks discussed in the Company’s Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2020, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Contact:
Bob Yedid
LifeSci Advisors
(646) 597-6989 

Motus GI Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
    September 30,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
    (unaudited)     (*)  
Current assets            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 23,687     $ 20,528  
Investments     -       8,203  
Accounts receivable     39       65  
Inventory     1,295       1,014  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     889       339  
Related party receivable     2       18  
Total current assets     25,912       30,167  
Fixed assets, net     994       1,056  
Right-of-use assets     816       1,021  
Other non-current assets     13       13  
    Total assets   $ 27,735     $ 32,257  
Current liabilities                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 1,889     $ 2,999  
Operating lease liabilities - current     236       321  
Other current liabilities     413       270  
Term debt, net of debt discount of $23 and $246, respectively     7,977       7,754  
Total current liabilities     10,515       11,344  
Contingent royalty obligation     1,624       1,872  
Operating lease liabilities - non-current     597       713  
Total liabilities     12,736       13,929  
Commitments and contingent liabilities (Note 9)                
Shareholders’ equity                
Preferred Stock $0.0001 par value; 8,000,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued                
 and outstanding     -       -  
Preferred Series A Stock $0.0001 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized; zero                 
shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
Common Stock $0.0001 par value; 115,000,000 shares authorized; 32,182,589 and                
28,811,087 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and
December 31, 2019, respectively
    3       3  
Additional paid-in capital     114,319       102,789  
Accumulated deficit     (99,323 )     (84,464 )
Total shareholders’ equity     14,999       18,328  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 27,735     $ 32,257  
 (*)    Derived from audited consolidated financial statements

Motus GI Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Revenue   $ 33     $ 3     $ 62     $ 8  
Cost of revenue     32       62       72       65  
Gross profit (loss)     1       (59 )     (10 )     (57 )
Operating expenses:                                
Research and development     1,160       2,173       4,359       6,706  
Sales and marketing     509       1,160       2,954       3,473  
General and administrative     2,155       2,028       7,432       7,189  
  Total operating expenses     3,824       5,361       14,745       17,368  
Operating loss     (3,823 )     (5,420 )     (14,755 )     (17,425 )
Gain on change in estimated fair value of contingent royalty obligation     3       127       248       68  
Finance income (expense), net     (117 )     95       (348 )     214  
Foreign currency gain (loss)     (1 )     3       (4 )     (6 )
Loss before income taxes     (3,938 )     (5,195 )     (14,859 )     (17,149 )
Income tax expense     -       -       -       -  
Net loss   $ (3,938 )   $ (5,195 )   $ (14,859 )   $ (17,149 )
Basic and diluted loss per common share   $ (0.13 )   $ (0.18 )   $ (0.51 )   $ (0.72 )
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted     30,422,265       28,716,213       29,366,154       23,896,843  

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