NOVADAQ Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novadaq® Technologies Inc. ("NOVADAQ" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:NVDQ) (TSX:NDQ), the leading developer and provider of clinically relevant fluorescence imaging solutions for use in surgical and diagnostic procedures, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts in this press release are expressed in United States ("U.S.") dollars.

NOVADAQ reported third quarter 2014 revenues of $12.1 million, compared to $8.9 million in the third quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 36%. NOVADAQ's strategy of investing in a direct sales team resulted in $5.5 million in PINPOINT® and LUNA® sales compared to $2.1 million in the third quarter of last year. Overall third quarter 2014 sales of SPY technology capital equipment were $6.8 million, an increase of 63% compared to the year ago quarter, and recurring revenues increased by 20% year-over-year to $4.2 million.

Third quarter gross profits of $7.8 million (64% margin) represented an increase of 37% compared to profits of $5.7 million (65% margin) in the same period last year.

Net income of $3.0 million for the third quarter of 2014 increased by $9.9 million compared with the $6.9 million net loss in third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 earnings per share were $0.05. Excluding the impact of a non-cash $6.7 million warrants revaluation gain in the period, the loss per share was $0.06.

Third quarter 2014 operating burn (cash consumed by operating activities before changes in working capital) was $1.1 million compared to an operating contribution of $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2013. This difference in operating burn was mainly driven by increased sales and distribution expenses associated with the continued build-out of NOVADAQ's direct sales and marketing infrastructure. During the period, working capital consumed was $2.5 million, and $0.7 million was used to build SPY technology systems for evaluation and placement.

Cash and cash equivalents were $157.8 million at September 30, 2014, reflecting a decrease of $4.3 million, compared to the cash position as at June 30, 2014.

During the third quarter, 98 SPY® technology systems, including FIREFLY™, were shipped globally. Exiting the quarter, the worldwide installed base of SPY technology systems was approximately 1,600.

The Company estimates that the number of procedures performed using SPY technology systems during the third quarter was approximately 9,100, representing an increase of 47%, year-over-year and a sequential increase of 22% over the previous quarter.

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, NOVADAQ and LifeCell™ Corporation agreed to transfer all marketing and distribution rights to the Spy Elite® system from LifeCell to NOVADAQ. The transfer will be effective November 30, 2014. LifeCell will provide certain services during a transition period from December 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 for a service fee equal to approximately the revenue share pursuant to the distribution agreements. The parties terminated the distribution agreement, signed in September 2010, related to the marketing and distribution of the Spy Elite system in the fields of open plastic reconstructive, gastrointestinal, head and neck, and other surgery and also terminate agreements that were signed in November 2011 related to the marketing and distribution of the Spy Elite system in the interventional and vascular fields. The original expiry dates of these agreements were September 2015 and November 2017, respectively. The termination agreement provided for, along with other customary terms, a one-time payment of U.S. $4.5 million to LifeCell at the time of termination. The two parties also agreed to settle any and all legal disputes.

"We were pleased with our sales performance in a quarter that historically is known to be seasonally weaker in our industry," said Dr. Arun Menawat, NOVADAQ's President and CEO. "While not yet reflected in our financial results, the signing of our first multi-unit, multi-site LUNA agreement with SerenaGroup™ at the end of the quarter marked the achievement of an important commercial milestone for our Company. Soon thereafter, we announced exclusive SPY technology distribution agreements with Kirloskar Technologies in India and Mizuho in Japan. These achievements, combined with recently announced transfer of SPY Elite back to NOVADAQ, well positions us for continued direct sales success and global growth."

Conference Call Details

NOVADAQ is pleased to invite all interested parties to participate in a conference call today, November 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, during which the results will be discussed.

Those wishing to access the live conference call by telephone should dial 1-877-407-8031 (Canada and the United States) or 1-201-689-8031 (International) several minutes prior to the beginning of the call.

A replay of the conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (Canada and the United States) or 1-201-612-7415 (International) and entering the conference identification number 13593897 when prompted.

The call will also be archived for 90 days on the Company's website at under the "Events" tab in the Investor's section. A replay of the call will be available for download to a portable audio player or computer, as an MP3 or podcast file, at the same location on NOVADAQ's website.

About Novadaq Technologies Inc.

Enabling medical professionals with clinically relevant, point-of-care imaging solutions to enhance the lives of patients and their caregivers, while reducing health care costs, is NOVADAQ®'s global mission. SPY® fluorescence imaging technology provides surgeons with real-time visualization, leading to improved outcomes and reduced costs without exposing the patient to radiation. More than 100 peer-reviewed publications demonstrate that the use of SPY imaging technologies during complex surgery and diagnostic procedures, leads to lower rates of post-operative complications and lower hospital costs.

SPY Imaging Systems are United States Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared for use in seven surgical specialties. The endoscopic version of SPY called PINPOINT®, combines the capabilities of SPY Imaging with high definition ("HD") visible light visualization offered by conventional endoscopes. LUNA™ is used to assess perfusion in patients being treated for non-healing wounds.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release may be considered forward-looking. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements, and therefore these statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. All forward-looking statements are based on NOVADAQ's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to NOVADAQ and relate to, among other things, the Company's strategy, strategic goals, research and development activities, research and clinical testing outcomes, taxes, capital expenditures, future operations, future financial position, future revenues/results, projected costs, prospects and plans and objectives of management.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified by NOVADAQ in its public securities filings available at and, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. NOVADAQ disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Novadaq Technologies Inc.



(expressed in U.S. dollars, except common shares outstanding)

As at
September 30,
As at
December 31,
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $157,750,437 $182,329,782
Accounts receivable 13,979,422 8,502,095
Prepaid expenses and other assets 1,624,020 1,032,431
Inventories 6,261,784 3,845,695
179,615,663 195,710,003
Non-current assets
Property and equipment, net 14,331,003 13,360,833
Intangible assets, net 12,655,978 3,303,647
Total Assets $206,602,644 $212,374,483
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $6,076,199 $7,123,563
Provisions 310,204 187,080
Deferred revenue 330,208 380,325
Deferred partnership fee revenue 1,233,333 1,300,000
Repayable government assistance 17,587
7,949,944 9,008,555
Non-current liabilities
Deferred revenue 450,970 193,626
Deferred partnership fee revenue 1,083,333 1,991,666
Shareholder warrants 18,517,535 26,065,994
Total Liabilities $28,001,782 $37,259,841
Shareholders' Equity
Share capital $314,804,184 $307,103,074
Contributed surplus 11,540,505 8,953,041
Deficit (147,743,827) (140,941,473)
Total Shareholders' Equity $178,600,862 $175,114,642
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $206,602,644 $212,374,483
Common shares outstanding 55,479,235 54,894,038

Novadaq Technologies Inc.



(expressed in U.S. dollars)

For the three months ended For the nine months ended
September 30,
September 30,
September 30,
September 30,
Product sales $11,111,225 $8,000,161 $30,893,753 $21,376,114
Royalty revenue 488,575 364,500 1,163,575 1,272,944
Partnership fee revenue 325,000 325,000 975,000 975,000
Service revenue 203,669 206,133 546,519 648,128
Total revenues 12,128,469 8,895,794 33,578,847 24,272,186
Cost of sales 4,326,751 3,153,741 12,160,671 8,929,135
Gross profit 7,801,718 5,742,053 21,418,176 15,343,051
Selling and distribution expenses 6,278,449 3,336,720 20,178,568 9,197,424
Research and development expenses 2,802,133 2,159,453 7,388,078 5,692,477
Administrative expenses 2,412,603 1,264,217 6,376,074 4,367,689
Write-down of equipment 25,488 25,488
Write-down of inventory 31,285
Total operating expenses 11,493,185 6,785,878 33,942,720 19,314,363
Loss from operations (3,691,467) (1,043,825) (12,524,544) (3,971,312)
Finance costs (3,218) (179,707)
Finance income 50,194 34,123 177,662 66,827
Warrants revaluation adjustment 6,669,270 (5,881,543) 5,519,528 (15,460,467)
Gain on investment 25,000 25,000
Income (loss) before income taxes 3,027,997 (6,894,463) (6,802,354) (19,519,659)
Income tax expense (22,500) (67,500)
Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) for the period $3,027,997 ($6,916,963) ($6,802,354) ($19,587,159)
Basic income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) per share for the period $0.05 ($0.14) ($0.12) ($0.43)
Diluted income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) per share for the period ($0.06) ($0.14) ($0.22) ($0.43)

Novadaq Technologies Inc.



(expressed in U.S. dollars)

For the three months ended For the nine months ended
September 30,
September 30,
September 30,
September 30,
Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) for the period $3,027,997 ($6,916,963) ($6,802,354) ($19,587,159)
Items not affecting cash
Depreciation of property and equipment 1,269,293 866,890 3,670,734 2,396,719
Amortization of intangible assets 239,382 76,188 516,422 246,683
Stock-based compensation 1,014,206 641,102 3,344,384 1,857,797
Imputed interest on convertible debentures 169,056
Loss (gain) on investment (25,000) (25,000)
Warrants revaluation adjustment (6,669,270) 5,881,543 (5,519,528) 15,460,467
Write-down of equipment 25,488 25,488
Write-down of inventory 31,285
(1,118,392) 574,248 (4,815,342) 575,336
Changes in non-cash working capital
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable (1,180,394) 923,674 (5,477,327) (1,813,005)
Increase in inventories (1,518,847) (346,139) (2,416,089) (1,998,299)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other assets 24,747 270,880 (591,589) (118,611)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities and provisions 258,182 (136,457) (913,944) 1,205,189
(Decrease) increase in deferred revenue and deferred partnership revenue (121,799) 445,499 (116,784) 223,716
Net change in non-cash working capital balances related to operations (2,538,111) 1,157,457 (9,515,733) (2,501,010)
Increase (decrease) in non-current deferred revenue and deferred partnership revenue 13,553 (346,339) (650,989) (957,772)
Cash (used in) provided by operating activities (3,642,950) 1,385,366 (14,982,064) (2,883,446)
Purchase of property and equipment (921,596) (1,327,969) (5,237,984) (4,466,186)
Disposals of property and equipment 248,603 70,848 597,080 226,270
Purchase of intangible assets including transaction costs (2,477,414) (6,368,753) (2,477,414)
Redemption of investments 25,000 25,000
Cash used in investing activities (672,993) (3,734,535) (10,984,657) (6,692,330)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares 57,856,500
Transaction costs paid relating to issuance of common shares (3,181,570)
Repayment of government assistance (46,453) (17,587) (154,118)
Proceeds from exercise of options 23,179 786,759 1,130,983 2,398,876
Proceeds from exercise of warrants 284,276 621,912
Cash provided by financing activities 23,179 740,306 1,397,672 57,541,600
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (4,292,764) (1,608,863) (24,569,049) 47,965,824
Impact of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents (9,996) 1,891 (10,296) (6,397)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 162,053,197 88,520,580 182,329,782 38,954,181
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $157,750,437 $86,913,608 $157,750,437 $86,913,608

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