Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
SOUTH EASTON, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO) ("PBI") today announced that total revenue for the first quarter of 2008 was $132,376 compared to $131,621 for the comparable period in the prior year. Revenue from the sale of PCT products and services was $81,473 for the three months ended March 31, 2008 as compared to $37,943 for the prior year period. During the first quarter of 2008, we completed the installation of seven PCT Sample Preparation Systems ("PCT Systems"), as compared to one in the first quarter of 2007. Also contributing to the increase in revenue was an increase in the number of PULSE Tubes and ProteoSolve-lrs kits sold. The Company also recorded $50,903 of grant revenue during the first quarter of 2008 as compared to $93,678 in the same period in the prior year. This decrease in grant revenue was due to a shift in resources from grant related activities to other research and development projects.
Edward H. Myles, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO commented: "During the first quarter of 2008, we completed the installation of seven PCT Sample Preparation Systems. Four of these installations were under lease and rental agreements; therefore, the revenue will be recognized over the life of each respective agreement. The remaining three installations were outright sales of our PCT Systems."
Mr. Myles continued: "As noted previously, our stated commercialization strategy is centered upon increasing the installed base of PCT Sample Preparation Systems so that we can continue to realize increases in our recurring revenue streams from PULSE Tubes, ProteoSolve-lrs kits, and extended service contracts. During the first quarter of 2008, we saw an increase in sales of our PULSE Tubes and ProteoSolve products. We believe this is an indication that scientists who have adopted our technology are using PCT to address their sample preparation needs for a greater portion of their experiments."
Richard T. Schumacher, Founder, President, and CEO of Pressure BioSciences, Inc. said: "The number of installations during the first quarter of 2008 was essentially flat when compared to Q3 and Q4 of 2007. However, we are very encouraged by the feedback that we are receiving from the field and from the data being generated in our laboratories and in the laboratories of our collaborators. We are also encouraged by the increase in consumable PCT products sales."
Mr. Schumacher continued: "The number of calls we have received related to our PCT product line has continued to increase, as has the number of requests for PCT System quotations for grant submissions. We have made measurable progress on our 2008 goals related to the development of a new PCT instrument, a new PCT consumable, and a new ProteoSolve kit. Our sales team is benefiting tremendously from the leadership of our newly hired (February 25, 2008) Vice President of Sales, Mr. Matthew Potter. We look to the remainder of 2008 with enthusiasm as we believe our achievements in the first quarter of 2008 position us well to accomplish our 2008 commercialization goals of converting research scientists who are excited about our technology into revenue-generating customers and active supporters of the PCT Sample Preparation System."
About Pressure BioSciences, Inc.
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (PBI) is a publicly-traded company focused on the development of a novel, enabling technology called pressure cycling technology (PCT). PCT uses cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels (up to 35,000 psi and greater) to control bio-molecular interactions. PBI currently holds 13 US and 6 foreign patents covering multiple applications of PCT in the life sciences field, including in such areas as genomic and proteomic sample preparation, pathogen inactivation, the control of chemical reactions, immunodiagnostics, and protein purification.
Financial Teleconference and Web-cast
As announced on April 30, 2008, the Company will host a teleconference at 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 2, 2008 to discuss its first quarter 2008 financial results and to provide a business update.
To attend this teleconference via web-cast, please go to the Company's website: www.pressurebiosciences.com.
To attend this teleconference via telephone, please dial: (877) 852-6580 Participant code: 6004226
For those unable to participate in the live teleconference, a replay will be available approximately one hour after the call ends through June 2, 2008, and will be accessible through the Company's website. To access the replay, please dial (888) 203-1112 and enter code 6004226.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements contained in this press release regarding the Company's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, or predictions of the future are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements include statements regarding the Company's expectations for 2008, the anticipated benefits and results of the Company's sales force efforts, and beliefs regarding the validation of the Company's technology due to the Company's sales of PCT Systems and consumables. These statements are based upon the Company's current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions that are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to: possible difficulties or delays in the implementation of the Company's strategies that may adversely affect the Company's continued commercialization of its PCT Sample Preparation System; changes in customers needs and technological innovations; if the Company's expenses are higher than anticipated or if the Company's revenues do not increase, the Company may not have sufficient cash to support its planned activities and the Company may be unable to obtain financing on acceptable terms; the Company's sales force may not be successful in selling the Company's PCT product line because scientists may not perceive the advantages of PCT over other sample preparation methods; and the Company may be unable to develop new PCT-related products that are perceived by potential customers as having advantages over current technologies and techniques. Additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and other reports filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the information included in this release, except as otherwise required by law.
Visit us at our website http://www.pressurebiosciences.com Consolidated Statements of Operations For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2008 2007 REVENUE: PCT Products, services, other $81,473 $37,943 Grant revenue 50,903 93,678 Total revenue 132,376 131,621 COSTS AND EXPENSES: Cost of PCT products and services 48,449 31,654 Research and development 490,931 461,532 Selling and marketing 463,161 256,530 General and administrative 501,248 481,082 Total operating costs and expenses 1,503,789 1,230,798 Operating loss from continuing operations (1,371,413) (1,099,177) OTHER INCOME: Realized gain on securities available for sale - 727,473 Interest income 30,308 71,602 Total other income 30,308 799,075 Loss before income taxes (1,341,105) (300,102) Income taxes from continuing operations - 40,519 Loss from continuing operations (1,341,105) (259,583) DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS: Loss on discontinued operations - (378,503) Net loss $(1,341,105) $ (638,086) Loss per share from continuing operations - basic and diluted $(0.61) $(0.13) Loss per share from discontinued operations - basic and diluted - (0.18) Net loss per share - basic and diluted $(0.61) $(0.31) Weighted average number of shares used to calculate loss per share - basic and diluted 2,192,175 2,065,425 Consolidated Balance Sheets March 31, December 31, ASSETS 2008 2007 CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $4,146,820 $5,424,486 Accounts receivable 106,867 118,471 Inventories 595,060 172,548 Deposits 211,561 553,483 Prepaid income taxes 58,463 56,863 Income tax receivable 249,541 249,541 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 220,407 94,783 Total current assets 5,588,719 6,670,175 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 339,713 257,797 OTHER ASSETS Intangible assets, net 316,132 328,290 TOTAL ASSETS $6,244,564 $7,256,262 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable $378,609 $152,729 Accrued employee compensation 364,144 377,190 Accrued professional fees and other expenses 189,642 186,840 Income taxes payable 5,889 4,519 Deferred revenue 9,911 15,075 Total current liabilities 948,195 736,353 LONG TERM LIABILITIES Deferred revenue 6,127 6,767 TOTAL LIABILITIES 954,322 743,120 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Preferred stock; 1,000,000 shares authorized; 0 outstanding - - Common stock, $.01 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 2,192,175 shares issued and outstanding 21,922 21,922 Additional paid-in capital 6,402,821 6,284,616 Retained (deficit) earnings (1,134,501) 206,604 Total stockholders' equity 5,290,242 6,513,142 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $6,244,564 $7,256,262 Investor Contacts: Richard T. Schumacher, President & CEO Edward H. Myles, Senior Vice President of Finance & CFO Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (T) (508) 230-1828
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Released May 1, 2008