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PROCEPT BioRobotics Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Provides 2021 ...

November 4, 2021 GMT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --   PROCEPT® BioRobotics Corporation (Nasdaq: PRCT), a surgical robotics company focused on advancing patient care by developing transformative solutions in urology, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Recent Highlights

  • Total revenue of $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $2.1 million in the prior year period
  • U.S. system revenue of $5.0 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $0.6 million in the prior year period
  • U.S. handpiece revenue of $2.2 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $0.5 million in the prior year period
  • International revenue of $1.3 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $1.0. million in the prior year period
  • Completed initial public offering, raising approximately $172.4 million in net proceeds
  • Announced new positive coverage policy from Cigna, effective September 15, 2021
  • Issued 2021 total revenue guidance range of $33.0 to $33.3 million


“We are very pleased with the results we delivered in the third quarter, which was capped off by the positive coverage policy announcement by Cigna in late September to expand Aquablation covered lives by an additional 16 million persons,” said Reza Zadno, Chief Executive Officer. “We are also proud of our successful completion of our IPO and are grateful for the support of the participating investors. The proceeds from the offering will enable us to further scale our business and invest in the commercial infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of Aquablation therapy to become the standard of care for BPH.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total Revenue was $8.7 million in the third quarter 2021, an increase from $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily driven by system sales to new and existing hospital customers. U.S. system revenue was $5.0 million, compared to $0.6 million in the prior year period. As of September 30, 2021, the install base of Aquabeam Robotic Systems in the U.S. was 75 units. U.S. handpiece and consumable revenue was $2.2 million, compared to $0.5 million in the third quarter of 2020. International revenue for the third quarter was $1.3 million, compared to $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2020.

Gross margin for the third quarter 2021 was 48.9% compared to a -1% in the third quarter of 2020 and 42.2% in the second quarter of 2021. The increase relative to the second quarter of 2021 was driven primarily by increased system average selling prices.


Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2021 were $17.0 million, compared with $10.9 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily driven by increased sales and marketing expenses to expand the sales organization and increased G&A expenses associated with being a public company.

Net loss was $14.1 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to $12.0 million in the prior year period.

Cash and short-term investments as of September 30, 2021, totaled $320.5 million, while long-term borrowings totaled $50.0 million. The company received approximately $172.4 million of net proceeds from the initial public offering, which closed on September 17.

2021 Financial Guidance

The Company expects full year 2021 revenue to be in the range of $33.0 to $33.3 million.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
PROCEPT BioRobotics will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2021 financial results after the market close on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (800) 306-0005 for domestic callers or (209) 950-5968 for international callers, using conference ID: 7198987. Live audio of the webcast will be available on the “Investors” section of the company’s website at: The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.

About PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation
PROCEPT is a surgical robotics company focused on advancing patient care by developing transformative solutions in urology. PROCEPT develops, manufactures and sells the AquaBeam Robotic System, an advanced, image-guided, surgical robotic system for use in minimally invasive urologic surgery with an initial focus on treating benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. BPH is the most common prostate disease and impacts approximately 40 million men in the United States. PROCEPT designed Aquablation therapy to deliver effective, safe and durable outcomes for males suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms, or LUTS, due to BPH that are independent of prostate size and shape or surgeon experience. PROCEPT has developed a significant and growing body of clinical evidence, which includes nine clinical studies and over 100 peer-reviewed publications, supporting the benefits and clinical advantages of Aquablation therapy.

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward‐looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements regarding the potential utilities, values, benefits and advantages of Aquablation® therapy performed using PROCEPT’s products, including AquaBeam® Robotic System, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results and expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations, estimates, and assumptions, valid only as of the date they are made, and subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which we are not currently aware. Forward-looking statements may include information the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company and its operations, the Company’s possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of the Company’s revenues, gross margin, profitability, operating expenses, installed base growth, guidance for 2021 full year, commercial momentum, or overall business strategy. Forward‐looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and may not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. These forward‐looking statements are based on PROCEPT’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward‐looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the section titled “Risk Factors” in PROCEPT’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including PROCEPT’s final prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) on September 16, 2021. PROCEPT does not undertake any obligation to update forward‐looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward‐looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing PROCEPT’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Investor Contact:
Gilmartin Group
Matt Bacso, CFA

PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation
(in thousands)

  September 30,
  December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$320,484   $100,130  
Accounts receivable, net6,353   1,549  
Inventory10,401   6,924  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets2,232   1,653  
Total current assets339,470   110,256  
Restricted cash777   777  
Property and equipment, net5,731   8,274  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net3,667   4,641  
Intangible assets, net1,818   2,023  
Total assets$351,463   $125,971  
Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and
Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$3,590   $1,240  
Accrued compensation4,875   4,640  
Note payable – current portion   4,551  
Operating lease – current portion2,032   1,708  
Deferred revenue848   233  
Other current liabilities2,834   2,154  
Total current liabilities14,179   14,526  
Note payable – non-current portion49,762   44,407  
Operating lease – non-current portion2,550   4,096  
Loan facility derivative liability1,460   1,782  
Other non-current liabilities200   200  
Total liabilities68,151   65,011  
Redeemable convertible preferred stock   243,854  
Stockholders’ equity (deficit):   
Common Stock and additional paid-in capital526,526   18,788  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(41)  (14) 
Accumulated deficit(243,173)  (201,668) 
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)283,312   (182,894) 
Total liabilities, convertible redeemable preferred stock and stockholders’ equity (deficit)$351,463   $125,971  

PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation
(in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
Revenue$8,668   $2,107   $24,335   $4,496  
Cost of sales        4,428   2,138   12,986   6,221  
Gross profit        4,240   (31)  11,349   (1,725) 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development        4,919   3,893   13,917   11,732  
Selling, general and administrative        12,118   7,054   34,765   21,138  
Total operating expenses        17,037   10,947   48,682   32,870  
Loss from operations        (12,797)  (10,978)  (37,333)  (34,595) 
Interest expense        (1,469)  (1,387)  (4,370)  (3,490) 
Interest and other income, net        163   357   198   344  
Net loss        $(14,103)  $(12,008)  $(41,505)  $(37,741) 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted        $(1.22)  $(2.77)  $(5.64)  $(11.34) 
Weighted-average common shares used to       
compute net loss per share attributable to       
common shareholders, basic and diluted        11,580   4,329   7,361   3,327  
Other comprehensive loss:       
Unrealized (loss) gain on cash equivalents        (2)  (16)  (27)  3  
Comprehensive loss        $(14,105)  $(12,024)  $(41,532)  $(37,738) 

PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation
(in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
System sales and rentals$5,038  $646  $14,368  $1,106 
Hand pieces and other consumables2,184  451  5,458  930 
Service169  16  378  26 
Total U.S. revenue7,391  1,113  20,204  2,062 
Outside of U.S.       
System sales and rentals481  369  1,725  1,111 
Hand pieces and other consumables666  596  2,159  1,278 
Service130  29  247  45 
Total outside of U.S. revenue1,277  994  4,131  2,434 
Total revenue$8,668  $2,107  $24,335  $4,496