May 4, 2016

Alimera Sciences Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

  • First quarter revenue improved 49% compared to first quarter 2015 due to increasing ILUVIEN® sales in the U.S.
  • Record benefit investigations in the first quarter indicate increasing physician demand
  • Over 5,000 eyes treated with ILUVIEN® in four primary markets
  • Alimera to host conference call on May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET

ATLANTA, May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALIM) (Alimera), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced top-line financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

"In the U.S. we were pleased to see a record month for ILUVIEN® sales in March as well as almost twice as many first quarter benefit investigations as seen in the prior quarter," said Dan Myers, Alimera's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe this is a sign of the increasing demand for ILUVIEN® in the U.S. and indicates that physicians are adopting ILUVIEN® into their treatment regimens. Furthermore, we have now surpassed 5,000 eyes treated with ILUVIEN® in the four countries in which we are commercialized."

Consolidated net revenue increased by approximately $1.9 million, or 49%, to approximately $5.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to net revenue of approximately $3.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The increase was primarily driven by higher sales of ILUVIEN® in the U.S. following its launch in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2015.

U.S. net revenue was up 71% to $4.1 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $2.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.

International net revenue increased by approximately $200,000, or 13%, to approximately $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to approximately $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to increased sales in Germany and Portugal compared to the first quarter of 2015, offset by lower sales in the UK.

Consolidated gross profit increased by $1.7 million, or 46%, to approximately $5.4 million for three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to approximately $3.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Gross margin was 93% for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and March 31 2015.

Consolidated research, development and medical affairs expenses for the first quarter of 2016 decreased to approximately $3.0 million, compared to approximately $3.3 million during the first quarter of 2015. The decrease was primarily attributable to approximately $310,000 in state research and development tax credits used to offset payroll taxes and a reduction of $130,000 for U.S. compliance costs associated with the launch of ILUVIEN® in U.S. in the first quarter of 2015.

Consolidated general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2016 decreased to $3.4 million, compared to $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2015. The decrease was primarily attributable to a reduction in professional and legal fees of $160,000 due to the addition of in-house counsel in the second quarter of 2015.

Consolidated sales and marketing expenses remained flat at $7.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015.

Alimera's GAAP net loss applicable to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was approximately $11.1 million, compared to approximately $9.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share for the first quarter of 2016 was $(0.25) per share on 45,005,833 weighted average shares outstanding, compared with GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share of $(0.22) per share on 44,347,639 weighted average shares outstanding during the first quarter of 2015. The GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders and GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share were affected by certain non-cash items, including loss on the early extinguishment of debt, unrealized foreign currency gains and losses, changes in the fair value of a derivative warrant liability and reserves for potential inventory expiration.

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was approximately $10.1 million, compared to a non-GAAP adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2015 of approximately $12.2 million. Non-GAAP adjusted basic and diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 were $(0.22) per share and $(0.27) per share, respectively. Net loss for basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding attributable to common stockholders per share and non-GAAP adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders per share were based on 45,005,833 weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 44,347,639 weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Reconciliations of GAAP cost of goods sold to non-GAAP adjusted cost of goods sold, GAAP gross profit to non-GAAP adjusted gross profit, GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders to non-GAAP adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders and GAAP net loss per share to non-GAAP adjusted basic and diluted loss per share are included below in the table titled "Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Adjusted Measures."

As of March 31, 2016, Alimera had cash and cash equivalents of $23.9 million. Due to less than expected sales of ILUVIEN® in January and February of 2016, Alimera did not achieve compliance with the revenue covenants of its debt facility with Hercules Capital, Inc. (Hercules). As a result, Alimera and Hercules entered into an amendment to the debt facility to waive the covenant violation and amend certain terms of the facility in March of 2016. Alimera is currently pursuing alternative or additional debt financing which it anticipates completing prior to the end of the second quarter of 2016.

Conference Call to be Held May 5, 2016

A conference call will be hosted by Dan Myers, Chief Executive Officer and Rick Eiswirth, President and Chief Financial Officer to discuss the results and provide commercial and other business updates. The call will be held at 10:00 AM ET, on May 5, 2016. Please refer to the information below for conference call dial-in information and webcast registration.

Conference date: May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM ET
Conference dial-in: 877-269-7756
International dial-in: 201-689-7817
Conference Call Name: Alimera Sciences First Quarter 2016 Results Call
Webcast Registration: Click Here

Following the live call, a replay will be available on Alimera's website, www.alimerasciences.com, under "Investor Relations."

About Alimera Sciences, Inc.

Alimera, founded in June 2003, is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Alimera is presently focused on diseases affecting the back of the eye, or retina, because these diseases are not well treated with current therapies and affect millions of people in aging populations.

Alimera's commitment to retina specialists and their patients is manifest in its product and in its development portfolio designed to treat early- and late-stage diseases. For more information, please visit www.alimerasciences.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Alimera believes the metrics non-GAAP adjust cost of goods sold, non-GAAP adjusted gross profit, non-GAAP adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders and non-GAAP adjusted basic and diluted loss per share are useful financial measures for investors in evaluating Alimera's performance for the periods presented. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share exclude certain non-cash items. These non-GAAP metrics, however, are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for net loss attributable to common stockholders or net loss per share in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Alimera's management believes that these non-GAAP metrics are useful supplements for it and investors to Alimera's GAAP financial information because these measures exclude non-cash items which management believes are not reflective of Alimera's operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparison to Alimera's historical financial performance and the financial performance of other companies.

However, non-GAAP financial measures should only be read in conjunction with financial information reported under GAAP when understanding Alimera's operating performance. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, see the table below.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding, among other things, market acceptance of ILUVIEN® and the opportunity for further growth in 2016 for ILUVIEN®. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in its forward-looking statements. Meaningful factors which could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, Alimera's ability to close on additional or alternative debt financing by the end of the second quarter of 2016, Alimera failing to meet its financial covenants under its amended loan facility with Hercules Capital, Inc., which could materially affect Alimera's commercialization of ILUVIEN®, market acceptance of ILUVIEN® in the U.S. and Europe, including physicians' ability to obtain reimbursement and seasonality, as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Alimera's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.

Additional factors may also be set forth in those sections of Alimera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2016, to be filed with the SEC in the second quarter of 2016. In addition to the risks described above and in Alimera's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Alimera's results. There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Alimera will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Alimera.

Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. Alimera cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Alimera makes or that are made on its behalf. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release (unless another date is indicated). Alimera undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2016 AND 2015
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2016 2015
  (unaudited)
NET REVENUE $5,801  $3,938 
COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION (378) (283)
GROSS PROFIT 5,423  3,655 
      
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES 3,020  3,329 
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 3,395   3,619 
SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES 7,109  7,129 
DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION 689  572 
OPERATING EXPENSES 14,213  14,649 
NET LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (8,790) (10,994)
     
INTEREST EXPENSE AND OTHER (1,335) (1,122)
UNREALIZED FOREIGN CURRENCY GAIN (LOSS) 34  (114)
LOSS ON EARLY EXTINGUISHMENT OF DEBT (2,564)  
CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF DERIVATIVE WARRANT LIABILITY 1,519  2,506 
NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES (11,136) (9,724)
PROVISION FOR TAXES (9) (69)
NET LOSS APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $(11,145) $(9,793)
NET LOSS PER SHARE APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS — Basic and diluted $(0.25) $(0.22)
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING — Basic and diluted 45,005,833  44,347,639 


 
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
  March 31,
2016
 December 31,
2015
  (unaudited)  
CURRENT ASSETS:    
Cash and cash equivalents $23,940  $31,075 
Restricted cash 39  37 
Accounts receivable, net 9,078   9,799 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,796  2,696 
Inventory, net 1,359  1,552 
Total current assets 37,212  45,159 
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:    
Property and equipment, net 2,489  2,553 
Intangible asset, net 22,066  22,549 
Deferred tax asset, net 233  223 
TOTAL ASSETS $62,000   $70,484 
     
CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
Accounts payable $3,894  $4,002 
Accrued expenses 4,635  3,911 
Note payable 33,631  31,786 
Capital lease obligations 248  234 
Total current liabilities 42,408  39,933 
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
Derivative warrant liability 1,296  2,815 
Capital lease obligations — less current portion 561  582 
Other non-current liabilities 842  834 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES    
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
Preferred stock    
Series A Convertible Preferred Stock 19,227  19,227 
Series B Convertible Preferred Stock 49,568  49,568 
Common stock 450  450 
Additional paid-in capital 300,672   299,376 
Common stock warrants 3,049  2,747 
Accumulated deficit (355,044) (343,900)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,029) (1,148)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 16,893  26,320 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $62,000  $70,484 


 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED MEASURES
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2016  2015
  (unaudited)
GAAP COST OF GOODS SOLD $(378) $(283)
Adjustments to costs of goods sold:    
Reserve for potential product expiration 50  3 
NON-GAAP ADJUSTED COST OF GOODS SOLD $(328) $(280)
     
GAAP GROSS PROFIT $5,423  $3,655 
Adjustments to gross profit:    
Reserve for potential product expiration 50  3 
NON-GAAP ADJUSTED GROSS PROFIT $5,473  $3,658  
     
GAAP NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $(11,145) $(9,793)
Adjustments to net loss:    
Unrealized foreign currency loss (gain), net (34) 114 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 2,564   
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liability (1,519) (2,506)
Reserve for potential product expiration 50  3 
NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $(10,084) $(12,182)
     
GAAP NET LOSS PER SHARE - Basic and diluted $(0.25) $(0.22)
Adjustments to net loss:    
Unrealized foreign currency loss (gain), net    
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 0.06   
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liability (0.03) (0.05)
Reserve for potential product expiration    
NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET LOSS PER SHARE - Basic and diluted $(0.22)  $(0.27)
     
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING - Basic and diluted 45,005,833  44,347,639 


 
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2016 AND 2015
(in thousands)
 
  Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016
 Three Months Ended
March 31, 2015
  U.S. International Consolidated  U.S. International Consolidated
  (Unaudited)
NET REVENUE $4,119  $1,682  $5,801  $2,443  $1,495  $3,938 
COST OF GOODS SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION (222) (156) (378) (138) (145) (283)
GROSS PROFIT  3,897  1,526  5,423  2,305  1,350  3,655 
              
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS EXPENSES 1,639  1,381  3,020  1,379  1,950  3,329 
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 2,014  1,381  3,395  2,188  1,431  3,619 
SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES 5,552  1,557  7,109  4,880  2,249  7,129 
DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION 668  21  689  558  14  572 
OPERATING EXPENSES 9,873  4,340  14,213  9,005  5,644  14,649 
NET LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (5,976) (2,814) (8,790) (6,700) (4,294) (10,994)
OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSES, NET     (2,346)     1,270 
NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES     $(11,136)     $(9,724)
 

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