HTG Molecular Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

August 8, 2017 at 4:01 PM EDT
Provides 2017 Revenue Guidance of $9.0 million to $12.0 million

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTGM) (HTG), a provider of instruments, reagents and services for molecular profiling applications, today reported financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2017.

Recent Accomplishments & Highlights:

  • Announced the initiation of our second companion diagnostic development project with QIAGEN. Under this partnership, we are developing NGS gene expression profiling assays for multiple cancer therapies.
  • Announced the launch of our research use only HTG EdgeSeq PATH Assay.
  • Announced the expansion of our IVD Agreement with Illumina, Inc. to, among other things, extend the agreement and increase the number of test kits that may be developed for use with Illumina sequencing technology.
  • Achieved revenue of $1.8 million and $3.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.

“The second quarter was very productive for HTG, highlighted by the expansion of our pharma companion diagnostic pipeline. We now have three clinical development programs including two in partnership with QIAGEN, further validating the combined value proposition that our partnership brings to pharma clients,” said TJ Johnson, President and CEO. “We are pleased with our growing momentum and expect full year 2017 revenue in the range of $9.0 million to $12.0 million.”

Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results:

Revenue for the second quarter of 2017 was $1.8 million, driven primarily by biopharmaceutical customer revenue, which accounted for the majority of the $1.4 million of service revenue for the quarter. Consumables revenue was $0.4 million for the quarter.

Net loss from operations for the second quarter of 2017 was $5.5 million, compared to $6.4 million for the second quarter of 2016. Net loss per share was $(0.60) for the second quarter of 2017 compared to $(0.98) for the second quarter of 2016.

HTG ended the second quarter with $13.4 million in total cash and cash equivalents.

Financial Outlook for 2017:

HTG is providing guidance for full year 2017 revenue in the range of $9.0 million to $12.0 million.

Conference Call and Webcast:

HTG will host an investment community conference call today beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may dial (866) 394-4225 for domestic callers, or (678) 509-7535 for international callers, conference ID 55006903, or access the webcast on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at: The webcast will be available on the Company’s website for 90 days following the completion of the call.

About HTG:

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the mission of HTG is to empower precision medicine at the local level. In 2013, the Company commercialized its first instrument platform and a portfolio of RNA assays that leveraged HTG's original proprietary nuclease protection chemistry. Continuous improvement led to the 2014 launch of the Company’s HTG EdgeSeq product line, which automates sample and targeted library preparation for next-generation sequencing. Additional information is available at

Safe Harbor Statement:

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our partnership with QIAGEN, our strategic priorities and revenue expectations for 2017. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “goal,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements necessarily contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations, are subject to known and unknown risks, and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risk that we may not realize the benefits expected under our collaboration agreements, the risk that we may not achieve our revenue expectations for 2017 (including, without limitation, due to variations from our expectations in the amount or timing of work we perform under one or more companion diagnostic development programs with large pharma customers, which development programs comprise an increasing portion of our business and therefore have the ability to significantly impact the timing and amount of revenue recognized in one or more fiscal periods), risks associated with our ability to successfully commercialize our products; the risk that our products and services may not be adopted by biopharmaceutical companies or other customers as anticipated, or at all; our ability to manufacture our products to meet demand; the level and availability of first party payor reimbursement for our products; our ability to effectively manage our anticipated growth; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and proprietary technologies; our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights and proprietary technology of first parties; competition in our industry; the ability of additional capital and credit availability; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; and product liability claims. These and other factors are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

-Financial tables follow-

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.  
Statements of Operations  
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2017     2016     2017     2016  
  Product   $ 407,177     $ 577,127     $ 948,321     $ 1,177,317  
  Service     1,353,579       1,318,689       2,183,604       1,583,731  
Total revenue     1,760,756       1,895,816       3,131,925       2,761,048  
Cost of revenue     1,236,904       932,976       2,532,206       1,776,446  
Gross margin     523,852       962,840       599,719       984,602  
Operating expenses:                                
  Selling, general and administrative     4,413,437       4,712,637       8,651,904       9,406,345  
  Research and development     1,618,889       2,611,591       2,885,952       4,605,692  
Total operating expenses     6,032,326       7,324,228       11,537,856       14,012,037  
Operating loss     (5,508,474 )     (6,361,388 )     (10,938,137 )     (13,027,435 )
Other expense, net     (332,428 )     (489,355 )     (718,759 )     (846,333 )
Net loss before income taxes     (5,840,902 )     (6,850,743 )     (11,656,896 )     (13,873,768 )
Provision for income taxes           860       280       4,259  
Net loss   $ (5,840,902 )   $ (6,851,603 )   $ (11,657,176 )   $ (13,878,027 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted   $ (0.60 )   $ (0.98 )   $ (1.31 )   $ (2.00 )
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted     9,769,322       7,018,502       8,875,177       6,952,012  

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.  
Balance Sheets  
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2017     2016  
Assets   (Unaudited)          
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 13,398,036     $ 7,507,659  
Short-term investments available-for-sale, at fair value           4,304,901  
Accounts receivable     1,550,868       1,377,441  
Inventory, net     1,313,507       1,511,053  
Prepaid expenses and other     468,431       433,328  
Total current assets     16,730,842       15,134,382  
Deferred offering costs           49,630  
Property and equipment, net     2,880,487       3,270,197  
Total assets   $ 19,611,329     $ 18,454,209  
Liabilities and stockholders' deficit                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 1,343,912     $ 761,663  
Accrued liabilities     1,213,611       1,670,286  
Deferred revenue     637,929       335,659  
NuvoGen obligation - current     509,618       604,751  
Term loan payable - current     6,668,789       6,389,782  
Other current liabilities     224,875       258,850  
Total current liabilities     10,598,734       10,020,991  
Term loan payable - non-current, net of discount and debt issuance costs     2,214,820       5,389,137  
NuvoGen obligation - non-current, net of discount     7,811,866       8,017,356  
Other non-current liabilities     533,806       619,587  
Total liabilities     21,159,226       24,047,071  
Commitments and Contingencies                
Total stockholders’ deficit     (1,547,897 )     (5,592,862 )
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit   $ 19,611,329     $ 18,454,209  


Westwicke PartnersJamar Ismail
Phone: (415) 513-1282

TJ Johnson
President / CEO
HTG Molecular Diagnostics
Phone: (520) 547-2827 x130

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