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Bionik Laboratories Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results

TORONTO and BOSTON, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionik Laboratories Corp. (OTCQB: BNKL) ("Bionik" or the "Company"), a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, today announced financial results for fiscal year 2018 ended March 31, 2018.

Corporate highlights of fiscal year 2018 and recent weeks include:

  • Strengthened the board of directors with the appointment of Andre Auberton-Herve as chairman and P. Gerald Malone and Joseph Martin as directors, bringing years of strategic, financial and management expertise
  • Named Eric Dusseux, M.D. to the Company's board of directors, and subsequently as chief executive officer
  • Hired Renaud Maloberti as chief commercial officer, among other key hires, gaining deep experience with launching medical technology products globally
  • Dedicated significant commercial and technical resources to the launch of the new generation of the InMotion® Arm product, including the development of a significant pipeline of potential customers
  • Shipped the first units manufactured by outsource manufacturing partner Cogmedix, increasing the Company's ability to scale faster and meet the demand expected following the launch of the enhanced version of the InMotion Arm robots
  • Delivered the first units to a clinical hospital and two rehabilitation centers that were supported by the Company's new financing options
  • Continued development of a lower-limb assistive exoskeleton for individuals with impaired mobility through a previously announced partnership with Wistron Corporation
  • Signed a distribution agreement with Curexo of South Korea and received rights to distribute Curexo's Morning Walk® lower-body product in the U.S.; shipped three robots to South Korea
  • Made significant progress executing a Chinese joint venture with the establishment of the Chinese entity; various application processes are ongoing
  • Continued development of an InMotion Home product, which is based on the same clinical concepts and rehabilitation protocols as the professional products and is supported by significant clinical data

Financial highlights of fiscal year 2018 and recent weeks include:

  • Reported sales of $987,431 for fiscal year 2018, up 72.6% from fiscal year 2017 sales of $571,945
  • Sold 11 InMotion robots in fiscal year 2018, compared with six InMotion robots in fiscal year 2017
  • Increased gross margin to 59% in fiscal year 2018 from 32% in fiscal year 2017
  • Converted $11,642,226 of notes payable and interest into 187,351,147 common shares at March 31, 2018 and at June 12, 2018
  • Entered into loans payable of $1,960,000 due April 30, 2019 provided by a Company director and its largest shareholder.

Management Commentary

Dr. Dusseux said, "We spent much of fiscal year 2018 laying the foundation for future growth, including strengthening management and corporate governance in addition to realizing our investment in research and development with the launch of our next-generation InMotion Arm.  This new interactive robotic system for the rehabilitation of stroke survivors and those with mobility impairment due to neurological conditions provides a commercial product with the same innovative, active-assisted robotic therapy that has been clinically proven with the previous generation, along with a modern design that is smaller and sleeker and is intended to be used with a large number of patients.

"The financial results we are reporting today reflect the beginning of these sales within rehabilitation hospitals.  We are optimistic that this next-generation product will be embraced by the prestigious institutions we have targeted and will strengthen the commercial pipeline we have built over the past year. Having already placed the first units at major customer hospitals we believe validates our new industrial and commercial strategy.

"The agreement with manufacturing partner Cogmedix is increasing our production capacity. At the same time, we are gaining momentum with the key partnerships and joint ventures formed over the past year, and have made significant progress as we also focus on high-growth opportunities within the consumer market," Dr. Dusseux added.

Bionik expects to achieve the following milestones during fiscal year 2019:

  • Launch the second generation of InMotion Hand and InMotion Wrist to rehabilitation centers and hospitals
  • Extend commercial development in North America and abroad
  • Further develop InMotion robotic products for in-home use
  • Continue development with partner Wistron Corporation of the Company's first lower-cost, lower-limb assistive exoskeleton for the large and growing elderly population
  • Continue the transition to outsource all commercial manufacturing to support the expected increase in product demand
  • Increase sales of service contracts and warranties
  • Work toward an uplisting of Bionik's common stock to an accredited U.S. exchange

Summary of Financial Results for the Year ended March 31, 2018

Sales for fiscal year 2018 were $987,431, compared with $571,945 for fiscal year 2017. The Company sold 11 InMotion robots in fiscal year 2018 compared with six robots in the previous fiscal year.  In addition, deferred revenue comprised of training to be provided and extended warranties increased to $122,667 for fiscal year 2018 from $98,624 for fiscal year 2017. Extended warranties and training are important and growing parts of the Company's business.

Gross profit for fiscal year 2018 was $584,766, or 59% of sales, compared with $183,189, or 32% of sales, for fiscal year 2017.  The fiscal year 2018 gross margin is more in line with expected levels as the fiscal year 2017 gross margin was negatively impacted by inventory write-offs related to the introduction of new models of InMotion robots.

The Company reported a comprehensive loss for fiscal year 2018 of ($14,625,790), or a loss per share of ($0.14), compared with a comprehensive loss of ($8,069,402), or a loss per share of $(0.09), for fiscal year 2017. The higher loss is due to expenses related to increasing the Company's sales and marketing team and $4,856,524 of other expense, the majority of which are non-cash and relate primarily to the conversion of debt into common shares.

Bionik had cash and cash equivalents of $507,311 as of March 31, 2018, compared with $543,650 as of March 31, 2017, reflecting the issuance of additional convertible promissory notes offsetting operating expenses. The Company's working capital deficit was ($6,711,941) as of March 31, 2018, compared with ($3,415,670) as of March 31, 2017.  The increase is temporary and is due to a requirement that shares to be issued, options and warrants be recorded at fair value, which totaled $5,692,853 at March 31, 2018. As a result of the shares being issued on June 12, 2018, the $5,692,853 was reversed.

About Bionik Laboratories Corp.
Bionik Laboratories (OTCQB: BNKL) is a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and mobility solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home. The Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility-impaired patients, including three products on the market and four products in varying stages of development. For more information, please visit www.bioniklabs.com and connect with us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 
 

As at
March 31,
2018
(Audited)
$

As at
March 31,
2017
(Restated)
$

Current

   

Cash and cash equivalents

507,311

543,650

Accounts receivable, (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $19,694 (March 31, 2017 - $38,600))

212,730

383,903

Inventory

237,443

228,249

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

433,655

228,047

Due from related parties

18,897

18,731

Total Current Assets

1,410,036

1,402,580

Equipment

159,961

227,421

Technology and other Assets

4,706,719

5,030,624

Goodwill

22,308,275

22,308,275

Total Assets

28,584,991

28,968,900

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity (Deficiency)

   

Current

   

Accounts payable

724,673

784,771

Accrued liabilities

1,529,505

1,228,657

Customer advances

800

121,562

Demand Loans

51,479

330,600

Promissory Note Payable

-

236,548

Convertible Loans Payable

-

2,017,488

Shares to be issued, stock options and warrants

5,692,853

-

Deferred Revenue

122,667

98,624

Total Current Liabilities

8,121,977

4,818,250

Shareholders' Equity

   
     

Special Voting Preferred Stock, par value $0.001;

value $0.001; Authorized - 1 Issued and Outstanding - 1 (March 31, 2017 – 1)

 

-

 

-

     

Common Shares, par value $0.001; Authorized, 250,000,000 (March 31, 2017 – 150,000,000); Issued and outstanding 205,328,106 (March 31, 2017 – 48,885,107) Exchangeable Shares – Authorized – Unlimited, Issued and Outstanding, 44,271,880 (March 31, 2017 – 47,909,336)

 

 

249,599

 

 

96,794

Additional paid in capital

55,947,606

45,088,171

Deficit

(35,776,340)

(21,076,464)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

42,149

42,149

Total Shareholders' Equity

20,463,014

24,150,650

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

28,584,991

28,968,900

  

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 
 

Year ended
March 31,

Year ended
March 31,

 

2018

2017

 

(Audited)

(Restated)

 

$

$

 

Sales

987,431

571,945

Cost of Sales

402,665

388,756

Gross Margin

584,766

183,189

     

Operating expenses

   

Sales and marketing

1,989,837

1,188,207

Research and development

2,825,200

2,663,146

General and administrative

3,585,484

3,346,230

Share-based compensation expense

1,540,580

1,001,950

Amortization of technology and other Assets

323,905

550,080

Depreciation

89,026

79,868

Total operating expenses

10,354,032

8,829,481

     

Other expenses (income)

   

Accretion expense

1,937,308

-

Interest expense

1,297,205

43,735

Share premium

1,249,994

-

Loss on mark to market re-evaluation

376,674

-

Other income

(107,656)

(692,198)

Foreign exchange loss

102,999

71,573

Total other expenses (income)

4,856,524

(576,890)

Net loss and comprehensive loss for the year

(14,625,790)

(8,069,402)

     

Loss per share – basic and diluted

$              (0.14)

$            (0.09)

     

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted

100,980,341

91,784,976

  

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

Year ended

Year ended

 

March 31,

March 31,

 

2018

2017

 

(Audited)

(Restated)

 

$

$

Operating activities

   

Net loss for the year

(14,625,790)

(8,069,402)

Adjustment for items not affecting cash

   

Depreciation

89,026

79,868

Amortization of intangible assets

323,905

550,080

Interest expense

1,294,005

41,934

Share-based compensation expense

1,540,580

844,162

Accretion expense

1,937,308

-

Shares issued for services

-

157,788

Share premium

1,249,994

-

Loss on market revaluation

376,674

-

Allowance for doubtful accounts

(19,694)

-

 

(7,833,992)

(6,395,570)

Changes in non-cash working capital items

   

Accounts receivable

190,867

(377,413)

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

(205,608)

20,525

Due from related parties

(166)

22,714

Inventory

(9,194)

(39,370)

Accounts payable

(60,098)

(375,572)

Accrued liabilities

304,048

18,674

Customer advances

(120,762)

35,075

Deferred Revenue

24,043

98,624

Net cash used in operating activities

(7,710,862)

(6,992,313)

Investing activities

   

Acquisition of equipment

(21,567)

(170,790)

Net cash used in investing activities

(21,567)

(170,790)

 

Financing activities

   

Cash acquired on acquisition

-

266,635

Proceeds from the exercise of options

-

18,166

Proceeds from the exercise of warrants

1,125,038

40,195

Proceeds from convertible loans

7,111,375

2,000,000

Repayment of Promissory notes principal

(200,000)

-

Repayment of Promissory notes interest

(49,505)

-

Repayment of Demand notes principal

(208,359)

-

Repayment of Demand notes interest

(79,259)

-

Proceeds from short term loan

400,000

-

Repayment of short term loan

(400,000)

-

Repayment of short term interest

(3,200)

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

7,696,090

2,324,996

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents for the year

(36,339)

(4,838,107)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

543,650

5,381,757

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

507,311

543,650

     
     
     

 

 

 

Supplemental Information:

   

Assets acquired and liabilities assumed as at April 21, 2016:

   

Current assets, including cash of $266,635

 

$478,843

Equipment

 

59,749

Intangible assets

 

5,580,704

Goodwill

 

22,308,275

Accounts payable

 

(241,299)

Accrued liabilities

 

(361,029)

Customer deposits

 

(86,487)

Demand notes payable

 

(324,894)

Promissory Notes payable

 

(217,808)

Bionik advance

 

(1,436,164)

Non-cash consideration

 

$25,759,890

The above financial information has been derived from the Company's audited consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2018 and 2017 found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on June 27, 2018.

The Company will require additional financing this year to fund its operations and is currently working on securing this funding through corporate collaborations, public or private equity offerings and/or debt financings, and its financial statements include a going concern qualification.

 

SOURCE Bionik Laboratories Corp.