PURE Bioscience (NASDAQ: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today reported financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2013.
Revenues for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 were $263,000, compared with revenues of $221,000 for the second fiscal quarter of 2012. Total operating costs and expenses for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 were $2.1 million, a decrease of $300,000 compared to operating costs and expenses of $2.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The loss from operations for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 was $1.8 million, a decrease of $400,000, or 18.2%, compared to the loss from operations of $2.2 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The net loss for the second fiscal quarter of 2013 was $1.8 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.41 per share, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012.
Revenues for the six months ended January 31, 2013 were $373,000, compared to revenues of $478,000 for the six months ended January 31, 2012. Total operating costs and expenses for the six months ended January 31, 2013 were $4.0 million, a decrease of $1.0 million compared to operating costs and expenses of $5.0 million for the six months ended January 31, 2012. The loss from operations for the six months ended January 31, 2013 was $3.6 million, a decrease of $1.0 million, or 21.7%, compared to the loss from operations of $4.6 million for the six months ended January 31, 2012. The net loss for the six months ended January 31, 2013 was $4.0 million or $0.40 per share, compared to a net loss of $4.6 million, or $0.88 per share, in the six months ended January 31, 2012.
As of January 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $920,000 and $1,170,000 of current liabilities, including $621,000 in accounts payable. The Company intends to secure additional working capital through sales of additional debt or equity securities.
“During the second fiscal quarter of 2013, we saw significant progress in our business development activities, particularly in the food service and food processing industries. We believe our proprietary SDC antimicrobial products address public and industry concerns for food safety,” said Michael L. Krall, President and CEO of PURE Bioscience. “With our multi-prong strategy to commercialize our technology in various channels, including food, medical and institutional facilities, we look forward to driving commercial adoption through calendar 2013. We are also focused on the corporate development goals of strengthening both our balance sheet and our Board of Directors.”
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About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. develops and markets technology-based bioscience products that provide solutions to numerous global health challenges, including Staph (MRSA) and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)/NDM-1+. PURE’s proprietary high efficacy/low toxicity bioscience technologies, including its silver dihydrogen citrate-based antimicrobials, represent innovative advances in diverse markets and lead today’s global trend toward industry and consumer use of “green” products while providing competitive advantages in efficacy and safety. Patented SDC is an electrolytically generated source of stabilized ionic silver, which formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from competitors in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and the inability of bacteria to form a resistance to it. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements in which the Company discusses its potential future performance. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than statements of historical facts, such as those statements regarding the Company’s anticipated capital requirements, future financing activities, future submissions to the FDA related to its technologies and anticipated timing of commercialization of its technologies. The words "believe," “anticipate,” “intend,” "estimate," "project,” "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and its actual results may differ materially from those anticipated, projected or assumed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s cash position and liquidity requirements, the Company’s failure to implement or otherwise achieve the benefits of its proposed initiatives and business plans, acceptance of the Company's current and future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive regulatory approvals of such products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks described in more detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012, filed with the SEC, as updated by its subsequent filings with the SEC, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which the Company’s forward-looking statements are based are likely to change after its forward-looking statements are made. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
|Pure Bioscience, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|Six months ended||Three months ended|
|January 31,||January 31,|
|Net product sales||$||373,000||$||478,000||$||263,000||$||221,000|
|Operating costs and expenses|
|Cost of goods sold||88,000||169,000||57,000||40,000|
|Selling, general and administrative||3,086,000||3,882,000||1,610,000||1,885,000|
|Research and development||801,000||982,000||406,000||489,000|
|Total operating costs and expenses||3,975,000||5,033,000||2,073,000||2,414,000|
|Loss from operations||(3,602,000||)||(4,555,000||)||(1,810,000||)||(2,193,000||)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Change in derivative liability||240,000||-||12,000||-|
|Other (expense) income, net||(27,000||)||-||(25,000||)||-|
|Total other (expense) income||(376,000||)||1,000||(14,000||)||-|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.40||)||$||(0.88||)||$||(0.17||)||$||(0.41||)|
|Shares used in computing basic|
|and diluted net loss per share||9,853,575||5,186,553||10,986,170||5,328,156|
|Pure Bioscience, Inc.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|January 31,||July 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||920,000||$||877,000|
|Accounts receivable, net||95,000||373,000|
|Total current assets||1,936,000||2,251,000|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||199,000||257,000|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Loan payable, net||-||962,000|
|Note payable, current||86,000||-|
|Total current liabilities||1,170,000||3,637,000|
|Note payable, less current portion||1,213,000||-|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value:|
|5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value:|
|100,000,000 shares authorized|
|10,986,170 issued and outstanding at January 31, 2013, and|
|6,644,555 issued and outstanding at July 31, 2012.||110,000||67,000|
|Additional paid-in capital||68,110,000||63,251,000|
|Total stockholders' equity||1,742,000||818,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||4,127,000||$||4,458,000|